Sierra Club 20s & 30s - All Events For May 2019
    Tuesday July 23, 2019 5:05 AM
 
Title: S - Leader Planning Meeting: Let's plan a hike!
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 05/04/2019 10:30 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 05/04/2019 12:00 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Social Event Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Del Cerro Park
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Coordinator(s):
Rolf M
Greg Klinger
Julio Garcia
Kevin Schlunegger
Meeting Point:
We'll be in the park near a white tent canopy with a Sierra Club banner. Street parking for Del Cerro Park is on "Park Place" near Crenshaw Blvd"
 
Description:

Please join us at Del Cerro Park in Palos Verdes following a hike along the Burma Trail. 

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

Please bring ideas, your calendar, and an appetite for a (free) snack.

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

 
Cancellation Policy:
Rain cancels.
 

Title: O1 - Playa Del Rey Urban Hike
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 05/08/2019 07:00 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 05/08/2019 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
John Wilson
 
Description:
Do you need a break in your workweek? Does the thought of hiking along the beach and surrounding hills brighten your spirits? Then join us for the Playa Del Rey conditioning walk. Afterwards we will stop by a local watering hole for refreshments (MO’s or The Shack). The walk is 5 miles, 200 ft gain. Directions to meeting point: Go W on Culver Blvd, to Nicholson, turn Left (Note: Nicholson turns into Pershing) and continue on Pershing to Waterview (1/2 mi), turn R 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 Vista Del Mar. The fun starts at 7:00pm. Rain Cancels. No dogs, please.   

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

Title: O1 - Let's Hike our Way to Fitness in Time for Summer
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 05/11/2019 09:00 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 05/11/2019 02:00 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Hike Space: 6 (min) | 30 (max)
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Sandstone Peak
12869 Yerba Buena Rd
Malibu, CA 90265
Coordinator(s):
Julio Garcia
Tianhe Zhang
Meeting Point:
We will be meeting at 8:00 am at Malibu Civic Center Library for ride share. If lot not available, park on the street. From Pacific Cost Hwy, N on Webb Way, R on Civic Center Way. If you are planning to meet us at the trail head, 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 trail head will be a mile away. Trail head parking is on the left-hand side in a dirt lot. 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 rideshare point: https://goo.gl/maps/sn9yvvdipuD2 Google Maps directions to the trailhead: https://goo.gl/maps/E2oigSP4ai72
 
Description:

Two months 21 days until summer officially starts

Join us 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: 1,600 ft.

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

Bring: ten essentials, shoes with good traction, 2 to 3 liters of water, windbreaker, sun protection, snacks, lunch, your camera and your sense of adventure. Please layer accordingly 

Restrooms are available at the parking area before the trail head.

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

If you are planning to meet us at the trail head, 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 trail head will be a mile away. Trail head parking is on the left-hand side in a dirt lot. 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 rideshare point:

https://goo.gl/maps/sn9yvvdipuD2

Google Maps directions to the trailhead:

https://goo.gl/maps/E2oigSP4ai72

Note:

Any rain or storms, fires, hike will be canceled, and rescheduled for another time.

No Dogs

 
Cancellation Policy:
Any rain or storms, fires, hike will be canceled, and rescheduled for another time. No Dogs
 

Title: O1 - O: Car Camp to the Yosemite Valley
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 05/16/2019 04:00 PM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 05/19/2019 11:30 AM Reservation Deadline: 05/12/2019
Activity Type: Camping Trip Space: Maximum of 60
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $42 (SC) | $42 (Non SC)
Location:
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Village, CA
Coordinator(s):
Rolf M
Kevin Schlunegger
Krista Muscarella
Bijan Mozaffarian
Meeting Point:
Exact location will be emailed to participants.
 
Description:

Join us for a weekend of "hot water" camping in the Yosemite Valley.  We'll camp and hike and enjoy the waterfalls. Expect cold nights (~ 45°F) and comfortable days (~72°F).

Hot water only? Yes.  Hot water and charcoal:  At breakfast, we’ll provide hot water at a designated campsite.  At dinnertime, we’ll provide hot water and hot charcoal for you to grill your food over.  You’ll bring your own food and a small ice chest to keep your food cool. If you forget something important, you can walk to the stores at Half Dome Village.

Campground:  The campground has running water and flush toilets.  Showers are available in Half Dome Village for about $5.   Campsite details will be emailed to participants.  We have limited parking available at the campground averaging three people per parking spot.  Our spots will be allocated to carpools of 3 or more per vehicle, then, space permitting, 2 or more per vehicle. Overflow parking is available about a 1/4 mile away from our campsites.  Our campground is in bear habitat, so all food, trash, and scented items will need to fit into a food storage locker.

