Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on June 18, 1970 · Page 76
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 76

Phoenix, Arizona
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Thursday, June 18, 1970
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ALL EDITIONS 48 The Arizona Republic Phocntt, thw«., Jm« 18, 1970 Hideaway in Arizona's higlTcountry ' Hiking, biking, Woods Canyon Lake is hub oi trout fisherman 9 s bonanza amOllg VaUey to-*.,«r»«»...,„ . •"*+*> A daylong hike to explore from fcy JACK KOWALEC PAYSON - A trout fisherman's bonanza surrounded by towering Ponderosa pine and nestled near the top of the world - that's Woods Canyon Lake and its five satellite lakes. At an ear-popping elevation of 7,500 feet, 52-acre Woods Gafiydh Lake is the hub of the weil'Stocked trout lakes, all within a 20-mile radius in Arizona's majestic Mogollon Rim country. the lake is 120 miles from Phoenix, a leisurely and picturesque 2%-hour drive on U.S. 87 through Payson, then east on U.S. 260 to the high country where most drivers have trouble keeping their eyes on the road in the midst of lavish scenic views. Woods Canyon Lake has a grocery store with fishing equipment, rental boats and facilities for 75 to 100 campers. The store is run by Mr. and Mrs. Edgar "Mutt" Ford, who this year or next year plan to keep the facility open year-around. "It's really popular here," Mrs. Ford said. "During the summer season, people are turned away by the hundreds because all the campsites are filled up." The prime attraction is simple: the six lakes. Chevelon Canyon Lake, 200 acres of water, is accessible only to four-wheel drive vehicles. The others, all easily acces- A daylong hike to explore from Beeline Highway and a trails at Four Peaks will be- mountain road, gin at 8 a.m. Saturday at Arcadia Plaza, 4Sth Street and Indian School. Hikers should bring water, a snack and rubber - soled footwear, a spokesman for the Arizona State Council of American Youth Hostels said. Access to the area will be Jay and Bede Stuckey will Jead the summer's first float down the Salt River. The group will meet at 9 a.m. Sunday at North High School, 12th Street and Thomas. There will be a picnic fee of Gayle Hershfield will lead an ice skating ride tonight. Interested skaters will meet Water ski races at Havasu weekend at 1 p.m. at the southeast corner of Park Central.. Saturday will be bike and swim day, under the leadership of Karl Wolz. A short ride at the Moon Valley Country Club will terminate with a dip in Wolz's pool. Those planning to participate will meet at 7:30 p.m. at 2310 W- Orangewood. Joggers can get in shape with a short run along the Grand Canal with/Dean Gibboney. He will meet the at LAKE HAVASU CITY The National Water Ski Speed Championships will be sponsored here this weekend by the Los Angeles Boat and Ski Club. Racing will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday with events for young persons, barefoot skiing and boat Sunday's highlight will be relay competition between the Valley's Desert Boat and Ski Club members and the Los Angeles teams. Sally Younger of Hacienda Heights, Calif., will make an appearance during the festivities. She set a new world speed record of 105.14 mph three years ago. Chuck Steam of Bellflower, Calif., holder of the official men's mark of 122.11 mph, will be among the competitors Sunday in the men's open. More than 190 skiers are entered from southwestern states. Harold Kennedys of Phoenix take their son Brian, 7, right, and his friend, Mark^renTt Williams Tucson Wheelmen may join a Ft. Lowell ride. Jerry Cox and his group will leave the University of Arizona Student Union at 8 a.m. Sunday to ride out to the ruins. They will meet the training riders and beginners there and the groups will ride back together. The total distance is about 26 miles. Bill Winkleman will lead a family ride from the UofA' Student Union to St. Philips in the Hills, beginning at 8 a.m. Sunday. ana this weekend sible with regular vehicles, are Willow Springs Lake, 90 acres; Knoll Lake, 80 acres; Black Canyon Lake, 80 acres, and Bear Canyon Lake, 65 acres. There is also an 8-mile stretch of Chevelon Creek from Woods Canyon Lake to Chevelon' Canyon Lake to enjoy. All the waterways are liberally stocked with trout on a weekly, bimonthly or annual basis, depending on the frequency of fishermen's use. The Fords, who are now in their llth summer at the Arizona Junior Rodeo near Globe this weekend GLOBE - The 19th annual Arizona Junior Rodeo will be tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday at the Gila County Fairground, 3 miles east of here on U.S. 70. Performances will begin at 1 p.m. each day and will in- bronc riding, and ribbon roping. A western dance will be elude calf roping, barrel rac- held Saturday night" girl's goat tying, father B and son or daughter team tying, bull riding, bareback Admission will be $2 for adults and $1 for students. lake, have seen it grow from a barely accessible wilderness lake to what is almost a summer resort for campers and fishermen. The route is blacktopped from Phoenix to the edge of the lake. POLE SITTER FALLS SALISBURY, Rhodesia (AP) — Blaise Rutherford's attempt to break Rhodesia's flagpole-sitting record of 12 days ended when he leaned out too far while hoisting his dinner on a rope and fell from his perch. He broke a vertebra. The serenity of nature is preserved because no gas motor boats are allowed on the lakes; just muscles pulling oars or the soft hum of electric trolling motors are permitted. , Whether you are a fisherman, outdoorsman, sightseer or just someone escaping the desert heat, the area, in Sitgreaves National Forest, is well worth visiting. WILLIAMS - The Williams Rodeo Club will sponsor a gymkhana here at 10 a.m. Tucson pop concert TUCSON - A free pop concert, "Music Under the Stars," will be cosponsored by the Tucson Parks and Recreation Department and the Tucson Musicians Association, Local 771, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the Randolph Park bandshell. Saturday and Sunday. 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