• Snowshoe Hike (2B) Lake Winnemucca

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    Winnemucca Lake is a beautiful lake that sits at the foot of Round Top Peak. This snowshoe outing is suitable for beginners. Hike stats: 6 miles (round trip), elevation gain 500', starting elevation 8500’. 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 cancels. We will meet in the Sacramento area and carpool to the trail head. Leader will email meeting place info to RSVPs. (Note: do not RSVP for this outing if your Meetup email is blocked.)

  • Snowshoe Hike (1B) Becker Peak

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    Tahoe Peaks series. 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 Chalet. Hike stats: 4.5 miles (round trip), elevation gain 1,000', starting elevation 7350’. This is an intermediate level snowshoe. Hikers must be in good condition. Bring the essentials, including snowshoes & boots, water, snacks, lunch, layered clothing due to changeable weather conditions and $$ for carpool drivers. No minors. No dogs. Rain or snow cancels. We will meet in the Sacramento area and carpool to the trail head. Leader will email meeting place info to RSVPs. (Note: do not RSVP for this outing if your Meetup email is blocked.)

  • Day Hike (3D). Mt Diablo – South Side Ramble

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    (There is a question that is part of the RSVP. Please make sure you read and answer the question. If you fail to answer the question, you may be dropped from the RSVP list. If you don't see a question when you RSVP, CONTACT ME.) This hike will cover about 13-14 total miles with an elevation gain of roughly 3,000', on the south side of Mt. Diablo. This will be a semi-exploratory hike as it has been two years since I’ve done this loop. We’ll start at the Rock City Trailhead and scale the mountain via Frog Pond Road and Green Ranch Road where we will hike past the remnants of the old Green Ranch. Spring on the mountain features grassland, chaparral and hopefully some wildflowers. After reaching the summit we will descend via the Juniper and Summit Trails back to Rock City. This is a strenuous hike with some steep climbs on sun exposed hill sides. The hike will be moderately-paced and hikers must be in excellent physical condition. Bring the essentials, including sturdy shoes, water, snacks, lunch, layered clothing due to changeable weather conditions; and $$ for carpool drivers, bridge tolls, and park entrance fees. No minors. No dogs. Rain cancels. Limited to 15 hikers. We will meet in the Sacramento area and carpool to the trail head. Leader will email meeting place info and hike details to RSVPs as we get closer to the date of the hike.

  • Bioluminescence Paddle at Point Reyes and Campout

    Tomales Bay

    $50.00

    Bioluminescence Paddle & Campout at Point Reyes - Tomales Bay (Paddling Section) We will meet Saturday morning at Tomales Bay; paddle to our camp spot across the Bay, and enjoy the beach and water. We can paddle along the shore during the day and view the bat rays, leopard sharks, seals, Tule Elk, and other wildlife. Hiking is also an option. After the sun goes down, we will paddle where we can explore the shoreline and be thrilled by the natural lightshow in the water that is bioluminescence. Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by tiny living organisms. Movement in the water looks like a shooting star flashing through the water. It’s amazing! We will end the night sleeping peacefully at the water’s edge. To participate in this kayak/campout you must be self-sufficient and have your own kayak or canoe, PFD, paddle, backpack gear, tent, bear canister (for the raccoons!), water and food. Open water paddling skills are required. Bring $$ for parking. Longer boats required (over 14'). Individual commissary. This fundraiser is $50 per person, which includes a $10.00 non-refundable deposit. Send checks to Kathy, made payable to the Sierra Club Sacramento. Carpools are encouraged. No dogs, no minors. Contact the leaders for questions. Trip may be postponed if weather is bad. Limit of 14. Contact the leader to reserve a spot. Sign-ups end April 26th. Leaders: Stan Jones 9l6. 2l6 . 0923 and Kathy [masked].

  • Day Hike (1A) Bassi Falls

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    We’ll hike from the Loon Lake road up to Bassi Falls, which will make the hike about 5 miles round trip with 500 feet elevation gain. An optional side trip will take us to the top of the falls. The falls should be thundering. Bring the essentials, water, lunch, $$ for carpool, sturdy hiking shoes, and layered clothing due to changeable weather conditions. No minors. No dogs. Rain cancels. We will meet in the Sacramento area and carpool to the trail head. Leader will email meeting place info to RSVPs. (Note: do not RSVP for this outing if your Meetup email is blocked.)

