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Dallas Sierra Club Calendar

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Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconFeb 9 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Critterman holding an aligatorCritterman and his animals - Live!  The live animals in this family friendly presentation will be engaging entertainment for children and adults alike.  Meet some amazing Lone Star natives.  Discover the incredibly valuable services that native animals perform as natural pest controllers and waste removers.  You will meet a ghost, a janitor, a famous historical creature, and its arch enemy.  Everyone is invited.  Full details are on our home page now. Trip rated: Kid Friendly.

Service Outing IconFeb 13 (Sat) White Rock Lake Clean-up

Walk 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.  Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Carol Nash Send Email 214-455-2115

Meeting IconFeb 17 (Wed) Outings Committee Meeting

The Outings Committee meets tonight at 6:30, upstairs at Whole Foods Market, SE quadrant of Preston Road and Forest Lane, Dallas   Anyone interested in outings is invited.  Contact Mark to be added to the advance agenda email list.   Organizer: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

Service Outing IconFeb 20 (Sat) Trail Maintenance at Cedar Ridge Preserve

Come to the hilly terrain of Cedar Ridge Preserve to help maintain one of the better trail networks in Dallas.  The Dallas Sierra Club is responsible for the Possum Haw Trail.  We work here on third Saturdays of almost every month, starting at 9 AM, working until approximately noon.  This project is fun and the landscape is beautiful. We've ordered excellent weather. The Preserve's address is 7171 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas 75249.  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. Contact: Ginger Bradley Send Email 469-223-7902

Bus Trip IconFeb 26-Mar 2 (Fri-Wed) Big Bend National Park -TRIP IS FULL

THE TRIP IS FULL. Contact the leader about the waiting list.

Board our chartered sleeper bus Friday night and wake to breakfast at the restaurant in the National Park. The 2016 trip will offer options to backpack the Chisos Basin, the Lost Mine Trail, the Window Trail, the Outer Mountain Loop and the Mesa d'Anguila. One trip option will base camp at the Chisos Basin Campground and make day hikes, no backpacking necessary. All trips hike four days (Sat., Sun., Mon., Tues.) and camp three nights, returning to Dallas Wednesday before daybreak. The end of February is prime time to visit the Park, before it's too hot. Complete trip details, including costs and sign up requirements are in this PDF document. Bus trip leader: Arthur Kuehne Send Email 214-608-3210

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconMar 2 (Wed) Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting

The Executive Committee (or Excom) is the elected governing body of the Dallas Sierra Club and meets THIS TIME ONLY at Chris and Dick Guldi's house  at 6:30 pm. Contact the Dallas Group Chair for more information.

Backpack IconMar 5-6 (Sat-Sun) Beginners Backpack Trip in Ouachita National Forest, Arkansas

We'll hike a portion of the Little Missouri River Trail and the Viles Branch Trail in the Ouachita National Forest in SW Arkansas. Camp at Shady Lake Campground Friday night. Drive to the trailhead Saturday morning and hike about 6 miles to camp near one of many streams in the area Saturday night. Hike out about 4 miles on Sunday morning. This hike is rated moderate with a few hills and stream crossings. Some spots will be reserved for members of the January 30 Backpacking 101 class. Trip rated: Moderate. Leader: Mark Adams Send Email 940-231-8482

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconMar 8 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Promise of Peace Gardens

Learn how Promise of Peace Gardens is transforming vacant spaces into thriving places in Dallas.

Glacier National Park See beautiful scenery at Glacier National Park and learn about its glaciers that are melting rapidly and soon will be gone.  Everyone is invited.  Full details are on our home page now. Trip rated: Kid Friendly.

Service Outing IconMar 12 (Sat) White Rock Lake Clean-up

Walk 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.  Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Carol Nash Send Email 214-455-2115

Meeting IconMar 16 (Wed) Outings Committee Meeting

The Outings Committee meets tonight at 6:30, upstairs at Whole Foods Market, SE quadrant of Preston Road and Forest Lane, Dallas   Anyone interested in outings is invited.  Contact Mark to be added to the advance agenda email list.   Organizer: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

Service Outing IconMar 19 (Sat) Trail Maintenance at Cedar Ridge Preserve

Come to the hilly terrain of Cedar Ridge Preserve to help maintain one of the better trail networks in Dallas.  The Dallas Sierra Club is responsible for the Possum Haw Trail.  We work here on third Saturdays of almost every month, starting at 9 AM, working until approximately noon.  This project is fun and the landscape is beautiful. We've ordered excellent weather. The Preserve's address is 7171 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas 75249.  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. Contact: Ginger Bradley Send Email 469-223-7902

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconApr 6 (Wed) Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting

The Executive Committee (or Excom) is the elected governing body of the Dallas Sierra Club and meets at Brookhaven College, Building H at 6:30 pm. Contact the Dallas Group Chair for more information.