What’s included in the trip fee?  Campsite, hot water at breakfast and dinner, hot charcoal for you to grill your food over, warm dish water with dish soap, hand soap and a few other hand & dish hygiene materials.

Do I have to help out at camp? Yes.  Each person will help out in at mealtime (breakfast or dinner).  Tasks involve either keeping the thermoses full of hot water for the duration of the meal, or taking trash from our campsite to the dumpster each time our trash cans fill, or setting up water to wash dishes after the meal, or heating the soup that accompanies the potluck and cleaning the pot afterwards.  Please plan on spending a full hour on these activities during your one shift.

Which hikes are we leading as part of the trip? Hikes will depend on weather and trail conditions in mid-May.  All hikes are optional and will be along established trails and will be led by at least two Sierra Club leaders.

Itinerary:
Thursday:  You may arrive at camp after 4:00 PM to set up camp.   Enjoy dinner on the road or get food at Half Dome Village.

Friday: Breakfast from 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM, then dish washing water.  Then hike with us or explore Yosemite. Hot water and hot charcoals: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  Dish washing water after dinner.

Saturday: Breakfast from  6:30 AM to 8:00 AM, then dish washing water. Then hike with us or explore Yosemite.  Hot water and hot charcoals: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  Dish washing water after dinner.

Sunday:  Breakfast from 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM, but no dish washing water. Pack up and leave camp by 10:30 AM.

If you’re new to camping:  Trip leaders including Kirsta, Bijan, Isabelle, Mark, 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. This outing is co-sponsored by the "Wilderness Adventure Section" and by the "Little Hikers/Junior Explorers" section. I, Rolf am bringing my toddler and preschooler.
2. Participant fees cover direct expenses (campsite fees, propane, other supplies, etc.)  The Sierra Club leaders are all unpaid volunteers. Please consider joining the Sierra Club.

 
Cancellation Policy:
We'll cancel the car camp if the forecast calls for heavy, sustained rain. If you cancel less than 14 days before the trip, you'll get no refund.
 

Title: O1 - Mist Trail to Vernal Falls (5,000’), Nevada Falls (6,000’) in Yosemite
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 05/18/2019 09:00 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 05/18/2019 02:45 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Hike Space: 8 (min) | 32 (max)
Difficulty Level: Strenuous Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley, CA
Coordinator(s):
Wade Stuckwisch
Mark Chapin
 
Description:

Join us on a fun, moderately paced hike in beautiful Yosemite National Park to the top of one (and maybe two) of Yosemite’s many dramatic waterfalls. We’ll be taking the Mist Trail up to Vernal Falls, and, if conditions allow, continuing on to Nevada Falls and returning on a short section of the storied John Muir Trail. The hike to Vernal Falls is approximately 4.6 mi rt, 1000 ft gain, while the trip to Nevada falls would be 7 mi rt, 2000’ gain. Bring lunch, ten essentials, lug soled shoes, appropriate rain gear for spray from the waterfalls and 2-3 L of water, plus a camera (if you have one) to capture all the fantastic views.

We will be meeting at Upper Pines Campsite #136 at 9:00 AM. Please contact leader Wade Stuckwisch (wstuckw+sc@gmail.com) if you have any questions.

 This is a provisional outing. 

 
Cancellation Policy:
Heavy rain or snow cancels.
 

Title: C - O-1: Trail Maintenance in the Santa Monica Mountains
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 05/25/2019 08:30 AM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 05/25/2019 02:30 PM Reservation Deadline: 05/17/2019
Activity Type: Conservation Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Santa Monica Mountains
Los Angeles, CA
Coordinator(s):
Rolf M
Isabelle Galan
Meeting Point:
Exact location will be emailed to participants a week before the event.
 
Description:

The 20s & 30s Section is sponsoring a trail maintenance project in the Santa Monica Mountains. Volunteer your time and energy to give something back to the trails we love to hike! Amid beautiful surroundings we will perform general trail maintenance tasks including pruning vegetation, repairing erosion, and  correcting water drainage issues. Tools and training will be provided.

LTC environmental awareness credit available for leader candidates.

This outing is co-sponsored by the Santa Monica Mountains Task Force.

Pre-registration required.  20 spots available. Email SMMTF leader Rachel Glegg [rachel.dorman (at) gmail.com] to sign up.

 

Bring:

-> Plenty of water (at least 2 liters)

-> Snacks

-> Robust footwear with a closed toe (hiking shoes are ideal)

-> Clothing: as we are working outdoors in an area exposed to sun and wind, we encourage you to wear long pants and long sleeves, dress in layers, and bring a hat for sun protection

-> Sunscreen

-> Work gloves, if you have them (we also have gloves available to borrow)

-> A small day pack to carry all your things.

 
Cancellation Policy:
Heavy rain cancels.
 

