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Ellie (center in blue chambray) with Hooper clan at the 85th Reunion

Summary: Hooper sisters first trekkers Mr. Howie ever accepted without an interview. How girls infiltrated Group I as cooks. Story of a flash flood that ended with boys stuck on other side of arroyo.

Key words: Lynn Hyde Overgaard, John Van Sickle, David “Lerch” Larson, Chet Kubit








Ellie Hooper-White
Turquoise Trail 1965, 1966
Prairie Trek, Group I, staff, 1967, 1968

Molly Merrell Madden
Turquoise Trail 1964, 1965
Turquoise Trail, staff, 1966, 1971, 1972, 1973
Prairie Trek, Group I, staff, 1967, 1968
Board of Trustees 2004, 2005, 2006

See also: Molly Merrell Madden & Ruthie Merrell
Molly Merrell Madden & Lynn Hyde Overgaard