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PAST Scheduled Outings - 2003

This is a list of Hundred Peaks Section sponsored outings (with a smattering of other Sierra Club outings of interest to HPS) that have been published in the section newsletter, the Lookout and/or the Angeles Chapter Schedule of Activities and/or the section's mailing list for outings and announcements.

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


January

2003

Jan 1
WED
O San Gabriel Peak (6161'), Mount Disappointment (5960'): Via JPL trail. Short car shuttle. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point with lunch, water, good footwear. Rain cancels. Leaders: AL MARTIN, JENNIFER WASHINGTON
Co-sponsored with Local Hikes
Jan 3
FRI
O Josephine Peak (5558'): Who cares about college football? Start 2003 on the left foot with this (almost) any weather hike. 8 miles round trip with 2100' gain on trail and road. Beginners welcome. Meet 10 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring rain gear and 9 other essentials. Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, SANDY BURNSIDE, LAURA JOSEPH
Jan 4
SAT
I Beauty Peak (5548'), Iron Spring Mountain (5755'): Enjoy the brush as we thrash through these chaparral covered "beauties." This will be a moderately paced 8 miles round trip, 2500' gain hike. LTC natural history credit available for leaders. Esase (preferred) or sase with recent conditioning, phone & rideshare information to Leader: KENT SCHWITKIS Co-Leader: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH Naturalist: SHERRY ROSS
Co-sponsored with Palos Verdes-South Bay Group, Natural Science
Jan 8
WED
O Mount Hillyer (6200'): 8 miles, 1500' gain. Moderate by a slightly-devious, but still straightforward climb of one of our favorite winter destinations. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: BRENT WASHBURNE, BOB THOMPSON
Co-sponsored with Local Hikes
Jan 9
THU
O Barley Flats (5600'+): Easy 7 miles round trip, 2000' gain, lovely trail to this lower peak. Suitable for beginners. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, lugsoles. Rain cancels. Leader: DAVE COMERZAN Assistant Leader: INGEBORG PROCHAZKA
Jan 9
THU
Management Meeting: Please join us for our monthly open management committee meeting which will be held at Laura Joseph's Home, 2386 East Del Mar, Apt. # 328, Pasadena. Phone: (626) 356-4158; email ljoseph2@earthlink.net
Jan 11
SAT
I Bighorn Mountains (5894') from the desert side: Moderate 7 mile round trip with approximately 2700' gain. Meet 7 am Pomona rideshare point. Bring lunch, 2 1/2 quarts water and 10 essentials. Leader: HARVEY GANZ, GEORGE WYSUP
Jan 11
SAT
I Cole Point (5604'): Moderately paced hike from Kentucky Spring Canyon on road, firebreak and cross-country. 6 miles round trip, 1700' gain. Meet 8 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring sturdy footwear, lunch, water for you and your k9. Rain cancels. Leader: VIRGIL POPESCU Co-Leader: MAGGIE WILSON
Co-sponsored with K-9 Committee
Jan 11
SAT
I Inspiration Point (5560'), Lost Horse Mountain (5313'), Ryan Mountain (5457'): Moderate paced introductory hike in upper Joshua Tree National Park. 10 miles and 2600' gain. Both natural history and a historic mine will be seen. Fit beginners are welcome. Meet at 5:30 am at Diamond Bar Carpool Point or 7:30 am at entrance station above town of Joshua Tree. Rain cancels. Leaders: LUELLA FICKLE, CHERYL GILL
Jan 11
SAT
O Mount Wilson (5710'): The Mount Wilson Grand Tour. Moderately paced, strenuous 20 miles round trip, 5200' gain hike from Sierra Madre, over Newcombe Pass to Observatory and back, over trail and a little fire road. Esase or sase to Leader: KATE ROGOWSKI Assistant Leader: JANET YANG
Jan 11
SAT
O Vetter Mountain (5908'), Mount Mooney (5810'), Mount Sally (5408'): Easy moderately paced hikes of 5 miles round trip, 1300' gain in the San Gabriels. Suitable for newcomers. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, warm clothes, lunch or snacks at the cars. Rain cancels. Leaders: RON & LEORA JONES
Jan 12
SUN
I Pinto Mountain (3983'): Moderately-paced, strenuous hike to peak in Joshua Tree National Park, 9 miles round trip, 2,400' gain over rocky cross-country route. Send esase or sase, contact info, recent conditioning/experience to Leader: DAVID BEYMER Co-Leaders: MAURA RAFFENSPERGER, SARA WYRENS
Co-sponsored with Desert Peaks
Jan 12
SUN
I Waterman Mountain (8038'): Snowshoe hike in the Waterman Mountain area. Destination may change depending upon conditions. Up to 8 miles, 2500' gain, all cross-country, moderate pace. For info a few days before hike, email or call Leader: BYRON PRINZMETAL Co-Leaders: SANDY BURNSIDE, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Jan 18
SAT
Annual Awards Banquet: Renowned author and hiker John Robinson presents a program, "Celebration of Peaks and People." Robinson is author of Trails of the Angeles and San Bernardino Mountain Trails, virtual hiking bibles for trekkers in southern California. John has also written histories of our three nearby ranges, the San Gabriels, the San Bernardinos, and the San Jacintos, and is a member of the Chapter history committee. This is a rare opportunity to meet him and share his encyclopedic knowledge of our peaks. The celebrating starts at 5 pm with no host bar and a chance to chat with your hiking buddies and see what they look like without hat hair. This is also the yearly occasion for recognizing member's achievements and presenting awards. The event will be at Les Freres Taix Restaurant (1911 Sunset Blvd). You can purchase discount raffle tickets for $4 for 5. Send $29 per person plus raffle purchase (HPS), choice of vegetarian penne pasta, chicken marsala or grilled salmon to Reserv: SANDY BURNSIDE Please make your checks out to the Hundred Peaks Section.
Jan 18
SAT
O Mount Lukens (5074'): Moderately paced, 7 miles round trip, 3500' gain to historic hogback, highest point in City of Los Angeles via Stone Canyon Trail. Meet 8 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, lugsoles, rain/wind gear, Forest Service Pass. Rain/snow cancels. Leaders: PETER GLOVER, SUSANNE WEIL
Jan 19
SUN
O Monrovia Peak (5409'): Don't be a couch spud after the HPS banquet, wear yourself out on this any weather march; 13 miles round trip, 4800' gain on firebreak, trail, and road. Email (or SASE, if you must) with recent hiking experience to: Leader: GEORGE WYSUP Co-leaders: SANDY BURNSIDE, LAURA JOSEPH
Jan 22
WED
O Josephine Peak (5558'): 6 miles round trip, 1900' gain on fire road. See spectacular rock formations. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: DORIS DUVAL, GABRIELE RAU
Co-sponsored with Local Hikes
Jan 25
SAT
O New Outing, not in the Schedule

Nordhoff Peak (4425'): Moderately paced 12 miles round trip, 3500' gain up Nordhoff Peak. The summit offers splendid views of the Ojai Valley, Lake Casitas, Ventura County coastline and the Channel Islands. The trail is rocky and narrow in parts. Bring 3 quarts water, lunch, lugsoles. Rain postpones. Send SASE or email with conditioning experience to Provisional Ldr: CAROL ANNE MILLS carolannemills@cox.net Co-Ldr: BYRON PRINZMETAL prinzmetal@charter.net
Co-sponsored with Palos Verdes-South Bay Group
Jan 26
SUN
I Mount Pinos (8831'): Snowshoe hike in the Mt Pinos area. Destination may change depending upon conditions. Up to 8 miles 2500' gain, all cross-country, moderate pace. A few days before hike, email or call Leader: BYRON PRINZMETAL Co-Leaders: SANDY BURNSIDE, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
February
Feb 1
SAT
I Mayan Peak (6108'), Butterbredt Peak (5997'): Enjoy the desert at its finest with these short, strenuous, sand hills near Mojave. Mayan is 3 miles round trip cross-country, 1800' gain. Butterbredt is 3 miles round trip cross-country, 1200' gain. Moderately paced, newcomers with conditioning welcome. Extensive dirt road driving. Meet 8 am at Canyon Country rideshare point. Bring minimum 2 quarts water, lunch. Rain cancels. Leader: DAVID BEYMER Co-Leader: MAURA RAFFENSPERGER
Feb 2
SUN
I Crafts Peak (8264'): Snow shoe hike in the Lake Arrowhead area. Destination may change depending upon conditions. Up to 8 miles 2500' gain, all cross-country, moderate pace. A few days before hike, email or call Leader: BYRON PRINZMETAL Co-Leaders: SANDY BURNSIDE, PATTY RAMBERT, KENT SCHWITKIS, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Feb 5
WED
Joint Meeting: Visit Mt Everest Base camp with world traveler Penelope May. Penelope has trekked world-wide and takes on a trek in Nepal. Bring gear to trade or sell before the meeting. Swap meet: 6:30 pm. Show: 7:30 pm at the LA Zoo Grand Room.
Co-sponsored with DPS, SPS
Feb 6
THU
O Condor Peak (5440'+), Fox Mountain #2 (5083'), Iron Mountain #2 (5635'): Beautiful views, fairly strenuous walk, 12 miles round trip, 3600' gain. Not a tigerhike. Meet 7 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, lugsoles. Rain cancels. Leader: DAVE COMERZAN Assistant Leader: INGEBORG PROCHAZKA
Feb 8
SAT
I Rosa Point (5083'): Strenuous xc desert hike on slippery, steep terrain. Moderately paced, 13 miles rt, 4600' gain via Smoke Tree Wash. Limited to a small group of adventurers. Send sase with H&W phones, recent conditioning/experience and rideshare info to Leader: GARY SCHENK Co-Leader: GEORGE WYSUP
Feb 9
SUN
O New Outing, not in the Schedule

Santiago Peak (5687'), Modjeska Peak (5496'): Join us to climb the two great Orange County HPS Peaks! Fast paced, strenuous 17 miles, 5258' round trip hike over road and trail routes. E-mail hiking resume to leader. Rain cancels. Co-leaders: LAURA JOSEPH, KATE ROGOWSKI
Feb 11
TUE
I Rescheduled to March 6th

New Outing, not in the Schedule

Pinyon Peak (6805'): Enjoy a beautiful forest hike on this 6.25 mile round trip, 2500' gain. Experience great views and clean air. Contact leader either by phone or email 2-3 days before hike for details. Bring water, lunch, and lugsoles. Rain cancels. Provisional Ldr: DAVE COMERZAN comerzan3@aol.com Co-Ldr: BYRON PRINZMETAL
Feb 15
SAT
I Mount Wilson (5710'): From Sierra Madre. Snowshoe trip possible if enough snow near summit. 15 miles round trip with 4800' elev gain. For info and reservation, a few days before trip, call or email Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, SANDY BURNSIDE
Feb 15
SAT
O Mount Lawlor (5957'), Strawberry Peak (6164'): Moderately paced 7 miles round trip, 1800' gain to hike these classic peaks overlooking Mt. Wilson and environs. Meet 8 a.m. La Cañada rideshare point. Bring lunch, water, lugsoles, rain/wind gear, Forest Service Pass. Rain/snow cancels. Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN LEVERICH
Feb 22-23
SAT-SUN
I Postponed

