About 30 hikers went to Sawnee Mountain Preserve in November. 

The 2023 Big Canoe Hiking Club schedule promises some great hikes once again with combination hikes (easy/harder) planned for five of the 12 hikes. The club will start with two January hikes at Kennesaw Mountain: Pigeon Hill Loop Trail, 5.7 miles, and Kennesaw Mountain Peak Trail, 2.1 miles.


Big Canoe Hikers enjoyed crisp temperatures on their November hike to Indian Seats Trail. 


 Laura Smith receives thanks from club members for her dedication and enthusiasm. 

The Silent Night Hike, unfortunately, did not happen in December because of the large amount of rain on Dec. 5 and 6. It was just too slippery and muddy to hike. Instead, we met as planned at the Beach Club and enjoyed a great potluck dinner, topped off with Christmas spirit and a raffle. This is always an enjoyable social event to finish our hiking year. Many thanks again to hike leaders Steve Duesler, Mike Trimble, Steve Papke, Joe Morris, Ken Becheley, Pat Papke and Di Spearman for planning, pre-hiking and leading each of our 2022 hikes.


Good food and good friends gather to celebrate another successful hiking year. 

On Nov. 16, the club drove to Cumming’s Sawnee Mountain Preserve and completed the Indian Seats Trail, a good experience well attended by approximately 30 hikers. Several hikers went to lunch afterward, including to Giorgio’s where we enjoyed Greek and Italian selections.