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Chevlon Canyon/Creek/Lake - 'Not going' RSVP's are unnecessary!

  • Aug 17, 2013 · 6:00 AM

                      EAST CHEVELON CREEK TRAIL Day Hike - Mogollon Rim 

 

 

>>>> We’ll have a bring-your-own BBQ after the hike. Please remember
some meat to burn, cool beverage(s), a chair and if you have one, a small BBQ
grill, whether it be charcoal or propane.



 

 

  

            For Hikers who are not current on their $15 annual membership,

                                                the hike is $5.00.

                Also remember CA$H for carpool (20 cents per mile/per person is suggested)

 

 

                                                      Saturday, August 17th

                                          Leader:  Rich Flammang  ([masked])    

                                                             Length:  6 miles 
                                                           Phone:  [masked]   

                                                      Rating:  Easy to Moderate

                                            MEET in north end of the Target parking lot

                                        at 16825 E Shea Blvd Fountain Hills, 6:00 AM SHARP

                                           We will carpool from there!


This unmarked trail starts at the base of the Woods Canyon Lake dam. 
The hike follows an unsigned fisherman’s path and crisscrosses the creek as it extends along grassy meadows between forest lined banks.  It is an easy trek at the cool high elevation of 7460’.  The trickling creek and shallow pools of water in the bottom of Chevelon Canyon, feed a lush forest teeming with plant and animal life.  A potential add-on will be a loop trail that completely encircles Woods Canyon Lake. 

Bring raingear as summer storms are likely. 

 

 

 




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  • A former member
    A former member

    Rich, thanks for organizing and leading an excellent hike in the pines. Kate and I enjoyed ourselves immensely. Thanks for the hot coals and cool drinks. Great to see you guys again!!!

    August 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a great trip with wonderful people! The hike was beautiful, and the BBQ was a perfect end, wrapping up just as the rain came. Thanks Rich!

    August 17, 2013

  • kurt

    My work does not pay for anything to do with my vehicle, I do. 'Recreational' miles cost exactly the same as any other miles - like it or not. Also - some trailheads require trucks to get to, sometimes even 4X4 - somehow all the civic, prius, etc. drivers want a ride ... and trucks are significantly more costly to operate.
    Does anyone think it fair that is COSTS someone to drive you where YOU want to go? Me neither.

    A 'carpool' is folks SHARING and taking turns.
    Let's say 4 different people take turns driving to a hike that is 200 miles R/T. The suggested remuneration would be $40 ea (not mandatory but 'suggested'). So, if everyone SHARES and TAKES TURNS each would pay $40 and each would receive $40. So it really does not matter HOW much changes hands each time - that is if everyone shares and takes turns. It could be $1000 - the result would be the same. It is indisputable that if the load is shared equally everyone comes out whole. It's simple really.

    August 17, 2013

  • kurt

    There is more cost to driving than merely gas. Don't take MY word for it >>>> http://exchange.aaa.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Your-Driving-Costs-2013.pdf

    1 · August 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Well who pays for the wear and tear when you are driving by yourself? I get what you are saying, but I don't buy it for recreational carpooling. No way should the driver be making a huge profit. YOUR job pays extra for those things when you use your car for work 5 days/week. This is for recreational purposes, and the joy of driving with friends and potential friends. Other groups I'm with, no one has issues with carpooling as everyone gets pays fairly and sometimes the driver gets a free lunch. Not that bad considering driver was going to drive up alone.

      Meetup.com is non-profit. Sounds like you encourage the lining of pockets. And that is exactly why good people would end up staying away. In fact, this must be the group I was told abt by a few ppl that expects for one person to pay the entire trip for the gas bill, while others pay for the driver's monthly gas bill. And those were good ppl telling me this. So sorry, I avoid the groups that take advantage of others.

      August 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I kind of agree with you about this but in reality, it is not that harsh. People don't sit there and demand the 20 cents/mile and most are decent about it. I did notice on a few of the hikes I went on, there were quite a few people that wanted to drive so they wouldn't have to pay the other driver!

      August 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What's up with the website? www.friendshiking.com It has been down for over a week. Anyone know why or when it will be back up?

    August 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    WoW! .20 cent a mile for gas is WAY too expensive and profit making for me to handle with carpooling. I have a great car that can make most of these hikes, but I prefer driving with other ppl. I could not imagine expecting $40/person and more for a 200+mile trip...maybe $20 if driving w/ one person in my car, and a little less with more ppl. But $40 a pop! WOW! I haven't been on a hike yet with this group, but this makes me consider things differently.

    August 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will need to carpool, my car won't make it that far. Thanks

    August 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will need to carpool, my car won't make it that far. Thanks

    August 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will need to carpool, my car won't make it that far. Thanks

    August 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will need to carpool, my car won't make it that far. Thanks

    August 11, 2013

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  • kurt
    Organizer,
    Event Host
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member

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