Our club is part of the larger community, and it is critical for each of us to do our part to slow the spread of coronavirus across that larger community. To that end we are suspending all club-sponsored activities (hikes and picnic) until further notice. This is in line with the latest social distancing and isolation guidance from health and government authorities, and is instrumental in protecting the most vulnerable in our population as well as respecting the personal sacrifice of the health care workers who will be increasingly bearing the brunt of the pandemic.
ABOUT THE GLENDALE HIKING CLUB
The Glendale Hiking Club was founded in 1982 with a core group of members from the City of Glendale. The club currently has members throughout North Phoenix and surrounding communities.
The Club offers organized hikes and an opportunity to socialize with others who enjoy the great outdoors.
On club outings, reasonable consideration is given to accommodate participation according to skill level from the new to the experienced hiker. We rely on Club members to lead our activities.
The Club has hikes on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Hikes start in the early morning, and end with a social gathering for coffee and snacks, or for lunch when appropriate.
We take two to three major trips each year to distant parks in Arizona and the nearby states. These trips are typically for 3 to 4 days.
Our current membership is about seventy members of mostly retired people, but includes some members who arrange hiking around their work schedule.
Though we don’t have regular meetings, we do gather for a picnic twice a year and for a December holiday party and a fun gift exchange.