New Outing, not in the Schedule

Mount Waterman (8038'): The Second Annual "Glory Days of Winter" Snow Camp and Snowshoe Adventure. Last year it was Mt Pinos in the Los Padres N. F. For this year we have selected the beautiful and moderately angled west ridge of Mt Waterman in the Angeles N. F. Saturday, backpack on snowshoes 2 miles and establish base camp. Sunday, snowshoe to summit, celebrate, return to camp and pack out. Around 7 miles round trip, 2300' gain. Send e-SASE to KAREN LEVERICH or SASE to MARS BONFIRE. Leaders: SANDY BURNSIDE, WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN LEVERICH, VIRGIL POPESCU, MARS BONFIRE
Feb 22
SAT
O New Outing, not in the Schedule or Lookout

Buck Point (6433'), San Sevaine (5240'), Circle Mountain (6875'), Gobbler's Knob (6955'): Jean White is tantalizingly close to her list finish. Join us as we help her pick off one of her remaining peaks, with an additional three thrown in just to keep it interesting. Moderately paced 9.5 miles round trip, 2600' gain. Meet 8:30 am at Mt Baldy rideshare point. Call or e-mail leader week of hike to confirm roads are open. Leader: MAURA RAFFENSPERGER (maura@OrganizingRx.com) Co-leader: DAVID BEYMER
Feb 22
SAT
I Iron Mountain #3 (5040'), Round Top (6316'), Granite Mountain #2 (5633'), Rabbit Peak #1 (5307'): Escort your pooch as he/she bags four peaks in the San Gabriels. Strenuous but moderately paced cross-country, brushy in spots. 14 miles round trip, 4000' gain. Meet 7 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water for you and your k9 friend, leash, lunch, lugsoles. Rain cancels. Leader: VIRGIL POPESCU Co-Leader: MAGGIE WILSON
Co-sponsored with K-9 Committee
Feb 22
SAT
I San Jacinto Peak (10,804'): Moderately paced but strenuous snowshoe day hike. 10 miles round trip and 2400' elevation gain from the Palm Springs Tram (fee required). Weather and snow conditions could affect plans. Send esase or sase with conditioning and snowshoe experience to Leader: SCOTT NELSON Assistant Leader: MARIA ROA
March
Mar 1
SAT
I Antimony Peak (6848'), Eagle Rest Peak (6005'): Enjoy pine forests and the picturesque high country of our San Emigdio Range. Take time to learn from our naturalist about the fauna and flora. The hike is a strenuous 10 miles, 5500' gain route on trail and steep brushy rocky cross-country. We will climb Antimony twice, once on the way to Eagle Rest and once back. Eagle Rest is classified with a class 2 summit block. With luck, we will see eagles. Send esase/sase, recent conditioning, H&W phones, rideshare information to Leader: KENT SCHWITKIS Co-Leader: BARRY HOLCHIN Naturalist: SHERRY ROSS
Co-sponsored with Palos Verdes-South Bay Group, Natural Science
Mar 1
SAT
I Little Cahuilla Mountain (5042'), Cahuilla Mountain (5635'): These are two very different peaks in Riverside County. Moderately paced 9 miles round trip, 1800' gain with some bushwhacking. Call or email week of hike. Leader: DAVE BEYMER Co-Leader: MAURA RAFFENSPERGER
Mar 1
SAT
O Postponed until March 29

Mount Lowe (5603'), Mount Markham (5742') Come for a hike for health on an easy, slow paced 6 miles round trip, 1100' gain from Eaton Saddle. Beginners welcome. Meet 8 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, lugsoles. Rain cancels. Leader: PING PFEFFER Co-Leaders: FRANK GOODYKOONTZ, PAT ARREDONDO
Mar 2
SUN
I New Outing, not in the Schedule

Chaparrosa Peak (5541'), Black Mountain #4 (6149'): Two interesting peaks near Pioneertown. Moderately paced 13 miles round trip, 2200' gain on trail and cross-country. Some dirt driving to Black. Call/email week of hike Leader: GEORGE WYSUP Co-Leader: MAGGIE WILSON, SANDY BURNSIDE
Mar 6
THU
I Rescheduled from Feb 11

Pinyon Peak (6805'): Enjoy a beautiful forest hike on this 6.25 mile round trip, 2500' gain. Experience great views and clean air. Contact leader either by phone or email 2-3 days before hike for details. Bring water, lunch, and lugsoles. Rain cancels. Provisional Ldr: DAVE COMERZAN comerzan3@aol.com Co-Ldr: BYRON PRINZMETAL
Mar 8
SAT
I Easy Peaks of Southern California - Mount Emma (5273'), Old Mount Emma (5063'): Relaxed paced 5 miles, 1500' gain hike with great views of Antelope Valley and desert beyond with short car shuttle. Beginners welcome. Meet 9 am Sylmar rideshare point. Bring water, lunch. Rain cancels. Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Mar 9
SUN
I Hildreth Peak (5065'): Hike Hildreth by the interesting and moderately challenging 16 mile, 3700' gain cross-country route from Agua Caliente Hot Spring on the south side of the peak near Santa Barbara.  In contrast to the boring road hike that is usually done, this route follows a river through a beautiful valley with opportunities to swim in clear pools or soak in hot springs. Short brushy area.  Car or tent camp Saturday night near the trailhead for an early start Sunday morning.  Send sase/email to Leader: LAURA JOSEPH Assistant Leader: GEORGE WYSUP
Mar 11
TUE
O Tehachapi Mountain (7960'): Enjoy the beautiful forest high country on this 4 1/2 mile round trip, 2000' gain. Experience great views and clean air. Enjoy a walk on the nature trail. Phone/email Leader: DAVE COMERZAN Assistant Leader: INGEBORG PROCHAZKA
Mar 13
THU
Management Meeting: Please join us for our monthly open management committee meeting which will be held at 6:30PM at Laura Joseph's Home, 2386 East Del Mar, Apt. # 328, Pasadena. Phone: (626) 356-4158; email ljoseph2@earthlink.net
Mar 15
SAT
O New Outing, not in the Schedule or Lookout

Fox Mountain #2 (5033'), Condor Peak (5440'), Iron Mountain #2 (5635'): Enjoy these peaks by a rarely (if ever) done route. We'll do a fast paced loop from Condor Peak Trail to Fox, continue to Condor and Iron and descend by the beautiful (and redundantly named) Trail Canyon Trail. Total 16 miles, 4600' gain. Short shuttle. ESASE leader. Leader: LAURA JOSEPH Co-leader: JANET YANG
Mar 15
SAT
I Luna Mountain (5967'), Round Mountain (5272'), Rattlesnake Mountain (6131'): Join us for a comfortably paced 12 mile round trip, 3000' gain hike to bag three peaks near Hesperia. Meet 7 am Pomona rideshare point. Bring water, munchies, warm clothing. Rain cancels. Leader: VIRGIL POPESCU Co-Leader: MAGGIE WILSON
Mar 15
SAT
I CANCELLED

Snowshoe in the San Gabriels: Enjoy a moderately paced snowshoe hike to one or more peaks in the San Gabriels. Anticipate 4-8 miles, 1000-2000' gain, depending on conditions. Send email/sase to Leader: SANDY SPERLING Assistant Leader: SANDY BURNSIDE
Mar 15-16
SAT-SUN
I Chili Cookoff Challenge, Queen Mountain (5680'), Pinto Mountain (3983'): Want to cook, judge or eat hand-crafted chili prepared right there in the desert on a camp stove? Tell your best whopper around the campfire? Or just experience the desert in early spring with the possibility of seeing wildflowers or desert critters? Then join us for all or part of this 11th annual chili cook-off weekend! Location this year will be in a primitive camping area just northeast and outside of Joshua Tree National Park. Saturday morning climb HPS-listed Queen Mountain (4 miles round trip, 1000' gain) led by HPS. Sunday morning pancake breakfast and optional climb of Pinto Peak (NE route, 7 miles round trip, 2000' gain) led by DPS. Well-behaved K9 on leash in camp only. Cooks come free, tasters $5. Prizes will be awarded to winners. Send money, sase indicating whether you will be a cook or taster to Reservationist/DPS Leader: SUZANNE MAMEDALIN DPS Leaders: LEORA JONES, IGOR MAMEDALIN HPS Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, DIANE DUNBAR
Co-sponsored with Desert Peaks
Mar 22
SAT
O New Outing, not in the Schedule or Lookout

Topatopa Bluff (6367'): Strenuous 14 mi rt, 4500' gain hike over established trails in Los Padres National Forest. Send SASE or email, conditioning and experience to Ldr: KATE ROGOWSKI (rogo@ea.ucla.edu) Asst: JANET YANG
Mar 22
SAT
I Rescheduled from February 22nd

San Jacinto Peak (10,804'): Moderately paced but strenuous snowshoe day hike. 10 miles round trip and 2400' elevation gain from the Palm Springs Tram (fee required). Weather and snow conditions could affect plans. Send esase or sase with conditioning and snowshoe experience to Leader: SCOTT NELSON Assistant Leader: MARIA ROA
Mar 22-23
SAT-SUN
O Caliente Mountain (LO) (5106'), Carrizo Plain: Saturday hike or mountain bike to the summit of Caliente, the high point of San Luis Obispo County via the ridge trail, 19 miles round trip, 3000' gain on road and trail, seeing (hopefully) a variety of wildflowers en route. Motel or camp Saturday night. Sunday explore Carrizo's wonders (pronghorn, burrowing owls, Painted Rock archaeological site) on a series of short hikes at leisurely pace. Join us for one or both days. Send sase/email, conditioning (if climbing Caliente) to Reservationist/Leader: GEORGE WYSUP Leaders: SHERRY ROSS, SANDY BURNSIDE, WINNETTE BUTLER Naturalists: KATHY KEANE, SHERRY ROSS
Co-sponsored with Natural Science, Los Serranos
Mar 23
SUN
I New Outing, not in the Schedule or Lookout

Brush Mountain (7000+'), San Emigdio Mtn (7495+'): Moderately paced, strenuous snowshoe or hike; 12 mi rt, 2400' gain. If there is sufficient snow, we will use snowshoes. If not, we will hike these two pretty peaks near Frazier Park along Forest Service roads from the highway. Send sase or esase with snowshoe experience and recent hiking experience to: Leader: MAURA RAFFENSPERGER Co-Leader: DAVE BEYMER
Mar 29
SAT
O Postponed from March 1st

Mount Lowe (5603'), Mount Markham (5742'): Come for a hike for health on an easy, slow paced 6 miles round trip, 1100' gain from Eaton Saddle. Beginners welcome. Meet 8 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, lugsoles. Rain cancels. Leader: PING PFEFFER Co-Leaders: FRANK GOODYKOONTZ, PAT ARREDONDO
Mar 29
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, then along ridge with some class 2 rock to Russell. 8 mile loop, 3500' gain. Meet 7:30 am Canyon Country rideshare point (park in row of spaces facing Soledad Canyon Road). Leader: DAVE BEYMER Co-Leader: MAURA RAFFENSPERGER
Mar 29
SAT
O Sunset Peak (5796'): Join us for an easy paced 7 mile round trip, 1300' gain walk on a fire road near Mount Baldy.  Well behaved K9's on leash are welcome. Meet 8:30 am Mt Baldy rideshare point. Wear sturdy tennis shoes suitable for dirt trails; bring water, snack. Rain cancels. Leaders: RON and LEORA JONES
Mar 29
SAT
I List Finishers' Special - Black Mountain #6 (5244'), Red Mountain (5261'): Visit two remote peaks in northeastern Kern County. Moderately strenuous hikes at a relaxed pace over rocky steep cross-country terrain, totaling 14 miles round trip, 3000' gain. Long day with dirt road driving to each peak. Requires 4wd vehicles. 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/sase to Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Mar 30
SUN
I New Outing, not in the Schedule

