What we're about

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.

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.

Space here is limited, but lots more helpful 3H information can be found once you join at this link:

https://www.meetup.com/threeh/about/

Upcoming events (5+)

Evening Hike at Shaw Butte

Dollar Tree Parking Lot, SW corner of 7th St and Thunderbird

We will start at the Dollar Tree Parking lot and take the trail into the preserve. When we hit the #306 we will take it clockwise around and up the dirt trail leading to the top. Then come down around the other side along the service road and pick up the levee which leads us back to the Dollar Tree parking lot. The beginning is flat which allows for a warmup, but then the majority of the climbing is packed into the middle and is very steep with loose rocks. The trail down the other side is more gradual and solid. Bring at least 2 liters of water and a flashlight. We will be hiking in the dark. This is not a fitness hike. If you do not hike elevation hikes this hike may not be for you. We will make a few stops and catch our breath and make sure we are all together. Please stay with the group. It is OK to talk to your fellow hikers. This hike is rated intermediate due to elevation, loose gravel and darkness. Call or text my cell with questions:[masked] DISTANCE: 4.5 miles round trip ELEVATION Gain: 800 feet DURATION: 2 hours DOGS: Yes FACILITIES: At Starbucks in the parking lot and Safeway at the North East corner of 7th St. and Thunderbird.

Special Event: Movie ”OUR QUINCEAÑERA”

Marston Exploration Theater

You and a guest are cordially invited to attend a special event next Friday, February 21st! ASU Film Spark & Hollywood Invades Tempe present “OUR QUINCEAÑERA”, a documentary about a high school principal in a small town in Texas who hosts a yearly quinceañera for students who can’t afford it. This will take place Friday, February 21st, 6:30pm-9pm at the Marston Exploration Theater (781 S. Terrace Rd, Tempe). Admission is FREE, but you do have to RSVP HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfWNXSlrz7AogTJe7SxWxFNmQuARy7LgZqml1WIjpEXI3HSlg/viewform A pre-screening reception will be held at 6:30pm with complimentary food & refreshments and Director/Producer Fanny Veliz Grande will participate in a post-screening Q&A. Fanny is an award winning filmmaker and actress and recently produced John Leguizamo’s Road to Broadway documentary. Check-in begins at 6pm. Space is limited. Seats are "first come-first served." Trailer: https://youtu.be/0eSnxxlGDmw NOTE: Once you successfully rsvp at the link provided, the screen will appear as “RSVP: OUR QUINCEAÑERA Your response has been recorded”.

Coffee Flat Trail

Peralta Trailhead

Are you up for a difficult hike of about 14 miles out to Dripping Springs and back on the Coffee Flat trail? It has a rolling terrain with an accumulated EG of 1693'. It is a beautiful area but you definitely need to be used to the long distance. We'll hike at a comfortable steady pace, not fast, but steady at around 2.5 mph. Starting at the Peralta Trailhead, we will go out on the Dutchman's trail to Coffee Flat, past Reed's water (the windmill) and on to Dripping Springs at the junction of Red Tanks. The section along the sometimes running river bed to DS could be overgrown or at a minimum debris filled from the past rains. We'll eat lunch at our turnaround point, hopefully by running water. Leave your furry babies and children at home, grab your water, boots, and map/GPS and let's go! READ THE FOLLOWING: The Organizer of this trip is a VOLUNTEER, not a "leader". The organizer IS NOT trained in first aid and is not a bonded expert mountain guide. You will need to bring your own experience and judgment. If you want to enjoy the benefits of traveling in a group, then we suggest that you stay with the group on the trip. Assess the route and conditions as if you were going to do this trip solo. Make sure you carry a map and/or an Alltrails type GPS route finder, water, snacks, and a first aid kit.

Mid-morning social hike - Easy-Intermediate - 40th Street Trailhead

Phoenix Mountain Preserve - 40th St. Trailhead

Hey folks, we are going to meet at the 40th Street Trailhead for our hike this Sunday. South Mountain closes off access to my original planned hike all day on the fourth Sunday of the month. I was not aware of this, so I had to move the hike. The 40th Street Trailhead offers all sorts of options for hiking, and I can take a the group on a 3 mile loop, followed by a 2 mile out and back. The area is really pretty. The 3 mile loop hike is a beginner/intermediate hike, while adding the 2 miles makes it an intermediate hike. I organized a hike here before, but we'll be doing different mountains. The trailhead is popular, so there is parking on the street, but only so much. So, get here with plenty of time to find parking. We'll start the hike by 10am, but meet at 9:45am. If you show up at 9:55am and cannot find parking, you may miss out. READ THE FOLLOWING: The Organizer of this trip is a VOLUNTEER, not a "leader". The organizer IS NOT trained in first aid and is not a bonded expert mountain guide. You will need to bring your own experience and judgment. If you want to enjoy the benefits of traveling in a group, then we suggest that you stay with the group on the trip. About your organizer: My name is Dan. I have organized over 150 hikes for various groups – both in Arizona and in the Sierra Nevada region and in Northern Nevada.

Past events (6,431)

Dreamy Draw BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE Hike

Dreamy Draw Recreation Area

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