Shake off the winter doldrums and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act with a relaxed backpacking trip in the Paddy Creek Wilderness near Roby, MO.
This will be a 3-day trip, beginning on Friday 3/21/14 and ending on Sunday 3/23/14. Starting at the Big Piney Trailhead by the Roby Lake Recreation Area, we will hike the inner loop of the two loops on the Big Piney Trail, covering approximately 10 miles. The first night will be a dry camp on a ridge featuring a beautiful overlook. The second night’s camp will be near a spring and un-named creek. Sunday morning we will hike back to our vehicles at the Big Piney Trailhead.
The parking area is northeast of Roby Lake. GPS coordinates:[masked], [masked]
Group size will be limited to no more than 10, per wilderness area regulations.
Approval by the leader of this trip is required. If you wish to participate, please get on the waiting list here on Meetup group. Approved participants will be moved to the YES list.
We will meet at the commuter parking lot near the Flying J in Peculiar, MO. The Sierra Club insurance policy does not cover vehicles, drivers, or passengers. Carpooling, ride sharing or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among the participants. Participants assume the risks associated with this travel.
Short on gear – have no fear – check out what’s available through the THB Equipment Lending Library.
It's always good to review the Ten Essentials.
In keeping with the Sierra Club’s vision to explore, enjoy, and protect the planet, we follow Leave No Trace principles on all outings. Dogs will be permitted on this trip, but only with prior approval of the leader.
A modest $10 donation is appreciated. Your donation helps fund our outings programs, training, and the lending library.
All group members on Sierra Club outings are required to sign a standard liability waiver. If you would like to read the liability waiver in advance, please go to: http://www. sierraclub.org/outings/chapter/forms. If a minor is going on the trip, the minor’s parent or guardian must sign on the minor’s behalf.
Departure times, maps, and trip coordination details to come.
Trip Leader: Tim Cross, [masked] (785)[masked]