Join CVL’s Hike Club Nov. 3

Hike with the CVL Hike Club as we log 8 more miles bringing the cumulative total for this year to 86.5 miles!  We have only 13.5 miles to go to meet our goal of hiking 100 miles for the Arizona’s Centennial year!

Join us Nov. 3 at West Fork Trail in Sedona, Ariz. 

Want to come? Contact Kathleen Fitzpatrick at 602.285.4822

Leaving the land better than we found it is the only rule of CVL’s Hike Club. Each month, CVL leads employees, customers, friends and family on a day hike. After Sedona’s hike, we’ll finish out our 100 miles in central Arizona at (you guessed it…) the Tom’s Thumb Trailhead!

CVL Hike Club steps onto new trailhead

The long-awaited North Access Trailhead finally opened to Arizona’s climbing and hiking communities – providing new access to the popular Tom’s Thumb area in North Scottsdale.

Scottsdale Mayor WJ “Jim” Lane was accompanied by Tom’s Thumb namesake, Tom Krueser, who opened the trail with a ceremonial carabiner! Notable landmarks are the Tom’s Thumb and the Markus Landslide hiking trails that give new foot access to an area that has long been popular with rock climbers.  Now with bathrooms, interpretive signing and well-marked trails, visitors can now have a shady place to sit and gather either before or after hikes. In addition, 10 horse trailer parking places were added.  The CVL Hike Club made it to the opening and hiked the Markus Landslide trail to commemorate the event.

CVL tallies up more hiking miles

CVL employees, friends, and family added more miles toward our goal of “Hiking 100 for Arizona” weekend.

Thank you to Debbie and Malina Cote, and David Huff for a great hike into Arizona’s Wet Beaver Creek and the Crack swimming hole. This 4-mile meander into a sunny yet cool canyon was the perfect respite from rising temperatures in the city.

Thank you also to Tim Stotler for pointing out that we were just a mile more away from Dairy Queen for a refreshing cool snack after our hike!

With this last trip, we are at 34 miles toward our goal of hiking 100 miles for Arizona’s Centennial Year. Watch for more invitations to come soon!  Anyone can join in and help us meet our goal!