Welcome to the 2018-2019 Hike Season

The PebbleCreek Hiking Club has been established to provide PebbleCreek residents with the opportunity to enjoy recreational hiking in an organized, safe and social environment.

B hikes are held on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays for 2018-2019

C hikes are held on Mondays, Wednesdays, Friday and Saturdays for 2018-2019

D hikes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 2018-2019

See the Hike Ratings page for explanation of the different levels.

September-October 2018 Hike Descriptions

Monday "B"
Thursday "B"
Friday "B"
Monday "C"
Wednesday "C"
Friday "C"
Saturday "C"
Tuesday "D"
Thursday "D"

Membership dues are now $10.00 per member. Each member must submit a new registration form along with their dues payment. This is an annual requirement. Checks should be made payable to: PCHC.   Dues may be paid at the club's monthly meetings.  They also may be sent to:  Dennis Zigmunt, PCHC Treasurer, 16074 W. Roanoke Ave., Goodyear, AZ 85395

Completion of a walk and an orientation hike are required prior to becoming members.  See Introductory Hikes for more information.  Once completed, new members need to submit their registration form and dues.  For more information on the club's membership requirements, please contact Dana Thomas, PCHC President, at 907-590-4425


September 20 Meeting - First Meeting for the New Season

It is that time of year again. Our first club meeting will be held on Sept. 20 at 7 pm in the Tuscany Falls Ballroom. Please wear your name tags as new members and forgetful existing members will be in attendance. If you do not have a name tag, one may be ordered at the meeting by contacting Dana Thomas or online at our website: Also at the meeting, contact Dennis Zigmunt regarding patches. Following the link above at the right for: 1) the Agenda; 2) the Minutes of the April Meeting to be approved at the Meeting; 3) the No Blame Waiver Form you signed when you joined the Club. This waiver remains in force during your membership with the Club. No action on your part is needed. The waiver is attached as a reminder of the dangers you may face when hiking with the Club and the personal responsibility you accept for your own safety when hiking with the Club.

Dues are due - $10 cash or check. Registration form and dues may be sent to : Dennis Zigmunt, PCHC Treasurer, 16074 W. Roanoke Ave., Goodyear, AZ 85395 or paid at the Club meeting . The registration form is available on the Club website and in the drawer in the Eagle's Nest front entrance. ;Nov 14-16th that will leave the hotel first thing in the morning.  For the non-hikers, there are lots of interesting things to see and do.  

Palm Springs Trip - November 16, 2018

Back by popular demand, the PC Hiking Club is offering a four-day trip to Palm Desert/Palm Springs, California, on November 13-16, 2018.  Members who participated in the Club trips there in 2013 and 2014 will tell you that it is a wonderful area to hike.  Hikes will be planned for Nov 14-16th that will leave the hotel first thing in the morning.  For the non-hikers, there are lots of interesting things to see and do.  

Vicki Carter will be coordinating the trip (Thank you Vicki!).  Please let her know at to sign up for this trip, whether you are a D, C, C+, B hiker or non-hiker and your willingness to help with coordinating hikes, with the social gatherings or the non-hiking activities.

Club requirements for the Fall trip are a total of 10 hikes at the level you intend to hike from the beginning of the 2017-2018 hiking season but three of these hikes must be in the month (extended to October 8th for this trip) immediately prior to trip departure.

The accommodation has been arranged with Homewood Suites in La Quinta, CA (close to Palm Desert).  Club members were very pleased with this hotel when we stayed there in 2014 and it has since been renovated. A studio room with one king bed is $109/night and a one-bedroom suite with two queen beds is $129.  Taxes of 14.2% are extra.  The same special rate will apply for our group 3 days prior and 3 days after November 13-16 if anyone wishes to extend their stay.  You can make reservations by calling Homewood Suites in La Quinta directly at 760-391-4600 and providing the Pebblecreek Hiking Club code PEB.

The hotel suites are spacious and include a kitchen and a pull-out sofa bed in the living area in addition to a king bed or queen beds (one-bedroom suite only).  Parking and high-speed wifi are free..  As a perk, the hotel offers a complimentary evening social in addition to a hot breakfast.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Vicki Carter at

Awards Patches 

Patches Awards patches for achievement of hundreds of hikes or thousands of miles are available for purchase by ordering them at Hiking Club meetings. If you can’t attend a meeting and want to order a patch, contact Dennis Zigmunt, 623-237-1077, or

Please choose one of the top two patches, either Boots or Club Logo design, and Large (3 1/2”), or Small (2 3/4”) size. Call or email Dennis with your selection. If you want one of the other patches, call Dennis to discuss.

