Calling all hike leaders as well as prospective hike leaders:
Please join us for a day of learning, connection and fun with lunch provided .
At this retreat, we will be offering the O.L.T. (Outdoors Leadership Training) Course in a group setting. This class will satisfy the Sierra Club’s requirement for aspiring leaders as well as serve as a re-certification for Leaders who took their last OLT Course over 4 years ago or haven't led anything in the past year. Finally, we will get to know each other and do some calendaring for the upcoming year.
If you’ve ever considered leading an outing or just want to find out what is entailed, this is a perfect way to get started. No experience required, just enthusiasm and the willingness to learn. If you are already a leader or a lapsed leader, you can reconnect with old friends and get reinvigorated.
Registration mandatory so we can be sure to have enough materials.
Baby Seals and Sea Otter Watch By Kayak in Elkhorn Slough
Sea otters, harbor seals and an array of seabirds makes the protected water of Elkhorn Slough our most popular sea kayaking
destination. We'll explore the Slough's tidal creeks learning about it's unique ecology and stop for a picnic on shore.
This is an ideal trip for wildlife enthusiast and those new to the sport of kayaking. You do not have to know how to kayak for this trip.
Cost: $58.00 for GLS member. $62 for non-members
-Kayak and life jacket provided.
What to Bring
* Dress in layers -- Fleece, capilene, silk or wool are good insulators; bring a warm top that can be put on if cool weather (fog) approaches; a sweatshirt is adequate.
* Long pants or shorts- sweat pants that can be rolled up work well; an outer shell of nylon material dries quickly, but jeans get soggy and are not recommended.
* Wind breaker or paddling jacket
* Footgear - tennis shoes, Teva type sandals or wet suit booties -- any style is fine; they will get wet as you wade in to launch your boat.
* Hat with visor for sun protection
* Water bottle
* Snacks/lunch in a compact lunch bag or ziploc--take in boat with you
* Sunscreen and lip balm
* Sun glasses (or prescription glasses) attached with a leash
* Binoculars and camera in waterproof bag ( use at your own risk); disposable cameras work well.
* Small, compact daypack (optional)
* Change of clothes for ride home to be left in car