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Annual AZ Hot Springs/River Fall Edition ~ Beginners Encouraged
IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN! TIME FOR THE ANNUAL FALL COLORADO RIVER TRIP! WAHOO! This will be our 6th Annual Trip! I look forward to my annual fall Colorado River and AZ Hot Springs trip every year! We always have a great time. Here is my blog from last years event: 4th Annual Fall River Trip (https://journeysofsnakejumper.wordpress.com/2016/12/01/4th-annual-fall-river-trip/) And the year before: https://journeysofsnakejumper.wordpress.com/2015/10/26/crickets-almost-full-moon-and-the-colorado-river/ We had so much fun the first year on our 1st Fall Edition of the Arizona Hot Springs backpacking overnighter, back in 2012, we decided it will be a yearly event... This is a great beginner trip, if you have never backpacked before. I can assist you with your gear and question's that you may have. This is a great trip to familiarize yourself with your gear or if you want to try out backpacking. It's also a great trip to shake off the summer dust off of your gear and make sure it's in proper working order, for any upcoming trips. Sadly you can no longer rent gear from REI. However, maybe members have extra gear you can borrow or rent, just ask. I will be keeping an eye on the weather, and will change dates, if its not cooperating. (2 years ago it cancelled due to high temps). Some of the activities that you may enjoy on this trip: Relaxing with a good book, hanging out by the river, great conversations, laughs, cliff jumping for the more daring adventurers (I'll happily take photos), exploring the area, or trekking up to the Hot Springs for a good soak. If you are a beginner, You will have plenty of time to get familiar with your equipment. ***If I don't know you personally, PLEASE make sure to answer the questions when you RSVP! If you don't answer I will be emailing you with the same questions. If I get no response from you, I will remove you from the event. This is for the safety of the group as well as yourself. Sorry, I have had peeps show up to this event with a Coleman stove and a cooler*** We will hike down to the Colorado River and set up camp. I always choose the camp in the picture below, or a place near it if this one is taken. This is not near the bathrooms and a bit of a trek away from the hot springs. If you know the area and want to suggest some hikes for Saturday, I will happily follow. On Sunday we will pull up stakes at a leisurely pace, after breakfast, but I would like to be headed out of the camp and up the long walk up the wash no later then 10:00 am. (I am ALWAYS the last to get ready, just ask anyone!) We will more than likely stop at the Big Horn Cafe in the Hoover Dam Lodge on the way home for lunch. So if you don't want to attend this, make sure your car pool is not going. Details: Meet at Fiesta at 7:00 AM! If you are carpooling, please bring cash for your driver. Distance: 6 miles round trip Pace: Moderate Difficulty: 4 out of 5 (primarily due to the long uphill grade in the wash the entire way back) Remember you are packing everything you need in on your back, and packing it back out. We will not leave anything behind. Please NO kids, I don't want to be responsible for what they hear around the campfire. Please message me about dogs. THINGS TO BRING ON A BACKPACKING TRIP: You MUST have: Backpack Sleeping bag (with liner is optional) Food: Enough for Saturday lunch/dinner and Sunday breakfast/lunch plus snacks Tent, unless you plan to "cowboy camp" Sleeping mat Water 2 liters PLUS a water filter or at least 6 liters of water Headlamp - with spare batteries Any personals you may need BRING A DURAFLAME LOG. SMALL ONE If everyone brings one, we should have plenty of firewood then Things you might want: Stove and fuel, if your food requires it. Feel free to bring an adult beverage for campfire stories, if you should like, just remember to not over do it though, you don't want to be dehydrated on the way out. Games to play cards, dice, etc Camera Book Swimsuit - shorts - jacket - pants - warm clothes Towel The journey is the destination! As always: 1. Bring enough liquids 2. Leave no trace behind 3. No trail cutting 4. Know your capabilities 5. Stay with the group Disclaimer: Please be aware that Meetup organizers are not tour guides and are not park rangers. The purpose of these activities is to provide enjoyment of the outdoors through organized outdoor activities. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions you would take if you were hiking alone. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being. By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that hiking and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death. Each participant is financially responsible for loss or damage to any equipment related to the adventure.The organizers of this group and current / former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event. All attendees participate at an event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury to themselves or their guests. There may be times when a coordinators fee is assessed. By signing up for this event, you agree that you understand this disclaimer, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group. Unless a written objection is received from the participant any video and/or audio media recorded during the adventure may be used in marketing/advertising adventures. Your RSVP to this event is your acknowledgment and agreement to the above statements. Organizers are volunteering their time and effort to show you the beautiful area we are surrounded by.

Fiesta Casino& Hotel

777 W. LAKE MEAD PKWY · Henderson, NV

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We are geared towards overnight backpacking trips. This is group believes in low impact ethics and conservation. We look forward to learning about new trails, recipes, techniques, and equipment.

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