John and Rita Gabrovsek interview, 10 November 2017

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 camp. The club was much smaller when they joined.

Participants: Gabrovsek, John (interviewee) / Gabrovsek, Rita (interviewee) / Crippen, Kathleen (interviewer)
Collection: Cleveland Hiking Club
Institutional Repository: Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection

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Cleveland Hiking Club

This series of interviews with members of the Cleveland Hiking Club, conducted in 2017, covers a number of topics relating to the history of the club, outdoor recreation and the natural environment, and members' recollections of hikes in the Cleveland Metroparks and Cuyahoga Valley National Park, as well as other parks and natural landscapes in Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky, and nationally and internationally. The Cleveland Hiking Club is one of the nation's oldest and largest organizationsā€¦