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Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconAug 20 (Wed) No Outings Committee Meeting

There's no Outings Committee meeting tonight.  The Outings Committee will meet next on September 17.   Organizer: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconSep 3 (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 REI, 4515 LBJ Freeway, Farmers Branch, TX 75244 (north side of LBJ between Midway and Welch) at 6:30 pm. Contact the Dallas Group Chair for more information.

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

(replace this text with a short description of the image)Dr. Laura Gough will review how soils, plants, and consumers are responding to climate change in northern Alaska, and will connect these results to implications for North Texas ecosystems.  Everyone is invited to the Dallas Sierra Club's General Meeting.  Full details are on our home page now.

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconSep 17 (Wed) Outings Committee Meeting

Tonight is an important meeting for the Outings Committee.  We will review the Weminuche trip and discuss destinations and dates for all major trips in 2015.  Bring your ideas, maps and calendars.  Meet upstairs at the Dallas REI store on the north side of LBJ Freeway between Midway and Welch at 6:30 PM.  Outings leaders, prospective leaders, and people interested in outings are welcome. Ask Mark to be placed on the email list for an agenda.  Organizer: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

Class IconSep 30 (Tue) Wilderness Navigation Class - Part 1 (aka Learn to Explore!)

Most walks in the woods are pretty easy but journeys of all lengths can turn from amazing to catastrophic if you can't find your way. Please join us to learn the fundamentals of navigating your way in the wilderness in this comprehensive two night class. Among the subjects covered are: looking for and purchasing different type maps, how to read maps, how not to get lost, map use if you do get lost, and different kinds of compasses and how to use your compass. (replace this text with a short description of the image)There will be some discussion about GPSs, but our main focus is learning how to use a map and compass so you're not trusting your navigation (and life) to something that takes batteries. If you have a compass, bring it to the class. If you don't have one, we will have an extra you can use and will show you what to look for when you purchase your own. The class will be held at the Dallas REI store (Guadalupe Peak room, 2nd floor), 4515 LBJ Freeway, north side, between Midway and Welch. This two-night class (second night Thur., October 2) will begin at 6:30 PM and finish about 8:45 PM. The class fee is $25 for Sierra Club members and $35 for non-members. Cost covers both nights and handout materials. Bring a water bottle and pen or pencil for taking notes and writing navigation practice exercises.  No reservations - just show up. A half day hike the following weekend with the class instructor will be offered to class participants who want to practice their new skills. Contact: Bill Greer Send Email 972-247-0446

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconOct 1 (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 REI, 4515 LBJ Freeway, Farmers Branch, TX 75244 (north side of LBJ between Midway and Welch) at 6:30 pm. Contact the Dallas Group Chair for more information.

Class IconOct 2 (Thu) Wilderness Navigation Class - Part 2

This is the second night of our two part class.  See the class listing above (Tuesday, Sept 30) for details. Contact: Bill Greer Send Email 972-247-0446

Backpack IconOct 4-5 (Sat-Sun) Beginner Backpacking Trip to the Caney Creek Wilderness

Join us for one of the Dallas Sierra Club’s favorite local backpacking trips. We’ll hike about 4½ miles and camp near a waterfall. The round-trip distance is about 9 miles. We will be hiking along a stream and there will be a few small hills to climb. After setting up camp, we’ll do a short day hike as time permits. This trip is relatively easy and is suitable for beginners.  Priority sign-ups will be given to those who have taken the beginner backpacking class.  Please contact the leader to sign up. Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Marcos Jorge Send Email 214-682-6555

Conservation IconOct 4-5 (Sat-Sun) Earth, Wind, & Fire Energy Summit

The Dallas Sierra Club and other organizations are sponsoring an exciting, two-day energy conference the weekend of Oct 4-5 at the Addison Conference Center in North Dallas.

(replace this text with a short description of the image)The Earth, Wind and Fire Energy Summit is the first energy conference of its kind in Texas. While most conferences focus on a single form or a narrow selection of energy sources, this weekend event promises to provide attendees a global view of America's energy portfolio and then turn to energy issues in Texas, discussing not only traditional and renewable forms of energy but also new, emerging energy technologies. Discussion will also focus on the environmental and human impacts associated with these forms of energy and probe into some of the challenges and compelling questions facing these sources.

Topics include geothermal, wind, solar, waste-to-energy, coal, nuclear, natural gas, and oil. Confirmed speakers from across the country will include academics, policymakers, and professional representatives from associations that focus on energy issues.

Our mission is to educate the public and those who work to influence policy on the public’s behalf regarding environmental issues associated with energy. Our aim is to answer some of today’s pressing questions raised by the public and in the media surrounding energy issues.

Space is limited-- so make your reservations now to attend this exciting event. Early Registration: $55 (before August 15). Late Registration: $75. Visit earthwindfiresummit.org for more information and to register. Contact: Rita Beving Send Email

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

Everyone is invited to the Dallas Sierra Club's General Meeting.  Full details will be on our home page about a month before the meeting.

