Next Outing: 

Full Moon Photoshoot - Crismon Trailhead Sunday, February 5 at 4:45 p.m. Meet at the 9th hole parking lot. 

We will travel to the Crismon Trailhead at the corner of McKellips and Crismon (2798 N. Crismon Road, Mesa). This is part of Usery Mountain Regional Park, so there is a $2 per car fee to park. Bring your camera, tripod, and any other equipment needed to take the perfect night shot.  Remember to give a few dollars to the driver to cover the cost of gas.

Questions or sign-up contact Bev King -- Site 5527 - 865-388-3438 or 

Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium - January 10

The zoo specializes in African and South American animals, and has Arizona's largest collection of exotic animals.  [Check their website]. 


Slide show of some photos 

Neon Sign Field Trip Wednesday, December 14, 3:00 p.m. Meet at the 9 hole parking lot

The Neon Sign Park is located in Casa Grande and consist of 14 vintage signs saved and collected from the surrounding area over the years, resulting in a collection that reflects local history. Rustic benches made from old truck tailgates are located along the walking paths. The signs are turned on nightly at dusk. [check their website


 Some photos taken on the outing:

Scorpion Gulch Field Trip - Sunday, Dec. 4
It was built as a home and store by William Lunsford. Lunsford's store sold curios, Indigenous-made items, sodas, and candy. It was still in operation in 1966, when Lunsford was 75. In the 1970s, it became a bar. Today, Scorpion Gulch, and its neighboring building are open to the public and is easily accessible and visible while driving South Central Avenue toward South Mountain. The roofs of both buildings are almost all entirely gone, either for safety, or nature's toll. It is rumored that the building was burned at one point in its history; however, this is not evident by looking at either of the buildings themselves.





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