Title: O1 - FULL - WAITLIST STARTED: Pinnacles National Park Car Camp
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 06/07/2019 05:00 PM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 06/09/2019 11:00 AM Reservation Deadline: 06/05/2019
Activity Type: Camping Trip Space: 2 (min) | 25 (max)
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $65 (SC) | $65 (Non SC)
Location:
Pinnacles National Park, East side of the park
Paicines, CA
Coordinator(s):
Krista Muscarella
Julio Garcia
Jeremy Hernandez
Meeting Point:
Exact location will be provided to participants
 
Description:

This event has reached capacity. To be added to the waitlist, please email krista.muscarella@gmail.com. Thank you. 

 

Explore one of America’s Newest National Parks

with the 20s & 30s Section of the Angeles Chapter Sierra Club! 
 

Join us as we hike and camp at Pinnacles National Park!

 

Campground:  Pinnacles Campground is accessed only from the east side of the Park as there are no connecting roads between the two entrances of Pinnacles. Each campsite has picnic tables, a fire ring, and nearby water spigots. Oak trees provide shade many campsites. Coin-operated showers and a dump station are available. There is also a swimming pool in the campground that is typically open from middle of April through the end of September, depending on the weather trend. Lastly, there is a nearby camp store, open daily from 9:30 am until 4:30 pm. We have limited parking available at the campground, averaging three people per parking spot. Parking spots will be allocated to carpools of three or more per vehicle, then, space permitting two or more per vehicle. Overflow parking is available.  

 

Food: Many meals and beverages are provided on this trip! Breakfast burritos, juice, coffee, trail lunch featuring deli meat sandwiches, potluck dinner featuring spaghetti and meatballs, salads, s’mores, and a grab and go breakfast will all be provided to participants! 

 

What’s Included:The trip fee will cover the campsites, food (as mentioned above), warm dish water with dish soap, and a few other basic amenities. 

 

Group Chores:We ask that each participant help out around camp and mealtimes. Tasks will include helping to prepare the meals, helping to clean dishes, and taking trash from our campsite to the dump area. Each participant will be able to sign up for their preferred task(s).  

 

Itinerary:
Friday: 
Arrive any time after 1:00pm on Friday, June 7thand any time before 9:00am on Saturday, June 8th. After arriving at camp, you can set up camp, explore the campground, stop at the Visitor Center, prepare your own dinner, and gather around for a campfire once it gets dark. Materials for s’mores will be provided once the campfire gets going. 

 

Saturday: We’ll have a 7:30am wake up followed by breakfast burritos, coffee, and juice. We will also prepare our trail lunches (sandwiches and fruit), before heading out on our hike at 9:00am.

We’ll carpool to the Bear Gulch Day Use Area where we will start our 5.5-mile hike. We will be hiking the High Peaks Trail to Condor Gulch through the heart of the Pinnacles rock formations. We will then take the High Peaks Trail for about 2 miles, complete the “Steep and Narrow Section”, and continue towards Tunnel Trail (0.7 miles). We’ll then join with the High Peaks Trail for about 0.6 miles before returning on the Condor Gulch Trail for about 2.0 miles and reuniting with our vehicles. If we’re lucky, we will see some California Condor flying overhead! 

After our moderately strenuous hike, we will return to camp and freshen up. Our pot luck dinner featuring spaghetti, meatballs, garlic bread, salad, and more(!) will be served around 5:00pm. We’ll enjoy another campfire and s’mores complete with lots of laughs. Please Bring Your Own Beverages (BYOB). 

 

Sunday: We’ll have an 8:00am wake up and a more “grab and go” type breakfast will be provided (bagels, muffins, coffee, juice, fruit). Participants will pack up camp and can either head back to home or stay for an optional hike to the Bear Gulch Reservoir (approximately 2.5 miles roundtrip). Bring your cameras! 

 

Registration:Sound good? Email krista.muscarella@gmail.com to sign up and/or with any questions or concerns. Fees can be paid via PayPay or check. Instructions for payment will be sent via email upon registration. Cost is $65 for Sierra Club Members and $65 for Non-Members. Not a member yet?  Sign up here for the introductory price of $15 for the first year!

 

To comply with National Park Service regulations, fees charged are only used to cover direct expenses (campsite fees, food, entrance fees, etc.)  There will be no financial profit from this activity.

 

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

 

 

 
Cancellation Policy:
We'll cancel the trip if the forecast calls for steady, substantial rain. If you decide to cancel, you'll get a full refund if you cancel 30 days prior to the start date, or 50% refund if you cancel more than 15 days before the start date. No refund if you cancel within the two weeks prior to the trip. All exceptions to this policy will be reviewed after completion of the trip.
 

