Sierra Club 20s & 30s - All Events For January 2019
    Wednesday January 23, 2019 1:23 AM
 
Title: I - Learn New Skills-Make New Friends-Experience New Adventures
Start Date/Time: 01/02/2019 Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 01/02/2019 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 - Playa Del Rey Urban Hike
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 01/09/2019 07:00 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 01/09/2019 09:25 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Walk Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Playa Del Rey
Playa Del Rey, CA
Coordinator(s):
Greg Klinger
John Wilson
 
Description:

Description:

Happy New Year! Do you need a break in your workweek? Does the thought of hiking along the beach and adjacent hills brighten your spirits? Then join us for the Playa Del Rey conditioning walk. Afterwards we will stop by a local restaurant for refreshments (MO’s).

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

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

Rain Cancels.

No dogs, please.

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

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: O2 - 30th Annual Beginner's Backpacking Course
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 01/25/2019 Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 01/25/2019 Reservation Deadline: 04/15/2019
Activity Type: Backpacking Trip Space: 25 (min) | 40 (max)
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
La Cresenta
La Cresenta, CA
Coordinator(s):
David Meltzer
Fred Dong
 
Description:

 INFORMATIONAL POSTING ONLY-SEE DETAILS BELOW

Have you ever wanted to learn to backpack and get away from the crowds of people? Learn how to backpack in 3 Sunday courses (4/28, 5/5, 5/19) culminating in a trip to a Redwood Forest grove in Sierra Nevada 6/1-2. Course times are 5:00-8:30 PM Learn what to take, latest in equipment, what to do before you leave LA. Backpacking equipment demonstrations, giveaways and refreshments at classes. Attendance Mandatory at 4/28 class to participate on the June trip.   Send contact information, email and phone #, $50 payable to the Sierra Club and mail to David Meltzer, 611 E Pine Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245.  Your check secures your reservation. The Course will be held in La Cresenta. Once your registration is confirmed you will receive more info.

This class fills up every year so please be sure to sign up early by sending in your check.  Upon receipt of the check, I will send a confirmation letter to you.  Questions about the class can be addressed to me at dwm@crgpm.com

Remember- To participate in the backpacking class you must send in the registration fee. Walk ups the day of class will not be accepted due to the limited size of the class and it fills up early.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds once your spot in the course is confirmed

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: O1 - Road to Nowhere (Shoemaker Canyon Rd)
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 01/27/2019 08:00 AM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 01/27/2019 12:00 PM Reservation Deadline: 01/26/2019
Activity Type: Hike Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Shoemaker Canyon Rd
Azusa, CA
Coordinator(s):
Isabelle Galan
Kevin Schlunegger
Meeting Point:
We will meet in the parking lot at the trailhead by the gate. Shoemaker Canyon Rd dead ends at the trailhead.
 
Description:
You've been to the Bridge to Nowhere, now let's take the Road to Nowhere. Located in the same area as the bridge, the road was supposed to serve as an escape route to the desert from LA in case of nuclear attack during the Cold War. Can you imagine LA driving on a narrow 2 lane mountain Hwy to safety?
Needless to say that construction was stopped in the sixties but it now makes for a cool hike in the San Gabriel Mountains.  
This hike is only 5 miles with less than 1000 ft of elevation gain. 
You will need to bring a headlamp or flashlight as we will go through two tunnels. Wear hiking boots. Have your ten essentials including water and snacks. 
You also need an Adventure Pass to park at the trailhead.
Getting there is easy! 
Exit the 210 freeway on Azusa Ave north and proceed 11.6 miles
Turn right on East Fork Road and go 3.3 miles. Bare left on Shoemaker Canyon Road and go 1.8 mile to where it dead ends. Park in the dirt lot. Do not block the gate and display your Adventure Pass.
Now, let the fun begin!
 
Cancellation Policy:
Heavy rain cancels.
 

