Each year at our fall hiking club picnic we honor an individual for contributions that person has made to the club within the last year. For 2107 we have chosen Elisabeth Wheeler for this honor. Elisabeth is currently serving as the steward of the Oracle Passage of the Arizona National Scenic Trail. She, along with our co-steward, organizes and participates in the work groups for our segment of the Arizona Trail. Also this year, Elisabeth, along with Roddy Wilder, organized our fall hiking trip to Big Bend National Park in Texas. We have 68 hikers participating in this October hiking trip. As one of our tenured hiking guides, Elisabeth also leads many of our traditional hikes in the SaddleBrooke area (24 hikes this year!), as well as hikes on our club trips. She has always been a strong advocate for the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club and is the type of hiker and person we all aspire to be. It is with extreme pleasure that we honor Elisabeth Wheeler for her many contributions to our club in 2017.