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PAST Scheduled Outings - 2002

This is a list of Hundred Peaks Section sponsored outings that have been published in the section newsletter, the Lookout and/or the Angeles Chapter Schedule of Activities.

For complete leadership contact information, it is necessary to obtain a copy of the Angeles Chapter Schedule of Activities.


January

2002

Jan 2
WED
I Sawtooth Mountain (5200'), Burnt Peak (5788'), Liebre Mountain (5760'): Start your year off right with a strenuous, but moderately paced hike on road, trail and some steep slippery cross-country in proposed Castaic Wilderness. Do one, two or all three peaks. 16 miles round trip, 3200' gain. Dirt road driving high clearance vehicles recommended. Email leader for details. Leader: Byron Prinzmetal Assistant(s): Mars Bonfire, George Wysup, Carleton Shay
Jan 4
FRI
I Onyx Peak #2 (5244'): Moderately paced, moderately strenuous hike over steep rocky cross-country terrain, about 6 miles round trip, 2000' gain. Meet 7:30 am Sylmar rideshare point. Bring ten essentials including a head lamp, water and lunch. Leader: Byron Prinzmetal Assistant(s): Mars Bonfire, Carleton Shay
Jan 6
SUN
I Black Mountain #6 (5244'), Red Mountain (5261'): Cross a caldera and investigate strange summit artifacts on these unusual Mojave Desert peaks. Each peak 6-8 miles round trip, 1200' gain, do one or both. Call or email leader week of hike to confirm. Leader: George Wysup Assistant(s): Tom Hill
Co-sponsored with San Gorgonio Chapter
Jan 7
MON
I Lookout Mountain #2 (6812'): Visit this historic summit on a moderately paced, strenuous hike on trail and steep, slippery, brushy cross-country, 10 miles round trip, 2500' gain. Meet 7:30 am Monrovia rideshare point. Bring ten essentials, water and lunch. Leader: Byron Prinzmetal Assistant(s): Carleton Shay, Mars Bonfire
Jan 9
WED
I Lizard Head (5350+'), Cuyama Peak (5878'): Enjoy a seldom led hike to beautiful Lizard Head. Moderately paced, strenuous 11 miles round trip, 3500' gain, mostly on a steep, slippery, brushy cross-country in Los Padres NF. Very difficult 4x4 dirt rd driving required which could limit the number of participants. Send email with vehicle info, H&W phones and recent conditioning to Leader: Byron Prinzmetal Assistant(s): Mars Bonfire, Carleton Shay
Jan 12
SAT
I Warren Point (5103'): Hone your route finding and outing leadership skills at a full day hands on class at beautiful Joshua Tree NP. The class is intended for potential "I" rated leaders and those "I" rated leaders wanting to improve upon their skills. The class is limited in size to six students. Three or more hours of homework are required plus the purchase of text books and maps. Send sase with current leadership rating, H&W phones, email address, 8x10 envelope w/$1.25 postage and a $20 deposit ($15 refundable at class site) to Leader: Byron Prinzmetal Assistant(s): Mars Bonfire, Southern Courtney, Bob Beach
Jan 12
SAT
I Caliente Mountain (5536'): Long paved road drive and Strenuous cross-country hike (new HPS route 2, from south side) in San Luis Obispo County; some class 2. 11 miles round trip, 4000' gain. Send SASE or E-SASE with recent conditioning and contact information to Leader: George Wysup Assistant(s): Larry Hoak
Jan 12
SAT
I Mount Emma (5273'), Old Mount Emma (5063'), Cole Point (5604'): Three lovely peaks to climb in mid-winter. Great Antelope Valley views. Prospective WTC students welcome as a pre-conditioning hike. Approx. 11 miles round trip with 2500' gain. Meet 7:00 a.m. La Cañada rideshare point. Bring 3 liters water, lunch, mandatory lugsoles, 10 essentials. Rain cancels. Leader: Cheryl Gill Assistant(s): Luella Fickle
Co-sponsored with OCSS, WTC
Jan 12
SAT
O San Gabriel Peak (6161'), Mount Disappointment (5960'), Mount Deception (5796'): Spend quality time with your Pooch on a comfortably paced, moderate 6 miles round trip, 1400' gain hike on trail/road in San Gabriel Mountains. Bring water, munchies, and leash for you and your furry friend. Rain/snow cancels. Meet 8:00 a.m. at La Cañada rideshare point. Leader: Maggie Wilson Assistant(s): Julie Rush
Co-sponsored with K-9 Committee
Jan 13
SUN
I Warren Point (5103'), Queen Mountain (5680'): Pleasant outing visits two peaks in Joshua Tree National Park. Moderate hike with moderate pace, 6 miles round trip, 1200' gain for each peak, do one or both. Call leader week of hike to confirm. Leader: Tom Hill Assistant(s): Virgil Popescu
Jan 13
SUN
O McPherson Peak (5749'), Peak Mountain (5843'): Moderately paced, 15 miles round trip, 3800' gain, mostly trail and fire road hike from Aliso County Park and Campground. Consider stay over after the Caliente Mountain hike on Saturday. To find meeting place and time phone or email Leader: George Wysup Assistant(s): Sandy Burnside
Jan 16
WED
I Bighorn Mountains (5894'): Cross-country pathfinder route in the Bighorn Mountain Wilderness. Moderately paced, 6 miles round trip, 2600' gain. Meet 7:30 am at McDonalds at Cajon Junction (I-15 and Hwy 138). Call or email leader the week of the hike to confirm. Bring 10 essentials. Leader: Sandy Burnside Assistant(s): Byron Prinzmetal
Jan 20
SUN
O Mount Wilson (5710'): Moderately paced, 15 miles round trip, 4500' gain trail hike up the historic Mount Wilson Trail from Sierra Madre. Meet 7:30 a.m. at the trailhead (Mira Monte Ave east of Baldwin in Sierra Madre). Bring at least 3 liters water, lunch, other 8 essentials. Rain cancels. Leader: Sandy Burnside Assistant(s): George Wysup
Co-sponsored with San Gorgonio Chapter
Jan 27
SUN
I I: Bernard Peak (5,430'), Little Berdoo Peak (5,440'), Mount Inspiration (5,280'): Moderately paced hike in beautiful Joshua Tree NP over cross-country desert terrain. Approx 8 miles round trip, 2,500' gain, dirt road driving, high clearance. Meet 7:00 a.m. Junction of Hwy 62 and Hwy 247 in Yucca Valley. Send e-mail or sase to Sara to get on participant list. Bring 10 essentials, water, lunch, and lug boots. Leader: Sara Wyrens Assistant(s): Paul Graff
Co-sponsored with OCSS, Palos Verdes, Orange Co Sierra Sage
Jan 27
SUN
O Mount Lukens (5074'): From Highway 2: Moderate hike, moderate pace 10 miles round trip, 2600' gain, mainly on road. Enjoy cool conditions on this trip to the highest point in the City of Los Angeles. Great views, good companions. Meet 8:00 a.m. La Cañada rideshare point. Bring sturdy footwear, lunch, and water for you and your canine friends. Rain cancels. Leader: Maggie Wilson Assistant(s): Virgil Popescu
Co-sponsored with K-9 Committee
Jan 27
SUN
O Smith Mountain (5111'): 7 miles round trip, 1800' gain on nice trail with some very steep cross-country at the end. Recover from HPS banquet hangover. Well-behaved pooches and mutts OK. Meet 9:00 a.m. at Azusa with warm clothing, rain gear, water, lunch. Rain cancels. Leader: John Connelly Assistant(s): George Wysup
Co-sponsored with San Gorgonio Chapter
February

2002

Feb 2
SAT
I Winston Peak (7502'), Winston Ridge (7003'), Mount Akawie (7283'): Celebrate Groundhog Day with a cross-country snowshoe hike in the San Gabriel Mountains. We will also bag Akawie if conditions are favorable. Moderately strenuous 5.5 miles, 2300' gain with Akawie; 4 miles, 1800' gain without. Some steep, slippery spots and possible ice and soft deep snow. No first-time snowshoers; ice axe not required. Meet 8:00 a.m. La Cañada rideshare point. Bring ten essentials, snowshoes, waterproofed boots, warm clothing, lunch. Gaiters will be helpful. Unfavorable conditions will postpone. Contact leader the day before if weather is questionable. Leader: Sandy Sperling Assistant(s): Mars Bonfire
Feb 2
SAT
I Beginner Navigation Class: Learn how to read a topo map, use a compass and start to learn to navigate. Several hours of homework required prior to the class plus the purchase of a orienteering compass and class text book. Class at Griffith Park Ranger Station limited in size, includes hands-on practice. Send SASE with nonrefundable $20 check made out to Registrar/Instructor Leader: Byron Prinzmetal Assistant(s): Harry Freimanis, Southern Courtney
Co-sponsored with LTC
Feb 4
MON
I Backus Peak (6651'), Russell Peak (6696'): Please join us as we hike these two wonderful, beautiful rugged peaks near Walker Pass named after two of HPS' most esteemed pioneers. Moderately paced but strenuous. 8 mi, 3500' gain on road and steep slippery, cross country with some class two rock. Meet 6 am at Sylmar rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, ten essentials, headlamp with extra batteries. Leader: Byron Prinzmetal Assistant(s): Mars Bonfire, Carleton Shay
Feb 6
WED
I Tehachapi Mountain (7960+'), Black Mountain # 3 (5686'): Moderately paced strenuous snowshoe hike of about 4 miles round trip, 1000' gain to Tehachapi Mountain followed by a cross-country steep 1700' gain, 3 miles round trip hike to Black. Send email with snowshoe experience to Leader: Byron Prinzmetal Assistant(s): Mars Bonfire
Feb 9
SAT
I Mount Emma (5273'), Old Mount Emma (5063'): Moderate hike, moderate pace 7 miles round trip, 2000' gain. Escape Los Angeles on this trip to two peaks near Palmdale. Nice winter landscapes with great views. Meet 8:00 a.m. Sylmar rideshare point. Bring sturdy footwear, lunch, and water for you and your canine pals. Rain cancels. If in doubt call leader week of hike. Leader: Virgil Popescu Assistant(s): Maggie Wilson
Co-sponsored with K-9 Committee
Feb 9
SAT
I Monument Mountain (4834'): Climb this seldom led, highest peak in the Hexie mountains in south Joshua Tree National Park for great views and a good workout. Strenuous, moderate pace, cross-country, 12 miles round trip 1594' gain. 4WD needed. Meet 6:30 a.m. Pomona rideshare point or 7:15 a.m. on street behind Denny4's, Alabama Ave, 1 blk North of I-10 in Redlands. Call or e-mail a leader a few days before the hike. Bring essentials, lunch, water. Leader: Harvey Ganz Assistant(s): George Wysup
Co-sponsored with San Gorgonio Chapter
Feb 9
SAT
I Lost Horse Mountain (5313'), Ryan Mountain (5457'): Hone your route finding and outing leadership skills at a full day hands on class at beautiful Joshua Tree NP. The class is intended for potential "I" rated leaders and those "I" rated leaders wanting to improve upon their skills. The class is limited in size to six students. Three or more hours of homework are required plus the purchase of text books and maps. Send sase with current leadership rating, H&W phones, email address, 9x11" envelope w/$1.25 postage and a $20 deposit ($15 refundable at class site) to Leader: Byron Prinzmetal Assistant(s): Mars Bonfire, Southern Courtney, Bob Beach
Feb 13
WED
  Climbers Social Hour and Joint Meeting: Climbers Social Hour before the Joint Meeting: Join us for the 7th annual joint climbing groups meeting at the best happy hour in downtown Los Angeles! McCormick and Schmicks Restaurant, 633 W. 5th St, 4th floor. Free validated self-parking after 3pm, just blocks from the Department of Water and Power Building. Look for our table at 5am. Send email for directions to Leader: Erik Siering

