Tag: Hiking

Aravaipa Canyon in winter

Dave Sorenson In December a group of six SaddleBrooke hikers braved a cold morning and drove 50 plus miles to the Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness north of Mammoth. Aravaipa is a protected wild area administered by the Bureau of Land Management. It is a remarkably beautiful area that is considered by many to be the prettiest…

Two canyon hikes with fall foliage

Ray Peale, Randy Park, Frank Earnest, Bertie Litchfield and Niel Christensen at Lunch View Overlook; photo by Elisabeth Wheeler

Elisabeth Wheeler Fall foliage in Sabino Canyon and Bear Canyon has continued vibrant into December. To see both canyons requires a 17.5 mile hike up Sabino Canyon to the East Fork Trail, upward to the Bear Canyon Trail and back past Seven Falls to Sabino Canyon. In cool December temperatures this is a very pleasant…

Halloween hike

Halloween hikers are Michael Reale, Rainie Warner and Jan Springer; photo by Barbara Wilder

Barbara Wilder SaddleBrooke hikers enjoyed the first annual Halloween fun hike on the afternoon of October 31 at Catalina State Park. Everyone wore a silly hat and told jokes along the way, earning their treat which was a Hallow-weenie roast complete with potato salad, baked beans and desserts at the Gila Monster picnic site. This…

Hikers view petroglyphs and historic mines

SaddleBrooke hikers looking up at the numerous petroglyphs: Myrna Simms, Joyce and Joe Maurizzi, Mike Wolters, Sy Efron, Fred Norris, Rob Simms, Margaret Valair and Dave Corrigan (missing, Sharon Simpson); photo by Elisabeth Wheeler

Elisabeth Wheeler On one of the first cooler days of fall, eleven SaddleBrooke hikers hiked a loop in the Tucson Mountains from Kings Canyon to Wasson Peak to the Esperanza Trail and back to Kings Canyon. Hikers spent time finding and identifying several panels of petroglyphs in King Canyon. Wasson Peak provided 360 degree views…

Pima Canyon hike in October

Standing: Elisabeth Wheeler, Sandra Sowell, Susan Hollis; sitting: Janet Fabio, Norm Rechhemmer

Elisabeth Wheeler When fall temperatures arrive SaddleBrooke hikers return to their favorite trails. Pima Canyon has a delightful riparian area within the canyon and three very old dams. SaddleBrooke hikers Sandra Sowell, Susan Hollis, Janet Fabio, Norm Rechhemmer and Elisabeth Wheeler set out to reach the third dam; however, the monsoon overgrowth added challenge to…

SaddleBrooke Hiking Club fall picnic recap

SBHC Picnic Committee, left to right: Mary Jo Bellner Swartzberg, Mary Kopp, Lonnee Plattner, Becky Hilst, Pam Vassallo, Dan Plattner and LaVerne Kyriss; missing: Martha Hackworth and Lissa White; photo by Ken Wong

Ken Wong Over 90 members of the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club (SBHC) attended the fall picnic held at Catalina State Park on October 14. Prior to a business meeting, many members hiked either the Geology Walk guided by Karen Gray or the Dripping Springs hike guided by Tim Butler. The business meeting conducted by club President…