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The Sierra Club is an active and fun environmental organization. Come join us for hikes, outings, art openings, talks by experts, volunteer opportunities, and great conversation about environmental issues! There are tons of ways to get involved with this group.

The following COVID-19 protocols for Sierra Club Outings have been incorporated to help ensure the health and safety of our volunteers, participants and staff. These are subject to change based upon CDC and Sierra Club guidance. We thank-you in advance for your patience and assistance.

To reduce contact, sign-up for outings and complete the participant agreement in advance at https://www.riograndesierraclub.org/calendar/
If you’ve signed-up for an outing or event and begin to feel ill, please stay home and seek appropriate medical care.
There are potentially participants who are vaccinated and unvaccinated and it’s each participants choice to attend or not attend the outing with this knowledge.
No vaccine or test results are required and participants will not be required to disclose their vaccination or test status.
Participants are welcome to wear masks if it makes them comfortable. Masks will be required if there’s an indoor component to the outing, while they are indoors. Masks are also required at all times for ICO outings participants, and in some other cases where minor children are participating.
If you should begin to feel ill or experience symptoms associated with COVID-19, during or after a Sierra Club outing, contact the Outings Leader so that they can notify other participants and club leadership for contract tracing purposes.

Upcoming events (4+)

Zero Waste Tour: The ReStore

4900 Menaul Blvd NE

Sign-up at the link provided below only.

Saturday, Jun 11: Zero Waste Tour - The ReStore. Come learn about what home materials you can buy or donate to the Restore in Albuquerque and how it benefits Habitat for Humanity locally and more. Learn more about volunteer opportunities both at the ReStore and at Habitat for Humanity sites. Meet at The ReStore, 4900 Menaul Ave. NE, Abq at 8:55am. Tour from 9 - 11am. Maximum participants 10. Masks are required. Register by June 4.
Trip leader: Laurie Zunner,[masked], [masked].
Level: Easy
Location: Albuquerque
Sign up: www.riograndesierraclub.org/calendar

Alpine Wildflower/Edible/Medicinal Plant Hike

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REGISTRATION FOR THIS OUTING MUST BE COMPLETED IN FULL AT RIOGRANDESIERRACLUB.ORG/CALENDAR. Local wildflower/edible/medicinal plant expert Calida May of Alpen Tours will "take us Higher!" (Remember Sly and the Family Stone?) as we hike the Pass Creek Trail for approximately 2 miles and identify Rocky Mountain wildflowers (with a focus on edible/medicinal plants) that will be blooming at 10,500-11,000 feet 2 this date. Pass Creek is a well-traveled trail to the summit of Engineer Peak, the most photographed peak in Colorado. The wildflowers/plants and views are magnificent with the surrounding peaks and pines supplying the backdrop. The Pass Creek Trailhead is located 35 miles north of Durango, CO, at the summit of Coal Bank Hill. Lodging and camping are available in the greater Durango/Silverton area and are the responsibility of registrants. Cost for the outing are a $20 fee paid to Calida and individual travel/lodging/camping expenses. Apparel and gear recommendations along with updated outing details will be sent to registrants well in advance of the outing. REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT MUST BE COMPLETED IN FULL AT RIOGRANDESIERRACLUB.ORG/CALENDAR.

 Eye of the Sandias Loop

12000 Copper Ave NE

Registrations will be taken at the link below only.

Friday, Jun 24: Eye of the Sandias Loop. Let’s go check out this quirky landmark in the southern Sandia foothills. This moderate-strenuous hike offers stunning city views. We’ll take a four-mile loop with 1,300 feet of elevation changes on an unshaded rough and rocky trail. It also includes some bouldering, as well as a long slow steep incline to the highest point which will give you a good cardio workout. No dogs please. Hiking poles may be useful to keep your balance. Appropriate Covid-19 precautions will be taken. Meet at 8 a.m. at the parking lot at the east end of Copper Ave NE with an expected return of 12 p.m. Register no later than June 20.
Trip leaders: Diane and Ken Reese, [masked],[masked]; [masked],[masked]
Level: Moderate-Strenuous
Location: Albuquerque
Sign Up: www.riograndesierraclub.org/calendar

Armijo Trail and Cienega Spring Trail Loop Hike

700 Juan Tabo Blvd NE

Registration is at the link provided below, only.

Saturday, Jul 9: Armijo Trail and Cienega Spring Trail Loop Hike. Meet at 8 a.m. at Hobby Lobby on Juan Tabo to carpool and caravan. Come to admire the beautiful ponderosa pines and mountain wilderness that's right in our backyard. We’ll also stop to see one of the over 80 Medallion Trees found in the Sandias. Suitable for children over 12 years of age when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Five miles round trip with 900 feet of elevation gain over approximately four hours. Dogs on leash, OK. $3.00 US Forest Service parking-amenity fee in cash or Cibola Wilderness pass or other federal parks pass is required. Sponsored by the Military Outdoors Program and we welcome everyone. Hike limited to 10 people. RSVP no later than July 7.
Trip Leader: Terry Owen, [masked][masked]
Level: Moderate
Location: East Mountains of Albuquerque
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