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Upcoming Events

    • 07/21/2018
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 867 W. Royal Palm Rd Phx 85021
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    In order to give us time to purchase food, registration will close on July 15th.

    We're staying with our traditional holiday theme of turkey and ham with all the fixings! Please bring a side dish, appetizer or dessert. There will be Italian Style Portobello mushrooms for vegetarians. This event is BYOB (Adult Beverages).

    Our infamous white elephant gift exchange will continue this year, so please bring a wrapped-up and fun used gift. These gifts will be anonymously exchanged while we're gathered around the festive Christmas tree. 

    And of course, what's Christmas without a pool, so don't forget a swimsuit and towel!

    Join your Desert Adventures friends for an afternoon of sun, swimming, great conversation and fantastic food!

    If you’re able to help set up and cleanup for this event, please let Jon know in advance at (602) 539-9611

    Any questions about this fun summer event? Please Email DA411

    • 07/28/2018
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Archery Headquarters Academy
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    Join Desert Adventures for a 1-hour lesson to introduce you to the basics including archery range safety and fundamental shooting techniques in the cool indoor range.

    At one time, archery was mainly used in combat and in hunting. In today’s world, archery is considered a sport and is also still used as a means to hunt. Thanks to many popular movies, such as the Hunger Games, archery has gained in popularity and many people are wanting to either learn archery or enhance their skills. Archery Headquarters Academy is the perfect place for both.

    We have room for 12 individuals to have fun and learn a new skill at the same time. If you already know the basics, this is a good time and place to practice. Equipment is provided.

    Archery Headquarters Academy 6401 W Chandler Blvd Chandler, AZ

    CONTACT BARB HANSON WITH ANY QUESTIONS AT 602-319-2922

    • 07/29/2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Barb's House
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    This is where the club officers and committee chairs go over the details of running the club. We plan the schedule for upcoming adventures.  If you have an idea for a trip you want to lead you can present it to the officers at the activities meeting.

    Please bring an appetizer to share. Address will be supplied when you register.

    • 07/31/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 3434 E Thomas Rd, Phx 85018
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    Socialize with your Desert Adventures friends and meet some new ones. Hear about all of our upcoming events. Trip leaders will be on hand for any questions.

    Red Wok is an all-you-can-eat asian restaurant that also features Mongolian grill and non-asian food such as pizza, french fries, mashed potatoes & barbecued chicken.

    Red Wok Buffet is just W of 36th St on the N side of Thomas Rd. We will be meeting in the back room.

    Bring a guest, non-members are always welcome. Please register so that we can include you in the reservation.

    Contact DA411 if you have any questions.
    • 08/05/2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 2515 E Camelback Rd Phx 85016
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    From the Academy Award®-winning Coen brothers, The Big Lebowski is a hilariously quirky comedy about bowling, a severed toe, White Russians and a guy named…The Dude. Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski doesn’t want any drama in his life…heck, he can’t even be bothered with a job. But, he must embark on a quest with his bowling buddies after his rug is destroyed in a twisted case of mistaken identity. Starring Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Turturro, experience the cultural phenomenon of The Dude.

    This 20th Anniversary event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

    We reserve the center seats at the AMC Esplanade Dine-In Theater, which is a movie theatre-restaurant that features upgraded seats, an option-packed menu, a full cocktail bar and seat-side service at the push of a button. Check out their menu at:    amctheatres.com/food-and-drink/dine-in.

    Park in the garage below the theater, accessed from Esplanade Ln off Camelback or 24th St. You can park above or below ground. Remember what level you parked on and bring your parking stub in to validate. If you want an adult beverage, bring your ID.

    Meet 6:30 - 6:40 in the lobby to sign-in and receive your ticket(s).

    Trip leaders arHeadPins Joe&Hans who can be contacted at TBL@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-708-9691 (text only) 

    • 08/19/2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 8925 N 12 St, Phoenix, AZ 85020
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    A perfect way to escape the summer heat! This is an air-conditioned event at a friendly and local bowling alley, Let It Roll, in North Phoenix. We can get together and unwind from the summer peak heat together.  You can bowl or just visit and relax and unwind in your own way.

    Registration required to attend this event. So that we have time to give Let it Roll a head count before the event, registration closes on Friday, August 17th @ Noon

    Plan to arrive on Sunday, August 19th 1 pm to get your fancy shoes on and pick out a ball. We've paid for 2 hours of bowling starting at 1 pm until 3 pm.

    Desert Adventures offers 3 free parties to our members, this is our summer party. If you're a current member, bowling and shoes are free. The club will also pick up some pizza and sodas for those not bowling. You're on your own for major food and beverages. 

