Highlands War is a seven day (Sunday June 9, 2013 to Sunday June 16) event hosted by the Barony of Ered Sul, Kingdom of Atenveldt, one of the 19 Kingdoms of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA).
This year Highlands War is in a new location – the stunning White Mountains of Eastern Arizona. Located approximately 14 miles south of Alpine, AZ and 9 miles west on FR26, the Highlands site is nestled in a alpine meadow bordering stately pine trees.
The site is approximately 5 hours from: Ash Fork, Prescott, and Tucson; 4 hours from Phoenix; 3 hours from Albuquerque NM and Silver City NM; 3 hours from Payson; 30 minutes from Alpine AZ. Travel times will vary with tourist traffic.
The Event Site is located 14 miles southeast of Alpine Arizona off SR 191. Site access is by a VERY well maintained gravel road (no washboards here!) designated GR26 by the National Forest. The gravel road is an easy 8 mile drive with no steep hills. “Guest Ranches” at the end of GR26 haul horse trailers with ease on this road.
The site is approximately 5 hours from: Ash Fork, Prescott, and Tucson; 4 hours from Phoenix, 3.5 hours from Albuquerque NM and Silver City NM; 3 hours from Payson; 2.5 hours from Socorro, NM and 30 minutes from Alpine AZ.
Emergency medical assistance can be onsite in approximately 5 minutes by helicopter (stationed on a nearby ridge).
Beaver Creek Guest Ranch is a casual “dude ranch” with seven cabins. These cabins will be available to SCA members during the event at “hunter rates.” You will need to bring your own bed linens.
The property owners will vend ice, water, and miscellaneous goods.
Things to Do
There are plenty of daily activities available for warriors, artisans, youth, and all participants. Check the announcements boards for scheduled classes, battles, demonstrators, etc.