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Please read carefully. This will be a hike on wheels in the desert areas surrounding Prospector park in Apache junction. Distance; To be determined. I am shooting for 1.5 to 2 hrs. Elevation; To be determined. Terrain: Any thing from easy dirt service roads to Gnarly trails, washes, sand, single track and hills. Intensity will be determined by the abilities of the participants. This will not be a race, we are just out to enjoy the ride. Besides, how hard can it be to keep up with a 63 yr old overweight guy on a single speed bike? We will start at 0600 at the Prospector Park on the west side of the ball fields. Bring: Your bicycle. ( I would suggest a mountain or hybrid bike as a road bike may not work very well in the desert) The means to repair a flat tire should you get one. Water and nutrients sufficient to sustain you for 2 hrs of vigorous outdoor activity. Your preferred safety equipment. A taste for adventure! 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.
Join us for a moderate evening hike at Shaw Butte. We will start at the North Mountain Visitors Center 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 which leads us back to the North Mountain Visitors Center. 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 moderate due to elevation, loose gravel and darkness. Call my cell or text with questions:[masked] DISTANCE: 4.5 miles round trip ELEVATION Gain: 800 feet DURATION: 2 hours DOGS: Yes if outside air temperature is below 100 degrees FACILITIES: Yes
Ok, so this totally isn't hiking! But, let's meet up and doing some fun volunteer work at Feed my Starving Children in Mesa, near Fiesta Mall, on Saturday August 24th from 7- 9 PM. This is a wonderful Christian organization that packs up dry meals and ships them to children who would otherwise literally starve to death in 3rd world countries. (No, you do not have to be Christian to volunteer here). I have 50 spots reserved between this and other meetups plus personal friends. Children in 1st grade or older welcome! Let's fill all 50 spots!