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HTMC Talk Story Series Volume One: It’s a Wrap!

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A big Mahalo to the HTMC Members who contributed to this project! We reached out to over 40 members for this first volume and 18 took the time and effort (and braved the publicity!) to share their experiences and advice with the community as part of this series. Not only was it an absolute joy to gather their stories and images, but they are now part of our archives to help preserve the rich legacy of HTMC and its members.

The first volume was published in the HTMC Newsletter from December 2021 to February 2023. Working on the series was a labor of love, but it could not have come to fruition without the help and dedication of Susan Vesel (aka G’S aka Skywalker). I am grateful to G’S for her time, dedication and patience. She helped me collect interviews via email, phone and zoom which she then worked to edit and combine the text and images beautifully in a creative PDF format.

If you are interested in participating in a future volume of Talk Story Series—either as a contributor or as interviewer/publisher, please contact Hawkins, or Susan via

If you missed out on any of the inspirational Talk Story articles, they are available via the Newsletter Archives link on the bottom of the htmc website. For your ease, below is the list of the members who shared their stories. Clicking their names will link you directly to their Talk Story articles. It is truly an honor to be part of such an amazing hiking community.

With gratitude,



John Hall – December 2021

Fred Boll – January 2022

Joe Bussen – February 2022

Peg Foster – March 2022

Tom Mendes – April 2022

Steve Brown – May 2022

Dayle Turner – June 2022

Donna David Brown – July 2022

Carole Moon – August 2022

John and Marcia Stone – September 2022

L. Steve Rohrmayr – October 2022

Arnold Fujioka – November 2022

Brian Fagan – December 2022

Joyce & Grant Oka – January 2023

Sandy & Doug Klien – February 2023