Summer HAZFest 2017
The requests keep coming ... so mark your calendar.
Within a couple miles of White Horse Lake southeast of Williams. Driving directions to the exact site are available later in this thread. Click here.
View/download a map of the location and the two best driving routes here: https://hikearizona.com/map.php?MY=30973&M=3
You may arrive or depart at anytime. Visit for an hour, stay for one night, or three. Whatever fits your schedule. It would be great to see familiar faces and be introduced to new ones.
Everybody is welcome. There are no restrictions.
But, please respect fellow attendees. I wouldn't personally bring children since we tend to stay up late and make a bit of noise. Dogs are welcomed as long as you can control them and they don't bother people or other dogs. Common sense things.
Nothing is provided. This is dispersed camping in the middle of a national forest. There are no restrooms, no water, nothing. Bring what you need. You are responsible for yourself. Bring your own food, shelter, etc. You are responsible for taking your own trash back home with you. There is no trash service here. Access is via a dirt road that is sedan accessible. High clearance is preferred, but not necessary, especially if you are accustomed to driving your vehicle on forest roads. If this isn't something you normally do, proceed at your own risk. I take no responsibility for your vehicle, the drive, or anything that happens to you or your property while getting to/from, or at HAZfest. You are on your own.
A fire will be built, maintained, and safely extinguished. Everything else is up to you.
Bonus: While there will be a bright sky as a result of the moon and monsoon clouds are always a possibility, Saturday night is the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower, so a sky show is possible for those who venture away from the fire.
I hope to see you there!
Please post comments or questions in this thread, or PM me directly and I will gladly respond.
Individual participants may schedule group hikes, drives, biking, fishing, kayaking, climbing, photography, etc. as daily activities, and then reconvene at camp with the larger group in the evening. Some of the known options nearby are listed below:
White Horse Lake Trail
Sycamore Rim Loop
Overland Historic Trail
Bill Williams Mountain (Benham Trail will be closest access)
Climbing at Paradise Forks and Priest Draw
Mountain biking on a variety of FS roads
Kayaking and fishing at White Horse, Dogtown, and Scholz Lakes
Wildlife viewing and photography all over including Garland Prairie and Sunflower Flat