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    • 26 Oct 2014
    • 5:00 PM
    • 01 Nov 2014
    • 5:00 PM
    • Phoenix Sky Harbour Airport - Phoenix, Arizona
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    7 Day / 6 Night

    Premier Grand Canyon Adventure

    Explore Amazing Havasu Falls

    Hike the Famous Kaibab Trail

    1 Night Grand Lodge Overlook

    Dinner at Bright Angel Lodge



    This tour packs a full Grand Canyon experience into a relatively short amount of time. Join TAG on an amazing and unforgettable journey across the epic Grand Canyon! TAG provides everything you need to know from A-Z we have you covered and strive to create the most enjoyable trip for those who join the adventure.



    Event Snapshot

     

    Cost: $1975.00

    ($500.00 deposit due at registration)

    Final payment due by 1 Aug 2014



    Physical Requirement Level: 5 of 10 - Moderate Hiking

    Culture Shock Rating: 4 of 10 - Some Remote Wilderness, 3 days camping with exclusive gear.

    Length of Trip:
     7 Days, 26 Oct - 1 Nov 2014

    Adventure Activities:
     Backpacking, photography, exploring, swimming, camping, waterfalls, caves, slot canyons, amazing star-gazing, day hikes, tour Phoenix.

    Minimum people needed for event:
    15 by 1 April 2014

    Experience:
    None! No Prior Experience Needed. Required adventure gear is included in the price.

    Payments: Phone, online, check, or cash with receipt.

    Final Payment Due: 1 Aug 2014

    Children: Yes, Age 15+ 

    Pets: Sorry, No pets allowed on this hike



    What's Included - Just about everything!

    • Grand Hotel stay on the rim of the Grand Canyon
    • Pack mules and horses to carry all camping gear.
    • Guided 3 day hike with all gear included to Havasu Falls
    • Guided amazing views on the Kaibab South Rim day-hike 
    • Private VIP round trip shuttle from airport in Phoenix, AZ to the lodge in Flagstaff, AZ.
    • 2-3 Local Experienced Grand Canyon trail guides and back-country chefs, and historians.
    • All camping and hiking gear included (Lightweight tent, backpack, sleeping bag, pad and other equipment)
    • 4 days of gourmet cooked meals while on the trek in the grand canyon
    • Beautiful Flagstaff AZ Hotel set in a Ponderosa Pine Forest
    • Pre-departure “meet and greet” lunch in a privately reserved room at restaurant located in Tampa.
    • Professionally built beautiful hardcover photo & story book of the entire event mailed to you.
    • A pre-loaded photo thumb drive with the events action-filled photos, express mailed to you
    • Professional fun-filled digital pictures taken of you and the group throughout the entire trip.
    • Emergency satellite communication and safety equipment on hand at all times.
    • GPS event tracking on-line. Friends and family can follow your location during the entire trip online.
    • TAG staff guiding the entire trip for safety and peace of mind, relax and enjoy the trip without worry.
    • TAG's quality event promise: relax, enjoy, and have fun!
    • And more, see details below...


    About the Grand Canyon and Havasu Falls Trek

    Have you ever seen a sunset over the Grand Canyon or swam in the emerald green waters? Do you want to see the best of the Grand Canyon all in one trip? If so, this tour is for you! 


    This is THE Grand Canyon trip, combining the magic of Havasu Falls with an experience of Grand Canyon National Park, we hit the top highlights of the Grand Canyon in just four days. This trip features 2 nights of camping at Havasu Falls, a night of lodging near the South Rim, dinner on the rim, and finally the quintessential views of a hike down the famous South Kaibab Trail.

    Join TAG as we begin this tour with a hike into the incredible turquoise waters of Havasu Falls, where we camp for two amazing nights. Day two features a hike past the stunning 200-foot-tall Mooney Falls into lower Havasu Creek Canyon, hiking as far as Beaver Falls (7 miles round trip). The next day we hike out of Havasu Falls and make our way to our Lodge that sits just a ten minute drive from the rim of the Grand Canyon. That night we enjoy dinner in a lodge perched literally on the edge of the Canyon. The next morning we continue our journey and find ourselves at the helm of the most picturesque views in all of Grand Canyon - those in Grand Canyon National Park. The final top-off on this tour is a four to six hour round trip hike on the South Kaibab Trail, the single must-do hike in all the Grand Canyon Park. See the details below...


