Tag: Hiking

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…

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…