Sierra Club Outings was started by our founder, John Muir in 1901. He was convinced that the best way to persuade people to fight to save valuable wild areas was to take them into the wilderness so they could experience for themselves the beauty that needed depending. He wrote: "Keep close to Nature's heart...and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Was your spirit clean." Outings fulfill the Sierra Club's mission to "explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth."
Outings are open to Sierra Club member and non-members alike. It does not matter your income, religion, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender, age or political beliefs.