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memorial day, 2014
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memorial day, 2011
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labor day, 2010
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independence day, 2009
labor day, 2009
memorial day, 2008
independence day, 2008
labor day, 2008
memorial day, 2007
independence day, 2007
labor day, 2007
memorial day, 2006
independence day, 2006
labor day, 2006
memorial day, 2005
independence day, 2005
labor day, 2005
labor day, 2004
july 4th, 2004
memorial day, 2004
labor day, 2003
july 4th, 2003
memorial day, 2003
labor day, 2002
july 4th, 2002
memorial day, 2002
labor day, 2001
july 4th, 2001
memorial day, 2001
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Flowers by Chris Christie

Anza-Borrego Wildflower Bus Trip 2015

Saturday, March 14, Anza Borrego State Park

One of the blessings of living in San Diego is the opportunity to visit nearby Anza Borrego Desert State Park during the spring wildflower season. To take advantage of this opportunity, we would like you to join us on Saturday, March 14th, for a one day bus trip to the desert.

Registration Opens: Available now at


Zion National Park

Memorial Day Backpack Bus Trip 2015

May 21 - 25, Thursday - Monday, Zion National Park, Utah

This trip is back due to popular demand! Once again, we will offer a variety of backpacks in Zion National Park. Also there will be an option to base camp in Zion and go on dayhikes with our knowledgeable and fun leaders.

Registration Opens: March 6th, 6:00AM at


Half Dome

Independence Day Backpack Bus Trip 2015

July 8 - July 12, Wednesday - Sunday, Yosemite National Park, CA

Note Date Change!

  • Glen Aulin and visiting the waterfalls along the Tuolumne
  • May Lakes with an optional hike up Mt Hoffman
  • Yosemite to Mammoth Lakes via Parker Pass

Registration Opens: May 1st, 6:00AM at


Kearsage Pass Onion Valley

Labor Day Backpack Bus Trip 2015

August 12 - August 16, Wednesday - Sunday, Eastern Sierras

We will visit the areas close to Onion Valley (Independence, CA) in mid-August.
We anticipate offering several backpacks that include going over scenic Kearsage Pass.

Registration Opens: June 15th, 6:00AM at

Note that sickness, injury, or work schedules are not grounds for a refund.

A full refund is possible only if:

  1. You are unable to make the trip but the Sierra Club is able to fill your seat.
  2. The Sierra Club cancels the bus outing.
  3. The trip leader determines that you shouldn't be on the trip.
A partial refund is possible if:
  1. We keep $25.00 if you cancel no less than 60 days prior to the outing.
  2. We keep $100.00 if you can cancel less than 60 days but more than 30 days prior to the outing.
  3. We keep the entire amount if you cancel less than 30 days prior to the outing.

CST2087766-40. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

Bus Trips are chapter fundraisers organized to multiple special destinations each year. Each year we organize trips to faraway destinations (usually the Sierra Nevada) for long weekends at Memorial Day (May), July 4th (Independence Day, June-July), and Labor Day (September). Usually we schedule one bus for each trip, but beginning again in 2000 we have been scheduling a second bus for July 4th trips to Yosemite.

Though participants travel to and from trailheads together on a bus, we split into groups of about 12 (including leader and assistant) for backpacks to separate locations. Some groups establish a basecamp and enjoy dayhikes from one location; other groups move camp each day; other groups employ a combination.

Each trip is announced in the Hi Sierran months in advance. Popular trips fill within days; be sure to reserve promptly!

For more information on a trip, select it on the left menu. For winter bus trips, visit the Cross-Country Ski Section page.

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