08-09 OUTINGS

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Aug. 11: Sierra Club Banks-Vernonia rail-trail cycling, 25 miles on paved trail. No ride if raining. Register by 5 p.m. on Aug. 9. Contact: Lehman Holder at tripsguy@q.com.

Aug. 11: Sierra Club Coldwater Peak hike, difficult hike on north side of Mount St. Helens to summit of Coldwater Peak. Limited to 12. Contact: Mike Newsham at 360-574-5506.

Aug. 14: Forever Young Hikers Club Siouxon Creek hike, 6 miles, 700-feet elevation gain in Gifford Pinchot National Forest, $16 fee, bring a lunch and money for a snack stop. Transportation provided from Luepke Center. Call 360-487-7100 or register at vanclarkparks-rec.org.

Aug. 19: Sierra Club Cooper Spur hike, 8.2 difficult miles in Cooper Spur area of Mount Hood, 2,800 feet of elevation gain. Contact: Mike Newsham, 360-574-5506, 2newshams@comcast.net.

Aug. 21: Forever Young Hikers Club Hardy Ridge-Hamilton Mountain hike, 7 miles, 2,300-feet elevation gain in Beacon Rock State Park, $16 fee, bring a lunch and money for a snack stop. Call 360-487-7100 or register at vanclarkparks-rec.org.

Aug, 23-26: Sierra Club South Puget Sound sea kayaking, trip out of Hope Island State Marine Park, rentals available, registration by Aug.16. Contact: Lehman Holder at tripsguy@q.com.

Aug. 28: Forever Young Hikers Club Lower Salmon River hike, 4-6 miles, 300-feet elevation gain in Mount Hood National Forest, $16 fee, bring a lunch and money for a snack stop. Transportation provided from Luepke Center. Call 360-487-7100 or register at vanclarkparks-rec.org.

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