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Outings Calendar

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  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:

June 2013

Sun, Jun 16
Sunday, June 16th Upper Blackwater River Leisure Float/Paddle
Nearest City: Davis, WV
Join us of a leisurely float trip down the Blackwater River

Sat, Jun 22
Saturday June 22 Evening Bike Ride in Morgantown area
Nearest City: Morgantown, WV
Join us for an evening bike ride in the Morgantown area!

Sat, Jun 29
Saturday, June 29th Service Outing at Coopers Rock State Forest
Nearest City: Morgantown, WV

July 2013

Sat, Jul 13
Saturday, July 13th Workshop: Wildlife Habitat Improvement & General Ecology
Nearest City: Williamstown, WV

Sun, Jul 14
Sunday, July 14th Day Hike: Bluestone Lake State Park
Nearest City: Hinton, WV

Sat, Jul 20
Saturday, July 20th Day Hike in the Coopers Rock State Forest
Nearest City: Morgantown, WV

August 2013

Fri, Aug 9
Friday, August 9th Day Hike: Summersville Lake to Long Point
Nearest City: Summersville, WV


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