Sat. Feb 1 – Napa Group Mt. Tamalpais East Peak Day Hike.
Co-led with Mother Lode Chapter. Loop hike from Mountain Theater to East Peak. 700 ft gain, enjoy outstanding panoramic views, well-maintained trails. The pace will be just a bit on the slow side of Moderate. Bring lunch and liquids. Class: M-9-A. By reservation only. http://www.meetup.com/Sacramento-SierraClub/events/149103562/ or 707-253-9606 email@example.com. Leader Martin Farber. Rain or shine.
Sun. Feb. 2 - Lake Group Highland Springs hike.
Trail to be decided later. Bring water and snacks. Neutered and spayed dogs permitted only if on leash. Class: E-4-A. Meet: 9am in picnic area. By reservation only. Leader Steve Devoto firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fri.-Sun. Feb 7, 8, & 9, Napa Group Ski Trip-Hutchinson Lodge.
All are welcome to join us for our second ski tip of the year at Hutchinson Lodge located in Norden/Soda Springs off of Hwy 80, south of Truckee. There are many ski resorts located down the road or around the area for Xcountry skiing, down hill skiing, snow shoeing, or just for fun in the snow. X-country ski or snow shoe rentals are available at Claire Tappaan lodge which is located next door. Cost is $90 which includes 2 breakfasts & 2 dinners, trip limited to 15 people. Full payment confirms your reservation. Leader Nanette DeDonato-Dover email@example.com.
Sat.-Sun., Feb. 8-9 - Winter Escape in the Carrizo Plain.
This outing combines a day of service in the Carrizo Plain National Monument with a day of sightseeing and/or hiking. Weather can be cold, gray, and rainy, or it can be warm and bright - we take our chances. The service will be in removing or modifying fences to give pronghorn greater mobility on the Plain, and the recreation will be determined by the wishes of the group. This is an opportunity to combine carcamping, dayhiking, exploring, and service in a relatively unknown wilderness. Contact leader: Craig Deutsche, firstname.lastname@example.org or 310-477-6670. CNRCC Desert Committee.
Sun. Feb. 9 - Mendo Group Glen Eden Trail.
This 8 mile round-trip, non-loop, 1600’ elev. gain hike begins in Scotts Valley (Lake County) and ascends initially through private lands to the Cow Mountain Recreation Area and to our destination at Goat Rock Campground. The views of Clear Lake, Mt. Konocti, and the wilderness of Cow Mtn are wonderful, including the area near Goat Rock which is rapidly regenerating after a fire. This is a strenuous hike (Class S-8-B) requiring at least 1 liter of water per person, ankle high boots, layered clothing per season, raingear, lunch and snacks. Meet to carpool in Ukiah at Raleys lot opposite O'Reilly Auto Parts at 9am or at the trailhead at 10am. From Ukiah, take Hwy 20 East to just past Blue Lakes and turn right on Scotts Valley Road. Proceed about 3 miles to the trailhead parking on left. Please call or email leader Jonah Freedman to confirm attendance email@example.com or 467-1877. Rain cancels.
Sun. Feb. 16 - Lake Group Boggs Lake hike.
Hike around Boggs Lake, a vernal pool in a volcanic caldera. If it has rained, there should be lovely flowers. Class: E-1-2-A. Meet: 9am parking area located on Harington Flat Road 1 mile east from Bottle Rock Road. Follow Bottle Road 4.5 miles from its intersection with Hwy 29 to Harrington Flat Road. By reservation only. Pete McGee 942-1373 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sat. Feb. 22 - Southern Nevada Wilderness Service.
A one-day project helping BLM enhance wilderness in or at the edge of one of the new (2002) wilderness areas in southern Nevada managed by the BLM. Option to enjoy the area on Friday and campout Friday night with Vicky Hoover, contact Vicky to sign up 415-977-5527, email@example.com. CNRCC Wilderness Committee.
Fri.-Mon. Feb. 28-Mar. 3 - Death Valley Exploration.
Meet on Friday at 11:00 to set up. Hike at 12 noon in Amargosa Canyon. Saturday travel through lower Death Valley, hiking at Natural Bridge and Golden Canyon. Camp at Texas Springs Campground in Furnace Creek. Sunday travel north through the park stopping at sites along the way to Mesquite Sand Dunes. Camp at Stovepipe Wells. Monday hike up Mosaic Canyon. Bring your own food and water, and start with full tank of gas. There are some services at Furnace Creek and Stovepipe Wells. You may join the trip for just Sat. & Sun. Contact leader: Carol Wiley, March
Sat. Mar. 1 - Lake Group, Pope to Putah Trail Hike.
