Sierra Club 20s & 30s - All Events For August 2018
    Tuesday August 14, 2018 4:52 PM
 
Title: O2 - Backpacking Trip: Little Jimmy Campground & Mt. Islip
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 08/04/2018 07:00 AM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 08/05/2018 01:00 PM Reservation Deadline: 08/03/2018
Activity Type: Backpacking Trip Space: 2 (min) | 15 (max)
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Islip Saddle Trailhead
Falling Springs, CA
Coordinator(s):
Krista Muscarella
David Meltzer
Meeting Point:
Meet at 7:00 AM at La Canada Carpool location on the NORTH side of the I-210 at the intersection of Milmada Drive and Angeles Crest Highway 2. Please observe parking signs. Islip Saddle Trailhead is up Highway 2 about 40 miles. If you want meet at the Trailhead, take the 210 to Highway 2 NORTH and, from that junction, go 40 miles up Highway 2. Islip Saddle is about 1 mile east of the tunnels. There is a parking lot on the north side of Hwy 2. If you don’t meet at Carpool Location, then meet at Islip Saddle by 8:00 AM. We will start hiking at 8:15 AM. If you plan on driving to Islip Saddle, you'll need an Adventure pass to display for parking. You can purchase an Adventure Pass in advance from most area sporting goods stores ($5 for the day, $30 for the year). The carpool list will be sent to participants by Friday. As always, you must arrange you own carpools and mileage reimbursement. We are expected to be back at Carpool Location by 1:00 PM on Sunday.
 
Description:

O: Little Jimmy Backpacking (7500') 

 

Date:

Saturday, August 4th, 2018 to Sunday, August 5th, 2018

  

Presented by:

20s & 30s Section

Leader:

Join us for a moderately paced backpacking trip from Islip Saddle (6593) via the Pacific Crest Trail on a well-graded trail climbing through chaparral and then pines at Little Jimmy Campground (7500'). We will hike 2 1/4 miles and set up camp. Pit toilets available at Campgrounds. Later in the day, we will hike another 2 miles, roundtrip, to Mt. Islip (8214). We’ll celebrate our summit success with a Saturday evening potluck. On Sunday, we will hike out. Send e-mail with contact info, experience, recent conditioning to Leader: Krista Muscarella (krista.muscarella@gmail.com), Co-leader: Dave Meltzer.   
 
Cancellation Policy:
Wildfire Cancels.
 

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 10:30 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 08/12/2018 11:30 AM 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: O1 - Playa Del Rey Urban Hike
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 08/14/2018 07:00 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 08/14/2018 09:30 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:
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: 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: S - Management Committe Meeting for 20's and 30's Section
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 08/19/2018 07:00 PM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 08/19/2018 09:00 PM Reservation Deadline: 08/18/2018
Activity Type: Social Event Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
tbd
Los Angeles, CA
Coordinator(s):
Rolf M
Krista Muscarella
Greg Klinger
Kevin Schlunegger
Meeting Point:
Meeting point will be at an affordable restaurant in Sherman Oaks. Exact location to be provided to participants.
 
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.
 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: O1 - Hiking & Camping in Big Sur
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 08/24/2018 04:00 PM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 08/26/2018 10:00 AM Reservation Deadline: 08/23/2018
Activity Type: Camping Trip Space: 2 (min) | 18 (max)
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $40 (SC) | $45 (Non SC)
Location:
Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground
Big Sur, CA
Coordinator(s):
Krista Muscarella
Jeremy Hernandez
David Hyman
Meeting Point:
Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground (Specific campsite numbers will be emailed to participants as we near the event). Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is located 26 miles south of Carmel on Highway One. We have three wonderful campsites next to the river in beautiful Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.
 
