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April 5, 2017 - Hike to the top of Mount Ord south of Payson with Pam Cissik
(Photos courtesy of Paul Stark)
CLICK HERE for a YouTube video of the hike! (Provided by Paul Stark)
 
March 22, 2017 - Waterfall Hike - Barnhardt Trail outside Payson with Pam Cissik
(Photos courtesy of Paul Stark)
CLICK HERE for a YouTube video of the hike! (Provided by Paul Stark)
 
March 17, 2017 - Wild Flower Hike from the Granite Mountain Trailhead, Scottsdale Preserve, with Carol Carriere
(Photos courtesy of Paul Stark)
CLICK HERE for a YouTube video of the hike! (Provided by Paul Stark)
 
March 11, 2017 - Ethnobiology Hike at Brown's Mountain with Bernie Finkel
(Photos courtesy of Paul Stark)
 
February 8, 2017 - Picket Post Trail
(Photos courtesy of Paul Garvey)
 
February 4, 2017 - Geology Hike at Lost Dog with Dan Gruber
(Photos courtesy of Paul Stark)
 
January 25, 2017 - Peralta Trail in the Superstition Mountains
(Photos courtesy of John Sheely)
December 14, 2016 - Dixie Mine Hike with Jan Jensen
(Photos courtesy of Paul Stark)
Link to more photos of this hike from Paul Stark
 
December 7, 2016 - Azatlan-early people site in Rio Verde
(Photos courtesy of Paul Stark)
Link to more photos of this hike from Paul Stark
 
April 6, 2016 - Horton Creek (out of Payson) with Pam Cissik
(Photos courtesy of Paul Stark)
Link to more photos of this hike from Paul Stark
 
March 23, 2016 - The Goldfields with Pam Cissik
(Photos courtesy of Paul Garvey)
 
February 24, 2016 - Spanish Ruins - west of Payson with Pam Cissik
(Photos courtesy of Paul Stark)
Link to more photos of this hike from Paul Stark
 
February 6, 2016 - Hieroglyphic Hike
(Photos courtesy of Paul Stark)
Link to more photos of this hike from Paul Stark
 
January 16, 2016 - Tom Thumb's and Dixie Mine Trails
(Photos courtesy of Paul Stark)
Link to more photos of this hike from Paul Stark
 
December 19, 2015 - North Trail Loop, McDowell Mt Regional Park
(Photo courtesy of Paul Stark)
 
December 10, 2015 - South Mountain - Mormon Trail to the Natural Tunnel
(Photos courtesy of Paul Stark)
 
November 18, 2015 - Spur Cross Hike
Spur Cross hike (Nov 18th) - Click here for link to photos, courtesy of Paul Stark
 
May 5, 2015 - Sonoran Trail
A deer spotted from the Sonoran trail. A 4 ft gopher snake. And a desert tortoise. If disturbed a desert tortoise can release all their fluids and die. Left undisturbed they can live 50-80 years. Read more here.
 
January 28, 2015 - Garden Valley Hike (Superstitions) led by Pam Cissik
 
January 10, 2015 - Hike Sunrise to Golden Eagle led by Pam Cissik and and Jim Grajek
Click HERE for a map of the hike

At the Andrews-Kinsey Trail intersection

Maybe a cactus wren nest.
Surrounded by cholla so we didn't get too close!

Along the Andrews-Kinsey Trail
 
January 7, 2015 - Hike to Balanced Rock led by Carol Carriere
(Photos by Paul Appledorn)
 
December 2014 - A Dusting of Snow!

Under the palo verde

Box canyon

Sunrise peak

Saguaro dusting


Andrews-Kinsey Trail Dedication, November 8, 2014
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Bill 2 and DJ

Jerry, Annie and Jim

Larry Spade's wife Pat and Mayor Linda Kavanagh

Organizer and master of ceremonies, Steve Fleming
The work on the new link Trail into Adero Canyon begins April 2014.
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Guard Dog

Approaching box canyon

West face

Back toward Fountain Hills

Across cliff face

Next trail cut challenge

The finished trail!
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The Kinseys and Maggie, cliff side

Roy nearing box cayon turn

Saguaro forest

A section of trail

Box canyon vertical face cut
Bill Craig hiked the new link trail (to be named the Andrews/Kinsey trail) from the start of our new trail extension on the jeep road up to the start of the link trail and over to the hitching post on Sunrise. The trail is 2.5 miles long in length to an altitude of 2875' with an approximate elevation gain of 200'. The trail is wonderful with beautiful scenery. Exciting!

Below are a selection of photos taken in the Fountain Hills Preserve.

A guided hike heading Dixie Mine, 2014

A guided hike heading to Dixie Mine, 2014

A guided hike heading into Adero Canyon Fall, 2007

A guided hike heading into Adero Canyon Fall, 2007

Steward, Paul Appeldorn, displaying new vest and first aid equipment

Steward, Paul Appeldorn, displaying new vest and first aid equipment

Hikers going up the Town Overlook Trail - Fall, 2007

Hikers going up the Town Overlook Trail - Fall, 2007

Walkers on the Easy Trail—Fall, 2007

Walkers on the Easy Trail - Fall, 2007

Entering the Easy Trail—Fall, 2007

Entering the Easy Trail - Fall, 2007

Looking south toward Red Mountain from the site of the Central Trailhead and parking area.

Looking south toward Red Mountain from the site of the Central Trailhead and parking area.

This picture, taken in March 2002, shows Thompson Peak from the northwestern part of the Fountain Hills Preserve.

This picture, taken in March 2002, shows Thompson Peak from the northwestern part of the Fountain Hills Preserve. [Photographer: Bob Ellis]

This picture, taken in March 2002, shows the panoramic view of the town and Four Peaks from the overlook at the end of the Overlook Trail in the Fountain Hills Preserve.

This picture, taken in March 2002,shows the panoramic view of the town and Four Peaks from the overlook at the end of the Overlook Trail in the Fountain Hills Preserve. [Photographer: Bob Ellis]

Ribbon cutting for new trail.

Ribbon cutting for new trail

Petroglyphs.

Petroglyphs

Helocopter emergency response.

Helocopter emergency response

Fox 1 EMT unit.

Fox 1 EMT unit

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