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Minutes - 2007


November 2007

Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Meeting Minutes
November 20, 2007, 7:00 PM
Top Shelf Restaurant, Mesa

  1. Welcome, introductions

  2. Guest Speaker
        AZHC author, hiker and explorer Sidni Cassel introduced a collection of stories of harrowing hikes being written by five Trailblazers who lived to tell. We shared with Cyd our ideas of what these stories ought to look like, hikes that should be included, and feedback on her extraordinary hiking adventure in Boulder Canyon.

  3. Previous Hikes
    Oct. 6 Deer Creek MazatzalsDebbie M.
    Oct. 13Groom Creek LoopPrescottBeth Baumert
    Oct. 19-21Oak Creek Canyon Car Camp SedonaChuck Parsons
    Oct. 27Jacob’s Crosscut Trail SuperstitionsTed Tenny
    Nov. 10Highline TrailPaysonBeth Baumert
    Nov. 17Haunted CanyonGlobeEileen Root

  4. Upcoming Hikes
    Nov. 24 Siphon Draw SuperstitionsJenni Jacobs
    Dec. 1Blackett’s RidgeTucsonEileen Root
    Dec. 8Lost Dog TrailMcDowells Beth Baumert
    Dec. 15Alta TrailSouth MountainEileen Root
    Dec. 22<open>
    Dec. 31Gold Country ArchesGoldfieldsTed Tenny
    Jan. 5<open>
    Jan. 12<open>

  5. Reports
    Treasurer — Michael Humphrey reported that there are 30 paid members. The club has money in the bank. All of the current bills have been paid.

  6. Election of Officers for 2008
    Candidates were nominated from the Executive Committee and from the floor.
    President:Barry Altschuler
    Vice President:Debbie M.
    Treasurer:Michael Humphrey
    Secretary:Ted Tenny
    Paper ballots were cast by the members present. Other paid members can vote by email.

  7. Next Meeting
    Tuesday, January 15, 2008, at the Top Shelf Restaurant.


September 2007

Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Meeting Minutes
September 18, 2007, 7:00 PM
Top Shelf Restaurant, Mesa

  1. Welcome, introductions

  2. Guest Speaker
        Claudia Schmitz, PR Event Coordinator for AZStaR Paws of Life, a non-profit search and rescue organization, shared information about the organization: how they perform search and rescue operations especially as it relates to lost hikers, how hikers can best prepare themselves for hikes, and how the group trains themselves and their dogs. Claudia was accompanied by two of her assistants and two of the organization’s trained dogs.
       For more info:   http://www.azstar.org/

  3. Previous Hikes
    July 21 Kachina Trail FlagstaffDebbie M.
    Aug. 4Rim Vista LoopMogollon RimTed Tenny
    Sept. 1Horse LakeFlagstaffTed Tenny
    Sept. 14-17Toroweap Car CampGrand Canyon Jenni Jacobs

  4. Upcoming Hikes
    Sept. 22 Groom Creek Loop PrescottBeth Baumert
    Sept. 29<open>
    Oct. 6Deer CreekMazatzals Debbie M.
    Oct. 13West Spruce TrailPrescottBeth Baumert
    Oct. 19-21Oak Creek Canyon Car Camp SedonaChuck Parsons
    Oct. 27Horns of a DilemmaGoldfieldsTed Tenny
    Nov. 3Highline TrailPaysonBeth Baumert
    Nov. 10<open>
    Nov. 17<open>

  5. Reports
    Treasurer — Michael Humphrey
    The club has 37 paid members. Our bank balance is low, but all the bills have been paid.

    Webmaster — Ted Tenny
    The site was shut down for three days because OnlineNIC was still listed as its domain name registrar, even though Globat has been the web host since March. Globat is now the domain name registrar. This won’t happen again!
  6. Next Meeting
    Tuesday, November 20, at the Top Shelf Restaurant.  Elections.


Executive Committee, September 13, 2007

Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Meeting Minutes
Executive Committee, September 13, 6:30 PM
Borders Books & Music, Mesa

Members present:
Jenni Jacobs, Debbie M., Michael Humphrey, Ted Tenny, Chuck Parsons.
AZHC Web Site
The site was shut down for three days because OnlineNIC is still listed as its domain name registrar, even though Globat has been the web host since March.
Action Item [Ted]: Send George Penney the requested check for $9.99, and get the registration transferred to Globat as soon as possible.
Hike Leader Training, October 6
Debbie will to lead the Deer Creek Trail hike in the Mazatzals. We will encourage all potential leaders to sign up for it, and tailor the training to those who participate.
AZHC Officers for 2008
Elections will be held at the November meeting. We need to present a slate of nominees who are qualified and willing to serve. Additional nominations from the floor are always accepted. All of our present officers are eligible to run for another term; however, Jenni plans to move within the next year and won’t seek re-election. So we discussed other potential candidates.
Action Item [Debbie]: Contact the potential candidates we identified.
Movie Passes
Ted received free passes for INTO THE WILD. The Trailblazers are invited to an advance screening of the film on Wednesday, September 19, at the Harkins Scottsdale 101 at 7:00 PM.
Action Item [Ted]: Give them to everybody who attends our September 18 meeting.


