Sierra Club 20s & 30s - All Events For September 2020
    Friday October 30, 2020 1:30 AM
 
Title: S - Virtual Workshop: Cooking While Camping and Backpacking
Start Date/Time: 09/02/2020 05:30 PM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 09/02/2020 07:00 PM Reservation Deadline: 09/02/2020
Activity Type: Social Event Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: N/A Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Online Event
Zoom, US
Coordinator(s):
Krista Muscarella
Julio Garcia
Ron Domash
Meeting Point:
Please RSVP/register here and the Zoom link will be sent to you.
 
Description:

Interested in learning how to cook while camping and backpacking? A panel of 20s & 30s Angeles Chapter Sierra Club Outings Leaders will present a virtual workshop to teach participants about Cooking While Camping and Backpacking at 5:30pm on Wednesday, September 2nd.

Whether you're planning to go out for a camping trip and sleep next to your car, heading out on a backpacking trip, or cooking for a crowd of 40+ people, you will sign out of Zoom with a wealth of tips, tricks, and even some of our favorite recipes!

Please email leaders Krista Muscarella (krista.muscarella@gmail.com), Ron Domash (rdomash@yahoo.com), and/or Pete Garcia (jpetegarcia@gmail.com) with questions or concerns. 

Please note: The 20s & 30s Section does not endorse Zoom.  

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: S - Let's talk Sleeping Bag
Start Date/Time: 09/09/2020 05:30 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 09/09/2020 06:30 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Social Event Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Virtual
ZOOM, CA
Coordinator(s):
Julio Garcia
 
Description:

You are done borrowing your friend's bag. It's either too big, not warm enough and it smells weird. Now you want to buy your own. However, what I'm I looking for? What's the difference between a men's and a women's? Why are my feet always cold? Do I buy down or synthetic? If you want answers to these questions and have some of your own. Then let's meet virtually to talk about sleeping systems.

This will be a beginner's guide to sleeping bags. So, grab your drinks, some snacks, your questions, and log into Zoom to talk about gear. =)


Sign up/register here on the sc2030.org page & the Zoom info. will be emailed to you.

Note: The 20s & 30s Section does not endorse Zoom. 

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: S - Sierra Club's Week of Action (Sept. 15-20)
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 09/15/2020 06:00 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 09/20/2020 08:00 PM Reservation Deadline: 11/03/2020
Activity Type: Social Event Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: N/A Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
So Cal
Los Angeles, CA
Coordinator(s):
David Hyman
 
Description:

The information for the Sierra Club's Week of Action (Sept. 15-20) for Get Out the Vote activities is here: https://www.sierraclubindependentaction.org/week-action

Help elect Sierra Club endorsed candidates from home by making a few calls or writing a few letters from the safety of home.

There is an option to continue making calls after September 20th 

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: S - Virtual Happy Hour: Hiking & Backpacking in the USA!
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 09/15/2020 05:00 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 09/15/2020 06:30 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Social Event Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: N/A Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Online Event
Zoom, US
Coordinator(s):
Krista Muscarella
Meeting Point:
Virtual Event - Register/Sign up for the event to receive the Zoom information.
 
Description:
On Tuesday, September 15th at 5:00pm Pacific/8:00pm Eastern, grab your beverage of choice, log in to Zoom, and let's chat! For this month’s Happy Hour, we’ll be discussing hiking and backpacking around the United States.

Perhaps you aspire to hike trails in your backyard or perhaps you have dreams of hiking the Appalachian Trail. The possibilities are endless. From the Trans-Catalina Trail to the John Muir Trail in California to the Adirondacks in New York and everywhere in between, there is something for everyone.

Whereever or whichever trail it may be, join the Happy Hour fun on September 15th and let's discuss where we want to go next & anyone who has been can share their insider's scoop with tips, tricks, and suggestions for when the world reopens and we can get out and adventure again. In the meantime, we’ll meet on Zoom and stay #SaferatHome.
 
Sign up/register here on the sc2030.org page & the Zoom info. will be emailed to you.
 
