SAIL and Sitka Spruce Tips 4-H program to offer hiking club event on Wednesday, Oct. 14

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The Sitka office of Southeast Alaska Independent Living Inc. (SAIL) has announced a partnership with the Sitka Spruce Tips 4-H program to create a hiking club that will meet once a month on Wednesdays. This month’s hike will be from 3:45-5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the Cross Trail trailhead located behind Sitka High School.

The SAIL and 4-H Hiking Club is part of SAIL’s Youth Adventure Club program, with two monthly events (only one is the hike) on Wednesdays for youth of all abilities ages 7-14. SAIL Youth Adventure Club events have a $10 fee, but nobody will be turned away due to finances. Pick-up service is available from various Sitka schools with advance arrangements.

To learn more about the SAIL Youth Adventure Club, Senior Hiking Club, senior and adaptive kayaking trips, senior cycling events, and and a variety of other outdoors skills and survival classes, contact SAIL ORCA (Outdoor Recreation and Community Access) program coordinator Claire Sanchez at 747-6859 or email her at The calendar below includes hiking, orienteering, kayaking, and other events for seniors, youth, and the disabled.

The Sitka Spruce Tips 4-H program will host an open house from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12, at the University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus. The program is coordinated by the Sitka Conservation Society, in partnership with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service (which operates the Alaska 4-H program throughout the state). For more information about the Sitka Spruce Tips 4-H program, contact Mary Wood of the Sitka Conservation Society at 747-7509 or

• October 2015 calendar of Sitka SAIL ORCA events


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