Our cultural and wildlife journey takes us by rail and van to three incredible national parks where we'll have a good chance of seeing wild tigers, superb birds, and possibly all of the big game animals on the Indian subcontinent. We will explore the beguiling treasures of this ancient land, including the medieval monuments of Khajuraho, the sublimely magnificent Taj Mahal, and the mysterious lost temples reclaimed by the forest and taken over by big cats. Accommodations are in hotels and nature lodges.
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MAR 6-9 (THU-SUN) SPRING ATJOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CARCAMP
Visit Joshua Tree National Park when temperatures are cooler and wild flowers may be blooming. We may explore palm oases, boulder areas, and desert canyons or climb peaks within the Park. Camp in the Indian Cove campground (picnic tables, fire grates, and pit toilets). Bring your own drinking water or fill up at the Indian Cove Ranger Station. Hikes may be off trail. Some vehicle travel on dirt roads may be required. Cost is $30 per person and includes 3 nights of camping. $20 deposit required to confirm participation. Group size limited to 16. For reservation information call leader: Rich Juricich, email@example.com, 916-492-2181. Delta Sierra Group/ CNRCC DESERT COMMITTEE
Join us on an exploration of southern, central, and northern Vietnam, visiting many of the most beautiful, important, and interesting natural and cultural sites from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. We'll hike in a national park, snorkel, and kayak on Ha Long Bay (all physical activities are optional). We'll stay overnight in a mountain village and experience Vietnamese culture through music, dance and water-puppetry performances.
Backcountry oriented fun-filled weekend. Ski downhill or snowboard on Mammoth Mtn, daily leader led backcountry ski tours and snowshoe tours. Visit geological formations. Ski on your own at Tamarack Nordic Ski Center. Non Skiers Welcome. Quality Inn lodging, two person, 2 beds/private bath, microwave, fridge, indoor spa. Close to shopping, night life, casual and fine dining, free shuttles. Leave Orange County 2:00 pm. South Bay and Sylmar pick-up later. Return Orange County Sunday approx 10pm. Includes bus, lodging, full breakfast, happy hour, bus refreshments, Sunday dinner. Send 2 sase OR 1 sase and e mail address, phones, $305 (made out to Orange County Sierra Singles) to Reserv: Beth Martin, 530 South Lake Ave. #708, Pasadena CA 91101 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Leader: Keith Martin (email@example.com). Asst: Donna Specht, Mark Mitchell, Snowshoe ldrs: Kent Schwitkis, Sherry Ross.
March 8 - 9, Sat – Sun
O: Backpack: CHRT, Joshua Tree National Park
Dora Olea, Jeff Johnson; and Susan Campo supporting
Backpacking at Joshua Tree on the California Riding and Hiking Trail is our next adventure. This time we will hike about 16.5 miles in two days. It is a beautiful experience that you cannot miss. On Saturday, we will pack in about 6.5 miles and set up the camp in the middle of nowhere. On Sunday, we will hike out around 10 miles. This trip requires backpacking experience and involves a car shuttle. Optional Mexican Feast on Sunday. Space is limited. Cost is only $20 per person. This includes camping fees on Friday and other group expenses. For more info and RSVP contact leader Dora at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 213-200-0239.
In a surprising relief from the Kansas prairie, the Elk River trail follows an elevated limestone ridge for almost 15 miles of sometimes rocky, sometimes smooth treadway. We’ll camp Saturday night at the east trailhead (about two hours from Tulsa), and dayhike 8 or 9 miles on Saturday to a half-way point. Those who do not wish to camp Friday night can meet us at the trailhead on Saturday morning.
The Air & Energy Team of the Chicago Group of Sierra Club works within the Chicago area and beyond for a healthy and green community. We organize, lobby, and educate for cleaner air and sustainable energy choices. Our monthly meetings help plan our active campaigns. We're currently hard at work on CO2 regulations, the Illinois Renewable Portfolio Standard, Keystone XL, Fracking and Home Energy Efficiency.
Meet with other Sierra Club members for an informal social hour to welcome the spring at Ceoltas in Harrisburg! Look for folks wearing green shirts. We'll be enjoying the food and drink specials from 5 to 7 pm.
Join us for a three days of hiking in the Arrastra and Tres Alamos Wilderness areas located west of Hwy 93 near the Santa Maria River. This is the perfect time of year to see the desert in spring blush - it's a beautiful area (see photo on our web site). We'll visit a uranium mine site and hike up the river to see Peeples Canyon and learn about the history of the area. High clearance vehicle required, and 4WD is nice. Maximum 8 hikers. For more info, contact Tom Slaback at 928-778-4233 or email@example.com.
Leisurely walk through Arboretum grounds. More social activity than hike, so expect less structure. About 3 miles with numerous stops to take in the scenery, look at the collections and chat with fellow walkers. Please bring a picnic lunch for lunch around 1pm. Look for early blooming bulbs, winter-hazel, wintersweet, sweet-box, cornelian-cherries and also the Gotelli conifer collection. Meet at 10 am in front of visitor center near 23rd and R st NE. Metrobuses going to the arboretum from Ft. Totten and Stadium Armory stations. Leader Sankar Sitaraman, 202-607-9950.
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