Outings

July

Fri.-Sun. July 17-19 - Napa & Sonoma Groups. Camping/Boating on the Blue Lakes.
Bring your kayaks/canoes, hiking boots, books, paint brushes, musical instruments, camping equipment, food and most important your enthusiasm! We will spend 2 nights, 3 days enjoying nature in the Sierra. Space is limited. A $25 check per person will reserve your spot. The check will be returned to you at the put-in. (make it to “NapaOutings SC” and mail it to PO Box 5531 Napa CA 94581). These canoe/kayak overnights are tons of fun. Leaders Isabelle SaintGuily, scnapaisabelle@gmail.com and Carl Inglin,chinglin@sonic.net.

August

Fri-Sun. Aug. 21-23 - Napa & Sonoma Groups. Canoe/kayak camping on Utica Reservoir.
This is a 2 nights, 3 days camping trip: We load our boats and paddle across the lake to a beautiful spot to camp. This is wild camping, no facilities. Bring your own boat, camping gear, hiking boots, food, books, sketchbooks, musical instruments and most important, your enthusiasm! Space is limited. A $25 check per person will reserve your spot. The check will be returned to you at the put-in. (make it to “NapaOutings SC” and mail it to PO Box 5531 Napa CA 94581). These canoe/kayak overnights are tons of fun. Leaders Carl Inglin chinglin@sonic.net & Isabelle SaintGuily scnapaisabelle@gmail.com.

Later

Fri.-Sun. Sept. 11-13 - Sonoma/Napa Groups. Car-Camping at French Meadows Reservoir.
This is a 2 nights, 3 days car camping trip. Bring your own camping gear, hiking boots, food, books, sketchbooks, musical instruments and most important, your enthusiasm! Space is limited. A $25 check per person will reserve your spot. The check will be returned to you at the campsite or if we get a group campsite, fee will be adjusted. (Make it to “NapaOutings SC” and mail it to PO Box 5531 Napa CA 94581). Leaders: Carl Inglin chinglin@sonic.net & Isabelle SaintGuily scnapaisabelle@gmail.com.

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Instructions to Hikers, Visitors

INSTRUCTIONS TO HIKERS

Outings will start not later than 15 minutes after scheduled meeting time. The leader is in charge of the trip and is responsible for your welfare and the good name of the Club. He/she must have your cooperation to make the trip safe, pleasant and rewarding. Never charge ahead of the leader and keep within sight or shouting distance of the person ahead of you so you do not miss an intersecting trail. Do not lag behind rear leader: if you need help, the rear leader will remain to assist you. Do not leave the group without the leader's permission.

Be adequately equipped and prepared. You should carry lunch, cup and liquids. Be sure your shoes are adequate, well broken in and preferably low-heeled shoes with high tops.

Guard against fire. Do not smoke on trails in fire season. Build fires only with the leader's permission, and extinguish them completely. Guns, pets, or radios are not to be brought on hikes.

The Sierra Club does not have insurance for carpooling arrangements and assumes no liability for them. Participants assume the risks associated with travel. Redwood Chapter suggests that a 20-cents per car per mile compensation be paid to the driver you ride with. Carpools are not part of the outing but a means ofconserving natural resources.

All participants on Sierra Club outings are required to sign a standard liability waiver. If you would like to read the liability waiver before you chose to participate on an outing, please go to:http://www.sierraclub.org/outings/chapter/forms/, or contact the Outings Department at (415) 977-5528 for a printed version.

VISITORS ARE WELCOME

All Sierra Club trips are open to the public unless otherwise announced. You are free to bring all members of your family and guests. Children are usually welcome, but if you doubt that they are old enough to manage the trip, call the leader. (Please refer to the chart below to determine the degree of difficulty.)

DIFFICULTYMILEAGEELEVATION GAIN
E - EasyActual MileageA - Less than 1,000
M - ModerateB - 1,000 to 2,000
H - HardC - 2,000 to 3,000
S - StrenuousD - over 3,000
V - Very StrenuousD - over 3,000

The actual mileage will be listed for each trip. Elevation gain will reflect the gain from the start of the hike to the highest point. If you need to know the cumulative gain, please contact the leader.