Sierra Club 20s & 30s - All Events For November 2019
    Tuesday November 12, 2019 8:36 PM
 
Title: O1 - Fall Back to Strawberry Peak (6164')
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 11/03/2019 08:00 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 11/03/2019 01:00 PM Reservation Deadline: 11/02/2019
Activity Type: Hike Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Red Box Picnic Area
Palmdale, CA
Coordinator(s):
Wade Stuckwisch
Jess
Meeting Point:
East parking lot at Red Box Picnic Area
 
Description:

Come join us for a moderately paced hike to Strawberry Peak in the Angeles National Forest. Nov. 3rd is the first day after the end of Daylight Savings Time, so enjoy that extra hour of sleep or nightlife, then meet us at the Red Box Picnic Area at 8 AM and we'll hike seven miles with 1800' of gain to this popular peak with 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains. All skill levels welcome! Advance registration is optional to but encouraged to receive information regarding carpooling from La Canada and/or last minute changes.

Please bring 2-3 L of water, snacks, your ten essentials and appropriate hiking footwear. This is a very sun exposed hike, so please dress appropriately and don't forget your sunscreen. An Adventure Pass ($5 daily) is required to park at Red Box. If you plan to approach Red Box Picnic Area from the east via Highawy 2, please be advised that the road has been closed between Red Box and Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road since spring, so anticipate a long detour around the closure. Also, despite what Google Maps says, there are no DVD or game rentals at Red Box Picnic Area.

Don't forget to set back your clock one hour before you go to bed Saturday night, or you'll be there one hour too early!

 
Cancellation Policy:
Heavy rain cancels
 

Title: S - Craft Beer, Crafting, and MUCH MORE!
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 11/05/2019 06:30 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 11/05/2019 08:30 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Social Event Space: 2 (min) | 25 (max)
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Strand Brewing Co.
2201 Dominguez St
Torrance, CA 90501
Coordinator(s):
Krista Muscarella
Julio Garcia
Meeting Point:
Meet inside the brewery; look for Pete.
 
Description:

Join us at Strand Brewing Co. in Torrance for craft-beers, craft-making, and crafty-conversation! The beers will be flowing and Pete will lead us in a paracord bracelet making workshop. Perhaps you want to use Halloween colors or make your bracelet for a loved one for the upcoming holidays. Either way, all instructions and materials will be provided. Quantities are limited so try to arrive early to pick your preferred color(s). 

 

What’s the crafty-conversation all about you ask?! We’ll also be discussing information about the Sierra Club’s Wilderness Travel Course (WTC) and answering any questions. If you haven’t heard about WTC, consider it your lucky day because we can’t wait to tell you all about it! For a sneak preview, check out www.wildernesstravelcourse.org

This outing also serves as the 20s & 30s Section General Meeting. Have an issue to raise? A great idea for an outing or any other ideas for our section? Interested in becoming a Sierra Club leader? Just have questions or want to chat? Join us at our annual General Meeting!

While Strand Brewing Co. doesn’t offer a food menu, the 20s & 30s Section will be providing snacks! Participants are responsible for purchasing their own libations. Even if you can’t arrive right at 6:30pm, we’ll be at Strand until at least 8:30pm. We hope to see you there! 

Strand Brewing 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: O1 - Playa Del Rey Urban Hike
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 11/13/2019 07:00 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 11/13/2019 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
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 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: I - Learn New Skills-Make New Friends-Experience New Adventures
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 11/15/2019 Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 11/15/2019 Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Other Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Various
Los Angeles, 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: Long Beach/South Bay (meets in Carson; Wednesdays beginning Jan 8), San Gabriel Valley (Tuesdays beginning Jan 14th); West Los Angeles (Wednesdays beginning Jan 22nd); and Orange County (Tuesdays beginning Jan 28th). 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 - Day trip to Santa Cruz Island
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 11/17/2019 09:00 AM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 11/17/2019 05:30 PM Reservation Deadline: 11/14/2019
Activity Type: Hike Space: 3 (min) | 20 (max)
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $54 (SC) | $54 (Non SC)
Location:
Ventura Harbor
Ventura, CA
Coordinator(s):
Isabelle Galan
Krista Muscarella
Meeting Point:
The meeting point information will be given to confirmed participants.
 
