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Upcoming Events

    • 02/12/2023
    • 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Jon's house, Phoenix AZ 85021
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    Come watch the game or just be entertained by the commercials and halftime show featuring Rihanna! Don’t miss this party! Register today to make sure you get to be part of the game, the fun, the food, and hanging out with great people. If you are not interested in watching the game, feel free to play cards or board games with others in a separate room. (Bring cards or your game of choice.)

    Desert Adventures will provide sandwiches from McGurkee’s, paper products, beer, wine, water, and soft drinks. Feel free to bring your adult beverage of choice if not listed. (BYOB).

    Your hosts will be Jon Quinn, assisted by Bill B. Jon's address will be provided when your payment is received.

    • 02/18/2023
    • 10:00 AM
    • Phon D Sutton Recreation Area, G8WR+G9, Mesa, AZ 85264
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    Discover this 2.4-mile loop trail in Mesa just beyond Usery Mountain Regional Park.

    This is a very easy, flat, and well-marked trail. The trail is mostly packed dirt and sand, so it offers some variety from the mostly rocky trails in the area. There are several interpretative signs along the trail detailing wildlife and foliage, so be sure to read and try to look for local flora and fauna. Additionally, this trail has quite a bit of shade and follows the river for a short distance. To access this trail, users must pay a $12 parking fee. —AllTrails

    Also, Tonto Daily Passes are available at Tonto National Forest offices and retail vendors across the Valley (please call retailers for availability).

    Ask your best buds to jump in the car and go for a ride to this beautiful hike, with an optional lunch to follow at the nearby Red, White and Brew.

    Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash.

    As with all hikes, bring water and a snack for energy as needed.


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

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

    • 03/04/2023
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Annie's Home, Phoenix 85020
    • 18
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    Photo credit: 'Check it Out: Potluck Hawker Eatery's Easter brunch menu | Eat North'

    Please join the Desert Adventures family for a make-it-ourselves brunch at Annie's home near Northern and 7th Street. Specific address will be provided upon registration.

    You can enjoy showing off your culinary skills, assisting in the preparation of the meal, or simply observing the commotion of it all. DA will be providing the eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, potatoes, croissants, and coffee. Contributions of berries, fresh fruit, orange juice, other juices, or sweets are appreciated. Thank you for bringing a part of the meal.

    You are welcome to bring cards or a game to add more fun to the event.

    You can save money throughout the year by joining Desert Adventures and taking advantage of future reduced event costs. It starts today with $5.00 if you join before you sign up. 

    See you there!

                                                                                         

    • 03/11/2023
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • English Rose Tea Room, 201 Easy St Ste 103, Carefree, AZ 85377
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    When was the last time you gussied up (business casual to formal) for an afternoon out? Enjoy this new experience with Desert Adventures. Tell your friends “I’ve done that” or sign them up to join in the experience.

    Now celebrating over 20 years serving tea in Carefree, Arizona the English Rose Tea Room showcases an interior to rival the Ritz Hotel. With floral decor, crystal chandeliers and bone china, it is the perfect spot to enjoy a formal Afternoon Tea or simply a light lunch with a friend.

    The patio offers the opportunity for tea al fresco with beautiful flower walls and chandeliers together with misters during the hotter months and heaters when the weather is cooler. —English Rose Tea Room (carefreetea.com)

    Formal Afternoon Tea includes:

    3-Tiered Presentation of Sandwiches, Scones, Petit Fours, and Tea (gluten-free option available)

    1. Six Tea Sandwiches: Chicken with nutmeg & tarragon, edged with walnuts; Hot-house cucumber with orange-mint butter; Smoked salmon & cream cheese with lemon.
    2. Two Scones: Warm homemade vanilla scones, dusted with powdered sugar, served with strawberry preserve or lemon curd and imported Devon Cream
    3. Selection of Petit Fours: Miniature Victoria Sponge Cake, French Macaron, Chocolate Dipped Strawberry, Lavender Shortbread, Coconut Chocolate Truffle

    Includes a Small Pot of Tea (your choice, 2-3 cups).

    This is an experience you will never forget! Sign up today.

    Note: You can order additional things from the menu.

