Beat the Heat in the High Country

Overview

Offered: July 14–16, 2017

This adventure challenge helps you beat the heat and experience Arizona’s diversity at 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 was an important route of travel for pioneers, homesteaders, and local American 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, but rather enjoying the journey, the amazing outdoors, each other … in other words, getting outside, having fun, and doing good!

Itinerary

TRANSFER, WARM-UP HIKE, CAMP SET-UP

9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Meet at the Glendale Chamber of Commerce and transfer group to Mogollon Rim Campground. Box lunch provided on transfer. Transfer time: three hours.

1:00–3:00 p.m. Hike (warm-up and altitude acclimatization hike, 2–3 miles)

3:00–6:00 p.m. Camp set-up

6:00–7:30 p.m. Appetizers, dinner, and campfire

7:45–8:45 p.m. Networking

LODGING: Comfortable camping

MEALS: Lunch, dinner, snacks, and water

HIKING: 2–3-mile warm-up and acclimatization hike

MOGOLLON RIM HIKING CHALLENGE

Wake up to the smell of coffee on a crisp morning in the high country. Ahhh. After a good breakfast and 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 Trail delivers its ups, downs, twists, and turns.

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

7:00–8:00 a.m. Breakfast

8:00–8:30 a.m. Pre-trip briefing

8:30–9:15 a.m. Begin Mogollon Rim Hiking Challenge 

12:00–1:30 p.m. Lunch included on trail

2:00–6:00 p.m. Hike back to Mogollon Rim Campground

6:00–7:30 p.m. Appetizers, dinner, and campfire

7:45–8:30 p.m. Evening activities and relaxing

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, views, and new bonds made will set the stage for a great celebration and transfer back home.

7:00–8:00 a.m. Breakfast

8:00–9:00 a.m. Networking                  

9:00–11:00 a.m. Hike to Woods Canyon Lake (3–6 miles)

11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Transfer back to Phoenix

LODGING: None

MEALS: Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and water

HIKING: 2–6 miles 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.
  • Two nights of camping at Mogollon Rim Campground.
  • All dining and 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 with lunch on day 1 through lunch on day 3.
  • Healthy snacks and assorted drinks during van rides.
  • Snacks and water on the trail.

Not Included:

  • Pre- and post-trip accommodations.
  • Alcohol—Adventure for Charity discourages alcohol during multi-day challenges.
  • Optional gratuity for 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 and are 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

  • The $155 minimum donation is tax-deductible if you self-pay. If you fundraise, 100 percent of donations/sponsorship is tax-deductible for the third parties.
  • Fundraise: You pay a $125 registration fee (not tax-deductible) to reserve your spot. Raise an additional $650 (or more!) to cover the challenge costs and support our youth. Eighty percent of the sponsorship is due six weeks before the trip, and the 20 percent balance is due within six weeks of the challenge.
  • Self-pay: Participants who do not wish to fundraise pay the registration fee and balance due six weeks prior to the trip. Consult your tax adviser 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. Eighty percent of your total, whether fundraised or paid, is due six weeks prior, and the 20 percent balance is due within six weeks of the trip. Consult your tax advisor to discuss questions related to tax deductibility.
  • For further explanation of payment methods options, click here.

 

Space is 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 of and payment options for an adventure challenge.

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