Tag: SaddleBrooke Hiking Club

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…

Hiking Club posts Mexico trips

Phil McNamee Over 100 members of the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club visited the Copper Canyon in 2018-2019. Since the trips were a great success there are three more exciting trips being arranged to Mexico for the fall of 2019 into 2020. These trips are exclusive to and open to all SaddleBrooke residents. For more information contact…

Hiking in the San Juan Mountains

Michael Caryl The SaddleBrooke Hiking Club’s own Randy Parks will present “Hiking in the San Juan Mountains” on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at the SaddleBrooke One Activity Center. The event begins at 4:00 p.m. and, as usual, will be followed by a friendly gathering at the Agave Lounge. The San Juan Mountains are a collection…

Arizona Trail appreciation for SaddleBrooke Hiking Club

Lynda Green Since October, SaddleBrooke hikers have volunteered over 3,500 hours of trail work on the Oracle Passage of the Arizona National Scenic Trail. Hikers, runners, equestrian riders and mountain bikers have all expressed great appreciation for the trail work done by SaddleBrooke volunteers. On March 20, nineteen volunteers performed a final spring clean-up of…

Hiking Club tackles trail work

Elisabeth Wheeler The SaddleBrooke Hiking Club continues to improve the Oracle Passage of the Arizona Trail. On Wednesday, February 27, fourteen volunteers wrestled with persistent catclaw covering the trail. They sculpted drainages ravaged by the winter weather. This session, originally scheduled the previous week, had been postponed because of the snow. As usual with these…

SaddleBrooke Hiking Club volunteer party

Ken Wong The SaddleBrooke Hiking Club held a volunteer party on the evening of January 28 at the SaddleBrooke One Activity Center with thirty-nine members in attendance. Planned and organized by the club board of directors, the celebration recognized the commitment and dedication of fifty-six volunteers serving in seventy capacities within the club. Several members…

Hiking in Norway’s Fjordland presentation March 20

Ellen Citron Mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 20 to learn about “Hiking in Norway’s Fjordland.” Laurel Parrott, a local photographer and hiker, will share her July 2018 experience participating in a nine-day Sierra Club Outing from Bergen to Oslo that explored this hiker’s paradise. The presentation will concentrate mostly on five hikes in Balestrand…