Sierra Club 20s & 30s - All Events For September 2018
    Saturday November 17, 2018 7:14 AM
 
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:

 

SOLD OUT!  JOIN US NEXT YEAR!

Update: Trip about sold out. Boat 1 is sold out! 

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: O1 - Playa Del Rey Urban Hike
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 09/11/2018 07:00 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 09/11/2018 09:20 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
Krista Muscarella
 
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: 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 - 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
Bijan Mozaffarian
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 & Bijan Mozaffarian.  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 - Portuguese Bend Reserve: Burma Trail in RPV
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 09/23/2018 08:00 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 09/23/2018 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):
Isabelle Galan
Julio Garcia
Meeting Point:
We will meet at the Del Cerro Park sign at 2 Park Place, Rancho PalosVerdes, CA 90275
 
Description:

Join us for a moderate hike on the Burma trail located in the hills of Rancho Palos Verdes. This is a reverse hike.  We will start at the top of the hill and go down a well maintained trail with wide curves that offers sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean at every turn and of Catalina Island on clear days. We will take a break at our half way point for snacks before we climb back up to Del Cerro Park where we started. This hike is less than 5 miles RT with approximately 1000 ft of elevation gain. We will meet at 8:00 am at the Del Cerro Park sign (2 Park Place, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275). Carpooling is recommended but optional.  Use the "carpool" tab if you want to find someone to carpool with. Please arrive early to find parking and obey all parking regulations and signs. Bring 2 to 3 liters of water, hat and snacks. Email isabellegalan@msn.com with questions. No dogs. Rain cancels.

This is a provisional outing.

 
Cancellation Policy:
Heavy rain cancels
 

Title: O1 - O1: Big Horn (8,441’) & Ontario Peaks (8,696')
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 09/29/2018 06:00 AM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 09/29/2018 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):
Tianhe Zhang
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 at least 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 thatguy456@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: Tianhe Zhang. 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: S - 20s & 30s Section General Meeting
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 10/07/2018 04:30 PM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 10/07/2018 05:30 PM Reservation Deadline: 10/06/2018
Activity Type: General Meeting Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Deukmejian Wilderness Park
3429 Markridge Road
La Crescenta, CA 91214
Coordinator(s):
Rolf M
Meeting Point:
We'll be in the picnic area just below the paved parking lot. Look for Rolf with his 3-year old and his 1-year old.
 
Description:

Have an issue to raise?  A great idea for our section?  Interested in becoming a Sierra Club leader?  Just have a few questions? Join us at our annual general meeting!

The section will provide snack food.

 

 
Cancellation Policy:
rain cancels
 

Title: O1 - Playa Del Rey Urban Hike
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 10/09/2018 07:00 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 10/09/2018 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: 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: O1 - Full: Car Camp to Kings Canyon
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 10/19/2018 03:00 PM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 10/21/2018 10:30 AM Reservation Deadline: 10/17/2018
Activity Type: Camping Trip Space: 10 (min) | 40 (max)
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $32 (SC) | $32 (Non SC)
Location:
Kings Canyon National Park
Three Rivers, CA
Coordinator(s):
Rolf M
Christina Lewis
Isabelle Galan
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 Kings Canyon National Park!
We'll camp and hike and cross the Kings River.

The trip is full!

Will it be cold? Average low temperatures for our campground are around 40 deg. F.  Average high temperatures are around 70 degrees. Trip leaders are not responsible for deviations from the average.

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 we forget something, there is a small store and a restaurant (diner) nearby.

Campground:  The campground has running water and flush toilets, but no showers.  Campground location will be emailed to participants.  We'll have limited parking available at the campground averaging two parking spots for every five people.  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 at the campground entrance.  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 after breakfast and dinner, hand soap and a few other hand & dish hygiene materials

Do I have to help out at camp? Yes.  Each person will help out at mealtime (breakfast or dinner) or in the evening.  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 will be decided on later  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 3:00 PM to set up camp.   Enjoy dinner on the road or go over to the restaurant (diner) in nearby Cedar Village.  Hot water available until 7:30 PM. 


Saturday: Please join us at the hot water campsite to make your own breakfast.  Hot water will be available
between 7:15 AM and 8:30 AM, then dishwater will be available for 15 minutes.

We'll have a hike (led by 2 SC leaders, along established trails).

Your dinner, optionally grilling over the charcoal provided. Hot water and hot charcoals will be available from 5 PM to 6:15 PM, then dishwater will be available.