Title: O1 - Playa Del Rey Urban Hike
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 06/12/2019 07:00 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 06/12/2019 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:
Do you need a break in your workweek? Does the thought of hiking along the beach and surrounding hills brighten your spirits? Then join us for the Playa Del Rey conditioning walk. Afterwards we will stop by a local watering hole for refreshments (MO’s or The Shack). The walk is 5 miles, 200 ft gain. Directions to meeting point: Go W on Culver Blvd, to Nicholson, turn Left (Note: Nicholson turns into Pershing) and continue on Pershing to Waterview (1/2 mi), turn R 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 Vista Del Mar. The fun starts at 7:00pm. Rain Cancels. No dogs, please.   

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

Title: O1 - Topanga State Park: Los Liones To Parker Mesa Overlook.
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 06/15/2019 08:00 AM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 06/15/2019 01:00 PM Reservation Deadline: 06/15/2019
Activity Type: Hike Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Los Liones Trail
580 Los Liones Drive
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Coordinator(s):
Jon Ades
Greg Klinger
Meeting Point:
How to get There: From 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 will 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 8a.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:
Rain and Fire Cancels: No Dogs
 

Title: O1 - Switzer Falls
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 06/16/2019 07:30 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 06/16/2019 12:30 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Hike Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Switzer Picnic Area
La Cañada, CA
Coordinator(s):
Isabelle Galan
Krista Muscarella
Meeting Point:
We will be meeting in the lower parking lot at the trailhead. If the parking lot is full there is an overflow lot on the upper part by the Angeles Crest Hwy. Arrive early!
 
Description:

A pleasant and easy hike to a 50 ft waterfall via a 4.5 mile hike on the Gabrielino Trail. This is an upside down hike. We will need to climb back up 650ft to get back to the trailhead. We first follow a babbling creek down into a wooded canyon with a few crossings of the Arroyo Seco. After a few miles, the trail leaves the creek to climb back up the side of the canyon offering amazing views of the San Gabriel Mountains from this remote canyon. We will also have the opportunity to see the remnants of Camp Switzer, a very popular hikers camp from the previous century.

To get to Switzer Picnic area, come up the Angeles Crest Hwy 2 from La Cañada. It's about 10 miles to that area. Turn into the parking lot on your right hand side and drive all the way down to the lower lot.  

You need an Adventure Pass or Interagency Pass, America the Beautiful to park.

Bring snacks/lunch, at least 2L of water, lug soles, your 10 essentials and your sense of adventure!

 
Cancellation Policy:
Heavy rain or closure on the Angeles Crest Hwy cancels.
 

Title: O2 - O-2: Little Jimmy Backpack
Sponsoring Sections: 20s & 30s Section, 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 06/22/2019 Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 06/23/2019 Reservation Deadline: 06/19/2019
Activity Type: Backpacking Trip Space: 6 (min) | 10 (max)
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Little Jimmy Campground
Angeles Forest, CA
Coordinator(s):
Melissa McDonald
Meeting Point:
Exact location will be provided to approved participants.
 
Description:

Looking to get outdoors for a quick weekend backpack? This easy/moderate backpack starts Saturday morning at Islip Saddle. We will hike 2+ miles and 1,000 ft. elevation gain on the famous PCT to Little Jimmy Campground. Once there we will setup camp and have lunch. There will be an optional afternoon hike to Mt. Islip, 2.4 miles RT with 700 ft. elevation gain. There will be time to enjoy beautiful views from the top of Mt. Islip as well as explore the remains of an old fire lookout. We will return to camp for happy hour and dinner. All participants are responsible for their own food and water. Sunday morning we will pack up and leave camp.

Little Jimmy campground has pit toilets as well as bear lockers. There is a fresh water spring about a 1/8th of a mile from camp, filtering water is recommended and encouraged.

To signup for this outing, Send e-mail with hiking and backpacking experience and recent conditioning to Leader: Melissa McDonald grandiflora1@gmail.com. Include Little Jimmy Backpack in subject line of email. 

Once you are confirmed for this trip, a detailed info sheet will be sent closer to the outing date.

This is a provisional hike. 

Co-leader: Marina Batzke  

 

 
Cancellation Policy:
Heavy rain cancels
 

Title: O1 - San Gabriel and Mt Disappointment via Eaton Saddle
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 06/30/2019 08:00 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 06/30/2019 12:00 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Hike Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Eaton Saddle
La Cañada, CA
Coordinator(s):
Isabelle Galan
Judi Grissmeyer
Meeting Point:
We will meet at the trailhead by the white gate and Mt Lowe display board.
 
Description:

Bag two summits before lunch with sweeping and unobstructed views of the San Gabriel Mountains! We’ll start up at Eaton Saddle on the old Mt Lowe Motorway now a peaceful trail and go through the Mueller tunnel build in 1942. Our first peak will be Mt Disappointment where we’ll explore some of the Los Angeles Cold War Nike missile sites. Our second peak will be San Gabriel. It’s reached after some steep switchbacks but the views make this climb all worth it. 

