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Upcoming Events

    • 07/01/2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • 07/04/2022
    • 11:00 AM
    • Mt Lemmon Coronado NF AZ 85619


    Mt.Lemmon Campout


    Friday July 1st thru Monday July 4th

    ARRIVAL time is 1PM Friday, Check Out 11AM Monday! Just an hour northeast of Tucson!

    Beat the heat camping on Mt. Lemmon near 8000 ft. surrounded by the cool pines above Tucson.

    We have Whitetail site #1 reserved. It's more cozy but still has a large Ramada, electricity, water, grills and terraced tent sites along the hill.

    Getting to the campsite is a memorable trip up the Sky Island Scenic Byway, a recently improved road that has changing vegetation from the desert floor to the fir tree forest above. Figure about two hours from Phoenix to Tucson and another hour up the hill.

    It's just a short walk to a dramatic view of Tucson. Great hiking trails are all around. If there is interest an organized hike will be planned. In addition there are many things to explore up on the mountain. The Mt. Lemmon ski area operates its lift year round. The Iron Door Restaurant is open for lunch. There’s the little vacation village of Summerhaven only 4 miles up the road where you can find eats, ice cream and a small general store for ice. There is a restaurant open for brunch and dinner called Sawmill Run. You might want to explore the Marshall Gulch picnic area at the Lemmon Summit Trailheads. Hopefully you’ll also have time for a quiet afternoon in the cool air.

    The campsite is optimized for tent camping. Because of space limits expect to share your terrace with at least one other tent. Each terrace is a good size. Parking space is strictly limited to 8 vehicles. Carpooling is recommended. When we reach 8 vehicles it will be necessary to park across the highway along a side road.

    A BYOB is planned for Saturday from 5pm till 6pm. Please bring something to share for the cocktail hour. A Saturday meal will be provided for 6:00 PM and those wishing to come for the meal only are welcome. We will provide coffee and snacks for the mornings. Please bring firewood. (A number of time there have been fire restrictions but near the 4th there usually has been rain.) (The camp host usually has some for sale.) We hope that people from Phoenix and Tucson will join us for the hikes and meal.


    From the 10 take Ina Rd. east. Following the main road bear right as it turns into Skyline then Sunrise Dr. Turn right at Kolb Rd. and follow it about four miles to Tanque Verde Rd. Turn Left on Tanque Verde Rd. and follow it to the Catalina Highway (Last chance shopping center). Turn left on Catalina and follow it up the mountain. Do not pay at the fee station. Watch carefully at about the 21 mile marker and turn left into the campground. You will likely have to open the gate. Proceed to the camp host and then down to the first site on the left.

    • 07/24/2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Andy's place 85022

    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.

    • 07/30/2022
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Peoria 85383
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    We're staying with our traditional holiday theme of turkey and ham with all the fixings! Please bring a side dish, appetizer or dessert. See below to view what is being brought so far. We will have water/ice so bring your favorite beverage.

    Our infamous white elephant gift exchange will continue this year, so please bring a wrapped-up and fun used/tacky gift. These gifts will be anonymously exchanged while we're gathered around the festive Christmas tree. This event is at Scott's spectacular house and is limited to 20 attendees. Scott lives in Peoria and his address will be supplied once you complete your registration.

    What is being brought so far:

    • Dessert x 6
    • Appetizer x 9
    • Side Dish x 6

    And of course, what's Christmas in July 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!

    This is put on by the core. If you have any questions email

    • 08/06/2022
    • 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Gilbert 85296


    • 08/14/2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 1160 S Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85296


    Lets Roll through the summer with a little bowling fun

    Join your fellow Desert Adventurer’s at Bowlero in Gilbert for some friendly bowling competition, some pizza, and a chance to visit with everyone.

    Registration is required to attend this event and will close on Wednesday, August 11th @ noon. We will purchase for those who have indicated they will be bowling. You must be registered by August 11th to bowl. Members who show up without registering by August 11th & want to bowl will be charged $10.

    Plan to arrive on Sunday, August 14th before 1 pm to get your fancy shoes on & pick out a ball. We've paid for 2 hours of bowling starting at 1 pm until 3 pm.

    This is one of Desert Adventure’s annual members party.  If you're a current member, bowling & shoes are free, as long as you register by August 11th. The club will also pick up some pizza and sodas. You're on your own for major food & beverages.

