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Fun Hike: Boynton Canyon to Mushroom Rock

Hey, Happy Hikers!  We haven’t done a fun hike for awhile, so let’s remedy that!  Here’s your chance to visit the famous but elusive Mushroom Rock in Boynton Canyon.

Thursday, March 10, 9:00am

The last fun hike I announced, way back in November, was this same hike.  However, I’ve recently met someone who is visiting the area and would like to do this hike, so I’m putting it out there for anyone else who is interested in coming along.

Click here for details.

Rescheduling Boynton Canyon

In the interest of trying to accommodate everyone who would like to go on this hike, I’m going to move it to Saturday, 11/21.  Since it’s been chilly in the mornings, let’s say 9:00 (instead of 8:30) at Boynton Canyon trail head parking lot, shall we?  Be sure to bring a lunch.  DETAILS

Boynton Canyon Fun Hike

Here’s another beautiful Sedona hiking opportunity, to explore a special little corner of Boynton Canyon.  If you’re interested, click here for more details.  I put it for this Friday, 11/20, but I’m also open to doing it on Saturday the 21st if folks would prefer.  So let me know if you’re interested, and which day you would rather to go.

Fun Hike This Saturday

Just a quick reminder that I’m leading a Fun Hike this Saturday, 10/31, to Sterling Pass and Vultee Arch (click for details).  We will meet at Encinoso Picnic Area at 8:30 and carpool to the trail head.  Forecast is for warm and sunny (no snow this time, Ted).  This is a beautiful hike…..hope you can make it.  I promise that you’ll be home in plenty of time to get ready for halloween festivities 😀

Fun Hike Sat., 10/31: Sterling Pass to Vultee Arch

Hope you’ll be able to join us on our next Fun Hike to Sterling Pass and Vultee Arch.  I’m scheduling this one on a Saturday so hopefully more of you will be able to attend.  Some of you have already done this one with the class, but this is one that’s hard to get tired of!  Get the whole skinny by clicking into the Fun Hike Details for Sterling Pass.

Please let me know if you plan to attend so that no one gets left behind.

Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge & 2 Fun Hikes

The Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge is about school communities and student bodies joining together to see who can get the most people outside and active. It’s a Mother Nature meets March Madness-style competition where 57 schools from across the country will go head-to-head over six weeks. The school that gets the most people outdoors will win the National Outdoor Championship. They will also be recognizing the Outsider of the Year, the individual across all schools who logs the most outdoor activities, and the Most Outdoorsy Person, the individual on each campus that logs the most outdoor activities for their school. Support a school community, join the Challenge.

http://www.oncampuschallenge.org

Follow the link to learn more.  Yavapai College can earn $500 to go towards outdoor activities/improvements if we have 500 participants who sign up and log at least one outdoor activity!

I did it…..now it’s your turn!  The Challenge runs until Oct. 17, so get out there and have some fun!  In fact here are a couple of chances for you to do just that:

Friday 10/2 is North Wilson Mountain (note this has been changed from South Wilson Mountain due to the weather forecast….north route is cooler/shadier); Sunday 10/4, Loy Canyon (changed from Towel Creek, also because will be too hot with no shade).  These are both challenging hikes with significant elevation gain, but oh, the views!!  Well worth the effort.  Let me know if you’d like to come along, and we’ll set a meeting place & time.