Tag: HIking Club

Hiking Club 2022 Volunteer of the Year: Ken Wong

Bruce Landeck The Volunteer of the Year award is presented annually at the fall picnic to recognize “one or more individuals who have made a significant contribution to the club during the past year.” The 2022 award was presented at this fall’s picnic on Oct. 21 to Ken Wong, who was unanimously selected by the board of…

Hiking Club Thanks President Butler

Bruce Landeck It has certainly been a busy 12 months for Hiking Club President Tim Butler. He probably didn’t anticipate that his term would be filled with so much work and activity. However, his background and past experiences, coupled with his attention to detail and dedication to perfection, helped make Tim the perfect fit for…

Madera Canyon Nature Trail

Hikers pose in Madera Canyon (Photo by Ruth Caldwell)

Ruth Caldwell The heat continued into October! Our go-to spot to escape the heat has always been Mt. Lemmon which is still off limits after the Big Horn Fire. So, on Oct. 6, eight hikers from SaddleBrooke Hiking Club drove down to Madera Canyon in the Santa Rita range where they enjoyed the beautiful nature…

An Inaugural Kickoff to the Rescue

Hikers pose by the Fire Lookout Cabin. (Photo by fire ranger Jeff)

Mary Kopp A much-needed surprise came on Sunday, May 17, just when hiking club members had grown weary of being stuck indoors. Over the previous week, SaddleBrooke had begun gradually opening services and club activities. To that end, nothing was more welcome than an email from the Hiking Club of SaddleBrooke. Yes! The time had…

Hiking Club Studies Geology

Michael Caryl SaddleBrooke is very fortunate to have the Hiking Club’s very own Karen Gray as our presenter for the April 15, 2020 program. Karen hardly needs any introduction to club members. She has lived in SaddleBrooke since October of 1997. She is now especially active in the club, not only as a member, but…

Hiker’s Adventures

Hiking, Backpacking, and Photographing Western Wilderness Areas Bruce Hale Bob Shea will be our featured speaker at the Wednesday, Feb. 19th SaddleBrooke Hiking Club meeting and program. Bob has been an active member of the club for 13 years since he and his wife, Peggy, moved to SaddleBrooke. Bob is also an active member of…

Saguaro National Park East

Mary Reimersma, Ken Reimersma, Elissa Cochran, Gayle Hosek-Spies, Jeanine Storrs, Marcia Munich, Mark Schwartz, Maria Szentirmal, Alison Lang, and Don Taylor. Photo by Ruth Caldwell.

Ruth Caldwell On Oct. 10, ten SaddleBrooke hiking club members, with guide Ruth Caldwell, hiked the Wildhorse Loop Trail up to Garwood Dam. The day was beautiful—sunny with temperatures in the 70s. The group headed south from the Speedway entrance toward the site of the old Bar G Ranch where a dam was built by Nelson…

Moonlight hike in Oracle Park

Moonrise over the Galiuros. Photo by Kaori Hashimoto.

Lynda Green On Sept. 11, hiking guide Michael Hovan led a group of trekkers on an evening trip to Oracle Park to witness the near-full moon rising over the Galiuro Mountains. Hovan, a recent addition to the Hiking Club’s stable of accomplished guides, has added several moonlit ventures as well as his popular dog-friendly hikes since…