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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!

 

Buckeye changes permitting policy

Did you know that the Town of Buckeye has recently instituted a new policy change for construction plans?

As of April 2012, the Town of Buckeye will require all plans submitted for permits to use the official Town of Buckeye Standard Cover Sheet, Standard Second Sheet (for notes and key map), and the Town of Buckeye Plan Sheet templates. Template files are available on the Town of Buckeye website. We have provided the direct link to the documents for your convenience. Add this link to your favorites for easy reference.

Note that current projects will still need to be discussed with the Town of Buckeye on a case-by-case basis, but all new submittals will be required to use these new templates.

Whether in the Town of Buckeye or the southwest, please call CVL Consultants for your next project. We have deep relationships with each municipality in the greater Phoenix metro area, should you need assistance in that region.