February 2020 Activity: Palm Wash Canyons (Anza Borrego)

Curved walls in one of the Palm Wash slot canyons near the old Calcite Mine in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, California.

Join our president Alexander S. Kunz for an exploration of the (slot) canyons in the Palm Wash area of Anza Borrego Desert State Park, near the old Calcite Mine. This is a full-day activity (if you want) – depending on our timing we can head from the Palm Wash area to Fonts Point or Clark Dry Lake for sunset, and then have dinner in the town of Borrego Springs together. Continue reading if you’re interested!

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December 2019 Activity: Birds of Santee Lakes

White Pelican at Santee Lakes (C) Steve Cirone

Join us on Saturday, December 14th, for our monthly photo activity: Birds of Santee Lakes with our president and acclaimed bird photographer Steven Cirone. Our activities are not limited to club members, they’re free and open to anyone who wants to join us. If you’re interested to meet a friendly flock of bird-flavored photography geeks, come out and play with us! 🙂

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November 2019 Activity: Fall Color Hike at Palomar Mountain

Black Oak in fall, Palomar Mountain, November 2011.

Please join our vice chair Alexander S. Kunz for a fall-color hike on Palomar Mountain’s Observatory Trail. The hike is about 4 miles (out and back) with an estimated 650 feet of elevation change. We start at the Observatory Campground day-use parking area and hike to where the trail meets Canfield Road, near the entrance to the Observatory. We hike back the way we came.

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September 2019 Activity: Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum

Join our president Steve Cirone for our September 2019 photo activity: we visit the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum (AGSEM) in Vista. The museum features far more than just antique gas & steam engines – the exhibits also include barns, blacksmith & wheelwright shops, metal arts facility, a model railroad, and more. You can find the full list of exhibits on their website (engines may not run at all times but most exhibits are open on Saturdays, which is the day we’ll go).

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August 2019 Activity 2: Night Photography at Cuyamaca Lake

Duane Bazzel - Milky Way & Jeffrey Pine Silhouette

Since clouds botched our first attempt for night & Milky Way photography in June, we’re giving it another go at the end of August. Please join the club’s own Duane Bazzel and Mark Ochenduszko for a summer evening photographing the Milky Way at Cuyamaca Lake. Details below.

As usual, this is not a Sierra Club outing. You may join up, leave, participate at your will on the scheduled evening. Please continue reading for the details.

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August 2019 Activity: Dragonflies at Santee Lakes with Steve Cirone

Announcing the Sierra Club Photo Section August 2019 Activity: Photographing Dragonflies at Santee Lakes with our president Steve Cirone.

As usual, this is not a Sierra Club outing. You may join up, leave, participate at your will on the scheduled evening. Please continue reading for the details.

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