Passage 13 – Oracle

November 15, 2017

The Saddlebrooke Hiking Club hosted their regular third-Wednesday trail maintenance day with Ray Peale and Wendy Lotze leading teams clearing brush and repairing drains near the American Flag Trailhead. Ample summer rains afforded the thorny and prickly desert vegetation plenty of opportunity to grow into the trail corridor, and this team attacked it with vigor, making it possible to travel the ¼ mile they cleared without worry of being impaled. In several locations where the soft decomposed granite surface was being damaged by water erosion, the team created new drainage and clear tread.

If you are interested in joining the Saddlebrooke Club on a future maintenance event, call or email Elisabeth Wheeler, 520-818-1547,