• North Mtn Fitness Hike - 6pm start!
    NOTE: While the road up the north side of North Mountain is being worked on, this hike will come back down trail 44 after reaching the top. Be prepared for a more challenging descent than normal! This is a fitness hike, we keep a steady, moderate to fast pace. Please evaluate your ability before attending. This hike begins promptly at 6:00pm. Please remember plenty of water, hydrate well before & after. Also bring a flashlight or headlamp. Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult due to steepness and pace. Not recommended for beginners! Distance: 2.85 mi (3.75 mi or so if the group goes back up to the summit after the 7th St gate) Meeting place: Havasupi Ramada, which is the first big parking lot on the left after entering the park. This is a great after work, mid-week hike to keep the legs stretched out and strong! Starting from the Havasupi Ramada (area 8), the hike goes southwest toward the Quechan Ramada (area 7), then starts up the rocky and rough trail 44 on the south-eastern side of North Mtn. The trail climbs steadily up to the towers, approximately 650 ft elevation gain in about 0.75 mi. From the towers, the hike takes the paved road down to the gates at the tiny 7th St. parking lot. The hike then turns around and returns back up the paved road to the saddle that heads down to the Maricopa Ramada (area 3). The group will sometimes go back up to the towers one more time and return to the Maricopa saddle. The last leg heads down the "stairs" past Maricopa Ramada and back to Havasupi parking lot.

    North Mountain Park - Havasupi Ramada

    10600 N 7th St · Phoenix, AZ

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  • Dreamy Draw Evening Fitness Paths Less Traveled
    Trail: various marked and unmarked Length: 5-ish miles Elevation Gain: 400' Difficulty: Difficult, rocky trails, steep inclines, fast pace, one or two quick stops Details: From the parking lot, we'll head east past the restrooms, turn right onto the pavement for a brief length, then take a left onto Trail 220. We follow 220 for a bit, then take a short, unmarked connector up to Trail 1A. We take 1A up a long, gently curving incline to a saddle. From there, we connect up to Trail 100, and follow it to a wash where there is a branch in the trail. We part ways with Trail 100 here, and go left through the wash. As we work our way north from the wash along an unmarked trail, we reach another branch. We'll take the right branch, and follow an unmarked trail up along the ridge of the small group of mountains eastward, getting in some good interval training along the way (lots of ups and downs). The end of the ridge trail is peak 1955 (no official name, that's just how high it is), which is gained by a short, rugged little trail. After enjoying the views, we return from peak 1955 to the saddle, take a right, and follow a still-unmarked circumference trail clockwise around peak 1955 and the rest of the mini mountain chain. We eventually connect back up to Trail 100, which we take to Trail 1A, which in turn takes us to Trail 220, and back 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. - If you don't know the trail, please make sure you stay with someone in the group. If the group you're with still happens to get lost, you will be easier to find as a group than as an individual. - If you get lost, or if you turn back, PLEASE post a comment on this hike so the hike leaders will know! 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.

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  • Flatiron - Veterans Day Hike
    I had a request to repost this hike!!! **** Rated Difficult**** ***DO NOT OVERSTIMATE YOUR ABILITIES *** The appropriately named formation called the Flatiron - it looks for all the world, like an iron - rests haughtily at 4,800 feet, at the pinnacle of the Superstition Mountains. The elevation at the jumping- off point, the Siphon Draw trailhead, is about 2,000. Math says: two Camelbacks up, two Camelbacks down. The trek starts near the campground at Lost Dutchman with the tedious trudge - 1.6 miles of rocky, irritating going on gradual rise that leads up to the maw of the Basin, a humongous natural amphitheater. This part of the hike accounts for about 1,020 feet of the total elevation gain. The heartache begins at the 1,021st foot. There you are greeted by a vertical view of whats in store for the next, oh mile and 1,800 vertical feet or so. 1,800 feet in one puny mile is pretty vertical - in fact it doesn't get more straight up than that. Daunting still, the path follows a natural drainage littered with giant boulders and prickly flora. People say C-back offers the best local panoramic views, but pay those unschooled people no heed. The 360 views that fill the sockets from the top of the Supes puts anything else within a 100 mile radius to shame. Best Bad@#% Hike! • What to bring 3+ liters of water Sunscreen Hat Gloves Sturdy hiking shoes or boots Lunch, snacks hiking poles if you use them and can stash them when climbing Great conversation and smiling faces ** If you don't know the route and get ahead of the leader you are on your own, we will take breaks along the way to keep everyone somewhat together** • Important to know Bathrooms near trailhead $7.00 park entrance fee