    Grand Canyon Fun Facts

    • The Grand Canyon was established as a national monument by Teddy Roosevelt in 1908 - Congress upgraded the monument to a national park in 1919.
    • It’s famous - it’s a World Heritage Site and one of the 7 natural Wonders of the World.
    • It’s big - approximately 1.2 million acres, 277 miles long, 10 miles across and 1 mile deep.
    • It’s old - at least according to the geologists. The Vishnu Schist rock type at the bottom is 1.4 - 1.7 billion years old.
    • With each step below the rim, you travel back approximately 60,000 years in the earth’s history.
    • 5 of the 7 life zones and 3 of the 4 desert types in North America are present.
    • Over 1,500 plant, 355 bird, 89 mammal, 47 reptile, 9 amphibian, and 17 fish species make the park their home.


    Itinerary
    Note: Weather and traffic conditions may change the itinerary slightly.

    Day 1 - Sunday - 26 Oct 2014 - Fly into Phoenix, Arizona


    Hello and welcome to Arizona the land of adventure and amazing sights. You will land in Phoenix Arizona before 5 PM, collect your bags and meet the TAG guide just outside the baggage area.  Next, board a private VIP shuttle which will take us too our hotel (Little America Lodge) in Flagstaff, Arizona. After we check-in we will meet in the lobby for a pre-hike meeting and meet the guides. After we can walk to a nearby restaurant for dinner or eat at the hotel.


    Meals Included: None

    Travel: 2 hour shuttle


    Day 2 - Monday - 27 Oct 2014 - Begin the Hike into the Canyon


    Wake up and enjoy a delicious cook-to-order breakfast before a very adventurous and inspiring day; our descent into the Grand  Canyon. After breakfast the excitement of this Grand Canyon adventure begins with our hike into Havasu Falls. We depart from Hualapai Hilltop, where you'll enjoy the luxury of hiking with only a light daypack as we hire pack horses to carry the bulk of our gear.
     We hike downhill steeply through a series of switchbacks before leveling off in a beautiful red sandstone canyon. After hiking 4.5 miles this canyon intersects with Cataract Canyon and Havasu Creek, whose enchanting turquoise waters are some of the most inviting in the world. 
     
    We hike along this creek for 2 miles to the village of Supai before continuing on another 2 miles to the campground. En route to the campground we pass three of the five major waterfalls, Rock Falls, Fifty Foot Falls, and Havasu Falls. 


    Once we reach the campsite relax, everything will be setup for you and a gourmet dinner will be served. The rest of the day is available for photographing, swimming, relaxing, exploring the area, and enjoying the amazing Havasu Falls. 




    Travel: Shuttle 3.5-hour drive from Flagstaff
    Hiking Mileage: 10 miles downhill
    Elevation Loss: 2,400 feet
    Meals: B, L, D

    Day 3 - Tuesday – 28 Oct 2014 - Explore the Falls and Canyon


    It doesn't get better than waking up to delicious breakfast and the soothing sound of a waterfall nearby. We will spend Day 2 exploring the stunning waterfalls that make Havasu a world-renown Grand Canyon destination. We'll hike downstream to Mooney Falls which is perhaps the most magnificent of all of them Mooney Fallsat 200 feet tall, it's taller than Niagara Falls! We'll then continue hiking downstream another 2.5 miles to Beaver Falls, where the canyon becomes increasingly dramatic with small waterfalls cascading under ash and cottonwood trees. Big horn sheep are often an added bonus, as this area provides them with rare, valuable grazing habitat. Beaver Falls makes for a fantastic and relaxing lunch spot before we hike back to camp for the evening.

    Hiking Mileage: 7 miles (optional day hiking)
    Elevation Change: 500 feet
    Meals: B,L,D


    Day 4 - Wednesday – 29 Oct 2014 - Hike out - Lodge on rim

    Another amazing morning in the Grand Canyon. We wake up and repack the gear on our pack horses and mules. After hiking back through the Supai Village, Cataract Canyon and up to Hualapai Hilltop we conclude the Havasu portion of our trip. The drive to Grand Canyon National Park is a time for reflection as the next phase of our journey unfolds. We'll check in at the beautiful and cozy Grand Hotel and get cleaned up before driving 5 minutes to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon for a short evening walk along the Rim Trail as the sun goes down. Afterward we'll enjoy dinner at the famous Bright Angel Lodge overlooking the depths of the Grand Canyon.

