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Welcome 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, November 21, 2019 at 7 PM in the Eagle's Nest 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.

This week’s hikes are:

-MONDAY– 11/18/19 (C) SOB/Old Road/Tortuga Trails (Verrado/Skyline) 7.5 miles/1000 ft total elevation gain.

Trail condition - Typical hiking trail.

Meet at Eagles Nest Clubhouse at 6:45 am and depart at 7:00 am

No restrooms at the trailhead

Park fee - free

Round trip distance is 18 miles (no dirt)

Total gas & fees cost calculation: ((18/15 )  X  $2.99 )  +  $0  = $3.59

Gas & fees per rider (assuming 3):  $13.59 / 3  =   $1.20 rounded up to  $2.00

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

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MONDAY– 11/18/19 (B) SOB/Old Road/Javalina/Tortuga Trails (Verrado/Skyline) 9.0 miles/1600 ft total elevation gain.

Trail condition - Typical hiking trail, but the climb up Javalina is steep.

Meet at Eagles Nest Clubhouse at 6:45 am and depart at 7:00 am

No restrooms at the trailhead

Park fee - free

Round trip distance is 18 miles (no dirt)

Total gas & fees cost calculation: ((18/15 )  X  $2.99 )  +  $0  = $13.59

Gas & fees per rider (assuming 3):  $13.59 / 3  =   $1.20 rounded up to  $2.00

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

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MONDAY– 11/18/19 (A-) Two Humped Camel - Camelback Mountain Traverse (Phoenix) 5.4  miles/2600 ft total elevation gain.

Trail condition - A rough trail with lots of elevation.

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 75 miles (no dirt)

Total gas & fees cost calculation: ((75/15 )  X  $2.99 )  +  $0  = $14.95

Gas & fees per rider (assuming 3):  $14.95 / 3  =   $4.98 rounded up to  $5.00

Suggested driver donation: $5 + $1 + $0 + $0 = $6 per person

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TUESDAY – 11/19/19.  (D+) Petroglyphs/SOB Loop (Verrado) 5.3 miles/500 ft total elevation gain.

Trail condition - Good hiking trail.

Meet at Eagles Nest Clubhouse at 6:45 am and depart at 7:00 am

No restrooms at the trailhead 

Park fee - free

Round trip distance is 18 miles (no dirt)

Total gas & fees cost calculation: ((18/15 )  X  $2.99 )  +  $0  = $3.59

Gas & fees per rider (assuming 3):  $3.59 / 3  =   $1.20 rounded up to  $2.00

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

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TUESDAY – 11/19/19 (D) No Introductory hike today

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WEDNESDAY – 11/13/19 (C) BCT - K-Mine Segment (I-17 exit 242) 7 miles/900 ft total elevation gain.

Trail condition - Good hiking trail with one rock hop river crossing (each way)

Meet at Eagles Nest Clubhouse at 6:45 am and depart at 7:00 am

Restrooms are at the trailhead.

Park fee - free

Round trip distance is 110 miles (no dirt)

Total gas & fees cost calculation: (( 110/ 15 )  X  $2.99 )  +  $0  = $21.93

Gas & fees per rider (assuming 3):  $21.93 / 3  =   $7.31 rounded up to  $8.00

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

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THURSDAY - 11/21/19 (B+) Quartz Peak (Estrella Mountains) 6 miles/2550 ft total elevation gain.

Trail condition - A steep, boulder hopping bushwhack hike.

Meet at Eagles Nest Clubhouse at 6:45 am and depart at 7:00 am

Restrooms are at the trailhead.

Park fee - free

Round trip distance is 70 miles (rough dirt road to trailhead)

Total gas & fees cost calculation: (( 70/15 )  X  $2.99 )  +  $0  = $13.95

Gas & fees per rider (assuming 3):  $13.95 / 3  =   $4.65 rounded up to  $5.00

Suggested driver donation: $5+ $1 + $0 + $1 = $7 per person 

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THURSDAY - 11/21/19 (D+) Turnbuckle Loop (Skyline) 3-4 miles/600 ft total elevation gain.

Trail condition - Good hiking trail, but steep uphill & back down.

Meet at Eagles Nest Clubhouse at 6:45 am and depart at 7:00 am

Restrooms are at the trailhead.

Park fee - free

Round trip distance is 30 miles (no dirt)

Total gas & fees cost calculation: (( 30/15 )  X  $2.99 )  +  $0  = $5.98

Gas & fees per rider (assuming 3):  $5.98 / 3  =  $1.99 rounded up to  $2.00

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

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FRIDAY – 11/22/19  (C+) Massacre Falls Loop (Superstitions) 6 miles /1500 ft total elevation gain.

Trail condition - Steady uphill hike to the falls.

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

No restrooms at the trailhead.

Park fee - free

Round trip distance is 122 miles (1.5 miles of dirt)

Total gas & fees cost calculation: (( 122/15 )  X  $2.99 )  +  $0  = $24.32

Gas & fees per rider (assuming 3):  $24.32 / 3  =   $8.11 rounded up to  $9.00

Suggested driver donation: $9 + $1 + $1 + $1 = $12 per person 

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FRIDAY – 11/22/19 (B) Arnett Canyon/Picketpost Loop (Superior) 9.3 miles /1100 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

Round trip distance is 160 miles (no dirt)

Total gas & fees cost calculation: (( 160/15 )  X  $2.99 )  +  $0  = $31.89

Gas & fees per rider (assuming 3):  $31.89 / 3  =   $10.63 rounded up to  $11.00

Suggested driver donation: $11 + $1 + $1 + $0 = $13 per person 

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SATURDAY – 11/23/19 (C) *** NEW HIKE *** Dog Bone Airport Road Trailhead (Buckeye) 7 miles/800 ft total elevation gain.

Trail condition - Typical hiking trail.

Meet at Eagles Nest Clubhouse at 6:45 am and depart at 7:00 am

No restrooms at the trailhead.

Park fee - free

Round trip distance is 32 miles (no dirt)

Total gas & fees cost calculation: (( 32/15 )  X  $2.99 )  +  $0  = $6.38

Gas & fees per rider (assuming 3):  $6.38 / 3  =   $2.13 rounded up to  $3.00

Suggested driver donation: $3 + $1 + $0 + $0 = $4 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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https://pchikingclub.smugmug.com



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