    Guests are welcome to join us at a cost of $15

    If you have any questions.

    Email DA at

    • 08/20/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • 4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050


    Welcome to MIM to discover the world through music with a private guided tour for Desert Adventures.

    Start the journey with a one-hour overview tour of the world’s music, focusing on cultures and traditions in each geographic region of the globe. Find your own musical heritage as you travel with us. End the tour in the Experience Gallery, where you can make some music of your own on unique instruments.

    The second hour explore galleries independently using guidePORTs and headsets. Celebrate some influential performers in the Artist Gallery, MIM’s own hall of fame including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Maroon 5, and more. Guests walk away understanding the powerful connections we share through music and why we say music is the language of the soul.  

    Meet in the lobby at 10 a.m. and at noon in the Mechanical Gallery to hear a brief demonstration of the Orchestrion before ending your MIM adventure.

    If you have any questions, please contact: / 480-695-3880

    • 08/21/2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Barb's Place 85013

    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.

    • 08/24/2022
    • 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 3033 W Agua Fria Fwy Phx 85027

    Ellison Creek is a wonderful swimming hole tucked back between Payson and the Mogollon Rim. It is the crown jewel of the Water Wheel area. It takes a short drive, a mile hike down a dirt road. If you want to take the scenic route, an incredible hike through a prehistoric looking landscape of slate and dense foliage, a jump over the creek and several ponds that you have to navigate over and around to reach this inviting, cold clear swimming hole that is most definitely worth the trip. Make sure you have some slip proof water shoes as any of the rock that gets wet is very slippery.

    There is a lot to explore in the area and if you park just past second crossing. Literally a few feet past the creek on the left and cross the road you can head up a trail that will lead down to a nice pool where you can do a bit of cliff jumping. The trail is pretty steep as you head down to the creek. There is a nice small waterfall that you can swim up to.

    Meet at 7:30 AM at AMC 17 parking lot at I-17 and Hwy 101. We will leave at 8:00 AM sharp for Payson so don’t be late.      NOTE: THERE IS A $10 USER FEE PER VEHICLE. CARPOOLING IS SUGGESTED.

    *1st parking lot with restrooms - 34.350754, -111.285511

    **2nd crossing camp site: 34.356534, -111.283019

    Travel time 1hr 30 min.

    Getting There: From Payson, head north about 1 mile from the intersection of the SR260 and SR87 (the corner with the McDonalds on it) and turn right on Houston Mesa Road. Stay on Houston Mesa road for 8.2 miles just after you cross the creek for the second time and head up the road a couple hundred yards to the next turnoff to the right and head back near the closed gate and park. Hike up the dirt road up and to the left until you reach a low point in the road approximately 0.5 miles. Head down the path to the river that you will hear off to your right. Once at the river, go upstream a few hundred yards until you see the pool.

    **Alternate Route: (a bit more difficult) Start at the large parking area at Water Wheel. Hike upstream and boulder hop up to the confluence of Ellison Creek and the East Verde River. Ellison Creek will be coming from the right (south-east). Follow the creek upstream until you reach the pool. Altogether it will take about 30 minutes to reach the pool.

    *Additional Alternate Route: (even a bit more difficult) Park at Second Crossing parking area and cross the road. There will be a trail leading down to the East Verde River. Follow the trail and scramble down the rocks to the river and follow the river downstream to the confluence of the East Verde River and Ellison Creek. There you will need to jump across the river and follow Ellison Creek to the waterfall.

    For any questions call Scott 602 818-2190

    After the hike we will meet at a fabulous restaurant for lunch before heading back.

    Please be sure to sign up by August 17th so you don’t get left behind and miss out on all the fun.

    • 09/08/2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • 09/11/2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Mather Group site
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    Join our DA Family for a fabulous time at the Grand Canyon.

    This is weekend after Labor Day.

    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 have TBD and something vegetarian. Happy hour at around 5ish. We’ll provide some kind of happy hour adult beverage, and ask that everybody bring some kind of side or desert to share.

    This year the group sites are closed for a National Paving Project. We have reserved sites in Juniper & can have a maximum of 2 vehicles/3 tents per site. If you have an RV/trailer, you can reserve your own site & join us for dinner. Site reservations can be made at or call 877-444-6777. Click here to see what sites DA has reserved. The closest hotel rooms are located at the Yavapai Lodge, which also has a restaurant & free Wi-Fi. 

