The Outdoor Group is a recreational and social group that meets the second and fourth Saturday during the cool months, plus New Year’s Day, to share an outdoor experience, primarily hiking. We welcome and encourage everyone interested in having some active fun outdoors to join us. No commitment is necessary. Come when you can, no excuses necessary when you can’t. For more information, please contact outdoorgroup@phoenixuu.org.

Outdoor Group Planning Potluck
November 19, 1:00 PM at the home of Bonnie White and Ed Cernek
We will be setting the calendar of hikes for the winter and spring season, discussing the possibility of a Campout Finale, and compiling additional information that might prove helpful to send to hikers regarding each hike. Please bring your own drinks and a dish to share. Bonnie and Ed will provide table service and a main dish.
Click here for the flyer with more information and the location of the potluck.

On November 25, the day after Thanksgiving, we are hiking “Fat Man’s Pass” on South Mountain would be a great way to work off that Thanksgiving dinner. Laurel suggests that, when we take a loop to the south through Hidden Valley where there is a narrow pass between two rocks, it is a good test to determine whether you may have had one too many helpings the day before. This one takes half a day, has an elevation gain of 1,100 feet and is moderate. There is a shorter hike also available that goes up the Beverly Canyon trail.

Please click here for the flyer for the hike on November 25 at 7:15 AM

If you would like more information regarding time and meet up details on either or both of these hikes, please contact Bonnie at 562-889-9404, outdoorgroup@phoenixuu.org or the hike leader, Laurel Hardin at laurelbhardin@gmail.com. We would love to see you on the trail. It’s a wonderful place to connect with like-minded people!