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. 7; Bike the roads of Warren County 2-3. We will meet in Loveland at 11 AM and bike for about 30 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/

Tues. Oct. 9; Service Outing on the Little Miami Bike Path 1-2. We will meet at the Avoca Trailhead at 4:30 PM and work for a couple of hours maintaining the right of way of the bike path. Wear sturdy footwear 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. 11; 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.  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] check your email prior to leaving for the breakfast, in case there is a sudden weather change.

Sat. Oct. 13; 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 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 PM if you need directions.

Thurs.-Sun. Oct. 18-21; Backpack Dolly Sods Wilderness, WV 3-4. Approximately 25 miles of intermediate backpacking through a spectacular rocky, high-altitude plateau with sweeping vistas and life forms normally found much farther north. Watch Sierra Club Outings Meetup site for meeting place and details, or contact Barry Randall at 513-607-4515.

Thurs. Oct. 25; Service Outing on the Little Miami Bike Path 1-2. We will meet at the Avoca Trailhead at 4:30 PM and work for a couple of hours maintaining the right of way of the bike path. Wear sturdy footwear 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. 25; 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. 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] check your email prior to leaving for the breakfast, in case there is a sudden weather change.

Fri.-Tues. Oct 26-30; Backpack in the Cranberry Wilderness 3-4. We will leave my house at 7 AM and travel to W. Va. We will hike a total of about 30 miles. 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. Oct. 27; 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 AM 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 PM if you need directions.

November 2018 Outings

Thurs. Nov. 1; Day Hike 1-2. Meet at a Frisch’s at 9:00 a.m. for an optional breakfast followed by a one – two hour casual walk/hike at a near-by park or hiking area at 10:00 a.m. 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 change in the weather.

Fri. – Tues. Nov 2 – 6; Backpack in the Cranberry Wilderness 4. We will meet at my house at 7:00 a.m. and travel to West Virginia. We will hike about 30-35 miles and return Tuesday evening. This trip is for experienced backpackers only. 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. 10; Bike the Roads from Lake Cowan 2-3. We will meet at the Lake Cowan dam on Rt. 730 at 10:00 a.m. and ride for about 30-35 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/

Tues. Nov. 13; Service Outing on the Little Miami Bike Path 1-2. We will meet at the Avoca Trailhead at 4:00 p.m. and work for a couple of hours maintaining the right of way of the bike path. Wear sturdy shoes 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. Nov. 15; Day Hike 1-2. Meet at a Frisch’s at 9:00 a.m. for an optional breakfast followed by a one – two hour casual walk/hike at a near-by park or hiking area at 10:00 a.m. See Thurs. Nov. 1 for details. Alvin Denenberg at [email protected].

Fri. – Sun. Nov. 16 – 18; Intermediate Backpack Trip 1-2. The trip will be approximately 20 miles of moderate backpacking at a location to be announced. Watch Sierra Club Outings Meetup site at http://www.meetup.com/SierraOutings/ for trip details and meeting place, or contact Barry Randall at 513-607-4515.

Thurs. Nov. 22; 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 513-769-5413 before 8:00 p.m. if you need directions.

Thurs. Nov. 29; Service Outing on the Little Miami Bike Path 1-2. We will meet at the Avoca Trailhead at 4:00 p.m. and work for a couple of hours maintaining the right of way of the bike path. Wear sturdy shoes 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/

December 2018 Outings

Sat. Dec. 1; Bike the Roads from Miami Whitewater Forest 2-3. We will meet near the harbor at 10:00 a.m. and bike the roads towards Indiana for about 30-35 miles. Helmets are required and bring a lunch. 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. Dec. 5; Service Outing on the Little Miami Bike Path 1-2. We will meet at the Avoca Trailhead at 4:00 p.m. and work for a couple of hours maintaining the right of way of the bike path. Wear sturdy shoes 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. Dec. 6; Day Hike 1-2. Meet at a Frisch’s at 9:00 a.m. for an optional breakfast followed by a one – two hour casual walk/hike at a near-by park or hiking area at 10:00 a.m. See Thurs. Nov. 1 for details. Alvin Denenberg at [email protected].

Fri. – Sun. Dec. 7 – 9; Intermediate Backpack Trip 1-2. The trip will be approximately 20 miles of moderate backpacking at a location to be announced. Watch Sierra Club Outings Meetup site at http://www.meetup.com/SierraOutings/ for trip details and meeting place, or contact Barry Randall at 513-607-4515.

Sun. Dec. 9; Bike the Roads from South Lebanon 2-3. We will meet at 11:00 a.m. at the intersection of the bike path and Main St. and ride a combination of the bike path and roads from S. Lebanon for about 30 miles. Helmets are required and bring a lunch. 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. 11; Service Outing on the Little Miami Bike Path 1-2. We will meet at the Avoca Trailhead at 4:00 p.m. and work for a couple of hours maintaining the right of way of the bike path. Wear sturdy shoes 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/

Dec. 13 – 17; Backpack in Joyce Kilmer/Citico Wilderness Areas 4. We will meet at the Florence Walmart at 7:00 a.m. on Thurs. Dec. 13 and travel to N. Carolina. We will backpack for about 30 – 35 miles and return on Mon. evening. This is a trip for experienced backpackers only. 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. 15; 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 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 513-769-5413 before 8:00 p.m. if you need directions.

Thurs. Dec. 20; Day Hike 1-2. Meet at a Frisch’s at 9:00 a.m. for an optional breakfast followed by a one – two hour casual walk/hike at a near-by park or hiking area at 10:00 a.m. See Thurs. Nov. 1 for details. Alvin Denenberg at [email protected].

Sat. Dec. 29; Sharon Woods Early Explorers Hike 2. An invigorating 5 mile hike in the crisp December air is just the way to cap 2018. We’ll set out from the Sharon Centre parking lot promptly at 9:00 a.m. and possibly wander off the beaten (and paved) track a bit. Enter on the Route 42 side of the park. Call Maria Eckhoff 513- 769-5413 before 8:00 p.m. if you need directions.

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