Sierra Club 20s & 30s - All Events For January 2018
    Sunday July 15, 2018 6:02 PM
 
Title: O1 - Playa Del Rey Urban Hike
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 01/09/2018 07:00 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 01/09/2018 09:25 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Walk Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Playa Del Rey
Playa Del Rey, CA
Coordinator(s):
Greg Klinger
John Wilson
 
Description:
Do you need a break in your workweek? Does the thought of hiking along the beach and adjacent hills brighten your spirits? Then join us for the Playa Del Rey conditioning walk. Afterwards we will stop by a local restaurant for refreshments (MO’s).

The walk is 5 miles round trip, with about 200 ft gain and loss.

Directions to meeting point: Go West on Culver Blvd, to Nicholson, turn Left (Note: Nicholson turns into Pershing) and continue on Pershing to Waterview (1/2 mi), turn Right to top-of-the-hill, (corner of Rindge and Waterview). Where the NW corner fence of LAX meets the homes overlooking the ocean. You an also get there from Manchester as well. Easy access to the starting point is also possible from Manchester Ave. and from Vista Del Mar. The fun starts at 7:00pm.

Rain Cancels.

No dogs, please.

Link to starting point: http://www.sc2030singles.org/images/PDR_Walk_Graphic_092009.JPG
 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: O2 - 29th Annual Beginner's Backpacking Course
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 01/22/2018 Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 01/22/2018 Reservation Deadline: 04/15/2018
Activity Type: Backpacking Trip Space: 25 (min) | 44 (max)
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
La Cresenta
La Cresenta, CA
Coordinator(s):
David Meltzer
Fred Dong
 
Description:

INFORMATIONAL POSTING ONLY-SEE DETAILS BELOW

Have you ever wanted to learn to backpack and get away from the crowds of people? Learn how to backpack in 3 Sunday courses (4/29, 5/6, 5/20) culminating in a trip to a Redwood Forest grove in Sierra Nevada 6/2-3. Course times are 5:00-8:30 PM  (4/29 and 5/20)  and 1:00-4:30 PM (5/6) Learn what to take, latest in equipment, what to do before you leave LA. Backpacking equipment demonstrations, giveaways and refreshments at classes. Attendance Mandatory at 4/29 class to participate on the June trip.   Send contact information, email and phone #,  $50 payable to the Sierra Club and mail to David Meltzer, 611 E Pine Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245.  Your check secures your reservation. The Course will be held in La Cresenta. Once your registration is confirmed you will receive more info.This class fills up every year so please be sure to sign up early by sending in your check.  Upon receipt of the check, I will send a confirmation letter to you.  Questions about the class can be addressed to me at dwm@crgpm.comRemember- To participate in the backpacking class you must send in the registration fee. Walk ups the day of class will not be accepted due to the limited size of the class and it fills up early.Cancellation Policy: No refunds once your spot in the course is confirmed

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: S - Management Committe Meeting for 20's and 30's Section
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 01/28/2018 06:00 PM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 01/28/2018 08:00 PM Reservation Deadline: 01/28/2018
Activity Type: Social Event Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Exact location will be emailed to participants
Marina del Rey, CA
Coordinator(s):
Rolf M
Greg Klinger
Kevin Schlunegger
Gebe Sende
Meeting Point:
Meeting Point will be emailed to participants. It's a reasonably affordable restaurant. If you'd like my (Rolf's) texting number to help you find us, please sign up and email me, letting me know that you want my texting number: rolfm(at)alumni.caltech.edu
 
Description:

The Management Committee (MC) of the 20s and 30s section meets from  time to time to discuss issues as they arise.  This January's meeting happens to also be the transition meeting:  The 2017 MC will pass the reigns to the newly elected 2018 MC.

 Please join us to make a suggestion or to raise an issue or to simply observe.

 Want more details? Please sign up or email Rolf: rolfm(at)alumni.caltech.edu 

 

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: S - First Aid / CPR Class at Angeles Chapter Headquarters
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 02/11/2018 09:00 AM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 02/11/2018 04:00 PM Reservation Deadline: 02/10/2018
Activity Type: Social Event Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $64 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Headquarters of the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club
Los Angeles, CA
Coordinator(s):
Rolf M
Meeting Point:
Please sign up at: https://angeles.sierraclub.org/activities
 
Description:

The Angeles Chapter is offering a Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED class for $64 at their headquarters on Wilshire. The class is open to all Sierra Club members. 

Please sign up at:

https://angeles.sierraclub.org/activities

and scroll to February 11th.

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: S - Management Committe Meeting for 20's and 30's Section
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 02/11/2018 05:00 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 02/11/2018 07:30 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Social Event Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
TBD. Near Santa Monica
Los Angeles, CA
Coordinator(s):
Rolf M
Krista Muscarella
Greg Klinger
Gebe Sende
Meeting Point:
TBD. Near Santa Monica. Want to know where once we pick a location? Please sign up and you'll be informed. If you want Rolf's SMS phone number, please email him: rolfm (at) alumni.caltech.edu and ask for it.
 
Description:

The management committee of the 20's and30's Section meets from time to time to discuss issues as they arise.  Key topics for the meeting are:

-> wrapping up the MC transition

-> recruiting more leaders and participants to outings

-> hosting more events 

Have some ideas?  Please come join us!

Please plan on paying your own way just like the MC members.
 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: O1 - Playa Del Rey Urban Hike
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 02/13/2018 07:00 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 02/13/2018 09:25 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Walk Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Playa Del Rey
Playa Del Rey, CA
Coordinator(s):
Greg Klinger
John Wilson
 
Description:
Description:
Do you need a break in your workweek? Does the thought of hiking along the beach and adjacent hills brighten your spirits? Then join us for the Playa Del Rey conditioning walk. Afterwards we will stop by a local restaurant for refreshments (MO’s).

The walk is 5 miles round trip, with about 200 ft gain and loss.

Directions to meeting point: Go West on Culver Blvd, to Nicholson, turn Left (Note: Nicholson turns into Pershing) and continue on Pershing to Waterview (1/2 mi), turn Right to top-of-the-hill, (corner of Rindge and Waterview). Where the NW corner fence of LAX meets the homes overlooking the ocean. You an also get there from Manchester as well. Easy access to the starting point is also possible from Manchester Ave. and from Vista Del Mar. The fun starts at 7:00pm.

Rain Cancels.

No dogs, please.

Link to starting point: http://www.sc2030singles.org/images/PDR_Walk_Graphic_092009.JPG
 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: O2 - 29th Annual Beginner's Backpacking Course
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 02/15/2018 Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 02/15/2018 Reservation Deadline: 04/15/2018
Activity Type: Backpacking Trip Space: 25 (min) | 44 (max)
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
La Cresenta
La Cresenta, CA
Coordinator(s):
David Meltzer
Fred Dong
 
Description:

INFORMATIONAL POSTING ONLY-SEE DETAILS BELOW

Have you ever wanted to learn to backpack and get away from the crowds of people? Learn how to backpack in 3 Sunday courses (4/29, 5/6, 5/20) culminating in a trip to a Redwood Forest grove in Sierra Nevada 6/2-3. Course times are 5:00-8:30 PM  (4/29 and 5/20)  and 1:00-4:30 PM (5/6) Learn what to take, latest in equipment, what to do before you leave LA. Backpacking equipment demonstrations, giveaways and refreshments at classes. Attendance Mandatory at 4/29 class to participate on the June trip.   Send contact information, email and phone #,  $50 payable to the Sierra Club and mail to David Meltzer, 611 E Pine Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245.  Your check secures your reservation. The Course will be held in La Cresenta. Once your registration is confirmed you will receive more info.This class fills up every year so please be sure to sign up early by sending in your check.  Upon receipt of the check, I will send a confirmation letter to you.  Questions about the class can be addressed to me at dwm@crgpm.comRemember- To participate in the backpacking class you must send in the registration fee. Walk ups the day of class will not be accepted due to the limited size of the class and it fills up early.Cancellation Policy: No refunds once your spot in the course is confirmed
 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: O1 - President's Day weekend Death Valley car camp
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 02/16/2018 06:00 PM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 02/19/2018 09:00 AM Reservation Deadline: 02/14/2018
Activity Type: Camping Trip Space: Maximum of 32
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $55 (SC) | $55 (Non SC)
Location:
Death Valley national Park
Furnace Creek, CA
Coordinator(s):
David Hyman
Kevin Schlunegger
John Wilson
Jason Hashimoto
Meeting Point:
Furnace Creek campsites 82-86 after 6 pm Feb 16th
 
Description:

This is no ordinary desert!

Death Valley Nat'l Park has more than 3.3 million acres of spectacular desert scenery, interesting and rare desert wildlife, complex geology, undisturbed wilderness and sites of historical and cultural interest.

Bounded on the west by 11,049' Telescope Pk and on the east by 5475' Dante's View, Badwater is the lowest point (-282' below sea level) in the western hemisphere. Hikes to Zabriske Pt, sand dunes,  valley tour, and ghost towns. Meals provided Saturday, Sunday & Monday AM.

Send check to Reservationist Roz Kahn 16300 Calahan St. Sepulveda, Ca 91343-3804:

  • contact phone/email, and $55 check made to SC plus your SC # or visit (sc2030acct@gmail.com) for PayPal
 
Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation Policy: Full refund if canceled 30 days prior to start date; 50 % if canceled 15 to 29 days prior to start date and no refund if canceled 14 days prior to start date. All exceptions to this policy shall be reviewed after completion of the trip.
 

Title: S - Management Committe Meeting for 20's and 30's Section
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 03/11/2018 06:00 PM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 03/11/2018 08:00 PM Reservation Deadline: 03/10/2018
Activity Type: Social Event Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
TBD
Los Angeles, CA
Coordinator(s):
Rolf M
Gebe Sende
Krista Muscarella
Greg Klinger
Meeting Point:
We're meeting at an affordable restaurant on the west side near Mar Vista. Exact restaurant yet to be determined. If you'd like my (Rolf's) texting number to help you find us or to request an update, please sign up and email me, letting me know that you want my texting number: rolfm(at)alumni.caltech.edu
 
Description:
  The omanagement committee of the 20's and30's Section meets from time to time to discuss issues as they arise. Our primary  focus this year is on recruiting new leaders for the section so that we will have more outings:  hikes and camping trips.

Join us to raise an issue or to make a suggestion or simply to observe.

Please plan on paying your own way just like the MC members.
 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: O1 - Playa Del Rey Urban Hike
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 03/13/2018 07:00 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 03/13/2018 09:25 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Walk Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Playa Del Rey
Los Angeles, CA
Coordinator(s):
Greg Klinger
John Wilson
 
Description:
Description:
Do you need a break in your workweek? Does the thought of hiking along the beach and adjacent hills brighten your spirits? Then join us for the Playa Del Rey conditioning walk. Afterwards we will stop by a local restaurant for refreshments (MO’s).

The walk is 5 miles round trip, with about 200 ft gain and loss.

Directions to meeting point: Go West on Culver Blvd, to Nicholson, turn Left (Note: Nicholson turns into Pershing) and continue on Pershing to Waterview (1/2 mi), turn Right to top-of-the-hill, (corner of Rindge and Waterview). Where the NW corner fence of LAX meets the homes overlooking the ocean. You an also get there from Manchester as well. Easy access to the starting point is also possible from Manchester Ave. and from Vista Del Mar. The fun starts at 7:00pm.

Rain Cancels.

No dogs, please.

Link to starting point: http://www.sc2030singles.org/images/PDR_Walk_Graphic_092009.JPG 
 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: O2 - 29th Annual Beginner's Backpacking Course
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 03/15/2018 Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 03/15/2018 Reservation Deadline: 04/15/2018
Activity Type: Backpacking Trip Space: 25 (min) | 44 (max)
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
La Cresenta
La Cresenta, CA
Coordinator(s):
David Meltzer
Fred Dong
 
Description:

INFORMATIONAL POSTING ONLY-SEE DETAILS BELOW

Have you ever wanted to learn to backpack and get away from the crowds of people? Learn how to backpack in 3 Sunday courses (4/29, 5/6, 5/20) culminating in a trip to a Redwood Forest grove in Sierra Nevada 6/2-3. Course times are 5:00-8:30 PM  (4/29 and 5/20)  and 1:00-4:30 PM (5/6) Learn what to take, latest in equipment, what to do before you leave LA. Backpacking equipment demonstrations, giveaways and refreshments at classes. Attendance Mandatory at 4/29 class to participate on the June trip.   Send contact information, email and phone #,  $50 payable to the Sierra Club and mail to David Meltzer, 611 E Pine Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245.  Your check secures your reservation. The Course will be held in La Cresenta. Once your registration is confirmed you will receive more info.This class fills up every year so please be sure to sign up early by sending in your check.  Upon receipt of the check, I will send a confirmation letter to you.  Questions about the class can be addressed to me at dwm@crgpm.comRemember- To participate in the backpacking class you must send in the registration fee. Walk ups the day of class will not be accepted due to the limited size of the class and it fills up early.Cancellation Policy: No refunds once your spot in the course is confirmed
 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: O1 - Car Camp to Morro Bay
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 03/23/2018 05:00 PM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 03/26/2018 10:00 AM Reservation Deadline: 03/19/2018
Activity Type: Camping Trip Space: 16 (min) | 30 (max)
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $44 (SC) | $54 (Non SC)
Location:
Morro Bay (exact location provided to participants)
Morro Bay, CA
Coordinator(s):
Rolf M
Kevin Schlunegger
Jess
John Wilson
Meeting Point:
Exact location will be emailed to participants.
 
Description:
Join us for a weekend of "hot water" camping trip on California's Central Coast!
We'll camp and hike near Morro Bay.

Hot water only? Yes:  We’ll provide hot water at breakfast at a designated campsite.  We’ll provide hot water and hot charcoal at dinner.  You’ll bring your own food, a small ice chest to keep it cool, and you’ll prepare your own meals.  Please take a look at the sample menu at the end of this write-up.  This is not a foodie trip (unless you plan to bring and cook great food), but the benefit is that the location is beautiful, and the trip is affordable. And if you forget something important, we’re camped near Morro Bay, which has restaurants and stores.

Campground:  The campground has running water, flush toilets, and showers (for a few dollars).   Campground location will be emailed to participants.  We have limited parking available at the campground averaging three people per parking spot.  Our spots will be allocated to carpools of 3 or more per vehicle, then, space permitting, 2 or more per vehicle. Overflow parking is available about 1000 feet from out campsites.

Food:  Bring your own food and beverages for this trip. Please bring a small ice chest with ice to keep your food cool. You may bring a stove to cook dinner or you may decide to make do with the hot water and charcoal provided. Please check out the sample menu at the end of this write-up and you may decide that you don’t need a stove.  It might be worth it to share an ice chest with your carpool.

What’s included in the trip fee?  Campsite, hot water at breakfast and dinner, hot charcoals and aluminum foil so you can grill something at dinner, warm dish water with dish soap, hand soap and a few other hand & dish hygiene materials. 

Do I have to help out at camp? Yes.  Each person will help out in two ways at mealtime (breakfast or dinner).  Tasks involve either keeping the thermoses full of hot water for the duration of the meal, or taking trash from our campsite to the dumpster each time our trash cans fill, or setting up water to wash dishes after the meal.

