Former CMC president honored

Former Carolina Mountain Club president George Oldham received the organization’s highest award last month when he was presented with the Honorary Lifetime Membership recognition.

Oldham, 95, is a World War II veteran who discovered his love of hiking upon moving to Hendersonville following his retirement as a school superintendent in New Jersey in 1975. He was elected president of CMC in 1982 and served through 1983. During this time, the Appalachian Trail was rereouted over Max Patch and the Shut-In Trail officially became part of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.

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