The Outdoor Group is a recreational and social group that gathers to share outdoor experiences, primarily hiking. We hike on the second and fourth Saturday mornings during the cool months. Our goals are to share strength in fellowship as well as encourage a love of the outdoors and our environment. For more information or to be added to our mailing list, please email us at outdoorgroup@phoenixuu.org.

  • The Outdoor Group Needs Hike Leaders!

    Our first hike this season will be led by Bonnie White. It will be in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve on Saturday, October 9. It is time to get those boots dusty again! Come join us. The details are in this document: 2021-09-09 Phoenix Mountain Preserve.

    We still are looking for a hike leader for October 23. We are also looking for hike leaders from January 8 to May 14. March 26 is the only date that has been taken. There are plenty of opportunities for some great hikes. Contact outdoorgroup@phoenixuu.org to get on the calendar as a hike leader. We need you!!

    I am saving the best for last!! We have a reservation at Sunset Crater National Monument for a spring campout May 20-22. Save the date! Detailed information will be coming as we get closer to the date. You will not want to miss this!

    As we resume hiking, we will need to be socially distanced. At the beginning of each hike, we will gather to introduce ourselves, masked, and ask what everyone is comfortable with. It will be helpful to know who is vaccinated and who we need to be extra careful with. We will also make room for everyone to talk about what they are not comfortable with. This is to be part of the normal discussion, and we ask that you speak out about what you are not comfortable with. This page will have all the information you will need to know about upcoming hikes, and there will be announcements in Compass. I am very excited about resuming our hikes. It will be so good to see you all.

    Stay safe, and I hope to see you soon, live and in person, 6 feet away. To lead a hike or if you have questions, please contact outdoorgroup@phoenixuu.org.  

    – Bonnie White