Description:

We’re going back to the Channel Islands National Park to explore the biggest of the 5 islands, Santa Cruz!

Often considered the Galapagos of Northern America,  this island is only an hour and half away from the California shore but offers an array of amazing hikes and other activities for nature lovers.

Our Day will start at the port of Ventura where we will depart promptly at 9 am. You will need to check in at least 45 minutes prior. The boat ride takes approximately 90 minutes but can take longer if we encounter wildlife such as dolphins and whales along the way. We will land at Prisoners Harbor on Santa Cruz Island at about 10:30 am where we will hike one of the coastal trails towards Pelican Bay before returning to Prisoners Harbor before 4 pm where the boat will take us back to Ventura. 

There  are no facilities one the island! You need to pack everything you will need including water and food. Wear lug soles as the terrain can be rough. Bring your ten essentials, layers, cameras and or binoculars and your sense of adventure.

 
Cancellation Policy:
The weather in the Santa Barbara Channel can be very unpredictable. The boat operator reserves the right to cancel because of weather and or rough seas and will announce it the day of at 5:30 am. If the trip were to be canceled by the boat operator Island Packer, you would receive a full refund.
 

Title: O1 - #OptOutside at Joshua Tree National Park Car Camp
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 11/29/2019 03:00 PM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 12/01/2019 10:00 AM Reservation Deadline: 11/21/2019
Activity Type: Camping Trip Space: 2 (min) | 15 (max)
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $50 (SC) | $50 (Non SC)
Location:
Joshua Tree National Park - South Entrance
Cottonwood Springs, CA
Coordinator(s):
Krista Muscarella
Julio Garcia
Meeting Point:
Exact location will be emailed to participants
 
Description:

Looking for a way to shed some of those Turkey Day pounds? Want to #OptOutside instead of shopping the day away? Want to check another National Park off your bucket list? You can do it all! 

 

Join the 20s & 30s Section of the Angeles Chapter Sierra Club on a two-night post-Thanksgiving car camping trip to explore the south-end of Joshua Tree National Park! Joshua Tree National Park is known for its rock formations, ocotillo, cacti, wildflowers, and even a palm oasis in the middle of the desert! Participants can arrive to the campground any time after 3pm on Friday, November 29th, 2019. Potable water and flush toilets are available at the campground. We will spend Friday evening relaxing in camp around a campfire (with s’mores!), exploring the area on your own, or even attending a ranger program! Participants are responsible for their own dinner Friday evening although the section will provide hot water. 

 

Saturday morning, we will eat breakfast (provided) and venture to Lost Palms Oasis, the largest stand of fan palms in Joshua Tree National Park. The hike is 7.2 miles roundtrip with 1,200’ of elevation gain. The trail does have its share of ups and downs and there are a few moderately strenuous areas. We’ll eat lunch (provided) near the overlook/canyon/oasis before heading back to camp. In the spirit of THANKSgiving, we will practice a short gratitude exercise at our destination. Perhaps you want to walk the short Bajada Trail (.25 mile) near the campground before a potluck style dinner. Bring your Turkey Day leftovers for our Thanksgiving-themed potluck. S’mores will be provided at our Saturday evening campfire. 

 

The plan for Sunday is to pack up and explore the park on your own/head back to Los Angeles. Participants are responsible for their own breakfast/lunch on Sunday. The section will provide hot water for breakfast. Please note that the outing will conclude when we are finished with breakfast (by 10am). After that, participants are on their own to explore the park, without Sierra Club leaders. 

