While thru-hiking the Arizona Trail this spring, I thought it would be fun to make a Bingo sheet for future AZT hikers. I kept a running list of possible squares while hiking, and finally started working on it in earnest this week.
Here’s what I’ve created:
One aim was to highlight those moments worth celebrating (i.e. getting a great hitch to/from a trailhead, stumbling upon the perfect place to camp, seeing a gila monster) and to encourage some slowing down (i.e. watching lizards do push-ups, thanking trail/public lands workers and volunteers).
I also included some less-pleasant moments (i.e. first rattlesnake, hiking in hail, having to hike further than you’d planned in a day)… because at least you get to fill in a bingo square!
Here’s the PDF of this AZT Bingo sheet that you can print out for personal use.
I’d love to hear if anyone prints this out and gives it a whirl!
And for those familiar with the trail—what squares would you have included? What were some of your more memorable moments on the AZT?