    Guests are welcome to join us

    What if I have other questions? Email DA at da411@desertadventures.org

    • 08/23/2018
    • 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 35050 N North Valley Parkway Phx 85086
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    This trail starts at the end of Bullpen Rd and traverses beautiful thickets of trees and plants. The going is easy and the tempting sound of rushing water is on your right as you continue parallel to West Clear Creek. The trail will veer left up a rocky old service road until you reach an abandoned rock house. Veer right and descend into a grassy field and an old service zip line on your right. Follow the trail to the east about 200 feet to a trail down to Bull Pen the gem of West Clear Creek. There’s a rope swing and cliff jumping for the adventurous. This is easy 1.3 mile hike one way. There is no fee for this event but please register on the Desert Adventures website.

    We will meet between 7:30 to 7:55 AM in the Home Depot parking lot at 35050 N North Valley Parkway Phoenix, AZ 85086 and then leave at 8:00 AM Sharp

    Directions

    •From Home Depot take I-17 north to General Crook Trail (Hwy 260) and turn right

    •Head east on Hwy 260 to Camp Verde Main St. traffic signal

    •Continue east on Hwy 260 (5.4 mi) to Rd 218, take a left

    •Head north on Rd 218 (2.2 mi) and turn right on Rd 215

    •Head east on Bull Pen Road (Rd 215) (3 mi) to end of road. Park by restroom

    The road is not bad (as Fossil Creek) but a high clearance vehicle is recommended. On the way back we will stop for lunch and an adult beverage at Camp Verde. We should be back to Home Depot by 4:00 PM.

    • 09/27/2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • 09/30/2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Mather Group site
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    We’ve got the two best spots in in the group Sage Loop, 3 & 4 which are the furthest away from the street, and closest to general store, we’ll be on either side of the horse stalls, so we’re hoping that parking will be a little more laid back.  We’re also be at a safe distance from the bathroom with that light that’s on all night.

    The weather’s been perfect the past few years, so we’re due for rain, so bring your EZ ups and hopefully we’ll stave off the rain.  We’ll follow the same schedule, Thursday night we’ll do a mixer so everybody gets to meet everybody, Friday everybody’s on their own to hike, shop, nap, or some combination thereof.

    Saturday evening we’ll going full Sausagefest.  Happy hour at around 5ish, then we’re doing polish sausage with pierogi, Italian sausage sandwiches with marina, Wieners with all the fixings, Chorizo and some Mexican sides to put in a tortilla, and something vegetarian for those who are not into the glory of a good sausage.  We’ll provide some kind of happy hour adult beverage, and ask that everybody bring some kind of side or dessert to share.

    If you’re new to this, or can’t remember anything anymore, here are the basics.  The two sites we’ve reserved are for tenters.  If you have an RV, you need to reserve your own spot; check out www.recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777.  The closest hotel rooms are located at the Yavapai Lodge, which also has a mediocre restaurant and free Wi-Fi.  

    There is a pretty decent general store that has an amazing selection of food and liquor and a decent snack bar.  It’s a half an hour walk to the rim from our campsites and elks and deer have frequently wandered through the neighborhood.  Decent toilets, mud sinks to do the dishes are nearby and showers are available nearby—bring quarters and flip-flops or river shoes.

    This is not roughing it.  There are people who bring no food and just a cooler for adult beverages who manage not to starve to death.

    We ask everybody to RSVP as usually Stan buys food up in Williams, but the sausages will be bought in Phoenix at Schreiners so we want to get a handle on who’s coming so we don’t waste good sausage.

    Any questions, Jeff’s the guy, this one last time:  cell 623-670-8909  jeff_kita@yahoo.com

    • 09/27/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 2515 E Camelback Rd Phx 85016
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    Until we find out the exact time & cost for this event, please use the "Join waitlist" button to leave your name and E-mail. Once registration is open, we will contact you.

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    Lewis Barnavelt, after losing his parents, is sent to Michigan to live with his uncle Jonathan. He discovers his uncle is a warlock, and enters a world of magic and sorcery. But this power is not limited to good people: Lewis learns of Isaac Izard, an evil wizard who wanted to cause the Apocalypse so that he could see what happened afterwards. To do this, he constructed a magical clock with black magic, as long as it exists it will keep ticking, counting down to doomsday. He died before he could finish the clock, but he hid the clock in his house, where Uncle Jonathan now lives. Now Lewis and Jonathan must find the clock before it's too late, and before Isaac's wife, Selena, gets to it.

    When tickets become available, we will purchase for those on the waiting list. You will be sent an email letting you know that you are registered and that you can now log in and pay. We reserve the center seats at the AMC Esplanade Dine-In Theater, which is a movie theatre-restaurant that features upgraded seats, an option-packed menu, a full cocktail bar and seat-side service at the push of a button. Check out their menu at:    amctheatres.com/food-and-drink/dine-in

    Park in the garage below the theater, accessed from Esplanade Ln off Camelback or 24th St. You can park above or below ground. Remember what level you parked on and bring your parking stub in to validate. If you want an adult beverage, bring your ID.

    Arrive in the lobby 20 minutes before the show to sign-in and receive your ticket(s).

