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Elsie Earnshaw
Elsie Bell Earnshaw (left) with unidentified friend on Old Baldy, May 16, 1920. -Photo by Edgar Cook
Fred Eaton
Fred Eaton on Mt. San Jacinto, Oct. 19, 1930. - Photo by H.R. "Bob" Sturdevant

Earnshaw, Elsie Bell - Active 1922-40 (17.3 Years)
Local Hikes, social events

Eaton, Fred (1907-92) - Active 1931-1982 (41.7+ Years Leading; 50.9 Years Overall Service)
Angeles Chapter Special Service Award (1981)
Local Hikes, Ski Mountaineers, Pasadena Group, NSS; RCS

Eble, James
20's & 30's Sierra Singles Section
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1999)
James Eble has served and continues to serve as Outings Chair over the years for the 20's & 30's Sierra Singles Section. In addition, he has held other management committee positions while serving as leader for car camps, hikes, newcomers' hikes and social events. He promotes leadership by helping and encouraging other members to become leaders. -2000 Chapter Awards Banquet Writeup

Doris Edghill
Doris Edghill

Edghill, Doris - Active 1927-45 (18.2 Years)
Local Hikes; social events; Moonlight Hikes
Edghill Group
Great Leader Doris Edghill was present with this Sierra Club party warming by the fire in Buckhorn Flats, May 31, 1929. L to R: Mr. Johnson, Lynette Legge, John Banks, Grace Seems, Doris Edghill (peeking out from behind unidentified man behind smoke), Mike Pearson, Howard Sloan, unidentified man. -Photo by H.R. "Bob" Sturdevant

David Eisenberg
David F Eisenberg at Harwood Lodge 75th Anniversary Party, Oct. 15, 2005. -Photo by Bob Cates

Eisenberg, David F
HPS; Activities Schedule Editor
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1991); HPS John Backus Leadership Award (1992); Angeles Chapter Special Service Award (1999)
David F. Eisenberg, who received an Outings Service Award in 1991, was selected three years ago to be editor of the Schedule of Activities -- the third person in 30 years to serve in that role. In addition, he has served as Chair of the Hundred Peaks Section, Newsletter Editor and in other Management Committee positions. Not only has he led outings to every peak on the Hundred Peaks Section List twice over, but also he leads newcomer hikes. -2000 Chapter Awards Banquet Writeup

Elliott, Daphne
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1994)

Epstein, Beth
Basic Mountaineering Training Committee (San Gabriel Valley); Wilderness Training Committee
Extraordinary Achievement Award (1988, 1994); Angeles Chapter Conservation Service Award (1990); Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (2000)
A group leader with the San Gabriel Valley Basic Mountaineering Training Committee and Outings Chair for the Wilderness Training Committee, Beth Epstein has taught classes for both BMTC and the WTC. The M-rated leader has worked to gain permission for the WTC to sponsor "restricted" mountaineering outings. -2001 Chapter Awards Banquet Writeup

Arkel Erb
Arkel Erb during a backpack to climb peaks in the Santa Barbara backcountry, March 29, 1975. -Photo by Jerry Keating

Erb, Arkel (d. 1976) - Active 1961- (11.0+ Years)
SPS, DPS
A former chair of the SPS, Arky was among the strongest climbers in the Angeles Chapter. He wasn't a founding member of SPS, but he came into the section early enough to lead with and be respected by founding members. His strength was exhibited on an August 8-9, 1964, trip led by Frank Sanborn and John W. Robinson. A participant experienced acute appendicitis at camp seven miles from the roadhead on Sunday morning, and Arky and another climber (Ron Jones) volunteered to go down the trail for help. After calling the sheriff and arranging for a helicopter evacuation, the two volunteers hiked the seven miles back to camp and then climbed the peak, Julius Caesar, before returning to the car late that afternoon. Arky's leadership role was cut short when he died in an October 1976 climbing accident on Dunagiri in the Garwhal Himalaya of India. -Jerry Keating

Erspamer, Edna
HPS
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1985)

Chet Erret
Chet Erret

Errett, Chester ("Chet") (1905-1994) - Active 1938-48 (10.0 Years)
RCS, Ski Mountaineers
Chet Errett chaired the RCS in 1941 and 1942, and the Ski Mountaineers in 1947. An avid all-round mountaineer, he led the East Face of Telescope Peak (11,305' gain) in 1939 and organized many Sierra alpine climbs.

Erret Group
Chet Errett is just one of several Great Leaders* who participated in a Rock Climbing Section outing to the High Sierra on Labor Day Weekend, 1938. Here a group poses on the summit of Mount Whitney. Front row, L to R: John Mendenhall*, Chet Errett *(plaid shirt), Howard Koster*, Agnes Fair, Ray Ingwersen*, unidentified man. Back row, L to R: Walter Hennies, 2 unidentified men, Ruth Dyar* (later Mrs. John Mendenhall), Wayland Gilbert. -Photo by DeDe Cartwright, Glen Dawson Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives.

Estes, Mary - Active 1950-67 (17.8 Years)
Songsters; Ice Skating

Estes, Paul - Active 1940-54 (13.8 Years)
RCS

Estes Group
Paul Estes posed with this group triumphant after the first ascent of Monument Peak near the Colorado River on New Year's Eve, 1939. L to R: John D. Mendenhall, Ruth Dyar Mendenhall, Art Johnson, Paul Estes, Great Leaders all. -Photo from Desert Magazine.

Cliff Ewing
Cliff Ewing on Granite Mountain, May 1957. -Photo by Dick Worsfold

Ewing, Cliff - Active 1957- (13.6+ Years)
Local Hikes, Moonlight Hikes, Sierra Singles

Ezekiel, Ab - Active 1970-
Sierra Singles, SFV, Mule Pack, Moonlight Hikes
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1980)

Feinblatt, Joe
Inner City Outings; Recreational Outdoor Accessibility for the Disabled (ROAD); Camera Committee; Santa Monica Mountains Task Force
Angeles Chapter Special Service Award (1986); Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1990)
Joe Feinblatt was a founding leader for ICO and ROAD. He convened ROAD when he was on the ExCom and has co-led over 100 outings for ROAD and ICO. He worked with the Santa Monica Mountains Task Force, providing photographs toward Santa Monica Mountains preservation and leading outings for the Task Force in the 1970s. He is chair of ROAD and has served as chair of ICO. For many years he was chair of the Camera Committee and led many outings in the 1970s. -Jutta Romero, ICO Chair

Feinblatt, Pepi
Inner City Outings; Recreational Outdoor Accessibility for the Disabled (ROAD); Camera Committee
Angeles Chapter Special Service Award (1984); Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1990)
From the 1985 Chapter Awards Banquet Writeup: "A Sierra Club member for more than 10 years, Pepi first became an office volunteer in 1980, and has now logged more than 4 years in that service. She has been active in chapter outings and on the Camera Committee. Pepi was present at the formation of the Inner City Outings Committee almost 3 years ago, and is now nearing completion of her first year as chairperson of that committee. She has been working vigorously to expand availability of Sierra Club activities to disadvantaged people of all kinds. Pepi assisted the Awards Committee by applying her calligraphy skills on this year's awards certificates, her own included."
Pepi Feinblatt was a founding leader for ICO and ROAD. She co-led over one hundred ROAD and ICO outings. She was the second ICO chair and has also served as Secretary. -Jutta Romero, ICO Chair

Feitshans, Charlotte
HPS; K-9 Hiking Committee
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1998)
Charlotte Feitshans leads hikes for the K-9 Hiking Committee and the Hundred Peaks Section, in addition to serving on their management committees. -1999 Chapter Awards Banquet Writeup

Fernandez, Mary Jo
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1996)

Fickle, Luella Martin
HPS
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1987)

Sam Fink
Sam Fink on top of Mt. Hawkins in the 1950s. -Photo by Niles WernerSam Fink
Sam Fink heading for Mt. Williamson (Sierra Nevada) in the 1930s. -Photo from Sam Fink Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives
Paul Flinchbaugh
Great Leader Paul Flinchbaugh with wife Isabelle at Ski Mountaineers/Rock Climbers party at Harwood Lodge, c. 1939. -Photo from Glen Dawson Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives

Fink, R.S. ("Sam") (d. 1998) - Active 1935- (22.7+ Years)
Local Hikes, HPS
HPS R.S. Fink Service Award (1968); Angeles Chapter Chester Versteeg Outings Award (1978); Sierra Club Francis P. Farquhar Mountaineering Award (1983)
The perennial "Grand Old Man of the Mountains" of the Hundred Peaks Section, Sam Fink quietly led several generations of peak-baggers in stalking "the list." Sam climbed extensively throughout the West, and received the Sierra Club's prestigious Francis P. Farquhar Mountaineering Award in 1983. He single-handedly constructed a trail along the crest of the Desert Divide in the southern San Jacinto Mountains that became known as the 'Sam Fink Trail.'