 

What’s Included in the Trip Fee: Campsite(s), breakfast and lunch on Saturday, materials for s’mores, warm dish water with dish soap, hand soap, a few other basic amenities, and almost-guaranteed fun! Breakfast will include coffee and juice, amazing bagel station, oatmeal, yogurt, and fruit. BYOT: bring your own toaster. Lunch will include the makings for peanut butter and jelly in addition to fruit, chips, and juice boxes. 

 

What to Bring: Your own tent, sleeping bag, and whatever else you need to comfortably survive a two-night camping trip in Joshua Tree National Park. Each car will need to bring a bundle of firewood. Please also bring your own dinner for Friday night in addition to breakfast/lunch on Sunday and a potluck item for dinner on Saturday night. The section will provide breakfast (you do not want to miss this!) and lunch on Saturday. Participants are responsible for their own libations (BYOB or beverage of choice). You may want to bring your own ice chest/ice to keep perishables cool. For the hike: though we are hiking in “winter,” there is still the possibility of extreme temperatures. Please bring a minimum of 2 liters of water, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a comfortable backpack. You may also want to bring long sleeve shirts and pants. Due to the rocky terrain, comfortable hiking boots are strongly recommended. Bring a camera to help capture the memories! 

 

Logistics: Campsites will be emailed to participants at least one-week prior to the outing. 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). Additionally, 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. Indicate whether you are interested in carpooling when signing up. A carpool list will be available to participants at least one-week prior to the outing. Please note: as with all Sierra Club outings, carpooling is at the risk and responsibility of those who partake in a carpool. For more information on the Sierra Club's policy regarding carpooling, click here

 

Registration: Sound good? Complete the following questionnaireto register (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FLS6CJJ). After completion of the registration form, Krista will email you within 5 business days to collect your payment and finalize your reservation. Fees can be paid via PayPal or check. The cost is $50 for Sierra Club members and 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. 

 

Weather:Average high temperature at the end of November: 70 deg. F; Average low temperature at the end of November: 45 deg. F; Average rainfall: 0.68 inches/month (it’s the desert). Trip leaders are not responsible unusual weather conditions. 

 
Cancellation Policy:
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: S - Leader Appreciation Banquet
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 12/07/2019 06:00 PM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 12/07/2019 08:30 PM Reservation Deadline: 12/06/2019
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
Julio Garcia
Meeting Point:
We'll be inside one of the "group" rooms.
 
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: O1 - Lets Get the Devils Chair for Christmas =)
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 12/15/2019 09:00 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 12/15/2019 03:00 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Hike Space: 6 (min) | 20 (max)
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
The Devil's Chair
County Highway N6
Pearblossom, CA 93553
Coordinator(s):
Julio Garcia
Isabelle Galan
Meeting Point:
Devil's Chair Trail Head https://goo.gl/maps/XakLPyx4EUREECDP9
 
Description:
December is here. What does that mean? It means Cyber Monday, crazy mall shopping, Christmas music that's on repeat, and company holiday parties. =| (Please Jebus Kill me now)
However, if you want to get away from all festive rat race and enjoy the outdoor then mark your calendar for the 15 of December.

Hidden in the northeastern range of the San Gabriels – far away from the city. This 7.5 miles trek (let's call it 8) its a moderate to difficult trail, but you will see the San Andreas and Punchbowl faults slowly ripping, reforming, and bending this once high flat desert into what you see today. If we are lucky, there will be a small blanket of snow covering the area. 

Elevation gain is 1,594 ft. The challenging parts are the beginning, and when we are coming out of the chair. The middle is fair. The only hard part is getting to this area. Drive time will be about 1.5 - 2 hr to get to the trailhead. Carpooling is encouraged, and good coffee for the driver. The start time will be at 9 am, it should take about 4-5 to complete. Please have your ten essentials, hiking boots, warm clouding, lunch, snacks, 3 liters of water, trekking poles if you have some. Don't forget, a warm drink while we take a picture or two at the chair.  We will be going to the high desert, and it does get cold there. Dress appropriately.

 
Cancellation Policy:
Rain, heavy snow, road closures, fire.