logo Arizona Trailblazers
Home
Welcome Visitors
Contact Us
Club History
Library
Calendar of Events
Trip Reports
Hike Descriptions
Policies & Guidelines
Membership
Application

Trip Planning Guide
Leader Info
Hike Ratings
Map Ratings
Outdoor Links
Lessons Learned

Minutes - 2010


November 2010

Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Meeting Minutes
November 16, 2010, 7:00 PM
Lucille’s BBQ: Tempe Marketplace: 2030 E. Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281

  1. Welcome, Introductions

  2. Reports
    Treasurer
    As of November 16, there are 45 paid memberships. Balance in checking is $1,044.99 [Ted Tenny, for Sheila Grant]
    Webmaster
    Text can flow around both a picture and its caption in the latest trip reports. HTML 5 will offer improvements and new features. [Ted Tenny]
  3. Previous Hikes J Record number for September through November.
    Sept. 22 Arizona Trail passage 21 SunflowerBill Zimmermann
    Sept. 24-26Fall Color Weekend White MountainsWendy Rennert
    Oct. 1-3Rim Trail Double-Header Grand CanyonTed Tenny
    Oct. 16Deadman Mesa StrawberryBill Zimmermann
    Oct. 20 Cane Spring Road MazatzalsEileen Root
    Oct. 23AZ Trail Four Peaks MazatzalsMichael Humphrey
    Oct. 30Orohai Figure-8 GoldfieldsTed Tenny
    Nov. 5Arizona Trail passage 21 SunflowerBill Zimmermann
    Nov. 7Millsite Canyon SuperstitionsBill Zimmermann
    Nov. 13South Bulldog Ridge GoldfieldsChip Wells

  4. Upcoming Hikes   
    Nov. 20 North Goldfield Skyline GoldfieldsTed Tenny
    Nov. 27 Cane Spring Road MazatzalsBill Zimmermann
    Dec. 4Reavis Trail Canyon SuperiorTed Tenny
    Dec. 11Hat Top Hill GoldfieldsChip Wells
    Dec. 18 <<open>>   
    Dec. 24Usery Peaks Usery MountainsChip Wells
    Dec. 31Upper Ruins Tonto Nat. Mon.Chuck Parsons
    Jan. 8Mesquite Ridge SuperstitionsTed Tenny
    Jan. 15 <<open>>   

  5. Guest Speaker:
    Fred Gaudet of the Arizona Trail Association spoke about loop hikes off the Arizona Trail. Fred hiked all of the Arizona Trail in 2002, and has hiked all of the Continental Divide Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail, and over 1,200 miles in the Grand Canyon. There were lots of questions. Fred has been a member of ATA for 8 years, a board member for 4 years, and is currently Vice President for Trail Operations.

  6. Election of Officers for 2011
    Candidates were nominated by the Executive Council.
    ____ President: Michael Humphrey
    ____ Vice President: Eileen Root
    ____ Treasurer: Wendy Rennert
    ____ Secretary: Ted Tenny
    There were no additional nominations from the floor.
    Ballots cast at the meeting will be counted when email votes have been received from the paid members who were absent.

  7. Next Meeting
    Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 7:00 PM at Lucille’s Barbecue in the Tempe Marketplace.


September 2010

Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Meeting Minutes
September 21, 2010, 7:00 PM
Lucille’s BBQ: Tempe Marketplace: 2030 E. Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281

  1. Welcome, Introductions

  2. Reports
    Treasurer
    As of September 21, there are 45 paid memberships. Balance in checking (after paying insurance) is $875.99 [Michael Humphrey, for Sheila Grant]
    Webmaster
    Many of the trip reports have new and improved pictures. In a recent survey, a majority of readers preferred the present organization of reports by trip name. [Ted Tenny]
  3. Previous Hikes   
    July 24 Arizona Trail segment 34 FlagstaffChuck Parsons
    Aug. 14Anderson Mesa FlagstaffTed Tenny
    Aug. 21Arizona Trail passage 28 Mogollon RimBill Zimmermann
    Sept. 9Arizona Trail passage 29 Mogollon RimEileen Root
    Sept. 11Pivot Rock Canyon Mogollon RimTed Tenny
    Sept. 16Sandy’s Canyon FlagstaffEileen Root

