Local Couple Host Chaco Canyon Service Trip Leaders

Chaco Canyon Service Trip

For over 20 years Jon and Sue Greening of Tijeras have hosted the leaders of the Sierra Club’s Southwest Outings Service trips to Chaco Canyon. It is through the support of good people like theGreenings that the Sierra Club has been able to provide quality outing experiences for well over 320 Chaco Canyon Southwest Outings Service trips participants over the years.

They have been hosts both prior to the trips and for a few days after the trips to Reid Earls, Karen Greif and, recently , Kate Lowerre, an assistant leader. The Greenings have voluntarily and graciously provided food and lodging, great coffee, good advice and, often, transportation to and from the Albuquerque Sunport. They have lent various tools and packing containers and have provided storage for food as it was bought prior to the trips and have helped load vehicles going to Chaco Canyon They have opened up their house for the trip leaders as they fly in from California, Pennsylvania and Michigan – for a couple of decades their home has been both a gathering place for the leaders and a home-away-from-home.

Both Jon and Sue are keen observers of nature, run a solar-powered home and are involved in archaeological support in national forests in New Mexico. The leaders of these trips thank Jon and Sue for their generosity and for their ongoing, warm and caring support of the Sierra Club. If you should ever meet them please give them a big ‘Thank You!’ from the Sierra Club. - by Al Webster. Al is a Outings Leader for Southwest Service trips to Pecos NM, Sevilleta NWR and Chaco Canyon NHP.