We are the 94-year-old Cleveland Hiking Club, more than one thousand members strong. We offer over 250 hikes in the North East Ohio region on a monthly basis for hikers of all fitness levels. Every day we offer hikes of different difficulties, at different times, and at various locations. You do not need to be a member of the club to join us on a hike, so spend some time on our web site to learn more and then come and take a hike with us! You’ll be glad you did; but be careful, hiking is addictive!
Safety and Health Notes from Karen Pressman
Updated December 2013 with Winter Safety Tips
Club News and Info12/3/13
The November Mileage Awards and Statistical Monthly Miles have been posted at the Hike Data page. And the Mile-A-Day results are over at the Mile-A-Day page.
Remember that your dues need to be paid by the end of the year. Info on paying dues is on page 7 of the December Newsteps, which you can read from the Newsteps page.
The December Newsteps has been posted to the website. You can read it from the Newsteps page.
The Mileage Awards and Statistical Monthly Miles for October have been posted at the Hike Data page. And the October Mile-A-Day results are posted over at the mile-a-day page.
The November issue of Newsteps has been posted to the Newsteps page. Also Hiking schedules for November and December have been posted to the the Schedules Page.
The CHC Holiday Party will be here before you know it. You can sign up for this popular event using this form.
Please note that reservations for Ray Lusin's memorial service should be made with Sue Portnoy (216-464-0916).
Note that the time listed in Newsteps for Saturday's 'Bridges of Ashtabula County' hike is wrong. As the schedule says, the hike starts at 9:30 AM.
Another hike schedule change due to the government shutdown: Debbie Wood's 10/15/13 hike at 7:00 pm was originally scheduled for the CVNP Station Road Bridge but has been moved to the Brecksville Nature Center.
Because of the ongoing government shutdown, CVNP remains closed and our hikes scheduled for there are being relocated. These three additional hikes have been moved:
1) Saturday's 9:00 am Mini Ridges Prep Hike originally scheduled for CVNP Station Road Bridge is being moved to the Brecksville Nature Center.
2) Sunday's 9:00 am Ridges Prep Hike originally scheduled for CVNP Pine Hollow is being moved to Hampton Hills Metropark. The address is 2925 Akron-Peninsula Road.
3) Monday's hike 14e scheduled at Happy Days has been moved to Egbert Picnic Area @ Bedford Reservation at 9:30 am.
There will be a memorial hike for Ray Lusin on Thursday, November 14 (10:00 at N Chagrin) followed by a memorial service at Pine Ridge Country Club (30601 Ridge Rd, Wickliffe, OH). No reservations are necessary for the hike, but reservations are ABSOLUTELY necessary for the service, as there will be catered food and a final count must be given by November 11. Deadline for reservations is November 11. Please let Sue Portnoy (216-464-0916) know how many to expect. Pat Spoth asks those that will be attending to consider bringing a Ray photograph and/or share a memory of Ray at the service if you are comfortable with it. Ray's obituary is available here.
Because of the Government shutdown, CVNP is closed. In response, our hikes there have been moved to new locations. For Saturday, October 5 we have three hikes that will be reschedules as follows:
Hike "d" 9:00 am Maryann & Jim Lahman's 10 miler was at Boston Store. It is now going to start at the Brecksville Nature Center.
Hike "e" 9:00 am Bill Miller's 5 miler was at Station Road Bridge. It is now going to start at the Brecksville city shopping plaza meeting close to the Dollar Bank next to Marc's at RT 82 and RT 21.
Hike "h" 10:00 am Larry Clager's 4 mile Leisure hike was at Station Road Bridge. It is now going to start at the Brecksville Nature Center.
Be on the lookout for more changes coming
It is sad to report the recent death of Ray Lusin. Ray was a member since 1965 and was our all-time mileage leader, having walked 61,629 miles with the CHC. There will be a memorial service; details about it will be given here when they are finalized. We are assembling a photo album "Remembering Ray" on the Photos page. If you have photos to share there - please send them to Peter Carlsson at email@example.com. In August 2009 Kay Ball wrote an article about Ray for Newsteps; you can read that article here.