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PC Hiking Club DIary

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…

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Left to right: Charlene, Pat, Laurie, Ann, Nadine, Kathleen, Kris, Tina, Eileen, Pete, Grant, “Ausy,” Diana, Dave, Ruth, Dennis, Betty, Julian, Ron, Nancy, and Pam pose on an interesting rock formation on Buckeye’s Dog Bone trail.

PC Hiker Sets Another Club Record Lynn Warren The hiking club conducts hikes six days a week so many club records are being broken, but one record is unique. On Feb. 8, Pete Williams, a constant hiker since 2006, became the first and only club hiker to achieve 11,000 miles. Pete and fellow hikers celebrated…

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Left to right: Len Jeffery (London), Dennis Zigmunt, Dave Schuldt, Wayne McKinney, Barb Schaepe, Roger Sanders, Marilyn Reynolds, Lynn Warren (photographer), Pete Williams, and Wayne Wills pausing for a fun photo in nearby Estrella Mountain Regional Park.

Hikers visit Michelin Man II Lynn Warren One relatively rare type of crested saguaro is known as a jointed or segmented saguaro. On Oct 3, six PebbleCreek “B” hikers enjoyed a relatively flat 11.7-mile hike in the 136th St. section of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. The hike consisted of a combination of trails that provided…

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Left to right: Lynn Warren (photographer), Wayne Wills, Barb Schaepe, Dave Ausman (“Ausy”), Mike Trapp, Dana Thomas, Dave Schuldt, Wayne McKinney, Andrea and Storm (guests), Marilyn Reynolds, Pete Williams and Clare Bangs pausing for a group photo with the moon visible in the background.

Hikers enjoy a Saturday hike Lynn Warren Start your weekend with a hike and be home early! The club has been offering relatively easy, relatively short close-in hikes on Saturday mornings for the last year and turnout has been impressive, even during the summer. On a clear, sunny July 20, eleven hikers enjoyed a 6.8-mile…

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Left to right: Lynn Warren, Julie Walmsley, Marilyn Reynolds, Diana Bedwell and Dave “Ausy” Ausman paused for a photo op after a 26-mile trek to iconic Machu Picchu.

Trekking to Machu Picchu Lynn Warren Although the hiking club frequently hikes outside the valley, Peru is a bit outside the normal range. On June 13, five PebbleCreek hikers left from three locations with the objective of meeting in Dallas to fly to Lima and Cusco, Peru, for a four-day, three-night classic Inca trek to…

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Left to right front: Jan Sherwood, Atsuko Arner, Joe Clarkson, Nadine Eder, Cheryl Healey; rear: Alex and Charlene Elijew, Diana Bedwell, Linda Schmillen, George Healey, Sandy Mednick, Jim Gillespie, Dave Schuldt, Linda Vaughn, Clare Bangs, Cory Hanson, Pete Williams, Art Arner, Wayne McKinney and Lynn Warren (photographer) along the Chuckwalla Trail.

Hikers enjoy wildflowers in Skyline Park Lynn Warren Buckeye’s nearby Skyline Park has great trails which can be combined in numerous ways to meet the distance and elevation desires of hikers. On February 20, twenty PC Hikers completed a relatively easy six-mile hike and enjoyed seeing nice clusters of Mexican Poppies along the Chuckwalla Trail,…

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Lynn Warren How do hikers escape triple-digit temperatures in the valley? Well, one popular way is to head for higher elevation, so on August 9, seven hikers headed for West Clear Creek, a few miles southeast of Camp Verde. Although the hike was ten miles RT through scenic terrain, it was a relatively easy hike…

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Backpacking on the Arizona Trail Lynn Warren Arizona Trail (AZT) is part of a system of trails designated by Congress as “National Scenic Trails” and is approximately 800 miles long, running the length of Arizona from the border with Mexico to the Arizona-Utah border at Stateline Campground, and is divided into 43 “passages,” averaging 18-miles…

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9,000 miles Lynn Warren Pete does it again! Last year he set a club record of 8,000 miles and this year, on May 24, maybe a couple of weeks ahead of schedule, Pete raised the bar and set another club record by reaching 9,000 career miles on an interesting nine-mile loop hike which required crossing…

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“Canyon Crushers” celebrate milestones Lynn Warren Sixteen hikers enjoyed a scenic hike to the dam in Ford Canyon in nearby White Tank Mountain Regional Park on April 30. The hike was especially memorable as the group was treated with champagne, cheese and chocolates since Diana, Kay and Ruth were celebrating the achievement of 1,000 career…