What we're about

Enjoying the beauty of nature and simple pleasures of life is our goal 🥅

I am very grateful for the help that my Event Organizers Jennifer,Jeff,Ann,Georg and Chip provide for my groups.

52 HIKE CHALLENGE IS A GLOBAL MOVEMENT EMPOWERING YOU TO TAKE A PERSONAL JOURNEY TO DISCOVER THE PHYSICAL, MENTAL, EMOTIONAL, AND SPIRITUAL BENEFITS GAINED THROUGH HIKING ONCE A WEEK FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR.
THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ALL AROUND THE WORLD ARE TAKING THE CHALLENGE TO HELP CHANGE THEIR LIVES IN A POSITIVE WAY, ONE STEP AT A TIME.
THE 2020 CHALLENGE!!

. Let’s support each other in our fitness goals!
MOTION IS LOTION FOR YOUR BODY AND MIND!
We do super low impact to strenuous hikes please check each hike for the ratings of the same! I now have a few Event Organizers to help me with this group. It allows me to feature several levels of difficulty.

>Using hiking sticks helps you get a better workout:
https://youtu.be/7q2YwOE4okA

Please check in the morning before each hike for cancellations due to the weather or whatever. For example.I have CHRONIC BACK ISSUES and FIBROMYALGIA that can keep me from hiking on any given day.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ON AND OFF TRAILHIKING, ROCK CLIMBING, CROSSING STREAMS AND TRAVELING IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN ARE HAZARDOUS ACTIVITIES, AND YOU ARE VOLUNTARILY PARTICIPATING IN THESE ACTIVITIES AND/OR INSTRUCTION WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE DANGER INVOLVED, AND I HEREBY AGREE TO ACCEPT, AND YOU VOLUNTARILY ASSUME, ANY AND ALL RISK OF DEATH, INJURY, LOSS, OR DAMAGE TO PERSON OR PROPERTY.
Dogs, when properly leashed in accordance with applicable law, are welcome on most hikes. The host may announce that certain trails or portions thereof are not suitable for dogs. If you bring a dog, please obey the local, state, and/or federal leash laws.
PLEASE FOLLOW THE LEASH LAWS!! Thank you!
Welcome to the new members of my group!
Please refrain from smoking on the hikes!! Not healthy for you and others around you!! Thank you.

Please check in the morning before each hike for cancellations due to the weather or whatever. For example.I have CHRONIC BACK ISSUES and FIBROMYALGIA that can keep me from hiking on any given day. Thankfully, I have several Event Hosts to help me with the group!
Thank you so much for understanding:))
Have a Blessed Day,
Mary Veve Arbuckle
Organizer

Please arrive to the hikes within 5 minutes of the designated start time. Thank you 😊

Help others by just hiking 👇👇Here's a link to walk for the Charity of your choice:
http://charitymiles.org/

The moto of my group is to help each other gain physical endurance and health! It is not a speed competition or high a impact rock climbing expedition group!!🙂
If you would like to help me host a hike please message me! I would be happy to have all members voice their ideas.
Let's gain fitness and lose weight by just walking!

THUNDERSTORMS WITH LIGHTNING WE WOULD HAVE TO POSTPONE THE HIKE! PLEASE CHECK YOUR MEETUP APP FOR LAST MINUTE CANCELLATIONS DUE THE SAME!!

Bring water,a hat and dress in layers to enjoy the beautiful scenery in comfort. Please apply lots of Sunblock! Good hiking shoes 👞 are a must. Hiking sticks very much recommended Fully charged cellphones are a necessity as well!!
I have many healthy recipe ideas to help you as well! I tend to gravitate towards organic foods! I grow herbs organically in containers! Not so much in ground due to my back issues. I feel empowered because,I'm fighting my Fibromyalgia by simple walking 🚶!

I'm trying to inspire people with back,neck or knee problems,disabilities,disabled Veterans,moms and families with strollers, people in wheelchairs (When the tarrain permits), to participate in physical activities for their physical and mental wellbeing and to enjoy nature as well. Bring your pups too because most of the trails that I use are canine friendly!!

To purchase an annual pass go to 344 S. Cortez or call 928-443-8000

Upcoming events (5)

Highlands Center to Lynx Lake INTERMEDIATE 4 MILE HIKE

Highlands Center for Natural History

We will head out on trails #442, #305 and #311 wrap around the lake and. Then will explore Trail #443. Then, we will return to Highland Center Parking Lot. Due to the current situation please make sure that you can attend the hikes before you RSVP YES. That way others can have the chance to RSVP. Thank you 🙏🏻, We will follow the Social Distancing Guidelines! I recommend wearing a mask however as long as people stay more than 6 feet away from each other then it is good. Hiking is a sport therefore, personal preparations are very important! Please be mindful of your own limitations because hiking is a sport therefore you are responsible for yourself! Reminder,please dress in layers,wear a hat and sunscreen,and appropriate Hiking boots 🥾! Also bring water with you! Hiking sticks are recommended for stability!!*** We will head out on trails #442, #305 and #311 wrap around the lake and then we explore Trail #443. Then we will return to Highland Center Parking Lot. Here's a link to walk for your charity of choice:http://charitymiles.org/

