DianneErskine-HellrigelDianne Hell­rigel
Dianne loves to climb moun­tains! She has climbed Cho Oyu, Yufuin, Fuji, “The Snake”, Kil­i­man­jaro, Ever­est to the sum­mit, and Ever­est to Base Camp/Kalapattar. She loves to hike California’s moun­tains and deserts, and is always ready for a new adven­ture and chal­lenge. She loves camp­ing and is espe­cial­ly fond of the Ange­les Nation­al For­est, and all of California’s Nation­al Parks.

 


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALin­da Castro
Lin­da has been a hik­er leader since 2009. She would rather be in the out­doors than any­where else. She is inter­est­ed in every­thing relat­ed to the out­doors, from the Amar­gosa vole to the Zygo­cac­tus. She is also the Desert Field Orga­niz­er for the Cal­i­for­nia Wilder­ness Coali­tion, an Oak­land-based Cal­i­for­nia non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tion that works to build sup­port for the pro­tec­tion of California’s wildest remain­ing places. Lin­da is an avid hik­er, tent camper, and ama­teur nature photographer.


LiseMeyersLise Mey­ers
Lisé start­ed hik­ing with Com­mu­ni­ty Hik­ing Club near­ly three years ago, and quick­ly became a great hike leader. Lisé has a pas­sion for know­ing the names of the flow­ers, trees and grass­es that are seen on CHC’s hikes, and loves to teach them to oth­ers. She enjoys lead­ing hikes at a pace that every­one can enjoy. She believes a hike should be a com­bi­na­tion of great car­dio, while tak­ing the time to enjoy the scenery and wants to be sure every­one has a great expe­ri­ence. She is also an avid pho­tog­ra­ph­er whose favorite sub­jects are wild­flow­ers and wild animals.


Paul Huskey
Paul recent­ly rekin­dled his love of hik­ing and nature as a lot of peo­ple did In the ear­ly lock down years of the Covid-19. Paul grew up hik­ing and camp­ing in the Smoky Moun­tains in East Ten­nessee, as well as the deserts and moun­tains of Sau­di Ara­bia many moons ago. He does appre­ci­ate scenic trails with min­i­mal crowds and is always on the look­out for new and intrigu­ing places to hike local­ly or rel­a­tive­ly close to San­ta Clari­ta. Not only does Paul lead hikes he is also on the CHC Board of Direc­tors, when he is not doing that you might also find him vol­un­teer­ing his oth­er free time at the Slide Moun­tain Fire Look­out near Lake Pyra­mid. Paul’s can eas­i­ly be spot­ted in the wild, just look for the guy with the big hat.


Chris Strat­ford
Chris has been a club mem­ber since 2013. He has since gone on to become a board mem­ber, hike leader, and the back­pack­ing and hik­ing coor­di­na­tor. He now lives in the Ven­tu­ra area and is a reg­u­lar at Point Mugu State Park due to its prox­im­i­ty to his work­place. He is always look­ing for new club hikes in his area. He took a few back­pack­ing trips with his fam­i­ly as a teenag­er but it was not until lat­er in his adult­hood that he dis­cov­ered the joy of back­pack­ing and hik­ing. He now hikes fre­quent­ly and takes year­ly back­pack­ing trips. He loves being out­doors and the peace and tran­quil­i­ty it provides.

 

 


Nan­cy Harrison
Nan­cy Har­ri­son: Born and raised in South­ern Cal­i­for­nia, I fell in love with just about any activ­i­ty that got me out­doors. I’m most famil­iar with the hik­ing trails along the Mal­ibu Coast, San­ta Mon­i­ca moun­tains, San­ta Clari­ta Val­ley, and select­ed areas in the Sier­ra Neva­da Moun­tains. I became a mem­ber of the Com­mu­ni­ty Hik­ing Club in 2018, and have since inte­grat­ed hik­ing as part of my lifestyle. I enjoy mod­er­ate to more chal­leng­ing hikes and always savor con­nect­ing with oth­er hik­ers of all expe­ri­ence levels.