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teva joe
21 year member
Since Nov 20 1996 61.5k
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Phoenix, AZ
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HAZ Founder

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Gonzales Monument & Map

August 2013 Jack's Canyon is growing on me. It used to curl my nose. The lower half is just okay. Not maintained real well and better hikes are nearby. The upper end is really more of a gem with cypress and a bit more character. Didn't spend time on Munds a...
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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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