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Check out the Redwood Chapter Sierra Club Outings Group on Meetup to see a list of hikes and hikers.

 

INSTRUCTIONS TO HIKERS

Outings

Napa outings leaders offer a wide variety of outings that are safe, fun, and inspired.
Contact the Outings Commitee if you are interested in leading an outing.

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.) Our outings leaders are trained in first aid. They carry first aid kits. VISITORS ARE WELCOME.

DIFFICULTY MILEAGE ELEVATION GAIN
E - Easy Actual Mileage 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.

Sierra Club Outings are open to members and the general public. The outings leaders often have specific requirements for a particular outing; be sure to check the listing.

To participate in a Sierra Club Outing you must sign a Liability Waiver (MS-Word) (PDF). Car Pooling is encouraged to conserve resources. Such arrangements are made by the participants, who assume the risk. The Sierra Club does not insure car pooling and assumes no liability for it.

FALL/WINTER OUTINGS

On-Going Thursdays- Napa Group Weekly Hiking to keep (or get) inshape

Let's hike in Westwood Hills before work. This hike will be on-going Thursdays 7-8 am. Trail choice and pace will vary depending on participants. Don't let the hills scare you! Meet in the parking lot on Browns Valley Rd. Non Sierra Club members are very welcome! RSVP on-line: http://www.meetup.com/Redwood- Chapter-Sierra-Club-Outings-Group/events/169993482/ or contact Leader: Isabelle: napabelle@gmail.com Heavy rain cancels.

Sat. Dec.6 - Napa Group Tilden Regional Park Day Hike.

In the hills west of Berkeley, this hike follows a ridge trail to Vollmer and Wildcat Peaks, with sweeping panoramic views of the Bay to the north and west, Briones and San Pablo Reservoirs to the east, and Mt. Diablo and the valley below to the south.  The pace will be just a bit on the slow side of Moderate, and there will be lunch at a favorite hilltop with a great view.  Towards the end, we’ll drop down to the Visitors Center. Trail mostly flat or downhill, with a car shuttle.  Bring a spare layer in case the ridge is breezy, lunch and liquids.  Class: M-7-A. Please RSVP online, at http://www.meetup.com/Redwood-Chapter-Sierra-Club-Outings-Group/events/217586362/ or contact the leader.  Co-led with Mother Lode Chapter.  Leader: Martin Farber 707-253-9606kowsoi@juno.com. Rain cancels.

Sat. Jan. 3 – Napa Group Novato Day Hike.

In the hills overlooking Rush Creek Preserve, we’ll hike along a cool, shady forest trail to Mount Burdell, about 5 miles along a very steady, gentle upgrade,1,500 ft. elevation gain, to the summit.  Then we’ll return 3 miles along a moderate downgrade through the rolling grasslands and meadows of Mt. Burdell Open Space Preserve.   The pace will be just a bit on the slow side of Moderate, and there will be lunch on a mountaintop with a great view.  Bring lunch and liquids.  Class: M-8-B. Please RSVP online, at http://www.meetup.com/Redwood-Chapter-Sierra-Club-Outings-Group/events/217586942/ or contact the leader.  Co-led with Mother Lode Chapter.   Leader:  Martin Farber 707-253-9606kowsoi@juno.com.  Rain cancels.

Sat. Jan. 10 - Sonoma/Napa Group - Snowshoe Day Hike

A day trip to the snow for an easy snowshoe hike. Destination and details will depend on the weather and snow conditions. Please check the posting on the Redwood Chapter Meetup Group for up-to-date information and RSVP.  http://www.meetup.com/Redwood-Chapter-Sierra-Club-Outings-Group/. Leaders: (Sonoma) Carl Inglin 707 538-8271 or chingin@sonic.net and (Napa) Isabelle Saint-Guily   napabelle@gmail.com

Fri.-Sun. Jan 23, 24 & 25, Napa Group Ski Trip-Hutchinson Lodge

All are welcome to join us for our first 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 X-country 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  nandedo@netzero.net.

Fri.-Sun. Feb 13, 14, & 15, 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 X-country 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 nandedo@netzero.net.

Sat. Feb. 14 – Napa Group Mt. Tamalpais East Peak Valentine’s Day Hike

Loop hike from Mountain Theater to East Peak, 9 miles, 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.  Please RSVP online, at http://www.meetup.com/Redwood-Chapter-Sierra-Club-Outings-Group/events/217587652/ or contact the leader.  Co-led with Mother Lode Chapter.   Leader: Martin Farber707.253.9606kowsoi@juno.com.  Rain or shine.

Sat. Feb. 28 - Sonoma/Napa Group - Snowshoe Day Hike

A day trip to the snow for an easy snowshoe hike. Destination and details will depend on the weather and snow conditions. Please check the posting on the Redwood Chapter Meetup Group for up-to-date information and RSVP.  http://www.meetup.com/Redwood-Chapter-Sierra-Club-Outings-Group/. Leaders: (Sonoma) Carl Inglin 707 538-8271 or chingin@sonic.net and (Napa) Isabelle Saint-Guily  napabelle@gmail.com

 

Check out the Redwood Chapter Outings for more listings.