The Southern Arizona Hiking Club
Exploring the Mountains, Canyons & Trails of Southern Arizona for Over 60 Years
Exploring the Mountains, Canyons & Trails of Southern Arizona for Over 60 Years

Welcome to SAHC!

Experience the natural wonders of Southern Arizona with Tucson's leading hiking club.

Discover places you'd never visit on your own. Form lasting friendships in the process. With more than 500 members and 60 guides, our club offers a wide range of weekly guided activities - mall walking to peak bagging - easy to strenuous. And members are free to participate when and where they choose.

Want More Information?

New and prospective members are welcome to contact club member Nancy Debolt. She would be delighted to tell you how our club works, answer questions and get you started.

Monthly Program Meeting

On the third Tuesday of the each month, speakers are invited to come and present on a wide variety of subjects ranging from local and international hiking to desert wildlife. The presentations are held at the Catalina United Methodist Church, located at 2700 E Speedway Blvd Room H230, Tucson, AZ 85716 (Parking available east of the building) starting at 7:00 PM. The public is welcome to attend.

Program Meeting on March 19 at 7 pm
History of Saguaro Cactus William Bird
William 'Larry' Bird is a Curator Emeritus at the National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution. Larry's illustrated talk will picture the dramatic uptick in saguaro cactus imagery that followed the railroad's penetration of the Sonoran Desert in the early 1880s, resulting in transplanted displays from Southern Pacific depots to world fairs that acquainted Americans with the plants first hand, if only for a moment. Not until the years bracketing the Second World War did the Southwest's travel and tourism industry elevate the saguaro to the status of a regional icon. For many outside the region and unfamiliar with the actual plan, the saguaro became an icon of the American West. Join Larry as he discusses the rise of the saguaro as an icon of the American West and its eventual adoption as a symbol and far-flung meme in our own time.
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