Tag: SaddleBrooke Hiking Club

Finding Grace: Mystery Solved

Gravestone of Grace Murray rests in the Catalinas (Photo by Elisabeth Wheeler)

Elisabeth Wheeler, Bob Simpson, and Elissa Cochran For years, hikers and equestrians have known of the gravestone of Grace Murray on a remote mound in the desert, east of Golder Ranch Road. When hiker Elisabeth Wheeler first observed the gravestone, it was illuminated by an early sunrise. To Elisabeth this moment felt sacred. She felt…

Huachuca Peak Circular

Jones and Hashimoto at Huachuca Peak Summit (Photo by Aaron Schoenberg)

Aaron Schoenberg I guided the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club on a hike that provided challenges and exploratory opportunities, spectacular scenery, and amazing discoveries. We approached the scenic summit of Huachuca Peak on the Fort Huachuca Reservation from the west via a myriad of trails. It was an all-day adventure. We watched the sunrise as we drove…

Unstoppable SaddleBrooke Hikers Seana and Beth

Any place is a good place to stop and relax. (Photo by Linda Eglin)

Elisabeth Wheeler Seana Kobak and Beth Jones are unstoppable in their quest to complete the 800+ mile Arizona National Scenic Trail. Linda Eglin and I were privileged to join them in backpacking the Alamo Canyon and Gila River Canyon passages, which begin at Picket Post Mountain Trail and end thirty-eight miles to the southeast in Kearny. I…

Hiking Club Puts Birding on the March Program Schedule

Jim Smith in the field. Photo by Bev Smith.

Bruce Hale The SaddleBrooke Hiking Club welcomes Dr. James “Jim” Smith, a seven-year club member, as the featured speaker at its monthly meeting and program on March 18, 2020. Dr. Smith’s presentation is titled “A Hiker’s Guide to Birding: SaddleBrooke, SE Arizona, and Beyond.” Alongside wildflower viewing, birding is an easy way for hikers to immerse…

Hikers Explore a Desert Sanctuary

SaddleBrooke hikers pose at Maeveen Behan Desert Sanctuary. Photo by Elisabeth Wheeler.

Elisabeth Wheeler Sixteen hikers from the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club strolled along 5.2 miles of well-developed trails in the Maeveen Behan Desert Sanctuary, a part of the Arthur Pack Regional Park west of Thornydale Road. Their efforts proved how much fun it is to discover and explore an easy hiking trail where one can view many…

SaddleBrooke Hiking Club News

December Arizona Trail Work Party; Photo by Zach MacDonald.

Elisabeth Wheeler Cool temperatures and rain-soaked soils create optimal conditions for digging out catcall on the Arizona Trail. Thirteen SaddleBrooke hikers cleared a mile of trail on Dec. 4. The camaraderie continued over baked goodies and coffee afterward. Thanks to Chris Jeffries, Rick Rupp, and Seana Kobak for providing the treats. The next Arizona Trail work…

Arizona Trail-in-a-Day results

Elisabeth Wheeler On Oct. 12, the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club participated in the statewide Arizona Trail in a Day’ hike, an event designed to promote our 800+ mile hiking trail that spans the state from the Mexico border north to Utah. Karrie Kressler, Community Program Coordinator of the Arizona Trail Association reports the following results of…

Day hiking the Long Trail of Vermont

Welcome to Vermont: The Long Trail. Photo by an unknown Vermont hiker.

Michael Caryl The SaddleBrooke Hiking Club announces their November program entitled “Day Hiking the Long Trail of Vermont.” The club’s trail guide, Aaron Schoenberg, will report on his experiences on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the SaddleBrooke One Activity Center at 4 p.m. The Long Trail is the oldest long-distance hiking trail in America. It was…