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March, 2013 Outings

UPCOMING EVENT: MARCH 17, SUNDAY

White Elephant Used Gear Trunk Sale

This is a Sierra Club fundraiser. Come join us at Land Park Ski and Sports at 4207 Freeport Blvd. 10:00 AM to 2 PM. Cheap gear, gently used, come early and get the good stuff first! Fundraiser for the Sierra Club. Questions? Contact Kathy 916.451.3358.

UPCOMING OUTING: MAY 24-27, FRIDAY-MONDAY

Bothé-Napa Valley State Park

This is a Sierra Club fundraiser.  We will have a variety of activities; including hiking, historical tours, and wine tasting.  The Bale Grist Mill is within walking distance of the park, and Robert Louis Stevenson State Park is nearby; as well as, the Old Faithful Geyser and the Petrified Forest.  $45 per person (this does not include meals, park admissions, or wine tasting).  Call leader for reservation.  Leader: Kathy 916.451.3358.

UPCOMING OUTING: JULY 4-7, THURSDAY-SUNDAY

July 4th Fundraiser Campout.  Humboldt Redwoods (Singles Section)

Save the dates for a camping trip to the Redwoods Thursday, July 4th through Sunday, July 7th!  We have reserved a group campsite at Humboldt Redwoods State Park.  This is our annual Sierra Club Fund Raising campout.  Cost for three nights will be $75.00 per person.  More info to follow, signups will begin mid March.  In the meantime, contact Margaret Bundy with questions. MargaretBundy@yahoo.com or 916.849.1882 after 5:00 p.m.

EVERY TUESDAY & THURSDAY IN MARCH

Really Brrrisk Walk (1A).  Davis (Singles Section)

Meet 7:00 a.m. @ Peet's Coffee in the north Davis Market Place, Covell Boulevard & Sycamore Lane (at Hwy 113).  Walking distance is about 5 miles in 90 minutes.  Return to Peet's by 8:30 a.m.  Everyone is welcome.  Rain cancels.  Watch for wild turkeys, geese, coyotes, raptors, and other wildlife of Davis along greenbelts, ponds, fields, ditches, dirt paths, Village Homes, and UCD campus or Arboretum.  Contact co-leaders for more information.  Co-leaders: Marilú Carter mccarter@ucdavis.edu or 530.758.3151 and Richard Crescitelli rcresci@rocketmail.com.

MARCH 2-3, SATURDAY-SUNDAY

Paddle & Campout (Flat Water).  Tomales Bay (Paddling Section)

We will camp on a Point Reyes beach and paddle a portion of the bay on Saturday morning and another area on Saturday Afternoon.  We will be observing the bird and animal life in the bay.  Meet at Miller County Park.  There is a limit of 14 paddlers.  For information contact Larry Deckard.  Leaders: Shelley Brown and Larry Deckard 916.207.2191 or ladeckard@yahoo.com.

MARCH 2, SATURDAY

Day Hike (2B).  Golden Gate National Recreation Area  (Singles Section)

Loop hike with a visit to the Point Bonita lighthouse and the Nike missile site SF-88L open house.  Approximately 7 miles total.  Optional dinner in Marin County.  Rain cancels.  Meet 8:30 a.m. @ Mace Blvd (east side of Davis) Park & Ride, north of I-80.  Leader: Richard Crescitelli 530.758.2340 or rcresci@rocketmail.com.

Beginner/Intermediate Cross Country Ski (All ages).  Royal Gorge (Singles Section)

This is cross country skiing on groomed trails at the resort.  Participants with limited or no skiing experience can take a lesson in the morning while the leader takes the rest of the group out for a short tour on Beginner trails.  We will meet up for lunch and go out for another tour in the afternoon.  The afternoon tour will require some intermediate experience and that participants be in decent shape.  Bring lunch, gloves, sunglasses, hat and sun block.  Lunch is also available at the lodge.  Maximum distance is about 12 miles with little elevation gain.  A trail pass is required and ski rentals are available at the resort.  Cross country ski rentals are no longer available at REI.  Group size limited to 20.  Heavy snow cancels.  Optional dinner afterward.  The date and time is subject to change so, to get all the updates, please sign up online at the Sacramento Sierra Club Meetup at http://www.meetup.com/Sacramento-Sierra-Club/.  Leader will send meeting info to the Meetup RSVPs.  Leader: Scott Waksdal swaksdal@hotmail.com or 916.342.0404.

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MARCH 3, SUNDAY

Lunch & Walk.  Natomas (Singles Section)

Meet 11:15 a.m. at the SW corner of the shopping center at the NE corner of Del Paso and Truxel/Natomas Bl.  The address for the closest restaurant (for you GPS users) is 4630 Natomas Blvd. in Sac.  We can wander the shopping center doing a study of the available restaurants.  Most popular one wins (subject to trip leader pulling rank).  After lunch, we will walk out to the edge of civilization in North Natomas.  About 5-6 miles round trip.  If the weather is wonderful, we can extend the walk into some nice city parks.  If it is raining, we may ditch the walk and drive to a movie theatre about a mile away.  Bring money, container for leftovers, movie guide from the Bee, sunhat, water, etc.  No calls before 9:00 a.m.  No reservation needed.  Leader: Barb 916.925.5862.

