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July 2020 Newsletter

"To touch the sky, you just have to get that little bit closer.” – Anthony Hincks


NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: With the constant rain today and now the crackle of a fire, I have to keep checking to make sure that it is indeed July. But, the sun will come out, and we will be able to hang out together again.

Cheers!


The author about to fall of Fear and Loathing (Red Rocks 5.12a). (Photo: Leslie Parks)

June Meeting:

Sadly, the July picnic has been canceled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. I’ve run out of ways to write (without using four letter words) how much this virus sucks.


Skagit Alpine Club Meeting Notes: Jun, 2020

Since the meeting was canceled last month, I do not have any notes to share with out, except that this virus sucks. Left: Stunning views of Mt Baker. Unfortunately, the team was turned around by strong winds and low visibility from impressive lenticular clouds. (Photo: Brendan Gabriel)

New Business:


Basic Mountaineering Course 2021

We are starting the planning now and will be pulling together the steering committee in September. If anyone wants to be part of the committee they can email Juliet Holzknecht at juliet.holzknecht@gmail.com.


: Stunning views of Mt Baker. Unfortunately, the team was turned around by strong winds and low visibility from impressive lenticular clouds. (Photo: Brendan Gabriel)

Annual Park Butte BBQ and Work Party

Our annual Park Butte Work Party is now a BBQ, with the chance of work! Alex will be leading and hosting it either August 8 or 15, depending on weather. Stay tuned for more information.


Old Business:

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.


Please go to skagit60.com and sign up with the email you are receiving this newsletter with. After you sign up for an account you will be able to the following:

· Tick peaks

· Add interest in climbing peaks so others can contact you when they go to climb the peak

· Submit trip reports

As of now, there are still 44 peaks left to tick! I want to give a shoutout to Dusty for an impressive May 1 tick of Snowking. Nice work!

Thank you very much to everyone who paid their membership dues recently. Also, a very special thank you to those who gave more than membership dues. We received some generous donations, which kept us out of the red and will help us start up the BMC for next year. Thank you, everyone!!!


The author and Ellis enjoying the Park Butte lookout. The bridge is now installed over Rocky Creek. (Photo: John Parks)

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