    There is a general store that has a selection of food & liquor and a snack bar. Elk and deer have frequently wandered through the neighborhood. There is drinking water and restrooms right next to the DA sites. Showers are available at the entrance to the sites, along with an RV dump station, phones, overflow parking & laundry facilities. Bring quarters and flip-flops or river shoes for the shower.

    Please bring firewood.

    Andy & Daniel are the event hosts this year. You can contact them at:

    • 09/18/2022
    • 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Carol's Place 85296

    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.

    • 09/23/2022
    • 1:30 PM
    • 09/25/2022
    • 11:00 AM
    • Playground Group Site


    The Playground Group Site is located in the pines at 7,500 feet atop Mingus Mountain in the Prescott National Forest. The site is shaded by sycamore & located near many trails. The site has tables, grills, trash dumpster, vault toilet, is fenced in but does not have water.

    Plan to arrive anytime after 1:29 pm on Friday, September 23rd. The gate will be locked before that time. Once we arrive, we keep the gate closed. Just lift the right side, in the middle and push it open. Drive in & pick a place to camp. Our campsite is near Jerome, Sedona & Prescott Valley. Check out time on Sunday is 11 am.

    Coffee will be brewed each morning starting at 6 am. Please bring your favorite mug. Sugar & creamer supplied.

    Hans is coordinating a Saturday evening potluck. He will contact you once you register & pay to manage the menu. 

    Not into camping? Join us on Saturday & stay for the potluck. Be sure to register & pay and Hans will contact you about the potluck.

    Remember to bring food & drinking water. Your well-behaved dogs are welcome.

    Some things to do: Mingus lake is a short walk away and a little farther is a lookout from the side of the mountain where you can see the Verde Valley.

    Things to know in advance: Quiet time is from 10 pm - 6 am. The hosts will be connected to the only 30 amp outlet. You are welcome to use their microwave. A power outlet is available for phone charging, skillets & crock pots.

    • 10/07/2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • 10/09/2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • 675 Dead Horse Ranch Road Cottonwood AZ 86326

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    This north-central Arizona park is located in Cottonwood and within the Verde River Valley corridor. The spacious campgrounds give quick access to most of the park features like trails, playground, lakes, and the Verde River. Dead Horse Ranch is a great place to stay while you explore the natural beauty and rich history of this popular Arizona region. 

    Each site has water, electricity, fire pit & picnic table. There are restroom facilities with hot showers close by. A dump station is at the entrance & the park has several trash bins.

    If you want a tent site, (non electric & no water), for a lower price, contact the event host. Water can be obtained at the nearby restroom facilities. Tent sites have a fire pit & picnic table.

    You can arrive anytime after 1 pm on Friday. We are in the Cooper's Hawk Loop. Remember to bring food, water, hiking gear & firewood. Your moderately behaved dogs are welcome. Please follow park rules.

    On Saturday, we gather around the eating area at 5 pm for a potluck dinner. Participation is not mandatory. DA will provide plates, utensils, napkins & water. Your hosts will provide some sides. Remember, there is power so bring your crockpot.

    So far we have:

    • Potato Salad
    • Assorted cheeses

    Want to join us just for Saturday & the potluck, there is a registration for that! A separate day visit park fee of $7 will be charged at entry. Also, join us on Saturday for a visit to Tuzigoot National Monument which is a separate event & requires separate registration.

    Your event hosts will once again be Mountain Men Joe&Hans who can be reached at

    Or text only - 602-708-9691

    • 10/08/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 25 Tuzigoot Rd Clarkdale 86324

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    Visit Tuzigoot National Monument to immerse yourself in the presence of people who lived in the Verde Valley a thousand years ago. Set aside twenty or thirty minutes to explore the Tuzigoot museum, which highlights ceramics, textiles, and tools found during the excavation of Tuzigoot pueblo, and was developed with help from descendants of the people who lived here. 

    Trails on site will take you through the Tuzigoot pueblo and Tavasci Marsh. Spend time with a ranger and learn about the Sinagua and the lives they led in the Verde Valley.

    There is no DA event fee but there is a $10 park entrance fee unless you have a America The Beautiful pass which gets you & 3 other adults in for free. We have a pass & the first 2 people who register can be included in ours. Let us know when you register if you also have a pass. 

