Enjoy, Explore, and Protect the Planet Sierra Club Allegheny Group, Pennsylvania Chapter
 

Upcoming Events

To be announced

February 1, 2012

TBA     Linda Binstock  412-244-1332

This Ramble is not connected with the Sierra Club. Sierra Club takes no responsibility, and makes no representations or warranties about the quality, safety, supervision or management of this trip. It is published here as a public service.

Farming for the Future Conference, State College, Feb. 1-4.

February 1, 2012toFebruary 4, 2012

The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture will hold its 21 st Annual Conference , with the theme “Breaking Ground for a New Agriculture: Cultivating Versatility and Resilience”.

February 1-4,
Penn State Conference Center Hotel
State College, PA

The keynote speaker at this event will be Brian Halwell, a leader in the “eat local” movement. For a list of featured speakers, click HERE.

To be announced

February 8, 2012

TBA     Judy Stark  412-363-0462

This Ramble is not connected with the Sierra Club. Sierra Club takes no responsibility, and makes no representations or warranties about the quality, safety, supervision or management of this trip. It is published here as a public service.

Backpacking in the Proposed Scandia NRA, Allegheny NF, February 11-12.

February 11, 2012 11:00 amtoFebruary 12, 2012 2:00 pm

Winter camping in the Allegheny NF, Feb. 2011. Photo: Friends of Allegheny wilderness.

Friends of Allegheny Wilderness and the Scandia Wilderness Committee invite you to join us on an overnight winter backpacking trip into the proposed Scandia National Recreation Area, planned for the weekend of February 11th and 12th. This outing will give hikers a fine sense of wild, remote character of this eminently qualified prospective national recreation area on the west shore of Allegheny Reservoir.

The hike will begin Saturday morning from the north side of the proposed area along the Roper Hollow Road, and we will hike south into the Hodge Run drainage from there. Participants should be prepared for off-trail hiking, and consider that there is possibility for deep snow at this time of the year. Saturday evening we will stop along the way to make camp before dark, and we will hike out Sunday morning.

Hikers should bring all of their own food & camping equipment, and come fully prepared for whatever weather conditions we may encounter.

For more information and reservations contact Kirk Johnson at kjohnson at pawild dot org.

Enjoy an XC ski trip on Laurel Mountain just south of US 30.

February 12, 2012

Enjoy an XC ski trip on Laurel Mountain just south of US 30.
A major problem with any XC trip is that different skill levels tend to ski at different speeds. This trip is aimed at people with prior experience but who still consider themselves as beginners.
If you prefer to form carpools at the Gateway Middle School in Monroeville, meet there at 9 AM (Departure at 9:15 AM)  If you prefer to meet the group at the trailhead, drive east on US30 through Laughlintown to the top of Laurel Ridge and turn right (south) onto Laurel Summit Road. Drive about 2 miles.  After you pass the entrance to the downhill ski area on your right, drive a few hundred yards further to the warming hut on your left.  A large parking area is on your right. (more…)

To be announced

February 15, 2012

TBA      Ed Divers  412-828-5154

This Ramble is not connected with the Sierra Club. Sierra Club takes no responsibility, and makes no representations or warranties about the quality, safety, supervision or management of this trip. It is published here as a public service.

Mountain Top Removal Events, Feb. 21, 22, and 23

February 21, 2012
4:00 pmto5:00 pm
February 22, 2012
8:00 pmto9:30 pm
February 23, 2012
6:00 pmto8:30 pm

Larry Gibson with Randy Francisco on Blair Mountain march.

Larry Gibson has appeared on ABC’s 20/20, spoke before the United Nations, and visited thousands of community, church, and university groups across the country, organizing to stop mountain top removal.

There are three chances this week for you to meet Larry Gibson and hear his inspiring story. (more…)

To be announced

February 22, 2012

TBA     Marian Fast  412-241-2109

This Ramble is not connected with the Sierra Club. Sierra Club takes no responsibility, and makes no representations or warranties about the quality, safety, supervision or management of this trip. It is published here as a public service.

Sadie Hawkins Day

February 29, 2012

Sadie Hawkins Day, Tarentum, Lunch in local restaurant     Jim Ritchie-412-576-0849.

This Ramble is not connected with the Sierra Club. Sierra Club takes no responsibility, and makes no representations or warranties about the quality, safety, supervision or management of this trip. It is published here as a public service.

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