Flinchbaugh, Paul - Active 1943-54 (10.6 Years)
Ski Mountaineers, RCS, Ice Skating

Fox, Charles J. - Active 1913-23 (10.7 Years)
Local Hikes, camping
Charles Fox was a charter member of the Southern California Section of the Sierra Club (precursor of the Angeles Chapter) and chaired the new southern division of the club for eight of its first 14 years of existence (1916-18, 1921-25). In 1913 he led the outing which laid the cornerstone of Muir Lodge in Big Santa Anita Canyon.

Charles Fox
Charles Fox (far left) at lunch break during the construction of Muir Lodge in 1913. Presiding at the head of the table is Phil Bernays, and sitting next to Fox is Chester Versteeg, both Great Leaders of the Angeles Chapter.

Bob Frampton
Great Leader Bob Frampton with Mrs. Frampton and son at Harwood Lodge, c. 1939. -Photo from Glen Dawson Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives

Frampton, Bob (d. 1998)
Ski Mountaineers; Mt. Baldy Group
Angeles Chapter Special Service Award (1980)
Bob Frampton was a charter member and Vice-Chair of the SMS, long time participant in Baldy Hut work parties, active with the Mt. Baldy Group, and a noted Claremont photographer. Many of his photos have been used in several historical books on the local mountains.

Frankel, Barbara
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1988)

Frankel, Jack
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1988)

Freeman, Dick - Active 1935-54 (18.7 Years)
Camping, particularly desert areas, including Joshua Tree National Park and Grand Canyon

Freimanis, Harry
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1993)

Hensel Fremstad
Hensel Fremstad

Fremstad, Hensel - Active 1938-50 (11.9 Years)
RCS, Ski Mountaineers, Ice Skating
Hensel was RCS Chair in 1944 and Vice-Chair in 1943 and 1945. He also served on the Ski Mountaineers management committee.

Fremstad Group
Great Leader Hensel Fremstad attended the 1946 Chapter Banquet at L.A. Breakfast Club (Friendship Auditorium). Ski Mountaineers-Rock Climbing Section table. Left side, front to rear: Unidentified woman, Jim Smith*, Arlene Baker, Bob Baker, Evelyn Errett, Chet Errett*, two unidentified, and Chuck Wilts*. Right side, front to rear: Glen Dawson*, Mary Helen Dawson, Larry Thackwell, Barbara Thackwell, Hensel Fremstad*, Marie Fremstad, Howard Koster*, Ruth Koster. (Great Leaders denoted by asterisk.) -Photo by Walt Clark, Angeles Chapter Archives.

Louise French
Louise French (far right) with other Great Leader Bernie Petitjean and his wife Lu at Leadership Training Course graduation party held at Harwood Lodge, December 1, 1973. -Photo by Bob Cates

French, Louise ("Letty")
Sierra Club Oliver Kehrlein Award (1987); Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1998)
Louise M. "Letty" French was with the San Gorgonio Chapter until she and her husband, Cal, recently moved to Paso Robles. French is honored for founding and continuously chairing the Wilderness First Aid Course for the Angeles Chapter Leadership Training Course. -1999 Chapter Awards Banquet Writeup
The Sierra Club's Oliver Kehrlein Award, which "honors an individual who has done outstanding work in the Sierra Club's or a chapter's outings program," was presented to Letty and Cal in 1987.

Fried, Andy
RCS; Ski Mountaineers
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1982)
From the 1983 Chapter Awards Banquet Writeup: "Andy's support of the Rock Climbing Section dates back to his Club membership in 1971. He has led over 45 scheduled trips for the section and many others where he has willingly served as the substitute leader. He has been RCS chair; and on the training and safety committees. He is on the management committee and is a leader for the Ski Mountaineers Section."
Andy was RCS Vice-Chair in 1977, Chair in 1978, and Safety Committee Chair in 1979. He also served on the Ski Mountaineers management committee.

Frouds
Jack and Jane Froud at Chapter Banquet, 1946. -Photo by Walt Clark, Angeles Chapter Archives Francis Fultz
Francis Fultz circa 1920 -Edgar Cook Photo, Angeles Chapter Archives

Froud, Jack - Active 1941-69 (27.5 Years)
Local Hikes, Ice Skating, Bicycling, Moonlight Hikes, HPS, Songsters, NSS; 62 events, mostly evenings

Froud, Jane - Active 1948-67 (19.6 Years)
Ice Skating, Songsters, Moonlight Hikes

Fultz, Francis M. - Active 1911-29 (10.1 Years)
Local Hikes, desert camping, Nature Study Group; authored nature books
Francis M. Fultz was figuratively the 'Grandfather' of a long line of naturalists who have benefitted the chapter over the decades. The author of two books dealing with the plants of Southern California, The Elfin Forest and Lily, Iris and Orchid of Southern California, he had 100 copies of the latter specially bound and issued for members of the Sierra Club. Today's Natural Science Section carries on in the tradition of this pioneer naturalist.

Marge Gall
Marg Gall and fellow Great Leader Dick Worsfold on summit of Antimony Peak, Oct. 19, 1958. -Photo by Walt Wheelock, Angeles Chapter Archives
Howard Gates
Howard Gates in his trail maintenance garb at start of the Sam Merrill Trail, October 1981. -Photo by Bob Cates

Gall, Marge (d. 2001) - Active 1960 to at least 1972 (12.8+ Years)
WLA, Verdugo Hills

Gamette, Jo Ann
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1991)

Gates, Ada - Active 1947-61 (13.8 Years)
Local Hikes, Moonlight Hikes, Camping, Annual Campfire

Gates, Howard (1912-92) - Active 1938-1992 (34.0+ Years Leading; 54.1 Years Overall Service)
RCS, Ski Mountaineers, Ice Skating, Camping, Cabrillo, NSS, Pasadena, Local Hikes, Moonlight Hikes, ESGV
A punster extraordinaire, Howard Gates was delightful company on a huge variety of outings. During the '70s and '80s he could often be found maintaining the Sam Merrill trail up to Echo Mountain.

Gelos, Beatrice Carpenter - Active 1954-68 (14.0 Years)
Songsters

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Beatrice Carpenter Gelos helped manage the Sierra Songsters Group for many years. The Songsters met often from the late 1940s on through the '60s, usually at one or another of the members' residences. They had a cadre of loyal leaders who organized the theme for the evening's sing-along. As the man holding the flute in the background demonstrates, they could provide their own music, too. -Photo taken by Bill Krupp, Dec. 22, 1949, Angeles Chapter Archives.

Gentry, Donald - Active 1975-present (25 Years)
Sierra Singles
Don has been very active with the Sierra Singles Section, leading beach hikes, horseback riding events, and acting as an overseer at Harwood Lodge. From 1977 through 1986, he led hikes for the Griffith Park Committee on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Georgeon, Bob
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1979)
From the 1979 Chapter Awards Banquet Writeup: "One of our French compatriots, Robert, has been a popular member of the Sierra Singles Section since he joined the Club in 1970. He has led a variety of events, from local hikes to bus trips and week-long backpacks. He served on the management committee during 1978 and 1979 as Activities Chairman, where he demonstrated a unique capacity for organizing the myriad details and paperwork involved in the 450 or so events sponsored by the Singles each year."

