February 2013

Ongoing

Yahi Group Cross Country Ski List. Chico has an active cross-country ski group offering group ski outings and lessons. A website dedicated to cross-country skiing is maintained by the group at: http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/chicoxcski/. Local Sierra Club cross-country ski outings are posted on the Calendar there and changes are updated weekly. Additional ski outings may be posted there as are the latest updates on local snow and road conditions. The trail maps of both the McGowan and Colby Meadows XC Ski Areas, information on local ski and rental shops, links to webcams, weather sites and other useful xc ski related information are available in the "Files" and "Links" sections. Website moderator is Ken Atterbury, 530-693-2134

Weekly Wild Winter Workouts (grade 1, class A) Every Sunday, 9 AM, meet at Horseshoe Lake parking lot (just before the locked gate) to power hike in Upper Bidwell Park. Most Sundays, leader will lead 11/2 hour (optional 3 hours) hike on North Rim Trail (light rain does not cancel); otherwise hike is self-organized. Bring water and wear appropriate clothing for the day's predicted weather. Call Jeanne, 530-321-7279 for more information.

On-Going Tuesday Volleyball. Join Yahi Group members and friends for friendly, co-ed volleyball every Tuesday night at 7 PM at the Chapman Center (corner of E. 16th Street and B Street in Chico). Cost: $4 per night. For those at the intermediate level with some volleyball experience. For more information, call Karen, 530-899-8305 or Betty, 530-345-7205.

Volunteer Trail Work in Bidwell Park Volunteers are needed to work on trails or remove invasive plants. Various projects are scheduled almost every week. For more information, call Park volunteer coordinator Lise at 530-896-7831. Wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.


Sunday, February 3 — Cross Country Ski (grade 2, class A). We’ll go where the snow is good. This is for people who own ski equipment. Bring ski gear, lunch, water, appropriate clothing and $ for drivers. Call leader for meeting time and place. Leader: Larry, 530-342-7998; Asst. Leader: Ken 530-693-2134 or Katter@cncnet.com.

Saturday, February 9 — Cross-Country Ski Lessons (Educational) (grade 1, class A). This is for both beginners and those who want to improve their ski technique and fitness. Call for information on ski rentals, clothing and to make reservations. Leader: Larry 530-342-7998; Asst. Leader: Ken, 530-693-2134, or katter@cncnet.com

Sunday, February 10 — Games night in Paradise Games and a potluck for everyone to enjoy. Please call John at 530-872-8258 to let me know how many to prepare for. Bring a new game if you have one, otherwise we'll use our already fun ones. Call for directions.

Thursday, February 14— Sierra Club Newsletter Mailing Prep. Join us to help prepare the newsletter for mailing; it only takes about two hours, and we always have a lot of fun! Volunteers are always needed: newcomers and old members are both welcome. Call 530-343-9277 for directions and more info. (Rescheduled from February 21)

Saturday, February 16 — Cross Country Ski (grade 2, class A). We’ll go where the snow is good. This is for people who own ski equipment. Bring ski gear, lunch, water, appropriate clothing and $ for drivers. Call leader for meeting time and place. Leader: Ken, 530-693-2134 or Katter@cncnet.com; Asst. Leader: Larry, 530-342-7998.

Sunday, February 24 — Green Gate to 5 Mile Shuttle Hike (grade 2, class B) Don't be afraid of the elevation change, about 1000 feet, because the cars will do almost all of the climbing. We will meet at the 5 Mile parking area, paved side, at 9:00 AM. We will leave some cars there and do a shuttle, driving everyone up to the green gate. We will hike down through the foothill pines and blue oaks to the gorgeous views of Chico Creek's south side. We'll catch some of the early wildflowers and overwintering song birds. Bring water, lunch, and clothing, appropriate for the weather. Heavy rain cancels. Sprinkles make it exciting. Leader: Alan, 530-891-8789 or ajmendoza@prodigy.net

Sunday, February 24 — Cross Country Ski (grade 2, class A). We’ll go where the snow is good. This is for people who own ski equipment. Bring ski gear, lunch, water, appropriate clothing and $ for drivers. Call leader for meeting time and place. Leader: Larry, 530-342-7998; Asst. Leader: Ken 530-693-2134 or Katter@cncnet.com.

Thursday, February 28-Sing Along at the Chico Peace and Justice Center. Sing together, songs by Pete Seeger, Woodie Guthrie, Phil Oaks and more. 7-9 PM, 526 Broadway in Chico.