Hiking programs to take you to two special places

Moraine Lake in the Three Sisters Wilderness Area of Oregon

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 past nine winters in SaddleBrooke. Hiking has always been their passion, starting with backpacking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire’s Presidential Range. They have trekked through the eastern and western mountains of Canada and the U.S. as well as much of the Alps and exotic locations in South America, Africa and Asia.

The Rosenthals’ club program will feature their climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, said to be “one of 12 great treks of the world.” Come share their adventure as they introduce you to the changes of scenery from tropical jungle to the glacial Arctic zone and introduce you to their guides and porters from the Chagga Tribe.

The Hiking Club program on Wednesday, April 15 will be about hiking a little closer to home-—but one beautiful and different in its own way. Presented by Bob Shea, the talk and slide show will highlight the diversity of hiking trails that Oregon has to offer, from oceanside trails to alpine peaks. He also will cover parts of the Oregon section of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, Mt. Hood ascents and slot canyon hikes.

Bob and his wife Peggy, who live in Bend, Oregon during the summer, have been winter residents of SaddleBrooke and members of the Hiking Club for 10 years. In addition, Bob is an active amateur photographer and the founder and first president of the SaddleBrooke Adventure Club so be prepared for some great photos of some exciting hiking opportunities.

Both the March 18 and April 15 programs will begin at 3:00 p.m. in the HOA 1 Activity Center, followed by a social hour in the Agave Lounge in the SaddleBrooke HOA 1 Clubhouse at 4:00 p.m. Programs are open to all SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch residents, whether or not they are members of the Hiking Club.

For more information about programs contact Karen Schickedanz at 818-7817 or [email protected].