Backcountry Ski (2D).  Hawkin’s Peak - Pickett’s Junction (Sacramento Group)

We will start from Pickett’s Junction and head south covering about 9 miles and at least 3,100 feet of gain.  Limited to 8.  Bring the 10 essentials. A snow shovel, beacon, and probes are required.  Must have metal edged skis with skins.  Must be able to ski an intermediate resort level run or better.  You need to contact me no later than Friday March 1st.  No dogs.  Must be in great shape.  This could be a long day.  Leader: Ted Lenzie  916.985.6144 or, I prefer (Mon. thru Thurs.), Clubted@Gmail.com.

MARCH 7, THURSDAY

Day Hike (2B).  Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve - West Yolo County (Singles Section)

This 5 mile loop takes you to a ridge overlooking Lake Berryessa.  The elevation gain of over 1,000 feet and the rockiness of the ridge makes this a challenging hike.  We will meet at the parking lot in Winters, just south of Steady Eddy’s Café.  Meet near the gazebo at 9:00 a.m.  Bring lunch, water and shoes or boots with a good tread.  We will carpool the 10 miles to the trailhead from the parking lot.  Please let the leader know you are coming.  Leader: Jean Crossley 530.400.0741 or jcrossley1@peoplepc.com.

MARCH 9, SATURDAY

Day Hike (2B).  Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve (Singles Section)

The bay area hills may still be green and lush, and the drive there will be relatively short.  Moderate to strenuous hike, 8 miles and 1,400’ elev. gain.  More than a light rain cancels.  Not limited to singles.  Optional dinner afterwards  Meet 8:30 a.m. @ 11th & P St.  Leader: John Meininger 916.967.1018.


Snowshoe Hike.  Hwy 88 (Singles Section)
My last snowshoe for the season!  Please dress appropriately for the changeable weather conditions.  Snowshoe gear may be rented at Land Park Ski and Sports or REI.  Bring $$ for Sno-park pass and drivers.  Snow chains requirement cancel trips.  Meet 8:00 @ 11th & P Streets.  Call for secondary meeting place.  Leader: Kathy 916.451.3358.

Daylight Saving Time Starts Tonight

spring back

Set your clocks Ahead an hour before you go to bed tonight!!!

Or you’ll be standing in the parking lot wondering, “Where is everyone.”

MARCH 10, SUNDAY

Short Day Hike (1A).  South Davis (Singles Section)

A 3-mile walk on paved trails around South Davis followed by optional lunch at a casual restaurant.  Meet 10:00 a.m. in Davis, in front of Common Grounds coffee shop in the Oakshade Shopping Center (corner of Cowell and Pole Line Road). Remember that Daylight Saving begins today.  Rain cancels. Leader: Richard Crescitelli 530.758.2340, rcresci@rocketmail.com.

Backcountry Ski (2D).  Jake’s Peak or Mt. Tallac, Lake Tahoe (Sacramento Group)

We will start from Lake Tahoe and head west.  About 6 miles and at least 3,200 feet of gain.  We will go to the mountain with the best snow.  Limited to 8.  Bring the 10 essentials.  A snow shovel, beacon, and probes are required.  Must have metal edged skis with skins.  Must be able to ski an intermediate resort level run or better.  Please do not contact me after 7:00 p.m. the day before.  No dogs.  Must be in good shape.  Leader: Ted Lenzie 916.985.6144 or, I prefer (Mon. thru Thurs.), Clubted@Gmail.com.

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MARCH 16, SATURDAY

Day Hike (2A).  Tomales Point (Singles Section)

Join us for this hike out to the northernmost tip of Point Reyes with views of Tomales Bay, Dillon Beach, and the Pacific Ocean.  We hope to see Tule Elk and Grey Whales.  This hike is almost 10 miles with 1,200’ elevation gain. Bring warm clothing, lunch, water and $$ for your driver.  Heavy rain cancels.  Optional dinner afterward.  Meet 8 a.m. at 11th & P St.  Leader: Tracy Miller tecumseh2@att.net or 916.635.4730.

Day Hike (2B).  Stebbins Cold Canyon Loop Trail (Singles Section)

This 6-mile loop with 1,000’ elevation gain hike through the 576-acre University of California natural reserve includes a short, but steep, climb up to the Blue Ridge overlooking Lake Berryessa and the Montecello Dam.  Meet 9:30 a.m. in front of Big 5 at 1301 West Covell Boulevard, Davis.  It’s about ½-hour drive to the trailhead.  Rain cancels.  Leader: Richard Crescitelli 530.758.2340 or rcresci@rocketmail.com.

