Tag: HIking Club

Spring Hiking Club trip to Page, Arizona

Dave Corrigan April 18 through 20 the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club enjoyed a fabulous trip to Page, Arizona. Page is located near the beautiful shores of Lake Powell and was created when the Glen Canyon Dam was constructed on the Colorado River. The area offers some of the finest hiking in the Southwest. The club had…

SaddleBrooke Hikers begin the Arizona Trail

SaddleBrooke hikers at the Parker Canyon Lake Trailhead are (left to right) Fred Norris, Aaron Schoenberg, Donna Cano, and Pete Canon; photo by Frank Earnest.

Frank Earnest The SaddleBrooke Hiking Club has formed a group of members who are interested in hiking the Arizona National Scenic Trail (AZT). The AZT is 840 miles that extends from the Mexican border near Sierra Vista to the Utah border just west of the Paria Canyon/Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness. The trail traverses all of the…

Hiking in a Saguaro Forest

Back row: Jason Noffsinger, Gretchen Downey, Michael Hovan, Dave Streicher, Joe Maurizzi, Joyce Maurizzi, Leonore Henninger, Randy Richard; front row: Bernie Nagy, Maureen Spence, Clare Collins, Arlene Gerety, Mary Hlushko, Jan Springer; photo by Elisabeth Wheeler

Elisabeth Wheeler A premier place to enjoy the beauty of a saguaro forest is Sweetwater Preserve, an 800 acre preserve located in the eastern foothills of the Tucson Mountains. An hour’s drive from SaddleBrooke, the preserve provides about 13 miles of trail, arranged in loops. SaddleBrooke hikers explored over seven miles of trail that featured…

Straddling the Equator and the Land of Khan

Mountain Gorilla, Uganda

Ed Melnick The SaddleBrooke Hiking Club’s March 15 presentation takes on an international flair when Ed Melnick shares his photographs captured while traveling to Uganda and Mongolia. Ed traveled with his wife, Judie Shyman, and friends Darlene and Lockwood Carlson to both countries and all are excited about sharing these experiences. The Ugandan show entitled,…

SaddleBrooke volunteers work the Arizona Trail

Back row: Stan Smith, Fred Norris, David Vermerris, Ray Peale, Dave Streicher, Frank Earnest, Norm Rechkemmer, Dave Corrigan, Bob Garner, Pam Wakefield, Lenore Henninger, Joe Maurizzi, Joyce Maurrizi, Lonnee Plattner, Dan Plattner; middle row: Suzanne Bassett, Heidi Klepacki, Mary Croft, Mile Wolters, Kathy Gish, Jeff Traft, Lynda Green, Alison Tyler; front row: Elisabeth Wheeler, Arlene Gerety, Melissa White, Marilynn Smith; photo by Zach MacDonald

Elisabeth Wheeler The Arizona National Scenic Trail from Mexico to Utah is a continual work in progress. The SaddleBrooke Hiking Club has adopted the Oracle Passage which goes along the east side of Oracle State Park. In January 27 hikers from SaddleBrooke improved a significant portion of the trail. Gary Faulkenberry of Oracle State Park…

Halloween hike

Halloween hikers are Michael Reale, Rainie Warner and Jan Springer; photo by Barbara Wilder

Barbara Wilder SaddleBrooke hikers enjoyed the first annual Halloween fun hike on the afternoon of October 31 at Catalina State Park. Everyone wore a silly hat and told jokes along the way, earning their treat which was a Hallow-weenie roast complete with potato salad, baked beans and desserts at the Gila Monster picnic site. This…

Arizona Trail Association recognizes Hiking Club

Arizona Trail Association recognizes Elisabeth Wheeler and Mary Croft from the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club.

Elisabeth Wheeler The Arizona Trail Association recently recognized the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club and Trail Stewards Elisabeth Wheeler and Mary Croft at the annual meeting of the Arizona Trail Association. Exciting things are happening on the Arizona National Scenic Trail and the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club is an important partner through our business membership and volunteer work…

Hiking Club takes on Finger Rock

From left: Prominent Point, Finger Rock and Finger Rock Guard; photo by Roy Carter

Roy Carter and Mike Wolters Finger Rock is a famous Tucson area landmark that rises several thousand feet above the valley floor along Pusch Ridge of the Santa Catalina Mountains. The striking rock formation resembles a finger set atop a closed fist that is flanked on the east by the Finger Rock Guard and on…

SaddleBrooke Hiking Club volunteers experience the wonder of Chaco Canyon

Volunteers at Chaco Cultural National Park: Kathy Gish, Kevin Balkier, Randy Park, Mary Croft, Ray Peale, Elisabeth Wheeler, Mike Wolters and Kent Naugle

Ray Peale Between AD 850 and 1250 Chaco Canyon served as a major urban center of ancestral Pueblo culture. Remarkable for its monumental public and ceremonial buildings, engineering projects, astronomy, artistic achievements and distinctive architecture, Chaco served as a hub of ceremony, trade and administration for the prehistoric Four Corners area for 400 years –…