Thu, April 16 — China’s Silk Road: a bicycle journey across China with Phil Mumford
Phil Mumford’s 2014 bicycle trip along the Silk Road began in Shanghai, continued through Xian, Dunjuang, and Turpan, and ended in Kashgar. Join Phil as he cycles from the agricultural and industrial east to the deserts of the west, camping next to the Great Wall and passing through sandstorms in the desert.
Phil, a retired teacher, is an avid bicycle tourist who has ridden across America, Africa, Europe, and China.
Checks must be received by Fri., April 10.
Thu, May 21 — Grand Korakoram Traverse with Seiji Kawamura
Join Seiji as he treks from Askole to K2 Basecamp on the Baltoro Glacier along breathtaking high mountain scenery. To begin the trek, he endured a 26-hour white-knuckle jeep ride from Islamabad to Skardu on “the road from hell,” the Korakoram Highway.
Seiji taught physics and chemistry for 25 years. He is now active with the Snowcamping and Backpacking Sections of the Bay Chapter, and treks in Asia, South America, and Africa.
Checks must be received by Fri., May 15.
Social hour 6 pm, dinner 7 pm, program 8 pm. Note new location: Covenant Presbyterian Church, 321 Taraval St. between Funston and 14th Ave. Take Muni L or 28. Limited parking available at the church lot one-half block east on Taraval at the white parking guards, for $1.50 per car, payable at the church check-in.
For each dinner, send a check for $20, made out to “Sierra Club, S.F. Bay Chapter,” to Gerry Souzis at:
1801 California St., #405
San Francisco, CA 94109
Please send a separate check for each program, and indicate the program date, number of guests, and your phone number. Non-members are welcome. Bring your own wine or soft drinks. Glasses and ice are available. Let us know if you are a vegetarian. With questions, contact Gerry 4-9 pm (no morning calls please) at (415)474-4440 or gsouzis at hotmail.com.