25, Thu., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Angeles Chapter Open House at the Zoo. Help
support GLS and learn more about the Sierra Club’s largest Chapter.
Many of the Chapter’s sections will be represented here. You can
learn about what they have to offer, and let them see what great
people we have in GLS! We will have our own table at this event, so
come on out and enjoy the evening with us. The Hundred Peaks
Section, Sierra Peaks Section, Wilderness Travel Course, and more-
they’ll all be there! Some food and drink will be available; last
year there were raffles and fun prizes given away. Bring your
friends and family! Help build bridges to the great Sierra Club
community and make new friends. Please, if you have one, please be
sure to wear your GLS t-shirt. For information, please contact Marie
at firstname.lastname@example.org. Location: Los Angeles Zoo, (Grand Room)
Griffith Park. Park in zoo main parking lot. Enter at Security
office, main entrance. Tell guard “Sierra Club,” then follow signs
to the Grand Room.
27, Sat. O: Zuma Loop Trail. Alan Schimpff, Tom Molloy. This
a great strenuous workout rewarded by beautiful scenery. The trail
includes two major ascents, a descent into Zuma Canyon, crossing a
stream and a traverse along a ridge with beautiful ocean views.
Round-trip: 11 miles, 2800 elevation gain and loss Bring at least 2
quarts of water and the 10 essentials. Meet at 9:30 AM at the
trailhead. If taking the 101 west, turn left on Kanan Road and head
over the mountains to PCH. On PCH, head northwest for about ½ mile
(or two stoplights) until you reach Busch Road. Turn right on Busch
and follow it to the end of the road which is the trailhead, park
there. If taking PCH west, pass Kanan Road until you come to Busch
Road about ½ mile (or two stoplights) later. Turn right on Busch and
follow it to the end of the road which is the trailhead. Questions?
Contact leaders at 310-589-9125.
Oct 4, Saturday. O: Cajon Pass. Mike Brostoff, Grace Hengst. Cajon
Pass is the mountain pass between the San Bernardinos and the San
Gabriels where interstate 15 heads north from LA. We will meet at
the intersection of the 15 and the 138 and hike 5.5 miles west on
the Pacific Crest Trail, and then return We will walk underneath the
15, through the Southern Pacific Railroad tracks, over the San
Andreas Fault and passing by many outcroppings of the Mormon Rocks.
Bring water, sun protection, layers especially if it is cold, lunch,
10 essentials. Hike starts at 9:00 AM. If conditions are bad at the
pass but good elsewhere, we will find an alternate hike. For more
information and to RSVP, contact Mike Brostoff. email@example.com.
Oct 12, Sunday. O: Mt. Disappointment (5994’), San Gabriel Pk
(6161’) and Mueller Tunnel. Dora Olea, Gail Wise. Let’s
start with the name: Why is this mountain called “Disappointment”?
Why such a weird odd name for a mountain - disappointment? Indeed,
it was a disappointment for the government surveyors who lugged
their equipment to the top of the mountain in 1875, but the mountain
was not high enough, so they had to continue to the higher summit of
San Gabriel Peak to do their surveying. The reward was and still is
that the views from both summits are panoramic. A moderate-paced 7
miles rt. loop with 1400’ elevation gain and 1019’ loss. Last but
not least, we will hike the famous Cliff Trail between Eaton Saddle
and Markham Saddle, now bypassed by the Mueller Tunnel. This trip
requires a shuttle and a National Forest Adventure Pass for parking.
Dogs carry their own water. Bring 10 essentials, 3 qtrs. water (more
if it’s hot out), lug soles, hiking poles (optional), sunscreen,
sunglasses, hat, snacks and lunch. Meet 8:20 am because we will
taking off at 8:30am sharp. Directions: 210 W. exit on Angeles Crest
Highway, La Canada rideshare point for carpooling. Questions? Dora
Oct 18. O: Evening Meditation Hike on Westridge. Nancy
Beverly, Anna Baum. Join us for a silent, walking
meditation hike in the Santa Monica Mountains as the sun goes down.
We’ll meet at 5:45 p.m. at the top of paved Westridge where the fire
road of the same name begins. After some brief instructions and a
little centering exercise, we’ll head off. This is a moderate 7.4
mile out ‘n’ back hike with some modest hills along the way (the
first two miles are uphill, but it’s gradual). Bring lugsole boots,
water, snacks, and layers in case it gets chilly. No dogs please.
