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Join us to discover Arizona's wilderness areas and to celebrate your wild place!

Please RSVP only when you are ready to secure a spot on a Wild Stew trip, as we are limited to 12-15 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.



Superstition Wilderness, Tonto National Forest
Saturday-Sunday, February 18-19

Join us over Presidents Day weekend as we perform much needed maintenance along a section of the Arizona National Scenic Trail, the Two-Bar Ridge trail in the Superstition Wilderness. Volunteers will be cutting back over-grown cactus and clearing water drains on the Two-Bar Ridge trail. 
RSVP here. 



Baboquivari Peak Trail
Saturday, February 25

Once again AWC is partnering with Climbers Association of Southern Arizona to improve trail conditions on the Baboquivari Peak Trail. This one day event is sure to draw a large crowd of volunteers, so don't miss out on this great opportunity to enjoy one of Arizona's premier climbing destinations. Dinner will be provided by members of the Tohono O'odham Nation.
RSVP here.

Restoring Red Rock-Secret Mountain
Saturday-Sunday, February 25-26

Join us in the beautiful Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness on the outskirts of Sedona. This is a watershed restoration project to remove the remnants of a marijuana growing operation. Participants will use sledge hammers to break up sections of concrete that was placed to divert water, and the skilled Backcountry Horsemen will employ pack mules to haul all the debris from the area.
RSVP here.

Adventure in Skeleton Canyon
Friday-Sunday, March 3-5

Pack your bags and head on down to the far Southeast corner of the state. Wild Stew volunteers will reestablish access to Skeleton Canyon in the Peloncillo Mountains. This area, rich in cultural history, was once a final destination for adventurers seeking opportunities for complete solitude and exploration. Lack of access across private lands has closed several of the access points to this area. During this project we will restore an old route which will provide an opportunity for exploration once again.
RSVP here.



Spring Break Wilderness Experience
Monday-Friday, March 13-17

Haven't made plans for Spring Break 2017 yet? Look no further! AWC is teaming up with the Arizona Trail Association to tackle some of the most remote sections of the Arizona Trail within the Mazatzal Wilderness. This week-long adventure is guaranteed to provide you with an experience you won't soon forget. Volunteers will hike into the heart of the wilderness and participate in trail maintenance activities during the day and enjoy the complete solitude and company of others at night. All your meals will be provided for and packed in by the Backcountry Horsemen, so don't let meal planning deter you from experiencing this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
RSVP here.

Yew Thicket Trail Restoration
Friday-Sunday, March 31-April 2

As spring is in full swing come on up to the high country to the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness. Spring flowers will be in full bloom and Sycamore Creek running with clean, clear snow melt. The Yew-thicket trail restoration effort has been an annual priority for the Prescott National Forest, and each year with your help we continue to make this trail safer for all users.
RSVP here.



Kendrick Mountain - Native American Students from NAU
Friday-Sunday, April 7-9

AWC has created a new partnership this year with the Native American Student Services department at Northern Arizona University. This 3-day trail restoration project will include a variety of educational discussions including public lands management and wilderness ethics. We are looking for additional guest speakers for this outing, if you are interested please contact brian@azwild.org.



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