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Dallas Sierra Club Calendar

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Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconApr 3 (Wed) Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting

The Executive Committee (or Excom) is the elected governing body of the Dallas Sierra Club and meets upstairs at Whole Foods Market, southeast corner of Preston Road and Forest Lane, in Dallas at 6:30 pm. Contact the Dallas Group Chair for more information.

Social Gathering IconApr 6 (Sat) Dallas Sierra Club Picnic at Churchill Park, 10 AM to 1 PM

Bring your friends, families, dogs, cats and whomever else you love to hang out with to a twice-annual picnic at Churchill Park, 7025 Churchill Way, Dallas, from 10 AM to 1 PM. New, recent and prospective members are especially invited. There will be lots of food, veggie burgers, drinks, hot doggies, and chips and dips and salads.  We will have some games, some water-balloons and a variety of giveaways; gift cards, backpacks, Sierra club memberships, and random stuff from my collection of never ending goodies! Here is a Google map. Organizer: Ginger Bradley Send Email 469-223-7902

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconApr 9 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Speakers not booked yet. If you have ideas for a Sierra Club General Meeting speaker, or would like to help plan General Meeting speakers, please contact programs@dallassierraclub.org. Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.

Announcement IconApr 13 (Sat) Electronics Recycling and Documents Shredding

Recycle Electronics IconFREE Electronics Recycling and Document Shredding, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 13, Richardson Square - Most electronics will be accepted.  For details, click here.  You do NOT have to be a Richardson resident to participate.
 

 

Backpack IconApr 13-14 (Sat-Sun) Beginner Backpack Trip to the Caney Creek Wilderness

Join us for one of the Dallas Sierra Club’s favorite Arkansas backpacking trips. We’ll backpack about 4 1/2 miles along Caney Creek in Caney Creek Wilderness, cross the creek a few times, and climb some small hills. We'll set up camp near a waterfall then do a short optional day hike as time and energy permit.  For many of us this was our first Wilderness hike and it's still one of our favorites. Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Bill Greer Send Email 972-247-0446

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Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconApr 17 (Wed) Outings Committee Meeting

The Outings Committee meets on most third Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. to plan outings and events. Anyone interested in outings is welcome to attend and participate. Come upstairs at Whole Foods Market, SE quadrant of Preston Road and Forest Lane, Dallas. Reply to Bill to be added to the advance agenda email list or to suggest an agenda item.  Organizer: Bill Greer Send Email 972-247-0446

Announcement IconApr 22 (Mon) Earth Day

Today is Earth Day

Car Camp IconApr 26-28 (Fri-Sun) Colorado Bend State Park Group Campout

Gorman FallsTent campers of all ages and abilities will enjoy this weekend adventure at one of Texas' most scenic state parks. The park is a four-hour drive through the hill country from Dallas to near Bend, Texas, west of Lampassas.  We've reserved the large group campsite by the Colorado River for tent camping on Friday and Saturday nights. Pack your tent, camp chair, hiking shoes, bike, kayak, guitar, telescope or croquet set--this park is great for adventure or just relaxing. Everyone will have plenty of time to explore the unique park highlights, including Gorman Falls (pictured at right plunging 65 feet over fern-covered travertine). Spicewood Springs is another attraction, suitable for April soaking in clear water. Details, cost and reservation forms (required) are in this PDF. Sorry, no RVs or pets.  Coordinator: Liz Wheelan Send Email 214-368-2306

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconMay 1 (Wed) Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting

The Executive Committee (or Excom) is the elected governing body of the Dallas Sierra Club and meets upstairs at Whole Foods Market, southeast corner of Preston Road and Forest Lane, in Dallas at 6:30 pm. Contact the Dallas Group Chair for more information.

Class IconMay 7 (Tue) Wilderness Navigation Class - Part 1

Want to plan a hike or bushwhack off-trail but you're uneasy about finding your way? Don't risk your safety on a GPS and batteries - join us for this highly respected two-night, hands on class and learn how or refresh your skills to read and use a topographic map and compass to plan, orient, and navigate your journey through our special places. Part 1 is Tue., part 2 is Wed., both at 6:30 p.m., upstairs at Whole Foods Market, SE quadrant of Preston Road and Forest Lane. Cost for the two-night class is $35 for Sierra Club members, $40 for non-members (best class price around). An optional nearby hike for class participants will be offered the following Sat or Sun. morning with instructors to help you practice what you learned. Pre-registration greatly appreciated by clicking here or just show up and pay at the door. Bring a compass if you have one. If not, we'll have an extra you can use and we'll advise what to look for when you buy your own. Sessions will run until 8:45pm. Coordinator: Liz Wheelan Send Email 214-368-2306

Class IconMay 8 (Wed) Wilderness Navigation Class - Part 2

Second night of our two-part class that begins Tue., May 7. Both sessions are at Whole Foods Market, Preston Road at Forest Lane. See above for details and link to pay online.   Coordinator: Liz Wheelan Send Email 214-368-2306

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconMay 14 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Speakers not booked yet. If you have ideas for a Sierra Club General Meeting speaker, or would like to help plan General Meeting speakers, please contact programs@dallassierraclub.org. Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconMay 15 (Wed) NO Outings Committee Meeting this month

There will not be an Outings Committee meeting this month.  Our next meeting will be Wednesday, June 19, at Whole Foods.  Organizer: Bill Greer Send Email 972-247-0446

Backpack IconMay 19-22 (Sun-Wed) Exploratory backpack trip in White Mountains Wilderness, New Mexico

For many years our Memorial Day bus trip alternated between White Mountains Wilderness, near Ruidoso, and Bandelier National Monument, near(replace this text with a short description of the image) Los Alamos.  Then wildfire devastated both, and it’s been years since we’ve been back.  But fire is a natural part of forest ecosystems and they do recover. 

