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Welcome to the PebbleCreek Hiking ClubWelcome to the PebbleCreek Hiking ClubWelcome to the PebbleCreek Hiking ClubWelcome to the PebbleCreek Hiking Club

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PebbleCreek Hiking Club

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. Safety is a key concern. Hikers are accompanied by a leader and sweep carrying an emergency spot locator, medical kit and walkie talkies.   The regular hiking season is Sept. to the first week of May.  Through the summer, there are exploratory hikes held Mondays and Thursdays.

B hikes  (8-12 miles) are held  Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

C hikes (6-8+ miles) are held  Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays

D hikes (up to 5 miles) are held Tuesdays, Thursdays and alternate Saturdays


For PROSPECTIVE members
Prospective members must walk around Robson Circle twice and complete an Intro hike. Once completed, new members need to submit their registration form and dues.   

Announcements

Monthly Meeting

Next Meeting of the Hiking Club will be on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 7 PM in the Tuscany Falls Ballroom. Please wear your name tag.


MEMBERSHIP for the 2019/2020 Year

Membership dues are $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


Patches and Pins

If you would like to order an Awards patch for the number of hikes or miles achieved, click on the Patches and Pins above. If you would like to order a Pebblecreek Hiking Club Nametag, click on the Patches and Pins above.


Spring Hiking Trip - Chiricahua - March 23-25, 2020

The Chiricahua National Monument will be the location of the spring 2020 club hiking trip. The club will stay in Willcox AZ on March 23 and 24. Hikes for B, C, C+, and D hikers will be planned for the 23rd, 24th, and 25th. More information and signup will be available after the Sedona overnight trip in November 2019 is completed. If you want to read about the area, peruse the website at https://www.nps.gov/chir/i



This Week's Hikes

REQUIRED - EACH HIKER needs to bring all of the items on the MANDATORY list.  The most current list can be found on our website.

Each hiker should bring one liter of water for every hour of hiking when temperatures are between 70 and 90.  Calculate hike time by assuming an average of 2 miles per hour overall.  Therefore simply divide the estimated hike miles by 2 to get hours on the hike and bring that many liters of water.  Adjust up or down according to the temperatures outside 70-90 degrees.

NOTE: Thursday B hike leaves early and does Friday C.

MONDAY– 12/09/19 (C) Hawes Loop Trail (Granite reef Rec Area - Usery Mtn Park) 7 miles/1200 ft total elevation gain.

Trail condition - Average hiking trail.

Meet at Eagles Nest Clubhouse at 6:15 am and depart at 6:30 am

Restrooms are at the trailhead

Park fee - free with Golden Age Pass

Round trip distance is 100 miles (no dirt)

Total gas & fees cost calculation: ((100/15 )  X  $2.99 )  +  $0  = $19.93

Gas & fees per rider (assuming 3):  $19.93 / 3  =   $6.64 rounded up to  $7.00

Suggested driver donation: $7 + $1 + $1 + $0 = $9 per person

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MONDAY– 12/09/19 (B) Hawes Loop Trail (Granite reef Rec Area - Usery Mtn Park) 8 miles/1400 ft total elevation gain.

Trail condition - Average hiking trail.

Meet at Eagles Nest Clubhouse at 6:15 am and depart at 6:30 am

Restrooms are at the trailhead

Park fee - free with Golden Age Pass

Round trip distance is 100 miles (no dirt)

Total gas & fees cost calculation: ((100/15 )  X  $2.99 )  +  $0  = $19.93

Gas & fees per rider (assuming 3):  $19.93 / 3  =   $6.64 rounded up to  $7.00

Suggested driver donation: $7 + $1 + $1 + $0 = $9 per person

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MONDAY– 12/09/19 (A) Sunrise/Westwing/Eastwing trails (Peoria) 11+ miles/2600 ft total elevation gain.

Trail condition - Average hiking trails.

Meet at Eagles Nest Clubhouse at 6:15 am and depart at 6:30 am

Restrooms are at the trailhead

Park fee - free

Round trip distance is 56 miles (no dirt)

Total gas & fees cost calculation: ((56/15 )  X  $2.99 )  +  $0  = $11.16

Gas & fees per rider (assuming 3):  $11.16 / 3  =   $3.72 rounded up to  $4.00

Suggested driver donation: $4 + $1 + $0 + $0 = $5 per person

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TUESDAY – 12/10/19.  (D) Beardsley Trail (Lake Pleasant Regional Park) 4 miles/300 ft total elevation gain.

Trail condition - Average hiking trail.

Meet at Eagles Nest Clubhouse at 7:00 am and depart at 7:15 am

Restrooms are at the trailhead 

Park fee - $7/car

Round trip distance is 80 miles (no dirt)

Total gas & fees cost calculation: ((80/15 )  X  $2.99 )  +  $7.00  = $22.95

Gas & fees per rider (assuming 3):  $22.95/ 3  =   $7.65 rounded up to  $8.00

Suggested driver donation: $8 + $1 + $0 + $0 = $9 per person

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TUESDAY – 12/10/19 (D) No Introductory hike today.

