Phoenix Summit Challenge Pt. 2


The PSC has been set for November 14, 2015. So what now? You've been training, now it's time to get your stuff during the Early Bag Pick Up! Early Bag pick up is mandatory, so if you're not able to attend one of the 4 dates, you'll need to make arrangements with a friend or family member. Make sure they have a print out of your registration and that's it! If you coming in from out of town ( you can make arrangements in advance by emailing She will hook you up. Early pick ups helps get you on the trail faster and give you more time to finish!

Saturday - October 17, 2015 10 am - 3 pm Arizona Hiking Shack 3244 E Thomas Rd Phx, AZ 602-944-7723
Sunday - October 18, 2015 11 am to 2 pm Arizona Hiking Shack 3244 E Thomas Rd Phx, AZ 602-944-7723
Saturday - October 24, 2015 10 am - 2 pm REI Tempe 1405 W. Southern Ave Tempe, AZ 480-967-5494
Sunday - October 25, 2015 10 am - 2 pm REI Paradise Valley 12634 N. Paradise Valley Pkwy W Phx, Az 602-996-5400

Don't forget to bring your friends and family! There'll be lots to do while you're busy doing the hiking thing. You'll have to decide who's having more fun! The URock Festival goes from 10 AM – 6PM at South Mountain Park in the Activity Complex.

  • Liberty Wildlife and Arizona Game & Fish will bring critters one might encounter along our trails
  • The traveling Leave No Trace trainers will be here with fun ways to learn why staying on trails is important
  • The REI Village is rolling in with tons of fun for you to experience
  • Listen to live music and purchase a meal from one of 10 food trucks, a beer from breweries (5$ for 16 oz or a flight of 4 – 4 oz beers)
  • State and county parks will have information on trails throughout the state
  • APRA (Arizona Parks and Recreation) will be playing games
  • Get your Trails Fund Raffle tickets for your chance to win prizes
  • Stop by the Daring Adventure booth to see how those with limited mobility are still able to raft, hike, and do all sorts of adventures
  • Pick up a bag of goodies from Bashas
  • Get a free massage or acupuncture session

If your friends are planning on joining you for dinner, please purchase their dinner tickets ahead of time to make sure there's enough food, drink, and seating for all. Plan on it being chilly and bring a jacket with you. Cash works best but credit cards are good too. IDs will be required for beer purchases.

You can send your practice and event day pictures to Instagram using #PSCPHX11. For questions please contact Park Ranger Elizabeth Smith at: or call the Ranger office at (602) 262-7393.

3244 E. Thomas Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85022 | 602.944.7723