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconOct 15 (Wed) Outings Committee Meeting

Meet upstairs at the REI Dallas store on the north side of LBJ between Midway and Welch at 6:30 PM. The agenda will include final planning for the Beavers Bend trip and the Big Bend trip.  We will confirm destinations dates and coordinators for major trips of 2015.  Outings leaders, prospective leaders, and people interested in outings are welcome. Ask Mark to be placed on the email list for an agenda.  Organizer: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

Car Camp IconOct 17-19 (Fri-Sun) FALL FUN at Beavers Bend State Park

Beavers BendJoin us one and all for this annual event among the scenic beauty and fall colors of Beavers Bend State Park in southeast Oklahoma. Our group complex offers your choice of rustic cabin or tent camping on the grassy lawn or by the river. Amenities include a dining hall so we have space rain or shine, kitchen and stone fireplace, hot showers and flush toilets. Activity options will include group hikes in a variety of lengths, special interest hikes plus outdoor related mini-clinics for those interested. You're also welcome to be on your own to enjoy the many options offered by the park including hikes, great biking, new nature center, local history museum, horseback riding, canoeing and kayaking (rentals available), even a train ride through the forest for those wanting to see it the easy way! Saturday night offers a catered dinner (optional) and a special performance by actor Lee Stetson portraying John Muir. Reservation deadline October 14. For complete trip information, including costs and sign-up forms, click here. Do a lot or just sit back in your camp chair and watch the horseshoe game. Gather your family and friends - this outings is great for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and stages! Trip rated: Kid Friendly. Coordinator: Liz Wheelan Send Email 214-368-2306

Social Gathering IconOct 18 (Sat) An Evening with John Muir!

Leet Stetson as John MuirOK, not John Muir, but the next best thing - renowned actor Lee Stetson himself, just off the Yosemite Theater stage for a special, Saturday night live performance portraying John Muir during his adventures in the high Sierras. The performance will be a highlight of our annual fall outing at Beavers Bend State Park near Broken Bow, OK. Seats for Mr. Stetson's performance are included for those signed up for the weekend camp out (cabin or tent). Availability of tickets for Mr. Stetson's Saturday night Oklahoma program only may be available in early October if not sold out to those signed up for the camp out. See above for more information about this fun weekend. Complete details on both events and reservation information is in this PDF. Feel free to contact the trip coordinator with any questions. Coordinator: Liz Wheelan Send Email 214-368-2306

Announcement IconOct 19 (Sun) John Muir Live On Stage

(replace this text with a short description of the image)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 thrilling adventures in this show: his ride down a canyon wall on an avalanche; freezing in the midst of a howling blizzard while simultaneously being boiled and blistered in hot springs; Muir's encounter with a Yosemite earthquake; and much more -- all liberally salted with Muir's wilderness philosophy.

$10.  7:00 p.m., Addison Conference Centre Studio Theater. Full details are on our home page now. Trip rated: Kid Friendly.

Backpack IconOct 24-26 (Fri-Sun) Eagle Rock Loop Backpack

Join me on a three day backpack on the longest loop trail (27 miles) in Arkansas. A combination of parts of the Little Missouri Trail, the Athens-Big Fork Trail and the Viles Branch Trail, the Eagle Rock Loop Trail crosses the Little Missouri River several times and travels over six major ridges. The hike will combine steep hill climbs through mixed hardwood and pine forests with strolls along crystal clear streams.  It is arguably one of the best hikes in the Ouachita Mountains. Points of interest include Little Missouri Falls, Spirit Rock Vista, Eagle Rock Vista and Winding Stairs. Participants should have some backpacking experience. TRIP RATING: STRENUOUS (due to elevation changes along the Athens-Big Fork Trail and the amount of miles covered). Please contact the trip leader to sign up. Trip rated: Strenuous. Leader: Justin Taliaferro Send Email 214-534-6606

Car Camp IconOct 25-26 (Sat-Sun) Car Camping in the Winding Stair Area in Oklahoma

We'll try to catch the fall colors in this beautiful part of the Ouachita Mountains this weekend.  On Saturday, we will hike about 9 to 10 miles on a loop trail in the Horse Thief Springs area.  The hike will be downhill into the Holson Valley in the morning, and uphill back to the cars in the afternoon.  The day hike includes about 1900 feet of elevation change.  There will also be a short day hike on Sunday morning before heading home.  Because of the length and terrain of the day hike, this trip is rated as moderately strenuous.  Note that the campsite is semi-primitive, and has no water.  Contact the leader to sign up. Trip rated: Moderately Strenuous. Leader: Marcos Jorge Send Email 214-682-6555

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconNov 5 (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 REI, 4515 LBJ Freeway, Farmers Branch, TX 75244 (north side of LBJ between Midway and Welch) at 6:30 pm. Contact the Dallas Group Chair for more information.

Bus Trip IconNov 5-10 (Wed-Mon) Bus Trip to Big Bend National Park - A lot more than cactus!

(replace this text with a short description of the image)DATE CHANGE! November is an ideal month to explore this unique piece of Texas.   The high Chisos Mountains are a sky island of evergreens and Bigtooth Maples.  The Tierra Quemada, 5,000 feet lower, has canyons and washes that conceal precious water.  The Rio Grande glides around the south edge of the park beneath Mexico's Sierra del Carmen.  This is a different Texas, with something new to see each time you visit.  Our chartered sleeper bus leaves Dallas Wednesday night and returns before dawn on Monday. Trip details and registration forms will be posted here in August.  Trip rated: Moderate. Bus trip leader: Arthur Kuehne Send Email 214-608-3210

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

Everyone is invited to the Dallas Sierra Club's General Meeting.  Full details will be on our home page about a month before the meeting.

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconNov 19 (Wed) Outings Committee Meeting

Meet upstairs at the REI Dallas store on the north side of LBJ between Midway and Welch at 6:30 PM.. Tonight we will review the Beavers Bend and Big Bend trips.  This will be the final Outings Committee meeting of 2014.  Outings leaders, prospective leaders, and people interested in outings are welcome. Ask Mark to be placed on the email list for an agenda.  Organizer: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

Backpack IconNov 22-23 (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 IconDec 3 (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 REI, 4515 LBJ Freeway, Farmers Branch, TX 75244 (north side of LBJ between Midway and Welch) at 6:30 pm. Contact the Dallas Group Chair for more information.

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

Everyone is invited to the Dallas Sierra Club's General Meeting.  Full details will be on our home page about a month before the meeting.

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