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Minutes - 2004


January 2004

The January meeting of the Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club was held on Tuesday, January 20th at the Top Shelf restaurant in Mesa. In attendance were: Sankar Gopalasubramanian, Michael Humprey, Ted and Jacque Tenny, George Mansor, Joyce Parrish, Dan Varner, Jenni Jacobs, Doug East, Barry Altschuler, Candi Cook, Perry Moler, Rudy Arrendondo, Dennis and Joyce Murphy, Joe Michalides, Doug Hawkins, Scott King, Chuck Parsons, and Kathy Robertson.

The meeting began at 6:45 PM.


Old Business:

Previous hikes:
Blue Point River Walk
Vulture Gold Mine
New Year's Eve Hike - Pinnacle Peak
IQ Arch
Hat Top Hill

New Business:

There are two Officer openings in the club for a Treasurer and Secretary. These provide great opportunities to become more involved within the club and do not require a lot of responsibility. If you are interested, please contact Chuck Parsons.

Dues

A reminder that dues are due for the year 2004. Individual memberships are $20.00 and family memberships are $30.00.

Upcoming hikes
Squaw Peak
Lost Dutchman
Picketpost Mountain
Tortilla Ridge
Aylors Caballo
Grand Canyon Backpack Trip
Kartchner Caverns

The meeting was adjourned at 7:30 PM.

The guest speaker was our own Vice President, Ted Tenny. He held a panel discussion including former hike leaders who gave their feedback to numerous questions concerning such topics as leadership skills, safety, and gear. All in all, leadership success comes from having a great attitude and an incredible enthusiasm for doing what you love. Of course, providing beer helps too!

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 at the Top Shelf Restaurant. Hope to see you there.


March 2004

The meeting was held on Tuesday, March 15th at the Top Shelf restaurant in Mesa. In attendance were: Scott Hogan, Doug Hawkins, Jenni Hawkins, Ted Tenny, Jacquelyn Tenny, Wayne Shimata, Doug East, Barry Altschuler, Jenni Jacobs, Sankar Gopalasubramanian, Joe Michalides, John Hilty, George Mansor, Mike Wargel, Joyce Parrish, Michael Humphrey, Kathy Robertson, Dan Varner, and Chuck Parsons.


Old Business:

Previous hikes:
Squaw Peak
Lost Dutchman
Picketpost Mountain
Tortilla Ridge
Aylors Caballo
Grand Canyon Backpack Trip
Kartchner Caverns

New Business:

Upcoming hikes
Grand Canyon Backpack Trip, March 27-28
Kartchner Caverns, March 26-28
Chiracahua Car Camp, April 2-3
Arches/Canyonlands Backpacking Trip, April 16-20
Devils Bridge/Vultee Arch, May 1

Chuck gave a slide presentation of pictures from hikes last year.
Thanks Chuck!


May 2004

The meeting was held on Tuesday, May 18th at the Top Shelf restaurant in Mesa. In attendance were: Frank Bailey, Doug East, Barry Altschuler, Jenni Jacobs, Sankar Gopalasubramanian, Doug Hawkins, Dan Varner, Jacquelyn Tenny, Ted Tenny, Kathy Robertson, Tim McAlpin, Chuck Parsons, Wayne Shimata, Emie Sorongon, Daniel Gonzales, Brian Finney.


Old Business:

Previous hikes:
Grand Canyon Backpack Trip
Kartchner Caverns
Chiracahua Car Camp
Arches/Canyonlands Backpacking Trip,
Devil's Bridge/Vultee Arch

New Business:

Dan Varner went to a meeting about Agua Fria National Monument and brought information about what we can do to help develop and maintain trails in the area. You can email for more information.

Ted Garner, a member of Friends of Queen Creek, came to talk us about a proposed mine in Tonto National Forest near Superior, AZ. For more information, please check out their website:
http://www.FriendsofQueenCreek.com/

Thanks to Dan and Ted for sharing their knowledge with us and making us aware of opportunities and issues within our community.

Upcoming hikes
Mt Humphreys - May 22
Wilson Mt- June 5
Kachina Trail - July 10
Mt Graham Car Camp - June 11-13
Abineau/Bear Jaw - June 26

Our speaker was hike leader and Goldfield Mountain explorer Ted Tenny. Arizona's Goldfield Mountains are only 40 miles from Phoenix yet largely undiscovered. Hikers who visit the Goldfields experience a land of intricate and spectacular volcanic formations, ridges, canyons, arches, a charming and vivacious upper Sonoran ecosystem, and scenery that will curl your camera. Ted took us to the high country of the Goldfields in pictures, natural history and legends of these colorful mountains. Thanks Ted!


July 2004

The July meeting of the Motorola Hiking Club was held on Tuesday, July 20th at the Top Shelf restaurant in Mesa. In attendance were: Doug Hawkins, Carrie Devieux, Steve Lebkuecher, Michael Humphrey, Doug East, Barry Altschuler, Sankar Golpalasubramanian, Lisa Ferdinand, Emie Sorongon, Joe Orman, Chuck Parsons, Ted Tenny, Jacquelyn Tenny, Beth Baumert, Paul Czekanski, Craig MacDonnell.


Old Business:

Previous hikes:
Mt Humphreys
Huckaby Trail
Kachina Trail
Mt Graham Car Camp
Abineau/Bear Jaw

New Business:

Lisa Ferdinand gave a slide presentation on the April camping trip to Arches & Canyonlands National Parks. Thanks Lisa!

No hikes are scheduled for most of July and 2 weeks in August - would anyone like to lead one?

Dues were collected by Doug Hawkins our new treasurer. A reminder that dues are due for the year 2004. Individual memberships are $20.00 and family memberships are $30.00.


Upcoming hikes
Hogs n' Heat - August 7
Rim Vista Loop - August 21
Brown's Peak - September 18
Wet Beaver Creek - September 25

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 21, at the Top Shelf Restaurant. Hope to see you there.
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