    • 03/17/2023
    • 2:00 PM
    • 03/19/2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • 6109 N Apache Trl, Apache Junction AZ 85119
    • 37
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    The luck of the Irish will be with us as we enjoy a weekend of camping, hiking, and storytelling. Check in to the Quail Group Camp after 2:00pm on Friday. Join Nancy on Saturday at 10:00am for a hike, meeting at the Cholla Day Use Area. You can choose a 2-mile or 5-mile hike. Bring your camera to capture the abundant wildflowers.

    Saturday evening we will share a scrumptious Members Party dinner of corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, and carrots followed by stories around the campfire. Remember to wear GREEN! Please bring your own adult beverages. We need to know how much food to make, so after you register for this campout, please also register for the members party.

    Quail Group Camp area can accommodate up to 35 RVs or 50+ cars. The ramada has several tables underneath, lights, an electric outlet and a water spigot, group grill, fire pit, and is located near a restroom/shower building. —Group Camping and Day Use | Lost Dutchman State Park
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    Registration is per vehicle, up to four people per vehicle. When you purchase your ticket, you may register up to 3 guests free. You and your guests may share your motor home in group parking or set up tents in group camping.

    We encourage nonmembers to consider joining Desert Adventures, Inc. for this and future events. The cost of membership is $25.00 a year, and you can take advantage of member discounts, include three free Members Parties a year.

    • 03/18/2023
    • 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 6109 N Apache Trl, Apache Junction AZ 85119
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    The tradition of corned beef and cabbage must go on. Join us under the ramada at Lost Dutchman State Park, Quail Group Camp, for a traditional Saint Patrick's Day dinner!

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    The park entrance fee is $10 per vehicle holding up to four people, with an additional fee of $3 per extra passenger.

    Nonmembers can save $12.00 by becoming a member of Desert Adventures and attending free of charge. Please consider joining our organization and enjoying free and reduced admission to this and future events. Membership costs only $25.00 per year. Your savings on this event alone equals almost half of the upcoming year.

    Water is provided. Please bring your own adult beverage.

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

    • 04/01/2023
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Jim & Paul's house, Scottsdale 85251
    • 13
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    An evening to tantalize the taste buds with exceptional wines, beer, cheeses, and sweetness. 

    Wine and cheese have gone hand in hand for centuries. However, with today’s ever-increasing options the pairing decisions can be staggering and not limited to wines.

    Beer is made from the same ingredients as crackers (plus a few extras), so it just makes sense to pair beer with cheese.

    Desert Adventures will be supplying wine, beer, and cheeses, along with some nibbles. You may choose to bring your favorite beer or wine and ask others to sample. 

    We will be gathering at Jim and Paul’s. They are in Scottsdale near Indian School and the 101. Their address & private phone number will be provided after you register. Attire is dressy casual.

    You must be registered to attend this event to ensure we have enough supplies.

    Nonmembers have an opportunity to save $5.00 by joining Desert Adventures, Inc. A few more events and you have made back your membership cost. Membership is just $25.00 per year.

    • 04/14/2023
    • 1:00 PM
    • 04/16/2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • 41835 N Castle Springs Road, Morristown, AZ 85342
    • 14
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    Join us for another great campout at Lake Pleasant!

    We are camping in the Desert Tortoise Campground, which features semi-developed sites with covered picnic table, tent pad, BBQ grill, and fire ring. Restroom and/or shower facilities and potable water are available nearby.

    You may register for a site and share it with up to 3 guests, collecting money from them as you will, or you may register as the guest of a site registrant.

    We will have an optional potluck dinner on Saturday. Please bring an appetizer and beverage of choice for the happy hour and your preferred protein and a side for dinner. DA will provide the paper products and dessert.

    Lake Pleasant is a great place to camp, hike, bike, swim, or fish. Scorpion Bay Marina has a restaurant and general store in the park.

    Join Desert Adventures before you register for a site, and you can save $10 on this and future events. The cost to join Desert Adventures is only $25.00 per year. Take advantage now.

    See the Maricopa County Parks camping guidelines for more information. Here is their guide to the combinations of vehicles and tents that each site can accommodate:

    • 04/15/2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 28011 N 78th St, Scottsdale AZ 85266
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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 and 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 (map).

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

    • 04/21/2023
    • 2:00 PM
    • 04/23/2023
    • 11:00 AM
    • 34.293739197468014, -111.11334857087361
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    Named for the towering pines under which it sits, Ponderosa Campground is tucked in the rolling forests of northern Arizona.

