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 and Don Washco.
The main goal was to “have fun and be safe” while working together to improve the trail. The enthusiastic volunteers were Jackie Hall, Elaine Fagan, Marilynn Smith, Ray Peale, Sandra Sowell, Elisabeth Wheeler, Fred Norris, Arlene Gerity, Roger Hove, Jan Springer and Steve Wehmann.
You may join the next work party on Wednesday, February 18 for 2.5 hours of light trail work by calling Mary Croft at 651-270-1660. Snacks are also welcome. Volunteers will meet at SaddleBrooke’s MountainView parking lot at 7:00 a.m., carpool to the Oracle Passage of the Arizona National Scenic Trail and return by noon. It’s fun and rewarding!