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

Then pack up and leave camp by noon.

If you’re new to camping:  Trip leaders including Christina 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 preschooler and my toddler.  If you’d like advice about camping with a toddler, please ask me.

2. 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:

Typical breakfast (Saturday, and Sunday):  Why not have coffee and instant oatmeal, 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.
Typical lunch (Saturday):  On your own.  We'll be away from camp, so make sure you have a way of keeping it chilled if necessary.  Bring 4 quarts of water if hiking.
Typical snack (Saturday): 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 hot dog(s).  Alternatively, make shish-kabobs. Bring brownies for dessert.  

 
Cancellation Policy:
We'll cancel the car camp if there is snow on the ground or if the forecast calls for snow, heavy rain, or sustained rain and you'll get a full refund. If you sign up and want to cancel: -> 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 - Backpacker Magazine GET OUT MORE Tour
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 10/19/2018 06:00 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 10/19/2018 08:30 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Social Event Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Adventure 16 - West LA
11161 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Coordinator(s):
Krista Muscarella
Meeting Point:
Meet inside Adventure 16 - enjoy the Happy Half Hour and take a seat to enjoy the presentation!
 
Description:

BACKPACKER's Get Out More Tour is traveling the country bringing the pages of BACKPACKER to life by providing the information and inspiration that will enable you to get outside and enjoy the outdoors. If you want to learn how to be self sufficient in the wild with only what you can carry in a backpack come out and join us!

This engaging, in-depth, 75-minute seminar presented by Backpacker Magazine's Randy Propster will both inspire and educate while covering a range of topics including:

• Trail tested tips & techniques
• The latest in outdoor gear and apparel
• Life lessons learned from the backpacking experience
• Regional trip advice & much more

Participants will have the chance to win great outdoor gear and apparel from sponsors including Osprey, Vasque, Sawyer, SOG, Leki, Adventure Medical Kits and more!

The event is held at Adventure 16 in West LA. The store has a "Happy Half Hour" starting at 6:00pm. The presentation starts at 6:30pm. There will be an optional 20s & 30s happy hour following the presentation at a nearby location (see Krista at the event for more info.) 

 

Note: The Sierra Club is not affiliated with Adventure 16 and/or Backpacker Magazine nor endorses either organization. 

 
Cancellation Policy:
Check Adventure 16 website for cancellations
 

Title: S - Craft Beer and Crafting
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 11/01/2018 05:30 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 11/01/2018 09:00 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Social Event Space: 6 (min) | 20 (max)
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Strand Brewing Co
2201 Dominguez St
Torrace, CA 90501
Coordinator(s):
Julio Garcia
Krista Muscarella
 
Description:

Halloween is over and soon it will be time to get ready for the holiday madness. Before that starts, let's grab a craft beer at The Stand Brewery in Torrance. While we are at it, we can make a paracord bracelet. Instructions and all materials will be provided for you. However, quantities are limited, so make sure to show up early so that you can pick your favorite color.  Hopefully, you will finish your craft before the first beer is done.

 

Strand Brewery Co.

https://goo.gl/maps/M7eJtvSqqGM2 

The Sierra Club is not affiliated with Strand Brewery Co. and does not support nor endorse the organization

  

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: S - 20s & 30s Section Management Committee meeting
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 11/03/2018 12:05 PM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 11/03/2018 02:00 PM Reservation Deadline: 11/02/2018
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'll be meeting at a park near the intersection of I-5 and I-405 at the northern edge of the San Fernando Valley. Exact location to be provided to participants upon signing up.
 
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 is a good meeting to attend if you're interested in joining the Management Committee of our section for 2019.

 

Bring a snack to share.

 

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: O1 - O-1: O'Melveny Park Loop to Mission Point
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 11/03/2018 02:00 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 11/03/2018 04:00 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Hike Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
O'Melveny Park
Los Angeles, CA
Coordinator(s):
Kevin Schlunegger
Greg Klinger
Gebe Sende
Meeting Point:
The hike starts from the picnic area of O'Melveny Park. Please park at the main parking lot at 17300 Sesnon Blvd, Granada Hills, CA 91344 Link: https://goo.gl/maps/wnDYntLd1um Then walk across the bridge and about 700 ft up the paved service road to the picnic area and look for a small white canopy tent with a Sierra Club banner.
 
Description:

Join us for a hike to Mission Point in O'Melveny Park for great views of the San Fernando Valley.  We'll take the 4.2 mile loop trail which gains, then looses 1450' of elevation.  Bring 2 quarts of water, a snack, and a sun hat.  No dogs, please.