Description:

Big Sur, California is famous for its pristine natural beauty and dramatic, rugged coastline and has been an inspiration to writers, artists, and all beauty seeking world inhabitants. Big Sur is more than a drive along one of the most dramatic coastlines on earth or a peaceful repose amid a forest of California redwoods. It's a stretch of wilderness so overwhelmingly beautiful -- especially when the fog glows in the moonlight -- that it enchants everyone who visits.

We have reserved three wonderful campsites next to the river in the beautiful Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. Participants can arrive as early as 4pm on Friday, August 24th. Your campsite number will be provided in the weeks leading up to the trip. 

Saturday morning we will leave camp early to hike eight miles via Mt. Manuel Trail within the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, unless the Andrew Molera Loop (9 miles in Andrew Molera State Park) has reopened (as of now it is closed due to a massive landslide). Mt. Manuel Trail is 9.4 miles in length and climbs 3050 feet. While it is a strenuous climb, it offers tremendous views of the Santa Lucia Mountains and distant ocean. Should it be too warm for Mt. Manuel, there are shorter hikes in the area with less elevation gain. Including but not limited to Buzzard's Roost (3 miles) and/or Valley View Trail (2 miles) within the State Park and McWay Falls (25 minute drive from the park). A final decision will be made in the weeks leading up to the trip, pending weather reports. All hikes will be on-trail with two leaders. A short hike may be lead on Sunday morning if time allows.

We will have a pot luck dinner and campfire on Saturday evening around 6:30pm. The main course and paper products will be provided (pasta and meatballs) but we ask participants to bring a dish to pass. 

Itinerary:

Friday – Participants may arrive at Pfeiffer Big Sur campground as early as 4pm on Friday afternoon. The specific campsite and directions will be emailed to the participants closer to the event. There will be a small campfire Friday evening. 

Saturday –
7:00 am breakfast
8:00 am prepare lunches
8:30 am depart for hike - Final hike selection(s) will be made in the weeks leading up to the trip
4:00 pm drive back to the campsite to shower/relax before dinner
We will have a pot luck dinner and campfire on Saturday evening around 6:30pm. The main course will be provided (pasta and meatballs) but we ask participants to bring a dish to pass, your own plate and utensils for the weekend, and for each car to bring a bundle of firewood.

Sunday –
7:00 am breakfast
8:00 am possible short hike
10:00 am leave the camp site by 10:00am, explore the Big Sur area at your own leisure

Meals included: Dinner (pasta and meatball) and s'mores on Saturday

Please note: Please bring a potluck side dish for Saturday's meatball pasta dinner. We will ask for help with meal prep and cleanup.

What to bring: Tent with rain fly (please share if possible), sleeping bag, sleeping pad, beverage containers (Nalgene, Camelback, etc.), hiking boots, hat, sun protection, hiking clothes, warm clothes, rain gear (just in case), flashlights/headlights, 10 essentials for hiking, dish to pass for Friday night Potluck and one bundle of firewood per car. Please also bring your own plate(s) and utensils for the potluck.

Carpooling: We strongly encourage people to carpool, as there are only 9 parking spots. The Sierra Club encourages carpooling, but does not make it mandatory and won’t be held responsible for any carpooling arrangements. The leaders will not get involved with specific carpool arrangements but will forward a list of participants to everyone. You may contact each other for carpool options. Parking preference at the campsites will be based upon the number of people per car. There is an overflow area for parking. It is about 5-10 min walk to our campsite.

Total Cost: $40 for Sierra Club members, $45 for Non-Sierra Club Members, payment instructions will be sent upon sign up. PayPal address is: sc2030acct@gmail.com

Cancellation Policy: Wildfires, hurricane conditions, and/or catastrophic destruction of the Central Coast cancels the trip. Full refund if cancellation is made prior to 7/24/2018; Refunds for cancellations on or after 7/24/2018 will be at the leaders’ discretion and will be determined based on another participant filling your spot. Once you sign up, you will receive an email within 48 hours regarding payment and additional information.

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

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

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) | 400 (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. 

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/)

 
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