Michael http://photos4.meetupstatic.com/photos/member/3/4/1/e/member_72193342.jpeg

Assistant Organizer

Hiking Hikers Hiking Group http://photos4.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/a/3/global_4500163.jpeg 20061104
Phoenix, AZ 85004


Tempe, AZUSA 85283
Hometown: Tempe

Member since:

May 18, 2007



I enjoy hiking, backpacking, camping, and many other outdoor activities. This group has many, many hikes and activities that match my interests well.

Would you be willing to MEET & GREET or LEAD a hike?

No answer yet

Where are some places you have hiked?

Not sure if I can remember. Superstitions, South Mountain, most Phoenix mountains, White Tanks, Wet Beaver Creek, Mazatzals, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Painted Desert, Warm Springs and Solome Wilderness Areas, a little in Colorado and Nevada...out of space

What is your favorite trail?

I don't have one. There are very few that I haven't liked.

Is there a trail you would enjoy hiking with the group?

I like almost everything. Generally prefer 7-12 miles. Longer on special occasions. Looking forward to doing the AZ trail. Wouldn't mind an occasional overnight trip to wilderness areas that are a little far for day hikes (could help organize them).

Do you have a particular hiking goal?

Not really. I guess 'continue to learn' is a goal. That includes everything from trails I've never thought of, to equipment advice, to survival skills, to backpacking techniques, to nature (wildlife, plants, geology, etc), to history of the area, ...

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  • Athena C.

    Arizona Backpacking Club

    Michael, would you be willing to let me ride with you to the hiking sight? I could meet you at your place. Have to park my bike inside somewhere, it is not a cheap bike! Athena

    Aug 18, 2012 9:49 PM
  • John Butler


    Hi Michael,
    Welcome to AZ-TECH Canyoneering!

    Feb 16, 2012 2:03 PM
  • Mike Bowers

    Welcome to the group.

    Feb 15, 2012 5:20 PM
  • Eric Kinneman

    TLC Hiking Group

    Hello Michael!

    May 20, 2011 8:43 PM

    Hiking Hikers Hiking Group

    Michael, Here is the link to the Royal Arch Video I mentioned. Enjoy!

    Apr 26, 2011 6:28 PM
  • Lynn

    Love your "point of view", Michael, thank you for sharing!!!

    Jun 14, 2010 1:44 AM
  • Ginger

    Michael, It was nice spending time w/ you yesterday on the See Canyon Trail. You are a world class resource for travel. Would you know of a trail (w/ or w/out connectors) around Mnt. Lemmon that is complety in the shade, around 2.5 difficulty and around 10 miles? Thanks, and I hope to catch you before your next trip. By the way, I wanted to do Old Baldy but when I saw it was in partly desert and you needed to carry all that equipment I canged my mind.

    Jun 06, 2010 5:09 PM
  • Ginger

    Thanks Michael. We are going to try to do the Barnhardt-Sandy­ Loop which includes the Mazatal Divide #23 and back to the Barnhardt. We are carrying bells for bear and hope to see a lot of waterfalls and Long Horn sheep. We are even taking space blankets in case the unexpected happens. Not taking raingear which is probably important but takes to much room in my camelpack.

    May 14, 2010 10:45 AM
  • Ginger

    This looks like your type of trail: Cave Creek #4 to Spur Cross TH. 12 mile shuttle. Hard to find trail markers, etc. currently washed out with avalanches, etc. You would be the one I would trust to be able to do it since I have noticed that you are an experinced wilderness hiker.


    Feb 09, 2010 1:27 PM
  • Joseph Trovarelli

    Hiking Hikers Hiking Group

    Thank you had a fun day Marry Christmas

    Dec 19, 2009 9:51 PM
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