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January 2021 Newsletter

Updated: Apr 30

“Will things ever be the same again? It’s the final countdown. The final countdown.” – Europe


NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: What do I say about 2020, except I’m glad we’re into the final countdown. But, no matter how bad it seemed, there were still amazing moments. Like when people donated cash to keep SAC afloat through our 60th anniversary. Or when people stepped up and donated their time, talent and treasures to raise almost $2,400. So, thanks for the memories, 2020, but seriously, let’s not do that again.

Cheers!

Leslie enjoying the fun terrain on the Breithorn Half Traverse (Grade III, 5.5 Italy/Switzerland.) (Photo: John Parks)

January Meeting:

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 6, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

Where: It's virtual, to maintain community health and safety! We’ll send out the Zoom link soon.

Program: Denver-based author, Johanna Garton, will join us virtually to present her latest book Edge of the Map: The Mountain Life of Christine Boskoff. It's an adventure story, based on the life of Seattle-based high altitude mountaineer Christine Boskoff who was killed in an avalanche with her climbing partner Charlie Fowler in 2006 in western China. Watch Book Trailer!


Skagit Alpine Club Meeting Notes: Dec 2, 2020

The Skagit Alpine Club was founded July 7, 1960 with the following purpose:

To promote the use, and prevent the abuse, of all outdoor recreational areas, particularly the North Cascade area and Olympic Mountains, the San Juan Islands, and the Pacific Beaches; to provide companionship and fellowship between outdoorsmen; to disseminate information regarding the safe and pleasant usage of the outdoors; to function as a group dedicated to the preservation of reasonable recreational and wilderness areas on the county, state, and national level.


To that end, we elected the following Executive Committee Officers:


President – Claire Kamak

Vice President – Dusty Caseria

Secretary – Cameron Bigge

Treasurer – Tony Hu


They have now replaced the outgoing Executive Committee Officers:


President – Andrea Bachman

Vice President – Phil Wilson

Treasurer – Jenna Price

Secretary – Leslie Parks


SAC Monthly Social Outing

Social outings will take place monthly on the weekend after the club meeting, and are open to anyone. There is no sign-up or registration required, but it is a good idea to email the outing planner to let them know you intend on joining. You may also contact the outing planner if you have any questions or concerns about the outing.


Outing Date: Saturday, January 9 Outing Planner: Phil Wilson (wilson.phil@hotmail.com) Outing Location: Howard Miller State Park and Rockport State Park Trailhead/Meeting location: 1. Howard Miller Steelhead Park at 10:30 AM 2. Rockport State Park around lunch time Hike description: Easy walking at toddler pace - or whatever pace you prefer 🙂 Our objective is to get out for some fresh air and see some eagles, big trees, friends, and family. Bring snacks, food, picnic blanket, layers, camera, and binoculars. All recommended covid-19 safety precautions will be observed.


Old Business:

SAC Charity Auction

The charity auction raised $2,398! Thank you to everyone who donated to the auction and to all of those who participated in the bidding wars. But mostly, Thank You to Juliet who organized the auction, while also heading up the BMC.


SAC 60th Anniversary!

Help us celebrate 60 years of SAC by climbing mountains! The club is attempting to summit all the Skagit 60 peaks in 2020 to commemorate the 60th anniversary. The website used to track our progress is skagit60.com.


Leslie crushing alpine 5.8 on Serpentine Arete, though not carrying a baby or worrying about diaper explosions helps you climb harder (Serpentine Arete, Grade IV 5.8, Dragontail Peak.) (Photo: John Parks)

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