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Welcome to the 2016-2017 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.

Eight hikes are conducted each week for multiple levels of ability. The least strenuous hikes are "D" level, held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Most hikers will fall in the "C" group, and three hikes per week are held at this level, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. More strenuous and lengthy hikes - "B" level and an occasional "A" level - are held on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. See our Ratings page for full description of the various levels. We truly have events for EVERY caliber of hiker!

New for this season, we have added "D" level hikes on Tuesdays, as well as Thursdays. These hikes are only 3 to 4 miles in length, with an elevation change of less than 500 feet - geared to those hikers who wish to participate but at a less strenuous level.

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:  Sandy Mednick, PCHC Treasurer, 2377 N. 165th Dr., Goodyear, AZ 85395

For PROSPECTIVE members
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 Pete Williams, PCHC President, at 623-444-8052.

 

Schedules for the 2016-2017 Season
"B"
Monday "B"
Thursday "B"
Friday "B"
"C"
Monday "C"
Wednesday "C"
Friday "C"
"D"
Tuesday "D"
Thursday "D"

March 2017 Hike Descriptions

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

February 2017 Hike Descriptions

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

Announcements

New Document Posted January 26, 2017

Please review Overnight Trips Hike Requirements - also posted on the Documents page

Winter Backback Trip - March 3 -6

The preliminary plan is to do a couple of the AZ Trail segments. Leaving Friday afternoon and returning on Monday. Each days hike may be in excess of 10 miles.

Let Bill Halte know if you would like to join the group.

Spring Overnight Hike - South Rim

PLEASE READ THE JAN 13 UPDATE

The dates and information for our spring 2017 overnight trip to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon has been set for March 27-30th 2017.

See the attachment for the details for the motel and other relevant information. I will be taking reservation for club members. Please feel free to make your reservation with me and then the hotel at the South Rim of the Canyon as soon as possible. (See Attachment) We are limiting participation 20 40 or till the rooms availability runs out which ever happens first. My contact info is in the attachment. Joe Clarkson          


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


Events

Estrella Loop

 

Estrella Mtns Loop

Feb 9

Photo: Doug Jamiolkowski

Skyline

Agua Fria River

 

Feb 6

Photo: Lynn Warren

Spur Cross

Elephant Mountain

Spur Cross

Feb 2

Photo: Lynn Warren

Joshua Trees

Joshua Tree South

Jan 30

Photo:Pete Williams

Spring Picnic 2016
Spring Picnic 2016


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The PebbleCreek Hiking Club is a PCHOA approved organization


Announcements

Next Meeting
Thursday - March 16 - 7 PM
Usually in the TF Ballroom


February Hikes
Meet 7:15 Leave 7:30
Crosstown Hikes

Meet 6:15 Leave 6:30


Follow Blue Links to SmugMug photos

Monday February 27 - "C"
8 miles, 500 feet - NEW HIKE
Hawknest / Divide / High Desert / Renegade / Soapberry / Desperado / Coyote Canyon / Dove / Barb / 136th Express
McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Monday February 27 - "C+"
8 miles, 500 feet - NEW HIKE
Hawknest / Divide / High Desert / Renegade / Soapberry / Desperado / Coyote Canyon / Dove / Barb / 136th Express
McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Tuesday February 28 - "D"
4 miles, 400 feet
Bootlegger / Granite Mtn / Turpentine
McDowell Sonoran Park


March Hikes
Meet 6:45 Leave 7:00
Crosstown Hikes

Meet 5:45 Leave 6:00


Wednesday March 1 - "C"
7.5 miles, 800 feet

BCT - Bumblebee Trailhead North
I-17 Exit 248

Thursday March 2 - "B"
7.2 miles, 1000 feet
Eagletail Arches loop
Eagletail Mtns

Thursday March 2 - "D"
4.5 miles, 400 feet
Spur Cross / Dragonfly loop
Cave Creek Rec. Area

Friday March 3 -"B"
6.6 miles, 1200 feet
Gila View West / Valley Trail loop
South Mountain

Friday March 3 -"C"
6.6 miles, 1200 feet
Gila View West / Valley Trail loop
South Mountain


