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Outings Calendar

snow shoesThe purpose of our Outings program is to connect people with the natural world and with the Sierra Club by offering diversified, superior, volunteer-run outdoor activities that support our conservation mission.  Sierra Club founder John Muir felt very strongly that the best way to empower to protect the wild places of the earth was to get them out to enjoy them.  To that end, there are many local events available to hike, bike, camp, ski etc., as well as the national & international outings offered.  

Outings are open to all members of the John Muir chapter, regardless of which group is sponsoring the event, and to the general public. You need not be a member to attend most outings.  Note that all outings are subject to change.  PLEASE contact the trip leader ahead of time so they know you are coming and can contact you in case of cancellation or other changes.

River Touring Section's paddling outings calendar

The River Touring Section (RTS) is a sub-group of the John Muir Chapter Sierra Club dedicated to water sports. We encourage you to check out their long list of paddling opportunities!


Upcoming Outing Calendar


Thursday, Sept 4: Nighttime Hike – Ice Age Trail University Ridge Golf Course

6:30 PM Join us for a 3-mile hike on a unique section of the Ice Age Trail that goes through a golf course. The hike will begin at the Ice Age Junction, and then go northwest right through the UW golf course. We will probably use a shuttle for cars to make this a one-way hike. Take Hwy PD west toward Hwy M. At the top of the hill, the parking lot is on the south side of PD. Bring a flashlight or headlamp. Contact Kathy Mulbrandon for more info. [4L - Madison area]




Build New Ice Age Trail in Chippewa Co. • Sept. 16-21

Camp Nawakwa will be home as we complete an all-new 1 mile segment of trail, including steep slopes, & wetland structures as well as begin work on a new section near Brunet Island. Free food & camping. Come for all or part of the event. Learn more and register online. Local contacts: Tony Schuster: 715-723-6114 or Richard Smith: 715-967-2164 or [CV - Eau Claire area]




Parade of Colors Fall Ice Age Trail Hike • Saturday, Oct. 4

The Ice Age National Scenic Trail at the Chippewa Moraine is one of the most spectacular in Wisconsin. Add fall color to sparkling lakes to a cool day, and you have the perfect hike! Hike 6 miles or less (you choose), end at the Interpretive Center and enjoy refreshments. Start between 9 and 11 AM at the Obey Interpretive Center at the Chippewa Moraine, 7 miles east of New Auburn on CTH M. See more details - look for Oct. 04, 2014. Richard Smith: 715-967-2164 or [CV - Eau Claire area]




black river forestWild Cat Hike, Black River Falls State Forest Hike • Saturday, Oct. 11

We’ll hike the Wild Cat and Norway Pine ski trails. Be prepared for a hilly 6 miles of strenuous climbs, steep downhills, and some awesome overlooks. Following the hike, lunch in Black River Falls. Meet at 8 AM at Gordy’s parking lot on Birch St. to carpool. Take Hwy. 94 south and exit at Millston. Then, east on CTH O, left on N. Settlement Rd., to the Wild Cat parking lot. Eleanor Wolf: 715-835-4829 or (for carpooling) [CV - Eau Claire area]




quetico canoe

2015 Canoe Trips to the Boundary Waters and Quetico Provincial Park, Canada

The John Muir Chapter and Cascade Chapter of the Sierra Club offer the following trips into the International Boundary Waters Wilderness Area including Quetico Provincial Park. 

There are several trip options, so please see the 2015 Trip Page for details.





Outing Sponsor Key


JMC - John Muir Chapter
AL- Algonquin Shores
CV - Chippewa Valley
CR - Coulee Region
4L - Four Lakes Group
FV - Fox Valley

GW - Great Waters
RTS - River Touring Section (site)
SE - SouthEast Gateway
SCVI - St Croix Valley Interstate
WR - Wisconsin River Country


Trip Leader Information

  • Waiver Form - Must be taken on all outings and signed by all participants. After the outing, return to your group Outings Chair to file.   These files are designed to be printed two-sided. The legal print MUST be on the sheet that they sign, even if its on the other side as well.

Outings: Liability Waiver & Carpooling…

In order to participate on one of the Sierra Club's outings, you will need to sign a liability waiver. If you would like to read a copy of the waiver prior to the outing, please see the links above. In the interests of facilitating the logistics of some outings, it is customary that participants make carpooling arrangements. The Sierra Club does not have insurance for car-pooling arrangements and assumes no liability for them. Carpooling, ride sharing or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among the participants. Participants assume the risks associated with this travel. “CST 2087766-40. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.