    Hiking Mileage: 10 miles
    Elevation Gain: 2,400 feet
    Shuttle to the South Rim: 3.5-hours 
    Meals: B, L, D

    Day 5 - Thursday – 30 Oct 2014 - Grand Canyon rim hike

    We'll get a fairly relaxed start before spending the day hiking on the South Kaibab Trail. It is a 4 to 6 hour moderate hike with BIG Grand Canyon views, and amazing natural and cultural history. The South Kaibab Trail is one of the most photographed trails in the country because it descends the spine of a long ridge with 360-degree views. Exciting hiking, fascinating geologic history and, with any luck, a California Condor will round out the day on this classic Grand Canyon hiking experience. After an unforgettable hike along the rim of the Grand Canyon we make the 1.5 hour trip back into Flagstaff to our hotel (Little America Lodge) reflecting on the past 5 days. 


    Hiking Mileage: 5 miles
    Elevation Gain: up to 2,200 feet
    Shuttle to Flagstaff: 1.5-hour drive to the Flagstaff, AZ hotel
    Meals: B, L

    Day 6 - Friday – 31 Oct 2014 - Travel back to Phoenix

    Wake up and enjoy a delicious cook-to-order breakfast then pack up and have your bags ready for the private VIP shuttle taking us back to Phoenix for our final night's stay in Arizona. Once we reach Phoenix and check in to the hotel (Hilton Phoenix) you are free to explore the city, relax and catch up, or enjoy the hot tub. You're welcome to join everyone for a final dinner in Phoenix.

    Shuttle to Flagstaff: 2-hour drive to the Flagstaff, AZ hotel

    Day 7 - Saturday – 1 November 2014 - End of tour

    You're free from here, enjoy another day in Phoenix or catch the shuttle or taxi to the airport to fly home. Safe Travels.


    Meals: B


    Packing List and Hiking Information

    Note: The weather in the Grand Canyon can be extreme. Please pack for rain, cool night-time temps (50's), and warm daytime temps (70's). Though it is a week-long trip, please limit your luggage to one or two bags at the most. Like any other transportation service, our shuttles only have a set amount of storage.

    The following items are required for your trip. They are a
    must for your safety and comfort. When shopping, think
    layered clothing systems that work together.

    No cotton Please! It gets wet and just makes you cold. You can find no-cotton sports-like clothing at Walmart or Target if you want to save money.


    Clothing Checklist

    • Sturdy hiking boots, mid-weight, lug-soled, above the ankle, and ideally well broken in, no new boots
    • Brimmed sunhat and bandana
    • Rain shell, waterproof/breathable jacket
    • Warm fleece jacket or warm insulated shell
    • Beanie hat
    • Two t-shirts (may be long-sleeved) for protection from the sun, light colors are nice because they're cooler than dark colors. No Cotton!
    • Long pants, one pair of leggings or lightweight trousers to block sun and give warmth at night
    • Long underwear for cold days
    • Shorts, one pair, nylon is nice for light weight and to substitute as a bathing suit
    • Bathing Suit
    • Underwear
    • Supportive sport sandals or water shoes like Chacos® or Tevas® for walking in and out of the creek. No flip-flops please!
    • Hiking socks, one pair for every two days of your trip. Recommended brands include Bridgedale®,Smartwool®, or similar padded socks (wearing a thin liner sock under your hiking socks is highly recommended). No cotton socks!!!


