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The Hiking Hikers Hiking Group (“3H”) is an outdoor activities group, that seeks, through its members and member volunteers, to provide a supportive, nurturing environment for people to enjoy and explore the outdoors; increase awareness of and protect beautiful wild places; and promote physical conditioning and encourage personal growth.

The 3H encourages its members, comprised of singles, committed couples and married couples from the early twenties to the late sixties and beyond, to be well-prepared for each event attended by taking personal responsibility for their own safety and educating themselves on the skills and knowledge needed to be safe in the many places near and far that this group visits.

Education, common sense, respect for others and the willingness to help, by all of us, provides a fun, safe, and positive experience for everyone.

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Upcoming events (5+)

Hike: Peralta Trail To Fremont Saddle, Lone Tree, and Geronimo's Cave.

Gold Canyon Bashas' Shopping Center

This is one of the most popular hikes in the US. We will hike up the Peralta trail to Fremont Saddle, hang a right and hike over to Geronimo's Cave, Stopping over at the lone Tree. Then we will follow the cave trail down to Peralta trail head. Or if the group wishes we can do this backwards saving Peralta trail for last. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Distance approximately 6 or 7 mi. Duration 3 to 6 hrs depending on the slowest person in the group and the route we choose. Elevation gain approximately 1380' Carpool time leave at 0700. Depart trail head: 0730 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Bring; Water and nutrients sufficient to sustain you for 4 hrs of moderate outdoor activity. Your preferred method of protection from the terrain and the elements. If you are not at the carpool location. it is assumed you will be at the Peralta trailhead located at the end of Peralta road. From US 60 East on Peralta road all the way to the end. Mostly dirt road Approximately 7 mi. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Release of Liability: The organizer of this event is a volunteer and not a professional guide. The function of the organizer is only to organize this event. Each person who signs up for and participates in an event/hike/or outing is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guests. By signing up for and participating in this event, or any other 3H event you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with this activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the organizers of this event from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities.

Dreamy Draw 1A Loop Fitness Hike

Dreamy Draw Park

A note about directions: Google Maps is sometimes wonky, so be sure to consult the written directions at the bottom of the write-up to get to the trailhead! Trail: 1A counter-clockwise, with some connector trails to the parking lot Length: 5.25-ish miles Difficulty: Difficult (distance, pace, few if any breaks) From the parking lot, we'll start by taking a right on the sidewalk past the bathrooms. After about 100', we'll curve left off of the sidewalk, and take connector trails south to trail 1A. The first section of 1A will give us great views of downtown and (hopefully) a beautiful sunset. We eventually head downhill towards a tunnel under the 51, but we'll take a left and head uphill on 1A instead of taking said tunnel. Heading east on 1A, we'll continue up to the junction with trail 302. Trails 1A and 302 are combined for a while, going up a steep set of rock stairs to a saddle with two benches. From there, we head down on 1A/302, past the VOAZ connector, to the junction with trail 304. 302 turns right at this point, so we will continue on with 1A/304. A little bit later, 1A and 304 branch, and we'll continue left on 1A, wrapping our way back around to the parking lot. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY! There is no designated "sweeper" on this hike, meaning if you don't know the trail, you will need to keep up with the group. Honest assessment of your current fitness level and hiking abilities will be the best way to guarantee you have a safe and enjoyable hike. DOGS: Please leave the furry friends home for this one. WHAT TO BRING: Water (2 liters - overestimate your water needs, because there is no place to refill on this trail), sunscreen or long sleeves for sun protection, electrolyte snacks (like Sports Beans, Gatorade gummies, etc), a headlight or flashlight because we can be out after dark! REMINDER: Begin to HYDRATE throughout the day leading up to the hike. Don't try to take in a bunch of water an hour before hike time! Your body can process only so much water at a time; if you drink a lot the last hour before the hike, all you'll do is make it so you have to hit the bathroom before the hike starts, and you won't really be hydrated. DRIVING DIRECTIONS: The 2421 E. Northern Ave address listed above will take you to the Northern Ave exit ramp off of Route 51. Once off of the 51, take Northern Ave east (away from the setting sun, for the directionally challenged) and follow it until it dead-ends at the parking lot.

Fitness Hike at Shaw Butte

North Mountain Visitor Center

This is not recommended for beginners because of pace and steepness! Distance: 4.5 miles with an elevation gain of about 800 feet in 1.2 miles We start promptly at 6:00 PM. Please arrive a few minutes early, we don't like to leave anyone behind but need to start on time. This is a fitness hike. We will be keeping a fast pace, some of us may run a little on the flatter areas (You don't have to!). There is no sweeper, so must be familiar with the area. Hike at your own risk. Please evaluate your ability before attending. We will meet at the Visitor Center on the west side of 7th St., just South of E Thunderbird Rd. There is a circular seating area in front of the Center by the restrooms, this is where the trail head starts. BRING PLENTY OF WATER! Please hydrate before, during and after the hike!

Hackberry Springs Loop, Superstition Mountains

First water trailhead

Hackberry Springs loop. We will start at the First Water trail head at 0700 am. We will start on the Dutchmans trail and circle around through Garden Valley and make our way down to Hackberry springs. we will then continue on the trail till we return to the trailhead. Accumulated Elevation Gain: negligable. Distance: 5.5 miles Hike type: Loop Bring: Water and nutrients sufficient to sustain you for 3 hrs of moderate outdoor activity. Your preferred means of protection from the terrain and the elements. Those wanting to carpool : we can meet at Fry's Marketplace 150 E Old W hwy Apache Junction to leave NLT 0630 AM. Please note in comments if you want to carpool, otherwise it is assumed that you will meet at trailhead. Trailhead; Take HWY 88 towards Canyon lake. Turn right on First water road (right after the turnoff to Lost Dutchman State Park) Follow first water road to the end and you will discover a parking lot! Release of Liability: The organizer of this event is a volunteer and not a professional guide. The function of the organizer is only to organize this event. Each person who signs up for and participates in an event/hike/or outing is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guests. By signing up for and participating in this event, or any other 3H event you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with this activity and freely accept all such risks, dangers and hazards,and fully assume responsibility for your own safety, and further agree to release and discharge the organizers of this event from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities.

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