The Sipsey Wilderness Hiking Club recently selected Larry Barkey as its Trailblazer of the Year. Pictured from left is, Gary White-Chairman, Larry Barkey-Vice Chairman and Trailblazer of the Year, and his wife, Mimi Barkey, Secretary/Treasurer. The award is given to the club member with the most hours of volunteer service. In the past year, Larry Barkey volunteered 62 hours of service. In 2008, the Sipsey Wilderness Hiking Club volunteered 349 hours work toward public service projects, such as clearing trails in the Sipsey Wilderness Area of the Bankhead National Forest. Since the club's inception in 2000, the club has spent 3,728 hours in volunteer service.