Chuck Gerckens
Chuck and Lillian Gerckens at Keller Ski Hut, Jan. 20, 1952. -Charles and Lillian Gerckens Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives

Gerckens, Charles ("Chuck") (1920-2003) - Active 1945-1994 (27.5+ Years Leading; 49.1 Years Overall Service)
Ice Skating, Ski Mountaineers, SPS, Conservation, Keller Hut
Angeles Chapter Special Service Award (1974); Angeles Chapter Phil Bernays Service Award (1982)
From the 1983 Chapter Awards Banquet writeup: "Charles can claim a varied career of service since joining the Club in 1942. Back in the 40s he served on the Membership and Harwood Lodge Committees. In the 50s he was on the Education Committee and was elected to the Chapter's Executive Committee for four years including a stint as Vice-Chairman. He gave unstinting support to the Ski Mountaineers Section from 1948 to 1972. During this 24-year span he served as chairman, ski tour leader and test judge. He has remained active as chairman of the Ice Skating Section since 1965 and has been on its management committee for over three decades. But it is his nearly 40-year record of support for the Keller Hut Committee that really deserves mention. He served as chairman from 1968 to 1981 through some very lean years when often his only assistant was his wife and compatriot, Lillian."

Gerckens, Lillian - Active 1954- (18.6+ Years)
Ice Skating; Keller Hut

Gilmore, Larry H. - Active 1929-52 (19.9 Years)
Moonlight Hikes, Local Hikes, Nature Study Group, Camping

Rich Gnagy
Rich Gnagy at Finger Lake in the Sierra Nevada, August 1970. -Photo by Jerry Keating, Angeles Chapter Archives
Mark Goebel
Mark Goebel at Sierra Peaks Section's 50th Anniversary Banquet, Oct. 16, 2005. -Photo by Bob Cates

Gnagy, Rich - Active 1958- (10.9+ Years)
SPS, RCS, Ski Mountaineers
A former chair of the Ski Mountaineers, Rich's leadership role in that group, and in the SPS and the RCS was curtailed when he moved from Angeles Chapter to the Sacramento area. That distance, however, didn't deter him from continuing to participate in SPS climbs and to complete the SPS and DPS lists. In May 2000, Rich became the 1,000th person to earn an HPS emblem, showing that he remains committed to long drives. -Jerry Keating

Goebel, Joy
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1989)

Goebel, Mark - Active Mid-1970s-Present
Ski Mountaineers Section, SPS
Angeles Chapter Chester Versteeg Outings Award (1984)
Mark Goebel leads SMS tours. He has served on the SMS Central Committee for many years, including Chair for two seasons. Mark received the Angeles Chapter's Outings Leadership Award (now the Chester Versteeg Award) in 1985. He carries on in the tradition of his father, Ottmar Goebel.
From the 1985 Chapter Awards Banquet writeup: "Since joining the club, Mark has been almost continuously involved in Angeles Chapter outings programs. He was active on the Mountaineering Training Committee staff when it was first getting started in the early 1960's. He came into the Sierra Peaks Section in 1967, and has been a member, a leader, an emblem holder and a member of the mountaineer's list since that time. Mark became active in the Ski Mountaineers Section in the early seventies, and has since maintained a high level of involvement. His activities include leading trips, running training sessions, presenting slide programs and serving in several positions on the management committee. He has done some notable climbs outside of California, among them Mt. McKinley and Mt. Noshaq in Afghanistan. He is currently serving on the Sierra Club's Mountaineering Committee, and is a member of the American Alpine Club."

Ottmar Goebel
Ottmar Goebel sketching during a mid-week hike in 1977. Photographer unknown. -from Wednesday Hikers photo album contributed to the Angeles Chapter Archives by Henriette Worsfold
Goldbergs
Alice and Jack Goldberg in May 1990. -Alice and Jack Goldberg Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives

Goebel, Ottmar (1902-1981) - Active 1937-77 (40.5+ Years)
Local Hikes, Ice Skating, Pasadena
Long-time member and artist whose drawings graced the covers of the activities schedules from 1939 to 1955, and which were revived again during the chapter's Diamond Jubilee year (1986). Ottmar was particularly active in leading mid-week hikes in his retirement years.

Goldberg, Alice - Active 1972-
Rancho Cerritos Group; Cabrillo Section; Local Hikes Committee; Hundred Peaks Section
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1984)
Alice chaired the Local Hikes Committee for a number of years. She was a leader in the Hundred Peaks Section and climbed all the peaks on the HPS List (List Completion #74). She also frequently served as an assistant or co-leader on the Harry Goldstein Cabrillo Section bus trips, sometimes acting as leader of an associated backpack.
From the 1985 Chapter Awards Banquet writeup: “Often working as a co-leader with her husband, Jack, Alice has led hikes, cook-outs, peak climbs, boat trips, bus trips, and backpacks. Alice has always brought her own individuality to the task at hand. In addition to the more than 30 outing events she has led, she has also carried a heavy load of other chapter activities.”

Goldberg, Jack (1924-2004) - Active 1973-
Rancho Cerritos; Cabrillo; Local Hikes Committee; Hundred Peaks Section
Angeles Chapter Special Service Award (1980); Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1984); Angeles Chapter Irene Charnock Office Service Award (1989); Angeles Chapter Lifelong Service Award (2000)
Jack was a leader for the Local Hikes Committee for many years. He was a leader in the Hundred Peaks Section and climbed all the peaks on the HPS List (List Completion #71).
From 1985 Chapter Awards Banquet writeup: “Jack and his wife, Alice, have worked as a team on a large number of chapter outings. Most of the recent trips have been bus outings for the Cabrillo Section. In addition to the outings, Jack has been active for several years as a chapter office volunteer. He has worked on the annual chapter elections committee, charged with receiving and counting the ballots. He is presently Outing Chair of the Cabrillo Section.”

Clara Goldstein
Clara Goldstein participating in a mid-week hikes trail clean-up in 1978. Photographer unknown. -Photo from Wednesday Hikers photo album contributed to Angeles Chapter Archives by Henriette Worsfold
Harry Goldstein
Harry Goldstein, October 1980. -Alice & Jack Goldberg Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives

Goldstein, Clara (d.) - Active 1969-
Cabrillo
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1982)
An advocate of the Cabrillo Section since she joined the Club in 1968, Clara has been a leader, assistant or reservationist on more than 60 trips. She is one of the lecturers for the annual "How to Run a Bus Trip" workshop. She has served on the section's management committee and has been editor of the newsletter. She leads car camps, bus trips, Channel Island boat trips, and tide pool explorations. -1983 Chapter Awards Banquet

Goldstein, Harry (1914-1999) - Active 1972-
Cabrillo
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1977); Angeles Chapter Chester Versteeg Outings Award (1986); Angeles Chapter Lifelong Service Award (1997)
Harry is a man who likes to travel-and take a bus load of folks with him when he does. He has led bus trips and car camps for the Cabrillo Section for 27 years, created a "how to" bus trip manual and from 1978 to 1986 conducted workshops on running bus trips. Harry has led more than 125 bus trips to destinations all across the United States and Canada. Harry received an Outings Award in 1977 and the Chester Versteeg Outings Award in 1986. -1998 Chapter Awards Banquet Writeup

In November 1999 the "Harry Goldstein Memorial Fund" was established by the Cabrillo Section with an initial donation of $6,500 to the Angeles Chapter to purchase office furniture and equipment. Additional donations have brought the balance at the end of year 2000 to just under $14,000. This is a fitting tribute to Harry. -Val Menendez

Capilano Canyon
The Capilano Canyon hanging bridge was just one of many hundreds of destinations that bus tripper extraordinaire Harry Goldstein took his followers to over the years. Harry is shown in the far right lower corner in this image, made in British Columbia, July 1987. -Photo from Alice & Jack Goldberg Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives.

