This experience is for hikers and gamers of all levels and abilities! Feel free to message me if you have any questions! Prepare to be wowed as we embark on one of my favorite trails surrounded by beautiful red rock sandstone formations that were formed over 6 million years ago. While on this adventure, we will learn about the Native American and modern history and the environmental forces that shaped Arizona and maybe even see a coyote or lizard scurrying off the trail. We will see hidden caves and can even hike to the top of red rock formations depending on your comfort level. Midway through our adventure, we will arrive at a pre-setup gaming fortress in the middle of nature. Here I will share my gaming expertise and teach you a strategic nature-themed board game (or a few games depending on time). After our game time is complete, we will begin the hike back to the parking lot and then we will depart ways and return to civilization. Please note: I have an assistant who helps me out with this experience so even if you book solo we will have at least 3 people to play games with. I send out a pre-trip survey that has a list of all the nature-themed games I have available and you can choose the games that sound interesting to you (Trekking The National Parks, Wingspan, Everdell, Evolution : Climate, Photosynthesis, Planet, Parks, and many others)
I am an Arizona native born in Phoenix. I am also a medicalIy certified and knowledgable adventure travel guide who has taught classes for REI and have been featured on the Travel Channel. I have also guided multi-sport tours all over the U.S and internationally. I am an avid board gamer that has played over 100 board games and teach classes to the public on how to use board games as tools to develop new skills and work on strengths and weaknesses. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with others.
Non-Gmo and Organic Healthy Snacks (fig bars, fruit snacks, kind bars, cliff bars, pre-popped popcorn, trail mix, nuts)
Cold Beverages (organic coconut water, sparkling water in various flavors), Hot water with tea options, and bottled water.
Gaming Table, Camp Chairs, Nature-Themed Board Games, Canopy, Portable Cooling System
We will meet at ramada next to the parking lot for Papago Park which is adjacent to the Papago Golf course. We will then hike through the red rocks and arrive at the gaming fortress. This area will be shaded or sunny (your choice) and have comfortable seating with snacks and beverages. After we finish our gaming experience, we will journey back to where we began. Please note, there are no restrooms at the parking lot or on our adventure.
8歳以上の方5名まで参加できます。 You should be comfortable walking a total of 1-2 miles on uneven surfaces. There are strenuous options available on the hike that are optional.
Jacket in case it gets breezy or chilly
This is an all ages and pet friendly experience. Bring shoes that are comfortable to walk in and attire appropriate for the weather.