    Trip leaders are Joe&Hans who can be contacted at TicTok@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-708-9691 (text only) 

    • 10/25/2018
    • 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • 30205 N Black Canyon Hwy Phx 85085
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    • 11/08/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 2515 E Camelback Rd Phx 85016
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    Until we find out the exact time & cost for this event, please use the "Join waitlist" button to leave your name and E-mail. Once registration is open, we will contact you.

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    All Clara wants is a key - a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer's annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key-which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It's there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip, a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers, and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger, to retrieve Clara's key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world.

    When tickets become available, we will purchase for those on the waiting list. You will be sent an email letting you know that you are registered and that you can now log in and pay. We reserve the center seats at the AMC Esplanade Dine-In Theater, which is a movie theatre-restaurant that features upgraded seats, an option-packed menu, a full cocktail bar and seat-side service at the push of a button. Check out their menu at:    amctheatres.com/food-and-drink/dine-in

    Park in the garage below the theater, accessed from Esplanade Ln off Camelback or 24th St. You can park above or below ground. Remember what level you parked on and bring your parking stub in to validate. If you want an adult beverage, bring your ID.

    Arrive in the lobby 20 minutes before the show to sign-in and receive your ticket(s).

    Trip leaders are Joe&Hans who can be contacted at Nutcracker@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-708-9691 (text only) 

    • 11/19/2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 2515 E Camelback Rd Phx 85016
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    The powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) has been captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escapes custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

    When tickets become available, we will purchase for those on the waiting list. You will be sent an email letting you know that you are registered and that you can now log in and pay. We reserve the center seats at the AMC Esplanade Dine-In Theater, which is a movie theatre-restaurant that features upgraded seats, an option-packed menu, a full cocktail bar and seat-side service at the push of a button. Check out their menu at:    amctheatres.com/food-and-drink/dine-in.

    Park in the garage below the theater, accessed from Esplanade Ln off Camelback or 24th St. You can park above or below ground. Remember what level you parked on and bring your parking stub in to validate. If you want an adult beverage, bring your ID.

    Arrive in the lobby 20 minutes before the show to sign-in and receive your ticket(s).

    Trip leaders are Joe&Hans who can be contacted at Newt@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-708-9691 (text only) 

    • 11/24/2018
    • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 25062 S Meridian Rd., Queen Creek, AZ 85142
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    Tour Arizona's only working olive farm & mill. You will learn about their products & farm, their unique olive tree varieties, see how Extra Virgin Olive Oil is made, the different classes of Olive Oil & the health benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

    Queen Creek Olive Millis home to one of the most exclusive gourmet marketplaces in Arizona. Inside, you will find our selection of signature Extra Virgin Olive Oils, tapenades, stuffed olives, and balsamic vinegars as well as our line of Olivespa products. In addition to our branded products, we also carry a wide variety of local and directly imported wines, specialty cheeses, imported Italian ceramics from Tuscany, and unique local treasures ranging from honey and chocolate, to jewelry, cookbooks and kitchenware.

    Christmas is just 9 days away, so shop for unique gifts & local foods. The Olive Mill’s unique gift boxes are perfect for those hard to shop for. The Queen Creek Olive Mill is the only producer of Arizona Extra Virgin Olive Oil & is used by top chefs in Arizona, so your gift will be uniquely Arizonan. They also have a nice array of wines.

    After the tour, we will be dining in the grove. We will order lunch at The Olive Mill’s del Piero Mediterranean cafe & dine in their olive grove. Shaded patio seating is also available. This is a no-host lunch.

    • 12/06/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 9800 Talking Stick Way, Sct 85256
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     Join us for a fantastic time and great food. Their award-winning buffet offers the best of Italian, Asian, Mexican, Mediterranean & American cuisines. 

    You can indulge in all your favorite dishes like cheesy enchiladas, fresh sushi and more. They also offer live cooking stations, a carving station, a brick oven pizza kitchen and delectable desserts.  Menu items subject to change daily.

    The registration fee covers your meal*, non-alcoholic drinks**, tax and tip.

    *It's a buffet so you can return for more as much as you like.   ** Alcoholic drinks are available, but not covered in registration fee.

    We need to make reservations for our group so registration will close on December 3rd.

    For more information, contact DA411

    The Wandering Horse is located inside the Talking Stick Resort just E of the 101 Pima Fwy on the NE corner of Dobson and Talking Stick Way. There is a parking structure on the NW side of the Resort and shuttles from the parking lot.

    • 12/08/2018
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 3711 W Deer Valley Rd Phx 85308
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    At the Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve, we will explore southwest archeology, rock art, and the prehistoric cultures of Arizona who left their marks here between 500 and 7,000 years ago. 

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    You are encouraged to think more deeply about history, social studies, cultural diversity, art, desert ecology and geology. The Preserve is the gateway to Arizona’s rich archaeological past, and serves to connect the past to the present. Using the over 1600 petroglyphs, you will learn that rock art is a window to the world of ancient peoples and that there are multiple interpretations for thinking about rock art meaning. 

