High Sierra Board

Board of Directors

Christine Burns, President
P.O Box 44164
Lemon Cove, Ca. 93244
Laurabelle Burns, Secretary, Education Co-Chair
Dan Baumgardner- Vice President, Webmaster
2000 E. Four Creeks
Visalia, CA  93292
C) 559-334-7731
Brenda Carlisle
17941 Ave 278
Exeter, CA  93221
Dick Cochran – Public Land Chairman
1612 Beverly Drive
Visalia, CA  93277
Jayme Fleeman
43763 South Fork Dr.
Three Rivers, CA  93271
C) 559-260-1486
Ralph Graves
14899 Kailua Avenue
Visalia, CA  93292
H) 559-798-6381
Nancy Hamill  
31780 Road 124
Visalia, CA  93291
H) 559-734-1223Cell) 559- 804-4158
Jake Hamstra – Work Project Coordinator
7347 Avenue 260
Tulare, CA  93274-9753
H) 559-686-8725
Cell) 559- 901-3154
Mike Harrison
38495 Millwood Dr.
Elderwood, CA  93286
Jim Harvey
P. O. Box 554
Exeter, CA  93221
H) 559-336-2604
C) 559- 906-1053
Bob Herrick - Past President, Newsletter Editor
21413 East Jensen Ave
Reedley, CA  93654
H) 559-638-2448
C) 559- 303-2007
W) 559-686-8827  
Art Jones
49377 High Oaks
Squaw Valley, CA  93675
H) 559-338-1124
C) 559- 285-4746
Don McDonald
1342 West Cherry Court
Visalia, CA  93277
h) 559-734-8664
Cell) 559-804-8699
Bill See - Membership
P. O. Box 1086
Exeter, CA  93221
C) 559-737-0978
Janet Jones - Treasurer
49377 High Oaks
Squaw Valley, CA  93675
H) 559-338-1124
C) 559- 285-4746

From our President Bob Herrick

Welcome to the High Sierra Unit’s Webpage,

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to invite you to explore our website.  We are an active unit, with lots of activities planned for the year. As a unit we are dedicated to promoting our goals of improving and promoting the use, care and development of California backcountry trails, campsites, streams and meadows, as well as to advocate good trail manners. It is our desire to keep the backcountry trails and forage areas open to horsemen on all public lands. We do this by reviewing legislation or management plans related to government regulations of the backcountry, and providing input and assistance when required.

For this year we have volunteered to assist with trail maintenance in the Golden Trout Wilderness of the Sequoia National Forest, provide logistical support by resupplying the trail crews working on the velvet grass removal project near the Kern Ranger Station of Sequoia National Park, as well as providing input for the Mineral King Management Plan and the 2011 Wilderness Stewardship Plan and Environmental Impact Statement Scoping. We will also be training new backcountry users by sponsoring a novice pack trip in August, teaching the principles of gentle use and leave no trace.

We know that all work and no play makes for a boring life, so we like to add in fun activities to get to know each other a little better and perhaps hone our equestrian skills at the same time.  We have three rides planned for this year.  All are in the local foothills, and are wonderful opportunities to get our stock in shape and enjoy the beautiful countryside.  We also have a few playdaysscheduled to have some fun, and get our younger members involved.  If you like to ride in parades, you are in luck.  We will are planning to ride in both Woodlake and Poterville this year, with the possibility of adding the Tulare Christmas Parade as well.  We are also having a fall festival, to look back on the events of the year, and to share some good food and spirits with our friends.  Click on our “Events” Link to get all of the up to date details.


We are an active unit, with lots of opportunities to get involved.  I invite you to join us.  We meet on the second Monday of each month (Except in July and August), at the Visalia Farm Bureau office, 737 N Ben Maddox Avenue @ 06:30 pm.  Please feel free to stop by and say Hi!, and we can get you signed up as a member.  Thanks for exploring our website, I hope you found it informative.

See you on the trail,
Bob Herrick