• Sailing for Elephants! David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Benefit Party Sail!
    We want to raise $1000 to help save elephants in Africa! Make a donation to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and go sailing for free! We are asking for a donation of at least $30 to join other like minded peeps who also want to have a great night out sailing! https://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/index.asp You can select "going" but you only get a spot on the boat by making a donation in advance by using the link below. https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/sailing-for-elephants I don't want to handle any of the money that will go to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. But if for some reason you really don't like using their fundraising platform let me know and we can set something up for you. If you want to sail with just your own friends / guests you can do that too! Email me to check the dates and then make a donation. This sail is a benefit for The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. https://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/index.asp The emphasis is on having fun :) There might be a wide range of conditions, from windy at the start, maybe some fog, usually some 'quiet' time (good for eating and drinking) and then city lights coming on as we sail back. I'm a professional sailor and I will make sure you are safe. Check out my excellent reviews on Yelp and TripAdvisor and Facebook. WWW.CAPTDAN.NET (http://www.CaptDan.net) We meet at 6:30 on the sidewalk in front of E Dock in the Berkeley Marina. Remember to dress warm - it is way easier to take off a jacket to cool off than it is to put one on after you have caught a chill. And with the wind and spray it is easy to get cold! (I recommend ski wear for anyone who isn't sure.) There is plenty of room in the salon to stow extra gear if you have too much. You can check the 'Private sails' link on the website for all this info too :) http://www.captdan.net/ It is always beautiful on the water!! Hopefully everyone will have a 'healthy' snack to share. Just trying to stay away from too much sugar etc :) But drinks, well, those are great! Everyone gets a chance to steer and handle the line (strings). If you have ever wanted to see the bay from the water this is the way to do it. Almost all sails are wind powered only! There is an engine of course but we rarely use it. http://www.captdan.net https://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/index.asp https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/sailing-for-elephants

    121 Spinnaker Way

    121 Spinnaker Way · Berkeley, Ca

  • Sierra Club Snowcamping Training Series Winter 2018: Interest Page
    Each year for almost 50 years we have introduced 100+ backpackers to the joys of winter camping. In addition to the mandatory orientation day which this year is scheduled for Saturday, January 20th in Emeryville (exact location will be available upon acceptance) each group will go out for a one-night trip and a two-night trip. The one-night trip is pre-requisite for the two-night trip. We usually fill 6-7 adult groups plus a family group which accepts children as young as seven and several youth groups. For those who have already taken the training series we also offer alumni trips to popular locations like Dewey Point in Yosemite or with specific themes like igloo-building. The orientation day is open to individuals who have submitted an application and have been accepted for the Training Series. Trip dates are listed in the table below and applications are now available at www.snowcamping.org. (http://www.snowcamping.org/) The deadline for applications is December 16 but early-birds who apply before November 30th will receive a discount. Please see fee schedule below In the past the training series has filled to capacity, so apply early to ensure you get trip dates that work best for you. The only requirement is previous summer backpacking experience and a reasonable level of fitness. We teach you how to adapt your summer gear, where ever possible for winter use. Most students travel on snowshoes although back-country skiers are welcome to take skis on the 2nd trip with the approval of their leaders. Evenings find us gathered in a large and often creative snow-kitchen sharing food, libations and experiences. Our usual group size is 15 - 20 so be prepared to make many new friends. It takes an adventurous person to consider that winter camping could be fun but be assured that with the right gear and a few tricks the rewards are worth it. If this sounds like you then sign up today. Many years we fill up and have had to turn people away.