Joint Meeting: Doug Mantle will give a program of his climb of the classic obelisk peak in the Khumbu region of Nepal in the Himalayas. See this expedition to this lofty 22,496' peak. Meet at 7:30 pm Department of Water and Power, SF Room, 111 N. Hope St., LA. Free secured parking on site. Mention Sierra Club to guard.
Feb 14
THU
  Management Meeting: Please join us for our monthly open management committee meeting. Please call or email the HPS Program Chair, Laura Joseph, for time and place. Laura can be reached at ljoseph2@earthlink.net or (626) 356-4158.
Feb 15-17
FRI-SUN
I Mount Pinos (8831'), Sawmill Mountain (8818'), Grouse Mountain (8582'), Cerro Noroeste (8280'): Experience the magic of Winter in Los Padres National Forest on this snow camp and snowshoe backpack in the tall pines. No ice axe or crampons required. Moderately paced, yet very strenuous, 11 miles round trip, 2600' elevation gain. Send (e)sase stating conditioning and experience to Leader: Sandy Burnside Assistant(s): Mars Bonfire, Byron Prinzmetal, George Wysup
Co-sponsored with San Gorgonio Chapter
Feb 20
WED
I Winston Peak (7502'), Winston Ridge (7003'): Moderately paced strenuous snowshoe hike of about 6 miles round trip, 1500' gain. Send email with snowshoe experience to Leader: Byron Prinzmetal Assistant(s): Mars Bonfire
Feb 22-24
FRI-SUN
I San Jacinto Peak (10804'), Jean Peak (10670'), Marion Mountain (10320'), Cornell Peak (9750'): Romp in the snow as you gaze down on the desert on this snow camp and snowshoe backpack to the high peaks in San Jacinto State Wilderness. No ice axe or crampons required. Moderately paced, yet very strenuous, 10 miles round trip, 3400' elevation gain. Space limited by permit. Send sase stating conditioning and experience to Leader: Mars Bonfire Assistant(s): Sandy Burnside, Virgil Popescu
Feb 23
SAT
I Red Mountain (5261'), Black Mountain #6 (5244'): Moderately paced 8 miles round trip, 3000' gain hike mostly cross-country. Newcomers welcome. Meet 7:00 a.m. Canyon Country rideshare point. Bring minimum 2 quarts water, lunch. Leader: Maura Raffensperger Assistant(s): David Beymer
Feb 23
SAT
O Big Morongo Nature Preserve: Nestled among the Little San Bernardino Mountains, the desert oasis at Big Morongo Canyon is one of the 10 largest cottonwood and willow riparian (riverside) habitats in California. The upstream end of the canyon lies in the Mojave Desert, while its downstream portion opens into the Colorado Desert. About 6 miles, slow pace with lots of stops to learn about this magnificent area. LTC natural history credit available. Meet 6:30 am park and ride on Myrtle Ave one block south of 210 freeway in Monrovia. Bring ten essentials, water, lunch and monocular/binoculars for bird watching. Leader: Byron Prinzmetal Assistant(s): Southern Courtney Naturalists: Ginny Heringer, Sherry Ross
Co-sponsored with Natural Science
Feb 24
SUN
I Backus Peak (6651'), Russell Peak (6696'): Strenuous cross-country hike to HPS-named peaks near Walker Pass. Cross-country to Backus, run class 2 ridge (unless there is serious snow) to Russell, world class scree descent. 8 mile loop, 3000' gain. Phone or e-mail leader a few days before the trip. Leader: Larry Hoak Assistant(s): George Wysup
Feb 24
SUN
I Warren Point (5103'): Hone your route finding and outing leadership skills at a full day hands on class at beautiful Joshua Tree NP. The class is intended for potential "I" rated leaders and those "I" rated leaders wanting to improve upon their skills. The class is limited in size to six students. Three or more hours of homework are required plus the purchase of text books and maps. Send sase with current leadership rating, H&W phones, email address, 9x11" envelope w/$1.25 postage and a $20 deposit ($15 refundable at class site) to Leader: Byron Prinzmetal Assistant(s): Southern Courtney, Bob Beach
Feb 27
WED
I Kratka Ridge (7515'), Mount Akawie (7283'): Moderately paced strenuous snowshoe hike of about 6 miles round trip, 2000' gain. Send email with snowshoe experience to Leader: Byron Prinzmetal Assistant(s): Mars Bonfire, George Wysup
March
Mar 1-3
FRI-SUN
I San Gorgonio Mountain (11,499'), Charlton Peak (10,806'), Jepson Peak (11,205'), Dobbs Peak (10,459'): Ascend the Big One and enjoy its neighbors on this snow camp and snowshoe backpack to the arctic alpine life zone. No ice axe or crampons required. Moderately paced, very strenuous, 18 miles round trip, 6200' elevation gain. Space limited by permit. Send sase stating conditioning and experience to Leader: Mars Bonfire Assistant(s): Sandy Burnside, Virgil Popescu, George Wysup
Co-sponsored with San Gorgonio Chapter
Mar 1
FRI
I Unnamed Peak (6274'), Pinyon Mountain (6182'): Come join us as we explore peaks east and south east of Mayan. The unnamed peak is a craggy spire of beautiful desert rock that can be seen for miles around. It is the highest peak in the area. The hike will be moderate in pace but of unknown distance and gain. Bring ten essentials. Meet 7:30 am at Sylmar rideshare point. Email leader week of hike to confirm. Leader: Byron Prinzmetal. Co-Leader: George Wysup
Mar 3
SUN
I Chaparrosa Peak (5541'): Moderate hiking in unique desert terrain along a running stream. Learn from our naturalists about the flora and history of the area. About 8 miles 1500' cross-country hike. LTC natural history credit available for leaders. Meet 7:30 AM at Pomona rideshare point. Bring ten essentials, lunch and water. Rain cancels. Naturalists: Ginny Heringer, Sherry Ross of NSS and Brad Cadman of Wildlands Conservancy. Leaders: Byron Prinzmetal, Maura Raffensperger, Dave Beymer
Co-sponsored with Natural Science, LTC
Mar 4
MON
O Iron Mountain #2 (5636'), Fox Mountain #2 (5033'), Condor Peak (5440'): These peaks in the proposed Condor Peak Wilderness used to be part of the California condor range. Climb above the smog for a bird's eye view of the Tujunga Wash area. Strenuous trail hike of 3500' gain, 15 miles round trip. Hike is inverted -- we will start higher than the peaks, hike down to Fox and then back up to the cars. Dirt road driving with high clearance recommended. Meet 6:30 am, La Cañada rideshare point. Bring lunch, water, ten essentials including a head lamp. Leaders: Byron Prinzmetal, Carleton Shay, Patty Rambert
Mar 6
WED
I Gobbler's Knob (6955'), Circle Mountain (6880'): Moderately paced moderate hike of about 7 mi, 2000' gain on trail & steep, slippery cross-country. Meet 7:30 am at Monrovia rideshare point. Bring ten essentials, lunch and water. Rain cancels. Leaders: Mars Bonfire, Carleton Shay, Byron Prinzmetal
Mar 9
SAT
I Black Mountain #6 (5244'), Red Mountain (5261'): Strenuous, moderate pace. Do one or both. Black is approx 5 miles round trip with 1400' gain and Red is approximately 5 miles round trip 1400' gain. Bring 10 essentials, lunch. Meet 6:30 AM at the Sylmar rideshare point. Leaders: Harvey Ganz, Virgil Popescu
Mar 9
SAT
O Mount Lowe (5603'): Join us with your well-mannered k9 for a 4 miles round trip hike, 1000' gain, to one of the historic peaks in the San Gabriels. Good hike for beginners. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring lunch, lugsoles, leash, water for you and k9. Rain cancels. Leaders: Charlotte Feitshans, Tammy Solko
Co-sponsored with K-9 Committee
Mar 9
SAT
O Mount Lowe (5603'), Mount Markham (5742'): Newcomers welcome on this moderately paced hike to peaks via site of historic Alpine Tavern. 7.5 miles round trip, 2100' gain from Eaton Saddle. Enjoy great views of Los Angeles Basin, surrounding peaks. Meet 8:00 a.m. La Cañada rideshare point. Bring lug soles, 2 quarts water, lunch. Rain/snow cancels. Leaders: Peter Glover, Susanne Weil
Mar 9
SAT
O Santa Paula Peak (4957'): Beautiful view form front range peak near Fillmore in Ventura County, strenuous 12 miles round trip, 4000' gain on trail. Enjoy the highest peak on the Lower Peaks List and one of the tougher ones. Similar to an HPS peak, but we will hike at a more moderate pace. Meet 7 am Sylmar rideshare point. Call or email leader week of hike to confirm weather conditions and rancher's permission. Leader: Tom Hill Co-Leader: Luella Fickle
Co-sponsored with Lower Peaks
Mar 10
SUN
O Mount Sally (5,408'), Mount Mooney (5,840'), Mount Hillyer (6,200'): Join us to bag three peaks off of Angeles Crest Hwy in the San Gabriels. Comfortably paced, easy 5 miles round trip, 1,150' gain hike on firebreak, jeep road and trail. Bring water and munchies for you and your pooch, leash, rain/warm clothing. Meet 7:00 a.m. at La Cañada rideshare point. Rain cancels. Leader: Maggie Wilson Co-Leader: Virgil Popescu
Co-sponsored with K-9 Committee
Mar 14
THU
Management Meeting: Please join us for our monthly open management committee meeting. Please call or email the HPS Program Chair, Laura Joseph, for time and place. Laura can be reached at ljoseph2@earthlink.net or (626) 356-4158.
Mar 15
FRI
I Martinez Mountain (6560'), Sheep Mountain (5141'): Very strenuous but moderately paced 18 miles round trip, 5500' gain hike in Santa Rosas on Cactus Spring trail and cross-country with some rock scrambling. Some hiking in darkness is a possibility. SASE or ESASE stating recent hiking experience and contact information to Leader: George Wysup Co-Leader: Carleton Shay
Co-sponsored with San Gorgonio Chapter
Mar 17
SUN
O Smith Mountain (5111'): Enjoy end-of-winter excursion to this nearby peak with great views of the San Gabriel Valley, moderate 6 miles round trip, 1800' gain. Meet 9:00 a.m. Azusa. Bring water, lunch. Rain cancels. Leader: James Carden Co-Leaders: Virgil Popescu, Tom Hill
Mar 23
SAT
I Backus Peak (6651'), Russell Peak (6696'): Moderately paced strenuous cross-country hike to rugged peaks near Walker Pass named after two of HPS' most respected leaders. Cross-country to Backus and then along ridge with some class 2 rock to Russell. 8 mile loop, 3500' gain. Send sase or esase with contact information and recent experience to Maura. Leader: Maura Raffensperger Co-Leader: David Beymer
Mar 23
SAT
O Chaparrosa Peak (5541'): Enjoy this loop trip to an easy peak in a new nature preserve near Yucca Valley, 7 miles round trip, 1300' gain. The trail was designed for equestrians but is mostly used by hikers and has some unusual features. Meet 8:00 a.m. Pomona rideshare point. Newcomers welcome. Bring water, lunch, warm clothing. Rain cancels. Leaders: Janet Yang, John Connelly
Mar 25
MON
I Sunset Peak (5796'): Moderately paced, moderate hike over brushy cross-country terrain, 5 miles round trip, 1500' gain. Meet 7:30 a.m. at Monrovia rideshare point. Bring ten essentials, water and lunch. Leaders: Carleton Shay, Mars Bonfire
Mar 30
SAT
0 Mount Lukens (5074'): Moderately paced 8 miles round trip, 3200' gain on road/trail to highest point in the city of Los Angeles. Contact karen@mtpinos.com week of hike to confirm. Bring 10 essentials, water, lunch. Provisional Leader: Karen Leverich Assistant(s): Mars Bonfire
Mar 30-31
SAT-SUN
I Little Berdoo (5440+'), Bernard Peak (5360+'), Lost Horse Mountain (5313'), Queen Mountain (5680+'), Inspiration Point (5575'), Warren Point (5103'): Moderately paced desert cross-country hikes. Sat climb Little Berdoo, Bernard, and Lost Horse Mountain. for 12 miles round trip, 2420' gain. Sun climb Queen, Inspiration, and Warren for 10 miles round trip, 2700' gain. A lot of dirt/gravel road driving on Sat; high clearance vehicles required. Send sase or esase with recent hiking experience and contact info to Maura. Leaders: David Beymer, Maura Raffensperger
April
Apr 3
WED
O Josephine Peak (5558') via Colby Canyon We will do 10 miles with 2100' gain at a moderate pace. Optional shorter hike just to Josephine Saddle. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, hiking footwear. Leaders: Doris Duval, John DePoy
Co-sponsored with Local Hikes
Apr 6
SAT
I Martinez Mountain (6560'), Sheep Mountain (5141'): Long dayhike in our new National Monument in the rugged Santa Rosa Mountains south of Palm Springs via the Cactus Spring Trail approach. The trip is very strenuous, 18 miles round trip, 5500' gain with much cross-country in desert terrain, but our pace will be moderate. Send sase or esase with recent conditioning and experience to Leader: Tom Hill Co-Leaders: David Beymer, Maura Raffensperger
Apr 6
SAT
O Josephine Peak (5538'): Enjoy trek up Colby Canyon to great peak vistas. Moderately paced 5.5 mile loop, 1900' gain, short car shuttle. Meet 8:00 a.m. La Cañada rideshare point. Bring 2 liters water, lunch, lugsoles, 10 essentials. Leaders: Peter Glover, Susanne Weil
Apr 6
SAT
O Topatopa Bluff (6367'): Strenuous 14 miles round trip, 4500' gain hike over established trails in Los Padres National Forest. Send sase or email, conditioning and experience to Leader: Kate Rogowski Assistant(s): Janet Yang
Apr 6
SAT
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Rabbit Peak #1 (5307'), Granite Mountain #1 (6600'), Round Top (6316'), Iron Mountain #3 (5040'): Moderately paced, very strenuous hike over very steep slippery, brushy cross-country terrain, 14 miles round trip, 4000' gain. Meet 8 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring ten essentials, water, lunch. Leaders: Larry Hoak, Virgil Popescu
Apr 7
SUN
  Basic Leadership Training Clinic: Expand your knowledge on how to lead a safe, enjoyable and inspired outing. Open to all existing Angeles Chapter leaders who have led at least 5 non-provisional outings. Several hours of homework required prior to the class, plus the purchase of the class textbook. Class to be held at Griffith Park Ranger Station and is limited in size. Send sase, current rating, list of the last 5 scheduled hikes you have led, nonrefundable $20 check (Sierra Club) to Registrar/Instructor: Byron Prinzmetal. Instructors: Dan Richter, Duane McRuer, Southern Courtney
Apr 10
WED
O Smith Mountain (5111'): Easy smell-the-roses paced, moderate 7 miles round trip, 1800' gain hike to front range peak on lovely trail and steep, slippery cross-country. Route takes us to the edge of the beautiful San Gabriel Wilderness. Meet 9:00 am Azusa rideshare point. Bring ten essentials, lunch and water. Rain postpones. To confirm, send e-mail week of hike to leverich@mtpinos.com. Provisional Leader: Brian Leverich Co-Leaders: Byron Prinzmetal, Sandy Burnside
Apr 11
THU
Management Meeting: Please join us for our monthly open management committee meeting. Please call or email the HPS Program Chair, Laura Joseph, for time and place. Laura can be reached at ljoseph2@earthlink.net or (626) 356-4158.
Apr 13
SAT
O Mount Emma (5273'): Moderately paced, 2 miles round trip, 1,000' gain. A good one for beginners! Call or email leader week of hike to confirm. Bring 10 essentials, water, lunch. Provisional Leader: Karen Leverich Assistant(s): Mars Bonfire.
Apr 13
SAT
O Mount Deception (5796'), Mount Disappointment (5960'), San Gabriel Peak(6161'), Mount Markham (5742'), Mount Lowe (5603'): Moderately paced 14 miles round trip, 4000+' gain strenuous, all-day jaunt on trails. Possibly also Occidental Peak (5732') and Mount Wilson (drive up). Meet 7:00 a.m. La Cañada rideshare point. Bring 3 quarts liquid, good boots, lunch. Rain cancels. Check with leader the week prior regarding weather conditions. Leader: John Connelly Assistant(s): Kate Rogowski
Apr 13
SAT
O Mount Lowe (5603'): Moderately fast-paced 13 miles round trip, 3800' gain semi-loop along beautiful historic route going up Castle Cyn and down Sam Merrill Trail. Meet 7:50 am top of Lake St (Altadena) with water, lunch, good footwear, suitable layered clothing. Heavy rain cancels. Leaders: Rosemary Campbell, Deborah Nakamoto
Co-sponsored with Wilderness Adventures
Apr 14
SUN
I Hines Peak (6716'): Moderately paced strenuous 15 miles round trip, 5200' gain to remote peak in Los Padres National Forest via Sisar Canyon. Call leaders for instructions, meeting place and time. Leaders: Don Croley, George Wysup
Apr 14
SUN
O Rabbit Peak #3 (5307'), Granite Mountain #1 (6600'), Round Top (6316'), Iron Mountain #3 (5040'): Traditional, classic ridgeline loop to pick up this nice set of peaks in the San Gabriels. Strenuous but moderately paced 10 miles round trip, 3500' gain on firebreaks and roads. Meet 8:00 a.m. La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lunch. Rain cancels. Leader: Ray Wolfe Co-Leaders: Tom Hill, James Carden
Apr 15
MON
I Chief Peak (5560'), Hines Peak (6717'), Topatopa Bluff (6367'): Start your week off right and celebrate income tax day. Moderately paced, strenuous on road and over steep, slippery, rocky cross-country terrain, 10 miles round trip, 3000' gain. Requires 4x4 vehicles. Bring ten essentials, water and lunch. Rain postpones. Send email with vehicle type, conditioning and W&H phones to Leader: Byron Prinzmetal Co-Leaders: Sandy Burnside, Patty Rambert
Apr 19-21
FRI-SUN
I The Big Three -- San Rafael Mountain (6593'), McKinley Mountain (6200'), Santa Cruz Peak (5570'): Strenuous moderately paced 32 miles round trip, 7400' gain backpack on road and cross-country in beautiful Los Padres National Forest. Overnight camp at McKinley Spring. Rain postpones. Send E-mail with phone numbers and recent conditioning/backpack experience to Leader: Byron Prinzmetal Co-Leaders: Sandy Burnside, Sandy Sperling [USFS Adventure Pass required]
Apr 20
SAT
I Morris Peak (7215'), Mount Jenkins (7921'): This moderately strenuous 14 miles round trip, 3000' gain hike from Walker Pass traverses a beautiful stretch of the Southern Sierra crest on the PCT with some off-trail rock scrambling to reach Jenkins. Send sase or email to Leader: Tom Hill Co-Leader: Harvey Ganz
Apr 20
SAT
O Mount Hillyer (6200'): Easy 6 miles round trip, 900' gain hike on pleasant trail at relaxed pace from Chilao campground area through lovely country to forested peak. Beginners welcome. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water for you and k9, lunch, leash, lugsoles. Rain cancels. Leaders: Charlotte Feitshans, Tammy Solko
Co-sponsored with K-9 Committee
Apr 21
SUN
O Mount Gleason (6,502'), Iron Mountain #2 (5,635'): Hike with your beast on a moderate 10 miles round trip, comfortably paced 700' gain + 1,300' gain on return hike on dirt road in Angeles National Forest . Bring water and munchies for you and your dog, leash, rain/warm clothing. Meet 7:00 a.m. La Cañada rideshare point. Rain cancels. Leader: Maggie Wilson Co-Leader: Virgil Popescu
Co-sponsored with K-9 Committee
Apr 22
MON
I Pacifico Mountain (7124'), Mount Gleason (6520'): Join us as we hike the PCT to Pacifico from Mill Creek Saddle. Moderately paced, moderately strenuous about 10 miles round trip with 2000' gain, mostly on trail. Meet 7:30 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, and your ten essentials. Leaders: Byron Prinzmetal, Carleton Shay, Sandy Burnside
Apr 25-28
THU-SUN
I The Big Four -- Samon Peak (6227'), Big Pine Mountain (6800'), West Big Pine Mountain (6490'), Madulce Peak (6536'): Strenuous 4 days, 3 nights moderately paced backpack in beautiful Los Padres National Forest wilderness areas north of Santa Barbara. The totals for the trip are approximately 45 miles and 8000' gain on road, trail, and steep, slippery, brushy cross-country terrain. Send email with H/W phones, recent conditioning and backpacking experience to Leader: Byron Prinzmetal Co-Leaders: Mars Bonfire, Patty Rambert, Sandy Burnside, Sandy Sperling
Apr 27
SAT
I Eagle Crag (5077') via Dripping Springs & Wild Horse Trails: Very strenuous, steady, but moderately paced 24 miles 5500' gain loop hike on trail and cross-country in San Diego County, 13 miles southeast of Temecula in the Aqua Tibia Wilderness. Send email or sase with Home & Work phones, and recent conditioning to Leader: Virgil Popescu Co-Leader: Maggie Wilson
Apr 27
SAT
O Santiago Peak (5687'), Modjeska Peak, (5496'): Join us to climb the two great orange county HPS Peaks! Moderately paced, strenuous 20 miles, 4500' round trip hike over road and trail routes. E-mail or snail-mail (with SASE) hiking resume to Leader: Kate Rogowski Assistant(s): Janet Yang
Apr 28
SUN
O Skinner Peak (7120'): Join us along the Pacific Crest Trail as it traverses high, picturesque desert country from Bird Spring Pass to the summit plateau of this HPS peak in the Southern Sierras. Moderate 8 miles round trip, 1700' gain, relaxed pace. Meet 7:00 a.m. Sylmar rideshare point. Bring water, lunch. Rain threat in Kern County cancels. Much dirt-road driving; high-clearance vehicles recommended. Call or email leader week of hike to confirm. Leader: Tom Hill Co-Leaders: James Carden, Ray Wolfe
May
May 1
WED
I Mill Peak (6670'), Keller Peak (LO) (7882'), Slide Peak (7841'), Crafts Peak (8364'), Butler Peak (LO) (8535'): Moderate to easy hikes in the San Bernardino National Forest. 10 miles, 3000' gain, brushy cross-country and road. Do as many peaks as we have time for. Dirt road drives between peaks. Meet 7:30 am Monrovia rideshare point. Bring 10 essentials, lunch, water. Rain cancels. Leaders: CARLETON SHAY, BYRON PRINZMETAL
May 4
SAT
I Cathedral Peak (3333'): Come experience a strong contender for addition to the Lower Peaks List. One of the best! Highpoint of the sandstone Mission Crags, it features outstanding scenery and summit views. Adjoining Mission Cyn in the rugged Santa Barbara front range. Scramble up steep path and over large boulders to the top. Strenuous 6 miles round trip, 2500' gain, class 2-3. No beginners. Optional side trip to cool off in nearby Seven Pools. Send sase or email, experience, H&W phones for trailhead directions to Leader: ERIK SIERING Co-Leader: CHARLIE KNAPKE
Co-sponsored with Lower Peaks
May 4
SAT
I Eagle Rest Peak (6005') from the North: We pass into the heart of the Wind Wolves Preserve to this remote, craggy peak west of Frazier Park. Spectacular scenery and wildlife. Strenuous 9 miles, 3300' gain, some rock scrambling near the summit. Send sase/esase, recent conditioning, contact info to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leader: VIRGIL POPESCU
May 4
SAT
I Hawes Peak (6751'), Shay Mountain (6714'), Ingham Peak (6355'), Little Shay Mountain (6635'): Moderately paced, strenuous trail/cross-country hike. Some dirt road driving high clearance vehicles recommended. 15 miles round trip, 4500' gain. Send sase/esase, recent conditioning, contact info to Leaders: DAVID BEYMER, MAURA RAFFENSPERGER
May 4
SAT
O San Diego County Drive-Ups: Bag all three of the HPS drive-ups in San Diego County ("peak" names revealed upon request). 400 miles of driving, some on difficult dirt roads requiring 4WD vehicles. 0.5 miles hiking with 100' elevation gain includes lookout tower. Conditioning not required. Send email, H&W phones, vehicle info to Leader: BYRON PRINZMETAL Co-Leader: CARLETON SHAY