    Join us afterwards for lunch at The Tavern Grille in Cottonwood.

    Your trip leaders will once again be Joe&Hans who can be reached at or 602-708-9691 (text only)

    • 10/16/2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Deby's Place Mesa 85206

    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.

    • 10/22/2022
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • 1320 E Broadway Rd Tempe 85282
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    Junn Sushi is an All You Can Eat, (AYCE), sushi restaurant. Enjoy quality sushi rolls made to order. They are not a buffet; all of their rolls are handcrafted to order. They also feature a full-service bar with cocktails, wine, sake, soju as well as a view of our sushi chefs creating your sushi orders on the spot.

    Junn has a few rules for the AYCE:

    1. Everyone at the table must choose the same AYCE

    2. Leftover food will be charged an additional 20% on top of the AYCE price

    3. Leftover foods cannot be packed “to go”

    4. Please understand some items might be out of stock

    5. Max 5 orders per person at a time to avoid wait time

    We will all be ordering the Sushi Lovers AYCE which is currently $26.99. View the menu via the above link. AYCE is everything on the 1st page of the menu EXCEPT what is in the dotted box in the lower right corner. We can share food.

    Your event hosts are Joe&Hans who can be reached at:

    602-708-9691 (text only)

    • 10/28/2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • 10/30/2022
    • 11:00 AM
    • 33.644493, -111.045173

    • 11/19/2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 5802 E Indian School Rd Phx 85018


    The new Arizona Falls combines art, history & technology to generate clean electricity from the canal's waterfall.

    Visitors, surrounded by water on three walls in the water room, may sit on large boulders as they enjoy the cool and soothing sounds of flowing water.

    Through sheets of flowing water, the antique gears used in the original hydroelectric plant can be seen. Two aqueducts frame the room to create the feeling of being inside the historic waterfall. A shade structure covers stone block seats near a pool of water.

    The facility is accessible via stairs or ramp.

    Join us afterwards for lunch at Pitch just 2 miles SE of the Falls.

    Your trip leaders will once again be Joe&Hans who can be reached at or 602-708-9691 (text only)

    • 11/20/2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Joe&Hans' House 85016
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    This venue has limited space.

    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.

    • 11/24/2022
    • 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Barb's house 85013
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    Your Desert Adventures family will once again be serving home-cooked turkey and delicious honey glazed ham. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share, we‘ll have soft drinks and water.  Bring your own adult beverages.

    Side dishes that we have so far:

    We want to manage our Thanksgiving feast the best way possible so please list what you are going to bring when you register.

    We need to limit the number of attendees to 25, including our host Barb so if you are interested in joining your DA family for this holiday, please REGISTER! If you cannot make it after registering, please let us know so we can ensure that anyone else who wishes can join us.

    Location:       Barbara Hanson’s Home in Phoenix

    Exact Address to be provided with Registration

    Contact:        Barb @ 602-319-2922

    Cost:               Members: $10.00 / Guests: $12.00

    • 12/10/2022
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD

    • 12/17/2022
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 2119 E Camelback Rd Phx 85016

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    This is where the club officers & committee chairs meet to reminisce about the past year & congratulate each other for their hard work.

    • 01/14/2023
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 5847 W Myrtle Ave Glendale 85301

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    The AZ Doll & Toy Museum, which includes dolls & vintage toys from various time periods & countries, is located in The Catlin Court Historic District . 

    There’s plenty to explore including miniature metal vehicles, automatons, model train cars, child-size “companion” dolls, Star Wars figures, nesting dolls and dollhouses filled with miniature dolls and furnishings.

    You'll enjoy the replica of a one-room schoolhouse, where you can look for similarities and differences between modern classrooms and those of a century ago.

    Located on the SE corner of 59th Ave & Myrtle, there is free parking directly north & across street from the Museum entrance.

    Join us afterwards next-door for lunch at The Pink Door Tea House.

    Your trip leaders will once again be Joe&Hans who can be reached at or 602-708-9691 (text only)

    • 01/21/2023
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • 7380 E 2nd St Scottsdale 85251
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    Tickets will be purchased on July 14th for those who have registered & payed. After that, join the waitlist & we will see if there are any seats left.

    Forget everything your Granny has told you about aging. 