Itinerary: 
Friday:  You may arrive at camp after 5:00 PM to set up camp.  Enjoy dinner on the road, get food at Morro Bay, or cook your own (hot water available until 7:30 PM).  Personally, I’ll probably stick around camp and enjoy the pot-luck between 6:00 PM and  7:30 PM. Materials for s’mores provided once the campfire gets going.


Saturday: Please join us at the hot water campsite to make your own breakfast. Optional: Hike with us in and near Montana de Oro State Park:

Hazard Reef Trail (1 mile RT, 130 ft elev)

Bluff Trail (3 miles RT, 100 ft elev)

Valencia Peak Trail (4.5 miles RT, 1300 ft elev)

The boardwalk in the "Los Osos Elfin Forest" 0.8 mile loop, flat)

 

Your dinner, optionally grilling over the charcoal provided. We’ll also have 15 minutes of warm water and dish soap for dishes each day after breakfast and after dinner.


Sunday:  Please join us at the hot water campsite to make your own breakfast.  

Drive to the elephant seal rookery north of Cambria.

Enjoy the Moonstone Beach Boardwalk and tidepools (3 miles RT, flat)

We have the campsites until Monday morning, so those wanting to stay until then can wait to pack up camp until then.
 

If you’re new to camping:  Trip leaders including Kevin and Rolf (and others to be named soon!), will be happy to help.  Let us know if you want pointers (a list of things to bring, advice setting up your tent) or if you have other concerns. Though it will be cold at night, good sleeping bags and sleeping pads can be rented here in the LA area so that you’ll be comfortably warm.

Alcohol:  If you want to drink alcohol on this trip, bring some. But if you like to drink to excess, please skip this trip.


Disclosures: 
1. This trip is a fund-raiser for the 20's and 30's section.  It's not raising a lot and if happens to turn a profit, refunds won't be issued.  We lost money on a previous recent trip.

2. iHikes may change subject to weather and other conditions. All hikes will be along established trails and led by 2 Sierra Club leaders.

3. Children allowed.  I (Rolf) am bringing my toddler and infant.  If you’d like advice about camping with a toddler, please ask me.
 
Sample menu
 This menu is only a sample.  You may bring/make something completely different:
Dinner #0 (Friday):  Dinner is on your own, but we do have a pot luck.  Alternatively, food can be purchased in the nearby town of Morro Bay.
Typical breakfast (Saturday and Sunday):  Why not have instant oatmeal and coffee, using the hot water provided.  Spice it up by mixing some fruit and nuts into your oatmeal.  Alternatively, yogurt with nuts or fruit to go along with a PB&J sandwich. Also make hot coffee or hot chocolate. 
Typical lunch (Saturday and Sunday):  On your own.  We'll be away from camp, so make sure you have a way of keeping it chilled if necessary.  Bring 2 quarts water if hiking.
Typical snack (Saturday and Sunday): A banana and a granola bar.  Or an apple, an orange, and some trail mix.
Typical dinner (Saturday):   Hot water, hot charcoals, and aluminum foil will be provided. Bring sausages (pre-cooked?), bell peppers, and onions to grill or steam these by wrapping them in foil and placing that on the grill.  Wrap a potato in foil and cook it in the coals. Bring a bun to complete your dog(s).  Alternatively, make shish-kabobs. Bring brownies for dessert.  We’ll provide marshmallow forks to make s’mores and we’ll bring marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate available for s’mores at the campfire the first night.

 

 

 
Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation Policy: Cancellation Policy: -> Full refund if canceled 30 days prior to start date, -> 50% if canceled 14 to 29 days prior to start date, and -> no refund if canceled 14 days prior to start date. All exceptions to this policy shall be reviewed after completion of the trip.
 

Title: S - Deadline: Sign up to take the Leadership Training Class
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 03/31/2018 Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 03/31/2018 Reservation Deadline: 03/31/2018
Activity Type: Social Event Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Eaton Canyon Nature Center
1750 N Altadena Dr
Pasadena, CA 91107
Coordinator(s):
Rolf M
Meeting Point:
Eaton Canyon Nature Center
 
Description:

Want to become a Sierra Club leader? The required one-day training is offered twice a year and the deadline to sign up is March 31st, 2018.

http://angeles.sierraclub.org/ltc_leadership_seminar

The fee is $25 (I think), but it goes to the seminar, not to the 20's and 30's section.

Questions?  Ask a current leader or email Rolf

rolfm (at) alumni.caltech.edu

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: O1 - O: Santa Ynez Canyon to Eagle Rock
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 03/31/2018 09:30 AM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 03/31/2018 02:30 PM Reservation Deadline: 03/30/2018
Activity Type: Hike Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Topanga State Park
Los Angeles, CA
Coordinator(s):
Bijan Mozaffarian
Gebe Sende
Meeting Point:
Intersection of Camino De Yatasto and Vereda De La Montura (Santa Ynez Canyon Trailhead) in Pacific Palisades
 
Description:

O: Join us on a moderate 7.4 mi rt, 1400ft gain hike in Topanga State Park. The hike starts with the live oaks and sycamores of Santa Ynez Canyon and continues towards Eagle Rock where we stop to enjoy ice cream and the spectacular views before returning to the trailhead.

Bring 3 liters of Water, lug-soles, layers, and lunch

 
Cancellation Policy:
Any rain cancels
 

Title: O1 - 20s&30s Newcomers April Fool's Fun Hike in Malibu
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 04/01/2018 08:30 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 04/01/2018 11:00 AM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Hike Space: Maximum of 20
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Solstice Canyon
Malibu, CA
Coordinator(s):
Jason Hashimoto
Julio Garcia
Meeting Point:
Wilshire Federal Building 10000 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90024 Visitor Parking
 
Description:

Hey Party People!

Come out and join the Sierra Club 20s&30s Section as we escape from the city and head out to Solstice Canyon in Malibu.  Solstice Canyon is a place where nature greets you with the sights and sounds of a gentle stream set among oaks and sycamores.  Green leaves surround you like a giant cocoon filling you with a sense of peace and solitude.  On the hike, we'll pass a waterfall and what's left of an old Ranch House that met one too many fires.  It will be a socially-paced, 4-mile hike with an elevation gain of about 800 feet.

First time hiking with the Sierra Club 20s&30s section?  No problem!  We'll be happy to introduce you to other people looking to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air, nice views and the company of others that you just can't get inside a gym.  So if you're in your 20s&30s and interested in hiking and socializing with others in their 20s&30s, this section is for you!! 

(For those of you outside of the 20s&30s age range who want to avoid that odd-man-out feeling, the Sierra Club also offers all-ages hikes and trips.  You can find the schedule of activities here.)

Bring a light snack, 2 qts water, sturdy shoes with good traction, a hat/visor, sunglasses, and sunscreen.  Bring money if you'd like to join us for an optional lunch after we return to the carpool point.

As with all Sierra Club hikes, there will be a point leader and a sweep which the group will need to stay between on the trail.  You will also need to sign a Sierra Club liability waiver to participate on this activity.

*NOTE*: This is a SPECIAL @pR!L Fo0l'$ Day Fun Hike.  Go find your silliest hat/shirt/outfit/costume (keep it PG-rated, please!) and come be a fool with us!!!  Just make sure you can still hike in it without impeding your movement, blocking your vision in any way, or creating litter (i.e.  no glittery pixie dust, etc.).

No tigers or turtles please...or any other pets.

Parking is very limited at the trailhead so we encourage you to meet at the West LA carpool point at 8:30am:

Wilshire Federal Building

10000 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, CA  90024

Enter on Veteran Avenue and park in the Visitor Parking rows. 

*In the interests of facilitating the logistics of some outings, it is customary that participants make voluntary carpooling arrangements. The Sierra Club does not have insurance for carpooling arrangements and assumes no liability for them. Carpooling, ride sharing or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among participants. Participants assume the risks associated with this travel

 

Any questions?  Hit that Contact Leader button.  Otherwise, we'll see ya there!

 
Cancellation Policy:
Rain/Snow/Fire/Flood/Earthquake/Typhoon/War/Alien Invasion(I'm talking the extra-terrestrial type) cancels.
 

Title: O1 - Mandeville Canyon Loop hike via the Nike Missile site.
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 04/07/2018 09:00 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 04/07/2018 02:30 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Hike Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Brentwood
Brentwood, Ca. , CA
Coordinator(s):
Greg Klinger
Gebe Sende
 
Description:

Come join us on a 6 mile, 800 ft gain hike in Mandeville Canyon in the Santa Monica Mountains. The hike starts on the eastern edge of the canyon, descends into
Mandeville Canyon, ascends the Western edge with a lunch stop at the nearby Nike Missile site, We will return to the trailhead via dirt Mulholland and the Canyonback trail. This is an intermediate hike as the ascent up the western edge of the canyon is a bit steep. The hike is mostly on fire roads.

Directions to trailhead: Meet at intersection of Mountaingate Dr and Canyonback Rd in Brentwood.  From the intersection of Sepulveda Blvd and Mountaingate Dr. take Mountaingate Dr up the hill to Canyonback Rd, meet at the park at the intersection.

What to bring: Lunch, snack to share, lug soles. Water (1-2 Liters).

No dogs, please.

Rain, Red flag warnings, excessive heat warnings cancels.

Note: Even though the trail is open the public, the trail has a narrow (16 inch) entrance due to the pole in the center.  Most people should be able squeeze through it.
 

 

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: O1 - Playa Del Rey Urban Hike
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 04/10/2018 07:00 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 04/10/2018 09:15 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Hike Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Playa Del Rey
Playa Del Rey, CA
Coordinator(s):
Greg Klinger
John Wilson
 
Description:
Description:
Do you need a break in your workweek? Does the thought of hiking along the beach and adjacent hills brighten your spirits? Then join us for the Playa Del Rey conditioning walk. Afterwards we will stop by a local restaurant for refreshments (MO’s).

The walk is 5 miles round trip, with about 200 ft gain and loss.

Directions to meeting point: Go West on Culver Blvd, to Nicholson, turn Left (Note: Nicholson turns into Pershing) and continue on Pershing to Waterview (1/2 mi), turn Right to top-of-the-hill, (corner of Rindge and Waterview). Where the NW corner fence of LAX meets the homes overlooking the ocean. You an also get there from Manchester as well. Easy access to the starting point is also possible from Manchester Ave. and from Vista Del Mar. The fun starts at 7:00pm.

Rain Cancels.

No dogs, please.

Link to starting point: http://www.sc2030singles.org/images/PDR_Walk_Graphic_092009.JPG  
 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: S - Leadership Training Course
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 04/14/2018 07:30 AM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 04/14/2018 04:00 PM Reservation Deadline: 03/31/2018
Activity Type: Social Event Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Eaton Canyon Nature Center
1750 N Altadena Drive
Pasadena , CA 91107
Coordinator(s):
Rolf M
Meeting Point:
Eaton Canyon Nature Center
 
Description:

Want to become a Sierra Club leader? The required one-day training is offered twice a year, including April 14, 2018.

Learn more and then sign up by March 31st at:

http://angeles.sierraclub.org/ltc_leadership_seminar

The fee is $25 (I think), but it goes to the seminar, not to the 20's and 30's section.

Questions?  Ask a current leader or email Rolf

rolfm (at) alumni.caltech.edu

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: O2 - 29th Annual Beginner's Backpacking Course
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 04/15/2018 Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 04/15/2018 Reservation Deadline: 04/22/2018
Activity Type: Backpacking Trip Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
La Cresenta
La Cresenta, CA
Coordinator(s):
David Meltzer
Fred Dong
 
Description:

INFORMATIONAL POSTING ONLY-SEE DETAILS BELOW

Have you ever wanted to learn to backpack and get away from the crowds of people? Learn how to backpack in 3 Sunday courses (4/29, 5/6, 5/20) culminating in a trip to a Redwood Forest grove in Sierra Nevada 6/2-3. Course times are 5:00-8:30 PM  (4/29 and 5/20)  and 1:00-4:30 PM (5/6) Learn what to take, latest in equipment, what to do before you leave LA. Backpacking equipment demonstrations, giveaways and refreshments at classes. Attendance Mandatory at 4/29 class to participate on the June trip.   Send contact information, email and phone #,  $50 payable to the Sierra Club and mail to David Meltzer, 611 E Pine Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245.  Your check secures your reservation. The Course will be held in La Cresenta. Once your registration is confirmed you will receive more info.This class fills up every year so please be sure to sign up early by sending in your check.  Upon receipt of the check, I will send a confirmation letter to you.  Questions about the class can be addressed to me at dwm@crgpm.comRemember- To participate in the backpacking class you must send in the registration fee. Walk ups the day of class will not be accepted due to the limited size of the class and it fills up early.Cancellation Policy: No refunds once your spot in the course is confirmed
 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: O1 - Earth Day Hike to Cave of Munits
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 04/22/2018 08:00 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 04/22/2018 11:00 AM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Hike Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Victory Trailhead
Victory Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Coordinator(s):
Krista Muscarella
Kevin Schlunegger
Meeting Point:
From the 101, take the Valley Circle Boulevard exit and head north for 2.1 miles. Take a left onto Victory Boulevard. The Victory Trailhead will be at the end of the street. Parking is $3, or there is limited street parking available outside the trailhead.
 
Description:

Apr 22 Sun          20s & 30s Section

O1: Earth Day hike to Cave of Munits: Join the 20s & 30s section of the Sierra Club for a moderately paced Earth Day hike to the Cave of Munits. This is a relatively easy hike to an impressive, cathedral-like cave that was used by the Chumash tribe, surely a spectacular photo opp! The hike is 2.6 miles roundtrip with 722’ of gain. Meet at 8am at Victory Trailhead (at the end of Victory Boulevard in Hidden Hills). Carpooling recommended, be mindful of parking regulations; parking fee is $3. Celebrate Earth Day with us: Leaders will provide bags to pick up trash along the hike. Please bring 2-3 liters of water, a light lunch to enjoy at the cave, lugsoles, hat, and layered clothing. No dogs please. Optional social gathering to follow the hike. Email for more information/questions (krista.muscarella@gmail.com). Ldr: Krista Muscarella. Asst: Kevin Schlunegger.

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: S - Management Committe Meeting for 20's and 30's Section
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 04/22/2018 06:00 PM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 04/22/2018 08:00 PM Reservation Deadline: 04/21/2018
Activity Type: Social Event Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Will be Emailed to Participants
Marina Del Rey (Los Angeles), CA
Coordinator(s):
Rolf M
Gebe Sende
Krista Muscarella
Greg Klinger
Meeting Point:
Exact location TBD. Please email Rolf [rolfm (at) alumni.caltech.edu] or sign up to find out where we're meeting.
 
Description:

The Management Committe of the 20s & 30s Section meets from time to time to discuss issues as they arise.  Our primary focus this year is on recruiting new leaders for the section so that we will have more outings:  hikes and camping trips.

 

Join us to raise an issue, to make a suggestion, or simply to observe.

This event is pot luck.

