AFC – July 22-24 – Big Lake Rainbow Campground

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From July 22 through 24, the club will be at Big Lake in the White Mountains. Located at about 9,000 feet elevation, Big Lake offers needed relief from the scorching temperatures in the Valley. The lake is heavily stocked throughout the summer and has a good population of winter holdovers, thus offering the angler a chance to catch a trophy trout. Club members have already started making reservations in Rainbow Campground (around site numbers 48 through 65). You are responsible for making your own reservations, which can be made at http://www.recreation.gov. This is a very popular area, and I can’t stress enough that you should make reservations early, as in now, to be part of the adventure! If you don’t find a site in Rainbow Campground to your liking, there are other campgrounds at the lake, and there are many fine accommodations to be had in the surrounding communities of Greer, Alpine, and Springerville/ Eagar, all a very short drive from the lake. In addition, to help us understand who is attending, if you could register online with AFC at http://afc-biglake-2016.eventbrite.com, we would appreciate it. Our potluck is scheduled for Saturday at 3:00 PM depending on weather (check with other AFC members about the potluck). This is a popular outing every year. I hope you join us!