Hike a new trail still in the making. The P2P trail connects the two upper arms of Lake Berr yessa. Tuleyome (see tuleyome.org) is pioneering a new connector trail between these two arms. We’ll hike as far as the trail goes, overlook the secluded Putah Creek arm, then hike back, getting wonderful views of Pope Valley and Pope Canyon. Bring water, lunch and hiking boots. Class: M-7-A. Carpool: 8:30am. Store 24, north end of Middletown across Hwy 29 from high school. Leader Tom McFarling, (707) 994-5490. Rain cancels.
Sun. Mar. 2 - Mendo Group, Valley View Trail, Cow Mt. Hike.
Look for the first signs of spring as we hike up Valley View Trail to the top with fabulous views of the Ukiah Valley. We will have lunch at the top and then take a mile hike through a fern lush canyon to a waterfall before our descent. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water, lunch. Class: M-7-B. Carpools: Meet 9am CVR Pharmacy in the Orchard Shopping center off Perkins St in Ukiah or 9:30 Mill Creek Park parking area. By reservation only. Leader Yvonne Kramer 463-0342 firstname.lastname@example.org. Heavy rain cancels. Santa Rosa carpools: call Carol 546-6308 email@example.com.
Thurs.-Sun. Mar. 6-9 - Joshua Tree National Park - Spring Weekend.
Visit Joshua Tree National Park when temperatures are cooler and wild flowers may be blooming. We may explore palm oases, boulder areas, and desert canyons or climb peaks within the Park. Camp in the Indian Cove campground (picnic tables, fire grates, and pit toilets). Bring your own drinking water or fill up at the Indian Cove Ranger Station. Hikes may be off trail. Some vehicle travel on dirt roads may be required. Cost is $30 per person and includes 3 nights of camping. $20 deposit required to confirm participation. Group size limited to 16. For reservation information call leader: Rich Juricich, firstname.lastname@example.org, 916-492-2181. Delta Sierra Group/CNRCC Desert Committee.
Sat. Mar. 15 - Lake Group Knoxville Wildlife Area Hike.
This 20 thousand acre CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife preserve is little used by hikers. We’ll hike up a secluded valley, discover an old gravesite above Knoxville, pass an old windmill along a beautiful meadow and creek, cross a 600 ft high ridge and get excellent views of Mt. St. Helena to the west and look right up at Blue Ridge to the east returning down into Long Canyon and back to the cars. Bring lunch, water and hiking boots. Class; M-8-A. Carpool: 8:30am. Lower Lake Coffee Company, main street Lower Lake. Leader Tom McFarling. (707) 994-5490. Rain cancels.
Sun. Mar. 16 – Sonoma Group. Snowshoe Day Trip.
We were UnSnowed out in January. Cross your fingers for better snow in March. A day trip for those interested inan easy excursion or a first experience on showshoes. We’ll probably do about 2 miles on easy/moderate terrain. Location will be on either the I-80 or Hwy 50 corridors, depending on snow conditions. This outing is contingent on snow, weather and driving conditions. Contact leader for more details. Leader: Carl Inglin 707538-8271 or email@example.com.
Sat.-Sun. Mar. 16-17 - Benson Hut Trip (Adv Intermediate-Advanced).
Snowshoe/Ski 6 miles (2300’) to Benson Hut for a Sat. overnight. $23 ($25 Non Sierra Club members) by Feb 15th to Jim Gannon; PO Box 1038, Rohnert Park, CA 94927. Checks are non-refundable in case of weather cancellation. Please include email address/phone#. Optional stay at Clair Tappaan lodge Fri 15th. Make reservations early to avoid disappointment. Lodge reservations 530-426-3632 indicate you are with Benson trip-Redwood Chapter. Central commissary is planned. Meeting time/locations provided with trip sign up. Contact leader Jim Gannon (707) 525-1052 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thurs-Sun. Mar. 20-23 - Hutchinson Lodge Backcountry Weekend (Beginner to Intermediate).
