February 2016 Last traveled South Fork 7 years ago with a HAZ group of six. We went up South Fork and down Gold Ridge. It was a mess going up and a highway coming down.
Hit Deer Creek first so we could adjust as needed. It has received a lot of mainte
• 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