Sheephead Mountain (5896'), Cuyapaipe Mtn (6378'): Two obscure peaks in the Laguna Mountains of San Diego, much tougher to reach than you might think. Moderate pace through brushy terrain, 6 miles round trip, 1400' gain. Winter gate closure may add gain and distance. Call leader week of hike for info and confirmation. Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leader: VIRGIL POPESCU
Mar 30
SUN
I Mayan Peak (6108'), Butterbredt Peak (5997'): Stay over a day and continue exploring the remote peaks of Kern County. Easy paced hikes on moderately steep scree on cross-country route in treeless area north of Mojave. Moderately strenuous, 6 miles round trip, 3000' gain. Do one or both peaks. Beginners welcome. Dirt driving with high clearance recommended. Meet 8 am McDonald's in Mojave. Bring 10 essentials, 3 quarts water, lunch. Rain cancels. Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
April
Apr 1-2
TUE-WED
I New Outing, not in the Schedule or Lookout

Monte Arido (6010'), Old Man Mountain (5538'), Fox Mountain #1 (5167'), Lizard Head (5320'), Cuyama Peak (LO) (5898'): Nothing to do during the first week of April? Come join us for two days of fun in the Los Padres National Forest. Beats the heck out of doing your taxes. The first day will be Arido, Old Man and Fox, a total of about 11 miles and 2400 feet of gain. We will spend the night by Fox and do Lizard and Cuyama the next day, 11 miles and 3200 feet of gain. This is not a tiger hike! Join us for one or both days. Contact leader by either by phone or email 2-3 days before hike for details. Bring water, lunch, and lugsoles. Rain cancels. Leader: DAVE COMERZAN Asst: GEORGE WYSUP
Apr 5
SAT
M New Outing, not in the Schedule

Strawberry Peak (6164'): Moderate 6 miles round trip, 2600' gain via Colby Canyon. Experience and comfort on class 3 rock required. Meet 9 am Colby Canyon parking area (11 miles from La Cañada, 1 mile beyond Angeles Crest/Angeles Forest junction). Bring good boots, something with "strawberries" to share on top. Rain cancels. Leaders: RICHARD BOARDMAN, BOB BEACH
Co-sponsored with Palos Verdes-South Bay
Apr 5
SAT
I Martinez Mountain (6560'), Sheep Mountain (5141'): Long, very strenuous day hike in the rugged Santa Rosa Mountains south of Palm Springs, via the Cactus Springs trail. Moderately paced 18 miles round trip, 5500' gain with much cross-country in desert terrain and some steep rock scrambling. Send sase/email, recent conditioning/hiking experience H&W phones to Leader: DAVE BEYMER Co-Leader: MAURA RAFFENSPERGER
Apr 5
SAT
I CANCELED

San Rafael Peak (6666'): 10 miles round trip, 2400' gain, moderately paced, strenuous hike on trail and cross-country in the Frazier Park area of Los Padres National Forest. Not for beginners. Send email/sase, recent conditioning/experience, H&W phones, rideshare info to Leader: BILL VALENTINE Assistant Leader: HARVEY GANZ
Co-sponsored with Wilderness Adventures
Apr 6
SUN
I New Outing, not in the Schedule

Asbestos Mountain (5265'), Cahuilla Mountain (5635'), Little Cahuilla Mountain (5042'): Add these 3 Riverside Co. peaks to your list. Moderately paced 11 miles round trip, 3000' gain on trail and brushy cross-country with some dirt driving between peaks. Call/email week of hike Leader: GEORGE WYSUP Co-Leader: MAGGIE WILSON, SANDY BURNSIDE
Apr 9
WED
O Mount Lukens (5074') via Stone Canyon Trail: 7 miles round trip, 3300' gain. A real climb at a moderate pace to the highest point in the City of Los Angeles, with views in all directions. Meet 9 am supermarket parking lot (NE corner Foothill Boulevard and Mt Gleason Road - Thomas Guide p 503-H3) with water, lunch, suitable clothing, good footwear. Leaders: RON ROSIEN, ROSEMARY CAMPBELL
Co-sponsored with Local Hikes
Apr 10
THU
Management Meeting: Please join us for our monthly open management committee meeting which will be held at 6:30 pm at the Glendale Numero Uno.
Apr 10-13
THU-SUN
I Big Four: Samon Peak (6227'), Big Pine Mountain (6800'), West Big Pine (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, 8000' gain on road, trail, and steep, slippery, brushy cross-country. Besides bagging the peaks, we will take time to learn from our naturalist about the fauna and flora. Open to all strong hikers, including WTC students. Send email/sase, H&W phones, recent conditioning/backpack experience to Leader: KENT SCHWITKIS Co-Leader: BARRY HOLCHIN Naturalist: SHERRY ROSS
Co-sponsored with Palos Verdes-South Bay Group, Natural Science, WTC
Apr 12
SAT
O Mount Hillyer (6200'): Easy 6 miles round trip, 900' gain hike on pleasant trail from Chilao campground area through lovely country to forested peak.  Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water for you and your k9, lunch, leash, lugsoles.  Rain cancels. Leaders: CHARLOTTE FEITSHANS, TAMMY SOLKO
Co-sponsored with K-9 Committee
Apr 12-13
SAT-SUN
I Eagle Mountain #1 (5250'), Ryan Mountain (5457'), Lost Horse Mountain (5313'): Spend a weekend in Joshua Tree and climb a few peaks. DPS Eagle is 9 miles round trip, 2400' gain. HPS Ryan is 3 miles round trip, 1100' gain. HPS Lost Horse is 5 miles round trip, 900' gain. More nearby HPS peaks may be climbed if time permits. Car camping, world class potluck, wine tasting Saturday night. Good WTC experience. Send email/sase, H&W phones to Leader: GARY CRAIG Co-Leader: SUE HOLLOWAY
Co-sponsored with Desert Peaks
Apr 13
SUN
O Easy Peaks of the San Gabriel Mountains - Josephine Peak (5558'): Moderately paced hike (6 miles, 1900' gain) with beautiful views of nearby peaks and Tujunga watershed. Newcomers welcome. Meet 8:30 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, lugsoles, clothing to match weather. Rain/snow cancels. Leaders: WINNETTE BUTLER, KATHY CHEEVER
Co-sponsored with Sierra Singles
Apr 17
THU
O Chaparrosa Peak (5541'): Enjoy this beautiful desert peak on a 6 mile round trip, 1200' gain hike suitable for beginners. Experience great views and clean air. Contact Leader: INGEBORG PROCHAZKA Assistant Leader: DAVE COMERZAN
Apr 19
SAT
O Easy Peaks of Southern California - Tecuya Mountain (7160'): Moderate hike in Los Padres National Forest involves 3 miles round trip, 500' gain. Some dirt road driving. Beginners welcome. If gate is still closed, the hike will be 6 miles round trip, 2100' gain. Meet 9 am Flying J truck stop (Frazier Park exit from I-5). Bring water, lunch, 10 essentials. If you need to know how long hike will be, send e-mail week of hike to Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Apr 19
SAT
O Sam Merrill Trail to Mount Lowe (5603'): Moderately strenuous 14 miles round trip, 3800' gain hike. See historical sites on the way. Meet 8:30 am N end of Lake Avenue, Altadena. Bring lunch, lugsoles, 2 quarts water. Rain cancels. Leaders: MARY McMANNES, BRUCE HALE
Sponsored by Verdugo Hills
Apr 19
SAT
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park (Oakzanita Peak): H8C (Hard difficulty, 8 miles round trip, 1001-2000' gain). Join us in the southern Cuyamacas. We'll hike up to Oakzanita Peak and enjoy the view. The hike begins on Hwy. 79, one-half mile south of the entrance to Green Valley Falls Campground. Call the leader for sign-up, starting time and directions. The hike will be limited to ten participants, and should take about 5 hours. Rain cancels! Leader: CURTIS CARLSON 858-278-9608
Sponsored by San Diego Chapter
Apr 20
SUN
I List Finishers' Special - Antimony Peak (6848'), Eagle Rest Peak (6005'): Moderately paced, but strenuous, 10 mile round trip, 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/sase, conditioning, H&W phones to Leaders: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH, WOLF LEVERICH
Apr 21
MON
Whale Peak: H9D (Hard difficulty, 9 miles round trip, 2001-3000' gain). Parking in Little Blair Valley, we take the trail to the pictographs. From here we simply take a bearing on the summit and go to it. After a relaxing lunch, we will head down Smugglers Canyon. The Monday Desert Explorers are in their tenth season and always welcome new hikers. Contact the leader. Carpools leave Mission Valley ("Take I-8 to the Qualcomm off-ramp. Go west on Camino de la Reina. Park on Camino del Este near Camino de la Reina. Meet near the NE corner of Camino del Este and Camino de la Reina.") at 5:30 am. Leader: ALLEN HOLDEN, Sr. 858-558-0308 Assistant: GAIL HANNA
Sponsored by San Diego Chapter
Apr 23
WED
O Mount Islip (8250') from Islip Saddle: 7 miles round trip, 1500' gain on scenic trail past Little Jimmy campground and spring. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, lugsoles. Leaders: DORIS DUVAL, DAN BUTLER
Co-sponsored with Local Hikes
Apr 26
SAT
O New Outing, not in the Schedule

San Gabriel Peak (6161'): Moderate 4 miles, 1400' gain hike in the front range of the San Gabriel Mountains. Enjoy the spring flowers and the view of the city and the ocean. Meet 8:30 am at the La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, lugsoles. Be prepared for any kind of weather. Rain or snow cancels. Leaders: FRANK DOBOS, DIANE DUNBAR
Apr 26
SAT
I Pinnacles (5737'), Mount Marie Louise (5507') and Deep Creek Hot Springs: 12th semi-annual Deep Creek Hot Springs hike/soak/swim, with some more peaks. Moderately paced 14 mile, 2500' gain with considerable cross-country via exploratory route. High clearance vehicles desirable for dirt road driving. No beginners. Plan on spending full day - it's near Hesperia. Bring lunch, water, rain gear, lugs (swim suit optional). Rain cancels. Send email/sase to Leader: BARRY HOLCHIN Co-Leader: GEORGE DENNY
Co-sponsored with Palos Verdes-South Bay Group
Apr 26
SAT
I Queen Mountain (5680'), Warren Point (5103'): Visit two great peaks in beautiful Joshua Tree National Park.  Moderate hike with moderate pace, 6 miles round trip, 1200' gain for each peak, do one or both.  Send email/sase to Leader: PAT ARREDONDO Co-Leaders: BOB BEACH, GEORGE WYSUP
Apr 26
SAT
O Strawberry Peak (6164'): Moderate to strenuous 6 miles round trip, 1500' gain. K9 welcome, but leash during snack time. Meet 8:30 am La Cañada rideshare point or 9am paved parking area (just off Angeles Crest Hwy past Red Box). Bring lugsoles, lunch, water. Rain cancels. Leader: OLIVIA HERNANDEZ Assistants: CATHY KISSINGER, NORM STABECK, RON BARBOUR, ANN PEDRESCHI, AL MADER
Sponsored by Crescenta Valley, K-9 Comm
Apr 26
SAT
Angeles Oaks To San Bernardino Peak: 7am. Hike to San Bernardino Peak and the initial Baseline monument for our 3rd "pre-Whitney" hike. Strenuous 16 miles round trip with 4600' gain and fantastic views. Camp Angeles trailhead to Manzanita Flats, Limber Pines Springs and on to the peak. Plan on eating afterwards. BRING: Ten essentials, layered clothing, minimum 4 quarts water and lunch. RESERVATIONS: Space is limited. You must sign up with leader in advance. Leader: RALPH SALISBURY 909-686-4141
Sponsored by San Gorgonio Sierra Singles, San Gorgonio Chapter
Apr 26
SAT
Marion Mountain Trail to San Jacinto Peak: S12E (Strenuous difficulty, 12 miles round trip, over 3000' gain). Moderate fast-paced hike with an elevation gain of 4,600 feet in 5.7 miles. Fit and experienced hikers only, limited to 12. Bring plenty of water, lunch and essentials. Call or leave message for required sign-up. Leader: CECILIA HERNANDEZ 619-286-4542 Assistant: KEVIN WOOLWORTH
Sponsored by San Diego Chapter
Apr 26-27
SAT-SUN
I New Outing, not in the Schedule