  4. Upcoming Hikes
    Sept. 22 Arizona Trail passage 21 SunflowerBill Zimmermann
    Sept. 24-26Fall Color Weekend White MountainsWendy Rennert
    Oct. 1-3Rim Trail Double-Header Grand CanyonTed Tenny
    Oct. 9<<open>>   
    Oct. 16<<open>>   
    Oct. 23AZ Trail Four Peaks MazatzalsMichael Humphrey
    Oct. 30<<open>>   
    Nov. 6<<open>>   
    Nov. 13South Bulldog Ridge GoldfieldsChip Wells

  5. Guest Speaker:
    Michael Humphrey presented amazing pictures from Arizona Trailblazers hikes over the past year and a half. Our favorite hikers and scenery were there!

  6. Next Meeting
    Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 7:00 PM at Lucille’s Barbecue in the Tempe Marketplace.  Elections.


Executive Council, September 5, 2010

attendees: Michael Humphrey, Eileen Root, Sheila Grant, Ted Tenny, Jacquelyn Tenny

  1. Officer Nominees for 2011
    The council agreed on nominees for President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary, to be presented at the club meeting in November.

  2. November 16 Meeting
    With both the President and Vice President out of town that week, Ted will serve as chariman of the club meeting.

  3. Finances
    The insurance is paid. Sheila reported that the club has 44 paid members and $776.99 in the bank.

  4. Calendar of Events
    We need hike leaders! Michael is planning a hike for October 23.



July 2010

Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Meeting Minutes
July 20, 2010, 7:00 PM
Lucille’s BBQ: Tempe Marketplace: 2030 E. Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281

  1. Welcome, Introductions

  2. Reports
    Treasurer
    As of July 20, paid memberships include 26 single and 18 family members.
    We have $1,560.29 in checking after payment of the projector. [Michael Humphrey, for Sheila Grant]
    Webmaster
    Ted wrote some advice for hike leaders and developed a trip report template, allowing more efficient composition of trip reports in HTML. [Ted Tenny]
  3. Previous Hikes   
    May 22 Woodchute Mountain JeromeCyd Cassel
    May 29Inner Basin FlagstaffCyd Cassel
    June 5Mt. Elden FlagstaffTed Tenny
    June 18-20Big Lake car camp White MountainsChuck Parsons
    June 26Clover Creek Mogollon RimSandy Dwyer
    July 10Rim to Highline Mogollon RimTed Tenny
    July 17Houston Brothers Trail Mogollon RimSandy Dwyer

  4. Upcoming Hikes
    July 24 Arizona Trail segment 34 FlagstaffChuck Parsons
    July 31<<open>>   
    Aug. 7Anderson Mesa FlagstaffTed Tenny
    Aug. 14<<open>>   
    Aug. 21<<open>>   
    Aug. 28<<open>>   
    Sept. 4Pivot Rock Canyon Mogollon RimTed Tenny
    Sept. 11<<open>>   
    Sept. 18<<open>>   

  5. Guest Speaker: Mitzi Rinehart, Vice President of the Friends of Lost Dutchman State Park as well as being a volunteer at the park for over 9 years, presented a 40 minute video “Postcards from the Parks“ and spoke about the Arizona state parks and how we can save them.

  6. Next Meeting
    Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 7:00 PM at Lucille’s Barbecue in the Tempe Marketplace.


May 2010

Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Meeting Minutes
May 18, 2010, 7:00 PM
Lucille’s BBQ: Tempe Marketplace: 2030 E. Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281

  1. Welcome, Introductions

  2. Reports
    Treasurer
    As of May 18, paid memberships include 22 single and 18 family members. We have $1645.27 in the bank before payment of the projector. [Sheila Grant]
    Webmaster
    A crash of Ted’s computer followed by a change of Internet service providers had little effect on the AZHC web site. Files are backed up. [Ted Tenny]
  3. Previous Hikes   
    Mar. 20 Bluff Spring Loop SuperstitionsMichael Humphrey
    Mar. 27Dacite Mesa Loop SuperstitionsEileen Root
    Apr. 3Peak 3108 Ridgeline GoldfieldsTed Tenny
    Apr. 10Jacob’s Crosscut Trail SuperstitionsTed Tenny
    Apr. 16-18Reavis Ranch Backpack SuperstitionsMichael Humphrey
    May 1Morgan to Courthouse SedonaTed Tenny
    May 6-9Rincon Ranch New MexicoKay Lyons

