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Day Hike IconJun 2 (Sat) Day Hike the Trinity Trail to Champion Sycamore in Lucas

Join us at  9:00 a.m. for a round-trip hike of 7.5 miles on the Trinity Trail. We'll start at the Highland Park Trailhead and head north to the champion sycamore tree.  This is an equestrian/hiking trail. This portion of the trail is mostly in a wooded area with glimpses of Lavon Lake. Bring water. Continue reading for directions to the trailhead.  Trip rated: Moderate. Leader: Liz Brown Send Email 214-674-7215

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Meeting IconJun 20 (Wed) No Outings Committee Meeting tonight

The Outings Committee won't meet on this regular third Wednesday meeting date. The next meeting is Wednesday, July 18. Organizer: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

Meeting IconJul 18 (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

Backpack IconJul 23-27 (Mon-Fri) Holy Cross Wilderness Area, Central Colorado

cabin at Holy Cross CityHold 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. (You may also camp there on July 21). 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, starting at another trailhead, will hike a similar distance to Holy Cross City, Fancy Pass, the Missouri Lakes and Lonesome Lake. Trailheads are west of U.S Highway 24 between Leadville and Minturn. PARTICIPATION IN THIS OUTING IS AT CAPACITY. Call to inquire about wait list prospects.  Trip rated: Moderately Strenuous. Coordinator: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

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Meeting IconAug 15 (Wed) No Outings Committee Meeting tonight

The Outings Committee won't meet on this regular third Wednesday meeting date. The next meeting is Wednesday, September 19. Organizer: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

Bus Trip IconAug 30-Sep 4 (Thu-Tue) Backpack in the Weminuche Wilderness, SW Colorado

two people viewing Rio Grande Pyramid and WindowIt's been six years since we've been to the Weminuche and we're going back this year! Depart on a chartered  bus with two seats per person on the evening of Aug. 30 and return by 6 a.m on Sept. 4. The Weminuche, largest Wilderness Area in Colorado, straddles the Continental Divide. Trail altitudes range from 9,300' at Thirty Mile Campground to 12,500'. Trip details will be published in early June. Check this website or subscribe to the Dallas Sierra Club's Outings News for early notice. We anticipate this trip will reach capacity early.  Contact: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

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

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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