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2014 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act!

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 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.

Wet Beaver Wilderness © AWC

November 22nd: Wet Beaver Wilderness, Coconino National Forest

  Join us on this day trip into Wet Beaver Wilderness as we perform basic trail maintenance and install a sign at the Weir Trail junction. This trip will be approximately 8 miles (4 miles out, 4 miles back) along the Bell Trail #13, which will require several creek crossings. Along the way we will cut back brush and build/stabilize cairns. Trip Details!

About Wet Beaver Wilderness
Winding on a serpentine course through the rim of the Colorado Plateau, Wet Beaver Creek twists through a steep-walled canyon of Supai sandstone and shale. Beyond lovely red cliffs in the lower section, the canyon widens and opens onto the Verde River. It originates about 12 miles east of the Beaver Creek Ranger Station at an elevation of about 6,200 feet and enters the Verde near 3,000 feet. Here we'll find pristine riparian habitat dominated by cottonwoods, sycamores, and alders. Wet Beaver Creek is one of Arizona's finest and rarest natural resources: a perennially flowing desert stream. The year-round waters attract large numbers of wildlife: elk and deer, bears and lions, smaller mammals, reptiles, and birds. Additional details coming soon.

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

RSVP for Wet Beaver Wilderness, November 22nd

For more information email Brian Stultz, Wild Stew Coordinator.


Four Peaks Wilderness © AWC

December 6-7th: Four Peaks Wilderness, Tonto National Forest

  Join us as we head into Four Peaks Wilderness for an ovvernight backpacking event. We'll perform light trail upkeep on Solider Trail (#83), as the recent monsoons have washed out the trail in some areas. Our plan is to repair the trail by filling in low spots on the trail itself, implement erosion control measures to help redirect the flow of water away from the trail, and minimal brushing of small vegetation (branches) obstructing the path. Additional information and Trip Details!

About Four Peaks Wilderness
Located at the southern end of the Mazatzal Mountains in the Tonto National Forest, Four Peaks Wilderness encompasses 60,740 acres and was designated by the Arizona Wilderness Act of 1984. The tallest of the ‘four peaks’ is Brown’s Peak (7,657’) which is also the tallest peak in Maricopa County. Elevations within the wilderness can differ by as much as 5,000’ feet making for very diverse flora, fauna and weather. Four Peaks Wilderness is also notable for the high-grade amethyst quartz found within the 1.5 billion year old granite comprising the upper elevations. Additional details coming soon.

Trip Details: Trip Details!
Volunteers Needed: 15
Work Type: Trail Maintenance

RSVP for Four Peaks Wilderness, December 6-7th

For more information email Brian Stultz, Wild Stew Coordinator.



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