Hike Schedule at 2008 Convention

Here is what AZ 2008 has scheduled for the Managed Hikes. The USFS has requested we manage and limit our activity on the Kachina Wilderness Trail, thus all Highpointers are encouraged to abide by this policy situation. Contact Coordinator Rick Hartman at rt1135@cableone.net or (928) 541-1852 to sign up!

Pre-Convention:

1). Monday (9-8) “Moonlight Hike” 6:00 PM; Leader: Rick Hartman, “In the dark, Again…” (8 hikers)

2). Tuesday (9-9) “Moonlight Hike” 6:00 PM; Leader: Bob Packard, “An Ultra in the Night” (8 hikers) Convention: Wednesday (9-10) THREE “Day Hikes”:

3). 6:00 AM: Leaders: Dave & Beckie Covill, “Catch a Sunrise with Dave & Beckie” (8 hikers).

4). 7:00 AM: Leader: Charlie Winger, “Travels with Charlie” (8 hikers).

5). 7:45 AM: Leader: Kyle Atkins, “An Apex Amble with Atkins” (8 hikers).

6). 6:00 PM: “Moonlight Hike” Leader: Will Mokszycki, “A Senior Sunset Stroll” (8 hikers). Thursday (9-11) THREE “Day Hikes”:

7). 6:00 AM: (8 hikers).

8). 7:00 AM: (8 hikers).

9). 7:45 AM: (8 hikers).

10). 6:00 PM: “Moonlight Hike” Leader: Stony Burk, “The Night Crawlers” (8 hikers). Friday (9-12) THREE “Day Hikes”:

11). 6:00 AM: Leader: Don Holmes, “A Morning with Don Holmes” (8 hikers).

12). 7:00 AM: Leader: Jack Bennett, “Mountain Jack’s Pack” (8 hikers).

13). 7:45 AM: (8 hikers). I am attempting to recruit other Highpointers Club “personalities” to lead on the remaining hikes… currently, this who we have. A gear list will be sent to all participants, prior to the Convention.

Biographies of Hike Leaders

Kyle Atkins is an occasional contributor to A-2-Z Newsletter and a 50 Completer (#68). An avid mountaineer and backpacker, he has been a Club member since 1996. His Managed Hike, “An Amble with Atkins” is scheduled for Wednesday September 10 at 7:45 AM.

Jack Bennett is an author of two outdoor books, Not Won in a Day and America’s Top 50 Hikes (to be published in fall 2008). A member of the Club since 1991, he has the notoriety of being a 50 Completer as well as having completed all the Canadian Providence Highpoints. His Managed Hike, “Mountain Jack’s Pack” is scheduled for Friday September 12 at 7:00 AM

Stony Burk has 47 Highpoints, a Club member since 1992, the recipient of a Vin Hoeman Award and a current Director of the Club. His Managed Hike, “The Night Crawlers” is a Moonlight Hike scheduled for September 11 at 6:00 PM.

Dave and Beckie Covill are avid mountaineers and active instructors with the Colorado Mountain Club. Dave is the recipient of a Vin Hoeman Award, the Co-Editor of the A-2-Z Newsletter and the Highpoint Foundation President. Both Dave and Beckie are 49’ers and missed a summit on Denali this past summer. Their Managed Hike, “Catch a Sunrise with Dave and Beckie” is scheduled for Wednesday September 10 at 6:00 AM.

Rick Hartman is the AZ 2008 Convention Co-Host, the A-2-Z Newsletter S.afety O.n S.ummits columnist and a 48 Finisher (#280). He has been a Club member since 1997. His pre-Convention Managed Hike, “In the Dark; Again…” is a Moonlight Hike scheduled for Monday September 8 at 6:00 PM.

Don Holmes is the author of Highpoints of the States, a 50 Completer (#39) and has been a member of the Highpointers Club since 1988. He is a past Board of Director and former President of the Highpointers Club. His hike, “A Morning with Don Holmes” is scheduled for Friday September 12 at 6:00 AM.

Bob Packard is a resident of Flagstaff, a retired Northern Arizona University Mathematics Professor and a 50 Completer (#44). It is also of note: it took him 48 years to do so, a Club record! He has been a member since 1993. Bob’s pre-Convention Managed Hike, “An Ultra in the Night” is a Moonlight Hike scheduled for Tuesday September 9 at 6:00 PM.

Will Mokszycki has 44 Highpoints, is a current Club Director and former Convention Host (WA/04). He has been a Club member since 2000. His Managed Hike, the “Senior Sunset Stroll”, is a Moonlight Hike and scheduled for Wednesday September 10 at 6:00 PM.”

Charlie Winger is co-author of Highpoint Adventures (Volume I and II), a 50 Completer (#78), a recipient of a Vin Hoeman Award and has been a member of the Club since 1996. His Managed Hike, “Travels with Charlie” is scheduled for Wednesday September 10 at 7:00 AM.

To sign up for these AZ 2008 Convention Humphreys Peak Managed Hikes, please contact Rick Hartman the Managed Hikes Coordinator at rt1135@cableone.net or at (928) 541-1852

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