Welcome to the Dallas Group of the Sierra Club
General Meeting Program - Tuesday, October 14, 7:00 pm - Refreshments at 6:30
Bike touring and Bike-packing around the world on two wheels
Eli Baron recently completed a Coast to Coast, 4,200 miles bike ride across the U.S. from Seattle to Boston. He will share pictures and experiences during this bike ride, as well as others around the world. Bicycle travel provides the opportunity to explore remote locations and to experience the outdoors in special ways. Bike touring and Bike-packing will be discussed, as well as the different types and styles of bicycles and equipment recommended for bicycle travel.
Come hear about the Sierra Club's 2014 Electoral Campaign to help elect political leaders friendly to the environment and learn how you can make a difference. Competitive races will be analyzed, our endorsed candidates will be introduced, and volunteer political opportunities will be discussed. David Griggs, Dallas Group Political Chair and Chair, Sierra Club Political Committee of Texas, will make the presentation.
Everyone is welcome. Free! You don't have to be a Sierra Club member. Just show up. We'd love to meet you.
Our General Meeting starts at 7:00 pm, but come at 6:30 for snacks, information and fellowship. Click over to our General Meeting page for more information and a map.
John Muir Live On Stage - Sunday, October 19
In The Spirit of John Muir, renowned actor Lee Stetson will showcase Muir's dedication to wilderness protection and search for adventure in Yosemite National Park and other wild places. Stetson portrays Muir every summer for thousands of people in Yosemite National Park's Theater, and he will be in Dallas for one night only.
Some of Muir's grand, thrilling adventures are in this show: "The Perilous Night on Mount Shasta" with Muir freezing in the midst of a howling blizzard while simultaneously being boiled and blistered in hot springs; his astonishing ride down a Yosemite Valley canyon wall on a snow avalanche; climbing the 500 foot wall of the winter ice cone beneath Yosemite Falls; Muir's encounter with a mighty Yosemite earthquake; dangerous Alaskan ice crevasses; snow blindness; and much more -- all liberally salted with Muir's wilderness philosophy. This show's theme revolves around the health and invigoration one acquires when one fully and joyfully engages wildness.
$10. 7:00 p.m., Addison Conference Centre Studio Theater, 16560 Addison Road, Addison, TX. Buy tickets at the door or at the September 9 or October 14 Sierra Club General Meeting. Seating is limited, so advanced purchase is advised. Click here for a map of the venue's location.
Everyone is welcome. You don't have to be a Sierra Club member to attend this special event.
Explore Big Bend National Park on November 5!
Read a full description of the Dallas Sierra Club’s upcoming trip to backpack and hike in Big Bend National Park when you click here. We’ll depart Dallas on a sleeper bus with professional drivers at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, Nov. 5 and return you to Dallas by 6 AM Monday, Nov. 10. The cost per person (transportation and permits) is $240 with timely registration.
This year’s trip features five hikes. Destinations include the remote Mesa de Anguila, the varied landscapes of the Outer Mountain Loop and Mule Ears Overlook and two trips in the high Chisos Mountains, including either Blue Creek Canyon or The Window and Oak Spring. Our easy backpacking and camping option goes to The Chimneys formation, several desert springs, historic ruins and pour-offs.
Black bears have returned to the park since they disappeared in the twentieth century. The Park Service has announced a bear canister requirement as a condition for backcountry permits, but—good news-- the new rule will NOT be enforced in 2014. Come to the park THIS YEAR, before you need an expensive bear canister to explore the backcountry.
Trip registration forms are at the end of the linked trip description. We appreciate early registrations (which get you preferred seats and bunks), before the October date when we need to make full payment for the bus charter. If you have questions after you’ve read the description, call Mark Stein or any of the trip leaders or email Mark.
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