Tag: HIking Club

An Inaugural Kickoff to the Rescue

Hikers pose by the Fire Lookout Cabin. (Photo by fire ranger Jeff)

Mary Kopp A much-needed surprise came on Sunday, May 17, just when hiking club members had grown weary of being stuck indoors. Over the previous week, SaddleBrooke had begun gradually opening services and club activities. To that end, nothing was more welcome than an email from the Hiking Club of SaddleBrooke. Yes! The time had…

Hiking Club Studies Geology

Michael Caryl SaddleBrooke is very fortunate to have the Hiking Club’s very own Karen Gray as our presenter for the April 15, 2020 program. Karen hardly needs any introduction to club members. She has lived in SaddleBrooke since October of 1997. She is now especially active in the club, not only as a member, but…

Hiker’s Adventures

Hiking, Backpacking, and Photographing Western Wilderness Areas Bruce Hale Bob Shea will be our featured speaker at the Wednesday, Feb. 19th SaddleBrooke Hiking Club meeting and program. Bob has been an active member of the club for 13 years since he and his wife, Peggy, moved to SaddleBrooke. Bob is also an active member of…

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…