MARCH 17, SUNDAY

White Elephant Used Gear Trunk Sale

This is a Sierra Club fundraiser. Come join us at Land Park Ski and Sports at 4207 Freeport Blvd. 10:00 AM to 2 PM. Cheap gear, gently used, come early and get the good stuff first! Fundraiser for the Sierra Club. Questions? Contact Kathy 916.451.3358.

Day Hike (2A).  Auburn State Recreation Area (Singles Section)

We plan to start at the Confluence of the North and Middle Forks outside Auburn.   We plan to work our way up the middle fork, and eat lunch by the river.  There should be good views of the Middle Fork.  It will be lush and green seeing we are in an early Spring.  We will be hiking on a historic gold mining trail and learn about mining techniques used during the Gold Rush.  Moderate 8-mile loop hike with 600' elevation gain.  Dogs OK on leash only.  Limited to 25.  Email to make reservation and obtain meeting place.   Leader: Greg Hoyt greg.j.hoyt@sbcglobal.net

MARCH 23, SATURDAY

Stair Climb (2B).  San Francisco (Singles Section)

We will drive to BART (unless we have enough people willing to drive into SF) and ride to San Francisco.  Our 10 miles will be up and down stairs and hills most of the day (really) for about 1,200-1,600 feet of elev. gain, all on pavement.  You will need CASH (yes, cash) for your driver, bridge tolls, BART, lunch, three bakery visits, a bagel store (with bagels the way bagels are meant to be), candy store, and possible dinner on the drive home.  Bring a snack in case our lunch is late.  You will get some great views, fascinating architecture, lots of food, and even a bit of a history lesson.  Bring water, layered clothing for San Francisco weather, sun hat, container for leftovers, etc.  Rain cancels.  Meet 8:00 a.m. @ 11th & P Street.  No calls before 9:00 a.m.  Leader: Barb 916.925.5862.

MARCH 24, SUNDAY

Ñ Day Hike (2A).  China Camp State Park (Singles Section)

Located on San Pablo Bay only 3 miles from San Rafael. and Hwy 101.  We'll start with a tour of the historic Chinese fishing village then, hike through a wonderful Oak/Bay/Madrone woodland that parallels the shore and offers great views of San Pablo Bay.  6-8 total miles & 500’ elev. gain.  Bring essentials, and $$ for driver, park entrance and optional dinner afterward.  No reservation needed.  Hike rain or shine.  Meet 9 a.m. @ 11th & P St.  Leader: Tony Loftin HikingTony@earthlink.net or 916.448.3230.

MARCH 25, MONDAY

Full Moon Walk (1A).  UC Davis Arboretum (Singles Section)
We will hike along Putah Creek on the UCD campus.  Three miles on paved trails.  Moonrise is at 6:00 p.m.  Optional dinner afterward at a casual restaurant in Davis.  Meet 6:30 p.m. @ 500 First Street parking lot behind the shopping center.  Leader: Richard Crescitelli 530.758.2340 or rcresci@rocketmail.com.

MARCH 30, SATURDAY

Day Hike (2A).  Bear Valley – Arch Rock (Singles Section)

Come with us for a nice and easy hike to the Pacific Ocean where we’ll have lunch with great views.  It’s 8 miles with 300’ elevation gain.  Bring lunch, water and $$ for your driver and optional dinner.  Meet 8 a.m. @ 11th & P Street.  Leader: Margaret Bundy margaretbundy@yahoo.com or 916.849.1882.

MARCH 30-31, SATURDAY-SUNDAY

Backcountry Ski Weekend (2D).  Mt. Tamarack (11,213’) & Crater Crest (10,525’) (Sacramento Group)

These peaks are around the Bridgeport area.  Mt. Tam is about 3 miles with 3,200 feet of gain.  Crater Crest is about 8 miles with 3,200 feet of gain.  Learn about the local geography.  Limited to 12.  No dogs.  Bring the 10 essentials, skins, metal edged backcountry skis, avalanche beacon, probes, and a snow shovel are required.  Must be in great shape.  Leader: Ted Lenzie  916.985.6144 or, I prefer (Mon. thru Thurs.), Clubted@Gmail.com.

MARCH 31, SUNDAY

Day Hike (2A).  Humbug-Willow Creek Parkway (Singles Section)

Here is a close-to-home hike through Folsom’s green space.  We will hike about 6 to 8 total miles with little elev. gain.  Bring essentials.  Hike rain or shine.  No reservation needed.  Children aged 10 years or older and accompanied by their parent/guardian are welcome.  Meet 10 a.m. @ the parking area between Jamba Juice and La Bou, which is located in Folsom on the southwest corner of Folsom Blvd. & Blue Ravine Drive.  Leader: Tony Loftin HikingTony@earthlink.net or 916.448.3230.

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