PC Hiking Club Diary

Pete Williams

Twelve hikers from the PebbleCreek Hiking Club did a hike on the Hackberry Springs Loop trail on December 8. It was a perfect day for a hike and the scenery was fabulous. We had two groups that day, the B level going 9.5 miles and C level going 8.1 miles. We were able to join up for this group photo partway through the hike. Hikers included, left to right: Charlene, Bill, Susan, Dennis, Alex, Wayne, Pete, Dana, Mark, Art, Atsuko and Lynn (photographer). We have a third hiking level (D) that does hikes of 4 to 5 miles. The club meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Tuscany Falls Ballroom. Check out our website at pchikers.org for more information.

Pete Williams

On November 10, two PebbleCreek Hiking Club members reached milestones. During the hike on the Hobert Trail in South Mountain Park, Art Arner passed 2,000 career miles and Dana Thomas reached 1,000 miles hiked with the club. The air was unusually clear with nice views of the downtown Phoenix skyline. Joining them that day were, left to right: Bill Baxter (hike leader), Nancy Love, Wayne McKinney, Atsuko Arner, Vicki Carter, Dana Thomas, Art Arner, Dennis Zigmunt, Mark Frumkin, Ann Rohlman and Nadine Eder. Pete Williams was the photographer. The club has eight hikes a week, Monday through Friday, ranging from four to 12 plus miles. For more information about the club please visit our website  at pchikers.org.

Lynn Warren

You likely have noticed the prominent flat-top mountain that dominates the skyline behind Sedona; this is Wilson Mountain and is the highest point around Sedona. On the first day of December, five PebbleCreek hikers drove to the Encinoso picnic area in Oak Creek Canyon and hiked the steep and strenuous North Trail to the flat top of Wilson Mountain. Once on top, the hikers took an easy trail to the north end and enjoyed lunch with unobstructed views of Sterling Pass and Oak Creek Canyon, with the San Francisco Peaks north of Flagstaff in clear view (unfortunately, snow was noticeably absent). Although a demanding hike, this probably wasn’t too challenging for part of the group since just days before, two of the hikers celebrated significant milestones: 2,000 career miles for Mark and 1,000 miles for Dana. Visit the club website at pchikers.org for more information and photos.