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MUST READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION BEFORE YOU RSVP! Why just play a game when you can live it?! Let's play "Escape the room". Players have 60 minutes to find and figure out all the clues before they can make their escape from the confines of the room they are trapped in. The room we chose- Can you find one of the most famous artifacts in history? For Thousands of years there has never been an item that has more allure or mystery surrounding it than the Holy Grail. It has been the center of hundreds of theories and tales of its journey and final resting place. After all this time the one person who was believed to have been closest to finding it may just in fact have done so. You are Treasure hunters who have stumbled upon a secret room that appears to have been occupied by Leonardo Davinci. Use the clues and puzzles he has left for the worthy party that he knew someday would find his room. Be careful though once you have found and unlocked the “Room of Souls” you will only have 1 chance and 1 choice to pick the correct chalice and escape. Choose the wrong chalice and your code won’t work and you will be locked in for eternity and become just another hunter who didn’t succeed. I did an Escape Room (with a group of friends) years ago, when they first came to the valley. It was such a fun and unforgettable experience. Why not be part of this with your H4H friends?! We have 1 ticket left ($13) for this amazing and totally fun experience. Sign up and be our lucky #6. The room holds 8 people, so there are still 2 more spots (in addition to yours) available, if you know any others that want to join in the fun. Hurry up, the space is first come first serve. http://baffledescaperooms.com/arizona/davincis-secret/ EVENT BEGINS PROMPTLY AT 5:30PM. DON"T BE LATE!!!! Post event libations and grub will be at Oggi's Pizza and Brewhouse. Either drink to our victory or to mourn our defeat. https://oggis.com/glendale/about-us/
Ever wanted to send a postcard from the summit of the mountain you just climbed? Us too! Join your fellow Hiking 4 Hops crew as we climb to the peak of Picket Post Mountain in Superior. Enjoy 360 degree views of the surrounding area and check out the mailbox and bench at the summit. This hike is very similar in difficulty to Flat Iron. There will be scrambling and a little bit of route-finding but it's definitely worth the effort. Hike details: Rated as DIFFICULT 4 miles RT 2000' elevation gain 3 hours hiking time What to bring: sunscreen hat 3L of water (at the minimum) snacks and/or energy blocks Your sense of adventure and good conversation topics. Optional gathering for lunch and libations after we are done- tbd. We will meet at the carpool location @ 7am sharp. For those who don't want to join us for lunch, you will be back at the carpool by 1:30pm; allowing enough time to go home and get those pesky Sunday chores complete. You can always meet us at the trailhead - Take US60 east toward Superior, about a 1/2 miles past milepost 221, you will see a brown sign for Picket Post trailhead on the right side of the road, just west of Boyce Thompson Arboretum. If you pass the arboretum, you've gone too far. The road comes to a T intersection, go left .6 miles until it dead ends at the trailhead. Meet us here at 8:30ish.
Join us for an evening hike to get the heart pumping, calories burning, and beer drinkinking (if you are up to it) at the Deem Hills Recreation Area hike from Deems Hill Trails (under the light of an Almost Full Moon) to our favorite watering hole "Bambino's" . This is a real Hiking for Hops event this week. Instead of the usual Tuesday Deem Hills hike with post-hike nourishment at Bambino’s, we will be hiking from Deem Hills to Bambino’s. All hikers will meet at the parking lot of Bambino’s. Here we will arrange shuttle drivers who will take hikers to the trail head of Deem Hills Trail Head where the hike will start. We will hike around a 2.5 mile trail through Deems before we embark on an urban ale trail back (almost 2,5 miles) through flatter gravel pathways, in and out of washes, and a small amount of pavement, until we reach and to our final destination, "Bambino's" Bring water (of course), a headlight/flashlight (though with the moon we may not use it much), and good conversation (I never have to worry about this with our group). We will leave the parking lot of Bambino's at 6:40 PM (on the dot), and shuttle hikers over to the trail head of Deem Hill and then begin our hike up and down the hills of Deems on our way to Bambino' Sports Grill for some great food Food & Adult Beverages. Those who wishes not to join the festivities at Bambino's are of course free to leave after we arrive (though the more the merrier). DISTANCE: 5 Miles (About-I think) ELEVATION GAIN: 500 ft or so (maybe) TRAIL STYLE: One-Way DURATION: 2.0 Hours or Less DOGS: No FACILITIES: Yes PRINTABLE TRAIL MAP: See Above DIRECTIONS: Bambino's: 3860 West Happy Valley Road, Glendale, AZ On the NW Corner of 38th Dr and Happy Valley RD between Starbucks and Burger King....look for a Hoppy Looking of Hikers
Target Shopping Center - Shea and Saguaro (near Beeline Highway)
Set in the heart of the Mazatzals, between Fountain hills and Payson, lies an abandoned mine shaft and a playset of swings, a glide, and monkey bars, all in excellent condition. Leading to it, on the side of the canyon, is an old, scenic forest road surrounded with trees, which are now in full splendor, spring bloom and new leaves partially shading the path. Take the time and walk with us, and be a part of the adventure. Bring your inner child to fully appreciate the day. After the hike we will stop to re-energize and re-hydrate at one of the local breweries exact location TBD. DISTANCE: 10 miles round trip ELEVATION: 600 ft STYLE: in-and-out DIFFICULTY: moderate DOGS: OK DIRECTIONS: We will have two carpool times and locations: 7:30 from the Target shopping center at 101 and 27th ave. 8:30 from the Target shopping center at Shea and Saguaro near the Beeline Highway (SR-87). From carpool location take SR-87 to SR-188 and make a left U-turn Go about a mile and EXIT-right • The exit is a dirt road, just before the power lines cross the road for the second time, well before the exit labeled “Cane Springs”.- high-clearance vehicle NOT needed. STOP and PARK at the FSR-177 / FRS-191 fork-in-the-road Take FSR-177 for about five miles to a cairn pile then turn Right, go 1/4 mile to the swing.