New Senate Bill Would Protect Existing National Monuments

The bill is a response to the White House’s rollback of protections for Utah public lands. The Trump administration plans a drastic reduction of Bears Ears National Monument.Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) and Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) joined 16 other democratic senators this week to introduce a bill that would legally codify the boundaries of more than…

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Peters Trail Superstitions Trail Maintenance

Fri, 3/2-Sun, 3/4 Group: Arizona and Beyond When: Friday, March 2-Sunday, March 4 Where: Superstition Wilderness, AZ Cost: Free (registration required) Details: BCH adopted a few trails Peters & Hoolie Bacon Trails! Now we have to keep it cleaned up and shiny. We are asking Az Beyonds help to join us in giving back to the…

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Phoenix’s Top 5 Dayhikes

The best local trails, as selected by our BACKPACKER Local scout Scott Jones. No question: Phoenix is a desert kingdom, and the best trails near the city track into some of the country’s finest red-rock, cacti-studded wildernesses. From plunging canyons to desert oases to the tippy-top of Arizona, here are the premium goods within striking…

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Mountain Chicks Hike: Bridal Wreath Trail

Sun, 2/18, 8-10:30 am Group: Mountain Chicks When: Sunday, February 18, 8-10:30 am Where: Bridal Wreath Falls Trail, Saguaro National Park East, Tucson, AZ Cost: $15 parking per car (registration required) Details: Finally some exploring in Tucson! Whoot whoot! Group will be meeting at Douglas Springs Trailhead parking lot. Our hike will start along the Douglas…

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