There is a little park at the turnaround spot – which has picnic
tables, a restroom and a water fountain (none of those are at the
trail head). We may or may not break the silence to check in and see
what insights people have had along the way. The sun sets at 6:15,
so we’ll have twilight at the start but it’ll be dark on the return.
As with Griffith Park, which we hike in darkness much of the year,
we’re on a wide fire road and the bounce from the city lights should
be enough to illuminate the way back. Bring a light for emergency
purposes if you like but we won’t turn them on otherwise.
Directions: go west on Sunset Blvd. from the 405. At the light at
Mandeville Canyon Rd., turn right. At the first stop sign
(Mandeville Lane is on the right), roll forward a few feet to
Westridge and turn left. Stay on Westridge all the way to the top –
ignore the many turn offs along the very steep way including the one
to Banyon (the hike isn’t nearly as steep as the drive up!). Park on
the paved street, the little dirt lot at the top is a bit tight on
space. Questions? Contact Nancy, nancy at sbcglobal.net.
Oct 25, Sat, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (time tentative). Angeles
Chapter Leadership Training. Become a qualified
Sierra Club leader. The Leadership Training Program can prepare you
to lead Angeles Chapter outings. Whatever your passion -- biking,
climbing, hiking, photography, rafting, sailing, skiing, and much,
much more - the LTP is your gateway to leading groups of folks who
share your passion. Seminar at the Costa Mesa Community Center, 1845
Park Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. For information, see the LTC
website (http://angeles.sierraclub.org/ltc/). Deadline for receipt
of application is October 11. No registration after this date or at
Oct 25, Sat. O: Orchard Camp, via Sierra Madre. Dora
Olea, Diane Zaepfel. Que calor! Let’s beat the heat
with a moderate paced hike, 9 miles rt with 2000’ elevation
gain/loss on a trail that the Gabrielino Indians forged as a
footpath on their way to the majestic Mt. Wilson. Later on, around
1800s, two colorful mountaineers, George Aiken and George Islip,
planted a small grove of apple, cherry, plum and chestnut trees.
With the maturity of these trees, the place became known as Orchard
Camp. On our way back, Diane will take us for a delicious lunch in a
funky place which is her specialty. Bring 2 liters of water, lug
soles, sunscreen, and snacks. Dogs welcome. Bathrooms at the
trailhead Meet at Miramonte Ave. near the junction of Mt. Wilson
Trail Rd. at 8am. Driving Directions: From the Foothill Freeway
(210) in Arcadia, exit on Baldwin Ave. and head north. Turn right on
Miramonte Ave. near the junction of Mt. Wilson Trail Road, which is
on your left. Rain cancels. Questions? Contact Dora, (213) 200-0239
Nov 1, Saturday. O: Vasquez Rocks. Dora Olea, Grace Hengst. Amazing
what 25 million years of earthquake activity can do! A beautiful
outcropping landscape of rocks’ history that began in prehistoric
times when the sandstone rocks were uplifted at a picturesque angle,
showing their jagged red features. In 1874 Tiburcio Vasquez, one of
California’s most notorious bandits, used these rocks to elude
capture by law enforcement. It has been a popular filming location
for movies, television shows and commercials. We’ll hike up to the
Sanctuary Cave, over the Bandito Trail and the Geological Trail.
About four miles with elevation gain/loss of less than 1000 ft.
Great opportunities for taking pictures as well as identify many
species of flora and perhaps fauna. K-9s welcome. Bring lug soles,
lunch, sunscreen, hat and sunglasses as well as plenty of water.
Contact leaders Grace (323) 697-6886, or Dora (213) 200-0239 or
firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the hike. Meet 9
am. From the Antelope Freeway (14) near Canyon Country, exit on Agua
Dulce Road. Head north 1.5 miles. Agua Dulce swings west and you
join Escondido Canyon Road, proceeding 0.25 miles to the signed
Vasquez Rocks County Park entrance on your right. Rain cancels.
Nov 7-10, Fri - Mon. O: Joshua Tree Carcamp. Dora Olea, Grace Hengst. Circumstances
of life have prevented us from putting a foot on the ground at J-T.
Well, now we are going to put both feet: for one day, two or three
(you choose). We will have hikes from 8 miles rt. to a 5 miles rt.
or if you choose just to read or catch up with your needlework, this
is the trip for you. The campsite has a limited space for
participants and parking; therefore, carpooling is recommended. Cost
not exceed $20.00 dollars. To reserve your spot, you MUST mail your
check before Saturday, November 1st. RSVP and more details, contact
Dora at (213) 200-0239 or email@example.com.
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