    The guided tour is 90 minutes & you will participate in the following activities: • Tour of the museum exhibit • Visit to the petroglyph site & nature preserve • Mesquite pod grinding with manos and metates.

    Be sure to wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen & a hat.  Bring and drink plenty of water. After the tour, join us for lunch at the nearby Claim Jumper. Let the event leader know if you would like to do lunch by clicking HERE

    • 12/16/2018
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 8307 W Washington ST Peoria 85345
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    Come see a real craft distillery in action & partake of a sampling of 3 kinds of spirits, and a custom made signature cocktail. We look forward to answering your questions about distilleries you’ve always wanted to ask! 

    After the tour join us for dinner at Arriba Mexican Grill located in the Arrowhead Towne Center.

    Lucidi Distilling Co. is located in the Old Town Peoria Entertainment District and is housed at the Historic Fire Station No. 1. Originally constructed in 1920 as Peoria’s first movie theater, the building later became our first fire station in 1954. Operating as a fire station until 2006, this historic building has housed many of our city’s vital first responders over the years. That character and attitude is still found within the original brick and concrete walls. In an effort to show our appreciation, and more importantly to honor our past, the name on the building remains: “FIRE STATION NO. 1”.

    Lucidi Distilling Co. makes daily mash runs using state of the art equipment, along with its hybrid pot still. At 330 gallons capacity, running one shift per day, we can easily make up to 120,000 bottles of spirits per year. We are crafting (and in some cases importing) 22 batch flavors of vodka and moonshine, along with gins, whiskeys, bourbons, agave spirits, rums, bitters, and other miscellaneous specialty spirits. 

    Our 330 gallon hybrid pot still system can make every kind of spirit under the sun. Our vodka tower accommodates an extra 12 distillation bubble plates, which can be fine-tuned for an array of different flavor profiles, in addition to using our 4 bubble plate copper tower. Want to learn how it all runs and see it with your own two eyes?  

    Lucidi Distilling Co. is located on Washington St., just W of 83rd Ave. & S of Grand Ave. in Peoria.   

    Your trip leaders are Bruce & Edna who can be reached at: 

    DA411 or 602-708-9691 (text only)

    • 12/19/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 2515 E Camelback Rd Phx 85016
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    Thousands of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, humankind has adapted and a new way of living has evolved. Gigantic moving cities now roam the Earth, ruthlessly preying upon smaller traction towns.

    When tickets become available, we will purchase for those on the waiting list. You will be sent an email letting you know that you are registered and that you can now log in and pay. 

    We reserve the center seats at the AMC Esplanade Dine-In Theater, which is a movie theatre-restaurant that features upgraded seats, an option-packed menu, a full cocktail bar and seat-side service at the push of a button. Check out their menu at:    amctheatres.com/food-and-drink/dine-in.

    Park in the garage below the theater, accessed from Esplanade Ln off Camelback or 24th St. You can park above or below ground. Remember what level you parked on and bring your parking stub in to validate. If you want an adult beverage, bring your ID.

    Arrive in the lobby 20 minutes before the show to sign-in and receive your ticket(s).

    Trip leaders are Joe&Hans who can be contacted at Bürgermeister@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-708-9691 (text only) 

    • 12/28/2018
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    • 12:00 PM
    • 20304 W White Tank Mountain Rd, Waddell 85355
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     You can arrive anytime after Noon on Friday. We have reserved 5 sites which have a table, fire ring, electricity & water. Access to all sites is paved. Quiet hours are from 10 pm to 6 am. 

    A modern restroom with hot showers is close by. Trash dumpster and RV dump are located at the entrance of the campground. Remember to bring food, water, hiking gear and firewood. Your moderately behaved dogs are welcome & you should follow park rules on pets.

    On Sunday, at 5:30 pm  join  us  for  dinner  at  Dillon's KC BBQ. View the DA calendar for more information on this event. 

    On Monday, at 10 am join us as we hike the  Waterfall Canyon Trail.   View the DA calendar for more information on this event. 

    On New Years Eve at 4pm, we gather around the host's site #14 for appetizers, which will be provided. Dinner will be potluck and starts around 4:30 pm. The trip leaders will contact you and coordinate the potluck. Check out time on Sunday is Noon.

    Tenters be sure to bring an extension cord so that you can run power to your tent.

    Directions: White Tank Mountain Regional Park is located at the very west end of Olive Ave about 15 miles west of the 101. Stop at the entrance check in and tell them you are with Desert Adventures. Obtain your permit. If there are any issues, text me.

    Your trip leaders will once again be Mountain Men Joe&Hans who can be reached at WhiteTank@ComputerComprehension.com

    or 602-708-9691 (text only)

    • 12/30/2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 16335 W Northern Ave, Litchfield Park 85340
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    Dillon's at the Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium allows you to dine with the sharks! That’s right! You’ll be eating beside a beautiful 60,000 gallon shark tank. Be inventive and enjoy a new experience today. And, don’t worry, no entrance fee is required for dining!

