Tag: Hiking

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…

SaddleBrooke Hikers climb Picket Post Mountain

Standing: Roddy Wilder, Roy Carter, Ray Peale and Jeff Traft; seated are Neil Christensen and Elisabeth Wheeler; photo by Roy Carter.

Elisabeth Wheeler It’s an adventure to climb up 2100 feet in about two miles to find a red painted mailbox and a wrought iron bench, as well as a 360 degree view. That’s what six SaddleBrooke hikers discovered after a steep, slippery hike up Picket Post. Picket Post is a daunting angular shaped volcanic butte…

Hiking Club members improve the Oracle Passage

Ray Peale, Mary Croft, Joe and Joyce Maurizzi, Fred Norris, Mike Wolters, Stan Smith, Shawn Redfield and Garrett Ressing; front: George and Ellen Citron, Marilynn Smith; missing from photo Kathy Gish and Jeff Bridge. Photo by Elisabeth Wheeler.

Elisabeth Wheeler and Mary Croft On March 16 twelve SaddleBrooke Hiking Club members along with Shawn Redfield (Arizona Trail Director), Jeff Bridge (Regional Steward) and Gary Faulkenberry (Oracle State Park) did significant work on the Arizona National Scenic Trail at the number 77 underpass going into Oracle State Park. Shawn Redfield delivered a permanent water…

A surprise worth mentioning

Photo by Lissa White

Mary Kopp It started off like any other hike, a group of 16 enthusiastic hikers setting off to explore the scenic sites that surrounded the Catalina State Park. The six mile Deer Camp site begins as the Fifty-Year Trailhead proceeds along the Baby Jesus and Samaniego Ridge Trails, ending at a camp site situated westward…

Hiking Club helps clear Oracle Passage

Back row: Elisabeth Wheeler, Garret Ressing, Dave Brinker, Stan Smith, Jerry Patrin, Ray Peale, Fred Norris, Randy Park, Kent Naugle, Shawn Redfield and Tom Kimmel; front: Jackie Hall, Mary Croft, Candy Patrin, Kathy Gish and Marilynn Smith; photo by Sandra Sowell

The SaddleBrooke Hiking Club is making a significant difference on the Oracle Passage of the Arizona National Scenic Trail. This nationally recognized trail is being used by hikers, backpackers, bikers and horse riders from all over the United States and beyond. In February 17 volunteers removed overgrowth, widened the trail corridor and improved tread for…

Hiking with “Tour du Mont Blanc”

Bob Shea and Rodger Bivens

Bob Shea Please join SaddleBrooke Hiking Club members Bob Shea and Rodger Bivens as they recount their experiences hiking the 102 mile Tour du Mont Blanc, one of the world’s classic treks. Bob and Rodger spent a total of 11 days on the route in early September 2015. The very scenic route circumnavigates the 15,771…

Hiking Club returns to Supai in November

Havasu Falls by Randy Park

Randy Park In November the tour guides from Northern Arizona University led 18 members of the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club on four days of hikes on the Hualipai and Havasupai Indian Reservations. The highlight of the trip was the hikes to, around and from the small village of Supai. At the club’s November presentation, participants gave…