To list June and July outings, events or meetings, send an email to Anne Hall at aehall@ix.netcom.com by April 28 or fax to the chapter office at 303-861-2436, by April 21. Please follow the format below. Late submissions should be sent to Roger Wendell zeekzilch@juno.com for inclusion in the Outings web page.

Outings

All Club Members and interested public are free to sign up for ANY OUTINGS. There is no cost, except for sharing gas expenses with the driver. We meet for car-pooling at various times and places, so call the leader for that information. Participants may be screened by the leader for appropriate equipment and experience.

Saturday, March 25:

Black Ridge Trail Hike

Take a fun, leisurely hike down Black Ridge Trail on the Colorado National Monument. We'll meet in the parking lot of the Safeway in the Redlands.

Bring water and lunch. Contact Shelly at (970) 243-5138 or GinaMaria at (970) 244-8696 or e-mail write@io.com.

Sunday, March 26th:

Moderate to Advanced Cross Country Ski Tour at St. John and Wild Irishman Mine.

Up to 8 miles round trip, up to 1,500 feet total elevation gain. Starting in the town of Montezuma (outside of Keystone), this tour will become an old favorite the very first time you try it. The snow conditions here always seem to be good, the terrain is generally moderate, with just enough variety and steepness to keep you interested. We'll pass the Inn at Montezuma at the site of the old St. John ghost town on a wide road with two switchbacks ending up at the ruins of Wild Irishman Mine.

Call (303-795-5994) or e-mail Julie Vida for details. This is a South Platte Group outing that is open to all.

Saturday, April 1st:

High Plains Group EZ Outings Series

April Fool's Day Walk at Barr Lake State Park. Fools only! Part of the 9-mile circuit of the lake. Flat walking along a lake in a prairie environment with possible hints of spring - or more winter? Come and find out.

Meet at the Aurora Park and Ride at Peoria and Parker at 9:30 a.m. Look for the Sierra Club sign. Bring water, food, jacket, pack, sturdy shoes or boots and a hat. Or call Dennis at 720-870-0465 to meet us at the trailhead.

Wednesday, April 5th:

High Plains Group Wednesday Evening Walk Series

Meet at the Aurora Park and Ride at Peoria and Parker at 6 p.m. Flat walking on hardpacked gravelly dirt. Nominally we'll do a particularly nice part of the Highline Canal. In the spring this section of the canal reminds one of England. Call Dennis at 720-870-0465 for more information.

Wednesday, April 12th:

High Plains Group Wednesday Evening Walk Series

Meet at the Aurora Park and Ride at Peoria and Parker at 6 p.m. Flat walking on hardpacked gravelly dirt. Nominally we'll do a particularly nice part of the Highline Canal. In the spring this section of the canal reminds one of England. Call Dennis at 720-870-0465 for more information.

Saturday, April 15th:

High Plains Group EZ Outings Series

Roxborough State Park, south of Chatfield. Not flat, not hard, not free. About 4 miles. Meet at the Aurora Park and Ride at Peoria and Parker at 9:30 a.m. Look for the Sierra Club sign. Bring water, food, jacket, pack, sturdy shoes or boots and a hat. Or call Dennis at 720-870-0465 to meet us at the trailhead.

Wednesday, April 19th:

High Plains Group Wednesday Evening Walk Series

Meet at the Aurora Park and Ride at Peoria and Parker at 6 p.m. Flat walking on hardpacked gravelly dirt. Nominally we'll do a particularly nice part of the Highline Canal. In the spring this section of the canal reminds one of England. Call Dennis at 720-870-0465 for more information.

Thursday through Tuesday, April 20 - 25th:

Basecamp Backpack Dark Canyon, Southwest Utah.

The Dark Canyon Wilderness Area is an area of beauty and solitude where we will look for ancient Indian ruins and enjoy the geology of the canyon. We will set up a base camp where water is plentiful and then have to two days to wander through the canyon.

This is an exploratory trip so flexibility and an adventuresome spirit are a must. Experienced backpackers/hikers only, preferably with desert experience. There will be a mandatory trip meeting to discuss sharing of equipment, possible carpooling, etc. It is two days of travel time and four days in the canyon. E-mail or call Patricia Berman at 303-691-9255. Limit eight people including the leader.

