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Outings &



2011 Calendar

During 2011, we will hold our Photo Section meetings and our photo excursions in alternating months. Dates for our Meetings and Outings are shown below.

Our regular meetings are held in odd-numbered months and include informal presentations and workshops on various aspects of nature photography as well as our ever-popular picture sharing. Everyone is welcome to our meetings. So, mark your calendar and bring your digital images or prints to share with the group. Our meetings are held (for the time being) at the Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Blvd. (Intersection of Folsom Blvd. and Horn Road) at 7:00 p.m. Please see the calendar below for dates.

 Our Photo Outings will be scheduled during the even-numbered months on dates when the most people can come.

 Here is our schedule for 2011.

Photo Section Meetings:

Photography Outings:

January 13th 


March 10th

Saturday, April 9, 2011  (Due to the cold and wet weather, this outing has been postponed from April 3rd to April 9th.  It is possible that it will be postponed again depending on weather conditions.)
Rancho Seco ParkHoward Ranch Trail
Vernal pools and spring flowers: click here for details
Outing Leader:
Ron Maertz (

Saturday, April 23rd
South Yuba State Park (Hwy 20 between Grass Valley and Marysville)

- Spring Scenes: Covered bridges, wildflowers, barns click here for details
Outing Leader: Warren Wittich (

May 12th

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
Deer Creek with Jennifer Wu
- Spring flowers and night time photography: click here for details
Outing Leaders: Jennifer Wu and
Eric Emerson.


Saturday, June 11, 2011
Crystal Basin, Bassi Falls
- Waterfalls and wild flowers in the high sierra. click here for details
Outing Leader: Ron Maertz (


Thursday, July 7th


Thursday, September 8th

Dave Henry from the Sacramento Bee will present a program entitled "Color Over Time" that traces the history of his 32-year coverage of the fall foliage season in The Bee and on Dave Henry has been a professional photographer over 40 years and has continually covered, with his journalistic eye, the changing of the seasons in the Eastern Sierra since joining The Sacramento Bee in 1979.


Dave is also responsible for updating The Bee’s Fall Leaves web page. This is a great resource for anyone planning to visit the eastern Sierra this fall.

October 14 – 17, 2011
Eastern Sierra, Fall Color, Bristlecone Pines
- There will be different agendas, meeting times and locations each day
- click here for details
- Some of the areas we will photograph are:
     -- Mono Lake (Sunrise and sunset)
     -- Various lakes and canyons near Bishop and Lee Vining for fall color
     -- Arches at Alabama Hills near Lone Pine during sunrise and night time
     -- Bristlecone Pines in the White Mountains
Outing Leader: Eric Emerson (

Tuesday, November 15th

November 10 – 13, 2011 (Veteran’s Day Weekend)
Death Valley (Camping)
Camping Thur. thru Saturday night. We have reserved a group campground for up to 40 people so make your reservations with Wendy – first come first served. Photo highlights:
     -- Eureka Dunes at sunrise
     -- Badwater salt flats at sunset
     -- Rhyolite ghost town
     -- Zabrisky Point at sunrise
     -- Mosaic Canyon, Joshua Trees, much more…
Outing Leader:
Wendy Desormeaux (







Non-Sierra Club Outings:


A Yahoo group has been setup to help facilitate photo outings setup by individuals. It is important to note that these outings are NOT associated with the Sierra Club and are NOT to be considered Sierra Club Outings. The following paragraphs briefly outline the procedure for joining the Yahoo group.



First you must have a Yahoo ID. If you do not, you obtain an ID by going to and signing up. Once you have an ID, go to the following web page: and click the "join this group" button. A form will be displayed that will allow you to set certain preferences with respect to this group. These preferences can be changed later. For myself, the easiest way to use this type of group is in Step 2. Message Delivery, select the Individual Email option. That way anytime someone makes a new post to the forum, you will receive an email with a copy of the post. And when you reply to that email using the forum email address, your reply will be posted to the forum as well as being sent to everyone who has selected the Individual Email option.


Please read the Description before clicking the join button just to make sure you understand the purpose of the group.


Also, make sure you mention you are a member of the Mother Lode Photography Club in the "Comment To Owner" box on the signup page.


If you have any problems or questions, please send them to


The 2010 Calendar can be viewed by clicking here

The 2009 Calendar can be viewed by clicking here

The 2008 Calendar can be viewed by clicking here

The 2007 Calendar can be viewed by clicking here

The 2006 Calendar can be viewed by clicking here.

The 2005 Calendar can be viewed by clicking here.


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