Tag: SaddleBrooke Hiking Club

Hikers enjoy fall picnic

Becky Hilst, second from right, is the chief lyricist of the hiking club’s new anthem, sung to the tune of America the Beautiful; photo by Karen Schickedanz

  Karen Schickedanz Cloudy skies and a few leftover sprinkles courtesy of Hurricane Simon couldn’t stop SaddleBrooke Hiking Club members from enjoying themselves at their annual fall picnic held last month at Catalina State Park. The picnic got off to a rousing start with the group rendition of a new hiking club anthem, sung to…

A tribute to Martha

Sandra Sowell Martha, Martha, the birthday girl Each morning she takes us for a little whirl Zigging this way and that Along boulevard and cul-de-sac The pleasure of it is quite a pearl Martha Hackworth, that is. “Fearless, spirited and glamorous” as former SaddleBrooke Hiking Club President Michael Reale has described her. And so she…

2015 Hiking Club trip planned for Palm Springs

If you go on the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club’s 2015 trip you may have a chance to see Tahquitz Canyon Falls, a spectacular 50 foot desert waterfall on Agua Caliente tribal land near Palm Springs; photo by Dave Sorenson.

Karen Schickedanz A hiking trip to Palm Springs? Yes, it’s true—the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club’s fifth annual trip, scheduled for April 7 through 9, 2015, will be to this California desert resort city better known for its outstanding restaurants and hotels, celebrities and great golf. “What most people overlook about the Palm Springs area is the…

SaddleBrooke Hikers visit Cochise Stronghold

Walt Shields Cochise was the most feared of the Chiricahua Apaches. During a period from 1860 to 1870, he and his braves conducted numerous raids on white settlements, miners and stagecoaches. The warriors hid out in an area of the Dragoon Mountains, 60 miles east of Tucson, known today as Cochise Stronghold. The site is…