A.A.C., Sierra Nevada Section. Our four meetings in 1972 were unusually well attended. Part of this stems from excellent programs: Gary Ullin on McKinley, Bob Pettigrew on Australian climbs, Warren Harding on El Capitan, and yours truly on the Moose’s Tooth and Logan Mountains. The greater part is due, in my opinion, to the involvement of the membership with the issues before the club. At every meeting Raffi Bedayn would report the actions of the Board, and we would have open discussion on proposed Board actions. Many old faces reappeared at meetings—faces which had last been seen with lips parted and eyelids drooping toward the end of slide shows in previous years.
The single most important activity of the section was the Climber’s Camp in Yosemite Valley, created in the spring after a spearhead campaign waged by Raffi Bedayn. Almost equally important were several small decisions of the Board of Directors which coincided with motions passed by our, and other, sections. Whether or not these motions had any real effect on the final voting, they had a pronounced effect on the feeling of membership participation among members in Northern California.
Galen A. Rowell, Secretary