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The!Tuesday!Hikers!

Boulder,!Colorado ,!1959 – 2013 !

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a!history!through!stories !

Created!and!c ompiled!in!2013!by !

Betsy!Hunt,!Hans!Schreuder!and!Richard!Holmes!

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Credits !

Book$layout$design$and$copy$ editing:! Mary!Headley!of!Information!Engineering! Company!

C over$art$ (Lake$Isabelle$in$Indian$Peaks$Wilderness)$and$photo$editing :! Richard!Holmes!

Computer$support :!Ellen!Champion,!Ian!Schreuder!and!Tymen!Schreuder!

Editorial$reviews:!Kate!Secrest,!Sally!Scheetz! and!Jean!Zambrano! !

Photographs:!Contributed!by!various!members!of!the!Tuesday!Hikers!

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Tuesday(Hikers(on(Switzerland(Park(hike,(June(2010 (

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TABLE&OF&CONTENTS &

Introduction!

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Early!History!and!Early!Memories!

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Early!History !

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Early!Memories !

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related'by'Nancy'Kraushaar '

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by'Betty'Sherritt '

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by'Betsy'Hunt '

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by'Nancy'Allen '

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by'Ellen'Champion '

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by'Hope'Leighton '

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Stories!about!Former!Memorable!Hikers!

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Jean!Anstine!(1922 – 2011) !

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by'Betsy'Hunt '

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by'Jo'Anne'Smallwood '

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Yardley!Beers!(1913 – 2005) !

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by'Barbara'Taylor '

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by'Jo'Anne'Smallwood '

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Charles!Yeomans!(1918 – 2012) !

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by'Janet'Holdsworth '

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Hanne!Williams!(1922 – present) !

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by ' Betsy'Hunt '

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Imma!Stanton! (1923 – present) !

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by'Brenda'Hutchinson '

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by'Marge'Maagoe '

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Chris!Marshall!(1929 – 2010) !

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by'Barbara'Taylor '

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by'Richard'Holmes '

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Sandy!Jacobs!(1935 – 2008) !

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by'Gwen'Brodsky'(Sandy’s'daughter) '

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by'Madeline'Gol dhawk '

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by'Sharon'Howrey '

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by'Linda'Bailey '

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by'Hans'Schreuder '

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by'Sara'Michl '

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by'Kate'Secrest '

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Personal!Hiking!Stories!

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Memories !

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by'Ed'Gauss '

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Hiking!with!Ed!Gauss !

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by'Richard'Holmes '

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Memories!from!the!Early!1990s !

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by'Virginia'McConnell '

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Memories !

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by'George'Thompson '

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Random!Memories !

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by'Elaine'Taylor '

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Hermann!Meng’s!Walking!Sticks!Story !

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by'Betsy'Hunt '

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Snow!and!Ice !

!27 !

by'Sheryl'Holmes '

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View!from!Mexico !

!28 !

by'William'H.'Prescott '

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The!Impact!of!the!Tuesday!Hikers!on!My!Life !

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by'Bill'Campbell '

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Hiking!Memories !

!30 !

by'Sharon'Foster'Howrey '

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From!Australia !

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by'Christine'Holland '

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Coffee! !

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by'Hans'Schreuder '

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Mocha?!Who!said!Mocha? !

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by'Richard'Holmes '

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A!Wine!and!Cheese!Hike !

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by'Linda'Bailey '

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A!Gneiss!Wine!Story !

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by'Madeline'Goldhawk '

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Reflections !

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by'Peter'Divine '

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Ceran!St.!Vrain!in!the!Rain !

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by'Kathleen'Flynn '

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My!Lost!Hearing!Aid !

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by'Jody'Adleman '

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A!Memorable!Hike !

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by'Richard'Holmes '

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Getting!Lost !

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by'Paul'Korda '

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A!Love!Story !

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by'Jim'McConnell'and'Kate'Secrest '

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Memorable!Hikes !

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by'Hans'Schreuder '

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Gold!Hill!Potlucks !

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by'Carole'Arnold '

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Getting!Lost!at!a!Gold!Hill!Potluck !

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by'Rita'Reasoner '

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Switzerland!Park!Hikes!and!Picnics !

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by'Betsy'Hunt'and'Bill'Campbell '

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Halloween!Parties !

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by'Dorothy'Coltrin '

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The!Photographer,!Richard!Holmes !

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by'Betsy'Hunt '

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Popular!Scenic!Destinations !

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The!Disappearance!of!Pat!Wallace !

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Next!Do or !

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by'Kathleen'Hyland'Contrino'(Pat’s'neighbor) '

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Getting!Closer!to!My!Mother !

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by'Katherine'Moore'(Pat’s'daughter) '

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Changes!Along!the!Way!

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Leaders !

!51

Offspring!Groups !

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The!Early!Tuesday!Hikers !

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The!Thursday!Hikers !

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Colorado!Tr ail!Volunteers !

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Other!Offsprings !

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Current!Hikers!Snapshot !

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Newer!Trails!and!Destinations !

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Why!Do!We!Hike? !

by'Betsy'Hunt '

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by'Phyllis'Schwartz '

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by'Richard'Holmes '

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by'Elaine'Taylor '

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by'Maryann'Balassa '

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by'Sally'Sheetz '

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by'Hermann'Meng '

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by'Hans'Schreuder '

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by'Holly'Clark '

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by'Donna'Seaman '

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Poems !

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Happy!People !

!61

by'Sandy'McCoy '

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Tuesday!Hikers !

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by'Kathleen'Flynn '

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Aspen!in!Autumn !

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by'John'Rapoza '

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Haiku !

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by'Mary'Headley '

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A!Meditation !

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by'Madeline'Goldhawk '

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In!Closing!

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Appendix:!Names!of!Tuesday!Hikers!Over!Time !

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Tuesday!Hikers !

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Introduction !

This!is!the!narrative!of!the!Tuesday!Hikers,!a!living!history!as!told!through! stories.!Vibrant,!rich!in!detail,!these!stories!come!from!the!fertile!minds!of! our!many! hikers.!There!has!never!been!a!written!record!of!the!group!and,!because!of!its! longevity!and!the!aging!of!its!members,!this!is!the!time!to!do!it.!FiftyJ four!years!of! hiking!provides!a!wealth!of!knowledge!to!draw!from.!

Probing!into!the!origins!of!the!Tuesday!Hikers,!the!first!section!is!about!early!

history!as!it!evolved!from!a!1959!YWCA!walking!group.!Memories!from!the!earliest!

members!provide!personal!accounts!essential!to!the!foundation!of!this!history,!and! stories!about!memorable!hikers!of!the!past!who!are!not!with!us!anymore!are! emphasized.!Recollections!from!both!longJ time!and!recent!members!continue!the! narrative. !

Next!is!an!array!of!personal!hiking!stories,!dynamic!and!lucid!accounts!of!a! variety!of!hiking!experiences.!The!main!focus!is!on!these!individual!stories! — ! happy,! funny,!scary,!eventful!and!thoughtJ provoking.!They!provide!a!perspective!not! possible!by!the!writings!of!just!a!few!people.! !

And,!finally,!we!ask!ourselves!why!we!hike.!How!do!we!benefit?!How!are!we! fulfilled?!What!pleasures!do!we!derive?!What!do!we!learn!from!the!outdoors,!the! wilderness?!What!do!we!learn!about!ourselves?!Personal!and!philosophical!answers! are!provided!in!the!section!called!“Why!Do!We!Hike?”!Some!are!humorous.!And! some!reveal!innermost!feelings!of! people!we!thought!we!knew.!

In!addition!to!stories!about!the!people!and!the!hikes,!there!are!photographs,!

poems!and!an!appendix!listing!Tuesday!Hikers!from!various!lists!over!the!years.!

Although!there!are!many!photographs!in!the!book,!it!is!not!possible!to! include!a! picture!of!every!member.!The!persons!singled!out!are!those!from!long!ago!or!who! held!a!special!significance!to!the!group!as!a!whole.!Other!photographs!are!mostly! selected!at!random!to!include!a!variety!of!people.!

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CHAPTER&1 &

Early!History!and!Early!Memories!

Early!History !

I n!June!1959,!the!YWCA!sponsored! a!hiking!group.!The!original!purpose!of!the! group!was!for!“fellowship!and!to!acquaint!people!with!hikes!near!Boulder.”!The!

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group!hiked!until!noon!and!then!had!lunch.!Most!of!the!hikes!were!close!to!town,!

including!Mt.!Sanitas,!Gregory!Canyon!and!the!Mesa!T rail.!!

A!YWCA!program!from!the!summer!of!1959,!shown!below!left,!billed!the!

Tuesday!Hikers!as!offering!“An!opportunity!for!mom!and!the!kids!and!visitors!too!to! get!acquainted!with!the!natural!beauty!near!Boulder.”! !

The!first!identified!hike!was!on!June!9,! 1959,!to!the!Natural!Theatre!on!Flagstaff,!

starting!at!9!a.m.!at!Baseline!and!Flagstaff!Road,!as!shown!in!the!announcement!

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Article! r eprinted! c ourtesy!of!the! Daily(Camera !

By!1961! the!hikers ! began!meeting!at!North!Boulder!Park,!and!ventured!further! into! such! areas!as!Camp!Dick!and!Eldora.! Meeting!times!were! generally! 9! a.m. ,!but! sometimes!varied!according!to!location.! Mrs.!Wyndham!and!Mrs.!George!W . ! (Marion)!Unger!were!the!coordinators.! !

Initially,! participation! on!the!hikes! was!limited!to! women,!children!and!guests;!

m en!were!allowed!to!join!the!group!in!the!early!198 0s.! An!early! photo!of! the! Tuesday!Hikers!on!an!unidentified!trail!is!shown!on!the!next!page.! !

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E arliest(known(photo(of(the(Tuesday(Hikers,(available(from(YWCA(archives ,(circa(1 960 (

Newspaper!announcements!of!the!hikes!began!appearing!in!the!Daily(Camera! during!the!summer!of!1960;! for!some!reason!the!hikers!were!referred!to!as!a ! “w alking! g roup.”! Some!of!these!early!clippings!are!shown!below.!

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Article! r eprinted! c ourtesy!of!the ! Daily(Camera !

In!1964 , ! Suzan!Plummer!was!in!charge,!at!least! through! 1966.!She!was!referred! to!as!the!group!coordinator.!By!1966 , ! a!distinction!was!already!encouraged!between! slow!and!fast!hikers.!!

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A(1967(YWCA(brochure(advertised(the(Tuesday(Hikers(as(a( walking(group (

Early!Memories !

The!earliest!memories!by! Tuesday!Hikers,!including!those!from!long J time! members! Nancy!Kraushaar!and!Betty!Sherritt,!are!recorded!below. !

related'by'Nancy'Kraushaar '

Nancy!remembers!starting!to!hike!with!the!group!in!1961!when!Eleanor!Bartlett!

told!her ! about!it.!She!said!there!were!about! 10! women!then!with!destinations!such! as!the!Mesa!Trail!and!Jamestown.!When!they!returned!from!the!hike, ! the!driver!was! paid!for!gas! on ! a! mil eage!basis! to!take!the!burden!off!the!drivers.!Nancy!reca lled!that! the! “ Y ” ! was!leery!of!continuing!to!sponsor!the!hikes!because!of!possible!liability! problems.! Nancy!hiked!with!the!group!for!40!years.!

by'Betty'Sherritt'

I!attended!my!first!Tuesday!hike!after!it!was!mentioned!in!the!YWCA!sheet!of! activities!in!abo ut!1966.!I!had!recently!started!my!youngest!in!school , ! which!freed! me!midday!for!an!interval.!I!longed!to! do!a! brisk!pace.!The!rest!started , ! too,!at!a! somewhat!slower!walk.!The!one!person!I!clearly!remember!was!Nancy!Kraushaar,! not!by!her!name,!but!by!her! distinctive!hair!and!face.!I!was!impressed!with!how!fast! this!sprightly!group!got!beyond!the!rest!of!us.!Also!at!one!of!these!beginning!hikes, ! they!announced!a!party , ! which!I!attended!in!the!downstairs!of!someone’ s!home. ! I’m! sorry,!these!are!but!sketchy!memories.!I!went!occasionally!when!I!wanted!more! than!anything!to!get!into!those!marvelous!mountains!on!a!wonderful!day.!But!soon!I! had!found!tennis!connections!and!dropped!in!when!I!could.!! Note:(Betty(hiked(regularly(again(in(the(1990s. !

by'Betsy'Hunt'

In!the!early!1970s! I!was!on!the!program!committee!at!the!Boulder!YWCA.!I! noticed!a!group!in!the!brochure!called!Y!Hikers .”! I!was!told!it!was!a!group!of! women!who!met!on!Tuesdays!in!the!North!Boulder!Park!parking!lot!and!walked! different!places.!The!“ Y ” ! no!longer!had!anything!to!do!with!it,!but!retained!it!in! its! brochure.! !

In!1973!a!friend!of!mine,!Anna!Marie!Robb,!asked!if!I!would!like!to!join!her!and!

her!hiking!group.!I!was!surprised!when!she!took!me!to!the!Park!to!find!a!group!of! very!active!women!who!ventured!far!into!the!mountains!weekly.!I!was!hooked!!As! the!mother!of!young!children!who!was!not!working!at!that!time,!I!found!this!outlet! saved!my!sanity!and!took!me!into!mountain!areas!I!had!not!yet!discovered.!I!hiked! every!Tuesday!for! those!first! two!years, ! rain,!snow,!wind!or!shine.!!

The!group!at!t hat!time!was!only!women,!about!20! or!so,!and!some!were!much! older!than!I!was.!They!inspired!me!to!see!that!as!I!aged!I!could!continue!to!enjoy! hiking!in!the!high!Rockies.!Now!in!my!70s! I!am!gratefully!continuing!t o!hike.! !

The!reason!that!this!group!has!continued!for!so!many!years!is!because!we!are!

intentionally!unorganized.”! There!are!no!officers,!no!committees,!no!costs!(except!

helping!pay!for!gas!for!the!driver),!and!you!don t!have!to!let!anyone!know!you!are!

coming. !

Most!of!these!women!were!strongly!independent,!and!there!were!two!of!them! whom!I!especially!remember!for!their!accomplishments.! !

One!was! Betty!Lane ,!known!as! The!Flower!Lady.”! She!knew!the!names!of!every! wildflower ! — ! actually!all!three!names!of!each! one!!I!learned!so!much!from!her.!She! also!was!one!of!the!founders!of!Boulder!Hospice!and!the!Mary!Sandoe!House. !

The!other!woman!was! Mary!Galey ,!who!had!come!to!Chautauqua!from!Oklahoma! as!a!child.!She!raised!her!family!in!the!cottage!directly!behind!the!auditorium.!When! Chautauquas!20J year!lease!with!the!City!of!Boulder!expired!in!the!1970s,!the!city!

