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Saint Sherpa’s Gear List For Mount Humphreys Summit

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Saint Sherpa says DO IT!

Packing List for Mt. Humphrey’s hike and camp:
Hike List:
Hiking boots/shoes- (make sure these are worn in before the hike)
Hiking socks- preferably n
on cotton Comfortable outdoor apparel- no jeans; preferably non cotton
Camelbak or hydration pack with at least 3 liters of water
Energy snacks/food/lunch
Sunglasses
Lightweight jacket/shell
Headlamp/flashlight
Sunscreen

optional:
Trekking poles
Hat
Camera
Trail gaiters
Camping list:

Tent
Sleeping bag
Sleeping pad

Meals/snacks/drinks for at least 3 meals
Water jugs
Warm clothing/jacket
Toiletries
Insect repellent
Camp chairs

if needed depending on the weather:
Rain gear
Umbrella
Warm hat/gloves

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Itinerary:
Set up camp Friday night (Just off Snow Bowl road – look for the signs)
Begin hike Saturday 6 AM
Return to basecamp

Return to Prescott for STARS Sunday night August 24th  – 7:00 PM Emmanuel Pines .

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I Am Discovery Church With James DuFour

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I was born with 11 fingers. I’m 100% French. I’ve won awards for academics, arts, and sports. I played hockey for 15 years and was the captain of my high school varsity team. I’ve been skydiving 6 times, 3 times tandem and 3 times solo. I’m a recovering adrenaline junkie. I’ve been to New Zealand, France, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Brazil, Paraguay, Panama, Mexico, and Tahiti. I’ve summated Mt. Whitney twice, the tallest peak in the lower 48 states. I’ve been to Burning Man 6 times.  I am a fire performer, and have taken part in the worlds largest fire performance.  I am a brother, an uncle, a husband, and soon to be a father. I love my family.

I’ve broken 3 bones. I’ve been severely concussed and knocked out 3 times. I’ve been hit by a car on my bike. I’ve been arrested for drugs twice. I’m still…

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I Am Discovery Church With James DuFour

 

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I was born with 11 fingers. I’m 100% French. I’ve won awards for academics, arts, and sports. I played hockey for 15 years and was the captain of my high school varsity team. I’ve been skydiving 6 times, 3 times tandem and 3 times solo. I’m a recovering adrenaline junkie. I’ve been to New Zealand, France, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Brazil, Paraguay, Panama, Mexico, and Tahiti. I’ve summated Mt. Whitney twice, the tallest peak in the lower 48 states. I’ve been to Burning Man 6 times.  I am a fire performer, and have taken part in the worlds largest fire performance.  I am a brother, an uncle, a husband, and soon to be a father. I love my family.

I’ve broken 3 bones. I’ve been severely concussed and knocked out 3 times. I’ve been hit by a car on my bike. I’ve been arrested for drugs twice. I’m still here, and it’s for a reason.

I was born and raised in Orange County, Southern California, a place where everything is “perfect.” The weather is perfect, all the time. The lawns are perfectly groomed. The picket fences are perfectly painted white. The cars are perfectly detailed… I had an awesome family, a great relationship with my parents, I excelled in school and sports… but something was missing: a void inside of me that I could not fill.

My parents were de-churched, burned by Catholic scandals. I had been to Christian churches a few times with friends and family. I always felt a connection to something there, but when I would return home, my parents would convince me that Jesus never really existed, and that the Bible was just a collection of made-up stories.

Two weeks after graduating high school, I moved to Santa Barbara to attend photography school. It took a year and fifty thousand dollars in student loans to realize that although I loved photography, it was not the career path for me, so I went community college with no goal in mind.

At the time, I was convinced that certain natural, yet illicit substances were opening my eyes to spirituality, and filling the void that I could not fill otherwise. I became aware of two forces that connect all things in the universe: love and light.

I was taking random classes like Comparative World Religions, Philosophy, and Astrology, looking for some greater meaning in life. Through a series of random coincidences. I went on a geology field trip and realized, “I can get paid to hike around and look at rocks.” This connection and fascination with nature began an incredible ride that brought me to Arizona, where I earned my Bachelors of Science in Geology from NAU, and through the Burning Man Fire Dancing community met the love of my life, Sekah.

For a while, I was working in the mineral exploration industry. I was getting paid good money to drive ATV’s in the hills, hike around, and look for gold. It was fun, but I was away from home for 15 days at a time, and would come home for 4 days. I realized I wanted to spend more than 6 days a month with my love, so I began looking for another career. Every Sunday I was home during that time, Sekah would ask me if I wanted to go to church with her, and the answer was always, “Someday.” Then, that someday came when our friend Tina was getting baptized in Steve’s baptismal horse trough. I wanted to show my support for our friends passion in seeking spirituality, so I attended. I was surprised that once the worship music started, and Lisa Pate was singing about how much God loves us all, and how great of a friend he is to us, that tears started running down my face, and the Holy Spirit filled that God-shaped void inside my heart. It was then that I realized that the force that connects all things, the love and the light, IS God, and Jesus is the path.  I was hooked. A few minutes later, after worship, after I had stopped crying, Steve started talking about how he and a group of guys were going to hike down to Havasupai. Line and sinker.

It’s amazing to me how God makes things work when you listen to your heart. My heart told me to love Sekah. My heart told me to move to Prescott. My heart told me to attend church with my friends that day, and keep coming back.

