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Friends and members of the Sierra Club,

(Temporary Message:
From Mid-March through the next few months. Sierra Club Outings leaders are not posting outings/hikes on Meetup. The reason is to ensure your safety: last Friday, the National Sierra Club asked local groups--including our Great Basin Group-- to "cancel outings scheduled from March 21 through April 12 and postpone scheduling outings 60 days out or less.. . .in MeetUp, and any other place you advertise." I'll continue to update you, later in April and May, through Meetup on when our Leaders can/should resume Local Outings/hikes as I hear more from the National Club.)

Thank you for choosing to join us on one of our outings - a 100+ year tradition of the Sierra Club! For many decades, volunteers of our local group, the Great Basin Group, have lead outings throughout the region. Areas of the region include the greater Reno area, the Sierra Nevada mountains, and the vast interior of the state of Nevada.

We are not "just another Meetup group". The Sierra Club has been in existence for over 125 years. Our mission is to "Explore, enjoy, and protect the planet". Our volunteer outings leaders will, at a minimum, have basic first aid training and go through a mentoring process with veteran outings leaders before becoming outings leaders themselves. That is the minimum that you can expect. Many of our outings leaders will have decades of experience leading outings in our region and have many wonderful outdoor secrets to share with you!

Almost all trips posted on this website are Sierra Club outings - all participants must sign a Sierra Club Sign-in Sheet and Liability Waiver (https://www.sierraclub.org/sites/www.sierraclub.org/files/sce/great-basin-group/SierraClubSigninSheetandLiabilityWaiver_june2010.PDF) at the trailhead before we begin each outing. If you have any question about the difficulty of the outing and whether you have the appropriate fitness, and/or equipment to participate, contact the outing leader before the day of the outing. During the outing, expect to remain with the outings leader during the entire outing, unless there is a co-leader (this is for safety and liability reasons). If you plan on bringing a dog, please ask the outing leader of the trip for permission and special instructions before the day of the outing.

You do not have to be a Sierra Club member to participate in our outings.

All participants will be asked to donate $1 to the Sierra Club Great Basin Group every time they join us for an outing to fund our outings leader training programs.

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Hopefully, we will meet out on the trail soon!

Rob Jarrett
Outings Chair - Great Basin Group
"We Get You Outdoors"

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Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge Service and Campout

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Sierra Club Toiyabe Chapter annually offers a service trip to Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in northwest Nevada for a work day and to simply celebrate the natural beauty of the high desert and to almost certainly view antelope on the refuge. Friday and Sunday are travel days, with Saturday set aside for a work project to be determined by the refuge manager. In recent past trips, the refuge manager has camped with us; so it’s a great time to learn about the refuge. There is a five hour drive from Reno to Sheldon, part of it is over a gravel road. We often caravan and share rides. As there are no services anywhere nearby, participants must be fully geared up — bring tent, sleeping gear, cooking gear, durable clothing, boots, hats, gloves, sun protection, warm layers for the evening, rain gear, and food and water. A chair is also necessary. We have a potluck dinner on Saturday night. Questions: contact the leader using "How to find us" information below.

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