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Phoenix: Beginning Backpacking Adventures

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This weekend will be great for the beginning backpacker looking to learn some new skills.

Informational/organizational meeting on October 21st at Desert Breeze Park at 3pm. We will discuss gear sharing, camping potluck, and answer any questions you might have. 

November 3
Meet and Greet at Lost Dutchman State Park (potluck dinner. we will discuss in message board) camp sites 10,12 &13 There are showers at this campground.

November 4 (Directions to trailhead)
Travel east on state route 88(Apache Trail Highway) going to Canyon Lake.1/4 mile east from Lost Dutchman State Park is our trailhead (#236 Second Water trail).There will be a sign on the right side of the road for the trailhead road (Forest Road #78). The trailhead is 2.5 miles from the turnoff and is a drivable dirt road.

Backpacking Trail  #236 (Second Water trail) we will be hiking about 3 miles to our water source. There will be a slight elevation change of 200/300ft ft.

When you register you will receive our beginning backpacking guide ebook, and we will send a detailed itinerary a few weeks before the start of the trip. 

This is a women's only trip and restricted to members of Women on Adventures only. If you are not a member email us to find out how to join.

Donations are accepted as tips for the organizers of this adventures. Tips are not required! 

If you have any additional questions please email us at

Earlier Event: October 25
Phoenix: Let's go bowling!
Later Event: November 4
Des Moines: Bike and Brunch