Tag: SaddleBrooke Hiking Club

Boot Prints: Susan Hollis and Randy Park

Diana Smith Like so many of us, Randy Park and Susan Hollis had been searching for just the right retirement community when they found SaddleBrooke in 2007. While they live in SB full time, they continue to do a lot of traveling, primarily in the summer months, recently completing a bike and barge trip in…

Hikers Enjoy the Park Before the Picnic

Elisabeth Wheeler The SaddleBrooke Hiking Club’s fall picnic is an optimal opportunity to connect with our hiking friends who have been gone during the summer months. Eleven of us also enjoyed the camaraderie of hiking the Ridgeline to 50 Year Trail loop before the picnic. The temperatures were cool, the views of the Tortolitas and…

November Hiking Club Program

Jim Solon Beautiful Catalina State Park, which sits at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains, is a rich part of our neighboring landscape and a state park since 1982. Home to more than 150 species and nearly 5,000 saguaros and desert plants, it offers expansive opportunities to hike and enjoy its rich and historic…

Fall Trip to Bryce Canyon: Wonderful, Wet, and Wild!

Tim Butler, Trip Leader In late September this year, the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club (SBHC) held its fall trip. The destination was spectacular Bryce Canyon National Park and the surrounding area. Fifty-five SBHC members and their guests met in Bryce Canyon City for three days of spectacular hiking in Bryce Canyon National Park, as well as nearby…

Boot Prints—Walt Shields

Diana Smith Walt Shields moved to Tucson when he was six years old and describes it as a “fantastic” place to grow up. As a Boy Scout and All-American high school swimmer, he spent countless hours exploring the desert. Walt’s fond memories of growing up in the Old Pueblo were the catalyst behind the Historic Downtown Tucson…

Roger’s Rock Ramble

Jeff Love Eight members of the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club hiked in the cool shade and along flowing streams of Madera Canyon on a beautiful September day. Our destination was Roger’s Rock above the Fern Canyon trail. Taking our break on top of this outcrop allowed scenic views of the Green Valley area to the northwest.…

Boot Prints

Diana Smith SaddleBrooke Hiking Club members anxiously await the arrival of the club’s newsletter every two months! The issues contain articles, photos, and the upcoming hike schedule. But many members don’t know that the diligent work of Maureen Spence is behind these publications, because her name does not appear anywhere in print. A Midwestern girl,…

Hiking Club October Presentation

Diana Smith While many SaddleBrooke residents have had the pleasure of hiking the section of the Juan Bautista De Anza National Historic Trail between Tubac, Ariz., and the Tumacacori National Historic Park, they may not be aware of the historical and cultural significance of the route. Please join the SaddleBrooke Hiking club in the SaddleBrooke…

Hikers Cool Off in the Wilderness of Rocks

Marc Humphrey On a Tuesday in June, 11 members of the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club decided to get out of the Sonoran Desert heat and head up to the cool Mount Lemmon wilderness. Their destination was the Wilderness of the Rocks trail. The group started the 7.2-mile hike at the top of Mount Lemmon where it…

SaddleBrooke Hiking Club Travels to Silver City

Dale Leman The SaddleBrooke Hiking Club’s Trip Committee functions to identify and plan interesting hiking trips outside our area. Generally, they plan two trips each year. This year the trip committee selected Silver City, N.M., for a May 11 through 13 trip. The city borders the Gila National Forest, which has an extensive system of maintained…