Outings & Events

bikingThe Sierra Club - John Muir Chapter offers a variety of events for our members and supporters throughout Wisconsin.  These include everything from organizational meetings of our Executive Committee to educational events to activist events (including rallies and public hearings) to social events and Outings.  The purpose of our Outings program is to connect people with the natural world and with the Sierra Club by offering diversified, superior, volunteer-run outdoor activities that support our conservation mission.  Sierra Club founder John Muir felt very strongly that the best way to empower to protect the wild places of the earth was to get them out to enjoy them.  To that end, there are many local events available to hike, bike, camp, ski etc., as well as the national & international outings offered. 

Outings are open to all members of the John Muir chapter, regardless of which group is sponsoring the event, and to the general public. You need not be a member to attend most outings.  Note that all outings and events are subject to change.  PLEASE contact the trip leader ahead of time so they know you are coming and can contact you in case of cancellation or other changes.  In order to participate on one of the Sierra Club's outings, you will need to sign a liability waiver.  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. “CST 2087766-40. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. 

The River Touring Section (RTS) is a sub-group of the John Muir Chapter Sierra Club dedicated to paddling safety and activities. Click here for the River Touring Section Trip List.  Our other Outings and events are listed below (when you load this page, it will state that "Only secure content is displayed." You must click YES when this webpage first loads to show ALL content in order to see our upcoming John Muir Chapter and Group events throughout Wisconsin in calendar or list form.