Yahi Group's General Outing Information
The following information
is intended for people who have decided to take or are contemplating an
that has been organized by the Yahi Group of the Sierra Club. The
is based on the Group's established policy (available from the web site
the Outings Committee Chair); it will be supplemented by trip specific
information and by the outing leader.
Updates: Updated outings
information can be found on our web site at http://www.motherlode.sierraclub.org/yahi/outing.htm
There is an
active interest in car pooling, but leaders cannot organize car pools
Club outings. All trips begin and end at the trailhead, which is not
necessarily the initial meeting place. Any car pool arrangements are
agreements between the driver and the passengers.
are expected, as a matter of courtesy, to reimburse drivers to cover
transportation expenses of the trip. The customary amount is 10 cents
per passenger depending on the vehicle, the number of passengers and
conditions. For example, one passenger only should pay the driver a
and a car full of passengers should pay a little less. This is only a
Membership in Sierra Club not required: Outings are open to the
unless otherwise indicated. If you enjoy the outings, it is hoped that
see the value of joining; application information is available in
this newsletter or on the website.
Fees and costs: All Yahi Group Outings involving a single
overnight stay will require a $10 per participant fee payable in
advance or $20
if the trip is for multiple nights. This fee will cover
the expense of
training new outings leaders, first aid training, replenishing first
supplies and publishing the outings in the newsletter.
Sign-up: Most activities do not
require advance sign-up; it is merely necessary to
show up at the designated time and place. For those outings where
sign-up is requested, a call to the leader will initiate the procedure.
or deposits are needed, the sign-up is not considered complete until
been paid. Deposits may not be refundable; please inquire at time of
Waivers: All participants on
Sierra Club outings are required to sign a standard liability waiver.
would like to read the liability waiver before you chose to participate
outing, please go to http://www.sierraclub.org/outings/chapter/forms/,
contact the Outings Department at (415) 977-5528 for a printed version.
All activities: These are group
outings. It is important that participants follow
the instructions of the outing leader. Please be sure you are in
physical condition to undertake the activity you choose (see
for guidance). If you are unsure of the difficulty of the trip or of
ability, check with the leader before deciding to go. The outing leader
decide to disallow the participation of an outing applicant if the
concludes that the applicant's reduced preparation or capability may
affect the outing for the rest of the group.
Hiking and Day Activities: Bring lunch, water, and essentials,
as well as
reimbursement money for your driver. Wear boots or sturdy shoes.
Dos and Don'ts: Plan to carry out anything you carry in. Pets
are not allowed
unless the trip specifically indicates "pets permitted". No firearms.
No electronic music devices.
Young people: Please consult with the leader for a decision as
to whether the
outing is appropriate for a youth, whether accompanied by an adult or
person under 18 not accompanied by a parent must have a written
authorization to give to the outing leader. Forms may be obtained in
from the outing leader or from the Outings Committee Chair at 891-8789.
The completed form is required to provide for emergency medical
care if needed.
Errors in the schedule:
there is incorrect information in an outings announcement, please see
site at http://www.motherlode.sierraclub.org/yahi/ or call Skip Augur
894-1366 to obtain a correction.
Suggestions and Comments
Any comments on the outings
or suggestions for future ones are always welcome.
Mail to Alan Mendoza; 6 Patches Drive, Chico, CA
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.