What we're about

Wandering Soles is a member-driven hiking/outdoors activities club for adults. We have been around for 23 years. Our club has a community atmosphere about it with members ranging in age from 20s to 50s. The Wandering Soles have hiked throughout Arizona from the Vermilion Cliffs to the Santa Rita Mountains. We have also done Utah trips, Colorado trips and even international trips. Though hiking is our main focus, we do a fair share of backpacking, camping and other outdoor activities… of course we have a few social events too.

We pride ourselves on achieving a good balance between being organized and easygoing. Our hikes range from easy to difficult so there is something for hikers of all levels.

You’re invited to join us on an event or attend a club meetings to see what we are about.

See you on the trail soon.

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Club/Planning Meeting

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Join us for this month's club meeting and meet some of your Sole hikers. Enjoy some food and drink while you’re there. In detail, we’ll review last month’s hikes and preview next month’s hikes. Discussions include new hike ideas, hike leading, and gear. Questions and input are always welcome. Meeting location TBA.

For those interested in hosting a hike or other event, the event calendar is also planned (Typically 4 months ahead). Any Wandering Soles member is welcome to host or co-host an event. If you are new to hike leading, help with the planning is there for the asking. As an incentive, event leaders get their membership renewed for free the next calendar year.

Our meetings may cover a lot but we socialize and have fun too.

Halloween Party and Haunted House (Ghoulish Gilbert)

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Join us if you dare for some Halloween fun and a scare. Wear a costume that you provide or we’ll supply one that we decide! Any costume will get you in but the best costume is sure to win. You can tour the house and get a fright, or go outback and dance all night. There’ll be a bonfire a blaze to remove the chill and a witch’s brew you can drink to your fill (Spiking poisons optional). The house you seek is worthy of fear since it became more haunted over the years. It will be a SCREAM!!!

We will have a DJ to keep the party rocking enough to wake the dead. Check out the party photos from 2019: https://www.meetup.com/Wandering-Soles-Hiking/photos/30437580/

Difficulty: Fun! Difficult on your nerves though.

Elevation Gain: How ever high you jump.

Meeting Time/Place: 7:00 PM, Jeff and Irma's Haunted House! (Ghoulish Gilbert)

Special Instructions: Costume required! Almost any costume will be accepted. The best costumes will win a prize. No costume will get you outfitted with one of our choice! BYOB if you want other than punch. If you wish to contribute, bring some spooky snack food to share. Directions to the party will be emailed out to confirmed attendees.

Here is a walk-through video of the haunted house from 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu21ZcLBh8o

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Club/Planning Meeting

Needs a location

Join us for this month's club meeting and meet some of your Sole hikers. Enjoy some food and drink while you’re there. In detail, we’ll review last month’s hikes and preview next month’s hikes. Discussions include new hike ideas, hike leading, and gear. Questions and input are always welcome. Meeting location TBA.

For those interested in hosting a hike or other event, the event calendar is also planned (Typically 4 months ahead). Any Wandering Soles member is welcome to host or co-host an event. If you are new to hike leading, help with the planning is there for the asking. As an incentive, event leaders get their membership renewed for free the next calendar year.

Our meetings may cover a lot but we socialize and have fun too.

Club/Planning Meeting

Needs a location

Join us for this month's club meeting and meet some of your Sole hikers. Enjoy some food and drink while you’re there. In detail, we’ll review last month’s hikes and preview next month’s hikes. Discussions include new hike ideas, hike leading, and gear. Questions and input are always welcome. Meeting location TBA.

For those interested in hosting a hike or other event, the event calendar is also planned (Typically 4 months ahead). Any Wandering Soles member is welcome to host or co-host an event. If you are new to hike leading, help with the planning is there for the asking. As an incentive, event leaders get their membership renewed for free the next calendar year.

Our meetings may cover a lot but we socialize and have fun too.

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