We are a fun group of experienced hikers, canyoneers and climbers who welcome others who enjoy difficult 5+ mile trails at a fast pace. This is NOT A BEGINNER hiking group - we do local hikes during the week to stay in shape for our long weekend trips. If you cannot summit Camelback or Piestewa Peak, you will find our hikes VERY difficult. However, contrary to popular belief, we will not leave you injured in the wilderness (If you are out of shape or are not aware of your limitations we might). Our hikes are not dog-friendly unless otherwise posted.
In addition to hiking, we also plan backpacking events as well as other outdoor recreation like canyoneering, caving, kayaking, canoeing, climbing or skiing/snowboarding. Go to Pages to read more about us.
Fine Print: By choosing to attend an AHOTE event you are responsible for yourself, your gear and your life. You join AHOTE knowing full well that you are undertaking a risk inherent with adventure sports which can include serious injuries and even death. The organizers and other members of this group do not assume any responsibility or liability or provide any warranty for your safety. Ultimately, you are responsible for your own personal safety, well being, and earthly possessions and will hold no one else liable for any kind of loss.