Tag: HIking Club

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…

Sandra Sowell: Matriarch of the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club

Sandra Sowell; photo by Maureen Spence.

Mary Croft and Elisabeth Wheeler Sandra Sowell was hiking the trails of the Tucson area well before the formation of the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club in 1999. She hiked every hike led by a former guide in SaddleBrooke in the late ‘90s. Sandra was influential in getting the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club going and was the chairperson…

Hiking Club’s May program to feature Arizona photo adventures

Hiker Harry Ford

Elisabeth Wheeler The last program of the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club’s 2013-14 season at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 21 in the HOA 1 Activity Center will feature a SaddleBrooke resident who has specialized in adventure travel photography for more than 35 years. Harry Ford will present three Blu-ray slideshows featuring some of his Arizona adventures: Rafting…

“Jim Strickler here…”

Jim Strickler (right) recently received the Outstanding Volunteer Award from the Arizona Trail Association. It was presented by former SaddleBrooke resident John Rendall, a longtime friend of Jim’s and a board member of the AZT.

Sandra Sowell This is how he usually introduces himself. And if you have not met him, you should. A kind and gentle man, he is—full of wonder. “I wonder how this works?” “I wonder where that came from?” Once an engineer, always an engineer they say. Jim Strickler and his wife Helen became a part…