 Bring your 10 essentials, lug soles, 2 liters of water, snacks and sense of adventure. 

Display your Adventure Pass or Interagency Pass at the trailhead. 

Reaching the trailhead is easy. Drive about 13 miles on the Angles Crest Hwy from La Cañada and turn right on the Mt Wilson / Red Box Road. Go up another 2 miles and park on either side of the road in the lots. The trailhead is located on the western side of the road at the white gate.  

 
Cancellation Policy:
Heavy rain or road closure on the Angeles Crest Hwy or Mt Wilson Rd will cancel this event.
 

Title: O1 - Fireworks viewing from Mission Peak in Granada Hills
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 07/04/2019 06:40 PM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 07/04/2019 10:10 PM Reservation Deadline: 07/04/2019
Activity Type: Hike Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Santa Susana mountains
Neon Way deadhead 2 blocks from Sesnon Bl
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Coordinator(s):
David Hyman
Tianhe Zhang
Meeting Point:
Take 405 Fwy N, exit Rinaldi st west, Balboa Bl north, go left on Westbury, right on Darryl and left on Neon Way to trail head. Neon Way deadhead trail head is two blocks from Sesnon Bl
 
Description:
  

 

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

 

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

 
  

 Bring binoculars, water and a lite jacket.

 

 
Cancellation Policy:
Rain cancels
 

Title: O1 - Trippet Ranch to Parker Mesa Overlook
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 07/06/2019 08:15 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 07/06/2019 01:00 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Hike Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Trippet Ranch
20828 Entrada Road
Topanga , CA 90290
Coordinator(s):
Michael Sadovnick
Greg Klinger
Meeting Point:
Meeting Place is in the Trippet Ranch Parking lot at 8:15a.m. There is free Parking along Entrada road (about a 1/4 mile away) or it's $10 to park in the lot. Park Gates Open at 8am.
 
Description:

Join us on a 6.7 mile hike with 375' of elevation gain  in The Santa Monica Mountains. The hike begins at the Trippet Ranch trailhead in the interior of Topanga State Park and continues along a ridge on fireroad where it joins the Paseo Miramar Trail which 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 will take a lunch break at The Overlook before hiking back the way we came.

 

 

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

This hike is considered a provisional outing. 

 

 
Cancellation Policy:
Rain, Fire or heat advisory Cancels: No Dogs.
 

Title: O1 - Playa Del Rey Urban Hike
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 07/10/2019 07:00 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 07/10/2019 09:15 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Walk Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Playa Del Rey
Playa Del Rey, CA
Coordinator(s):
Greg Klinger
John Wilson
 
Description:
Do you need a break in your workweek? Does the thought of hiking along the beach and surrounding hills brighten your spirits? Then join us for the Playa Del Rey conditioning walk. Afterwards we will stop by a local watering hole for refreshments (MO’s or The Shack). The walk is 5 miles, 200 ft gain. Directions to meeting point: Go W on Culver Blvd, to Nicholson, turn Left (Note: Nicholson turns into Pershing) and continue on Pershing to Waterview (1/2 mi), turn R 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 Vista Del Mar. The fun starts at 7:00pm. Rain Cancels. No dogs, please.   

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

Title: O1 - O: South Mt. Hawkins (7,783')
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 07/13/2019 09:30 AM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 07/13/2019 02:30 PM Reservation Deadline: 07/11/2019
Activity Type: Hike Space: Maximum of 32
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Crystal Lake Recreation Area
Azusa, CA
Coordinator(s):
Wade Stuckwisch
Meeting Point:
RSVP for carpool meeting place and time
 
Description:

Please join us on this 7-mile, out-and-back hike to South Mt. Hawkins in the San Gabriel Mountains. Starting from Crystal Lake Campground, we'll be climbing 2000' at a moderate pace on trail and fire road to this peak, the site of a former lookout tower. All experience levels are welcome! Bring hiking footwear, at least 2 L of water, lunch and something to share for a small picnic afterward (optional). RSVP to hike leader Wade Stuckwisch at wstuckw+sc@gmail.com for details on where and when to meet. A day pass ($5 at the camp store) or National Forest Adventure Pass is required to park at the trail head.

This event is co-sponsored by the Angeles Hundred Peaks section. Co-leader: Bill Simpson

https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7010Z000001aY1dQAE&mapLinkHref=https://maps.google.com/maps&daddr=O:%20South%20Mt.%20Hawkins%20(7,783%27)@34.326065,-117.832583 

 
Cancellation Policy:
Heavy rain cancels
 

Title: O1 - Santa Monica Beach and Stairs Saturday Break
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 07/20/2019 09:00 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 07/20/2019 12:00 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Walk Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Palisades Park
100 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Coordinator(s):
Jon Ades
Greg Klinger
Meeting Point:
Meet at Palisades Park, at Ocean Avenue between San Vicente and Adelaide Drive, ON THE LOW WALL near the street.
 
