February 2019 Outings

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, please see this link or 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.

The Outings Committee has worked to find a better ways to reach out to interested people regarding scheduled Outings or last minute ones. One way we have done this is to set up a meetup site at http://www.meetup.com/SierraOutings/. Join the meetup now to learn the latest in Outings and other events. The Miami Group website at http://miamigroup.org/ will also have activities, but the meetup will generally give more up to date information.

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

Sun. Feb. 3; Bike the Roads of Clermont County 2-3. We will meet behind Goshen Middle School at 11 AM and bike for about 25-30 miles on the flat roads of Clermont County. Bring a lunch and helmets are required. This trip is very weather dependent. 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. Feb. 4; Service Outing on the Little Miami Bike Path 1-2. We will meet at 3:30 PM at the Avoca Trailhead and work for a couple of hours maintaining the right of way of the bike path. Wear sturdy shoes and gloves. We will have tools. 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. Feb. 7; Day Hike 1-2. Meet at a Frisch’s at 9 AM for an optional breakfast followed by a one – two hour casual walk/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. NOTE: Participants will need to RSVP and leave a contact number and email in case of cancellation due to sudden weather change. If you want to be put on this e-mail list, send an e-mail to Alvin Denenberg at [email protected] Please check your email prior to leaving for the breakfast, in case there is a sudden weather change.

Fri. – Sun. Feb 8 – 10; Backpack Yahoo and Princess Falls, Big South Fork 2. This is an intermediate 12 mile winter backpack with highlights of the (hopefully frozen) Princess and Yahoo Falls. Watch Sierra Club Outings Meetup site for details, or contact Barry Randall at 513-607-4515.

Sun. Feb. 9; Day hike at Sharon Woods Great Parks of Hamilton County 2. Meet at the Visitor Center at 11 AM for a 3-4 mile hike up the creek bed and around Sharon Woods Lake. Vehicle Day Pass or Annual Pass is required. Please bring a snack and water. Rain will cancel the hike. Please contact Denise Tingle at 513-560-9430 for any questions. This hike will also be posted on the Sierra Club meetup site.

Sat. Feb. 23; Backpacking School, Workshop I “Backpacking ABC’s: Acquiring Basic Competencies”. Meet at Roads Rivers and Trials, 118 Main Street, Milford, OH 45150, 8 AM for a 6 ½ hour, hands-on workshop. This is the first workshop of the 2019 Sierra Club Backpacking School. Bring a brown-bag lunch. The workshop will be presented by a coed team of certified Sierra Club Outing Leaders along with experts from Roads Rivers and Trails. Class size is limited to 10 people. Fee is $75 which includes all 3 workshops and a 2-night backpacking trip. RSVP and $25 deposit will reserve your spot, due by February 9. Spots are limited. See the article in this issue of Happenings for details. Contact Nancy Ball for more information: [email protected]

Wed. Feb. 27; Service Outing on the Little Miami Bike Path 1-2. We will meet at 3:30 PM at the Avoca Trailhead and work for a couple of hours maintaining the right of way of the bike path. Wear sturdy shoes and gloves. We will have tools. 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. Feb. 28; Day Hike 1-2. Meet at a Frisch’s at 9 AM for an optional breakfast followed by a one – two hour casual walk/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. NOTE: Participants will need to RSVP and leave a contact number and email in case of cancellation due to sudden weather change. If you want to be put on this e-mail list, send an e-mail to Alvin Denenberg at [email protected] Please check your email prior to leaving for the breakfast, in case there is a sudden weather change.

Fri. – Sun. Mar. 1 – 3; Backpack Wildcat Hollow 2. This trail is near Athens Ohio. We will leave Friday afternoon at about 6 and drive to the trailhead and camp. The trail is about 15 miles long and we will return in the afternoon on Sunday. 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/

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