  4. Upcoming Hikes
    May 22 Woodchute Mountain JeromeCyd Cassel
    May 29Inner Basin FlagstaffCyd Cassel
    June 5Mt. Elden FlagstaffTed Tenny
    June 12<<open>>   
    June 18-20Big Lake car camp White MountainsChuck Parsons
    June 26<<open>>   
    July 3<<open>>   
    July 10Rim to Highline PaysonTed Tenny
    July 17<<open>>   

  5. Guest Speaker: Ranger Brennan Basler, Usery Mountain Regional Park
        Brennan (aka “Ranger B”) is the Interpretive Ranger at the Usery Mountain Regional Park in Mesa. In addition to his work as an interpreter of nature, he is an avid hiker with a serious addiction to anything outdoors! His talk introduced people to the outdoor opportunities at the Usery Mountain Regional Park and provided valuable tips on how to enjoy safe and fun hikes in the desert, especially with summer fast approaching. He answered questions about rattlesnakes, trails, and prepaedness for desert hiking.

  6. Next Meeting
    Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 7:00 PM at Lucille’s Barbecue in the Tempe Marketplace. Mitzi Rinehart, Friends of Lost Dutchman State Park, will be guest speaker.


March 2010

Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Meeting Minutes
March 16, 2010, 7:00 PM
Lucille’s BBQ: Tempe Marketplace: 2030 E. Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281

  1. Welcome, Introductions

  2. Reports
    Treasurer
    As of March 16, paid memberships include 19 single members and 16 families. The account balance is $995 after buying the projector. [Michael Humphrey + email from Sheila Grant]
    Webmaster
    Someone asked to borrow the formatting of our web site. HTML formatting is usually “borrowed” without asking. Permission granted. [Ted Tenny]
  3. Previous Hikes
    Jan. 30 Willow Canyon White TanksChuck Parsons
    Feb. 6Black Mesa Loop SuperstitionsCyd Cassel
    Feb. 13Idaho Pass GoldfieldsTed Tenny
    Feb. 27Barnhardt Canyon RyeWendy Rennert
    Mar. 6Mesquite Flat Tonto Nat. ForestTed Tenny
    Mar. 13Hackberry - Canyon Lake SuperstitionsBill Zimmermann

  4. Upcoming Hikes   
    Mar. 20 Bluff Spring Loop SuperstitionsMichael Humphrey
    Mar. 27Dacite Mesa Loop SuperstitionsEileen Root
    Apr. 3Peak 3108 Ridgeline GoldfieldsTed Tenny
    Apr. 10<<open>>   
    Apr. 16-18Reavis Ranch Backpack SuperstitionsMichael Humphrey
    Apr. 24<<open>>   
    May 1Jacks Canyon SedonaTed Tenny
    May 6-9Rincon Ranch New MexicoKay Lyons
    May 15<<open>>   

  5. Guest Speaker
    Kay Lyons and Ed Wagner gave a PowerPoint presentation on the planned Rincon Ranch trip to New Mexico, May 6-9. Ed, who owns the Rincon Ranch, described the terrain, the facilities, and answered many questions. Kay and Ed will coordinate the weekend activities, which may include the following:
    •  Stake out trails (stakes /flags will be provided) or build cairns.
    Clear trails of obvious barriers.
    Identify slopes where switchbacks or build-up should be built.
    Identify where drainage corrections are needed.
    Map the hikes with GPS.
    Locate and photograph landmarks along trails.
    Search for petroglyphs, petrified trees, pottery shards.
    Identify flora, fauna, geology, archeology, anything of interest.
    Photograph everything and share your images with us!
    More information is on-line at  Rincon Ranch Trail Building.
    Ed’s PowerPoint presentation is available for download.

  6. Next Meeting
    Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 7:00 PM at Lucille’s Barbecue in the Tempe Marketplace southwest of the 101 and 202 junction. Seating and dinner begins at 6:00 PM. Room reservation needs to be made.


Executive Council, February 21, 2010

attendees: Michael Humphrey, Eileen Root, Sheila Grant, Ted Tenny

  1. National Park Service
    There’s an on-line study on correcting health and safety hazards in abandoned mines. We’re in favor of it — abandoned mines are unsafe.