Orders will be placed for embroidery after the meeting, and should be available in a week or two. Payment to be made on pick up of the patches.

New File Added Under "Additional Information" at lower right

Thie file contains a list of members and the number hikes they have made year-by-year for 2004 through 2016.(File from Pete as recently sent in an email from Dennis)

The 2016-2017 historical file is still listed there, as well as the current 2017-2018 file. USing all three files you can count your hikes from 2004 to date.

Revcent Document Updates

Please review thes revised list of the Mandatory Items to bring on all hikes.

The Introductory Hikes document was updated, September 12, 2018

These can also be found on the Documents page.  

Registration, Waiver, Documents

Please visit the Documents page for Club registration and waiver forms, our Standard Operating Procedures, and numerous other informative documments


Goldfield Bushwack

"Bushwhack" from
Scenic View
Salt River

Goldfield Mountains

Sept 3

Photo: Lynn Warren

Grand Canyon

South Rim to
Clear Creek

46 Miles
10,000 feet

Grand Canyon

August 18

Photo: Lynn Warren

Lucifer's Gate

Lucifer's Gate

Hell's Canyon Wilderness

Lake Pleasant

August 13

Photo: Lynn Warren


Doe Mesa and Cockscomb Trail




July 26

Photo: Lynn Warren

Spring Picnic 2017
2017 Spring Picnic

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Next Meeting
Thursday - September 20 - 7 PM
Tuscany Falls Ballroom
Agenda      April Minutes
No Blame Waiver

Meet 6:30, Leave 6:45

Follow Blue Links to SmugMug photos

Monday September 24 - "B"

Monday September 24 - "C"
6.5 miles, 750 feet
Quail / Rainbow / Dysart / Toothaker
Estrella Mtn Reg Park

Tuesday September 25 - "D"
4.2 miles, 250 feet
Competitive Track Short Loop
White Tank Mtns

Wednesday September 26 - "C"
7.5 miles, 800 feet
BCT - Bumblebee TH North
Black Canyon Exit 248

Thursday September 27 - "B"
7.2 miles, 1570 feet
Daisy Mountain Trail

Thursday September 27 - "D"
4.1 miles, 400 feet
Rainbow / baseline / Quail loop
Estrella Mountains

Friday September 28 - "B"
9.2 miles, 1300 Feet
Second Water / Black Mesa / Dutchman

Superstition Mtns

Friday September 28 - "C"
7.6 miles, 840 feet
Beardsley / Mogan City Wash
Lake Pleasant Reg Park

Saturday September 29 - "C"
6.5 miles, 800 feet - NEW HIKE
Lost Creek / Old Road / Tortuga

Monday October 1 - "B"

Monday October 1 - "C"
7.3 miles, 500 feet
Granite Mountain Loop
McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Tuesday October 2 - "D"
4+ miles, 400 feet
Cottonwood / Pipeline to Bridge
Lake Pleasant Reg Park

Wednesday October 3 - "C/C+"
6 or 7.6 miles, 1300 or 1500 feet
Dixie Mtn Loop
Phoenix Sonoran Preserve

Thursday October 4 - "B"
11.7 miles, 700 feet
Hawksnest / Divide / Branding Iron / Coyote Canyon / Soapberry / Dove / Barb / 136th Express
McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Thursday October 4 - "D"
4 miles, 500 feet
Ford Canyon
White Tanks

Friday October 5 - "B-"
9 miles, 900 Feet
Woodchute Trail

Friday October 5 - "C"
8 miles, 900 feet
Woodchute Trail

Saturday October 6 - "C"
7 miles, 900 feet - NEW HIKE
Elliott TH Loop
Estrella Foothills Park

Monday October 8 - "B"

Monday October 8 - "C+"
6 miles, 1500 feet
Peralta Trail #102
Superstitioin Mtns

Tuesday October 9 - "D"
4.8 miles
Brethern North SR/JL/BL/GS/UT
Estrella Foothills Park