Saturday, April 22nd:

Earth Day

Wednesday, April 26th:

High Plains Group Wednesday Evening Walk Series

Meet at the Aurora Park and Ride at Peoria and Parker at 6 p.m. Flat walking on hardpacked gravelly dirt. Nominally we'll do a particularly nice part of the Highline Canal. In the spring this section of the canal reminds one of England. Call Dennis at 720-870-0465 for more information.

Saturday, April 29th:

High Plains Group EZ Outings Series

Castlewood Canyon State Park, south of Hwy. 83 past Parker to Franktown. Also not free. The Rim Rock Trail from the north end of the canyon. 5 miles.

Meet at the Aurora Park and Ride at Peoria and Parker at 9:30 a.m. Look for the Sierra Club sign. Bring water, food, jacket, pack, sturdy shoes or boots and a hat. Or call Dennis at 720-870-0465 to meet us at the trailhead.

Wednesday, May 3rd:

High Plains Group Wednesday Evening Walk Series

Meet at the Aurora Park and Ride at Peoria and Parker at 6 p.m. Flat walking on hardpacked gravelly dirt. Nominally we'll do a particularly nice part of the Highline Canal. In the spring this section of the canal reminds one of England. Call Dennis at 720-870-0465 for more information.

Saturday, May 6th:

High Plains Group EZ Outings Series

Deer Canyon Open Space just west of Chatfield. Easy ascent into the front of the Front Range. 4 miles. There are longer, higher, harder possibilities here.

Meet at the Aurora Park and Ride at Peoria and Parker at 9:30 a.m. Look for the Sierra Club sign. Bring water, food, jacket, pack, sturdy shoes or boots and a hat. Or call Dennis at 720-870-0465 to meet us at the trailhead.

Wednesday, May 10th:

High Plains Group Wednesday Evening Walk Series

Meet at the Aurora Park and Ride at Peoria and Parker at 6 p.m. Flat walking on hardpacked gravelly dirt. Nominally we'll do a particularly nice part of the Highline Canal. In the spring this section of the canal reminds one of England. Call Dennis at 720-870-0465 for more information.

Wednesday, May 17th:

High Plains Group Wednesday Evening Walk Series

Meet at the Aurora Park and Ride at Peoria and Parker at 6 p.m. Flat walking on hardpacked gravelly dirt. Nominally we'll do a particularly nice part of the Highline Canal. In the spring this section of the canal reminds one of England. Call Dennis at 720-870-0465 for more information.

Saturday, May 20th:

High Plains Group EZ Outings Series

Falcon Park Open Space. In the mountains west of Morrison. Tall pines, meadows, two lookout pavilions and the ruins of a mountain hideaway. Great views. 2.5 miles.

Meet at the Aurora Park and Ride at Peoria and Parker at 9:30 a.m. Look for the Sierra Club sign. Bring water, food, jacket, pack, sturdy shoes or boots and a hat. Or call Dennis at 720-870-0465 to meet us at the trailhead.

Wednesday, May 24th:

High Plains Group Wednesday Evening Walk Series

Meet at the Aurora Park and Ride at Peoria and Parker at 6 p.m. Flat walking on hardpacked gravelly dirt. Nominally we'll do a particularly nice part of the Highline Canal. In the spring this section of the canal reminds one of England. Call Dennis at 720-870-0465 for more information.

Wednesday, May 31st:

High Plains Group Wednesday Evening Walk Series

Meet at the Aurora Park and Ride at Peoria and Parker at 6 p.m. Flat walking on hardpacked gravelly dirt. Nominally we'll do a particularly nice part of the Highline Canal. In the spring this section of the canal reminds one of England. Call Dennis at 720-870-0465 for more information.

Check the current issue of the Peak & Prairie, or your Group or Section newsletter for the listing of other great outings and information!

Call, write or e-mail Roger J. Wendell, Outings Chair and Webmaster, with any questions, comments or new listings: 303-693-4244, P.O. Box 460101 Aurora, Colo. 80046-0101.

Chapter Meetings

All Sierra Club meetings are open to the public. New and old members who would like to become more active are urged to attend. Itís a good way to meet people and share concerns. Chairs: to reserve a conference room at the Club office building, call 303-861-8819 (days) at least one week before your meeting.

