Sierra Club Desert Peaks Section Sierra Club
Trudie Hunt
Active in the DPS: 1957-1968
Active in DPS; HPS; Camping; Cabrillo
Tom and Trudie Hunt both transplanted New Englanders led numerous trips for the Desert Peaks Section and the Hundred Peaks Section in the late l950s and early '60s. Their outings were superbly organized the pace was geared to the abilities of the group and most everyone who wanted to reach the summit was caringly shepherded to the top. Equally rewarding was the congeniality and intellectual stimulation provided by Tom and Trudie themselves; an evening campfire with the Hunts was an experience never forgotten. The Hunts were active not only in leading trips for the Angeles Chapter but also in serving on committees. Tom Trudie and son Peter all served on the chapter membership committee. Trudie was Angeles Chapter chairperson in l96l and chairperson of the Desert Peaks Section in l963. Their service to the Chapter ended in l967 when they moved to Guatemala and in keeping with their life-long vow to help the underprivileged set up the Guatemala Friends Student Scholarship/Loan Program. This program has provided higher education for more than four hundred Highland Maya Indian youth in the past twenty-five years. Tom Hunt died at the age of 79 in 1996; Trudie passed away a year later at the age of 80.-John W. Robinson
In 1964 Peter worked for six months with the Presedent's Civil Rights Commission doing research on discriminatuion against Spanish speaking peoples and against minorities in federal agricultural projects in the South. He marryied Miss Pat Kelly in Elmira New York.

Right: Tom and Trudie in
Guatemala in 1977.

Photo contributed by Peter Hunt
Photo contributed by Peter Hunt

Left: Tom and Trudie Hunt flank their
son Peter on the summit of Death Valley's
Pyramid Peak in December of 1957

Trudie and Peter Hunt on
Agua Alta March 1957.

Photo by Niles Werner
Louise & Niles Werner Collection
Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter Archive
Photo by Niles Werner
Louise & Niles Werner Collection
Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter Archives Trudie Hunt and Tom Hunt
backpacking on Mono Pass Trail
Sierra Nevada no date.

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1957 Joined the Desert Peaks Section
1957 Member - Chapter Membership Committee
1957 DPS Emblem
1957 Secretary-Treasurer - Desert Peaks Section
1959 Vice Chairman - Desert Peaks Section
1959 Associate Editor - Southern Sierran
1959 SPS Emblem
1960 Member - Chapter Anti Litter Committee
1960 Chairman - Chapter Executive Committee
1960 Banquet Chair - Desert Peaks Section
1961 Member - Chapter Executive Committee
1962 Chairman - Chapter Conservation Committee
1962 Member - Chapter Executive Committee
1962 Banquet Chair - Desert Peaks Section
1962 Secretary/Treasurer - Hundred Peaks Section
1963 Member - Chapter Executive Committee
1963 Chairman - Desert Peaks Section
1965 Member - Library Committee
1966 Member - Library Committee
1967 Member - Library Committee
1968 Last year active in the Desert Peaks Section

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