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Please RSVP only when you are ready to secure a spot on a Wild Stew trip, as we are limited to 15 people in wilderness areas. You will be prompted to create a Meetup account or signin to Meetup (also via Facebook). Meetup is free and does not sell or rent your information to third parties.



Sycamore Canyon Wilderness © AWC

January 10-11th: Sycamore Canyon Wilderness, Coconino National Forest

  This Wild Stew trip will be an overnight backpacking event into the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness to perform light trail brushing along the Parsons Trail #144. Volunteers will remove brush that is obstructing the trail with the use of small hand saws and loppers. See the Trip Details for additional information!

About Sycamore Wilderness
Designated in 1972, Sycamore Canyon Wilderness has a total of 55,937 acres. This sprawling Arizona Wilderness encompasses all of Sycamore Canyon, from its pine- and fir-forested rim on the Colorado Plateau down through the Mogollon Rim to its desert mouth in the Verde Valley. The canyon winds for over 20 miles along Sycamore Creek, at places stretching seven miles from rim to rim. Carved walls reveal layers of lovely red sandstone, spectacular white limestone, and rugged brown lava. Pinnacles tower above the high, colorful cliffs, and the water of the creek allows a rich habitat to flourish, including sycamores, walnuts, and cottonwoods. It is one of Arizona's most dramatic and beautiful canyons.

Trip Details: Click here!
Volunteers Needed: 12
Work Type: Trail Maintenance

RSVP for Sycamore Canyon Wilderness, January 10-11th

For more information email Brian Stultz, Wild Stew Coordinator.

 

Hellsgate Wilderness © AWC

January 17-18th: Hellsgate Wilderness, Tonto National Forest

About Hellsgate Wilderness
Hellsgate Wilderness was established in 1984, and contains approximately 37,440 rugged acres. Lying at the base of the Mogollon Rim, upper Tonto Creek has incised a 1,000-foot-deep canyon that runs entirely through the center of Hellsgate Wilderness. A perennial waterway, Tonto Creek creates deep emerald pools sometimes separated by impassable falls. The area also contains Haigler Creek with its impressive rock formations. Trout, catfish, and smallmouth bass inhabit both creeks. The available water helps to support a variety of wildlife including black bears, mountain lions, mule deer, coyotes, gray foxes, javelinas, beavers, and many small mammals and birds. And, archaeology buffs will enjoy encounters of evidence of prehistoric use. Additional details coming soon.

Trip Details: Coming Soon!
Volunteers Needed: 15
Work Type: To Be Announced

RSVP for Hellsgate Wilderness, January 17-18th

For more information email Brian Stultz, Wild Stew Coordinator.

 

Woodchute Wilderness © AWC

January 24th: Woodchute Wilderness, Prescott National Forest

Join us as we install an information kiosk at the Woodchute Trailhead (#102) and other maintenance. Additional details coming soon!

About Woodchute Wilderness
Woodchute Wilderness was established in 1984 and now has 5,833 acres. Easily accessible, Woodchute offers spectacular views of the San Francisco Peaks and panoramic vistas of the Verde Valley, as well as the red rocks of Sedona and Sycamore Canyon. Historically, when the mining town of Jerome was booming, this area was used as a wood supply. A chute was constructed on the North side of the mountain to deliver the wood to Jerome, hence the name. The high elevation of this area provides for comfortable summer temperatures, and growth of ponderosa pine forests. With the dramatic elevation changes from the bottom to the top of this wilderness, wildlife populations are diverse. Black bear, elk, mule and whitetail deer, mountain lions, golden and bald eagles can all be found here. This wilderness has 2 trails totaling 8 miles leaving a large area of the wilderness for nature to dominate.

Trip Details: Coming Soon!
Volunteers Needed: 15
Work Type: Kiosk Installation & more

RSVP for Woodchute Wilderness, January 24th

For more information email Brian Stultz, Wild Stew Coordinator.

 

Supersition Wilderness © AWC

January 30th - February 2nd: Superstition Wilderness, Tonto National Forest

About Superstition Wilderness
The Superstition Wilderness was designated in 1964 and has a total of 159,757 acres. Although there is no guarantee that you'll find buried treasure, you are sure to discover miles and miles of desolate and barren mountains, seemingly endless and haunting canyons, raging summer temperatures that can surpass 115 degrees Fahrenheit, and a general dearth of water. Even the area's earliest known inhabitants, the hardy Hohokam and Salados peoples, established only very small villages and cliff dwellings in this harsh and fabulous country between 800 and 1400 a.d. Additional details coming soon.

Trip Details: Coming Soon!
Volunteers Needed: 15
Work Type: Trail Maintenance and Wilderness Education

RSVP for Superstition Wilderness, January 30th - February 2nd

For more information email Brian Stultz, Wild Stew Coordinator.

 

Sierra Ancha Wilderness © AWC

February 7-8th: Sierra Ancha Wilderness, Tonto National Forest

About Sierra Ancha Wilderness
Centuries ago the Salado Indians built and lived in cliff dwellings in this region, and the ruins of many of them still stand today. An "original" Arizona Wilderness, Sierra Ancha was established as a Primitive Area in 1933 and as a Wilderness in 1964 and has a total of 20,850 acres. Exceptionally rough, scenic, and often inaccessible, Sierra Ancha consists of precipitous box canyons, towering vertical cliffs, and pine-covered mesas. Elevations range from 4,000 feet near Cherry Creek to more than 7,400 feet on several high peaks, with the highest point on Aztec Peak at 7,733 feet. Chaparral covers lower elevations with turbinella oak, manzanita, and mountain mahogany. Some pinion and juniper cloak the east side of the Wilderness, dropping to semidesert brush and grassland below. Several springs usually offer water year-round, but there is no guarantee. Additional details coming soon.

Trip Details: Coming Soon!
Volunteers Needed: 15
Work Type: To Be Announced

RSVP for Sierra Ancha Wilderness, February 7-8th

For more information email Brian Stultz, Wild Stew Coordinator.

 

Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness © AWC

February 21st-22nd: Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness, Coconino National Forest

About Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness
Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness was designated in 1984 and has a total of 47,194 acres. Tan, buff, and predominantly red-rock cliffs mark the edge of the Colorado Plateau across this Wilderness, just east of Sycamore Canyon Wilderness. Here the high mesas of Secret Mountain and Wilson Mountain jut out into the lower country, and outstanding canyons as deep as 1,500 feet drain into beautiful Oak Creek and the Verde River. The high rims are rather cool and moist compared with the lower desert-land, and a wide variety of vegetation supports plentiful wildlife, including elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, javelinas, coyotes, rabbits, mountain lions, and black bears. A close look at the canyon walls may reveal ancient rock art and long-abandoned cliff dwellings. Additional details coming soon.

Trip Details: Coming Soon!
Volunteers Needed: 15
Work Type: To Be Announced

RSVP for Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness, February 21st-22nd

For more information email Brian Stultz, Wild Stew Coordinator.

 

 

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