Spend Thanksgiving in Grand Canyon National Park. Stay Thu & Fri at the South Rim and Sat night in historic Williams, AZ on Route 66. Return to LA Sun evening. Enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving meal, spectacular vistas on dayhikes along the rim and into the canyon, and explore interesting architectural and cultural sites. Harder/easier options offered each day. Optional historic train excursion on the Grand Cyn Rwy to Williams for Sat night ($54 est) instead of taking the bus. Cost includes chartered bus, bus snacks/drinks, 3 nights lodging, Sun lunch included on return trip. All other meals, including optional Thanksgiving dinner are your responsibility.
[Refugio State Beach, header image by Dan Valdez]
- November 26 - 29, 2015Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter
- January 29 - 31, 2016Sponsored by:Orange County Sierra Singles
Join OCSS for an awesome weekend adventure!. This trip has it all: Learn to cross-country ski in the backcountry with experienced instructors; enjoy backcountry ski touring and snowshoe touring with leaders; XC ski on your own at Tamarack Nordic Ski Center; Downhill ski or snowboard on Mammoth Mtn. Newcomers and Non skiers Welcome, tons of stuff to do in Mammoth! Leave O.C. 2 PM with pickup in San Fernando Valley. Return O.C. Sun. 10PM. Incl. bus, lodging, breakfasts, happy hour, Sun. dinner & bus refreshments. Ask about Transportation or Lodging only cost.
- March 3 - 4, 2016Sponsored by:Palos Verdes-South Bay Group, Orange County Sierra Singles, Wilderness Adventures Section
Ski Downhill or Snowboard on Mammoth Mtn. Daily guided backcountry ski tours and snowshoe tours with the leaders. Visit geological formations. XC Ski or Snowshoe on your own at Tamarack Nordic Center. Newcomers & Non skiers welcome.Mark Mitchell
- April 8 - 10, 2016Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Orange County Sierra Singles
Join us for an awesome weekend adventure! Downhill Ski or snowboard on Mammoth Mountain; backcountry ski touring and snowshoe touring with leaders; XC ski on your own at Tamarack Nordic Ski Center; hike, bike, gondola rides. Newcomers and Non skiers welcome, tons of stuff to do in Mammoth! Stay at Quality Inn (2 per rm, 2 beds, private.bath) close to shopping, night life, free shuttles. Leave O.C. 2 PM with pickup in San Fernando Valley. Return O.C. Sunday. 10PM. Includes. bus, lodging, full breakfasts, Saturday Night happy hour, Sunday dinner & bus refreshments.Donna Specht
- April 8 - 11, 2016Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Natural Science Section
Celebrate the Centennial of the National Park Service! Join us for a car camping and day hiking extravaganza to one of our newest National Parks, which features fascinating geology that about 23 million years ago was located near Lancaster. Talus caves, towering cliffs, and volcanic formations attract bats, condors, and climbers. We’ll hike among these wonders while also enjoying oak woodlands, chaparral, riparian areas, spring wildflowers, plus a variety of birds and other animals. If you need Environmental Awareness credits for your advanced leadership rating, this trip will qualify.
- June 18 - 25, 2016Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Backpacking Committee
No backpacking. In 8 days experience the unique and outstanding natural beauty of The Big Island- the active volcanoes, beaches, reefs, amazing sea life and cultural sites. Hikes include the lush Waipio Valley and black sands beach in the North Kohala rainforest (4 miles, 930’ loss and gain), and the Kilauea Iki Loop Trail (4 miles, 500' loss/gain). 2 nights Kalopa State Park cabins, 3 at cottages near Hawaii Volcanoes Nat Pk. Visit Volcano Observatory, hike Akaka Falls State Park, Kilauea Iki Crater, thru Thurston Lava Tube, & evening lava viewing (Pele permitting), and 2 nights condo in Kona. Snorkel/swim at picturesque beaches, swim near turtles and other marine life.