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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 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.


Fall Hiking Trip - Sedona - November 12-14

In order to qualify for the trip you must have had 10 hikes between September 2018 and November 11, 2019 and 3 hikes within 30 days of the trip. The number of participants will be limited to 40 hikers (10 D hikers, 10 C hikers, 10 C+ hikers and 10 B hikers).

If you are interested in the trip, please respond to Pam Marshall at PCHCtrips@gmail.com with the following information:
1. Your name
2. Your email
3. Level you would like to hike (D, C, C+ or B)
4. Group Hotel or Other Accommodations - If you would consider staying with the group in the hotel we select, or if you prefer to get your own hotel and/or timeshare. This will help us negotiate with hotel we select.
5. If you would consider volunteering to be hike coordinator and/or leader.


Linda Schmillen 
Pam Marshall



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/index.htm .



This Week's Hikes



This week’s hikes are:


MONDAY–  10/21/19 (C+) Mountain Wash/Turnbuckle/Granite Falls/Chuckwalla  Loop  (Skyline Regional Park) 7.5 miles/1200 ft total elevation gain.

Trail condition - An average hiking trail with one long climb.

Meet at Eagles Nest Clubhouse at 6:30 am and depart at 6:45 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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MONDAY– 10/21/19 (B+) Goat Camp to Cell Towers (White Tanks Regional Park) 8.5 miles/2450 ft total elevation gain.

Trail condition - An average hiking trail with lots of elevation.

Meet at Eagles Nest Clubhouse at 6:30 am and depart at 6:45 am

Restrooms are at the trailhead

Park fee - $7/car

Round trip distance is 30 miles (no dirt)

Total gas & fees cost calculation: ((30/15 )  X  $2.99 )  +  $7.00  = $12.98

Gas & fees per rider (assuming 3):  $12.98 / 3  =   $4.33 rounded up to  $5.00

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

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TUESDAY – 10/22/19.  (D) BCT - Skyline Segment (I-17 exit 242) 3.8 miles/430 ft total elevation gain.

Trail condition - Average hiking trail, but downhill to the river and uphill on the return.

Meet at Eagles Nest Clubhouse at 6:30 am and depart at 6:45 am

Restrooms are at the trailhead 

Park fee - free

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  =   $1.78 rounded up to  $2.00

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

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TUESDAY – 10/22/19 (D) Introductory hike (White Tank Regional Park) 4 miles/about 400 ft total elevation gain.

Trail condition - Good hiking trail

Meet at Eagles Nest Clubhouse at 6:30 am and depart around 6:45 am

Restrooms are at the trailhead.

Park fee - $7/car

Round trip distance is 30 miles (no dirt)

Total gas & fees cost calculation: ((30/15 )  X  $2.99 )  +  $7.00  = $12.98

Gas & fees per rider (assuming 3):  $12.98 / 3  =   $4.33 rounded up to  $5.00

Suggested driver donation: $5 + $1 + $0 + $0 = 63 per person

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WEDNESDAY – 10/23/19 (C) Dreamy Draw Loop 2 (Phoenix Mountain Preserve) 6.5 miles/800 ft total elevation gain.

Trail condition - A good 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 55 miles (no dirt)

Total gas & fees cost calculation: (( 55/ 15 )  X  $2.99 )  +  $0  = $10.96

Gas & fees per rider (assuming 3):  $10.96 / 3  =   $3.65 rounded up to  $4.00

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

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THURSDAY - 10/24/19 (B) Quartz Mine/Tortuga/Javelina Plus (Skyline Regional Park) 10+ miles/1500+ ft total elevation gain.

Trail condition - Average hiking trail, but Javelina is steep.

Meet at Eagles Nest Clubhouse at 6:30 am and depart at 6:45 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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THURSDAY - 10/24/19 (D+) Mountain Wash/Lost Creek/Turnbuckle Loop (Skyline Regional Park) 4.4 miles/900 ft total elevation gain.

Trail condition - Good hiking trail, but steady uphill going, downhill on the return.

Meet at Eagles Nest Clubhouse at 6:30 am and depart at 6:45 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 – 10/25/19 (C) Butterfield/Gadsden Loop (Estrella Mountain regional Park) 7.6 miles /900 ft total elevation gain.

Trail condition - Good hiking trail

Meet at Eagles Nest Clubhouse at 6:30 am and depart at 6:45 am

Restrooms are at the trailhead.

Park fee - $7/car

Round trip distance is 20 miles (no dirt)

Total gas & fees cost calculation: (( 20/15 )  X  $2.99 )  +  $7.00  = $9.01

Gas & fees per rider (assuming 3):  $9.01 / 3  =   $3.00 rounded up to  $3.00

Suggested driver donation: $3 + $1 + $0 + $0 = $4 per person 

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FRIDAY  – 10/25/19 (B) First Water/Second Water/Black Mesa/Dutchman Loop  (Superstition Mountains) 9.3 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

Round trip distance is 126 miles (3 miles of dirt)

Total gas & fees cost calculation: (( 126/15 )  X  $2.99 )  +  $0  = $25.12

Gas & fees per rider (assuming 3):  $25.12 / 3  =   $8.37 rounded up to  $9.00

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

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SATURDAY – 10/26/19 (C) *** NEW HIKE *** Lot’s Wife/Jim’s Sidewinder Loop from South Trailhead (Dog Bone Hiking Area). 7.4 miles/440 ft total elevation gain.

Trail condition - Typical Arizona hiking trail.

Meet at Eagles Nest Clubhouse at 6:30 am and depart at 6:45 am

No restrooms at the trailhead.

Park fee - free

Round trip distance is 54 miles (no dirt)

Total gas & fees cost calculation: (( 54/15 )  X  $2.99 )  +  $0  = $10.76

Gas & fees per rider (assuming 3):  $10.76 / 3  =   $3.59 rounded up to  $4.00

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