Description:

SATURDAY FUN IS HERE AGAIN: Summer's on,

So come on out for a great Social Workout that is as easy or intense as you like! We will meet in beautiful Santa Monica, walk the beach path to warm-up, and then climb the famous 189-step Fourth Street Staircase. Go up The Steps once or several times to increase your workout!

While on The Walk, we will see:

PALISADES PARK- with its towering Palm Trees and its breathtaking, panoramic view of the Pacific, atop Santa Monica's Famous Sandstone Cliffs.

THE SANTA MONICA PIER- From a distance we will see the dazzling pier which boasts a Spectacular National Historic Landmark- The 1922 Looff Hippodrome Carousel featured in the movie, " THE STING ".

SANTA MONICA STAIRCASE- We will climb The Famous 189-Step Staircase in Scenic Santa Monica Canyon for a good workout.

WHAT TO Bring- Comfortable Shoes and water.

Rain and Fire Cancels: No Dogs. 

 

 
Cancellation Policy:
Rain and Fire Cancels: No Dogs.
 

Title: O1 - Playa Del Rey Urban Hike
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 08/14/2019 07:00 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 08/14/2019 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
John Wilson
 
Description:
Do you need a break in your workweek? Does the thought of hiking along the beach and surrounding hills brighten your spirits? Then join us for the Playa Del Rey conditioning walk. Afterwards we will stop by a local watering hole for refreshments (MO’s or The Shack). The walk is 5 miles, 200 ft gain. Directions to meeting point: Go W on Culver Blvd, to Nicholson, turn Left (Note: Nicholson turns into Pershing) and continue on Pershing to Waterview (1/2 mi), turn R 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 Vista Del Mar. The fun starts at 7:00pm. Rain Cancels. No dogs, please.   

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

Title: O1 - Catalina Island Fun in the Sun 2019
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 08/31/2019 07:00 AM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 09/02/2019 05:00 PM Reservation Deadline: 08/14/2019
Activity Type: Lodge Trip Space: 150 (min) | 325 (max)
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $320 (SC) | $339 (Non SC)
Location:
Catalina Island
Camp Emerald Bay, CA
Coordinator(s):
Ron Domash
Justin Bruno
Sanam
Tiffani Bruno
Meeting Point:
At the dock. Specific information will be provided approximately 3 weeks before the trip.
 
Description:

Contact us:
Reservation & general inquiries: Justin Bruno - catalina.registrar@gmail.com
General inquiries: Ron Domash - campron22@hotmail.com

Overview:
If you enjoy a mix of fun activities and friendly people within steps of a beautiful coastline, then look no further–a fantastic 3-day Catalina Island get-away awaits you just twenty-six miles across the sea at Camp Emerald Bay. Located on the rustic northwest end of Santa Catalina Island, the camp has easy access to secluded beaches, coves, and to the natural gems of Catalina's fantastic coastline.

This annual trip has been occurring for over 20 years and is attended by over 300 participants ranging in age from their 20’s to 60’s. (Note: you must be 21 or over to attend.) The holiday weekend is loaded with activities from hiking to snorkeling, and from dancing to just relaxing. While many participants come with friends, many also come on their own to enjoy the weekend and meet new people. It’s a great place to have fun with friends, both old and new!

Your trip fee includes: Round trip boat transportation between Long Beach and Camp Emerald Bay, platform tent accommodations (upgrades are available– see below for options, details and pricing), all meals prepared by Camp Emerald Bay Staff, access to all camp equipment and all activities, and water taxi transportation from Two Harbors to Camp on Sunday.

Trip fee for Sierra Club member
Standard Price includes platform tent accommodation - $320
Upgrade Price with cabin - $340
Trip Fee for Non-Sierra Club Member
Standard Price includes platform tent accommodation - $339  
Upgrade Price with cabin - $359 

Accommodation Options:
All accommodation options require bringing your own pillow, sleeping bag, or sheets/blanket.
Option 1) Two Person Platform Tent: (Standard Price includes tent accommodations)  These army-style canvas tents are set up on raised wooden platforms, and each has two cots with mattresses. You may have a tent to yourself, or share it with a person of your choice. Tent occupancy is first-come first-served and no assignments or reservations are made.
 Option 2) Cabins: ($20 upgrade fee per person)One room cabins offer bunk beds for up to 8 people, and provide electric outlets, overhead lighting, and storage lockers/drawers. Participants will be matched with others of the same gender and roughly the same age group and assigned to a specific cabin prior to departure. Arrangements to be grouped with friends and/or have a co-ed cabin must be made before the trip.
Option 3) Private rooms ($20 upgrade fee per person + $225 flat fee per room): There are a very limited number of private rooms available. Each have a bunk bed (full size bed on bottom and single size bed on top) and can accommodate a total of 3 people. Each room has a Jack & Jill style bathroom (with a hot shower) that is shared with one other private room.