May 4
SAT
I Black Mountain #4 (6149'): Moderately paced 5 miles round trip, 1200' gain hike, all cross-country, some moderate brush (don't wear shorts!), steep in places. Dirt road driving -- high clearance vehicles recommended. Wonderful views from this peak between Big Bear and Joshua Tree. Possibly warm, so bring plenty of water, not to mention lunch and the ten essentials. Send email or SASE to karen@mtpinos.com or phone 661-242-3351 Leader: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH. Co-Leader: MARS BONFIRE
May 5
SUN
O San Gabriel Peak (6161'), Mt. Disappointment (5960'), Mt. Deception (5796'): Moderate 6 miles round trip with car shuttle 1500' gain. Enjoy panoramic views from atop these three peaks. Meet La Cañada rideshare point 8 am. Bring water, 10 essentials. Leader: CHARLOTTE SWANSON Assistant: GEORGE WYSUP
May 5
SUN
O Basic Animal Tracking and Awareness Class: Join us for an exciting and very intensive day of learning to recognize animal tracks and signs with nationally know teacher, Jim Lowery. You will learn print identification and animal body language, among many other things. You will also learn to walk silently, blending into the natural environment. Class size is limited. LTC natural history credit available for leaders. Send $50 (Sierra Club non-refundable), sase to Leader: BYRON PRINZMETAL Naturalists: GINNY HERINGER, SHERRY ROSS
Co-sponsored with Natural Science, LTC
May 6
MON
I Morris Peak (7215'), Mount Jenkins (7921'): Moderately paced, strenuous hike on road and over steep, slippery, brushy, rocky cross-country terrain, 10 miles rt, 4500' gain. Dirt road driving high clearance vehicles recommended. Meet 6:30 am Sylmar rideshare point. Bring 10 essentials, head lamp, water, lunch. Leaders: BYRON PRINZMETAL, CARLETON SHAY, MARS BONFIRE, SANDY BURNSIDE
May 8
WED
I Bare Mountain (6920'): Moderately paced, 6 miles round trip on mostly steep, slippery, brushy cross-country terrain, 2600' gain. Dirt road driving. Contact leader by email karen@mtpinos.com or phone 661-242-3351 week of hike to confirm. Bring 10 essentials, water, lunch. Provisional Leader: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH Assistant: BYRON PRINZMETAL
May 9
THU
Management Meeting: Please join us for our monthly open management committee meeting. Please call or email the HPS Program Chair, Laura Joseph, for time and place. Laura can be reached at ljoseph2@earthlink.net or (626) 356-4158.
May 10
FRI
I Lily Rock (8000'), Tahquitz Peak (LO) (8846'): Moderately paced, strenuous climb on trail and over steep, slippery, rocky cross-country terrain. 10 miles round trip, 2500' gain. Lily's summit block is optional. Size limited by permit. Send email for reservations, directions to Leader: BYRON PRINZMETAL Co-Leaders: CARLETON SHAY, BOB BEACH, SANDY BURNSIDE
May 11-12
SAT-SUN
I San Rafael Mountain (6593'), McKinley Mountain (6200'), Santa Cruz Peak (5570'): The Big Three on a weekend! Strenuous, moderately paced 32 miles round trip 8000' gain backpack on road and cross-country in San Rafael Wilderness. Comfortable camping with water at McKinley Springs. Send email or SASE with recent conditioning and backing experience to leverich@mtpinos.com Leader: BRIAN LEVERICH Co-Leader: MARS BONFIRE
May 11
SAT
O Thorn Point (6920'): Moderate, moderate pace, 8 miles round trip 2000' gain depending on road conditions. Bring 10 essentials, lunch. Meet 8:00 am Sylmar rideshare point. Leaders: HARVEY GANZ, JAMES CARDEN
May 11
SAT
O Iron Mountain #2 (5635'), Condor Peak (5440'), Mount Gleason (6520'): Moderately paced hike, 12 miles round trip, 3000' gain. Some dirt road driving, but 4wd not required. Meet 7 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring lugsoles, 3 quarts water, lunch, 10 essentials. Rain/snow cancels. Leaders: PETER GLOVER, SUSANNE WEIL
May 11
SAT
O Mount Williamson (8214'): Enjoy the beautiful high country on this 5 miles, 1700' gain loop trip. Easy paced, beginners welcome. Short car shuttle. Meet 8 am Pomona rideshare point or 9:30 am Islip Saddle. Bring water, lunch, lugsoles. Leaders: GABRIELE RAU, GORDON LINDBERG
Co-sponsored with Rio Hondo
May 11
SAT
O Occidental Peak (5732'), Mount Markham (5742'): Modest 6 miles 2000' gain hike in Angeles National Forest with legendary HPS leader. Mostly on poor use trail; expect brush on Occidental. Meet 8 am at La Cañada rideshare point. Bring lunch, water, lugsoles. Leader: FRANK GOODYKOONTZ Co-Leader: DAVID MICHELS
May 11
SAT
I Pilot Knob (6200+'): Strenuous, moderately paced hike in southern Sierra. Consider staying for Sunday outing. 6 miles round trip, 3400' gain over difficult steep rocky terrain. Safety issues limit size of group. Please send esase/sase with recent experience and contact info to Leader: SANDY SPERLING Assistant(s): GEORGE WYSUP, SANDY BURNSIDE
May 12
SUN
I Sorell Peak (7704'), Piute Mountains Exploratory (8440'), Piute Lookout (8326'), Weldon Peak (6320'): The crest of the lofty Piute Mountains is our goal as we schedule an outing that visits their major summits on this strenuous hike, 11 miles round trip, 3000' gain, much of it in forested cross-country. This is an exploratory trip for those who may have wondered why the HPS recognizes the foundations of an abandoned lookout rather than the high-point of the range, located a few miles to the southwest. We also visit nearby Piute Peak, Piute Benchmark, and the cutely named Pah Ute Benchmark to allow for the ultimate in comparison shopping. Send sase/esase, recent conditioning, contact info to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leader: VIRGIL POPESCU
May 13
MON
I Yucaipa Ridge: Little San Gorgonio Peak (9133'), Wilshire Mountain (8832'), Wilshire Peak (8680'), Cedar Mountain (8324'), Birch Mountain (7826'): Moderately paced, very strenuous trek over very steep, very slippery, brushy, rocky, but very pretty cross-country terrain. 12 miles, 4500' gain, 5500' loss. Send email, H&W phones, conditioning to Leader: BYRON PRINZMETAL Co-Leader: CARLETON SHAY
May 15
WED
I Mount Pinos (LO) (8831'), Sawmill Mountain (8818'), Grouse Mountain (8682'): 10 miles, 2500' gain ridge hike with fantastic views of Ventura and Kern counties. Visit area where condors once thrived. The Mariposa Lily's should be out in full bloom then. Moderate pace. Meet 7 am Sylmar rideshare point. Bring lunch, ten essentials, 2+ qts water, snacks. Rain postpones. Email leader week of hike to confirm. Leader: BYRON PRINZMETAL Co-Leaders: CARLETON SHAY, SANDY BURNSIDE
May 17
FRI
M Antsell Rock (7679'): Moderately paced, strenuous hike on trail and over steep, slippery, rocky cross-country terrain. 8 miles round trip, 2000' gain. The "M" rated summit block on Antsell Rock is optional. Wilderness area limits size of group. For reservations, directions, send email to Leader: BYRON PRINZMETAL Co-Leaders: CARLETON SHAY, BOB BEACH, LUELLA FICKLE
May 18-19
SAT-SUN
I Desert Divide Area 28 Grand Tour: Bag a bunch of interesting peaks in Mountain Center area SE of Idyllwild. Join us for one or two days. Optional stay Fri and Sat nights at rented house in Idyllwild (limited capacity, rent $15/night + cleaning deposit). All may participate in potluck dinner Saturday evening. Saturday--Pyramid, Pine #2, Lion, Ken Point, Butterfly, Rock Point; 18 miles, 4600' gain, 5500' loss on trail and cross-country (some class 2) with short car shuttle. Sunday--Apache, Spitler, Palm View, Cone (space limited by wilderness permit); 11 miles, 4200' gain & loss on trail and cross-country (some class 2) with short car shuttle. Send SASE or email with H/W phone, conditioning to Leader: SANDY SPERLING Assistants: SANDY BURNSIDE, GEORGE WYSUP
May 18
SAT
Beginner Navigation Class: Learn how to read a topo map, use a compass and start to learn to navigate. Several hours of homework required prior to the class, plus purchase of an orienteering compass (if you don't already have one) and class textbook. Class will be held at the Griffith Park Ranger Station and is limited in size. Send sase, nonrefundable $20 check (Sierra Club) to Registrar/Instructor: BYRON PRINZMETAL Instructors: HARRY FREIMANIS, SOUTHERN COURTNEY, DON CREIGHTON
Co-sponsored with LTC
May 18
SAT
O Pacifico Mountain (7124'): Moderately fast-paced 12 miles round trip, 2200' gain from Mill Creek Summit. Wildflowers at their best! Meet 7:50 am La Cañada rideshare point with lunch, water, good footwear, fsp. Heavy rain cancels. Leaders: ROSEMARY CAMPBELL, JIM HERINGER
Co-sponsored with Wilderness Adventures
May 18
SAT
O Pine Mountain #1 (9648'), Dawson Peak (9575'), Wright Mountain (8505'): Moderately paced, strenuous, all-day trudge on trails, including a long spiny ridge with loose rock. 11 miles round trip, 4000' gain. Meet 7 am Pomona rideshare point. Being 3 quarts liquid, good boots, lunch. Rain cancels. Check with leader week prior regarding weather conditions. Leader: JOHN CONNELLY Assistant(s): ROXANA LEWIS, KATE ROGOWSKI
May 18
SAT
O Reyes Peak (7514'), Haddock Mountain (7431'): Bring your pup for a pleasant 10 miles round trip, comfortably paced 1700' gain hike on trail to two peaks north of Ojai. Meet 8 am Woodland Hills rideshare point. Bring water, munchies for you and your k9, leash. Rain cancels. Leader: VIRGIL POPESCU Co-Leader: MAGGIE WILSON
Co-sponsored with K-9 Committee
May 18-19
SAT-SUN
I Grinnell Mountain (10,284'), Lake Peak (10,161'), Charlton Peak (10,806'), San Gorgonio Mountain (11,499'), San Bernardino Peak (10,649') Plus Others: Traverse the San Gorgonio high country from Fish Creek to Angelus Oaks in this early season backpack. Sat set up car shuttle, start with Grinnell and Lake Peak, then San Gorgonio and Charlton and on to camp at High Meadow Spring, 14 miles, 4000' gain for the day, some cross-country. Sun hike along high ridge and grab peaks on the way to San Bernardino Peak before descending, 12 miles, little elevation gain. Strenuous days at a moderate pace. Scattered snow may affect plans. Send sase, email, H&W phones, conditioning, experience, rideshare info to Leader: SCOTT NELSON Assistant(s): BETH EPSTEIN
Co-sponsored with WTC
May 18-19
SAT-SUN
I Owens Peak (8453'), Pinyon Peak (6805'): Sat moderate 6 miles round trip, 3100' gain trail and cross-country to Owens. Happy hour and carcamp Sat night. Sun moderate 5 miles round trip, 3100' gain cross-country to Pinyon. Send sase, H&W phones, email, recent experience/conditioning to Leader: BOB BEACH Co-Leader: KEITH MARTIN
Co-sponsored with Palos Verdes-South Bay, Sierra Peaks
May 20
MON
I Palm View Peak (7160'), Cone Peak (6800'): Start your week off right with a strenuous, moderately paced, 11 miles round trip, 2000' gain, mostly brushy cross-country hike with some class two rock. Meet 7:30 am Pomona rideshare point. Bring ten essentials, lunch and water. Rain postpones. Email leader a few days before the outing to confirm. Leader: BYRON PRINZMETAL Co-Leader: SANDY BURNSIDE
May 22
WED
I Mount Williamson (8214'), Pallett Mountain (7760+'), Will Thrall Peak (7845'), Pleasant View Rdg (7983'): Moderate hike, pretty area in Angeles NF; 15 miles round trip, 4500' gain mostly on trail. USFS Parking Permit reqd. Bring about 4 qts water, lunch, ten essentials. Meet 6:30 am La Cañada rideshare point. Rain postpones. Email leader a few days before the outing to confirm. Leader: BYRON PRINZMETAL Co-Leader: SANDY BURNSIDE
May 24-26
FRI-SUN
I Sunday Peak (8295'), Bohna Peak (6760'), Black Mountain #5 (7438'), Split Mountain (6835'), Sirreta Peak (9977'), Cannel Pt (8314'): Moderately paced, strenuous hike on trail and steep brushy cross-country terrain. 10 miles, 3000' gain each day. Car camp Fri and Sat evening. Dirt road driving high clearance vehicles recommended. Send email, H&W phones, conditioning to Leader: BYRON PRINZMETAL Co-Leaders: MARS BONFIRE, CARLETON SHAY, SANDY BURNSIDE
May 26
SUN
O Frazier Mountain (LO) (8000'), Reyes Peak (7514'), Haddock Mountain (7431'): Classic trip amidst nice forest and dramatic rock outcroppings to "Pine Mountain" in Ventura County after first playing tourist on Frazier Mountain, an easy drive-up with 12 miles of excellent dirt road. We will take our time on this easy outing, 8 miles round trip, 1400' gain. Newcomers welcome. Meet 8 am Sylmar rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, good cheer. Rain cancels. Leader: JOHN CONNELLY Co-Leader: JANET YANG, TOM HILL
May 29
WED
O Mount Hawkins (8850'): 8 miles round trip, 2400' gain up steep use-trail to the spectacular views at Windy Gap and along the trail to this popular summit. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, suitable footwear. Leaders: ROSEMARY CAMPBELL, RON ROSIEN
Co-sponsored with Local Hikes
May 29
WED
I Sugarloaf Mountain (9952'): Enjoy the picturesque high country near Big Bear Lake with a difficult, steep and rocky exploratory route to the peak. Moderately paced hike of 10 miles, 3000' gain. Meet 7 am Pomona rideshare point. Bring lunch, water, goodies to share. Leaders: BYRON PRINZMETAL, CARLETON SHAY, MARS BONFIRE
May 31-Jun 1
FRI-SAT
I Route Finding and Outing Leadership Clinic: Hone your skills at 1 1/2 day hands-on class in beautiful San Gabriel Mountains. Intended for potential "I" leaders and "I" leaders wanting to improve their skills. Limited to 6 students. 3+ hours of homework required plus purchase of textbooks and maps. Send sase, leadership rating, H&W phones, email, 8x10" envelope with $2 postage, $20 (Sierra Club) to Leader: BYRON PRINZMETAL Co-Leaders: SOUTHERN COURTNEY, BOB BEACH
Co-sponsored with LTC
June
Jun 1
SAT
O Boucher Hill (LO) (5438'), Hot Springs Mountain (6533'), Combs Peak (6193'), Palomar High Pt (6140'), Indian Mountain (5790'): We punctuate this southern tour with some easy HPS peaks totaling 11 miles round trip, 2200' gain. High clearance vehicles recommended for 50 miles of dirt road driving. We finish this orgy by an optional road-walk hike to Indian Mountain, the final peak, to avoid driving the brushiest road on the list. Send sase/esase, vehicle info to Leader: JOHN CONNELLY Assistant(s): GEORGE WYSUP
Jun 1
SAT
I Thorn Pt (LO) (6920'), San Guillermo Mountain (6606'): Enjoy scenic geological uplifts on these picturesque peaks in Lockwood Valley near Frazier Park. Moderate hikes and pace, 8 miles round trip, 2000' gain on trail for first peak. Second peak is optional, 2 miles round trip, 800' gain cross-country. Dirt road approach with high-clearance vehicles recommended. Meet 8 am Sylmar rideshare point. Bring enough food, water, snacks for you and your k9. Leader: JULIE RUSH Co-Leader: VIRGIL POPESCU
Co-sponsored with K-9 Committee
Jun 2
SUN
O Mount Williamson (8214'): Easy outing in Angeles National Forest is on trail, suitable for beginners. Well-behaved k9 ok. Hike involves 3 miles round trip, 1500' gain. This is the 21st annual first Sun in June hike with Stag! Meet 8 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, sturdy boots. Leader: JOE YOUNG Assistant(s): STAG BROWN
Co-sponsored with K-9 Committee
Jun 5
WED
I Bighorn (10,997'), Dragon's Head (10,866'): Come join as we car camp and party Tuesday night and climb these two 10,000'+ peaks in the San Gorgonio Wilderness on Wednesday, plus other peaks the leaders may choose. Moderately paced, but very strenuous 5000'+ gain, 12 miles round trip on trail and steep, rocky cross country. Space limited. Send E-mail Leader: BYRON PRINZMETAL Co-Leader: SANDY BURNSIDE
Jun 7
FRI
I Bighorn Peak (8441'), Ontario Peak (8693'), Sugarloaf Peak (6924'): Moderately paced, moderately strenuous romp on trail and over steep, slippery, rocky, nasty cross-country terrain. 12 miles round trip, 4200' gain. Wilderness area permit limits size of group. For reservation, directions, send email to Leader: BYRON PRINZMETAL Co-Leaders: CARLETON SHAY, MARS BONFIRE
Jun 8
SAT
I Tehachapi Mountain (7960') and Black Mountain #3 (5686'): Moderate and moderate pace. Approx. 7 miles round trip and 3500' gain for the day with a drive between trailheads. Bring 10 essentials, lunch. Meet 6:30 am Sylmar rideshare point. Leaders: HARVEY GANZ, SARA WYRENS
Jun 8
SAT
O Black Mountain #1 (LO) (7772'), Castle Rocks (8600'), Indian Mountain (5790'): Let's hike some strenuous "drive ups" near Idyllwild, mostly on trail and road. 15 miles round trip, 4400' gain for first two peaks. 2.5 miles round trip, 1200' gain (all on road) separate hike to Indian. Space is limited by permit to 12 persons. Send sase/email, recent conditioning, contact info to Leader: SANDY BURNSIDE Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, ROXANA LEWIS
Co-sponsored with San Gorgonio
Jun 8
SAT
O Josephine Peak (5558'): Easy 6 miles, 1900' gain fun hike on fire road with k9 pals. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring 3 "L" essentials (lunch, leash, lugsoles), water for you and k9. Leaders: CHARLOTTE FEITSHANS, TAMMY SOLKO
Co-sponsored with K-9 Committee
Jun 9
SUN
I Iron Mountain #1 (8007'): A long dayhike in long daylight to The Big One in the San Gabriel Mountains, difficult from all directions. We hike up the standard route from Heaton Flat, very strenuous. 14 miles, 7200' gain, but our pace will be moderate. The final stretch to the summit is a steep use-trail, beautiful in its own way: called "the place where yuccas go when they die," because of the huge symmetrical versions of this plant. Send sase/esase, recent conditioning/experience to Leader: MAURA RAFFENSPERGER Co-Leaders: DAVID BEYMER
Jun 10
MON
I San Bernardino E. Peak (10,691'), San Bernardino Peak (10,649'), Anderson Peak (10,840'), Shield's Peak (10,680'): Very strenuous, moderate pace, 20 miles round trip, 5000' gain hike along the beautiful San Bernardino Ridge. Permit limits group size. Send email, H&W phones, recent conditioning to Leader: BYRON PRINZMETAL Co-Leaders: CARLETON SHAY, MARS BONFIRE
Jun 13
THU
Management Meeting: Please join us for our monthly open management committee meeting. Please call or email the HPS Program Chair, Laura Joseph, for time and place. Laura can be reached at ljoseph2@earthlink.net or (626) 356-4158.
Jun 15
SAT
O Mount San Antonio (Baldy) (10,064'), Mount Harwood (9552'), Thunder Mountain (8587'), Telegraph Peak (8985'), Timber Mountain (8303'): Strenuous 18 miles loop, 6000' gain, 7000' loss hike over established trails in Eastern San Gabriels. Send sase/esase, climbing resume to Leader: KATE ROGOWSKI Assistant(s): PETER DOGGETT, JANET YANG
Jun 16
SUN
I Old Man Mountain (5538'), Monte Arido (6010') from the South: We go for the marathon version of these peaks, 24 miles round trip, 6100' gain, mostly on road, except for a brushy side trip up to Old Man Mountain. Send sase/esase, recent conditioning, contact info to Leader: GEORGE WYSUP Assistant(s): VIRGIL POPESCU
Jun 22
SAT
I Galena (9330'): Day hike this steep one in the San Bernardino Mountains. 8 miles, 3200' gain round trip. Moderately paced, very strenuous hike over very slippery, very steep, rocky cross-country terrain. LTC natural history credit available for leaders. Terrain limits size of group. Esase (preferred) or sase with recent conditioning, phone & rideshare information to Provisional Leader: KENT SCHWITKIS Assistant: BARRY HOLCHIN Naturalist: SHERRY ROSS
Co-sponsored with Palos Verdes Group and Natural Sciences Section
Jun 24-28
MON-FRI
O/I Peaks and Lakes of Rocky Mountain National Park: Come join us for a wonderful week of hiking in the majestic Rocky Mountain National Park. Each day, depending upon conditions and group desires, will offer a moderate to strenuous, rather slowly paced, high altitude hike of between 5-16 miles, up to 4500' gain on trail and steep, slimy, rocky, snowy, cross-country terrain. Some 12k+ peaks are possible depending on conditions. You will need to provide your own transportation and lodging. Send email, recent conditioning, H&W phones to Leader: BYRON PRINZMETAL Co-Leaders: MARS BONFIRE, SANDY BURNSIDE, BOB BEACH, BRENT WASHBURNE
Jun 29
SAT
O San Jacinto Peak (10,804'): Could be a pathfinder. Moderately paced 19 miles round trip, 5200' gain hike over beautiful trails near Idyllwild. Send sase or esase to Leader: KATE ROGOWSKI Assistant(s): JANET YANG
Jun 29
SAT
O Thunder Mountain (8587'), Telegraph Peak (8985'), Timber Mountain (8303'): Strenuous but scenic 12 miles, 3000' gain/4200' loss loop from Manker Flats to Baldy Notch, the 3 peaks and exiting at Icehouse Cyn. Short car shuttle required. Not suitable for beginners. Meet 7:30 am Baldy rideshare point with 3 quarts water, lunch, good footwear, fsp. Leaders: ROSEMARY CAMPBELL, RHONDA LONGMORE
Co-sponsored with Wilderness Adventures
July
Jul 5
FRI
I Black Mountain #1 (LO) (7772'), Castle Rocks (8600'), Indian Mountain (5790'):Start your weekend off early on an easy but beautiful hike in the San Jacinto Wilderness. On trail and cross country. Moderate paced, 6 miles, 1300' gain. Permit limits group size. Send sase or esase with recent hiking experience to Leader: MAURA RAFFENSPERGER Co-Leader: DAVID BEYMER
Jul 6
SAT
O Easy Peaks of the San Gabriels:San Gabriel Peak (6161'), 4 miles round trip, 1000' gain. Come join us for a pleasant, easy, moderately paced hike in the San Gabriels. Beginners welcome, no tigers. Peak destination may change to handle adverse weather or conditions. Meet 9:30 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring 2 quarts water, goodies to share, lunch, comfortable walking shoes, clothing to match weather. Rain cancels. Leaders: MARS BONFIRE, WINNETTE BUTLER, KATHY CHEEVER, DORIS DUVAL, BRIAN LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Jul 6
SAT
O Mt Pinos (LO) (8831') and Beyond:Learn from our naturalists about the flora, animals and natural history of the area. LTC natural history credit available for "I" leaders. Slow pace, easy hike on road and trail. 6 miles round trip, 1500' gain. Meet 7:30 am Sylmar rideshare point. Bring water, lunch. Leaders: BYRON PRINZMETAL, GINNY HERINGER, KATHY KEANE
Co-sponsored with Natural Science and LTC
Jul 6
SAT
I San Jacinto Peak (10,804'), Folly Peak (10,480'): Moderately paced strenuous hike on trail and cross county to rugged peaks near Palm Springs. Ride the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to top and hike on trail to San Jacinto. From there, cross country with some class 2 rock to Folly. Return to Tram. 13 miles round trip, 2800' gain. Permit limits group size. Send sase or esase with recent hiking experience to Leader: MAURA RAFFENSPERGER. Co-Leader: DAVID BEYMER
Jul 7
SUN
I New Outing, Not in Schedule