Note: The 20s & 30s Section does not endorse Zoom. 
 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: S - Virtual Workshop: What are the 10 Essentials?
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 09/16/2020 05:30 PM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 09/16/2020 06:30 PM Reservation Deadline: 09/16/2020
Activity Type: Other Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: N/A Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Online Event
Zoom, US
Coordinator(s):
Krista Muscarella
Meeting Point:
Please RSVP and the Zoom link will be sent to you.
 
Description:
Join 20s & 30s Leader Krista Muscarella for a Virtual Workshop on The 10 Essentials on Wednesday, September 16th at 5:30pm PDT/8:30pm EDT.
 
Krista will discuss each of the 10 Essentials in detail and the reasoning behind carrying each item.
 
Pre-Class Bonus: The original Ten Essentials list was assembled in the 1930s by The Mountaineers, a Seattle-based organization for climbers and outdoor adventurers, to help people be prepared for emergency situations in the outdoors. Back then, the list included a map, compass, sunglasses and sunscreen, extra clothing, headlamp/flashlight, first-aid supplies, fire starter, matches, knife and extra food. Over the years, the list has evolved to a “systems” approach rather than including individual items. If you'd like to do some pre-class reading, check out www.kristamuscarella.com/ten-essentials for more information!
 
We can discuss the differences between what essentials to carry and what essentials you might want to have in your car. And, in this 21st century world we're in, we can discuss modern communication such as cell phones and satellite phones.
 
The virtual workshop will conclude with a question and answer session. 
 
Please note: The 20s & 30s Section does not endorse Zoom.  
 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: S - Virtual Event - From sofa to Everest Base Camp
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 09/22/2020 05:30 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 09/22/2020 07:00 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Social Event Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: N/A Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Virtual Event
Virtual Event, CA
Coordinator(s):
Isabelle Galan
Krista Muscarella
Meeting Point:
This a virtual event. Please sign up and you will receive the Zoom information to login.
 
Description:

Travel is not canceled! So, get comfy on your sofa and let’s climb to Everest Base Camp together.

This trek might be on your proverbial bucket list or you’re just curious as to what it takes physically and mentally to climb to the base of this awe inspiring peak. Follow me day by day on this virtual 12 day trek through the Himalayas. We’ll fly into the most dangerous airport in the world, hike up and down steep trails to beautiful Himalayan villages, cross valleys over suspended bridges, visit Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and much more.

Come ready with your sense of curiosity  and we’ll embark on this once in a lifetime trek!

This is a virtual event over Zoom. Please sign up to receive the login information.

 "The Sierra Club does not endorse Zoom."

 

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: S - Virtual Event: Book Club + Discussion "Thirst"
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 09/24/2020 05:30 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 09/24/2020 06:30 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Social Event Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: N/A Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Online Event
Zoom, US
Coordinator(s):
Krista Muscarella
Meeting Point:
Please sign up with the link in the description to receive an email with the Zoom meeting ID and password.
 
Description:
"It's Always an Adventure" and while we can't get out to adventure right now due to COVID-19, what we can do is read about the outdoors! Pick up our fourth book club pick, Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home by Heather "Anish" Anderson, and join us for a virtual gathering on Thursday, September 24th, 2020 at 5:30pm Pacific Time/8:30pm Eastern Time to discuss our thoughts about the book in addition to our longings for our next great adventure!
 
Register here to receive an email contianing the Zoom Meeting ID and password for the book club discussion.   

A copy of the book club selection, Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home by Heather "Anish" Anderson, can be purchased via Amazon. Or rather, please consider supporting your local independent bookstore.

Enjoy the book! Hope to see you on Thursday, September 24th at 5:30pm Pacific Time/8:30pm Eastern Time on Zoom!

Newcomers are always welcome! Please direct questions, concerns, suggestions, and/or recommendations to krista.muscarella@gmail.com.