Chapter Conservation Committee

Please contact Conservation Committee chair Kirk Cunningham, 303-939-8519 or kmcunnin@juno.com regarding information and agenda items for the Conservation Committee meeting.

Chapter Legislative Committee

We discuss issues and state legislative bills of importance to the Chapter and how to respond to them.  Please contact Legislative Committee chair Merry Havens at 303-448-9697 or merryhavens@earthlink.net

The Pollution Cluster Committee

This Committee work on air quality, water quality, hazardous waste, household waste and recycling need help. We need volunteers to research, educate, write letters to legislators, compose articles for our Peak & Prairie newspaper, attend meetings, and make phone calls. Please join us and make a difference. Even if you have never participated in any of these types of activities, itís easy and fun. Please call Joan Seeman 303-738-8407 or e-mail me at jseusw@uswest.net

Executive Committee

The Ex-Com is the governing body of the chapter. It meets quarterly at locations throughout the state to discuss and decide on conservation issues and administrative matters. The Mt. Evans Group is the host for this meeting. For information and agenda, contact Chair Greg Casini, 303-861-2844.

Lifestyles/Education Committee

The Lifestyles/Education Committee seeks to inform our communities on living an eco-friendly life. For date, time and location of our next meeting call 303-433-7291 for more information.

Water Quality Committee

The committee holds evening monthly meetings at irregular times. Chapter Water Quality Committee meeting. The Committee deals with all aspects of the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Acts, and volunteerism can range from the technical to the physical. We try to meet monthly in the Denver area. Contact Kirk Cunningham, 303-939-8519, for the agenda items and details.

Transportation Committee

The committee holds evening meetings monthly, on the first Tuesday of the month in conjunction with the Sustainable Transportation Committee. We meet at the CoPIRG office, 1520 Blake above Las Delicious restaurant. This is just across 16th St. from the RTD Market St. station. Call Don Thompson 303-320-4895 for additional information.

Inner City Outings

ICO meetings are usually held in the evenings on the second Wednesday of the month in Suite 205B at 1410 Grant St., Denver. ICO introduces disadvantaged urban young people to the out-of-doors. Meeting dates and times may vary, so call the ICO hotline at 303-512-8331 to confirm.

Peak & Prairie Editors Meeting

Editors and new volunteers receive assignments and plan the next issue of the P&P. At the Rocky Mountain Chapter office, 1410 Grant Street, Suite B205. Call Kevin Mackessy 303-471-1594 or kfmacke@bewellnet.com for further information.

Peak & Prairie mailing party

Join us for loads of fun at the P&P mailing party. A great opportunity to meet new people and get involved. Call Angela Medbery, 303-433-2608, to confirm location and time.

Gay and Lesbian Sierrans

The GLS Committee welcome new members. The GLS Committee is a great way to join in appreciation and concern for our natural environment. The GLS balances our memberís environmental, social and political objectives. Call Sue Scheppler 303-477-4285 for information, time and location of our meetings.

Population Committee

Wednesday, April 12, at 7 p.m. in the Sierra Club office at 1410 Grant St.., Suite B205, Denver - The Population Committee will meet to discuss current issues. Please join us. Contact Fred Elbel at 303-220-7499, or e-mail felbel@csn.net, for more information.

Group Meetings

 

Enos Mills Group

Denver

The Ex-Com meets at Sierra Club Headquarters, Suite 205B at 1410 Grant St. Denver. An opportunity to meet other Enos Mills Group activists and learn what the Sierra Club is doing in Denver. Call JoLynn Jarboe, 303-753-0470 to confirm time and location.

High Plains Group

(Eastern Denver suburbs)

High Plains Ex-Com meeting. This is a good way to find out what is happening on the eastern plains and to meet other activists working in your area. Contact Dianna VanderDoes at 303-699-2036 for more information.

Indian Peaks Group

Boulder County

All Club meetings are open to members and the concerned public. Volunteerism is welcome on any of the committees listed below.

CONSERVATION COMMITTEE. The Conservation Committee discusses strategy for Club issues and campaigns for the ex-urban areas of Boulder County. Contact Conservation Chair Kirk Cunningham for agenda items and other details, 303-939-8519, kmcunnin@juno.com.

