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.

I hope everyone is staying safe and all in your family are healthy. We certainly know a lot more about the Covid-19 pandemic than we did the last time I communicated with you. And none of the new information seems to be good.

We had originally planned on our season opener campout in Flagstaff to be the first weekend in October. It is with sad heart that I must announce that it is cancelled. Todd and Stephanie Haughton, our co-hosts, and I had been discussing whether there was some way to make it work when I got word from the O’Leary Campground that they were closed and our event was cancelled. All things considered, this is undoubtedly the best outcome; albeit, I really hate not seeing you all again in Flagstaff around the campfire. Last year was so much fun with the 30 people that joined in.

As it now stands, we will not be hiking until further notice. I encourage you to get out on the trails with your family and enjoy the outdoors, but getting together just doesn’t seem to be the prudent action right now.

I am definitely looking forward to the day when we can resume our outdoor activities. In the meantime take care of yourselves and your loved ones, stay safe, and know this too shall pass. We will be hiking and camping together again!
Bonnie White
Leader, UUCP Outdoor Group
Contact: outdoorgroup@phoenixuu.org