    View the menu via the above link and see all they have to offer. Once you register, we will add you to the reservation list so we can all sit together. Dillon's is a busy place so please register so that we can include you in our reservations. If you need to cancel at the last minute, please be courteous and contact the trip leaders.

    There is no DA fee for this event

    Your trip leaders will once again be Joe&Hans who can be reached at:

    DinnerwithDA@ComputerComprehension.com

    (text only) 602-708-9691 (text only)

    • 12/31/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 20304 W White Tank Mountain Rd, Waddell 85355
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    Waterfall Trail is located in the White Tank Mountains, northwest of Phoenix. The hike is considered an easy one, and is just less than 2 miles round trip. The first .4 mile in is barrier-free. At about the midway point to the end of the trail at the waterfall, you'll find Petroglyph Plaza. Waterfall Trail is one of the best areas in the Valley for seeing Hohokam petroglyphs.

    Please register so that trip leader knows how many will be attending. There is no DA fee for this event.

    Meet before 10am at the Waterfall Canyon Trailhead, which is located on N Waterfall Canyon Road, in the park. There is a $7 per vehicle entrance fee.

    White Tank Mountain Regional Park is located at the very west end of Olive Ave about 15 miles west of the 101 (Agua Fria Highway).

    Your hike leaders are Bruce & Edna who can be reached via email, which you will receive once you register. 

    • 02/15/2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • 02/17/2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • 2980 Arizona 90 Benson, AZ 85602
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    All 5 of our sites have booked. Join the waitlist then we will see if there are any sites left. If there are, we will contact you.

    Enjoying a relaxing Valentine weekend at Kartchner Caverns State Park. Both caves will be open and there are several trails to explore. 

    The formations in the caves have been continuously growing for tens of thousands of years. The caves are “living” which means water still percolates in so that formations continue to grow. Be sure to make your cave tour reservations early.

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    In order to coordinate tour(s), here is a list of those who want you to know their tour time:

    BIG ROOM:

    THRONE ROOM: Joe&Hans 9:40 am February 16 

    If you would like your tour time listed, click here: DA411

    Saturday evening will be a potluck so please bring a main dish to share. Dessert will be provided.

    We have reserved 6 sites, one of which is a pull through. Each site has electric, water, table, use of thshower/restroom and dump station facilities. Each site can accommodate up to 2 people, 1 vehicle & 1 trailer/tent. Pets are allowed in all outside areas but they should be leashed. We have sites around the communal fire pit so please bring some firewood. Some of us are going up a day early, so if you would like to join us for Thursday night, contact the event coordinators for which of our 5 sites are available for you to reserve.

    Be sure to click the -more info- link above to visit the SP park website to view all the available events, park rules and such.

    Directions:

    Kartchner Caverns State Park is located about 50 miles southeast of Tucson. Take I-10 East to Exit #302. Turn right and go 9 miles south on State Hwy. 90. Entrance to the park is on the right.

    • 03/31/2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 5025 E Van Buren St Phoenix, AZ 85008
    • 10
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    Tours are approximately 2 hours and include the Castle's main floor and basement. Extensive grounds & cactus gardens surrounding the Castle are in comfortable trams. 

    A docent takes us through the Carraro Cactus Gardens on a tram. The tour winds through the beautiful 44 acres, viewing the outer buildings, before arriving at Tovrea Castle. Please be sure to wear comfortable clothing. Walking is minimal.

    Plan on arriving at the Visitor Center, 5025 E. Van Buren in Phoenix, 15 minutes before your tour begins. Bring water for your tour. Please ensure all containers are capped.

    Photography is allowed. Flash photography is not permitted inside the Castle.

    The tour will begin via trams and you will be driven around the property where you will see the unique cactus gardens and outdoor features. The trams will then take you to the Castle where you’ll have an opportunity to go back in time and learn about the man inspired to build the castle and the people that made it their home. The tour will conclude in the visitor center & is approximately 2 hours.

    We have 12 tickets

    After the tour, for those who are interested, we will have lunch somewhere in the area. If you are interested in joining us for lunch, contact the trip leaders no later than March 25th. 

    View pictures of the last DA Tovrea Castle Tour on our web site.

    602-708-9691 (text only)   or   CastleTour@ComputerComprehension.com

    • 04/13/2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 32540 S Biosphere Rd Oracle 85623
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      The Under the Glass Tour experience is perfect for visitors who truly want to explore this amazing facility, its intriguing history, and current scientific research. With your expert guide, you will enjoy the beautiful trail system as you wander through the Rainforest, walk across the Ocean overlook, explore the Coastal Fog Desert, and travel through the underground technosphere, descending into one of the amazing ‘lungs’ – an engineering marvel - that helped moderate air pressure in the sealed B2 environment. 

