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UPDATE (09/7/21): Outings have resumed, however some changes and additional participation requirements have been implemented because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Please be sure to check the outing listing carefully for instructions about what is required as a condition of participation. The Sierra Club's primary concern remains the safety of the participants on outings.

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 (4+)

Intro to Backpacking Class (video)

Online event

PLEASE DO NOT RSVP FOR THIS EVENT! CLICK ON THE LINK IN THE NEXT PARAGRAPH TO WATCH THE VIDEO AT YOUR CONVENIENCE.

This is not an actual event, it's just a place to put the link to the video of the class. Here is the link: https://youtu.be/Vx6OxgWN9CY

In this online class we cover equipment and preparation for a backpack trip. The topics covered are: basics of shelter, sleeping bags, packs, poles, water/hydration, food/cooking, bearproofing, clothing, navigation, hygiene & sanitation, personal needs, the "10 Essentials," and weight management.

You can watch the video of the class at your leisure. If you have questions you can post them as comments and one of the hosts will reply. You do not have to RSVP; just click on the link above to watch the video.

Intro to Backpacking Class (video)

Online event

PLEASE DO NOT RSVP FOR THIS EVENT! CLICK ON THE LINK IN THE NEXT PARAGRAPH TO WATCH THE VIDEO AT YOUR CONVENIENCE.

This is not an actual event, it's just a place to put the link to the video of the class. Here is the link: https://youtu.be/Vx6OxgWN9CY

In this online class we cover equipment and preparation for a backpack trip. The topics covered are: basics of shelter, sleeping bags, packs, poles, water/hydration, food/cooking, bearproofing, clothing, navigation, hygiene & sanitation, personal needs, the "10 Essentials," and weight management.

You can watch the video of the class at your leisure. If you have questions you can post them as comments and one of the hosts will reply. You do not have to RSVP; just click on the link above to watch the video.

Intro to Backpacking Class (video)

Online event

PLEASE DO NOT RSVP FOR THIS EVENT! CLICK ON THE LINK IN THE NEXT PARAGRAPH TO WATCH THE VIDEO AT YOUR CONVENIENCE.

This is not an actual event, it's just a place to put the link to the video of the class. Here is the link: https://youtu.be/Vx6OxgWN9CY

In this online class we cover equipment and preparation for a backpack trip. The topics covered are: basics of shelter, sleeping bags, packs, poles, water/hydration, food/cooking, bearproofing, clothing, navigation, hygiene & sanitation, personal needs, the "10 Essentials," and weight management.

You can watch the video of the class at your leisure. If you have questions you can post them as comments and one of the hosts will reply. You do not have to RSVP; just click on the link above to watch the video.

Intro to Backpacking Class (video)

Online event

PLEASE DO NOT RSVP FOR THIS EVENT! CLICK ON THE LINK IN THE NEXT PARAGRAPH TO WATCH THE VIDEO AT YOUR CONVENIENCE.

This is not an actual event, it's just a place to put the link to the video of the class. Here is the link: https://youtu.be/Vx6OxgWN9CY

In this online class we cover equipment and preparation for a backpack trip. The topics covered are: basics of shelter, sleeping bags, packs, poles, water/hydration, food/cooking, bearproofing, clothing, navigation, hygiene & sanitation, personal needs, the "10 Essentials," and weight management.

You can watch the video of the class at your leisure. If you have questions you can post them as comments and one of the hosts will reply. You do not have to RSVP; just click on the link above to watch the video.

Past events (1,399)

Intro to Backpacking Class (video)

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