Tag: SaddleBrooke Hiking Club

Hiking programs to take you to two special places

Moraine Lake in the Three Sisters Wilderness Area of Oregon

Karen Schickedanz Continuing to feature adventures both far and near, the next two SaddleBrooke Hiking Club programs will feature Hiking in Tanzania and Mt. Kilimanjaro and summertime hiking in Oregon. First up, on Wednesday, March 18, is the program on Africa presented by Barbara and Jack Rosenthal. They hail from Montreal and have spent the…

SaddleBrooke Hiking Club supports Arizona National Scenic Trail

Helping to clean up the Arizona National Scenic Trail last month were, left to right: Elaine Fagan, Steve Wehmann, Marilynn Smith, Ray Peale, Jan Springer, Elisabeth Wheeler, Shawn Redfield, Jackie Hall, Roger Rove, Fred Norris, Don Washco and Arlene Gerity; photo by Sandra Sowell.

Elisabeth Wheeler The SaddleBrooke Hiking Club supports Arizona’s National Scenic Trail through volunteer work on the trail. On Wednesday, January 21, eleven hikers improved a section of the Oracle Passage of the Arizona National Scenic Trail by collecting trash, removing overgrowth and improving drainage. The Arizona Trail Association provided guidance and support from Shawn Redfield…

DIGS: Aravaipa Canyon field trip

Aravaipa Canyon hiker/photographers, front: Dick Kroese, Ron Taylor, Doug Armstrong, Bob Shea, Kent Banta, Richard Spitzer and Byron Cotter; back Dan Garand, Bill Todd and Connie Sparbel; photo by Bob Shea

Bob Shea and Bill Brennan Several times each year DIGS, SaddleBrooke’s Photography Club, schedules photo field trips. December’s destination was the Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness area located north on Highway 77 past Mammoth. Eleven members of DIGS participated in the day long adventure that was organized and led by Bob Shea who knows the canyon well…

Hiking Club remembers Jim Strickler with three events

On the Arizona National Scenic Trail in Oracle are, left to right, Janis and Norm Rechkemmer, Elaine (kneeling) and Howie Fagan, Ray Peale, Anne Hammond, Chris Swenson, Sandra Sowell, Mary Croft, Arlene Gerety, Jerry Morris, Rosemarie McGoldrick and Lissa White; photo by Elisabeth Wheeler.

Karen Schickedanz When SaddleBrooke Hiking Club member Jim Strickler, a founder of the club as well as a former president and chief hiking guide, died earlier this year, it seemed the best way to honor him was with some memorial hikes and a special work day. Three events were scheduled for this fall. First off…

Yetman Trail

Karen Schickedanz Led by SaddleBrooke Hiking Club guide Michael Reale (far left), six hikers took the David Yetman Trail last month. From left to right after Michael are Norm and Janis Rechkemmer, Tiggy and Walt Shields and Fred Norris. Along the way, they spotted two very interesting crested saguaros and lunched at the ruins of…

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…