Outings List

If you plan to attend an Outing, please read this information.

Note: Following each outing description is a “level-of-difficulty” rating: 1=easy to 4=strenuous. This indicates roughly how difficult an outing is likely to be. If in doubt about your skills or endurance, explore plans with the trip leader first. 

In order to participate on one of the Sierra Club’s outings, you will need to sign a liability waiver. If you would like to read a copy of the waiver prior to the outing call 415-977-5630.  In the interests of facilitating the logistics of some outings, it is customary that participants make carpooling arrangements. The Sierra Club does not have insurance for carpooling arrangements and assumes no liability for them.  Carpooling, ride sharing or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among the participants. Participants assume the risks associated with this travel.

INCLEMENT WEATHER may cancel an Outing. Be sure to check with a leader before heading out to an Outing if you question the weather.

October

Sun. Oct. 1; Bike the Roads of N. KY. 3-4. We will meet a Pendery Park on route 8 at 10 AM and bike for about 30 miles. The route includes some significant hills. Bring a lunch and helmets are required. Call Jay Freeman at 513-631-7642 or 513-910-5288(cell) for details or sign up on the meetup site at http://www.meetup.com/SierraOutings/.

Wed. Oct. 4; Bike from S. Lebanon 2-3. We will meet at the bike path in S. Lebanon at 4 and bike for 27 miles on the path and roads in the area. Call Jay Freeman at 513-631-7642 or 513-910-5288(cell) for details or sign up on the meetup site at http://www.meetup.com/SierraOutings/.

Thurs. Oct. 12; Day Hike 1-2. Meet at a Frisch’s at 9:00 AM for an optional breakfast followed by a one – two hour hike at a near-by park or hiking area at 10:00 AM. We are usually off the trail by about Noon. We decide where to hike usually Tuesday afternoon before the hike depending on the weather then send around an e-mail with the details.  If you want to be put on this e-mail list, send an e-mail to Alvin Denenberg at alvingden@gmail.com.  

Sat. Oct. 14; Sharon Woods Early Explorers Hike 2. Enjoy the fall colors and get your heart pumping on a brisk 5 mile trek through the woods. We’ll set out from the Sharon Centre parking lot promptly at 9:00 AM and possibly wander off the beaten (and paved) track a bit. Enter on the Route 42 side of the park. Maria Eckhoff 769-5413 before 8:00 PM if you need directions.

Sat. Oct. 21; Glenwood Gardens Get Up N’ Go Hike 2. The seasons are a’changin’ and so is Glenwood Gardens. Join me for an invigorating fall hike. We leave the gatehouse promptly at 9:00 a.m. Located at the end of Glendale-Milford Rd. at Rt. 4 (next to McDonalds). We’ll hike about 3 miles through a variety of restored ecosystems. Maria Eckhoff 769-5413 before 8:00 p.m. if you need directions.

Sun. Oct. 22; Bike the Country Roads from Miami Whitewater Forest 1-2. Meet near the boat house at 9 AM and bike the roads for about 25 miles. The route is not terribly hilly, but there are some hills. We will eat lunch after the ride. Helmets are required. Watch Sierra Club Outings Meetup site for details, or contact Barry Randall at 513-607-4515.

Wed. Oct. 25; Service Outing on the Little Miami Bike Path 1-2. We will meet at the Avoca Trailhead at 4 and work for a couple of hours maintaining the right of way of the bike path. Wear sturdy boots and gloves. Call Jay Freeman at 513-631-7642 or 513-910-5288(cell) for details or sign up on the meetup site at http://www.meetup.com/SierraOutings/.

Thurs. Oct. 26, Day Hike 1-2. Meet at a Frisch’s at 9:00 AM for an optional breakfast followed by a one – two hour hike at a near-by park or hiking area at 10:00 AM. We are usually off the trail by about Noon. We decide where to hike usually Tuesday afternoon before the hike depending on the weather then send around an e-mail with the details.  If you want to be put on this e-mail list, send an e-mail to Alvin Denenberg at alvingden@gmail.com.

Sun. Oct, 28; Boat the Little Miami 2-3. We will meet at Terrell Park in Terrace Park at 10 AM and boat to Armledder Park. Life jackets(PFD’s) must be worn. Bring a lunch and enjoy the Fall colors with us. Call Jay Freeman at 513-631-7642 or 513-910-5288(cell) for details or sign up on the meetup site at http://www.meetup.com/SierraOutings/.

November

Thurs. Nov 2, 2017; Day Hike 1-2. Meet at a Frisch’s at 9 AM for an optional breakfast followed by a one – two hour hike
at a near-by park or hiking area at 10AM. We are usually off the trail by about Noon. We decide where to hike usually Tuesday
afternoon before the hike depending on the weather then send around an e-mail with the details.  If you want to be put on this
e-mail list, send an e-mail to Alvin Denenberg at alvingden@gmail.com.

Thurs. – Sat. Nov. 2 – 4; Backpack Wildcat Hollow 2. We will leave Cincinnati at 6 PM Thursday evening and drive to
the trailhead and camp. We will hike the 15+ miles on Friday and Saturday and return Saturday evening. Call Jay Freeman
at 513-631-7642 or 513-910-5288(cell) for details or sign up on the meetup site at http://www.meetup.com/ SierraOutings/

Sat. Nov. 4; Paddle Outing, Best Local Water 2. We will paddle from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Check on the meetup site at
http://www.meetup.com/ SierraOutings/ for up-dates and to sign up. You must have your own boat and equipment and should
have cold water gear. All participates must wear lifejackets. Please call Sandy Wood 513-731-9808 or Greg Wood 859-391-6435
or email with contact information to Woodlets@fuse.net

Sun. Nov. 5; Service Outing on the Little Miami Bike Path 1-2. We will spend a couple of hours maintaining the
right of way of the bike path. We meet at the Avoca Trailhead at noon. Wear sturdy shoes and gloves. Bring loppers if you have them,
otherwise I have plenty. Call Jay Freeman at 513-631-7642 or 513-910-5288(cell) for details or sign up on the meetup site at
http://www.meetup.com/ SierraOutings/

Thurs. Nov. 16, 2017; Day Hike 1-2. Meet at a Frisch’s at 9AM for an optional breakfast followed by a one – two hour hike
at a near-by park or hiking area at 10 AM. We are usually off the trail by about Noon. We decide where to hike usually Tuesday
afternoon before the hike depending on the weather then send around an e-mail with the details.  If you want to be put on this
e-mail list, send an e-mail to Alvin Denenberg at alvingden@gmail.com.

