Tag: PC Hiking Club

PC Hikers Warm Up for Humphreys Peak

Lynn Warren Humphreys Peak is the highest point in Arizona at 12,633 feet, and the hike starts at Snowbowl at 9,000 feet. Because of the challenges of the altitude and elevation gain, the hiking group went to Flagstaff a day early and warmed up on the anniversary of 9/11 with a scenic 9-mile hike on…

PC Hikers Challenge Summer Heat and Humidity

Lynn Warren Although many readers cannot imagine hiking in the triple digit conditions associated with summer in Phoenix, there are members of the Hiking Club who continue to hike on a regular basis in spite of the heat. A compromise for summer, however, is to choose hikes that are shorter and closer to PC. On…

Hiker Celebrates a Milestone

Lynn Warren Mike Tansey and wife, Ann, both St. Louis natives, have three children: sons in St. Louis and Atlanta, and a daughter in Portland, Ore. It was while their daughter was a student at ASU that Mike visited this area frequently and enjoyed hiking local trails, so Phoenix was a logical retirement choice after…

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Charlene Reaches 4,000 Miles with Hiking Club On the historic Butterfield Trail in Estrella Mountain Regional Park, PebbleCreek Hiking Club member Charlene Elijew reached her 4,000th mile since joining the club. The Butterfield Trail, located in this Maricopa County Park, is a favorite of the club. Interestingly, it is part of a very long (795…

“B” Hikers Enjoy a Memorial Day Hike

Lynn Warren On a sunny but still comfortable Memorial Day, five “B” hikers completed an 8.5-mile hike/adventure on Daisy Mountain and surrounding terrain. Although the hikers have hiked this area numerous times, a new trailhead was chosen for the beginning of the hike; however, it wasn’t obvious from online maps that this trailhead was inside…

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Estrella Foothills Pirate Area Trails Hike On May 3, the PC Hiking Club trekked through the Estrella Foothills Pirate Area trails and took a breather at Brethren Court. This rest stop is at the junction of Doubloon, Rum Runner, and Black Jack trails. It’s another great hiking area close to PebbleCreek! During hot weather, the club…

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…

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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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Left to right: Eileen and Leon Mosse, Lynn Warren (photographer), Neal Wring and Kris Raczkiewicz pause on Inspiration Point (with Cochise Head in the background) in the Chiricahuas to celebrate Kris’ achievement.

Hikers Visit Hassayampa River Preserve Jan Sherwood Just south of Wickenburg on Highway 60, you’ll find the Hassayampa River Preserve. Ten members of the PebbleCreek Hiking Club enjoyed walking under the trees along the river on the looping trails. The trails there are mostly rated easy (elevation gain of at most 14 feet), with just one trail to…