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This hike preceds the "Leader Planning Meeting" at 4PM, so please stay for our leader planning meeting (with snacks provided):

http://www.sc2030.org/constructor.php?nav_element=19&url_EventId=3221

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If you're interested in becoming a member of the management committee for 2019, please come early (at noon) and join our current management committee for our meeting (bring your own lunch):

http://www.sc2030.org/constructor.php?nav_element=19&url_EventId=3220

 

 

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: S - Leader Plannig Meeting!
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 11/03/2018 04:00 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 11/03/2018 06:00 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Social Event Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
O'Melveny Park
17300 Sesnon Blvd.
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Coordinator(s):
Rolf M
Greg Klinger
Kevin Schlunegger
Krista Muscarella
Meeting Point:
Look for a white tent-canopy, some snacks on a table, and an easel.
 
Description:

Are you interested in leading outings with the 20s & 30s Section? Want to get to know other leaders? Want to learn more about leading events? Want to socialize and meet new people? Please join us at O'Melveny Park in San Fernando, following a 2-hour hike (yet to be separately posted).

We'll be discussing upcoming hikes, camping trips, and general outings for the section and getting 2019 off to a good start!

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

 
Cancellation Policy:
rain changes location.
 

Title: O1 - O1: Hike Coastal San Pedro
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 11/04/2018 08:15 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 11/04/2018 11:00 AM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Hike Space: Maximum of 40
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Banter & Bliss. CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles
112 E. 22nd St.
San Pedro, CA 90731
Coordinator(s):
Kevin Schlunegger
Krista Muscarella
 
Description:

O1: Moderate hike, 6 miles, 2.5 hours, 700 feet elevation gain. Please join the Palos Verdes South Bay section and the 20s & 30s section of the Sierra Club as we explore coastal San Pedro on foot.

We will meet at CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles at 8:15am. Hike leaves promptly at 8:30am.  We will hike west and enjoy the spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean along the seashore. We will loop around White Point Nature preserve and head back to CRAFTED.

Bring water, sunglasses, hat, snacks, boots and a sense of adventure.

Candle making social event posted seperately for after the hike.

Sorry, no minors. No dogs.

Leaders: Kevin Schlunegger and Krista Muscarella

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: S - Holiday Candle making workshop
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 11/04/2018 11:00 AM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 11/04/2018 02:00 PM Reservation Deadline: 11/01/2018
Activity Type: Social Event Space: Maximum of 40
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $25 (SC) | $25 (Non SC)
Location:
Banter & Bliss. CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles
112 E. 22nd St.
San Pedro, CA 90731
Coordinator(s):
Kevin Schlunegger
Krista Muscarella
Meeting Point:
Banter & Bliss CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles 112 E. 22nd St. San Pedro, CA 90731
 
Description:

Please join the Palos Verdes South Bay section and 20s & 30s Section of the Sierra Club for a Holiday Candle making workshop in San Pedro. Start the holiday season off right by making a custom scented candle for a friend, family member, co-worker or loved one. (Or keep it for yourself!) 

Create a 9 oz. scented soy candle (40-45 hours burn time)  for $25 plus choose from and blend multiple fragrances to create your own custom blended scent and custom label for your candle! Over 90 unique fragrances to choose from!!

Candlemaking typically lasts 1.5 hours and the candle will take an additional 1-1.5 hours to solidify. While your candle is solidifying, design and print your own custom label to finish off your candle creation. 

 MAKE MORE THAN ONE CANDLE ADD ON ($15.00) - Want to make more than one candle? On the day of your class, additional 9 oz. candles can be made for $15.00 each. No advance purchase necessary!

Meet at 11am.

 Banter & Bliss

CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles

112 E. 22nd St.

San Pedro, CA 90731

 

Only 40 seats available, so sign up before its sold out. Payment by cash or credit card due on day of event to candle company. 

Reservation deadline is November 1st.  

We will be leading a hike (posted seperately) before the candle making workshop.

 Sorry, no minors. No dogs.  

 Leaders: Kevin Schlunegger and Krista Muscarella

Note: The Sierra Club is not affiliated with Banter & Bliss nor supports or endorses the organization.  