July, 2007

Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Meeting Minutes
July 14, 2007, 7:00 PM
Scottsdale
Pool Party
Did I tell you about that time ... ?
Pool Party
Mmmm. Where are those hamburgers?
Pool Party
Now, let’s talk strategy.
Pool Party
The Ellarbys are gracious hosts.
  1. Welcome, introductions

  2. Previous Hikes
    May 18-20 Reavis Backpack SuperstitionsMichael Humphrey
    June 2Mining MuseumPhoenixBeth Baumert
    June 15-17Big Lake Car CampWhite MountainsChuck Parsons
    June 23Dry Lake HillsFlagstaffTed Tenny
    June 30Saguaro Lake Cruise Tonto National Forest Beth Baumert
    July 5-8Carlsbad CavernsNew MexicoDebbie M.

  3. Upcoming Hikes
    July 21 Kachina Trail FlagstaffDebbie M.
    Aug. 4Rim Vista LoopMogollon RimTed Tenny
    Sept. 1Horse LakeFlagstaffTed Tenny
    Sept. 14-17Toroweap Car CampGrand Canyon Jenni Jacobs

  4. AZHC Web Page Review
        Webmaster Ted Tenny asked for comments as he went through the Arizona Trailblazers web site. Some members have joined our club after first finding it on the Web. One suggestion was to list the trip reports chronologically as well as by name.

  5. Backup Webmaster
        Presently only one person can update the Arizona Trailblazers web site. The club needs a backup person, just in case.
        Andy Ellarby graciously agreed to serve as backup Webmaster. Ted will provide him with a CDROM of all the web page files and notes on maintaining them.

  6. Next Meeting
        Tuesday, September 18, at the Top Shelf Restaurant in Mesa.



Executive Committee, May 30, 2007

Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Meeting Minutes
Executive Committee, May 30, 6:30 PM
Applebee’s Restaurant, Mesa

Members present:
Jenni Jacobs, Debbie M., Michael Humphrey, Ted Tenny.
Hike Leader Training
The club has some experienced and capable members who could lead hikes. They should be contacted individually. The Sierra Club sends an experienced hike leader to accompany a first time hike leader. We could do likewise. Let’s have an awesome hike in the fall which will include Hike Leader Training. Debbie agreed to lead a Deer Creek Trail hike in the Mazatzals in October for that purpose.
Action Item [Debbie]: Schedule the Deer Creek Trail hike.
Summer Outings
Too many open dates in the calendar! The club once had a monthly newsletter, which could be revived and sent as an email to promote our activities.
Action Item [Jenni]: Send Ted a copy of the newsletter with some suggested topics for a new issue.
A pool party would be good in the summer!
Action Item [Debbie]: Contact club members who might want to host a party.
Guest Speakers
Suggestions included the ranger who led the Tonto National Monument tour, and the leader of the Virtual Hiking web site.
Action Item [all]: Find a guest speaker for an upcoming club meeting.
Term Limits of AZHC Officers
Any change to the wording would require another election. Our consensus was that the recently-passed amendment is sufficient.
Response to NPS Proposal
The proposed gates at abandoned mine entrances seemed O.K.
Action Item [Michael]: Send the National Park Service our response.
Finding a Backup Webmaster
Send a notice in our first monthly newsletter. The club needs someone handy with HTML who could step in.
Action Item [Ted]: Write up an announcement for the newsletter.


May 2007

Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Meeting Minutes
May 15, 2007, 7:00 PM
Top Shelf Restaurant, Mesa

  1. Welcome, introductions

  2. Previous Hikes
    • March 24 — Wasson Peak, Tucson: Michael Humphrey
    • March 30-April 1 — Car Camp, Chiricahuas: Michael Humphrey
    • April 7 — Bell Rock to Morgan Road, Sedona: Ted Tenny
    • April 28 — Picacho Peak, Tucson: Jenni Jacobs
    • May 5 — Wet Beaver Creek, Sedona: Debbie M.

