November 2013

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. For those at the intermediate level with some 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 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.

Saturday, November 2 — Deer Creek Hike (grade 2, Class A). Just 40 miles north of Chico, Deer Creek is especially pretty in the fall with its autumn foliage. The peaceful, often quiet trail that parallels the rushing creek with interesting rock formations high above both sides of the canyon is 6 miles round-trip. Meet at Chico Park & Ride at 9 AM. Bring lunch, water, camera and carpool money. Wear layers and sun protection. Rain/heavy smoke cancels. Call leaders, Bill, (530) 527-8203, or Jeanne, (530 ) 321-7279.

Monday, November 4 — Yahi Group Executive Committee Meeting. 5:30 PM. Wild Oak Café, 196 Cohasset Road (Garden Villa Complex). Contact Laurel Heath by Sunday noon to add an item to the agenda, or 343-3290.

Thursday, November 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. 6:30 PM at Mountain Mikes, 1722 N. Mangrove in Chico. Contact Laurel Heath, 343-3290,, for directions and more info.

Saturday, November 16 — North Rim Trail Hike (grade 2, Class A). Join us for a 6-7 mile hike starting along the North Rim of Upper Bidwell Park. We will go to the end of the North Rim and then drop down to the middle trail and then the Yahi Trail. Bring lunch, water and boots. Meet at Horseshoe Lake/Rifle Range parking area at 9 AM. Leader, Alan, (530) 891-8789 or

Wednesday, November 20—Yahi Group Program Meeting. Steve Zachery, a ranger at Lassen Volcanic National Park, will talk about his experiences at the park, and Chris Nelson will give a short presentation on the growing problem of clearcutting in California. Chico Branch Library on the corner of East First Avenue and Sherman. The meetings will start at 7 pm with refreshments served.