    From early retirement right up to the pulling of the plug, 21st century seniors are partying like it’s 1969. Imagine: no work, no pregnancy, and a full array of Medicare-subsidized pharmaceuticals. It’s the boomer dream!

    These boomers are partying at Pelican Roost, the very active retirement community that is home to the 18-different characters played by the show’s two actors. Pelican Roost is where 70-something is the new 20-something—only with looser skin.

    Assisted Living: The Musical® is a vaudeville-esque romp for everyone who is aging, and for those who hope to. The title came before the show. It happened in a parking lot one warm south Florida night in 2008 when a follower asked the topic of Compton & Bennett’s next show. They had no idea. Rick Compton saw someone loading a walker and said, “Maybe something on assisted living.” Betsy Bennett elbowed him and said derisively, “Yeah, right: Assisted Living: The Musical.” 

    Your trip leaders will once again be Joe&Hans who can be reached at or 602-708-9691 (text only)

    • 02/12/2023
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 2501 East Telawa Trail Phx 85016
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    Join us in our private room with our own personal attendant. All our food & drink is brought to the table, starting off with sweet breads, cheese/meats platter, fruits & unlimited tea/coffee.

    Other items can be ordered off the menu & will be brought to our table. For dessert, wonderful handcrafted bite sized sweets. All of this is included in the event fee. You can also partake of bottomless Cava or Mimosas for an additional fee. The menu changes weekly. Click here for a sample.

    -Event fee INCLUDES brunch, tax & tip-

    The Wrigley Mansion was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989 and has been designated as a Phoenix Point of Pride. The Wrigley Mansion is a landmark building constructed between 1929 and 1931 by chewing-gum magnate William Wrigley, Jr. It sits atop a 100-foot knoll with spectacular views of greater Phoenix to the southThere are 3 steps to enter our private room. Before or after brunch, feel free to walk around for a self tour. 

    You can park below & walk up the back or take advantage of valet parking at the main entrance on top of the hill.

    Join the waitlist on the website now & we will register you on February 1st 2023. Your invoice will be sent out & payment MUST be received by January 10th. Current event fees are $82-Member/$84 Guests. These amounts will only change if the Wrigley Mansion changes their cost. This event is limited to 12 attendees.

    -Event fee INCLUDES brunch, tax & tip-

    602-708-9691 (text only)

    • 02/25/2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 1020 N 1st Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003


    Ever wonder what’s going on in Downtown Phoenix with an ever-changing skyline?

    Come join trip leaders Barb and Tom for a hike that will point out buildings from the past and present plus all the new construction that is changing the city’s downtown skyline.

    Hikers will meet at the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral parking garage (just north of the cathedral), located at 100 Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85003.  The light rail is available with a stop at Roosevelt and Central Ave.

    It will be a two-hour hike that will proceed into the heart of Roosevelt Row and then down into the center of the downtown.  The hike will end up at the Pita Jungle at 1001 N. 3rd Ave. #4, Phoenix, AZ  85003.

    If you have any questions, please call Barb at 602-319-2922

    • 03/10/2023
    • 1:00 PM
    • 03/12/2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • TBD

    • 03/11/2023
    • 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TBD

    • 03/25/2023
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 2757 E Guadalupe Rd Gilbert 85234

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     Join us for a leisurely walk around The Preserve, which is organized into various vegetative zones ranging from marshlands to native riparian and upland vegetation areas.

    Approximately 298 species of birds have been identified on the site, and many insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals have found homes there as well. There are interpretive education panels on wildlife and vegetation throughout. Viewing blinds have been established at various locations near the edge of several ponds to further enhance the visitor’s experience.

    A floating boardwalk crossing the northern end of the lake allows visitors a close up view of the fish and ducks on the water. The preserve also includes restroom facilities.

    Join us afterwards for lunch at Pacific Seafood Buffet.

    Your trip leaders will once again be Joe&Hans who can be reached at or 602-708-9691 (text only)

    • 04/15/2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • North Scottsdale

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    Space is limited & this event sold out early when we went in 2022. Tickets will be purchased on March 15th for those who have registered & paid. After that, join the waitlist & we will see if any more tickets are available.

    The Phoenix Herpetological Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is a statewide facility that includes a surrender facility, education program, summer camps and rescue and rehabilitation.