 

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: O1 - Burma Road Trail
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 04/29/2018 08:00 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 04/29/2018 10:30 AM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Provisional Event Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Burma Road Trail
2 Park Place
Ranch Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Coordinator(s):
Jeremy Hernandez
Greg Klinger
Meeting Point:
Between the trailhead and Del Cerro Park
 
Description:
Join the 20s & 30s section of the Sierra Club for a moderate hike near the Palos Verdes coast. This is an easy hike with less than 1000 ft of gain and 4.5 miles roundtrip. This is a well-maintained trail with spectacular ocean views and a great view of Catalina Island on a clear day. We will meet at 8:00am at the trailhead near Del Cerro Park (2 Park Place, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275). Carpool is recommended and please arrive early since the only parking for this trail is street parking. Parking is limited; please read all posted parking signs. Meet at the corner of Crenshaw Blvd. and Park Place. Bring 2-3 liters of water, hat, and snacks. You can email me if you have any questions (jahdez87@yahoo.com). No Dogs, Rain cancels. Excessive heat and red flag warnings cancel
 
Cancellation Policy:
Rain cancels. Excessive heat and red flag warnings cancel
 

Title: S - Leader Planning Meeting: Let's plan a hike!
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 04/29/2018 10:30 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 04/29/2018 12:30 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Social Event Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Del Cerro Park
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Coordinator(s):
Rolf M
Greg Klinger
Krista Muscarella
Kevin Schlunegger
Meeting Point:
We'll be in the park near a white tent canopy with a Sierra Club banner. Street parking for Del Cerro Park is on "Park Place" near Crenshaw Blvd"
 
Description:

Please join us at Del Cerro Park in Palos Verdes following Jeremy's provisional hike to the Burma Trail. 

We'll be discussing upcoming hikes and camping trips for the section.

Please bring ideas, your calendar, and an appetite for a snack

Note: Please look for details about Jeremy's provisional hike separately.  Our meeting will commence after Jeremy's hike concludes.

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: O1 - SOLD OUT! Adventures in Zion National Park: A Party People Bus Trip!
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 05/05/2018 07:00 AM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 05/08/2018 07:00 PM Reservation Deadline: 04/27/2018
Activity Type: Camping Trip Space: Maximum of 38
Difficulty Level: N/A Fee: $300 (SC) | $300 (Non SC)
Location:
Zion National Park
Springdale, UT
Coordinator(s):
Jason Hashimoto
Al D
Meeting Point:
Bus pickup points in LA (Van Nuys) and OC (near the 91 and 5 fwys)
 
Description:

Update: This trip is sold out!  Waitlist is now in effect.

 

Hey Party People!

Come out and join your fellow Sierra Club 20- and 30-somethings as we escape to Utah and explore the breathtaking sights of Zion National Park. You won’t want to miss out on being a part of this scenic four-day/three-night adventure in the great outdoors, surrounded by towering temples and soaring cliffs! The best part is you won’t be doing any driving for this trip since you’ll be relaxing on our privately chartered bus (complete with snacks and movies.)

All participants will need to bring their own tent (or share one), sleeping bag and sleeping pad, reusable (as in non-disposable!) dinnerware, and your Party People attitude! Participants will be expected to help with loading & unloading of gear, campsite setup & clean up, and meal preparation & clean up. Participants will be randomly assigned meal duties in small groups of 4-5 people.

Cost for this amazing adventure: $300

The price includes roundtrip chartered bus transportation, bus snacks, driver gratuity, National Park entrance fee, campsite fees, and all meals from Saturday’s dinner through Tuesday’s lunch.  (Saturday's lunch stop on the way to Zion is on your own dime.)

Once you RSVP, you will be emailed the payment address along with a Liability Waiver, Participant Questionnaire, and Participant Medical Form. Participants will be required to completely fill out all three forms and return them with your payment. Since your safety is of the utmost concern, participants will not be finalized until approved by the leaders, regardless of payment. As always, the Outings Leader has absolute authority to question a participant’s equipment and conditioning before and during the trip and to prohibit participation on a Sierra Club outing.

Hikes will be on established trails and have a RT distance of 4-6 miles with elevation gains of up to 1,000 feet.

Campground has potable water and restrooms with flush toilets.

Showers are not available at the campground but are available in the nearby town of Springdale.

Any questions, comments, or concerns? Contact Leader Jason Hashimoto at sc2030jason@gmail.com. Otherwise, we’ll see you on board with the rest of you adventure-seeking Party People!


To comply with National Park Service regulations, fees charged are only used to cover direct expenses (campsite fees, food, transportation, etc.)  There will be no financial profit from this activity. The Sierra Club leaders are all unpaid volunteers who are excited to show you why these magical places should be protected for future generations to enjoy. If you're not already a member, please consider joining the Sierra Club for the introductory price of $15 to show your support and help us protect more of nature's wild places.

 
Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations made 21 days prior to trip start date will receive full refund. Cancellations made 7-20 days prior to trip start date will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than 7 days before the trip. All exceptions to this policy shall be reviewed after the completion of the trip.
 

Title: O1 - Playa Del Rey Urban Hike
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 05/08/2018 07:00 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 05/08/2018 09:25 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Walk Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Playa Del Rey
Playa Del Rey, CA
Coordinator(s):
Greg Klinger
John Wilson
 
Description:
Do you need a break in your workweek? Does the thought of hiking along the beach and adjacent hills brighten your spirits? Then join us for the Playa Del Rey conditioning walk. Afterwards we will stop by a local restaurant for refreshments (MO’s).

The walk is 5 miles round trip, with about 200 ft gain and loss.

Directions to meeting point: Go West on Culver Blvd, to Nicholson, turn Left (Note: Nicholson turns into Pershing) and continue on Pershing to Waterview (1/2 mi), turn Right to top-of-the-hill, (corner of Rindge and Waterview). Where the NW corner fence of LAX meets the homes overlooking the ocean. You an also get there from Manchester as well. Easy access to the starting point is also possible from Manchester Ave. and from Vista Del Mar. The fun starts at 7:00pm.

Rain Cancels.

No dogs, please.

Link to starting point: http://www.sc2030singles.org/images/PDR_Walk_Graphic_092009.JPG  
 

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: O1 - Topanga State Park: Los Liones to Parker Mesa Overlook Hike
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 05/12/2018 08:00 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 05/12/2018 01:00 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Hike Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Los Liones Trail
580 Los Liones DR.
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Coordinator(s):
Jon Ades
Greg Klinger
Meeting Point:
Meeting Place is at the Los Liones Trailhead in Pacific Palisades, by the main "Los Leones Canyon" gate at 8 a.m. There is free parking along the road. Do not park in the Church Parking Lot. Mileage: 7 miles Elevation gain: 1300 feet Bring lug shoes, 2 liters of water, sunscreen and a hat(The Fire road is exposed) and a sack lunch. Rain and Fire Cancels: No Dogs
 
Description:

Meeting Point:

How to get there: From the Pacific Coast Highway, turn east onto Sunset Blvd. and left onto Los Liones Drive after 0.3 miles. The Trailhead is clearly marked about 0.6 miles down Los Liones Drive, just before it makes a short turn to the west. We will meet under the main gate that says "Los Leones Canyon". 

Description:

Join us on a 7 mile hike in the Santa Monica Mountains. The first part of the hike-The Los Liones Trail- is one of the most lush canyons in the Santa Monica Mountains. Afterward, the Trail meets up with a Fireroad that we will take all the way to the Parker Mesa Overlook(1525ft.). This Overlook provides us with amazing, Panoramic view of the Los angeles Basin from downtown up to Palos Verdes. We will take a lunch break at the Overlook before hiking back the way we came. 

 
Cancellation Policy:
None
 

Title: O1 - Full: Sierra Nevada Car Camp to the Yosemite Valley
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 05/24/2018 08:00 PM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 05/29/2018 10:30 AM Reservation Deadline: 05/22/2018
Activity Type: Camping Trip Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $55 (SC) | $55 (Non SC)
Location:
Yosemite Valley
Yosemite Village, CA
Coordinator(s):
Rolf M
Mark Chapin
Jess
Kevin Schlunegger
Meeting Point:
We'll meet at our campsites! Details will be emailed to participants.
 
Description:
Join us for a weekend of "hot water" camping in the Yosemite Valley
We'll camp and hike and enjoy the waterfalls.

 

Did you miss our Yosemite Valley Car Camp?  It was posted on 4/17 and mentioned several times on our social media feeds before filling in May:

instagram.com/sc20s30s

twitter.com/sc20s30s

 

The waterfalls should be gushing this May, and we’ll be camped at the heart of the Yosemite Valley for a long weekend to enjoy the breathtaking scenery.  Expect cold nights (~ 45°F) and comfortable days (~72°F).

Want to be on the wait list?

Email me [rolfmau (at) outlook.com].


Hot water only? Yes:  We’ll provide hot water at breakfast at a designated campsite.  We’ll provide hot water and hot charcoal at dinner.  You’ll bring your own food, a small ice chest to keep it cool, and you’ll prepare your own meals.  Please take a look at the sample menu at the end of this write-up.  This is not a foodie trip (unless you plan to bring and cook great food), but the benefit is that the location is beautiful, and the trip is affordable. And if you forget something important, you can walk to the stores at Half Dome Village.

Campground:  The campground has running water and flush toilets.  Showers are available in Half Dome Village for about $5.   Campground location will be emailed to participants.  We have limited parking available at the campground averaging three people per parking spot.  Our spots will be allocated to carpools of 3 or more per vehicle, then, space permitting, 2 or more per vehicle. Overflow parking is available about 1/2 a mile away from our campsites.  Our campground is in bear habitat, so all food, trash, and scented items will need to fit into a food storage locker.

Food:  Bring your own food and beverages for this trip. Please bring a small ice chest with ice to keep your food cool.  Better yet, share an ice chest with your carpool. You may bring a stove to cook dinner or you may decide to make do with the hot water and charcoal provided. Please check out the sample menu at the end of this write-up and you may decide that you don’t need a stove.
Ice chest size is limited by the food storage lockers: Six people sharing one food storage locker means that each person gets a space approximately 17” deep  x 14” wide  x 28” high for their ice chest, other food, and toiletries. It might be worth it to share an ice chest with your carpool.

What’s included in the trip fee?  Campsite, hot water at breakfast and dinner, hot charcoals and aluminum foil so you can grill something at dinner, warm dish water with dish soap, hand soap and a few other hand & dish hygiene materials.  If you want to join Jessica for the Panorama Trail hike, the one-way shuttle costs another $25 (by check).

Do I have to help out at camp? Yes.  Each person will help out in two ways at mealtime (breakfast or dinner).  Tasks involve either keeping the thermoses full of hot water for the duration of the meal, or taking trash from our campsite to the dumpster each time our trash cans fill, or setting up water to wash dishes after the meal.  Please plan on spending a full hour on these activities.

Which hikes are we leading as part of the trip? All hikes are optional and are listed in the itinerary but may change depending on the weather and other factors. There will be an "easy" hike on Friday, Sunday, and Monday (not listed below yet) within the Yosemite Valley. All hikes will be along established trails and will be led by at least two Sierra Club leader. Some hikes will require approval of the hike leader.  Details regarding approval process will be emailed to those who sign up for the car camp.

Itinerary: 
Thursday:  You may arrive at camp after 8:00 PM to set up camp.  Really?  8:00 PM?  Yes. I (Rolf) am driving to camp with a baby and a toddler, so I don't know when I'll arrive. Fortunately, it will be light in the Yosemite Valley until about 8:30 PM.  Enjoy dinner on the road or get food at Half Dome Village and then come over to set up camp.

Friday: 
Breakfast from 7:00AM to 8:30AM, then dish washing water.
Dinner: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  Potluck.
Dish washing water after dinner.


Saturday:
Breakfast from  6:30 AM to 7:30 AM, then dish washing water.

Strenuous Hike (must have leader approval): 4 mile Trail to Glacier Point, then Panorama Trail back to camp. (12 miles, 3260')
Moderate hike (must have leader approval):  Panorama Trail one way from from Glacier Point to Happy Isles (8 miles RT, 3300' loss only).  The required shuttle bus costs $25 (by check)

Dinner: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  Hot water and charcoal provided.
Dish washing water at 8:00 PM.


Sunday:  Breakfast from 6:30 AM to 8:00 AM, then dish water.
Moderate hike:  Upper pines to Lower Yosemite Falls Loop (7 miles RT, 500' gain)

Dinner: 6:30 AM to 8:00 AM.  Hot water and charcoal provided.
Dish washing water at 8:00 PM.


Monday:  
Breakfast from 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Strenuous hike (must have leader approval):  Snow Creek via Mirror Lake (8.6 miles RT, 2750' gain)

Dinner: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  Hot water and charcoal provided.
Dish washing water at 8:00 PM.


Tuesday:
Breakfast from 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM.  No dish washing water.

Pack up and leave camp by 10:30 AM.

 
If you’re new to camping:  Trip leaders including Kevin, Mandy, and Rolf, will be happy to help.  Let us know if you want pointers (a list of things to bring, advice setting up your tent) or if you have other concerns.

Alcohol:  If you want to drink alcohol on this trip, bring some. But if you like to drink to excess, please skip this trip.


Disclosures: 
1. Children allowed.  I (Rolf) am bringing my toddler and infant.  If you’d like advice about camping with an infant or a toddler, please ask me.

2. Participant fees cover direct expensess (campsite fees, propane, other supplies, transportation, etc).  The Sierra Club leaders are all unpaid volunteers.  Please consider joining the the Sierra Club!


Sample menu

 This menu is only a sample.  You may bring/make something completely different:
Dinner #1 (Friday):  Potluck!  At camp.
Typical breakfast (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday):  Why not have instant oatmeal and coffee, using the hot water provided.  Spice it up by mixing some fruit and nuts into your oatmeal.  Alternatively, yogurt with nuts or fruit to go along with a PB&J sandwich. Also make hot coffee or hot chocolate. 
Typical lunch (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday):  On your own.  Depending on your hike, you'll be away from camp, so make sure you have a way of keeping it chilled if necessary.  Bring 2 quarts water if hiking, 4 if going on the strenuous all-day hike.
Typical snack: A banana and a granola bar.  Or an apple, an orange, and some trail mix.
Typical dinner (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday):   Hot water, hot charcoals, and aluminum foil will be provided. Bring sausages (pre-cooked?), bell peppers, and onions to grill or steam these by wrapping them in foil and placing that on the grill.  Wrap a potato in foil and cook it in the coals. Bring a bun to complete your hot dog(s).  Alternatively, make shish-kabobs. Bring brownies for dessert.  We’ll provide marshmallow forks to make s’mores and we’ll bring marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate available for s’mores at the campfire until we run out.

 
Cancellation Policy:
The Car Camp will be canceled if: -> the weather forecast calls for heavy and sustained rain. -> the weather forecast calls for heavy snow. -> Yosemite is closed (rock falls, floods, etc.). If you elect to cancel: -> if you cancel by April 30th, you get a full refund. -> If you cancel between April 30th and May 10th, you get a 50% refund. -> If you cancel after May 10th (or don't show up), you get no refund. All exceptions will be decided upon by outings leaders subsequent to the car camp.
 