Goodykoontz Peak (7558'), Mt Williamson (8214') and beyond: Come join us on this exploratory to this proposed additional HPS peak to be named after our four time list leader. The hike is about 8 miles round trip and 3000' gain. You will exert much energy and experience much beauty on this strenuous, moderately paced hike on trail and over very steep slippery cross country ridges. Meet 8:30 AM La Cañada rideshare point. Please bring good cheer, goodies to share, lunch, and at least three quarts of water. Leaders: BYRON PRINZMETAL, SANDY BURNSIDE, HAVEN FEARN, CARLETON SHAY, BOB "the Cat" THOMPSON, Mighty JOE YOUNG, and the one and only FRANK GOODYKOONTZ
Jul 7
SUN
O List Finisher's Special - Southwell Peak (7840+): Moderately paced but strenuous 14 mi round trip, 3100' gain (2200' to peak, 900' on return) hike. Space limited by permit. This hike is part of a series that helps hikers who are nearing HPS list completion, but anyone up for a challenge is welcome to participate. Send email, H&W phones to Co-Leader: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH Leader: MARS BONFIRE
Jul 8
MON
CANCELLED
I Galena Peak (9324'): Moderately paced, strenuous hike over very slippery, very steep rocky cross county terrain. 8 miles round trip, 3200' gain. Terrain limits size of group. Rock helmet advisable. Send esase, recent conditioning to Leader: BYRON PRINZMETAL Co-Leader: CARLETON SHAY
Jul 10
WED
I Shay Mountain (6714'), Little Shay Mountain (6635'), Ingham Peak (6355'): Moderately paced, strenuous over steep, slippery, brushy cross country terrain (with lots of poodle dog plant). 8 miles round trip, 3000' gain. Dirt road driving with high clearance recommended. Meet 6:30 am Monrovia rideshare point. Being 10 essentials, water, lunch. To confirm weather and road conditions, email leader week of hike. Leader: BYRON PRINZMETAL Co-Leaders: CARLETON SHAY, SANDY BURNSIDE
Jul 10
WED
O Throop Peak (9138'), Mt Hawkins (8850'): From Dawson Saddle and back about 7 miles round trip, 1500' gain. Keep cool with the cat. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: BOBCAT THOMPSON, DON SIMINSKI
Co-sponsored with Local Hikes
Jul 11
THU
Management Meeting: Please join us for our monthly open management committee meeting. Please call or email the HPS Program Chair, Laura Joseph, for time and place. Laura can be reached at ljoseph2@earthlink.net or (626) 356-4158.
Jul 12-14
FRI-SUN
CANCELLED
O San Jacinto Backpack: 3 days/2 nights moderately paced backpack in the beautiful San Jacinto Wilderness. 23 miles round trip. Start and end at Palm Springs Tram ($21 round trip). Climb San Jacinto Peak (10,804') and Suicide Rock (7528'). Camp at Little Round Valley and Strawberry Junction. 2400' gain day 1, 3300' loss day 2, 1600' gain day 3. Space limited by state park permit, so reserve early. Send sase, recent backpack/conditioning experience to Leader: RHONDA LONGMORE Co-Leader: ROSEMARY CAMPBELL
Co-sponsored with Wilderness Adventures
Jul 13
SAT
I Black Mountain #5 (7438'), Split Mountain (6835'): Bag beautiful Southern Sierra peaks with great views. Fun, comfortably paced, but strenuous hike with steep, brushy cross county terrain and some rock scrambling. 11 miles round trip, 3800' gain. Good dirt road driving with moderate clearance recommended. Send sase or email, H&W phones, recent conditioning to Leader: BRIAN LEVERICH Co-Leader: MARS BONFIRE
Jul 13
SAT
I New Outing, Not in Schedule