Title: S - 20s & 30s Section Management Committee meeting
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 01/27/2019 05:00 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 01/27/2019 07:00 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Social Event Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
TBD
Los Angeles, CA
Coordinator(s):
Rolf M
Meeting Point:
We'll meet at a reasonably-priced restaurant, probably on the West Side. Start time is tentative (may change). Exact details to be emailed to registered participants a few days before the meeting.
 
Description:

The Management Committee (MC) of the 20s and 30s section will hold its transition meeting between the 2018 MC and the 2019 MC. 

-> We welcome Pete Garcia to the 2019 MC!

-> We will set the priorities for our section for 2019!

-> We wil discuss other issues as they arise.

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

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

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: O1 - Mt. Lukens via La Crescenta and Rim of the Valley Trails
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 02/10/2019 08:30 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 02/10/2019 03:30 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Hike Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Challenging Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Deukmejian Wilderness Park
3429 Markridge Road
La Crescenta, CA 91204
Coordinator(s):
Jess
Mandy Horak
Meeting Point:
Parking lot
 
Description:
 
 

 

Mount Lukens (5074') -

Meet at 8:30 at Deukmejian wilderness Park, where no parking pass is needed. At 8:45 sharp we begin our hike to the tallest peak in city limits of Los Angeles. The summit, at 5,075 ft provides great views of the San Gabriels and Los Angeles. We'll do a steep hike up via the La Crescenta Trail and return down via the more gradual Rim of the Valley Trail for a total of 10 miles roundtrip and 2,900' of gain. Please bring 2.5 or 3 liters of water, lunch and the 10 essentials.

 
Cancellation Policy:
Rain cancels
 

Title: O1 - Presidents Day in Death Valley Feb 15-18, 2019
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 02/15/2019 06:00 PM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 02/18/2019 09:00 AM Reservation Deadline: 02/12/2019
Activity Type: Camping Trip Space: Maximum of 24
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $55 (SC) | $55 (Non SC)
Location:
Death Valley National Park
Furnace Creek, CA
Coordinator(s):
David Hyman
John Wilson
Bijan Mozaffarian
Meeting Point:
Furnace Creek Campsite
 
Description:
  
 
 

This is no ordinary desert!

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

Bounded on the west by 11,049' Telescope Pk and on the east by 5475' Dante's View, Badwater is the lowest point (-282' below sea level) in the western hemisphere. Hikes to Zabriske Pt, sand dunes,  valley tour, and ghost towns. All hikes will be along established trails and they will be led by two Sierra Club leaders.   Meals provided Saturday, Sunday & Monday AM.

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

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

Title: O2 - 30th Annual Beginning Backpack Class in the Redwoods
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 02/20/2019 Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 02/20/2019 Reservation Deadline: 04/15/2019
Activity Type: Backpacking Trip Space: 25 (min) | 40 (max)
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
La Cresenta
La Cresenta, CA
Coordinator(s):
David Meltzer
Fred Dong
 
Description:

INFORMATION POSTING ONLY-SEE DETAILS BELOW

Have you ever wanted to learn to backpack and get away from the crowds of people? Learn how to backpack in 3 Sunday courses (4/28, 5/5, 5/19) culminating in a trip to a Redwood Forest grove in Sierra Nevada 6/1-2. Course times are 5:00-8:30 PM Learn what to take, latest in equipment, what to do before you leave LA. Backpacking equipment demonstrations, giveaways and refreshments at classes. Attendance Mandatory at 4/28 class to participate on the June trip.   Send contact information, email and phone #, $50 payable to the Sierra Club and mail to David Meltzer, 611 E Pine Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245.  Your check secures your reservation. The Course will be held in La Cresenta. Once your registration is confirmed you will receive more info.