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: C - California General Election
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 11/06/2018 07:00 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 11/06/2018 08:00 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Other Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: N/A Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
your Los Angeles area polling place
Los Angeles, CA
Coordinator(s):
David Hyman
 
Description:

Check out the link to see where the Sierra Club stands on some of the upcoming candidates and ballot propositions.  Support the candidates and issues that reflect Sierra Club values:  https://www.sierraclub.org/california/2018-endorsements   

Register to vote by October 22nd if you have moved recently and vote by mail. You can register online at:

www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration/ 

 

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: S - Dirty Gourmet: Food For Your Outdoor Adventures
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 11/08/2018 Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 11/08/2018 Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Other Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: N/A Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Culver City Veterans Memorial Auditorium
4117 Overland Ave
Culver City, CA 90230
Coordinator(s):
Krista Muscarella
Meeting Point:
Culver City Veterans Memorial Auditorium in the Garden room, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City 90230
 
Description:

Hosted by: West Los Angeles Group & Cross-Promoting to the 20s & 30s Section!

Sit back, relax, and learn about camp cooking with the authors of the recently released book, Dirty Gourmet: Food For Your Outdoor Adventures.

“Dirty Gourmet” is a lifestyle, one that believes that great food is an integral part of a memorable experience in the outdoors. It emerged as a website and blog when friends Aimee Trudeau, Emily Nielson, and Mai-Yan Kwan joined forces to share their love of wilderness, outdoor education, and knowledge of backcountry cooking through classes, workshops, catering events, and easy yet exciting recipes.

The presentation will offer tips and tricks for how to prepare food for the next trip you’ll be taking, whether it’s backpacking, car camping, or a day hike. Dirty Gourmet will discuss their favorite gear and techniques, as well as sustainable and low impact practices. The presentation will include recipe samples followed by a Q&A period and book signing.


This free educational event is sponsored by the West Los Angeles Group of the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club.

Event details: Thursday, November 8th, 2018 at 7pm at Culver City Veterans Memorial Auditorium in the Garden room, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City 90230. Plenty of free lighted parking. Refreshments are served and there is always a lively talk accompanying the program. Feel free to bring a friend; all meetings are open to both members and non-members of the Sierra Club.

Contact information: David Haake, tel: 310-237-3447, email: dhaake@ucla.edu
 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: S - Wilderness Travel Course: Preview Night
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 11/13/2018 06:00 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 11/13/2018 08:00 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Other Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: N/A Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
REI Manhattan Beach
1800 Rosecrans Ave, Ste E
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Coordinator(s):
Krista Muscarella
Lisa Miyake
 
Description:
Come meet WTC instructors and learn about the Wilderness Travel Course, a 10-week program that serves as a first step towards a lifetime of wilderness adventures. Presentations will take place from 6-7PM and 7-8PM on Tuesday, 11/13 at REI Manhattan Beach. RSVP through this Facebook invite and/or through REI's site (https://www.rei.com/event/wilderness-travel-course-preview-night/manhattan-beach/223334)...or just show up! Please feel free to invite others :)

LEARN to feel at home with wilderness navigation, mountain and snow travel. Leave the trail and crowds behind to experience the freedom of the wilderness. 

ACQUIRE skills in planning, preparation, equipment and safety to take you into the backcountry in all seasons. Learn to invest your recreation money wisely. 

EXPECT challenge and adventure to realize your potential to reach new heights. 

SHARE fun times and make new friends who share your interest in the outdoors. 

All the information about joining the Wilderness Travel Course beginning January 2019 will be provided at this event. For those already registered in WTC 2019, this is an opportunity to learn about upcoming conditioning hikes, informal training and social gatherings prior to the start of class.

More information about the class can be found at https://www.wildernesstravelcourse.org.
 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: O1 - Playa Del Rey Urban Hike
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 11/13/2018 07:00 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 11/13/2018 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: 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
 

Title: I - Navigation Noodle with the LTC
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 11/17/2018 07:00 AM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 11/18/2018 04:00 PM Reservation Deadline: 11/14/2018
Activity Type: Camping Trip Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Mission Creek Preserve
Desert Hot Springs, CA
Coordinator(s):
Rolf M
Meeting Point:
Meeting point will be provided to those who sign up by emailing Bob Myers.
 
Description:

Let's improve our outdoors skill set by learning map and compass navigation and/or completing the I-level navigation check-out!  With any luck, our section will soon have some I-rated leaders so all of our members can enjoy some off-trail hikes!

This event is for Sierra Club leaders and for those in the process of becoming leaders. It's an opportunity for us to get together, learn, have fun, and get to know each other better.

