Come spend Labor Day Weekend in Tuolumne Meadows with your GLS family! We will be camping in a gorgeous large, open sub-alpine meadow graced by the winding Tuolumne River and surrounded by majestic peaks and domes. From Tuolumne Meadows, you will see snow-covered peaks, have opportunity to hike along the river, climb domes, visit historic buildings and bag a peak. In addition to a variety of daily activities, GLS camping trips feature camaraderie around GLS’s new propane fire pit, a potluck dinner (Saturday), and the option for Follies (skits and home-grown entertainment), game night, a dance party, campfire sing alongs, star gazing, book reading, and whatever your heart desires. Some may want to explore Tenaya Lake, go fishing, or leave the park and head east to visit Lee Vining, Mono Lake or even the hot springs at Bridgeport.
Fine Print: Please read the following information to make sure this trip is right for you before registering:
Cost: $50.00 per person for GLS members; Nonmembers can register after joining GLS.
Elevation: Tuolumne Meadows is at 8,600 ft.
Facilities: We have reserved two group campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, and food storage lockers. Flush toilets, drinking water, and an ampitheater are provided. There are NO showers in camp.
Tuolumne Meadows Campground Policies: Tuolumne Meadow Group Sites are "Tent only" sites. Nobody is allowed to sleep in their vehicle.
Pets: No pets are allowed. Even emotional support or therapy animals are not permitted. If in doubt, contact leader before signing up.
Medical Information: in the registration, we will be asking for medical information so that our trip and hike leaders will know in advance of special medical conditions you may have, rather than learning about them in a crisis. This information will be kept confidential.
Carpooling: We strongly encourage carpooling. It's the right thing to do. There are fields in the registration form to help you connect with others.
Where We've Been...
In 2016, 16 GLS hike leaders offered 73 outings all over the SF Bay Area. In addition to leading a variety of hikes ranging from challenging hikes and exciting peak-bagging to leisurely city walks, we also hosted three camping trips, a couple kayak adventures, and a tarantula walk. Additionally, we helped break the world record of most Rosie the Riveters at the WWII Home Front Museum. Throughout the year, Russ Hartman continued to lead the monthly Corona Heights stewardship activity. We are grateful to him for his commitment to this ongoing project, since conservation is one of the core values of the Sierra Club. On Earth Day, Angie and Hennie led other GLSers up to Mt. Tam where they joined forces with other environmentalists to do trail maintenance. For the more indolent, we also screened movies, watched birds, attended talks and socials, and rocked out at the Holiday Party.
The leaders who took people “out in nature” to “enjoy, explore, and protect” in 2016 were Angie Romagnoli, Ann Lehr, Beth Bittle, Cindy Icke, Claudine Offer, Elizabeth Tucker, Hennie Sholars, Julie VanTilburg, Leslie Caplan, Lorna Turner, Marian Stainbrook, Nancy Kates, Paget Valentzas, Pam loPinto, Russ Hartman, and Sylvie Hessini.
Who We Are:
The San Francisco Bay Area Gay & Lesbian Sierrans is an outings and conservation club for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered people, queer identified people and our friends.
We are an official activities section of the Bay Chapter of the Sierra Club. Founded in 1986, we were the Sierra Club's first gay and lesbian activities section. We're still one of the largest of a growing number of GLS chapters around the country.
We sponsor a variety of activities offering something for almost anyone who enjoys the outdoors. GLS outings run the gamut from easy urban strolls to vigorous peak hikes; relaxed car camping to demanding wilderness backpacks and naturalist-led walks; to hands-on restoration and trail maintenance. Everyone is welcome on our outings, whether or not they have joined GLS.