Tag: Hiking

Looking for spring flowers in Oracle State Park

  Elisabeth Wheeler Discovering spring flowers on a hike is delightful. Nine SaddleBrooke hikers hiked the Oracle Passage of the Arizona Trail in March looking for signs of spring. Oracle is at a higher elevation than SaddleBrooke. Spring flowers arrive later. It took “eagle eyes” to discover early verbena, fairy duster, bladder pods, anemones, silver…

Hikers head to Brown Mountain

  Karen Gray On a beautiful cool morning in late January, a group of hikers took off to hike in the Tucson Mountains. The destination was Brown Mountain – a hike with beautiful views in every direction. The trail goes up and down three times and is a nice aerobic workout in addition to the…

Find out what’s new in hiking gear

  Dale Leman Locally owned Summit Hut has long supported the efforts of SaddleBrooke Hiking Club. Entering into the outdoor retail industry in 1967 by two teenagers, Summit Hut has grown over the last 50+ years and now has two retail stores along with an internet presence. Their business focuses on providing the finest gear…

Hiking the Miner’s Needle Loop

  Frank Earnest Twelve members of SaddleBrooke Hiking Club hiked the Miner’s Needle Loop, otherwise known as the Lost Dutchman/Bluff Springs Loop, along the southern slopes of the Superstition Mountains on a beautiful day in early December 2017. The Superstition Mountains are a very special mountain range to our north, and the legendary location of…

Hikers explore Cochise Stronghold Trail

Walt Shields On November 29, ten SaddleBrooke Hiking Club members hiked into the Dragoon Mountains to explore the Cochise Stronghold Trail. The trail, over the course of six miles and 1300 vertical feet, traverses through some of the most spectacular cathedral of rocks anywhere in southern Arizona. Located south of Benson, the rugged natural fortress…