Description: “By age 25, Heather Anderson had hiked what is known as the "Triple Crown" of backpacking: the Appalachian Trail (AT), Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), and Continental Divide Trail (CDT)―a combined distance of 7,900 miles with a vertical gain of more than one million feet. A few years later, she left her job, her marriage, and a dissatisfied life and walked back into those mountains. In her new memoir, Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home, Heather, whose trail name is "Anish," conveys not only her athleticism and wilderness adventures, but also shares her distinct message of courage--her willingness to turn away from the predictability of a more traditional life in an effort to seek out what most fulfills her. Amid the rigors of the trail--pain, fear, loneliness, and dangers--she discovers the greater rewards of community and of self, conquering her doubts and building confidence. Ultimately, she realizes that records are merely a catalyst, giving her purpose, focus, and a goal to strive toward. Heather is the second woman to complete the “Double Triple Crown of Backpacking,” completing the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Continental Divide National Scenic Trails twice each. She holds overall self-supported Fastest Known Times (FKTs) on the Pacific Crest Trail (2013)―hiking it in 60 days, 17 hours, 12 minutes, breaking the previous men’s record by four days and becoming the first women to hold the overall record―and the Arizona Trail (2016), which she completed in 19 days, 17 hours, 9 minutes. She also holds the women’s self-supported FKT on the Appalachian Trail (2015) with a time of 54 days, 7 hours, 48 minutes. Heather has hiked more than twenty thousand miles since 2003, including ten thru-hikes. An ultramarathon runner, she has completed six 100-mile races since August 2011 as well as dozens of 50 km and 50-mile events. She has attempted the infamous Barkley Marathons four times, starting a third loop once. Heather is also an avid mountaineer working on several ascent lists in the US and abroad." 
 
Note: The 20s & 30s Section does not endorse Zoom, Amazon, Heather Anderson, nor any other referenced people, companies, etc.  
 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: S - Management Committee Virtual Meeting
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 10/19/2020 07:30 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 10/19/2020 08:30 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: General Meeting Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: N/A Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Zoom
Los Angeles, CA
Coordinator(s):
Wade Stuckwisch
 
Description:

The Management Committee will be meeting to discuss important section business. Please sign up if you would like the link to attend.

 The Sierra Club does not endorse Zoom

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: S - Virtual Crafting Night: Egg Carton Fire Starters
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 10/21/2020 05:30 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 10/21/2020 06:30 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Social Event Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: N/A Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Zoom
Los Angeles, CA
Coordinator(s):
Wade Stuckwisch
Meeting Point:
Zoom information will be sent to participants the night before the event. (The Sierra Club does not endorse Zoom.)
 
Description:

Join us for a fun crafting night where we'll be reusing some common household items to make some classic and surprisingly useful egg carton fire starters. We'll also be discussing how to build a campfire, fire safety and fire regulations in local parks and forests.

 If you want to participate in the craft project at home, you'll need the following items: dryer lint, a paper egg carton (the bottom half with the egg wells) and wax (a few candles will do--if you've got old, stubby candles lying around, this is a perfect way to reuse them). Also suggested: a tin can, a trivet and a pot of boiling water to melt the wax.

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: S - Lets Talk Water Fitlers
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 10/22/2020 05:30 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 10/22/2020 06:30 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Other Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: N/A Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Online Event
Zoom, US, CA
Coordinator(s):
Julio Garcia
Meeting Point:
Please RSVP here and the Zoom link will be sent to you.
 
Description:
Now that backpacking season is coming to an end.  We begin to reflect on our adventures in the backcountry. We also start finding new ways to improve not only ourselves but our gear. Did you pick the correct sleeping bag or tent? There is also another item that people overlook when going to the backcountry. This item is a water filter. 

So, if you have the time, let us talk about water filters. The pros - cons, what to look for, prices, and what makes one more preferred to that the other. 
 
This virtual workshop will place on Thrusday, October 22th at 5:30pm PDT/8:30pm EDT. 
 
 
 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: S - Virtual Workshop: Leave No Trace & Other Minimum Impact Practices
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 10/28/2020 05:30 PM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 10/28/2020 06:30 PM Reservation Deadline: 10/28/2020
Activity Type: Other Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: N/A Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Online Event
Zoom, US
Coordinator(s):
Krista Muscarella
Meeting Point:
Please RSVP here and the Zoom link will be sent to you.
 
Description:
Perhaps you've heard the phrase "Take only pictures, Leave only footprints."

