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Cool In Your Zip : Get Out! | The Arizona Hiking Shack


[SHOW THEME MUSIC] [MUSIC]>>HI, I’M DAVRONJA, AND THIS IS
“COOL IN YOUR ZIP,” THE SHOW WHERE WE FEATURE COOL PLACES
IN PHOENIX ZIP CODES. TODAY WE’RE IN THE 018,
WITH FRED AT AZ HIKING SHACK. TELL ME, WHY IS THIS PLACE
SO COOL?>>WE’VE BEEN HERE FOR —
SINCE 1972, AND WE’RE END USERS, AND WE TRY AND HELP PEOPLE FIND
THEIR PARADISE, WHATEVER THAT MAY BE. GREEN GRASS, WATERFALLS, MAKE
SURE THEY GET THERE SAFELY, HAVE A GOOD TIME, FIND IT, AND
HAVE GOOD STORIES TO SHARE WITH THEIR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.>>YOU SAID YOU’RE LOCALLY OWNED
AND OPERATED. YOU’VE BEEN SERVICING THE VALLEY
FOR QUITE A NUMBER OF YEARS. AND ASIDE FROM THE OBVIOUS,
CARRYING GEAR FOR THE OUTDOORS, WHAT ELSE WILL WE FIND HERE
IN THE SHOP?>>THERE’S QUITE A LOT TO FIND
HERE. WE’RE GOING TO HAVE PROSPECTING
EQUIPMENT. WE’RE GOING TO HAVE RENTAL GEAR. BASICALLY, YOU CAN RENT
BACKPACKS, STOVES, SLEEPING BAGS, YOU NAME IT, FOR ANY TYPE
OF UPCOMING TRIP. IF YOU’RE GOING TO THE GRAND
CANYON OR HAVASUPAI FALLS, AND THEN A WHOLE HOST OF OTHER TYPES
OF GEAR FROM KAYAKING GEAR, RAFTING GEAR. HIKING GEAR, LIKE HIKING BOOTS,
THE TOP-END NAMES. WE HAVE SOME BOOT TECHS. MOST OF OUR EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN
WITH US FOR OVER 10 YEARS. THEY’LL TAKE THE TIME TO MEASURE
BOTH YOUR FEET. AFTER ABOUT A HALF AN HOUR,
YOU’LL LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR FEET THAN YOU KNEW ABOUT YOUR
OWN FEET. PLUS, WE KNOW THE SHOE
MANUFACTURERS, AND HOW TO HELP YOU — GENTLY PUSH YOU INTO
SOMETHING YOU’RE GOING TO BE HAPPY WITH FOR YEARS TO COME. WE HAVE THE LARGEST SELECTION OF
CLIMBING GEAR IN THE SOUTHWEST. OUR STORE IS SO BIG, YOU’RE
GOING TO FIND SOMETHING FOR JUST ABOUT EVERYBODY.>>LOOKS CAN BE QUITE DECEIVING
FROM THE STREET VIEW. IT LOOKS LIKE A SMALL SHOP, BUT
THIS IS QUITE A BIG SPACE, AND YOU OFFER SO MUCH HERE. ONE THING THAT PEOPLE MAY NOT
REALIZE, YOU ALSO HAVE A MINI-MUSEUM.>>WE DO, WE DO. WE HAVE THE YVON CHOUINARD
ROCK CLIMBING MUSEUM. IT WAS ACTUALLY PUT TOGETHER BY
MARTY KARABIN, A LOCAL FAMOUS, IF YOU WILL, ROCK CLIMBER, AND
IT’S AN EXCELLENT COLLECTION. IT SHOWS THE PROGRESSION OF
YVON CHOUINARD DEVELOPING THE SPORT OF ROCK CLIMBING. HE LATER ON WENT TO START THE
COMPANY PATAGONIA, IF YOU’RE FAMILIAR WITH THEIR CLOTHING
LINE, WHICH WE CARRY. AND ALSO, HE STARTED WHAT LATER
BECAME BLACK DIAMOND, WHICH IS A POPULAR CLIMBING SUPPLY BRAND.>>YOU ALSO PARTNER WITH THE
CITY AND A NUMBER OF COMMUNITY PARTNERS.>>ABSOLUTELY. WE WORK WITH THE CITY OF
PHOENIX. WE ARE A SPONSOR AND HELP THEM
WITH THE PHOENIX SUMMIT CHALLENGE THAT’S UPCOMING. WE’LL HAVE A CLASS HERE TO HELP
PEOPLE PREPARE FOR THAT. THESE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE
HIKING 26 MILES UP SEVEN DIFFERENT PEAKS. IT’S A GREAT EVENT. WE ALSO WORK WITH THE LOCAL FIRE
DEPARTMENT, THE LOCAL SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAMS, HELP THEM WITH
THEIR GEAR, THEIR ROPES, HARNESSES, ET CETERA.>>PHOENIX HAS SOME BEAUTIFUL
HIKING TRAILS THAT WE CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF. IT’S KEY TO BE SAFE AND
KNOWLEDGEABLE AS WELL BEFORE YOU GO OUT THERE, AND I KNOW YOU
OFFER CLASSES TO PREPARE.>>ABSOLUTELY. ACTUALLY, WE OFFER A DESERT
SAFETY CLASS. ONE OF THE TIPS THAT WE GIVE
EVERYBODY, WHICH YOU HEAR PLENTY OF HERE IN ARIZONA, BUT YOU
CAN’T HEAR IT ENOUGH — STAY HYDRATED. TELL A BUDDY WHERE YOU’RE
GOING. HAVE THE PROPER GEAR. YOU MENTIONED CLASSES. WE DO A TON OF DIFFERENT
CLASSES. WE HAVE A CPR CLASS. WE ALSO TEACH THE INTRO TO
KAYAKING CLASS, A MULTITUDE OF CLASSES, SO IF YOU’RE LOOKING TO
TRY A NEW SPORT, MAYBE STANDUP PADDLE BOARDING, OR LOOKING TO
TRY SOME NEW ADVENTURES, COME TO OUR WEBSITE OR MAYBE TRY OUR
MEETUP GROUP. THAT’S A GOOD WAY TO FIND OUT
ABOUT SOME OF THE FUN THINGS THAT WE’RE DOING DOWN HERE.>>THIS IS DEFINITELY THE
SPOT TO GEAR UP AND GET READY FOR THE GREAT OUTDOORS. ARIZONA HIKING SHACK, FRED,
NOW THAT’S “COOL IN YOUR ZIP.” [MUSIC]>>WE WANT TO KNOW WHAT’S
COOL IN YOUR ZIP. E-MAIL US YOUR COOL PLACES
WITH THE PHOENIX ZIP CODE AT COOL IN YOUR [email protected] CLOSED CAPTION PRODUCTIONS
ccproductions.com
844-335-0911

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