    Interact with some of our special animals, which for many people is a once in a lifetime experience. Guests will get to learn about endangered species, how we contribute to conservation of those animals, some of the considerations we must contemplate when having these reptiles in Arizona, which reptiles are good pets for children or adults, adaptations of animals from across the world, and much more! This educational, hands-on, and exciting adventure is definitely one to remember!

    Consider donating something from their wish list, which can be view via the link above. Once tickets have been purchased, you will receive an email with a link for the liability waiver. Please submit this before the event.

    Join us afterwards for lunch at Jalapeno Inferno just a 4 mile drive south of the tour.

    Your trip leaders will once again be Joe&Hans who can be reached at or 602-708-9691 (text only)

    • 05/06/2023
    • 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Mesa


    • 08/10/2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • 08/13/2023
    • 11:00 AM
    • 34.285065, -110.240217


    Lewis Canyon Campground is located at 6,600 feet in a beautiful ponderosa pine setting with a large open field nearby. Wild turkey, elk and deer are often seen in the vicinity. The trailhead to the Juniper Ridge Trail #640 is located at the group campground. This trail is open to non-motorized vehicles, hikers, horses & mountain bicycles. The trail is a pleasant 14 mile loop through ponderosa pines, juniper and manzanita county. A shorter 7-mile loop trail is also marked.

    You can arrive: anytime after noon on Thursday, August 10th. Check out time on Sunday is 11 am.

    The site features: Picnic tables, fire rings, 4 large group barbecue grills, dumpster & modern vault toilets. The only water on site is non-potable & for drowning the fire. Remember to bring food, drinking water, hiking gear & firewood. Your moderately behaved dogs are welcome.

    If we have at least 6 campers who want to do a pot luck dinner on Saturday evening, Hans will contact you.

    Directions: Driving on AZ-260, turn S onto Pinedale Rd, (+34.317769, -110.247561). Drive through Pinedale and the covered bridge to the U.S. Forest Service work center, (+34.3053, -110.2465). Continue south 2.3 miles on Pinedale Road, which becomes Rim Road. Follow the signs to Lewis Canyon Group Site and turn right onto FR 130A, which goes directly to Lewis Canyon Group Campground (+34.285065, -110.240217).

    Nearest full commercial services are 15 miles in Show Low. 

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

    • 10/06/2023
    • 1:00 PM
    • 10/09/2023
    • 11:00 AM
    • Reynolds Creek Campground


    Reynolds Creek Group site is located at 5200 feet amidst Sycamore and Ponderosa pine. There are several hiking trails in the area and the site is within walking distance of the Salome and Sierra Ancha Wilderness areas. Wildlife in the area includes whitetail deer, elk and wild turkey

    You can arrive anytime after 1pm on Friday. The gate will be locked before that time. After 1pm on Friday, the gate will be closed and appear locked, but it is not locked. Please close the gate once you drive through.  This prevents non-group drive-throughs.

    If we have at least 6 campers who want to do a pot luck dinner on Saturday evening, Hans will contact you.

    Check out time on Monday is 11 am

    The site features: 2 large Ramadas, 8 picnic tables, group grill, large metal campfire ring & 2 vault toilets. There is also an active creek running through the lower portion of the site

    There is no water or trash collection on site

    Remember to bring food, drinking water, hiking gear & firewood. Quiet time is from 10 pm until 6 am. Your moderately behaved dogs are welcome.

    Nearest commercial services are 19 miles north in Young, (gas, ice, food, telephone, Llamas, ice cream and the Antlers Café), or back in Globe/Claypool/Miami, which have all services.

    Your event hosts are be Mountain Men Joe&Hans who can be reached at or 602-7089691  (text only)

