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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…

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Left to right: Lynn Warren (photographer), Eileen and Leon Mosse, Kris Raczkiewicz, and Neal Wring enjoying a magical canyon with brilliant white rock formations in southern Utah.

Hikers Explore Southern Utah Lynn Warren A small group of “B” hikers drove to Kanab, Utah on April 4 and used this town as a base for three days of beautiful but challenging hikes around the area, from Zion to the west to Wahweap to the east. The objective of the trip was to pre-hike several areas…

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From left: Neal Wring, Vicki Carter, Kris Raczkiewicz, Marilyn Reynolds, Bill Halte, Clare Bangs, Leon and Eileen Mosse, and Lynn Warren (photographer) relaxing after a leisurely lunch on the summit of Picacho Peak.

Hikers Enjoy Views on Picacho Peak Summit Lynn Warren If you have driven I-10 to Tucson, you probably noticed an imposing peak on the west side of the interstate about 45 miles north of Tucson at the exit for Picacho Peak State Park, site of the westernmost battle of the Civil War. The sheer rock…

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Left to right: Marilyn Reynolds, Clare Bangs, Mike Tansey, Eileen Lords-Mosse, Neal Wring, Kris Raczkiewicz, and Lynn Warren (photographer) enjoying 360-degree views from the summit of Saddle Mountain.

Hikers Climb Saddle Mountain Lynn Warren The odd-shaped mountain south of I-10 at Tonopah (with a large dip in the middle) is known as Saddle Mountain. On Jan. 7, a comfortable sunny day, seven “B” hikers headed west to tackle the challenging three-mile trail to the summit. Although the trail to the top was very…

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Left to right: Lynn Warren (photographer), Clare Bangs, Marilyn Reynolds, and Mike Tansey celebrating Clare’s achievement on Quartz Peak, where the drive to get there is as challenging as the climb.

Hiker Celebrates Major Milestone on Quartz Peak Lynn Warren Clare Bangs has been with the Hiking Club since 2013, serving as a “B” hike coordinator and is one of the handful who still backpacks, participating in outings in the Grand Canyon and along the Arizona Trail. He has racked up an impressive number of miles,…

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Club members (left to right): Ann Rohlman (hike leader), Dave Schuldt, Wayne McKinney, Pete Williams, Jim Gillespie, Kay Thomas, and Dennis Zigmunt (Photo by Dana Thomas)

Hiking Club Visits the Black Canyon Trail Dana Thomas The PebbleCreek Hiking Club often hikes various sections of the Black Canyon Trail (BCT). The BCT is a long-distance single track bicycle trail paralleling highway I-17 that was designated as a National Recreation Trail in 2008. Club members hiked the Bob Bentley segment, which is the…

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From left: Lynn Warren (photographer), Clare Bangs, Wayne McKinney, Bill Halte, Marilyn Reynolds, Eileen Lords-Mosse, Dave Ausman (“Ausy”), Dave Schuldt, Lyman Gallup, Randy Hellman, and Dennis Zigmunt practicing physical distancing while toasting Wayne and Dave’s accomplishments.

Hikers Celebrate Milestones Lynn Warren On an early morning hike in Buckeye’s Skyline park, Wayne and Dave celebrated reaching their significant milestones before beginning a seven-mile hike in this closed-in park. Since there were two groups going on different hikes, everyone paused at the trailhead to celebrate with customary orange juice and champagne toasts. Wayne…

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Hikers Challenge Summer Heat Lynn Warren What do “B” hikers do on a hot, humid morning when the forecast high is 113 degrees? Well, on Aug. 3, they challenged the heat and their bodies by doing a 10-mile round trip hike from the Verrado golf course to the top of Caterpillar Hill. From PC, you can…

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Joining Lynn (in the background) are (left to right): Eileen Lords-Mosse, Neal Wring, and Kris Raczkiewicz.

Hiker Surpasses 10,000 Miles Hiked Pete Williams Lynn Warren, a member of the PebbleCreek Hiking Club, surpassed 10,000 miles on May 27, 2020. Since joining the club in May 2011, he has averaged over 1,000 miles a year. In the 16 years the club has been tracking member miles, Lynn is only the second hiker…

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Linda and fellow hikers pause for a short celebration and group photo in the White Tanks before departing for Ford Canyon Dam along a trail highlighted by brittlebush in bloom.

PC Hiker Celebrates Milestone Lynn Warren Linda Schmillen has been hiking with the PebbleCreek Hiking Club since 2016 and on March 7, reached the important milestone of 1,000 miles. Before splitting into smaller groups and departing for Ford Canyon Dam, a large group of “B” and “C” hikers joined Linda in the White Tanks on…