    This Meetup is past

    Emeryville

    Location will be provided to applicants upon acceptence · Emeryville, CA

  • Rock Climbing - Advanced Rescue and Rappelling Workshop
    In this class we will build on the knowledge you gained in your Level I Anchor and Rescue (http://www.saanoadventures.com/rock-climbing/sf-rock-climbing-anchors-and-self-rescue-full-day) workshop (a prerequisite for this course). We'll work through additional knots and hitches, learn and practice leverage systems, safe rappelling techniques (including passing knots on rappel), and practice a variety of advanced rescue scenarios. We provide all the tools and equipment you need. Our only requirement is that you come prepared to THINK. Our team of professional guides are trained and certified by the American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA), to ensure that you're having the best educational experience, both fun and safe, possible. FEES & REGISTRATION: There is a $139/person fee for this workshop. In addition to RSVP'ing to this meet-up, since we do offer this program outside of the meet up group and there is limited space available, we require that you register on our on-line registration page here: http://www.saanoadventures.com/rock-climbing/berkeley-rappelling-and-advanced-rescue PRAISE FROM THIS CLASS: "I was very very satisfied with the class. To be honest it was far beyond my expectation. I had previously taken a REI class and hence had very low expectations but this class was very informative and the right mix of theory and practice." "U were very helpful, patient, friendly, and your positivity was infectious. I respect that you've made a living from experiencing nature and helping others to do so safely. I hope you got up north safely and believe that I'm recommending your course to all my friends who climb. Keep up the great work, and happy climbing!" "Great course of instruction for beginner and advanced climbers alike who are looking to gain or reinforce their technical skills. I am confident in setting safe anchors thanks to your course. I look forward to learning from you again." See you at the cliffs! "U were very helpful, patient, friendly, and your positivity was infectious. I respect that you've made a living from experiencing nature and helping others to do so safely. I hope you got up north safely and believe that I'm recommending your course to all my friends who climb. Keep up the great work, and happy climbing!" "Great course of instruction for beginner and advanced climbers alike who are looking to gain or reinforce their technical skills. I am confident in setting safe anchors thanks to your course. I look forward to learning from you again." See you at the cliffs!

    Cragmont Park

    960 Regal Rd · Berkeley, CA

  • Berkeley Rock Climbing Anchors and Rescue Workshop
    If you want to learn the skills needed to confidently and competently climb outdoors, establishing anchors and working through emergency scenarios, this is a great event for you! We provide all the tools and equipment you need to become a proficient, competent and confident anchor builder in Trad, Sport and Top Rope environments. Our only requirement is that you come prepared to THINK. We will teach you proper knots, anchor techniques, site selection and belaying techniques in both top and bottom managed sites. We will geek out on the physics of anchors, angles and kilonewtons (kN). We will teach you self rescue and partner rescue techniques. We will discuss safety at the crag, the ethics of climbing outdoors, and how to identify un-safe situations to protect yourself and your climbing partners. Our team of professional guides are trained and certified by the American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA), to ensure that you're having the best educational experience, both fun and safe, possible. PRAISE FROM THIS CLASS: "I was very very satisfied with the class. To be honest it was far beyond my expectation. I had previously taken a REI class and hence had very low expectations but this class was very informative and the right mix of theory and practice." "U were very helpful, patient, friendly, and your positivity was infectious. I respect that you've made a living from experiencing nature and helping others to do so safely. I hope you got up north safely and believe that I'm recommending your course to all my friends who climb. Keep up the great work, and happy climbing!" "Great course of instruction for beginner and advanced climbers alike who are looking to gain or reinforce their technical skills. I am confident in setting safe anchors thanks to your course. I look forward to learning from you again." FEES & HOW TO REGISTER. In addition to RSVP'ing to this meet-up, we require that you register on our on-line registration page here: http://www.saanoadventures.com/rock-climbing/sf-rock-climbing-anchors-and-self-rescue-full-day There is a $119/person fee for this workshop, payable upon registration. See you at the cliffs!

    Cragmont Park

    960 Regal Rd · Berkeley, CA

  • Learn about Snowcamping and the Sierra Club Snowcamping Training Series
    Join the Sierra Club Bay Chapter Snowcamping Training Series for an Introduction to Snowcamping at the Sports Basement stores in Berkeley on November 27, Walnut Creek on November 28 or the Presidio Store in San Francisco on November 29. All clinics run from 7 - 8:30 pm. There is no charge. We will offer an overview of winter wilderness camping with a focus on what to expect if you enroll in our annual training series, including the following topics. -How to build on your summer backpacking experience -What summer gear will or will not work in the winter -Should you use skis or snowshoes? How fit do you need to be? -How to stay warm. -What to expect in camp and at night There will be plenty of time for Q&A. For almost 50 years the training series has introduced thousands individuals, families and youth groups to the joy of snowcamping. We hope you will join us for this informational presentation to find out if winter camping might be for you.

