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Delta- Sierra Group is participating in Meetup with, Yokuts and Tuolumne Groups. To stay informed on outings, and events in our region just join the Stockton, Modesto, and Sonora Sierra Club.

The Sierra Club is America's oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization with the Mother Lode Chapter serving 24 Northern California Counties. Enjoy a variety of events offered by three of the Mother Lode Chapter Groups: "Stockton" Delta-Sierra Group (DSG), "Modesto" Yokuts Group (YG), and "Sonora" Tuoloumne Group (TG) which make up the Central Gold Country. Hiking, gorge scrambling, kayaking, skiing, biking, camping, service trips and other events are lead by Sierra Club trained leaders.

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Day Hikes in the Groveland Highway 120 Area every Thursday, Day Hike 1A/B 2A/B (Tuolumne Group)
Each Thursday meet at Mary Laveroni Park, Groveland at 8:00 am for an approximate 6 mile hike. Bring a jacket, water, sunscreen and a snack in a daypack. Wear hiking boots. In fair weather the hike is generally followed by a picnic lunch near the trailhead. Call Frank Oyung at (209) 962-7585 or send him an email to frank-oyung@sbcglobal.net.
February 16-20. Monday Thursday. River Paddle & Camping (Class 1) Lower Colorado River (River Touring Section)
We will paddle approximately 41 miles from Walters Camp, south of Blythe, to Squaw Lake, just north of the Imperial Dam. We paddle through the southern part of Cibola National Wildlife Refuge, Imperial National Wildlife Refuge, Picacho State Park and Imperial National Wildlife Area camping along the river. Limit of 14. Leaders are Larry Deckard and Shelley Brown. Contact Larry at 916.207.2191 or ladeckard@yahoo.com.
March 7, Saturday - River Paddle (Class 1-1 ) Yuba River (River Touring Section)
Paddle down the main stem of the Yuba River through the Land of Cobblestones Yuba Goldfields, by canoe or kayak. Sturdy footwear is necessary for the portage around Daguerra Point Dam. Participants must provide their own boats, paddles, and PFDs. Call leader for details. Please leave your phone number and e-mail address. Leaders: Rod Hall 916.631.7643 and Holly Wenger 916.482.5592.
March 28, 2015 Saturday Lake Paddle (Class 1). Clear Lake at Auburn
We will put in on the south end and paddle the Anderson Marsh area of the lake, stopping for a snack or picnic lunch. There is abundant wildlife in the area including the potential for seeing wood ducks, peregrine falcons, pond turtles and golden eagles. Paddlers must provide their own boats, paddles, PFDs, food and camping gear. Limited to 7 participants. Leader is Ann Prentiss. Call Ann at 510-508-6433 or email to annprentiss@gmail.com with questions or to receive the trip information sheet.
March 29, Sunday - River Paddle (Class 1) Feather River (River Touring Section)
Travel through "The Great Valley Mixed Riparian Forest" in your canoe or kayak, along the Feather and Bear Rivers. Participants must provide their own boats, paddles, and PFDs. Call leader for details. Please leave your phone number and e-mail address. Leaders: Rod Hall 916.631.7643 and Holly Wenger 916.482.559.
April 11, Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm in PDT Kayak Festival at Lodi Lake (Non-Sierra Club Event)
This spring Headwaters Kayak Shop 847 North Cluff Avenue Suite A6, Lodi, is doing our first ever Kayak Festival at Lodi Lake. We have teamed up with the City of Lodi to use the entire beach area at Lodi Lake. Come paddle all of the latest model Rec Kayaks, Canoes, Fishing Kayaks, and SUP's, and have all your questions answered by our industry pros. We will have industry representatives, Headwaters Pro Staff, as well as professional kayakers hanging around all day. We look forward to kicking off spring at Lodi Lake and the boat house with all of you. So mark your calendars and tell your friends. It's going to be the kayak party of the year! We will add more details as we secure vendors, band, etc. So stay in touch!
April 12, Sunday - Lake Paddle (Class 1). Lake Berryessa inNapa County
We will put in at the south end of the lake and explore the various coves and feeder streams, stopping for a picnic lunch as we go. The east side of the lake contains a 2000 acre wildlife management area that is home to mountain lions, rattlesnakes, skunks, osprey and golden eagle. Paddlers must provide their own boats, paddles and PFDs. Limited to 7 participants. Leader is Ann Prentiss. Call Ann at 510-508-6433 or email to annprentiss@gmail.com with questions or to receive the trip information sheet.
May 17, Sunday - Creek Paddle (Class 1). Estero Americano in Jenner
We will put in near Highway 1, near Valley Ford, and paddle the 5.6 miles to the Pacific Ocean where well have a picnic lunch before paddling back. This paddle passes through a variety of environments and holds the potential for seeing a wide variety of wildlife, especially birds. Paddlers must provide their own boats, paddles and PFDs. Limited to 7 participants. Leader is Ann Prentiss. Call Ann at 510-508-6433 or email to annprentiss@gmail.com with questions or to receive the trip information sheet.
July 8-14 Wednesday To Monday - River Paddle (Class 2) Mackenzie and Willamette Rivers, Oregon
We will launch just north of Eugene on the Mackenzie River and paddle to Independence, which is south of Salem, through a riparian area rich in bird life and surprisingly unspoiled by human activity. We will car camp in Albany. Leaders are Larry Deckard and Shelley Brown. Call Larry Deckard at 916-207-2191 or e-mail him at ladeckard@yahoo.com for information.
July 31 August 5, Friday To Wednesday - 21st Annual Yokuts Backpack Trip
This is the Emigrant Wilderness, Lakes Extravangza! We depart from Kennedy Meadows Trailhead early on the 31st, on a clockwise circuit through the spectacular northeastern quadrant of Emigrant Wilderness. The first leg is up to Kennedy Lake. Day 2 is through some of the high, volcanic country along the divide, past Emigrant Meadow Lake and down to Mosquito Lake. On day 3 well head to Emigrant and Blackbird Lakes, before heading off-trail to Fraser Lake, by way of W lake and Shallow Lakes. The third night will be at Fraser Lake, after which well pick up a trail heading west to Buck Lakes passing Cow Meadow Lake, then off-trail to an area of small lakes and ponds above Buck Lakes. Day 5 we continue north off-trail to Granite Dome, camping the last night at a lake on the north side of the dome Ridge Lake or Iceland Lake. Last we go by trail to Kennedy meadows. Participants should be able to hike 8-9 miles a day, including off-trail segments and elevation gains of up to 2,000 feet. Limited to 10 persons. For details and sign up (with $50 deposit) and contact Sierra Club trip leaders Randall Brown 209 632-5994 or Jerry Jackman 209 577-5616.
 
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