Showers and Restrooms: Emerald Bay has restrooms throughout camp with running water, flushing toilets, as well as hot showers. You must bring all of your own toiletries and towel.

Meals: All meals are prepared by Camp Emerald Bay staff and served buffet style in the large dining hall, with covered patio seating on a large deck with ocean views. Breakfast typically includes eggs, pancakes, sausage, cereal, fruit, and more. Lunches are a sandwich bar, with fruits and other snacks. Dinners may include chicken, fish, beef, and veggie options. And of course, we always have dessert! Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free diets can be accommodated.

Activity Details: The weekend boasts a full schedule of activities both day and night. Daytime activities include yoga, hikes, snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, volleyball, sunbathing, relaxing, and plenty more. At night we offer happy hours, karaoke, social mixers, dance lessons given by professional instructors, a dance floor with a professional DJ, games, campfires (with s’mores!) hosted by musicians, not to mention the amazing view of the stars if you want to just relax. Note: All activities are optional. All hikes will be on established trails and have a round trip distance of 2 to 7 miles with elevation gains of up to 1,800 feet, and be led by Sierra Club leaders.

This sounds awesome! Sign me up!! Here’s how:
Each person must register under their own account at www.sc2030.org and be approved before making payment. Payment instructions will be provided via email once your reservation for the trip has been approved. Payment can then be made via Check or PayPal. We prefer payment by checks so we don't incur PayPal transaction fees. Checks are only accepted until August 10th.

A comprehensive trip information packet will be emailed to finalized participants ~approximately 3 weeks before the trip.

Additional Expenses: There are a few additional costs not included in your registration fee so please budget for these and bring cash and credit/debit card.

  • Parking w/validation from our boat company is estimated at $32 for the weekend.
  • There is a small general store in camp, and shops, bars and restaurants in Two Harbors. Any purchases made at these are at your own expense.
  • There will be an optional water taxi for $20 (Cash Only) from Camp Emerald Bay to Two Harbors on Sunday. Most folks hike to Two Harbors, but a few prefer the boat ride.
  • Licensed Massage Therapists will be available in camp at various times. Massages cost ~$30 per half hour (Cash Only).
  • A limited number of 2019 commemorative T-shirts will be for sale for $15 (Cash Only). 

Boat Transportation & Schedule: Our boats will depart from and return to Long Beach. Times are approximate. Reservations are on a first come first serve basis.

Boat A:
Departure from Long Beach to Emerald Bay/Catalina Island - Saturday, August 31
Registration 6:15 am/ Boards 7:00 am/ Departs 7:30 am/ Arrives 9:30 am
Return from Emerald Bay to Long Beach: Monday, September 2
Boards 3:30 pm/ Departs 4:00 pm/ Arrives 6pm
Boat B:
Departure from Long Beach to Emerald Bay/Catalina Island - Saturday, August 31
Registration 7:15 am/ Boards 8:00am/ Departs 8:30 am/ Arrives 10:30 am
Return from Emerald Bay to Long Beach: Monday, September 2
Boards 10:00 am/ Departs 10:30 am/ Arrives 12:15 pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I make a reservation for this trip?
Create or log into your account on www.sc2030.org.
Click on the “Outings and Events” tab
Find the Catalina trip on the calendar.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the "Make Reservation" button.
You will receive an automated email that you are awaiting approval. Only after being approved can a payment be made. Please be patient as we are all volunteers and we may not always be able to reply immediately.

How do I make a payment for this trip? Payment instructions will be provided by email after you have been approved for the trip.

Can I upgrade to a cabin or private room after I have paid the trip fee? Yes. Contact the trip reservationist and pay the cost difference for the accommodations upgrade. Refunds for switching from a cabin to a tent after payment is made are not available.

Do I have to make arrangements in advance for a roommate?
  • Staying in a tent: No. You can stay in any available tent, either on your own with the person of your choice. Note: We do not make any tent assignments or reservations.
  • Staying in a cabin, attending alone: No. You’ll be assigned cabin-mates semi-randomly
  • Staying in a cabin, attending with others also in a cabin: Yes. The Reservationist will need to be provided with the names of everybody in your group so assignments can be made in advance. If you have 6 or more people in your group, you can have your own cabin. Cabins are not co-ed unless arrangements are made in advance for groups of 6-8 participants. Arrangements are not made until payment is made.

