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Dallas Sierra Club Calendar

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»Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee MeetingDallas Sierra Club Executive Committee MeetingThe 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.
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New Moon

»Visit the Blackland Praire Raptor Center. In Lucas on the shores of Lake LavonVisit the Blackland Praire Raptor Center. In Lucas on the shores of Lake LavonSpend the morning up close and personal with some of Texas' raptors. The raptor center houses and cares for raptors who for various reasons can no long care for themselves. We will see Great  Horned owls, Barred owls, Barn owls, Red Tail hawks, and Red Shoulder hawks to name a few. Arrive at the raptor center at 9:30. From 10-11am we will go see the new born raptors and hear how they are raised. From 11-12 we will go to the ampitheatre for a presentation on the adult  raptors. And from 12-1 we will take a walk with master naturalists on the remnant priarie. May  is the beginning of wildflower season so the flowers may be putting on a show.  $5 per adult  and $3 for children. This fee also entitles you to have your picture taken with a raptor so bring  your camera. Limit 12 and no dogs. Call Jim Binnings to reserve your spot.
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»Wilderness Navigation Class - Part 1Wilderness Navigation Class - Part 1Want to plan a hike or bushwhack off-trail but you're uneasy about finding your way? Don't risk your safety on a GPS and batteries - join us for this highly respected two-night, hands on class and learn how or refresh your skills to read and use a topographic map and compass to plan, orient, and navigate your journey through our special places. Part 1 is Tue., part 2 is Wed., both at 6:30 p.m., upstairs at Whole Foods Market, SE quadrant of Preston Road and Forest Lane. Cost 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 Sat or Sun. morning with instructors to help you practice what you learned. Pre-registration greatly appreciated by clicking here or just show up and 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 8:45pm.
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»Wilderness Navigation Class - Part 2Wilderness Navigation Class - Part 2Second night of our two-part class that begins Tue., May 7. Both sessions are at Whole Foods Market, Preston Road at Forest Lane. See above for details and link to pay online.  
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First Quarter Moon

»Dayhike At Palo Pinto State ParkDayhike At Palo Pinto State ParkThis trip is full now, contact the trip leader to be placed on a waiting list. Just 80 miles west of Fort Worth, in the hilly Palo Pinto Mountains, lies Palo Pinto State Park.  It's about 2 hours drive from north Dallas.  Texas Parks acquired the land in 2011 but the Texas Legislature has so far not funded development of the park and it is not open to the public. This day hike will visit the north part of the park along Palo Pinto Creek.  It's likely we will be the only people in the park.  Our Texas Parks guide for the hike has asked that we limit group size so advance signups are required.  You'll need to bring a lunch, water bottle, and the usual stuff for a long dayhike.  After the hike we may visit a local museum and/or adjourn to a local restaurant for an early supper.  We'll meet in the Palo Pinto area at 10:00 am so you'll need to leave Dallas by 8:00 am at the latest. To sign up and get all the details contact your fearless leader.
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»Dallas Sierra Club General MeetingDallas Sierra Club General MeetingSpeakers not booked yet. If you have ideas for a Sierra Club General Meeting speaker, or would like to help plan General Meeting speakers, please contact programs@dallassierraclub.org. Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.
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»NO Outings Committee Meeting this monthNO Outings Committee Meeting this monthThere will not be an Outings Committee meeting this month.  Our next meeting will be Wednesday, June 19, at Whole Foods. 
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Full Moon

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»Exploratory backpack trip in White Mountains Wilderness, New MexicoExploratory backpack trip in White Mountains Wilderness, New MexicoFor many years our Memorial Day bus trip alternated between White Mountains Wilderness, near Ruidoso, and Bandelier National Monument, near Los Alamos.  Then wildfire devastated both, and it’s been years since we’ve been back.  But fire is a natural part of forest ecosystems and they do recover.  It’s time to go back and see what the new White Mountains are like!  We’ll meet Sunday morning, check out trailheads, and spend two nights in the back country to see how trails have recovered.  Wednesday we'll check out some other BLM and historic sites in the area.  It’s a scouting trip so expect plans to be fluid!  Much of our backpack trip will be on the Crest Trail, which features some of the best views to be found anywhere.
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»Exploratory backpack trip in White Mountains Wilderness, New MexicoExploratory backpack trip in White Mountains Wilderness, New MexicoFor many years our Memorial Day bus trip alternated between White Mountains Wilderness, near Ruidoso, and Bandelier National Monument, near Los Alamos.  Then wildfire devastated both, and it’s been years since we’ve been back.  But fire is a natural part of forest ecosystems and they do recover.  It’s time to go back and see what the new White Mountains are like!  We’ll meet Sunday morning, check out trailheads, and spend two nights in the back country to see how trails have recovered.  Wednesday we'll check out some other BLM and historic sites in the area.  It’s a scouting trip so expect plans to be fluid!  Much of our backpack trip will be on the Crest Trail, which features some of the best views to be found anywhere.
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»Exploratory backpack trip in White Mountains Wilderness, New MexicoExploratory backpack trip in White Mountains Wilderness, New MexicoFor many years our Memorial Day bus trip alternated between White Mountains Wilderness, near Ruidoso, and Bandelier National Monument, near Los Alamos.  Then wildfire devastated both, and it’s been years since we’ve been back.  But fire is a natural part of forest ecosystems and they do recover.  It’s time to go back and see what the new White Mountains are like!  We’ll meet Sunday morning, check out trailheads, and spend two nights in the back country to see how trails have recovered.  Wednesday we'll check out some other BLM and historic sites in the area.  It’s a scouting trip so expect plans to be fluid!  Much of our backpack trip will be on the Crest Trail, which features some of the best views to be found anywhere.
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