Tag: Hiking

Hikers head to Dripping Springs

Karen Gray November 29 was a beautiful morning for a hike. Ten SaddleBrooke hikers went to Catalina State Park to hike the Dripping Springs trail off of the Sutherland trail. Water was still running at the second and third crossings of the Sutherland wash. There were still flowers out, both of which were the gift…

Hiking Club supports youth outdoor learning

A generous donation by the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club enabled over 100 children from Faith Mather Sossaman Elementary School in Queen Creek to participate in the Environmental Education Program of Oracle State Park. Volunteer naturalists guided small groups of students on trails, teaching them to use their five senses. Each group had a scent canister from…

Hiking Club members beautify Catalina Hills Drive

Walt Shields Since 2007 the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club has participated in a biannual cleanup of Catalina Hills Drive from SaddleBrooke Blvd to its entrance into the Preserve as part of the Adopt-A-Highway program of Pinal County. On November 28, nine members of the club spent time on a treasure hunt along the highway. In addition…

SaddleBrooke Hikers do trail work and have fun

It’s fun to begin a work session on the Arizona Trail with a 4×4 ride down Kannally Wash in Oracle State Park. Sixteen volunteers were transported to the work site in off-road vehicles driven by Steve Meyers, Joe Maurizzi, Barry Larson, Gary Faulkenberry and Zach MacDonald. Even though the temperatures were cold on the 14th…

SaddleBrooke Hiking Club donates to Seeds of Stewardship

Presentation of a thank you letter from the Arizona Trail Association to Norm Rechkemmer, president of the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club, for the club’s donation of $1000 to the Seeds of Stewardship program. The Seeds of Stewardship program takes students into outdoor settings to provide environmental education and stewardship learning.

SaddleBrooke Hiking Club explores Mexico

Lou Powers On November 2, Phil McNamee arranged for 42 members and guests of the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club to travel 1300 miles round trip by tour bus to visit the majestic 25,000 sq. mile Copper Canyons Park area of Mexico. Stops along the way included Hermosillo with a stroll around the Plaza Zaragoza with its…

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.