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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.

Outdoor Activities runs programs that insist on a safe space agreement between participants, leaders, volunteers, and staff. We want to support everyone in exploring, enjoying, and protecting these phenomenal spaces, and hateful and dangerous behavior will not be tolerated. We don’t want to deny participation in these outdoor programs and we will always say no to racism, sexism, ageism, homophobia, impairment, and disruption. This clearly outlines the expectations of those wishing to support the Sierra Club mission and values.

COVID-19 protocols for Sierra Club Outings have been rescinded however:

  • To reduce contact and to save time, 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.
  • Participants are welcome to wear masks if it makes them comfortable.

Upcoming events (4+)

Yoga in the Mountains

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Yoga In The Mountains. Come celebrate the day with us. We'll meet at the trailhead at 9:00 a.m. If you'd like to explore the wonders of nature, hiking and outdoor yoga in the company of really nice people this is the hike! We'll embark on an easy ~3 mile hike that incorporates a one hour outdoor yoga and mindfulness break midway. Includes 260 feet of elevation gain and amazing views of the mountains. Sponsored by the Sierra Club Military Outdoors Program and everyone is welcome. Limited to 15 participants, and children over the age of 12 are welcome when accompanied by parent or legal guardian. A $7 cash donation for the instructor would be appreciated. Pam Cook is a very good, experienced instructor and we are lucky to have her.
Good well behaved dogs are welcome. Register no later than June 9th at https://www.riograndesierraclub.org/calendar/
Trip Leader: Debbie Bryant [masked]/Terry Owen, [masked] Level: Easy Location: Ponderosa trail loop https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/new-mexico/ponderosa-trail-loop?sh=67jvxf

ABQ-Santa Fe Rail & Bike Tour

5703 Comanche Rd NE

Registrations will be accepted at the link provided below, only.

Saturday, Jun 17: ABQ-Santa Fe Rail & Bike Tour. 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. See the City Different in a different way by exploring the River Trail on a bike! We will ride the Railrunner from Albuquerque or meet at the station in Santa Fe for a long day excursion. 8-18 miles depending on starting point, maximum 500 feet elevation gain. Trails in Santa Fe suitable for beginner bicyclists, route in Albuquerque recommend prior city riding experience. Meet at Montgomery Park at 5703 Comanche Rd. NE (Montgomery Park, parking lot) at 7:30 a.m. or at the Los Ranchos RailRunner station at 8:00 a.m, or at the Santa Fe Railyard-Stanta Fe Depot RailRunner station at 9:40 a.m. This ride is appropriate for children over the age of 16 when accompanied by parent or legal guardian. E-bikes are welcome. No dogs are allowed. Deadline for registering is June 10. Appropriate COVID-19 protocols will be observed.
Trip Leader: Patrick Burton, [masked], [masked]
Level: Moderate
Location: Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Sign-up: https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7013q000002O6ZIAA0&mapLinkHref=https://maps.google.com/maps&daddr=ABQ-Santa%20Fe%20Rail%20&%20Bike%20Tour@35.125014,-106.581558

Sierra de la Cruz scramble

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Scramble to and up a prominent uplift across the river from Socorro, rewarded by views and geology. Looking from Socorro ENE across the Rio Grande, you’ll see a rounded formation 10 miles distant. This hike will take us to the top (a cap of Permian marine limestone), a scramble of 4.6 miles and 600’ elevation gain, with panoramic views of the Rio Grande valley and the broken and uplifted country on its E side. Take I-25 to Escondida (last exit N of Socorro) and drive E and then N following the paved road 1.5 miles to the turnoff E to Escondida Lake, where we’ll meet in the parking lot and, ideally, share rides. The 18-mile drive in from there is for moderately high-centered vehicles. This is a moderate hike.

Sign up at: https://www.riograndesierraclub.org/calendar/
Jim Nelson will lead this hike.

Michael M. Emery Trail Hike for People That Don't Hike

Michael Emery Trailhead

Registrations will be accepted at the link provided below, only.

Friday, Jun 23: Michael M. Emery Trail Hike for People That Don't Hike.
Scheduled from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Elevation gain 334 feet, 2.5-mile loop.
Meet at 99999 High Desert Street NE, 87111. To get there, proceed up Academy Road NE, cross Tramway Boulevard, continue east until it turns into High Desert. Suitable for children over 12 years old. Dogs on leash are welcome. Sign-up no later than June 20th.
Trip leader: Terry,[masked], [masked]
Level: Easy
Location: Sandia Foothills
Sign up: www.riograndesierraclub.org/calendar

Past events (430)

Arroyo de las Cañas scramble

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