    Hiking Gear

    • Water bottles or bladder (3 liters total capacity)
    • Camp Towel, lightweight, quick-drying camp towel for drying off after swimming
    • Contact lenses and glasses if you wear contact lenses please also bring a pair of glasses - your contacts are likely to become dirty and may be difficult to clean
    • Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+ SPF), lip balm
    • Headlamp, spare batteries (preferably an L.E.D. type that works with AA or AAA batteries)
    • Toiletries, and a small washcloth in stuff sack (bandana can serve as a washcloth)
    • Vitamins (optional)
    • Notebook, drawing supplies, or paperback book (optional)
    • Camera, spare batteries (optional)
    • Prescription medicine (please inform trip leader of any medications you are taking)
    • Knee braces, if needed
    • Money, for tipping your guide (generally 10-15% of trip cost based on your experience) and for any souvenirs

    Non-Hike Accessories:

    • Travel clothes like jeans and shirts

    • Batteries and chargers

    • Camera, batteries, and charger

    • Snacks

    • Memory cards for cameras

    • Cellular phone charger

    • Cash for souvenirs, tips, and snacks

    • Other vacation items


    Do not pack the following gear, its already provided and included in your cost:

    • Deuter or Osprey backpacks
    • Sierra Designs or Mountain Hardware tents
    • Sierra Designs sleeping bags
    • Thermarest or Big Agnes sleeping pads
    • Leki trekking poles
    • Mountain Safety Research cooking stoves
    • Mountain Safety Research cookware
    • Mountain Safety Research cups and utensils

      How to Pack your Mule Gear Bag

      Please pack the above hiking items into a single duffel or stuff
      sack weighing no more than 10 pounds per person and
      clearly label it with your name. 

      Note: *Please be aware that 10 lbs is the maximum allowed weight per person per mule bag. *

      The above listed items will likely weigh less than that. We'll secure this duffel from you at the trailhead for transport to the Havasu Campground on the mules to carry down to the campsite.

      Hold on to your rain jacket, an extra layer, water bottles, sunscreen, camera, and anything you need on the trail - these items will be carried in your day pack. Your daypack should be light, with the majority of your gear in the mule sack.


      Meals during the Hike
      We provide a diversity of foods containing the necessary
      nutrition for sustained energy output. Meals are made from
      staples that travel well in the backcountry - rice, pastas,
      lentils, beans, couscous, oatmeal, granola, etc. Meals are also
      supplemented with trail foods such as crackers, cheese,
      granola, energy bars, fresh and/or dried fruit, and energy
      drink mixes.


      Training

      The enjoyment received from any physical activity is largely dependent on the shape you're in. The physical demands of
      hiking the canyon are in sharp contrast to those found in mountain climbing or hiking on relatively flat terrain. The first part of your hike will be a knee-jarring descent, and the climb out will come when your legs are most tired. We cannot stress enough that the fitter you are the more fun you’ll have. A combination of cardiovascular fitness, strength in all muscle groups and flexibility will help ensure an enjoyable experience. As such, we recommend you prepare for your trip with a moderate training program focused on walking and hiking. 

      We understand we live in Florida and it's hard to train for hills, but any activity will help you prepare.

      Spend time strengthening your legs and knees through lunges, squats, and step-ups. 

      Boost your cardio by walking longer distances, jogging, and then sprinting for short spurts to increase your overall well rounded cardiovascular health. 

      Pictures and Video of this Adventure

      Click here to view a great video of how amazing the Grand Canyon, and its waterfalls are. This trip has spectacular views throughout. 



      Exploring the famous Havasu Falls on Day 2.



      Views of Mooney Falls on your day-hike on Day 4




      Views while hiking the Rim Trail on days 5 and 6



      This is the way hiking should always be. Mules will carry our gear so we get to hike with just a light day pack.



      Lodging


      Flagstaff - Little America


      Grand Canyon - Bright Angel Lodge


      Phoenix - Hilton Airport


      Pricing and Payment Policies


      Total Cost: $1975.00


      Note: Total cost does not include, airfare, alcoholic beverages, some meals, any baggage fees, tips for guides, personal purchases, or personal emergencies.


      To ensure hotels and activities are reserved on time, a deposit is due at the time of registration. TAG offers partial payments using the pay later option when you register and checkout to pay, choose "Bill Me Later" if you wish to make payments for this event.


      Payment and Cancelation Policy
      Cancellations received at any time after making your trip reservation are subject to a non-refundable $250 per person service charge.

      When a trip cancellation is received inside of 90 days from departure, and you have made the full payment, all trip costs are 100% non-refundable. If the event is canceled, your deposit will be returned to you within 5-10 working business days.


