Tag: SaddleBrooke Hiking Club

Hiking Club elects new officers at spring picnic

  Dave Corrigan At the April 6 SaddleBrooke Hiking Club spring picnic held at Oracle State Park, the following officers were elected: Norm Reckhemmer from the Vice President position to become the new President; Phil McNamee from the Associate Chief Guide position to become the Senior Chief Guide; Don Taylor as Treasurer for the second…

SaddleBrooke Hikers experience the desert at its best

  Elisabeth Wheeler Twelve SaddleBrooke hikers got an early morning start to enjoy hiking the Windmill Loop in Oracle State Park before the hiking club spring picnic. The early bird hikers were rewarded with over 40 wildflowers and 58 sightings of the stunning mariposa lily. Hikers delighted in the views of the Galiuro Mountains from…

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…

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…

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…