Frank Goodykoontz
Frank Goodykoontz and Alice Hawkins congratulate each other - Frank's first HPS List Completion and Alice's 200th Peak. -Photo from Robert "Bobcat" Thompson Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives

Goodykoontz, Frank (d. 2005) - Active 1972-present
HPS, Mt. Baldy Group
HPS John Backus Leadership Award (1986); Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1988); HPS Special Award as Preeminent All-time Leader; Angeles Chapter Chester Versteeg Outings Award (1994)
Frank was introduced to the Sierra Club in 1967, and he has been a dedicated outings leader ever since. He was a field instructor for BMTC, and was a charter member of the Mt. Baldy Group. But Frank's consuming interest became the Hundred Peaks Section. He completed 'the list" the first time in 1977. He has now 'done the list' nine times (at the last count), making over 3,000 ascents of Southern California peaks in the process. He has also led outings up all the peaks on the list at least five times. Goodykoontz is almost certainly the most prolific leader in the history of the chapter.

Gordon, Nancy
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1988)

Gorgura, George T. - Active 1935-67 (31.4 Years)
Local Hikes, Ice Skating, Nature Study Group, HPS

Jim Gorin
Jim Gorin led many types of activities for the Club. He poses here in what is now Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Southern Utah during a camping trip he led 1958. -Photo from John Nienhuis Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives

Gorin, Jim (d. 2004) - Active 1943-66 (22.5 Years)
RCS, Camping, Local Hikes
During his long Sierra Club career, Jim Gorin chaired the Angeles Chapter three times (1948, 1957, 1962). He was also the most capable one-legged rock climber ever to venture with the Rock Climbing Section, which he headed in 1945. Jim used to say that he had an advantage in climbing because he was minus the weight of his missing leg. He is the brother of Roy Gorin.

Gorin, Roy (d. 2004) - Active 1940-58 (17.4 Years)
RCS, Ski Mountaineers, Ice Skating, extended camping trips
Roy served as RCS Chair in 1952 and as Safety Committee Chair several times. He was the brother of Jim Gorin.

Roy Gorin Group
Great Leader Roy Gorin with wife DeDe joined fellow Rock Climbers for dinner after a practice session at Stoney Point, c. 1940. L to R: Barbara Thackwell, Olga Schomberg, Glen Dawson, Mary Helen Johnston, Dean Ashcraft, Louise Ashcraft, DeDe Gorin, Roy Gorin, 2 unidentified persons, Muir Dawson. -Photo from Glen Dawson Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives.

Grabiel, Fred (d.) - Active 1969-
WLA
Angeles Chapter Special Service Award (1975)

Dorothy Granger
Dorothy & Bob Granger

Granger, Dorothy Sandstrom - Active 1956-67 (11.0 Years)
Annual Campfire

Granger Group
Dorothy Sandstrom Granger attended the 1946 Chapter Banquet with her husband Bob (who was very active with Harwood Lodge and other committees). Left side of table, front to rear: Unidentified man and two women, Herb MacEwen, unidentified woman, George Diack, unidentified woman, Bob Koeneke. Right side of table, front to rear: Virginia Aldrich, Jack Froud, Jane Froud, Bob Granger, Dorothy Sandstrom Granger. -Photo by Walt Clark, Angeles Chapter Archives.

Marie Graser
Marie Smith Graser

Graser, Marie Smith - Active 1951-69 (17.2 Years)
Songsters (40 Songfests)

Marie Graser
Great leader Marie Smith Graser journeyed to Death Valley with friends and fellow Great Leaders(*), c. 1948. Standing, L to R: Elsie Kent, Rosie Kent Balsam (top of sign) Harry Sutherland*. Sitting, L to R: Jerry Zagorites* (white t-shirt), unidentified woman, Eric Kent (dark plaid shirt), Roland Kent (boy), Marie Smith (later Marie Smith Graser), Jill Sutherland, Eleanor Smith (Marie's sister). -Photo from Elsie & Eric Kent Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives.

Bob Greenawalt
Bob Greenawalt at Desert Peaks Section Banquet, Oct. 1990. -Photo by Bob Cates

Greenawalt, Bob - Active 1958- (14.0+ Years)
DPS, Camping, SCRCC Desert Comm; 45 major outings
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1981)

Greenawalt Group
Bob Greenawalt helped his fellow Sierrans in the installation and dedication of the Sam Merrill Trail plaque on Echo Mountain in 1955. Among this group are several other Great Leaders(*). Front row, L to R: Paul Hunter*, Betty Southam, Jack Russell*, Dr. Ralph Johns. Middle row (two standing women), L to R: Olive Thompson, unidentified woman. Top row, L to R: Bob Greenawalt*, unidentified man, Odmund Hydle, Rocky Ainsworth* (baseball cap), unidentified man, Kasper Casperson*, Elmer Gates. -Photo from Betty Southam Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives.

Grossman, Arlen
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1989)

Hamilton, Elaine Burke
Moonlight Hikes; Griffith Park
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1984)
From 1985 Chapter Awards Banquet: "Elaine first joined the Sierra Club in the early 1970's, and very soon began her participation in Griffith Park evening hikes. In 1972 she began leading the hikes, and soon became, along with Paul Ritschel, co-leader of the monthly Friday Moonlight Hikes in Griffith Park. Since then Elaine has been leading this event monthly for more than 12 years."

Gus Hamilton
Gus Hamilton photo -from Louise Werner Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives
Felicia Hammond
Felicia Hammond, 1991. -Photo from Alice & Jack Goldberg Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives
George Harr
George Harr at completion of 3 week expedition to Canadian Rockies, Summer 1948. -Photo by Ray Van Aken, Ellen & Charles Wilts Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives

Hamilton, Augustine D. ("Gus") - Active 1947-64 (17.5 Years)
HPS; Local Hikes; Moonlight Hikes

Hammond, Felicia
Angeles Chapter Special Service Award (1986); Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1996)

Harr, George B. (1918-1997) - Active 1948- (23.5+ Years)
RCS; Ski Mountaineers
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1984)
Soon after joining the club in 1947, George joined the Rock Climbing Section to "become proficient in mountaineering." He served two terms as Chair of the RCS (1952 and 1961), plus several years in other positions on the management committee. He was active as a mountaineering instructor some years before our Mountaineering Training Committee formed. He was chairman of the Ski Mountaineers in 1954, and he was also a ski instructor. He worked in the Basic Mountaineering Training Program after it was established in the early 1960's. He climbed in the Tetons, the Canadian Rockies, the Matterhorn, the Eiger, Jungfrau, Popocatepetl, and others of the world's great mountains. After a period of relative inactivity, George in 1978 brought his skills to the Long Beach Group, where he became an outstanding leader, mainstay of the twice-weekly Signal Hill hikes, and eventually Chair in the mid-1980s. He is universally remembered as a delightful gentleman.

George Harr
George Harr on SW Traverse, Tahquitz Rock, July 1954. -Photo by Jim Gorin, James & Louise Gorin Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives.

Harris, Paul - Active 1982-
RCS; Ski Mountaineers
Paul Harris has served as SMS treasurer and also as an RCS leader. He organized the annual SMS Training Camp for many seasons. A frequent SMS tour leader during the 1980s and 90s.

Aurelia Harwood
Aurelia Harwood about 1927. -Angeles Chapter Archives

Harwood, Aurelia (c. 1860-1928) - Active 1914-28 (14.0 Years)
Local Hikes; desert camping
By the 1920s, Aurelia Harwood had become extremely active in the Sierra Club at both the local and national level, simultaneously serving on the chapter Executive Committee and the club Board of Directors from 1921 until her untimely death in 1928. She was the first woman president of the Sierra Club. Harwood was instrumental in establishing the Tahquitz Game Preserve in the San Jacinto Mountains in 1927. Harwood lodge was named in her honor upon its completion in 1930.

Bob Hawthorne
Bob Hawthorne in the late 1970s. -Photo from Wednesday Hikers Album contributed to the Angeles Chapter Archives by Henriette Worsfold
Weldon Heald
Heald cooks up breakfast on the Arizona Desert in the late 1940s. -Photo from Heald Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives

Hawthorne, Bob - Active 1962-
HPS; NSS; Local Hikes
HPS R.S. Fink Service Award (1969); Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1981)

Heald, Weldon (1901-1967) - Active 1941-46 (5 Years)
Local Hikes
Angeles Chapter Weldon Heald Conservation Award (1962)
As Chair of both the national and chapter conservation committees after WWII, Heald played a pivotal role in the club's evolving commitment to aggressive conservation. He was also one of the country's first professional conservation writers. Heald originated the Hundred Peaks Game, becoming the first of many who have since attained emblems status in the popular mountaineering section. The Angeles Chapter's highest conservation award is named in his honor.