Interested in becoming a Sierra Club leader?  Email Rolf at: rolfm (at) alumni.caltech.edu

The navigation noodle is taught by the Angeles Chapter's "Leadership Training Committee" (LTC).  The LTC offers several navigation events throughout the year.  Leaders from our section are promoting the November navigation noodle and several of our 20s & 30s leaders are planning to attend. 

-> Saturday's navigation noodle is for practice with instruction by expert navigators.

-> Sunday's navigation noodle is for I-level check-off or for additional practice. Must do homework before the navigation noodle for formal I-level check-off.

Details regarding the navigation noodle and sign-up instructions can be found at:

https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7010Z000002739iQAA

This navigation noodle will be held at the Mission Creek Preserve and features free camping for participants!  

To sign up, email Robert Myers (rmmyers@yx.netcom.com) with your contact info, navigation experience/training, any WTC, leader rating, rideshare info.  Please tell Robert that you're with the 20s & 30s Section so that, hopefully, you can carpool with someone in our section.

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If you want some practice before the navigation noodle on November 17th and 18th, the LTC is offering a free one-on-one navigation class on October 20th:

https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7010Z000002739sQAA

The October 20th class requires a $25 deposit to hold your spot.  If you show up, you get your $25 back!

 
Cancellation Policy:
posted at: https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7010Z000002739iQAA
 

Title: O1 - O1: #OptOutside at Ocean Trails Reserve
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 11/23/2018 09:00 AM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 11/23/2018 11:30 AM Reservation Deadline: 11/23/2018
Activity Type: Hike Space: 2 (min) | 40 (max)
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Ocean Trails Reserve
3200 La Rotonda Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Coordinator(s):
Krista Muscarella
Kevin Schlunegger
Meeting Point:
Meet at the parking lot located at the end of La Rotonda Drive in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (33.728155, -118.339967) Map: https://goo.gl/maps/LzgvoSu5CuQ2 Take Palos Verdes Drive South to La Rotonda Drive to the end and into the trail parking lot inside the gate.
 
Description:

O1: #OptOutside With Us at Ocean Trails Reserve

 

Looking for a way to spend time in nature rather than the hustle and bustle of Black Friday? Join us on a beginner, family-friendly hike in the Ocean Trails Reserve in coastal Palos Verde Nature Preserve (near Trump Golf Course). We will meet at 9:00am at the parking lot located at 3200 La Rotonda Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 for introductions, signing of the Sierra Club waiver, and some giveaways in the spirit and celebration of the #OptOutside movement started by REI. We will depart at 9:30am to hike approximately four miles with about 400 feet of elevation gain (maximum). Our four miles will be on trail and within the Ocean Trails Reserve. Trails will be dependent on group size; however, we plan to hike the following trails: Catalina Trail, Gnatcatcher Trail, Sagebrush Walk Trail, and Southshore Coastal Trail.  Please bring water, sun protection, and snacks in addition to your 10 essentials. Family friendly, kid friendly, well-behaved leashed-dog friendly. Minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Looking forward to working off Thanksgiving dinner with you all!

 

Ldr: Krista Muscarella. Asst: Kevin Schlunegger.

 

Giveaways/raffle is free to join, all giveaways were donated. 

 
Cancellation Policy:
Rain cancels. Wildfire cancels. Red flag warnings cancel.
 

Title: S - Leader Appreciation Banquet
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 12/01/2018 06:00 PM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 12/01/2018 08:00 PM Reservation Deadline: 11/30/2018
Activity Type: Social Event Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
El Torito
6040 Canoga Ave
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Coordinator(s):
Rolf M
Gebe Sende
Greg Klinger
Krista Muscarella
 
Description:

Join us in celebrating the active leaders in our section!  We're celebrating at El Torito in Woodland Hills.  It's an all-you-can-eat buffet and soda is included.  Conveniently located just off a freeway near US-101 and I-405.

This dinner is free to active leaders but costs approximately $25 for others. (exact amount yet to be determined)

Outings chair, social media contacts, web page administrator, and other volunteers are also invited to addend for free.

What is an "active" leader?  Someone who has led 3 outings ore one overnight outing in the past two years and is currently a leader with the section.  If you're not sure whether you qualify, please email Rolf (rolfm (at) alumni.caltech.edu.

 

Thank you, Gabe, for finding a location!