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wanted!to!take!over!the $ property!for!development.!Mary!was!outraged!and!turned! her!anger!into!a!wonderful!book!on!the!history!of!Chautauqua,! The(Grand(Assembly.! Mary!is!also!credited!with!saving!Chautauqua!by!having!it!landmarked!locally,! decades!before!it!became!a!National!Historic!Landmark.! !

During!the!late!1970s! a!group!of!families!decided!to!go!on!a!camping!trip! together.! Some! were!Anna!Marie!and!Joe!Robb,! Nancy!Allen,! Mary!Galey,! Betty! Sherritt , ! and! myself, ! my!husband,!Buzz, ! and!all! our! children.!The!first!year!we!went! to!Middle!St.!Vrain,!hiking!up!the!road!with!all!our!equipment , ! and! we! had!to! portage!across!the!river!with!a!rope.!The!second!trip!was!to!the!Gore!Range. !

In!the!198 0s! as!more!and!more!couples!retired!in!Boulder,!men!started!to! appear!with!their!wives.!In!fact!my!parents,!Bob!and!Connie!Fernie,!who!moved!here!

after!retirement,!joined!the!hiking!group!in!1982.!The!group!swelled!and!eventually!

b ecame!so!large!that!we!had!to!split!up!to!go!to!various!trails.!This!also!allowed!for! faster!and!slower!groups!to!form.! !

In!the!1990s ! a!group!started!going!in!the!winter!to!Snow!Mountain!Ranch,!the! YMCA!camp!near!Fraser. ! We!rented!two!cabins!for!two!nights ! for!about!15J 25! people.!Food!duties!were!planned!ahead!for!breakfast!and!dinner.!We!did! crossJ country! skiing!and! snowshoe ing!during!the!day,!and!each!evening!we!had! happy! hour!and!dinner!together!in!one!of!the!cabins.!One!year!we!might!have!gotten!lost!in! a!blizzard,!our!first!afternoon!out,!if!Ellen!Champion!had!not!been!familiar!with!the! trails!and!led!us!along!a!fence!to!the!Nordic!Center.! !

Another!memorable!event!at!Snow!Mountain!Ranch!was!the!morning!that!Hanne! Williams,!German!born,!was!cooking!French!toast!for!our!breakfast.!She!pulled!the! sheet!containing!all!the!toasts!out!of!the!oven!and!promptly!dumped!them!on!the! floor.!Oh!my,!she!was!sure!there!would!be!no!breakfast!now.!But!John!Rapoza! quietly!leaned!over,!picked!them!all!up,!put!them!on!the!pan,!and!we!ate!every!one! of!them.!She!couldn ’ t!believe!that!we!Americans!would!eat!something!off!the!floor!!

For!four!years!around!2005,!we!rented!a!big!reunion!cabin!at!the!ranch!so!we!

could!all!be!together.! It!was!great!fun!and!luxurious!in! its! grand!livi ng/dining!room! and!double!kitchen,!but!then!the!prices!went!up , ! and!we!found!it!was!more! economical!to!rent!two!smaller!cabins.! !

As!experienced!as!most!of!the!hikers!are,!we!have!in!the!past!experienced!some! dangerous!hikes!in!the!mountains. $ $

In!the!199 0s! six!carloads!of!us!went!up!to!the!Moffat!Tunnel!to!hike!up!to!Heart! Lake.!It!was!a!very!hot!June!day.!New!hikers,!Sandy!and!Arthur!Bierman!from!New! York , ! had!joined!us,!and!we!were!happily!hiking!along!in!the!trees!for!a!long!way.! !

Most!people!decided!not! to!continue!up!to!the!Lake!as!they!were!not!sure!of!the! weather.!Hanne!Williams!and!I!and!a!couple!of!men!wanted!to!risk!it.!We!got!to!the! lake,!sat!enjoying!our!lunches,!then!looked!back!and!saw!the!blackest!clouds!we!

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could!imagine.!Realizing!there!was!no! cover!above!timberline,!we!started!quickly! down!the!mountain.!Hail!came!down!upon!us, ! such!as!wed!never!seen. ! !

When!we!finally!caught!up!with!the!others,!we!all!were!slipping!and!sliding!in! the!hail!with!it!continually!pounding!us,!and!people s!ponchos!were!getting!torn!off! their!bodies.!We!got!lost!a!couple!of!times!because!the!hail!had!piled!up!so!high!we! couldn’ t!see!the!trail.!Sandy!and!Arthur!were!struggling!down ! the!trail ! with!only! their!light!summer!clothes!on.!Most!of!us!got!a!bit!of!hypothermia!a nd!were!getting! shaky, ! as!the!temperature!had!dropped!precipitously.!!

When!we!finally!arrived!gratefully!at!the!cars,!we!found!some!people,!especially! Arthur,!were!really!in!bad!shape.!We!made!him!strip!off!his!wet!clothes!and! wrapped!him!in!a!quilt.!He!an d!a!couple!of!other!men!were!ill!from!that!hike.!We!all! learned!the!necessity!of!bringing!more!clothes!than!you!ever!think!you!will!need!!

by'Nancy'Allen '

Here!are!my!memories!of!Tuesday!Hikers!in!1970.!Two!elderly!ladies!who!had!

both!been!missionaries!in!China!were!an!important!part!of!the!group!in!summer.!

“We!have!to!see!the!columbine!again”!they!exclaimed.!“We!will!picnic!near!them,!

don’t!worry!about!us.!You!proceed!on!your!way.”!!

These!members!of!the!Tuesday!Hikers!were!able!to!walk!with!us!into!their!90s.!

Ruth!Howard!was!another!who!loved!joining!us!into!her!late!80s.!Such!inspiring!

ladies!to!those!of!us!younger!ones.! !

Charles!Yeomans,!Mary!Jean!Willis,!Betty!Lane,!Nancy! Kraushaar! and!Jean! Anstine!were!regulars!in!the!1970s!and!I!always!looked!forward!to! visiting!with! them.! !

Black!Lake,!Glacier!View,!Mills,!Blue!Lake,!Isabelle!and!Niwot!Ridge,!Middle!St.! Vrain!Mountain!with!alpine!forgetJ meJ nots,!Fern!and!Odessa!Lakes!were!favorites!

for!those!of!us!in!our!40s!and!50s.!!

One!day!heading!for!Sawtooth!Mountain ,!Mary!Galey!drove!some!of!us!and!our! kids!in!her!jeep!over!rough!roads!to!begin!our!hike!on!an!overnight!backpacking!trip! that!was!great!fun.!We!got!as!far!as!Red!Deer!Lake!and!camped!with!the!kids,!who! were!mostly!in!elementary!school.!In!attendance!at!t he!site!were!Anne!Marie!Robb,! her!husband,!Joe!and!their!golden!retriever,!Judy!and!Connie!Travers,!Nancy!and! Scott!Allen,!Betsy!Hunt,!Mary!Galey!and!son!John!and!a!few!others.!It!was!an! unforgettable!experience!for!us!and!the!kids!!

by'Ellen'Champion '

Tuesday!Hikers!are!active!all!year,!no!matter!what!the!weather.!Sometimes!up!to!

30!hikers,!sometimes!only!two!or!three.!Summers!we!went!into!the!foothills!and!

Front!Range!mountains.!Winters!we!hiked!many!Boulder!County!Open!Space!trails.! When!there!was!snow,!ma ny!took!the!Ski!Bus!to!Eldora!Ski!Area,!where!we!had!a!

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choice!of!downhill!skiing,!crossJ country!skiing,!or!snowshoeing.!Our!choices!each! week!were!partly!dependent!on!reports!from!participants!who!had!recently!hiked! some!trails,!and!reported!about!snow!and! wet!conditions,!or!flowers!viewed.! !

I!started!hiking!with!the!Tuesday!Hikers!in!1974!with!Jean!Anstine.!We!were!in!

many!activities!together,!including!spinning,!knitting,!weaving!and!training!Girl!

Scout!leaders!how!to!prepare!their!troops!for!camping!trips.!Nothing!was!better!

than!hiking!together!for!many!years.!

I!have!always!loved!wildflowers,!and!hiking!with!Betty!Lane!was!a!challenge!for! me!to!remember!all!the!names!of!the!flowers.!Betty!had!moved!here!from!the!East! Coast!to!retire.!She!had!not!learned!about!the!wildflowers!until!she!came!here.!I! carried!a!small!flower!book,!and!had!to!relearn!the!names!each!summer.!I!took!Betty! on!hikes!after!she!could!no!longer!go!with!the!group,!and!the!slower!we!walked,!the! more!tiny!flowers!we!would!find!along!the!w ay.!

by'Hope'Leighton '

I!was!so!excited!to!learn!that!you!were!writing!a!history!of!the!Tuesday!Hikers.!I!

started!hiking!with!the!group!when!I!retired!from!NOAA!in!1977!and!went!regularly!

for!several!years.!I!remember!that!the!YWCA!was!still!sponsoring!the!group!at!that! time.!Some!of!the!primary!movers!were!Florence!Ross,!Mary!Galey,!Jean!Anstine!and! Nancy!Kraushaar.!I!was!going!very!little!even!before!I!moved!to!Wichita!in!2007.! !

Those!were!good!times.!I!enjoyed!so!much!getting!out!with!people!and!exploring! the!Colorado!mountains.!Miss!them.!In!addition!to!the!daily!hikes!we!did!some! extended!trips.!My!favorite!was!the!trip!to!Arizona!to!hike!across!the!Grand!Canyon! from!north!to!south.!That!takes!planning.!And!spending!a!day!at!Phantom!Ranch!was! great.! !

I!do ! a!lot!of!reminiscing!about!the!“good!ole!days,”!especially!about!Colorado,!but! am!content!in!Wichita,!too.!I’m!doing!well!for!a!92J yearJ old.!I’ll!be!looking!forward! to!seeing!your!history.!If!you!are!aware!of!anyone!else!who!might!remember!me,!tell! them!hello.!

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Wildflowers(along(Crater(Lake(near(the(Moffat(Tunnel,(July(2007 (

CHAPTER& 2 &

Stories!about!Former!Memorable!Hikers !

W ithin!any!group!of!people!there!are!those!who!stand!out!from!the!rest!by! sheer!force!of!personality.! They!are!especially!memorable!a s!they!inspired!

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us!by!the!lives!they!led.! The!stories! in!this!chapter! are!about!some!of!those!people.!

Jean!Anstine!(1922 – 2011) !

by'Betsy'Hunt'

When!Jean!took!over!as! our!leader” ! in!the!early!1980s, ! we!didn t!realize!what!a! true!leader!we!had!received.!For!y ears!she!had!been!an!active!Girl!Scout!leader.!She! was!also!a!leader!in!the! Boulder ! Handweavers ’ ! Guild!as!she!was!a!spinner,!knitter! and!weaver,!a!true!fiber!artist. !

and!weaver,!a!true!fiber!artist. ! Jean!always!had!a!smile,!was!always!happy!and!

Jean!always!had!a!smile,!was!always!happy!and! accommodated!everyone.!She!could!be!counted! on!to!do! whatever!was!needed!without!complaint.!As!the!group!

began!to!grow!in!the!late!8 0s! and!early!9 0s,!and!we!split!

off!into!different!trails,!Jean!kept!us!all!in!line.

The!Snow!Mountain!Ranch! crossJ country!

ski!trips!

were!also!under!her!leadership.!She ! organized!about!20!

some!people!in!two!different!cabins!and!kept!track!of! the!finances,!not!an!easy!task!as!some!would!drop!out! and!others!want!to!join!in.! !

In!the!later!1990s, ! we!noticed!Jean!was!becoming! unable!to!handle!the!details!of!planning!and!money.!It! seemed!dementia!was!creeping!into!her!life,!and!eventually!she!had!full J blown! Alzheimer’ s.!Her!family!had!to!sell!her!house, ! and!she!moved!to!a!care!center!where! she!lived!the!rest!of!her!life.!When!I!last!saw!her!sometime!before!her!death,!she!did! not!remember!who!I!was,!but!acted!as!if!she!did.!She!greeted!me!with!that! wonderful!smile,!and!had!I!not!known!the!truth,!I!would!have!thought!she!was!“ just! fine. ” !

by'Jo'Anne'Smallwood '

When!hiking!on!a!summer!day!with!Jean,!she!disclosed!that!she!was!a!spinner!of! yarn!and!loved!doing!that. ! She!said!that!she!did!not!spin!on!Monday!evenings! because!once!she!got!started , ! she!might!easily!spin!all!night!and!then!would!not!be! in!good!shape!for!the!Tuesday!hike.! !

Yardley!Beers!(1913 – 2005) !

by' Barbara'Taylor '

Yardley! proposed!a!new!hike!to!the!group!on!Sept.!2,!1997.! It!was!an!overcast! day!and!Jamestown!was!in!the!clouds.!We!began!at!Yardley’ s!cabin! nearby ! and! followed!an!irrigation!ditch,!then!cut!through!the!woods!to!a!difficult!stream! crossing.! It!took!almost!an!hou r!to!get!the!group!across.!The!water!was!high!and! rapid, ! and!the!rocks!were!very!slippery.!Several!members!emerged!in!various! degrees!of!wetness, ! but!no!one!was!hurt.!Sig!Anderson!slipped!all!the!way!in.!He! ended!up!wearing!my!bright!green!wind!pants!the!rest!of!the!day!and!must!have!had! a!time!explaining!to!his!wife!why!he!arrived!home!in!such!strange!pants. ! !

! ! After!drying!off,!we!plunged!on!through!the!

After!drying!off,!we!plunged!on!through!the! jungle!behind!Yardley!and!found!an!easy!crossing!to! the!Ceran!St.!Vrain!Trail. ! Maria!Edwards!and!I! stuffed!ourselves!with!sweet!juicy!raspberries! along!the!way.!We!returned!by!way!of!the!trailhead! and!had!lunch!on!the!rocks!below!the!bridge. ! I! made!Sig!drink!some!hot! echinacea!tea!to!ward!off! pneumonia. ! I!guess!it!worked , ! as!he!returned!my! pants!the!followin g!Tuesday.! We!walked!up!the! road!to!the!cars!by!Yardleys!cabin!and!were!back!at! North!Boulder!Park!by!2! p.m.! !

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The(following(article(by(Barbara(Taylor(in(the(July(1988(Colorado(Mountain(Club(

newsletter(was( condensed ( by(Richard(Holmes:(

Some!people!have!a!persona!that!resonates!with!nearly!everyone!they!meet.! Yardley!Beers!was!one!of!those. ! He!grew!up!in!Trenton,!New!Jersey,!and!studied! physics!at!Yale.! After!receiving!a!doctorate!in!physics!from!Princeton , ! he!worked!on! a!radar!project!at!MIT,!served!on ! the!faculty!of!NYU,!and!then!came!to!Boulder!to! take!a!position!with!the!National!Bureau!of!Standards!in!1961.! !