Heath, Lynn - Active 1993-
Orange County Sierra Singles
Special Service Award (1999)
Lynn Heath started leading 25 to 50 hikes per year in 1993 for the Orange County Sierra Singles Section to help people become aware of the Sierra Club and the environment. She leads camping and backpacking trips as well as weekly conditioning hikes and puts on social events for non-hikers, such as beach parties, river rafting trips, progressive dinners, social dances and potlucks. She hands out Sierra Club material at the L.A. Marathon, talks at newcomers' meetings and is involved with work parties for Keller and San Antonio ski huts. -2000 Chapter Awards Banquet Writeup

Bill Henderson
Bill Henderson on Rabbit Peak, c. 1952. -Photo by Niles Werner, Rosemarie & Lloyd Balsam Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives
Hendersons
Margie & Bill Henderson at George Creek trailhead after 10-day climbing trip in the Sierra Nevada, August 1949. -Photograph by Lloyd Balsam, Angeles Chapter Archives

Henderson, Bill (d.) - Active 1948-64 (16.3 Years)
HPS; DPS; Mountaineering Training; taught first series of mountaineering leadership courses in 1952

Henderson, Margaret ("Margie") (d.) - Active 1948-64 (15.9 Years)
HPS; DPS

Henderson Group
Bill and Margie Henderson joined the elite mountaineers of the chapter in this group photographed on Granite Mtn in the Oriflame Mtns on April 25, 1948, including other Great Leaders(*). Top row, L to R: Willard Dean, two unidentified women, Alice Bates* (head-wrap), Louise Werner* (hatless), Peggy Cullins, Tony Gamero, Alden Hilton, Eric Kent. Bottom row, L to R: Bill Henderson*, Margie Henderson*, Niles Werner*, Jerry Zagorites*. -Photo by Niles Werner, Rosemarie & Lloyd Balsam Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives.

Randall Henderson
Randall Henderson during one of his forays into southern Utah, circa 1950. -Photo from Bob & Maureen Cates Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives
Walt Heninger
Walt Heninger at Mitchell Caverns in the early 1950s. -Photo by Parker Severson, Elsie & Eric Kent Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives

Henderson, Randall (d.) - Active 1933-59 (26.0 Years)
Desert camping; founder-publisher of Desert Magazine; promoter of desert preservation
Angeles Chapter Weldon Heald Conservation Award (1963)
For his contributions to chapter desert outings and his advocacy of desert preservation, Henderson was made an Honorary Life Member of the Sierra Club in 1947.

Heninger, Walt - Active 1946-59 (13.1 Years)
DPS; SPS; NSS

Heninger Group
Walt Heninger hitched a ride on Bill Henderson's WWII surplus truck (known as Brunhilda) to explore the desert in the early 1950s. L to R: Willard Dean, Elsie Kent, Eric Kent, Margie Henderson, Bill Henderson, Bernice Heninger, Walt Heninger. -Photo from Elsie & Eric Kent Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives.

Heringer, Ginny
Pasadena Group; Natural Science Section
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1999)
Ginny Heringer has been an active hike leader for four years for the Pasadena Group and served as coordinator of the Henninger Flat weekly conditioning hikes in 1997 and 1998. She was chair of the group's Nominating Committee in 1999 and was instrumental in organizing recognition events when the group celebrated its 10-year revival in 1999. With the Natural Science Section, Heringer served on the Newsletter Committee from 1974 to 1984 and initiated a "Parents and Kids" Natural Science Section Workshop for three years. She served as Outings Chair and is currently Secretary for that section. With an emphasis on the natural world, she leads day hikes, back-packs and weekend ski trip work-shops for potential LTC graduates. -2000 Chapter Awards Banquet Writeup

Hertz, Marc
Wilderness Training Committee (WLA)
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (2000)
A Wilderness Training Committee instructor since the mid 1990s, Marc Hertz overcame considerable skepticism from others and started a WTC section in West LA. His efforts have significantly expanded WTC and the Chapter's Outings Program. -2001 Chapter Awards Banquet Writeup

Hickman, Harvey - Active 1955-72 (17 Years)
Ski Mountaineers; RCS

Hicks, Robert S. ("Bob") - Active 1972-
Palos Verdes Group; LTC; Safety Committee; SPS
Angeles Chapter Special Service Award (1977); Angeles Chapter Phil Bernays Service Award (1981); Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1990, 1995); Angeles Chapter Lifelong Service Award (1996)
Bob Hicks has chaired both the Leadership Training Committee and the Sierra Peaks Section. He has led outings for the SPS, DPS, HPS, LTC and BMTC, and is a triple list finisher (HPS, DPS, SPS). He served as chapter Safety Chair for many years.-Duane McRuer

Robert Hicks
Bob Hicks posed with two other Great Leaders on a High Sierra peak. L to R: Duane McRuer, Bill T. Russell, Bob Hicks. -Photo by Jerry Keating, Angeles Chapter Archives.

Hockney, Albert
Long Beach Group
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1989)
Albert Hockney is 84 years old and still leading conditioning hikes on Signal Hill every Tues and Thurs evening. He has missed maybe ten days in the last twenty years. Albert used to lead the Morro Bay, Santa Barbara National Forest campouts and the Sunset Peak hike on the full moon in days gone by. He always brings produce from his own garden for conditioning hikers to share.-Bea Morrow, Long Beach Group (2001)

Hoedel, Carol
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1993)

Fred Hoeptner
Fred Hoeptner

Hoeptner, Fred - Active 1967-
Verdugo Hills; HPS; SPS
Angeles Chapter Conservation Service Award (1974); Angeles Chapter Weldon Heald Conservation Award (1985)

Hoeptner Group
Fred Hoeptner posed with this outstanding group of conservation activists at a meeting of the Southern California Regional Conservation Committee in San Luis Obispo in the 1970s. Other Great Leaders are denoted by asterisks. Back row, L to R: Two unidentified men, Ken Horner* (glasses, white beard), Fred Hoeptner* (sun glasses), unidentified man. Middle row, L to R: Unidentified man (white baseball cap), Judy Anderson*, Freeman Allen, Robin Ives* (white beard, plaid shirt). Front row, L to R: Unidentified man, Margot Lowe, four unidentified women, Chuck Stein*, Sally Reid, Jim Dodson. -Photo from Mary Ferguson Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives.

Holleman, Gerry - Active 1980s-present
Ski Mountaineers, SPS
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1998)
Gerry Holleman has served for more than 15 years as a leader and member of management committees for the Ski Mountaineers Section and the Sierra Peaks Section. He currently serves on the SMS Safety Committee and still leads tours for the section.

Holleman, Pat - Active 1980s-present
Ski Mountaineers, SPS
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1998)
Pat was SPS Chair in 1982, and has been the SMS Mugelmailer for the past 15 years.

Hoover, Frank - Active 1955-67 (12.0 Years)
RCS
Frank Hoover led 46 outings in his 12 years of leading for the RCS, which he joined in 1954.

Frank Hoover
Frank Hoover is shown leading this pitch on the Toe Jam (5.7) on Old Woman in Hidden Valley Campground, Joshua Tree National Park, c. 1950s. He is being belayed by Don Wilson. -Photo by Niles Werner, Barbara Lilley Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives.