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: S - Reel Rock 13 Film Tour
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 12/06/2018 07:00 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 12/06/2018 09:30 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Social Event Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Hermosa Beach Community Theatre
710 Pier Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Coordinator(s):
Krista Muscarella
Meeting Point:
Purchase your ticket in advance via REI ($10) or at the door ($15). We will meet near the bar to get seats together. More info. will be posted closer to the event.
 
Description:

Join us as we attend the Film Tour of Reel Rock 13 at the Hermosa Beach Community Theatre!  

In its 13th installment, the REEL ROCK Film Tour returns to the South Bay again this year on December 6th at 7:00 pm at the Hermosa Beach Community Theatre (710 Pier Ave; Hermosa Beach, CA). REEL ROCK 13 delivers jaw-dropping action, soulful journeys and rollicking humor in a brand new collection of the year's best climbing films. From Olympic training centers to the frozen landscape of Antarctica, explore the cutting edge of climbing with four new films. Featuring Adam Ondra, Madaleine Sorkin, Alex Honnold, Conrad Anker and many more.

100% of all proceeds will be donated to the non-profit The Access Fund. With pizza, beer from King Harbor Brewing Company, and giveaways from HippyTree, Scientia, REI, Sender One, and more, it's guaranteed to be a good time.

Doors open at 5:30 pm so come out and show your support! Tickets are $10 in advance through REI and $15 at the door. Purchase your ticket here by clicking the link and then the green 'register' button: https://www.rei.com/event/reel-rock-film-tour/hermosa-beach/222172

Note: The Sierra Club is not affiliated with Reel Rock and/or the Hermosa Beach Community Theatre nor supports or endorses the organization.   

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: S - CLEAN UP United By BLUE
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 12/08/2018 09:00 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 12/08/2018 11:00 AM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Social Event Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
BOLSA CHICA WETLANDS
38 WARNER AVE
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA 92649
Coordinator(s):
Julio Garcia
 
Description:

We all love to get outside and enjoy a new adventure with friends. Whether it's on the beach, a lake, or even our local trails. However, to enjoy these beautiful places of nature, they have to be nurtured, looked after. So if you are not busy on December 8 come down to Bolsa Chica Wetlands and lend a hand. Let's be stewards of nature for a few hours.

 

This is an informational posting concerning an event that may be of interest to 20s and 30s members.   This is not a Sierra Club outing.


CLEANUP

UNITED BY BLUE


XXX


LAZY DOG, REI,

& BOLSA CHICA CONSERVANCY


SATURDAY

12.8.18


BOLSA CHICA WETLANDS


9 AM – 11 AM

BOLSA CHICA ECOLOGY RESERVE

3842 WARNER AVE.

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA 92649


all cleanup supplies provided

games and prizes


RSVP


UNITEDBYBLUE.COM/SIGNUP

EMAIL CLEANUP@UNITEDBYBLUE.COM

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: I - I - Learn New Skills-Make New Friends-Experience New Adventures
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 12/15/2018 Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 12/15/2018 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):
Krista Muscarella
 
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 - Ice House Canyon / Hot Chocolate and Snow Ball Fight
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 12/16/2018 08:00 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 12/16/2018 01:00 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Hike Space: 6 (min) | 30 (max)
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Ice House Canyon
Ice House Canyon Rd.
Mt. Baldy, CA 91759
Coordinator(s):
Julio Garcia
Krista Muscarella
Meeting Point:
Ice House Canyon parking lot. https://goo.gl/maps/YCDtaL5zVs42
 
Description:

Let's go on a hike to burn off the turkey and get ready for the ham. (Thanksgiving and Christmas feast)

This is a fantastic half day hike. If we're lucky, we'll see snow. The trail is well maintained and filled with a high country vista of pine forest and views of Baldy and Bighorn. What to bring: ten essentials, sturdy shoes, 2-3 liters of water, lunch/snack, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and appropriate clothing (layers) for this winter hike. Gloves and hiking poles have been useful if you have them. It can get windy so a scarf has come in handy too. (Microspikes optional)


Hot Chocolate for the post-hike.

Toilets located in the parking lot near the trailhead. NO toilets on the trail.

Distance: 7.2 miles (out and back)

Elevation change: 2600 feet

An Adventure Pass is needed to park at the trailhead. You can obtain a Pass at any sporting goods store. ie. REI, Big Five, Dick's Sporting Goods

The parking lot fills up fast. You may park alongside the road in designated areas. Please read all signs.

Rain, snow, fire or trail closures will cancel the hike.

 
Cancellation Policy:
Rain, snow, fire or trail closures will cancel the hike.