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December Arizona Trail Work Party; Photo by Zach MacDonald.

Elisabeth Wheeler Cool temperatures and rain-soaked soils create optimal conditions for digging out catcall on the Arizona Trail. Thirteen SaddleBrooke hikers cleared a mile of trail on Dec. 4. The camaraderie continued over baked goodies and coffee afterward. Thanks to Chris Jeffries, Rick Rupp, and Seana Kobak for providing the treats. The next Arizona Trail work…

Arizona Trail-in-a-Day results

Elisabeth Wheeler On Oct. 12, the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club participated in the statewide Arizona Trail in a Day’ hike, an event designed to promote our 800+ mile hiking trail that spans the state from the Mexico border north to Utah. Karrie Kressler, Community Program Coordinator of the Arizona Trail Association reports the following results of…

Day hiking the Long Trail of Vermont

Welcome to Vermont: The Long Trail. Photo by an unknown Vermont hiker.

Michael Caryl The SaddleBrooke Hiking Club announces their November program entitled “Day Hiking the Long Trail of Vermont.” The club’s trail guide, Aaron Schoenberg, will report on his experiences on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the SaddleBrooke One Activity Center at 4 p.m. The Long Trail is the oldest long-distance hiking trail in America. It was…

Hikers To Help Set New 800 Mile Record

Arizona Trail marker. Photo by Elisabeth Wheeler.

Elisabeth Wheeler Is it possible to complete the whole Arizona National Scenic Trail in a day? Not by one individual, but if hundreds of hikers, bikers and equestrian riders travel on every segment of the 800-mile trail on Oct. 12, it can be done. If successful in this effort, it will be the first time…

Hiking Club takes a “fire lookout hike”

Hikers Carole Miller, Don Taylor, Karen Gray, Karen Schickedanz and Ruth Caldwell (guide). Photo by Ruth Caldwell.

Ruth Caldwell Five hikers enjoyed a wonderful trek on the Meadow and Mt. Lemmon trail loop on June 11. The hiking was great because of the seventy- to eighty-degree weather when the temperatures in SaddleBrooke reached over 100! Tall ferns and much taller ponderosa pines, beautiful flowers and vistas surrounded the trail. The big surprise…

SaddleBrooke Hiking Club visits St. George, Utah

Dave Sorenson In early April, 96 club members hiked the St. George, Utah area, including Zion National Park and Snow Canyon State Park. The trip was planned by Dave Sorenson and Rob Simms. Roy Carter, Frank Earnest, Barbara Wilder, Ruth Caldwell, Elizabeth Wheeler, Don Taylor, along with Dave and Rob, were hiking guides. Highlights of…

Wildflowers galore!

Elisabeth Wheeler On SaddleBrooke Hiking Club’s recent hike to Catalina State Park, members expressed amazement over the thirty types of wildflowers in bloom along the trail. They had great fun rock-hopping over the running stream six times on the way to Sutherland Loop. The venture became a kind of scavenger hunt, because leaders Tim Butler…