Sun City Hikers gear up for season

By Art Huseonica
Special to Independent Newsmedia

The Sun City Hikers hiking club has been busy on the trails.

Their fall meeting, conducted in October, drew more than 125 hikers. Before the start of the meeting, record numbers of hikers took to the trails for three levels of hikes, depending on skill level.

Sun City Hikers’ president Beth Smith performing trail maintenance at White Tank Regional Park.

Trail maintenance, coordinated by Sun City Hikers Conservation Coordinator Bill Pack, was performed in November at the White Tank Mountain Regional Park. Seventeen club members, along with three park staff members, focused on the Waterfall Trail to improve safety and aesthetics on the park’s most popular trail.

Training for hike leaders was conducted earlier this month at the White Tank Mountain Regional Park. This was part of the club’s on-the-trail-training program. In addition, the club’s Safety Coordinator Burton Hill is scheduling comprehensive first aid training for January.

The club will conducts its annual banquet Wednesday, Jan. 16 with featured guest speakers Wayne and Benita Rancourt.

Back on the trail Sunday, Jan. 20, club members are invited to participate in the popular Sunset/Moonrise Hike on Eastwing Mountain.Visit www.suncityhikers.org.

Editor’s Note: An active member of the Sun City Hikers, Mr. Huseonica provides publicity for the club.



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