How we hike

Camera Committee Outings include day hikes, road trips, car-camps and backpacks.

Our hikes are "photo-paced" allowing participants ample opportunity to capture their best images. We try to be at the right locations at the right time for the best light. Our camping trips usually include a social hour around snacks, dessert or a campfire to swap stories and photo ideas. We often follow the outing with a reunion to look at photos.

We love beautiful locations that inspire engagement with the natural world and the conservation that follows, but we recognize that photos created in distressed environments have the power to build awareness and spur action.

Outings are open to all. Some of our outings are co-sponsored with other groups and sections like the Natural Science Section, Wilderness Adventures Section, and the Pasadena Group.

Photo © Joe Doherty, all rights reserved.

Important legal notices


Sierra Club Liability Waiver: All participants on Sierra Club outings are required to sign a standard liability waiver. To read our liability waiver before you participate on an outing, click here. For a paper copy, please contact any of our Outings Leaders.

Ridesharing notice: The Sierra Club insurance does not cover rideshare arrangements and assumes no liability for them. Our Outings Leaders will not arrange rideshares, but will provide participant information when possible and encourage participants to make private arrangements. Participants assume the risks associated with this travel.

Public Health: We abide by the strictest local public health guidelines. Currently Masks and COVID vaccinations are not required for participation in our activities. Participants may be in the company of unvaccinated people.

California Seller of Travel: CST 2087766-40. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.


Upcoming outings

Purple Urchin photo by Alison Boyle

Photo © Alison Boyle, all rights reserved.

Tidepool Photography at White Point, San Pedro

February 9, 2024 12:30pm to 6:00pm

Leader: Alison Boyle alisoniboyle@icloud.com (310)994-1019

Assistant leader: Joan Schipper joanschipper@ix.netcom.com (323)828-8334

This trip will take place when the tide is very low, minus 0.9 feet. This is the best time to look for marine life in tide pools and on or under rocks. We will gather at the emailed meeting place for introductions and then walk less than a mile to observe and photograph marine life that we find. The rock layers in one area have been intensely folded. Other areas have piles of rocks that may move as you step on them. The rocky area is very wide allowing plenty of exploration. The walk is rated as moderate due to the rocks causing you to travel slowly. If you park in the parking lot, the flat rate fee is $8 per car.

To reserve a spot on this outing, please email Alison. She will send a detailed trip sheet.

COVID vaccination not required. You may be exposed to participants who are not vaccinated. Wearing masks is optional.