Hiking!was!prominent!in!Yardley ’ s!life,!and!he!led!trips!for!the!Colorado! Mountain!Club!for!more!than!20!years. ! Although!his!trips!tended!to!tu rn!into! exciting!adventures,!he!was!always!wellJ equipped!and!very!safety J conscious.! As!a! long!time!amateur!radio!operator, ! he!always!carried!a!radio.! !

He!also!knew!when!to!quit.! On!a!hike!up!Mt.!Sherman,!a!14’ er,!he!heard!a!hissing! sound!coming!from!his!metal J framed!backpack. ! The!clouds!overhead!were!black, ! but!there!was!no!thunder!or!lightning!in!the!area. ! He!removed!the!pack!and!turned! around!to!see!his!daughter!and!another!girl!had!their!hair!standing!on!end. ! “ We!took! off!in!a!hurry, ” ! he!said,!and!hadn’ t ! used!a!metal J framed!pack!since. !

Yardley!retired!from!the!Bureau!of!Standards!in!1979. ! From!trips!with!his!wife! to!England!and!Scotland, ! he!became!interested!in!an!archaeological!site!on!the!Isle! of!Man,!and!the!former!physics!professor!began!work!on!a!degree!in!British!history! at!CU!in!1983. ! Two!years!later, ! he!participated!in!a!dig!on!that!island.!

Through!the!years,!hiking!continued!to!play!a!role!in!Yardley s!life.! The!Beers’ ! had!a!cabin!near!the!Ceran!St.!Vrain!Trail! area,!and!sometime!along!the!way,!Ya rdley! became!involved!with!the!Tuesday!Hikers. !

by'Jo'Anne'Smallwood '

One!summer!day, ! a!small!group!of!Tuesday!Hikers!were!out!on!a!trail.!As!it! approached! lunchtime, ! Yardley!mentioned!that!his!cabin!was!nearby!and!we!could! go!there!to!eat!lunch.!What!an!int eresting!place!his!cabin!was.!It!was!truly!a!get J away,!pleasant!but!rustic.!It!amazed!me!that!it!was!lit!with!strings!of!tiny!lights, ! like! those! we!use!on!Christmas!trees.!It!served!the!purpose!and!certainly!did!not!use! much!energy.! !

Charles!Yeomans!(1918 – 2012) !

by' Janet'Holdsworth'

On!a!cool,!Tuesday!September!afternoon!in!1995, ! I!was!surprised!to!see!Charles! Yeomans!at!the!Post!Office! — ! in!shorts,!no!less. !

“How!are!you?”! I! sputtered.!

“ I ’ m!great, ” ! he!answered.!I!just!finished!hiking!with!the!Tuesday!Hikers.! You! should!come,!too.” ! So!the!next!Tuesday!I!also!became!a!Tuesday!Hiker.!

! So!the!next!Tuesday!I!also!became!a!Tuesday!Hiker.! The!Tuesday!after!Charles!returned!from!a!hiking!trip!in!

The!Tuesday!after!Charles!returned!from!a!hiking!trip!in! Europe, ! he!appeared!with!a!novelty! — ! two!hiking!poles.!

It s!the!latest!thing!in!Europe,” ! he!explained.!It!caught!on! quickl y,!and!now!many!of!us!use!two!hiking!poles. !

In!June!2000,!on!our!Tuesday!hike!to! Miller!Rock ! at! Ceran!St.!Vrain,!Charles!announced,!“ I!just!got!back!from! hiking!my!last!50J mile!segment!of!the!500J mile!Colorado! Trail” ! (from!Chatfield!Reservoir!to!the!top!of! Kenosha! Pass),!and!he!showed!us!the!patch!on!his!backpack!to!prove!

it.!He!was!82!years!old.!

It!has!been!a!privilege!to!have!known!and!hiked!with! Charles!Yeomans.! (He!died!in!April!2012!at!the!age!of!94!years. )$

Hanne!Williams!(1922 – present) !

by'Betsy'Hunt'

B orn!in!1922 , ! Hanne!came!to!the!United!States!as!a!young!woman,!having!lived!

through!World!War!II!in!Germany.!She!was!a!member!of!Hitler’ s!Youth!Group,!as!

were!most!young!people!of!her!age!in!the!1940s.!Hanne!lived!in!a!barracks!with!

other!women! for!six!years,!an!experience!that!led!her!to!believe!she!never!wanted!to! live!in!a!“group!home” ! ever!again.!

Upon!arriving!in!New!York , ! she!got!a!job!in!the!office!of!a!hospital, ! where!she! was!employed!for!many!years.!She!met!a!well J educated!Jamaican , ! whom!she! married! and!enjoyed!a!life!of!culture!and!adventure!with!for!quite!a!few!years.!After! his!death, ! she!decided!to!move!to!Boulder, ! where!she!bought!a!house!in!North! Boulder!and!began!teaching!fitness!to!residents!of!an!Independent!Senior!Home,!as! she!had!been!a!gymnast!in!Germany!and!was!very! “ fit.” !

After!being!introduced!to!the!Tuesday!Hikers, ! she! was!always!there,!ready!to!take!on!any!challenge.!And! she!loved!to!be!the!head!of!the!pack .” ! Hanne!and!Imma! Stanton,!her!good!friend!who!was!from!northern!Italy,! always! amazed!us!as!they!raced!up!the!trails!like!two! mountain!goats.!They!did!not!want!anyone!to!be!ahead! of!them,!and!it!WAS!difficult!to!beat!them.!The!amazing! thing!is!that!these!women!continued!to!be!indomitable!

hikers!well!into!their!80s,!a!high!standard!set!for!the!

rest!of!us!!

There!are!tales!of!Hanne!included!in!others!hikers’ ! memories!in!this!history,!but!I!would!like!to!add!one! more.!As!a!European,!Hanne!believed!in!dressing!up!for!any!hikers’ ! gathering!and! could!put!together!a!“ costume” ! that!put!the!rest!of!us!to!shame.!She!also!loved!social! gatherings!so!much!that!she!bemoaned!the!fact!that!people!left!as!soon!as!they!had! finished!eating!and!did!not!stay!around!to!socialize!more!or!sing!together.!

Today, ! Hanne!is!living!in!a!senior! residence , ! as!her!hea lth!and!memory!are! failing.!She!did!not!go!willingly, ! as!her!memories!of!those!years!in!Germany!were! still!fresh!in!her!mind,!but!she!now!realizes!the!blessing!of!having!people!and!help! close!by,!a!good!lesson!for!us!all.!

close!by,!a!good!lesson!for!us!all. ! ! 14 !

Imma!Stanton! (1923 – present) !

by' Br

Imma ,! a!member!of!the!Tuesday!

enda'Hutchinson '

Hikers!for!many!years, ! has!a!unique!and!colorful!

personality.!She! came!to!Boulder!from!Italy!when!she!was!in!her!late!50s! to!marry! Bill!Stanton , ! who! was! dean!of! CU’s! Leeds!Business!School!and!a!marketing! professor. !

Born!in!1923!and!true!to!her!Italian!background,!Imma!arrived!for!the!hikes!

looking!very!stylish!and!wearing!her!makeJ up , ! with!not!a!hair!out!of!place.!One! particular!hike!was!one!we! will!not!forget.!We!were!going!to!hike!up!to!Lake! Isabelle,!over!Pawnee!Pass!and!down!the!other!side!and!walk!out!to!Monarch!Lake,! which!was!a!distance!of!15 ! miles.!The!other!hikers!were!Luke!Fernsebner,!Hanne! Williams! and!her!brother J in J law ,!Ken,!Imma!and!myself.!As!we!were!ascending!the! pass , ! Ken ! collapsed!so!Hanne! led! him!back , ! insisting!that!we!continue.! !

We!stopped!by!a!small!lake!on!the!other!side!of! Pawnee! Pass! and!had!lunch.!Imma ’ s!lunch!was!always! the!same! — ! turkey!sausage,!rice!cakes,!fruit ! and!a! beverage.!We!continued!after!lunch!to!Monarch , ! where! Bill!was!to!meet!us , ! having!driven!over!from!Boulder.! Needless!to!say, ! we!were!weary!coming!out , ! but!when! Imma!saw!Bill , ! she!hurried!towards!him, ! exclaiming! excitedly, ! “ Bill,!Bill , ! I!hope!you!brought!me!some!tea! because!I!forgot!my!water!and!I!haven ’ t!had!anything!to! drink!all!day.” ! Imma!had!not!mentioned!this!all!during! that!hike. !

One!day , ! on!her!way!to!meet!the! Tuesday!Hikers,! Imma!was!stopped!on!9th!St reet ! by! a ! Boulder! p oliceman .! When!he!told!her!she!was!speeding , ! she!replied,!“ Yes,!I!know , ! but!I!am!in!a!hurry. ” ! Then! he!pulled!out!a!notepad!and!started!asking!questions, ! when!Imma!said, ! “ Will! you!wait!while!I!go!tell!my!hiking!friends!at!the!park!not!to!leave!without!me? ”! Guess!who!did!NOT!get!a!ticket!!

”! Guess!who!did!NOT!get!a!ticket! ! by'Marge'Maagoe'

by'Marge'Maagoe'

One!Tuesday!morning!as!we!gathered!to!choose!our!hiking!destinations,!Imma! said,!“Some!day!we!should!hike!from!Bear!Lake!over!the!Flattops!Pass!to!the!Onahu!

Trailhead.!It!is!only!18!miles,!and!Bill!(her!husband)!will!pick!us!up.”!Some!time!

later,!a!group!of!hikers!did!it!with!her,!and!I!believe!Hanne!Williams!was!one!of! them. !

Imma!always!loved!horses!and!found!them!irresistible.!It!was!at!the!end!of!a!hike!

along!the!Middle!Fork!of!the!St.!Vrain!River.!We!were!all!back!at!the!cars!in!the!

Peaceful!Valley!parking!lot!along!with!a!group!of!horseback!riders.!I!was!talking! with!one!of!the!riders,!and!we!were!standing!at!the!head!of!the!horse.!Imma!had! taken!off!her!hiking!shoes!and!put!on!her!nice!street!shoes.!She!came!towards!us,! and!I!don’t!remember!if!she!even!asked!permission,!but!she!said,!“It’s!been!a!long! time!since!I’ve!been!on!a!horse!…!and!there!she!was.!We!were!all!startled,!even!the! horse.!She!had!vaulted!onto!the!horse.!At!the!Arnolds’!picnics,!she!would!always!get! Dirk!to!put!her!on!a!horse.!She!was!hoping!she!could!ride!again!when!she!moved! back!to! Italy. !

Imma!was!also!a!very!good!crossJ country!skier.!She!would!go!up!to!Eldora!on!the! senior!bus!and!manage!to!ski!most!of!the!crossJ country!trails!by!the!time!the!bus! was!ready!to!leave. !

Chris!Marshall!(1929 – 2010) !

by'Barbara'Taylor '

Chris!Marshall!was!the! quintessential!Tuesday!Hiker! — ! a!big!man!in!more!than! just!size.!He!originally!retired!in!Estes!Park!with!his!wife,!Beth,!but!soon!moved! down!valley!to!Louisville, ! where!he!was!not!only!close!to!beautiful!hiking!trails , ! but! also!enjoyed!the!social!inte raction!of!a!hiking!community. ! His!favorite!hike!was!Cub! Lake.!In!a!moment!of!quiet!meditation,!those!who!loved!him!can!feel!his!spirit!there.!

Chris! also! was!an!avid!reader. ! He!was!a!charter!member!of!the!Tuesday!Hiker! Book!Club , ! where!he!shared!his!thoughtfu l!insights. !

by'Richard'Holmes '

“ What!an!eclectic,!energetic!and!stimulating!collection!of!people!from!a!variety!of! backgrounds!and!occupations .” ! Those!were!my!thoughts!after!my!first!few!months! with!the!Tuesday!Hikers!in!the!late!199 0s. ! A!common!denominator! flows!through! the!group ! — ! a!love!of!the!outdoors!and!a!desire!for!mountain!adventure.!!

Befriended!almost!immediately!by!Chris!

Befriended!almost!immediately!by!Chris! Marshall,!I!was!soon!siphoned!into!the!book!group. ! I!thought!that!was!because!of!my!literary!acumen,! wise!detachment!and!effervescent!humor,!but!I!was! wrong. ! They!only!needed!another!male!body! — ! the! book!group!was!mostly!women.! So!I!hiked!and!read! books. ! !

Chris!had!an!easyJ going!way!about!him,!always! cheerful,!a!pleasing!disposition.! While!hiking!near! Lake!Haiyaha!one!morning , ! somebody!spoke!of! having!lunch. ! It!was!before! 11,!and!I!whispered!to! Chris,! Isn t!it!too!early!for!lunch? ”! Without!

hesitation!he!replied,!It s!never!too!early!for!lunch.”! I!knew!then!I!was!going!to!like! Chris. !

He!was!one!of!the!most!mildJ mannered,!thoughtful ! and!enthusiastic!persons!I ve! ever!met. ! I!think!it!was!his!ready!smile,!his!pleasant!demeanor,!that!struck!me!upon! our!first!encounter. ! We!hiked!many!miles!together!before!he!had!to!drop!out!of!the! group!to!care!for!his!wife,!Beth,!whose!diabetic!condition!continued!to!worsen.! Misfortune!struck!again!when!Chris!was!diagnosed!with!cancer. ! He!died!in!2010,!but! his!memory!lives! with!me!as!a!real!friend. !

Sandy!Jacobs!(1935 – 2008) !

by'Gwen'Brodsky'(Sandy ’ s'daughter) '

There!is!a!photo!of!Sandy! standing! on!the!top!o f!Devil ’ s!Tower!in!Wyoming!

around!1958.!He!has!completed!the!roped!climb!up!one!of!the!chimneys!to!the!

summit!and!a!wooden!sign!behind!him!reads,!tongue!in!cheek,! “ No!Climbing!beyond!

This!Point.

humorous! commentary!at!the!top!defined!Sandy,!if!not!the!generation:!understated!

and!restless!to!keep!climbing.!If!you!asked!Sandy,!50!years!later,!about!a!particular!

hike!or!snowshoe,!he!unfailingly!would!declare!it! just!delightful.” ! His!few,! un pretentious!words!did!not!explain!the!passion!he!felt!for!being!in!the!mountains.! It!was!all!written!in!deeds,!instead.! !

He!rarely!missed!a!Tuesday.!He!would!sip!his!coffee!at! the!meeting!spot,!leisurely!listening!to!the!day’ s!ideas!for!a! route!swirl!around!him!until!the!group!invariably!seemed! to!default!to!wherever!Sandy!had!researched,!mapped!and! suggested.!On!the!trail,!he!was!happy!near!the!rear!where! he!could!slow!his!gait!to!mountain!time!and!engage!in! conversation.!He!would!sometimes!playfully!strike!off! crossJ country.!Or,!he!would!lose!himself!in!the! combination!of!light!and!scene!that!made!a!memorable! photo.!In!his!turn!of!phrase,!he!was!“ scampering!to!a! summit, ” ! “ communing!with!the!elk ” ! or!heading!out!to! strap!on!a!couple!of!skinny!boards.” !

