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Topic: Hiking

1.  Hiking

Posted 9 days ago
I am going to try to get out during the National Conference in to find a nice 1/2 day hike.
Please respond to this post if you might have interest. Depending on timing etc. I can keep you in the loop as a maybe.

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Stephen Hadley
Controller
Quigg Brothers, Inc.
Aberdeen WA
(360) 533-1530
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2.  RE: Hiking

Posted 8 days ago

I am interested.






3.  RE: Hiking

Posted 8 days ago
Stephen,

I would be up for it and what day were you thinking?  This might be a great way to start something new at the National Conference!!


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Todd McDaniel CPA, CCIFP
Corporate - Financial / Tax Administrator
Streimer Sheet Metal Works, Inc.
Portland OR
(503) 288-9393
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4.  RE: Hiking

Posted 8 days ago
I would be interested in a hike. Would the Grand Canyon be a possible location?


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Maria Alfaro CCIFP
Frank M. Booth, Inc.
Marysville CA
(530) 749-3723
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5.  RE: Hiking

Posted 8 days ago
I am glad that we have this conversation going.
The Grand Canyon is a strong 3 hour drive which would end up consuming all day. If there is traction I would be OK to do that on Sunday. Personally I am a big fan of the Grand Canyon and have hiked down in it and thru it. Option 2 would be find a nice hike closer and commit Sunday morning to it.
The CFMA conference is amazing and I want to respect all the great sessions that National have put together for our benefit therefore I would want to avoid conflict with their offerings as much as possible.
Thoughts?


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Stephen Hadley
Controller
Quigg Brothers, Inc.
Aberdeen WA
(360) 533-1530
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6.  RE: Hiking

Posted 7 days ago
I would be interested. I am told that the afternoon can get VERY hot, even in early June, so a morning hike would be advisable, if possible.

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Daniel Owens CCIFP, CPA
Shareholder
VonLehman & Company Inc.
Ft. Wright KY
(513) 891-5911
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7.  RE: Hiking

Posted 4 days ago

When I lived in Phoenix I did a lot of hiking – my favorite place was Echo Canyon Park.






8.  RE: Hiking

Posted 7 days ago
The south entrance to the Grand Canyon is about 3 hours north of the conference location. Depending on which section of the rim trail you wanted to hike, it could be another 30 minutes to a parking lot. The good news is, it is usually 20 to 30 degrees cooler at the canyon since we will be close to 100 in the valley.

Welcome to Phoenix in the summer :)

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Rita Kelly
Comptroller
Multicom
Phoenix AZ
(602) 244-1100
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9.  RE: Hiking

Posted 7 days ago

I do not think I can make this but a possible hike is Camelback:

Climb Camelback - Camelback Mountain Hiking Information | Phoenix, AZ




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Scott Cleland
Senior Vice President
Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, Inc.
Irvine CA
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10.  RE: Hiking

Posted 7 days ago
I agree. Camelback is one of those great hikes in the area. Looks strenuous and depending on the heat could be quite challenging. We have raised a lot of interest so I think we are all in for a real treat. We could also split the group if it turns out that our interests are varied.
I am game for whatever !!!
Know that a good local hike would be a 1/2 day commitment and Grand Canyon is a full day commitment.
At this time everything is on the table and as the conference gets closer we can laser focus our plan.

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
Rachel Carlson

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Stephen Hadley
Controller
Quigg Brothers, Inc.
Aberdeen WA
(360) 533-1530
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11.  RE: Hiking

Posted 7 days ago
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Hiking Arizona........Good times !!

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Stephen Hadley
Controller
Quigg Brothers, Inc.
Aberdeen WA
(360) 533-1530
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12.  RE: Hiking

Posted 4 days ago

Please be very careful hiking in the desert in the summer.  Bring plenty of water. 

 

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13.  RE: Hiking

Posted 4 days ago
Hello,

I am interested in a half day hike Sunday morning.

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Donna Aug
Controller
Northstar Fire Protection of Texas
Austin TX
(512) 833-0800
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14.  RE: Hiking

Posted 3 days ago
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Attached is a possible 1/2 day hike that would not be too far from the Hotel, I will have a car and could take three others.  We could go early Sunday morning and be back by early afternoon.  Let me know if anyone is interested.

Last time the conference was in Phoenix a couple of us did another hike in the general area and the terrain was beautiful.

Jeff

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Jeffrey Krall CPA, CCIFP
CFO
JB+J Construction, LLC
Atlanta GA
(470) 282-0716
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15.  RE: Hiking

Posted 2 days ago
Good morning,
Please count me in, this is a marvelous idea.
Thank you,
Sue

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Susan Heffernan BBA
Controller/Treasurer
Martin-Zombek Construction Services Inc
East Syracuse NY
(315) 707-7052
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16.  RE: Hiking

Posted 2 days ago
That looks great, Jeffrey!