Stay at spacious Hutchinson Lodge located at Donner Pass next door to Clair Tappan Lodge. Share and explore winter backcountry skills March 20 to 23, 2014 ( Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights). The weekend will be aimed at creating an environment of sharing information and skills for exploring the Sierra backcountry. Depending on interest, weather and conditions we will organize activities around backcountry gear, navigation tips, where to go, safety, conservation and skills. We’ll plan to organize short day tours from the lodge or consider a day at one of the nearby resorts to work on skiing skills. Clair Tappaan Lodge staff will provide an update or conservation issues facing Donner Summit Saturday night at 8pm. This lodge is accessible from Donner Pass Road and offers a great Sierra winter experience. Come for two or all three days. Backcountry advocates of all skill levels using skis, snowboards or snowshoes are welcome.
Warm sleeping bag, pad, winter clothing (think layering) and your skis or snowshoes along with a sense of adventure are what you bring. Cost is $58 for a minimum two nights of lodging. Additional night is $25. Fees may not be fully refundable due to road closure, weather or you cancel and we can’t fill your spot. Breakfast and Dinner will be a commissary which will be $12 per day per person. You will be on your own for lunches. Accompanied minors who can actively participate in the weekend are ok. No pets. Send $$ and dates to Jim Gannon PO Box 1038, Rohnert Park, CA 94927 to hold your reservation. Jim Gannon 707-525-1052 or e-mail: email@example.com
Sun. Mar. 23 - Sonoma Group Lawndale Trail and Ledson Marsh Loop Hike.
Come look for newts as we hike up to Ledson Marsh at the far eastern edge of Annadel State Park. Start in the forest with eucalyptus giving way to redwoods, pines and oaks, emerging at the top in an open clearing for views of Bennett Valley. Bring water and lunch. Class M-7-A. Carpools: meet 9:15am Sonoma County Fairgrounds Park & Ride southwest corner, Leaderless carpools leave shortly after or meet trailhead 10am. Hwy 12 to Lawndale Rd in Kenwood. Leader Tiffany MacNeil (707) 696-3387 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sun. Mar. 23 - North Group. Scenic Trinidad Hike.
A scenic spring hike looping through Elk Head, Trinidad Head and Indian (Tsurai) Beach. Bring food and water. No dogs. Class M-7-A. Meet: noon Trinidad State Beach parking lot on Stagecoach Road near Trinidad School. Leader Bill 707-839-5971. Rain cancels.
Sun. Mar. 23 - Lake Group Redbud Trail to Baton Flat Hike.
This is a moderate hike in the Cache Creek Wilderness with possible sightings of bald eagles or other raptors. Bring water, binoculars and snacks. Class: M-5-A. Meet: 9:30am parking lot off Highway 20 just before the Hwy 20 bridge over the North Fork of Cache Creek. Eight miles east of Clearlake Oaks. By reservation only. Leader Steve Devoto email@example.com. Rain cancels.
Fri.-Sun. Mar. 28-30 - Mojave National Preserve.
Meet at Sunrise Campground at 11am on Friday, 4 mile rt hike to Teutonia Peak that af ternoon. Potluck that evening. Saturday enjoy a 6 mile hike around Barber Peak from Hole-in-theWall. Hike to Kelso Dunes on Sunday. For those wanting to stay over on Sunday, we can camp at Granite Pass. Camping is primitive so bring plenty of water. More information will be available at time of sign-up. Contact: Carol Wiley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 760-245-8734. CNRCC Desert Com.
Sat. Apr. 19 - Sonoma Group Napa/Bothe Coyote Peak Loop Hike.
Enjoy hiking among redwoods along Ritchey Creek, then climb out of the canyon for beautiful open views. Descend back into ferns and a variety of plant communities, stopping for lunch at a serene secluded spot along the creek. Bring water, lunch and good hiking shoes. Class M-4-A. Carpools: meet 9am Sonoma County Fairgrounds Park & Ride south-west corner, (Leaderless) carpools leave shortly after or meet trailhead 10am. Ritchey Canyon/Redwood trailhead Napa Bothe State Park 3801 St Helena Hwy N Calistoga. $8 fee per car at park entrance. Leader Tiffany MacNeil (707) 696-3387 email@example.com.
Sat.-Sun. Apr. 19-20 - Carrizo Service And Flowers.