Sun. Nov. 19; Bike the Roads from Houston Woods 2-3. We will bike the country roads near Oxford, Ohio for about
35 miles. We meet in the lodge parking lot at 11 AM The route will be fairly flat with the occasional hill. Bring a lunch and helmets
are required. Call Jay Freeman at 513-631-7642 or 513-910-5288(cell) for details or sign up on the meetup site
at http://www.meetup.com/ SierraOutings/

Thurs. Nov. 23; Annual Hike Before the Bird at Sharon Woods 2. Hike like a Pilgrim. Keep an eye out for wild turkeys.
Get your metabolism revved up on a 5 mile trek that’s a gobbler’s delight. We’ll set out from the Sharon Centre parking lot
promptly at 9 AM and be back in plenty of time for all to enjoy their other Thanksgiving traditions. Enter on the Route 42
side of the park. Call Maria Eckhoff 769-5413 before 8:00 PM if you need directions.

Wed. Nov. 29 – Mon. Dec. 4; Backpack Across Big South Fork Recreational Area 4. We will meet at Walmart Wed. evening at
6 PM and drive to the Big South Fork and camp. The route will take us 30 miles across the recreation area. We will finish about
noon on Monday and return that afternoon. Call Jay Freeman at 513-631-7642 or 513-910-5288(cell) for details or sign up on the
meetup site at http://www.meetup.com/ SierraOutings/

December

Thurs. Dec. 7, 2017; Day Hike 1-2. Meet at a Frisch’s at 9 AM for an optional breakfast followed by a one – two hour hike at a
near-by park or hiking area at 10 AM. We are usually off the trail by about Noon. We decide where to hike usually Tuesday
afternoon before the hike depending on the weather then send around an e-mail with the details.  If you want to be put on this
e-mail list, send an e-mail to Alvin Denenberg at alvingden@gmail.com.

Sat. Dec. 9; Glenwood Gardens Get Up N’ Go Hike 2. Take a break from the holiday hustle and join us on a rejuvenating
hike in the frosty air. We leave the gatehouse promptly at 9:00 AM. The gatehouse is located at the end of Glendale-Milford
Rd. at Rt. 4 (next to McDonalds). We’ll hike about 3 miles through restored ecosystems. Call Maria Eckhoff 769-5413 before
8:00 PM if you need directions.

Sun. Dec. 10; Bike the Flat Roads of Clermont County 2-3. We will meet behind Goshen Middle School at 11 AM
and bike for about 35 miles. Bring a lunch and helmets are required.  Call Jay Freeman at 513-631-7642 or 513-910-5288(cell)
for details or sign up on the meetup site at http://www.meetup.com/ SierraOutings/

Mon. Dec. 11; Service Outing on the Little Miami Bike Path 1-2. We will spend a couple of hours maintaining the
right of way of the bike path. We meet at the Avoca Trailhead at 4 PM. Wear sturdy shoes and gloves. Bring loppers if you have them,
otherwise I have plenty. Call Jay Freeman at 513-631-7642 or 513-910-5288(cell) for details or sign up on the meetup site
at http://www.meetup.com/ SierraOutings/

Tues. Dec. 19; Service Outing on the Little Miami Bike Path 1-2. We will spend a couple of hours maintaining the
right of way of the bike path. We meet at the Avoca Trailhead at 4 PM. Wear sturdy shoes and gloves. Bring loppers if you have them,
otherwise I have plenty. Call Jay Freeman at 513-631-7642 or 513-910-5288(cell) for details or sign up on the meetup site
at http://www.meetup.com/ SierraOutings/

Thurs. Dec . 21; Day Hike 1-2. Meet at a Frisch’s at 9 AM for an optional breakfast followed by a one – two hour hike at a
near-by park or hiking area at 10 AM. We are usually off the trail by about Noon. We decide where to hike usually Tuesday
afternoon before the hike depending on the weather then send around an e-mail with the details.  If you want to be put on this
e-mail list, send an e-mail to Alvin Denenberg at alvingden@gmail.com.

Fri. – Mon. Dec. 29 – Jan. 1; Backpack the Trails of Mammoth Cave 2-3. We will leave Walmart at 7 AM and hike
the trails of Mammoth Cave National Park for about 20 miles and be home about 7 PM Monday. Call Jay Freeman at
513-631-7642 or 513-910-5288(cell) for details or sign up on the meetup site
at http://www.meetup.com/ SierraOutings/

Sat. Dec. 30; Sharon Woods Early Explorers Hike 2. An invigorating 5 mile hike in the crisp December air is just the
way to cap 2017. We’ll set out from the Sharon Centre parking lot promptly at 9 AM and possibly wander off the beaten
(and paved) track a bit. Enter on the Route 42 side of the park. Call Maria Eckhoff 769-5413 before 8:00 PM if you need directions.Call Jay Freeman at 513-631-7642 or 513-910-5288(cell) for details or sign up on the meetup site at http://www.meetup.com/ SierraOutings/