Spur Cross Loop Hike

Saturday, February 12 - 8:00am MST Ringtail Trail Brought Out 16 Optimistic People Saturday, January 22 was windy, rainy, and cold; yet 16 enthusiastic people showed up to hike the Ringtail trail in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. We did, in fact, have some real raindrops fall on our circle as we counted off to begin...

Ringtail Trail to Sunrise Trail

An Even Dozen Hike Granite Mountain The hike on January 8 was enjoyed by 12 enthusiastic hikers. Granite Mountain is always a thing of beauty because the huge boulders on the backside never cease to require a pause to admire. The conversation was rich and constant, and almost before...

New Year’s Day Hike and Potluck

The December 11 hike was awesome. Everyone observed that the recent rain made for some beautiful color in the landscape, from the green lichen covering the rocks, to a red-hued plant that was covering a lot of the hillsides. It was a group of 7 enthusiastic hikers plus Sugar,...

Second Water Trail to Hackberry Springs Loop – December 11

The November 27 hike to Fat Man’s Pass in South Mountain Park was one of the more interesting hikes our group does. We conquered the first challenge of making it through the tight squeeze between the huge boulders. Next came the crawl through the tight space, feet first, to...

Fat Man’s Pass Hike – November 27

Last Saturday was a glorious day to be outside with a great group of people. Nine of us gathered at 7th Street Visitor’s Center to enjoy the rigorous hike around Shaw Butte on Trail 306. The back side is a steady steep climb up the mountain that got everyone’s...