What we're about

This group is for the folks that live here year-round but don't find themselves getting out as much as they'd like to. Thank you to those whom have already gone on a trip and given us some momentum to get going.
During the cooler months we will focus on hiking and backpacking in the Supes. There are sooo many trails, canyons, and hidden treasures to explore. You would be an extremely interesting and lucky person if you could hike all of the trail in the Superstitions in your lifetime. Maybe we could get it done as a group in a couple of years. It would be interesting to document something like that.
Everyone that lives in the desert realizes how extremely important and rare water can be, so enjoy it when you can. When it's warm enough let's explore the lakes and streams around Phoenix and central Arizona. I want to flyfish the small streams below the Mogollon Rim and kayak Apache Lake. Trout fish and backpack the White Mountains in AZ and in the Gila Wilderness in New Mexico. Dabble in some canyoneering and rock climbing, and any kind of camping without a generator. Hiker Responsibility Code
You are responsible for yourself, so be prepared:

1. With knowledge and gear. Become self reliant by learning about the terrain, conditions, local weather and your equipment before you start.

2. To leave your plans. Tell someone where you are going, the trails you are hiking, when you will return and your emergency plans.

3. To stay together. When you start as a group, hike as a group, end as a group. Pace your hike to the slowest person.

4. To turn back. Weather changes quickly in the mountains. Fatigue and unexpected conditions can also affect your hike. Know your limitations and when to postpone your hike. The mountains will be there another day.

5. For emergencies. Even if you are headed out for just an hour, an injury, severe weather or a wrong turn could become life threatening. Don’t assume you will be rescued; know how to rescue yourself.

6. To share the hiker code with others.

hikeSafe: It’s Your Responsibility.
The Hiker Responsibility Code was developed and is endorsed by the White Mountain National Forest and New Hampshire Fish and Game.

I would like to just add... bring lots and lots of water. Two liters is a minimum for any short outing, bring more for longer excursions, and bring extra whenever possible!!!

Have fun and be safe!!!

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1st Annual Zion National Park Group Campout

Watchman Campground

"Join us for the 1st Annual Zion National Park group campout on the evenings of May 28 and 29. Basically I have reserved a group camp spot in Watchman Campground, which is located near the South entrance and shuttle stop. You are free to hike where you want, then come back to the campground for a nice fire and socializing. The site will hold 40 people, but will be limited on tent space. Please tell me how many people will be in your tent when you sign up. Please don’t bring a 4-person tent for 1 or 2 people. I won’t be pairing people up in tents. It’s not that kind of campout :) There are no showers or laundry facilities at the campground, but are available next door in Springdale. Or, just wear your clothes in the Virgin River. It’s clean. You’re on your own for transportation, but carpooling is encouraged from Phoenix, as there will be limited parking spots available. Carrie Vidamo will be hiking up The Narrows. Please talk to her if you’re interested. The Narrows is a very scenic and exhilarating hike up the Virgin river, so you would need to dress accordingly with water shoes. Please check your schedule before signing up. There will be NO refunds, but you’re welcome to find a replacement for your spot. Remember that there is an entrance fee for Zion NP or you can show your park pass. https://www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvisit/annual-passes.htm The cost for all of this fun and frolic will be $7/person total for both nights. The amount won’t change if you only spend 1 night. No discounts for having the senior parks pass. Being old won’t help you this time :) You can PayPal the money to [masked] Links: https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232445 (Watchman Campground) We’ll be in the E loop. https://www.nps.gov/zion/index.htm "

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Car Camping @ Kehl Springs✨

Kehl springs Campground

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