Tag: Hiking

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…

Arizona Trail Association recognizes Hiking Club

Arizona Trail Association recognizes Elisabeth Wheeler and Mary Croft from the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club.

Elisabeth Wheeler The Arizona Trail Association recently recognized the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club and Trail Stewards Elisabeth Wheeler and Mary Croft at the annual meeting of the Arizona Trail Association. Exciting things are happening on the Arizona National Scenic Trail and the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club is an important partner through our business membership and volunteer work…

Mt. Lemmon lookout hike

Karen Schickedanz Sure you can hike in Tucson in the summer—at least if you’re doing it atop Mt. Lemmon where it’s 25 degrees cooler than the valley below. Enjoying a hike in mid-July on the Mt. Lemmon Ski Lift Loop are (from left): Ralph Taylor, Karen Schickedanz, Bob Garner, Kathy and Paul Volpe and hiking…

Hiking Club takes on Finger Rock

From left: Prominent Point, Finger Rock and Finger Rock Guard; photo by Roy Carter

Roy Carter and Mike Wolters Finger Rock is a famous Tucson area landmark that rises several thousand feet above the valley floor along Pusch Ridge of the Santa Catalina Mountains. The striking rock formation resembles a finger set atop a closed fist that is flanked on the east by the Finger Rock Guard and on…

SaddleBrooke Hiking Club volunteers experience the wonder of Chaco Canyon

Volunteers at Chaco Cultural National Park: Kathy Gish, Kevin Balkier, Randy Park, Mary Croft, Ray Peale, Elisabeth Wheeler, Mike Wolters and Kent Naugle

Ray Peale Between AD 850 and 1250 Chaco Canyon served as a major urban center of ancestral Pueblo culture. Remarkable for its monumental public and ceremonial buildings, engineering projects, astronomy, artistic achievements and distinctive architecture, Chaco served as a hub of ceremony, trade and administration for the prehistoric Four Corners area for 400 years –…

2016 annual hiking trip to Las Vegas

SaddleBrooke Hikers at Valley of Fire State Park, Las Vegas

Dave Sorenson Some 65 members of the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club and a few guests traveled to Las Vegas in April for the 2016 annual hiking trip. They encountered a variety of hiking conditions from two feet of snow in the mountains to beautiful desert trails around gorgeous red rock formations. Anyone who thought the Las…

SaddleBrooke Hikers explore Robles Pass Trails

Elisabeth Wheeler, Cathy Giesen, Allison Lehman, Marlene Olson, Arlene Gerety, Susan Hollis, Joyce and Joe Maurizzi, Ann Hammond, Fred Norris and Roland Horst; photo by Melissa White.

Elisabeth Wheeler Robles Pass trails are south of the Tucson Mountains and Ajo Way, once known as Robles Pass. Bernabe S. Robles was the son of a pioneer from Sonora who became a Tucson businessman, ran a stage coach line and at the height of his career controlled one million acres in southern Arizona. SaddleBrooke…