Beat the Heat in the High Country

Overview

July 14, 15, 16, 2017, this adventure challenge helps you beat the heat and experience Arizona’s diversity – Mogollon Rim with cooler temps, creeks, lakes, pine trees and amazing views.

Come and experience this beautiful part of Arizona and hike the Highline trail that once was an important route of travel for pioneers, homesteaders and local Indian tribes when it came into being in the early 1800s. Many of the early ranches and  horse corrals remain.

While the Highline will offer up some good climbs and descents, and we encourage you to select a trip suitable to your abilities and overall health, you will receive training and preparation tips. So with preparation, ANYONE CAN PARTICIPATE. Plus, it’s not about getting to the destination first, rather enjoying the journey, the amazing outdoors, each other … in other words, getting outside, having fun, doing good!

Itinerary

TRANSFER, WARM-UP HIKE, CAMP SET-UP

9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Meet at the Glendale Chamber of Commerce and transfer group to Mogollon Rim

Campground. Box lunch provided on transfer. Transfer Time: 3 hours.

1:00-3:00 pm:    Hike (warm-up and altitude acclimatization hike, 2-3 miles)

3:00 – 6:00 pm: Camp set-up

6:00 – 7:30 pm: Appetizers, Dinner, and Campfire

7:45 – 8:45pm: Networking

LODGING: Comfortable camping

MEALS: Lunch, Dinner, Snacks and Water

HIKING: 2-3 mile warm up and acclimatization hike

MOGOLLON RIM HIKING CHALLENGE

The smell of coffee on a crisp morning in the high country. Ahhh. After a good breakfast, pre-trip briefing, we start our hiking challenge on the rim! Our lungs filled with clean air, hearts and minds pumped up, we’ll put our legs to the test as the Highline trails delivers its ups and downs, twists and turns.

We return to base camp just in time for some yum appetizers and evening activities.

7:00 – 8:00 am: Breakfast

8:00 – 8:30 am: Pre-trip Briefing

8:30 – 9:15 am: Begin Mogollon Rim Hiking Challenge 

12:00 – 1:30 pm: Lunch included on trail.            

2:00 – 6:00 pm: Hike back to Mogollon Rim Campground

6:00 – 7:30 pm: Appetizers, Dinner, and Campfire

7:45 – 8:30 pm: Evening activities and relax

LODGING: Comfortable camping

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks and Water

HIKING: 8-10 mile loop

WOODS CANYON LAKE HIKE – TRANSFER HOME – CELEBRATION

Coffee and delicious breakfast will fuel us for the last day and the hike to the incredible Woods Canyon Lake. The achievement, the views, the new bonds made will set the stage for a great celebration and transfer back home.

7:00 – 8:00 am: Breakfast

8:00 – 9:00 am: Networking                  

9:00 – 11:00 am: Hike to Woods Canyon Lake (3-6 mi)

11:00 – 1:30: Transfer back to Phoenix

LODGING: None

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Water

HIKING: 2-6 miles+ hike to Woods Canyon Lake

What’s Included?

  • Training, gear, and fundraising tips  – we support you all the way!
  • All park entry fees and permit costs
  • 2 nights camping at Mogollon Rim Campground
  • All dining & common area camping equipment
  • Transportation from and to the Glendale Chamber of Commerce
  • Safety certified and awesome guides
  • Firewood
  • Tents, Sleeping Bags, and Pads
  • All meals starting lunch Day 1 through lunch Day 3
  • Healthy snacks and assorted drinks during van rides
  • Snacks and water on trail

Not Included

  • Pre- and post-trip accommodations
  • Alcohol – AFC discourages alcohol during multi-day challenges
  • Optional gratuity to guides

Optional Additions

  • Backpack – $45 + tax (rental)
  • Hydration bladder – $35 + tax (purchase)

 

Challenge Pricing and Payment Options

Payment Methods - - - >FundraiseSelf-PayCombo
Registration Fee$125$125$125
Fundraising Minimum$650-TBD
Balance Due-$650TBD
Total$775$775$775

* Minimum proceeds to the selected charities are $155, whether raised or paid, depending on the payment method you choose. And please raise/donate even more to support this amazing cause! 

More information about how this works

  • $155 minimum donation is tax deductible to you if you Self-pay. If you fundraise, 100% of donations/sponsorship is tax deductible to the third parties.
  • Fundraise: You pay a $125 registration fee (not tax-deductible) to reserve your spot. Raise additional $650 (or more!) to cover the challenge costs and support our youth. 80% of sponsorship due 6 weeks before the trip and the 20% balance due within 6 weeks of the challenge.
  • Self-pay: Participants who do not wish to fundraise pay the registration fee and balance due 6 weeks prior to the trip. Consult your tax advisor to discuss questions related to tax deductibility.
  • Combo: Pay the registration fee (not tax-deductible) to reserve your spot in the challenge. You decide how much you want to fundraise. 80% of your total, whether fundraised or paid, is due 6 weeks prior and the 20% balance due within 6 weeks of the trip. Consult your tax advisor to discuss questions related to tax deductibility.
  • Payment methods options explained, click here.

 

Space Limited, Register Now!

MIN: 12 pax | MAX: 40 pax | REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 14

Please fill out the registration information with as much detail as possible to help us deliver an experience of a lifetime for you. Also, PLEASE READ the Waivers, Trip and Payment Policy. This is important for you to understand given the nature and payment options for an adventure challenge.

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