Sierra Club Desert Peaks Section Sierra Club
Louise Werner (1902-2001)
Active in the DPS: 1946-1994
Active in Local Hikes; HPS; NSS; Camping
Louise Top Werner came to Photo from the Louise Werner collectionCalifornia from Iowa as a Physical Education teacher in the early 1930 and quickly became involved with the Sierra Club where she met her future husband Niles. Photo by Bob CatesThey both became avid mountaineers particularly of desert peaks. Louise was an exceptionally strong hiker/climber and a literary talent as well with many of her adventures appearing in the pages of Desert Magazine and Summit Magazine over the years.

Left: This photo labeled "Tired Bunch" shows a summit party atop Baja California's Picacho del Diablo in 1951. Left to right: R.S. "Sam" Fink Eleanor Pierson Louise Werner and Harry Stege.

Right: Louise at age 76 after climbing Cornell Peak Aug 12 1978
Louise & Niles Werner Collection
Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter Archives

Niles and Louise Werner
with their dog Bundle early
1950s possibly Joshua Tree.

Dave Richardson & Louise Werner
on Mount Whitney. No date Given.

Photo by Niles Werner
Louise & Niles Werner Collection
Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter Archives
Dick Worsfold Collection
Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter Archives

Louise Werner and Niles
Werner sitting on fenders of their vehicle at
unidentified desert location. Handwritten
date of 1956 with question mark on slide
mount. Slide mount stamped with
processing date of November 1978

From the Robert & Maureen Cates Collection Mary Bihl and Louise Werner (right)
at Hundred Peaks Section Banquet
January 29 1977

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1946 Joined the Desert Peaks Section
1948 DPS Emblem
1949 Secretary - Chapter Executive Committee
1951 Associate Editor - Southern Sierran
1952 Member - Chapter Membership Committee
1952 Assistant Editor - Southern Sierran
1953 Member - Schedule Committee
1953 Editor - Southern Sierran
1954 Editor - Southern Sierran
1955 Member - Chapter Executive Committee
1955 Social Committee - Hundred Peaks Section
1957 Associate Editor - Southern Sierran
1958 Associate Editor - Southern Sierran
1960 Member - Public Relations Committee
1961 Member - Public Relations Committee
1963 Member - Mountaineering Training Committee
1966 Vice Chairman - Pasadena Group
1967 Member - Natural Science Section
1967 SPS Emblem
1968 Member - Natural Science Section
1969 Member - Natural Science Section
1970 Member - Nature Science Section
1994 Last year active in the Desert Peaks Section

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