Tag: SaddleBrooke Hiking Club

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

Hikers who were on the trip to Friends are, left to right: Arlene Gerety, Louise Powers, Gail Bergdahl, Joe Maurizzi, Kathy Johnston, Mary Hlusko, Sandy Rose, Joyce Maurizzi; photo by Dave Sorenson (not in picture).

Dave Sorenson As part of the April hiking club trip to Page, Arizona members of the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club visited the leading animal sanctuary in the United States in Kanab, Utah. The tour of the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, which places some 8000 dogs and cats each year, was on April 19. The facility has…

SaddleBrooke Hiking Club

Back row: Pete Canon, Lynda Green, Jim Springer, Steve Aikens, Jan Springer, Guje Rizza, Joe Rizza, Michael Reale; sitting: Donna Canon, Elisabeth Wheeler, Sarah Earnest; photographers: Frank Earnest, Roddy Wilder

Hikers take a hike to Wahweap Hoodoo Elisabeth Wheeler Hikers on the Wahweap Hoodoo hike during the April SaddleBrooke Hiking Trip to Page, Arizona enjoyed three coves of unusual white sandstone formations capped by multi-colored conglomerate rocks. The hike was eight miles round-trip up the Wahweap Canyon, crossing the dry stream bed many times and…

SaddleBrooke Hikers summit Panther Peak

Left to right: Tom Conrad, Roland Horst, Ellen Citron, Paul Volpe, Roddy Wilder, Kaori Hashimoto, Lynda Green, Tim Butler, Phil Doyle, Norm Rechkemmer, Seth Basker, Jeff Traft; not pictured Walt Shields, photographer

Walt Shields Thirteen members of the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club completed the strenuous ascent up Panther Peak on April 5. The total hike length is less than six miles but it involves a vertical section up a steep gulley in which over a thousand feet is gained in less than one mile. The summit affords stunning…

Wildflower hike

Howie Fagan, Cathy Beauchamp, Elaine Fagan, Elisabeth Wheeler (front), Denis Greenland, Arlene Gerety, Chuck and Shirley Kaltenback, Judy DeAmbrosio, Billie Draves, Shirley Barrett, Tim Butler; photo by Barb Wilder

Elisabeth Wheeler When wildflowers bloom SaddleBrooke hikers take to the hills of Catalina State Park to find over 40 varieties of flowers. The fields of Mexican gold poppies were highlighted with white chicory, pink owl clover, purple scorpion weed, yellow janusia and purple desert lupine. It was delightful to discover an early blooming mariposa lily…

Catalina Hills cleanup

Walt Shields Catalina Hills Drive is beautiful again as a result of volunteer efforts of members of the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club. The club has participated in the Pinal County Adopt-A-Highway program for eight years to maintain 2.5 miles of Catalina Hills Drive from SaddleBrooke Boulevard to its entrance into the Preserve. Many thanks to the…

Catalina State Park hike

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Going for a hike before the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club’s Spring Picnic at Catalina State Park is very popular! Twenty-three hikers explored the Ridgeline/50 Year Loop from the Equestrian Center in the park. Along the four mile trail hikers had fun discovering 29 different wildflowers including anemones, blue dicks, bladderpods, California suncups, white Easter bonnets and…

Hiking the Superstitions

Left to right: Dave Corrigan, Pam Corrigan, Susan Hollis, Randy Park, Jeff Traft and Ray Peale; photo by Dave Corrigan

On February 14 SaddleBrooke Hiking Club members did a key exchange hike in the Superstition Mountains. One group started at the First Water Trailhead and the other group started at the Peralta Trailhead. The hike offers fabulous views of Weaver’s Needle. The Peralta Trail intersects with the Dutchman’s Trail to the First Water Trailhead.