Monday March 6 - "C/B"
7 miles, 700 feet
Verrado Walkabout
White Tank Mtns

Monday March 6 - "C"
7 miles, 700 feet
Verrado Walkabout
White Tank Mtns

Tuesday March 7 - "D+"
5 miles, 700 feet
Mesquite / Willow Canyon
White Tank Park

Wednesday March 8 - "C/B"
6 miles, 800 feet

Airport Loop
Sedona

Thursday March 9 - "B"
9 miles, 1200 feet
Saddle Mountain Trail
Tonopah

Thursday March 9 - "D"
4.0 miles, 400 feet
Ford Canyon View
White Tank Park

Friday March 10 -"B"
11.4 miles, 2400 feet
Quartz Mine / Lost Creek / Turnbuckle / Granite Falls / Turnbuckle
Skyline Park

Friday March 10 -"C+"
7.8 miles, 1200 feet
Quartz Mine / Lost Creek / Turnbuckle / Granite Falls / Turnbuckle
Skyline Park


Monday March 13 - "B"
10 miles, 1100 feet
BLM Trails LP2 & LP3
Lake Pleasant

Monday March 13 - "C"
6.8 miles, 1100 feet
BLM Trails LP2 & LP3
Lake Pleasant

Tuesday March 14 - "D+"
5 miles, 600 feet
Fat Man's Pass from west
South Mountain

Wednesday March 15 - "C+"
5.7 to 6.2 miles, 1500 feet

Peralta Trail #102
Superstitions

Thursday March 16 - "C+/B"
8 to 10.5 miles, 800-1600 feet
Caterpillar Hill loop
Verrado

Thursday March 16 - "D"
4.5 miles, 450 feet
Hawks's Nest / Dixie Mtn / Valle Verde / Desert Tortoise loop
Phoenix Sonoran Preserve

Friday March 17 -"B"
10.6 miles, 2100 feet
Marcus Landslide / East End / Tom's Thumb loop
McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Friday March 17 -"C+"
6 miles, 1300 feet
Union Hills Loop
McDowell Sonoran Preserve


Monday March 20 - "B"
9.6 miles, 320 feet
Rainbow / Toothaker / Gadsden / Butterfield
Estrella Mtns

Monday March 20 - "C"
7 miles, 750 feet
Rainbow / Toothaker / Gadsden / Butterfield
Estrella Mtns

Tuesday March 21 - "D+"
5.3 miles, 550 feet
Sidewainder / Ocotillo loop
Phoenix Sonoran Preserve

Wednesday March 22 - "C"
7 miles, 500 feet

Whiskey Bottle / Turpentine / Black Hill
McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Thursday March 23 - "B"
9 miles, 1000 feet
Hiline - Made in the Shade / Slim Shady
Sedona

Thursday March 23 - "D/D+"
4.5 to 6.2 miles, 400 to 650 feet
Cottonwood Trail / Pipeline Cyn Trail / (Yavapai Poimt optional)
Lake Pleasant

Friday March 24 -"B-"
7.2 miles, 1100 feet
Eagletail Arches Loop
Eagletail
Mountains

Friday March 24 -"C+"
7.2 miles, 1100 feet
Eagletail Arches Loop
Eagletail
Mountains


Monday March 27 - "B"
9.2 miles, 1000 to 1300 feet
Mountain Peak Trail
Verrado

Monday March 27 - "C"
NO HIKE
due to Grand Canyon trip

Tuesday March 28 - "D"
NO HIKE
due to Grand Canyon trip

Wednesday March 29 - "C"
NO HIKE

due to Grand Canton trip

Thursday March 30 - "B"
10 miles, 1000 feet
Go John to Maricopa Trail
Cave Creek Rec. Area

Thursday March 30 - "D"
4.5 miles, 500 feet
Mountain Wash / Turnbuckle / (Valley Vista optional)
Skyline Park

Friday March 31 -"B"
6.8 miles, 850 feet
Joshua Tree Monolith
Highway 93

Friday March 31 -"C"
6.8 miles, 850 feet
Joshua Tree Monolith
Highway 93

Additional Information
Mileage Stats as of February 10, 2017
Thanks to Diana Bedwell
Mileage Stats @ End of 2015-2016
Thanks to Doug Jamiolkowski
Club Meeting Minutes
Frequently Asked Questions
Hike Ratings
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
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.