Tag: Hiking

Hiking Club takes a “fire lookout hike”

Hikers Carole Miller, Don Taylor, Karen Gray, Karen Schickedanz and Ruth Caldwell (guide). Photo by Ruth Caldwell.

Ruth Caldwell Five hikers enjoyed a wonderful trek on the Meadow and Mt. Lemmon trail loop on June 11. The hiking was great because of the seventy- to eighty-degree weather when the temperatures in SaddleBrooke reached over 100! Tall ferns and much taller ponderosa pines, beautiful flowers and vistas surrounded the trail. The big surprise…

Singing at the Springs

Jeanne Reale, Jan Springer, Maria Horvath and Michael Reale; Photo by Sandra Sowell

Sandra Sowell What a nice hike from Kent to Bog Springs, Down in the Santa Ritas where the babbling brook sings And flows through the green ferns and yellow columbines, Monkey flowers and tall trees and even grape vines. The hike guide this day was Michael Reale, Ready as always to lead groups, by golly.…

Hikers take on the Santa Ritas

Sandra Sowell The weather was cool and overcast as SaddleBrooke hikers drove down to the trailhead at the end of Madera Canyon in the Santa Rita Mountains. On the way, drivers had to negotiate through three separate highway construction sites. But, finally, they reached the trailhead and began the trek up Old Baldy Trail to…

Hikers explore 2003 fire’s regrowth

Lynda Green The morning of March 9, seven hikers ventured up Mt. Lemmon to enjoy the trails surrounding Summerhaven. This hike commenced in the town center, travelled up Turkey Run Road, passing some of the homes built since the 2003 fire, until the roadbed gave way to dirt. The Aspen Draw trail begins here and…

SaddleBrooke Hiking Club visits St. George, Utah

Dave Sorenson In early April, 96 club members hiked the St. George, Utah area, including Zion National Park and Snow Canyon State Park. The trip was planned by Dave Sorenson and Rob Simms. Roy Carter, Frank Earnest, Barbara Wilder, Ruth Caldwell, Elizabeth Wheeler, Don Taylor, along with Dave and Rob, were hiking guides. Highlights of…

Dome Rock Saguaro hike

Ruth Caldwell Hike leader Michael Hovan led twenty-three hikers on the maiden voyage of what will certainly become a very popular hike. The morning of March 31, greeted hikers with great weather for this venture up a newly-cleared trail right in SaddleBrooke’s backyard. The hike’s destination was the prominently visible Dome Rock, which hugs the…

Sutherland Trail blooms

Karen Gray On March 28, five SaddleBrooke hikers ventured up the Sutherland Trail in Catalina State Park. The day brought pleasantly cool temperatures and a few high clouds. For hikers, these conditions were perfect. Each hiker had been out on trails recently and looked forward to viewing the beautiful wildflowers this spring has produced. The…

Tortolita Mountain rumble

Norm Rechkemmer On Friday, March 22, eight SaddleBrooke hikers enjoyed a beautiful sunny day in the Tortolita Mountains. They hiked the Wild Burro and Alamo Springs Spur trails for a seven-mile excursion. The lunch stop at the Alamo Springs overlook is a popular place to rest and replenish while enjoying a remote and picturesque venue.…

Wildflowers galore!

Elisabeth Wheeler On SaddleBrooke Hiking Club’s recent hike to Catalina State Park, members expressed amazement over the thirty types of wildflowers in bloom along the trail. They had great fun rock-hopping over the running stream six times on the way to Sutherland Loop. The venture became a kind of scavenger hunt, because leaders Tim Butler…