Tag: HIking Club

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,…

Hike to Mt. Lemmon on a hot day

Karen Gray On June 28 nine SaddleBrooke hikers left for the cool environment of Mt. Lemmon to hike the Marshall Gulch/Aspen Loop trail. We left at 7:00 a.m. with a temperature of 80 degrees and arrived at the trail head almost two hours later to a cool 71 degrees. It was a beautiful, sunny day…

Forty hikers explore West Rim of the Grand Canyon

Elisabeth Wheeler and Larry Allen Dramatic viewpoints highlight the eight-mile Rim Trail from Grand Canyon Village to Hermit’s Rest. Forty SaddleBrooke hikers in four groups hiked through pinyon pine and Utah juniper along the South Rim to explore these famous views. Trail Overlook provided the best view of the precipitous Bright Angel Trail which plummets…

SaddleBrooke Hikers Club spring trip – South Rim

Susan Hollis On April 30 over ninety members of the SaddleBrooke Hiking club traveled to Grand Canyon National Park for three days of hiking. Eleven hiking guides: Larry Allen, Roy Carter, Dave Corrigan, Howie and Elaine Fagan, Susan Hollis, Randy Park, Rob Simms, Dave Sorenson, Don Taylor and Elisabeth Wheeler, helped lead a total of…

SaddleBrooke Hiking Club supports youth outdoor learning

  A generous donation by the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club enabled over 60 children from Erickson Elementary School in Tucson to participate in the Environmental Education Program of Oracle State Park. Volunteer guides, including Dave Corrigan and Phil McNamee of SaddleBrooke, guided small groups of students on trails teaching them to use their five senses. Each…

Avoiding injury while hiking – presentation

  Susan Bush Residents of SaddleBrooke are invited to come to the Hiking Club May meeting where an EMT member of the Golder Ranch Fire Department will speak about using common sense and prior planning to avoid injury or illness while hiking in Arizona and how rescues are conducted. The meeting will be held at…

Hiking the Arizona Trail: Huachuca Mountains

Standing at the windy summit of Miller Peak in the Huachuca Mountains are (left to right) Bertie Litchfield, Donna Canon, Pete Canon and Aaron Schoenberg; not pictured are Frank Earnest and Don Taylor.

Frank Earnest 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…