Posing with the cook, his
assistant and their dog at Colby's Ranch are some of the most distinguished
hikers and leaders of the 1920s and '30s. Among them are no fewer than eight
Great Leaders(*) who distinguished themselves by having led outings for spans
exceeding ten years, and in some cases for several decades. Standing on the
left between the cook and his assistant is H.R. "Bob" Sturdevant*, who took
this photo on January 25, 1931. To the right of the cook, wearing white pants,
stands John Banks* (Chapter Chair, 1950). Next to him, in a plaid shirt with
dark pants, is Art Johnson* (Chapter Chair, 1951). The woman sitting in the
back row is Luella Todd*, while standing to the right of her, wearing
glasses, is Bob Schonborn* (Chapter Chair, 1938). The only other figure
identified in the back row is Byron Schmidt, standing at the far right. Sitting
l. to r. are Dessie Daler*, Frank Noel*, Harry "Mutau" Wilson, and Russell
Bill Henderson's WW II Surplus truck a.k.a.
"Bill's Battle Wagon"
Group posing with
Bill Henderson's WWII truck (Brunhilde). Back labeled in Louise Werner's
handwriting: "Avawatz. Brunhilde, Bill Henderson's battle wagon. Marge H. Walt
and Bernie [Bernice] Heninger, Eleanor and Marie Smith." Identified for sure, L
to R: Bill Henderson, Margie Henderson, Walt Heninger, Bernice Heninger (in
back), unsure which two of three remaining women are the Smith sisters.-Robert
Although the great mountaineer Norman Clyde was not a member of
the Angeles Chapter, he did come out of his beloved Sierra Nevada in 1929 to
lead a 22-mile dayhike of Sunset Ridge for the Local Hikes Committee. A couple
of months later, he led a chapter outing to Palisades Glacier. In 1937, he
accompanied future DPS member Randall Henderson in a successful bid to climb El
Picacho del Diablo from the east side.
"The greatest of all Sierra
mountaineers", Norman Clyde ascended more than 1000 peaks in his lifetime,
including at least 200 first ascents. He was a familiar figure on club High
Trips, where his propensity for carrying axes, shovels, cast iron cookware, as
well as volumes of classical literature (in Greek and Latin) earned him the
sobriquet "the pack that walks like a man". This iron man of the mountains was
often called upon to locate lost climbers, the most famous instance being his
discovery of the body of Walter Starr, Jr., among the crags of the Minarets in
1933. Clyde Minaret, Clyde Spire, Clyde Peak, Clyde Ledge, and Clyde Meadow are
some of the Sierra wilderness features that now carry his name.
|Here Clyde is
shown (third from left) on a photograph labeled "On Grayback, November 1930".
L. to r: Jack Peyton, Howard Sloan, Clyde, H.R. "Bob" Sturdevant. Peyton and
Sturdevant are two of the chapter's Great Leaders
|Worsfold, Dick (honorable
was not a DPS member but contibuted many photos to the Angeles Chapter
Archives, some of which are included on this CD.
(d.) Active 1957- (15.5+ Years) Local
Hikes; HPS; Camera; NSS; WLA Angeles Chapter Outings Service Award (1977) Dick
Worsfold worked as a cameraman at MGM studios, but his real passion was to get
on the trail with good friends. He chaired the Local Hikes Committee for many
years, but also led many hikes for the Hundred Peaks Section (which he went on
to Chair), and the Natural Science Section.
Dick Worsfold with his
first movie camera.
Dick Worsfold on Heald Peak, April 27,
|Bud Bernard was from San Diego. He
was extremely knowlegable of the Baja area and served as a guide on several DPS
outings into Mexico.
Louise Werner &
Appears to be near start of
Big Picacho approach
Canyon del Diablo.
Heald Peak Dedication Climb.
R: Phyllis Heald, R.S. "Sam" Fink, Maureen Cates, Dave Welborne. April
Phyllis Heald, widow of the
late Weldon Heald and Paul Lipsohn
at ceremonies for dedication climb
of Heald Peak, May 1974