I!do ! not!believe!that!Sandy!would!say!being!in!the!mountains!was!Zen J like!or! spiritual;!he!was!a!lifelong!chemist,!at!home!with!molecules.!In!his!own!unaffected! way,!I!think!he!simply!would!say!that! “ the! hills’ ! are!hands!down!the!most!enjoyable! place!to!be.” !

” ! In!that!era,!technical!routes!saw!more!ravens!than!climbers,! and!the!

and!the! by' Madeline ' Goldhawk '

by' Madeline ' Goldhawk '

Sandy!hiked!with!the!Tuesday!Hikers!for!a!number!of!years.!He!loved!the!

mountains!dearly!and!always!lingered!long!in!the!high!country.!We!shared!stories,!

each!about!our!own!years!of!wonderful!times!in!the!mountains.!I!learned!that!Sandy! had!had!some!vivid!climbing!adventures!in!his!youth.! !

Sadly,!Sandy!became!very!ill!and!was!no!longer!able!to!hike!with!us.!Over!his! final ! months,!he!kept!in!touch!by! email .!One!day!I!told!him!of!meeting!three!people! near!James!Peak!who!were!on!a!trek!along!the!Continental!Divide!Trail.!They!had! started!in!Mexico!and!were!moving!north!with!strength!and!speed.!The!idea!of! hiking!the!Continental!Divide!excited!me.!Sandy’ s!reply!was!that!he!was! remembering! “ when!we!were!young!and!the!Continental!Divide!was!ou r! playground. ”! I!love!thinking!of!our!younger!days!in!the!mountains!in!that!way.! !

by'Sharon'Howrey '

My!favorite!story!of!Sandy!Jacobs!is!when!we!were!snowshoeing,!some!of!us! going!uphill!and!strong. ! Sandy!said,!Oh,!you re!just!a!bunch!of!t igers” !! When!it!c ame! time!to!name!the! “ new ” ! SOB ! (Seniors!on!Bikes) ! group!of!bicycle!riders,!we!went! with!his!thought!and!called!ourselves!the!Tigers. ! This!group!really!epitomizes!the! name!!I!miss!Sandy!and!all!of!his!helpful!comments. !

by'Linda'Bailey '

I!can’ t!remember!any!funny!stories!but!I!will!always!remember!Sandy’ s!great! appreciation!for!the!beauty!of!nature. ! He!always!said, ! “ It!doesn t!get!any!better!than! this. ”! Somehow!that!still!resonates!with!me!today.! Sandy!was!a!gentleman!and!an! intellectual,!albeit!a!modest!man.! !

by' Hans' Schreuder '

Even!smart!people!need!to!be!saved!sometime.! Sandy!went!snowshoeing!once! with!us!in! Rocky!Mountain!National!Park .!After!about!five!miles, ! nine!of!us!stopped! for!lunch.!We!were!close!to!a!snow!overhang!just!waiting!to!become!an!avalanche.! Sandy,!with!his!usual!excessive!energy,!saw!that!area!as!a!challenge!that!he!wanted! to!meet , ! so!he!decided!he!was!going!to!climb!up.!Fortunately, ! Jutta!Schmidt! challenged!him!by!taking!his!hiking!poles!and!warning!him!that!he!was!planning!to! do!something! crazy.!The!three!other!ladies!(Judy!Gunkler,!Maddy!Goldhawk!and! Kate!Secrest)!in!his!car!supported!Jutta , ! and!they!finally!talked!him!into!not!doing! the!foolish!climb.!I!applauded!him!for!finally!listening!to!his!four!wives.!He!laughed! about!that.! !

On!a not her! snowshoe!hike,!there!was!deep!snow!along!the!creek!trail!at!East! Portal.!Sandy!was!leading!the!trip!on!the!way!back!along!the!creek!(not!the!normal! trail).!Suddenly!he! went ! down!to!his!butt!in!the!snow.!We!tried!to!get!him!to!go!back! to!the!main!trail! but!he!refused.!Ultimately!he!managed!to!plow!on!and!continued! making!a!trail!along!the!creek.!We!followed,!totally!in!awe! of! his!persistence.!It! resulted!in!a!truly!lovely!snow!trip!along!the!creek.! We!will!have!to!do!it!again!some! time!in!memory!of! Sandy.! $

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by' Sara' Michl'

On!our!Tuesday!hikes,!Sandy!was!invariably!full!of!good!humor!and!good!ideas! about!where!to!hike.!He!was!relaxed!and!interested!in!everything,!often!amused!by! conversations!around!him.!He!was!fully!engaged!in!life,!always!learning.!And!he! was! wonderfully!supportive!of!his!fellow! Tuesday!Hikers. !

by'Kate'Secrest' '

Sandy!Jacob ’ s!Last!Hike:!He!was!in!the!throes!of!receiving!chemo!treatment!for! his!lung!cancer!and!sidelined!from!hiking!because!of!it. ! After!many!months!of! absence,!Sandy!showed!up! on!a!February!morning!to!snowshoe!with!us.! It!was! glorious!to!finally!see!Sandy,!as!his!illness!had!kept!him!from!socializing. ! We!all! fawned!over!him, ! as!he!declared!that!he!was!out!of!shape!and!very!weak!from!the! chemo. ! We!vowed!to!go!his!speed!and!insist ed!he!accompany!the!group!to!Peaceful! Valley. !

Sandy!was!partially!into!the!snowshoe!trip!when!he!became!too!tired!to! continue. ! After!much!fussing!from!his!harem!of!admirers!and!at!his!insistence,!we! left!him!in!an!open!area!close!to!the!campground!and!cont inued!on!our!way. ! He! insisted!that!he!simply!wanted!to!enjoy!the!peace!and!solitude!of!that!lovely!winter! day.! When!we!returned , ! he!was!glowing!from!his!experience:! He!was!renewed!by!his! commune!with!nature!and!had!seen!a!mountain!lion!while!waiting!for!us! to!return. ! That!was!to!be!Sandy’ s!last!time!in!his!beloved!mountains. !

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CHAPTER&3 &

Personal!Hiking!Stories !

T he! stories! in!this!chapter! are!by,!or!about,!current!members.! Their!inclusion! is!to!provide!perspective,!humor!and!a!personal!view!on!hiking!with! the!

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M em ories !

by'Ed'Gauss '

I!began!hiking!with!the!group!in!1992.! Jean ! Anstine!was!the!informal!leader. ! The! group!was!much!smaller!then , ! and!we!all!went!to!the!same!place.! But!other!than! that , ! the!format!was!pretty!much!as!it!is!today.! Hanne!Williams! was!our!strongest! hiker!in!those!years, ! and!few!could!keep!up!with!her. ! My!youngest!daughter,!Emily,!

adopted ” ! Hanne!and!hiked!with!her!when!her!school!was!out!in!the!summer.! Betty! Lane!was!our!wildflower!expert, ! and!my!other!daughter!Elizabeth!hiked!with! her! and!learned!about!wild!flowers. ! !

Occasionally , ! a!few!of!us!explored!off J trail , ! such!as!a!traverse!over!the!ridge! between!Blue! Lake!and!Isabelle!Lake. ! I!was!the!instigator!of!such!adventures. ! Regulars!in!that!explorer!group!were!Hanne,!Carolyn!Cohen,!I mm a!Stanton ,! occasionally!Betty!Lane,!Charles!Yeomans! and!I!forget!who!else. ! !

We!also!bagged!a!few!14 ers.! We!did!Bierstadt!one!October!day , ! leaving!Boulder! at!5:00!a.m. ! and!were!on!top!by!10 :00!a.m., ! whereupon!it!began!to!snow. ! We!were! back!at!Gu a nella!Pa ss!at!noon, ! and!by!then!there!were!four!inches!of!snow!on!the! ground.! This!was!before!a!boardwalk!was!built!through!the!dreaded!willows.! The! mud!there!was!frozen!on!our!way!in , ! so!we!just!walked!across!it,!but!it!was!ankleJ deep!on!the!way!out.! We!also!did! another!ascent!of ! Bierstadt!in!better!weather!and! after!the!boardwalk!had!been!built. ! !

On!another!trip!we!bagged!Quand ary! Peak;!on!that!hike!were!Monty!and!Doris! Montgomery,!Imm a ,!Hanne!and!myself, ! as!well!as!a!fe llow!who!came!out!from!the! East. !

One!year!w e!did!Grays!and!Torrey’ s,!camping!out!the!night!before!on!the! Gu a n ella!Pass!road!above!Georgetown!so!we!could!get!an!early!start.! This!was!the! 4th!of!July!weekend.! We!were!the! third ! car!at!the! trailhead, ! but!I!counted!150!cars! there!when!we!returned. ! Othe r!14’ ers!we!bagged!were!Sherman!and!the!trio!of! Lincoln,!Bross!and!Democrat. ! The!screeing!down!the!side!of!Bross!proved!a!bit!of!a! challenge!to!those!of!us!who!were!not!skiers.! !

When!Hanne!was!still!hiking , ! I!led!a!small!group!offJ trail!from!near!Loch!Vale! to! a!small , ! unnamed!lake!to!the!north.! We!then!bushwhacked!to!the!back!trail!

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descending!from!Lake!Haiyaha. ! Route!finding!is!not!the!easiest!on!that!traverse, ! and! troubling!us!that!day!was!an!ice!layer!that!had!formed!on!a!rock!slab!we!had!to! descend. ! Hanne!was!having!trouble!with!her!balance.! So!Elaine!Taylor!went!ahead! and!found!a!safe!route!while!I!stayed!with!Hanne. ! There!may!have!been!just!the! three!of!us!on!that!off J trail!adventure. !

I!once!found!a!different!way!to!Miller!Rock!for!the!group!going!up!from!the! north , ! using!an!old!forest!road!from!the!village!of!Raymond. ! Another!time!I!led!the! group!to!a!small!lake,!offJ trail,!north!and!downhill!from!Diamond!Lake.! Yardley! Beers!always!talked!about!an!off J trail!climb!of!The!Ironclads,!so!I!researched!that! route!and!led!the!group!up!that!a!few!times.! !

As!the!new!century!began,!I!developed!a!fluttery!heart!valve, ! and!while!my! cardiologist!assured!me!I!would!not!drop!dead!on!the!trail,!it!did!cause!me!to! become!the!slowest!regular!hiker!in!the!group!currently.! In!defiance!of!that!flutter , ! I! joined!another!climb!of!Bierstadt!and!was!one!hour!behind!the!leaders!in!getting!to! the!top. ! I!still!do!off J trail!adventures , ! but!it!is!hard!to!show!others!the!route!when! my!pace!is!the!slowest.! I!turn!80!this!year , ! and!I!bel ieve!I!am!second!only!to!John! Rapoza!as!being!the!oldest!regular!male!hiker.! I!now!pick!my!hikes!most!carefully! and!avoid!any!that!have!much!uphill!on!the!way!out.! I!am!known!to!comment!that! when!other!men!are!pondering!Playboy!centerfolds,!I!look!at!maps!looking!for!new! places!and!new!adventures. ! !

Hiking!with!Ed!Gauss !

by'Richard'Holmes '

Ed!Gauss!leads!unusual!hikes. ! Wherever!you!go,!the!destination!will!probably! not!be!by!the! norma l!route. ! You!will!arrive,!sometimes!wondering!how!you!got! there. ! Or!maybe!there!is!no!definable!destination! — ! just!an!irregular!loop!beginning! from!a!trailhead,!then!off!the!beaten!path,!over!and!around!some!features,!and! bushwhacking!much!of!the!way! back .! !

One!such!hike!began!at!Heil!Ranch!on!a!mild!December!morning. ! We!left!the!t rail! part!way!up!the!Lichen!Loop!and!pressed!on!through!tall!grasses,!up!and!around! thick!underbrush,!and!finally!bushwhacked!our!way!to!an!open!area!above!the!cliffs! overlooking!the!trail!we!started!on.! I!never!knew!the!cliffs!were!there.! We!had!lunch! overlooking!the!valley,!then!looped!back!to!the!main!trail.!This!was!truly!a! wonderful!hike. !

Then!there!was!the!hike!from!Bear!Lake!to!Dream!Lake,!passing!by!Nymph!Lake.! What!could!be!simpler? ! Not!simple!enough!as!it!turned!out. ! Skipping!the!usual!trail,! Ed!t akes!us!along!Bear!Lake!for!a!short!distance,!and!then!locates!a!not!so!obvious! path!that!goes!straight!up!the!hill,!steep,!to!intercept!the!main!trail!at!Nymph!Lake.! In!years!of!hiking!up!there, ! I ’ ve!never!seen!this!route.!

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Another!time!he!started!somewhere!off!Trail!Ridge!Road. ! Connecting!with!the! Ute!Trail,!then!hiking!off!onto!another!path,!Ed!takes!us!around!a!ravine,!loops!a! rock!outcrop,!pushes!an!elk!off!the!trail,!reaches!another!path!and!crosses!more! tundra.!A!big!horn!sheep!threatens,!then!decides! to!make!a!run!for!it.!Somehow!we! rejoin!a!trail!that!met!another!trail!that!takes!us!across!more!tundra!and!back! toward!the!road. ! Ed!kicks!a!marmot!out!of!the!way!and!strides!up!to!the!highway.! !

I!think!Ed’ s!many!years!of!flying!as!a!bush!pilot!in!Alaska! have! sharpened!his!

navigating!skills.!How!does!he!find!these!ventures?! I ’ ve!often!felt!he!sneaked!around! these!places!years!ago!when!no!one!was!looking,!maybe!even!in!the!dark,!and!just!

memorized!them. ! So!that!is!why!I!like!to!hike!with!Ed!Gauss! surprise!on!each!outing.!

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Memories!from!the!Early!199 0s

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by'Virginia'McConnell '

It s!fun!to!recollect!those!happy!days!on!the!trail!with!the!Tuesday!Hikers!!For! many!months,!several!years!actually,!I!conscientiously!packed!a!lunch!and!planned! to!spend! the!day!in!the!mountains!early!with!new!friends!and!old,!enjoying!those! glorious!hours.!I!relished!the!beauty,!the!freshness,!the!fellowship,!and!I!am!grateful! to!those!who!unobtrusively!arranged!it. !

This! quote! by! Ralph!Waldo!Emerson!sums!up!how!I!feel:! “ The!influence!of!fine! scenery, ! the!presence!of!mountains! appeases!our!irritations ! and!elevates!our! friendships”!(“Culture,”!The(Conduct(of(Life ,!1860).!

M emories !

by'George'Thompson '

Harry!and!Jean!Nachman!told!me!about!the!Tuesday!group!back!in!1992.!My!first!

hike!was!with!them!going!up!to!Arapahoe!Pass.!That!hooked!me, ! as!I!had!never! hiked!before.!Harry!was!one!of!my!favorite!people.!

I!remember!Yardley!Beers, ! who,!it!was!said,!was!90!at!the!time.!He!stopped! halfway!up!Lake!Isabelle!trail!and!said,!This!is!a ! beautiful!spot.!I ’ m!going!to!stay! here!and!take!a!nap.!You!can!catch!me!on!the!way!back.” ! And!he!did!! !

