Tag: hiking

PC Hiking Club Diary

PebbleCreek Hiking Club Hikes Buckeye’s Skyline Park Dana Thomas A dozen hikers enjoyed the fall temperatures on seven miles of trails in Buckeye’s Skyline Park. The PebbleCreek Hiking Club has 11 hikes per week at four levels of distance, elevation, and pace. Hiking is great exercise! See more at www.pchikers.org. White Tank Mountain Park Hike…

PC Hiking Club Diary

Hikers Enjoy First “A” Hike of the Season Lynn Warren The hiking club offers hikes at four levels of difficulty and challenge. “D” level hikes are the easiest, and at the other end of the scale are “A” hikes, which are longer, steeper, and generally more challenging. On Oct. 14, six hikers headed for South…

Hiking Club Executive Committee

Marilyn Reynolds The PebbleCreek Hiking Club elected two new officers for two-year terms for the 2021-23 seasons. Laurie Rosenbloom was elected as the new secretary, and Marilyn Reynolds was elected as the new president. Previously elected and remaining in office for another year are Joe Clarkson, vice-president and Dennis Zigmunt, treasurer. The new season will…

PC Hiking Club Diary

Hikers Celebrate an Important Milestone Kris Raczkiewicz Healthy competition and friendly rivalry are part of most sporting activities, and hiking is no exception. In 2016, new retirees Wayne Wills and Dennis Zigmunt joined the hiking club. The pair spent their first year in the club vying for the title Rookie of the Year, a crown…

PC Hiking Club Diary

“B” Hikers Enjoy a Familiar White Tanks Loop Lynn Warren Goodyear and PebbleCreek received some welcomed rain on July 25, but on the next morning, nine “B” hikers completed a 10-mile, 1400 ft. loop on the scenic Ford Canyon and Willow Springs trails in the White Tanks. Although the hikers were expecting the trails to…

Cool Hiking in the Grand Tetons

Lynn Warren While Phoenix temperatures were consistently hitting triple digits, three Hiking Club couples headed north for a week in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park and enjoyed great weather, with temperatures topping out around 80 degrees. If you haven’t been to the Tetons, the mountains are magnificent and offer great hiking. On June 28,…

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Backpacking on the Arizona Trail Lynn Warren Many Hiking Club members no longer want to sleep on the ground, even on a comfortable air mattress. However, there are still a few who engage in backpacking adventures a few times a year, and on May 26, four backpackers began a four-day, 66-mile adventure covering several passages…

Hiker Celebrates Milestone as Club Bids Adieu

Lynn Warren After 15 years of hiking with the club, on May 12, Pete Williams led a large group of hikers on his 1,600th hike, a record for the club. Marilyn Reynolds, club president, provided an appropriate cape, crown, and pedestal for Pete and engaged in a little good-natured roasting before congratulating Pete and thanking…

9K Hiking Milestone

Stephen Nathan PebbleCreek resident, Dave Kiesling, completed a hiking milestone on April 11. He hiked a cumulative 9,000 miles on that date since Jan. 1, 2016. Dave has hiked alone because he prefers solitude. He likes to take pictures and hikes at his own pace. He has hiked national parks, national monuments, state parks, county…