  • Day Hike (2B) South Shore of Emerald Bay

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    We will descend thru the Eagle Point campground, then follow the trail along the south shore of Emerald Bay to Vikingsholm. Along the way we’ll stop at two scenic points with spectacular views. Hike stats: 7 miles (round trip), elevation gain 1,000', starting elevation 6600’. This is a moderately paced hike over a rocky trail with significant elevation gain. Hikers must be in good condition. Bring the essentials, including water, snacks, lunch, sturdy hiking boots, layered clothing due to changeable weather conditions and $$ for carpool drivers. No minors. No dogs. Rain cancels. We will meet in the Sacramento area and carpool to the trail head. Leader will email meeting place info to RSVPs. (Note: do not RSVP for this outing if your Meetup email is blocked.)

  • Outings Leader Training (OLT) 101

    Sierra Club California Conference Room

    PLEASE BE COURTEOUS TO OTHERS... UPDATE YOUR STATUS IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND THIS EVENT! The Sierra Club is looking for rock stars to lead hikes for the original hiking club. We will be holding an Outings Leader Training (OLT) 101 class for anyone who might be interested in becoming a hike leader. The 4-hour class is free and will provide you with information to lead hikes and be a rock star! Certification as an Outing Leader requires that you also become a member of the Sierra Club; have First Aid certification; and do 2 hikes under the supervision of a certified Sierra Club Outing Leader. On Sundays, parking in downtown Sacramento is free! BRING A LUNCH if you are staying for the First Aid Class.

  • American Red Cross First Aid Training

    Sierra Club California Conference Room

    PLEASE BE COURTEOUS TO OTHERS... UPDATE YOUR STATUS IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND THIS EVENT! This class is open to anyone interested in American Red Cross First Aid training. Sierra Club outing leaders are required to have current first aid training and this training meets that requirement. The fee/cost is $35.00 (or $25.00 for renewing outing leaders) that will be collected at the start of the class and may be paid with cash (please have exact amount) or by check made payable to Tony Loftin. The class is 4 hours and begins promptly at 1:30 p.m. On Sundays, on street parking in downtown Sacramento is free.

  • Day Hike (4C). Five Brooks to Alamere Falls

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    (There is a question that is part of the RSVP. Please make sure you read and answer the question. If you fail to answer the question, you may be dropped from the RSVP list. If you don't see a question when you RSVP, CONTACT ME.) This hike will cover about 15-16 total miles with an elevation gain of roughly 2,800'. This will be a semi-exploratory hike as it has been three years since I’ve done this loop. We’ll start at the Five Brooks Trailhead and hike to the coast and Wildcat Campground via Greenpicker and Stewart Trails; passing Fir Top along the way. After arriving at Wildcat we will walk about 1 mile along the beach to Alamere Falls. It is a little late in the season but we’ve had a good winter so hopefully Alamere Falls will still give us a show. We’ll spend some time enjoying the falls before retracing our steps back to Wildcat and returning to Five Brooks via the Coast Trail, Old Out Road and another section of the Stewart Trail. This is a strenuous hike with some long climbs and beach hiking. The hike will be moderately-paced and hikers must be in excellent physical condition. Bring the essentials, including sturdy shoes, water, snacks, lunch, layered clothing due to changeable weather conditions, and $$ for carpool drivers. No minors. No dogs. Rain cancels. Limited to 15 hikers. We will meet in the Sacramento area and carpool to the trail head. Leader will email meeting place info and hike details to RSVPs as we get closer to the date of the hike.

  • What SUP! Paddling on the Forebay

    Forebay Aquatic Center

    The three hundred acre Thermalito Forebay is a day use area. It has planted turf. Shade trees from many parts of the world dot the area, including European Sycamore, Olive, Valley Oak, and Zelkova. Ramada's provide shade for picnic sites. The two hundred yard sandy swimming beach has men's and women's dressing rooms and flush toilets. The North Forebay is reserved exclusively for sailboats, kayaks, SUP and other non-power driven boats. The area has a disabled accessible fishing pier. June Paddling: Hot and comfortable. The water is cold and refreshing. Difficulty Level: Normally an easy flat-water paddle. Great for beginners that like to try Stand Up Paddle boarding. Schedule: We are meeting at 9:00 a.m. and will be on the water by 10:00 .am. Around noon we will have a potluck lunch. Bring: • A lunch dish to share • Your own beverage • Folding Chair • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, towel, bottled water • Money for the State Park parking fee. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on lease while on land. As doggie life jacket is recommended. Rentals: The Aquatic center’s website will give you information of about kayak and (SUP) stand up paddle board rentals. http://www.forebayaquaticcenter.com The Motherlode Chapter of the Sierra Club now requires leaders to take donations of $1.00 or more to defray the cost of insurance on all Sierra Club outings.