Title: O1 - Mt. San Antonio, aka 'Mt. Baldy' (10,064')
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 05/26/2018 07:00 AM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 05/26/2018 03:30 PM Reservation Deadline: 05/25/2018
Activity Type: Hike Space: 2 (min) | 12 (max)
Difficulty Level: Strenuous Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Manker Flats Trailhead
Mt Baldy, CA
Coordinator(s):
Krista Muscarella
Jeremy Hernandez
Meeting Point:
To get to the trailhead: Take Interstate 210 east to Baseline Road (exit 52). Turn left at the light at the end of the ramp on to Baseline Road. Make the next right on to Padua Avenue. Drive 1.7 miles and turn right onto Mount Baldy Road (at a traffic light). Continue 7 miles up Mount Baldy Road through Mount Baldy Village (which has a visitor center) and follow the road for another 4.4 miles up the mountain past Manker Flats Campground to the bottom of Falls Road on the left. Park along Mount Baldy Road, display an adventure pass.
 
Description:

O1: Mt. San Antonio, aka 'Mt. Baldy' (10,064')

Join the 20s & 30s Section of the Sierra Club for a classic climb to the highest peak in the San Gabriel range, Mt. San Antonio. We will start at Manker Flats trailhead (a National Forest Adventure Pass is required) at 7am and take the winding fire road up to Baldy Notch. We will take a short break at the Mount Baldy Lodge before hiking the Devil's Backbone to the summit. We will return the same way. This is a moderately paced, yet strenuous climb and participants should be well conditioned and prepared to hike to 10,064'. Total gain will be around 4,000' and total distance is approximately 12.5 miles.

We will eat lunch at the summit and enjoy the 360 degree views.

Please bring layers of clothing as the summit may be cold and windy. Hiking boots/lugsole shoes, proper attire, lunch/snacks, and 2-3 liters of water are required. Hat/sunglasses/sunscreen, money ($15) for the ski lift down (optional), and trekking poles are encouraged. Equipment will be checked at trailhead and unprepared hikers will be turned away.

Group size is limited. Email krista.muscarella@gmail.com to sign up. Rain/snow cancels.

Ldr: Krista Muscarella. Asst: Jeremy Hernandez. 

 
Cancellation Policy:
Rain/snow cancels.
 

Title: O1 - Echo Mountain via Sam Merrill Trail (5.5 miles RT, 1400 ft. gain/loss)
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 06/02/2018 08:00 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 06/02/2018 12:00 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Hike Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Cobb Estate
Altadena, CA
Coordinator(s):
Tianhe Zhang
Greg Klinger
Meeting Point:
Intersection of Lake Ave. and Loma Alta Dr.
 
Description:

Join us for a classic moderate hike in the morning up to the Echo Mountain Train Station Ruins via the Sam Merrill trail!  Once rated as one of the “10 Great North American Hikes” by USA Today, this trip has it all: breathtaking views, a rich history, and even some cardio! We’ll start at the Cobb Estate gate at the intersection of Lake Ave. and Loma Alta Dr. at 8:00 AM and work our way up about 2.7 miles and 1400’ of elevation gain at a smooth pace, all while taking in panoramic views of Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley.  Once we get to the top, we’ll take a break for snacks, photos, interpretive signs, and turns at the ‘Echo Phones’ at the top, after which we’ll hike back down the way we came and leave with a nice afterglow! 

For a most enjoyable experience, bring your 10 Essentials, at least 2 L of water, sun protection, snacks for the trail, and a camera.  Heavy rain or wind, Excessive Heat Watches/Warnings, and/or Red Flag Warnings cancel the event; otherwise, we hope to see you there!

 
Cancellation Policy:
Steady rain, high winds, Red Flag Warnings, and/or Excessive Heat Warnings cancel.
 

Title: C - June 5th Election Day and Sierra Club endorsements
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 06/05/2018 07:00 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 06/05/2018 08:00 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Conservation Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: N/A Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
local polling place
SO CAL, CA
Coordinator(s):
David Hyman
 
Description:
Sierra Club California Recommendations for your consideration.


 
Vote-by-Mail ballots for the primary election have gone out around the state.

Whether you chose to vote by mail or in person on election day (June 5), we want to make sure you know who Sierra Club endorses among all the statewide candidates, legislators, and statewide ballot measures.

You can find all of our endorsements here.
 
Again, for details on these endorsements and positions, click here.

And plan to vote. It’s one of the most important actions you can take for California this year.

Sincerely,
Kathryn Phillips
Director

Thank you for being a part of our work! 

 
 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: O1 - Playa Del Rey Urban Hike
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 06/12/2018 07:00 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 06/12/2018 09:15 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Walk Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Playa Del Rey
Playa Del Rey, CA
Coordinator(s):
Greg Klinger
John Wilson
 
Description:
Do you need a break in your workweek? Does the thought of hiking along the beach and adjacent hills brighten your spirits? Then join us for the Playa Del Rey conditioning walk. Afterwards we will stop by a local restaurant for refreshments (MO’s).

The walk is 5 miles round trip, with about 200 ft gain and loss.

Directions to meeting point: Go West on Culver Blvd, to Nicholson, turn Left (Note: Nicholson turns into Pershing) and continue on Pershing to Waterview (1/2 mi), turn Right to top-of-the-hill, (corner of Rindge and Waterview). Where the NW corner fence of LAX meets the homes overlooking the ocean. You an also get there from Manchester as well. Easy access to the starting point is also possible from Manchester Ave. and from Vista Del Mar. The fun starts at 7:00pm.

Rain Cancels.

No dogs, please.

Link to starting point: http://www.sc2030singles.org/images/PDR_Walk_Graphic_092009.JPG  
 

 
 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: O1 - Newcomer's Hike - Sunset Stroll on the Burma Trail
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 06/15/2018 06:00 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 06/15/2018 09:00 PM Reservation Deadline: 06/15/2018
Activity Type: Hike Space: 2 (min) | 30 (max)
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Del Cerro Park
2 Park Place
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Coordinator(s):
Krista Muscarella
Julio Garcia
Meeting Point:
In front of the Del Cerro Park sign.
 
Description:

O1: Newcomer's Hike - Sunset Stroll on the Burma Trail

Join the 20s & 30s Section of the Sierra Club for a moderate hike near the Palos Verdes coast and learn more about the section, meet fellow hikers, and enjoy the sunset. We will hike at a moderate pace for 4.5 miles round-trip with approximately 1000' of elevation gain. Plan to stop at a scenic ocean-view overlook to watch the sunset and have some snacks while enjoying each other's company. Please note we will be going downhill on the way to the overlook and uphill returning to the cars. We will meet at 6:00pm at the trailhead near Del Cerro Park (2 Park Place, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275). Carpooling is recommended as parking is limited; please read all posted parking signs. Some snacks will be provided but the more the merrier if you'd like to bring something to share. Bring your own beverage, including 1-2 liters of water.

Email krista.muscarella@gmail.com with questions. No dogs, rain cancels. Ldr: Krista Muscarella. Asst: Pete Garcia.

 
Cancellation Policy:
Rain cancels.
 

Title: O1 - Cucamonga Peak
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 06/16/2018 07:00 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 06/16/2018 03:00 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Hike Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Strenuous Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Cucamonga trailhead
Ice House Canyon Rd.
Mt Baldy, CA 91759
Coordinator(s):
Jess
Bijan Mozaffarian
Meeting Point:
Icehouse Canyon Parking lot at the trailhead to Cucamonga Peak. Angeles National Forest Parking Pass required (can be bought at trailhead for $5).
 
Description:

Cucamonga Peak, at 8,662 feet, is one of the tallest peaks in San Bernardino county. Hike at a moderate pace along a charming stream and cabins up to Cucamonga Peak from Icehouse Canyon. Total hike is about 12 miles with 4,300 feet of gain. To be approved for the hike please email Jessica Brozyna at jessezynn@gmail.com with contact information and recent conditioning. 
 
Cancellation Policy:
Rain or fire cancels
 

Title: S - Management Committe Meeting for 20's and 30's Section
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 06/17/2018 10:00 AM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 06/17/2018 12:05 PM Reservation Deadline: 06/17/2018
Activity Type: Social Event Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Mar Vista Park
Los Angeles, CA
Coordinator(s):
Rolf M
Gebe Sende
Krista Muscarella
Greg Klinger
Meeting Point:
We'll meet in Mar Vista Park, near the playground. If you'd like to have Rolf's phone number to text when you arrive to help find us, please let Rolf know when you sign up or email him (rolfm (at) alumni.caltech.edu).
 
Description:

The Management Committe of the 20s & 30s Section meets from time to time to discuss issues as they arise.  Our primary focus this year is on recruiting new leaders for the section so that we will have more outings:  hikes and camping trips.

 

Join us to raise an issue, to make a suggestion, or simply to observe.

This event is pot luck.

 
Cancellation Policy:
rain moves the meeting to another location.
 

Title: O1 - Full: Sequoia Car Camp. Wait list started.
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 06/29/2018 04:00 PM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 07/02/2018 11:30 AM Reservation Deadline: 06/26/2018
Activity Type: Camping Trip Space: Maximum of 36
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $56 (SC) | $56 (Non SC)
Location:
Sequoia National Park
Sequoia National Park, CA
Coordinator(s):
Rolf M
Kevin Schlunegger
Krista Muscarella
Mark Chapin
Meeting Point:
Meet at camp! Campground and campsite numbers will be provided to participants.
 
Description:
Join us for a weekend of "hot water" camping in Sequoia National Park!
We'll camp and hike and see giant sequoia trees.

The trip is full!

If you'd like to be on the (no obligation) wait list, please email rolfm@alumni.caltech.edu

Hot water only? Yes:  We’ll provide hot water at breakfast at a designated campsite.  We’ll provide hot water and hot charcoal at dinner.  You’ll bring your own food, a small ice chest to keep it cool, and you’ll prepare your own meals.  Please take a look at the sample menu at the end of this write-up.  This is not a foodie trip (unless you plan to bring and cook great food), but the benefit is that the location is beautiful, and the trip is affordable. And if you forget something important, Lodgepole Visitor Center and Lodgepole Village are about 15 minutes away.

Campground:  The campground has running water and flush toilets.  Showers are available by car in Lodgepole Village for a few dollars.   Campground location will be emailed to participants.  We have limited parking available at the campground averaging three people per parking spot.  Our spots will be allocated to carpools of 3 or more per vehicle, then, space permitting, 2 or more per vehicle. Overflow parking is available about 1500 feet from out campsites.  Our campground is in bear habitat, so all food and scented items will need to fit into a food storage locker.

Food:  Bring your own food and beverages for this trip. Please bring a small ice chest with ice to keep your food cool.  Better yet, share an ice chest with your carpool. You may bring a stove to cook dinner or you may decide to make do with the hot water and charcoal provided. Please check out the sample menu at the end of this write-up and you may decide that you don’t need a stove.

What’s included in the trip fee?  Campsite, hot water at breakfast and dinner, hot charcoals and aluminum foil so you can grill something at dinner, warm dish water with dish soap, hand soap and a few other hand & dish hygiene materials and the optional cave tour.

Do I have to help out at camp? Yes.  Each person will help out in two ways at mealtime (breakfast or dinner).  Tasks involve either keeping the thermoses full of hot water for the duration of the meal, or taking trash from our campsite to the dumpster each time our trash cans fill, or setting up water to wash dishes after the meal.

Which hikes are we leading as part of the trip? All hikes are optional and are listed in the itinerary but may change depending on the weather and other factors. All hikes will be along established trails and will be led by at least two Sierra Club leaders.

Itinerary: 
Friday:  You may arrive at camp after 4:00 PM to set up camp.  Enjoy dinner on the road, get food at Lodgepole Village, or enjoy the pot-luck between 6:00 PM and 7:30 PM.  Hot water available until 7:30 PM.  Materials for s’mores provided once the campfire gets going.


Saturday: Please join us at the hot water campsite to make your own breakfast.

 

Two hiking options for the morning, both involving the Giant Forest Sequoia Grove:

a) Giant Forest Loop Trail (7 miles, 1300' vertical gain),or

b) General Sherman Tree Trail (1 mile, 150' vertical gain) followed by the Crescent Meadow loop(2 miles, 200' vertical gain)

Lunch

Morro Rock Trail (0.4 miles RT, 200' vertical gain)

Crystal cave tour.  http://www.explorecrystalcave.com/


Your dinner, optionally grilling over the charcoal provided. We’ll also have 15 minutes of warm water and dish soap for dishes each day after breakfast and after dinner.


Sunday:  Please join us at the hot water campsite to make your own breakfast.  

Strenuous all day hike or several short activities:
All day: Heather Lake Trail (13.1 miles RT, 3000' vert gain/loss)
Short hikes:
Big Stump Loop Trail (3.7 mile loop, 500' vertical gain), Lunch, visit Grant [Sequoia] Grove (1/2 mile, flat), and Panoramic Point Trail (1/2 mile RT, 100' vert gain)

Your dinner, optionally grilling over the charcoal provided. We’ll also have 15 minutes of warm water and dish soap for dishes each day after breakfast and after dinner.


Monday:  Please join us at the hot water campsite to make your own breakfast.  

Pack up and leave camp by noon.

 
If you’re new to camping:  Trip leaders including Kevin, Krista, Mandy and Rolf, will be happy to help.  Let us know if you want pointers (a list of things to bring, advice setting up your tent) or if you have other concerns.

Alcohol:  If you want to drink alcohol on this trip, bring some. But if you like to drink to excess, please skip this trip.


Disclosures: 
1. Children allowed.  I (Rolf) am bringing my toddler and infant.  If you’d like advice about camping with a toddler, please ask me.

2. This outing is co-sponsored by the Wilderness Adventure Section.

3. Participant fees cover direct expenses (campsite fees, propane, other supplies, transportation, etc.)  The Sierra Club leaders are all unpaid volunteers. Please consider joining the Sierra Club!


Sample menu
 This menu is only a sample.  You may bring/make something completely different:
Dinner #0 (Friday):  Dinner is on your own, but we do have a pot luck.  Alternatively, food can be purchased on the way to the campground, either before entering Sequoia National Park or in Lodgepole Village.
Typical breakfast (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday):  Why not have instant oatmeal and coffee, using the hot water provided.  Spice it up by mixing some fruit and nuts into your oatmeal.  Alternatively, yogurt with nuts or fruit to go along with a PB&J sandwich. Also make hot coffee or hot chocolate. 
Typical lunch (Saturday and Sunday):  On your own.  We'll be away from camp, so make sure you have a way of keeping it chilled if necessary.  Bring 2 quarts water if hiking, 4 if going on the strenuous all-day hike.
Typical snack (Saturday and Sunday): A banana and a granola bar.  Or an apple, an orange, and some trail mix.
Typical dinner (Saturday and Sunday):   Hot water, hot charcoals, and aluminum foil will be provided. Bring sausages (pre-cooked?), bell peppers, and onions to grill or steam these by wrapping them in foil and placing that on the grill.  Wrap a potato in foil and cook it in the coals. Bring a bun to complete your hot dog(s).  Alternatively, make shish-kabobs. Bring brownies for dessert.  We’ll provide marshmallow forks to make s’mores and we’ll bring marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate available for s’mores at the campfire the first night.