Cuyama Peak (5876'), Lizard Head (5350'), Fox Mountain #1 (5167'): Opportunity to do the usually driven Cuyama by the interesting ridge route along with two traditional hikes in the same area on a moderate but fast paced back pack. Sat pack in to Upper Tinta campsite 1.5 miles, hike Lizard Head, 3200' gain, 8 miles round trip; Saturday night pot luck. Sunday pathfinder to Cuyama, 6 miles round trip, 1700' gain; pack out to cars, Fox on way out, 5 miles round trip, 2300'. Email leader for meeting place and time. Leader: LAURA JOSEPH Co-Leader: MAGGIE WILSON
Apr 27
SUN
I Onyx Peak #2 (5244'): Wildflowers and sweeping views from this peak near Lake Isabella. 4 miles round trip with some steep cross-country, 2300' gain. Meet 8 am Flying J truck stop (Frazier Park exit from I-5). Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
May
May 3
SAT
O Mount Lawlor (5957'), Strawberry Peak (6164'): Moderately paced hike to prominent peaks in lower San Gabriels. 7 miles round trip, 2200' gain. Meet 8:30 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring Forest Service Pass. Leader: DAVE BEYMER Co-Leader: MAURA RAFFENSPERGER
May 3
SAT
I Mount Pinos (LO) (8831'), Sawmill Mountain (8818'), Grouse Mountain (8582'), Cerro Noroeste (Mount Abel) (8280'): Join us on a scenic hike among the pines on this ridge route connecting some of highest peaks in Kern County. Moderately paced 12 mile round trip, 2170' gain hike, mostly on trail, some short cross-country. Meet 7am Sylmar rideshare point. Bring 2 quarts water, lunch, boots, 10 essentials. Leader: BILL VALENTINE Co-Leader: HARVEY GANZ
Co-sponsored with Wilderness Adventures
May 3
SAT
I Mount Lowe (5603') 16th Beginning Navigation Clinic: Spend the day one on one with an instructor, learning/practicing map and compass. Beginners to rusty old timers welcome. Not a checkoff. Many expert leaders will attend; many "I" rated leaders started here in the past. Recent no-shows require a $25 deposit (Sierra Club). Send sase, H&W phones to Leader: DIANE DUNBAR Co-Leader: RICHARD BOARDMAN
Sponsored by LTC
May 3-4
SAT-SUN
I Owens Peak (8453'), Pilot Knob (6200'): Car camp with strenuous dayhikes. Saturday climb Pilot Knob 6 miles round trip, 3400' gain. Saturday evening happy hour. Sunday climb Owens, 7 miles round trip, +3200' gain. Email (preferred) or 2 SASE to Provisional Leader: MIKE McDERMITT Co-Leader: RON HUDSON
Sponsored by SPS & PCS, Loma Prieta Chapter
May 4
SUN
I New Outing, not in the Schedule

Iron Mountain #1 (8007'): A long dayhike to the Big One in the San Gabriel Mountains. We hike at a moderate but steady pace up the standard route from Heaton Flat, very strenuous, 14 miles, 7200' gain round trip. Send sase/esase with recent conditioning and experience to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leader: VIRGIL POPESCU
May 4
SUN
O Easy Peaks of Southern California - Liebre Mountain (5760'): Relaxed pace will get us through this 8 mile round trip, 2100' gain hike up the PCT. See a variety of flora, maybe even some flowers, on the north face of this westernmost peak of the San Gabriels. Beginners welcome. Meet 9 am Sylmar rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, sturdy shoes, Forest Service Pass. Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
May 5
MON
Toro Peak Triangle Hike: H9D (Hard difficulty, 9 miles round trip, 2001'-3000' gain). On Cinco de Mayo, we confront Toro the Bull for the tenth time. The Toreadors then march along the ridge to subdue Santa Rosa Mountain before returning to their base. Trailhead is 4 miles up a rough road, 6,200 ft requiring high clearance vehicles. This cross-country adventure is good for all fit hikers. Carpools leave Mission Valley ("Take I-8 to the Qualcomm off-ramp. Go west on Camino de la Reina. Park on Camino del Este near Camino de la Reina. Meet near the NE corner of Camino del Este and Camino de la Reina.") at 5:30 am. Leader: ALLEN HOLDEN, Sr. 858-558-0308 Assistant: WITOLD MARTYNOWICZ
Sponsored by San Diego Chapter
May 7
WED
O Santiago Peak (LO) (5687'): A peakbaggers special - hike up by Old Camp to the peak. 18 miles, 4000' gain. Or stop at Old Camp, only 10 miles round trip. Meet 6:30 am Cooks Corners with plenty of water, lugsoles, lunch. Leaders: PATTY RAMBERT, CLOYD COLBY
Sponsored by Orange County, Santa Ana Mtns TF
May 7-8
WED-THU
I CANCELED

Lightner Peak (6430'), Bald Eagle Peak (6181'), Piute LO (8326'), Heald Peak (6901'), Nicolls Peak (6070'): Join us for one or both days in the beautiful Lake Isabella area. Day one will be Lightner, Bald Eagle and a possible pathfinder route to Piute LO for about 9 miles, 3000' gain. Day two will be Heald and Nicolls. Primitive car camp Wed night (motel optional). This will be about 8 hard miles with 4000' gain. Contact leader by phone or email 2-3 days before hike for details. Bring water, lunch and lugsoles. Rain cancels. Provisional Leader: DAVE COMERZAN (comerzan3@aol.com) Assistant: GEORGE WYSUP
May 8
THU
Management Meeting: Please join us for our monthly open management committee meeting which will be held at 6:30 pm at Laura Joseph's Home, 2386 East Del Mar, Apt. # 328, Pasadena. Phone: (626) 356-4158; email ljoseph2@earthlink.net
May 9-11
FRI-SUN
I List Finishers' Special - 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, two or three days. Day 1 is Alamo and McDonald, 4 miles round trip, 1050' gain. Day 2 is Sewart, Cobblestone and White, 18 miles round trip, 6500' gain. Day 3 is Sewart (again, if anyone missed it the first time), Snowy and Black, 10 miles round trip, 3900' gain. Except for Alamo and McDonald, expect some steep, brushy, occasionally slippery terrain, and for a significant part of the gain to be on the return. Long dirt road driving requiring high clearance vehicles. Send email/sase, H&W phones, conditioning to Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
May 10
SAT
O For Lookout, too late for Schedule 293