    Siphon Draw Trailhead - Lost Dutchman State Park

    6109 E Apache Trail · Apache Junction, AZ

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  • Cat Peak and Blevins Trail (Usury Mountain)
    This event was canceled.
  • Goat Camp - White Tanks
    We will hike past mile marker 3 to the cliff overlooking the valley and back for a total of 6 miles. This is a difficult hike with a lot of climbing and elevation gain as well as lots of large as well as small loose rocks to maneuver. It is not for beginners or faint of heart. Please wear your sturdy hiking boots and be prepared to hike at a good pace of 2-3 miles per hour climbing. Please leave your dogs and children at home. For safety and enjoyment of everyone, no guests are allowed on this hike without advance approval. There’s a $7 fee per vehicle to enter the park. Please bring plenty of water, a hat, sunscreen, and snacks.

    This Meetup is past

    Goat Camp Trail Head area 1

    White Tank Mountain Park · Surprise, AZ

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  • Kayaking at Saguaro Lake - Casual Paddling
    Details This is a kayaking for people who are NEW TO KAYAKING, have only gone a few times OR just want to take a casual paddle on a lake to enjoy the water, the views and new friends... We will only go as far as people new to lake kayaking can handle. NO RUSH, NO PRESSURE. We are here to get newbies into this great sport and to have some fun, OR people who just want to take a slower leisurely paddle. We will also be stopping for a picnic. Bring your lunch and a sense of ADVENTURE. MEETINGS TIMES: - Trail head meeting time - the time posted on this event - Car pool meeting time - 30-45 minutes before the trail head time. We will leave no later then 30 minutes prior to the trailhead time posted above. If you have never gone to the the Butcher Jones Picnic area Trail-head, I suggest you meet us at the carpool so you go to the right place. Just some friends going kayaking and exploring on Saguaro ( we do it most weeks). WHEN YOU SIGN UP, PLEASE POST IF YOU: 1. HAVE YOUR OWN KAYAK? 2. Do you need a kayak rental? We will be meeting up at Butcher Jones Recreation Area at the trail time shown above and then take off for a few hours of fun. You will need a Tonto Pass or a National Parks Pass if parking there, Newbies welcome. We do not instruct, but will give some basic information on paddling. To Kayak with us, You must be able to swim, and life jackets (PFD;s) must be worn properly at all times AGAIN, if your driving your own vehicle you will need either a Tonto day pass and or a Tonto Annual pass or the national parks pass... Please write with questions.... Bring: - Pack a lunch as we will stop and eat at a picnic or other fun area. - 3 liters of water - A snack - A Good sense of adventure - Camera Optional - Sun Tan lotion as it will hopefully be a sunny day. - a hat Please text me if you are running late as we plan to leave on time. Directions: Carpool: CARPOOL LOCATION: We'll leave 30 minutes before the scheduled meetup at Address Bashas' 1133 N Ellsworth Rd, Mesa, AZ 85207 This is Ellsworth and Brown... I will be in a silver 4Runner with one or two Kayaks on the roof (easy to see). Release of Liability: • Meetup organizers are not tour guides and are not park rangers. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions you would take if you were hiking alone. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that hiking and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death. The organizers of this group and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event. • All attendees participate at an event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

