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Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Reserve by May 23.
Friday, August 18, 2023
Reserve by Aug. 3.
North of Verde Valley is a little-visited plateau, surrounded on three sides by rugged wilderness areas. On the east is West Fork Wilderness and Oak Creek Canyon; on the west is Sycamore Canyon Wilderness; and on the south is Redrock/Secret Canyon Wilderness. We will explore this beautiful, forested landscape, culminating with utterly amazing views of the redrock country of Sedona, seen from above. Along the way we’ll talk about geology, including visiting a baby sinkhole, forest ecology and the logging railroads of the early 20th century. We’ll also talk about the handful of people who have lived out there, including Bear Howard, who literally made his living hunting bear, and the wild Casner Clan, who have multiple local landmarks named after them. Lots of short walks, but no serious hiking. Activity Rating: 2
Instructor: Chris Wuehrmann
$175 per person - Tuition includes ground transportation, box lunch, and field instruction. Departs 7AM from Prescott campus. *Chino Valley pickup available.
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