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So. Looking for hiking pals. (Major beginner! Arizona!)

Monday, September 09, 2013

I need a hiking pal or three. People who want to go a bit past walking on flat land, but not someone who can scale a thousand feet in an hour. I'm really just starting out on this, but I'm nervous about going out on something a little more challenging without knowing that I'm not the only one. I'm starting out with 2-3 mile easy loops around mountains where you might gain 300-500 feet elevation and can finish in two hours or less.

Let me know, I'm dying to branch off as it gets cooler and try something a bit longer, or a bit more challenging once I lose weight and raise this center of gravity!
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HIKERBECKY 9/15/2013 10:51AM

    I will hike and post hikes on SparkPhoenix as soon as it cools down a bit more. I live in the Dreamy Draw neighborhood and there are lots of good beginner hikes. Before that you may want to check out the 2 hr beginner hiking club on Meetup. they are a large group of hikers that do beginner hikes all over Arizona.

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IMAVISION 9/13/2013 2:11AM

    I wish you success in finding just the right hiking buddies.

Please never go out alone! Going alone is just not worth the chance of danger or accident.

God bless!

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GYPSYGOTH 9/10/2013 9:55AM

    women have an easier time hiking precisely because our center of gravity is lower than mens ;)

i hope you can find a buddy!

i don't know if they are available in your specific area, but i have found meetup.com useful, and there are people at all different levels in hiking clubs and such... maybe check out

http://hiking.meetup.com
/cities/us/az/phoenix/
http:
//www.azhikers.org/
http://w
ww.sahcinfo.org/
http://www.
prescotthikingclub.com/
http
://www.azcentral.com/travel/hik
ing/articles/2009/03/04/2009030
4hikeclubs0306.html
http://p
hoenix.about.com/od/sportshikin
g/Hiking_and_Walking.htm

good luck! hiking is totally fun. i have definitely wept before on long, seemingly endless UP hikes with much more fit people, though, and THAT is no fun, so definitely start where you're comfortable so you can enjoy it :D


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ALICEART2010 9/9/2013 10:11PM

    Hope you find a buddy!

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