Tag: Hiking

Avoiding injury while hiking – presentation

  Susan Bush Residents of SaddleBrooke are invited to come to the Hiking Club May meeting where an EMT member of the Golder Ranch Fire Department will speak about using common sense and prior planning to avoid injury or illness while hiking in Arizona and how rescues are conducted. The meeting will be held at…

SaddleBrooke Hikers enjoy the Tortolitas

  Elisabeth Wheeler Only in SaddleBrooke can hikers go from a wintry day with snow on the Santa Catalinas to a sunny spring day of hiking in the Tortolitas. Guide Phil McNamee led 11 hikers on the Wild Mustang/Wild Burro Canyon Loop in the Tortolitas. On the 8.4-mile hike, the group climbed 1785 feet to…

Alamo Canyon Trail hike

  Sue Bush SaddleBrooke hikers enjoy the beautiful saguaros and wildflowers on the Alamo Canyon Trail in Catalina State Park on March 26. From left to right: Hy and Rosanne Beraznik, Ruth Leman and Sue and Phil Bush. Picture taken by hike leader Tim Butler.

Mule Ears hike

  Randy Park Above SaddleBrooke, in the Santa Catalina Mountains, is a rock formation on the Samaniego Ridge called Mule Ears. From most of our community it looks like just another rock formation, but from the 16th or 17th hole on the Preserve golf course, one can see that there are, in fact, two separate…

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…