    Larger ponderosas release a vanilla scent into the air and have a relatively open understory, making the area perfect for camping. Mixed into the understory are junipers, oaks and manzanita shrubs.

    We are in Group site F, the larger of the 2 group sites which has a restroom, drinking water spigot, many picnic tables, grills & firepits. Our group site can accommodate tents & trailers. There is a RV dump at the entrance for a $10 fee. Firewood can be purchased on-site for $8.00 per bundle.

    Join us Saturday morning @ 10am at the Paleo Site Monument, just 2.5 miles N of our group site. There is plenty of parking & we can unearth real undiscovered fossils of ancient sea creatures. This is a stand alone event which requires separate registration.

    You can also join us Saturday @ 6pm for dinner at Diamond Point Shadows Restaurant, 7 miles back towards Payson.

    Payson is just 19 away from our group site.

    Your event hosts will once again be Mountain Men Joe&Hans who can be reached at PGS@ComputerComprehension.com or text only - 602-708-9691

    • 04/22/2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 34.322640265978855 -111.11108083231878
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    Over 300 million years ago, Payson & the surrounding area was completely underwater. Limestone deposits from that era still remain, and in them are millions of fossilized seashells, coral, & aquatic creatures. This incredible place is frozen in a time before dinosaurs walked the earth.

    Bring your hammer, knee pads and a sense of adventure. You can keep what you find.

    We went here to scope out the area & I found this fossil within 5 minutes:

    Remember to bring water and a snack.

    Your event hosts will once again be Mountain Men Joe & Hans who can be reached at Paleo@ComputerComprehension.com or text only - 602-708-9691

    • 04/22/2023
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 1825 N Central Ave, Phoenix AZ 85004
    • 5
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    Join Desert Adventures for an afternoon at the theatre! We have booked a group of seats in the same area so we can enjoy the show in each other’s company.

    Performance begins at 2:00pm. Please arrive a half hour early to allow for admission and seating time. Runtime is approximately two hours, and there is no intermission.

    Please text your trip leader to let them know if you will be joining others at The Miracle Mile Deli for a sandwich after the show.

    This dazzling, dance-filled confessional is for anyone who has ever put it all on the line for a dream.

    Gritty, raw and revealing. What would you do for the love of theatre? A Chorus Line follows 17 dancers auditioning to be part of an eight-member chorus line. Composed by Marvin Hamlisch, this poignant concept musical explores these stakes in real-time as inspired by true stories of professional dancers – their joys, fears, and triumphs – during a time when we’re all longing to return to the stage – and bare it all. —The Phoenix Theatre Company


    • 04/28/2023
    • 2:00 PM
    • 04/30/2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • 2980 S Hwy 90, Benson, AZ 85602
    • 30
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    Join the Desert Adventures family of campers under the Dark Skies at Kartchner Caverns. This campground is stargazing at its best. Bring your telescopes or find the constellations with your naked eye. Enjoy a nature walk to look for bats and explore the caverns on your own or with your fellow campers.

    Fun with your DA friends

    • Friday evening at 5:00 we will gather for a meet-and-greet. Please bring a snack to share.
    • Saturday morning or early afternoon would be a good time to tour the caverns. You may reserve your tickets on your own or with your DA friends.
    • Saturday evening at 6:00 DA will provide protein and water for dinner (inform us if you want a vegan option). Please bring a side dish and your favorite beverage.
    • Saturday evening from 7:00–8:00 we have reserved 12 free tickets for a ranger-led walk through the park called "Desert Night Life on the Wing":

    Come join us for a walk in the park as we learn about some of the neighboring bats in the park. There are 13 different species of bats at Kartchner Caverns State Park, and we will be using a bat detector while on a walk through the beautiful desert to observe some of them and learn about the diversity of these flying mammals. Please bring family and friends, a flashlight, and a bottle of water. —Kartchner Caverns State Park

    Campground Info

    All campsites at Kartchner feature electric hookups and water. Your camping fee includes use of the shower/restroom, water, electrical and dump station facilities.

    All campsites have a table, hose bib and power post. Each back-in site power post is 110 volt AC with a 30 amp RV connection and a 20 amp receptacle. Each pull-through site power post has a 220 volt 50 amp AC & an 110 volt 30 amp AC RV connection and a 20 AMP GFI receptacle. Sites vary in length from 35’ for the shortest back in sites to 60’ in the pull through sites; all sites are single width. Sites have ample room on the side areas for pull out units.