Island Happy Hour

Watson Lake

Hello all We are starting a weekly meetup that’s a little different from the norm. This will run from late spring throughout the summer. Island happy hour is something I’ve been doing for about 5 years now. It’s a nice little mid-week getaway for a couple hours. We meet at either the north ramp or the south ramp at Watson Lake with your kayak/canoe or any other lake suited vessel. (something that floats) We head out to an island & listen to some music enjoy some beverages/snacks and the company of others. There is no charge for parking on Wednesdays. This event is cross posted with the Ladies and gentlemens group. Please only RSVP on one group. What to bring: Kayak/canoe etc. PFD (life vest) Paddle Folding chair that fits in your boat Beverages of choice. Snacks to share (finger foods, chips, fruit etc.) Sweater light jacket. Where to meet: We will meet at either the south or north ramp. I will give notice each week. South ramp: When you enter the park. Take the first right and go all the way to the end. You will see the ramp and parking lot. North ramp: When you enter Watson Lake park. Go straight and turn left just after the big field on the left. Drive to the parking area. You can drive down the road to the lake and drop off your boats/gear. You must then park your vehicle back up the hill unless you have a disabled permit. (2 spaces) For those who do not have a kayak or lake suited vessel. I have a small kayak rental business and I can bring extra kayaks/vests/paddles for a small donation. You can contact me with ample notice at[masked]

White Rock Trail 318, 332 5 miles intermediate

White Rock Trailhead

We meet at White Rock Trailhead on Thumb Butte. We start with the easy side of trail 318 to trail 332. Trail 332 is all in the woods. We will take trail 332 until we hit willow creek and the little italy trail then turn back. It is the nicest part of trail 332 which starts at Thumb Butte and ends at the Granite Basin Lake area. It will be about 4-4.5 miles round trip. If you think you are lost call me at[masked]. Please wear hiking boots and bring hiking sticks for safety and water for hydration!! Wearing layers is always a good idea 💡. Don't forget plenty of water and sunscreen and a hat. Hiker: BEING AWARE THAT ON AND OFF TRAIL HIKING, ROCK CLIMBING, CROSSING STREAMS AND TRAVELING IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN ARE HAZARDOUS ACTIVITIES, AND YOU ARE VOLUNTARILY PARTICIPATING IN THESE ACTIVITIES WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE DANGER INVOLVED, AND YOU HEREBY AGREE TO ACCEPT, AND YOU VOLUNTARILY ASSUME, ANY AND ALL RISK OF DEATH, INJURY, LOSS, OR DAMAGE TO PERSON OR PROPERTY.

Pine Forest Trail #9415 ( 4 Mile Late Spring Hike) Intermediate

White Spar Campground

This trail starts just across Hwy 89 from White Spar Campground on White Spar Road just south of Prescott. Due to the current situation please make sure that you can attend the hikes before you RSVP YES. That way others can have the chance to RSVP. Thank you 🙏🏻, We will follow the Social Distancing Guidelines! I recommend wearing a mask however as long as people stay more than 6 feet away from each other then it is good. Please wear hiking boots and bring hiking sticks for safety. Make sure you have enough water for the hike!! Hiker: BEING AWARE THAT ON AND OFF TRAIL HIKING, ROCK CLIMBING, CROSSING STREAMS AND TRAVELING IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN ARE HAZARDOUS ACTIVITIES, AND YOU ARE VOLUNTARILY PARTICIPATING IN THESE ACTIVITIES WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE DANGER INVOLVED, AND YOU HEREBY AGREE TO ACCEPT, AND YOU VOLUNTARILY ASSUME, ANY AND ALL RISK OF DEATH, INJURY, LOSS, OR DAMAGE TO PERSON OR PROPERTY. White Spar Campground is surrounded by a forest of ponderosa pine, oak, manzanita, and a variety of shrubs and grasses. In the Prescott Basin, the campground is near Granite Basin Recreation Area, Granite Mountain Wilderness Area, Granite Basin Lake, Lynx Lake Recreation Area, and Thumb Butte. Access to these areas can either be made by several interlocking hiking trails or by driving a short distance. From the county courthouse in downtown Prescott, take Montezuma Street (Highway 89) south for 2.7 miles. White Spar Campground is located on the left (east side of Hwy 89). Prescott has a huge variety of trees in the Prescott National Forest, including ash, maple, oaks, cottonwoods, aspen, poplars, and sycamore trees. Your best bet for finding fall color is usually near lakes, waterways, and drainages. We will hike 2 miles in then 2 miles out. A gradual climb. Early on you'll be hiking through a thin pine forest. The trail winds around a lot as it gains elevation. Soon you'll leave the sounds of traffic behind. You'll cross several old tracks along the early part of the trail. On a clear day you can see the San Francisco Peaks and others in the distance. To your left you can see White Spar; it is mostly green with white outcrops near the summit. You gradually hike along the side of White Spar gaining From the start,the trail starts in the trees with nice flowy easy climbing. As you climb out of the trees look off to the right and you'll see great views of Prescott from Thumb Butte in the west to the Dells farther to the east. Beautiful hike in the pines!! From the county courthouse in downtown Prescott, take Montezuma Street (Highway 89) south for 2.7 miles. White Spar Campground is located on the left (east side of Hwy 89).

Past events (452)

Iron Springs Trailhead 6 miles Intermediate

Trail 332 off Iron Springs

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