URBAN LAND USE COMMITTEE. The Urban Use Land Committee discusses issues that primarily affect the urban area of Boulder. Contact Allyn Feinberg, 303-447-8513 or feinberga@aol.com, for agenda items and to find out about the meetingplace.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, the Hogeís home, 2300 Iris Ave. in north Boulder. Look for the mailbox on the south side of Iris with animals painted on it. The Executive Committee is the final stop for policy matters and for Group administration. Contact Chair Susan LeFever at 303-443-5482 (h), slefever@aol.com for agenda items and other details. We begin at 6:15 with a potluck supper, and the rest of the meeting starts at 7:00.

Note: Other IPG committees are active but do not have regularly scheduled meetings. Please contact the following issue chairs for information on how be active on that committee: Transportation (City of Boulder only) - Bob Law, 303-543-7081; Open Spaces - Ann McFarland, 303-413-0664; Recycling - Mary Skumanich, 303-444-1747; Outings - Susan Jones, 303-444-6821; Water Quality - Kirk Cunningham, 303-939-8519; Wilderness - Linda Batlin, 303-494-6407; Pesticides - Cosima Krueger, 303-448-0832; Political - Barry Satlow, 303-442-1006; Newsletter - Catherine Lutz, 303-402-1638; Fundraising - Perry Rosensweig, 303-554-8122; Longmont issues - Larry Box, 303-684-0321.

Mount Evans Group

(SW Jefferson, Northern Park, Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties)

MEG meets on the second Thursday of each month. This summer, the Mount Evans Group is promoting our alternative to the proposed paving of Guanella Pass Road, working to save the 6,000-acre Beaver Brook Watershed from development, helping with Community Weed Day and environmentally safe eradication of hawkweed, working a community recycling program, and helping to put together the Pike/San Isabel National Forest Citizensí Management Alternative. We are always looking for individuals who are ready to actively make a difference on our planet. For more information, please call Betsy or Greg at 303-674-7236 or Lyn at 303-838-8117.

Pikes Peak Group

(El Paso & Teller Counties)

Pikes Peak Group Conservation Committee and Ex-Com meeting. Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo. All members are welcome to attend and participate in our monthly conservation and executive committee meetings. If you are interested in local, state, or national environmental issues, this is the place to learn more and get involved with the activities which relate to them. For more information, call Chuck Hachmeister at 719-592-963.

Pikes Peak Group newsletter mailing party and potluck dinner. Come join us to help assemble and prepare our next issue of the TIMBERLINES newsletter for mailing. This is a great place for new and newly active members to get involved. For location, please contact Judy Bolin at 719-592-0963.

Poudre Canyon Group

(Larimer and Weld Counties)

Ex-Com usually meets at the Norlarco Credit Union, 700 Whalerís Way, Fort Collins. Confirm dates with Will Walters, 970-568-9841, or email to Walters@ezlink.com.

Rachel Carson Group

(Eastern Jefferson County)

Meetings are usually held at the Arvada Municipal Hall, but call Roger Davenport at 303-278-2926, or William S. Kossack at 303-464-1833 to confirm location and time.

Sangre de Cristo Group

(Arkansas River & San Luis Valleys)

Call Jim Trujillo at (719) 948-4129 or Donna Murphy at (719) 275-4633 to confirm meeting times places; or check the group Website at

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South Platte Group

(Parts of Arapahoe, Douglas, Jefferson Counties)

The fourth Wednesday of each month, at Ho Hoís Restaurant, next to CUB Foods, Mineral & Broadway, (one mile north of Broadway and C-470) in Littleton. Call Mike Mueller, 850-7883 or email at mmuellen@carbon.cudenver.edu to confirm location and dates.

Uncompahgre Group

(Mesa, Delta & Gunnison Counties)

Our general meeting is a potluck dinner meeting at 2215 Driftwood Lane. Come join us to discuss Sierra Club issues, concerns, upcoming meetings, and events for our organization. Contact Shelly at 970-243-5239.

Public Lands and Forest Committee Meetings. Meet the second Wednesday of alternate months the CEC Offices, 1,000 N. 9th Street #29, Grand Junction. Call Vicki for further information. 970-464-0502.

Weminuche Group

(Durango area)

Group meeting at the Carvers Bakery in Durango. Call Jim Decker for information and to confirm meeting times and dates at 970-259-7658.

 

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