The Prescott Hiking Club is located in Prescott, Arizona. Hikes are offered for all ability levels several days per week; we also have camping trips, and periodic picnics and parties. Members live in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, and other Central Yavapai County areas. Dues are $5 per person, annually. Membership is open to anyone interested.

For more information about club hikes and
how to join, please click here

Gisela after hiking in the fire ashes.


This photo was taken after a tough hike to the top of Little Granite Mountain in early December, 2013

Special Events and Announcements

Event and Campout Summary (details are below)

Date Event
September14-20 Campout: South Lake, near Bishop, CA
October 10-11 Prescott Great Outdoor Festival, Prescott
November 26-30 Campout: Catalina State Park, AZ
December 3 Planning Meeting
December 10 PJC Holiday Party
January 1 New Year's Day Souperbowl Party

August Planning Meeting News

Treasurer’s Report: As of August 6, we have $1855.91 in the club account. The aluminum can drive has earned $86.72 since April. Keep those cans coming! Julius & Inge Dembinski are collecting cans at 3050 N. Lynx Lake, Prescott Valey, 759-2410. PLEASE crush cans!

A thank-you was received from the Yavapai County Sheriff Response Team for the PHC donation towards gear and training expenses for Backcountry Search & Rescue. We are still trying to contact the Forest Service to make a donation towards trail maintenance. You can read the Response Team thank you letter here.

Club News: Bill and Chris Maxwell and Jim Perry will compile a database of hikes from past schedules as suggestions to encourage new members (and old members) to step up and volunteer to be hike leaders. We will advertise in the weekly e-mails for hike leaders to volunteer for days listed as “Hikers’ Choice.”

Susy Whann, Donna Overland, and Ellen Tyler will lead hikes on the Prescott Circle Trail on six consecutive Thursdays beginning October 16. The hikes will cover 8-10 mile sections with car shuttles. See information on page 2.

The Grand Canyon raft trip organized by Bill Maxwell for June 2015 is currently filled and has a wait list. If any spots come open after the first payments are due, he will send out a club e-mail.

Pre-planning: Don't forget that you and shorten the meetings by filling out hikes on the Planning spreadsheet that is online. Watch your email for when it is posted. 

Next Planning Meeting

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Please show up and volunteer!

Place and Host:

Greta Carriger, 976 Sunrise Blvd., Prescott

Upcoming Events

Prescott Great Outdoor Festival
October 10-11, Sat/Sun, 10 AM-5 PM

The Prescott Hiking Club will have a booth at the Great Outdoor Festival. Keith Block will organize volunteers to staff the PHC booth.
Call Keith at 759-7208 to help.

Prescott Circle Trail Hikes

Thursdays, October 16 to November 20. Details are here.

Prescott Hiking Club Holiday Party
Wednesday, Dec 10
5:00-6:00 PM Social hour
6:00 PM Dinner & Entertainment

All club members are invited to St. Luke’s Church Parish Hall, off N Hwy 89, just past the airport intersection. Potluck assignments will be e-mailed at a later date. Organizers are Susy Whann and Ellen Tyler.

New Year’s Day Souper Bowl Party
Thursday, January 1
Hike led by Louis Mackall at 9:00AM
Souper Bowl Lunch at 11:30 AM

We await confirmation for the meeting place. Watch your e-mail for location.Volunteers are needed provide soup and to supervise the crockpots, contact Susy Whann at 776-7124.


Important: Please notify campout leaders if you are planning to attend, or even thinking about really helps!!!

Thanksgiving Weekend Campout
November 26-30, Weds-Sun
Catalina State Park near Tucson

Your hosts are Jim and Donna Overland or 772-3563

Catalina State Park:
or call 520-628-5798.
Non-Electric $15.00/Electric $25.00.

Make a reservation in A loop. Jim and I have reserved site A38 and we plan to arrive on Monday. There are a lot of sites available now, but the holiday is a very busy time. PLEASE email or call me with your site #s. I need to know how many are coming. Jim and I plan on making a couple of turkeys and I will send potluck assignments at a later date. We look forward to having a great time!

For those of you who might like to attend, but don't camp, here are the 3 closest hotels:

Oro Valley Hotel & Suites (1.2 miles)

Holiday Inn Express (3.1 miles)

Best Western Tucson Foothills
Hotel & Suites (7.8 miles)

Aluminum Alert!!!!!

Keep those aluminum cans coming!!! The club treasury is in great shape thanks to all of you members who are helping the environment and PHC by recycling.

Julius & Inge Dembinski are still accepting cans at 3050 N. Lynx Lake, Prescott Valley, 759-2410.

PLEASE crush the cans first, and cans ONLY; no garbage.

To view or print a copy of this information in Schedule format, select below:

Spring Schedule (2015)

Fall Schedule (2014)

(the Schedule should be printed in Landscape format)

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