NOVEMBER 2014

NOVEMBER 2014
GREEN VALLEY RECREATION HIKING CLUB
PO BOX 1074 – GREEN VALLEY, AZ 85622
HIKES DEPART WEST CENTER: 7:30 A.M, when filled, or as noted. SIGN-IN begins at least 30 minutes prior to posted departure.
For hike schedule questions only, call BILL HILL 300-5919 or e-mail [email protected] Refer all other questions to your
Hike Leader. Hikes leaving earlier than 7:30 a.m. will be in red.
GUEST AND TENANT POLICY: The GVR Policy Manual stipulates that a “guest’s principal place of residence must be more
than 20 miles from the point on GVR’s boundaries which is closest to the guest’s place of residence.” Guests 18 years
and older must have a GVR guest card in order to hike with the club and must be accompanied by a sponsoring Hiking Club
member. Tenants are considered GVR members, and must have a GVR tenant card. Tenants are required to attend a club
orientation session before hiking with the club.
NEW HIKERS MUST ATTEND ORIENTATION BEFORE TAKING FIRST HIKE. ORIENTATION: Mondays, November 3, 10, 17, and 24
at East Center Lounge. Sessions begin promptly at 8:00 A.M. Please arrive by 7:55 to fill out registration form. For more
information, call Sue Kazmier at 520-829-6023 or e-mail at [email protected] Bring GVR card for sign-in.
AT SIGN-IN SHOW GVR CARD, PRINT NAME & GVR NUMBER CLEARLY. If they cannot be read, you may not receive credit for the
hike. NEW HIKERS may hike twice before joining the Club. ALL OTHER NON-GUEST HIKERS must be current in their dues.
HIKE CONDITIONS: Trail 1=well-defined trail/road, 2=trail/road w some rocky/loose footing, 3=rocky/loose footing and/or some
bushwhacking, 4=extensive bushwhacking and/or rock scrambling, 5=severe bushwhacking and/or rock scrambling;
ROAD CONDITIONS: 1=paved, 2=OK dirt, 3=HCV, 4=HCVw4WD, 5=jeep
FOR HIKE INFORMATION, CHECK OUR WEB SITE AT
http://gvrhc.org. EMAIL US AT [email protected]
YOU MUST HAVE A STATE LAND PERMIT TO GO ON HIKES DESIGNATED SLP
APPLICATION. If you already have a permit, please make certain it is current.
LINK AT OUR WEB SITE TO PRINT
NOVEMBER 6
A-1 CAT & LITTLE CAT MOUNTAINS (TUCSON) HIKE: 6.3 MI. 2100 FT. TRAVEL: 60 MI.
LEADER: BILL HILL 300-5919
Hike between Little Cat and Cat Mountains and then on to both peaks. LIMIT: 15 HIKERS. (Difficult A, Trail=5,Road=1,$5.00)
B-1 ASH CREEK FOLIAGE (GALIUROS) HIKE: 7.5 MI. 1200 FT. TRAVEL: 280 MI.
LEADER: WAYNE MOSHIER 393-0875
EARLY DEPARTURE – 0700 This hike takes you to very pretty areas not often visited by our club. Terrific fall color but must be done on or
about November 6TH. (Moderate B, Trail=2,Road=3,$15.00)
B-2 ATASCOSA LOOKOUT (ATASCOSA) HIKE: 5 MI. 1600 FT. TRAVEL: 100 MI.
LEADER: PHIL BETZEL 612-655-2127
Hike to a former Forest Service lookout restored with the help of GVHC volunteers. (Moderate B, Trail=2,Road=2,$8.00)
C-1 ARIZONA TRAIL TO COLOSSAL CAVE (RINCON) HIKE: 6 MI. 600 FT. TRAVEL: 68 MI.
LEADER: LARRY BOEHMS 829-7270
Hike the Arizona Trail, on the west side of the Rincon Mountains, to the La Selvilla picnic area at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, a lovely
shaded area for lunch. (Easy C, Trail=1,Road=2,$5.00)
C-2 ARRASTRE WASH (TUCSON) HIKE: 5 MI. 650 FT. TRAVEL: 70 MI.
LEADER: HELEN ZAUKAS 625-1187
This hike visits an old mining site with stone arrastres which were used to separate ore from rock by crushing the rock. (Difficult C,
Trail=3,Road=1,$6.00)
C-3 BUTTERFLY PEAK (CATALINA) HIKE: 4 MI. 1000 FT. TRAVEL: 137 MI.
