Tag: Hiking

Hikers explore Anasazi Ruins in Grand Gulch, Utah

Viewing Big Man Panel: Kathy Gish, Mike Wolters, Ray Peale, Elisabeth Wheeler and Frank Earnest; photo by Frank Earnest

Elisabeth Wheeler Grand Gulch in southeast Utah is an outdoor museum of Anasazi Indian ruins 700 to 2000 years old. Entrenched in Cedar Mesa Sandstone, Grand Gulch drains most of the west side of Cedar Mesa, north of Monument Valley in Arizona. In these canyons are premier Anasazi ruins, pictographs and petroglyphs. Five SaddleBrooke hikers…

Hiking the Arizona Trail: Huachuca Mountains

Standing at the windy summit of Miller Peak in the Huachuca Mountains are (left to right) Bertie Litchfield, Donna Canon, Pete Canon and Aaron Schoenberg; not pictured are Frank Earnest and Don Taylor.

Frank Earnest Members of the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club initiated a new effort to hike the Arizona Trail (AZT) beginning in January 2017. The Arizona Trail is an 840-mile National Scenic Trail starting at the border with Mexico and ending at the Utah border. Two groups of SBHC members completed the AZT in years past. The…

Spring Hiking Club trip to Page, Arizona

Dave Corrigan April 18 through 20 the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club enjoyed a fabulous trip to Page, Arizona. Page is located near the beautiful shores of Lake Powell and was created when the Glen Canyon Dam was constructed on the Colorado River. The area offers some of the finest hiking in the Southwest. The club had…

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

Hikers who were on the trip to Friends are, left to right: Arlene Gerety, Louise Powers, Gail Bergdahl, Joe Maurizzi, Kathy Johnston, Mary Hlusko, Sandy Rose, Joyce Maurizzi; photo by Dave Sorenson (not in picture).

Dave Sorenson As part of the April hiking club trip to Page, Arizona members of the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club visited the leading animal sanctuary in the United States in Kanab, Utah. The tour of the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, which places some 8000 dogs and cats each year, was on April 19. The facility has…

SaddleBrooke Hiking Club

Back row: Pete Canon, Lynda Green, Jim Springer, Steve Aikens, Jan Springer, Guje Rizza, Joe Rizza, Michael Reale; sitting: Donna Canon, Elisabeth Wheeler, Sarah Earnest; photographers: Frank Earnest, Roddy Wilder

Hikers take a hike to Wahweap Hoodoo Elisabeth Wheeler Hikers on the Wahweap Hoodoo hike during the April SaddleBrooke Hiking Trip to Page, Arizona enjoyed three coves of unusual white sandstone formations capped by multi-colored conglomerate rocks. The hike was eight miles round-trip up the Wahweap Canyon, crossing the dry stream bed many times and…

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…