In order to enjoy Wild, Wonderful West Virginia, on all outings we pack out all trash and leave pets, radios, tapeplayers and firearms at Home. Chapter Policy also prohibits smoking in the presence of others during all Sierra Club activities.
More Outings Leaders are Needed:
The WVSC has trained, quality leaders to take you on trips into our state’s wild and wonderful places. Sign up for one of our outings and enjoy a day with like-minded conservationists.
Want to become an outings leader? Contact our new Chapter Outings Chair, Russ Flowers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-482-7919 for more information and you can also read more HERE.
X-C skiers enjoying an outing in the Blackwater Canyon
To participate in an Outing:
Call the Outing Leader for trip information such as level of difficulty, equipment needed, meal arrangements, meeting time and place, etc.
If you see an outing that interests you, try to call the Leader at least one week in advance to sign up. And please notify the Leader if you have to cancel your participation.
You can view the Chapter's Outing Policy via this PDF file.
Outings Department News:
December 05, 2008
New Bike Helmet Policy Adopted
After two months of lively discussion, the Outdoor Activities Program Team (formerly the Outdoor Activities Governance Committee) adopted a policy for bike helmet use on all outings:
Policy for all Sierra Club outings
Revised by the Outdoor Activities Program Team on November 17, 2008
Participants and leaders must wear appropriate safety helmets while riding on a bicycle outing.
Further guidelines about bike helmets --
Helmets are most effective if they are less than five years old (because they deteriorate with age), are not damaged, fit snugly, and are worn about 1" above the eyes. In all cases, the manufacturer's instructions for use should be followed.
Helmets with American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) or Snell Foundation certification are most effective. Unfortunately, it is often difficult to know if a helmet has such certifications as not all certified helmets are clearly marked.
Many thanks to all who offered feedback and insight. The policy can be found here: http://www.clubhouse.sierraclub.org/outings/policy/BikeHelmets.asp
Sat, Apr 27
Saturday April 27th Wildflowers & Insects at North Bend State Park
Nearest City: Harrisville, WV
Sun, Apr 28
Sunday April 28th Maxwell Run Leisure Hike
Nearest City: Parsons, WV
Join us for an easy 5 miles hike in some beautiful forests in Tucker County, West Virginia
Sat, May 4
Saturday May 4th East Fork Trail of Greenbrier River
Nearest City: Thornwood, WV
Sat, May 4
Saturday, May 4th Quebec Run Wild Area Day Hike
Nearest City: Bruceton Mills, WV
Sat, May 18
Saturday, May 18th Buck Hollow and Marys Rock, SNP Loop
Nearest City: Front Royal, VA
Sat, May 25
Saturday, May 25th Laurel Fork Special Management Area
Nearest City: Circleville, WV
Sat, Jun 1
Saturday, June 1st Sleepy Creek Wilderness Area Loop Hike
Nearest City: Hedgesville, WV