Betty!Lane!spotted!wood!lilies!on!the!way!up!to!Cub!Lake!and!said , ! “ They!only! bloom!every!seven!years.” ! She!didn’ t!have!her!camera!with!her,! but! beca use!they!are! so!special,!she!decided!to!come!back!up!with!her!husband!later!to!take!pictures!of!

them.!Betty,!also!in!her!early!80s,!passed!out!from!heat!on!the!way!up!to!Mills!Lake.!

This!scared!everyone.!We!got!her!back!up,!and!she!was!determined!to!go!on!without! the!help!that!I!offered.!I!said!I!would!carry!her!pack.!She!said,! No,!you!are!NOT! going!to!carry!my!pack.!The!day!I!can ’ t!carry!my!pack!is!the!day!they!carry!me!out!” !

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In!about!2004 , ! a!lady,!Joyce!Bogard,!whom!few!of!us!knew,!fell!against!a!rock! three!miles!above!the!Camp!Dick! Trail! to!Buchanan!Pass.!We!didn t!know!it!at!the! time,!but!she!had!broken!her!kneecap.!She!refused!to!walk , ! so!I!tried!my!cell!phone, ! to!no!avail.!I!jogged!back!to!the!campground!manager, ! who!said!no!phones!work! there,!but!the re!was!an!emergency!phone! a!half J mile!up!the!road.!I!called!and!we! ended!up!with!10 J 12!volunteers. ! The!first!crew!diagnosed!and!stabilized!her.!Then! more!help!came!with!a!rolling!stretcher, ! which!is!on!a!balloon!tire!with! four! ropes! extending.!A!man! wa s!on! each!rope!and!they!pulled!her!out,!bouncing!down!the!trail.! !

About! four!to!five! years!ago!i n!the!summer,!a!group!of!about!12! Thursday!hikers! went!up!to!Rocky!Mountain!National!Park ,!parked!at!the!Glacier!Basin!park J andJ ride,!took!the!trail!out!of!the!parking!lot!to!Bierstadt!Lake,!then!on!to!Bear!Lake!for! lunch,!a!distance!of!about!three!and!a!half!to!four ! miles!one!way. ! Our!plan!was!to! hike!a!big!loop,!returning!from!Bear!Lake!by!way!of!Glacier!Gorge!and!the!Glacier! Creek! Trail,! on!to!Sprague!Lake!and!on! back!to!our!car. ! Our!plan!failed. ! One!of!our! female!hikers,!who!shall!remain!nameless,!had!lunch!with!all!of!us!sitting!around! Bear!Lake. ! It!started!to!rain,!and!everyone!scrambled!to!put!on!rain!gear!and!head! toward!the!Bear!Lake!parking!lot , ! with!the!int ent!of!going!on!to!Glacier!Gorge!and!to! finish!our!loop.! !

Fortunately, ! we!counted!heads!and!realized!one!person!was!missing,!and!who!it! was. ! After!much!looking!around!and!calling!out,!we!decided!that!in!the!middle!of!the! rain!gear!scramble,!she!must!have!t aken!the!trail!back!that!we!had!come!up!that! morning. ! We!had!to!assume!she!did!not!realize!the!rest!of!us!were!planning!to!do!the! big!loop. ! We!sent!two!fast!hikers,!Bruce!Johnson!and!Jerry!Bebernes,!chasing!after! her!and!the!rest!of!us!boarded!a!bus!back!to!our!cars. ! !

If!we!were!right!about!what!she!did!(and!of!course!we!were!not!sure)!and!the! trail!she!was!on,!we!decided!there!were!two!places!she!could!come!out,!either!on!the! road!at!Bierstadt!trailhead!or!on!down!to!where!we!had!started!at!the! Glacier!Basin! park J andJ ride. ! We!had!agreed!that!if!we!could!not!find!her!within!about! three ! hours,! we!wou ld!have!to!notify!the!park!rangers.!I!took!my!car!and!sat!at!the!Bierstadt! trailhead!for!about! one!and!a!half! hours, ! watching!for!her ;! sure!enough,!here!she! came, ! and!about! ten ! minutes!later,!Bruce!and!Jerry!showed!up,!as!they!had!never! caught!up!with!her. ! !

She!had!no!idea!we!considered!her!lost ” ! and!were!looking!for!her,!as!she!said! she!thought!we!were!all!in!front!of!her!the!whole!time,!and!she!was!just!racing!t o! catch!up! ! She!apparently!decided!to!stop!hiking!with!us,!as!we!did!not!see!anymore! of!her!after! that. ! !

Random!Memories !

by'Elaine'Taylor ' '

Were!not!DISorganized;!were!UNorganized,” ! quoting!Jean!Anstine. !

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Why!was!Hanne!always!up!near!the!front? ! (paraphrasing)! I!feel!like!I ’ m!being! pulled!upward. ” ! (balloon,!from!head?).! I!think!she!mentioned!feeling! “ light ,” ! so!it! was!easy!for!her!to!go!forward. !

I!enjoyed!the!Italianess!of!Imma. ! She!called!me!Elena. ! I!was!late!to!arrive!at! Chasm! Lake!one!Tuesday.!I!was!fac ing!the!final!scramble,!when!I!met!her! descending,!already!having!lunched. !

Others!have!probably!mentioned!Yardley’ s! Ironclads. ”! A!trip!to!Beers’ ! cabin!and! Sig!falling!into!the!creek.! As!he!got!older,!Yardley! would! tim e! himself!on!the!trail,! lunch!at!a!certain!time,!then!nap,!there!or!at!the!trailhead.!

Charles!Yeomans!was!always!ready!to!demonstrate!the!approved!way!to!use! hiking!sticks.!Willy!Unsoeld!said, ! “ I!miss!his!readiness!to!tackle!bigger!hikes!in!a! moderate!way,! like! Estes!Cone!and!Twin!Sisters. ” !

The!only!constant!is!change.! I ’ ve!been!with!Tuesday!Hikers!15! plus! years.! I ’ ve! watched!the!once J vigorous!change!their!choice!of!destination,!later!followed!by! regretted!absence.! I ’ ve!seen! a ! change!in!myself;!hikes!that!originally!oppressed! now! seem!like!an!outing;!my!feet!are!tougher. ! !

Hermann ! Meng ’ s!Walking!Sticks!Story !

by'Betsy'Hunt'

Escaping!with!his!family!from!the!Russians!in!Yugoslavia!during!World!War!II,! Hermann ! ended!up!in!Wurtenberg,!Germany, ! after!the!war!ended.!In!1955,!at!age! 19, ! he!immigrated!to! Denver, ! where!his!uncle!had!the!Archway!Cookie!Company.! Hermann ! and!his!parents!were!offered!jobs!there.!Not!only!did!he!learn!to!bake,!but! he!also!met!and!fell!in!love!with!Maria,!who!was! also! employed!at!Archway.! They! married!right!away. !

After!a!few!years, ! the!company!was!sold!and! Hermann’ s!boss!found!him!a!job!as!

a!roofer ! — ! work!that!he!had!never!done,!but!was!willing!to!try.!Being!ambitious,!he!

eventually!became!a!foreman!and!worked!there!for!30!years.!Maria!became!a!

professional!pastry!decorator.!They!lived!in!Erie!for!a!number!of!years,!and!he!and! Maria!had!two!daughters.!Forty J five!years!ago!they!built!a!house!on!Flagstaff!

M ountain! and!he!still!lives!there,!though!in!a!different!house!now.! !

His!brother J in J law!had!a!painted!gourd!up!on!a!pole,!and!it!had!interested! Hermann .!So!he!started!getting!gourds!for!Maria!to!paint;!he!cut!holes!in!them!for! birdhouses.!Their!daughter,!Heidi,!found!gourds!to!buy!in!California , ! which!led!to! their!producing!many!gourd!birdhouses!and!selling!them!at!the!Boulder!Farmers’ ! Market.! !

Maria!passed!away!in!2000,!and , ! in!his!grief , ! Hermann ! took!over!the!painting!of! the!gourds.!One!day!he!decided!to!cut!down!a!small!aspen!and!paint!it!for!a!walking! stick.!He!was!walking!with!the!City!of!Boulder!group!at!that!time,!and!a!man!wal king!

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behind!him!asked,! “ Where!did!you!get!that!stick? ” ! Asked!if!he!would!sell!the!stick,! Hermann ! declined!the!offer,!but!that!gave!him!an!idea.!He!made!another!and!sold!it !

— ! and!the!rest!is!history.!He!has!been!selling!them!to!friends!and!at!McGuckin ’ s!

store!for!the!past!eight!years.!He!has!an!inventory!of!almost!300!at!his!home!right!

now.!The!birdhouse!gourds!are!also!taking!over!his!home!and!garage!!

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Hermann(Meng(displays(some(of(his(hand X painted(walking(sticks(and(gourds,(March(2013 (

Producing!these!works!of!art!has!been!an!evolving!education!for!Hermann .!With! no!artistic!training , ! he!has!become!an!amazing!artist!!To!get!the!sticks,!he!scours!the! aspen!groves!around!his!home.!After!cutting!them,!he!peels!off!the!bark!in!the! spring,!dries!them,!paints!stripes!with!acrylics!every!six!inches!down!and!then!does! his! “ magic .”! Wildflowers,!birds,!intricate!designs,!and!bird!and!animal!pictures!he! has!cut!out!and!glued!on!decorate!the!sticks.!The!tops!are!decorated!with!beads,! jewels!or!feathers.!

While!in!Iowa!a!f ew!years!ago,!Hermann ! and! a ! friend!were!visiting!a!man!who,! Hermann ! noticed,!had!one!of!his!gourds!in!his!kitchen.!The!gourd ! had!been!a!gift! from!someone,!and!imagine!the!man ’ s!surprise!when!he!found!that!Hermann ! was! the!artist!!The!man!was!so!impressed!that!he!told! Hermann ! he!could!have!all!the! gourds!he!wanted, ! as!he!grew!gourds!on!his!farm.!Now,!after!two!trips!there,!and! bags!full!of!gourds,! Hermann ! has!more!than!he!can!paint.!

Being!an!early!riser,! Hermann ! gets!up!at!4:00! a.m. ,!makes!his!coffee,! and! the n! sits!down!in!his!kitchen!and!paints.!As!he!watches!the!sun!rise! behind ! his!sliding! glass!doors!overlooking!Gross!Reservoir,!he!is!on!his!way!to!finishing!another!

walking!stick.!It!takes!about!two!days!to!finish!one.!He!charges!$25!for!them.!Quite!a!

barga in!!

Snow!and!Ice !

by' Sheryl'Holmes '

On!feeling!embarrassed/humiliated/mortified:! E ver!find!yourself!lying!head! downward!on!a!steep,!snowy!slope!with!about!12 ! faces!staring!at!you?! Cant! remember!how!or!why!you!slipped!off!the!trail,!though!it!might!have!had! something! to!do!with!being!a!first!hike!on!snowshoes? ! This!was!me,!in! January!2007, ! on!one!of! my!very!early!trips!with! Tuesday!Hikers! on!(or!rather!off)! the ! Betasso!Trail. ! Seemed! like!forever!that!I!lay!there , ! trying!to!figure!a!way!to!get!upright!without! sliding!into! the!creek,!when!I!heard!a!voice!say , ! “ You!need!to!get!your!feet!under!you .”! I!later! learned!this!was!Anita ! Landess. ! Without!thinking,!I!somehow!grabbed!my!pole,! pushed!hard,!did!some!sort!of!flip!and!was!standing.! People!cheered,!and!I!was! famous!for!a!few!seconds. ! I!really!don ’ t!know!how!this!happened!because!I!am!not! particularly!agile!or!innovative.! I!could!not!possibly!pull!it!off!again. !

Also!in!my!brief!hiking!career,!I!managed!another!slip!while!crossing!a!tiny! streamlet!at!Lake!Isabel le. ! This!time!I!broke!an!ankle,!though!I!didn ’ t!know!it!at!the! time. ! Something!was!obviously!wrong!when!I!removed!the!boot!and!my!ankle! puffed!up. ! One!feels!like!such!a!fool,!and!this!was!recorded!for!one!of!Richard ! Holmes’ ! slide!shows,!though!I!remained!anonymous. ! Hikers!are!so!kind,!and!one! woman!I!had!not!known!brought!snow!to!make!a!compress,!another!lent!me!a! second!pole!and!carried!my!pack,!and!St ua rt ! Williams,! a!former!paramedic! who! fortunately!was!along,!taped!my!ankle!for!support.! Many!folks!waited!an d!checked! on!me!while!I!hobbled!down!the!trail.! That!was!embarrassing!enough,!but!when!I! got!to!my!car!at!Dellwood,!it!wouldn’ t!start!and!I!had!to!beg!a!jump!from!another! hiker!I!had!not!met!before!(and!have!never!seen!since!to!thank!properly).! I!later! rea lized!there!was!nothing!really!wrong!with!the!car,!but!it!is!a!stick!shift!and!I!could! not!depress!the!clutch!far!enough!with!the!injured!foot!to!make!it!start.! Certainly! should!have!realized!that!!

And, ! speaking!of!my!car,!I!drove!a!group!to!snowshoe!near! Camp!Tahosa/Beaver! Reservoir, ! but!the!car!refused!to!make!it!up!the!icy!hill. ! After!many!attempts,!many! suggestions!from!the!men!in!the!car!and!one!unsuccessful!attempt!by!one!of!the! men,!I!had!to!back!down,!park!and!leave!the!#@^#!car,! and!then ! crossJ coun try! trek! through!the!woods!to!finally!meet!the!other!group!who!had!had!no!problem! navigating!the!hill. ! Everyone!was!a!good!sport!and!is!still!speaking!to!me.! I!no!longer! offer!to!drive!when!I!think!there!could!be!more!than! a!quarter! inch!of!snow!or!ice!on! roads!or!parking!areas. !

We!all!have!bad!days,!make!mistakes!and!inconvenience!other!hikers,!but!most!

memories!are!of!beautiful!country!and!friendship,!so!we!get!past!the!

embarrassments!and!they!become!something!to!joke!about.!

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View!from!Mexico !

by'William'H. ' Prescott'

My!sojourn!with!the! Tuesday!Hikers! was!relatively!brief.!I!was!living!in!Boulder!

in!2007.!At!the!beginning!of!that!year,!at!the!age!of!62,!I!became!unemployed!for!the!

first!time!in!over!30!years.!Years!before,!I!had!considered!volunteering!for!the!Peace!

Corps,!but!family!responsibilities!intervened!and!it!never!happened.!When!I!lost!my!

job!in!2007,!I!decided!it!was!time!to!revisit!that!goal!and!I!applied!for!the!Peace!

Corps.!There!was!an!extended!time!period!between!beginning!the!application,!being! accepted!and!departing!for!an!assignment.!During!that!time!period, ! I!heard!about! the! Tuesday!Hikers. !

