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This photo is from one of the earliest outings. Note the preponderance of women.

HISTORY

The Local Walks Committee was created in 1911, with Phil Bernays as its Chair, immediately after the creation of the Southern California Chapter and the selection of its first Executive Committee. Originally, all the chapter outings were conducted by the Local Walks Committee, as there were no Groups or special activity Sections. The Local Walks Committee has been a continuous entity since that time, eventually changing its name to the
Local Hikes Committee.

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spacerHikers in the San Jacinto Mountains, c. 1915. Ernest Dawson is the shortest man at dead center, with chapter founder and first Local Walks Committee Chair Phil Bernays standing in front of him.