Greer Campout, May 21-26
Cindy Cassady and Bob Parsons will be hosting a Prescott Hiking Club campout in the town of Greer, AZ, which is 230 miles east of Prescott in the White Mountain area, from May 21-26. Below are basic details. Those interested should contact Cindy at
Lodging: We will be staying at Rolfe C Hoyer campground, $20/night, $10/night with senior national park card. No hookups, but dump station and showers available.
Other lodging available: Heaslett's Circle B Cabins and RV Park, $40/night full hookups. Cabins $100/night for 2 people.
Lazy Trout Motel $79/night for 2 people
Lazy Trout Cabins - sleep 6 to 10 people http://lazytrout.com/index.html
Greer Lodge, $125/night for 2 people
Greer Glen, $135/night for 4 people
Hiking: We are planning three main hikes, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, with other activities available on Wednesday (see below).
Monday: Squirrel Springs trail - 14 miles of combined loop trails. We will not do all 14 miles, but figure out a combination for about an 8 mile hike, 1200 ft maximum elevation gain.
Tuesday: East Fork trail: 7 miles one way, 1100 ft. elevation change. We will probably go out about 4 miles and return.
Thursday: West Fork trail: 7 miles one way, 1200 ft. elevation change. Again, we will go out 4 miles and return.
Web site describing all hikes:
Click on the tabs below the picture for trail descriptions
On Wednesday, we thought people might like to explore Greer, a lovely small ski town, or see other nearby sites:
Sipe White Mountain Wildlife Area: 28 miles from Greer. There's a visitor's center, and it has 4 easy trails, 2.5 miles being the longest.
Butterfly Lodge Museum: Downtown Greer
Greer Lakes: There are three small lakes or reservoirs directly across the road from Hoyer campground that are lovely for smaller hikes or for fishing.
We will try to plan a group dinner for Wednesday evening and will have a daily happy hour gathering.
Much information about lodging, hikes, and other activities can be found at:
Caveat: We have been to Greer and hiked around the small lakes, but have not done any of the proposed three main hikes before. So, we will be exploring together. Bob and Cindy will lead the moderate hikes. We will need a volunteer to lead the slow hikes and someone to lead more strenuous hikes if desired.