Last week I tossed out an open invite to anyone who’d like to join me for a sunrise hike in northwest Phoenix. I’m happy to report I didn’t hike alone.
Family, friends, coworkers and new friends showed up with mugs in hand and we had a great morning together. The hike up Westwing Mountain was nothing major, but the view from the top offered panoramic views of Lake Pleasant, downtown Phoenix, glimmers of Four Peaks and a front row seat of the rising sun.
It was the perfect backdrop for freshly brewed coffee and fun conversation.
And seeing as I bought entirely too much coffee and fresh water for last weekend alone, I’m hoping to make this a recurring event. So here’s another invite!
Where's the hike and when?
Join me this Saturday, Dec. 10th at 630AM. We’ll meet on the street nearest 27682 N 89th Ln, Peoria, AZ. You're free to come and go as you please.
What can you bring?
Bring a coffee mug and some extra drinking water. Last time I lugged up way too much water and it’ll work out best if we divvy up the weight a bit. Plan on saving at least 12oz of your drinking water to donate to the coffee boil. You may consider bringing a light windbreaker for the summit since winds were ripping last weekend. And if you’re uncomfortable hiking in low light you might bring a headlamp or flashlight, though most of time on the trail will have plenty of visibility.
Here's the thing - I have no idea yet. It might be two of us and it might be 20. But if you bring a friend there's sure to be more.
Why are we hiking, again?
I’ve spent a lot of mornings hungover, lazy or just plain sleeping. And that approach leaks into how we live our days. I’m trying to shake things up and build a community of friends who are hungry for the days ahead. I want to start my days in shared appreciation of the beauty and good stuff that surrounds us. I want a reminder that it’s possible to go out and salvage inspiration. I want to hang with other people who want to be something.
I believe that shared adventures are some of life’s best gifts…and that they’re that much better with a little coffee.
Some quotes from last weekend:
"Man, I should go hiking more."
"Why are we up this early again? (sees sun) This was worth it!"
"We should do this more often."
"Where do we pee?"
Help me spread the word. Share this on social media and kick me a message if you plan on attending!
See ya on the trail. #AdventureInEverything