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Welcome

Welcome to the PebbleCreek Hiking Club

Welcome to the PebbleCreek Hiking Club

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

Come hike with us

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.

A hikes (over 12 miles) are held on Mondays.

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.


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, February 20, 2020 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


SUNSET hike: Sunday, February 23 - See This Week's Hikes Below.

This Week's Hikes

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The price of gas at Safeway is $2.99 per gallon.

Notes: 

1. The Monday A hikes have been suspended temporarily.

2. Friday's C hike leaves early - Meet 6:15/Depart 6:30 AM

** 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:

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 Monday - 02/24/20 (A) Pederson long Loop (Estrella Mountain Park) 18 miles/1000 ft of total elevation gain.  EARLY DEPARTURE

Meet at Eagles Nest Clubhouse at 6:00 am and depart at 6:15 am.  Bring extra fluids for this long hike.

Round trip distance is 20 miles (no dirt)

Total gas & fees cost calculation: ((20/15 )  X  $2.99 )  +  $7  = $3.99

Gas & fees per rider (assuming 3):  $3.99/ 3  =   $1.33 rounded up to  $2

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

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MONDAY– 02/24/20 (C) Quail/Rainbow/Dysart/Toothaker Loop (Estrella Mountain Regional Park) 6.5 miles/750 ft total elevation gain.  

Wayne Wills will lead.

Trail condition - Good trail condition. 

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

Restrooms at the trailhead.

Park fee - $7 per car unless car has a park pass

Round trip distance is 20 miles (no dirt)

Total gas & fees cost calculation: ((20/15 )  X  $2.99 )  +  $7  = $3.99

Gas & fees per rider (assuming 3):  $3.99/ 3  =   $1.33 rounded up to  $2

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

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MONDAY– 02/24/20 (B) Baseline/Saddle/Toothaker/Butterfield/Gadsden/Toothaker/Rainbow/ Horseshoe/Baseline (Estrella Mountain Regional Park)  10.2 miles/ 800+ ft total elevation gain.  

Trail condition - Good trail condition.

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

Restrooms at the trailhead.

Park fee - $7 per car unless car has a park pass

Round trip distance is 20 miles (no dirt)

Total gas & fees cost calculation: ((20/15 )  X  $2.99 )  +  $7  = $3.99

Gas & fees per rider (assuming 3):  $3.99/ 3  =   $1.33 rounded up to  $2

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

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TUESDAY – 02/25/20.  (D)  Wild Burro/Pipeline Trails to floating Bridge (Lake Pleasant Regional Park) 4.4 miles / 500 ft total elevation gain.   

Trail condition - Good hiking trail.

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

Restrooms at the trailhead 

Park fee - $7 per car unless car has a park pass

Round trip distance is 80 miles (no dirt)

Total gas & fees cost calculation: ((80/15 ) X $2.99 + $7)  = $22.95

Gas & fees per rider (assuming 3):  $22.95/ 3  =   $7.65 rounded up to  $8

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

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WEDNESDAY – 2/19/20 (C) Sunrise Mountain Trail (Peoria) 

5+ miles/1230 ft total elevation gain (up and down 3 peaks).

Trail condition - Good trail condition with some steep areas. 
Meet at Eagles Nest Clubhouse at 7:00 am and depart at 7:15 am

Restrooms at the trailhead.

Park fee - free

Round trip distance is 56 miles (no dirt)

Total gas & fees cost calculation: ((56/15 )  X  $2.99 )  +  $7  = $18.16

Gas & fees per rider (assuming 3):  $18.16/ 3 + $0  =   $6.05 rounded up to  $7

Suggested driver donation: $7 + $1 + $0 + $0 = $8 per person

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THURSDAY - 2/27/20 (B)  Big Horn Mountain Loop. This is a B+ hike. 9.3 miles and 1600 feet of elevation.  

Trail condition - no trail - open desert hike.
Meet at Eagles Nest at 6:15 am and depart at 6:30 am.    
No restrooms are at the trailhead.  
Park fee - free

Round trip distance is  90 miles (10 miles of dirt)

Total gas & fees cost calculation: (( 90/15 )  X  $2.99 + $0)  = $17.94

Gas & fees per rider (assuming 3):  $17.94 / 3  =   $5.98 rounded up to  $6

Suggested driver donation: $6 + $1 + $1 + $1 = $9 per person 

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THURSDAY - 1/27/20 (D) Marcus Landslide/Rock Knob Loop (McDowell Sonoran Preserve) 4 miles/300 total elevation gain.  

Trail condition - average hiking trails. 

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

Restrooms 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

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

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FRIDAY – 2/28/20  (C) Bell Rock & Courthouse Rock Loop (Sedona)

6 miles/700 ft total elevation gain.
Trail condition - good hiking trail with Bell Rock itself being steep bare rock.
Meet at Eagles Nest Clubhouse at 6:15 am and depart at 6:30 am
Restrooms at the trailhead.

Park fee - A Red Rock Parking Pass ($5.00) or a Golden Age Pass is required.

Round trip distance is 240 miles - no dirt.

Total gas & fees cost calculation: (( 245/20)  X  $2.99 )  +  $5  = $36.63

Gas & fees per rider (assuming 3):  $36.63 / 3  =   $12.21 rounded up to  $13

Suggested driver donation: $13 + $1 + $1+ $0 = $15 per person 

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FRIDAY – 2/28/20 (B) White Tanks Ford Canyon/Mesquite Canyon loop starting from and ending at the Trailhead Staging Area where both trails begin.  This would be a 12+ mile A hike. This is a change from the originally planned hike.

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SATURDAY – 2/29/20 (C) Turnbuckle/Granite Falls/Pyrite/Chuckwalla/Granite Falls/Turnbuckle (Skyline Regional Park - Buckeye) 7.5 miles/1500 ft total elevation gain.  Tom Wellman will lead.

Trail condition - An average hiking trail.
Meet at Eagles Nest Clubhouse at 7:00 am and depart at 7:15 am 

Restrooms 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

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

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            DRIVER DONATION CALCULATION 

Basic formula:

Up to 140 miles = [(round trip miles / 15 * gas price) + park fee] / 3 (rounding up).

Over 140 miles  = [(round trip miles / 20 * gas price) + park fee] / 3 (rounding up).

Then add $1 rider fee, add $1 if over 80 miles RT, and add $1 if on a dirt road over one mile RT         (DD  = Fee  + rider   >80  + dirt). 

Always pay park fee. 

Always round up.

If only one car with 1 rider, multiply suggested donation by 1.5

If only one car with 2 riders, multiply suggested donation by 1.25

IF only one car with 3 or more riders, use suggested donation

If 2 or more cars, collect suggested donation for all riders & divide by number of cars - Each driver gets the same amount.

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Mileage Statistics

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Club Officers




President Dana Thomas

PCHCPres@gmail.com


VP Joe Clarkson

PCHCVP@gmail.com


Treasurer Dennis Zigmunt

PCHCTreas@gmail.com


Secretary Ann Rohlman

PCHCSecr@gmail.com





SMUGMUG

To see pictures of our various hikes around Phoenix and beyond, visit SmugMug. See a Club Officer to get the secret password.

https://pchikingclub.smugmug.com



MILEAGE STATS 

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Get in Touch

Would you like to join the PC Hikers? Complete the above form so we can set up an Intro hike with you. Then see the Documents Page for registration and waiver forms.  Do you have questions? Ask them in the above section and we will get back to you.