 
Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation Policy: -> Full refund if canceled 30 days prior to start date, -> 50% if canceled 14 to 29 days prior to start date, and -> no refund if canceled 14 days prior to start date. All exceptions to this policy shall be reviewed after completion of the trip.
 

Title: O1 - Giant Forest Loop Trail
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 06/30/2018 08:45 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 06/30/2018 01:00 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Hike Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park
Sequoia National Park, CA
Coordinator(s):
Christina Lewis
Mark Chapin
Meeting Point:
General Sherman Tree summer parking area
 
Description:
Please join us for a beautiful moderate hike among the Sequoias!  We will walk approximately 7 miles over rolling hills with approximately 1300 ft of elevation gain.  Let’s traverse a couple of small streams, see a bit of wildlife, and, of course, hug our Giant Trees!  Bring hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, water, snacks…the Ten Essentials are always a good guide.  This is a provisional hike.  See you there!
 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: O1 - O1: Muir Grove
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 07/01/2018 Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 07/01/2018 Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Hike Space: Minimum of 6
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Dorst Creek Campground
Sequoia National Forest, CA
Coordinator(s):
Ladislav Czernek
Mark Chapin
Meeting Point:
Dorst Creek Campground site number 154 in Sequoia National Park.
 
Description:
Hike 2 miles from Dorst Creek Campground, towards the outer edges of Sequoia national park to Muir Grove. Our woodland trail leads to an old-growth sequoia grove. On our journey, we will identify other species alpine trees i.e. - White Fir, Sugar Pine, Red Fir, Mtn Hemlock, Western Juniper, and Lodge Pole Pine to name a few that occupy this ecosystem.  4 miles RT with 500 ft vertical loss/gain.  This is a provisional hike.
 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: O1 - SOLD OUT! - 4th of July Volcanic NorCal Adventure!!
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 07/04/2018 06:00 PM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 07/08/2018 08:00 AM Reservation Deadline: 06/01/2018
Activity Type: Camping Trip Space: Maximum of 14
Difficulty Level: N/A Fee: $198 (SC) | $198 (Non SC)
Location:
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Mineral, CA
Coordinator(s):
Jason Hashimoto
 
Description:

Update: This trip is sold out!  Waitlist is now in effect.

Hey Party People!

Are you tired of your stale 4th of July BBQs with your friends with whom you have nothing to talk about because they share everything (and I mean EVERYTHING!) on social media?? Or maybe you're a little sad that the year is half over and you haven't really gotten outdoors as much as you wanted??   Well have I got a trip for you!  If you're ready to escape the daily stresses of life on a nice, long roadtrip, come join the Sierra Club 20s & 30s Section as we head north to a hydrothermal wonderland!

On this double-header carcamp, we'll spend 2 FUNtastic days hiking in beautiful Lassen Volcanic National Park along with a daytrip up to Lava Beds National Monument. Lassen NP is an active volcanic area full of steam vents, boiling pools, and mudpots. If you've never been to Yellowstone, this is the next best thing (and it's much closer!) Our daytrip to Lava Beds NM will have us exploring some lava tube caves (hopefully we can get on a tour) and, time-permitting, admiring some Native American petroglyphs and archaeological sites. Hikes will be 7-8 miles on-trail with elevation gains of 740-1,100 feet and led by 2 Sierra Club Outings Leaders.

The cost of this Volcanic Adventure is $198 and includes campsite fees, 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 3 dinners. I know y'all like your comforts of home so, yes, there will be running water, flush toilets and coin-operated showers. Not included: Park/Monument entrance fees($25 Lassen/$20 Lava Beds, per vehicle), shower fees, gas money, road trip snacks, or deodorant/mouthwash to keep your carpool happy.

Once you RSVP, you will be emailed the payment address along with a Liability Waiver, Participant Questionnaire, and Participant Medical Form. Participants will be required to completely fill out all three forms and return them with your payment. Since your safety is of the utmost concern, participants will not be finalized until approved by the leaders, regardless of payment. As always, the Outings Leader has absolute authority to question a participant’s equipment and conditioning before and during the trip and to prohibit participation on a Sierra Club outing.

All participants will need to bring their own tent (or share one), sleeping bag and sleeping pad, reusable (as in non-disposable!) dinnerware, and your Party People attitude! Participants will be expected to help with loading & unloading of gear, campsite setup & clean up, and meal preparation & clean up.

This outing officially commences at 6pm on Wednesday the 4th (although you may arrive as early as 3pm) at camp with dinner being provided around 7pm.  An early departure time on Wednesday is highly recommended so you can stop to smell the roses (and lovely odoriferous cow pastures) along the way.  The outing officially concludes at 8am on Sunday the 8th but you are welcome to stay at the campsite until noon if you wish.

NOTE: Parking is limited and participants are encouraged to carpool. Priority will be given to carpools of 3 or more people. (Carpooling is strictly voluntary. The Sierra Club cannot arrange carpools and assumes no liability for any arrangements.) 

Any questions, comments, or concerns? Click on that Contact Leader tab.

 

To comply with National Park Service regulations, fees charged are only used to cover direct expenses (campsite fees, food, transportation, etc.)  There will be no financial profit from this activity. The Sierra Club leaders are all unpaid volunteers who are excited to show you why these magical places should be protected for future generations to enjoy. If you're not already a member, please consider joining the Sierra Club for the introductory price of $15 to show your support and help us protect more of nature's wild places. 

 

Trip Leader: Jason Hashimoto

Assistant Leader: Nancy Le 

 
Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations made 21 days prior to trip start date will receive full refund. Cancellations made 7-20 days prior to trip start date will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than 7 days before the trip. All exceptions to this policy shall be reviewed after the completion of the trip.
 

Title: O1 - Fireworks viewing from Mission Peak in Granada Hills
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 07/04/2018 06:40 PM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 07/04/2018 10:10 PM Reservation Deadline: 07/04/2018
Activity Type: Hike Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Mission Peak trail head
Neon Way deadhead 2 blocks from Sesnon Bl
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Coordinator(s):
David Hyman
Meeting Point:
Meeting Point: Take 405 Fwy N, exit Rinaldi st west, Balboa Bl north, go left on Westbury, right on Darryl and left on Neon Way to trailhead. Trailhead is two blocks from Sesnon St on Neon Way.
 
Description:

 

Join us from this vantage point high above the San Fernando Valley as we watch the non stop fireworks go off thoughout the Valley.

 

Leave the fireworks at home and bring your favorite snack or cookies to share (leaders prefer homemade chocolate chip).  We'll bring the milk & juice.

 
  

 Bring binoculars, water and a lite jacket.

 

Co-sponsored by the San Fernando Valley Group.

 Leaders: David Hyman & Joe Phillips

 
Cancellation Policy:
Rain Cancels
 

Title: S - 20s & 30s Section Management Committee meeting
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 07/09/2018 05:30 PM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 07/09/2018 07:30 PM Reservation Deadline: 07/09/2018
Activity Type: Social Event Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
teleconference
n/a, NA
Coordinator(s):
Rolf M
Meeting Point:
Teleconference phone number and room code will be provided to those who wish to join.
 
Description:

The Management Committe of the 20s & 30s Section meets from time to time to discuss issues as they arise.  Our primary focus this year is on recruiting new leaders for the section so that we will have more outings:  hikes and camping trips.

Join us to raise an issue, to make a suggestion, or simply to observe.

We're trying a new format to cut down on our commutes: a teleconference.

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: O1 - Playa Del Rey Urban Hike
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 07/10/2018 07:00 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 07/10/2018 09:15 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Walk Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Playa Del Rey
Playa Del Rey, CA
Coordinator(s):
Greg Klinger
Jeremy Hernandez
 
Description:
Do you need a break in your workweek? Does the thought of hiking along the beach and adjacent hills brighten your spirits? Then join us for the Playa Del Rey conditioning walk. Afterwards we will stop by a local restaurant for refreshments (MO’s).

The walk is 5 miles round trip, with about 200 ft gain and loss.

Directions to meeting point: Go West on Culver Blvd, to Nicholson, turn Left (Note: Nicholson turns into Pershing) and continue on Pershing to Waterview (1/2 mi), turn Right to top-of-the-hill, (corner of Rindge and Waterview). Where the NW corner fence of LAX meets the homes overlooking the ocean. You an also get there from Manchester as well. Easy access to the starting point is also possible from Manchester Ave. and from Vista Del Mar. The fun starts at 7:00pm.

Rain Cancels.

No dogs, please.

Link to starting point: http://www.sc2030singles.org/images/PDR_Walk_Graphic_092009.JPG  
 

  
 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: I - Learn New Skills-Make New Friends-Experience New Adventures
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 07/16/2018 Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 07/16/2018 Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Other Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
www.wildernesstravelcourse.org
various, CA
Coordinator(s):
David Meltzer
 
Description:

Informational Posting Only-See Website at www.wildernesstravelcourse.org

Dear Group Members, particularly the recent swell of new, never-been backpacking before but want to start members: There is a great Sierra Club opportunity that is about to begin….an opportunity that only happens one time each year and it is one of the best outdoor learning experiences the Sierra Club has to offer. This is the Angeles Chapter Wilderness Travel Course (WTC). Some of you have taken the course and are now leaders and/or knowledgeable hikers. For those of you who have not, enrollment in WTC is something you should consider now. The Wilderness Travel Course helps build outdoor skills so hikers can be safe in the backcountry. The course runs for ten weeks and includes four field trips (two one day and two weekend outings). Students learn map and compass navigation skills for competently hiking off-trail, snow travel, rock scrambling techniques, first aid, nutrition and lots more. The course is followed by unforgettable experience backpacking trips most of which take place in the High Sierra, Sequoia and Yosemite during the summer months.

 

WTC moves you from being a day hiker to a more serious adventurer. You will acquire skills in trip planning, preparation, equipment and wilderness safety to take you into the backcountry in all seasons, beyond roads and trails with new friends that share your interest in the outdoors.

Again, the course runs only one time each year and takes place in Southern California in four locations as follows: San Gabriel Valley (Tuesdays beginning Jan 8th); West Los Angeles (Wednesdays beginning Jan 16th); Orange County (Tuesdays beginning Jan 22nd); Long Beach/South Bay (Wednesdays beginning Jan 30th);   The four geographic areas fill up well in advance of the class start date so register early.

There is more information and registration info on the website at www.wildernesstravelcourse.org (http://www.wildernesstravelcourse.org/)

 

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: O1 - Santa Monica Beach and Stairs Saturday Break
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 07/21/2018 08:00 AM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 07/21/2018 11:00 AM Reservation Deadline: 07/21/2018
Activity Type: Walk Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Palisades Park
100 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Coordinator(s):
Jon Ades
Greg Klinger
Meeting Point:
Meet in Palisades Park, at Ocean Avenue between San Vicente and Adelaide Drive, ON THE LOW WALL near the Street.
 
Description:

Saturday FUN IS HERE AGAIN: Summer's on, so come on out for a great Social Workout that is as easy or intense as you like! we'll    meet in beautiful Santa Monica, walk the beach path to warm-up, and then climb the famous 189-step Fourth Street Staircase. Go up the steps once or several times to increase your workout!

While on the walk, we'll see:

PALISADES PARK- With its towering palm trees and its breathtaking, panoramic view of the Pacific, atop Santa Monica's famous Sandstone Cliffs.

THE SANTA MONICA PIER- From a distance we'll see the dazzling pier which boasts a spectacular National Historic Landmark- The 1922 Looff Hippodrome Carousel featured in the movie, "The Sting"

SANTA MONICA STAIRCASE- We'll climb the famous 189-Step Staircase in scenic Santa Monica Canyon for a good workout.

WHAT TO BRING- Confortable Shoes and water.

Rain and Fire Cancels: No Dogs 

 

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: O1 - O: Mount Williamson (8,214') & Throop Peak (9,137') in Angeles Forest
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 07/22/2018 08:45 AM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 07/22/2018 04:30 PM Reservation Deadline: 07/21/2018
Activity Type: Hike Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Angeles National Forest
Angeles Crest Hwy
Pearblossom, CA 93553
Coordinator(s):
Bijan Mozaffarian
Charles Geller
Meeting Point:
Islip Saddle parking lot off hwy 2 (if the lot is full park across the road)
 
Description:
O:  Mount Williamson (8,214') and Throop Peak (9,138')  in the Angeles Forest:  Two lightly travelled moderate high elevation forest hikes with great panoramic views at the summits; Mount Williamson (8,214') is a 5.5 mi R/T, 1650' gain hike along a forested hillside and up a rocky slope of manzanitas with great desert views at the top; Throop Peak is a 3.8 mi R/T, 1,187' gain hike along a souh facing slope to a 360 degree viewpoint.  Join us for one or both hikes.  Since we will be returning to the cars in between hikes you can leave water, food, and gear for the second hike in the car.   We will be doing Mt. Williamson first.  Bring min 2qts water for each hike, lunch/snacks, ten essentials, sunscreen, hat, sturdy shoes, poles recommended for Williamson.  No beginners please.  Meet at 8:45am Islip Saddle parking lot off hwy 2 (if the lot is full park across the road).  Forest Adventure Pass Required.  Return from first hike about 12;45pm, 15 min drive to second hike, return from second hike about 4:30pm.  Leaders: Charles G. Geller (eduright2002@yahoo.com), Stan Hsia (stshia@att.net), Bijan Mozaffarian (bijanmz@gmail.com)
 
Cancellation Policy:
Rain doesn't cancel
 

Title: O2 - FULL: Overnight Backpack to San Jacinto Peak
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 08/04/2018 08:30 AM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 08/05/2018 05:00 PM Reservation Deadline: 08/04/2018
Activity Type: Backpacking Trip Space: 2 (min) | 15 (max)
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $32 (SC) | $32 (Non SC)
Location:
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
1 Tram Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Coordinator(s):
Krista Muscarella
David Meltzer
Meeting Point:
We will meet at 8:30am at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway – the world's largest rotating tram car – and take it up to to Round Valley. Meet at 8:30am in the lobby of the tram station. Do not part in the main parking lot, it is not for overnight parking. More information regarding parking will be sent with confirmation email.
 
Description:

Note: As of 6/19, we have reached the maximum amount of participants as per the permit. A waitlist is now in effect.  

Aug 4, Sat – Aug 5, Sun                 Sponsoring Entity: 20s & 30 Section

O2: Overnight Backpack to San Jacinto Peak: Join the 20s & 30s Section of the Sierra Club for a moderately paced overnight backpacking trip. We will meet at 8:30am at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway – the world's largest rotating tram car – and take it up to to Round Valley before hiking 2.1 miles (584') to Round Valley Campground. Once there we'll set up camp, explore the area, and enjoy each other's company over a pot luck dinner. Sunday morning we'll get up early to hike 4.5 miles (1733') to the summit of San Jacinto Peak (10,388'). After a group picture, exploration of the summit hut, and a snack, we'll breakdown camp, and return down to the desert heat via the tram. Weekend totals: ~14 miles, 2500’ of gain. Registration fee ($32) includes backcountry permit and tram fare. Permit size limited, please email recent hiking experience to krista.muscarella@gmail.com. More detailed information to follow. Ldr: Krista Muscarella (provisional O2 outing). Co-Ldr: Dave Meltzer.