Luella Todd Peak (9358'): Easy, moderately slow pace exploratory hike of about 1000' and 6 miles round trip on trail and steep cross country with some class two rock. Other peaks possible in the area. The peak, some want to name Luella Todd Peak after the first HPS women to earn the 100 peaks emblem. She was instrumental in setting up our section, picking the first set of peaks, served on our management committee and she hiked with us for over thirty years. Meet 7:00 am Monrovia Rideshare point. Bring good cheer, food to share, lunch and water. Email trip organizer Byron Prinzmetal at prinzmetal@charter.net to insure tram is open and running. Leaders: SANDY BURNSIDE, CARLETON SHAY, BYRON PRINZMETAL, SOUTHERN COURTNEY
Jul 13
SAT
CANCELLED
O New Outing, Not in Schedule

Waterman Mountain (8038'): Easy slow/moderately hike. 8 miles round trip, 1200' gain on a beautiful trail to top of a beautiful mountain. Meet 8:00am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, ten essentials. Rain cancels. Provisional Leader: PING PFEFFER Co-Leader: FRANK GOODYKOONTZ
Jul 13-14
SAT-SUN
I Cornell Peak (9750'), Marion Mountain (10,320'), Drury Peak (10,160'), Folly Peak (10,480'), San Jacinto Peak (10,804'), Jean Peak (10,670'): Come with us as we bag all the high peaks in the San Jacinto Area. Start and end at the Palm Springs Tram ($21 round trip). 2 days/1 night moderately paced backpack in the San Jacinto Wilderness. Camp at Round Valley. Day 1: 4 miles, 1400' gain. Day 2: 10 miles, 3200' gain. Space limited by state park permit, so reserve early. Send sase or email, recent backpack/conditioning experience, H&W phones to Leader: KENT SCHWITKIS Co-Leader: GEORGE WYSUP
Jul 19-21
FRI-SUN
I Galena Peak (9324'), Dragon's Head (10,866'), Bighorn Mountain (10,997'): Moderately paced, strenuous 20 miles round trip, 5900' gain (3400' gain with backpacks), 1700' gain on return backpack in the San Gorgonio Wilderness. Visit Galena's summit without having to climb the infamous headwall, plus bag 2 other difficult HPS peaks. Much of the trip will be off trail, some of it on steep, rocky, brushy terrain. Space limited by permit. Send sase or esase, H&W phones, recent conditioning/backpacking experience to Leader: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH Co-Leader: MARS BONFIRE
Jul 20
SAT
O Mt Mooney (5840'), Mt Sally (5408'): Easy outing in Angeles National Forest on trail, suitable for beginners. Old-timers, we welcome you. Help celebrate Stag's 17th anniversary hike, one or both peaks. Each involves 3 miles round trip, 500' gain. Meet 8:30 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, sturdy boots, stories to tell, Forest Service Pass. Leader: JOE YOUNG Assistants: STAG and NAMI BROWN
Jul 21
SUN
O New Outing, Not in Schedule

Cucamonga Peak (8859'), Etiwanda Peak (8662'): Join Laura for her provisional lead to these two beautiful peaks in the Sheep Mountain Wilderness via Icehouse Canyon. This will be a fairly strenuous hike for 18 miles round trip and 5000' gain. Limit 12 people. Phone or email ljoseph2@earthlink.net to Leader: LAURA JOSEPH Able Assistant: MIGHTY GEORGE WYSUP
Jul 24
WED
O New Outing, Not in Schedule

Pine Mountain #1 (9648'), Dawson Peak (9575'), Wright Mountain (8505'): Come join us for a fantastic hike in the high country near Mt Baldy. Very moderately paced, but strenuous, all on trail, slippery in places. About 7 miles round trip and 3000'+ gain. Meet 8 a.m. at McDonalds at SR138 (Wrightwood exit) from I-15. Bring ten essentials, water and food. Rain postpones. Leaders: MARS BONFIRE, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Jul 27
SAT
O/I Ninth Annual Great Mt Waterman Rendezvous Hikes: Join one of four fantastic hikes to this most lovely peak. Bring goodies to share. Be prepared to join in on the joyous celebration of several possible HPS list finishers.
Jul 27
SAT
O 1 Waterman Mountain (8038') - Easiest Route: Beginners welcome on this easy, moderately paced hike. 8 mile round trip, 1200' gain to top of this beautiful mountain. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point. Leaders: WINNETTE BUTLER, DORIS DUVAL, MEI KWAN, BRIAN LEVERICH
Jul 27
SAT
I 2 Kratka Ridge (7515'), Waterman Mountain (8038'): We hike over Kratka Ridge down the other side and over to the Waterman Trail. 6 miles, 1900' gain. After quick hike to Cloudburst Summit will be a short car shuttle. Meet 8:30 am La Cañada rideshare point. Leaders: SANDY BURNSIDE, SOUTHERN COURTNEY
Jul 27
SAT
I 3 Waterman Mountain (8038'): Moderately paced, all cross country climb from Three Points through beautiful, but at times steep and rocky, difficult terrain. 10 miles rt, 2100' gain. Meet 8 am La Cañada rideshare point. Leader: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH Assistant leader: MARS BONFIRE
Jul 27
SAT
I 4 Waterman Mountain (8038') via Twin Peaks (7761'): Strenuous moderately fast paced 12 mile round trip, 3200' gain hike on trail and very steep use trail. Experienced hikers only. Possible list finish #4 for a leader. Meet 6:30 am La Cañada rideshare point. Leaders: SANDY SPERLING, GEORGE WYSUP
Jul 28
SUN
O New Outing, Not in Schedule

Ontario Peak (8693'), Bighorn Peak (8441'): Approximately 14 miles round trip, 4000' elevation gain/loss on trail. Join Pat for her provisional lead to these two beautiful peaks in the Cucamonga Wilderness. Trip size limited to 12 by permit. Rain postpones. Phone or e-SASE to Leader: PAT ARREDONDO (paarredo@att.net; 562-867-6894) for reservation and info. Assistant Leader: GEORGE WYSUP
Jul 28
SUN
O List Finishers' Special - Suicide Rock (7528'): Moderately paced 7 mile round trip, 1700' gain. Space limited by permit. This hike is part of a series that helps hikers who are nearing HPS list completion, but anyone up for the challenge is welcome to participate. Send email, H&W phones to Co-Leader: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH Leader: MARS BONFIRE
Jul 31
WED
O Throop Peak (9138'), Mount Burnham (8997'): Stay cool in the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains high country. Moderately paced 8 miles, 1500' gain on trail. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: RON ROSIEN, HAL RICE
Co-sponsored with Local Hikes
Aug 3
SAT
I Mount Islip (8250') and Southern Ridge: Moderate 10 miles round trip, 2500' gain mostly cross county, at times steep, slippery hike to Mt Islip from north, then visit south ridge. Meet 7 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, lugsoles. Leaders: BOB FREED, JEFF DEIFIK
Co-sponsored with 20's & 30's Singles
Aug 3
SAT
I Mount Williamson (8214'), Pallett Mountain (7760'): Great views and beautiful country as we do a cross county run of the Pleasant View Ridge. Fun, comfortably paced but strenuous. 13 miles round trip, 3800' gain. Send sase or email, H&W phones, conditioning to Leader: BRIAN LEVERICH Co-Leader: MARS BONFIRE
Aug 3
SAT
O Timber Mountain (8303'), Telegraph Peak (8985'): Strenuous but moderate paced, 13 miles round trip, 4800' gain. Permit limits group size. Bring lunch, 10 essentials. Send esase or sase, H&W phones to Leader: HARVEY GANZ Co-Leader: JAMES CARDEN
Aug 8
THU
Management Meeting: Please join us for our monthly open management committee meeting. Please call or email the HPS Program Chair, Laura Joseph, for time and place. Laura can be reached at ljoseph2@earthlink.net or (626) 356-4158.
Aug 10
SAT
O Dawson Saddle to Throop Peak (9138'), Mount Hawkins (8850'), Mount Islip (8250'): Moderate 9 miles, 1700' gain (with a net loss), one way hike. 5 mile car shuttle. Meet 7:30 am La Cañada rideshare point with 2 quarts water, lunch, boots, Forest Service Pass. Leaders: SOUTHERN COURTNEY, ROSEMARY CAMPBELL
Co-sponsored with Wilderness Adventures
Aug 10
SAT
CANCELLED
I Dragon's Head (10,866'), Bighorn Mountain (10,997'), San Gorgonio Mountain (11,502') via Fish Creek Trail: Very strenuous 20 miles rt, 4000' gain hike on trail and cross country to 3 high peaks in the San Gorgonio Wilderness. Car camp Friday night. Permit limits number of participants. Send esase, recent conditioning/experience, H&W phones to Leader: BYRON PRINZMETAL Co-Leader: CARLETON SHAY
Aug 10
SAT
O Mount Islip (8250') 12th Annual Peaknick Hike: Moderate pace, 6 miles round trip, 1300' gain. Co-founded by Ruth and Frank Dobos. Peaknick at Little Jimmy's Camp Ground. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring lugsoles, water, your best potluck item, good cheer. Leaders: MIKE & DOTTY SANDFORD, LAURA QUINN, DAVID F EISENBERG
Aug 11
SUN
O Easy Peaks of the San Gabriels: Mount Mooney (5840'+) and Vetter Mountain (LO) (5908'): 4 miles round trip, 950' gain. Come join us for a pleasant, easy, moderately paced hike in the San Gabriels. Beginners welcome, no tigers. Peak destination may change to handle adverse weather or conditions. Meet 9:30 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring 2 quarts water, goodies to share, lunch, comfortable walking shoes, clothing to match weather. Rain cancels. Leaders: MARS BONFIRE, WINNETTE BUTLER, KATHY CHEEVER, DORIS DUVAL, BRIAN LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Aug 11
SUN
O New Outing, Not in Schedule

Mt Baden Powell (9399'): Comfortably paced, moderate 8 miles round trip, 2800' gain hike on trail to the second highest peak in the Angeles Crest. Panoramic views of LA and high desert to the Southern Sierras, plus 2000 year old Limber Pines. Meet 7:00 AM La Cañada rideshare point with 2 quarts water, lunch, boots, and ten essentials. Email Leader for pre-hike information package (hiker@brightlion.com). Provisional Leader: BILL VALENTINE Co-Leader: CHERYL GILL
Co-sponsored with Wilderness Adventures, OCSS
Aug 12
MON
CANCELLED
I Sunday Peak (8295'), Bohna Peak (6760'): Moderately paced, strenuous hike on trail and cross country terrain. 10 miles round trip, 2000' gain. Dirt road driving with high clearance recommended. Meet 6 am Sylmar rideshare point. Email leader week of hike. Leader: BYRON PRINZMETAL Co-Leader: CARLETON SHAY
Aug 14
WED
O Mount Baden Powell (9399') and Throop Peak (9138'): 9 miles, 2400' gain/2800' loss. Car shuttle between start at Dawson Saddle and end at Vincent Gap. Meet 8 am La Cañada rideshare point or 9 am Dawson Saddle. Have plenty of water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: SOUTHERN COURTNEY, ROSEMARY CAMPBELL
Co-sponsored with Local Hikes
Aug 14
WED
I Suicide Rock (7528'), Indian Mountain (5790'): Beautiful hike in the San Jacinto Wilderness and then experience the steep but short climbers trail to Suicide Rock. On trail and steep, rocky cross county. Moderate paced, 5 miles round trip, 1500' gain. Permit limits size of group. Dirt road driving with high clearance 4wd vehicles required. Send esase with vehicle info to Leader: BYRON PRINZMETAL Co-Leader: CARLETON SHAY
Aug 15
THU
O New Outing, Not in Schedule

Throop Peak (9138'): Escape the summer heat. Moderately paced 4 miles round trip, 1200' gain hike from Dawson Saddle. Enjoy a pleasant day in the beautiful San Gabriel mountains. Meet 9:00 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring ten essentials, lunch and water. Rain postpones. To confirm, send e-mail week of hike to Provisional Leader: DAVE COMERZAN comerzan3@aol.com Co-Leader: BYRON PRINZMETAL
Aug 17-18
SAT-SUN
CANCELLED
I Shield's Peak (10,680'), Anderson Peak (10,840'), Charlton Peak (10,806'), Jepson Peak (11,205'), Dobbs Peak (10,459'), San Gorgonio Mountain (11,502'), Dragon's Head (10,866'), Bighorn Mountain (10,997'): Join us as we backpack in the San Gorgonio Wilderness and bag as many of these peaks that time and energy allow. Be prepared to carry a backpack in 7 miles, 3000' gain. The total trip could be 30 miles, 9000' gain. Space limited by permit. Send esase or sase, backpacking experience/appropriate hiking credentials to Leader: SANDY BURNSIDE Assistants: GEORGE WYSUP, SANDY SPERLING, MARS BONFIRE
Aug 18
SUN
I Anderson Peak (10,840'), Shield's Peak (10,680'): 10 miles, 4500' gain loop hike via Forsee Creek trail with steep wilderness ridge descent from Shields. Good off-trail downhill skills required. Space limited. Send sase or email with recent experience to Leader: RAY RILEY Co-Leader: DON CROLEY
Co-sponsored with Santa Monica Mountains TF
Aug 19
MON
I Charlton Peak (10,806'), Jepson Peak (11,205'), Dobbs Peak (10,459'): Moderately paced, strenuous crossing of San Gorgonio crest from South Fork to Mill Creek. 15 miles round trip, 5000' gain on trail and steep cross country. Car shuttle. Send esase, recent conditioning to Leader: BYRON PRINZMETAL Co-Leader: SANDY BURNSIDE
Aug 21
WED
I Three Sisters (8080'): Moderately paced hike of 6 miles round trip, 1800' gain to Three Sisters over rocky and sometimes brushy cross country. Meet 7:30 am Monrovia rideshare point. Bring 10 essentials, lunch, water. Email leader week of hike. Leader: BYRON PRINZMETAL Co-Leader: SANDY BURNSIDE
Aug 24
SAT
I Please Note New Date

10,000 Foot Ridge (10,094'), Lake Peak (10,161'), Grinnell Mountain (10,284'): Moderately paced, very strenuous on trail and over steep, slippery, brushy, rocky cross country terrain. 15 miles round trip, 3500' gain. Dirt road driving with high clearance recommended. Permit limits size of group. Send email to Leader: BYRON PRINZMETAL Co-Leader: MARS BONFIRE, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Aug 24
SAT
O New Outing, Not in Schedule

Thunder Mountain (8587'), Telegraph Peak (8985'), Timber Mountain (8303'): Mid-Summer calorie burner-loop hike on trails with car shuttle--up by way of the Ski Lift area, down by Ice House Canyon. 10 miles round trip, 3000' gain. Moderate pace. Group size limited to 12 persons. Well-conditioned newcomers welcome. Send sase or esase with contact infomation to Leader: JOHN CONNELLY Co-Leader: LUELLA FICKLE
Aug 24
SAT
I Dragon's Head (10,866'), Bighorn Mountain (10,997'), Dobbs Peak (10,459'): Very strenuous, moderately paced loop hike on Vivian Creek Trail and forested cross country to 3 high peaks in the San Gorgonio Wilderness. 15 miles round trip, 6200' gain. Send sase or esase, H&W phones, recent experience to Leaders: VIRGIL POPESCU, MAGGIE WILSON
Aug 25
SUN
O Easy Peaks of the San Gabriels: Mt Hillyer (6200'+): 5 miles round trip, 1000' gain. Come join us for a pleasant, easy, moderately paced hike in the San Gabriels. Beginners welcome, no tigers. Peak destination may change to handle adverse weather or conditions. Meet 9:30 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring 2 quarts water, goodies to share, lunch, comfortable walking shoes, clothing to match weather. Rain cancels. Leaders: MARS BONFIRE, WINNETTE BUTLER, KATHY CHEEVER, DORIS DUVAL, BRIAN LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Aug 26
MON
O Cucamonga Peak (8859'), Etiwanda Peak (8662') from Ice House Canyon: Moderately paced, strenuous 12 miles, 4200' gain hike on one of the most scenic trails in the San Gabriels. Permit limits size of group. Send email to Leader: BYRON PRINZMETAL Co-Leaders: SANDY BURNSIDE
Aug 28
WED
O Mount Islip (8250'), Middle Hawkins (8505'): Moderately paced scenic hike from Islip on good trail through historic area. 10 miles round trip, 2500' gain. Shorter option. Meet 8 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: DAN BUTLER, SOUTHERN COURTNEY
Co-sponsored with Local Hikes
Aug 28
WED
I Please Note New Date

