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OUTINGS AND EVENTS SCHEDULE
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Delta-Sierra Group is inviting you to join the Stockton, Modesto, and Sonora Sierra Club!
Delta- Sierra Group is participating in Meetup with, Yokuts and Tuolumne Groups. To stay informed on outings, and events in our region just join the Stockton, Modesto, and Sonora Sierra Club.
Several of our Outings Leaders recommend you bring along the Ten Essentials. If you are unsure of what they are, click on this link: TEN ESSENTIALS
Day Hikes in the Groveland Highway 120 Area every Thursday, Day Hike 1A/B 2A/B (Tuolumne Group)
Each Thursday meet at Mary Laveroni Park, Groveland at 8:00 am for an approximate 6 mile hike. Bring a jacket, water, sunscreen and a snack in a daypack. Wear hiking boots. In fair weather the hike is generally followed by a picnic lunch near the trailhead. Call Frank Oyung at (209) 962-7585 or send him an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 17, 2015. Saturday River Paddle (Class 1) Feather River (River Touring Section)
Explore the Oroville Wildlife Area by canoe or kayak. We will travel through a mixed riparian forest and observe waterfowl and terrestrial species, maybe even spot a bald eagle. Participants must provide their own boats, paddles, and PFD's. Call leader for details. Please leave your phone number and email address. Leaders: Rod Hall 916.631.7643 and Holly Wenger 916.482.5592.
January 17-18, Saturday – Sunday. Flatwater Paddle (Class 1) Elkhorn Slough (River Touring Section)
We will paddle from Kirby to the railroad bridge on Saturday and Sunday from Hwy 1 to Kirby. This is a prime area for birds, harbor seals, and sea otters. Limit of 14. Leaders are Larry Deckard and Shelley Brown. Contact Larry at 916.207.2191 or e-mail at email@example.com.
February 14, Saturday. River Paddle (Class 1) Cosumnes River (River Touring Section)
We will explore the Nature Conservancy’s Cosumnes River Preserve by canoe or kayak. We will observe aquatic and terrestrial species, and have a chance of spotting sand hill cranes and river otters. Participants must provide their own boats, paddles, and PFD’s. Call leader for details. Please leave your phone number and e-mail address. Leaders: Rod Hall 916.631.7643 and Holly Wenger 916.482.5592.
February 16-20. Monday – Thursday. River Paddle & Camping (Class 1) Lower Colorado River (River Touring Section)
We will paddle approximately 41 miles from Walter’s Camp, south of Blythe, to Squaw Lake, just north of the Imperial Dam. We paddle through the southern part of Cibola National Wildlife Refuge, Imperial National Wildlife Refuge, Picacho State Park and Imperial National Wildlife Area camping along the river. Limit of 14. Leaders are Larry Deckard and Shelley Brown. Contact Larry at 916.207.2191 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 7, Saturday. River Paddle (Class 1-1 ½) Yuba River (River Touring Section)
Paddle down the main stem of the Yuba River through the “Land of Cobblestones – Yuba Goldfields,” by canoe or kayak. Sturdy footwear is necessary for the portage around Daguerra Point Dam. Participants must provide their own boats, paddles, and PFD’s. Call leader for details. Please leave your phone number and e-mail address. Leaders: Rod Hall 916.631.7643 and Holly Wenger 916.482.5592.
March 29, Sunday. River Paddle (Class 1) Feather River (River Touring Section)
Travel through "The Great Valley Mixed Riparian Forest" in your canoe or kayak, along the Feather and Bear Rivers. Participants must provide their own boats, paddles, and PFD’s. Call leader for details. Please leave your phone number and e-mail address. Leaders: Rod Hall 916.631.7643 and Holly Wenger 916.482.559.
Additions to this Outings Schedule occur often and it is updated immediately! Always hit Refresh on your brower to see them. Please check back frequently.
TRANSPORTATION TO THE TRAILHEAD AND OTHER LEGAL STUFF
Although the Sierra Club believes in the desirability of car pooling, Sierra Club leaders must not organize car pools. By doing so a leader exposes the Club to a potential $50,000 liability should an accident occur on the way to the trailhead or on the way home. For this reason, all trips both begin and end at the trailhead, not the initial meeting place. Any carpool arrangements are private agreements between the driver and passengers. Drivers must carry adequate insurance coverage.
Hikes are classified 1A, 2C, and so on. The number you see represents the round trip distance. The letter represents the elevation gain or the sum of all gains in elevation expected on the hike. In most cases, there will be an equal amount of descent or loss. If a hike says it is "easy", it may be easy for most. However, on one of those really hot days when everything started out wrong (your alarm clock wasn't set correctly, or you ran out of coffee) it could be tough. It might also be tough for Seniors (like me). Just call the Outings Leader beforehand!
PREPARATION FOR HIKING
The following recommendations may help you to enjoy an outing . Remember in most cases you will be at a higher elevation than your body is used to and you will be on uneven terrain.