LEADER: JIM WOODWARD 777-8045
Hike a point north off the Butterfly Trail to Butterfly Peak where spectacular views of the north slope of the Catalinas appear. This hike got
rained out in August – Jim wanted to try again. (Difficult C, Trail=3,Road=1,$11.00)
C-4 DAVIDSON CANYON (EMPIRES) HIKE: 6 MI. 500 FT. TRAVEL: 64 MI. (SLP)
LEADER: FRANK SURPLESS 399-9149
Hike a segment of the Arizona Trail from Marsh Station Road to I-10 exploring the beauty of a section of the pristine Davidson Canyon.
(Moderate C, Trail=2,Road=1,$5.00)
C-5 WEST DESERT TRAILS SOUTH (TINAJA HILLS) HIKE: 5 MI. 100 FT. TRAVEL: 2 MI.
LEADER: MARYLEE ADAMSON 648-6340
NEW HIKE. An introduction to West Deserts Trails south of Continental Road. See rare cacti and beautiful mountain views. Before hiking, a
one time free registration is required at www.wdtrails.com. (Easy C, Trail=2,Road=1,$1.00)
NOVEMBER 13
A-1 EQUINE AMBLE (TORTOLITA) HIKE: 9 MI. 1750 FT. TRAVEL: 100 MI.
LEADER: PHIL BETZEL 612-655-2127
This hike goes high for very nice mountain and canyon views. (Moderate A, Trail=2,Road=1,$8.00)
B-1 BLACKETTS RIDGE TRAIL (CATALINA) HIKE: 6 MI. 1700 FT. TRAVEL: 80 MI.
LEADER: RON BARRY 625-0948
This hike offers views of Sabino and Bear Canyons as well as Sabino Basin and Thimble Peak. LIMIT: 15 HIKERS. (Difficult B,
Trail=2,Road=1,$6.00)
B-2 McBETH SPRINGS (SANTA RITA) HIKE: 7.5 MI. 1900 FT. TRAVEL: 28 MI.
LEADER: GEORGE CHUTE 399-4386
Hike Old Baldy Trail to Josephine Saddle and on to Temporal Gulch Trail. Hike beyond the spring for lunch and return the same way. This
hike will commemorate the November 1958 Boy Scout Tragedy. (Moderate B, Trail=2,Road=1,$2.00)
B-3 TANQUE VERDE RIDGE (B VERSION) (RINCON) HIKE: 5.75 MI. 1700 FT. TRAVEL: 82 MI.
LEADER: SANDY NOREEN 625-9405
A very scenic hike on good trail. LIMIT: 18 HIKERS. (Moderate B, Trail=2,Road=1,$7.00)
C-1 PINK HILL SOUTH (RINCON) HIKE: 6 MI. 200 FT. TRAVEL: 90 MI.
LEADER: JIM CHERVENKA 625-1143
Hike in typical Sonoran Desert. Excellent close ups of Saguaro and other desert vegetation. LIMIT: 18 HIKERS. (Easy C,
Trail=1,Road=1,$7.00)
C-2 ROBLES PASS (TUCSON) HIKE: 6.2 MI. 500 FT. TRAVEL: 50 MI.
LEADER: DAN SCHROEDER 393-6585
Loop hike in pristine desert vegetation of the southern Tucson Mountains. Views of the Tucson Mountains, city of Tucson and back down to
Mt. Wrightson. (Moderate C, Trail=1,Road=1,$4.00)
C-3 SEVEN FALLS BEAR CANYON (CATALINA) HIKE: 7 MI. 1100 FT. TRAVEL: 88 MI.
LEADER: LARRY GROVE 625-3053
Starting from end of Bear Canyon Road, hike across Bear Canyon into the Park and up the trail (with seven stream crossings) to Seven Falls.
HIKING POLES STRONGLY RECOMMENDED – WETSUITS OPTIONAL. LIMIT: 15 HIKERS. (Difficult C, Trail=3,Road=1,$7.00)
C-4 TAPON TANK (SIERRITA) HIKE: 6 MI. 650 FT. TRAVEL: 24 MI. (SLP)
LEADER: DON HOUGE 203-8319
Hike in the desert area east of the Sierritas to a hidden tank and windmill. (Easy C, Trail=1,Road=1,$2.00)
C-5 TUMACACORI RAMBLE (TUMACACORI) HIKE: 5.5 MI. 700 FT. TRAVEL: 45 MI. (SLP)
LEADER: BOB PORTERFIELD 625-9122
A pleasant loop hike following an old road along an open ridge, returning down a pretty canyon. (Moderate C, Trail=3,Road=1,$4.00)
NOVEMBER 20
A-1 SEVEN FALLS & BEYOND (CATALINA) HIKE: 10 MI. 1400 FT. TRAVEL: 88 MI.
LEADER: BILL HILL 300-5919
Hike up the Bear Canyon Trail to Seven Falls and then continue up the trail to a beautiful pool for lunch. Have a swim at lunch. (Moderate
A, Trail=2,Road=1,$7.00)
A-2 WASSON PEAK SWEETWATER (TUCSON) HIKE: 9.2 MI. 2100 FT. TRAVEL: 76 MI.