      Methods of Payment


      Phone:

      Pay securely by phone by calling 1-855-8000-TAG and we will process your debit or credit card with you on the line directly with our bank.


      Online:

      Register for the event and follow the instructions or pay directly through Paypal by sending your payment to: paypal@tampaadventuregroup.


      Check or Money Order:

      Pay by check or money order by sending a check or money order made out to Tampa Adventure Group. Mail to:

      Tampa Adventure Group

      4644 West Gandy Blvd. Suite 4, Box 149

      Tampa, Florida 33611


      Payment Options:
      When you register and pay online, you have the option to make payments by using the bill me later option when checking out.




      Important Travel Information & FAQ's

      Meals

      All of our backpacking meals are packed full of critical carbohydrates, proteins and fats. We carry foods that travel well in the backcountry – rice, pastas, lentils, beans, couscous, packaged meats, nuts, breads, oatmeal, granola, and more. For optimal taste and energy, we supplement all our meals with spices, herbs, oils, cheeses, butter, sugar, and fruits and vegetables (fresh and dried). In addition, we provide you with an assortment of trail mix, energy bars, and dried fruits to eat at your own discretion. We regularly accommodate vegan, vegetarian, kosher and non-gluten diets and will make adjustments for food allergies. Please note any dietary restrictions or food you don't like when registering for the event.


      Non-hiking meals will include continental or hot breakfasts at hotels, lodges, or restaurants. Some meals are not included in your costs.


      Flights
      Your flight into Phoenix Sky Harbor must land before 5PM so you can meet the shuttle to Flagstaff. If your flight is delayed please contact TAG as soon as possible. If you have questions about a flight please contact TAG.


      What's not included
      Flights
      Tips for guides and tour coach drivers
      Some meals
      Personal items
      Some hiking items (See list above)

      Luggage
      Please limit your luggage to now more than one large bag or two smaller bags or pieces of luggage. The tour shuttles only have enough room for so much luggage. This is a 7 day trip with the majority hiking, you shouldn't need more gear than what one large suitcase can hold.

      Average Weather
      Phoenix, AZ
      Average weather at the end of October is a high of 84 and a low of 60 with low rain chances.
       
      Flagstaff, AZ
      Average weather at the end of October is a high of 58 and a low of 28 with low snow chances.

      Top rim of the Grand Canyon
      Average weather at the end of October is a high of 55 and a low of 27 with low rain chances.

      Bottom of the Grand Canyon
      Average weather at the end of October is a high of 84 and a low of 60 with low rain chances.

      Water
      Carry 3 x 1-liter bottles of water on you. Water will be available during the hike, but its suggested you carry a camelbak or enough water on you for the hike about.  See details about packing above.

      Where to Meet

      Please check in with the TAG guide after you pick up your check bags at the Phoenix Airport. The TAG tour guide will be wearing a green TAG hat and white TAG shirt. If you are unable to find him please call 1-855-800-0824.


      Single Travelers

      All single travelers will be placed in rooms with other single travelers of the same sex, single room options are available but reflect an increase in price, contact TAG for single room pricing options.


      General Information

      Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A full gear list and pre-departure information will be sent upon registering. If you don't see your question answered here please call TAG at 1-855-800-0824 and we will be happy to help.


      Pre-Event Meetup

      Additional instructions, directions, and times will be provided by email after registering.


      Waiting List

      Waiting list in order that we received reservations. Please email TAG to be added to the waiting list.

      1. No one on waiting list


      Contact the Tampa Adventure Group

      Contact TAG, click on the red "Support" button on the left side of the page to access the support portal. Search existing questions for quick answers, or send TAG a message. We strive to respond to support tickets as quickly as possible.


      support@tampaadventuregroup.com


      Toll Free: 1-855-8000-TAG (824)



      Thank You for Visiting!
      • 15 Nov 2014
      • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      • Brooker Creek Preserve - 3940 Keystone Road Tarpon Springs, FL 34688-7820

      Day Hike Brooker Creek Preserve


      Florida's outdoors are amazing in November, enjoy the cool weather before summer returns. Get outside and breath some fresh air during this beautiful hike along a well marked trail through a local Tampa Bay park; Brooker Creek.

