Join Us for a Fun Hike Event on National Trails Day

Camping For Foodies and CVL Hike Club Team Up on National Trails Day event

CVL Hike Club and Camping For Foodies Team Up for National Trails Day Event

Hiking the Horton Creek Trail, photo contest, trivia contest, cooking demonstration and awesome prizes – that’s what I’ll be doing on June 6 as I celebrate National Trails Day with the CVL Hike Club! And…YOU’RE INVITED! Psst we’re compensated…see our disclosures.

The Hike

The Horton Creek Trail hike has an elevation gain of 1,100 feet over the course of 4 miles to the turnaround point. The total hike is 8 miles roundtrip. If you have never been there, take a peek with this video:

Horton Creek Trail Arizona video by Camping For Foodies
Horton Creek Trail Arizona video by Camping For Foodies

The Photo Contest

Bring your camera along so you can take pictures throughout the day! We’ll have a photo contest which will be judged by the group and the winners will be submitted to the next Arizona Highways magazine photo contest. We’ll be capturing photos for the following categories:

  1. Horton Creek – the water
  2. Horton Creek – the critters
  3. Horton Creek – the hikers
  4. Horton Creek – the vegetation
  5. Horton Creek – the trail

The Trivia Contest

Who doesn’t love a good trivia contest?!? We’re naming the contest “Outdoor Oddities” which will feature questions and fun facts about National Trails Day, Arizona’s extensive outdoor offerings and camp cooking. Winners will receive prizes from the Camping For Foodies product line which includes hammocks, cocktail shaker gift sets and t-shirts!

Let’s Eat!

For the lunch, hikers can bring their own food or partake in a meal prepared by club members featuring a Camping For Foodies created menu.  I’ll also be sharing tips for easy and delicious camp meals.

Who Is Going?

The CVL Hike Club is hosting the hike being led by Kathleen Fitzpatrick who serves on the board of directors of the American Hiking Society and is a CVL Hike Club member. I’ll be a special guest and will co-lead the festivities. The event is free and open to the public; for those who partake in the meal prepared by the club members, the club will be collecting donations on a cost-recovery basis.

P.S. Check out this story from Arizona Highways about Kathleen, how she started the CVL Hike Club and more!

The Details

When: The event is June 6, 2015 from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: Participants will meet at 7 a.m. to caravan in their own personal vehicles from Starbucks located at 16815 E Shea Blvd #106A.

Alternatively, participants can meet at the Horton Creek trailhead at 9 a.m. located: From Payson take 260 East for 16 miles to FR289 which is Tonto Creek Road. Turn left on to FR289 and follow a mile to the Upper Tonto Creek campgrounds. Hiker parking is before the campgrounds (left) across a bridge in a small lot. A composite toilet is available.

How: RSVP is required to Kathleen Fitzpatrick at or 602-828-3723

Check out this video: Liz Thomas American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day

Liz Thomas American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day
Liz Thomas American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day

There are events happening across the country! Find all of the National Trails Day events using this cool interactive map!

National Trails Day Map
National Trails Day Map

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