OUTINGS

Bob Tyson, former Outings Chair for the Sierra Club, has compiled a list of beautiful, scenic trails which are basically level and easy to walk. Open the .PDF files below for more information. We have printed a limited number of trail guides and distributed them to select locations in southern Illinois.

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Easy Trails for Seniors

Shawnee Group Outings

April 26, 2014 (Saturday) Wilderness Act Celebration Bald Knob Wilderness Area – Moderate Level Hike:

This hike takes us to Bald Knob Wilderness area. Wear weather appropriate clothing, hiking shoes and bring lunch and water. Camping is not part of the outing; however, Sierrans will be camping for the weekend in nearby Pine Hills Campground. Registration required before April 21, 12:00 AM. Contact Leader Carol Klinger, 618-288-5506 or ciklinger@yahoo.com Contact Carol for meeting place and other details. Also, go to http://tioga.sierraclub.org/oars-activity/pages/activity.jsf?activity=50558


May 17, 2014 (Saturday) Wilderness Act Celebration: Clear Springs Wilderness – Moderate Level Hike:

In Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, we will explore all eight of the Wilderness Areas in Illinois. This third adventure takes us to the Clear Springs Wilderness area. Meet at 10:00 AM (Location TBA). Wear weather appropriate clothing, hiking shoes and bring lunch and water. Camping is not part of the outing; however, Sierrans will be camping for the weekend in nearby Trail of Tears Campground. Contact Leader Carol Klinger, 618-288-5506 or ciklinger@yahoo.com Registration required before May 12, 2014, 12:00 AM Contact Carol for meeting place and other details. Map of area can be found at: http://tioga.sierraclub.org/oars-activity/pages/activity.jsf?activity=50559

Sierra Club will be leading hikes in all eight wilderness areas this year, encompassed in six hikes. In March, we hiked in Burden Falls and Bay Creek Wilderness Areas. In the Fall, three hikes are planned for the remaining four wilderness areas.
For Further Shawnee Group Outings, Check back here for announcements from our new Shawnee Group Outings Leader, Christine Crites

 

Eastern Missouri Group Outings Contacts:

 

See www.sierraclub.org/emg/outings and missouri.sierraclub.org/emg/outings for more outings.