    There are three handicapped designated sites (one is a pull through site), 12 pull-through sites and 43 other sites of varying sizes. Handicapped designated sites have paved access to the site and adjacent restroom, a paved pad, and wheelchair accessible table.

    Waste bins and shower/restroom facilities are located on the upper west end of each campground. Restroom buildings have bottled water vending machines and dishwashing sinks located on the rear east side. —Kartchner Caverns State Park

    Campsite info

    We are trying a different approach to site selection at Kartchner Caverns. Have a look at the reserved Lower Loop sites 40–52 listed below and shown on map. If you have any preference, please inform your trip leaders after you register. Note: Some drivers are not comfortable backing into sites, so please be considerate when making your selection from the following list (map with campsites starred below).

    (Key: A = Amp; PT = Pull-Through; BI = Back-In; T = Tent)

    • 40: 50A PT
    • 41: 30A BI or T
    • 42: 50A PT
    • 45: 30A BI or T
    • 46: 30A BI or T
    • 48: 30A BI or T
    • 49: 30A BI or T
    • 50: 30A BI or T
    • 51: 30A BI or T no pad
    • 52: 30A BI or T no pad

    Your trip leaders are Andy & Daniel.

    • 05/06/2023
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Mesa, AZ 85206
    • 21
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    Please join Desert Adventures for another EXCITING event.

    Sign up by Wednesday, May 3rd as we need to know how many will be in attendance to ensure there is plenty for everyone.

    An afternoon of snacks (please bring one) topped off with ice cream, all while chilling in the pool during our summer heat.

    Enjoy a variety of ice cream(s) and surprise toppings to delight every palate. Your hostesses have a few ideas that will enchant and amaze.

    Bring your swimsuit and beach towel. Our host has a fabulous pool.

    This event is BYOB (Adult Beverages). Water and soda supplied.



    • 05/19/2023
    • 2:00 PM
    • 05/21/2023
    • 11:00 AM
    • 2100 Houston Mesa Rd, Payson, AZ 85541
    • 73
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    Camping with us

    Houston Mesa is a beautiful wooded campground at the north edge of Payson, far enough from the town center to make it quiet but close enough that it's convenient to restaurants and shopping. We have Group Site 1, Fox. The site is non-electric, but the campground has restrooms, showers, and potable water. The site can accommodate up to 10 vehicles, including trailers and RVs with a maximum length of 70 feet. There's even a corral that can house up to three horses! Well-behaved pets are welcome too. (See all site details.)

    Friday and Saturday evenings we will gather for a BYOB "happy hour"; at night we will sit around a campfire, Saturday and Sunday mornings Desert Adventures will provide coffee and pastry. When you register, let us know if you'd like to have a potluck Saturday night.

    Hiking with us (or on your own)

    Your trip leaders will lead a visit to the impressive Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, about 20 minutes' drive from the campground. There you can enjoy the easily accessible park, visitors center, and views of the bridge; you can also take a challenging hike down to the creek under the bridge.

    Water Wheel Recreation Area is about 15 minutes' drive away from camp. You can stroll along the creek and rest on the bank or take a challenging hike to the falls. If you are interested in going there, you may go on your own or invite others.

    Those are just two of the nearby attractions to explore with us or on your own. You can check out TripAdvisor for more information about things to do in and around Payson.

    Your trip leaders are Andy & Daniel.

    • 05/27/2023
    • 10:00 AM
    • Schnepf Farms 24810 S Rittenhouse Queen Creek, AZ 85142
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    Enjoy a day on the farm. Learn about growing, harvesting, and preparation of garden vegetables and herbs. Shop the market or the bakery for lunch and a little something to take home. You can pick your own peaches and vegetables. Get off your feet for a while and enjoy a train ride ($5.00) around the farm.