    Sports Basement

    610 Old Mason Street · San Francisco, CA

  • Learn about Snowcamping and the Sierra Club Snowcamping Training Series
    Join the Sierra Club Bay Chapter Snowcamping Training Series for an Introduction to Snowcamping at the Sports Basement stores in Berkeley on November 27, Walnut Creek on November 28 or the Presidio Store in San Francisco on November 29. All clinics run from 7 - 8:30 pm. There is no charge. We will offer an overview of winter wilderness camping with a focus on what to expect if you enroll in our annual training series, including the following topics. -How to build on your summer backpacking experience -What summer gear will or will not work in the winter -Should you use skis or snowshoes? How fit do you need to be? -How to stay warm. -What to expect in camp and at night There will be plenty of time for Q&A. For almost 50 years the training series has introduced thousands individuals, families and youth groups to the joy of snowcamping. We hope you will join us for this informational presentation to find out if winter camping might be for you.

    Sports Basement

    1881 Ygnacio Valley Rd · Walnut Creek, CA

  • Learn about Snowcamping and the Sierra Club Snowcamping Training Series
    Join the Sierra Club Bay Chapter Snowcamping Training Series for an Introduction to Snowcamping at the Sports Basement stores in Berkeley on November 27, Walnut Creek on November 28 or the Presidio Store in San Francisco on November 29. All clinics run from 7 - 8:30 pm. There is no charge. We will offer an overview of winter wilderness camping with a focus on what to expect if you enroll in our annual training series, including the following topics. -How to build on your summer backpacking experience -What summer gear will or will not work in the winter -Should you use skis or snowshoes? How fit do you need to be? -How to stay warm. -What to expect in camp and at night There will be plenty of time for Q&A. For almost 50 years the training series has introduced thousands individuals, families and youth groups to the joy of snowcamping. We hope you will join us for this informational presentation to find out if winter camping might be for you.

    Sports Basement Berkeley

    2727 Milvia · Berkeley, CA

  • Backcountry Mixer
    Hey Folks, Change of plans! California Ski Company is hosting their annual Backcountry Mixer and we're all invited! californiaskicompany.com Rich Meyer, Alpine Guide will present. http://richmeyeralpineguide.com/ Raffle tix to win gear and schwag benefit https://www.sierraavalanchecenter.org/ . Best part is that your ticket can be exchanged for a beverage at Gilman Brewing Company, which is where we're headed afterwards. http://gilmanbrew.com/ Let's hang out and chat it up: skiing/snowboarding/backcountry access/ski leases/ride shares/season passes/day trips/weekend trips/new equipment/apres ski/ski tuning/boot fit.

    California Ski Company

    843 Gilman St. · Berkeley, CA

  • Labor Day Weekend trip to Lassen Volcanic National Park
    We are going to Lassen Volcanic National Park over the weekend.We have booked Airbnb outside of the park at Plumas Eureka, CAWe have spot for 4 more people. Please RSVP if interested. Below is itinerary plan. Check In Sat, September 2, 2017 Check Out Mon, September 4, 2017 -------------------------------------------- Hiking itinerary : 2nd Sept 5:30 AM Start from Bay area 9:10 AM Willows Black Bear Diner breakfast 3 hrs 30 min drive 10:30 AM Willows 1:20 PM Butte Lake 2 hrs 40 min drive Lunch at Butte lake 3:00 PM Butte Lake 6:30 PM Cinder Cone Hike 3 hrs 30 mins hike 4.7 miles round trip with 1115 ft elevation 6:30 PM Butte Lake 9:00 PM 109 West Meadow Lane 2 hrs 30 mins drive ------------------------------------ 3rd Sept 6:00 AM 109 West Meadow 8:30 AM Lassen Peak base 2 hrs 30 mins 4.6 miles round trip with ~2020 ft elevation 1:30 PM Lassen Peak 1:40 PM Helene Lake Lunch 10 mins 3:40 PM Helen Lake 3:45 PM Bumpass Trail hike 2.9 miles round trip with ~500 ft elevation 6:45 PM Bumpass Trail 9:00 PM 109 West Meadow lane 2 hrs 30 mins ------------------------- 4th Sept 7:00 AM 109 West Meadow Lane 9:45 AM Kings Creek Fall 2 hrs 40 mins 1.9 miles round trip with ~400 ft elevation 11:45 AM Kings Creek Fall 12:15 PM Manzanita Lake Kayaking 20 mins 3:30 PM Manzanita Lake 9:30 PM Dinner mid way and home ~ 6 hrs

    Lassen Volcanic National Park- South entrance

    Lassen Peak Hwy · Mineral, CA