This outing combines a day of service in the Carrizo Plain National Monument with a day of sightseeing and/or hiking. If there are winter rains, wildflowers can be spectacular. Weather will be cool in evenings and comfortable in the day. The service will be in removing or modifying fences to give pronghorn greater mobility on the Plain, and the recreation will be determined by the wishes of the group. This is an opportunity to combine carcamping, exploring, and service in a relatively unknown wilderness. Contact leader: Craig Deutsche, firstname.lastname@example.org, 310-477-6670. CNRCC Desert Com.
Non-Sierra Club Activities
The following activities are not sponsored nor administered by the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club has no information about the planning of these activities and makes no representations or warranties about the quality, safety, supervision or management of such activities. They are published because they may be of interest to the readers of this publication.
Saturday Saunters for Santa Rosa Area.
Every Saturday. Meets 9am and usually ends around 11:30. These walks are moderate. Fun way to exercise with friends. For info call Bob Martin 707-539-6300.
Sonoma County Regional Parks Trail Work Days.
On the day of the project you can call 707-548-4424 for an update or if you get lost coming to the park. Your support and dedication to our County's trails really makes a big difference. To RSVP for any of these projects please contact John at 707-565-3356 or ParksVolunteer@sonoma-county.org.
Volunteer Days Riverkeeper Stewardship Park in Guerneville.
Every Wednesday 8:30-11:30am, for all or part of the time. Park is located on the north bank of Russian River directly upstream Guerneville pedestrian bridge. Access entrance from the driveway in front of Sonoma Nesting Co (16132 Main Street), just east of Armstrong Woods Rd. At bottom of driveway look for blue & white “Russian Riverkeeper Stewardship Park” sign. Bring drinking water & wear sturdy footwear. Light refreshments provided. Info Victoria Wikle 865-2474 or VictoriaWikle@usa.net.
SATURDAYS IN FEBRUARY. BLM HIKES CACHE CREEK WILDERNESS.
On Saturdays in February the Bureau of Land Management is conducting a series of moderately strenuous hikes into the Cache Creek Wilderness to view wintering bald eagles & other wildlife. Led by BLM rangers, the hikes start at the Redbud Trailhead adjacent to Highway 20 eight miles east of Clearlake Oaks, and last 3-4 hours. Hikers should wear sturdy hiking boots and layered clothing, and carry water, lunch, and binoculars. Hikes are planned on Feb. 1, 8, and 15. Rain cancels. By reservation only, call the BLM Ukiah field office 468-4000.
Instructions to Hikers, Visitors, Leader Pace
INSTRUCTIONS TO HIKERS
Outings will start not later than 15 minutes after scheduled meeting time. The leader is in charge of the trip and is responsible for your welfare and the good name of the Club. He/she must have your cooperation to make the trip safe, pleasant and rewarding. Never charge ahead of the leader and keep within sight or shouting distance of the person ahead of you so you do not miss an intersecting trail. Do not lag behind rear leader: if you need help, the rear leader will remain to assist you. Do not leave the group without the leader's permission.
Be adequately equipped and prepared. You should carry lunch, cup and liquids. Be sure your shoes are adequate, well broken in and preferably low-heeled shoes with high tops.
Guard against fire. Do not smoke on trails in fire season. Build fires only with the leader's permission, and extinguish them completely. Guns, pets, or radios are not to be brought on hikes.
The Sierra Club does not have insurance for carpooling arrangements and assumes no liability for them. Participants assume the risks associated with travel. Redwood Chapter suggests that a 20-cents per car per mile compensation be paid to the driver you ride with. Carpools are not part of the outing but a means ofconserving natural resources.
All participants on Sierra Club outings are required to sign a standard liability waiver. If you would like to read the liability waiver before you chose to participate on an outing, please go to: http://www.sierraclub.org/outings/chapter/forms/, or contact the Outings Department at (415) 977-5528 for a printed version.
VISITORS ARE WELCOME
All Sierra Club trips are open to the public unless otherwise announced. You are free to bring all members of your family and guests. Children are usually welcome, but if you doubt that they are old enough to manage the trip, call the leader. (Please refer to the chart below to determine the degree of difficulty.)
|E - Easy
||A - Less than 1,000
|M - Moderate
||B - 1,000 to 2,000
|H - Hard
||C - 2,000 to 3,000
|S - Strenuous
||D - over 3,000
|V - Very Strenuous
||D - over 3,000
The actual mileage will be listed for each trip. Elevation gain will reflect the gain from the start of the hike to the highest point. If you need to know the cumulative gain, please contact the leader.
How fast or slow does a leader go? Check your hike leader's pace.
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