LEADER: FRANK SURPLESS 399-9149
Approach Wasson Peak from the Sweetwater trailhead on the east side. Cross rolling, dense desert along the way to the peak, highest in
the Tucson range at 4687 ft. LIMIT: 18 HIKERS. (Moderate A, Trail=2,Road=1,$6.00)
B-1 BREN MOUNTAIN B LOOP (TUCSON) HIKE: 4 MI. 1350 FT. TRAVEL: 70 MI.
LEADER: BEVERLY ROSENTHAL 648-0907
Hike starts near Gates Pass and circles Bren Mountain climbing over a saddle and through pristine Saguaro desert. All on trail with a few
steep sections and some loose rock. (Moderate B, Trail=3,Road=1,$6.00)
B-2 PANTHER PEAK (TUCSON) HIKE: 5.2 MI. 1300 FT. TRAVEL: 90 MI.
LEADER: BARBARA WUEHRMANN 300-0291
Hike a horse trail to a wash, then follow a rocky wash up to a saddle, with a great vista from Panther Peak of Safford Peak, Wasson Peak
and the Tucson Mountains. Ask Barb about the panther! LIMIT: 15 HIKERS. (Difficult B, Trail=3,Road=1,$7.00)
C-1 FLORIDA TRAIL TO ANDY’S OVERLOOK (SANTA RITA) HIKE: 4 MI. 1300 FT. TRAVEL: 22 MI. LEADER: RICHARD SHIMANEK 232-3075
The views at the saddle make it worth the work. Hikers start the climb in a desert "cactus garden" and hike to a lovely "tunnel of oaks"
before hiking the final 1/2 mile switch back trail to a spectacular view point for lunch. (Difficult C, Trail=2,Road=2,$2.00)
C-2 SIERRITA MINE OVERLOOK (SIERRITA) HIKE: 5 MI. 1115 FT. TRAVEL: 26 MI. (SLP)
LEADER: KEN FLESHMAN 648-4393
A shortened version of our "A" hike. Starting at McGee Ranch, hike to the fishfork then south along the crest high above the Cyprus Mine.
(Difficult C, Trail=2,Road=1,$2.00)
C-3 SUNNYSIDE GHOST TOWN LOOP (HUACHUCA) HIKE: 6.2 MI. 800 FT. TRAVEL: 160 MI.
LEADER: PATSY SILLS 207-8233
HIKE DEPARTS AT 0700. NEW HIKE. Explore an old ghost town at the foot of the Huachucas and a scenic stretch of the Arizona trail
through beautiful Scotia Canyon. (Difficult C, Trail=3,Road=2,$13.00)
C-4 TORUNO TANK (ATASCOSA) HIKE: 5 MI. 470 FT. TRAVEL: 70 MI.
LEADER: SALLY BOYSEN 399-3490
Start at Wise Mesa and follow ranch roads until dropping down a ridge on a trail to a cattle tank. (Moderate C, Trail=2,Road=3,$8.00)
C-5 TOTAL WRECK MINE (EMPIRES) HIKE: 6 MI. 500 FT. TRAVEL: 70 MI. (SLP)
LEADER: JUDITH LeCLAIR 399-4410
Hike to the site of a historic mine with interesting mill foundations. Scenic views of the famous Empire Ranch lands to the south. (Moderate
C, Trail=2,Road=3,$8.00)
NOVEMBER 28 – PRESIDENT’S HIKE - NOTE: HIKE DEPARTS AT 8:00 A.M.
C-1 MADERA CANYON TRAIL (SANTA RITA) HIKE: 6 MI. 1000 FT. TRAVEL: 26 MI.
LEADER: ANITA WOODWARD 777-8045
A pretty hike from the White House parking lot up the trail to the amphitheater and then over the Nature Trail and return. Good views of
most of the peaks in the Santa Ritas. It’ll be a good way to work off all that turkey and stuffing. (Moderate C, Trail=1,Road=1,$2.00)
CLUB DUES: $10.00 per calendar year. Applications are available on the Web site or from Hike Leaders on Thursdays.
AWARDS: For the month of SEPTEMBER:
3000: Bill Cummins
250: Peter Burgard
POTLUCK, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd at 5:00 p.m. WEST CENTER Please bring your own place settings and a donation for the
food bank. Coffee is provided. Bring Your Own Beverages.
UPCOMING MEETINGS:
BOARD – Tuesday, December 2, 6:30 PM, East Center Lounge;
HIKE LEADERS – Tuesday, December 9, 6:30 PM, East Center Lounge. Bring GVR card to swipe.