I!am!not!sure!when!I!first!heard!of!them.!I!believe!I!met!George!Thompson!at!a! party!given!by!a!mutual!friend,!Susan!Eriksson,!and!George!mentioned!the!g roup!to! me.!In!any!event,!I!learned!of!the! Tuesday!Hikers! and!the!Thursday!offshoot!and!

where!and!when!they!met.!I!started!hiking!with!them!in!about!April!of!2007.!I!

continued!almost!without!exception!until!the!first!of!October!2007, ! when!the!Peace! Corps!shipped!me!to!Mexico!for!a!27J month!assignment. !

I!remember!at!the!end!of!one!hike,!we!discovered!that!one!of!the!participants! was!missing.!The!route!that!day!was!a!oneJ way!hike!involving!two!different!parking! lots!and!some!car!ferrying.!Two!of!us!retraced!our!route!looking!for!her!while!others! checked!both!parking!lots.!The!Park!Rangers!interviewed!us!for!a!description!of!the! missing!woman , ! and!I!was!struck!by!how!little!any!of!us!remembered!about!her.!Yes,! she!was!fairly!short.!She!was!wearing!a!jacket,! and! maybe!it!was!blue?!Or!was!it! green?!Was!she!carrying!hiking!poles?!Fortunately,!she!turned!up!at!one!of!the!other! parking!lots!within!an!hour!or!so.!She!had!not!been!clear!on!the!plan!for!the!day!or! the!name!of!the!beginning!and!ending!points.!She!had!briefly!been!out!of!si ght ! of!the! group!at!a!stop!and!made!a!wrong!choice!about!the!direction!we!had!taken.!After! that!event,!in!all!of!the!hikes,!I!made!a!point!to!walk!at!the!rear!of!the!group!and!do! what!I!could!to!see!that!no!one!was!left!behind.!I!thought ! of!this!episode!when!I!read! the!email!correspondence!on!another!hiker!that!was!lost!earlier!this!year.!

I!enjoyed!my!time!with!the! Tuesday!Hikers.!It!is!the!only!time!I!have!found!a! group!that!took!hiking!seriously.!The!few!other!times!I!have!hiked!with!groups,!I! found!it!less!satisfactory:!The!pace!is!slow,!they!stop!more!than!they!walk!or!they! cancel!altogether.!So!most!of!my!hiking!has!been!done!alone.!But!the!Tuesday!group! keeps!up!a!good!pace!and!goes!for!decent!distances.!Through!them!I!was!introduced!

to!many!of!the!wonderful!trails!in!the!area.!At!the!end!of!2009!and!my!Peace!Corps!

assignment,!I!stayed!in!Mexico,!so!I!have!not!hiked!with!the!group!for!five!years! now.!However,!I!still!have!fond!recollections!of!the!hikes.!I!occasionally!think!about! spending!summers!in!Boulder!and!hiking!with! the!group ! again. !

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The!Impact!of!the!Tuesday!Hikers ! on!My!Life !

' by' Bill'Campbell'

I!suspect!that!many!other!Tuesday!Hikers!have!found!that!by!joining!this! informal!group!their!life!styles!have!changed,!perhaps!like!mine,!dramatically. ! It!is! hard!for!me!to!believe!the!adventures!I ’ ve!had!which!occurred!directly!because!I! have!been!associated!with!this!group.!

I!started!hiking!with!the!Tuesday!Hikers!three!years!before!I!retired!in!2004. ! I! found!out!about!the!group!from!Betsy!Hunt,!whom!I ’ ve!known!since!childhood.! At! first!I!was!only!hiking!on!Tuesdays.! Then!George!Thompson!got!several!of!us!to! extend!that!to!snowshoeing!on!Tuesdays!in!the!winter.!Later, ! George!started!a!spinJ off!group!of!hikers!and!snowshoers! that ! meets!on ! Thursdays.! Both!of!these!groups! have!led!to!my!extensive!international!adventures.!

Through!the!Tuesday!Hikers!I!found!out!about!David!Gerstel s!European!hiking! trips. ! The!first!was!in!Slovakia!and!Poland!in!the!Tatra!Mountains.! Since!then!I!have! taken!fiv e!more!trips:!in!Slovenia,!Italy,!Spain,!Liechtenstein!and!Austria,!and! Montenegro!and!Croatia. ! I!had!always!planned!to!travel!in!my!retirement,!but!I! never!thought!it!would!be!so!physical.!

My!brother!got!me!started!on!biking!about!six!years!ago, ! and!it!ha s!become!a! major!part!of!my!life.!Speaking!of!physical,!David!introduced!me!to!Herman!Hindriks! European!biking!trips.! I ’ ve!biked!around!Lake!Constance.!I!also!biked!in!Spain,!in! Ireland,!in!Italy!and!now!in!Portugal. ! !

Perhaps!the!biggest!adventures!Ive!ha d!started!with!my!overhearing!a! conversation!on!a!Thursday!hike. ! The!discussion!was!about!an!upcoming!trek!in! Nepal.! People!who!were!on!that!hike!said!I!perked!up!immediately.! I!had!friends! who!had!done!the!so J called!Everest!Base!Camp!Trek!in!the!early! 70s! and!I!had! always!wanted!to!try!one. ! The!organizer!of!the!trek,!“ Around!Annapurna, ” ! was, ! of! course, ! Brenda!Hutchinson. ! I!had!never!met!Brenda!Hutchinson!but!had!heard!much! about!her,!both!as!an!avid!biker!and!strong!hiker. ! I!called!Brenda!that!night. !

I!not! only!hiked!the!Annapurna!Circuit!that!year!but!have!since!hiked!four!more!

treks:!Langtang,!Everest!Base!Camp,!climbed!Island!Peak!at!20,305!feet!and!

returned!to!the!Annapurna!region.! In!addition,!because!of!Brenda s!leadership,!I! have!become!involved!in!helping!two!schools!in!the!Everest!region. ! Nepal!has! become!one!of!my!favorite!places!with!many!new!friends!there.!

As!I!said!in!the!beginning,!I ’ m!sure!many!other!Tuesday!Hikers!have!similar! stories.! What!a!great!place!to!make!new!friends!and!find!new!adven tures. ! !

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Hiking!Memories !

by'Sharon'Foster'Howrey '

I ’ d!just!like!to!say!that!my!husband,!Phil!Howrey,!and!I!were!introduced!to!the!

Tuesday!hiking!group!via!Janet!Freeman. ! Those!were!the!days!of!6J mile!or!more! hikes,!complete!with!Sandy!Jacobs!acting!as!sweep.! I!always!got!hungry!before!the! group!stopped!for!lunch,!so!I!would!eat!my!food!l J oJ n J g!before!the!group!did.! (And! that!didn t!include!snacks!along!the!way!) !

What!a!great!way!to!safely!explore!the!mountains!as!“ newbies.”! We!were! introduced!to!Indian!Peaks! and!James!Peak!Wildernesses,!not!to!mention!Rocky! Mountain!National!Park!and!local!favorites!like!Walker!Ranch!and!Heil!Ranch. ! If!we! weren t!riding!bikes,!we!were!out!on!the!trails. ! !

My!favorite!folks!to!hike!with!besides!Janet!included!Maddy!Goldhawk,!bec ause! she!knows!flowers;!Hans!Schreuder, ! because!he!hiked!at!my!rate;!and!Judy!Gunkler,! because!she!knows!a!lot!about!EVERYTHING! ! Actually,!I!don ’ t!think!I!hiked!twice! with!the!same!group!of!folks! — ! and!there!were ! always! such!interesting! conversations.!

A!lot!has!changed!in!the!group. ! Phil!is!no!longer!with!us,!and!I ’ m!hiking!with! friends,!but!not!necessarily!on!Tuesdays.! However,!the!mountains,!the!smell!of!the! pine!trees,!the!beautiful!waterfalls,!the!color!of!the!aspens,!the!multicolored!stones! is!the!same! whether!it s!Tuesday,!Wednesday!and!even!on!the!weekends!! And!we! have!those!wonderful!snowshoes!with!George!Thompson!on!Thursdays!to!look! forward!to!this!winter.!

Thanks!for!allowing!me!to!share!my!thoughts.! I!hope!to!join!the!group!on!a!hike! again!soon. !

F r om!Australia !

by'Christine'Holland'

I!moved!to!Boulder!in!December!2004!from!Australia , ! but!didn t!think!of!hiking! un til!the!spring , ! and!think!I!first!went!out!with!Tuesday!Hikers!in!May!2005. ! I!read! about!it!in!the! Daily(Camera. !

At!that!time, ! all!Tuesday!H ikers!met!together!at!North!Boulder!Park!and!Rita! Reasoner!would!first!ask!the!long!hikers!to!go!off,!then!the!rest!would!break!into! carloads. ! I!went!with!the!short!groups!for!three!weeks, ! but!after!getting!home! without!having!even!managed!a!sweat,!I!decided!to!try!whether!I!could!manage!the! long!hike. ! The!first!time!I!went!to!join!them,!someone,!I!think!Terry!Hardy,!warned! me!it!would!be!13!miles,!which!I!considered!doable. ! It!was!a!month!or!so!later,!when! we!got!home!from!Lawn!Lake!and!Crystal!Lake!at!7:00!p.m. ! that!the!Early!Tuesday! Hikers!started!to!go!earlier!than!the!rest. !

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I!had!only!been!going!a!couple!of!weeks!when!someone!suggested!King!Lake. ! After!a!couple!of!miles, ! we!got!into!deep!snow , ! and!after!another!couple!of!miles!of! post J holing!(and!puttin g!my!foot!through!into!the!creek), ! my!driver,!Pat!Wallace!(it! was!terrible!to!hear!what!happened!to!her),!sensibly!decided!to!turn!back , ! but!some! others!kept!going. ! I!heard!later!that!no ! one!actually!got!to!King!Lake.! I!thought!then! that!I!had!got ten ! into! a!group!of!crazies. !

Other!memorable!days!include!the!hike!to!Diamond!Lake!and!Corona!Pass.! The! group!got!very!separated!to!the!extent!that!some!people!were!waiting!at!the!cars! more!than!an!hour!before!the!drivers,!Ted!Smith!and!Sandy!Jacobs,!who!were!busy! taking!photos!of!flowers. ! I!think!I!was! the! third!last!back , ! as!I!went!up!to!Corona! Pass!as!everyone!else!was!coming!down.! As!I!crossed!the!meadow!near!the!end,!a! thunderstorm!arrived!and!lightning!struck!just!ahead!of!me. ! Meanwhile,!one!of!the! drivers!had! returned!early!and!left!with!only!one!passenger,!leaving!12! people!for! two!cars,!a!very!uncomfortable!trip!down!Boulder!Canyon.!

I!do!remember!our!hike!up!Audubon. ! There!was!only!on e! car!with!five!people.! The!storm!arrived!very!suddenly, ! we!hadn t!even!see n!it!from!the!peak. ! The!strong! hikers,!one!of!whom!hadn’ t!been!up!to!the!peak!anyway,!took!off .! That!section!above! the!tree!line!never!seemed!longer.!

I!have!two!very!different!memories!of!Homestead! Meadows. ! The!first!was!of! hiking!with!Jim! McConnell!on!Susan!Harriss!birthday.! After!we!ate!our!sandwiches,! Jim!produced!ice! cream. ! Jim! also! manages!to!produce!some!good!meals!from!his! little!stove. ! The!second! memory! was!less!good , ! as!we!lost!two!people!on!the!way! back!to!the!cars!(I ’ ve!almost!gone!the!wrong!wa y, ! too). ! Fortunately!they!realized! they!were!wrong!after!a!while!and!turned!back. ! That!was!when!we!discovered!that! the!whistles!we!all!carry!are!actually!useless!after!a!fairly!short!distance. !

As!we!got!towards!the!next!winter, ! I!was!amazed!to!hear!that!we! just!kept!going! on!snowshoes. ! I!discovered!that!it!wasn t!difficult , ! but!never!liked!deep!soft!snow. !

I ’ m!sure!there!are!lots!of!other!things!I!enjoyed,!like!sitting!in!a!meadow!just!

covered!in!all!sorts!of! flowers!or!by! some!of!the!beautiful!lakes. ! We!don ’ t!have!many!

lakes!here!in!Australia , ! as!it!was!never!glacial. !

Coffee! !

by'Hans'Schreuder '

All!of!the!hikers!in!the!Tuesday!Hiking!group!are!committed!to!long!hikes!or! snowshoe!trips.!Many!of!us!think!we!deserve!a!reward!on!the!way!home!by!going!to! Kind!Coff ee!in!Estes!Park,!The!Stone! Cup! in!Lyons,!the!Caboose!in!Nederland,!Vic s! or!Breadworks! in!Boulder!or!Noa!Noa!in!Golden,!depending!on!where!the!hike!has! taken!us.!Especially!dedicated!to!this!noble!effort!are!the! three!authors!of!this! history,! along!with! B ruce!Johnson,!George!Thompson,!Paul!Korda,!Carolyn!Ingalls,!

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Hermann ! Meng,!Dorothy!Coltrin,!Maddy!Goldhawk,!Jody!Adleman,!Kate!Secrest ,! Larry!Kane,!Libby!Rosenzweig!and!others.! Weighty!topics!are!discussed!at!this!time, ! such!as!the!presidential!election,!the!magic!of!yoga,!who!has!had!or!needs!a!knee!or! hip!replacement,!and!what!the!best!diet!is!lately, ! with!special!emphasis!on!gluten J free!foods.!Especially!the!latter!has!performed!magic!on!some!of!the!hikers.!After!a! certain!amount!of!hugging,!we!reluctantly!part!company! un til!the!next!sojourn . ! !

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Breadworks(in(Boulder(is(a(popular(post X hike(gathering(spot,(July(2011 (

On!one!of!the!coffee!breaks , ! we!actually!managed!to!arrange!what!appears!to!us! now!to!be!a!successful!relationship!between!two!people!who!are!n ot!even!part!of! the!hiking!group.!We!met!a!younger!lady!in!her!late!40s! who , ! at!some!point!in!time, ! injected!herself!into!our!conversation!and!mentioned!that!she!had!a!best!male!friend! looking!for!a!girlfriend.!I!mentioned!that!I!had!a!female!friend!who!ha d!just!moved! to!Boulder ! and! who!was!looking!for!a!boyfriend.!Phone!numbers!were!exchanged, ! and!the!male!friend!did!call!the!female!friend;! they!have!been!dating!now!for ! two! and!a!half ! years.! Needless!to!say, ! I!am!monitoring!this!relationship!carefully!to!make! sure!it!keeps!going!in!the!right!direction.!

Mocha? ! Who!said!Mocha? !

by'Richard'Holmes '

Could!a!hike!be!complete!without!stopping!for!coffee!or!ice!cream!on!the!drive! back? ! Of!course!not.!That s!when!the!real!socializing!begins.! After!a!long!hike, ! weve!

earned!the!right!to!stop!somewhere!for!liquid!sustenance,!relaxation!and!unhurried! conversation.! Besides,!our!sack!lunches!just!take!us!so!far.! !

