We are taking a break this summer. We are planning some new adventures for the fall. The new adventures will be posted soon.
We are giving away one free trip to the Horton Creek Adventure coming up this October. Enter here by September 1, 2017. Winner will be notified via email. Drawing will be September 4th, 2017. Winner will be notified by email.
Derek and I decided to take a hike up the Hassayampa River to Box Canyon just north of Wickenburg, AZ. Derek had invited one of his friends to go with us. On Friday at about noon we got dropped off in the river with arrangements to be picked up on Sunday afternoon. This was also Titan's (our puppy) first over night backpacking trip. We followed the river about 4 1/2 miles to Box Canyon and found a suitable campsite. After resting for about 30 minutes we started to setup camp. Derek learned a very valuable lesson this weekend in checking to make sure all gear gets packed. His friend had forgotten to pack their tent. Fortunately Derek had the tent fly and the poles. We were able to setup the fly to at least give them some shelter. This was Derek's first trip in leading. He chose the campsite and guided the majority of the trip. (I played the part of the inexperienced hiker). He did very well, except for making sure his friend had their tent.
Titan did well during the hiking part. The camping part not so well. At about 2 AM Titan decided it was play time and got curious to see what was inside of Derek's and his friend's packs. Then decided that their belongings should be strewn about the campsite. At about 4 AM Titan finally decided to calm down and let us go back to sleep. At about 6:30 AM Titan decided it was time for everyone to wake up. Derek and his friend had never been to Box Canyon before and was able to explore and have a good time. All in all it was a good trip. Derek learned a lot and I became a little more confident in his navigation skills. Hopefully Titan will get better with the camping soon. I am now going to get some much needed rest.
Hope to see you on a trail soon,
As we get closer to the Horton Creek Hike I have been watching the weather. Due to the weather forecast we are rescheduling the Horton Creek Hike to April 22-23, 2017. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. This does give more time to sign up for the event.
We are giving a free guided trip for the Horton Creek Hike in April to 2 lucky winners. Contact us with your name and phone number and mention the Horton Creek Hike contest. Two people win be chosen for the trip. Entry deadline is April 1st. The lucky winners will be notified by Dan on April 3rd.
Just finished another awesome adventure in the beautiful White Tanks Mountains in Buckeye, AZ. The Beaver Family had a great time with the Widlund Family. Thanks to the Widlunds for taking this adventure with us.
Here's what people are saying about Beaver Family Outdoor Adventures:
Dan is a great guide. He's not only super knowledgeable, he's super fun. He engages with the adults and kids during the adventure, and is also mindful of everyone's safety. Recommend 100%!
Simply said: Fun Family times experiencing God's beautiful gift of nature!
We have some new hikes coming up in November. Please check out our calendar for more information. We look forward to having an awesome adventure hiking beautiful Arizona with you
I am looking forward to an awesome time hiking the Red Rock Springs Adventure. I can't wait to see what surprises nature has for us!
Weather is looking great for this weekend's adventure. Looking forward to backpacking in the beautiful woods of the Mogollon Rim, my home away from home. Gonna be an awesome adventure!!
Just returned from another great Beaver Family Outdoor Adventure. We had an awesome time with the Patton couple. Thank you Lance and Diane for trusting us to lead you on this backpacking adventure.
Dan is an avid outdoorsman. He has been hiking and camping in many different locations around the globe. His wife would say he is more at home in the wilderness than at his home in Buckeye, AZ