Welcome to the Crescenta Valley Group of the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club. If you live in or near the communities of Sunland, Tujunga, Montrose, La Crescenta, or La Canada-Flintridge, and want to become more active with the Sierra Club, contact us or join us on an outing. New Members are always welcome!
We are looking for outing leaders too! If you are a Sierra Club leader and would like to lead outings with us, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to become a leader, the next training is April 2012. Click here for the Leadership Training Program application:
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Our newest vacation for you!
China Highlight/Yangtze River
April 20, 2013 - May 4, 2013
Pictures courtesy of Fred Dong
You are invited on a well-paced journey to China. Explore Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, where the Emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties lived. Climb the Great Wall, take a boat cruise on the Grand Canal of Hangzhou, and visit Suzhou's Silk factory. Set sail on the Yangtze River, enjoy the wonderful scene of deep and quiet gorges, and the magnificent peaks as if they were cut by axes and knives. Take a shore excursion to the Shennong Stream, where you may see the ancient roads, coffins in precipice, and even some rare animals such as golden-haired monkeys. We will also visit Xi'an's most important archeological site, where thousands of life-size terra-cotta warriors have been guarding the Emperor's burial site for over 2,000 years. Discover the mile-long riverside embankment where foreign investors once held sway over Shanghai.
Price $3,195 (Special Sierra Club members’ price $2,998) includes:
● $1,495 land package: private motor-coach transportation, Yangtze River cruise; 7 deluxe hotels (double occupancy – single supplement $800 extra) 37 meals; admission fees; guides; $140 gratuities and $70 credit towards trip insurance.
● Round-trip international air transportation $1,700 -- from LAX, and three domestic air within China.
Airline taxes/fuel charge of $480 and $180 China visa, are not included, and are subject to change.
Leaders: Andrea Lim and Salud Salinda. For more information/itinerary, send email to email@example.com. Please insert subject line of "China 2013",or call (818) 249-8584. Applications are first-come first-served.
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On January 15th, 2011 we joined the City of Glendale and Tree People and planted Big Cone Spruce in Deukmejian Wilderness Park .
Check out the full report at www.montrosepatch.com
Crescenta Valley Group frequently participates in tree planting and maintanance events with the City of Glendale. Here are some photos from the planting events in Verdugo Mountains.
Since then, we've participated in numerous events to care for the baby trees we've planted. Will you join us next time?
It's fun! Join us on Nov 19th for the next “Third Saturday of the Month – Wilderness Workday” with the City of Glendale Parks and Recreation as it collaborates with the Sierra Club in restauration of the trail to Mt. Lukens.
Hike with us:
Sunday, Aug 12, 2012 7:00am Crescenta Valley Group
O: Deukmejian Wilderness Park (Rim of the Valley Trail)
O: Deukmejian Wilderness Park (Rim of the Valley Trail): Moderately-paced 4 mile round trip, 1200' gain/loss hike. Deukmejian Wilderness Park is located in the northernmost spot of Glendale, overlooking the foothill communities of La Crescenta and Tujunga. The park covers 700 acres much of which was burned in the Station fire but well on its way to recovery. Volunteers have planted over 80 new seedling trees and have rebuilt this trail. We can admire the trail work especially as we approach to Haynes Canyon Fire road. The trail passes through the picturesque Cooks Canyon Stream bed for several hundred feet with its year-round running water and lush native plants. We will ascend Cooks Canyontoward Haynes Canyon Fire road and then return the same way. Leader: Karen Buehler 818-363-6216 firstname.lastname@example.org. Coleader: Bobcat Thompson
Directions: From Pasadena, take 210 Freeway north to Pennsylvania. Turn north/left on Pennsylvania then left on Foothill. From Foothill Boulevard, go north on New York Avenue to the dead end at Markridge Road. Turn left on Markridge Road and go 200 yards to the park entrance. Follow the entry road to the parking area.
Address: 3429 Markridge Road, Glendale Phone: (818) 548-2000
We will meet in the dirt parking area on the left.
Adventure Pass is not required.
This hike is cosponsored by the Angeles Chapter Sierra Club-Sign in sheet and waiver will be required and available at the trailhead.