About the PWC

The Peninsula Wilderness Club is an informal organization for persons interested in active outdoor pursuits. Activities include hiking, biking, backpacking, mountain climbing, rock climbing, kayaking, and skiing. All outings from casual hikes to technical mountain sports are initiated by individual members. These members are volunteers who generously offer to make minimal arrangements so an outing can take place. They do not accept responsibility for the safety or care of any participant.

The PWC does not conduct instructional programs. Members are expected to have whatever clothing, equipment, skills, and physical conditioning required for the outing they wish to join. Members are also expected to practice responsible environmental stewardship and must accept that there are dangers and risk of injury in outdoor activities.

The PWC also sponsors several monthly social activities:

Regular Monthly Meeting 
Meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the VFW Hall on Central Valley Rd. This meeting consists of a short business session, reports of recent trips, descriptions of upcoming trips, a door prize drawing and some type of presentation, such as a slide show. Our meeting is great fun for socializing and the public is welcome. Newer members are highly encouraged to also attend smaller group events and outings in order to get to know us.

Monthly Activity Planning Meeting (MAP) Takes place the last Wednesday of each month at a member’s home. The location varies, depending upon gracious volunteers that offer the use of their homes. Members discuss upcoming trips, and the club secretary gathers material for the calendar of events.

Monthly Potluck
The third Friday of the month at a member’s home, location varies. The potluck is occasionally replaced by other events such as a summer picnic and/or dance parties. New members are encouraged to attend and use this relatively small forum to get acquainted with other PWCers.

Newsletter Folding
Held one weeknight a month, this small work party prepares the Penwicle for distribution. The work is not hard, and a festive atmosphere takes over. The Penwicle includes a calendar of activities and upcoming trips, articles describing members’ outdoor activities, club business and other important information.