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Donna Aug
Controller
Northstar Fire Protection of Texas
Austin TX
(512) 351-3685
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17.  RE: Hiking

Posted 2 days ago
I believe Jeff has picked a great hike. I will have a car as well so with Jeff and myself we can accommodate a total of 8.
Maybe we meet in the lobby at 7 AM Sunday ? Sound good to all?
Just some thoughts below.
Good hiking shoes or boots
Plenty of water (I hike with a bladder)
Energy snacks..... some salty snacks for your electrolites
sunscreen
hiking sticks (optional)
I'm stoked.........let's do this
Expect really hot temps.....




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Stephen Hadley
Controller
Quigg Brothers, Inc.
Aberdeen WA
(360) 533-1530
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18.  RE: Hiking

Posted yesterday
I wish I could join all of you on this hike but I don't fly in until Sunday afternoon.  You'll be in good hands with Mr. Hadley!

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Rhett Ennis
Berntson Porter & Company, PLLC
Bellevue WA
(425) 454-7990
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19.  RE: Hiking

Posted yesterday
Myself and Sue Heffernan are in! Thank you!

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Donna Aug
Controller
Northstar Fire Protection of Texas
Austin TX
(512) 351-3685
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20.  RE: Hiking

Posted yesterday
Hello all - As an Arizona native I am always excited when someone wants to get off the beaten path and explore this marvelous Sonora desert.  Unfortunately, I will not be able to participate in the planned hike, but would like to pass on some ideas.

There are several hikes close to the hotel that could satisfy your thirst for a desert adventure.  Here is a link for some that are close to the hotel -https://www.visitphoenix.com/blog/post/best-hikes-in-phoenix/.  I really like the hikes at the Usery Mountain Regional Park or at South Mountain.

I have some concerns about the proposed Peeley hike.  The trail head is two hours away from the hotel.  If you leave at 7 am, you will reach the trail head at about 9.  The hike is about three to four hours so there is a high probability you will experience 100 degrees or more.  Given the drive time, you will arrive back at the hotel by about 4 or 5 pm.  In addition to the time and temperature, the last few miles of road to the trail head are very rough - I would not recommend taking a rental car unless it is a truck or SUV with good ground clearance.

Whatever you decide, hiking in June in Phoenix is the promise for a hot time in the old town - regardless of the time of day so please, please, please take plenty of water and leave early in the morning.

Good luck and enjoy our amazing desert.

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Melvin Frost CPA/MBA
Sr. Controller
m3companies
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 385-1656
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21.  RE: Hiking

Posted yesterday
Count me in and I would need to catch a ride with someone.

Thanks,

Todd McDaniel

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Todd McDaniel CPA, CCIFP
Corporate - Financial / Tax Administrator
Streimer Sheet Metal Works, Inc.
Portland OR
(503) 288-9393
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22.  RE: Hiking

Posted yesterday
Hey Melvin...... some good advise for some out of towners.
I did read a review about the rough road to Mt Peeley trailhead which concerned me.
I think a reset to a closer shorter hike is wise.
Maybe Echo Canyon?

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Stephen Hadley
Controller
Quigg Brothers, Inc.
Aberdeen WA
(360) 533-1530
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23.  RE: Hiking

Posted 12 hours ago
Stephen,

After some of the comment from the Arizona residents Mt Peeley may be too far a drive for a day hike, the suggestions of Echo canyon or Tom's Thumb would be good options.  It looks like we will have a good group and plenty of options.https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Tom's+Thumb+Trailhead,+23015+N+128th+St,+Scottsdale,+AZ+85255/JW+Marriott+Phoenix+Desert+Ridge+Resort+%26+Spa,+5350+E+Marriott+Dr,+Phoenix,+AZ+85054/@33.7002699,-111.9572445,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x872b9c4e263884a7:0x6da40529711fdc33!2m2!1d-111.8019246!2d33.6941157!1m5!1m1!1s0x872b70cba4af71f5:0x69160f5b8297d857!2m2!1d-111.9661334!2d33.6834344!3e0

Jeff

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Jeffrey Krall CPA, CCIFP
CFO
JB+J Construction, LLC
Atlanta GA
(470) 282-0716
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24.  RE: Hiking

Posted 35 minutes ago

As a long-time resident and frequent hiker, I can highly recommend the City of Phoenix Sonoran Preserve. There are several trail heads and this area is very near to the conference hotel. No long drive to get there, plenty of parking, and lots of open space with nice views of the valley. Many people hike and ride trail bikes here on weekends. There are circumference trails and some that summit the hills. There is something for every skill level. I myself am a regular at the Desert Hills Trailhead off the Carefree Highway at 7th Avenue. As mentioned previously by others, the earlier in the day, the better, and bring lots of water. No such thing as too much. Hats, sunscreen, and sunglasses are all required.

Parks and Recreation Sonoran Preserve

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Echo Canyon, in my opinion, is too crowded and also relatively steep and dangerous. Several times a year someone falls there and has to be rescued. The neighbors have grown weary of the crowds and parking could be an issue.



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Cynthia Lee
CFO
Haydon Building Corp
Phoenix AZ
(602) 296-1496
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