Tag: Sun Lakes Hiking Club

Take your grandchildren hiking this holiday season

  Judith Kuse Just in time for that time of year when families often visit their grandparents, Sun Lakes Hiking Club members have compiled a list of favorite multi-generational hikes. The trail at Papago Park leads the list. Located minutes from downtown Phoenix next to the Phoenix Zoo and the Desert Botanical Gardens, Papago Park…

A hiking story that inspires

Judith Kuse The heat of summer often results in a slower pace of life. This is true whether it’s the extreme heat of an Arizona summer or a warm summer day at a northern lake. On these lazy days, many indulge themselves in leisure reading, and booklovers can be heard asking, “Can you recommend a…

And the award goes to…

  Judith Kuse It’s a Sun Lakes Hiking Club annual tradition to bestow awards on deserving members at its year-end picnic. This year was no exception. While members were gathered at Oasis Park for a potluck lunch in late March, the SLHC leadership made its official and unofficial presentations. In the “official” category, the Sunshine…

There’s an Arizona hike for everyone!

  Judith Kuse My friend Dave has been heard to declare, “There’s an Arizona for everyone,” in reference to the variety of housing possibilities for retirees who plan to move here seasonally or permanently. Indeed, options abound — rentals, condominium neighborhoods, RV campgrounds, mobile home parks, apartments, ranches, gated communities. I’d amend that declaration to…

Hiking safely in the desert

Judith Kuse Hiking in the desert calls for good preparation and a keen sense of one’s capabilities. Hydration is of utmost importance. Drink a liter of water one to two hours before hiking. Carry one liter of water per hour you plan to hike, especially when it’s hot or you’re hiking at a higher altitude.…

Hiking season is almost here

Cadillac North Ridge Trail in Acadia National Park, Maine

Judith Kuse As October brings us ever closer to the onset of the Sun Lakes Hiking Club’s official season, it’s also time for a book recommendation. This book, a true story, will likely whet your appetite for upcoming hiking and exploration, and will certainly entertain those of you who are, or have ever been, in…