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Building chairman reported little response from March bulletin plea for clubhouse contributions. Reported that a lot containing a large old house on West 6th might be available for trade on our lot. Committee was formed to investigate. (Later report-house deemed unsatisfactory.)
Dale presented summer hiking schedule for Board approval. Was accepted with few changes. Schedules to be mailed soon.
Walt's climbing committee has a full array of peaks scheduled, plus a climbing school headed by Tracy Caldwell. Details on the latter elsewhere in bulletin.
On conservation, Mike has this to say:
1. We should oppose the Upper Colorado River project because Echo Park Dam is included. Senator Neuberger, recently here, asked if he should continue the fight. Backing him up now by letters would assure us his continued support.
2. The Upper McKenzie association is looking for a president. The Board voted a $5 membership into this organization, which entitles us to a voting delegate.
3. No refund after June 15 for 4th of July trip.
Henry Carlson, camera committee, is planning for a trip to Dotson's photo finishing shop, soon.
Search committee reported that "Teton Adventure" would he shown to the public April 14 by Glenn Exum.
Lawrence Jack was accepted as a new member.
Dale and June Carlson substituted a knoll above Leaburg for snow-covered Mt. Neho April 17th. A group of eight enjoyed this little muscle-shaping jaunt and also the coffee at the Carlsons later.
DID YOU SEE IT?
"Teton Adventure", an exciting mountaineering movie taken on climbing the Exum Ridge in the Grand Tetons was shown April 14. Obsidians who attended the 1950 summer camp will remember the beautiful Tetons.
Glenn Exum, one of the climbers, was the narrator and did an excellent job. The movie was presented in such a way that the audience felt that they had been on the adventure. Glenn had the well known mountain veteran, Paul Petzoldt, and also Virginia Garner along on the climb to make it a big success.
The movie was well presented and everyone could get a bird's-eye view of climbing skills. Even a novice was able to get the feeling of why people climb.
After seeing the movie it is readily understandable even to a non-climber that climbing is a challenging and safe sport.
Did you ever hear of the Audubon nature study camps of California? About five two-week sessions are held every summer at Sugar Bowl Lodge near Norden in the Sierra. Your editor spent two lazy educational weeks there one summer, absorbing information "in the field" from excellently qualified instructors who come from various universities in the nation. A session is limited to around 50 or 60 members, and with about six instructor this makes small "classes" of not over ten members. Daily study periods include-geology, botany, animals of the area, bird study and others. A favorite period is loafing in the sun during afternoon siesta time.
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