Fossil Springs Cleanup and Campout! August 7-9, 2009

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jaysmith
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Fossil Springs Cleanup and Campout! August 7-9, 2009

Post by jaysmith » Jul 06 2009 11:12 am

No doubt we have all heard or experienced first-hand the declining condition of one of our favorite areas, Fossil Springs. Many have suggested contacting the government or authorities to clean it up, but we all know how quick and efficient they can be! So lets get active, people! It's our space, lets clean it up ourselves, and perhaps inspire others to keep it clean as well, so we can all enjoy this beautiful wilderness.

This is an opportunity to make a positive impact AND get to know some of your fellow HAZers! (It will be a first meeting any of you for me!)

I am thinking a 2-night backpack, so we have one full day to clean, explore and play. August 7-9. Get to the area on Friday, hike in, set up camp, Saturday will be the main cleanup day, and head home Sunday. Anyone is welcome to come for both nights, or just one.

Please come and help try to restore this amazing area before they close it down or worse!
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dysfunction
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Re: Fossil Springs Cleanup and Campout!

Post by dysfunction » Jul 06 2009 11:17 am

Interested, dependent on schedule.
mike

"Solvitur ambulando" or maybe by brewers.

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oceanwithin
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Re: Fossil Springs Cleanup and Campout! August 7-9, 2009

Post by oceanwithin » Jul 06 2009 1:57 pm

great idea! definitely interested, it would be my first time meeting any of y'all too... unfortunately I won't know for sure until a little closer to August. :)

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base871
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Re: Fossil Springs Cleanup and Campout! August 7-9, 2009

Post by base871 » Jul 06 2009 3:04 pm

Im also interested. Right now work is kinda off and on. But im 95% sure ill be there for a night or two. Anyone who needs a ride can carpool with me, or ill go with someone if theres room. Heck, ill even buy the trash bags!
"The Edge. There really is no honest way to explain it because the only people who know where it is are those who have gone over." - Hunter S. Thompson

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Re: Fossil Springs Cleanup and Campout! August 7-9, 2009

Post by Sredfield » Jul 06 2009 7:08 pm

What will the temps be that time of year?
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base871
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Re: Fossil Springs Cleanup and Campout! August 7-9, 2009

Post by base871 » Jul 06 2009 7:25 pm

Upper 90's? It was 94 down there last weekend when i was there. Probably upper 70's lower 80's at night give or take.
"The Edge. There really is no honest way to explain it because the only people who know where it is are those who have gone over." - Hunter S. Thompson

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nonot
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Re: Fossil Springs Cleanup and Campout! August 7-9, 2009

Post by nonot » Jul 06 2009 7:53 pm

Is that labor day weekend? You'll not only meet other HAZ members, you'll meet half the state of AZ!
http://hikearizona.com/garmin_maps.php

Hike Arizona it is full of sharp, pointy, ankle-twisting, HAZmaster crushing ROCKS!!
Hike Arizona it is full of sharp, pointy, shin-stabbing, skin-shredding plants!
Hike Arizona it is full of striking, biting, stabbing, venomous wildlife!

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dysfunction
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Re: Fossil Springs Cleanup and Campout! August 7-9, 2009

Post by dysfunction » Jul 06 2009 8:02 pm

No, second weekend in August and my bday so I think I shall have to pass.. should be good weather though! :D
mike

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joebartels
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Re: Fossil Springs Cleanup and Campout! August 7-9, 2009

Post by joebartels » Jul 06 2009 8:48 pm

In response to nonot:
Labor Day in 2009 is on Monday, the 7th of September.
Hike Arizona it ROCKS!

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Re: Fossil Springs Cleanup and Campout! August 7-9, 2009

Post by te_wa » Jul 06 2009 9:01 pm

and the 7th of September is my birthday... so you guys should come to my house and pull weeds :D
:D

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jaysmith
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Re: Fossil Springs Cleanup and Campout! August 7-9, 2009

Post by jaysmith » Jul 06 2009 10:57 pm

te-wa wrote:and the 7th of September is my birthday... so you guys should come to my house and pull weeds :D
haha forget fossil springs, cleanup at te-was!
If the weekend before or after this would work better, I can move it. I kinda just picked that one out of a hat. I just need to be in town on the 20th.
If more of you would go on a different weekend, let me know! No one is confirmed yet, and I'm flexible. I'd like to make it open to as many as possible.

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Re: Fossil Springs Cleanup and Campout! August 7-9, 2009

Post by jaysmith » Jul 11 2009 6:57 am

Hate to do it, with all the talk about people being flaky and backing out, but I am going to have to cancel this one...school starts the week after, and I have so much to do yet.
Sorry to the two of you who were interested, maybe you guys can still go and do some good!

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Re: Fossil Springs Cleanup and Campout! August 7-9, 2009

Post by sarichter » Jul 11 2009 11:09 am

te-wa wrote:and the 7th of September is my birthday... so you guys should come to my house and pull weeds :D
if you are suppying the food and drinks!

i'm up for this... i'll just do a single day hike out and back though... not much of a camper.

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Re: Fossil Springs Cleanup and Campout! August 7-9, 2009

Post by snakemarks » Jul 16 2009 9:41 am

jaysmith wrote:Hate to do it, with all the talk about people being flaky and backing out, but I am going to have to cancel this one...school starts the week after, and I have so much to do yet.
Sorry to the two of you who were interested, maybe you guys can still go and do some good!
:sl:

Yeah, like I told you in the "...Tempers Going" thread about the "Catclaw Revenge" Event... lots of talk, very little action.
But, at least none of the organizers backed out of that one.
I'm at home in the wilderness... it's civilization I have problems with! ](*,)

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Re: Fossil Springs Cleanup and Campout! August 7-9, 2009

Post by sarichter » Jul 30 2009 5:35 pm

ok... so this is back on. this has a clean road (mild dirt or pavement) to a parking area right?

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base871
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Re: Fossil Springs Cleanup and Campout! August 7-9, 2009

Post by base871 » Jul 30 2009 10:40 pm

Ya the road down there is good.
"The Edge. There really is no honest way to explain it because the only people who know where it is are those who have gone over." - Hunter S. Thompson

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sarichter
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Re: Fossil Springs Cleanup and Campout! August 7-9, 2009

Post by sarichter » Jul 31 2009 10:53 pm

base871 wrote:Ya the road down there is good.
excellent... day hike + clean up it is!

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backcountrybob
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Re: Fossil Springs Cleanup and Campout! August 7-9, 2009

Post by backcountrybob » Aug 03 2009 12:36 pm

hey there,Im going in on 6th will try to get the camp sit near the Y in Rd for the Verde river,will leave a Bright sign bio dergadable of course,how many are for sure!

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base871
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Re: Fossil Springs Cleanup and Campout! August 7-9, 2009

Post by base871 » Aug 03 2009 7:32 pm

So is this still on? Who's going?
"The Edge. There really is no honest way to explain it because the only people who know where it is are those who have gone over." - Hunter S. Thompson

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backcountrybob
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Re: Fossil Springs Cleanup and Campout! August 7-9, 2009

Post by backcountrybob » Aug 04 2009 8:40 am

IM going !

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