SAIL Senior Hiking Club sets June hike for the morning of Wednesday, June 12

Senior Hiking Club Jun 2013The Sitka office of Southeast Alaska Independent Living Inc. (SAIL) has announced its next Senior Hiking Club hike will be from 9:15-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12. Seniors should meet at the Swan Lake Senior Center for transportation to the trailhead, which will be determined by the group on the day of the hike.

SAIL offers Senior Hiking Club events for those age 60 or older once a month, usually on the second or third Wednesday. There is a $5 fee, but nobody will be turned away because of finances. The hikes are open to people of all abilities and fitness levels. To learn more about the Senior Hiking Club, check out our January post introducing the club.

SIT Poster 2013In addition, the 10th annual Only Fools Run At Midnight costumed fun run/fundraiser for SAIL starts at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, at the Sitka Fire Hall. The 5-kilometer fun run and 1-mile walk are open to anybody, and costumes are encouraged. Please pre-register by 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, or enter starting at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, at the Sitka Fire Hall. Minors need parental permission to participate. Registration is $10 for youth (17 or younger), $20 for adults, and $50 for families of four. You can register at

SAIL also started its senior kayaking program in April for seniors (age 60 and older only). The next session is from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, at a location TBA, and the event is open to seniors of all experience levels. This event has an activity fee of $25 (scholarships are available). There also is an adaptive recreation kayak trip from 3-6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 24, for people of any age with a disability. The fee for this event also is $25.

Finally, SAIL will host a community picnic at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 30, at Halibut Point Recreation Area. This event is open to all members of the community. SAIL will provide the grillables, but everybody is asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share.

To learn more about the Senior Hiking Club and and a variety of other outdoors skills and survival classes, contact SAIL ORCA (Outdoor Recreation and Community Access) program coordinator Nick Ponzetti at 747-6859.


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