December 10 (Tues) 5:30 PM - Meet and Greet Happy Hour
We had so much fun at our last Meet and Greet at Bar Louie, we’ve decided to do it again! Please join us on Tuesday, December 10 at 5:30 for conversation and drinks. Bar Louie is located at 2973 W. 7th St., Fort Worth, at the corner of W. 7th Street and Norwood Street in the Cultural District. Meet downstairs at the large table to your right as you walk in the door. Look for our sign. Learn more about the Greater Fort Worth Sierra Club and our activities, and meet some new people who are also interested in enjoying the great outdoors and conserving our land and resources. See ya there!
December 14 (Sat) 9:30 PM - Day Hike
Please join us on a leisurely morning hike. We will begin at FOSTER PARK, following a trail that goes through Overton Park to Bellaire Drive. It is an easy hike that will acquaint you with a couple of our city parks and give you a break from Christmas shopping. Length of time is approximately 1 1/2 - 2 hours. Bring water, a hat and sunscreen. Meet at the parking lot at 3725 South Drive, Fort Worth, 76109 by 9:15, so paperwork can be signed and we can begin the hike at 9:30. If you have questions, please call the trip leader, MARY GOODMAN, at 817-300-7982.
December 15 (Sun) 2:00 PM - Day Hike
“Escape from the Mall” Day Hike on the Trinity Trail, Fort Worth. Meet at 2 PM at the parking lot just south of the Hoffbrau Steakhouse before the Trinity River Bridge on University Dr. for a hike of 3-4 miles. This trail is located just off University Drive on the west side, south of I-30 and University Dr exit. If you get to the zoo, turn around. Bring water and snacks and comfortable shoes and clothing appropriate for cool weather. Please, no dogs. Hike cancelled if raining. Leader: Claudia Blalock, 817-924-6242 or firstname.lastname@example.org
December 18 (Wed) 7:00 PM - Holiday Party
Come to our annual holiday party to mingle with friends. Bring a dessert or appetizer to share. Drinks provided. There will be no formal program or speaker. This meeting is for socializing and enjoying a break from our busy holiday schedules. Meet at 7 PM in the Azalea Room of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Center, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd. at University Drive, just north of I-30 in Fort Worth. All are welcome!
January 12 (Sun) 3:00 PM - OUTINGS MEETING
Backwoods, 2727 West 7th St. (across from Montgomery Plaza). Please join us for discussing and planning spring and summer outings. Plan also for fun with friends and fellow Sierrans at dinner at a restaurant after the meeting. Contact email@example.com - 817- 596-5209
January 18 (Sat) 9:00 AM - Day Hike
Join us for a dayhike at Fort Worth Nature Center. Meet at 9 AM at the Hardwicke Interpretative Visitors Center parking lot at Fort Worth Nature Center. After you enter the refuge, pay your entrance fee, and follow signs to Hardwicke. We will hike a 4-5 mile section of trails. Bring water, snacks, and rain gear. The Nature Center is located in NW Tarrant County on Lake Worth. Take Highway 199 exit west toward Azle off 820 West on western edge of Fort Worth. Leader: Claudia Blalock, 817-924-6242. For more information on Nature Center, visit www.fwnaturecenter.org. In the event of rain, hike is cancelled. No dogs please.
The Sierra Club has almost 800,000 members and part of our mission is to explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth. Our volunteer-run outings program supports the Sierra Club’s conservation mission by connecting people with the natural world and with the Club. We follow the example of John Muir, the father of our National Park System and Sierra Club founder, who led others to these wild spaces. By taking others on Sierra Club outings, we hope to impart our love of these special places and a commitment to protect them.
The Greater Fort Worth Sierra Club offers many types of outings (trips) to local areas as well as to surrounding states. Outings may be as short as several hours to a multi-day trip. The types of outings may include urban day hikes, bicycle rides, canoe trips, wilderness backpacks, sea kayak tours or overnight car camping in established campgrounds such as a state park. Our leaders volunteer their time to receive training, plan trips, and to lead these outings. These outings are not-for-profit and support the mission of the Sierra Club. All Sierra Club trips are conducted in accordance with the National Sierra Club Outing Program.
Our outings are open to members and nonmembers. A list of upcoming outings is provided above and includes pertinent information about each event and a contact person for the event. Most trips require pre-registration and leader approval as indicated in their description. Other outings such as many day hikes do not require prior approval or registration; you just show up. Please contact the leader for details about each trip.
PLEASE NOTE: All participants on Sierra Club Outings are required to sign a standard liability waiver. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and a liability waiver must be signed by the parent or guardian. If you would like to read the liability waiver before you choose to participate on an Outing, please go to: http://www.sierraclub.org/outings/chapter/forms/, or contact the Outings Department at (415) 977-5528 for a printed version.
Also, it is noted that Outings Leaders may limit the number of participants on a trip, and may choose to screen potential participants for experience, conditioning, and suitability for participation. The Outings Leaders' decisions are final. Depending on the strenuous nature of the trip, not all interested people have the necessary skills and conditioning to have an enjoyable trip.
Each outing officially begins at the trailhead. The trip leader cannot assign carpooling for trip participants, but may help to coordinate ridesharing. Some outings to state/national parks or wilderness areas may require an entrance and/or camping fee; each participant will be responsible for paying his own expenses. No radios or firearms are allowed. Pets are not allowed unless indicated in the trip description.
The Fort Worth Sierra Club does not provide camping equipment such as tents, clothing, backpacks or watercraft for any outing. Each participant is responsible for providing his own equipment. The trip leader will provide details about the equipment and supplies needed for each outing. (provide links to list of equipment). Classes such as map reading and compass instruction, beginner backpacking, and canoeing may be offered by the Outings Committee or listed in our publications to assist members in increasing their outdoor skills. All Fort Worth Sierra Club outings encourage and practice “leave no trace” and low impact to the environment outdoor practices.
In general, overnight trips or outings to wilderness areas are usually limited to approximately 12 persons and require reservations. This small number helps to minimize our impact to wilderness areas and to provide better opportunities for fellowship. If you must cancel, inform the leader as soon as possible. Urban day hikes are usually not limited to 12 persons.
If you have questions about the Fort Worth Sierra Club Outings Program or wish to become an outings leader, contact the chairperson at 817-924-6242.