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teva joe
22 year member
Since Nov 20 1996 62k
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Phoenix, AZ
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HAZ Founder

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Desert Gusher
Waterfall Trail - White Tanks
dawning of the age of acropolis
Castle Dome 5308 - Tonto NF

May 2012 For Dave, Denny and Bruce this was the grand finale! It ended well too. Two years ago Denny asked if I'd be interested in hiking some of the Arizona Trail segments with him on Fridays. At that time casual trail hiking was not my peak i
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Interest - Bio
• 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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