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teva joe
21 year member
Joined Nov 20 1996
Location
Phoenix, AZ
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HAZ Founder

6,822 Forum Posts
Events   organized 19      pondered 33
pondering event Friday Fri Oct 12th
Hermit-Boucher Loop in October

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Camelback Summit - Echo Canyon TH
Screamin' views
Huckaby Trail #161
Oak Creek, the beginning!
Pumphouse Wash (Upper)

August 2011 Humidity is up a tad from yesterday yet still a far cry from the recent sweatbox. I had a great back pacer for the majority. Plenty left near the end not needed. 20 consecutive days now might be this years limit as tennis will likely pre-empt tomo...
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• 6th Grade Goddard Youth Camp Alumni
- Arbuckle Mountains, OK

• 8th Grade - Canoed the Illinois River
- Muskogee OK

• 2010-2012 - AZT
- Finished 800 miles Mexico to Utah

• 2013 - Isis Temple
- Rope Free

Camp Goddard may have been the best experience of my life. In the 8th grade I got a shirt stating I'd canoed the Illinois. Perhaps a few miles, loved the experience nonetheless. The Arizona National Scenic Trail was made possible by the great members of HAZ. Albeit semi conscious, Isis Temple is hands down the most gratifying memory.

Dad didn't grasp HAZ but enjoyed witty banter. Whenever HAZ surfaced in conversation dad would ask "joe, why hike arizona?". To which I'd respond with an ear to ear grin, because dad... it ROCKS!

3 books that have made a difference in my life
• Where The Red Fern Grows
• The Great Brain at the academy
• Grand Obsession: Harvey Butchart and the Exploration of Grand Canyon
...the only books I've read
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