      This is a free event, mingle with the TAG staff, current members, and guests on a relaxing nature walk in the great outdoors.



      Details

      Event Access: All members and guests

      Event difficulty Rating: 1 of 10 - Easy
      (Beautiful 2-3 mile walk along well marked trails)

      Physical Requirement Rating: Low

      Culture Shock Rating: None

      Pets Allowed: No, pets are not allowed sorry.



      What's Included
      • Guided day hike through the park
      • Free trail maps
      • Access to the nature center presentations
      • Free fun-filled photos of the entire event
      • Share your nature photos with others
      • Meet other TAG members
      • Meet the TAG staff and ask questions
      • TAG's "Quality event guarantee!"


      About the Wilderness Preserve

      Brooker Creek Preserve is an 8,500-acre wilderness area located in the northeastern corner of Pinellas County. Bordered by Pasco County to the north and Hillsborough County to the east, the Preserve is roughly seven miles long and one andBrooker Creek one-half miles wide and lies within the rapidly developing East Lake region of Pinellas County. Brooker Creek Preserve is a wilderness island surrounded on all sides by urban development.

      Brooker Creek Preserve is not a park, but a wilderness area. Responsibility for its management rests with Pinellas County's Department of Environmental Management which is under the direct supervision of the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners.

      The Preserve's namesake, Brooker Creek, is the only stream that enters Lake Tarpon and is a major influence on its water quality. The numerous channels of Brooker Creek enter the Preserve from wetlands in Hillsborough County and flow through a maze of swamps and uplands within the Preserve before combining into a single stream east of Lake Tarpon.

      Ecologically, the Preserve is an interesting place and an important area to protect. The site supports populations of white-tailed deer, wild turkey, otter, gopher tortoise, bobcat, and coyote. Many of these species are abundant in the Preserve but are found nowhere else in the county. Likewise, many less common species such as the endangered Catesby lily, a variety of orchids, Bachman's sparrows, and the tiger swallowtail butterfly find refuge within the Preserve. The size and diversity of the Preserve will ensure that the great diversity of plants and animals that reside there now will have a home for future generations.


      Preserve History

      For about 15 years, Pinellas County has been acquiring the property which today comprises Brooker Creek Preserve. Some of the earliest purchases were targeted to protect groundwater quality around the county's Eldridge-Wilde well field. Other purchases were made for county projects that were not implemented.

      Development and adoption of Pinellas County's Growth Management Plan in 1989 gave great impetus to expand the acreage of conservation lands within the county. The area that is now the Preserve was targeted as the best choice. Since 1990, an aggressive land acquisition campaign was waged to tie together the various parcels that were already owned by the county and to acquire additional environmentally sensitive tracts that had yet to be developed. Although the county was reasonably successful in purchasing land through a number of means including the "Penny for Pinellas" sales tax, the greatest boost came in 1992 when the Southwest Florida Water Management District purchased more than 1,600 acres adjacent to a county purchase of nearly 800 acres at the southern end of the Preserve.

      Another significant boost to the land acquisition program came in 1993 when the State of Florida approved a grant request through its Preservation 2000, Communities Trust Fund Program for 13 separate parcels. The matching contribution of $1.2 million made it possible to add hundreds of additional acres to the Preserve, including the site for the Environmental Education Center. In 1995, another $1.2 million was approved by the State for additional acreage.

      In 1995, Hillsborough County purchased 400 acres adjacent to the Preserve and the future could hold additional acquisitions beyond Pinellas County borders. An aggressive land purchase program continues in Pinellas County while contiguous wildlands remain available.

      In 2009, Pinellas County added over 700 acres to Brooker Creek Preserve with the purchase of the Wilde property on the north side of Keystone Road. This land will provide a corridor for wildlife, connecting Brooker Creek Preserve with 1,000 acres in Hillsborough County and with the Anclote River corridor.

      A comprehensive management plan developed with the assistance of biologists from the University of South Florida directs a program of land management, research, and environmental education. All the while, the Preserve provides a unique backdrop for a variety of public uses. Balancing the needs of wilderness with public use is

      one of the great challenges of the Brooker Creek Preserve.


      Itinerary

      10:00AM: Park and meetup with the other members and the TAG staff in green TAG hats and TAG shirts. After everyone arrives we will begin the event by visiting the nature center, a wealth of knowledge about nature, and Florida's eco-systems.

