Big Lake Howliday Campout Weekend
August 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2014
Due to an unforeseen change of important events for Mexican wolves, we have RESCHEDULED the Big Lake Howliday Campout to the weekend of August 8-11, 2014.
We deeply apologize for any inconveniences this change of dates may cause you in arranging your travel plans, but we sincerely hope you can still join us at Big Lake. Thank you!
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 16 year anniversary of the first releases of Mexican wolves back into the wild in the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area.
Where: Apache Trout Campground Fir Group site at Big Lake in the Apache National Forest, Arizona.
When: Friday, August 8th, 2014 starting at 3:00 pm through Monday, August 11th at noon. If you can, please plan your trip to stay through the USFWS hearing on Mexican wolves at the Hon-Dah Conference Center near Pinetop, AZ (about 1 hour drive east of Big Lake) on Monday, August 11th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.
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 Recommended Personal Camping Supplies16.37 KB to bring with you.
Meals included in the weekend for registered participants: Dinner on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, Breakfast on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday mornings, and a pack-your-own brown bag lunch spreads for lunches on Saturday and Sunday. All the meals served will be vegetarian and we will make an effort to accommodate vegan, gluten-free diets, and food allergies that are indicated by filling out our registration form (registration is now closed). Please Bring Your Own Beverages of choice.
Optional Weekend Activities include:
- morning bird walks
- wildlife 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 conservationists and biologists
Sorry, no dogs are allowed (besides service dogs) to join us at the campground or on the activities this year. We are huge fans of companion dogs, but because we will be camping and hiking in areas occupied by Mexican wolf packs and other wildlife, we want to minimize our disturbance to the wolves and their new pups. Thank you for your understanding!
Please note that camp sites spots and meals will only be provided to those people who register! The registration form has now been closed in preparation for the event.
Many thanks to these sponsors for helping to support the Big Lake Howliday weekend!