 

This class fills up every year so please be sure to sign up early by sending in your check.  Upon receipt of the check, I will send a confirmation letter to you.  Questions about the class can be addressed to me at dwm@crgpm.com

Remember- To participate in the backpacking class you must send in the registration fee. Walk ups the day of class will not be accepted due to the limited size of the class and it fills up early.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds once your spot in the course is confirmed

 

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: O2 - 30th Annual Beginning Backpack Class in the Redwoods
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 03/20/2019 Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 03/20/2019 Reservation Deadline: 04/15/2019
Activity Type: Backpacking Trip Space: 25 (min) | 40 (max)
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
La Cresenta
La Cresenta, CA
Coordinator(s):
David Meltzer
Fred Dong
 
Description:

INFORMATIONAL POSTING ONLY-SEE DETAILS BELOW

 

Have you ever wanted to learn to backpack and get away from the crowds of people? Learn how to backpack in 3 Sunday courses (4/28, 5/5, 5/19) culminating in a trip to a Redwood Forest grove in Sierra Nevada 6/1-2. Course times are 5:00-8:30 PM Learn what to take, latest in equipment, what to do before you leave LA. Backpacking equipment demonstrations, giveaways and refreshments at classes. Attendance Mandatory at 4/28 class to participate on the June trip.   Send contact information, email and phone #, $50 payable to the Sierra Club and mail to David Meltzer, 611 E Pine Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245.  Your check secures your reservation. The Course will be held in La Cresenta. Once your registration is confirmed you will receive more info.

This class fills up every year so please be sure to sign up early by sending in your check.  Upon receipt of the check, I will send a confirmation letter to you.  Questions about the class can be addressed to me at dwm@crgpm.com

Remember- To participate in the backpacking class you must send in the registration fee. Walk ups the day of class will not be accepted due to the limited size of the class and it fills up early.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds once your spot in the course is confirmed

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: S - Leadership Training Course
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 04/13/2019 08:00 AM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 04/13/2019 05:00 PM Reservation Deadline: 03/30/2019
Activity Type: Social Event Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $30 (SC) | $30 (Non SC)
Location:
To be determined, check website
for details, CA
Coordinator(s):
Rolf M
 
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, April 13, 2019. Apply by March 30th  to guarantee a spot and learn all about the best leadership practices of our outings program.This all-day event (8:00am-5pm) 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 March 30th at:

http://angeles.sierraclub.org/ltc_leadership_seminar

The fee for the Leadership Training Program is $15 (without book) or $30 (with "Leader Reference Book) which covers the all-day seminar and patch when you are granted a leadership rating. 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: O2 - 30th Annual Beginning Backpack Class in the Redwoods
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 04/15/2019 Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 04/15/2019 Reservation Deadline: 04/15/2019
Activity Type: Backpacking Trip Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
La Cresenta
La Cresenta, CA
Coordinator(s):
David Meltzer
Fred Dong
 
Description:

INFORMATIONAL POSTING ONLY-SEE DETAILS BELOW

Have you ever wanted to learn to backpack and get away from the crowds of people? Learn how to backpack in 3 Sunday courses (4/28, 5/5, 5/19) culminating in a trip to a Redwood Forest grove in Sierra Nevada 6/1-2. Course times are 5:00-8:30 PM Learn what to take, latest in equipment, what to do before you leave LA. Backpacking equipment demonstrations, giveaways and refreshments at classes. Attendance Mandatory at 4/28 class to participate on the June trip.   Send contact information, email and phone #, $50 payable to the Sierra Club and mail to David Meltzer, 611 E Pine Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245.  Your check secures your reservation. The Course will be held in La Cresenta. Once your registration is confirmed you will receive more info.

 

This class fills up every year so please be sure to sign up early by sending in your check.  Upon receipt of the check, I will send a confirmation letter to you.  Questions about the class can be addressed to me at dwm@crgpm.com

Remember- To participate in the backpacking class you must send in the registration fee. Walk ups the day of class will not be accepted due to the limited size of the class and it fills up early.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds once your spot in the course is confirmed

 

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A