  3. Upcoming Hikes
    • May 18-20 — Reavis Backpack, Superstitions: Michael Humphrey
    • June 2 — Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum, Phoenix: Beth Baumert
    • June 15-17 — Big Lake Car Camp, White Mountains: Chuck Parsons
    • June 23 — Dry Lake Hills, Flagstaff: Ted Tenny
    • July 5-8 — Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico: Debbie M.
    • July 21 — Kachina Trail, Flagstaff: Debbie M.

  4. Forum
    AZHC Hike leaders spoke on various aspects of leadership:
    Jenni Jacobs What leadership means to the Arizona Trailblazers
    Joe Michalides,
    Michael Humphrey
    Equipment every hike leader should use
    Debbie M. What it’s like to be a new hike leader
    Joe Michalides Choosing your route: where to find it
    Chuck Parsons One for all: keeping the group safe and together
    Jenni Jacobs,
    Michael Humphrey
    Planning, before and after your hike
    Ted Tenny To bushwhack or not to bushwhack?
    There are open dates on the calendar. If everyone were to lead just one hike each, our club would make it through the summer!

  5. Reports
    Treasurer — Michael Humphrey
    There isn’t enough money in the club’s account to pay the insurance for a year in advance. If we get that much (about $1100) by September, the insurance would cost less than the current monthly payments.

    Webmaster — Ted Tenny
    The club should have a backup Webmaster, someone who is handy with HTML and can keep the web site up to date. Beth Baumert is the current backup.
  6. Next Meeting
    Tuesday, July 16, at the Top Shelf Restaurant.


March 2007

Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Meeting Minutes
March 20, 2007, 7:00 PM
Top Shelf Restaurant, Mesa

  1. Welcome, introductions

  2. Previous Hikes
    • January 20 — Dripping Spring, Superstitions: Chuck Parsons
    • February 10 — Cross-country Skiing, Flagstaff: Joe Michalides
    • February 17 — Blue & Gold Ridges, Goldfields: Ted Tenny
    • February 24 — White Tank Mountains, WTMP: Chuck Parsons
    • March 3 — Garden Valley Loop, Superstitions: Debbie M.
    • March 10 — Upper Fish Creek Canyon, Superstitions: Ted Tenny
    • March 17 — Bulldog Canyon to River, Goldfields: Joe Michalides

  3. Upcoming Hikes
    • March 24 — Wasson Peak, Tucson: Michael Humphrey
    • March 30-April 1 — Car Camp, Chiricahuas: Michael Humphrey
    • April 7 — Bell Rock to Morgan Road, Sedona: Ted Tenny
    • April 21 — Wet Beaver Creek, Sedona: Chuck Parsons
    • April 27-30 — Toroweap Car Camp, Grand Canyon: Jenni Jacobs
    • May 12 — West Clear Creek, Sedona: Chuck Parsons

  4. The club enjoyed many fantastic images of our past year’s hikes as Michael Humphrey presents a slide show, ”Great Trailblazer Hikes of 2006”. A number of our hikers had contributed their pictures to the show.

  5. Next meeting: Tuesday, May 15, at the Top Shelf Restaurant.


January 2007

Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Meeting Minutes
January 16, 2007, 7:00 PM
Top Shelf Restaurant, Mesa

  1. Welcome, introductions

  2. Previous Hikes
    • November 25 — Golden Ridge 2246, Goldfields: Ted Tenny
    • December 9 — Prospector’s View, Superstitions: Ted Tenny
    • December 16 — Little Saddle Trail, Mazatzals: Debbie M.
    • December 23 — Black Mesa Loop, Superstitions: Ted Tenny
    • December 31 — Tonto National Monument: John Hilty
    • January 6 — Reavis Trail Canyon, Superior: Ted Tenny

  3. Upcoming Hikes
    • January 20 — Dripping Spring, Superstitions: Chuck Parsons
    • February 10 — Cross-country Skiing, Flagstaff: Joe Michalides
    • February 17 — Blue & Gold Ridges, Goldfields: Ted Tenny
    • February 24 — White Tank Mountains, WTMP: Chuck Parsons
    • March 3 — Garden Valley Loop, Superstitions: Debbie M.
    • March 10 — Upper Fish Creek Canyon, Superstitions: Ted Tenny
    • March 17 — Bulldog Canyon to River, Goldfields: Joe Michalides

  4. Former Trailblazer Anatoli Korkin presented his idea about including an AZHC hike as an event in an upcoming conference of his organization. Ted agreed to lead a hike in Bulldog Canyon, tentatively scheduled for Friday, March 16.
    Note: this hike had to be canceled because of hot weather.