Past events

06/26/2022 Core/Activities Meeting
06/18/2022 Western Spirit Museum
06/02/2022 Lewis Canyon Campout
05/28/2022 Phoenix Herpetological Society Tour
05/15/2022 Core/Activities Meeting
05/14/2022 BUNKO
03/27/2022 Audit & Core Meeting
03/26/2022 Liberty Wildlife Private Tour
03/12/2022 Members Party @ Usery Mountain
03/11/2022 Usery Mountain Campout
03/05/2022 Chihuly @ Desert Botanical Gardens
02/27/2022 Core/Activities Meeting
02/21/2022 Dining w/DA at Rosati's
02/05/2022 Downtown Phoenix Urban Hike
01/23/2022 Core/Activities Meeting
01/16/2022 Private Room Brunch @ Wrigley Mansion
01/01/2022 Dining with DA @ Dillon's KC BBQ
12/30/2021 White Tank Campout
12/19/2021 Officer's Core dinner @ Lou's Bar & Grill
12/18/2021 Assisted Living: The Musical®
12/04/2021 Holiday Party & post 40th Anniversary Celebration @ Old Spaghetti Factory
11/25/2021 Thanksgiving Dinner
11/21/2021 Core/Activities Meeting
11/20/2021 Queen Creek Olive Mill Tour
11/05/2021 Lake Pleasant Campout
10/24/2021 Core/Activities Meeting
10/23/2021 Tempe Town Lake Donut Boat DA Meet Up
10/18/2021 Dining w/DA at Sushiholic
10/08/2021 Mingus Mountain Campout
09/23/2021 River Island Campout
09/18/2021 Members Pool Party
09/18/2021 Core/Activities Meeting
09/13/2021 Dining w/DA at Miracle Mile Deli
09/09/2021 Grand Canyon Campout
08/26/2021 Bull Pen on West Clear Creek Week Day Hike
08/23/2021 Dining w/DA at California Fish Grill
08/21/2021 Core/Activities Meeting
08/12/2021 Long Valley Campout
07/31/2021 Xmas in July Pool Party
07/19/2021 Dining w/DA at Joyride Taco House
07/18/2021 Core & Activities Meeting
07/02/2021 Mt. Lemmon Campout
06/27/2021 The Birdcage - 25th Anniversary
06/26/2021 Core/Activities Meeting
06/07/2021 Dining w/DA at California Pizza Kitchen
05/20/2021 Lewis Canyon Campout
05/16/2021 Core/Activities Meeting
05/15/2021 Potluck w/DA
05/08/2021 Liberty Wildlife Private Tour
04/30/2021 Houston Mesa Campout
04/24/2021 Audit & Core Meeting
04/24/2021 Tempe Town Lake Pedal Boats
04/17/2021 Dining w/DA at Angry Crab Shack
04/02/2021 Candlelight Open Air: Vivaldi's Four Seasons
03/26/2021 Usery Mountain Campout
03/22/2021 Dining with DA
03/14/2021 Core/Activities Meeting
02/27/2021 Potluck w/DA
02/21/2021 Core/Activities Meeting
02/13/2021 Casa Grande Neon Sign Park
02/13/2021 Dining w/DA at Chili's
02/13/2021 Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
01/30/2021 Sabino Canyon Crawler
01/25/2021 ZooLights
01/10/2021 Core/Activities Meeting
01/04/2021 Dining with DA @ Doughbird
12/14/2020 Core Holiday meeting @ Bar Louie
12/05/2020 Holiday Party
12/05/2020 Japanese Friendship Garden
11/26/2020 Thanksgiving Dinner
11/15/2020 Core/Activities Meeting
11/14/2020 Glow Putt Mini Golf
11/07/2020 Wild Rising @ Desert Botanical Gardens
11/02/2020 Strange Encounters: Halloween Scavenger Hunt
10/30/2020 Usery Mountain Spooky Campout
10/25/2020 Core/Activities Meeting
10/24/2020 Wine & Cheese Party
10/10/2020 Twilight Dinner Cruise on Canyon Lake
10/03/2020 SW Conservation Center Wildlife Sanctuary
09/24/2020 Reynolds Creek Campout
09/20/2020 Core/Activities Meeting
09/10/2020 Grand Canyon Campout
09/05/2020 Bat Cave Viewing
09/03/2020 Sycamore Creek / Parson’s Trail Weekday Hike
08/16/2020 Core/Activities Meeting
08/15/2020 SanTan Brewery/Distillery Tour
08/09/2020 Members Party @ Let It Roll
07/26/2020 Dinner w/DA @ Coco's
07/25/2020 Core/Activities Meeting
06/14/2020 Audit & Core Meeting
06/13/2020 Dinner w/DA @ Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