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    Biosphere 2 is located north of Tucson, Arizona at the base of the stunning Santa Catalina Mountains. This one-of-a-kind facility sits on a ridge at a cool elevation of nearly 4,000 feet and is surrounded by a magnificent natural desert preserve. See why visitors from around the globe journey here for this unique adventure not found anywhere else. Discover real-time research on the future of our planet as it unfolds in the world's largest earth science laboratory.

    Please note that pets are not allowed inside Biosphere 2 or on the grounds. Service pets that are trained to do specific tasks are welcome. Do not leave pets unattended in vehicles.

    After our tour, join us for lunch aLupe's Restaurant in Oracle Junction. 

    Event hosts can be contacted at: Bio@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-708-9691 (text only)

    • 05/09/2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • 05/12/2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • Lynx Lake
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    Eagle Ridge Group Campground is in a Ponderosa Pine setting 1/4 mile from Lynx Lake, which is accessible by car or by foot.  The lake has a boat ramp. There are 12+ hiking trails in the area. A private concession at the north end of the lake offers boat rentals, a store, firewood and a restaurant.

    This is a primo tenting area w/3 large dedicated tenting pads 

    There is room for one large trailer & 3 pop-ups or small trailers. 

    You can arrive anytime after 1pm on Thursday. We have the Peregrine group site, which is tucked away at the end of the Eagle Ridge area. The site features: picnic tables under a lighted Ramada, fire pit, barbeque grills, drinking water, vault toilet & garbage service. Check out time on Sunday is 11 am. There is also a charging station for phones and such.

    Please bring some firewood. Your moderately behaved dogs are welcome. There is a campground host on-site who might enforce the pets on leash rule. Quiet time is from 10 pm till 6 am. A kettle and bottled water will be available at the Ramada so bring your instant coffee, cocoa, cider or tea along with your favorite mug.

    On Friday afternoon around 4pm, we will have a social and DA will provide the snacks & water. On Saturday, Paul will take you on a hike around Lynx Lake. 

    To keep the trip fees reasonable but also covering the cost of this group site, the Saturday evening dinner will be no-host and at the nearby Chinese Buffet Restaurant.

    Your trip leaders will once again be Mountain Men Joe&Hans who can be reached at Lynx@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-708-9691 (text only)

    • 11/22/2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • 11/24/2019
    • 11:30 AM
    • Picacho Peak
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    You can arrive anytime after noon on Friday. We have reserved 5 sites with electricity. Pricing is per site. Access to all sites is paved. All sites offer a picnic table and barbeque/fire ring. Quiet hours are from 10pm to 6am. Generator use is not permitted as the sites have electricity

    A modern restroom with hot showers is close by. Potable water, trash dumpsters and RV dump are located at the entrance of the campground. Remember to bring food, water, hiking gear and firewood. Your moderately behaved dogs are welcome.

    Not into camping? Make it a day trip and join us on Saturday and stay for the potluck. Be sure to register & pay.

    On Saturday, we will be visiting the Ironwood Pig Sanctuary. View the calendar for more information on this event. On Saturday, at 4pm, we gather around the host's Ramada, site A13, for appetizers. Dinner will be potluck and start around 4:30 pm so bring a favorite dish to share. Hans will contact you to coordinate the potluck. Check out time on Sunday is Noon. 

    Your trip hosts are Joe&Hans who can be contacted via text at:

    602-708-9691

    15520 Picacho Peak Rd Picacho 85241

    Picacho Peak State Park is located approximately 60 miles south of Phoenix and approximately 40 miles north of Tucson. The park entrance is ½ mile off Interstate 10 at exit 219. Follow the brown park signs to the park entrance. 

    Tenters be sure to bring an extension cord so that you can run power to your tent.

    Due to the nature of the State Park's refund policy, cancellations will only receive a refund if made by November 14th. This event will not be canceled due to inclimate weather.

    • 11/23/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • near Marana
    • 9
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    The Ironwood Pig Sanctuary is dedicated to eliminating the suffering of pot bellied pigs in Arizona and surrounding states by promoting spaying and neutering, assisting owners and other sanctuaries, and providing a permanent home in a safe, nurturing environment for those that are abandoned, abused, neglected, or unwanted. The sanctuary is home to almost 600 pot bellied pigs.

    There is no DA fee for this event but a minimum donation of $5 per person is requested for the pigs. Please be sure to register since tours have limited space.

    The piggys also love donated blankets and throws, so keep an eye out for some at yard sales and thrift stores!

    A tour of the sanctuary is a 1½ to 2 hour walking tour through the various fields. You will be outdoors for the entirety of the tour. Please consider the following to make your visit pleasant:

            *Wear comfortable walking shoes

            *Wear a hat

            *Wear sunscreen

            *Bring a water bottle. Refills are available.

    Detailed driving directions will be supplied when you register. Join us after the tour for lunch at the DQ grill or Subway.