Red Tahquitz (8720'), Southwell Peak (7879'): Moderately paced, strenuous, but very beautiful hike via the Devil's Slide Trail. 15 miles, 3500' gain on trail and cross country. Wilderness permit limits group size. Send email to Leader: BYRON PRINZMETAL Co-Leaders: SANDY BURNSIDE
Aug 31
SAT
I List Finisher's Special - Folly Peak (10,480'): Moderately paced 12 miles round trip, 2700' gain, trail and cross country. Space limited by permit. This hike is part of a series that helps hikers who are nearing HPS list completion, but anyone up for a challenge is welcome to participate. Send email, H&W phones to Co-Leader: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH Leader: MARS BONFIRE
September
Sep 1
SUN
O New Outing, Not in Schedule

Introductory Mountain Biking/Hiking Adventure: Vetter Mountain (LO) (5908') - bike, Mount Akawie (7283') or Mount Lewis (8396') - hike, and Wright Mountain (8505') bike and hike: If you've been feeling guilty about that mountain bike gathering dust out in the garage, this may be the adventure you've been waiting for. Vetter is 1 1/4 mi rt, 300' gain; Akawie or Lewis is about 1 mi rt, 500' gain; and Wright is 3 1/2 mi rt, 750' gain, much of that on bike. Meet at 8AM at La Cañada rideshare point. Should have good quality mountain bike, riding helmet, spare tube, and cable lock, plus small pack for hiking essentials. Leaders: MARS BONFIRE, KATHY CHEEVER, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH, INGEBORG PROCHAZKA
Sep 3
TUE
I Please Note change in date from Monday to Tuesday

San Sevaine (5240'), Buck Point (6433'): Moderately paced, but easy hike. 6 miles round trip, 1500' gain. Dirt driving required with high clearance vehicles. Meet 7:30 am Monrovia rideshare point. Bring 10 essentials, lunch, water, goodies to share. Email leader week of hike. Leader: BYRON PRINZMETAL Co-Leader: CARLETON SHAY
Sep 4
WED
I New Outing, Not in Schedule

South Hawkins (7783'), Middle Hawkins (8505'): Moderately paced hike on trail and xc, 12 mi rt, 3500' gain (2300' getting to the peaks, 1200' on the return). Meet at 8AM at La Cañada rideshare point. Bring ten essentials, water, lunch. Leader: MARS BONFIRE Co-Leader:KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Sep 7
SAT
O New Outing, Not in Schedule

Introductory Mountain Biking/Hiking Adventure: Burnt Peak (5788') - bike, Sawtooth Mountain (5200'+) - hike, Liebre Mountain (5760'+) drive: If you've been feeling guilty about that mountain bike gathering dust out in the garage, this may be the adventure you've been waiting for. Burnt about 6 mi rt, 800' gain, none of it very steep; Sawtooth is 4 mi rt, 1700' gain, much of it steep; and Liebre just requires driving another few miles on a fairly reasonable dirt road. Meet at 8AM at Sylmar rideshare point. Should have good quality mountain bike, riding helmet, spare tube, and cable lock, plus small pack for hiking essentials. Leaders: MARS BONFIRE, KATHY CHEEVER, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Sep 7
SAT
I Mt Pinos (LO) (8831'), Sawmill Mountain (8818'), Grouse Mountain (8582'), Cerro Noroeste (Mt. Abel) (8280'): Come hike in the pines on these great high peaks in Kern County. Moderately paced 6 miles one-way, 2170' gain hike mostly on trail. Newcomers welcome. Car shuttle. Meet 8 am Sylmar rideshare point. Leaders: MAURA RAFFENSPERGER, DAVID BEYMER
Sep 8
SUN
O Easy Peaks of the San Gabriels: Winston Peak (7502'): 2 miles round trip, 500' gain. Come join us for a pleasant, easy, moderately paced hike in the San Gabriels. Beginners welcome, no tigers. Peak destination may change to handle adverse weather or conditions. Meet 9:30 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring 2 quarts water, goodies to share, lunch, comfortable walking shoes, clothing to match weather. Rain cancels. Leaders: MARS BONFIRE, WINNETTE BUTLER, KATHY CHEEVER, DORIS DUVAL, BRIAN LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Sep 11
WED
O Mt Baden Powell (9399'): 8 miles round trip, 2800' gain. The drive to Vincent Gap is long, but the hike and views are great and after lunch it's all down hill. Meet 8 am La Cañada or 9:15 am Vincent Gap. Have plenty of water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: RUTH GOLDSTEIN, SOUTHERN COURTNEY
Co-sponsored with Local Hikes
Sep 12
THU
Annual Business/Management Meeting: Please join us for our annual business meeting combined with our monthly open management committee meeting. Please call or email the HPS Program Chair, Laura Joseph, for time and place. Laura can be reached at ljoseph2@earthlink.net or (626) 356 4158
Sep 14
SAT
C Horseback Ride in the Local Hills: Come ride in this joint outing with the Western Riding Club. We will get horses at a local stable in the lovely Hansen Dam area and trail ride in the riparian area and the adjoining hills. Participants must have prior riding experience. For reservation and information, call Leader: DON GENTRY Co-Leaders: JULIE RUSH, CHARLOTTE FEITSHANS
Co-sponsored with Sierra Singles
Sep 14
SAT
I List Finisher's Special - Charlton Peak (10,806'), Jepson Peak (11,205'), Dobbs Peak (10,459'): Moderately paced, but very strenuous 18 mi, 5500' gain on trail and cross country in the glorious high country of San Gorgonio. Space limited by permit. This hike is part of a series that helps hikers who are nearing HPS list completion, but anyone up for a challenge is welcome to participate. Send email, H&W phones to Co-Leader: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH Leader: MARS BONFIRE
Sep 14
SAT
I Telegraph Peak (8985'): Strenuous 5 miles, 2900' gain cross country on steep terrain from Harwood Lodge to the peak. Meet 6:30 am Harwood Lodge. Wear lugsoles, bring minimum 2 L water, 10 essentials Co-Leaders: GAREN YEGPARIAN, JASON LYNCH
Co-sponsoed with Verdugo Hills, WTC
Sep 14
SAT
O Throop Peak (9138'), Mt Burnham (8997'), Mt Baden Powell (9399'): Enjoy the beautiful high country with limber pines and clean air on this 9 mile, 2400' gain loop trip. Easy to moderately paced. Short car shuttle. Meet 7:30 am Pomona rideshare point or 9 am Vincent Gap trailhead. Bring water, lunch, lugsoles, Forest Service Pass. Leaders: GABRIELE RAU, HEIDI UDINK, KATHY CHEEVER
Sep 15
SUN
O San Bernardino Peak (10,649'), San Bernardino East Peak (10,691'), Anderson Peak (10,840'), Shield's Peak (10,680'): Classic trail hike, 17 miles round trip, 5480' gain along the San Bernardino Ridge in the San Gorgonio Wilderness. Strenuous, moderately paced. Well-conditioned newcomers welcome. Send sase or esase, recent conditioning, H&W phones to Leader: JOHN CONNELLY Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, KATE ROGOWSKI
Sep 16-20
MON-FRI
I CANCELLED

Peaks and Lakes of Rocky Mountain National Park: Come join us for a wonderful week of hiking in beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park. Each day, depending on conditions and group desires, will be moderately strenuous, moderately slow paced high altitude hikes of between 5 to 16 miles, up to 4500' gain on trail and steep, slippery, rocky, snowy cross country terrain. Some 12000'+ peaks are possible including Twin Sisters, Flattop, Hallet Peak, Mount Wuh plus other easy high peaks as conditions warrant. You will need to provide your own transportation and lodging. Send email, recent conditioning, H&W phones to Leader: BYRON PRINZMETAL Co-Leaders: SANDY BURNSIDE, BOB BEACH, BRENT WASHBURNE
Sep 18
WED
O Mount Gleason (6520') and Messenger Flats Campground: >From Mill Creek Summit we drive on the Mount Gleason Road to park below the detention center. We'll hike on the PCT 7 miles round trip, 1200' gain. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: JENNIFER WASHINGTON, AL MARTIN
Co-sponsored with Local Hikes
Sep 21
SAT
O Easy Peaks of the San Gabriels: Mount Akawie (7283'): 2 miles round trip, 400' gain. Come join us for a pleasant, easy, moderately paced hike in the San Gabriels. Beginners welcome, no tigers. Peak destination may change to handle adverse weather or conditions. Meet 9:30 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring 2 quarts water, goodies to share, lunch, comfortable walking shoes, clothing to match weather. Rain cancels. Leaders: MARS BONFIRE, WINNETTE BUTLER, KATHY CHEEVER, DORIS DUVAL, BRIAN LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Sep 21
SAT
O San Bernardino Peak (10,649'), San Bernardino East Peak (10,691') via Johns Meadow: Strenuous, moderately paced 16 miles round trip, 4500' gain hike exploring the natural wonders of the San Gorgonio area. LTC credit available. Group size limited by wilderness permit. Send esase or sase to Leader: GEORGE WYSUP Assistants/Naturalists: SHERRY ROSS, GINNY HERINGER Geology: RON ZAPPEN
Co-sponsored with Natural Science
Sep 21
SAT
Deadline for Leadership Training Seminar: Last day for receipt of application and payment by LTC Registrar for enrollment in October 5 seminar. Next seminar: Spring 2003.
Sep 22
SUN
O New Outing, Not in Schedule

Cucamonga Peak (8859') and Etiwanda Peak (8662'): Moderate/slow pace but strenuous 12 miles round trip, 4200' gain hike on scenic trail from Icehouse Canyon to two beautiful peaks in the Sheep Mountain Wilderness. Space limited by permit. Phone or email Winnette (winnetteb@earthlink.net). Leader: MARS BONFIRE Assistant: WINNETTE BUTLER
Sep 28
SAT
O Mount Sally (5408'), Mount Mooney (5840'): Join us for 2 easy peaks with your K9 buddies in local mountains. A total of 4 miles round trip with 900' gain. Newcomers welcome. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, leash, lunch, lugsoles. Leaders: CHARLOTTE FEITSHANS, TAMMY SOLKO
Co-sponsored with K-9 Committee
Sep 28-29
SAT-SUN
Annual Oktoberfest Celebration: Come join us for one or two days in the magical high country of Mount Pinos. Sat night we will camp (or lodge if you prefer) at a lovely campground in the Mount Pinos area. Everyone is invited to a potluck (grills are available for cooking), campfire songfest, games and prizes. For reservations, to volunteer to help and for information, contact Laura Joseph (email: ljoseph2@earthlink.net or phone: 626-356-4158). See the Lookout for more details.
Sep 28
SAT
I Mount Pinos (LO) (8831'), Sawmill Mountain (8818'), Grouse Mountain (8582'), Cerro Noroeste (Mount Abel) (8280'): Experience the magic of tall pines and far reaching views. Moderately paced, 11 miles round trip, 2600' gain, mainly on trail, but some cross country. For meeting time and place, send email to Co-Leader: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH Leader: MARS BONFIRE Co-Leader: BRIAN LEVERICH
Sep 28
SAT
I San Rafael Peak (6640'): Work up an appetite with this strenuous 10 mile, 2500' gain seldom-led and seldom-found peak near Mutau Valley. Trail and where-the-heck-are-we cross country for brush lovers. Early start, moderate pace will get us to Oktoberfest in time for happy hour and dinner. For info of start time and place, call Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, SANDY BURNSIDE, SANDY SPERLING
Sep 29
SUN
I Frazier Mountain (LO) (8000'): Strenuous, moderately paced 10 mile round trip, 3400' gain cross country hike to explore a non-drive up route to this summit. For information, call Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, DON CROLEY
Sep 29
SUN
O Reyes Peak (7514'), Haddock Mountain (7431'): Easy outing in Los Padres National Forest is on beautiful, forested trail, suitable for beginners. Hike involves 8 miles round trip, 1200' gain. For rideshare, meeting info, call Leader: JOE YOUNG Assistant: JOHN CONNELLY
Sep 29
SUN
O New Outing, Not in Schedule

Oktoberfest Drive Up Spectacular: Some, probably most, probably not all, of San Emigdio Mountain (7492'), Brush Mountain (7040'), Cerro Noroeste (8286'), Peak Mountain (5843'), McPherson Peak (5749'), Tecuya Mountain (7160'+) and Frazier Mountain (LO) (8013'), depending on the time and interests of participants. Optionally followed up with an excellent dinner at the very unique Sagebrush Annie's in Ventucopa. For meeting time and place, email Co-Leader: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH Leaders: MARS BONFIRE, BRIAN LEVERICH
Sep 29
SUN
CANCELLED
I San Emigdio Mountain (7492'), Brush Mountain (7040'): A pathfinder up the ridge to peaks more typically done as drive ups. Moderately paced, 12 miles round trip, 2400' gain, some steep, slippery, brushy cross country. For meeting time and place, email Co-Leader: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH Leader: MARS BONFIRE Co-Leader: BRIAN LEVERICH
October
Oct 5
SAT
I Pilot Knob (6200'): Moderately paced, strenuous hike over very steep, slippery, brushy, rocky cross country terrain. 6 miles round trip, 3700' gain. Some class 2 rock. Parking fee at trailhead. Meet 6 am Walker Pass Campground. Bring 10 essentials, headlamp, water, lunch. If in doubt call or email Leaders: VIRGIL POPESCU, MAGGIE WILSON
Oct 5
SAT
I Yucaipa Ridge - Little San Gorgonio Peak (9133'), Wilshire Mountain (8832'), Wilshire Peak (8680'), Cedar Mountain (8324'), Birch Mountain (7826'): Moderately paced, very strenuous cross country hike to rugged peaks near Redlands. 7 miles, 5000' gain with short car shuttle. Send sase or esase, H&W phones, recent hiking experience to Leader: MAURA RAFFENSPERGER Co-Leader: DAVID BEYMER
Oct 5
SAT
O New Outing, Not in Schedule

Mount San Antonio (10,064'), Dawson Peak (9575'), Pine Mountain #1(9648'): Strenuous 13.5 mile round trip, 6200' gain hike over established trails in Eastern San Gabriels. Send SASE or E-SASE to Leader: KATE ROGOWSKI (rogo@ea.ucla.edu) Assistants: JANET YANG, PETER DOGGETT
Oct 5
SAT
O Please Note New Date, was 10/19

Easy Peaks of the San Gabriels: Was to be Waterman Mountain (8038') (8 miles round trip, 1200' gain), but with Angeles Forest closed, we'll probably opt for something similarly lovely in the Los Padres Forest. Come join us for a pleasant, easy, moderately paced hike in the mountaions. Beginners welcome, no tigers. Peak destination may change to handle adverse weather or conditions. Even though Angeles Forest is closed, meet 9:30 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring 2 quarts water, goodies to share, lunch, comfortable walking shoes, clothing to match weather. Rain cancels. Leaders: MARS BONFIRE, WINNETTE BUTLER, KATHY CHEEVER, DORIS DUVAL, BRIAN LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Oct 5
SAT
Leadership Training Seminar: Become a qualified Sierra Club leader! For info, see LTC section in front of Schedule. Deadline for receipt of application and payment is Sep 21. No registration after this date or at door. Next seminar: Spring 2003.
Oct 6
SUN
I List Finisher's Special - White Mountain #1 (7727'), Arctic Point (8336'): Moderately paced, 9 miles round trip, 1800' gain on road and cross country. May be quite warm - be sure to bring plenty of water. This hike is part of a series that helps hikers who are nearing list completion, but anyone up for a challenge is welcome to participate. Send email, H&W phones to Co-Leader: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH Leader: MARS BONFIRE
Oct 9
WED
I New Outing, Not in Schedule