For!example,!how!could!we!not!stop!at!Kind!Coffee!in!Estes!after!a!long!trudge!in! the!Park!on!a!hot!summer!day? ! Ever!since!our!discovery!of!the!Kind!Shake,!a!vanilla! shake!kicked!up!a!notch!with!espresso!and!chocolate,!most!of!us!have!been! programmed!to!grind!to!a!stop!at!their!front!door.! Only!an!insensitive,!uncaring,! caffeineJ intolerant!carpool!driver!would!pass!this!place!by. !

In!Lyons!awaits! The!Stone!Cup!for!our!post J hiking!potations.! If!the!penalty!for! speeding!in!Lyons!is!incarceration!for!an!hour!at!The!Stone!Cup,!then!it s!probably! well!worth!irritating!the!local!gendarmes.!

And!the!caboose!up!in!Nederland.! This!old!railroad!car!converted!into!a!coffee! house!is!an!imperative!stop!for!returning!Caribou!Ranch!hikers.! In!addition!to!its! unusual!setting,!its!cloistered!interior!shuts!out!the!din!and!clatter!found!in!most! other!coffee!grottos.!

Then!there!is!that!strangely!named!coffee!shop!in!Golden,!the!Noa!Noa .! It!snares! those!thirsty!hikers!returning!from!Table!Mountain,!White!Ranch!Park!or!some! such,!offering!not!only!mochas! and!Bhakti!Chai ,!but!also!a!decadent!espressoJ laden! shake.!

Finally,!we!have!Vics!and!the!Breadworks.! Being!near!North!Boulder!Park,!these! are!a!catchall!for!stray!hikers!and!a!repository!for!the!confused. ! When!we!can t!think! of!any!place!else!to!go,!we!end!up!there. ! And!the!passengers!of!the!callous!drivers! who!wouldn t!stop!on!the!way!back! can!find!respite!at!this!pair!of!coffee!houses.! Vic s!has!a!great!outdoor!seating!area.! The!Breadworks,!as!a!bakery,!can!fulfill!pastry! needs,!as!well!as!Chai!cravings,!mocha!moods,!decaf!coffee!for!the!timid!and!Ovaltine! for!the! undecided. !

A! Wine!and!Chee se!Hike !

by'Linda'Bailey '

The!Tuesday!Hikers!are!up!at!Niwot!Ridge!on!a!wonderful!late!summer!day!for! their!annual!Cheese!and!Wine! Hike.! Blue!skies!abound!and!the!views!are! spectacular.! Everyone!is!relaxed,!eating!and!sipping!wine.!Hans!Schreuder,!who!has,! shall!we!say, ! an!avid!appreciation!of!women,!is!propped!up!on!his!elbow!facing!in! the!opposite!direction!of!the!action ! unfolding!at!his!back. ! Someone!says,! “ Look,! Hans.! Linda!Bailey!is!taking!some!clothes!off,” ! (or!something!to!that!effect).! Hans,!so! lulled!into!peace!by!the!sun!and!food!and!reluctant!to!turn!over!and!view!the! clothing!removal!of!just!one!layer!by!Linda,!says, ! “ Could!someone!just!give!me!a! mirror? ”! !

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A!Gneiss!Wine!Story !

by'Madeline'Goldhawk '

Every!now!and!then,!the!Tuesday!Hikers!decide!to!party!along!with!their!hiking.! Sometimes!it!is!wine!and!cheese!in!the!outdoors,!sometimes! cookies!or!chocolate!to! celebrate!a!birthday.!Some!years!back,!someone!surprised!a!birthday!gal!with!a! bottle!of!wine!for!the!group.!Gathered!around!a!large!flat!rock!w e!shared!tiny!cups! of!a!nice!bottle!of!merlot.!A!small!amount!was!spilled!in!a!depression!in!the!rock.!It! glistened!ruby!in!the!sunshine.!It!was!soon!to!evaporate!into!the!mountain!air,!so! irresistibly!I!leaned!forward!and!slurped!up!the!wine,!to!the!amusement!of!all.!Ah,!I! appreciated!the!mountain!flower!bouquet!with!a!hint!of!granite!!Red!wine!fortified! with!granite!keeps!you!strong!on!the!trail!and!happy!with!your!friends. !

Reflections! !

by'Peter'Divine'

I!first!heard!of!the! Tuesday!Hikers! soon!after!I!moved!to!Boulder!in!1980.! I!took! square!dancing!lessons!and!joined!the!Swinging!Singles!Square!Dance!Club,!where!I! met!Florence!Ross.! Florence!told!me!how!she!hiked!every!Tuesday!with!the!group! that!met!at!North!Boulder!Park.! Of!course,!I!was!a!working!person , ! so!I!couldnt!hike! on!Tuesdays,!but!I!wished!that!I!had!a!group!to!hike!with!regularly. ! Florence!lived! right!there!on!the!corner!of!9th!and!Dellwood.! Betsy!says!that!Florence!was!the! leader!of!the!group,!but!Florence!must!have!been!too!modest!to!say!so.! Florence! died!within!a!year!or!two!after!I!met!her.! Years!later,!her!house!was!razed!and! a! new! one!built!on!the!lot. !

More!than!20!years!passed!before!I!first!joined!the! Tuesday!Hikers! on!January! 21,!2003. ! Brenda!Hutchi n son!had!reminded!me!about!the!group!while!we!were!

trekking!in!Nepal!in!the!fall!of!2002,!but!it!was!January!before!I!was!able!to!make!it!

on!a!Tuesday. ! On!my!first!Tuesday,!there!were!two!of!us!who!were!brand!new.! The! other!one!was!a!guy!named! Hermann!(Meng)!and!he!was!a!maker!of!walking!sticks. ! Now,!ten!years!later,!I!still!don’ t!know!his!last!name. ! The!leader!of!the!group!was! Rita!Reasoner!(but!for!many!months,!I!thought!her!name!was!Rita!Neil!because!of! her!email ! address). !

That!day,!I!ended!up!climbing!Deer!Mountain!with!Brenda,!Im m a!and!Allen! Gerard.! There!was!a!lot!of!ice!on!the!trail,!and, ! of!course,!Yak t rax ® ! had!not!yet!been! invented. ! So!it!was!a!very!treacherous!hike,!but!everybody!was!a!good!sport.! Im m a! had!just!turned!80!and!was!an!incredibly!strong!hiker. !

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Ceran!St.!Vrain!in!the!Rain !

by' Kathleen'Flynn '

There!is!no!such!thing!as!a!bad!hike.!Some!hikes!have!anomalies,!unusual! circumstances!and!even!challenges,!however.!One!such!hike! wa s!the!August!2,!2011! adventure!that!took!Janet!Holdsworth,!Steve!Swan,!Hans!Schreuder!and!me!to!Ceran! St.!Vrain,!a!trail!very!familiar!to!Tuesday!Hikers. !

Just!feet!from!the!trailhead, ! we!crossed!the!St.!Vrain!River!on!the!sturdy!foot! bridge!and!began!our!journey!along!the!shaded!trail.!The!bright!east!sun!peaking! through!the!aspen!and!pine!branches!illuminated!the!summer!flowers!and!brightly! colored!tents!of!campers!below!the!trail.!All!was!well!and!familiar!until!we!came!to! the!fork!that!goes! northwest ! towards! Miller!Rock .!We!wanted!a!longer!hike!and! decided!to!go!in!a!more!northerly!direction.!

Soon!the!trail!b ecame!a!very!rough!Jeep!road,!about! 15! feet!wide!and!covered!in! course!sand.!We!trudged!along!uphill,!downhill!and!sometimes!sideways!in!the!sand! until!we!reached!a!view!of!Longs!Peak, ! where!we!enjoyed!eating!lunch.!A!young!man! and!his!daughter!had!clambered!up!from!their!rental!cabin!just!below!our!vantage! point, ! and!we!suggested!places!they!might!want!to!explore.! !

The!Jeep!road!had!been!arduous , ! and!we!thought!perhaps!the!fork!looping!back! to! Miller!Rock ! might!be!more!enjoyable, ! so!we!returned!that!way!and!found!the! other!Tuesday!Hikers!at!the!massive!outcrop.!Jim! Caldwell! was!on!top!of!the!rock! while! his!wife,! Beulah,!Duffie ! Lannin! and!Jo ! A nn e!Smallwood! sat!enjoying!their! lunches!in!the!shade!below.! !

Steve!and!I!were!eager!to!return!to!the!car!before!the! rain!began,!which!was! threatening,!so!we!started!down!a!road!that!looked!to!be!trending! southeast.!When! Hans!and!Janet!joined!us, ! we!questioned!whether!we!were!on!the!right!track.! Shoulders!shrugged!and!heads!wagged,!but!no!definitive!directions!were! forthcoming.!We!pressed!on!despite!the!fact!that!all!of!us!knew!the!usual!trail! leading!from! Miller!Rock ! had!a!fork!and!a!kiosk!just!a!few!hundred!yards!from!the! rock.!!

The!road!we!chose!looked!wellJ used!and!level,!so!we!were!not!bothered!by!the! scattering!of!rain!drops!around!us.!After!about!two!miles,!we!had!another!discussion! about!continuing!or!turning!back.!One!curious!thing!was!that!we!could!neither!see! nor!hear!the!St. ! Vrain!River,!which!is!noticeable!from!the!regular!trail.!

Admittedly!lost!now,!we!looked! for!anything!positive!and!noted,!when!the!steady! rain!began,!that!it!mixed!with!the!sandy!soil!beneath!our!boots,!mitigating!the!mud.!!

We!reached!another!fork!in!the!road!and!decided!to!take!the!one!leading! downhill.!After!another!mile!or!two!we!approached!a!large!green!metal!gate!with!a! sign!announcing!we!had!reached!the!Glacier!View!Ranch.!The!sign!included!a!phone! number, ! so!Hans!tried!to!call!but!did!not!get!a!cell!signal.!!

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Again , ! we!discussed!turning!back!and!then!we!heard!children!laughing.!Ahhh,! som eone!must!be!around!this!ranch.!We!snaked!around!the!gate, ! and!Janet!and!I! sought!some!protection!from!the!steady!rain!under!the!roof!of!a!shed!while!Steve! and!Hans!walked!toward!the!sound!of!voices.! !

Several!minutes!passed.!I!was!able!to!remove!my!poncho!and!add!a!layer!of! clothing!under!it!to!ward!off!the!chill!that!the!rain!and!wind!forced!on!us.!Janet! spotted!Hans!across!the!corral!area!beckoning!us!to!come.!We!hurried!through!the! rain!until!we!reached!Hans!and!Steve,! who!told!us!that!the!camp!counselor! had! given!them!directions!to!the! trailhead ! via!Oberon!Road.!I!had!lost!my!confidence! several!miles!back!regarding!both!the!wisdom!of!continuing!on!an!unknown!path! and!following!my!companions,!so!I!verified!the!camp!counselor’ s!directions!both! with!Steve!a nd!the!driver!of!a!pickup!who!was!entering!the!camp!as!we!were!exiting. !

We!made!our!way!through!several!groups!of!playing!children,!and!walked!down! a!well J graded!camp!road!to!Oberon.!The!rain!had!quit , ! leaving!puddles!we!hopped! away!from!whenever!a!car!passed!by.!

Janet!and!I!stepped!up!the!pace,!and!made!it!back!to!the!car!quickly!where!we! found,!to!our!surprise,!Jim,!Beulah!and!their!group!just!loading!up!their!gear.!We! regaled!them!with!the!story!of!our!estimated!nineJ mile!hike,!while!we!removed! some!very! wet!ponchos!and!muddy,!sandy!boots.!A!good!time!was!had!by!all.!

My! Lost!Hearing!Aid !

by'Jody'Adleman '

My!name!is!Jody!and!I!had!been!hiking!with!the!Tuesday!group!for!a!few!months!

in!2010.!I!am!very!hard!of!hearing.!I!was!finally!getting!new!hearing!aids!that!would!

be!custom J fit!in!the!ear!canal.!While!they!were!being!fabricated,!the!audiologist! loaned!me!two!hearing!aids! that ! were!not!custom;!they!were!$3, 000!for!both.!I!had! signed!something!to!the!effect!I!would!be!liable!if!lost!or!damaged. !

Well,!we!were! hiking!at!Heil!Ranch,!and!I!was!feeling!great.!It!was!my!birthday!!It! was!very!windy!and!we!were!almost!at!the!parking!lot!when!a!blast!of!wind!came! up,!and!I!went!to!grab!my!hat!from!blowing ! off.!To! my!horror,!I ! realized!my!left! hearing!aid!was!gone!!I!had!no!idea!where!I!had!lost!it.!It!was!very!small,!and! blended!in!with!the!tall!grasses!and!trail.!I!am!thinking!I!am!out!$1, 500.!So!I!start! backtracking!the!trail.!A!bunch!of!mountain!bikers!blew!past!me.!I!am!thinking, ! “ OK,! I!need!a!birthday!miracle!now!” !

After!I!had!gone!about! a!quarter! mile, ! my!thoughts!were, ! “ This!is!so!futile;!it!is! like!looking!for!a!needle!in!a!haystack .”! Distraught!and!upset,!I!decided!to!go!back.!I! turned!around! and! looked!down ;! low!and!behold,!there!it!was!on!the!middle!of!the! trail!!! ! It!hadn t!gotten!run!over!by!the!bikers.!Perfectly!intact!!What!are!the!odds!of! that?!My!birthday!miracle!came!true!! !

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Post!note:!Two!weeks!later , ! I!was!running!errands!in!Boulder.!When!I!got!home! my!right!hearing!aid!was!gone!!I!couldn t!believe!it.!So!I!backtracked!to!all!the!places! I!had!been.!The!last!place!was!a!Chinese!restaurant.!The!staff!and!I!searched!the! place!up!and!down , ! but!to!no!avail.!Totally!depressed,!I!headed!back!home.!I!was! crossing!Broadway!near!the!university,!and!I!swear!to!GOD,!there!the!darn!thing! was!in!the!middle!of!the!road,!unscathed!!!For!real!!Another!miracle.! In!my!head!I! heard!the!theme!to!“ The!Twilight!Zone. !

A! Memorable!Hike !

by'Richard'Holmes '

Can!you!imagine!the!hiking!group ! spending!nearly!two!hours!for!lunch?! It! happened. ! In!August!2006,! 18! of!us,!mostly!the!early!group,!carted!a!veritable!feast! up!to!Blue!Lake!bringing!wine,!assorted!pastries,!a!cake,!cheeses,!crackers,!and! veggies!and!dip. ! This!was!in!addition!to!our!usua l!sack!lunches. ! As!we!sprawled!out! on!a!grassy!area!overlooking!the!lake,!people!just!continued!pulling!things!from! their!packs. ! I!was!stunned!at!the!quantity!and!variety!of!foodstuffs!spread!out!on!the! ground.! Each!person!seemed!to!have!brought!a!special!treat!to!share. ! But!it!was!the! watermelon!that!dumbfounded!me. ! Who!would!haul!one!of!those!up!there? !

