Following is a list of desert trips. Outings are not rated. Distance and elevation gain can give you an indication of the suitability of a trip, but the condition of the trail, or lack of a trail, can change the degree of difficulty. An eight mile, 900’ elevation gain hike on a good trail would be easy to moderate, a similar hike up a brush-filled canyon could be strenuous. If you have not previously participated in a desert outing, it is recommended that you call the leader and ask about the suitability of the trip given your conditioning.
For questions concerning an outing, or to sign up, please contact the leader listed in the write-up. For questions about Desert Committee Outings in general, or to receive the outings list by e-mail, please contact Kate Allen at kj.allen96[at]gmail[dot]com or 661-944-4056.
The Sierra Club requires participants to sign a standard liability waiver at the beginning of each trip. If you would like to read the Liability Waiver before you choose to participate, please go to http://www.sierraclub.org/outings/ chapter/forms, or contact the Outings Department at 415-977-5528 for a printed version.
INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND IN THE BLACK ROCK
July 4-7, Thursday-Sunday
This will be a very busy weekend in the Black Rock. No specific activities planned at this writing but it’s a shame to waste such a long weekend so it’ll probably be a car-camp. Possible amateur radio class on Sunday! Call leader after 6/15 for more info. Leader is very familiar w/ the area and can find plenty to do up there. Sorry, no RV’s or trailers. Dogs on leash, LNT. Leader: David Book, 775-843-6443. Great Basin Group/CNRCC Desert Committee
EASTERN NEVADA WILDERNESS SERVICE
July 26-29, FriDAY-Monday
Once again we partner with ranger John from BLM in Ely for a scintillating Wilderness service project in eastern Nevada. We’ve worked in the Mt. Grafton Wilderness south of Ely, the Highland Ridge, just south of Great Basin National Park, and the Becky Peak Wilderness in the Schell Creek Range north of Ely. Where will it be this time? Sign up and find out. We do know – it will be useful, enjoyable, hard work for wilderness with pleasing camaraderie in a wild, scenic area. Central commissary offered for usual exorbitant fee, contact Vicky Hoover, 415-977-5527 or email@example.com.
SERVICE AND HIKING IN THE CARRIZO PLAINS
September 27-29, Friday-Sunday
This is an opportunity to visit and to assist an outstanding and relatively unknown national monument. There will be an optional and scenic hike high in the Caliente Mountains on Friday. Others may join us for National Public Lands Day on Saturday when we will participate with other volunteers doing trail maintenance. On Sunday we will tour a number of the historic, prehistoric, and geologic sites in the Monument. Leader Craig Deutsche, firstname.lastname@example.org, (310-477-6670) CNRCC Desert Committee
Sierra Club California Seller of Travel number is CST 2087766-40. (Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.)
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NON-SIERRA CLUB ACTIVITIES
The following activities are not sponsored nor administered by Sierra Club. The Sierra Club has no information about the planning of these activities and makes no representations or warranties about the quality, safety, supervision, or management of such activities. They are published only as a reader service as they may be of interest to the readers of this publication.
Friends of Nevada Wilderness
Friends of Nevada Wilderness is dedicated to preserving all qualified Nevada public lands as wilderness, protecting all present and potential wilderness from ongoing threats, informing the public about the values of and need for wilderness, and restoring and improving the management of wild lands. Go to www.nevadawilderness.org to see their list of service trips.
California Wilderness Coalition
The California Wilderness Coalition works to protect the natural landscapes that make California unique, providing clean air and water, a home to wildlife, and a place for recreation and spiritual renewal. CWC is dedicated to protecting and restoring California’s wild places and native biodiversity on a state-wide level. Learn more at www.calwild.org
Desert Survivors is an affiliation of desert lovers committed to experiencing, sharing, and protecting desert wilderness. They conduct trips to give others the opportunity to experience the desert as they do, as part of their efforts to protect the wild places they love to explore. Must be a member to participate in trips. For a list of trips, go to: http://www.desert-survivors.org.