The Sierra Club leaders are all unpaid volunteers who are excited to show you why the great outdoors should be protected for future generations to enjoy. If you're not already a member, please consider joining the Sierra Club for the introductory price of $15 to show your support and help us protect more of nature's wild places. 

 
CST 2087766-40. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.
 
Cancellation Policy:
Refunds will be granted if your spot is filled by another participant. Activity is held rain or shine, but may be altered due to inclement weather
 

Title: O1 - Three T's (Timber, Telegraph, and Thunder Mountain) via Icehouse Canyon
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 08/11/2018 Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 08/11/2018 Reservation Deadline: 08/10/2018
Activity Type: Hike Space: 2 (min) | 15 (max)
Difficulty Level: Strenuous Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Ice House Canyon Trailhead
Mt. Baldy, CA
Coordinator(s):
Krista Muscarella
Derek Tse
Meeting Point:
Meet at the Icehouse Canyon Parking Lot/Trailhead. An adventure pass is required.
 
Description:
O1: Three T's (Timber, Telegraph, and Thunder Mountain) via Icehouse Canyon

Date and Time: Saturday, August 11, 2018 7:00AM

Climb 3 mountains in a day! Join us for a moderately-paced yet strenuous hike to Timber Mountain (8,303'), Telegraph Peak (8,985'), and Thunder Mountain (8,587') via a scenic loop in the rugged Cucamonga Wilderness. From Icehouse Canyon trailhead, we'll hike 3.6 miles to Icehouse Saddle before taking the 5.6 mile Three T’s trail to summit the peaks.
 
Along the way, we'll enjoy superb views of the distant desert, spectacular steep canyons and the marvelous mountains they shoulder. Upon our descent to Baldy Notch, we’ll enjoy some refreshments before hiking the final 2.5 miles along an access road to Manker Flats, where we will car-shuttle back to Icehouse Canyon trailhead. At 12.6 miles and 4,900' gain, this hike is for well-conditioned, experienced hikers.
 
Please bring appropriate layers of clothing as the summits may be cold and windy. Hiking boots/lugsole shoes, proper attire, lunch/snacks, and 3-4 liters of water are required. Hat/sunglasses/sunscreen, trekking poles, and a pleasant attitude are encouraged.
 
An adventure pass is needed to park at the Icehouse Canyon parking area/trailhead. Group size is limited. Email krista.muscarella@gmail.com and derek.l.tse@gmail.com to sign up.

Rain or fire danger cancels. Ldr: Krista Muscarella. Asst: Derek Tse.
 
Cancellation Policy:
Rain or fire danger cancels.
 

Title: O1 - Portugese Bend Reserve: Burma Trail in RPV
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 08/12/2018 08:00 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 08/12/2018 10:30 AM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Hike Space: 2 (min) | 35 (max)
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Del Cerro Park
2 Park Place
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Coordinator(s):
Krista Muscarella
Julio Garcia
Meeting Point:
We will meet at the Del Cerro Park sign at 2 Park Place, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
 
Description:

Join the 20s & 30s Section of the Sierra Club for a moderate hike near the Palos Verdes coast. The Burma Trail is a moderate hike with approximately 1000 feet of gain and is about 4.5 miles roundtrip. This is a well-maintained trail with spectacular ocean views and a great view of Catalina Island on a clear day. We will meet at 8:00am at the Del Cerro Park sign (2 Park Place, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275). Carpooling is recommended; please arrive early to find parking and obey parking regulations and signs. The Section will be hosting a Leader Planning Meeting following the hike. If you are interested in leading outings with the 20s & 30s Section, learning more about leading events, or just want to socialize, plan to stay after the hike for the meeting in Del Cerro Park! Bring 2-3 liters of water, hat, and snacks. Email krista.muscarella@gmail.com or jpetegarcia@gmail.com with questions. No Dogs, Rain cancels.

 
 
Cancellation Policy:
Heavy rain cancels.
 

Title: S - Leader Planning Meeting!
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 08/12/2018 Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 08/12/2018 Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Social Event Space: 1 (min) | 35 (max)
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Del Cerro Park
2 Park Place
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Coordinator(s):
Krista Muscarella
Rolf M
Greg Klinger
Kevin Schlunegger
Meeting Point:
We'll be in Del Cerro Park near a white tent canopy with a Sierra Club banner. Street parking for Del Cerro Park is on "Park Place" near “Crenshaw Blvd"
 
Description:

Are you interested in leading outings with the 20s & 30s Section? Want to learn more about leading events? Want to socialize and meet new people? Please join us at Del Cerro Park in Palos Verdes following the Burma Trail Hike (4.5 miles, 1000’ gain; separate posting).  

We'll be discussing upcoming hikes, camping trips, and general outings for the section.

Please bring ideas, your calendar, and an appetite for a light snack!

Note: Please look for details about the Burma Trail Hike separately. Our meeting will commence after the Burma Trail Hike concludes.

 
Cancellation Policy:
Rain cancels.
 

Title: I - Learn New Skills-Make New Friends-Experience New Adventures
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 08/15/2018 Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 08/15/2018 Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Other Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
www.wildernesstravelcourse.org
various, CA
Coordinator(s):
David Meltzer
 
Description:

Informational Posting Only-See Website at www.wildernesstravelcourse.org

Dear Group Members, particularly the recent swell of new, never-been backpacking before but want to start members: There is a great Sierra Club opportunity that is about to begin….an opportunity that only happens one time each year and it is one of the best outdoor learning experiences the Sierra Club has to offer. This is the Angeles Chapter Wilderness Travel Course (WTC). Some of you have taken the course and are now leaders and/or knowledgeable hikers. For those of you who have not, enrollment in WTC is something you should consider now. The Wilderness Travel Course helps build outdoor skills so hikers can be safe in the backcountry. The course runs for ten weeks and includes four field trips (two one day and two weekend outings). Students learn map and compass navigation skills for competently hiking off-trail, snow travel, rock scrambling techniques, first aid, nutrition and lots more. The course is followed by unforgettable experience backpacking trips most of which take place in the High Sierra, Sequoia and Yosemite during the summer months.

WTC moves you from being a day hiker to a more serious adventurer. You will acquire skills in trip planning, preparation, equipment and wilderness safety to take you into the backcountry in all seasons, beyond roads and trails with new friends that share your interest in the outdoors.

Again, the course runs only one time each year and takes place in Southern California in four locations as follows: San Gabriel Valley (Tuesdays beginning Jan 8th); West Los Angeles (Wednesdays beginning Jan 16th); Orange County (Tuesdays beginning Jan 22nd); Long Beach/South Bay (Wednesdays beginning Jan 30th);   The four geographic areas fill up well in advance of the class start date so register early.

There is more information and registration info on the website at www.wildernesstravelcourse.org (http://www.wildernesstravelcourse.org/)

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: S - Keller Peak Ski Hut - 80th Anniversary & Work Party
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 08/18/2018 09:00 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 08/18/2018 04:00 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Other Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Keller Peak Ski Hut
35150 CA-18
Running Springs, CA 92382
Coordinator(s):
Krista Muscarella
Meeting Point:
Meet at Keller Peak Ski Hut which sits right across the street from the Snow Valley Ski area near Running Springs, CA.
 
Description:
Keller Peak Ski Hut

“Celebrating an 80 Year Legacy”

Keller Peak Ski Hut was the best kept secret of Angeles Chapter, but it’s been re-discovered. If you've been involved with the Chapter for any length of time you are probably familiar with the Mt. Baldy Ski Hut and Harwood Lodge, but I bet you didn't know there was a third cabin sitting right across the street from the Snow Valley Ski area near Running Springs, CA. 

The Keller Peak Ski Hut is maintained by Angeles Chapter, and it is part of the Sierra Club overall. The Keller Hut has a rich history of Sierra Club use, but fell on difficult times over the past couple of decades. A group of us realized this and have begun the challenging process of revitalization called "The Keller Hut Legacy Project." It’s a big undertaking, and we can’t do it alone…we would like you to be part of it. 

Join us for a fun weekend of work, food, live music, and accomplishment. We are hosting a 80th birthday party celebration/two day work party August 18 and 19, 2018. We’ll meet up Saturday at 9:00 AM and go until around 4:00 PM. Sunday begins at 8:30 AM, and we’ll plan on being out of the hut by 5:00 PM. 

As a Sierra Club member, this is your cabin too. This little ski hut is a jewel in the rough waiting for the right people to come along and give it new life. Once we get the Keller Ski Hut up and running, it will be there for your use throughout the year.

If you can make it, please RSVP us on the Keller Peak Ski Hut website at https://angeles.sierraclub.org/kellerpeakskihut. We’ll get you directions and more information on the weekend. Let us know if you are spending the night or just a day. If you plan on spending Saturday night, we can accommodate 24 people inside (first come basis), but have plenty of tent camping in the forest around the hut.

Bring your work gloves, tools, imagination, and join us in making Keller Peak Ski Hut great again.

Mike Adams
Chairperson, Keller Peak Ski Hut Committee 
 
Cancellation Policy:
Updates regarding cancellation can be found here - https://angeles.sierraclub.org/kellerpeakskihut
 

Title: O1 - Sandstone Peak via the Mishe Mokwa Trail
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 08/18/2018 09:00 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 08/18/2018 02:00 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Hike Space: Maximum of 30
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Sandstone Peak
12869 Yerba Buena Rd
Malibu, CA 90265
Coordinator(s):
Julio Garcia
Krista Muscarella
Meeting Point:
We will be meeting at 8:00 am at Malibu Civic Center Library for rideshare. If the lot is not available, park on the street. From Pacific Coast Hwy, N on Webb Way, R on Civic Center Way. Google Maps directions to the rideshare point: https://goo.gl/maps/sn9yvvdipuD2 If you are planning to meet us at the trailhead, meet up time is 9:00 am. Once you pass Circle X Ranch on your right-hand side on Yerba Buena Rd, the Sandstone Peak trailhead will be a mile away. Trailhead parking is on the left-hand side in a dirt lot and might be limited. Please be advised that cell reception is spotty at best. If you are running late, I will not be able to respond if you send a message. Google Maps directions to the trailhead: https://goo.gl/maps/E2oigSP4ai72
 
Description:

Join us on a hike to the tallest point in the Santa Monica Mountains, Sandstone Peak (3111ft).

We’ll take the scenic Mishe Mokwa loop trail. Along the way, we’ll encounter other popular spots such as Balance Rock and Split Rock.

Mileage: 6.5 miles round trip

Elevation gain: 1,100 ft.

Length of time: 5 hours including lunch, and breaks. End time should be around 2 pm.

Bring ten essentials, shoes with good traction, 3 liters of water, jacket/windbreaker, sun protection, snacks, lunch, your camera and your sense of adventure.

Restrooms are available at the parking area before the trailhead. Given that we will be hiking in the summer sun protection is very important. Sunglasses, long sleeve shirt, brim hat, etc for defence. Please layer accordingly.

We will be meeting at 8:00 am at Malibu Civic Center Library for rideshare. If the lot is not available, park on the street. From Pacific Coast Hwy, N on Webb Way, R on Civic Center Way.

Google Maps directions to the rideshare point:

https://goo.gl/maps/sn9yvvdipuD2

If you are planning to meet us at the trailhead, meet up time is 9:00 am. Once you pass Circle X Ranch on your right-hand side on Yerba Buena Rd, the Sandstone Peak trailhead will be a mile away. Trailhead parking is on the left-hand side in a dirt lot and might be limited. Please be advised that cell reception is spotty at best. If you are running late, I will not be able to respond if you send a message.

Google Maps directions to the trailhead:

https://goo.gl/maps/E2oigSP4ai72

Note:

Any rain, storms or fires, the hike will be cancelled and rescheduled for another time. No Dogs.



 
Cancellation Policy:
Showers, storms or fires hike will be cancelled and rescheduled for a later time
 

Title: S - Keller Peak Ski Hut - 80th Anniversary & Work Party
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 08/19/2018 08:30 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 08/19/2018 05:00 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Other Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Keller Peak Ski Hut
35150 CA-18
Running Springs, CA 92382
Coordinator(s):
Krista Muscarella
Meeting Point:
Please RSVP us on the Keller Peak Ski Hut website at https://angeles.sierraclub.org/kellerpeakskihut - more information (including directions) will be provided after RSVP.
 
Description:

Keller Peak Ski Hut
“Celebrating an 80 Year Legacy”

Keller Peak Ski Hut was the best kept secret of Angeles Chapter, but it’s been re-discovered. If you've been involved with the Chapter for any length of time you are probably familiar with the Mt. Baldy Ski Hut and Harwood Lodge, but I bet you didn't know there was a third cabin sitting right across the street from the Snow Valley Ski area near Running Springs, CA. 

The Keller Peak Ski Hut is maintained by Angeles Chapter, and it is part of the Sierra Club overall. The Keller Hut has a rich history of Sierra Club use, but fell on difficult times over the past couple of decades. A group of us realized this and have begun the challenging process of revitalization called "The Keller Hut Legacy Project." It’s a big undertaking, and we can’t do it alone…we would like you to be part of it. 

Join us for a fun weekend of work, food, live music, and accomplishment. We are hosting a 80th birthday party celebration/two day work party August 18 and 19, 2018. We’ll meet up Saturday at 9:00 AM and go until around 4:00 PM. Sunday begins at 8:30 AM, and we’ll plan on being out of the hut by 5:00 PM. 

As a Sierra Club member, this is your cabin too. This little ski hut is a jewel in the rough waiting for the right people to come along and give it new life. Once we get the Keller Ski Hut up and running, it will be there for your use throughout the year.

If you can make it, please RSVP us on the Keller Peak Ski Hut website at https://angeles.sierraclub.org/kellerpeakskihut. We’ll get you directions and more information on the 
weekend. Let us know if you are spending the night or just a day. If you plan on spending Saturday night, we can accommodate 24 people inside (first come basis), but have plenty of tent camping in the forest around the hut. 

Bring your work gloves, tools, imagination, and join us in making Keller Peak Ski Hut great again.

Mike Adams, 
Chairperson, Keller Peak Ski Hut Committee

 
Cancellation Policy:
Check https://angeles.sierraclub.org/kellerpeakskihut for updates regarding cancellations.
 

Title: O1 - Catalina Island in Paradise 2018
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 09/01/2018 07:00 AM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 09/03/2018 04:00 PM Reservation Deadline: 08/15/2018
Activity Type: Lodge Trip Space: 149 (min) | 325 (max)
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $315 (SC) | $336 (Non SC)
Location:
Camp Emerald Bay, Catalina
Camp Emerald Bay, CA
Coordinator(s):
Ron Domash
Justin Bruno
Sanam
Tiffani Bruno
Meeting Point:
At the Dock - Information to be provided.
 
Description:

Let's get ready for a great weekend at Camp Emerald Bay!

A fantastic 3-day Catalina Island vacation awaits you twenty-six miles across the ocean at Camp Emerald Bay. Camp Emerald Bay, a Boy Scout camp, is located on the undeveloped west end of Catalina Island, has secluded beaches, coves, and enjoys unparalleled access to the natural gems of Catalina's singular ecosystem. This camp is fully loaded (this is not really camping -no roughing it on this trip) with great activities --no tents are required.  All meals are provided by the camp staff.  The hiking trails from camp provide the perfect opportunity to spot the Catalina Island Fox or even an occasional wandering Bison. 