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WEDNESDAY – 12/11/19 (C) Cholla/Arrowhead Point Loop (Thunderbird Park - Glendale) 6 miles/1100 ft total elevation gain.

Trail condition - Average hiking trail.

Meet at Eagles Nest Clubhouse at 7:00 am and depart at 7:15 am

No restrooms at the trailhead.

Park fee - free

Round trip distance is 50 miles (no dirt)

Total gas & fees cost calculation: (( 50/ 15 )  X  $2.99 )  +  $0  = $9.97

Gas & fees per rider (assuming 3):  $9.97 / 3  =   $3.32 rounded up to  $4.00

Suggested driver donation: $4 + $1 + $0 + $0 = $5 per person

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THURSDAY - 12/12/19 (B) Lost Dutchman/Crosscut/Perlata Loop miles (Superstition Mtns) 10 /2000 ft total elevation gain.

Trail condition - Average hiking trail, but a boulder hop across the Crosscut trail.

Meet at Eagles Nest Clubhouse at 6:15 am and depart at 6:30 am

Restrooms are at the trailhead.

Park fee - free

Round trip distance is 140 miles (8 miles of dirt road)

Total gas & fees cost calculation: (( 140/15 )  X  $2.99 )  +  $0  = $22.91

Gas & fees per rider (assuming 3):  $22.91 / 3  =   $9.30 rounded up to  $10.00

Suggested driver donation: $10+ $1 + $1 + $1 = $13 per person 

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THURSDAY - 12/12/19 (D+) Turnbuckle Loop (Skyline Regional Park) 3+ miles/600 ft total elevation gain.

Trail condition - steep uphill and then back downhill.

Meet at Eagles Nest Clubhouse at 7:00 am and depart at 7:15 am

Restrooms are at the trailhead.

Park fee - free

Round trip distance is 26 miles (no dirt)

Total gas & fees cost calculation: (( 26/15 )  X  $2.99 )  +  $0  = $5.18

Gas & fees per rider (assuming 3):  $5.18 / 3  =  $1.73 rounded up to  $2.00

Suggested driver donation: $2+ $1 + $0 + $0 = $3 per person 

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FRIDAY – 12/13/19  (C) Beardsley/Morgan City Wash Loop (Lake Pleasant Regional Park) 7.6 miles /840 ft total elevation gain.

Trail condition - Average hiking trail. 

Meet at Eagles Nest Clubhouse at 7:00 am and depart at 7:15 am

Restrooms are at the trailhead.

Park fee - $7/car

Round trip distance is 80 miles (no dirt)

Total gas & fees cost calculation: (( 80/15)  X  $2.99 )  +  $7.00  = $22.95

Gas & fees per rider (assuming 3):  $22.95 / 3  =   $7.65 rounded up to  $8.00

Suggested driver donation: $8 + $1 + $0 + $0 = $9 per person 

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FRIDAY  – 12/13/19 (B) Marcus Landslide/East End/Tom’s Thumb Loop (McDowell  Sonoran Preserve) 10.6 miles /2100 ft total elevation gain.

Trail condition - average hiking trail, step in places

Meet at Eagles Nest Clubhouse at 6:15 am and depart at 6:30 am

Restrooms are at the trailhead.

Park fee - free

Round trip distance is 108 miles (no dirt)

Total gas & fees cost calculation: (( 108/15 )  X  $2.99 )  +  $0  = $21.53

Gas & fees per rider (assuming 3):  $21.53 / 3  =   $7.18 rounded up to  $8.00

Suggested driver donation: $8 + $1 + $1 + $0 = $10 per person 

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SATURDAY – 12/14/19 (C) Quartz Mine/Tortuga Trails (Skyline Regional Park) 6.4 miles/1260 ft total elevation gain.

Trail condition - Typical hiking trail.

Meet at Eagles Nest Clubhouse at 7:00 am and depart at 7:15 am

Restrooms are at the trailhead.

Park fee - free

Round trip distance is 26 miles (no dirt)

Total gas & fees cost calculation: (( 26/15 )  X  $2.99 )  +  $0  = $5.18

Gas & fees per rider (assuming 3):  $5.18 / 3  =   $1.73 rounded up to  $2.00

Suggested driver donation: $2 + $1 + $0 + $0 = $3 per person 

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Club Officers



Mileage Statistics

https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1YeJp25CCymen3tNHUGA7m7mN2lBnwCJq




President Dana Thomas

PCHCPres@gmail.com


VP Joe Clarkson

PCHCVP@gmail.com


Treasurer Dennis Zigmunt

PCHCTreas@gmail.com


Secretary Ann Rohlman

PCHCSecr@gmail.com





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