Southern Arizona Hiking Club

Hiking the Mountains, Canyons & Trails of Southern Arizona for Over 50 Years

Alice Olson

"Alice Olson was in ICU for two days at Oro Valley Hospital and was removed from all life support this morning. She had a stroke about two days ago. Our dear Alice passed away at 11:15 this morning. 
 
Jack is really down and he is very tired. He has quit answering his phone for a few days and has requested that no one call him. He wants a few days of privacy. 
 
It is OK if you folks pass the word along. I will give an all clear when he is able to accept future calls. Thank you all. Please say a word of prayer for our Miss Alice. She will certainly be missed."
 
As you know, both Alice and Jack have led hundreds of hikes. Their leadership in SAHC is valued and cherished. Alice will be missed.

SAHC February Program Change

The speaker for February's program will be Sam McClung, SAHC President. The topic will be 'Not Your Usual SAHC Places.' The scheduled speaker had a last minute family emergency and is unable to present. Sam will show pictures and speak about three SAHC trips. The first will be a 1980 trip around Navaho Mountain led by guides Eber Glendening and Pete Cowgill. The second will be a 2008 trip to Keet Seel led by guides Lynn Ratener and Bill Simington. The last will be a 2011 trip through West Clear Creek led by the speaker and Mike Harris.

More Winter Picnic News

I am sorry to say that the Southern Arizona Hiking Club Winter Picnic was canceled. The road into Catalina State Park crosses a wash that was flooded, causing a significant load of sand to wash onto the road, and park officials have closed the road. 

I looked at alternatives with Sally Gauthier and Mike Harris for the day of the picnic, and the near future for postponing the Winter Picnic to another date. None of the alternatives gave us enough upside due to current weather conditions.

As a result, we will meet as a board this week to discuss what happened. At this time, my thoughts are to save what we can of the Winter Picnic food and have a bigger celebration at our SAHC Spring Picnic, including awards. The board will communicate further information soon.

Sam McClung
President
Southern Arizona Hiking Club