This year’s fun theme will be Country Western/Cowboys and Cowgirls!  Saddle up - and dust off your hats and boots!

If you like to mix endless fun activities and great people with a beautiful coastline along with crystal blue water, then look no further! This trip has been occurring annually for over 15 years and it gets better every year. Although this trip is posted on the 20s and 30s Sierra Club website – it is attended by participants of all ages 21 and over.  We have participants ranging from their 20s to their 60s.  Believe me, no matter your age, you will fit right in. 

Activities: Your weekend boasts a full schedule of both day and nighttime organized activities. Daytime fun includes: leader led hikes, snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, volleyball, sunbathing, fun competitions, and plenty more. Nighttime activities include: happy hour, karaoke, and optional singles’ mixers, dance lessons with expert teachers, dancing to hip tunes played by a DJ, games, campfire hosted by a musician, or simply relaxing and stargazing. Note: Hikes will be on established trails and have a round trip distance of 2 to 7 miles with elevation gains of up to 1,200 feet.

Boat Transportation: We will be chartering two boats that will depart from and return to Long Beach. The boats will depart on Saturday morning (September 2) and return Monday (September 4) late morning and afternoon.

Accommodations:

 Option 1) Pre-assembled 2 person platform army style tents (wood floor, canvas walls/roof, 2 cots with mattress --typically the tents hold up to two persons with no setup required). Couples can push together two cots in the platform tents to make a single larger bed.

 Option 2) Rustic wood cabins w/electric lights/outlets with bunk beds sleep up to 8 persons. Cabins are same sex.   Restrooms/showers are nearby.  Arrangements can be made to share a cabin with groups of friends. If you don’t have a roommate in mind, no worries! You will easily meet people on the boat ride over or we will assign you to a cabin.

Bathrooms and Showers: Emerald Bay has flush toilets and hot showers.  There will be separate units for men and women.

Food: Great meals are prepared daily by experienced camp staff and served buffet style in a large dining hall. Breakfast typically includes eggs, pancakes, cereal, fruit, and much more. Lunches are simple, usually either a sandwich bar or hot food. Dinners may include chicken one night and steak the other with veggie options; and of course, we always have dessert. You will not be disappointed.  Vegetarian and other food requirements usually can be accommodated. No one has ever gone hungry on this trip 

Who should attend: This trip is open to anyone over the age of 21; singles and couples are welcome. The group size is typically around 300 people and the age range varies from the late 20s to 60s on this well-attended trip.  We set-up many activities to help people make new friends.  Many of our participants are first-timers who often come on their own but leave with many new friends. 

Other fun: Typically we have some organized competitions for those of you who wish to partake as well as some other surprises. 

Trip fee includes Roundtrip boat transportation, camp & landing fees, platform tent w/bed and mattress or cabins, catered food (Saturday lunch through Monday lunch- no lunch for early boat return on Monday), activities including kayaks, snorkeling equipment rental, hiking, dance lessons, and much more. 

Early Bird Pricing - Ends July 10, 2018

 Trip Fee for Sierra Club Member

 • Price with platform tent accommodation - $290

 • Price with cabin upgrade - $310

 

Trip Fee for Non-Sierra Club Member

 • Price with platform tent accommodation - $311

 • Price with cabin upgrade - $331

  

Pricing after July 10, 2018

Trip fee for Sierra Club member 

 • Price with platform tent accommodation - $315

 • Price with cabin upgrade - $335

 

Trip Fee for Non-Sierra Club Member

 • Price with platform tent accommodation - $336

 • Price with cabin upgrade - $356

 

Trip fee does not include Parking Fees for the weekend and Boat Taxi Fees (Optional).  The parking charge with validation for the weekend at the Pike Parking Lot is $24 (as estimated by the boat company) –so ride sharing/public transportation/or being dropped off is advised.  Additionally, on Sunday, most people choose to hike to a town called Two Harbors in the morning and catch a water taxi back; the charge for the water taxi is approximately $15 cash collected before boarding.

Regular Pricing 

 For first time/new member applicants, a one-year Sierra Club membership can be purchased for $15 prior to the trip allowing you to benefit from the Member price and get a free gift. Just click on the "Join Sierra Club Now!!" link at the bottom of the 20s and 30s website.

  Payment Options

 • Check: make payable to SIERRA CLUB, ADDRESS TO BE PROVIDED IN SEPARATE EMAIL. You must register online on sc2030.org before sending in your check.  We prefer checks so we don't have to pay the PayPal Charge.

 • PayPal: Please use the PayPal button in your Reservation Status area to submit your payment. Your reservation will be finalized when your payment is received.

 For reservation questions, email Justin Bruno at  catalina.registrar@gmail.com and general inquiries to Ron Domash at campron22@hotmail.com. All trip information will be transmitted to participants via email about 30 days from the trip date.

Check out our Catalina Island Camp Paradise Facebook page [click here to join the FB page: http://on.fb.me/2011Catalina] and post your favorite Catalina picture.

This trip is a fundraiser; net proceeds will go to the Sierra Club Inspiring Connections Outdoors (formerly Inner City Outings), Angeles Chapter and 20s & 30s Section.  For the last several years, proceeds from this trip have sponsored a kids’ camp at Camp Emerald Bay.

Sexual Harassment: Sexual harassment of any trip participants, volunteers or others who participate in Club-sponsored activities is prohibited.  All complaints of sexual harassment will be treated seriously.  Please report any such incident of sexual harassment to any trip leader.  

Drug Use: Marijuana and other recreational drugs are not permitted in camp.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Reservations and Payment:

 How do I make a reservation for this trip?  You need to log on to www.sc2030.org.  If you have not registered for this website before, you will need to register for the website before signing up for this trip.  Once you have registered, to make your reservation first click on the Calendar tab, then click on multi-day trips and select the Catalina Trip. Scroll down the page until you see the "Make Reservation" icon; click on that to make your reservation.  Once you do this, you will then get an email that you are awaiting approval – we will approve you shortly. Once approved then you can make your payment. Please note that you cannot make a payment until you have been approved.

How do I make payment for the trip? You can make your payment by check (until 3 weeks prior to the trip), or by PayPal. We prefer checks so we don’t have to pay the extra Paypal charge. To pay by check: make your check out to Sierra Club (there are several price options with other payment details listed on trip description page at sc2030.org). To pay by Paypal (after approval): log on to our website, go to the My Membership tab at the top of the page and select Event participation. Click on Reservation Status, click on Awaiting Payment, and then you will see the Paypal button next to the Catalina Trip.

How do I join the Sierra Club? Do I get a discount for the trip if I join? To join the Sierra Club go to sc2030.org, click on the tab at the very bottom of the main page titled Join Sierra Club Now!!!  Right now there is a special $15 membership offer with which you get a free daypack.  For first-time new member applicants, a one-year Sierra Club membership can be purchased for $15 prior to the trip allowing you to benefit from the Member price and a free gift.  

 Do I need to be a member of the Sierra Club to attend this trip?  No. Everyone is very welcome.

Note:  Please be patient with our website as it is a bit old and tired - and we know it needs updating.  Also, be patient with all of us volunteers because we all have other jobs and may not always be able to answer your questions at the moment.

Can I pay at the discounted rate for a family member or friend if I am a member and they are not? No, each person must be a member to receive the discount.

Can I sign up my friend or family under my reservation (+1)? No. Each person must sign up individually. This is the only way we can keep track of everyone. Both the boat company and the camp need a list of everyone in attendance.

When does the early bird discount end? How much will the price go up?  The early bird price ends on July 10.

 What is the cancellation policy? You may cancel 60 or more days prior to start date and receive a full refund. Cancellation 14-59 days prior to trip start date, you will receive 50% refund. 0-13 days or missed boat, no refund will be given. All exceptions to this policy shall be reviewed by Trip Organizer/Leader Ron Domash after the completion of the trip.

How do I cancel my reservation? Log on to sc2030.org, go to My Membership tab, then click on the Event Participation tab, and select the Reservation Status tab. At this point click on Delete Reservation to change your reservation status. 

What times do the boats depart and return?

Boat 1:

Departure from Long Beach to Emerald Bay/Catalina Island - Saturday, September 1

Registration: by 6:30 am; Boards 7:00 am; Departs 7:30 am.

Return from Emerald Bay to Long Beach -Monday, Sept 3

Boards 10:00 am; Departs 10:30 am (estimate time back to Long Beach is noon)

 

Boat 2:

Departure from Long Beach to Emerald Bay/Catalina Island - Saturday, September 1

Registration:7:15 am; Boards 8:00am; Departs 8:30 am.

Return from Emerald Bay to Long Beach - Monday, September 3

Boards 3:30 pm; Departs 4:00 pm (estimated time back to Long Beach is 5:45 pm)

Note: Boat times are subject to change.  

How do I sign up for the boat?  You must make full payment before you will be able to sign up for a boat. Once you have made payment, you will receive an email with a link. Simply click on the link to sign up for your boat. Also, after your payment is made and logged, the next time you log into the site - you will be prompted to the boat sign up page. Please note that there are two departure times on Saturday and two return times on Monday, both of which are listed on the boat sign-up page.  If you don’t click on the link in the email, the next time you log into sc2030.org you will be directed to the boat sign-up page.  You can also use this link: http://www.sc2030.org/my_membership/reserve_boat.php?url_event=OD0EI1LST2

Can I switch boats once I have signed up? Yes, but once a boat is full you will have to sign up for the other boat by just going back to the link above. There will also be an opportunity to switch boats for the return trip home. We will post a sign-up board and waiting list to switch boats outside the mess hall.

 Where do I catch my boat? Details about where to check-in and boat loading will be provided in the trip information package; in general, the boat departure is very close to the Long Beach Aquarium.

 Do I have to carry my luggage a long way at camp?  No. Just a little way.  Also, you will want to drop off your luggage at the check-in location prior to parking your car.

I get seasick, what should I do?  You might want to bring seasickness pill with you. We suggest using the non-drowsy type so that once we get to the island you can partake in all the fun activities without being sleepy.

How much does parking cost for the weekend?  Our boat vendor has indicated Parking at the Pike parking lot with validation with cost $40.  Although most years - they actually charge $24 (strange). If you don’t want to pay the full price, consider finding someone to carpool with.

How do I arrange for a Carpool?  The Sierra Club does not arrange for carpools and is not responsible or liable for those arrangements.  However, you can use meet up messaging or other social media to arrange for carpools. There is a carpool tab on the trip information page.  You can enter your information and people can email you directly. Additionally, you can also use the comments section of the Catalina Island’s meet up page to arrange for carpool. 

 Accommodations and food:

Is this camping? No, we are staying at a summer camp – you will not need a tent for this trip. You will be staying in either a cabin or a platform tent.

What is the difference between a Cabin and a Platform Tent?  Platform tents have a wooden base, green canvas sides, and two cots with a mattress on each inside (think the TV show Mash). The platform tents typically hold 2 persons, but you can have one to yourself if you choose to. Rustic wood cabins w/electric lights/outlets with bunk beds sleep up to 8 persons. Cabins are the same sex.  There is one central restroom with private shower stalls for each set of cabins.  Arrangements can be made to share a cabin with groups of friends. If you don’t have a roommate in mind, no worries!  We will randomly assign you to a cabin.  We have male only and female only cabins. We do not have coed cabins. The cabins are located in the front area of the camp, while the tents are in the rear. 

Both cabin and platform tents have one mattress per bed. However, you will need to bring your own sheet(s), pillow, and sleeping bag.  If privacy is an issue for you and you do not want to share a cabin or a tent, you have the option of staying in a platform tent by yourself.

Does the camp have showers? Yes, there are free hot showers at camp. But you must bring your own soap and shampoo.

Can I upgrade to a cabin after I have signed up? Yes, the cost is $20.  You can go directly to Paypal.com or send us a check to the address on the Trip Description. For Paypal:  Log on to Paypal.com and enter in the following address: sc2030acct@gmail.com and pay the $20. Or send a check for $20. Refunds for switching from a cabin to a tent after payment is made are not available.

Do I have to make advanced arrangements for a roommate? No. We will make the arrangements when we arrive. If you have 6 or more people in your group of friends, you can get your own cabin. Otherwise, you will likely have to share.  You don’t need to tell us in advance who you are rooming with as we handle this when we get to the island. Our leaders will handle cabin check-in once we get to camp.

How do I get a roommate? If you are staying in a cabin, you can let us know if you have some friends you would like to share with, otherwise, we will assign you to a cabin.  If you are in a tent, you can stay in your own tent or pick a roommate.

Should I come on the trip if I am not coming with a group of friends? Yes, you will meet lots of people quickly, so please join in.  We also have lots of social activities to meet other people. 

What is the Cancellation Policy:

You may cancel 60 or more days prior to start date and receive a full refund. Cancellation 14-59 days prior to trip start date, you will receive 50% refund. 0-13 days or missed boat, no refund will be given. All exceptions to this policy shall be reviewed by Trip Organizer/Leader Ron Domash after the completion of the trip.

 
Cancellation Policy:
You may cancel 60 or more days prior to start date and receive a full refund. Cancellation 14-59 days prior to trip start date, you will receive 50% refund. 0-13 days or missed boat, no refund will be given. All exceptions to this policy shall be reviewed by Trip Organizer/Leader Ron Domash after the completion of the trip.
 

Title: I - Learn New Skills-Make New Friends-Experience New Adventures
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 09/15/2018 Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 09/15/2018 Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Other Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
www.wildernesstravelcourse.org
Various, CA
Coordinator(s):
David Meltzer
 
Description:

Informational Posting Only-See Website at www.wildernesstravelcourse.org

Dear Group Members, particularly the recent swell of new, never-been backpacking before but want to start members: There is a great Sierra Club opportunity that is about to begin….an opportunity that only happens one time each year and it is one of the best outdoor learning experiences the Sierra Club has to offer. This is the Angeles Chapter Wilderness Travel Course (WTC). Some of you have taken the course and are now leaders and/or knowledgeable hikers. For those of you who have not, enrollment in WTC is something you should consider now. The Wilderness Travel Course helps build outdoor skills so hikers can be safe in the backcountry. The course runs for ten weeks and includes four field trips (two one day and two weekend outings). Students learn map and compass navigation skills for competently hiking off-trail, snow travel, rock scrambling techniques, first aid, nutrition and lots more. The course is followed by unforgettable experience backpacking trips most of which take place in the High Sierra, Sequoia and Yosemite during the summer months.

WTC moves you from being a day hiker to a more serious adventurer. You will acquire skills in trip planning, preparation, equipment and wilderness safety to take you into the backcountry in all seasons, beyond roads and trails with new friends that share your interest in the outdoors.

Again, the course runs only one time each year and takes place in Southern California in four locations as follows: San Gabriel Valley (Tuesdays beginning Jan 8th); West Los Angeles (Wednesdays beginning Jan 16th); Orange County (Tuesdays beginning Jan 22nd); Long Beach/South Bay (Wednesdays beginning Jan 30th);   The four geographic areas fill up well in advance of the class start date so register early.