Winston Peak (7502'), Adopt-A-Highway cleanup: Easy peak in Angeles NF and easy cleanup of our section of route 2. Hike is 1-1/2 miles round trip, 500' gain. Refreshments provided by the HPS, then we give a little back to the mountains. Come have fun with us! Meet 9am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lugsoles. Rain cancels. Leader: JIM FLEMING Assistants: MIKE AND DOTTY SANDFORD
May 10
SAT
O Reyes Peak (7514'), Haddock Mountain (7431'): Get two peaks in the Los Padres National Forest and a good workout. Moderately paced, strenuous, 17 miles, 4500' gain loop over trail routes. We'll take the Chorro Grande Trail rather than driving Pine Mountain Road to visit these especially beautiful forested peaks. Send email/sase to Leader: LAURA JOSEPH Co-Leader: KATE ROGOWSKI
May 10
SAT
O Mount Wilson (5710'): Moderately strenuous 14 miles, 3900' gain; moderate pace. No beginners or tigers. Meet 8 am Chantry Flat lower parking lot (from 210 Fwy, exit Santa Anita, L 7 miles to end of road). Bring 2+ quarts water, lunch, lugsoles, FSP. Rain cancels. Leaders: GARY ANDERSON, DAVE HEFFERNAN
Sponsored by Wilderness Adventures
May 10
SAT
San Bernardino East Peak: 6:45am. This is our 4th "pre-Whitney" summer series of hikes. This hike is fairly steep covering 5000 feet elevation gain in 7 miles (one way) and requires an early start to avoid afternoon heat on the sun exposed face. BRING: Ten essentials, minimum 4 quarts of water. MEET: Details available when you sign-up. Leader: RALPH SALISBURY 909-686-4141
Sponsored by San Gorgonio Sierra Singles, San Gorgonio Chapter
May 10
SAT
Cactus to Clouds: Very strenuous 22-mile hike from the desert floor in Palm Springs to the peak of Mt. San Jacinto (10,400 ft. gain), then back down to the Palm Springs Tram for a tram-car descent. Or hike up to the tram (10 miles and 8,000 ft. gain) and ride the tram down. Or, ride up on the tram, and join us on the hike to San Jacinto (2,400 ft. gain, 12 mrt). Bad weather (thunderstorms, snow)/trail conditions cancels. Must be in great hiking condition. Be prepared for all weather conditions (hot desert floor to cold windy peak). Bring LOTS of water (about a gallon or more), food, sunscreen, jacket, flashlight, and $ for the tram station. Meet 5am at Desert Museum in Palm Springs. A good description of the hike can be found at www.adventurehiking.com. Call or email Leader: SUZANNE 648-6292, email hothiker@pacbell.net
Sponsored Sespe Group, Los Padres Chapter
May 10
SAT
Baden-Powell: 7:00am. Come join us for this moderate hike of eight miles roundtrip and 2800 ft gain up to Mt. Baden-Powell. This is a good beginning hike for those people who haven't hiked in a while and especially those that don't want to do that horrible San Bernardino East death ascent. It can get warm so drink plenty of water. BRING: ten essentials; at least 3 qts of water; lunch. MEET: Denny's in Redlands on Alabama. RESERVATIONS: Be sure to call LEADER: LINDA JONES, 684-5846.
Sponsored by San Gorgonio Sierra Singles, San Gorgonio Chapter
May 11
SUN
O Mount Pinos (LO) (8831'), Sawmill Mountain (8818'), Grouse Mountain (8582'): Great views and beautiful flowers make this moderately paced 8 mile round trip, 2000' gain hike a spring favorite. Meet 8 am Sylmar rideshare point with water, lunch, suitable clothing layers, good footwear for steep sections. Leaders: SOUTHERN COURTNEY, ROSEMARY CAMPBELL
Co-sponsored with Wilderness Adventures
May 13
TUE
O Grays Peak (7920'): Enjoy the beautiful forest high country on this 6 mile round trip, 1200' gain suitable for beginners. Experience great views and clean air. We will be doing Route 1, starting from the trailhead at the Grout Bay Picnic area. Email/phone Leader: DAVE COMERZAN Assistant Leader: INGEBORG PROCHAZKA
May 14
WED
O Waterman Mountain (8038'): Yet another way to this fine old peak. We will take our time up a new dirt road which at times will be steep. We will view things of interest along the top then follow the leader down a fun way to the cars. If snow, we will do Josephine. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: SOUTHERN COURTNEY, ROSEMARY CAMPBELL
Co-sponsored with Local Hikes
May 14
WED
O Timber Mountain (8303'): A spring tonic in the high country -- clean air, scent of pines, a great hike. 8 miles round trip, 1700' gain to Icehouse Saddle. 9 miles round trip, 2400' gain if you continue to Timber. Meet 8 am N Orange County rideshare point with 2 qts water, lunch, lugsoles. Leader: ALLYN SCHNEIDER Assistant: WALT WHISMAN
Sponsored by Orange County
May 15
THU
O Moonlight Hike to Mount Lowe or San Gabriel Peak from Eaton Saddle: Leaders' choice to enjoy night views from high above LA basin on moderate 3-5 miles, 700' or 1000' gain hike to historic peak in Front Range. Meet 7 pm La Cañada rideshare point with water, snack, lugsoles, flashlight. Leaders: DON BREMNER, GINNY HERINGER, PHIL LAING, BILL JOYCE, NANCY SILBERMANN, PAM & TERRY GINSBERG
Sponsored by Pasadena
May 17
SAT
O Thorn Point (LO) (6920'): Scenic, seldom visited peak with abandoned fire lookout in Sespe Wilderness. Moderate 8 mile round trip, 2000' gain hike. Some dirt road driving, not for low clearance vehicles. Meet 7:30 am Sylmar rideshare point. Bring 2 quarts water, lunch, lugsoles. Rain cancels. Leader: JIM HERINGER Co-Leader: ROSEMARY CAMPBELL
Co-sponsored with Wilderness Adventures
May 17-18
SAT-SUN
The HPS Almost Annual Spring Fling Weekend at Foster Lodge near Julian in San Diego County: Join the HPS revelers for a grand time at a weekend of peak bagging in the San Diego spring time. Hikes for beginners through tigers planned to all the San Diego peaks (some appear below). World famous happy hour and potluck dinner Saturday night, followed by the HPS Game, "Which Peak am I?" Breakfast Sunday morning hosted by HPS Management Committee. Camp in the trees around the lodge, sleep in your mobile motel, in the lodge's unisex dorm rooms or in a Julian B&B. Between hikes and happy hour, relax in the beautiful grounds surrounding the lodge and watch the sun set. Send $10 per person for Saturday night only/$20 for Friday and Saturday to Reservationist: RAY WOLFE
May 17
SAT
I Granite Mountain #2 (5633') - A HPS Spring Fling Outing: Start the Spring Fling off right with a strenuous hike, mostly cross-country/brush, in desert terrain 17 miles east of Julian in San Diego County. Some dirt road driving. Moderate pace, 8 miles round trip, 3000' gain, 8 hours. LTC credit offered for leaders. Send email/sase, rideshare, vehicle info, H&W phones to Leader: KENT SCHWITKIS Co-Leader: BARRY HOLCHIN Naturalist: SHERRY ROSS
Co-sponsored with Palos Verdes-South Bay Group, Natural Science
May 17
SAT
O Middle Peak (5883'), Cuyamaca Peak (LO) (6512'), and Stonewall Peak (5730') - A HPS Spring Fling Outing: Start your Spring Fling weekend right with a moderate but briskly paced ramble over this especially beautiful loop hike on maintained trails for 12 miles and 3700' gain. We will stop along the way to learn about the interesting flora and fauna from our naturalist. Satisfies one day of the Natural Science requirement for prospective "I"-rated leaders. We'll finish in plenty of time to enjoy Happy Hour and Foster Lodge. Send email/sase to Leader: LAURA JOSEPH Co-Leader/Naturalist: GINNY HERINGER
Co-sponsored with Natural Science
May 17
SAT
O Oakzanita Peak (5054') - A HPS Spring Fling Outing: Start Spring Fling with this relatively easy and very relaxed pace warm-up, leaving ample time for socializing at Foster Lodge. Beginners welcome on this 5 mile, 1000' gain trail hike in Cuyamaca State Park. Driving is on paved roads. Meet 9 am junction of Hwy 79 and County Hwy S1 (6 miles south of Julian). Leaders: FRANK GOODYKOONTZ, GEORGE WYSUP
May 17
SAT
O New Outing, not in the Schedule

Oakzanita Peak (5054'), Middle Peak (5883') - A HPS Spring Fling Mountain Bike Outing: Bring your mountain bike to Spring Fling and see these peaks as you've never seen them before. Oakzanita is 8 miles round trip, 1000' gain. Middle is 5 miles round trip, 1200' gain. We should be done with plenty of time to celebrate with the other Spring Fling party-goers. Meet 9AM at the East Mesa Parking Area, on the left (east) about 17.3 miles south of Julian on SR 79, or approximately 4 miles north of I-8. Bring water, riding helmet, spare tube, a lock for your bike (we'll have to walk a little ways, sorry!), ten essentials, a snack, and your spirit of adventure. Leaders: KATHY CHEEVER, WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
May 18
SUN
I New Outing, not in the Schedule

Little Cahuilla Mountain (5042'), Cahuilla Mountain (5635'): Enjoy these easy, pretty peaks on your way home from Spring Fling feasting. We'll stop to look at the flowers and critters as we hike the 8.5 miles round trip, 1800' gain over trail and use trail. Flingers will caravan from Julian. Qualifies for Natural Science credit. Email or phone Leader: LAURA JOSEPH Co-Leader: SANDY SPERLING Naturalist: SHERRY ROSS
Co-sponsored with Natural Sciences
May 18
SUN
O For Lookout, too late for Schedule 293

Cuyamaca Peak (6512') - A HPS Spring Fling Bike Adventure: Bring your road or your mountain bike to Spring Fling and ascend the highest peak in Rancho Cuyamaca State Park. 6 miles round trip, 1600' gain, all on paved (but sometimes steep) road. The road is gated, so we won't be dodging automobiles. Meet at Foster Lodge at 8:30 am or at 9 am in the day parking lot of the Paso Picacho picnic area and campground, about 11.7 miles south of Julian on SR 79. Bring water, riding helmet, spare tube, ten essentials, snack. Leaders: KATHY CHEEVER, WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
May 18
SUN
I Oakzanita Peak (5054'), Palomar High Point (LO) (6140'), Hot Springs Mountain (6533'), Boucher Hill (LO) (5438') - A HPS Spring Fling Outing: Join us for easy hikes as we leave Foster Lodge for home. We'll decide exactly which peaks to do at Foster Lodge. Total 8 miles round trip, 1800' gain. Take all day with long dirt road driving between peaks; high clearance vehicles preferred. Centered 40 miles SE of Temecula in San Diego County. Send email/sase, rideshare, vehicle info, H&W phones to Leader: KENT SCHWITKIS Co-Leader: BARRY HOLCHIN
Co-sponsored with Palos Verdes-South Bay Group, Natural Science
May 18
SUN
I Sheephead Mountain (5896'), Cuyapaipe Mountain (6378'), Monument Peak #1 (6271'), Garnet Mountain (5680'), Garnet Peak (5880') - A HPS Spring Fling Outing: Add any or all of these to your collection. Up to 11 miles round trip, 3100' gain. Beginners welcome. Meet at 9 am Foster Lodge. Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, SANDY BURNSIDE, MAGGIE WILSON
May 19
MON
Antsell Rock: S9D (Strenuous difficulty, 9 miles round trip, 2001'-3000' gain). We scramble the original Sam Fink North approach route to scale this crown jewel of the great Desert Divide 7679'. Be warned; there is some 3rd class exposure on the summit block. We will include Apache Spring and Peak 7567' if time. Qualified first-timers welcome. Contact Leader. Leader: ALLEN HOLDEN, Sr. 858-558-0308 Assistant: GAIL HANNA
Sponsored by San Diego Chapter
May 24
SAT
I CANCELED

Granite Peaks (7527'): We will be attempting a new route to this lovely peak near Big Bear over unknown terrain. The expected route is 15 miles round trip and 2000' gain over rocky, brushy desert terrain. The hike will be led at a moderate pace. Send email/sase, recent conditioning, vehicle info to Leader: BYRON PRINZMETAL Co-Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
May 24
SAT
Assaults On Baldy: 6:30 am. These are two hikes that take different routes to the peak. The first is the 5th hike of our annual pre-Whitney hikes and is the most strenuous route to the peak, with a gain of nearly 6000 feet in 3 horizontal miles. It will start and finish in Baldy Village, taking Bear Canyon 5800' and 13 miles round trip to the summit. Call leader with recent hiking/fitness resume. BRING: Ten essentials, layered clothing, 4 qts water and lunch.

The second hike is a much easier route from Manker Flat to the summit and reduces your round trip to 8 miles and 3800'. Locals call this the Ski Hut Trail as it passes the Sierra Club San Antonio Ski Hut about 2 miles along the way. Plan on meeting "the men" at the top. Both these hikes are only for those in good condition. RESERVATIONS: Call leader for reservations, meeting locations and times. Leader: RALPH SALISBURY 909-686-4141
Sponsored by San Gorgonio Sierra Singles, San Gorgonio Chapter
May 24-26
SAT-MON
I Sirretta Peak (9977'), Cannel Point (8314'), Taylor Dome (8802'), Pinyon Peak (6805'), Owens Peak (8453'): Car camps. Moderate pace. Saturday 8 miles round trip, 3200' gain; Sunday 8 miles round trip, 3800' gain; Monday 8 miles round trip, 3200' gain. Come for 1 or all 3 days. Send email/2 sase to Leader: SARA WYRENS Co-Leader: GEORGE WYSUP
Co-sponsored with Sierra Peaks
May 26
MON
O Easy Peaks of Southern California - Strawberry Peak (6164'): Moderate, easy paced 6 mile round trip, 1500' gain hike in the San Gabriel Mountains. Beginners welcome. Meet 9:30 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, sturdy shoes, Forest Service Pass. Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
May 29
THU
Mount Pinos to Mount Abel: Midweek hike, Mount Pinos to Mount Abel, 6 miles, moderate to strenuous. Meet at 9am at the Ojai Park and Ride next to the Ford dealer. We'll drive to the Mount Pinos trailhead and do a car shuttle so we can have a one-way hike. Bring lunch, plenty of water, wear boots. SHEILA 805-649-9044 or PAT 805-643-0270 (SP)
Sponsored by Sespe Group, Los Padres Chapter
May 31
SAT
O Ruth Lee Dobos Memorial Hike To Josephine Peak (5558'): Climb the peak where Frank and Ruth first met. Potluck on the summit. 6 miles round trip, 1900' gain on fire road. Meet 8:30 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lugsoles, food item for 8 to share. Rain or fire closure cancels. Leaders: FRANK DOBOS, LAURA QUINN, DAVID F EISENBERG
May 31
SAT
I New Outing, not in the Schedule

