Tag: Hiking

Picket Post Proceedings

Jeff Love Picket Post is a pretty prominent point positioned west of the populace of Superior, Ariz. A pre-hike potty preceded the party proceeding around the port side of the Post. Plenty of prickly pear and pointy saguaros populated the desert landscape with the pretty pink peak of Picket Post in the background. At our…

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…

PC Hiking Club Diary

March SaddleBrooke Hiking Club Program and Speaker Bruce Hale The SaddleBrooke Hiking Club welcomes Dr. James (Jim) Smith, a nine-year club member, as the featured speaker at its monthly meeting and program on March 16. Dr. Smith’s presentation is titled “A Hiker’s Guide to Birding: SaddleBrooke, SE Arizona, and Beyond.” Alongside wildflower viewing, birding is…

Hiking Club Guides Receive First Aid Training

Walt Shields In January, 20 SaddleBrooke Hiking Club guides participated in an all-day training program covering recognition and management of common injuries and medical conditions that our hikers face in the Tucson environment. The course consisted of a morning session, consisting of a PowerPoint presentation, followed by a guest speaker from a local search and…

Hikers Find No Dripping at the Springs

Bruce Landeck Dec. 13 was a beautiful, sunny, early winter day as hikers started out to Dripping Springs. From the trailhead at Catalina State Park, they hiked for a short distance on the Canyon Loop to the Sutherland Trail, which they followed until the Dripping Springs Trail cutoff. This route is a beautiful, 4.2-mile out-and-back…

Hiking Club Plans Spring Trip

Dale Leman The SaddleBrooke Hiking Club trip committee is planning a spring multi-day hiking trip to Silver City, N.M. in May 2022. Planned hiking dates are May 11 to 13, Wednesday through Friday. These dates were chosen to avoid potential snow in the area. Most will want to arrive on or before Tuesday, May 10,…

November Arizona Trail Work Party

Elisabeth Wheeler The Arizona Trail work party on Nov. 17 brought out seven SaddleBrooke Hiking Club volunteers and five other volunteers. The weather was cloudy and cool—perfect conditions for eradicating the encroaching catclaw acacia along the Oracle Passage of the Arizona Trail. After three and a half hours of camaraderie and trail maintenance, the volunteers…

Hiking Oracle Ridge

Elisabeth Wheeler Hikers, led by Jeff Love, enjoyed an adventurous hike up Oracle Ridge from the American Flag Ranch Trailhead outside Oracle. Recent rains had brought out abundant grasses and catclaw over the lower section of the trail. The 2000-foot elevation gain provided grand views of Apache Peak, Samaniego Ridge, and Picacho Peak in the…