January 2014

Ongoing Events

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 East 16th Street and B Street in Chico). Cost: $3 per night. We are happy to help those with limited volleyball experience. For more information, call Karen, 899-8305 or Betty, 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 896-7831. Wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.

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 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.


Monday, January 6 - Yahi Group Executive Committee Meeting. 5:30 PM. Wild Oak Café, 196 Cohasset Road (Garden Villa Complex). Contact Suzette Welch by Sunday noon to add an item to the agenda, booksontape@rocketmail.com or 342-9214.

Sunday, January 12 - Wild Winter Workout. An 8-mile power hike in Upper Bidwell Park. Meet at Horseshoe Lake parking lot (after the rifle range building) at 9 AM with water and stamina for a fast-paced hike taking in the North Rim, B and Yahi trails for great views, conversation, and exercise. Contact leader, Jeanne, 321-7279, for more information.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - Yahi Program Meeting. Neil Wiegman will talk about his and his wife Nancy’s experiences while walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela both in Spain and France. The Wiegmans have done a number of walks in both countries and have many beautiful photos that they took along the way. Neil has given talks about the Camino to many groups in Chico.  The meeting will be held at the Chico Branch Library on the corner of East First Avenue and Sherman at 7 PM with refreshments served. Non Sierra Club members are always welcome.

Saturday, January 18 - Cross-Country Ski. Meet at Chico Park and Ride, 8:00 AM. We will go where the snow is good. Leader: Sharon, 899-7105. Canceled for lack of snow

Sunday, January 19 - Game Day and Dinner in Paradise. Join us at 2:30 PM for board, card, and who-knows-what games. Usual suspects can be expected to cheat. Bring a dish (any kind) for an early dinner about 5:30 or whenever we wish. The location is 5180 Stargate Lane in lower Paradise. Call John for directions. Leaders: John, 872-8258, Jeanne, 321-7279.

Sunday, January 26 - Day Hike and Lunch (1A). Hike along the Feather River and enjoy a Chinese lunch! A pleasant 4-5 mile stroll along the paved, scenic Feather River Parkway in Oroville (where Chinese gold miners once panned for gold!), a group lunch at Tong Fong Low’s Chinese Restaurant downtown and a possible visit to the Chinese Temple nearby. Please bring water, comfortable walking shoes, dress in layers, and bring carpool, lunch $. Heavy rain cancels. Meet at Chico Park & Ride at 9:30 AM or at trailhead in Oroville (Highway 70 and Montgomery Street) at 10:15 AM. Leader: Alan, 891-8789, ajmendoza777@comcast.net.