Wednesday October 10 - "C"
6.3 or 8 miles, 1100 or 1500 feet
Mesquite Canyon / Willow Springs
White Tank Reg Park

Thursday October 11 - "B+"
10.6 miles, 1000 feet
Kiwanis / National / Gila West / Ruins / National / Ranger / Los Lomitas
South Mountain

Thursday October 11 - "D"
4+ miles, 400 feet
Mule Deer / Black Rock / Waterfall
White Tanks

Friday October 12 - "B-"
9 miles, 900 feet
Joshua Tree Central
Highway 93

Friday October 12 - "C"
8 miles, 700 feet
Joshua Tree Central
Highway 93

Saturday October 13 - "C"
5.8 miles, 900 feet
Turnbckle / Granite Falls / Chuckwalla
Skyline Reg Park

Monday October 15 - "B"

Monday October 15 - "C+"
7 miles, 1000 feet
Quart Mine / Tortuga Old Road /
Lost Creek / Turnbuckle

Skyline Reg Park

Tuesday October 16 - "D"
4.5 miles, 400 feet
Bootlegger / Granite Mtn / Turpentine
McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Tuesday/Wednesday October 16/17 - "C"
Tuesday - 6.6 miles, 900 feet
Doe Mountain / Fay Canyon
Wednesday - 7 to 8.4 miles, 1000 to 1600 feet
Hogs Trails / Chicken Point / Submarine Rock
Sedona Overnight Trip

Thursday October 18 - "B"
10 miles, 1000 feet
Dog Bone Bird Loop

Thursday October 18 - "D+"
4.4 miles, 900 feet
Mountain Wash to Lost Creek
Skyline Park

Friday October 19 - "B"
9.5 miles, 2200 Feet
Quartz Mine / Javalina / Tortuga

Skyline Reg Park

Friday October 19 - "C"
7 miles, 800 feet - NEW HIKE
P.A. Seitts Preserve Hike
Cave Creek

Saturday October 20 - "C"
9 miles, 600 feet
Dog Bone, Batman Rock

Monday October 22 - "B"

Monday October 22 - "C"
8 miles, 1000 feet
BCT - Copper Mtn Segment
Black Canyon

Tuesday October 23- "D"
3.7 miles, 430 feet
BCT - Skyline Segment
Rock Springs I-17 Ecit 242

Wednesday October 24 - "C"
6 miles, 900 feet
Spring Valley Trail
Lake Pleasant - Hell's Cyn Wilderness

Thursday October 25 - "B"
10 miles, 1500 feet
Pyrite Trail
Skyline Park

Thursday October 25 - "D"
4 miles, 400 feet
FINS North
Estrella Mountains

Friday October 26 - "B"
11 miles, 800 Feet
Dogbone Trails - Batman Loop


Friday October 26 - "C"
7 miles, 600 feet - NEW HIKE
Dog Bone East Loop

Saturday October 27 - "C"
7.3 miles, 550 feet
Library to Waterfall Trail
White Tanks

Monday October 29 - "B"

Monday October 29 - "C"
7.5 miles, 1000 feet
Verrado Deadhead Pass Loop
White Tank Mountains

Tuesday October 30 - "D"
3.5 miles, 500 feet
Competitive Track to Grandpa Saguaro
Estrella Mountains

Wednesday October 31 - "C/B"
7 to 9 miles, 900 to 1300 feet
Hackamore TH Loop
Goldfield Mountains

Additional Information
Mileage Stats 2017-2018 Season
Download the file
Thru 05/24/18 Thanks to Diana Bedwell

Mileage Stats @ End of 2016-2017
Download the file

Member Hike Counts 2004-2016
Download the file

Club Meeting Minutes
Introductory Hikes
Frequently Asked Questions
Hike Ratings
2017-2018 Group Photos
2016-2017 Group Photos
2015-2016 Group Photos
2014-2015 Group Photos
2013-2014 Group Photos
2012-2013 Group Photos
2011-2012 Group Photos
2010-2011 Group Photos
Club Officers, and
Hike Co-Ordinators
Additional Club Documents
Items needed for Orientation
(Downloads a PDF file)
Related Web Site Links

Hike Location Photos

The Club maintains an extensive photo collection of previous hikes at SmugMug, where you can check out all the Photo Galleries. (Password required, ask an officer)

The Monthly Hike Descriptions and the calendar listings often have a link to photos of that location.