  5. Ted Tenny’s book, Goldfield Mountain Hikes, was available for signing by the author.

  6. Next meeting: Tuesday, March 20, at the Top Shelf Restaurant.

Minutes - 2006


September 2006

Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Meeting Minutes
September 19, 2006
Top Shelf Restaurant, Mesa
7:00 PM

Members present:
Jacquelyn Tenny, Ted Tenny, Andrew Petro, Lyndon Tiu, Craig MacDonnell, Chuck Parsons, Debbie M., Doug East, Joe Orman, Kelly Orman, Dee Pressler, David Pressler, Rick Scott, Micheal Humphrey, Jenni Jacobs, Dev Balaraman.

  1. Welcome, introductions

  2. Previous Hikes
    • Mt Humphreys led by Lyndon Tiu
    • Douglas Springs led by Lyndon Tiu
    • Mt Lemmon led by Lyndon Tiu

  3. Upcoming Hikes
    • Sep 30 Horton Creek Trail — Debbie M.
    • Oct 7 Groom Creek Trail — Beth Baumert
    • Oct 13—15 Oak Creek Canyon car camp — Chuck Parsons.
      Please contact Chuck to reserve, space is limited.
    • Oct 21 Geronimo Cave — Ted Tenny
    • Oct 28 “Grand Adventure” (TBD) — Beth Baumert
    • Nov 4 Little Saddle Trail — Debbie M.
    • Nov 11 — open, any one want to lead a hike this day?
      Please contact Ted Tenny to get it added to the schedule.
    • Nov 18 Coffee Flat Mountain — Ted Tenny

  4. Joe Orman gave a wonderful photography presentation featuring astronomy photos as well as various nature photos. Thank you Joe!

  5. Elections are coming soon
    Please consider running for President, Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer.

  6. Goodbye and thank you to Lyndon Tiu, who is moving to Houston later this month.

  7. Congratulations to Ted Tenny whose book Goldfield Mountain Hikes is going to press tomorrow. It should be available to purchase soon.

  8. Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 18, at the Top Shelf Restaurant. Hope to see you there!


July 2006

Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Meeting Minutes
July 18, 2006
Top Shelf Restaurant, Mesa
7:00 PM

Members present:
Jenni Jacobs, Micheal Humphrey, Dan Varner, Chuck Parsons, Lyndon Tiu, Ted Tenny, Joe Michalides, Emie Sorongon.

  1. Welcome, introductions

  2. Previous Hikes
    • Parker Creek led by Chuck Parsons
    • Viet Springs led by Chuck Parsons
    • Saquaro Lake Cruise led by Beth Baumert
    • IMAX movie led by Lyndon Tiu
    • Kitt Peak Observatory led by Lyndon Tiu

  3. Upcoming Hikes
    • We need some hikes this summer!
      Please contact Ted to get your hike on the schedule.

  4. Joe Michalides showed us pictures of his trip to Egypt. Thanks Joe!

  5. Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 19, at the Top Shelf Restaurant. Hope to see you there.

Minutes - 2005


September 2005

Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Meeting Minutes
September 20, 2005
Top Shelf Restaurant, Mesa
7:00 PM

Members present:
Jennifer Jacobs, Micheal Humphrey, Sankar Gopalasubramanian, Dan Varner, Chuck Parsons, Debbie M., Barry Altschuler, Doug East, Sheila Grant, Lyndon Tiu, Melanie Kelly, Joe & Heather Orman, David Pressler, Mike Wargel, Tom Dayss, Jacquelyn Tenny, Ted Tenny, Joe Michalides.

  1. Welcome, introductions

  2. Previous Hikes
    • Rim to Highline Trail led by Ted Tenny
    • Sycamore Rim Trail led by Chuck Parsons
    • Verde Canyon Railroad trip led by Joe Michalides

  3. Upcoming Hikes
    • Mt Baldy car camp led by Chuck Parsons
         Sept 23-25
    • Loy Canyon led by Chuck Parsons
         Oct 1
    • Sedona car camp - Pine Flat campgound led by Chuck Parsons
         Oct 14-16
         $52 per site/ only 3 reserved
    • Death Valley car camp led by Mike Humphrey
         Oct 21-26
         Reserve now by sending your $$ to Mike or else trip may be cancelled!
    • Peak 2881 led by Ted Tenny
         Oct 29
    • Six Shooter Canyon led by Chuck Parsons
         Nov 5
    • Sunrise Arch led by Ted Tenny
         Nov 12

  4. Position of Treasurer is open
    Due to Joyce Parrish moving to Florida, we need a new Treasurer. Michael Humphrey has volunteered to fill the position.
    Thank you Joyce for your years of service to the club, good luck on your move to Florida.
    Congratulations Mike on your new position.

  5. Elections are coming soon
    Please consider running for President, Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer.

  6. Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 15, at the Top Shelf Restaurant. Hope to see you there.

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