  2. Projector
    With $1400 in the bank, the club can afford to buy a projector and also pay the insurance when it comes due later this year. Michael will look for the best deal. The projector must be compatible with both Macintosh and Windows computers, and a reputable brand with a good reputation for reliability.

  3. Insurance Policy
    The papers were given to club secretary Ted Tenny.

  4. Backup Webmaster
    The club should have a backup. Ted will help find a club member who knows HTML and is willing to serve. Methods are documented on-line:
    http://www.mile204.us/PotsdamDan/how_to.html

  5. Presentations at AZHC Meetings
    March Kay Lyons Rincon Ranch trip to New Mexico
    May Michael Humphrey Great Moments on Hikes of 2009
    July Ted Tenny The Perfect Map for Hiking
    Both Michael and Ted will be on standby, in case we find a guest speaker.



January 2010

Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Meeting Minutes (prepared by Debbie M. in Ted Tenny’s absence)
January 19, 2010, 7:00 PM
Lucille’s BBQ: Tempe Marketplace: 2030 E. Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281

Present: Debbie M., Jenni Jacobs, Barry Altschuler, Carrie Devieux, Gary Meyers, William Zimmerman, Brian Caldwell, Denise Caldwell, Michael Humphrey, David French, Eileen Root, Chuck Parsons, Joe Michalides.

  1. Welcome, Introductions

    J Introduction of new 2010 club officers:
    President:Michael Humphrey
    Vice President: Eileen Root
    Treasurer:Sheila Grant [absent]
    Secretary:Ted Tenny [absent]

  2. Previous Hikes
    Nov. 28 Bland Hill Bumble BeeTed Tenny
    Dec. 5Weaver’s Needle Loop SuperstitionsMichael Humphrey
    Dec. 12Dragonfly Trail Spur CrossDebbie M.
    Dec. 19Black Mesa : 2nd Water SuperstitionsBill Zimmermann
    Dec. 31Peak 3004 GoldfieldsTed Tenny
    Jan. 9Helmet Rock GoldfieldsTed Tenny
    Jan. 16Tom’s Thumb McDowellsWendy Rennert

  3. Upcoming Hikes   
    Jan. 23 <<open>>   
    Jan. 30Ford Canyon White TanksChuck Parsons
    Feb. 6Black Mesa Loop SuperstitionsCyd Cassel
    Feb. 13Idaho Pass GoldfieldsTed Tenny
    Feb. 20<<open>>   
    Feb. 27<<open>>   
    Mar. 6Mesquite Flat Tonto NFTed Tenny
    Mar. 13Hackberry : Canyon Lake SuperstitionsBill Zimmermann

  4. Discussion
    Hike Leader Training:
    Scheduled for the Idaho Pass hike on February 13. Chuck and Ted will be sharing information on leading hikes. Any club member who has led hikes is encouraged to volunteer to assist with this training. Please contact Chuck or Ted if interested.
    Book Cover Survey:
    Chuck presented four sample covers for the book he and several club members are working on. People were asked to vote which illustrated cover and title they liked best. Votes were confidential.
    Events for 2010:
    Michael asked for ideas for events/hikes and possible speakers for the upcoming year. Debbie will ask Kay Lyons to prepare a presentation for the March meeting of a possible trip to NM to do some trailblazing. Ranger B. of Usery Mountain Park is a potential speaker. A presentation on proper food during hikes or backpacking was suggested. Please email Michael any other ideas.
    Lucille’s BBQ:
    General opinion about the new meeting location was positive. People said the food and facility were both good. The restaurant is a bit hard to find: better directions needed after getting into Tempe Marketplace shopping center. Lunch menu prices/no cost beverages were appreciated but there was some confusion on some guests’ bills. Michael needs to make reservations for upcoming meetings.

  5. Reports
    Treasurer
    Bank balance: $1116.27;   Projector fund: $80.00
    Webmaster
    The picture on the main page is periodically replaced with a picture from a recent trip report.

  6. Raffle
    Thanks to Chuck Parsons for donating two Phoenix Zoo tickets for a raffle prize. Jenni J. was the winner. Proceeds will go to the projector fund.

  7. Next Meeting
    Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 7:00 PM at Lucille’s Barbecue in the Tempe Marketplace southwest of the 101 and 202 junction. Seating and dinner begins at 6:00 PM. Room reservation needs to be made.

Club History Minutes Archive Constitution & Bylaws AZHC Home Page

updated November 18, 2010