The Sierra Club, Yahi Group, is hosting the following events for July 2013 & requests that you please include notice of them in your calendar or announcements. Unless otherwise noted, trips are free and open to the public and begin at the trailhead. If you have any questions or want further information about specific activities please contact Wayland Augur at 530-519-4724 or email

July 7, Sunday. Upper Bidwell Park/Big Chico Creek Hike. Meet at the parking lot at Horseshoe Lake at 10 AM. Bring lunch, swimwear, and shoes that are good for walking through the creek. We will explore various swimming spots. Return around 3 PM or when desired. Leader: Sharon, 899-7105. July 19–21, Friday–Monday. Volunteer to Work on Pacific Crest Trail in the LaPorte Area. Join other PCTA volunteers for a great weekend project! They will be doing brushing, treadwork, and log-out on the PCT in the shadows of Mt. Etna and Stafford Mountain. Volunteers will meet on Friday evening for dinner and set up camp. Trail work will start the following morning. Project components will include one or more of the following: hiking 3–8 miles each day; the trail may be rough, steep, and/or rocky; elevation change over 1,000 feet during the course of the hike; and moderately physical work activities. This project may be physically challenging to some people, participants need to be in good physical conditioning and aware of their physical abilities and limits before joining this project. All meals provided along with car/tent camping. Contact PCTA Volunteer Programs at 916- 285-1838 or email July 24–28, Wednesday–Sunday. Yosemite Backpack. Our annual trip to Yosemite, this time to enjoy the stunning scenery in the Vogelsang area. After driving down on Wednesday and car camping at the Backpacker’s Campground in Tuolumne Meadows, we’ll pack in 6–7 miles and climb 2,100 feet to set up camp near the Vogelsang High Sierra Camp. On Friday we will day hike to the pass to enjoy the vistas and visit a lake. On Saturday we will travel cross country (class 2) over a pass to Reymann Lake and camp at 10,000 feet and explore the area. Sunday we cross country out to Nelson Lake and then pick up the Elizabeth Lake trail back to Tuolumne Meadows. Bring standard backpacking gear including tent, pad, sleeping bag, stove, warm clothes, and food. Prior backpacking or cross country experience required and you should be acclimated to higher elevations. Cost $15 to cover Yahi Group expenses. Contact leader to sign up, make advance payment, and get meeting time and place. Leader: Alan, 891-8789 or July 26–28. Friday–Sunday. Little Grass Valley Reservoir Campout. Fourth annual camping trip to this wonderful outdoor recreation site. Past participants have hiked, swam, canoed, kayaked, paddle boarded, biked single track trails, photographed, and observed Clamper initiation weekends. This year we won’t see Clampers, but we can do all of the rest and more. A very relaxing weekend with lots of fun. Come Friday afternoon or Saturday, a few miles east of LaPorte. Bring campground fee and driver $, food, toys (kayaks, etc.), and camping gear. Contact leaders: John 872-8258, Jeanne 321-7279, or Michelle 865-9491