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Sirena Rana Dufault, Hiking the AZT, 800 Miles from Mexico to Utah

 

 

Free for the public

***IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE FOR AMC MEMBER MEETINGS: Member meetings for the 2019 calendar are being moved from Mondays to the 4th WEDNESDAY, of every month, 7-9 pm. Member meeting are open to the public, please help get the word out! We are having a drawing at each meeting for a gift certificate worth $25-$50 for the Hiking Shack.  Don't miss out!! 

The Arizona National Scenic Trail - 800 Miles from Mexico to Utah

The Arizona National Scenic Trail - otherwise known as the “AZT” - stretches 800 miles, from Mexico to Utah. It traverses "sky island" mountain ranges, the Sonoran Desert, the world's largest ponderosa pine forest, the Grand Canyon, and 9,000-foot peaks.

Of the 11 National Scenic Trails in America, only three have been completely constructed from end to end: the Pacific Crest Trail, the Appalachian Trail and the Arizona Trail. Of the three, the Arizona Trail is the newest, having been envisioned in the 1980s and completed in 2011.

Join Sirena, a two-time Arizona Trail veteran, as she shares personal experiences, planning tips, and insight about tackling the trail in sections or in one continuous thru-hike. Her presentation is laced with history, humor and insider tricks.

By the end of this presentation you will have completed a virtual trip across the "backbone of Arizona," learning about the state's natural beauty, diverse biomes and rich geologic history.

Sirena Rana Dufault has logged thousands of miles hiking, backpacking, rafting and canyoneering in the Southwest. She is an expert on the Arizona National Scenic Trail and has been involved with the building, promotion and maintenance of the trail for over a decade. Trails Inspire, her consulting company, promotes the outdoors via photography, freelance writing, public speaking, and trail design. Her upcoming book, “Day Hikes on the Arizona National Scenic Trail” will be released in Spring 2020 by Wilderness Press. Sirena is based in Tucson, Arizona but considers the Grand Canyon her second home.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 7 - 9 p.m.
Granite Reef Senior Center
1700 N. Granite Reef Road · Scottsdale, AZ

AMC Outings & Events

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Hike Mountain at Thunderbird Conservation Park

Held by Arizona Mountaineering Club - Since 1964 on 21 May 2019 5:30 AM

We hike up Thunderbird Mt every Tuesday morning, just for the aerobic work out. We start hiking on time, so don't be late.
Go North on 59 Ave from L-101.
Turn West (left) off 59 Ave (into the park) just before 59 Ave bends East.
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Ape Index Rock Gym Wednesday nights

Held by Arizona Mountaineering Club - Since 1964 on 22 May 2019 5:30 PM

Informal group of people meet on Wednesday nights at 5:30pm to belay each other & socialize. Come join us. If you are new, ask at the desk for me (Rogil) or look for an older couple.
There is a fee to use the gym.

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Sirena Rana Dufault -The AZT-800 Miles from Mexico to Utah

Held by Arizona Mountaineering Club - Since 1964 on 22 May 2019 7:00 PM

The Arizona National Scenic Trail - 800 Miles from Mexico to Utah

The Arizona National Scenic Trail - otherwise known as the “AZT” - stretches 800 miles, from Mexico to Utah. It traverses "sky island" mountain ranges, the Sonoran Desert... Read More


Hike Mountain at Thunderbird Conservation Park

Held by Arizona Mountaineering Club - Since 1964 on 28 May 2019 5:30 AM

We hike up Thunderbird Mt every Tuesday morning, just for the aerobic work out. We start hiking on time, so don't be late.
Go North on 59 Ave from L-101.
Turn West (left) off 59 Ave (into the park) just before 59 Ave bends East.
Turn r... Read More


Ape Index Rock Gym Wednesday nights

Held by Arizona Mountaineering Club - Since 1964 on 29 May 2019 5:30 PM

Informal group of people meet on Wednesday nights at 5:30pm to belay each other & socialize. Come join us. If you are new, ask at the desk for me (Rogil) or look for an older couple.
There is a fee to use the gym.

This event is not ... Read More


Spring 2019 Basic School

The Arizona Mountaineering Club has been teaching outdoor rock climbing for over 50 years. As an all-volunteer organization, AMC is able to offer the most comprehensive training at a very low cost to members. This rock school is for new climbers or anyone who learned from friends, but wants to fill in knowledge gaps and learn the current Best Practices in rock climbing over the course of 4 evenings and 3 all-day weekend sessions.

See our Schools page at http://arizonamountaineeringclub.net/schools/outdoor-rock-climbing-school/ for details and registration.

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