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Dallas Sierra Club Calendar

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

This third Wednesday of a month at 6:30 is time for our monthly gathering to plan outings. Come 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

Class IconSep 26 (Wed) Wilderness Navigation Class--Part 1

Want to hike or bushwhack off-trail but you're uneasy about finding your way? Join a highly respected two-night class to help you navigate with map and compass. Part 1 is Wed., part 2 is Thu., both at 6:30 p.m., upstairs at 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 (best class price around). An optional nearby hike for class participants will be offered the following Sun. morning,weather permitting so instructors can help you practice what you learned. 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. Sessions will run until 8:45. Coordinator: Liz Wheelan Send Email 214-368-2306

Class IconSep 27 (Thu) Wilderness Navigation Class--Part 2

Second night of a two-part class that begins Wed., Sept. 26. Both sessions are at Whole Foods Market, Preston Road at Forest Lane. See above for details and la ink to pay online.   Coordinator: Liz Wheelan Send Email 214-368-2306

Day Hike IconSep 30 (Sun) Day Hike on Prairie Creek Trail, Richardson

A day affter the Sierra Club picnic, meet at 9 a.m. at Frankie's Mexican restaurant at II Creeks, 2701 Custer Parkway in Richardson.  We will walk 4 or 5 miles in total, at a leisurely pace, starting with a walk east on Lookout Drive to the Prairie Creek Trail.  Please wear comfy shoes and bring water.  There will be no water on the trail, only great scenery and no rain.  We can go to Frankie's afterwards for a  drink or some nachos if you want.  I will!  Kids are welcome.  Leader: Ginger Bradley Send Email 469-223-7902

Day Hike IconOct 6 (Sat) Day Hike on Chisholm Trail, Plano

Meet at 10 a.m. at the Starbucks on 15th Street in Plano, near the Barnes and Noble store, outside, at the tables on the patio, 801 W. 15th St., Plano, to be exact.  We will walk/hike the Chisolm Trail for about 5 miles, and it's pretty flat.  Just bring your own water and comfy shoes, and we can head for a beer or a soda afterwards at On the Border.  We will finish around 12:30 or 1, depending on the pace, which is leisurely, for the most part. Kids are welcome.   Leader: Ginger Brdley Send Email 469-223-7902

Day Hike IconOct 13 (Sat) Dayhike White Rock Creek Trail from Moss Park

Meet at 8:30 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

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

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, EVERYONE. Details and reservation information is in this PDF document.  Trip rated: Kid Friendly. Coordinator: Liz Wheelan Send Email 214-368-2306

Backpack IconNov 3-4 (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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