    Your event organizers are Piglets Joe&Hans who can be reached at: Oinkers@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-708-9691 (text only)

Past events

07/12/2018 Ant-Man & the Wasp
06/22/2018 Mingus Mountain Campout
06/13/2018 Eddie Basha Art Collection Tour
06/06/2018 Deadpool 2: The Second Coming
06/05/2018 Social @ Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
05/31/2018 Mt. Lemmon Campout
05/30/2018 SOLO: A Star Wars Story
05/26/2018 Audit & Core Meeting
05/10/2018 Lynx Lake Campout
05/08/2018 Core/Activities Meeting
05/05/2018 Adult Puppet Slam
04/28/2018 Glow Putt Mini Golf
04/13/2018 Lake Pleasant Campout/Members Party
04/10/2018 Core/Activities Meeting
04/07/2018 DaVinci's Secret (Escape Room)
04/03/2018 Social @ Attic Ale House
03/31/2018 Butter Making Class
03/21/2018 Herberger Tour
03/17/2018 Core Meeting @ Elly's Brunch & Cafe
03/13/2018 A Wrinkle in Time
03/04/2018 Tovrea Castle Tour
02/24/2018 Granite Mountain Hotshots/Journey Trail Hike
02/17/2018 Four Peaks Brewery Tour
02/04/2018 Superbowl LII Party
01/09/2018 General Membership Meeting
12/27/2017 Core Dinner Meeting @ sauce
12/20/2017 Star Wars: The Last Jedi
12/09/2017 Holiday Party @ Sierra Bonita Grill
11/18/2017 Ironwood Pig Sanctuary
11/17/2017 Picacho Peak Campout
11/07/2017 Core Group Meeting
11/05/2017 Wrigley Mansion Tour
11/05/2017 Brunch @ Wrigley Mansion
10/28/2017 Mystery Castle Tour
10/19/2017 Reynolds Creek Campout
10/12/2017 Blade Runner 2049
10/07/2017 Glow Putt Mini Golf
08/31/2017 Bell Trail Hike
08/27/2017 Members Party @ Let It Roll
08/12/2017 North Phoenix Pool Party
08/12/2017 Core Group Meeting
08/04/2017 Mingus Mountain Campout
07/08/2017 Christmas in July Pool Party
07/01/2017 Members Party in Prescott
06/25/2017 Dinner with DA @ Fogo de Chão
06/17/2017 Glow Golf
06/11/2017 BUNCO
06/07/2017 Wonder Woman
06/04/2017 Audit & Core Meeting
05/28/2017 Book of Mormon @ Gammage
05/19/2017 Bartlett Lake Bash
05/11/2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in 3D
05/04/2017 Lynx Lake Campout
04/30/2017 Dinner with DA @ The Mining Camp
04/27/2017 Dining out for Life
04/14/2017 Fish Fry @ The Horny Toad
04/14/2017 Core Group Meeting
04/06/2017 Alamo Lake Campout
04/05/2017 Social Meeting
04/02/2017 Pride Parade with DA
03/17/2017 Lake Pleasant Campout & Chili Cookoff
03/15/2017 Kong: Skull Island
03/12/2017 Core Group Meeting
03/11/2017 Southwest Conservation Center Wildlife Sanctuary
03/07/2017 Social Meeting
02/18/2017 Lucidi Distilling Co. Tour
02/15/2017 The Lego Batman Movie
02/12/2017 Core Group Meeting
02/05/2017 Superbowl LI Party
01/11/2017 Social Meeting
01/08/2017 Core Group Meeting
12/30/2016 White Tank Campout
12/21/2016 Rogue One
12/13/2016 Core Group Meeting
12/10/2016 Holiday Party @ Christo’s Italian Restaurant
12/06/2016 Mamma Mia! Farewell Tour @ Gammage
11/24/2016 Thanksgiving Dinner
11/23/2016 Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them
11/19/2016 Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch
11/18/2016 Picacho Peak Campout
11/06/2016 Core Group Meeting
11/05/2016 "Just Like Us" Documentary Private Screening
10/15/2016 Rainbows Festival DA Booth sign up
10/12/2016 Gay Night at AZ State Fair
10/05/2016 Core & Social @ Joyride
09/27/2016 Magnificent Seven
09/25/2016 Pairing Social
09/11/2016 Labyrinth 30th Anniversary
09/09/2016 Core Group Meeting @ Grand Canyon
09/08/2016 Grand Canyon Campout
08/23/2016 Kubo and the Two Strings
08/21/2016 Members Party @ Let It Roll
08/17/2016 Florence Foster Jenkins
08/11/2016 Long Valley Campout
08/07/2016 Core Group Meeting
08/06/2016 Dive in Movie
07/26/2016 Star Trek Beyond
07/23/2016 Christmas in July Pool Party
07/17/2016 Core Group Meeting
