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Stay tuned to www.gcwolfrecovery.org/trail for
updates, photos, and video diaries from our hikers and bikers along the trail.

GCWRP volunteer Nathan Renn in AZ Photo by Billie Hughes

GCWRP volunteer Nathan Renn takes in the scenery of the White Mountains.
Photo by Billie Hughes

Stay tuned for new Outreach Events being scheduled for the Paseo del Lobo II in 2013!

See a sampling of Outreach Events along the Trail that occurred in 2012:

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Sunday, July 8th, 2012 in Alpine, AZ: Join the Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project for a light brunch and introduction to the Paseo del Lobo, before we launch the first section of the trail in the morning. We will meet at the Alpine Community Center at 9:00 am for a brief welcome and fruit and bagels, before heading to the trail head together by 10:00 am.  See you there!

Please join us July 13-15, At Sunrise Campground as the Paseo del Lobo community hike makes its way through the high country of the White Mountain Apache tribal lands.

One of the highlights of Paseo del Lobo will be a special opportunity to share time with tribal people and to experience firsthand the Apache way of life through crafts, storytelling and traditional meals (vegetarian options available). The White Mountain Apache Tribe is a leader is the Mexican wolf reintroduction effort. As part of their effort to help wolves return to their ancestral home, the tribe has developed a pilot “Apache Wilderness Journeys” wildlife and culture tour program. Knowledgeable members of the tribe’s wolf team will be staying with us at Sunrise Campground to share their insight on the wolf program. Tribal elders, storytellers, craftsman, crown dancers and a talented traditional cook will also be joining us in the high country.

On Friday, July 13, we will be hiking the beautiful Mt. Baldy Crossover Trail, which connects West Mt. Baldy Trail with East Mt. Baldy Trail. In the afternoon we will make our way over to Sunrise Campground, where the White Mtn. Apache Tribe will be hosting Paseo del Lobo hikers, providing traditional meals, insight into the wolf program and unique cultural activities. All meals will be provided on Saturday, and horseback riding may be one of several activity options during the day. Hiking will resume on Trail Section 8 on Sunday morning after a hearty group breakfast.

This special event is free, but is limited to 20 participants and RSVP’s are requested to help the tribe to plan accordingly. We will be camping Friday and Saturday night at Sunrise Campground and all weekend activities will originate from camp. Participants will need to provide all their own camping equipment for the weekend.

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  • Saturday, July 21st, 2012at the White Mountain Nature Center in Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ

Join us for a presentation on the Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project and the Paseo del Lobo at 7:30 pm
425 S. Woodland Rd., Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ

  • Saturday, September 8th, 2012
    in Flagstaff, AZ

    Visit with our Wolf Ambassador, Wolfie, and project volunteers to talk about our work and the Paseo del Lobo as we continue the trail through downtown Flagstaff on the Alpine Pedaler bicycle from 9:00 pm to 11:30 pm!
  • Saturday, October 13th, 2012
    at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon

    Hikers for the final section (#55) of the Paseo del Lobo will meet at 9:00 am in the IMAX parking lot in the town of Tusayan, AZ before heading to the trail head on the Arizona Trail just north of town.  Hikers will cross into Grand Canyon National Park and will need to pay the park entrance fee before we finish at Mather Point on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.  A final presentation on the Paseo del Lobo relay hike will be at 3:30 pm at the Shrine of the Ages Auditorium.
  • Saturday, October 20th, 2012
    in Flagstaff, AZ

    Finale Celebration from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Willow Bend Environmental Education Center
    703 E. Sawmill Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
    Enjoy food, drinks, stories, and photos from the Paseo del Lobo trail and other Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project events in 2012!

 

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Special Thanks to the White Mountain Apache Tribe
and Defenders of Wildlife for hosting these events for the Paseo del Lobo

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