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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…

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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…

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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…

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“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…

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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…