We are hikers, mountaineers, and passionate advocates for the natural environment.
We are Friends of Nature
We are hikers, mountaineers, and passionate advocates for the
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Guest Day December 28
Guest day on December 28
Who are the Nature Friends?
The Nature Friends are a community of over half a million hikers, mountaineers, climbers, skiers, snowboarders, cyclists, surfers, backpackers, and conservationists in over fifty member organizations world-wide.
For over 120 years we have shared the goals of promoting nature appreciation, outdoor activities, conservation, sustainability, and international friendship and understanding.
The Tourist Club
The Tourist Club is the San Francisco branch of the
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Guest Day at the Tourist ClubSaturday, January 18 On occasional weekends each year, we open our one-hundred-year-old alpine lodge to guests so they can share in the beautiful mountain setting,…
Interested in becoming a Nature Friend?
Becoming a member takes time and effort, and an ongoing commitment to the club and your fellow members is expected after you join.
The journey to membership starts by joining us at a monthly workday where we can get to know each other and you can learn more about membership in our community.
Camaraderie & Gemütlichkeit*
*A state or feeling of warmth, friendliness, and good cheer.
We value outdoor activities, working together, and good times with our fellow members.
Nature Friends at our ski lodge near Donner Summit during the 1940s.