05/31/2020 Core/Activities Meeting
04/26/2020 Core/Activities Meeting
04/13/2020 Drive In Double Feature
03/22/2020 Core/Activities Meeting
03/20/2020 Dinner with DA canceled
03/15/2020 Brunch @ Wrigley Mansion
03/08/2020 Call of the Wild
03/07/2020 LA Cage Aux Folles @ Herberger
02/29/2020 Downtown Phoenix Urban Hike
02/22/2020 Lunch with DA @ Cook & Craft
02/15/2020 Spur Cross Dragonfly Loop Hike
02/09/2020 Core/Activities Meeting
02/08/2020 Western Spirit Museum
02/02/2020 Superbowl Party
01/25/2020 Lunch & Art tour @ The Found:re
01/19/2020 Ornament Exchange Dinner
01/17/2020 ZooLights
01/10/2020 Lights of the World
01/07/2020 Cats
01/05/2020 Core/Activities Meeting
01/04/2020 Dinner with DA @ Dillon's KC BBQ
12/18/2019 Core/Activities Dinner @ Keegan's
12/07/2019 Holiday Party @ Cucina Tagliani
12/07/2019 Queen Creek Olive Mill Tour
11/28/2019 Thanksgiving Dinner
11/23/2019 Ironwood Pig Sanctuary
11/21/2019 Picacho Peak Campout
11/16/2019 Blue Man Group Speechless Tour
11/10/2019 Core/Activities Meeting
10/26/2019 Pioneer & Military Memorial Park
10/13/2019 Core/Activities Meeting
10/12/2019 Haunted Phoenix Bus Tour
10/10/2019 Phoenix Zoo Roars & Pours
10/06/2019 Members Party @ Let It Roll
09/26/2019 Roper Lake Campout
09/05/2019 Grand Canyon Campout
08/27/2019 Core/Activities Meeting
08/17/2019 Glow Putt Mini Golf
08/10/2019 Arizona Distilling Company Tour
08/06/2019 Core/Activities Meeting
07/31/2019 Long Valley Campout
07/23/2019 The Lion King
07/20/2019 Dinner with DA @ Wandering Horse Buffet
07/20/2019 OdySea Aquarium
07/07/2019 Core/Activities Meeting
07/06/2019 Christmas in July Pool Party
06/15/2019 Ice Cream Social Pool Party & Core
05/25/2019 Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting
05/19/2019 Audit & Core Meeting
05/17/2019 Fish Fry @ The Horny Toad
05/11/2019 Plum Creek Alpacas tour
05/09/2019 Lynx Lake Campout
05/01/2019 Avengers: Endgame
04/27/2019 Wine & Cheese Party
04/20/2019 Easter Wine Hunt & Brunch
04/16/2019 Social & Core meeting
04/13/2019 Biosphere 2 Under the Glass Tour
03/31/2019 Tovrea Castle Tour
03/24/2019 Arizona Bao Fest
03/23/2019 Game Night
03/16/2019 Core/Activities Meeting
03/15/2019 Usery Mountain Campout/Members Party
03/12/2019 Captain Marvel
03/03/2019 Mystery Castle Tour
03/02/2019 Mardi Gras Party
02/24/2019 Core/Activities Meeting
02/23/2019 Game Night
02/20/2019 Alita: Battle Angel
02/15/2019 Kartchner Caverns Campout
02/03/2019 Superbowl LIII Party
01/26/2019 Game Night
01/20/2019 Core/Activities Meeting
01/02/2019 ZooLights
12/31/2018 White Tank Mountain Hike
12/30/2018 Dinner with DA @ Dillon's KC BBQ
12/28/2018 White Tank Campout
12/19/2018 Mortal Engines
12/18/2018 Officer/Core dinner @ King's Fish House
12/16/2018 Lucidi Distilling Co. Tour
12/06/2018 Holiday Party @ Wandering Horse
11/25/2018 Core/Activities Meeting
11/24/2018 Queen Creek Olive Mill Tour
11/19/2018 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
11/07/2018 The Nutcracker & the Four Realms
10/28/2018 Core/Activities Meeting
10/25/2018 Materials Recovery Facility Tour
10/20/2018 Game Night
09/27/2018 Grand Canyon Campout
09/09/2018 Core/Activities Meeting
08/23/2018 Bull Pen Hike
08/19/2018 Members Party @ Let It Roll
07/29/2018 Core/Activities Meeting
07/28/2018 Intro to Archery
07/21/2018 Christmas in July Pool Party
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
12/09/2017 Queen Creek Olive Mill Tour
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