Ken Horner
Kenton Horner

Horner, Kenton ("Ken")
NSS; ESGV
Angeles Chapter Special Service Award (1994); Angeles Chapter Phil Bernays Service Award (1998)
Ken Horner has been active with the Chapter for more than 20 years. He served five years on the Executive Committee, two years as chair; and continued to work for the Mt. Baldy Group, three years as chair. His diversified service has included chairing the Speakers Bureau, which required him to find volunteers (including himself) to give talks and slide presentations about the Sierra Club to organizations and schools on nature and conservation topics. He has been a naturalist and outings leader for the Natural Science Section and the Mt. Baldy Group. -1999 Chapter Awards Banquet Writeup

Horton, John
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1991)

Hryshchyshyn, Donna
Leadership Training Committee
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (2000)
The Leadership Training Committee's First Aid Co-Chair, Donna Hryshchyshyn has trained about 350 Angeles Chapter members in wilderness first aid-most of them outings leaders or leader candidates. -2001 Chapter Awards Banquet Writeup

Hubbards
Russ and Peggy Hubbard in attendance at the 1980 Angeles Chapter Awards Banquet. -Photo by Bob Cates, Angeles Chapter Archives

Hubbard, Peggy (d.) - Active 1933-70 (36.9 Years)
Camping (especially desert areas); NSS; 52 major outings
Angeles Chapter Special Service Award (1998)

Hubbard, Russell (d.) - Active 1930-1976 (42.6+ Years Leading; 45.9 Years Overall Service)
Camping (especially desert areas); NSS; Local Hikes
Angeles Chapter Special Service Award (1978)
The Hubbards led many dozens of outings over several decades, especially long weekend trips to desert areas. After he retired, Russ became a regular leader of the mid-week hikes for the Local Hikes Committee and the Natural Science Section.

Hubbards
Peggy and Russ Hubbard (right figures) shown with fellow Great Leader Jim Gorin and his wife Louise at Guadalupe Hot Springs, Baja California, Easter 1952. -Photo from Louise and Jim Gorin Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives.

Sven Hueg
Sven Hueg

Hueg, Sven - Active 1955-70 (15.5 Years)
Ice Skating

Hueg Group
Great Leader Sven Hueg was among this large group of Sierran posing on an unknown peak at an unknown time (c. early 1950s). (Asterisks denote Great Leaders.) Backmost row, L to R: Jack Bascom* (in fedora), unknown person, Margie Henderson*, Bill Henderson*, remainder unidentified. Sitting on ground in frontmost row, L to R: Niles Werner* (plaid shirt facing directly into camera), Eric Kent (dark shirt, white hat), Louise Werner* (dark hat with climbing emblem pins). Elsie Kent is the 2nd woman to the right of Louise Werner (sitting behind two women in frontmost row). Man in rt center with bare arm raised is Frank Sanborn*. Howard Hill is man with mustache and wearing glasses sitting to right and behind Louise Werner. Woman in front of Hill is Nona Canner. Seated 2nd from rt is Sven Hueg*. -Photo from Elsie & Eric Kent Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives.

Hudson, Ron
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1998)
Ron Hudson served for nearly 20 years as a leader for the Sierra Peaks Section, Desert Peaks Section and Hundred Peaks Section. He also served as a leader, instructor and examiner for the Wilderness Training Course and the Leadership Training Course. -1999 Chapter Awards Banquet

Tom and Trudie Hunt
Tom and Trudie Hunt in Guatemala in 1977
Hunts and Son
Tom and Trudie Hunt flank their son Peter on the summit of Death Valley's Pyramid Peak in December of 1957. -Photos contributed by Peter Hunt

Paul Hunter
Paul Hunter

Hunt, Tom and Trudie (d.) - Active 1956-1964 (8 Years)
DPS; HPS; Camping; Cabrillo
Tom and Trudie Hunt, both transplanted New Englanders, led numerous trips for the Desert Peaks Section and the Hundred Peaks Section in the late l950s and early '60s. Their outings were superbly organized, the pace was geared to the abilities of the group, and most everyone who wanted to reach the summit was caringly shepherded to the top. Equally rewarding was the congeniality and intellectual stimulation provided by Tom and Trudie themselves; an evening campfire with the Hunts was an experience never forgotten. The Hunts were active not only in leading trips for the Angeles Chapter, but also in serving on committees. Tom, Trudie, and son Peter all served on the chapter membership committee. Trudie was Angeles Chapter chairperson in l96l, and chairperson of the Desert Peaks Section in l963. Their service to the Chapter ended in l967 when they moved to Guatemala and, in keeping with their life-long vow to help the underprivileged, set up the Guatemala Friends Student Scholarship/Loan Program. This program has provided higher education for more than four hundred Highland Maya Indian youth in the past twenty-five years. Tom Hunt died at the age of 79 in 1996; Trudie passed away a year later at the age of 80. -John W. Robinson

Hunter, Paul - Active 1941-62 (21.2 Years)
Local Hikes; HPS

Hunter Group
Paul Hunter posed with this group on what appears to be an early Desert Peaks Section outing, c. early 1950s. Rear row, L to R: Margie Henderson*, Chuck Gerckens* (face visible only from eyes up), Elsie Kent (hat), Polly Connable* (hatless), Tony Gamero (pith helmet), Willard Dean (hatless). Middle row, L to R: Walter Heninger* (holding cup), Eric Kent (upper face visible), Bernice Heninger (bandana around hair), Bill Henderson* (hatless), Parker Severson* (fedora). Front row trio, L to R: Alden Hilton, Paul Hunter*, Chester Versteeg* (founder of Desert Peaks Section). -Photo from Elsie & Eric Kent Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives.

Hutchinson, Diane
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1985)

Hyams, Maya
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1996)

Odmund Hydle
Odmund Hydle at Sam Merrill Plaque Dedication on Echo Mtn, 1955. -Photo from Betty Southam Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives
Ray Ingwerson
Ray Ingwersen on Fountain Peak in Providence Mountains, Nov. 1938. -Photo from Glen Dawson Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives

Hydle, Odmund L. - Active 1925-66 (22 Years Leading; 41.4 Years Overall Service)
Local Hikes; Moonlight Hikes; Ice Skating; Camping

Ingwersen, Ray - Active 1938-69 (30.5 Years)
RCS; Ice Skating
Although an accomplished climber and skier, Ray Ingwersen made his mark as a leader of ice skating outings. He served on the Ski Mountaineers management committee in the 1940s.

Ingwerson Group
Ray Ingwersen with other members of the Rock Climbing Section on the summit of Mt. Whitney, Labor Day Weekend, 1938. Front row, L to R: John Mendenhall*, Chet Errett* (plaid shirt), Howard Koster*, Agnes Fair, Ray Ingwersen*, unidentified man. Back row, L to R: Walter Hennies, 2 unidentified men, Ruth Dyar* (later Mrs. John Mendenhall), Wayland Gilbert. -Photo by DeDe Cartwright, Glen Dawson Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives.

Robin Ives
Robin Ives. -Photo courtesy of Lori Ives

Ives, Robin and Lori - Active 1961-present (2007)(46 Years)
Mt. Baldy Group, BMTC, Conservation, Camping
Angeles Chapter Weldon Heald Conservation Award to Robin and Lori Ives (1968); Angeles Chapter Phil Bernays Service Award to Robin (1980) and Lori (1987); Extraordinary Achievement Award (1984, 1988); Sierra Club Susan E. Miller Award to Robin and Lori Ives (2000); Lori and Robin Ives Award for Excellence in Media (created and presented 2004); Angeles Chapter Special Service Award to Lori (1991); Sierra Club California Les and Sally Reid Award to Robin (1994); Sierra Club California Founders Award to Lori and Robin (1998); California/Nevada Regional Conservation Committee Appreciation Certificate to Robin (1985)
Robin has been involved in conservation issues, as well as chapter governance, since he joined the club in 1958 in Seattle. In 1961 he and his wife Lori revived the idea of mountaineering training, creating the Basic Mountaineering Training Course (predecessor of today's Wilderness Training Course). Since then, practically all the chapter's leaders have been educated in the ways of wilderness travel through these courses. Robin and Lori have been acknowledged as the exceptional leaders that they are by an unprecedented number of awards from National, regional, and local units of the Sierra Club.

