Members of the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club initiated a new effort to hike the Arizona Trail (AZT) beginning in January 2017. The Arizona Trail is an 840-mile National Scenic Trail starting at the border with Mexico and ending at the Utah border. Two groups of SBHC members completed the AZT in years past. The trail is divided into 43 passages, which vary in length from 8 to 30 miles. The new group is primarily doing AZT hikes as day hikes, although we will plan several backpacking trips to complete some of the more remote parts of the trail. The group has hiked 193 miles of the AZT to date.
In May, six SBHC members hiked the Huachuca Mountains over three days, including a summit of Miller Peak (9470 feet). The hikes varied from 7.9 to 14.5 miles in length. The group will hike two more AZT passages in June and then resume hiking the trail in October. The AZT hikes are posted on the hiking club calendar, so consider joining us for more Arizona Trail hikes this fall.