Tag: SaddleBrooke Hiking Club

Orientation To Hiking In The Desert

Rob Simms If you are new to hiking in Arizona or have not hiked recently, you may want to learn about hiking in the Sonoran Desert from our experienced SaddleBrooke Hiking Club Guides. If so, you are invited to attend a Hiking Orientation Presentation at 2:00 p.m., January 31, in the MountainView Ballroom (west side).…

Hikers enjoy fall picnic

On October 6 the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club held its fall picnic at Catalina State Park. Picnic committee members shown are Elaine Fagan, Martha Hackworth, Mary Jo Swartzberg, Joyce Mauriczi and Lissa White; not pictured: Pat Morris, LaVerne Kyriss and Harriett Pearson; photo by Sue Bush.

Sue Bush Eighty-five members of the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club gathered at Catalina State Park on Friday, October 6 for the fall picnic meeting. Each year the club holds a picnic in the fall and the spring and members can do a hike beforehand or just come for the food and conversation. Before lunch Dave Corrigan,…

Hiking Club visits Sedona

Left to right: SaddleBrooke Hikers at Boynton Canyon in Sedona: Mark Schwartz, Lonnie Bright, Dave Sorenson, Roberta Litchfield, Margaret Valair, Marlene D’Ambrosio, JP Blount, Joe D’Ambrosio and Cindy Blount.

David Sorenson On October 16 and 17, eleven hikers from the Saddlebrooke Hiking Club hiked Boynton Canyon, Devil’s Bridge and the West Fork of Oak Creek. Boynton Canyon is the ancestral home of the Yavapai and Sinagua peoples and is also considered a vortex. Devil’s Bridge is a land bridge that is 100 feet above…

Arizona Trail work event

Sue Bush Summer rains bring overgrowth, especially catclaw bushes, on the Oracle Passage of the Arizona National Scenic Trail. Catclaw thorns draw blood when hikers get too close. Sixteen members of the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club mounted an assault on the extensive catclaw bushes threatening hikers on a portion of the Oracle Passage. The battle with…

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…