The Loma Prieta Sierra Singleaires
Annual Big Basin Dedication Hike
May 5, 2012


This is the 2012 annual gathering to honor and remember our dearly departed fellow hikers. (photo submitted by Monica Lodge)

Sempervirens Memorial Grove.
Sempervirens Memorial Grove As Singleaires we can be proud of those who went before us. Iris Tiets had a good idea in 1978. She arranged with the Sempervirens Fund to give a dedicated ten acre plot of the forest in Big Basin State Park for our group in return for a contribution. Then members began to do fund raisers for our group. We had gourmet dinners, parties, and pool parties and continue to have contributions at the Potlucks to raise money for continuing donations to the Sempervirens Fund. We have used that grove to dedicate trees to our members who have died. The first year was 1982. As of last year, 63 of our members have had trees dedicated to them. This year we dedicated trees to Del Joy Warrick, Geraldine Pappas, Betty Seike, Norm Rogers, Harald Clausen, Bonnie Ploeger, John Lavely, and Paula Velsey.