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.
Sunday, March 2 - Butte College Wildlife Area Hike. An easy 2-3 mile hike through the early spring greenery next to beautiful Clear Creek. We will walk by several ponds, the Butte College farm, and enjoy the many exhibits. Afterwards we will also do an optional stroll through the campus. Meet at 9 AM at the Chico Park & Ride or at 9:30 AM at the bottom of parking lot 4C near the welding building. Leader: Alan, 891-8789 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, March 3 - Yahi Group Sierra Club Board Meeting. 5:30pm at Wild Oak Cafe 196 Cohasset Rd, Ste 150, Chico.
Saturday, March 8 – Paradise Lake Hike grade 3, class A). A 10 mile (or however far you want to go before turning around) hike around beautiful Paradise Lake to enjoy the beautiful pines of the upper ridge. $3 entrance fee per car. Bring lunch, water and comfortable footwear. Rain cancels. Meet at Chico Park & Ride at 9AM or at the lake at 9:45AM. Leader: Jeanne, 321-7279: Asst. Leader: Michelle, 865-9491.
Sunday, March 9 - Tour of the Ponderosa Fire led by the Shasta Group. Meet at the Manton store. The leader's name is John & can be reached at 243-4124. To car pool up to Manton, call Larry at 342-7998.
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - Yahi Program Meeting. Dave Nopel will show photographs and talk about exploring the natural world based on “a lifetime of rambling in California.” David along with Marti Leicester wrote The Humboldt Wagon Road, which includes many historical photographs. David acquired his interest in history and historical photographs from his father John Nopel. You can currently see John Nopel’s historical photographs at the Chico Museum, 141 Salem Street, 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.
Sunday, March 16 – Dye Creek Preserve Hike (grade 2, class B) (Educational) A moderately strenuous 6-7 mile private day hike into the spectacular Dye Creek Preserve Canyon managed by the Nature Conservancy. Dye Creek is a deep canyon featuring a variety of wildlife, precipitous cliffs, a Native American village site, cave and Dye Creek itself. We will hike beyond the usual route for a spectacular view of the surrounding area and to visit a historic site. Bring boots, lunch and water. Cost: $2 per person, plus carpool $. Approximately an 80-mile round-trip drive. Meet at Chico Park & Ride at 8 AM. Limited to 20 participants. Bring, lunch, plenty of water and carpool money. Wear long pants and dress in layers. Light rain does not cancel. Sign up with leader: Alan, 891-8789 or email@example.com.
Saturday, March 22 - Deer Creek Hike (grade 2, class B). Experience the full spring beauty of the Deer Creek trail in a 5-6 mile round-trip hike. Deer Creek in spring offers several small waterfalls as we pass through the newly green buds of Douglas fir, ponderosa pine and incense cedar. Bring lunch, water, carpool $ and a camera. Meet at Chico Park & Ride at 9AM. Leader: Julian, 893-1994.
Saturday, March 29 - Feather Falls Hike (grade 2, class B).
Come enjoy the 6th highest waterfall in the U.S. and the beautifully flowered
and shaded, 8-9 mile round trip trail to it. We'll take the lower trail to the
overlook, then go above the falls for lunch by the creek and return via the
upper trail. Please wear boots or sturdy hiking shoes and bring lunch, water
and carpool $$. Meet at Chico Park & Ride at 8AM or at the NW corner of the
Oroville Wal-Mart parking lot at 8:35AM . Leader: Julian: 893-1994. Hike
cancelled.. The conditions will be too wet for safety on the trail.
Sunday, March 30 – Table Mountain Hike (Educational) (grade 2, class A). Enjoy the wildflowers, views and waterfalls of spectacular Table Mountain on this moderately strenuous 6-8 mile hike. Will also discuss the on-going efforts to preserve this unique area. Bring plant guide, camera, lunch, water and sturdy footwear. Rain cancels. Call leader to confirm and reserve space. Meet at Chico Park & Ride at 8 AM . Return time around 3PM . Leader: Alan, 530-891-8789 or firstname.lastname@example.org