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Hiking Club Diary

Trekking to Great Britain!

Hiking Club members to give talk on trekking in Great Britain Jan. 20 Come join SaddleBrooke Hiking Club members Cheryl and Dean Werstler as they recount their experiences walking United Kingdom trails at the Hiking Club monthly meeting on Wednesday, January 20 at 3:00 p.m. at the HOA One Activity Center. They will share their…

Hikers to share experience of hiking the Hualapai and Havasupai Indian Reservations – November 18

Away from the large visitor crowds of Grand Canyon National Park lie two Indian reservations directly to the west of the central park area, situated on the south rim of the canyon. These are the Hualapai and Havasupai reservations. Eighteen members of the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club will be participating in a Northern Arizona University program…

Trio scales Weaver’s Needle in Superstitions

Roy Carter (front), Mike Wolters (left) and Frank Brier pose for a selfie at the top of Weaver’s Needle in the Superstitions.

Mike Wolters SaddleBrooke Hiking Club members Frank Brier, Roy Carter and Mike Wolters recently climbed to the top of one of the most famous landmarks of the Superstition Mountains. Located east of Phoenix, the majestic Weaver’s Needle is a spire that rises 4,553 feet and dominates the skyline for miles around. The trio made the…

DIGS: Aravaipa Canyon field trip

Aravaipa Canyon hiker/photographers, front: Dick Kroese, Ron Taylor, Doug Armstrong, Bob Shea, Kent Banta, Richard Spitzer and Byron Cotter; back Dan Garand, Bill Todd and Connie Sparbel; photo by Bob Shea

Bob Shea and Bill Brennan Several times each year DIGS, SaddleBrooke’s Photography Club, schedules photo field trips. December’s destination was the Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness area located north on Highway 77 past Mammoth. Eleven members of DIGS participated in the day long adventure that was organized and led by Bob Shea who knows the canyon well…

Kannally Ranch hike

Karen Schickedanz Enjoying a pre-Christmas hike in Oracle State Park are SaddleBrooke Hiking Club members (from left) Miriam Solomon, Karen Wendlandt, hiking guide Susan Hollis and Donna O’Shea. In the background is the historic Kannally Ranch. Neil Kannally came to the area in 1902 and homesteaded the land that eventually became the park. In 1976…

Hiking Club to offer program on Canadian hiking

Karen Schickedanz SaddleBrooke resident Phil McNamee, an experienced hiker and backpacker, will lead hiking club members and guests on a trek through Gros Morne National Park in Canada via a slide show and lecture during the club’s program on Wednesday, November 19. The program will begin at 3:00 p.m. in the HOA 1 Activity Center,…

90 hikers enjoy annual spring picnic

Ken Wong Ninety members of the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club had an enjoyable time at the annual spring picnic held at the YMCA’s Triangle Y Ranch in Oracle on April 15. Prior to a business meeting, many members hiked the American Flag Trail or took a tour of High Jinks Ranch. The meeting, conducted by club…

SaddleBrooke Hiking Club not just about hiking

Chuck and Shirley Kaltenbach won the recent SaddleBrooke Hiking Club Geocache Competition and were presented with a Summit Hut gift certificate by GPS Workshop organizer Roy Carter; photo by Karen Carter.

Karen Schickedanz The SaddleBrooke Hiking Club is well known for the many hikes it offers throughout the year. But members can participate in other activities as well. For example, 22 members recently completed three half-day GPS workshops. The workshops were organized by club members Roy Carter along with Tim Butler, Ron Franklin, Walt Shields, Maureen…