Should I come on the trip if I’m by myself? Yes! We have many social activities where you will meet people and make friends. A significant number of people every year come on their own

Do I need to be a Sierra Club member to attend this trip? No. Non members do not benefit from discounted pricing but everyone over the age of 21 that is physically fit enough for the activities is welcome to join.

How do I join the Sierra Club? Creating an account on our website is not the same as signing up for the Sierra Club. To join the Sierra Club, go to www.sc2030.org, and click the “Join Sierra Club Now!!!” link in the bottom right corner. You will be redirected to the member sign up. For first-time members, a one year Sierra Club membership can be purchased for $15 (normally $39) prior to the trip. You will receive a promotional gift for signing up plus discounted member pricing for the trip!

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 and communicate directly with all participants. The Sierra Club and Camp Emerald Bay all require an accurate list of everyone in attendance.

How do I sign up for a boat? Once the full payment has been made, an automated email with instructions and a link to select your boat selection will be sent. Alternately, logging into your account on www.sc2030.org after being finalized for the trip will prompt you to make a boat selection. It is the participant’s responsibility to sign up for a boat. We do make assignments or make sure you are on the same boat as anybody else.

Can I switch boat reservations once I have signed up? Yes. You can log on to your account and switch boat reservations at any time if there is space still available.

Can I switch boats for the return trip? There will be an opportunity to switch boats for the return trip home. This is not arranged before the trip and we cannot guarantee that we can accommodate all requests. A first come, first served boat swap sign-up sheet will be posted outside the mess hall that you may sign up for. Further instructions will be given on the island.

Where is the meeting point for the boat? The boat departure is close to the Long Beach Aquarium. Specific details will be provided to finalized participants before the trip.

Do I have to carry my luggage a long way to the camp? It is a few hundred yards over dirt and sand from the dock to the campground so duffle bags and backpacks may be a better option than wheeled luggage.

What is the refund policy?
45+ days prior the trip will receive a full refund.
15-44 days prior to trip will receive 50% refund.
0-14 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 request a refund?
In order to be considered for a refund you must request the refund before the trip. This allows us to account for it properly and it opens up your spot to be filled by somebody else.
Log into your account on www.sc2030.org
Go to the “My Membership” tab -> “Event Participation” -> “Reservation Status”
Click on the link to the right of “Finalized”
Click on “Request Refund” for the Catalina Trip 

Fundraiser: 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.  

 

 
Cancellation Policy:
See in description above.
 

Title: O1 - A Day on Anacapa Island
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 09/22/2019 08:45 AM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 09/22/2019 04:45 PM Reservation Deadline: 09/17/2019
Activity Type: Walk Space: 3 (min) | 17 (max)
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $56 (SC) | $56 (Non SC)
Location:
Channel Islands Harbor / Anacapa Island
Oxnard, CA
Coordinator(s):
Rolf M
Isabelle Galan
Krista Muscarella
Kenadi Le
Meeting Point:
We'll meet at the "Island Packers" dock in the Channel Island Harbor.
 
Description:

Join us for a day on East Anacapa Island!  We'll explore the small island and enjoy the expansive views!  We'll hike all of the 2 miles of trails the island offers and we'll check out the visitor center.  Bring your camera!


Itinerary:


8:45 AM - Arrive at the Island Packers dock at Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard.


9:30 AM - The boat departs.  The captain typically looks for marine life on the way to the island and sometimes discusses environmental issues.


10:30 AM - Arrival at the "Landing Cove" on East Anacapa Island.  Climbing a short vertical ladder brings us to the dock.   A 160-step stair tower leads from the dock to the plateau of the island.  

mid-day - We'll check out the visitor center, take part in any docent-led hikes, and definitely walk the full network of trails (2 miles total), stopping along the way to enjoy the views in all directions.   We'll have lunch at the picnic tables near the visitor center.

3:45 PM - The boat departs from the "Landing Cove."

A few notes:

1. There is no food or drink or even water available on the island, so we'll need to be self-sufficient.

2. The island has pit toilets but no flush toilets.

3. We're required to stay on the trails while on Anacapa Island.

4. This outing is co-sponsored by the "Little Hikers Committee."  If you're bringing children,  please let me know. And consider reserving their boat tickets through islandpackers.com because child tickets are cheaper than the adult tickets we purchased for this outing.

 
Cancellation Policy:
If you cancel 2 weeks before the trip, you'll get a full refund. We'll cancel if the boat cancels and in that case you'll get a full refund. The boat checks the weather and decides at 5:30 AM each morning whether to sail or not.
 

Title: O1 - Death Valley car camp to Telescope Peak
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 09/27/2019 07:00 PM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 09/29/2019 09:00 AM Reservation Deadline: 09/25/2019
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:
Meet at Wildrose campsite Friday night, hike Saturday AM
 
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:
Two days prior for full refund