Tag: 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…

New Hiking Season Begins Now!

A flashback photo from our club hike at Chiricahua National Monument in Southeastern Arizona

Warren Wasescha Yes, it will look a bit different, but the 2020-21 hiking season is “on” with COVID-19 precautions in place! As mentioned last month, no social dinners, picnics, brunches, Special Hike, or endorsed lunch stops after a hike. It is too risky to be in close proximity with lots of people, both indoors or out.…

A Different Hiking Season Come November

Sun Lakes hikers DeEtte Faith, Diane Alessi, and Henry Silverblatt on a recent hike at Mount Baldy Wilderness in Eastern Arizona (Photo by Henry Silverblatt)

Warren Wasescha With COVID-19, you might be asking if the club will be hiking this upcoming season, beginning in November. The answer is a resounding yes, but with some changes to help keep you safe. For starters, no social dinners, picnics, brunches, special hike, or endorsed lunch stops after a hike. It’s too risky being…