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Class IconSep 27 (Wed) Wilderness Navigation Class--Part 1

Picture of compassDon't miss out! Join us for this outstanding, bi-annual two-night class to help you navigate in the backcountry with map and compass. Part 1 is Wednesday night at 6:30. Part 2 is Thursday night at 6:30. Both sessions are upstairs at the Whole Foods Market, SE quadrant of Preston Road and Forest Lane. The fee for the two-night class is $35 for Sierra Club members, $40 for non-members. An optional field lab for class participants will be set on Saturday or Sunday.  Pay in advance by clicking here or 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. Both sessions will run until approximately 9:00. Coordinator: Liz Wheelan Send Email 214-368-2306

Class IconSep 28 (Thu) Wilderness Navigation Class--Part 2

Join us for this second night of a two-part class that begins Wednesday, Sept. 27. 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

Day Hike IconSep 30 (Sat) Cedar Ridge Preserve Dayhike

Join us for a great time at one of the best dayhike places in the area. We will meet at the parking lot at 9 AM and hike about 6 miles (2 to 2.5 hours). Afterward, we plan to have lunch at a restaurant nearby. The Preserve is a not-for-profit natural habitat of 633 acres featuring 10 miles of hiking trails, a native plant nursery and butterfly gardens. Find your way to IH 20 in Dallas, just east of Grand Prairie and take exit 458 for Mountain Creek Parkway. Go south for a few miles and you will see the entrance to the Preserve on your right. Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Bill Beach Send Email 214-662-3224

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

Learn about challenges and opportunities for the Dallas Park and Recreation Department, and see beautiful pictures of The Wave, a colorful U-shaped trough etched into Jurassic era sandstone on the Arizona - Utah border.(replace this text with a short description of the image) Everyone is invited.  Full details are on our home page now.
 

Car Camp IconOct 13-15 (Fri-Sun) Fall Weekend at Beavers Bend State Park, Oklahoma

Beavers Bend State ParkMake Friday the 13th special and join us for this relaxing weekend of fall beauty in scenic southeastern Oklahoma. We have an entire group compound reserved, complete with your choice of rustic cabin or tent camping, bathhouse (yes, hot showers!) and dining hall with kitchen. We'll offer Saturday hike options with Dallas Sierra Club leaders, ranging from a one-mile nature trail to a 7-mile roller-coaster trail up, down and over the skyline ridges. The park offers additional activities, including paddling (rentals available), horseback riding and more. We also offer a Saturday night catered dinner option. This weekend is for singles, couples, families, friends, young and young at heart -- a great event for all. Details and reservation information is in this PDF. Don't wait, sign up now! Trip rated: Kid Friendly. Coordinator: Liz Wheelan Send Email 214-368-2306

Meeting IconOct 18 (Wed) Outings Committee Meeting

It's a third Wednesday of a month, so 6:30 is the time for another gathering to plan outings, upstairs at Whole Foods Market, SE quadrant of Preston Road and Forest Lane, Dallas. Anyone interested in outings is welcome to attend and participate. Reply to Mark to be added to the advance agenda email list or to suggest an agenda item.  Organizer: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

Day Hike IconOct 28 (Sat) Dayhike White Rock Creek Trail from Moss Park

Meet at 9:00 am at Moss Park (SE corner of Greenville Ave and Royal Lane). Hike 5-6 miles along a paved trail. Bring water and a snack, as we will be hiking all morning. No reservations are necessary. Just show up. No pets please. Optional lunch at a local restaurant. Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Mark Adams Send Email 940-231-8482

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconNov 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.

Backpack IconNov 4-5 (Sat-Sun) Beginner Backpack Trip to the Caney Creek Wilderness

Join us for one of the Dallas Sierra Club’s favorite local backpacking trips. We’ll backpack in about 4 1/2 miles along Caney Creek, cross it a few times, and climb some small hills. After setting up camp near a waterfall, we’ll do a short 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 IS FULL WITH A WAIT LIST.  PLEASE watch for more outings on the website. Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Sue Greer Send Email 972-247-0446

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Backpack IconNov 11-12 (Sat-Sun) Little Missouri River Beginner Backpacking Trip

We`ll do a moderately-easy backpack of about 9.5 miles over 2 days along one of the most scenic backpacking trails in Southwest Arkansas. Because the trail follows the upper reaches of the Little Missouri River there is minimal elevation change, but be prepared for a couple wet stream crossings. Drive up Friday night and return Sunday. Hopefully the Fall colors will still be going strong. This hike is suitable for graduates of the Beginner Backpacking Class who are in good shape. Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Mark Adams Send Email 940-231-8482

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

(replace this text with a short description of the image)(replace this text with a short description of the image)Wildflowers in North Texas - also Cacti and Succulents - Learn about our area's native wildflowers and also about cacti and succulents in two remarkable presentations.  Everyone is invited.  Full details are on our home page now.
 

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconDec 6 (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 IconDec 12 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

We will have presentations about preserving land, zero waste, and population, from three different organizations. - Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.
 

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

Bryce Canyon HoodoosMovie: National Parks Adventure - Everyone is invited.  Full details are on our home page now.
 

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

To be determined - Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.
 

Bus Trip IconFeb 28-Mar 5 (Wed-Mon) Big Bend National Park

YES! Dates for the 2018 sleeper bus trip to hike in Big Bend National Park have been set. We'll depart Dallas on the night of Wednesday, February 28, hike on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and arrive back in Dallas by sunup on Monday, March 5. Details will be posted here in November or early December. We plan to offer five alternative hike routes.  Most alternaitves will backpack on most days and camp in the backcountry. At least one will base camp in a group site in the Chisos Basin and make days hikes each day, backpacking short distances on the first and last days.   Bus trip leader: Arthur Kuehne Send Email 214-608-3210

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconMar 20 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

To be determined - Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.
 

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

To be determined - Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.
 

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconMay 8 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

To be determined - Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.
 

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