Tag: hiking

Have a Favorite Hike?

Warren Wasescha Talk to anyone in the Sun Lakes Hiking Club and, undoubtedly, they have a favorite hike. With hundreds of different hikes the club has led over the years, there are a lot of good choices to consider. The hardest part of this exercise, however, is to narrow it down to one or two…

Hiking in the Off Season

Warren Wasescha Our Sun Lakes Hiking Club hikes officially November through April. But what do club members do for the other six months of the year? If you are lucky enough to summer in Colorado or other points north, the options are easy. If you stay in the Valley where temps often prevent rigorous hiking,…

Can You Name Your Favorite Mountain Range?

Warren Wasescha Hike for a while in the Valley and you’ll experience a very different feel as you hike each mountain range. Take Camelback, for example—an icon in the heart of the metro area. Everyone knows it. It’s located amidst some of the most desirable and expensive properties in the Valley. It’s a very aspirational…

Making Smart Choices When Hiking

Mellow hikers enjoying Wild Horse/High Noon Trails in Hawes Sonoran System with Red Mountain on the left. (Photo by Jim Savage)

Warren Wasescha I stopped my hike early and turned back towards the trailhead the other day. I decided I did not want to make my wife a widow. She was expecting me home for dinner with friends and jokingly said she did not want to go out with them by herself. It was the right…

Friendships Within the Hiking Club

Warren Wasescha I’ve been hiking with our club for five seasons now. I have hiked at all levels. I have hiked with many club members, both old and new. The one thing I’ve noted along the way is how friendly the club has been to me and to others. And it’s rewarding to see the…

April Musings from the Hiking Club

Club hikers enjoying the Boulder Canyon Trail; back row (left to right): Scott Downey, Ron Deraas, Joan Carlisle, Paul Feeney, David Coffman, Tim Donovan, and Steve Collier; front row (left to right): Fabiola Scotto and Shaun Collier (Photo by Tom Scotto)

Warren Wasescha Hard to believe this month is the end of our formal hiking for the season. The time has quickly flown by. The hikes have been good, the conversations on the trail great, and the relationships built priceless. But your hiking can continue through the summer. Just give a call to your club hiking…

Hiking: Good for Your Body, Good for Your Mind

Twenty-four Mellow Level hikers enjoying the Promenade, Upper and Lower Sonoran, and Overlook Trails at Adero Canyon in Fountain Hills this past February.

Warren Wasescha A friend back in Minnesota asked me why I liked hiking with our Sun Lakes Hiking Club so much. I told them it’s my drug of choice. Better than a glass of red wine. They winced at the last comment. But I was serious. —Countless articles back me up on this. They talk…