Protect Our Wildlands
Monthly general meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month except
ORIENTATION for NEW & PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS – February 13, 6:00-7:15 p.m. just prior to the monthly meeting in the same room. Learn how the Sierra Club works and all the wonderful opportunities membership provides. Everyone welcome, member or not.
FEBRUARY 13 (WEDNESDAY) Monthly General Meeting, 7:30 pm, Nevada Power Co. building, 6226 W. Sahara (east entrance: Wengert meeting room). Program: “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Backpacking the John Muir Trail, Sierra Nevada Range,” by Atsuko Koga, Nga Lam & Valerie McNay, avid Las Vegas hikers. Is backpacking the John Muir Trail (in "legs" or all 220 miles) on your list of must-do adventures? Most backpackers agree that the JMT passes through the finest mountain scenery in the U.S. Come hear stories, joys, and miseries of strenuous, multi-week backpacking in the wonderful mountain world of the High Sierras. Refreshments, announcements, and free literature, too. All members and general public are welcome. Info: Gary Beckman (648-2983).
MARCH 12 – “Gold Butte, Nevada’s Piece to the Grand Canyon Puzzle,” by Nancy Hall, Nevada Wilderness Project and Friends of Gold Butte. See a slide show presentation of the natural and cultural beauties of Gold Butte. This spectacular place is located south of Mesquite and sandwiched between the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and the Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument. Hear of the changes taking place on the landscape and what we can do to protect it.
APRIL 9 – "Hidden Hiking Gems around Southern Nevada" by Brandon Rufkahr, hiking enthusiast and author of Hiking Las Vegas and Hiking Southern Nevad" under the pseudonym Branch Whitney. Brandon's slide show will feature lesser known hiking routes and peaks in the Las Vegas area, with interesting geological formations and awesome scenery. He will have some copies of his books to sell and sign.
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