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In their narrative, Ohio natives Pat and Jim Spoth share many of their ambitious hiking experiences since becoming members of the Cleveland Hiking Club in 1987. One of the significant aspects of their dialogue is how they assumed the role of hike leaders for a particular hike in the Mill Creek Park area of Youngstown. Another significant…

Shirley Pashall recalls when the Cleveland Hiking Club was much smaller, enabling close friendships to form more readily. Aside from her hiking accomplishments, which include completing the 40-mile hike four times, backpacking numerous times, and leading hikes as well, Shirley has been in charge of the Kids Day at Camp Onwego. She first assumed…

Earl Waltz joined the Cleveland Hiking Club in 1987. In this short interview he recalls hikes in Ohio and Switzerland as well as Elderhostel trips.

Loretta Taggart joined the Cleveland Hiking Club in 1989. She heard about the club from a patient while she was working as an orthopedic nurse at the Cleveland Clinic. She describes hiking experiences in Ohio, Idaho, California (Yosemite National Park), Oregon, Washington, and on the Anhinga Trail in the Everglades.

John and Rita Gabrovsek joined the Cleveland Hiking Club in 1979. Rita is from Germany, where hiking is part of the culture. John learned about the club when some hikers were walking through Cleveland Heights near their home. The Gabrovseks describe favorite hikes and trips, hike leaders and other members, and New Year's parties at the club's…

This is a brief interview of a longtime member of the Cleveland Hiking Club.

This is a brief interview of a longtime member of the Cleveland Hiking Club.

This is a brief interview of a longtime member of the Cleveland Hiking Club.

This is an interview with long-time members of the Cleveland Hiking Club.

Peter Geller, a New York transplant, joined the Cleveland Hiking Club in 1988.

Dick and Darlene Wiegandt, Cleveland Hiking Club members since 1990, talk about their life in the Detroit area and other places before moving to Cleveland. They joined the Cleveland Hiking Club after meeting a CHC member who was also president of the Buckeye Trail Association. They started hiking the Buckeye Trail and then joined the CHC to "get…

Kathy Wilmer, a librarian and chaplain, describes her recollections of hiking in Ohio and nearby states starting in the 1970s and personal notes about the emotional and physical benefits of hiking.

Eloise and Cedric Plavney discuss their experiences with the Cleveland Hiking Club since they joined in 1987. Highlights include Camp Onwego experiences, outstanding hiking trips, and memories of hiking club members past and present.

Carol and Fred Jarosz discuss their experiences with Cleveland Hiking Club from joining in 1987 to the present. Topics include reasons for joining, club activities and excursions, memorable hike leaders, and changes in the CHC over the years.

In this brief interview, Cleveland Hiking Club member Jane Hill relates memories about local and international hikes as well as hiking club social events.
Subjects: hiking Oral History

Diane Soukup, who joined the Cleveland Hiking Club in 1988, discusses her experience in the club.
Subjects: hiking Oral History

Ruth Crowl, a chemical engineer and a member of the Cleveland Hiking Club since 1981, relates memories of hiking and social aspects of the club.
Subjects: hiking Oral History

Jerry James, a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the Cleveland Hiking Club since 1974, reflects on hiking and the camp experience both locally and overseas in this brief interview.
Subjects: hiking Oral History

Mary Baldwin, a marketing professional from Bedford, joined the Cleveland Hiking Club in 1985. She talks about being among the younger members of the club when she joined, special hikes including the Buckeye Trail and other hikes designed to show something of the land, friendships made and how being a member of the club has changed her perception…

Patience (Pat) Cameron Hoskins joined the Cleveland Hiking Club in 1977 after marrying her husband, Harry Cameron, and moving to Cleveland. She and Harry were the authors of "Cleveland on Foot" and "Beyond Cleveland on Foot," hiking guides to the trails in the Cleveland and Northeast Ohio area. Pat talks about her beginnings hiking in New England,…