Via West Ridge to Josephine Peak (5558'): Memorial Hike and Rendezvous, in memory of Ruth Dobos. We will join the main group on the summit. The West Ridge is a classic route, rugged but beautiful. Gain 1600' rugged cross-country ascent, return to cars with the main group. The number of participants is strictly limited: call or email leader before the outing for information and approval. Leader: TOM HILL Assistant: VIRGIL POPESCU
May 31-Jun 1
SAT-SUN
I Mount Burnham (8997'), Throop Peak (9138'), Mount Hawkins (8850'), Mount Islip (8250'), Mount Williamson (8214') and More: Strong WTC students and others are welcome on this strenuous weekend backpacking trip in our local San Gabriel Mountains. We will backpack and hike 12 miles, 5100' gain on Saturday with some daypacks, some off trail on steep terrain, then camp at Little Jimmy Campground. See spring's response to the Curve Fire firsthand. A night hike is planned to Mount Islip. The next morning we will pack out to Islip Saddle and change to daypacks for the hike over Mount Williamson and do some cross-country navigation to find "Goodykoontz Peak" (7558'). Second day is 8 miles, 3200' gain/4000' loss (if our students find the correct route). Two short car shuttles. No early checkouts. Send sase or esase, WTC group name, conditioning, H&W phones to Leader: K C REID Co-Leader: SANDY SPERLING
Co-sponsored with WTC
May 31-Jun 1
SAT-SUN
I Nicolls Peak (6070'), Lightner Peak (6430'), Bald Eagle Peak (6181'), Onyx Peak #2 (5244'): Weekend of peak bagging in Lake Isabella area with some dirt road driving. Saturday 6 miles round trip, 2700' gain; evening camp in area. Sunday 13 miles round trip, 2700' gain. Take time to learn from our naturalist about the fauna and flora. Email/sase, recent conditioning, phone, rideshare to Leader: KENT SCHWITKIS Co-Leader: BARRY HOLCHIN Naturalist: SHERRY ROSS
Co-sponsored with Palos Verdes-South Bay Group, Natural Science
May 31-Jun 1
SAT-SUN
I Split Mountain (6835'), Black Mountain #5 (7438'), Sunday Peak (8295'), Bohna Peak (6760'): Moderate hike to first two on Saturday, 10 miles round trip, 2700' gain. Happy hour and car camp in area. Sun two easy/moderate hikes to second two with driving between - total 7 miles, 2400' gain. Send email/sase, H&W phones, recent conditioning/experience, rideshare info to Leader: BOB BEACH Co-Leader: KEITH MARTIN
Co-sponsored with Palos Verdes-South Bay Group
June
Jun 1
SUN
O South Hawkins (LO) (7783'): Moderately paced hike is suitable for beginners in good shape. Hike on trail and road explores area burned in the Curve Fire in the Angeles National Forest.  Witness the vastness of the burned area but also the new growth.  7 miles round trip, 2000' gain.  Meet 8 am at Azusa rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, sturdy boots, and goodies to share on summit. Leader: JOE YOUNG  Assistant Leaders: STAG BROWN, NAMI BROWN
Jun 1
SUN
O Mount San Antonio (Baldy) (10,064'): 9 miles round trip, 3800' gain on this strenuous but beautiful hike to the summit. Meet 7:30 am Manker Flat trailhead (from 10 Fwy, exit Mountain Ave, N joining Mt Baldy Rd through Mt Baldy Village and winding 11 miles to Manker Flat campground, 1 mile further and park in dirt lot on L). Bring 2+ quarts water, lunch, lugsoles. Leader: MARY FORGIONE Assistant Leader: CAROL MILLER
Sponsored by Wilderness Adventures
Jun 1
SUN
San Gorgonio via Vivian Creek: Altitude and endurance conditioning hike. We will hike from Vivian Creek 5500' to the summit (11,490' highest in Southern CA) in 8 miles then out the way we came. This is a hike with the Gay and Lesbian Sierrans which is open to the Main Chapter. For more information check out the GLS web site at http://sandiego.sierraclub.org/gls/. Call or e-mail leader for meeting information and required sign-up. Leader: JOHN PLANDER 858-735-9751 Assistant: BYRON COOK 619-888-2831
Sponsored by San Diego Chapter
Jun 2
MON
Tahquitz Ridge: S9D (Strenuous difficulty, 9 miles round trip, 2001'-3000' gain). An exhilarating high country rock scramble. Its Humber Park to Red Tahquitz 8738' and along the ridgeline to Tahquitz Lookout 8828'. Then down South Ridge trail for peakbagger lateral over to Lily Rock 8040' and down to Ernie Maxwell trail, to close our loop. Newcomers must be interviewed by leader. Leader: ALLEN HOLDEN, Sr. 858-558-0308 Assistant: WITOLD MARTYNOWICZ
Sponsored by San Diego Chapter
Jun 4
WED
O Pacifico Mountain (7124') from Mill Creek Summit: 12 miles round trip, 2200' gain with half mile steep climb at end to reach peak. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: BOBCAT THOMPSON, SOUTHERN COURTNEY
Co-sponsored with Local Hikes
Jun 4
WED
Wednesday in the Mountains: M10B (Moderate difficulty, 10 miles round trip, 501'-1000' gain). A loop hike to Monument Peak along a selected wildflower route. Lunch on the summit where, on a clear day you can see forever. Hike begins 9:30 am from Red Tailed Roost, mile 22.6 on S-1. Leader: ALLEN HOLDEN, Sr. 858-558-0308 Assistant: Needed
Sponsored by San Diego Chapter
Jun 7
SAT
O/C New Outing, not in the Schedule or Lookout

Occidental Peak (5732'), Mount Wilson (5719'): Easy paced hike to Occidental Peak (2 miles round trip, 840' gain) on use trail. Then drive to Mount Wilson and walk to highest point. After lunch, we take Observatory Onsite Walking Tour at 1 pm (weather permitting). Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lugsoles, lunch, etc. Rain cancels. Leader: FRANK GOODYKOONTZ. Assistant Leaders: PING PFEFFER, BARBARA GUERIN
Jun 7
SAT
O Grays Peak (7920'), Keller Peak LO (7882'), Slide Peak (7841'): Easy to moderately paced, 6 miles round trip, 1200' on beautiful trail with great views of Big Bear Lake, then short drive to Keller LO followed by climbing Slide Peak, 1 mile round trip, 300' gain on a new firebreak. Meet 7 am at Diamond Bar rideshare point. Bring lugsoles, lunch and water. Leaders: LUELLA FICKLE, GABRIELE RAU
Jun 11
WED
Wednesday in the Mountains: M8B (Moderate difficulty, 8 miles round trip, 501'-1000' gain). Middle Peak is densely forested and provides a shady trail for a summer hike. Meet at 9:00 AM at the parking area just south of Cuyamaca Lake, at mile 10.7 on Hwy 79. Bring water, lunch and rain gear. Call leader for details. Leader: DALE LANEY 619-574-6838 Assistant: Needed
Sponsored by San Diego Chapter
Jun 12
THU
Management Meeting: Please join us for our monthly open management committee meeting which will be held at 6:30 pm at Laura Joseph's Home, 2386 East Del Mar, Apt. # 328, Pasadena. Phone: (626) 356-4158; email ljoseph2@earthlink.net
Jun 13
FRI
O Moonlight Hike to Mount Lowe or San Gabriel Peak from Eaton Saddle: Leaders' choice to enjoy night views from high above LA basin on moderate 3-5 miles, 700' or 1000' gain hike to historic peak in Front Range. Meet 7 pm La Cañada rideshare point with water, snack, lugsoles, flashlight. Leaders: DON BREMNER, GINNY HERINGER, PHIL LAING, BILL JOYCE, NANCY SILBERMANN, PAM & TERRY GINSBERG
Sponsored by Pasadena
Jun 14
SAT
O Easy Peaks of Southern California - Rouse Hill (5168'), Thomas Mountain (6825'), Indian Mountain (5790'), Santa Rosa Mountain (8070'), Toro Peak (8716'): Let your high clearance vehicle do most of the work for a change, see some beautiful, very varied, terrain near Idyllwild, and incidentally bag 5 HPS peaks. If you value your paint, the hike to Indian is 6 miles round trip, 1300' gain. If your legs need a work out, too, stay over a day and do Sam Fink Peak on Sunday. Meet 7:30 am Pomona rideshare point. Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Jun 14
SAT
O Wildhorse Creek To Sugarloaf Mountain (9952'): Moderately paced 15 miles, 2700' gain. Climb a ridge trail before descending into a sheltered canyon filled with Jeffrey pines and other trees along a babbling brook. Then ascend the less traveled E saddle trail to the highest peak outside the San Gorgonio Wilderness to enjoy magnificent views. Meet 7 am Mill Creek Ranger Station. Bring 2-3 qts water, lunch, hiking boots. Rain cancels. Leaders: TERRY GINSBERG, JIM HERINGER
Sponsored by Wilderness Adventures
Jun 14
SAT
San Gorgonio Peak (11,502'): Very strenuous, 14 miles round trip, 5,000+ ft. elev. gain, on Vivian Creek trail thru pine and fir forests, subalpine meadows, and streams to the highest peak in Southern California for a spectacular view (on a clear day) of San Gorgonio Wilderness and beyond. Call to reserve space (limited number on permit). Directions to trailhead: Take I-10 east past San Bernardino to the Orange Street exit (Hwy. 38). Take Hwy 38 east for about 12 miles and turn onto Forest Home Road (at the hairpin turn). Drive to the end of the road to parking area. Adventure Pass. Meet at trailhead 8am. Wear hiking shoes, bring lots of water, food, sunscreen, jacket (may be cold and windy at the top). SUZANNE TANAKA 805-648-6292 or email at hothiker@pacbell.net (SP)
Sponsored Sespe Group, Los Padres Chapter
Jun 14
SAT
Skyline Trail (San Jacinto Peak): 4:00 am. Skyline is a one-way hike up from Palm Springs to the Aerial Tramway station at the top. It is well-suited to be our pick for the 6th "pre-Whitney" hike this year. You hike up 8000 ft. in 9 miles. We'll plan on hiking just 11.5 miles more round trip with just another 2300 feet elevation (so we can make it to the peak) and then take the tram back down to your cars. We will be leaving very early in the morning. RESERVATIONS: This hike is a very strenuous hike so you MUST call the leader with your hiking/fitness resume and you must have successfully completed an earlier "pre-Whitney" hike or you will not be allowed on the hike. BRING: Ten essentials including 5 quarts of water and sun protection. MEET: See leader for time and location. Leader: RALPH SALISBURY 909-686-4141
Sponsored by San Gorgonio Sierra Singles, San Gorgonio Chapter
Jun 15
SUN
I New Outing, not in the Schedule