It’s also amazing that where your heart takes you, there is a place for you. Pastor Steve needed someone to help with the camping and food logistics for the Havasupai trip, and my experience as a professional volunteer doing field trips for large groups of geology students prepared me for that. Even though we were cold, we ate like kings down there. When Jason came to town to be the new worship pastor, he needed someone who could play percussion, and I fit right into that spot. When Pastor Steve and Brenda shared their dream to launch Discovery, even though I was new in my walk with Christ, I knew I could help in various ways, whether it was setting up the projectors or making burritos. I am proud to say that I was the first to be baptized into Discovery Church, with my waterproof bible in hand, in a freezing creek in Sedona.

I am proud that I work with plants for a living, and am furthering my experience and education in horticulture and agriculture. I am proud that I stay active in nature. I am proud to be drug free. I am excited to be a father.

I am so appreciative that Pastor Steve and Brenda have created a place where a person like myself, who is so scientific, can experience God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, without the rules and confines of religion. Without judgment. With acceptance of different views. I am so grateful that instead of insisting that we all believe the same rigid way about our understanding of the scriptures and history, the focus of Discovery is on God’s everlasting love for us, and how we can share that love with our community. I am proud to be a part of a gathering of people that care for each other, have a love for God and creation, and hope for a better tomorrow while still being able to enjoy today. #Iamdiscovery

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I absolutely love being the pastor of this amaZINg community of faith, hope and love.

http://www.discoveryprescott.com

Steve

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I Am Discovery Church with Tasha Chinnock

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To be honest, I haven’t accomplished much in my life. I haven’t been much of a finisher. I dropped out of college. Twice. I left the mission field early. My marriage didn’t last “til death do us part”, as I intended it to. My kids are pretty amazing, but I can’t take all the credit for that. So when I look at my life and try to see what I’ve done that has made a difference, I look at what HAS lasted. I have some pretty long lasting friendships. And the amazing thing about that is that they almost didn’t last. When I became a Christian in 1999, I alienated a lot of people by being really outspoken and really legalistic. I had a friend tell me that every time she came to my house I blasted her in the face with God. Another friend stopped talking to me for years. My parents were insulted many times by insensitive things that I said about their religion when I was a new believer. I was clumsy and obnoxious when I was learning to follow Jesus. But over the years I have learned to just be myself and love others for exactly who they are, letting God concern himself with the path others are walking. I still cling to Jesus to get me through every crazy life battle I face. But what I’ve accomplished is the ability to walk with Jesus unashamed and let His work in my life speak for itself. I’m honored to still have those friends in my life 15 years later who I initially Blasted. I’m honored that my sister is now walking with the Lord alongside me. I’m honored even further to see a friend who I met more recently come to the Lord and tell me that I helped him to see that God was working in his life. What I accomplished was letting myself decrease so Christ could increase in lives around me.
Tasha Chinnock
MYSELF

 

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Gear list for your three day rafting trip on the Colorado River

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Here is your packing list for the Colorado River Rafting trip September 18-20.

Please meet in the lower parking lot under the Hike Shack @5:45 AM.

River Trip Packing List
3 Day Trip
Mummy bag and small pillow
Small tent (or tarp)
Shorts – 2 pair (fast drying)
Light-colored long sleeve shirts – 2 or 3 (for sun protection)
Pants or sweats
Fast drying warm outer layer (Fleece or wool recommended)
Base layer – polypropylene or other wicking type is best
Wool socks
Swimwear
Shoes that can get wet (Chacos or Tevas highly recommended)
Raingear (disposable poncho is fine)
Hat (with drawstring or “leash” recommended)
Sunglasses (with Croakies or other leash)
Sunscreen (twice what you think you’ll need!)
Lip balm
Personal items (toiletries, towel, please no glass containers)
Gloves – optional
Camera (disposable is fine)
Flashlight or headlamp
Bug spray
Water bottle with a handle so we can clip it to the boat (bring it full)
Optional: reading material for the flat water
All your items will need to fit into a dry bag (we’ll provide that) which is about the size of a 30 gallon
garbage bag. We will provide food, pads to sleep on, fresh water, coffee, and tea. No glass containers,
please. Less is more on the river, so pack light.

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Some Advice From Saint Sherpa

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August 23rd, we will summit Mount Humphreys. Some have ask, “Can I do this?”

Saint Sherpa says you can do this!

Rating: Strenuous
Hiking Time: Approximately 3 to 4 hours (one way)
The trails runs approximately 5 to 5.5 miles in length
one way
Elevation: 12633 ft
June-October are the best climbing months.

Required:
•  Sturdy hiking boots
•  At least 3 liters of water
•  Rain poncho and a flannel shirt or light jacket
•  Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
•  Lunch or snacks
Recommended:
•  Hiking poles
•  Camera

Check out this link for other information regarding what you need to be prepared for.

Schedule arrive at the camp site by 6:00 PM  – Be self contained for camping.
Friday August 22 – Rest – reflect, read, create, and enjoy.
Saturday August 23  – Be ready to roll out to the trail head at 6:00 AM
Hike hike and hiking  – Return to Prescott that evening or camp in Flag another night.
Sunday August 24 Stars at 7:00 PM.
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And then Sunday night at 7:00 PM in the Pines we will celebrate the weekend with Stars.
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For any further questions, email us at http://www.discoveryprescott.com
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