Big Lake Howliday Campout Weekend

Big Lake Howliday Campout Weekend
July 19, 20, and 21, 2013

Join the Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project for a fun-filled weekend learning about and celebrating the return of Mexican wolves to the wild. This year marks the 15 year anniversary of the first releases of Mexican wolves back into the wild in the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area. The weekend campout event will also launch our second Paseo del Lobo hike for wolf awareness in the Grand Canyon region.

Where: Apache Trout Campground Fir Group site at Big Lake in the Apache National Forest, Arizona.

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When: Friday, July 19, 2013 starting at 3:00 pm through Sunday, July 21st at noon.

Participation is FREE! Weekend registration is required through the registration form below.

Please bring your own personal camping equipment and comfortable clothes for hiking in and appropriate for high elevation weather during the Monsoon season.  Here is a list of pdfrecommended personal supplies14.29 KB to bring with you.

Meals included in the weekend for registered participatants: Dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings, Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings, and a pack-your-own brown bag lunch spreads for lunches on Saturday and Sunday.  We will make an effort to accomodate vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free diets, and food allergies that are indicated by filling out our registration form below.

Optional Weekend Activities include:
- morning bird walks
- wildlife and wolf tracking workshops with wildlife tracking experts
- a hike to the "Green Fire" site where Aldo Leopold had his epiphany about wolves
- hikes on the Paseo del Lobo trail
- Evening talks by a wolf conservationist that was at the very first release in 1998, wolf activists and conservationist from the U.S. and Mexico, and a director of one of the captive breeding facilities for Mexican wolves.

Please check back to this site for more information and event details as they are updated.

Please note that camp sites and meals will only be provided to those people who register below! Additional participants are welcome to come join us for a day or the entire weekend, but please register on the form in order to guarentee that we will have enough food for everyone (please leave a note in the food preferences box if you are only coming for one day).  Once we have reached capacity at our group camp site the registration form will be closed. 
Thank you!


Many thanks to these organizations for helping to support the Big Lake Howliday weekend!

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White Mountain Conservation League

Canyon R.E.O.