Southern Arizona Hiking Club

Hiking the Mountains, Canyons & Trails of Southern Arizona for Over 50 Years

Ron Meech's final Blacketts Ridge ascent

On Wednesday morning March 15th at 7 am Ron Meech will commence his final ascent to Blacketts Ridge in spirit. His cremains will be carried to the top on this Wednesday morning hike and dispersed there on one of his favorite hikes. Everyone is invited to attend.

SAHC Hiker/Photographers

Thanks to the SAHC hiker photographers for submitting photos for the SAHC Gallery.  A reminder that for your photos to be selected for the homepage slide show they must be resized to 640 x 480.  Wildflower season is upon us, please try to include a few 640 x 480 photos of the wildflowers you encounter on your hikes to be featured on the SAHC home page slide show.

Seasonal closure lifted on Carr Canyon Road

Seasonal closure lifted on Carr Canyon Road and campgrounds 

Road and sites reopened to public use
The Coronado National Forest, Sierra Vista Ranger District, has reopened upper Carr Canyon (Forest Road 386). Ramsey Vista and Reef Townsite campgrounds, located in Carr Canyon, have also been reopened.
The seasonal closure was put in place for public safety, which is a primary concern when closing roads for the winter season.  Hazardous conditions, including snow and ice on roadways, can lead to difficulty traveling and may result in accidents or vehicles becoming stranded. Seasonal closures may reduce such inconveniences and prevent serious accidents or injury.
For more information please contact the Sierra Vista Ranger District, located at 4070 S. Avenida Saracino in Hereford, Arizona.  The office can be reached by phone by calling (520) 378-0311.  Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

source: Coronado National Forest News Release, March 7, 2017

Jerry Rago, SAHC Marketing Coordinator

Jerry Rago, our Marketing Coordinator will be giving a seminar at the Northwest YMCA on SAHC at 10:30am, Weds. April 5. Deanne Seligman, the Program Director of the Y has invited SAHC members for a tour of the Y's facilities at 10am and to join Jerry in speaking of their experiences in the club and the benefits of SAHC membership.

The Celebration of Life for Ron Meech

The Celebration of Life for Ron Meech will be on Thursday March 9th from 2pm to 5pm at the Sabino Vista Hills Recreation Center. The address is 4031 N Larrea Lane. Please mark you calendars and try to attend. Help celebrate the life of this mighty fine man. He will be long remembered, always loved and never forgotten.