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NOTE: You must contact the leader for more information and to sign up for an outing.

Questions or feedback about this calendar? Please contact Tiffany Sprague at (602) 253-9140 or tiffany.sprague@sierraclub.org.


Legalisms

Outings are rated for degree of difficulty and risk by the leader. As a guideline, outings are classified as follows: "A" More than 16 miles or more than 3,000 feet elevation change. "B" 8 to 16 miles and between 1,500- 3,000 feet elevation change "C" 3 to 8 miles, 500 to 1,500 feet. "D" Less than 3 miles and 500 feet.

RT means round trip; OW means one way; EC means total elevation change; Name of city after the date means city of origin of the group hiking.

  • Trip leader has absolute authority to question trip participants as to their equipment,conditioning and experience before and during the trip.
  • SIERRA CLUB RESTRICTIONS: NO FIREARMS, RADIOS OR PETS.
  • Sierra Club liability covers leaders only.
  • Each person is responsible for his or her own first aid equipment. If you are injured, notify the leader immediately.
  • If you leave the trip, with or without the leaders permission, you are considered to be on your own until you rejoin the group.
  • Hikers are encouraged to carpool and share the driver's fuel expense. Suggested compensation is 5 cents per mile.
  • Outings are by reservation; call the leader early. Group limit is 20.
  • Donations are accepted from all participants at $1.00 per member, and $3.00 per nonmember. Money is collected by the leader and deposited with the sponsoring group treasurer.
  • For more information, contact: Beverly Full, 480-595-2306, bfull@cox.net

Outings Location Advisories

Outings Locations Advisories (OLA) are posted as a reference for those who are planning Sierra Club outings. OLA provide information on specific locations regarding the condition, sensitivity of wildlife and/or endangered plant life, as well as heavy- to overuse of trails, conditions, etc. In some cases Native American permits are required in advance or areas are closed for a period of rehabilitation. In others, potential users are reminded of Sierra Club policy regarding noise, motorized travel, etc. It is the responsibility of outings leaders to check Outings Locations Advisories prior to arranging Sierra Club-sanctioned outings and/or hikes throughout Arizona and before planning similar activities in other states.

Phoenix Inner City Outings Program (ICO)

The Inner City Outings Program provides opportunities for people, primarily inner city youth, to experience wilderness and nature in a way that they rarely can in an urban environment. The program partners with non-profit agencies who serve these communities. We hope that by building a relationship with nature for these special people, we will spark a love for the out-of-doors that will ultimately help to protect these areas for future generations.

Tucson Trail Guide

This web site, created by Tucson hiker and Sierra Club trip leader Andy Flach, is a guide to some of the trails around Tucson. The hike descriptions include directions to the trailhead, pictures, detailed trail directions, and summary information such as total distance and elevation change.

National Sierra Outings

America's public lands and wilderness need your support, and hands-on teamwork is a great way to give something back. For more information visits Sierra Club's National Outings page.

Sierra Club, Grand Canyon Chapter, 202 E. McDowell Rd, Suite 277, Phoenix, AZ 85004, (602) 253-8633

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