Black Mountain #5 (7438'), Split Mountain (6835'): A strenuous hike to two of our most northern peaks, 12 miles round trip, 3700' gain, including much brush and some moderate rock scrambling amidst occasional forest. The trip to these challenging peaks is usually long, hot, and dry, so bring a positive attitude and enjoy them with us. Send sase, recent conditioning, contact info to Leader: VIRGIL POPESCU Co-Leader: TOM HILL
Jun 15
SUN
I 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' on trail and steep cross-country. Space limited by permit. 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/sase with H&W phones to Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Jun 15
SUN
O Liebre Mountain: Moderate 6 miles, 1600' gain hike. Delightful views of Antelope Valley and Tehachapi Mountains. Steady climb through black oak, digger pines and white sage. Meet 9 am entrance to Ed Davis/Towsley Canyon Park (take I-5 to Calgrove, L to The Old Rd, L to park entrance). Bring water, lunch, lugsoles, FSP. Serious rain, fire closure cancels. Leader: HENRY SCHULTZ Assistant: CASEY BIALAS
Sponsored by Santa Clarita
Jun 16
MON
Suicide Rock to Marion Mountain: S10E (Strenuous difficulty, 10 miles round trip, over 5000' gain). On the climber's route to Suicide Rock 7528' and up through the forest and chapparal to Marion Mountain 10,362' for lunch atop its "viewtiful" summit. Then it's cross country to Deer Spring Trail and downhill all the way back. First-timers who like this sort of thing, contact leader. Leader: ALLEN HOLDEN, Sr. 858-558-0309 Assistant: GAIL HANNA
Sponsored by San Diego Chapter
Jun 19
THU
O Circle Mountain (6875'), Gobbler's Knob (6955'): Enjoy the beautiful forest high country on this 3 miles round trip, 1300' gain suitable for beginners. Experience great views and clean air. Email/phone Leader: INGEBORG PROCHAZKA Assistant Leader: DAVE COMERZAN
Jun 21
SAT
O New Outing, not in the Schedule

Mount San Antonio (10,064'), Mount Harwood (9552'), Thunder Mountain (8587'), Telegraph Peak (8985'), Timber Mountain (8303'): Strenuous 18 mile loop, 8000' gain hike over established trails in Eastern San Gabriels. E-mail or snail-mail (with SASE) climbing resume to leader, Kate Rogowski. Leaders: KATE ROGOWSKI, MARTIN PARSONS
Jun 21
SAT
O New Outing, not in Lookout or the Schedule

San Gabriel Peak (6161'): Join us for an easy paced hike on trail and road to the highest peak in the front range of the San Gabriels (4 1/2 miles round trip, 1400' gain). Meet 8 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lugsoles, lunch, etc. USFS Adventure Pass reqd. Rain cancels. Leader: FRANK GOODYKOONTZ Assistant Leaders: PING PFEFFER, BARBARA GUERIN
Jun 21
SAT
I Wright Mountain (8505'), Pine Mountain #1 (9648'), Dawson Peak (9575'), Mount San Antonio (10,064'): Join us for a very strenuous hike up the north side of Baldy, bagging a few other peaks along the way. 11 miles round trip, 6200' gain. Send email/sase, conditioning, contact information to Leader: SANDY SPERLING Assistant Leader: SANDY BURNSIDE
Jun 21-22
SAT-SUN
I New Outing, not in the Schedule

Mount San Antonio (Baldy) (10,064'), Dawson Peak (9575'), Pine Mountain #1 (9648'): Join the Sandies on the first annual summer solstice, full moon slumber party. We will ascend Baldy from Manker Flat (4 miles, 4000' gain), drop our packs and overnight gear, head off to Dawson and Pine (5 miles round trip, 3400' gain/loss), and return to Baldy for sunset/sunrise celebrations. Sunday morning we will return to our cars. Side trips could include West Baldy and Harwood. Number of participants will be strictly limited. Please email conditioning, experience, and questions regarding which outing will be taken to Leader: SANDY BURNSIDE Co-Leader: SANDY SPERLING
Jun 21-22
SAT-SUN
I New Outing, not in the Schedule

Sawmill Mountain (8818'), Grouse Mountain (8682'): Strenuous moderately paced 17 miles round trip, 5000' gain backpack on trail and cross-country in beautiful Los Padres National Forest. Overnight camp at Lilly Meadows. Optional peaks - Mount Pinos (8831'), Cerro Noroeste (8280'). Rain postpones. Send sase or E-mail, recent conditioning/backpack experience, carpool info to Provisional Leader: BILL VALENTINE Assistant-Leader: GAREN YEGPARIAN
Co-sponsored with Wilderness Adventures, WTC
Jun 22
SUN
O Easy Peaks of Southern California - Mount Williamson (8214'), Mount Islip (8250'): Join us for two relaxed paced hikes. We'll do Williamson first, 5 miles round trip, 1600' gain. Then Islip second, 7 miles round trip, 1700' gain. Beginners welcome. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring lunch, water, Forest Service Pass. Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Jun 22
SUN
I New Outing, not in the Schedule

Charlton Peak (10,806'), Jepson Peak (11,205'), Dobbs Peak (10,459'): Ms. Zobeida Molina will be the first known Nicaraguensa to finish the HPS list. Celebrate with her atop Charlton and at trailhead later. Jepson and Dobbs are optional for you hard core baggers. Bring goodies to share. 15 miles round trip, 4300' gain, mostly on South Fork trail, for Charlton. Add 4 miles, 1300' for the other peaks. Email (preferred) or telephone leader, George Wysup, with recent conditioning and contact info to reserve a place. Leader: GEORGE WYSUP Associate Leaders: MAGGIE WILSON, LAURA JOSEPH
Jun 22
SUN
Cucamonga Peak: 6:00 am. Our 7th "pre-Whitney" summer conditioning hikes takes you to the eastern citadel of the high sub-alpine Cucamonga Wilderness. This 12-mile-round-trip and 3800-ft-elevation-gain hike is worth the effort. RESERVATIONS: Limited space; Must sign up with leader. BRING: Minimum 4 qts water, layered clothing, 10 essentials, lunch. Leader: RALPH SALISBURY 909-686-4141
Sponsored by San Gorgonio Sierra Singles, San Gorgonio Chapter
Jun 25
WED
O Mount Burnham (8997') from Dawson Saddle: 6 miles round trip, 1700' gain through at least partially burnt high country. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, lugsoles. Leaders: DORIS DUVAL, DON SIMINSKI
Co-sponsored with Local Hikes
Jun 27-29
FRI-SUN
M New Outing, not in the Schedule

Moses Mountain (9331'), North Maggie Mountain (10,234'): Friday backpack 4 miles, 1000' gain from Mountain Home State Park in Western Sierra to camp and climb Moses, 4 miles round trip, 2500' gain. Saturday climb North Maggie, 5 miles round trip, 3400' gain. Sunday leisurely pack out. WTC or equivalent experience required. Email recent conditioning/experience, H&W phones & rideshare info to Leaders: RICHARD BOARDMAN, BOB BEACH
Co-sponsored with Palos Verdes-South Bay, WTC
Jun 28
SAT
I CANCELED

Langells Peak (9358'), Cornell Peak (9750'): Easy, moderately slow paced hike of 2000', 9 miles round trip on trail and steep cross-country with some class two rock. Some want to name the peak Luella Todd after the first HPS woman 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 hiked with us for over 30 years. CANCELED. Leader: BYRON PRINZMETAL Co-Leaders: SOUTHERN COURTNEY, KENT SCHWITKIS
Jun 28
SAT
I Sam Fink Peak (7339'): Moderately paced, strenuous trail/cross-country hike to peak near Idyllwild named after HPS's most illustrious leader. 16 miles round trip, 4500' gain. Send sase/email, recent conditioning/experience, contact information to Leader: DAVE BEYMER Co-Leader: MAURA RAFFENSPERGER
Jun 28
SAT
O Anderson Peak (10,840'), Shield's Peak (10,680'), San Bernardino Peak (10,649'): Strenuous 19 mile, 4800' gain hike in San Bernardino Mountains. Join us for a beautiful day of peak bagging. Permit limits group size. Send sase/email, recent conditioning, phone numbers to Leaders: MARKEY & ROBERT NEIGHBORS
Co-sponsored by Orange County Sierra Singles
Jun 28
SAT
O New Outing, not in the Schedule

Mount Wilson (5710'): The Mount Wilson Grand Tour. Moderately paced, strenuous 22 miles round trip, 6200' gain hike from Chantry Flats, on the Santa Anita trail to Spruce Grove Campground, Sturdevant Campgroup, over Newcombe Pass, Rincon Redbox Road to West Fork Campground, Devore Trail up Strayn's Canyon to Mt. Wilson, past Harvard, down winter creek trail to Chantry Flats. Send SASE or email to Leader: KATE ROGOWSKI (rogo@ea.ucla.edu) Assistant: JANET YANG
Jun 29
SUN
O New Outing, not in Schedule

Wright Mountain (8505'), Pine Mountain (9648'), Dawson Peak (9575'): Up, down, up, down, up -- then back on this great hike with great views out of Wrightwood. Somewhat strenuous; approximately 9 miles round trip, 3000' gain with some steep and slippery spots. Esase or call Leader: EDD RUSKOWITZ (hikinedd@yahoo.com) Co-Leader: CHERYL GILL
Sponsored by OCSS, co-sponsored by Hundred Peaks
Jun 29
SUN
I New Outing, not in the Schedule

Apache Peak (7567'), Spitler Peak (7440'): Veteran Tom and Novice Laura promise you an adventure on this total 10 miles round trip, 3300' gain hike via Spitler Peak trail. Join the Sam Fink hike on Saturday and spend the weekend in Idyllwild, with a potluck at a campground (to be selected) Saturday night. Apache-Spitler will be short enough to beat the worst of the Sunday traffic on the return trip. ESASE leader. Leader: LAURA JOSEPH (ljoseph2@earthlink.net) Co-leader: TOM HILL
Jun 29
SUN
O Mount Baden Powell (9399'): Join us for one of the most popular hikes in the San Gabriels. Moderate 8 mile round trip hike, 2800' gain. Panoramic views of Devil's Punchbowl, Antelope Valley, Southern Sierras, plus 2000 year old limber pines. Meet 8 am Canyon Country rideshare point or 9:30 am Vincent Gap. Bring water, lunch, lugsoles, FSP. Serious rain, fire closure cancels. Leaders: ED BENISON, MELINDA ARREDONDO
Sponsored by Santa Clarita
Jul 2
WED
O Mount Williamson (8214') from Islip Saddle to Eagles Roost Picnic Area: 6 miles round trip, 1800' gain with car shuttle. Should be a fun hike. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: SOUTHERN COURTNEY, DAN BUTLER
Sponsored by Local Hikes
Jul 4
FRI
O Moonlight Hike to Mount Lowe from Eaton Saddle: Join us for this popular event. Enjoy Rose Bowl fireworks from high above LA basin on moderate 3.5 miles, 700' gain hike in Front Range. Meet 6:45 pm La Cañada rideshare point with water, snack, lugsoles, flashlight; binoculars helpful. Leaders: BYRON TAYLOR, BOB MEADE, DON BREMNER
Sponsored by Pasadena
Jul 5
SAT
O Mount Lewis (8396'), Kratka Ridge (7515'), Mount Akawie (7283'), Mount Mooney (5840'), Vetter Mountain (5908'), Mount Sally (5408'), Barley Flats (5600'): Join us as we pick off easy peaks along the Angeles Crest Highway. 9.2 miles round trip, 2650' gain total. Moderately paced, newcomers welcome. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring min 2 qts water, lunch. Leader: DAVE BEYMER Co-Leader: MAURA RAFFENSPERGER
Jul 5
SAT
O New Outing, not in the Schedule

Vetter Moutain (5908'), Mount Mooney (5840'): Easy paced hike to these two peaks in the San Gabriels (3 miles round trip, 1000' gain). Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lugsoles, lunch, USFS Adventure Pass, etc. Rain cancels. Leader: FRANK GOODYKOONTZ Assistant Leaders: PING PFEFFER, BARBARA GUERIN
Jul 5
SAT
O New Outing, not in the Schedule