Mount Hawkins (8850'), Copter Ridge (7499'): Strenuous hike on trail and cross-country, 10 miles round trip, 2600' gain. Hike in Angeles National Forest involves much gain on return from Copter Ridge. If Angeles Forest is still closed (which seems probable), we'll still hike, but will chose a similar or less difficult peak in a different forest. Contact a leader to make suggestions or to find out what we're leaning towards. Meet 8 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring ten essentials, water, lunch. Leader: MARS BONFIRE Co-leader: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Oct 10
THU
Management Meeting: Please join us for our monthly open management committee meeting. Please call or email the HPS Program Chair, Laura Joseph, for time and place. Laura can be reached at ljoseph2@earthlink.net or (626) 356 4158
Oct 12
SAT
I Mount Hawkins (8850'), Copter Ridge (7499'): Moderately strenuous, mostly cross country, at times steep, 7 miles round trip, 3000' gain. No beginners or tigers. Meet 7 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, lugsoles. Leaders: ROBERT FREED, VIRGIL POPESCU
Oct 12
SAT
I Peak Baggers' Grand Tour: Car hop hike with total 6.5 miles round trip, 2000' gain among Barley Flats, Mount Sally, Vetter Mountain, Mount Mooney, Winston Peak, Mount Lewis. Meet 6:30 am La Cañada rideshare point. Wear lugsoles, bring minimum 2 L water, 10 essentials. Co-Leaders: GAREN YEGPARIAN, WILL MCWHINNEY
Co-sponsored with Verdugo Hills, WTC
Oct 12
SAT
O New Outing, Not in Schedule

Stonewall Peak (5730'), Cuyamaca Peak (6512'), Middle Peak (5883'): Strenuous but moderately paced 12 mile round trip, 3700' gain loop hike in San Diego Co. on well-maintained trails. Enjoy late fall in the unique forest primeval of Cuyamaca State Park. LTC natural history credit available for leaders. Bring 10 essentials, lunch, and water. Meet 9 AM at the bulletin board parking area 1 mile south of Cuyamaca Dam on Hwy 79. Call leader week of hike to confirm. Esase (preferred) or sase with recent conditioning, phone & rideshare information to Leader: KENT SCHWITKIS Co-Leader: LAURA JOSEPH Naturalist: SHERRY ROSS
Co-sponsored with Palos Verdes Group, Natural Sciences Section
Oct 12-13
SAT-SUN
I Sewart Mountain (6841'), Cobblestone Mountain (6733'), White Mountain #2 (6250'), Snowy Peak (6532'), Black Mountain #2 (6202'), McDonald Peak (6870'), Alamo Mountain (7367'): Car camp and bag peaks in Sespe Wilderness of Los Padres National Forest, near Gorman. Join us for one or two days. Each day will be very strenuous (11+ miles round trip, 4000' gain) over steep, brushy cross country terrain. Long dirt road driving requiring high clearance vehicles. Send email, H&W phones, conditioning to Co-Leader: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH Leader: MARS BONFIRE
Oct 14
O New Outing, Not in Schedule

Mountain Biking/Hiking Adventure: Mount Pinos (8831') - bike, Sawmill Mountain (8750'+) - hike: Celebrate Columbus Day by doing a little exploring of your own. Join us for a 3 mile round trip, 600' gain, trip to the high point of Ventura County. Beautiful pine trees and who knows, maybe even a condor sighting? Then continue afoot another 1.5 miles to nearby Sawmill Mountain, another 600' of gain on a good trail. Meet at 8AM at the Flying J at the Frazier Park exit from I-5. Should have good quality mountain bike, riding helmet, spare tube, and cable lock, plus small pack for hiking essentials. Leaders: MARS BONFIRE, KATHY CHEEVER, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Oct 16
WED
O Possible Fire Closure - Contact Leader

Winston Peak (7502'), Winston Ridge (7003'): Always a good hike of 6 miles, 1200' gain. We start and end at Cloudburst Summit. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: BRENT WASHBURNE, HOWARD EYERLY
Co-sponsored with Local Hikes
Oct 19
SAT
O Will substitute Los Padres Forest peaks if Angeles Forest is still closed

Easy Peaks of the San Gabriels: Kratka Ridge (7515'): 2 miles round trip, 700' gain. Come join us for a pleasant, easy, moderately paced hike in the San Gabriels with a possible list finish. Beginners welcome, no tigers. Peak destination may change to handle adverse weather or conditions, such as the Angeles Forest being closed. (We'll hike in a different Forest if we gotta!) Meet 9:30 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring 2 quarts water, goodies to share, lunch, comfortable walking shoes, clothing to match weather. Rain cancels. Leaders: WINNETTE BUTLER, KATHY CHEEVER, DORIS DUVAL, WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Oct 19
SAT
O Possible Fire Closure - Contact Leader

Sunset Peak (5796'): Join us for an easy paced 7 mile, 1300' gain round trip walk on a fire road near Mount Baldy. Well behaved k9s on leash are welcome. Meet 8:30 am Mount Baldy rideshare point. Wear sturdy tennis shoes suitable for dirt trails; bring water, snack, Forest Service Pass. Rain cancels. Leaders: LEORA & RON JONES
Oct 20
SUN
I List Finishers' Special - Antimony Peak (6848'), Eagle Rest Peak (6005'): Moderately paced but strenuous 10 mi, 5500' gain route will climb Eagle Rest crossing over Antimony each way. Steep, slippery, rocky, brushy cross country terrain. This hike is part of a series that helps hikers who are nearing HPS list completion, but anyone up for a challenge is welcome to participate. Send email, H&W phones to Leader: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH Co-Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH, SANDY BURNSIDE
Oct 20
SUN
I Possible Fire Closure - Contact Leader

Mount Wilson Grand Tour: Enjoy leader's favorite Southern California loop hike, 20 miles, 5000' gain, moderate pace. Meet 7:30 am Chantry Flat. Bring at least 2 quarts water, lunch, snacks. Leader: ASHER WAXMAN Assistant: GEORGE WYSUP
Oct 23
WED
O New Outing, Not in Schedule

Hildreth Peak (5065') by Moonlight: 14 miles round trip, 5000' gain (2500' going to the peak, 2500' on the return), almost entirely on a dirt road but with a short segment of use trail. Rather than a long, sunburning trek, an intriguing new angle on this oft-avoided peak. Enjoy the magic of moonlit mountain vistas! Be sure to bring a headlamp or flashlight. Hike will start at approximately sunset. For full details, send email or SASE with H/W phone to Co-leader: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, WOLF LEVERICH
Oct 26
SAT
I New Outing, Not in Schedule

Rabbit Peak #2 (6640+'): The classic. Start in dark below sea level. 16 hard cross-country and use trail miles, 7000' gain. Group size limited to 12. Send SASE/ e-mail with contact info and recent hiking resume' to Leader: GEORGE WYSUP Assistants: KENT SCHWITKIS, MAGGIE WILSON
Oct 26
SAT
O Possible Fire Closure - Contact Leader

Mount Hawkins (8850'): 10 miles round trip, 2400' gain, moderately fast paced hike from Islip Saddle to the summit along the scenic PCT in the San Gabriel Mountains. Meet 7:45 am La Cañada rideshare point with 2-3 quarts water, lunch, suitable layered clothing, good footwear, Forest Service Pass. Leaders: ROSEMARY CAMPBELL, MAYA HYAMS
Co-sponsored with Wilderness Adventures
Oct 26
SAT
O Possible Fire Closure - Contact Leader

Mount Williamson (8214'), Kratka Ridge (7515'): 5 miles round trip, 2200' gain hike on trail and use trail. Meet 7:30 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, lugsoles. Rain cancels. Leaders: JAMES CARDEN, VIRGIL POPESCU
Oct 27
SUN
I Cancelled

List Finishers' Special - Sam Fink Peak (7339'): Please join us as we hike from one side of the San Jacinto Range to the other and back again to visit a peak that Sam Fink surely enjoyed. Moderately paced, but very strenuous. 12 miles round trip, 4000' gain on trail and steep cross country. Space limited by permit. This hike is part of a series that helps hikers who are nearing HPS list completion, but anyone up for a challenge is welcome to participate. Send email, H&W phones to Leader: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH Co-Leader: WOLF LEVERICH
Oct 30
WED
O Possible Fire Closure - Contact Leader

Pacifico Mountain (7124') from Mill Creek Summit: 12 miles round trip, 2200' gain with steep scramble to the summit. Shorter options available. Especially beautiful in the fall. Meet 8:30 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, suitable clothing layers and footwear. Heavy rain cancels. Leaders: ROSEMARY CAMPBELL, DON SIMINSKI
Co-sponsored with Local Hikes
Nov 2
SAT
O Luna Mountain (5967'), Round Mountain (5272'), Rattlesnake Mountain (6131'), Deep Creek Hot Springs: 11th semi-annual Deep Creek Hot Springs hike/soak/swim with another twist - get a few peaks. Moderately paced, 12 miles, 3000' gain. High clearance vehicles desirable for dirt road driving. No beginners. Plan on spending full day - it's near Hesperia. Meet 6 am Wilson Park with lunch, water, lugs, swimsuit optional. Rain cancels. Leader: BARRY HOLCHIN Co-Leader: TONY TRULL
Co-sponsored with Palos Verdes-South Bay
Nov 2
SAT
I Cancelled

Burnham Peak (8997'), Ross Mountain (7402'), Mount Baden Powell (9399'): Paved road drive and lots of steep cross country hiking at moderate pace. 10 miles round trip, 4500' gain. Send email or sase, recent hiking experience to Leader: GEORGE WYSUP Co-leaders: SANDY BURNSIDE, MAGGIE WILSON
Nov 2
SAT
I New Outing, Not in Schedule

Granite Peaks (7527'), Mineral Mountain (7238'), Tip Top Mountain (7623'): Strenuous (but at moderate pace) 10 miles round trip, 2800' gain cross country hiking in pinyon/ joshua forest near Arrastre Creek East of Big Bear. Some class 2 scrambling. Some dirt road driving (please volunteer your high clearance or 4WD vehicle). Phone or email Leader: GEORGE WYSUP, for meeting place and time. Co-Leader: SANDY BURNSIDE.
Co-sponsored with San Gorgonio Chapter
Nov 2
SAT
O Possible Fire Closure - Contact Leader

Dawson Saddle to Throop Peak (9138'), Mount Hawkins (8850'), Middle Hawkins (8505'): Comfortably paced, moderate 8 miles, 2100' gain/3400' loss one-way trail hike ending at Islip Saddle. Short car shuttle. Beautiful hike through Jeffrey and Sugar Pines to these scenic peaks in the San Gabriel Mountains. Meet 7:30 pm La Cañada rideshare point with 2 quarts water, lunch, boots, 10 essentials, Forest Service Pass. For pre-hike information package, send email or sase to Leader: BILL VALENTINE Co-Leader: LYNN HEATH
Co-sponsored with Wilderness Adventures, Orange County Sierra Singles
Nov 3
SUN
I New Outing, Not in the Schedule

Shay Mountain (6714'), Ingham Peak (6355'), Little Shay Mountain (6635'), Hawes Peak (6751'): Strenuous (but at moderate pace) 10 mile round trip, 3200' gain on trail and cross country in 3 year old burned area north of Fawnskin. Some easy dirt road driving. Stay over from Saturday hike (Luna, Deep Creek, et al) to bag these peaks. Phone or email Leader: GEORGE WYSUP for meeting place and time. Co-Leaders: SANDY BURNSIDE, MAGGIE WILSON
Co-sponsored with San Gorgonio Chapter
Nov 3
SUN
O Cancelled

Wright Mountain (8505'), Gobbler's Knob (6955'), Circle Mountain (6875'): Highlight is Pacific Crest Trail pathfinder from Wright to Gobbler's. Circle is optional. Easy dirt road drive to Guffy campground. 11 miles round trip, 3600' gain. For info a few days before hike, email or call Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, SANDY BURNSIDE, LAURA JOSEPH
Nov 7
THU
I New Hike, Not in Schedule

Ross Mountain (7402') or Fox Mountain #1 (5167') and Cuyama Peak (LO) (5878'): Ross is 14 miles round trip, 4000' gain (1600' on way to peak, 2400' on return), Fox Mountain is 5 miles round trip, 2300' gain, with a long dirt road drive to a bonus peak. We'll do Ross if Angeles Forest has been reopened for hiking, otherwise we'll do Fox. If we do Ross, we'll also do Baden-Powell. Send e-mail or SASE with H/W phones and recent hiking experience to Co-Leader: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH. Leader: WOLF LEVERICH
Nov 9
SAT
O Palm Springs Tram (8450'): Strenuous hike for tigers only, 11 miles, 8000' gain to tram with possibility of including Mount San Jacinto if time and energy permit. Bring money for tram ride and taxi back to cars. Send sase or email, conditioning/experience to Leader: BARRY HOLCHIN Co-Leader: TONY TRULL
Co-sponsored with Palos-Verdes-South Bay
Nov 9
SAT
O Topatopa Bluff (6367'): Strenuous 14 mile, 4500' gain hike over established trails in Los Padres National Forest. Send sase or email, conditioning/experience to Leader: KATE ROGOWSKI Assistants: MIKKI SIEGEL, RICK GORDON
Nov 9
SAT
O Possible Fire Closure - Contact Leader

Waterman Mountain (8038'): Easy slow/moderate hike. 8 miles round trip, 1200' gain on a beautiful trail to top of a beautiful mountain. Meet 8 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, 10 essentials. Rain cancels. Leader: PING PFEFFER Co-Leader: FRANK GOODYKOONTZ
Nov 10
SUN
I New Outing, Not in Schedule

Walbrecht Peak (6274'): Come join us as we hike Walbrecht Peak. Freda Walbrecht was the first women to complete the entire HPS list and reportedly the first woman to bag all of California's 14'ers. We will vote to add this peak to the list later this year, so why not be one of the first to bag it. The peak is a craggy spire of beautiful desert rock that can be seen for miles around. It is the highest peak in the area. The hike will be moderate in pace of about 1000' and 2 miles round trip. Other peaks possible in the area. Bring ten essentials. Meet 7:30 am at Sylmar Rideshare point. Email leader week of hike to confirm. Leader: BYRON PRINZMETAL Co-Leader: SANDY BURNSIDE
Nov 10
SUN
O Cancelled

Easy Peaks of the San Gabriel Mountains: Mount Lowe (5603'): 3 miles round trip, 500' gain. Come join us for a pleasant, easy, moderately paced hike in the San Gabriels. 8 miles round trip, 1500' gain or less, all on well maintained trails and/or fire roads. Beginners welcome, no tigers. Peak destination may change to handle adverse weather or conditions. Meet 9:30 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring 2 quarts water, goodies to share, lunch, comfortable walking shoes, clothing to match weather. Rain cancels. Leaders: WINNETTE BUTLER, KATHY CHEEVER, DORIS DUVAL, WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Nov 10
SUN
O Possible Fire Closure - Contact Leader

Mount Islip (8250'), Mount Hawkins (8850'), Throop Peak (9138'), Middle Hawkins (8505'), South Mount Hawkins (LO) (7783'): Visit this absolutely beautiful part of the San Gabriels on a real marathon hike. We'll start at Crystal Lake and climb to Islip, then east to Hawkins and Throop, south to Middle Hawkins and South Hawkins and return to Crystal Lake. The hike will be very fast paced and very strenuous. 16 miles, 4900' gain. Send sase or esase to Leader: LAURA JOSEPH Co-Leader: PETER DOGGETT
Nov 13
WED
I Cancelled

