SaddleBrooke Hikers to help set a new 800 mile record


Elisabeth Wheeler

Is it possible to complete the whole Arizona National Scenic Trail in a day? Not by one individual. However, if hundreds of hikers, bikers and equestrian riders travel on every segment of the trail on October 6 it can be done. If successful in this effort, it will be the first time a National Scenic Trail has been completed in 24 hours.

SaddleBrooke hikers are encouraged to sign up to hike the Oracle Passage in two separate groups. Hiking group A will hike 4.6 miles roundtrip from American Flag Ranch trailhead to the boundary of Oracle State Park. Hiking group B will hike 8.6 miles from American Flag Ranch trailhead to Tiger Mine Road trailhead. Group A hikers will provide drivers to shuttle Group B’s cars to the Tiger Mine Road trailhead. Group A and B hikers will gather together at the Tiger Mine trailhead for refreshments and to celebrate their contribution to this new record!

To sign up for this special event email Elisabeth Wheeler [email protected] or Ray Peale [email protected]. Indicate which hike you would like to do and if you are willing to drive. Donations of refreshments will be appreciated. Hikers will depart from the MountainView parking lot at 7:30 a.m. Driver donation is $3.