Robin and Lori Ives
Robin and Lori Ives. -Photo courtesy of Lori Ives

Jamison, Scot
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1993)

Art Johnson
Art Johnson at Colby's Ranch in 1931. -Photo by H.R. "Bob" Sturdevant
Art Johnson
Art Johnson hammers a piton home on south face of Misprint Peak near Mt. Whitney in the early 1930s. -Photo by Howard Koster, Versteeg Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives

Johnson, Arthur B. (d.) - Active 1931-41 (10.3 Years)
Local Hikes; RCS
Angeles Chapter Weldon Heald Conservation Award (1961)
Art Johnson helped build Harwood Lodge in 1930 and then spearheaded its remodeling in 1949-51. He was the primary organizer of the RCS in 1934 and served as the first RCS Chair 1934-37. He pioneered a number of the early routes at Tahquitz Rock in the late 1930s. As head of the chapter's State Parks Committee in 1940, he was instrumental in the creation of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. After WWII, Art continued his multi-faceted club career by chairing the Long Beach Group (1946-47) and the Angeles Chapter (1951), and serving on the national Board of Directors (1951-54). In 1961 he was awarded the American Motors Conservation Award and the Chapter's Weldon Heald Conservation Award.

Rodney Johnson
Rodney Johnson (far right) with two other Great Leaders, Niles and Louise Werner, at Whitney Portal in the late 1930s. -Photo by Niles Werner
Charles Jones
Charlie Jones on way to Eagle Rest Peak, May 1975. -Photo by Bob Cates

Johnson, Rodney - Active 1933-44 (10.6 Years)
Moonlight Hikes; Nature Study Group; Local Hikes

Johnson, Sandra
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1995)

Johnson, William G. - Active 1927-49 (22.7 Years)
Local Hikes; Grand Canyon; Nature Study Group; Camping

Jones, Charles Active 1972-
HPS; Trails Committee
1977 HPS John Backus Leadership Award; Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1985); Angeles Chapter Special Service Award (1989)

Stanley Jones
E. Stanley Jones in the 1940s. -H.M. Severance Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives
Marion Jones
Marion Jones

Jones, E. Stanley - Active 1934-48 (14.1 Years)
Extended camping trips; Local Hikes
Stanley Jones chaired the chapter in 1939-40, was elected a Director of the club 1940-46, and is primarily known for his work in support of the creation of Kings Canyon National Park.

Jones, Marion - Active 1932-68 (35.7 Years)
Ice Skating; Local Hikes; Annual Campfire
Stanley and Marion Jones were a brother-sister team active with the Pasadena Group and at the chapter level, particularly during the WWII period. In 1944 Marion became the first Chairwoman of the Chapter.

Marion Jones Group
As Chapter Chair, Marion Jones addresses the 1944 Chapter Banquet at the Los Angeles Breakfast Club (Friendship Auditorium). Head table, L to R: Dr. Harold Crowe, Mrs. Crowe, Phil Bernays, unidentified woman, Weldon F. Heald (in uniform), and Marion Jones. Fellow Great Leader Cliff Youngquist is shown at far left facing the head table. -Photo by Walt Clark, Angeles Chapter Archives.

Richard Jones
Dick Jones (standing right) drops his load of lumber for the San Antonio Ski Hut to chat with fellow workers Nelson Nies and Mary Jane Edwards. The Ski Mountaineers carried most of the materials for the ski hut on their backs. -Photo by Nelson Nies, Angeles Chapter Archives
Richard Jones
Dick Jones near the top of the Sunshine-Peewee route on the East Face of Mt. Whitney, September 5, 1937. -Photo by George Shochat, Versteeg Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives

Jones, Richard M. (1912-1995) - Active 1933-47 (14.0 Years)
RCS; Ski Mountaineers
Richard M. ("Dick") Jones was one of the fourteen charter members of the SMS. He made a number of trips with Walter Mosauer, and was active in the building of both the San Antonio and Keller Ski Huts. He put in 26 workdays building the San Antonio Hut, more than any one else. He led the first ascent of the Mechanic's Route at Tahquitz Rock in 1937, later recognized as the most difficult pre-World War II route in America. His other first ascents included the East Buttress of Mt. Whitney and East Temple in Zion National Park. Dick was a real leader in a variety of Sierra Club activities, making new members welcome and ready to give instruction and information.

Ron Jones
Ron Jones on Inconsolable Peak, August 1974. -Photo by Bob Cates

Jones, Ron - Active 1964-present (27 Years)
SPS, DPS, HPS
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1979); Angeles Chapter Chester Versteeg Outings Award (1985) Angeles Chapter Special Service Award (1988); Sierra Club Oliver Kehrlein Award (1994)
Ron Jones joined the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club in 1960. From the beginning he was active in the hiking and climbing sections. In 1964 he became involved with leading and for nearly four decades, as an "e rated leader", he has led a wide range of activities for many sections and committees. He has led nearly a thousand outings ranging from local conditioning hikes, eight years of desert barbecues and poetry contests, several years of Messiah sing-alongs at Harwood Lodge where he provided vocal coaches, professional lead singers, and even transported an organ and a piano up to Harwood. Ron has led many of the technical Sierra peaks as well as hundreds of Desert and local Hundred peaks. These activities include leads in Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska and all the Southwestern states. He served for 10 years as the Chapter Training and Safety Chair and he has chaired all three climbing sections. Besides acknowledgement from the chapter through the Chester Versteeg Outings Award, Ron has also received the Oliver Kehrlein Award from National. He and his wife, Leora, still lead occasional outings.
Ron has completed the HPS list once and the DPS list twice, but has been 1 peak away from completing the SPS for many years now-holding out, he says, to become the "Oldest SPS List Finisher." He has chaired the HPS, DPS, and SPS, and been presented with the Sierra Club Oliver Kehrlein Award. Ron was the first recipient of the DPS Fran Smith Lifetime Award. -Duane McRuer

 

Bob Kamps
Bob Kamps at RCS practice climb at Big Rock in 1977. -Photo from Ellen & Charles Wilts Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives

Kamps, Bob - Active 1962- (10.7+ Years)
RCS
One of the top American climbers of the 1960s, Bob pioneered difficult climbs at Yosemite Valley and Tahquitz Rock. He and Dave Rearick made one of the most famous climbs of the era when they climbed the Diamond on Longs Peak, Colorado, in 1960. Despite his fame, he remained an active RCS leader and a willing teacher for beginning climbers. He remained dedicated to climbing throughout his life, succumbing to a heart attack while on a practice climb in a gym in 2005 at the age of 73.

Elie Kanim
Elie Kanim at George Creek trailhead after 10-day backpack in High Sierra. -Photo from Rosemarie & Lloyd Balsam Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives

Kanim, Elie - Active 1957-70 (13.1 Years)
Ice Skating

 

Margaret Kanim
L to R: Margaret Hilkie (later Margaret Kanim), Chuck Gerckens, Lillian Rogstad at Dollar Lake. -Photo from Charles & Lillian Gerckens Collection

Kanim, Margaret - Active 1957-70 (13.1 Years)
Ice Skating

Margaret Kanim Group
Margaret Kanim went ice skating at Dollar Lake with this group of Sierrans on Nov. 21, 1948. L to R: Chuck Gerckens, two unidentified men, Nancy Williams, two unidentified men, Jean Nicolls, Lloyd Balsam (hooded parked), Lester LaVelle, two unidentified men, Lillian Rogstad, Margaret Hilkie (later Margaret Kanim), unidentified man. -Photo from Charles & Lillian Gerckens Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives.

Jeane Karpenko
Jeanne Karpenko at 2003 Sierra Singles reunion. -Photo by Bob Cates
Kathy Keane
Kathy Keane at 2003 Nature Knowledge Workshop. -Photo by Bob Cates
Jerry Keating
Jerry Keating on Sierra Peaks Section outing to Buckeye Pass area of the Sierra Nevada, August 1975. -Photo from Jerry Keating Collection, Angeles Chapter Archive

Karpenko, Jeanne
Sierra Singles Section
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1995)

Keane, Kathy
NSS
Kathy Keane has been a long-time stalwart of the Natural Science Section. A biologist by training and profession, she has devoted many hours to interpreting nature to participants of NSS outings over the years, particularly at the annual Nature Knowledge Workshops.