    Schnepf Farms has been growing peaches for over 50 years. We grow 7 different varieties that ripen at different times throughout the month of May. Some peaches are small, some medium and some larger, depending on the variety. Please know the variety you are purchasing or picking prior to arriving at the farm. All peach sales are FINAL. Mother Nature will determine specific dates for peaches. We grow 7 different varieties and they all ripen at different times. That means there [are] peaches all month long! —Schnepf Farms | Peach Season 2023 Coming in May

    Peach varieties

    1. Snow Angel – A small orchard with small to medium size peaches. White peaches do not have any acid and are full of sugars.
    2. Florida Prince – a medium to large sized peach and one of our largest orchards.
    3. Earligrand – the largest peach grown on the farm. Very juicy and sweet, but they do bruise very easily.
    4. Springcrest – a medium size peach and very flavorful.
    5. Florida King – It doesn’t live up to its name because it is a smaller peach but is juicy and sweet.
    6. Princess Peach – a newer variety, a small orchard, but is very sweet.
    7. Schnepf Peach – A medium size peach that continues to impress.

    A beautiful day in the country; what could be better?

    • 07/07/2023
    • 1:00 PM
    • 07/09/2023
    • 11:00 AM
    • 12192 E Whitetail Rd, Tucson, AZ 85739
    • 38
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    Leave behind the heat of the summer and join your Desert Adventures friends on Mount Lemmon where it is cool!

    Whitetail Campground sits high on the slopes of the Santa Catalina Mountains at an elevation of 8,000 feet. Because of its elevation, it can be much cooler than the lower-elevation campgrounds in the area. The campsites are spacious and spread out among stands of big ponderosa pines.

    All five group areas have picnic shelters that can accommodate between 40 to 90 people each and come equipped with drinking water, electricity (small appliances only), trash collection and vault toilets.

    Hiking and sightseeing are popular activities. The surrounding national forest boasts a variety of trails, including some on the 9,157-foot Mt. Lemmon, for those who wish to venture away from the campground for the day.

    The University of Arizona runs an observatory just up the road, and visitors can also drive a few minutes to the small town of Summerhaven, which offers amenities and attractions on Mt. Lemmon's summit. —Recreation.gov | Whitetail Campground

    Be prepared for all weather conditions.

    Join Desert Adventures and save $10.00 on this campout with additional savings all year. The cost to join Desert Adventures is just $25.00.

    • 07/22/2023
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Scott's home in Peoria


    • 08/10/2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • 08/13/2023
    • 11:00 AM
    • 34.285065, -110.240217
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    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. 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 potluck 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 LC@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-708-9691 (text only)

    • 09/08/2023
    • 09/10/2023
    • Mather Group Campground - South Rim


    • 10/06/2023
    • 1:00 PM
    • 10/09/2023
    • 11:00 AM
    • Reynolds Creek Campground
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    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 potluck dinner on Saturday evening, Hans will contact you.

    Check out time on Monday is 11am.

    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 Mountain Men Joe & Hans who can be reached at RC@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-7089691 (text only).

Past events

01/22/2023 Core Meeting and Dinner
01/21/2023 Assisted Living: The Musical® (the original)
01/15/2023 Events Planning Meeting
01/14/2023 Arizona Doll & Toy Museum
01/07/2023 Haus Murphy's & Glendale Glitters
12/03/2022 Holiday Party 2022
12/03/2022 North Mountain Hike
11/24/2022 Thanksgiving Dinner
11/21/2022 Core/Activities Meeting
11/19/2022 Arizona Falls
11/18/2022 Lake Pleasant Campout
11/13/2022 Thunderbird Conservation Park Hike
10/23/2022 Core/Activities Meeting
10/22/2022 Junn Sushi
10/08/2022 Phoenix Gay Men's Chorus FREE EVENT
10/08/2022 Tuzigoot National Monument
10/07/2022 Dead Horse Ranch Campout
10/06/2022 Pride Skate 2022
09/17/2022 Members' Party / Game Time
09/17/2022 Core/Activities Meeting
09/08/2022 Grand Canyon Campout
08/24/2022 Water Wheel & Ellison Creek Cascades Weekday Hike
08/21/2022 Core/Activities Meeting
08/20/2022 Musical Instrument Museum Docent Led Tour
07/30/2022 Xmas in July Pool Party
07/24/2022 Core/Activities Meeting
07/01/2022 Mt. Lemmon Campout
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 Core Meeting & Annual Audit
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 Core Meeting & Annual Audit
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 2020
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 Core Meeting & Annual Audit
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 Core Meeting & Annual Audit
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 Core Meeting & Annual Audit
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 Core Meeting & Annual Audit
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 Core Meeting & Annual Audit
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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