Tag: HIking Club

Saguaro National Park East

Mary Reimersma, Ken Reimersma, Elissa Cochran, Gayle Hosek-Spies, Jeanine Storrs, Marcia Munich, Mark Schwartz, Maria Szentirmal, Alison Lang, and Don Taylor. Photo by Ruth Caldwell.

Ruth Caldwell On Oct. 10, ten SaddleBrooke hiking club members, with guide Ruth Caldwell, hiked the Wildhorse Loop Trail up to Garwood Dam. The day was beautiful—sunny with temperatures in the 70s. The group headed south from the Speedway entrance toward the site of the old Bar G Ranch where a dam was built by Nelson…

Moonlight hike in Oracle Park

Moonrise over the Galiuros. Photo by Kaori Hashimoto.

Lynda Green On Sept. 11, hiking guide Michael Hovan led a group of trekkers on an evening trip to Oracle Park to witness the near-full moon rising over the Galiuro Mountains. Hovan, a recent addition to the Hiking Club’s stable of accomplished guides, has added several moonlit ventures as well as his popular dog-friendly hikes since…

Hikers take on the Santa Ritas

Sandra Sowell The weather was cool and overcast as SaddleBrooke hikers drove down to the trailhead at the end of Madera Canyon in the Santa Rita Mountains. On the way, drivers had to negotiate through three separate highway construction sites. But, finally, they reached the trailhead and began the trek up Old Baldy Trail to…

Hikers explore 2003 fire’s regrowth

Lynda Green The morning of March 9, seven hikers ventured up Mt. Lemmon to enjoy the trails surrounding Summerhaven. This hike commenced in the town center, travelled up Turkey Run Road, passing some of the homes built since the 2003 fire, until the roadbed gave way to dirt. The Aspen Draw trail begins here and…

Hiking to a stunning sunrise

The Linda Vista Loop is a shaded hike in the foothills of Pusch Peak. Six SaddleBrooke Hiking Club hikers braved the chilly morning (34 degrees) in December to hike the three-mile loop. Hikers enjoyed learning the history of the Pusch Family for whom Pusch Peak is named. Desert Zinnia, some Brittle Bush and Paper Flower…

A role model

Martha, age 86, not only leads morning fitness walks five days a week for the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club, she was the oldest hiker in the Arizona Trail in a Day event on October 6. Martha is a role model for staying active through walking and hiking.

Photographing Nature on a Hike talk on November 21

Michael Caryl On Wednesday, November 21 Byron Cotter, a noted local photographer, will present “Photographing Nature on a Hike.” The talk will focus on opportunities and techniques for photography on a hike. Topics will include options for equipment, some basics of camera use and what elements to consider when composing shots. The talk will also…

More than just cactus

Myrna Simms On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, a docent from Tohono Chul Botanical Garden will speak to us about plant diversity in the Sonoran Desert. While the cactus is the most visible plant we see at first glance, there is a lot more going on in our desert than these spined succulents. Using basic botany,…