      Next we make our way out to the trail and enjoy a leisure hike along the 2 mile loop. You will have plenty of breaks for pictures or to read information signs. Relax in the great outdoors.

      Arrive back at the parking lot and visitors nature center around 1pm or so.

       

      Cost

      None, this is a Free Event.


      What to Bring
      • Wear comfortable shoes
      • Small backpack
      • Water or sports drinks
      • Hat
      • Camera
      • Snacks
      • Bug repellant
       


      Directions and Maps

      Brooker Creek Preserve
      3940 Keystone Road,
      Tarpon Springs, FL 34688-7820

      Please check in with the TAG staff in the green TAG hat and TAG shirts when you arrive.


      For driving directions and maps for this event click here!


      From South Tampa - Follow the Courtney Campbell Causeway (SR60) west and turn north (right) onto McMullen Booth Road (CR611). The name of this road changes to East Lake Road north of Tampa Road (CR752). Continue north to Keystone Road (CR582) and turn east (right). Travel approximately 2.5 miles to the Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center entrance. Follow the one-mile drive to the Center.

      From North Tampa - From N Dale Mabry Hwy (SR597), turn west onto Van Dyke Road (CR685A) and travel to Gunn Hwy (CR587). Turn north (right) and continue 1.4 miles to Tarpon Springs Road (CR582). Turn west (left) and travel approximately 5.1 miles to the Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center entrance. Follow the one-mile drive to the Center.

      From Pinellas County - Go north on US19 to Tarpon Avenue E. (CR582) and turn east (right). Pass through the traffic signal at East Lake Road (CR611) and continue for approximately 2.5 miles to the Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center entrance. Follow the one-mile drive to the Center.