    Butcher Jones Recreation Area

    Butcher Jones Recreation Site · Maricopa, AZ

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  • Casual Kayaking at Canyon Lake (Acacia picnic area)
    Details This is a kayaking for people who are NEW TO KAYAKING, have only gone a few times OR just want to take a casual paddle on a lake to enjoy the water, the views and new friends... We will only go as far as people new to lake kayaking can handle. NO RUSH, NO PRESSURE. We are here to get newbies into this great sport and to have some fun, OR people who just want to take a slower leisurely paddle. We will also be stopping for a picnic. Bring your lunch and a sense of ADVENTURE. MEETINGS TIMES: - Trail head meeting time - the time posted on this event - Car pool meeting time - 30-45 minutes before the trail head time. If you have never gone to the Acacia Trail-head (picnic area), I suggest you meet us at the carpool so you go to the right place. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU ANSWER THE THREE QUESTIONS BELOW IN THE COMMENT SECTION - THANK YOU. PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS BELOW: Just some friends going kayaking and exploring on Canyon Lake ( we do it most weeks). If you have your own equipment then great. WHEN YOU SIGN UP, PLEASE POST IF YOU: 1. HAVE YOUR OWN KAYAK? 2. Do you need a kayak rental? We will be meeting up at Canyon lake at the Acacia picnic area at the trail time shown above and then take off for a few hours of fun. To Kayak with us, You must be able to swim, and life jackets (PFD;s) must be worn properly at all times You will need a Tonto Pass or a National Parks Pass if parking there, Newbies welcome. We do not instruct, but will give some basic information on paddling. AGAIN, if your driving your own vehicle you will need either a Tonto day pass and or a Tonto Annual pass or the national parks pass... Please write with questions.... Bring: - Pack a lunch as we will stop and eat at a picnic or other fun area. - 3 liters of water - A snack - A Good sense of adventure - Camera Optional - Sun Tan lotion as it will hopefully be a sunny day. - a hat Please text me if you are running late as we plan to leave on time. Directions: Carpool: CARPOOL LOCATION: We'll leave 45 minutes before the scheduled meetup at Address: The Carpool will meet at the new Fry's Marketplace in Apache Junction located at 150 E Old West Hwy, Apache Junction, AZ 85120 by the gas station. To get here, take US60 to Idaho, exit 196. Make a left at the light and take Ironwood north to the intersection of Idaho and Old West Highway (about 2 mile north of US60. The parking is on the North East corner or the intersection. As it is a large parking lot, lets meet at the GAS PUMPS. I will be in a silver 4Runner with one or two Kayaks on the roof (easy to see). Release of Liability: • Meetup organizers are not tour guides and are not park rangers. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions you would take if you were hiking alone. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that hiking and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death. The organizers of this group and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event. • All attendees participate at an event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

    Needs a location

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  • Evening Hike at Shaw Butte
    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 if outside air temperature is below 100 degrees FACILITIES: At Starbucks in the parking lot and Safeway at the North East corner of 7th St. and Thunderbird.

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

    13206 N 7th Street · Phoenix, AZ

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  • Hike: Reverse Flat Iron Superstition Mountain. ( Exploratory)
    Please read carefully. This is an exploratory hike. (Meaning the hosts have not actually done the entire hike ) however we have done most of it, just not the hard part This will be a very tough hike. We will start at the massacre grounds trailhead hike up the massacre grounds trail till we get to the foot of the mountain. Then we will climb that sucker up to the Rigeline Trail where we will hike over and visit the Flat Iron. We will then proceed down the Siphon Draw trail and then make our way back to the trailhead. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ We are limiting this hike to 7 People. Those interested will be put on a waitlist and selected carefully. As a minimum you should have successfully completed the flat Iron or a harder hike this year. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This hike is approximately 8.5 miles with an approximate elevation gain of 3400'. The trail is more than likely overgrown from the rains we have had so long pants may be nice. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Bring Water and nutrients sufficient to sustain you for 8 hrs of strenuous outdoor activity. Bring your preferred method of protecting your self from the elements and the terrain. Bring any other items that you as an experienced hiker like to take on hikes. Don't forget your camera. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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.

    Massacre Grounds

    First Water trail Second parking lot on right · Apache Junction, AZ

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  • Next Movie: SECOND ACT
    WE HAVE ONLY 40 Seats! Seating is 6:15 with movie starting at 7 PM Please read the full event. If you want to go, please remember to provide your full name and Cell number, plus the full name of any plus one, I will not be able to add you to the going list. If you are interested, when you sign up, please send me a meetup e-mail with your FULL NAME and Cell number. If you do not provide your Full Name and Cell number for yourself and any guests, you will remain on the wait-list. The marketing company will only get you full name but I request your cell number so we can reach each other the day of the performance. If you are interested, you will go on the Wait-List until you supply your full name and cell number. I watched the trailer and it looked pretty interesting. Please contact me on my cell[masked] with any questions. SECOND ACT Summary: Second Act is a comedy in the vein of Working Girl and Maid In Manhattan. Jennifer Lopez stars as Maya, a 40-year-old woman struggling with frustrations from unfulfilled dreams. Until, that is, she gets the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as book smarts, and that it is never too late for a Second Act. TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsVo5necW6Q

    Scottsdale Studio Movie Grill:

    15515 N Hayden Rd · Scottsdale, AZ

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