Appalachian Mountain Club. During 1958, members of the Club were active in all the major mountain ranges, including the Himalaya. Club trips were run to Europe, Alaska, the Gaspé, and to many nearer destinations. A complete schedule of climbing trips was organized for rock climbing, winter climbing, etc., and the white-water group was very active. The Club’s camps had a good season; August Camp was held in the Kennebago-Sugar LoafBigelow region north of Rangeley, in Maine.
Trail work was limited to trail clearing and reconditioning of shelters; no new construction was undertaken. The end of the year marked the retirement of Joe Dodge, manager of the Club’s hut system, after thirty-six years in the huts, the last thirty of them as hut manager.
The Club’s library continued to grow, and the Club headquarters were used for numerous meetings. Lectures were given on the Himalaya, England, the Alps, Hudson Bay and Mount Robson, Africa, the Caucasus, the Canadian Rockies and Selkirks, and various other subjects representing the breadth of the members’ interests.
Kenneth A. Henderson, Corresponding Secretary