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UPDATE (06/05/20): because of the Covid-19 virus, all in-person Sierra Club outings are canceled at least thru August 31, 2020. Virtual outings are still allowed. The Sierra Club's primary concern is for the safety of the participants on outings. Outings will resume when it is safe to do so.

The Mother Lode Chapter of the Sierra Club is a long established environmentally-minded group offering a large variety of activities. Hiking, kayaking, skiing, biking, camping, potlucks, slideshows, service trips and other events are lead by Sierra Club trained leaders. All adults are welcome, including those who are not members of Sierra Club. We generally meet at a designated local parking area and then carpool to the event site which can be located nearby or several hours away. Most events take all day and are followed by an optional dinner at a restaurant on the drive back. Of course, all of this can vary depending on the event. Leader styles vary greatly. Some are very fast paced with few stops; others travel at a very slow pace and stop frequently. You are required to be properly equipped and able to stay with the group, so be sure to check with the leader if you have any questions about the outing.

Each participant on an outing is required to complete and sign a standard liability waiver. If you would like to read the liability waiver before an outing click on this link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/17DFIvEuXuRj56yWSRIY39VtHdUpB1WEO/view?usp=sharing

or contact the Outings Department at 415.977.5528 for a printed version.

For more outings and information see our full list of events at:

http://motherlode.sierraclub.org/outings.html

Happy trails!

Upcoming events (3)

Online outing: Introduction to the Tahoe Ogul peaks

Online event

In this online outing we will learn about the Tahoe Ogul peaks, the 63 peaks around the Tahoe basin. We will cover the history and location of the Oguls, and do virtual tours of several of them. The outing will begin at 3PM. This is an online outing that will use Zoom. You must be familiar with Zoom. You can try a practice meeting by going to https://zoom.us/test The presentation will work best on devices with larger screens (tablets, laptops, desktops); smart phones may be too small to see the details adequately. The link to the actual meeting will be posted to the Meetup entry about a half hour before the event.

BEGINNING BACKPACKING CLASS ONLINE. ZOOM.

Online event

BEGINNING BACKPACKING CLASS ONLINE Two Parts: July 15 & 22, Wednesdays, 7 PM to 8 PM. In this online outing we will learn about equipment and preparation for a backpack trip. The "outing" will begin at 7 PM on both days. The two classes will cover the basics of shelter, sleeping bags, packs, poles, water/hydration, food/cooking, bearproofing, clothing, navigation, hygiene & sanitation, personal needs, and weight management. This is an online outing that will use Zoom. You must be familiar with Zoom. The presentation will work best on devices with larger screens (tablets, laptops, desktops); smart phones may be too small to see the details adequately. Leaders: Stan Jones, Kathy, and Mae Chaplin. LIMIT: 25 Participants. The link to the actual meeting will be posted to the Meetup entry about a half hour before the event.

Online outing: Introduction to the Tahoe Ogul peaks

Online event

In this online outing we will learn about the Tahoe Ogul peaks, the 63 peaks around the Tahoe basin. We will cover the history and location of the Oguls, and do virtual tours of several of them. The outing will begin at 3PM. This is an online outing that will use Zoom. You must be familiar with Zoom. You can try a practice meeting by going to https://zoom.us/test The presentation will work best on devices with larger screens (tablets, laptops, desktops); smart phones may be too small to see the details adequately. The link to the actual meeting will be posted to the Meetup entry about a half hour before the event.

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