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Bus Trip IconAug 29-Sep 3 (Thu-Tue) Pecos Wilderness Bus Trip

(replace this text with a short description of the image)All 27 places on the Pecos bus trip have filled, but there may be space on a short waitlist. Your odds for a space on the bus are currently good. Contact Steve to inquire. This is one of the Dallas Sierra Club's favorite backpacking destinations. The Pecos Wilderness is high in New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains, between Las Vegas, Santa Fe and Taos. Conifer and aspen forests and mountain meadows cover the land below the alpine tundra you'll discover above tree line. Elk, mountain sheep, black bears and marmots forage at high elevations. 

We have four great hikes that should satisfy any of your late summer backpacking cravings. For complete details, including information on the hikes offered, trip cost and how to register, download this PDF document.  Coordinator: Steve Fleischman Send Email 972-689-7317

Day Hike IconSep 14 (Sat) Suburban Walk: Breckenridge Park, Richardson Texas

Join me for a walk through one of Richardson's most scenic parks. We'll walk on a winding paved path for 4-5 miles and talk about all of the fall hiking we'll do in just a month or so. This hike is dog friendly as long as your pooch is on a leash and is friendly. We'll walk around a pretty lake, a small stand of cottonwood trees, ID local plants as we go, and also learn about the "trashy" origin of Breckenridge Park. The hike is mainly out in the open so a hat and sunscreen are advised. Bring a litter of water. We start walking at 8:00 am and we will be back to the cars by noon. Limit 10 people. Optional lunch afterwards.  Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Jim Binnings Send Email 205-746-3266

Day Hike IconSep 14 (Sat) Climate Change Walk

9-11AM. A two-mile narrated tour of downtown describing what has changed and what we expect to change in Dallas because of the climate.

Reserve your spot in the hike here. Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Chris Guldi Send Email 972-239-5878

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconSep 18 (Wed) Outings Committee Meeting

At 6:30 on Wednesday, September 18 the Outings Committee will meet for the first time since June. We'll review what went well and where we could improve the Labor Day weekend outing to the Pecos Wilderness. We'll prep for the October outing to Beavers Bend, resolve lingering items about the Big Bend National Park trip that require attention and brainstorm ideas for big outings in 2020. Tentative location: Whole Foods Market, Preston at Forest, Dallas, upstairs in Community Rooms 1 and 2. Organizer: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

Day Hike IconSep 23 (Mon) Climate Change Walk; Global Climate Strike

5:30-7:30PM. A two-mile narrated tour of downtown describing what has changed and what we expect to change in Dallas because of the climate.

Reserve your spot in the hike here. Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Chris Guldi Send Email 972-239-5878

Day Hike IconSep 28 (Sat) Climate Change Walk

9-11AM. A two-mile narrated tour of downtown describing what has changed and what we expect to change in Dallas because of the climate.

Reserve your spot in the hike here. Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Chris Guldi Send Email 972-239-5878

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconOct 16 (Wed) Outings Committee Meeting?

The Outings Committee generally meets on third Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. to plan outings. We'll confirm whether an October meeting is needed right after the September 18 meeting. Anyone interested in outings is encouraged to attend and participate. Come upstairs at Whole Foods Market, SE quadrant of Preston Road and Forest Lane, Dallas. Reply to Mark to be added to the advance agenda email list or to suggest an agenda item.  Contact: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

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 are in this PDF document. Don't delay! This trip fills up fast. Trip rated: Kid Friendly. Coordinator: Liz Wheelan Send Email 214-368-2306

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconNov 20 (Wed) Outings Committee Meeting

This third Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. is the tentative date for an Outings Committee meeting, subject to confirmation in October. Anyone interested in outings is welcome to attend and participate. Tentative location: Whole Foods Market, SE quadrant of Preston Road and Forest Lane, Dallas. Reply to Mark to suggest an agenda item.  Contact: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

Bus Trip IconFeb 5-9 (Wed-Sun) Big Bend National Park, 2020

Big Bend National Park - Santa Elena CanyonSave these dates for the Dallas Sierra Club's annual bus trip to Big Bend National Park. Depart Dallas at 9:00 PM Wednesday, February 5, return Sunday by 11:59 PM. There will be options for both backpacking and day hiking from a base camp. Featured destinations are the Chisos Mountains, Rio Grande Hot Spring, the Blue Creek Trail, a night in Mule Ears Wash, The Chimneys, Tule Spring and Burro Spring. Details will be posted in October.  Contact: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

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