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Hiking Club

Some of the local geology. Hikers (from left to right): Art Arner, Charlene Elijew, Alex Elijew, Nancy Love, Jo Ann Talent, Mary Hill, Ron Grove, Gary Baker, hike leader Joe Clarkson, and Dave Schuldt. (Photo by Dana Thomas)

Dana L. Thomas The Agua Fria River begins east-northeast of Prescott and flows through Black Canyon on its way to Lake Pleasant. Hiking the Black Canyon Trail from the Table Mesa Trailhead takes you down to the river a short distance from Lake Pleasant. During the early fall, this section of the river was too…

Hiker Celebrates Dual Milestones

Left to right: Tina Williams, Eileen Lords-Mosse, Wayne McKinney, Dave Schuldt, Kris Raczkiewicz (forced to wear her “60 Looks Good on Me” sash), Dennis Zigmunt, Lynn Warren (photographer), Linda Schmillen, Laurie Rosenbloom, and Bill Halte pausing along the Rainbow Valley Trail to celebrate Kris’ birthday while observing social distancing.

Lynn Warren And how did you celebrate your 60th birthday? Kris Raczkiewicz, new to PebbleCreek and the Hiking Club since October, celebrated her 60th on a 12-mile hike with nine fellow “B” and “C” hikers on May 25. In addition to this big life event, just a few days earlier, she also reached a significant…

Hikers Relax on Quartz Peak

Left to right: Julie Walmsley, Clare Bangs, Kris Raczkiewicz, Neal Wring, and Lynn Warren (photographer) relax on giant blocks of white quartz on the summit of Quartz Peak.

Lynn Warren On Dec. 5, five “B” hikers hiked/scrambled to the top of 4,000-foot Quartz Peak and demonstrated some Christmas spirit while relaxing on the brilliant white quartz outcropping at the summit. This peak is in the middle of the Sierra Estrellas, which you see when driving on I-10 since the range lies just south of…

HIkers Visit Vultee Arch

Left to right: Lynn Warren (photographer), Vicki Carter, Mark Gruca, Kris Raczkiewicz, Eileen Lords-Mosse, Dave Ausman (“Ausy”), Julie Walmsley, Clare Bangs, Neal Wring, and Susan and Tom Bernt with Vultee Arch in the background.

Lynn Warren The Hiking Club normally goes on two overnight trips each season and on Nov. 12, more than 40 hikers and non-hikers headed north to Sedona for three days of red rock hiking. On the first day, Julie Walmsley along with more than 40 friends celebrated her reaching 1,000 miles with the club. On the second…

Hiking the Crosscut Trail

Left to right: Lynn Warren (photographer), Neal Wring, Clare Bangs, Eileen Lords-Mosse, Dave Ausman (“Ausy”), and Marilyn Reynolds on the Crosscut Trail with impressive Weaver’s Needle in the background.

Lynn Warren Hiking in the Superstitions seldom disappoints but having to cope with I-10 commuter traffic causes the hiking club to hike these iconic mountains less frequently than a few years ago. However, on Oct. 14, six PebbleCreek “B” hikers headed east to enjoy one of their favorite hikes, an 8.5-mile hike with roughly 2,200…

National Trails Day

Celebrating on the hike were (left-right): Lynn (photographer), Mary, Linda, Pete, Dave, Marilyn (Hike Leader), Wayne, “Ausy”, Dennis, Wayne, Ruth, Mike, Beverly and Diana.

Pete Williams June 1 was designated as National Trails Day by the American Hiking Society, so the PebbleCreek Hiking Club did a hike in nearby Verrado to celebrate the occasion. It was another better-than-expected day to hike as the temperatures continued to be well below normal. For more information about the club please check out…

Hiking Club honors Mitch Irlenborn

On Saturday, June 8, the Hiking Club did an 8.1-mile Memorial Hike in honor of Mitch Irlenborn in Estrella Mountain Park. It was a beautiful sunny day for a hike. From left to right are Lynn, “Ausy” Beverly, Ed, Marilyn, Roger, Jim, Mary, Wayne, Clare, Dennis, Ruth and Neal in the early morning sun.

Hikers explore new trails in Prescott

Lynn Warren When the valley heats up, hikers look for interesting trails in cooler areas. On June 3, eight PC hikers headed to Prescott to explore some newer trails in the Granite Dells adjacent to Watson Lake. Timing was perfect since it was a sunny day with puffy white clouds and the scenery was outstanding.…

“Super Hiker” sets club record

Pete Williams (Superman shirt) and 19 fellow hikers toast a unique accomplishment at Balanced Rock in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve; Photo by Lynn Warren.

Lynn Warren When the hiking club began collecting statistics in 2004, the recorder likely never envisioned needing to use five digits for miles hiked. However, on April 8, Pete Williams, a “Super Hiker” since 2006, became the first and only club hiker to achieve 10,000 miles. Pete and 19 fellow hikers celebrated this great achievement…