Good Times Await In The Great Outdoors


There is still time to get out and about in the Rim Country and take in the great vistas and spectacular scenery as it sheds its fall colors and slips into the embrace of winter. Many Forest Roads will be closing soon, so get out there now.

There is still time to get out and about in the Rim Country and take in the great vistas and spectacular scenery as it sheds its fall colors and slips into the embrace of winter. Many Forest Roads will be closing soon, so get out there now.

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Preregister for Turkey Trot

It’s autumn and that means it’s time for the annual Turkey Trot 5K at Green Valley Park on Saturday, Nov. 17.

Register at the Payson Parks office in Green Valley Park or go online to www. PaysonParks.com.

The pre-registration deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 14.

All pre-registrants will receive a cozy sweatshirt. Day-of registrants are not guaranteed a sweatshirt.

Day-of registration will start at 8 a.m. and the race will begin at approximately 9 a.m. The race will start and end at Green Valley Park.

The fee for those 10 and older is $40; or students through the 12th grade with ID can register for $25, but the fee does not include sweatshirt.

Winners of this year’s competition will receive a turkey sponsored by Safeway, Inc. group.

Pats Hikes

• 9 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 – Peach Loop Trail, rough hike of moderate to difficult range; three miles; meet at Peach Orchard Trailhead

• 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28 – Moonlight Hike of Shoofly Ruins. Meet at the Shoofly Ruins Trailhead

• 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 15 – Houston Loop, starts at Houston Mesa Trailhead, a mile east of N. Hwy. 87 off Houston Mesa Road, two miles, moderate level of difficulty – A great family hike.

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