Luella Todd Peak (9358'): Easy, moderately slow pace exploratory hike of about 1000' and 6 miles round trip on trail and steep cross country with some class two rock. Other peaks possible in the area. The peak, some want to name Luella Todd Peak after the first HPS women to earn the 100 peaks emblem. She was instrumental in setting up our section, picking the first set of peaks, served on our management committee and she hiked with us for over thirty years. Meet 8:00 am Monrovia Ride Share Point. Bring good cheer, food to share, lunch and water. Email trip organizer Byron Prinzmetal at prinzmetal@charter.net to insure tram is open and running. Leaders: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH, BYRON PRINZMETAL
Nov 13
WED
O Waterman Mountain (8038'): Come and do yet another way up to this fine old peak. 6 miles round trip, 1500' gain. We will take our time going up a new road that, at times, is steep. We will view some things of interest along the top and follow the leader down a fun way back to the cars. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: SOUTHERN COURTNEY, ROSEMARY CAMPBELL
Nov 14
THU
Management Meeting: Please join us for our monthly open management committee meeting. Please call or email the HPS Program Chair, Laura Joseph, for time and place. Laura can be reached at ljoseph2@earthlink.net or (626) 356 4158
Nov 14
THU
O Mount Williamson (8214'): Enjoy the beautiful forest high country on this 5 miles round trip, 1600' gain, suitable for beginners. Experience great views and clean air. Meet 9 am at La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, and lugsoles. Rain cancels. Leader: INGEBORG PROCHAZKA Assistant: DAVE COMERZAN
Nov 15-18
FRI-MON
I Scodie Mountain (7294'), Morris Peak (7215'), Mount Jenkins (7921'), Russell Peak (6696'), Backus Peak (6651'), Lightner Peak (6430'), Bald Eagle Peak (6181'): Join us for some or all four days as we visit these interesting peaks near Lake Isabella and Walker Pass. Everything from trail to steep, loose cross country. Everyone welcome! Day 1, Scodie, 7 miles round trip, 2300' gain. Day 2, Morris and Jenkins, 14 miles round trip, 3500' gain. Day 3, Russell and Backus, 8 miles round trip, 3500' gain. Day 4, lots of dirt road driving, and 6 miles round trip 2200' gain, plus a bit of Class 2 rock scrambling gets us the last two peaks. Send email or sase with H/W phone for more information to Leader: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH Co-Leader: WOLF LEVERICH
Nov 16
SAT
O Mount Hillyer (6200'): Moderately paced hike from Charlton Flat, along the Silver Moccasin Trail to Horse Flat. Tall trees, fresh air and great views. 6 miles round trip, 1200' gain. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water (for you and your k9 buddies), leash, lunch, lugsoles. Rain cancels. Leader: MAGGIE WILSON Co-Leader: VIRGIL POPESCU
Co-sponsored with K-9 Committee
Nov 16
SAT
O Mount Lowe (5603'): Scenic 13 miles, 3800' gain, moderately paced semi-loop hike past historic Echo Mountain on the Castle Canyon Trail to Inspiration Point and on to Mount Lowe. Return via Sam Merrill Trail. Not suitable for beginners. Meet 7:50 am top of Lake Ave in Altadena with 2-3 quarts water, lunch, appropriate clothing layers (rain gear), good footwear. Heavy rain cancels. Leaders: SOUTHERN COURTNEY, ROSEMARY CAMPBELL
Co-sponsored with Wilderness Adventures
Nov 16
SAT
I Quail Mountain (5800'): Enjoy spectacular desert scenery at a moderate pace on moderately strenuous 10 miles, 1800' gain cross country route to the highest point in Joshua Tree National Park. Some steep, rocky portions. Meet 6 am La Cañada rideshare point or 8 am in Joshua Tree at SE corner of Hwy 62 and Park Blvd. Bring 3 quarts water, lugsoles, lunch, ten essentials. Call or email Leader for pre-hike info. Leader: BILL VALENTINE Assistant: GEORGETTE RIECK
Nov 23
SAT
O Rescheduled from October 19th, replaces Easy Peaks hike to Winston Peak

Easy Peaks of the San Gabriels: Kratka Ridge (7515'): 2 miles round trip, 700' gain. Come join us for a pleasant, easy, moderately paced hike in the San Gabriels with a possible list finish. (Yee-haw!) Beginners welcome, no tigers. Peak destination may change to handle adverse weather or conditions. Meet 9:30 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring 2 quarts water, goodies to share, lunch, comfortable walking shoes, clothing to match weather. Rain cancels. Leaders: PAT ARREDONDO, WINNETTE BUTLER, KATHY CHEEVER, DORIS DUVAL, WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Nov 23
SAT
O Possible Fire Closure - Contact Leader

Palm Springs Tram (8450'): Strenuous 11 mile, 8000' gain to tram with possibility of including San Jacinto Peak if time and energy permit. Send sase or email, conditioning and experience to Leader: KATE ROGOWSKI Co-Leader: PETER DOGGETT
Nov 23
SAT
I San Guillermo Mountain (6602'), Lockwood Point (6273'), Frazier Mountain (8013'): Come enjoy easy peaks in Ventura backcountry. First San Guillermo, 2 miles round trip, 800' gain, cross country. Short drive to Lockwood. Lockwood is 5 miles round trip and 700' gain on trail and cross country. Drive up Frazier Mountain on way back to L.A. Moderately paced, newcomers welcome. Some dirt road driving. Meet 8:30 am at Sylmar rideshare point. Bring minimum 2 quarts. water, lunch, Forest Service Pass. Recent rain cancels. Leader: DAVID BEYMER Co-Leader: MAURA RAFFENSPERGER
Nov 27
WED
O Mount Lukens (5074') via Stone Canyon Trail: 7 miles round trip, 3300' gain. A real climb, but at a moderate pace to the highest point in the City of Angels. Great views in all directions. Meet 9 am supermarket parking lot (NE corner of Foothill Blvd and Mt Gleason Rd). Bring water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: RON ROSIEN, DAN BUTLER
Co-sponsored with Local Hikes
Nov 30
SAT
O Cancelled

Throop Peak (9138'), Mount Hawkins (8850'): Moderately paced, easy 7 miles, 1500' gain from Dawson Saddle to see views of Angeles National Forest and LA Basin beyond. Meet 8 am La Cañada rideshare point. Being water, lunch, lugsoles, rain/wind gear, Forest Service Pass. Leaders: PETER GLOVER, SUSANNE WEIL
December
Dec 4
WED
O Strawberry Peak (6164'): 6 miles round trip, 1600' gain on trail from Red Box. Parts somewhat steep. Shorter options available. Join us for lunch with a great view. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point with suitable clothing layers, footwear, water, lunch. Rain cancels. Leaders: RON ROSIEN, ROSEMARY CAMPBELL
Co-sponsored with Local Hikes
Dec 7
SAT
O Hike Rescheduled to Sat Dec 7 from Sat Nov 9

Palm Springs Tram (8450'): Strenuous hike for tigers only, 11 miles, 8000' gain to tram with possibility of including Mount San Jacinto if time and energy permit. Bring money for tram ride and taxi back to cars. Send email (preferable bholchin@cox.net) or SASE with conditioning/experience to Leader: BARRY HOLCHIN Co-Leader: TONY TRULL
Co-sponsored with Palos-Verdes-South Bay
Dec 7
SAT
I Bernard Peak (5430'), Little Berdoo Peak (5440'), Queen Mountain (5680'): 3 nice cross country mountains in Joshua Tree National Park with dirt road drives. 15 miles round trip, 2600' gain. Moderate with some class 2 bouldering. Moderately paced. Bring your high clearance or 4wd vehicle if you can. For info a few days before hike, email or call Leader: MARTIN PARSONS Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, SANDY SPERLING
Dec 7
SAT
O Mt Wilson (5710'): Hike the oldest trail (built 1864) to the top of the most identifiable peak (antennas) in the San Gabriel Mountains. 14 miles round trip, 4740' gain make this a strenuous hike, not suitable for beginners. Meet 7:45 am trailhead (exit 210 Fwy at Baldwin Ave, N on Baldwin, E on Mira Monte to Mt Wilson Trail Park in Sierra Madre). Bring 2-3 quarts water, lunch, suitable clothing layers, lugsoles. Heavy rain cancels. Leader: JIM HERINGER Co-Leader: ROSEMARY CAMPBELL
Co-sponsored with Wilderness Adventures
Dec 7
SAT
O Red Rock Mountain (3991'): This peak is new to the LPC list and has never been led before. It is in the NW corner of the Angeles National Forest. See beautiful Fish Canyon, old mines and more. 10 miles round trip, 1900' gain with a steep climb to the peak. Meet 7 am Sylmar rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, lugsoles, high clearance vehicle recommended. Rain cancels. Leaders: ASHER WAXMAN, LUELLA FICKLE
Co-sponsored with Lower Peaks
Dec 7
SAT
O Winston Peak (7502'), Winston Ridge (7003'): Moderately paced hike of 6 miles round trip, 1300' gain on trail, near Cloudburst Summit. Meet 8:30 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring 2 quarts water, lunch, warm clothes. Rain cancels. Leaders: RON JONES, LEORA JONES
Dec 8
SUN
O Hike Rescheduled to Sun Dec 8 from Sat Nov 2

Luna Mountain (5967'), Round Mountain (5272'), Rattlesnake Mountain (6131'), Deep Creek Hot Springs: 11th semi-annual Deep Creek Hot Springs hike/soak/swim with another twist - get a few peaks. Moderately paced, 12 miles, 3000' gain. Bring lunch, water, lugs (swim suit optional). High clearance vehicles desirable for dirt road driving. No beginners. Plan on spending full day - it's near Hesperia. Rain cancels. Send esase (preferable bholchin@cox.net) or sse to Leader: BARRY HOLCHIN Co-Leader: TONY TRULL
Co-sponsored with Palos Verdes-South Bay
Dec 10
TUE
O Sunset Peak (5796'): Easy paced, 7 miles round trip, 1300' gain. Walk on a fire road near Mt Baldy. In case of snow, bring your snowshoes. Meet 8:30 am Monrovia rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, lugsoles. Rain cancels. Leader: INGEBORG PROCHAZKA Assistant: DAVE COMERZAN
Dec 11
WED
I West Ridge of Mount Vetter (5908'): 8 miles round trip, 2000' gain. Moderately strenuous hike up a recently cleared of brush ridge. Great views of upper Big Tujunga basin. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: BRENT WASHBURNE, BOB THOMPSON
Dec 12
THU
Management Meeting: Please join us for our monthly open management committee meeting. Please call or email the HPS Program Chair, Laura Joseph, for time and place. Laura can be reached at ljoseph2@earthlink.net or (626) 356 4158
Dec 13-15
FRI-SUN
I Please Note added day and new co-leader

Rabbit Peak (6640'), Villager Peak (5756'): Very strenuous cross country backpack to these scenic desert peaks in the Santa Rosa Mountains. Friday backpack to base camp just below the summit of Villager. Saturday hike up/down ridge to Rabbit. Sunday break camp, and return to cars. 21 miles round trip, 8300' gain total over steep rocky desert terrain; carry all water for weekend (2+ gallons). Send 2 sase (or email), H&W phones, conditioning/experience to Provisional Leader: BILL VALENTINE Assistant Leader: ROBERT BEACH
Dec 14
SAT
I Rescheduled from December 7th

List Finishers' Special - Rosa Point (5083'): Moderately paced, 12 miles round trip, 5500' gain, all cross country, some steep and slippery through the glorious desert terrain of Anza-Borrego State Park. This hike is part of a series that helps hikers who are nearing list completion, but anyone up for a challenge is welcome to participate. For more info, send email or sase, H&W phones to Reservationist/Leader: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH Leader: WOLF LEVERICH
Dec 14
SAT
I Black Mtn #6 (5244'): Easy cross country hike in colorful El Paso Mountains north of Mojave. Help celebrate leader's 57th birthday. Time permitting, possible excursion to historical Burro Schmidt tunnel. Some dirt road driving. Meet 7 am at Sylmar rideshare point. Bring water, goodies to share on summit, sturdy boots, warm clothing. Leader: JOE YOUNG Assistant: BOBCAT THOMPSON
Dec 14
SAT
O Pacifico Mountain (7124'): Moderately paced, 12 miles round trip, 2200' gain to Pacifico from Mill Creek Summit on Pacific Crest Trail. Meet 7:30 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring food, water, lugsoles, wind/rain gear, Forest Service Pass. Rain/snow cancels. Leader: PETER GLOVER, SUSANNE WEIL
Dec 14
SAT
I The Pinnacles (5737'), Mount Marie Louise (5507'), Monument Peak #2 (5290'), Sugarpine Mountain (5478'), Cajon Mountain (5360+'), Cleghorn Mountain (5333'): Area 19 cleanout. The first 2 are nice with rock scrambling near the summits. The last 4 are just on the list (you can bail). Lots of dirt driving. Up to 10 miles round trip with 2300' gain. Motivated beginners welcome. Call or email a leader a few days before hike for info. Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, SANDY BURNSIDE, SANDY SPERLING, MAGGIE WILSON
Dec 15
SUN
O Monrovia Peak (5409'): Wonderful workout in the San Gabriels. Moderately paced 11 mile loop, 4500' gain hike over road and trail routes. Send sase or esase, climbing resume to Leader: KATE ROGOWSKI Assistant: JANET YANG
Dec 18
WED
O Rouse Hill (5168'): Hike this winter gem and save your vehicle. 10 miles round trip, 2000' gain on road and trail. Beginners welcome. For info a few days before hike, email or call Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, MARY McMANNES, LAURA JOSEPH
Dec 21
SAT
I Asbestos Mountain (5265'), Lookout Mountain #1 (5590'), Rock Point (5280+'): This Desert Divide trip usually goes in Winter. Try Lookout via Pacific Crest Trail "pathfinder" route. Some dirt driving to Asbestos (experience the beautiful cat's claw), pavement to others. 8 miles total round trip, 2300' elevation gain. Beginners willing to do class 2 cross-country are welcome. For info a few days before hike call or email Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, SANDY SPERLING, MAGGIE WILSON
Dec 21
SAT
O Santiago Peak (5687'), Modjeska Peak (5496'): Join us to climb these two great Orange County HPS Peaks! Moderately paced, strenuous 17 miles round trip, 5258' hike over road and trail routes. Send sase or esase, climbing resume to Leader: KATE ROGOWSKI Assistants: MIKKI SIEGEL, RICK GORDON
Dec 21
SAT
O Sawtooth Peak (5200'), Burnt Peak (5788'), Liebre Mountain (5760'): Ease some of the holiday stress on these easy peaks near Castaic. Sawtooth is 2 miles cross-country, 800' gain with 900' on the return. Burnt is 2.9 miles cross-country, 200' gain. Liebre is a drive-up and home with time to shop! Moderately paced, newcomers welcome. Extensive dirt road driving. Meet 9 am at Sylmar rideshare point. Bring minimum 2 quarts water, lunch, Forest Service Pass. Recent rain cancels. Leader: DAVID BEYMER Co-Leader: MAURA RAFFENSPERGER
Dec 21-22
SAT-SUN
O XMAS Hike at night: For years HPSers have hiked the streets of Los Angeles before XMAS and donated food and clothing to the homeless. We also explore Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Union Station, the music center, the garment and jewelry districts, with breakfast at the Original Pantry. Possible 10 miles round trip, negligible gain. Meet Saturday Dec 21st at 11:59 PM at the LA School administration parking area near Grand St. Bring water, sturdy boots, food or clothing to donate. Rain cancels. Leaders: STAG & NAMI BROWN, JOE YOUNG, BOBCAT THOMPSON
Dec 27-30
FRI-MON
I Joshua Tree National Park Cleanout: Four days, eight peaks in the Little San Bernardino Mountains. Come for any or all! Everyone welcome! A lot of good trail, but also cross-country, some steep and slippery. Friday, Bernard Peak (5430') and Little Berdoo Peak (5440'+), 7 miles round trip, 1800' gain. Saturday is especially lovely for newcomers with Ryan Mountain (5457'), Lost Horse Mountain (5313'), Mount Inspiration (5560'+), 10 miles 2700' gain. Sunday, Queen Mountain (5680'+) and Warren Point (5103'), 10 miles 2200' gain. Monday, Quail Mountain (5800'), 14 miles 1500' gain. Send email or sase with H/W phone for information to Leader: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH Co-Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH, KENT SCHWITKIS

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