Backpack IconApr 9-10 (Sat-Sun) Beginner Backpack Trip to the Caney Creek Wilderness

Join us for one of the Dallas Sierra Club’s favorite local backpacking trips. We’ll backpack in about 4 1/2 miles along Caney Creek, cross it a few times, and climb some small hills. After setting up camp near a waterfall, we’ll do a short day hike as time and energy permits.  For many of us this was our first Wilderness hike and it's still one of our favorites. Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Bill Greer Send Email 972-247-0446

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Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconApr 12 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Topic to be determined.  Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page later. Trip rated: Kid Friendly.

Car Camp IconApr 29-May 1 (Fri-Sun) Queen Wilhelmina State Park Lodge and Camping, Arkansas

(replace this text with a short description of the image)Drive to this gem of a park in the Ouachita Mountains near Mena, Arkansas anytime on Friday, hike Saturday and depart Sunday.  We've booked ten of the forty rooms at the ridgetop QWSP Lodge atop Arkansas' second-highest point and also a cluster of campsites.  Saturday day hike options include 11.6 miles on the Black Fork Mountain Trail to the third-highest point in the state.  Shorter group day hike options include a segment of the Ouachita Trail and the Kerr Arboretum Trail near Talihina, Oklahoma.  Outing details will be posted here and registrations accepted in early February.   Coordinator: Lynn Marple Send Email 972-345-5528

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconMay 10 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Topic to be determined.  Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page later. Trip rated: Kid Friendly.

Bus Trip IconMay 27-30 (Fri-Mon) Davis Mountains Explorapalooza

Have a memorable Memorial Day weekend in the sky island towns of Fort Davis and Marfa, Texas, elevation 4,800+. Meet our chartered bus (not a sleeper bus) Friday morning in Dallas to cruise to Fort Davis. We've reserved campsites at Fort Davis State Park and cabins and "camp rooms" at Stone Village Tourist Camp, a renovated 1935 tourist court in the middle of Fort Davis town, for a three-night stay. We plan a 4.5-mile hike from the State Park to the best preserved of the frontier forts in Texas, a night sky party at the McDonald Observatory, more hiking and the botanical garden at the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute, an afternoon to walk Marfa, an evening to possibly see the Marfa Lights and an hour or two by the spring-fed pool at Balmorhea State Park. All this happens before Monday night when you return to Dallas! For complete trip details and sign-up information, please download this PDF. Coordinator: Annie Wilson Send Email 682-232-4980

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconJun 14 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Topic to be determined.  Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page later. Trip rated: Kid Friendly.

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconJul 12 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Topic to be determined.  Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page later. Trip rated: Kid Friendly.

Backpack IconJul 25-28 (Mon-Thu) Backpack around the Collegiate Peaks, Colorado

view from Cottonwood PassBackpack four days and three-nights in the center of Colorado, near Buena Vista. Allow two days on each end of the outing to drive from Dallas or one day to fly to Denver and drive. We'll hike from trailheads along the beautiful Cottonwood Pass Road. Probable hiking routes will be about 20 miles, with your choice of a western trip to the Texas Lakes, Brown's Pass and Hartenstein Lake or an eastern trip to Hartenstein Lake, Brown's Pass and Kroenke Lake. Hikes start around 10,000 feet and reach 12,000 feet elevation. Participants may opt to camp together the night before this outing and share a large group cabin at Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort on the exit day, but these arrangements will be optional. Previous backpacking experience is required, preferably at high altitude. There will be no fee for the outing. Details and registration forms will be posted in February.  Save the week for this adventure!   Coordinator: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconAug 9 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Topic to be determined.  Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page later. Trip rated: Kid Friendly.

Bus Trip IconSep 2-6 (Fri-Tue) Santa Fe Peaks and Foothills, New Mexico

Pack three days of backpacking or day hiking--your choice--near Santa Fe into Labor Day weekend. Join our chartered sleeper bus in Dallas Friday night. Wake to breakfast in Santa Fe. Two trip options will backpack three days in the high mountains. Two trip options will make great day hikes and sleep both nights in comfy cabins outside the city. We'll deliver you back to Dallas by daybreak Tuesday. Details will be published in spring 2016.  Coordinator: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconSep 13 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Topic to be determined.  Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page later. Trip rated: Kid Friendly.

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconOct 11 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Topic to be determined.  Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page later. Trip rated: Kid Friendly.

Car Camp IconOct 14-16 (Fri-Sun) Beavers Bend State Park, Oklahoma

Beavers Bend State ParkSAVE THESE 2016 DATES so you can join us for this relaxing weekend of fall beauty in scenic southeastern Oklahoma. We have an entire group compound reserved, complete with your choice of rustic cabin or tent camping, bathhouse and dining hall with kitchen. We'll offer Saturday hike options ranging from a one-mile nature trail to a 7-mile roller-coaster trail up and down and over the skyline ridges. The park offers many family-friendly activities you can enjoy. We'll offer a Saturday night catered dinner option. More trip details and price and reservation information will be available in July 2016. Trip rated: Kid Friendly. Coordinator: Liz Wheelan Send Email 214-368-2306

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconNov 8 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Topic to be determined.  Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page later. Trip rated: Kid Friendly.

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconDec 13 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Topic to be determined.  Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page later. Trip rated: Kid Friendly.

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