The SaddleBrooke Hiking Club’s March 15 presentation takes on an international flair when Ed Melnick shares his photographs captured while traveling to Uganda and Mongolia. Ed traveled with his wife, Judie Shyman, and friends Darlene and Lockwood Carlson to both countries and all are excited about sharing these experiences.
The Ugandan show entitled, Straddling the Equator, will be a visual tour of the culture, geology and, in large part, the wildlife of this African nation. There will a special emphasis on the treks taken to see the Golden Monkey, Chimpanzees and the highlight of the tour, the Mountain Gorilla.
“The land of Khan,” Ed’s most recent trip, was a 2,400 mile land tour of the unique areas of the world’s ninth largest country, Mongolia. The people and their adaptation to their country will be seen as well as some incredible land formations. A highlight of this trip was the Naadam Festival, which is the Mongolian equivalent of the modern day Olympics (archery, horseback riding and wrestling).
Come join Hiking Club members on Wednesday, March 15 at 4:00 p.m. in the HOA 1 Activity Center to view two worlds quite different from the environment in which we live. All residents of SaddleBrooke and the Ranch are welcome to come. Following the presentation everyone is encouraged to gather in the Agave Lounge to enjoy a drink and meet fellow hikers. For more information about the Hiking Club programs contact Sue Bush at 520-812-1200.