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Mt Graham Oct 13-15 Camp/Ride/Work

  • 13 Oct 2023
  • 3:00 PM
  • 15 Oct 2023
  • 3:00 PM
  • Upper Arcadia Group Camp Safford, AZ

Registration via this Event Brite link is required to manage camping capacity and tools.

Please join SDMB and Wild Arizona Oct 13-15, 2023 at Upper Arcadia Group Campground (6700ft) for a weekend of Bike Riding, Hiking, Trail Work and Camping. Our focus will be working on Lower Arcadia Trail clearing brush , opening up corners and re-benching tread. We will be able to run power tools on the trail and the goal will be to work, as much as possible, the 1.5 mile section from Wet Canyon to Noon Creek Ridge Trl Junction. We've got the upper half of trail in the best conditions it's been in a decade and we want the lower section to match.

Upper Arcadia Group Campground has water and pit toilets. Trailers/RV's up to 21ft are noted on the USFS website. However, the mtn road is paved with numerous sharp corners. We may have trailers park in the overflow lot across the street to make room for tenting in the main parking area of the group camp. At the base, Mt Graham General Store has gas, ice and most of the basics if you forget something. They close at 8pm.

Wild Arizona is hosting a Chili Dinner with bread and salad Saturday night.

Tools will be provided. Head and eye protection is required; bring a hard hat or bike helmet if you have one.

Volunteers need to bring:

Camping gear and food for the weekend. We eat lunch on trail.

Appropriate clothing for temps ranging from high 80's to low 40's (mountain weather).

Work gloves, head protection, eye protection.

Trail shoes or hiking boots, a pack, and bladder/bottles that can carry min. 3 liters of water.

N ew to trail work? We will train you on site. Here are some videos to help: Trails Skills Institute

A rea info here: Mt Graham Visitor Guide

Google Maps Location (Upper Arcadia is just past the first Arcadia CG you'll see)

Questions? Email

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