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Hiking Arizona’s Marble Canyon and Vermilion Cliffs: Off-the-Beaten-Path

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Liz Loring Feb 25, 2015 at 07:51 AM

It is wierdly funny that I am mostly posting to myself but just in case someone is reading my posts, I decided to go ahead and come in to Phoenix. I finally found the right airline connections to meet the Van!! Yipee!

Liz Loring Feb 24, 2015 at 08:54 PM

I hope to fly in to Flagstaff and hopefully this can be checked out?? before I make a reservation.Thx

Liz Loring Feb 15, 2015 at 04:13 PM

I am enrolled in the 4/12-18 program and I would like to know where to fly in. I thought it made sense to come into Flagstaff..Im going to call Monday to see what the shuttle operator says!? I'll let others know what I find out.

karin grobe Jan 28, 2015 at 12:05 PM

We are enrolled in the April 12-18, 2015 program. We can fly into/out of either Flagstaff or Phoenix. Is anyone able to offer carshare or advice on which airport is the best? Flagstaff is closer but the shuttle operator is really negative about picking us up there, and wants us to fly into Phoenix.
Gayle Sheets Jan 28, 2015 at 12:17 PM

Did you book your reservations thru Road Scholar? If so, it may be that most of the group is flying into Phoenix and your flying there too will make the pickup process easier.

Rose M Jan 20, 2015 at 11:00 PM

Hello to my future friends on the March 8,2015 trip. I am Rose of Washington state. I'll be flying into Phoenix. My main question - at this point - is whether you are all in good enough shape to carry me - should I prove not equal to the rigors of the trail ?!!!
Here's Hoping !

Gayle Sheets Sep 03, 2014 at 02:00 PM

I'll be taking part in the Sept 28 tour. I'm so looking forward to this adventure and meeting everyone. For anyone interested in condors, on Sept 27 there will be an event quite close to Marble Canyon. I plan to be there. Here are the details:
Come join us at the 18th Annual Public Condor Release and celebrate National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 27, 2014. Activities, will begin around 10am and we'll open the doors of the Condor Cliffs Holding Pen atop the Paria Plateau at 11am. Spread the word...
We will have spotting scopes, binoculars and Project Personell to answer questions and give some background on the program.
Driving Directions:
From Flagstaff to the Condor Viewing Site (36.771027, -112.056501)
Follow US-89 N to US-89A N in Bitter Springs 110 mi / 1h 47 min.
Follow US-89A N to House Rock Rd 44.4 mi / 57 min.
Turn right (north) onto House Rock Rd (BLM 1065) 2.8 mi.
Destination is on the right...

Ann Winget Mar 05, 2014 at 05:27 PM

I am arriving in Phoenix on April 5 for the April 6 program. Anyone else arriving early and want to meet for lunch?
Ann Winget Mar 05, 2014 at 05:36 PM

Sorry, meant supper.

Ellie Knesper Oct 31, 2013 at 08:54 PM

My husband and I took part in this program on October 13 - 19, 2013. I have added entries for this trip to my blog at http://emknesper.blogspot.com/

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