Well....... this is the rally we’ve all been waiting for…. again.

Normally, the park ranger offers guided hikes so let’s hope for a morning bird walk or an evening of
star gazing. There’s a nice Nature Center to explore, and depending on the trail you choose, you can
see the famous fountain in Fountain Hills’ center. Odds are, you will see lots of hawks, and if you’re
lucky, javalinas, coyotes and even deer! McDowell is a favorite of ours as well as many other 4CU
members, offering great accessibility to Scottsdale, Mesa and the Phoenix area.

The Four Peak Staging Area is a large group campground where a short walk takes you to bathrooms
and showers. The dump is conveniently located elsewhere in the park. We advise to arrive with water
and a clean tank, or you can fill up and dump at the alternate area before parking in the Four Peaks
Staging area, our group locale. Generators are ok.

Remember: this is a relaxing rally. Time to do what you like, maybe read a book, play some cards, or
even work on a project. Pack those half-finished crosswords and letters you started but never
finished. Cell phone service and TV reception are good, but hopefully you are coming to hang and
chill. The choice is yours.

Fall in love with the desert again.

Camping Fee: $22 per vehicle per night payable upon entrance to McDowell Regional Park.
Rally Fee: $10 per person


Couple Of Flamingos

Hope to relax with you!

Your hosts,
Bonnie and Alan Bobman baambi7as@gmail.com
Jennifer and Michael Houlden michael@houlden.ca


Here’s a preliminary schedule AND subject to change, of course!
One guarantee: It’s going be a great rally!

Arrival after noon.
Meet and greet

AM Group Hike
MTB Skills Clinic & Ride
Join Michael, a certified mountain bike instructor, for an introductory skills clinic on Friday
morning before heading out for a ride on some of McDowell’s excellent MTB trails.
While this is labeled as an introductory clinic you WILL come away a better rider whether you are
a beginner, intermediate or advanced rider. We’ll dial in essential body position and movement
patterns that keep you balanced and safe on the bike. These techniques scale so as you develop as
a rider these same skills will always be there for you.
The clinic and ride are limited to 6 riders. If there is demand, there will be a second clinic on
Saturday morning.

Hike/bike, Nap, hangout, play, eat...in no particular order.

Hang out and be Happy

Group Hike
MTB Skills Clinic & Ride - TBD

6:00 BYO Dinner Camping Style. Bring your chair.

Noon Departure


Free dump in the park.

Potable water available, but please come full.