Tag: Hiking

SaddleBrooke Hikers summit Panther Peak

Left to right: Tom Conrad, Roland Horst, Ellen Citron, Paul Volpe, Roddy Wilder, Kaori Hashimoto, Lynda Green, Tim Butler, Phil Doyle, Norm Rechkemmer, Seth Basker, Jeff Traft; not pictured Walt Shields, photographer

Walt Shields Thirteen members of the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club completed the strenuous ascent up Panther Peak on April 5. The total hike length is less than six miles but it involves a vertical section up a steep gulley in which over a thousand feet is gained in less than one mile. The summit affords stunning…

Old Baldy Trail Hike

Front row, left to right: Carol Burke, Kay Clausen; back row: Kathryn Madore, Lynda Green

Karen Gray On Thursday, April 6 five women from SaddleBrooke went to the Santa Rita Mountains to hike the Old Baldy Trail up to Josephine Saddle. Two of the women on this hike had only done C hikes before and so this was a challenge. Old Baldy is steep and goes up 1700 feet in…

Wildflower hike

Howie Fagan, Cathy Beauchamp, Elaine Fagan, Elisabeth Wheeler (front), Denis Greenland, Arlene Gerety, Chuck and Shirley Kaltenback, Judy DeAmbrosio, Billie Draves, Shirley Barrett, Tim Butler; photo by Barb Wilder

Elisabeth Wheeler When wildflowers bloom SaddleBrooke hikers take to the hills of Catalina State Park to find over 40 varieties of flowers. The fields of Mexican gold poppies were highlighted with white chicory, pink owl clover, purple scorpion weed, yellow janusia and purple desert lupine. It was delightful to discover an early blooming mariposa lily…

Catalina Hills cleanup

Walt Shields Catalina Hills Drive is beautiful again as a result of volunteer efforts of members of the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club. The club has participated in the Pinal County Adopt-A-Highway program for eight years to maintain 2.5 miles of Catalina Hills Drive from SaddleBrooke Boulevard to its entrance into the Preserve. Many thanks to the…

Catalina State Park hike

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Going for a hike before the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club’s Spring Picnic at Catalina State Park is very popular! Twenty-three hikers explored the Ridgeline/50 Year Loop from the Equestrian Center in the park. Along the four mile trail hikers had fun discovering 29 different wildflowers including anemones, blue dicks, bladderpods, California suncups, white Easter bonnets and…

David Yetman Trail hike

Left to right, Sandra Sowell, Jeanne Reale, Don Colen, Maureen Spence, Al Bolty, Kathryn Madore, Rita Bolty, Dee Neeley, Rosanne Beraznik, Phil McNamee, Mary Hanley, Roland Horst, Walt Shields, Ed Kammermayer, Bernie Nagy, Elaine Ellingham, Gretchen Downey and Jeanine Stoors; not pictured: Michael Reale

Michael Reale On Ground Hog Day, Michael Reale and Walt Shields led 17 SaddleBrooke hikers on a search for Punxsutawney Phil along the David Yetman Trail in Saguaro Park West. Although we weren’t successful in locating the furry critter (it might have had something to do with being in the wrong state), we agreed that…