John Muir may not have been at Clair Tappaan Lodge this fall, but his spirit was, as the Club celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Outings Program, which Muir started with a trip to Yosemite National Park in 1901.
The Outings Program carries on Muir's tradition by educating members on conservation issues as they canoe in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, track wildlife on a Tanzanian safari or do service in Arches National Park (at right). More than 3,600 people took part in a National Outing in 2001, and hundreds of thousands more experienced the great outdoors via their local groups and chapters. The Inner City Outings program led more than 800 wilderness adventures for13,000 low-income, at-risk children in 2001.
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Photo courtesy Lynn Devore.
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