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MyDavey Bulletin - March/April 2014

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Extreme Day Hiking Davey Around the World S ome people think going to the beach is a vacation. Others prefer cruises. But there are a few people who would rather ascend mountains with elevations ranging from 8, 839 to 14, 505 feet … just for fun. Margie Conner, Davey general counsel and assistant secretary, and her husband, Bob, along with Jack McCabe, regional operations manager, and his sons, recently tackled hiking in both the Half Dome in Yosemite National Park and Mount Whitney in Sequoia National Park—and the highest peak in the contiguous U.S. "We've all been to Yosemite before," Conner says. "But when we met Jack and his family for dinner in California last year, we started talking about hiking, and the idea to do these two extreme day hikes formed." Although Conner didn't summit either of those mountains because "it was brutal, and I would have needed to train more," her husband, Jack, and his friends did each of the climbs in one day. Bob took between 15 and 16 hours to finish climbing Mount Whitney. "I met them coming down the Half Dome trail," Conner says. "I hiked other parts of the mountain even though I couldn't tackle the advanced trails. I would absolutely recommend visiting both of these places even if you can't do extreme hikes." With these two mountain hikes under their belts, Conner and her husband hope to check eight more hikes off the U.S. 10 extreme day hikes list. Next up? Conner says: "Rim to rim in the Grand Canyon." The Davey Tree Expert Company P.O. Box 5193 Kent, Ohio 44240-5193 Margie Conner and her husband Bob (first and second from left), along with Jack McCabe (third from left in back), sons Mason and Kellen (to his left and right), his wife Renee and daughter Celena (front), stop for a photo in front of Half Dome on their extreme day hiking trip.

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