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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 general http://photos3.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/4/2/7/b/event_14177019.jpeg ly 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 the on 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 here (http://www.sierraclub.org/outings/chapter/forms/) 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 (5+)

Snowshoe Hike (2B) Peter Grubb Hut

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We’ll start at the Boreal sno-park, go up to Castle Pass, and then down to the Peter Grubb hut. If there is no snow it will just be a hike. Hike stats: 7 miles (round trip), elevation gain 800', starting elevation 7200’. This will be strenuous hike, so hikers must be in good condition. Participants must have snowshoes. Bring the essentials, including water, snacks, lunch, waterproof boots, layered clothing due to changeable weather conditions and $$ for carpool drivers. No minors. No dogs. Rain, snow, or chains cancels. We will meet in the Sacramento area and carpool to the trail head. Leader will email meeting place info to RSVPs. (Do not RSVP for this outing if your Meetup emails are blocked.)

Snowshoe Hike (1B). Becker Peak

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On this snowshoe outing we’ll start at the Echo Lakes sno-park and hike to the top of Becker Peak. On the way down we’ll stop at Echo Lake Chalet. Hike stats: 4.5 miles (round trip), elevation gain 1,000', starting elevation 7350’. Hikers must be in good condition. Bring the essentials, including snowshoes & waterproof boots, water, snacks, lunch, layered clothing due to changeable weather conditions and $$ for carpool drivers. No minors. No dogs. Rain, snow, and/or chain controls cancels. Hike limited to 15. Leader: Bruce Notareus, [masked]. I will email the details about the local "rendezvous" spot to those signed-up about a week prior to the hike! Note: Please do not RSVP for this outing if you: (1) are not committed to attending, or (2) have disabled your Meet-Up email, in whole or in part. (I need to be able to communicate with RSVPs collectively and individually.) If your Meet-Up settings do not allow me to use the Meet-Up email system as indicated, your RSVP will not be accepted. See this link for important general outings information: Important Outings Information

Snowshoe Hike (2B). Andesite Peak

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We’ll start at the Boreal sno-park, hike up to Castle Pass and then along the ridge to Andesite Peak. Hike stats: 5 miles (round trip), elevation gain 1000', starting elevation 7200’. This is an intermediate level snowshoe hike. It will be somewhat strenuous, so hikers must be in good condition. Participants must have snowshoes and poles. Bring the essentials, including water, snacks, lunch, waterproof boots, layered clothing due to changeable weather conditions and $$ for carpool drivers. No minors. No dogs. Rain or snow cancels, but snow on the ground is required! Hike limited to 20. Leader: Bruce Notareus, [masked] I will email the details about the local "rendezvous" spot to those signed-up about a week prior to the hike! Note: Please do not RSVP for this outing if you: (1) are not committed to attending, or (2) have disabled your Meet-Up email, in whole or in part. (I need to be able to communicate with RSVPs collectively and individually.) If your Meet-Up settings do not allow me to use the Meet-Up email system as indicated, your RSVP will not be accepted. See this link for important general outings information: Important Outings Information

Day Hike (3B). Pt Reyes - Bear Valley Trail to Kelham Beach

This hike has it all: forest, meadow, chaparral, coastline and a stop at the beach. We will take the Bear Valley trail to the Coast trail, cut down to Kelham Beach for lunch, and then return on the same route. The hike is about 11 miles with about 1000’ total elevation gain. The leader hikes at a moderate pace. Hikers must be in good condition. Bring the essentials, including 2 quarts of water, snacks, lunch, layers for changeable weather, and $$ for drivers and optional dinner afterward. Forecast for heavy rain cancels. No minors or dogs.

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