At the March 2008 General Assembly the second annual Achievement Awards were distributed. Beautiful hiking club jackets were donated to the winners by long time member Bob Kriz. Following is a list of all the award winners. Click here for photos of the 2007 awards ceremony.
The following members led 50 or more hikes during 2007:
Rena Elsner 99 hikes Glee Crowder 84 hikes Jean Ballinger 67 hikes Sukhbir Singh 62 hikes Marsha Hutchins 61 hikes Reba Wooden 61 hikes Rich Peck 60 hikes Rick Kinnaman 58 hikes Julie Litten 54 hikes Tom Patterson 54 hikes Ed Wright 53 hikes
The criteria for this award was changed in 2007 to recognize everyone who leads 15 or more different hikes in a year. In prior years it was the individual who led the most different hikes. The following members led 15 or more different hikes in 2007:
Jean Ballinger Marsha Hutchins David Kincaid Pat Lawler Mary Ann Layman
The following members hiked more than 1,000 miles in 2007:
Glee Crowder 2,721 miles This is an all time Club record for one year Jeff Edmondson 2,073 miles Jerry Heidenblut 1,753 miles Tom Patterson 1,662 miles Allan Roberts 1,639 miles Rick Kinnaman 1,450 miles Ed Wright 1,448 miles Cherie Voege 1,398 miles Jill McFall 1,323 miles Rick Maxwell 1,204 miles Ron Mutzl 1,203 miles Tom Hollett 1,184 miles David Kincaid 1,135 miles Bobbie Mattasits 1,119 miles Rita Bymaster 1,108 miles Ellen Mutzl 1,065 miles Ricki Jo Hoffmann 1,039 miles Donna Chastain 1,036 miles Joanne Applegate 1,021 miles Frank Bymaster 1,019 miles
The following members completed the longest scheduled hike in 2007 - an incredible 62 miles. They also tied the Club single day distance record.
Jeff Edmondson Cindy West Steve West Frank Bymaster Rita Bymaster Karen Chandler Susie Blair
Trail Maintenance Award
The following members completed more than 16 hours of trail maintenance in 2007.
Swati Gunale 120 hours Cecilia Mattingly Joe Keller
Jean Ballinger and Mary Ann Layman tied for contributing the most articles/photos to the Club web site during 2007. Thus they both received an award.
Junior Hikers Award
There were no new winners of this award in 2007.
Only two members, Mabel Easton and Glee Crowder, cracked the 10,000 mile lifetime milestone in 2007.
Bill and Nell Larrison Pinnacle Award
There was no winner of this award for 2007, although Glee Crowder came the closest of anyone to date.