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Backpack IconDec 2-3 (Sat-Sun) Backpack Buckeye Mountain Trail, Arkansas

Buckeye Mountain(This outing is full.  Contact the leader to be placed on a wait list.)  Hike one of the most scenic Wilderness trails in Arkansas in the Caney Creek Wilderness of west central Arkansas. Saturday we’ll enjoy the views from the ridgetop Buckeye Mountain Trail. This is a great trail to work on your map skills.  Sunday we’ll hike out along the creek bottoms of the Caney Creek Trail.  It's a little late for fall colors but we might get lucky.  Both days cover about 4 1/2 miles. Saturday includes a 500 foot uphill section. We'll camp Friday night near our cars, Saturday night near a nice little waterfall. Trip rated: Moderate. Leader: Bill Greer Send Email 972-247-0446

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Service Outing IconDec 9 (Sat) White Rock Lake Clean-up

Walk and talk while picking up trash and recyclables at the Sierra Club's adopted section of White Rock Lake Park. Meet at 8:15 AM this second Saturday of the month at the Love of the Lake office, northeast corner of Garland Road and Buckner Boulevard.  Look for the crowd drinking free juice and coffee.  Gloves, trash bags, etc. will be provided. Our area includes one of the wonderful prairie restoration areas, so there are always birds and wildflowers to enjoy.  Brunch afterwards.  Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Carol Nash Send Email 214-455-2115

Meeting IconDec 13 (Wed) Outings Committee Meeting and Party

PizzaAll fans of outings are invited for pizza and beverages at 6:30 at the home of Bill Beach and Rhonda Blair, 5226 Vanderbilt Avenue, Dallas 75206. We'll make the business meeting brief and the pizza hot. 

RSVP to Bill by Dec. 12 (contacts below) so we know how much pizza to order and beer to buy. You're welcome to include a guest in your RSVP.  Leader: Bill Beach Send Email 214-662-3224

Service Outing IconDec 16 (Sat) Trail Maintenance at Cedar Ridge Preserve

Come to the hilly terrain of Cedar Ridge Preserve to help maintain one of the better trail networks in Dallas.  The Sierra Club is responsible for the Possum Haw Trail.  We work here on third Saturdays of almost every month, starting at 9 AM, working until approximately noon. The Preserve's address is 7171 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas.  For directions and general information about Cedar Ridge Preserve, click this link.   If you need more information or want to carpool, call or email me. Contact: Ginger Bradley Send Email 469-223-7902

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

Big Bend National ParkThe 2018 Big Bend Bus Trip is ready to accept your reservation. Don't delay! This trip fills fast. 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. We offer five alternative hike routes.  Most alternatives will backpack on most days and camp in the backcountry. One will base camp in a group site in the Chisos Basin and make days hikes each day. Click on this PDF document where you will find complete trip details, price, and details on how to sign up. Bus trip leader: Arthur Kuehne Send Email 214-608-3210

Bus Trip IconMay 24-29 (Thu-Tue) Sleeper Bus Trip to Backpack in Savage Gulf and Fiery Gizzard, Tennessee

Tennessee map segmentWe're going EAST on this extended Memorial Day weekend--a first after forty years of Sierra Club bus trips! Our destination is South Cumberland State Park, an aggregation of sites in four counties. The Cumberland Plateau is a hilly upland region that stretches from eastern Kentucky to northern Alabama, west of the Smoky Mountains and Great Valley. We'll be east of Interstate 24, between Nashville and Chattanooga. All five hike options are in the Savage Gulf State Natural Area. ("Gulf" is a local term for a gorge.) Some hikes include a day in or on the rim of Fiery Gizzard, another deep gorge. April and May are the wet season, so the waterfalls and wildflowers should be near their peaks.  Bus trip leader: Bill Beach Send Email 214-662-3224

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Backpack IconJul 22-28 (Sun-Sat) Holy Cross Wilderness Area, Colorado

Colorado map sectionHold the week of July 22 for backpacking in Colorado. Arrange to carpool or drive to a group campsite reserved for us near Leadville on Sunday night, July 22. One group will hike 28 miles in five days on the Fall Creek Trail to the ghost town of Holy Cross City, over Fancy Pass and then down via the Cross Creek Trail. Another group will hike 20 miles in four days to Holy Cross City, Fancy Pass and the scenic Missouri Lakes, with the option of a fifth day on a section of the Colorado Trail. Outing details will be posted in 2018. We're not yet seeking or accepting commitments for the outing, but inquiries are welcome. Trip rated: Moderately Strenuous. Coordinator: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

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Car Camp IconOct 19-21 (Fri-Sun) Fall Weekend at Beavers Bend State Park, Oklahoma (Save the date!)

Beavers Bend State ParkCelebrate fall by joining us for a weekend in scenic southeastern Oklahoma. We have a 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 Saturday hike options with Dallas Sierra Club leaders, ranging from a one-mile nature trail to a 7-mile trail over multiple 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 and all ages. Details and reservation information will be posted here in August 2018. Send email to the trip coordinator if you'd like to be notified when reservations open.  Trip rated: Kid Friendly. Coordinator: Liz Wheelan Send Email 214-368-2306

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