So!we!ate!and!talked!and!sipped!wine!and!explored!cheeses!and!sampled!sweets! and!goodies!and!dipped!our!veggies!and!talked!and!ate!some!more.! A!grand!repast. ! A!serendipitous!event. ! Many!pictures!taken. ! Many!memories!retained. ! I!can!still!see! Rich!Blanchette!cutting!the!watermelon,!Maddy!Goldhawk!studying!the!wine!bottles,! Linda!Bailey!lying!flat!looking!up!at!the!sky,!Bob!Stulac!looking!concerned,!someone! reaching!for!cheese,!and,!with!an!inscrutable!smile,!Kate!Secrest!calmly!surveying! the!situation. ! No!one!was!in!a!hurry!to!leave.! We!just!enjoyed!the!moment,!never! knowing!we!would!remain!that!long. ! With!the!beautiful,!windless!weather!it!was! just!magic. ! !

Were!we!supposed!to!be!in!Indian!Peaks!with!a!group!that!large?! Probably!not.! Were!we!supposed!to!haul!wine!bottles!up!to!Blue!Lake?!Probably!not. ! Were!we! harming!or!disturbing!anything? ! Probably!not.! Sometimes!wonderful!events!are!just! waiting!to!happen. ! Let!them!unfold. !

Getting!Lost! !

by'Paul'Korda'

Ever!gotten!lost!on!the!trail?!I!have!and!here’ s!my!tale.!A!group!of!around!eight!of! us!Tuesday!Hikers!went!to! Button!Rock ! Reservoir!on!a!beautiful!summer!day!in!

2010.!We!were!a!pretty!hardy!bunch!and!managed!to!stay!together!for!most!of!the!

trip.!Most!of!the!trip!wasn ’ t!enough!for!me,!though.!Somewhere!near!the!summit!of!

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the!hike , ! I!got!lost.!There!were!people!in!front!of!me!and!people!behind!me.!So!how! could!this!have!happened? !

It!happened!because!I!took!my!eyes! off!of!the!trail!momentarily.!Before!I!knew!it , ! I!was!somewhere!off!the!trail.!I!kept!going!in!the!general!direction!I!thought!the!trail! was!taking.!After!about!a!half!an!hour!of!bushwhacking!I!found!the!trail!but!no!sight! of!my!hiking!buddies.!I!kept!marc hing!forward!in!the!hope!of!finding!them,!eating! lunch!perhaps.!

No!such!luck.!I!kept!walking!towards!what!I!thought!was!the!parking!lot!and! eventually!made!it!there.!Still!no!sign!of!my!hiking!partners. !

I!headed!back!on!the!path!and!around!a!half!mile!later, ! I!met!up!with!my!group.! While!they!were!happy!to!see!me, ! they!also!were!frustrated , ! as!they!had!been! looking!for!me!for!a!couple!of!hours. ! My!advice:!Stay!within!sight!or!sound!of!those! you re!hiking!with.!

A!Love!Story !

' by'Jim'McConnell ' and'Kate'Secrest'

Jim’s$ version:! I!was!part!of!the!group!that!broke!away!from!the!Tuesday!Hikers! to!form!the!Early!Tuesday!Hikers.! We!wanted!to!go!higher!and!longer!on!our!hikes. ! In!September!2005, ! Kate!Secrest!retired!and!joined!the!Early!Tuesday!Hikers. ! As!we! gathered!in! the!circle!at!the!North!Boulder!Park ! parking!lot ! to!decide!our!hike! destination,!I!thought!she!was!very!attractive.! She!ended!up!riding!in!the!back!seat! of!my!car!to!and!from!the! trailhead . ! We!hiked!together!and!talked!a!lot!during!that! hike.! She!was!in!a! relationship!at!the!time, ! so!it!was!just!friends.! Kate!agreed!to!host! the!St.!Patrick s!Day!party!the!following!March, ! so!that!caused!us!to!stay!in!touch.! By! that!time, ! we!were!getting!closer. ! By!the!next!month!we!moved!in!together.! Something!about!hiking ! I!guess. ! There!you!have!it. !

Kate’s$ version:$ I ! had!met!Jim!on!one!of!my!first!Tuesday!hikes!but!didn ’ t!give!it! any!further!thought. ! In!fact,!I!have!no!memory!of!riding!in!his!car!that!first!hike;!I! must!have!been!too!busy!babbling!to!my!buddies!in!the!back . ! Then!Judy!Gunkler! asked!me!if!I!w as! dating!anyone , ! and!I!responded!simply!yes,!not!wanting!to!fill!in! the!blanks!about!how!his!days!were!numbered.! Judy!just!had!to!tell!me!why!she!had! asked: ! Jim!had!called!her!to!find!out!more!about!me. ! Hmm,!now!my!atten tion!was! turned!toward!Jim. ! !

Who!was!this!man? ! I!needed!to!get!to!know!him. ! So!little!did!Jim!know!that!our!

friendship ” ! was!premeditated.! I!purposely!hiked!at!the!end!of!the!queue,!as!Jim!was!

always!sweep. ! I!remember!one!winter!day, ! we!arrived!perhaps! 10! minutes!after!the! rest!of!the!group!to!the!lunch!spot!because!we!had!stopped!so!many!times!on!the! trail!to!just!talk. ! Apparently!Jim!and!I!can ’ t!walk!and!talk!at!the!same!time;! multitasking!is!for!those!who!are!not!courting. ! The!St.!Patrick s!Day!Party:! Let ’ s!just!

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say!that!altruism!in!offering!my!home!for!the!party!was!a!secondary!goal.! I!needed! an!excuse!to!stay!in!touch!with!Jim!when!he!was!hired!away!from!Tuesday!hiking. ! The!rest!is!history.! Now!Jim!and!I!give!hiker!parties!throughout!the!year,!and!it!is! always!with!a!fond!memory!of!that!first ! party. !

Memorable! H ikes! !

by'Hans'Schreuder '

On!an!Early!Tuesday!hike,!one!of!my!first!hikes!with!the!group,!it!seemed!the! others!were!eager!on!the!way!down!to!set!a!new!record.!Coming ! originally! from ! Europe, ! I!like!breaks.!Hence!I!suggested!we!stop!for!a!break!at!a!scenic!place.!One!of! the!ladies!turned!to!me!and!said,!“W e!never!stop!on!the!way!down. ” ! Fortunately!we! broke!with!preceden t ! and!stopped!for!a!rest.!We!had!a!lovely!political!discussion! (six!democrats,!two! republicans!and!one!person!who!was!either!a!libertarian,!a! Whig!or!a!Tory). ! !

Jim!McConnell!is!the!social!chair!of!the!Early!Tuesday!group.!He!showed!his! sociability!by!the!following:! One!day!we!were!snowshoeing!at!Jenny!Creek!and! becoming!very!hungry!and!c old!at!lunchtime.!Jim!whipped!out!his!trusty!little!hot! stove!and!cooked!us!a!nice!little!meal!of!beans!and!ham.!Needless!to!say!he!was! loved!by!all!of!us. !

I!met!a!lady!who, ! on!the!very!first!hike , ! indicated!a!need!to!talk!to!a!man!about!a! situation!with!her!husband.! It!turned!out!that!she!needed!the!advice!from!a!caring! lawyer,!and!we!had!a!lawyer!who!fit!that!description!perfectly!in!the!hiking!group.! About!a!month!later, ! she!and!the!lawyer!were!together!at!the!end!of!the!hike.!It! turned!out!that!we!had!a ! twoJ hour!wait!before!some!of!the!other!hikers!showed!up.! She!wound!up!getting!good!advice!from!the!lawyer!while!waiting!for!the!others.! !

One!day!in!the!summer!of!2012, ! five!of!us!in!a!carpool!went!to!Button!Rock ! for!a! hike.!Libby!Rosenzweig!and!Kate!Secrest!were!two!of!the!five.!After!a!good!hike!and! lots!of!camaraderie!on!the!way!back,!Libby!mentioned!that!she!wanted!to!sell!some! gold!jewelry.!She!asked!if!anyone!knew!a!jewelry!store!that!they!would!recommend! to!get!a!fair!price!for!the!gold.!As!usual,!I! opened ! my!big!mouth!and!suggested!she! have!Kate!do!it!because!I!thought!she!would!get!better!value!since!she!had!a!more! expensive!presence.!Libby!rather!strongly!disagreed!and!the!topic!was!dropped.!A!

couple!of!weeks!later, ! about! 10! of!us!went!on!a!hike!ne ar!Eldorado!Springs.!At! lunchtime, ! the!Libby!story!was!recounted , ! and!I!again!thought!I!had!been!right , ! that! Kate!might!get!a!better!price.!At!this!point,! Libby!stood!up!and!proudly!proclaimed, !

“ What!makes!you!think!Kate!or!anyone!else!in!this!group!would! be!better!at!

obtaining!a!good!price!for!the!jewelry. ! I ’ m!the!only! Jewish!one!here. ! It ’ s!in!my! blood .”! None!of!us!could!top!that!and!we!had!a!good!laugh.!!

Are!Hans!and!Jutta!Schmidt!related? ! This!came!up!in!one!hike.!Jutta!is!very!proud! to!be!from!Prussia.! Hans!is!descended!from!a!Prussian!mother.!He!is!very!interested!

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in!his!family!tree.!When!he!encountered!a!name!of!one!of!his!ancestors, ! he!thought! he!recognized!it! as!being ! the!same!as!one!of!Jutta ’ s!ancestors.! This!did!not!make! Jutta!happy!at!all, ! as!was! very!clear.!Fortunately, ! the!names!were!different.!Peace! was!restored. !

On!a!snowshoe!trip!from!Peaceful!Valley!via!the!Sourdough!trail!to!Beaver! Reservoir, ! it!started!snowing!heavily! — ! nice!large!snowflakes.!I!could!have!stayed! out!snowshoeing!in!that!weat her!all!day!!Some!of!us!wanted!to!spend!time!there!till! dusk, ! but!wiser!people!prevailed.!It!was!easily!the!most!enjoyable!trip!I!ever!took! with!the!group. !

Gold!Hill!Potlucks !

' by'Carole' Arnold'

For!many!years,!Dirk!and!I!have!enjoyed!hosting!a!day!of!hiking ! and!food!from! our!very!humble,!historic,!rustic,!old!cabin!in!a!beautiful!setting ! — ! the!mountains! west!of!the!town!of ! Gold! Hill. !! !

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The(Arnold’s(rustic(cabin(near(Gold(Hill,(August(2011 (

I!don ’ t!know!precisely!how!many!years!we!have!been!doing!this.! It!probably! began!just!after!we!were!married!in!July!of!1999. ! We!had!been!hiking!with!both!the! Tuesday!and!the!Thursday!Hikers!then.! We!had!the!Thursday!group!up!for!a! hike/celebration.! It!was!a!great!day ;! we!decided!to!do!it!again!the!following!year!and! expanded!it!to!include!the! Tuesday!Hikers. ! For!Dirk , ! it!is!a!continuation!of!his!life s! pattern!of!hosting!large!events!on!the!property!that!his!family!has!owned!for!so! many!years. ! His!parents!bought!this!land!for!the!purpose!of!recreation!and! educational!use!in ! 1950.! !

We!like!to!think!that!the! Tuesday!Hikers! do!get!a!little!more!out!of!the!day!with! fellowship,!hikes,!great!food!and!conversation, ! and! Dirk s!historical!anecdotes!along! the!way. ! Our!property!is!only!25!minutes!from!Boulder,!surrounded!by!national!

forest,!with!views!of!the!great!divide!and!access!to!hundreds!of!miles!of!trails!in!all! directions. !

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The(Arnolds(host(an(annual(potluck(and(hike(at(their(Gold(Hill(cabin,(August(2007 (

At!first!we!did!this!in!July,!but,!after!Rita!Reasoner’ s!day!of!getting!lost,!we! changed!the!date.! It!is!now!held!on!the!second!Tuesday!of!August. ! I!believe!the!heat! added!to!Rita ’ s!decision!to!come!back!another!route,!and!it!definitely!added!to!the! stress!of!us!who ! were!waiting!and/or!looking!for!her. ! I!know!she!is!putting!her!own! story!about!this!into!this!book![see!next!story!below], ! and!I!am!looking!forward!to! reading!that.! Our!experience!of!it!is!probably!worth!noting.!It!was!the!only! big ” ! thing!that!has!happened!at!our!picnics,!ever. !

At!first,!when!we!found!her!missing,!we! weren t!sure!how!to!find!her.!Dirk!took! his!car,!and!others!did!also!(can’ t!remember!who)!and!they!drove!the!roads!around! where!they!had!been!hiking.!I!called!the!sheriff s!office!fairly!soon!to!ask, ! “How!long! do!we!wait!to!report!a!missing!hiker? ”! Their!response!was!immediate. ! Within!a!very! short!time, ! we!had!the!Gold!Hill!Fire!Department!and!the!Rocky!Mountain!Search! and!Rescue!folks!at!our!cabin ! …! some!of! whom ! had!medical!training. ! I!think!there! were!about! 15! or!more!folks!to!help.! !

While!waiting!for!th em!to!arrive,!I!brought!my!horse!up!and!saddled!her.! I! thought!it!would!be!good!to!ride!out!because!I!could!go!to!places!that!cars!could!not , ! and!it!would!be!faster!than!trying!to!hike. ! My!problem!was,!there!was!no!one!else! there! who ! could!ride!a!horse!to!go!with!me, ! and!I!thought!it!would!not!be!smart!to! head!out!alone.! (We!wouldnt!want!two!search!parties!going!on!) ! Just!about!when!

the!emergency!personnel!had!finished!questioning!the!hikers! who ! had!been!with! her!and!collected!all!of!the!information!they!needed,!a!car!drove!up!and!Rita!got!out! of!it!! The!medical!people!checked!her!out!and!watched!over!her!very!thoroughly.! We! were!most!grateful!and!impressed!with!their!service.! !

Many!people!enjoy!and!look!forward!to!coming!up!to!the!cabin.! We!have!a! beautifu l!setting!and!several!horses. ! Usually,!we!have!a!few!guests! who ! want!to!ride! a!horse , ! and!we!always!accommodate!them!and!give!instructions!when!necessary. ! Over!the!years,!many!of!us!have!become!unable!to!hike!like!we!used!to, ! so!this!has! become!an!opportunity!for!us!to!visit!with!old!friends!and!new!hikers,!without! having!to!walk!more!than!we!want!to.! Several!people!enjoy!going!for!shorter!walks! and,!of!course,!just!sitting!around!and!visiting. ! As!said,!Dirk!and!I!enjoy!hosting!this! event! and!always!look!fo rward!to!it.! We!hope ! to!be!doing!it!for!many!years!to!come. !

Getting!Lost!at!a!Gold!Hill!Potluck !