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    25 Nov 2012 Hang Gliding Adventure - Soaring through the Air
    16 Nov 2012 3 Day 2 Night Cabin Retreat and Mini-Vacation
    09 Nov 2012 3 Day 2 Night Camping - Myakka River State Park
    03 Nov 2012 Lets Go Hiking! - Hillsborough River State Park
    27 Oct 2012 Cowboy for a Weekend - 2 Day 1 Night - Overnight Horseback Camping and Halloween Party
    27 Oct 2012 Zipline Adventure
    20 Oct 2012 Day Hike - Hillsborough River State Park
    12 Oct 2012 Cayo Costa Island Adventure - 3 Day 2 Night
    04 Oct 2012 Whitewater Rafting - Guided Caving - AT Hiking Multi-Sport Adventure
    22 Sep 2012 Boat Beach BBQ Island Adventure
    16 Sep 2012 *Free Members Event* - TAG's 5 Year Anniversary Picnic - BBQ Lunch and Games
    15 Sep 2012 Kayaking Caladesi and Honeymoon Island
    02 Sep 2012 Sailing - 3 Hours of Fast Fun Trimaran Sailing
    19 Aug 2012 Zion National Park - Utah Expedition
    18 Aug 2012 Kayaking Caladesi and Honeymoon Island
    12 Aug 2012 Sailing - 3 Hours of Fast Fun Trimaran Sailing
    12 Aug 2012 Paddle Boarding - Stand Up Paddleboarding - SUP
    11 Aug 2012 Canoe the Hillsborough River
    28 Jul 2012 Seadoo & Waverunner Adventure - 2 Hours
    22 Jul 2012 Kayaking Weeki Wachee Springs
    21 Jul 2012 Kayaking Caladesi and Honeymoon Island
    15 Jul 2012 Sailing - 3 Hours of Fast Fun Trimaran Sailing
    15 Jul 2012 Paddle Boarding - Stand Up Paddleboarding - SUP
    08 Jul 2012 Horseback Trail Riding - 9:15AM
    04 Jul 2012 4th of July - Boat Beach BBQ Blast!
    01 Jul 2012 Rock Climbing - Belaying - Rapelling
    30 Jun 2012 Florida Aquarium Adventure - Discounted Tickets
    24 Jun 2012 Indoor Surfing Fun!
    16 Jun 2012 Rainbow River! Tubing & River Float
    15 Jun 2012 Rainbow River Villas
    03 Jun 2012 Sky Diving - 13,500 Foot Jump!
    02 Jun 2012 Explore Historical Egmont Key
    27 May 2012 Helicopter Flight - Soar Above Tampa Bay!
    26 May 2012 Hang Glinding - Soaring through the Air
    19 May 2012 Kayaking Caladesi and Honeymoon Island
    13 May 2012 Sky Diving - 13,500 Foot Jump!
    12 May 2012 Outdoor Photography Class
    03 May 2012 2012 White Water Rafting and Caving Adventure
    28 Apr 2012 Lets Go Hiking!
    14 Apr 2012 Hang Glinding - Soaring through the Air
    07 Apr 2012 Hike for a Cure! - Hillsborough River State Park
    31 Mar 2012 Backpacking - 2 Day Myakka River State Park
    23 Mar 2012 3 Day 2 Night Cabin Mini-Vacation on Lake Louisa
    17 Mar 2012 Kayaking Caladesi and Honeymoon Island
    10 Mar 2012 *New* Kayaking & Island Camping Near Honeymoon Island
    03 Mar 2012 Sky Diving - 13,500 Foot Jump!
    25 Feb 2012 Backpacking - 2 Day Myakka River SP
    19 Feb 2012 Wine Tasting - Italian Lunch and Vineyard Tour
    11 Feb 2012 Horseback Trail Riding - 10:00AM
    05 Feb 2012 Indoor Rock Climbing - 50% Off
    23 Jan 2012 Colorado Winter Sports Adventure - 7 Days - 6 Nights
    15 Jan 2012 Paintball - Operation Adventure Paintball is a Go!
    14 Jan 2012 Biking Flatwoods Park - On or Off Road
    08 Jan 2012 Indoor Rock Climbing and Belaying
    07 Jan 2012 Horseback Trail Riding - 10:00AM
    16 Dec 2011 Group Camping - Buck Lake - Ocala National Forest
    11 Dec 2011 Kayaking Caladesi and Honeymoon Island
    02 Dec 2011 Camping - Ft Desoto Park - 3 Days 2 Nights
    26 Nov 2011 Canoe & Camp the Peace River - Thanksgiving Weekend Getaway
    19 Nov 2011 Caving and Camping (Free Event)
    19 Nov 2011 Kayaking Caladesi and Honeymoon Island
    01 Nov 2011 Appalachian Trail Backpacking & Camping
    28 Oct 2011 3 Day 2 Night Camping - Hillsborough River State Park
    23 Oct 2011 Day Hike - Brooker Creek Preserve (Free Event)
    22 Oct 2011 Wine Tasting, Italian Lunch and Vineyard Tour
    15 Oct 2011 Zombie Attack - "Hunting the Dead" - Haunted Paintball Adventure
    15 Oct 2011 Kayaking Caladesi and Honeymoon Island
    08 Oct 2011 2 -Day Backpacking for the November AT Hikers Only!
    05 Oct 2011 Indoor Shooting Range
    02 Oct 2011 Horseback Trail Riding - 11:00AM
    02 Oct 2011 Horseback Trail Riding
    01 Oct 2011 Kayaking Weedon Island
    18 Sep 2011 Underground Caving / Spelunking
    17 Sep 2011 TAG 4 Year Anniversary Picnic - BBQ Lunch and Games
    15 Sep 2011 Indoor Rock Climbing and Belaying
    11 Sep 2011 Breakfast and a Hike - Hillsborough River State Park
    10 Sep 2011 Kayaking Caladesi and Honeymoon Island
    04 Sep 2011 Indoor Rock Climbing and Belaying
    03 Sep 2011 Tubing / River Float - Rainbow River - 8:00AM
    17 Aug 2011 Kayaking & Camping on Shell Key
    13 Aug 2011 MOSI - Sky Trail High Ropes Course
    09 Aug 2011 Indoor Rock Climbing and Belaying
    16 Jul 2011 Tubing / River Float - Rainbow River!
    24 Jun 2011 Kayaking Honeymoon Island & Caladesi Island
    18 Jun 2011 Underground Caving
    08 Jun 2011 Kayaking Honeymoon Island & Caladesi Island
    04 Jun 2011 Indoor Rock Climbing and Belaying

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