Tag: Hiking

Orientation To Hiking In The Desert

Rob Simms If you are new to hiking in Arizona or have not hiked recently, you may want to learn about hiking in the Sonoran Desert from our experienced SaddleBrooke Hiking Club Guides. If so, you are invited to attend a Hiking Orientation Presentation at 2:00 p.m., January 31, in the MountainView Ballroom (west side).…

Hikers enjoy fall picnic

On October 6 the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club held its fall picnic at Catalina State Park. Picnic committee members shown are Elaine Fagan, Martha Hackworth, Mary Jo Swartzberg, Joyce Mauriczi and Lissa White; not pictured: Pat Morris, LaVerne Kyriss and Harriett Pearson; photo by Sue Bush.

Sue Bush Eighty-five members of the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club gathered at Catalina State Park on Friday, October 6 for the fall picnic meeting. Each year the club holds a picnic in the fall and the spring and members can do a hike beforehand or just come for the food and conversation. Before lunch Dave Corrigan,…

Hiking Club visits Sedona

Left to right: SaddleBrooke Hikers at Boynton Canyon in Sedona: Mark Schwartz, Lonnie Bright, Dave Sorenson, Roberta Litchfield, Margaret Valair, Marlene D’Ambrosio, JP Blount, Joe D’Ambrosio and Cindy Blount.

David Sorenson On October 16 and 17, eleven hikers from the Saddlebrooke Hiking Club hiked Boynton Canyon, Devil’s Bridge and the West Fork of Oak Creek. Boynton Canyon is the ancestral home of the Yavapai and Sinagua peoples and is also considered a vortex. Devil’s Bridge is a land bridge that is 100 feet above…

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…