Hiking Club October Presentation

Diana Smith

While many SaddleBrooke residents have had the pleasure of hiking the section of the Juan Bautista De Anza National Historic Trail between Tubac, Ariz., and the Tumacacori National Historic Park, they may not be aware of the historical and cultural significance of the route.

Please join the SaddleBrooke Hiking club in the SaddleBrooke One Activity Center on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 4 p.m. for a special presentation by Jean Baxter, Education Director of the Presidio San Agustín Del Tucson. In traditional period dress, Jean makes history come alive as she relates the story of Inspector General Hugo O’Conor, who in 1775 decreed a new fort was to be built upon the banks of the Santa Cruz River, linking early Tucson with other forts from Mexico to California via the Anza Trail.

SaddleBrooke Hiking Club programs are held six times a year on the third Wednesday of the month. Membership is not a requirement to attend these presentations. Immediately following the program, participants are encouraged to meet in the Agave Lounge of the SaddleBrooke One clubhouse for an informal happy hour.