07/02/2016 Central Phoenix Pool Party
06/29/2016 Independence Day: Resurgence
06/26/2016 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
06/18/2016 Thumb Butte Distillery Tour
06/18/2016 Watson Woods Riparian Preserve Hike
06/16/2016 Lynx Lake Campout
06/12/2016 Core Group Meeting
06/01/2016 Alice Through the Looking Glass
05/27/2016 Mt. Lemmon Campout
05/22/2016 Spring Concert: Bustin' Out All Over!
05/14/2016 Vortex!
05/10/2016 Captain America: Civil War in 3D
05/08/2016 Audit & Core Group Meeting
05/08/2016 Tovrea Castle Tour
05/07/2016 Butterfly Wonderland
05/04/2016 Fate Brewing Co. Tour
04/30/2016 Tough Mudder Arizona
04/28/2016 Dining out for Life
04/26/2016 The Huntsman Winter's War
04/21/2016 Alamo Lake Campout
04/20/2016 Social & Greet New Officers
04/16/2016 Jeff's Mid Spring Morning Wildflower Abbondanza Meander
04/09/2016 Southwest Conservation Center Wildlife Sanctuary
03/30/2016 Batman vs Superman - Dawn of Justice
03/25/2016 Burro Creek Campout
03/20/2016 Core Group Meeting
03/19/2016 BUNCO
03/13/2016 Arcosanti Tour
03/12/2016 Badger Springs Trail Wash Trek
03/02/2016 Gods of Egypt
02/12/2016 Kartchner Caverns Campout
02/09/2016 Core Group Meeting
02/08/2016 Hail, Caesar!
02/07/2016 Superbowl 50 Party
02/03/2016 Kung Fu Panda 3
01/30/2016 ROCKY HORROR SHOW SIGN-A-LONG
01/16/2016 Phoenix Ale Brewery Tour
01/13/2016 Social & Core at Los Diablos Bar
01/01/2016 White Tank Mountain Hike
12/23/2015 Star Wars The Force Awakens in 3D
12/19/2015 Phoenix Desert Botanical Gardens Luminarias
12/19/2015 Queen Creek Olive Mill Tour
12/12/2015 Holiday Party @ Christo’s Italian Restaurant
12/09/2015 Core Dinner @ Barrio Urbano
11/28/2015 Jeff's Way Better Than Last Time Hike
11/26/2015 Central Phoenix Thanksgiving Dinner
11/21/2015 Picacho Peak Hike
11/20/2015 Picacho Peak Campout
11/15/2015 Grand Canyon Backpacking 2.0
11/04/2015 Core Group Meeting
11/03/2015 The Importance of Being Ernest
10/30/2015 Halloween Campout @ Lake Pleasant
10/24/2015 Dos Arroyos Trail Hike
10/20/2015 Social at Los Diablos Bar
10/17/2015 Rainbows Festival
10/10/2015 Pool Party
10/02/2015 Gay Days at Disneyland
09/26/2015 Arizona Distilling Company Tour
09/20/2015 Dinner with DA @ Wandering Horse Buffet
09/11/2015 Core Group Meeting @ Grand Canyon
09/10/2015 Grand Canyon Campout
08/29/2015 BUNCO
08/12/2015 Sequoia and Kings Canyon Campout
08/09/2015 Members Party @ Let It Roll
08/01/2015 Central Avenue Pool Party
07/18/2015 Christmas in July Pool Party
07/08/2015 Social & Core Meeting at Hula's Modern Tiki
07/02/2015 Long Valley Campout
06/13/2015 Members Pool Party
06/07/2015 Core Group Meeting - June
05/29/2015 Mt. Lemmon Campout
05/15/2015 Bartlett Lake Bash
05/10/2015 Tovrea Castle Tour 2015
05/09/2015 Core Meeting & Annual Audit
05/01/2015 Kartchner Caverns
04/30/2015 Dining out for Life
04/18/2015 Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium and Safari Park
04/11/2015 Phoenix Pride Parade and Festival
04/08/2015 Social at Joyride Taco House
04/04/2015 Easter Eve Morning Hike
03/27/2015 Lake Pleasant Members Party Campout
03/15/2015 LGBT Day at the Renaissance Festival
03/10/2015 Core Group Meeting March 2015
03/07/2015 Melrose on 7th Avenue Street Fair
02/27/2015 Cave Creek Chili Cookoff Campout
02/14/2015 Valentines Day Lunch at The Landmark
02/01/2015 Superbowl XLIX Party
01/21/2015 Social Meeting Stacys at Melrose
01/18/2015 Core Group Meeting January 2015
12/20/2014 Queen Creek Olive Mill Tour 2014
12/06/2014 Holiday Party 2014
11/27/2014 Thanksgiving Dinner 2014
11/10/2014 Grand Canyon Backpacking
10/04/2014 October Member's Pool Party 2014
09/19/2014 Lynx Lake Campout 2014
09/14/2014 Core Group Meeting Sept. 2014
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