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.
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.
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 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 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: 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.