[ATE] Highlands War XVIII

Four thousand Roman soldiers, the distinguished Ninth Legion, marched into the north to subdue the rebellious Picts.  None ever returned.  Hadrian's Wall, was then built by soldiers of the Second, Sixth and Twentieth Legions to keep Romans separate from the barbarians.

As night steals softly over the ground, it's difficult for the Roman sentries to see clearly in the gloaming.  Night sounds from north of the wall drift though the air.  Are those muffled hoofbeats or the soft tread of approaching Picts?

Highlands War will once again occur in the dry camp ground at Mormon Lake Lodge. The site opens at 8 a.m. Thursday, May 31 and closes at 12:00 noon on Monday June 4, 2012.

The site is wet.  Camping is allowed only in designated areas – please check with troll on the way in to find out where your group is camping. Propane fire pits ONLY.  Kingdom Youth/Minor curfew is in effect.  Pets are welcome but they must be on leashes and you must clean up after your pet.  Smoking is permitted.  Water is available for purchase from the Lodge for $0.10 a gallon.  There are coin-operated showers on site -- two for men, three for women. Be prepared to wait in line! If you need basic supplies such as gas, ice, beverages, forgotten camping equipment, or toiletry items, the Mormon Lake Lodge general store carries a large supply.

Site fees:
Adult member at the gate $40 -- SAVE $15 THROUGH PRE-REG on ACCEPS at $25,
Non-member additional $5 to the above rates
Youth (ages 8 through 17) $10
Child (ages 0 through 7) $0

Day site fee:
Adult member $15
Non-member additional $5 to the above rate
Youth (ages 8 through 17) $5
Child (ages 0 through 7)  $0


GPS is not recommended to find Mormon Lake Lodge, as there have been many people stranded by the bad roads these routes can take you on. Be forewarned: the most direct routes (and therefore GPS routes) often traverse unmaintained forest service roads!

From I-40 traveling East or West: Take the Sedona/Phoenix south turn-off and get onto 1-17 South. Take the first off-ramp Sedona 89A/Pulliam Airport exit and turn left and cross back over the freeway and get back onto I-17 North. The first off ramp is Lake Mary Hwy. At the off-ramp stop sign turn right and travel according to the following directions.
From Flagstaff: Take the Lake Mary Hwy (FH3) about 21 miles (towards Payson) to the Mormon Lake Village turn-off sign. Turn right and travel about 7 miles to the lodge. You will see the roping arena, campground and RV Park on your left and you will not miss the lodge.

From Camp Verde and I-17: Head East on Hwy 260 through town and continue up the mountain approximately 31 miles. Once you reach AZ-87, turn left toward Clint's Well approximately 12 miles. Continue with the following directions from Clint's Well.
From Payson: Take Hwy 89 north and go through Strawberry and Pine to the little village of Clint's Well. Just past the store and gas station, turn left and take FH 3 (Lake Mary Hwy) north towards Flagstaff. Travel about 35-40 minutes and you will pass the Stoneman Lake Road turn-off. About seven miles past the Stoneman Lake Road turn off you will see the south entrance to Mormon Lake Village - watch for the Mormon Lake Village sign on the right side of the road. Turn left and travel two miles to the lodge. You will not miss the lodge.

From I-17, on the Stoneman Lake Road: Get off I-17 on the Stoneman Lake Road turn-off and travel about seven miles on paved road to the end of the paving at a T-intersection with unpaved road. Turn left at the stop sign and travel about eight miles to the next paved road - FH3 (Lake Mary Hwy). Turn left and travel about seven more miles to the south entrance to Mormon Lake Village. Look for the Mormon Lake Village sign on the right side of the road. Turn left and travel two miles to the lodge. You will not miss the lodge.
NOTE: Stoneman Lake Road, while well traveled, is only paved for 7 of 16 miles at the I-17 end of the road; the rest of the road is graded cinder road and might not be suitable for some cars or may be closed in severe weather conditions. But, this route will cut 40 minutes off a trip through Flagstaff. This route is NOT RECOMMENDED FOR LOW PROFILE CARS.

Contact Event Steward Lady Dubhchobhlaigh  e-mail grymstone1@yahoo.com or Co-Steward Lady Violet Elliott  e-mail violetelliott@yahoo.com