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Alamo Sierra Club (local branch of the Sierra Club) holds outings for outdoor activities: hiking, camping, bicycling, backpacking, etc.

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Hike at Government Canyon State Natural Area

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We will meet at the visitor center pavilion next to the park store at 8:00 sharp. After reviewing our hiking plan we will set out by 8:15am.

You can book a day pass here: https://texasstateparks.reserveamerica.com/unifSearchResults.do
The fee is $6 if you do not have a State Parks Pass

Difficulty: This is NOT a beginner hike, there is some rough and sometimes slippery terrain.

This hike will cover about 12 miles depending on the group. We will stop for a short snack break. We will be hiking into the protected area at the back of the park that is only open Sep-Feb.

Open to ages 13 and over; minors must be accompanied by an adult; no pets allowed at this park.

Dress appropriately for conditions. Wear sturdy shoes for hiking over rough terrain; bring at least two liters of water.

Government Canyon SNA website
https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/government-canyon

Subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. Please check the morning of the event for updates.

Feel free to contact the event organizer if you have any questions or concerns.

Suggestions for future events are welcome! Also, let me know if you are interested in becoming an outings leader!!

*** PARTICIPANTS MUST SIGN A LIABILITY WAIVER. BRING YOUR OWN PEN to sign in at the trailhead. You may view the document: https://tinyurl.com/SCSignUpSheet2020

  • Please consider becoming a member of the Sierra Club if you are not already. Membership isn't necessary to join our outings but it's highly encouraged: http://www.sierraclub.org/texas/austin
  • The Sierra Club appreciates donations to fund its administrative and
    outreach programs.
  • In going on a Sierra Club outing, you are potentially on a trip with individuals vaccinated and unvaccinated. It is your choice to attend the outing knowing this information. If someone is experiencing any possible COVID symptoms or is sick, they should not attend the outing. The participant is responsible for contacting the leader to report a positive COVID test.

The Wildlife of Phil Hardberger Park

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The focus of this month's event is wildlife. Our presenter, Christine Westerman, is the lead project manager in the local office of a national environmental consulting firm. She will speak on the ecology of the park and its wildlife, and then lead a walk around the Oak Loop trail looking for signs of wildlife, as well as appreciating all we observe in nature.

Please arrive by 7:45 am SHARP at the small classroom of the UEC to sign up for an 8:00 am start. After a heavily illustrated introductory talk focusing on the park's wildlife and their characteristics, we will walk the Oak Loop Trail. While we will look for signs of wildlife; participants will be encouraged to observe nature and ask about what they see of interest.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult parent/guardian. This presentation is not appropriate for dogs. DIFFICULTY: Easy--it is definitely suitable for families, with flat terrain, and a slow pace. This will be a 1.5 mile walk, and the event will last about two hours, ending back at the Urban Ecology Center around 10:30 am.

The trail is a natural surface so be sure to wear sturdy shoes and, dependent on the weather, bring water, sun protection, and dress appropriate for the day and season. $3 individual or $5 family donations to the PHP Conservancy are suggested to support the activities in the park.

This event's sponsors are the Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy, the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department's Natural Areas Office, the Alamo Area Master Naturalists, and the Alamo Group of the Sierra Club.

Contact Stan Drezek ([masked]) for additional information or questions.

Hardberger Park Easy Hike

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We will meet at the Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center at 8:30. After reviewing our hiking plan we will set out by 8:45am.

Be sure to go to the entrance at 8400 NW Military Hwy!!

Difficulty: This will be an easy hike/walk along paved and dirt paths.

This hike will cover about 3 to 4 miles depending on the group. We will tour the pollinator garden and go over the land bridge. We will talk about the history of the park.

Open to ages 13 and over; minors must be accompanied by an adult; pets welcome!

Dress appropriately for conditions. Wear shoes appropriate for walking on dirt paths. Bring at least two liters of water.

Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy Website
https://www.philhardbergerpark.org
You can make a one time donation supporting conservancy efforts or even become a member!

Subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. Please check the morning of the event for updates.

Feel free to contact the event organizer if you have any questions or concerns.

Suggestions for future events are welcome! Also, let me know if you are interested in becoming an outings leader!!

*** PARTICIPANTS MUST SIGN A LIABILITY WAIVER. BRING YOUR OWN PEN to sign in at the trailhead. You may view the document: https://tinyurl.com/SCSignUpSheet2020

  • Please consider becoming a member of the Sierra Club if you are not already. Membership isn't necessary to join our outings but it's highly encouraged: http://www.sierraclub.org/texas/austin
  • The Sierra Club appreciates donations to fund its administrative and
    outreach programs.
  • In going on a Sierra Club outing, you are potentially on a trip with individuals vaccinated and unvaccinated. It is your choice to attend the outing knowing this information. If someone is experiencing any possible COVID symptoms or is sick, they should not attend the outing. The participant is responsible for contacting the leader to report a positive COVID test.

Fall Hike at Las Fogatas with the Texas Land Conservancy

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Reserve your spot here:
https://www.texaslandconservancy.org/events/fall-hike-at-las-fogatas
RSVPing to the Meetup event will not guarantee you a spot, you must make a reservation with the TLC link.
Register soon! There are a limited number of slots.

Possibility for lunch in Fredericksburg after the event if there is interest.

Join us for a beautiful fall walk at Las Fogatas, a conservation easement property outside of Willow City, Texas (about 20 minutes outside of Fredericksburg). This will be a 2 mile, moderate difficulty hike led by Hill Country Program Director Stephen Ramirez.
We recommend wearing long pants, closed-toe shoes, and insect repellent. Please bring a refillable water bottle.

Because this event is taking place on private property, we are limiting the number of people to 20 (not including children) and we will send directions to the property in your confirmation email after you register. No pets allowed.

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