It’s time to go back and see what the new White Mountains are like!  We’ll meet in Ruidoso Sunday morning, check out trailheads, and spend two nights in the back country to see how trails have recovered.  We may check out some other BLM and historic sites in the area too.  It’s a scouting trip so expect plans to be fluid!  More details will be added as our research continues. Trip rated: Moderately Strenuous. Leader: Bill Greer Send Email 972-247-0446

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Class IconJun 2 (Sun) Basic First Aid and CPR class

The Dallas Sierra Club has arranged a Basic First Aid/CPR class on this date from 1:30 until approximately 5:00, with emphasis on first aid situations experienced in hiking and camping situations. The class is recommended for outings leaders who need to gain or maintain first aid or CPR certification. This class is not required for leaders who have completed a Wilderness First Aid class within two years. The class fee is $70. The Dallas Sierra Club will reimburse the entire fee for its leaders upon leading a hike or other outing within six months. Call for location information.  Contact: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconJun 5 (Wed) Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting

The Executive Committee (or Excom) is the elected governing body of the Dallas Sierra Club and meets upstairs at Whole Foods Market, southeast corner of Preston Road and Forest Lane, in Dallas at 6:30 pm. Contact the Dallas Group Chair for more information.

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconJun 11 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Speakers not booked yet. If you have ideas for a Sierra Club General Meeting speaker, or would like to help plan General Meeting speakers, please contact programs@dallassierraclub.org. Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconJun 19 (Wed) Outings Committee Meeting

The Outings Committee meets on most third Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. to plan outings and events. Anyone interested in outings is welcome to attend and participate. Come upstairs at Whole Foods Market, SE quadrant of Preston Road and Forest Lane, Dallas. Reply to Bill to be added to the advance agenda email list or to suggest an agenda item.  Organizer: Bill Greer Send Email 972-247-0446

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconJul 9 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Speakers not booked yet. If you have ideas for a Sierra Club General Meeting speaker, or would like to help plan General Meeting speakers, please contact programs@dallassierraclub.org. Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconJul 9 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting

The Executive Committee (or Excom) is the elected governing body of the Dallas Sierra Club.  Our July meeting ONLY will be held at 5:30 p.m. just before our July general meeting at Brookhaven College.  Contact the Dallas Group Chair for more information.

Backpack IconJul 21-26 (Sun-Fri) Backpack in Colorado

(replace this text with a short description of the image)Save this July week for a Colorado backpacking adventure! This has become a popular annual event for Dallas Sierra Club backpackers. This year's destination is the Uncompahgre Wilderness, southwest of Gunnison. The area's been called the "Switzerland of America." We'll hike trails by the East Fork and Middle Fork of the Cimarron River. One itinerary includes an opportunity to set a base camp for day hiking to  Uncompahgre Peak, elevation 14,301 feet! An "Uncompahgre Lite" option peaks at 12,600 feet when connecting the valleys of the East Fork and Middle Fork. For more information and registration forms, contact the coordinator.   Trip rated: Strenuous. Coordinator: Mark Stein Send Email 214-789-4596

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Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconAug 7 (Wed) Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting

The Executive Committee (or Excom) is the elected governing body of the Dallas Sierra Club and meets upstairs at Whole Foods Market, southeast corner of Preston Road and Forest Lane, in Dallas at 6:30 pm. Contact the Dallas Group Chair for more information.

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconAug 13 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Speakers not booked yet. If you have ideas for a Sierra Club General Meeting speaker, or would like to help plan General Meeting speakers, please contact programs@dallassierraclub.org. Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.

Bus Trip IconAug 29-Sep 3 (Thu-Tue) Pecos Wilderness, Sangre de Cristo Mountains, New Mexico

(replace this text with a short description of the image)Save the dates!  We're still working on details but this Labor Day weekend, we're traveling by bus to backpack in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of the Pecos Wilderness Area. 

Details and directions on how to sign up will follow soon.

 

 

 

 

  Coordinator: Liz Wheelan Send Email 214-368-2306

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconSep 4 (Wed) Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting

The Executive Committee (or Excom) is the elected governing body of the Dallas Sierra Club and meets upstairs at Whole Foods Market, southeast corner of Preston Road and Forest Lane, in Dallas at 6:30 pm. Contact the Dallas Group Chair for more information.

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconSep 10 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Speakers not booked yet. If you have ideas for a Sierra Club General Meeting speaker, or would like to help plan General Meeting speakers, please contact programs@dallassierraclub.org. Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.

Car Camp IconOct 18-20 (Fri-Sun) Fall Weekend at Beavers Bend State Park, Oklahoma

Beavers Bend State ParkCelebrate fall by joining us for a weekend of fun in scenic southeastern Oklahoma. We have the large group compound reserved, complete with your choice of rustic cabin or tent camping, bathhouse (flush toilets and hot showers!) and dining hall with kitchen. We'll offer various Saturday hike options with Dallas Sierra Club leaders or explore on your own. The park offers additional activities, including paddling (rentals available), horseback riding and more. Saturday night catered dinner option if you don't feel like cooking! This weekend is for singles, couples, families, friends and all ages, EVERYONE. Details and reservation information will be posted here in August.   Trip rated: Kid Friendly. Coordinator: Liz Wheelan Send Email 214-368-2306

Bus Trip IconFeb 5-10 (Wed-Mon) Big Bend National Park, 2020

(replace this text with a short description of the image)Save these dates for the Dallas Sierra Club's annual bus trip to Big Bend National Park--depart Dallas on the night of Wed., Feb. 5, return by sunrise on Tu., Feb. 10. There will be multiple options to backpack or day hike from a base camp. Details will be posted after September

 Send Email 214-526-3733

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