Keating, Jerry - Active 1959-present (42.7 Years)
SPS
Angeles Chapter Chester Versteeg Outings Award (1976)
A past chair of the SPS and vice chair of the San Fernando Valley Group during its first year of operation (1960), Jerry started climbing with the SPS on a May 1957 Olancha Peak trip led by John W. Robinson and Rich Gnagy. Jerry began leading for SPS in 1959 and has continued doing so since then. Having finished the SPS, DPS and HPS lists, his current focus is on introductory trips. He once led a spring climb to Pyramid Peak in the Lake Tahoe area that was so cold that John Robinson's sandwich froze. But more often it was rain that marked Jerry's trips, including two successive rainouts of Mt. Hitchcock climbs that forced a third, and fortunately successful, try a year later. While living in Sacramento from 1961 to 1967, Jerry and two other past SPS chairs (Charles B. Miller and Frank Sanborn) formed a Northern California leader contingent that made it easier for the SPS to schedule trips throughout the range. Other leaders living in the area were drawn in, further enhancing the SPS scope.

Forrest Keck
Forrest Keck, at far right with his wife, Mary, poses with friends and fellow peak-baggers Clark and Marjorie Jones on an unknown summit in the 1950s. The Kecks and Jones were from Riverside County, were instrumental in creating the San Gorgonio Chapter and in conservation activities involving the San Gorgonio and San Jacinto wilderness areas. -Photo courtesy of Mary E. (Keck) Wulfing, Angeles Chapter Archives
Avis Keedy
Avis Keedy at 2003 Nature Knowledge Workshop. -Photo by Bob Cates

Keck, Forrest - Active 1952-67 (14.7 Years)
HPS

Keedy, Avis
NSS
Avis Keedy has been a long-term supporter and leader for the Natural Science Section.

Keenan, Stanley ("Stan") - Active 1935-68 (32.5 Years)
RCS; Camping; Local Hikes; WLA; Cabrillo

Don Kelly
Don Kelly

Kelly, Don - Active 1932-51 (18.9 Years)
Local Hikes; early Sierra and desert peaks

Kelly Group
Don Kelly and other Sierrans enjoyed New Year's Day in Arizona's Kofa Mountains, Jan. 1, 1951. L to R: Tony Gamero, Frank Ferrin, Eleanor Ruth (foreground), Don Kelly (white hat, standing behind Ruth), unidentified man (hatless, dark shirt), Bernice Heninger, Willard Dean, Ruth Ferrin, Muriel Pope, Bob Bear, unidentified man. -Photo by Niles Werner, Louise & Niles Werner Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives.

Kendig, Ray - Active 1947-64 (17.1 Years)
Camping; Local Hikes; Long Beach

Kendig, Tom - Active 1950-68 (18.0 Years)
RCS; Ice Skating
Tom was RCS Vice-Chair in 1952.

Tom Kendig
Tom Kendig rappeling off Tahquitz Rock, circa 1949. -Photo from Ellen & Charles Wilts Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives.

Kendrick, Juliet
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1987, 1994)

Dick Kenyon
Dick Kenyon (left) with John W. Robinson

Kenyon, Dick - Active 1953- (17.0+ Years)
HPS; DPS; Local Hikes

Kenyon Group
Dick Kenyon is shown in this group of early Desert Peakers posing on the summit of Mt. Keynot on May 30, 1953. The group includes many other Great Leaders(*). Front row, L to R: Bob Schmeltzer, M. Jones, L. Ogg, Louise Werner*. Middle row, L to R: J. Fitschen, Roland Kent, Virgil Sisson*, C. Jarobin, E. Burnop. Top row, L to R: Frank Sanborn*, John Nienhuis*, Dick Kenyon*, John W. Robinson*, J. Johnson, John Wedberg*, Ken Rich. -Photo by Niles Werner, Louise & Niles Werner Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives.

Kiddson Kidd
"Captain Kidd", as he was often called, was a prominent leader of the 1920s and '30s, and quite the cut-up, often leading an April Fool's day hike to an undisclosed location. He is shown here on an outing to Balboa Beach on May 25, 1924. -Photo from Katherine Volk Collection, Angeles Chapter ArchivesJim Kilberg
Jim Kilberg at Hundred Peaks Section Banquet, Jan. 27, 2004. -Photo by Bob Cates
Helen Kilness
Helen Kilness cooking over an open fire in Canyon del Diablo en route to El Picacho del Diablo in Baja California, 1964. -Photo from Louise and Niles Werner Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives

Kidd, Kiddson L. (1866-1943) - Active 1917-40 (22.3 Years)
Local Hikes

Kilberg, Jim
CNRCC Desert Committee
Extraordinary Achievement Award (1994)

Kilness, Helen - Active 1953- (19.5+ Years)
RCS; Ski Mountaineers
Co-publisher of Summit Magazine, the primary American mountaineering magazine of the 1950s-1970s. Helen also served on the RCS and Ski Mountaineers management committees in the 1950s.

Kinder, Betsy
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1987)

Kirk, Ernest - Active 1970-
International Community
Angeles Chapter Special Service Award (1984)

Kissinger, Cathy - Active 1992-
Crescenta Valley
Angeles Chapter Special Service Award (2000)
Active with the Crescenta Valley Group since 1992, Cathy Kissinger has served as Group Chair, Program Chair and Secretary. As Group Chair, she helped lead the campaigns to preserve the Tujunga Wash and defeat the Oakmont View V development. She also has participated in political campaigns on behalf of Sierra Club-endorsed candidates. Kissinger has led or assisted on almost 200 day hikes in the local mountains and in Ventura County and has led backpacking trips to the Sierra Nevada. She has served as reservationist for the Chapter Awards Banquet from 1998 to the present. -2001 Chapter Awards Banquet Writeup

Patty Kline
Patty Kline at Hundred Peaks Section Banquet, Jan. 27, 2004. -Photo by Wolf Leverich

Kline, Patty
HPS; DPS; SPS
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1991); Angeles Chapter Chester Versteeg Outings Award (1993)

Knapke, Charlie
HPS
HPS John Backus Leadership Award (1991); Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1992)

Knapke Group
Charlie Knapke hob-knobbing with two other Great Leaders at the Sierra Peaks Section Banquet, October 16, 2005. L to R: Jerry Keating, Duane McRuer, Charlie Knapke. -Photo by Bob Cates.

Alice Knapp
Alice Knapp on trail to San Gabriel Peak, circa 1920. -Photo by Edgar Cook
Fred Kolm
The only known image of the illusive Fred Kolm, snapped by Dick Worsfold in May of 1965. -Dick Worsfold Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives

Knapp, Alice E. - Active 1923-38 (15.2 Years)
Local Hikes; Annual Campfire

Knudtson, Bruce
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1989)

Koch, Bill - Active 1968-
Moonlight Hikes (Griffith Park Evening Hikes)
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1987)

Kolm, Fred - Active 1958- (14.3+ Years)
Moonlight Hikes (Griffith Park eve hikes-many); SFV; WLA; Mule Pack

Chuck Kopenec
Chuck Kopenec

Kopenec, Chuck - Active 1972-
Sierra Singles; Backpacking Committee; BMTC; SFV
Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1982)
From the 1983 Chapter Awards Banquet writeup: "Chuck began his support of the Club in 1970. He has led trips for BMTC, the San Fernando Valley Group and the Backpacking Committee. His primary interest is the Sierra Singles Section, for which he leads weekend and week-long backpacks, day hikes, peak climbs, bus trips, cross-country ski trips especially for beginners, and an annual desert wildflower trip. This spring, he is offering a 12th year of backpacking classes. Through his trips and classes he has introduced over 1,000 people to the back country and wilderness areas."

Howard Koster
Howard Koster in the late 1930s. -Photo by Bob Brinton, Versteeg Collection, Angeles Chapter Archives

Koster, Howard (d.) - Active 1934-53 (18.3 Years)
RCS; Local Hikes; Ski Mountaineers
Howard joined the club in 1933 and was a founding member of the Rock Climbing Section, becoming RCS Chair in 1938. From 1940 to 1950 he was on the Ski Mountaineers Section management committee, including two years as chair. He served on the Chapter Executive Committee in 1943. In the 1970s and 1980s he was an outings leader for the Local Hikes Committee and the Natural Science Section.

 

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