This virtual workshop will take place on Wednesday, October 28thd at 5:30pm PDT/8:30pm EDT and will focus on the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace. Or, in other words, participants will learn about minimum impact practices for visiting the outdoors. 

We'll discuss a variety of topics including:
  • Planning ahead and preparing accordingly
  • How to properly use the restroom when there is no restroom (seriously!) or, how to properly dispose of waste
  • Traveling and camping on durable surfaces
  • How to be considerate of other visitors
  • And more!
The session will conclude with a question and answer period.

Please Note: The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and The Leave No Trace Seven Principles are copyrighted. The Seven Principles will not be altered without prior written notice. Additionally, the 20s & 30s Section does not endorse Zoom.
 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: S - Virtual Book Club + Discussion: The Hidden Life of Trees
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 10/29/2020 05:30 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 10/29/2020 06:30 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Social Event Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: N/A Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Online Event
Zoom, US
Coordinator(s):
Krista Muscarella
Meeting Point:
Please sign up at www.kristamuscarella.com/book-club to receive the Zoom link in advance of the discussion.
 
Description:
"It's Always an Adventure" and while we can't get out to adventure right now due to COVID-19, what we can do is read about the outdoors! Pick up our fifth book club pick, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben, and join us for a virtual gathering on Thursday, October 29th, 2020 at 5:30pm Pacific Time/8:30pm Eastern Time to discuss our thoughts about the book in addition to our continued longings for our next great adventure!
 
PLEASE NOTE: You must register at www.kristamuscarella.com/book-club to receive the Zoom link in advance of the discussion.  

A copy of the book club selection, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben, can be purchased via Amazon. Or rather, please consider supporting your local independent bookstore.

Enjoy the book! Hope to see you on Thursday, October 29th at 5:30pm Pacific Time/8:30pm Eastern Time on Zoom!
 
Newcomers are always welcome! Please direct questions, concerns, suggestions, and/or recommendations to krista.muscarella@gmail.com.

Description from Amazon:
A New York Times bestseller
With more than 2 million copies sold worldwide, this beautifully-written book journeys deep into the forest to uncover the fascinating—and surprisingly moving—hidden life of trees.
“At once romantic and scientific, [Wohlleben's] view of the forest calls on us all to reevaluate our relationships with the plant world.”―Daniel Chamovitz, PhD, author of What a Plant Knows
Are trees social beings? In The Hidden Life of Trees forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland. After learning about the complex life of trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same again.
 
Note: The Sierra Club and 20s & 30s Section does not endorse The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben, nor Zoom.  
 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: S - Announcement: Nominating Committee for Section Elections
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 10/31/2020 12:05 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 10/31/2020 11:55 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Other Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: N/A Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Section Management Committee
Greater Los Angeles, CA
Coordinator(s):
Wade Stuckwisch
 
Description:

Volunteers are needed to form a Nominating Committee for this year's 20s & 30s Section Management Committee elections. Full details can be found in the section's bylaws under the "About Us" menu.

Any member who's not a current member of the MC running for re-election can volunteer to be one of the three required members of the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee will then seek at least two new candidates for the MC election, to be held by the end of the year. Candidates may also be nominated by submitting a petition to the Secretary signed by 10 members of the section.

The Nominating Committee must be appointed at least two months before the election, so volunteers are needed by October 31st at the latest, and would be appreciated as soon as possible.

Please contact MC chair Wade Stuckwisch to express your interest in joining the Nominating Committee. 

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: M - General Election Day, Support the club endorsed candiates & issues
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 11/03/2020 07:00 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 11/03/2020 08:00 PM Reservation Deadline: 11/03/2020
Activity Type: Other Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: N/A Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
So Ca
Los Angeles area, CA
Coordinator(s):
David Hyman
 
Description:
Check out the link to see where the Sierra Club stands on some of the upcoming candidates and ballot propositions. Support the candidates and issues that reflect SierraClub values.
Specific candidate endorsements for the November 3rd election are found at:
https://angeles.sierraclub.org/political_action/endorsements
Vote by mail ballots will be mailed to all voters in October and there will be limited vote centers open on election day.
 
 
 
 
 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A