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Dallas Sierra Club Calendar

Last MonthAugust 2017Nest Month
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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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Full Moon

»Dallas Sierra Club General MeetingDallas Sierra Club General MeetingWildlife Sanctuary Night - We will have presentations from representatives of two animal sanctuaries: Black Beauty Ranch and The Creature Teacher.  Live animals will be present.  Everyone is invited.  Full details are on our home page now.  
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»Backpacking 101 ClassBackpacking 101 ClassLearn essentials of backpacking--what it's like, what you need to bring and what you don't need. This class is for never-ever backpackers and also people who want to update backpacking gear or skills.  Volunteers with decades of experience leading trips will present a comprehensive range of backpacking topics with candor--packs, tents, food, what to wear, water treatment and lots more. They'll share tips to improve your comfort and keep gear affordable. Unlike stores that offer basic classes, we're not selling merchandise.  This class will be particularly helpful for new backpackers on the Labor Day trip to the Pecos Wilderness, the February trip to Big Bend National Park or other outings in 2018.  We'll schedule at least one fall outing with spaces reserved for people completing the August 12 class.  Location: Whole Foods Market, Preston Road at Forest Lane, Dallas (map).  Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Buy lunch downstairs at the deli or bring a sack lunch.  Cost: $35 for Sierra Club members, $40 for non-members. You can register and pay on-line here or you can show up and pay at the door if class space remains available. Interested or have questions? Please contact the class coordinator.   
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»White Rock Lake Clean-upWhite Rock Lake Clean-upWalk 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. 
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Last Quarter Moon

»No Outings Committee meeting tonightNo Outings Committee meeting tonightThere's NO Outings Committee meeting tonight. Take a month off and come to the next meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 20.
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»Trail Maintenance at Cedar Ridge PreserveTrail Maintenance at Cedar Ridge PreserveCome 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 8 AM for August, working until approximately 11 AM.  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.
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»Sandbranch Tire Pickup DaySandbranch Tire Pickup DayAugust 19. 9:00 to noon, is Tire Pickup Day, organized by Project DreamHaus and Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Volunteers are needed to load illegally dumped tires onto trucks for proper disposal. This will be hot and heavy work among weeds. Wear long sleeves, long pants, a hat, boots and gloves. There are snakes in the neighborhood. Call Chris Guldi 972 239-5878 or email if you wish to take part. We will arrange carpools.
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New Moon

First Quarter Moon

»Pecos Wilderness, Sangre de Cristo Mountains, New MexicoPecos Wilderness, Sangre de Cristo Mountains, New MexicoThis Labor Day weekend, we're traveling by sleeper bus to backpack in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of the Pecos Wilderness Area. From trailheads at Cowles and Jacks Creek, we'll hike in five groups of five to ten per group through fir and aspen forests to meadows above the tree line. Each group will enjoy four days of hiking and three nights of camping. The Pecos Wilderness is one of the very best, most memorable destinations in the southern Rockies. Our bus will leave Dallas Thursday night to arrive at trailheads Friday morning. We'll bring you home by 6 AM Tuesday. Complete trip information, including detailed trip descriptions, cost, and sign-up instructions are in this PDF file. This is the last scheduled bus trip of 2017. 
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