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Please email Peter or comment if you’re interested in learning more about camping with the Young Sierrans/Dallas Sierra Club. Overnight, backpacking, car or the like.

New Belgium Brewing – Tour de Fat – Austin (10/18/08)

Posted by youngsierrans on August 19, 2008

This is not a Sierra Club sponsored event.

Please let us know if you’re interested in joining the Friends of the Young Sierrans on a little adventure to Austin to participate in New Belgium Brewing’s World Famous Tour de Fat biking event. Plans wold be to drive down from Dallas on Friday evening, October 17th, and return sometime Sunday afternoon, October 19th. In addition to the Tour de Fat, we’ll enjoy live music and do some day hiking and/or lake/river canoing/kayaking/tubing. Wearing funky-fun costumes (hopefully, group-themed) at the event is required!

We’d probably want to book accommodations (hotel, bike rentals?) sooner than later, so please reply to Peter or Candace with your interest by September 10th. More info on the Tour de Fat can be found on the NBB site or blog.

Location: Fiesta Gardens, 1 Chicon Street, Austin, TX

Tour sustainable gestures include:
• The Tour de Fat crew traveling on B100 biodiesel fuel.
• Bands play from solar-powered stages that are transported in solar-powered trailers to keep the energy flowing.
• Volunteers and staff help compost and recycle waste from each tour stop, resulting in an overall waste diversion rate of 85% in 2006. The waste diversion rate goal for 2007 is 95%.
• 100% of the proceeds ($5 beers) go to local charities.  Tour de Fat admission is FREE!

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Car Camping – Winding Stair Area – Oklahoma (11/1/08)

Posted by youngsierrans on July 16, 2008

The Young Sierrans are planning on joining the DSC for this great opportunity to car camp and hike around the beautifully scenic Ouachita National Forest – spectacular views of southeast Oklahoma and the Winding Stair Mountain range await!

On Saturday, we will day hike about 8 miles to enjoy the fall colors which should be near their peak. The day hike includes about a 1500 ft elevation change. There will also be short day hike on Sunday morning before heading home. Because of the length and terrain of the day hike, this trip is rated as moderately strenuous. Note that the camp site will have no water and no restrooms.

Date: November 1-2

Location: Specifics TBD

Ride-Share: Yes – specifics TBD

Details: Additional info will be posted here as we learn more. Also see the DSC Outings homepage/calendar of trips.

To Participate: Please register with DSC Outings trip leaders Marcos Jorge (email addr) 972-394-2546(H) or Judy Cato 972-238-5738(H). Drop Peter an email alerting him that you’ve registered so he can help organize YS participants (ride-share, share camping/cooking equipment, etc.).

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Memorial Day Bus Trip — Backpacking Bandelier

Posted by Robert on March 1, 2008

You can now sign up for the Memorial Day bus trip. This year’s destination is Bandelier National Monument — one of my favorite bus trips. Backpacking Bandelier is a great way to see things a casual tourist can’t get to.
Check out the details here.

If you haven’t been  on a Dallas Sierra Club backpacking trip, I would highly recommend signing up for one of the upcoming beginner backpacking trips to build confidence in your gear and ability (and let the leaders know you have both).

Bus trip participation isn’t limited to the YS age group, but Bandelier is a great destination, and great fun for a very moderate price. Since the sleeper bus drives at night, you save vacation days too.

If anyone’s questions  aren’t answered in the verbose trip description, I’ll be happy to share stories from my past 13 (or 14?) bus trips on one of our upcoming social events.

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Car Camping with the Dallas SC (12/1/07)

Posted by youngsierrans on September 20, 2007

Is anyone interested in the Car Camping outing at Caddo State Park which the DSC is leading on the weekend of 12/1?  See the below link and scroll down to the trip for more info.  I’ll call Robert Gates, the trip leader, to learn more.  http://texas.sierraclub.org/dallas/outings/outingslist.asp

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