There is more information and registration info on the website at www.wildernesstravelcourse.org (http://www.wildernesstravelcourse.org/)

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: O1 - O1: Mount Baden-Powell (9,406')
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 09/15/2018 08:00 AM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 09/15/2018 01:00 PM Reservation Deadline: 09/14/2018
Activity Type: Hike Space: 2 (min) | 20 (max)
Difficulty Level: Challenging Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Vincent Gap Parking Area/Trailhead
Vincent Gap, CA
Coordinator(s):
Krista Muscarella
Julio Garcia
Meeting Point:
Meet at Vincent Gap parking area. From Interstate 210 in La Canada Flintridge, take exit 20 toward the Angeles Crest Highway (CA-2) and follow it for 50.3 miles to Vincent Gap. There is a moderately sized parking lot there with a vault toilet and access to several trails. Park here and display your Adventure Pass. Alternatively, you can also reach the trailhead from Interstate 15. From the 15 at Cajon Pass, take exit 131 for CA-138 toward Palmdale and travel 8.6 miles to the junction with Angeles Crest Highway. Heading west from there, Vincent Gap is just under 14 miles. The trail begins at the west end of the trailhead parking area.
 
Description:

O1: Mount Baden-Powell (9,406') 

Join the 20s & 30s Section of the Sierra Club for a moderately paced hike to Mount Baden-Powell, the second-highest mountain (and fifth-tallest peak) in the San Gabriels. Mt. Baden-Powell is named after the founder of the Boy Scouts, Lord Baden-Powell. There is a small monument at the top, and Boy Scouts every year earn their backpacking badge by tackling the Silver Moccasin Trail which ends at the top of Baden-Powell.

We'll be meeting at 8:00am at the Vincent Gap parking area and taking on this peak via the Silver Moccasin/Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). We're doing just under 8 miles with about 2,800' of gain. The hike is entirely on trail with lots of switchbacks and a few junctions. Odds are, we may run into a few boy scouts or PCT hikers along the way. This hike is not suitable for beginners.

Please bring layers of clothing as the summit may be cold and windy. Hiking boots/lugsole shoes, proper attire, lunch/snacks, and 2-3 liters of water are required. Hat/sunglasses/sunscreen, trekking poles, and a pleasant attitude are encouraged. 

An adventure pass is needed to park at the Vincent Gap parking area/trailhead. One can be purchased along the way at a Ranger Station or at the Shell Station just off the 210 freeway. Please bring your pass just in case another person can use it. 

Group size is limited. Email krista.muscarella@gmail.com to sign up. Rain/snow or fire danger cancels. 

 

Ldr: Krista Muscarella. Asst: Pete Garcia.

 
Cancellation Policy:
Rain/snow or fire danger cancels.
 

Title: O1 - Death Valley car camp to Telescope Peak
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 09/21/2018 07:00 PM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 09/23/2018 08:30 AM Reservation Deadline: 09/19/2018
Activity Type: Camping Trip Space: Maximum of 30
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $20 (SC) | $20 (Non SC)
Location:
Death Valley National Park
Wildrose, CA
Coordinator(s):
David Hyman
Kevin Schlunegger
Meeting Point:
Wildrose camp ground any time after 7 pm Friday night
 
Description:
 
  
  
  
  
  
  
 
 Death Valley camping in September! Are we Crazy? NO! Join us on camping adventure as we camp at an elevation of 4000 ft in the mountains above Death Valley National Park on Friday evening (the days are warm and nights cool!). Trailhead in the 60's. Saturday, we'll hike to the top of Telescope Peak-the highest peak in the Park, at 11000 ft, with spectacular views in all directions. You will see Badwater in Death Valley on one side and the Panamint Valley on the other... The lowest (-282 ft below sea level Badwater Basin) and tallest (Mt. Whitney 14,505 ft) locations in the continental US can be seen from the top of Telescope peak.  We also visit the Charcoal Kilns. The hike itself is a 14 mile round trip with 3000 ft elevation gain. The hike is considered strenous due to the gain and distance. The weather, while always unpredictable, should be in the 60's and 70's. Dress in layers, bring 10 essentials for the hike and camping gear.  Sunday optional peaks are available. Trip includes happy hour snacks, a Saturday night dinner & breakfast Sunday. BYOB. Bring your $20 check for the Sierra Club or send to the leader at 16300 Calahan St Sepulveda, Ca 91343 and include your membership number or you can pay  by Pay Pal  (sc2030acct@gmail.com) and email leader with H & W #'s, e-mail, ride share info. Leader: David Hyman; Asst:  Kevin Schlunegger  Cancellation Policy: Just let us know 2 days before the trip.
  
Fees charged are only used to cover direct expenses (campsite fees, food, transportation, etc.)  In the event of any financial profit from this activity, the funds are turned over to the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club leaders are all unpaid volunteers who want to share these places for you to enjoy. If you're not already a member, please consider joining the Sierra Club to show your support and help us protect more of nature's wild places. 
  
  
  
  
  
  
 
 
 
 
 
Cancellation Policy:
Cancel two days prior to trip for a full refund.
 

Title: S - Leadership Training Course - Registration Deadline!
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 09/22/2018 07:30 AM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 09/22/2018 04:00 PM Reservation Deadline: 09/22/2018
Activity Type: Other Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: N/A Fee: $30 (SC) | $30 (Non SC)
Location:
To be determined
check website for details, CA
Coordinator(s):
Krista Muscarella
 
Description:

Want to become a Sierra Club leader? Here's the first step!

Offered just twice a year, the next Sierra Club Angeles Chapter's Leadership Training Seminar is scheduled for Saturday, October 6, 2018. Apply by Sept. 22 to guarantee a spot and learn all about the best leadership practices of our outings program.This all-day event (7:30am-4pm) covers group management, our ratings system, rules of conduct, safety and much more, from presentations, breakout groups and scenarios. 

Learn more and sign up by September 22 at:

http://angeles.sierraclub.org/ltc_leadership_seminar

The fee for the Leadership Training Program is $30 which covers the all-day seminar, the Leader’s Reference Book, plus a leader recognition certificate and patch when you are granted a leadership rating. If you choose not to receive the LRB, the fee is $15. Fee is payable upon application (before the seminar) by check or PayPal. The fee goes to the Angeles Chapter/seminar, not the 20s & 30s Section. 

E-mail LTPSeminarRegistrar@gmail.com for information.

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: O1 - O1: Big Horn (8,441’) & Ontario Peaks (8,696')
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 09/30/2018 06:00 AM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 09/30/2018 03:00 PM Reservation Deadline: 09/29/2018
Activity Type: Hike Space: 2 (min) | 15 (max)
Difficulty Level: Challenging Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Icehouse Canyon Trailhead
Ice House Canyon Rd,
Mt Baldy, CA 91759
Coordinator(s):
Krista Muscarella
Julio Garcia
Meeting Point:
To carpool: Meet at 6:00am sharp at the Azuza Carpool Point: On Santa Fe St. just E of Azusa Ave, one block N of Foothill, just before the railroad tracks. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/QAaJ5RduRsQ2. A National Forest Pass is required for those driving up to Icehouse Canyon parking lot. Meeting at Trailhead: We will depart from the trailhead at 7:00am. Bring a National Forest Pass.
 
Description:

O1: Big Horn (8,441’) & Ontario Peaks (8,696')

Join the 20s & 30s Section of the Sierra Club for a moderately paced hike to Bighorn Peak and Ontario Peak (the second highest peak in the San Gabriels!) We will start from the Icehouse Canyon trailhead and make our way to Kelly Camp via the Timber Mountain route where we will stop for a snack break and catch our breath from all the huffing and puffing we will be doing! We’ll then make our way to Bighorn Peak and tag our first peak before backtracking to the Ontario Peak Trail and reaching the tiny summit of Ontario Peak. We will stop to enjoy lunch while taking in the scenic views before returning the same way. This is a moderately paced, yet strenuous climb and participants should be well conditioned and prepared to hike to 8,696’. Total gain will be around 3,698’ and total distance is approximately 14 miles.

Please bring layers of clothing as the summits may be cold and windy. Hiking boots/lugsole shoes, proper attire, lunch/snacks, and 2-3 liters of water are required. Hat/sunglasses/sunscreen and trekking poles are encouraged. Equipment will be checked at trailhead and unprepared hikers will be turned away.

Group size is limited. Email krista.muscarella@gmail.com to sign up. Rain/snow cancels.

Meet at 6:00am sharp at the Azuza Carpool Point: On Santa Fe St. just E of Azusa Ave, one block N of Foothill, just before the railroad tracks. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/QAaJ5RduRsQ2. A National Forest Pass is required for those driving up to Icehouse Canyon parking lot. For those meeting us at the trailhead, we will depart from the trailhead at 7:00am.

Ldr: Krista Muscarella. Asst: Pete Garcia. 

 
Cancellation Policy:
Rain/snow cancels.
 

Title: S - Leadership Training Course
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 10/06/2018 07:30 AM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 10/06/2018 04:00 PM Reservation Deadline: 09/22/2018
Activity Type: Social Event Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $30 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
To be determined, check website
for details, CA
Coordinator(s):
Krista Muscarella
 
Description:

Want to become a Sierra Club leader? Here's the first step!

Offered just twice a year, the next Sierra Club Angeles Chapter's Leadership Training Seminar is scheduled for Saturday, October 6, 2018. Apply by Sept. 22 to guarantee a spot and learn all about the best leadership practices of our outings program.This all-day event (7:30am-4pm) covers group management, our ratings system, rules of conduct, safety and much more, from presentations, breakout groups and scenarios. 

Learn more and sign up by September 22 at:

http://angeles.sierraclub.org/ltc_leadership_seminar

The fee for the Leadership Training Program is $30 which covers the all-day seminar, the Leader’s Reference Book, plus a leader recognition certificate and patch when you are granted a leadership rating. If you choose not to receive the LRB, the fee is $15. Fee is payable upon application (before the seminar) by check or PayPal. The fee goes to the Angeles Chapter/seminar, not the 20s & 30s Section. 

E-mail LTPSeminarRegistrar@gmail.com for information.

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: O1 - Topanga State Park: Los Liones to Parker Mesa Overlook Hike
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 10/06/2018 08:00 AM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 10/06/2018 01:00 PM Reservation Deadline: 10/06/2018
Activity Type: Hike Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Los Liones Trail
580 Los Liones Dr.
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Coordinator(s):
Jon Ades
Greg Klinger
Meeting Point:
How to get There: From the Pacific Coast Highway, turn east onto Sunset Blvd. and left onto Los Liones Drive after 0.3 miles. The Trailhead is clearly marked about 0.6 miles down Los Liones Drive, just before it makes a short turn to the west. We will meet under the main gate that says " Los Leones Canyon".
 
Description:

Join us on a 7 mile hike in the Santa Monica Mountains. The first part of the hike- The Los Liones Trail- is one of the most lush canyons in the Santa Monica Mountains. Afterward, The Trail meets up with a fireroad that we will take all the way to the Parker Mesa Overlook(1525ft.). This overlook provides us with an amazing, Panoramic view of the Los Angeles Basin from downtown up to Palos Verdes. We'll take a lunch break at the Overlook before hiking back the way we came.

Meeting Place is at The Los Liones Trailhead in Pacific Palisades, by the main " Los Leones Canyon" Gate at 8 a.m. There is free parking all along the road. Do not park in The Church Parking Lot.

Mileage: 7 miles

Elevation gain: 1300 feet

Bring Lug Shoes, 2 liters of water, Sunscreen and a hat(The Fireroad is exposed) and a sack lunch.

Rain and Fire Cancels: No Dogs. 

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: I - Learn New Skills-Make New Friends-Experience New Adventures
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 10/15/2018 12:00 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 10/15/2018 12:05 AM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Other Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
www.wildernesstravelcourse.org
Various, CA
Coordinator(s):
David Meltzer
 
Description:

Informational Posting Only-See Website at www.wildernesstravelcourse.org

Dear Group Members, particularly the recent swell of new, never-been backpacking before but want to start members: There is a great Sierra Club opportunity that is about to begin….an opportunity that only happens one time each year and it is one of the best outdoor learning experiences the Sierra Club has to offer. This is the Angeles Chapter Wilderness Travel Course (WTC). Some of you have taken the course and are now leaders and/or knowledgeable hikers. For those of you who have not, enrollment in WTC is something you should consider now. The Wilderness Travel Course helps build outdoor skills so hikers can be safe in the backcountry. The course runs for ten weeks and includes four field trips (two one day and two weekend outings). Students learn map and compass navigation skills for competently hiking off-trail, snow travel, rock scrambling techniques, first aid, nutrition and lots more. The course is followed by unforgettable experience backpacking trips most of which take place in the High Sierra, Sequoia and Yosemite during the summer months.

WTC moves you from being a day hiker to a more serious adventurer. You will acquire skills in trip planning, preparation, equipment and wilderness safety to take you into the backcountry in all seasons, beyond roads and trails with new friends that share your interest in the outdoors.

Again, the course runs only one time each year and takes place in Southern California in four locations as follows: San Gabriel Valley (Tuesdays beginning Jan 8th); West Los Angeles (Wednesdays beginning Jan 16th); Orange County (Tuesdays beginning Jan 22nd); Long Beach/South Bay (Wednesdays beginning Jan 30th);   The four geographic areas fill up well in advance of the class start date so register early.

There is more information and registration info on the website at www.wildernesstravelcourse.org (http://www.wildernesstravelcourse.org/)

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: I - Learn New Skills-Make New Friends-Experience New Adventures
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 11/15/2018 Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 11/15/2018 Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Other Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
www.wildernesstravelcourse.org
Various, CA
Coordinator(s):
David Meltzer
 
Description:

Informational Posting Only-See Website at www.wildernesstravelcourse.org

Dear Group Members, particularly the recent swell of new, never-been backpacking before but want to start members: There is a great Sierra Club opportunity that is about to begin….an opportunity that only happens one time each year and it is one of the best outdoor learning experiences the Sierra Club has to offer. This is the Angeles Chapter Wilderness Travel Course (WTC). Some of you have taken the course and are now leaders and/or knowledgeable hikers. For those of you who have not, enrollment in WTC is something you should consider now. The Wilderness Travel Course helps build outdoor skills so hikers can be safe in the backcountry. The course runs for ten weeks and includes four field trips (two one day and two weekend outings). Students learn map and compass navigation skills for competently hiking off-trail, snow travel, rock scrambling techniques, first aid, nutrition and lots more. The course is followed by unforgettable experience backpacking trips most of which take place in the High Sierra, Sequoia and Yosemite during the summer months.

WTC moves you from being a day hiker to a more serious adventurer. You will acquire skills in trip planning, preparation, equipment and wilderness safety to take you into the backcountry in all seasons, beyond roads and trails with new friends that share your interest in the outdoors.

Again, the course runs only one time each year and takes place in Southern California in four locations as follows: San Gabriel Valley (Tuesdays beginning Jan 8th); West Los Angeles (Wednesdays beginning Jan 16th); Orange County (Tuesdays beginning Jan 22nd); Long Beach/South Bay (Wednesdays beginning Jan 30th);   The four geographic areas fill up well in advance of the class start date so register early.

There is more information and registration info on the website at www.wildernesstravelcourse.org (http://www.wildernesstravelcourse.org/)

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A