Upcoming Events:
For details see the website's Newsteps Page or the hiking schedules.

Upcoming Excursions:
For details see the website's Excursions Page.

(no more excursions for 2015)


We are the 95-year-old Cleveland Hiking Club, more than 1,000 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 then come and take a hike with us! You’ll be glad you did; but be careful, hiking is addictive!

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Safety and Health Notes from Karen Pressman

Including numerous articles, and updated with A Refresher On Winter Hiking


Club News and Info

Additional information is communicated to our members via our monthly newsletter and (as needed) e-mails. Really old news and info has been archived.

From Denise Tobiasz: The annual Holiday Party is coming up on Sunday, December 6 at 4:00 PM at Wal-Tam's Ballroom at 10808 Granger Road, Garfield Heights, Ohio 44125. The deadline for making reservations is November 27, so please send yours in soon! You can find a reservation form in the October NewSteps, or open the flyer.

Julie Wojcik will be replacing Karen Pressman as Safety Chair effective December 2015. Any injury or illness on the trail requiring medical intervention or follow up needs to be reported to Julie at at: julielwojcik@yahoo.com or 440-845-9048. The club expresses its appreciation to Karen for her past articles!

We are pleased to announce that Leslie Leventhal has accepted the position of CHC Reservationist beginning in 2016.
A big thank you to Sue Portnoy for doing a great job as Reservationist for the past few years. Sue will be passing the pen to Leslie for the many exciting events that are in the planning stages for 2016. If anyone would like to host an event at camp, please let Leslie or Darlene Jacobson know your ideas. The camp is a great place and whatever happens there is always fun.

Standing Rules Updated:
The CHC Board of Directors recently approved a revised set of Standing Rules (formerly known as Standing Operating Procedures). The rules were also realigned with the revised Constitution and Bylaws approved by the membership in 2014. A new format has been initiated to correlate rules to the applicable Constitution and/or Bylaw clause. The revised Standing Rules can be found at this link
under the “Members Only/Contacts & Docs” drop down menu on the website. Updates were made to existing rules to reflect current operations, improve wording, and add clauses transferred from the previous Constitution. Several rules were deleted since they no longer apply (a list of deleted rules appear at the end of the revised document). Contact Dave Richards (drichards0901@gmail.com) for more information.

Photo Contest Judging: November 7, 2015 at noon Deadline for Photo entries October 24th General meeting Categories:
Landscape / Scenery
Animals/ insects
Black and White
See July Newstep Page 10 for more information
Questions contact Chris Rettig or Denise Tobiasz

The annual 40-mile hike is scheduled for Sunday, May 3. You can download the map and the directions for the hike:
Instructions for 40 Mile Hike in 2015
Map for first half of 40 Mile Hike in 2015
Map for second half of 40 Mile Hike in 2015

The 2014 Annual Report to Members is now available in the Contacts section of the Members Only portion of the website. The annual report recaps the main events for 2014 and compares activities of the club to the past and our goals for the year. Please take a minute to glance at this report to recognize the tremendous efforts of members, committee chairs, officers and directors in helping to make our Cleveland Hiking Club the outstanding organization that it is.

Dave Richards, President

The updated constitution and new bylaws have now been posted to our website on the website's Contacts page. The Board of Directors has decided to make these documents available via the Club's website in lieu of printing and distributing these new documents to all members. However, if you need or desire a printed copy, please contact President Dave Richards and he will have a hardcopy mailed to you. Thank you for your vote in support of these new basic documents for our Club. Please consult upcoming Newsteps for further information regarding the implementation of the changes included in these new documents.

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