Sierra Club Outings and Events
Chapter Outings are open to all members and the general public. Outings range in difficulty from easy to very strenuous. If you are not sure, please contact the leader to see if the hike is appropriate for you.
Transportation - The Sierra Club encourages the use of carpools to all events. However, the Sierra Club Outings Leader cannot assign riders or arrange carpools. Each individual is responsible for his/her own transportation to and from the trailhead or other event area.
Suggestions - If you have suggestions for hikes or outdoor activities, questions about the Chapter's outing policies or would like to be an outings leader, call or email Joe Morris (805-549-0355), or the Chapter Office at 805-543-8717. Outings Leaders please get your hikes in by the 10th of each month for the next month's Santa Lucian.
To add another group's activities to this list, contact Joe Morris.
SCHEDULE OF HIKES AND ACTIVITIES
Sun., Dec. 8th, 9 a.m. , City Walk: SLO Railroad
Historic District Guided
stroll past the old commercial district, depot area, and century-old boardinghouses
to discuss the heyday of the Southern Pacific that transformed San Luis
Obispo from a cow town to a boom town. Meet at corner of Osos and
Leff Sts. Leader: Joe Morris, 549-0355
Thurs, Dec. 19th, 5 p.m. City Walk: Victorian Christmas in San Luis Obispo Hour-long stroll past 15 holiday-lit Victorian houses in the Old Town Historic District to recall the Christmas customs and events of the 1890s. Meet in front of St. Stephen's Church, corner of Nipomo and Pismo Sts. Leader: Joe Morris, 549-0355
Sat., Dec. 21st, 9 a.m. Cerro Alto Anniversary Hike.
7-mile, moderately strenuous loop hike to Cerro Alto summit, 1800 ft.
gain, with great coastline views. Return via eucalyptus grove and the
Boy Scout Trail. Bring water, snacks, and dress for the weather. Some
poison oak probable on the trail. Directions: Off Hwy 41, 8 miles east
of Morro Bay or 12 miles west of Atascadero, enter Cerro Alto campground
and drive to the end of the road. $5 parking fee if no National Parks
or Adventure Pass. Rain cancels. Probable stop in Morro Bay for eats after
hike. Leader: Chuck Tribbey, 441-7597
Ventana Wilderness Alliance Trail Crew Opportunities
Trail Crew Volunteers are needed for work in the Ventana and Silverpeak Wilderness Areas. If interested or to get more information contact Dave Knapp, Trail Crew Leader at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hiking With Other Organizations
In addition to outings sponsored by the Santa Lucia Chapter, you may want to contact other organizations who offer outings which complement those listed here.
The Central Coast Natural History Association (772-2694) offers docent-led walks in Montana de Oro and Morro Bay State Parks.
PGE's "Pecho Coast Trail" and "Point Buchon Trail Information" offer hikes to the Port San Luis Lighthouse and other areas around Diablo Canyon. Check the PGE website for more details
The Morro Coast Audubon Society offers many bird watching outings.
The Ventana Chapter of the Sierra Club regularly leads outings in the Los Padres National Forest, Big Sur, Arroyo Seco and Big Basin Area.
The Los Padres Chapter of the Sierra Club leads outings in Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County and Ventura County.
The Ventana Wilderness Alliance hosts service trips and outings in the Ventana and Silver Peak Wilderness Areas.
The City of San Luis Obispo hosts ranger-led walks around the City of San Luis Obispo.
Central Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers build trails around the County. For more information, log onto their website.
The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo offers guided walks on Conservancy properties.
Car Camping - The Santa Lucia Chapter of the Sierra Club has coordinated events with the SOLO Sierrans.
Desert Outings: Trips to the deserts of California and Nevada.
Sierra Nevada Trips - Contact the Tehipite Chapter of the Sierra Club. They lead many outings including backpacking, cross-country skiing, hikes, and more.
Sierra Club Lodges and Huts - The Sierra Club has several lodges throughout California, open at different times during the year. This is a great chance to make new friends within the Club. Rates are lower than conventional lodging. For more information check the Sierra Club Lodges Homepage.
Exploring On Your Own - If you would like to strike out on your own, be sure to check out the Sierra Club Trail Guides for San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Monterey Counties.
E-mail List. The Santa Lucia Chapter maintains an email list to announce upcoming outings. If you would like to add your name, send an e-mail to Gary Felsman.
Adding Groups: To add another group's activities/trips to this list, contact Joe Morris.
Seller of travel registration
information: CST 2087766-40.
Keeping Our Trails in Good Condition
The Sierra Club is working to create a list of Trail Watch Volunteers to maintain and report on trail conditions throughout our area. For more information contact Gary Felsman at 805-473-3694.
Photographs and Material on this Website are:
Machesna Wilderness hike
Photo by Gary Felsman