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 email@example.com. 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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News of the Recent China Trip
China Highlight/Yangtze River
April 20, 2013 - May 4, 2013
Pictures courtesy of Fred Dong
The trip was a well-paced journey to China. It explored Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, where the Emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties lived. Climb the Great Wall, took a boat cruise on the Grand Canal of Hangzhou, and visit Suzhou's Silk factory. Set sail on the Yangtze River, enjoyed the wonderful scene of deep and quiet gorges, and the magnificent peaks as if they were cut by axes and knives. Took 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. it also visited 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. Discovered the mile-long riverside embankment where foreign investors once held sway over Shanghai.
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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:
Saturday, July 13, 2013 8:00am Crescenta Valley Group
Saturday, July 13, 3012, 8:00 AM. Annual July Hike & Brunch. Meet at the Deukmejian Wilderness Park at 8:00 AM for a short hike to water recently planted trees and return by 9:30 for brunch. For further information, phone Wayne Fisher (818) 353-4181. 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
Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 8:00am Crescenta Valley Group
O: Hike & Book Signing with Author on the Beaudry Loop in the Verdugo Mountains
Date:Sunday, November 17, 2013 Time:9:00 AM
Presented by:Crescenta Valley Group
Leader:Fred Dong - 818-545-3878 firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Buehler email@example.com
Location:Beaudry Terrace and Beaudry Boulevard, Glendale, CA 91208, USA
O: Join us for a hike and book signing with David Money Harris, the co-author of 101 Hikes in Southern California. We will be doing hike number 16 from the book which is referred to as Verdugo Mountains, South End Loop and known to locals as the Beaudry Loop. This is a loop hike that travels on the Beaudry north and south fire roads. Meet and hike with 101 Hikes in Southern California co-author David Money Harris on this is a 6 mile, 1500' gain and loss hike that the author says has "incomparable city and regional views". Find out from the author about the many hikes that his book covers in Southern California. Meet 9 am at intersection of Beaudry Blvd and Beaudry Terrace in Glendale, (from Canada Blvd go west on Country Club Drive, left on Beaudry and park on residential street.). Rain cancels hike but not book signing.
This event is sponsored by the Crescenta Valley Group of the Sierra Club. Sierra Club requires all participants sign a liability waiver.