Mount Islip (8250'), Mount Hawkins (8850'), Throop Peak (9138'), Middle Hawkins (8505'), South Hawkins (7783'): Visit this beautiful part of the San Gabriels on a marathon hike. We'll start at Islip Saddle, then east to Hawkins and Throop, south to Middle Hawkins and S. Hawkins, and return to Islip Saddle. About 5000' gain and 16 miles. Not a moderate hike. Number of hikers will be limited. Email Leader: LAURA JOSEPH ljoseph2@earthlink.net or phone (626)356-4158 Co-Leaders: Markey & Robert Neighbors
Jul 6
SUN
O Wright Mountain (8505'), Gobblers Knob (6955'), Circle Mountain (6880'), Pinyon Ridge (6535'): Moderately paced, strenuous hike mostly on trail; 12.5 miles round trip, 4250' gain total. Some dirt road driving. Potential pathfinder for Wright (we are using secondary route from Gobbler's Knob). Meet 8:30 am Mt. Baldy rideshare point. Bring min 3 qts. water, lunch. Leader: DAVE BEYMER Co-Leader: MAURA RAFFENSPERGER
Jul 6
SUN
I Thunder Mountain (8587'), Telegraph Peak (8985'), Timber Mountain (8303'): Moderately paced, moderately strenuous on trail and cross-country terrain, 12 miles round trip, 3600' gain. Bring ten essentials including a headlamp, water and lunch. Space limited by permit, check with Karen (karen@mtpinos.com) to find out if there is still room. Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Jul 8
TUE
O Antimony Peak (6848'), Brush Mountain(7000'), San Emigdio Mountain (7495'), Cerro Noroeste (8286'): Four peaks in Los Padres NF. Antimony is 5 miles round trip, 800' gain. Brush is 2 miles round trip, 400' gain, San Emigdio is 0.2 miles round trip, no gain, and Cerro Noroeste is a drive-up. Email or call leader for meeting time and place. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, INGEBORG PROCHAZKA
Jul 10
THU
Management Meeting: Please join us for our monthly open management committee meeting which will be held at 6:30 pm at the home of Membership Chair: LAURA JOSEPH
Jul 11-13
FRI-SUN
I Dragon's Head (10,866'), Bighorn Mountain (10,997'), San Gorgonio Mountain (11,502'), Jepson Peak (11,205'), Charlton Peak (10,806'), Dobbs Peak (10,459'): 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 email or SASE and backpacking experience to Leader: PAT ARREDONDO Assistants: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH, VIRGIL POPESCU
Jul 12
SAT
O Mount San Antonio (10,064'), Dawson Peak (9575'), Pine Mountain #1 (9648'): Strenuous 13.5 miles round trip, 6200' gain hike over established trails in Eastern San Gabriels. Send SASE/email to Leader: KATE ROGOWSKI Assistant: JANET YANG
Jul 12
SAT
O Mount Williamson (8214'): Hike to summit of Mount Williamson (3 miles, 1600' gain). Weather permitting (not too hot), double the mileage to get to plane wreck. This portion of the trail involves a steep sandy trail for descent/ascent and is not suitable for noive hikers. May divide into 2 groups, 1 to turn back at summit, 1 to go on to plane site. Meet 7:30 am La Cañada rideshare point or 8:15 am Mount Williamson trailhead. Bring at least 2 quarts water, lunch, sturdy hiking boots. Rain cancels. Leaders: NORM STABECK, CATHY KISSINGER, OLIVIA HERNANDEZ
Sponsored by Crescenta Valley, K-9 Committee
Jul 12
SAT
San Gorgonio Peak: 5:45am. This is the 8th of our "pre-Whitney" summer peak ascents. This hike is 15 miles round trip and 5300' elevation gain. We will go up Vivian Creek, which is the shortest way to the peak. The first mile is the steepest. RESERVATIONS: Very limited space; must sign up with leader early. BRING: Ten essentials, at least 4 quarts water, lunch, layered clothing. MEET: Mill Creek Ranger Station. Leader: RALPH SALISBURY 909-686-4141
Sponsored by San Gorgonio Sierra Singles, San Gorgonio Chapter
Jul 12
SAT
Mount Baldy (10,064'): Very strenuous 14 miles round trip 5500' elevation gain/loss from Baldy Village to Mount Baldy. Meet at Ventura carpool lot at 6:30am then long drive to trailhead. Wear hiking shoes, hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses; bring LOTS of water, lunch, and snacks. SUZANNE 805-648-6292
Sponsored by Sespe Group, Los Padres Chapter
Jul 13
SUN
O Mount Islip (8250'): One of the most popular hikes in the San Gabriels. 7 miles, 1500' gain with far-reaching views over the Antelope Valley and beyond. Shade provided by Jeffrey Pines and Sugar Pines. Meet 8 am Ed Davis/Towsley Canyon Park (take I-5 to Calgrove, L to The Old Road, L to park entrance) or 9 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, lugsoles, Adventure Pass. Serious rain cancels. Leaders: ED BENISON, MELINDA ARREDONDO
Sponsored by Santa Clarita
Jul 19
SAT
O Sugarloaf Mountain (9952'), Onyx Peak #1 (9113'): Join us for two peaks in the Big Bear area. Moderately paced 8 miles 2200' gain hike to Sugarloaf Mountain then, short drive to nearby Onyx Peak 2 miles 230' gain hike. Meet 6:00 am North Orange County rideshare point or 7:30 am Mill Creek Ranger Station. Leader: MARKEY and ROBERT NEIGHBORS Assistant: CHERYL GILL
Sponsored by Orange County Sierra Singles, co-sponsored by Hundred Peaks
Jul 19
SAT
O Mount Hawkins (8850'): 10 miles round trip, 2400' gain from Islip Saddle on good trail with the most spectacular views in the San Gabriel Mountains. Moderately fast pace, not suitable for beginners. Meet 8 am La Cañada rideshare point with minumum 2 quarts water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: SOUTHERN COURTNEY, ROSEMARY CAMPBELL
Sponsored by Wilderness Adventures
Jul 20
SUN
O New Outing, not in the Schedule

Vetter Mountain (5908'): Anniversary hike for Stag and Nami Brown. Easy 3 miles round trip via trail up to Vetter Mountain with fun, food and celebration at campground after the hike. Everyone invited. Come share this special day with us. Bring smiles, appetite and a special dish to share. Meet 7:30 AM for breakfast at Hill Street Cafe or 8:30 am La Cañada rideshare point. Leaders: STAG BROWN, NAMI BROWN, BOBCAT THOMPSON & JOE YOUNG
Jul 20
SUN
O Cerro Noroeste (8280+'), Grouse Mountain (8582'), Sawmill Mountain (8818'), Mount Pinos (8831'): Enjoy this classic high-elevation ridge walk west of Frazier Park. Expansive views of Los Padres National Forest. Moderately paced 10 miles round trip, 3000' gain. Meet 8 am Sylmar rideshare point. Leader: VIRGIL POPESCU Assistant-Leaders: JAMES CARDEN, TOM HILL
Jul 20
SUN
O Islip Saddle to Mount Hawkins, Throop Peak, Mount Baden-Powell and Back: Fast paced 17 miles round trip, 3500' gain hike to peaks in the middle high country of Angeles National Forest. No beginners. Call/email with recent experience to Leader: MARY FORGIONE. Co-Leader: MARK MITCHELL
Sponsored by Wilderness Adventures
Jul 23
WED
O Timber Mountain (8303'): 10 miles round trip, 3300' feet of gain at slow to moderate pace. Shorter options available. Meet 8:30 am at new rideshare parking lot at the top of Mills Ave and Mt Baldy Rd. Have water, lunch, lugsoles. Leaders: DORIS DUVAL, GABRIELE RAU
Sponsored by Local Hikes, co-sponsored by Hundred Peaks
Jul 26
SAT
O New Outing, not in the Schedule

San Gabriel Peak (6161'): Join us on a trip to a local peak, 5 miles round trip, 1400' gain. Good for beginners. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water for you and pal, lunch, leash, lugsoles, fsp. Leaders: CHARLOTTE FEITSHANS, TAMMY SOLKO
Sponsored by K-9 Committee, co-sponsored by Hundred Peaks
Jul 26
SAT
The 10th Annual Great Waterman Mountain (8038') Rendezvous "Pig Out": HPS invites you to join us for our annual party atop Waterman Mountain. Choose the hike that most interests you, or just wander up on your own. Be sure to bring lots of food and drink to share with other hungry hikers. Plan on spending some time on top getting acquainted and having fun, as most hikes won't be returning to the cars until late afternoon or early evening. Rain cancels.
Jul 26
SAT
O The Easiest Route: Join annual gathering of Hundred Peakers on 8 miles round trip, 1200' gain moderate hike to meet other groups and picnic on top. Meet 9:30 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, goodies to share, wear lugs. Rain cancels. Leaders: FRANK DOBOS, DAVID EISENBERG, LAURA QUINN
Jul 26
SAT
O New Outing, not in the Schedule

Waterman Mountain (8038': Slow birds will start early to rendezvous with others for summit festivities. Leaders' choice route will be about 8 miles round trip and 1200' gain. Meet 8:45 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch and boots; optionally, bring food to share. Leaders: FRANK GOODYKOONTZ, PING PFEFFER, BARBARA GUERIN, DAVID & SUZANNE MICHELS
Jul 26
SAT
I Mount Akawie (7283'), Kratka Ridge (7515'), Mount Waterman (8038'): Join Sandy, Harv, Kent and George to nab a couple of easy ones on the way to the party. 11 miles round trip, 2500' gain on trail and cross-country route from Kratka to Waterman trail. Meet 7:30 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring celebratory goodies to share. Leaders: SANDY SPERLING, HARVEY GANZ, KENT SCHWITKIS
Jul 26
SAT
O Waterman Mountain (8038') via Twin Peaks (7761'): Fast-paced strenuous hike from Cloudburst Summit. 12 miles round trip, 3200' gain on maintained trail and very steep use trail. Experienced hikers only. We intend to be the first to reach the Rendezvous. If you wish to rise to the challenge, contact leader via email or (for Luddites) phone. Co-Leaders: JOHN CONNELLY john@dh-financial.co or 909-596-0993 (H) 909-981-4951 (W), PETER DOGGETT
Jul 26
SAT
I Waterman Mountain (8308') Via PCT and West Ridge: 6 miles round trip, 2100' gain on the PCT and use-trail. We start from where the PCT crosses the Hwy 2 at a large pull-out 6000'+. Use the PCT to reach Cloudburst Summit then climb up steeply the west ridge and over to peak. Be sure to bring lots of food and drink to share with other hungry hikers. We will return by a quick, sometimes steep fun way to our parking area. Meet at 9:00 am La Cañada with water, good footwear. Leaders: SOUTHERN COURTNEY, WOLF LEVERICH
Jul 26
SAT
O Waterman Mountain (8308') By Mountain Bike: 7 miles round trip, 1300' gain on fireroad. Meet 10 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring good quality mountain bike, riding helmet, spare tube, and cable lock, and don't forget some goodies to share with all those hiker dudes who will be looking at you funny as you arrive on two wheels. Leaders: KATHY CHEEVER, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Jul 26
SAT
San Jacinto Peak via Devil's Slide: 5:30am. The 10th and final pre-Whitney hike visits this landmark from Humber Park, requiring 16 miles round trip and 4400 feet of gain. "The view from San Jacinto is the most sublime spectacle to be found anywhere on this earth!" John Muir, known for his use of superlatives, wrote this in 1896. RESERVATIONS: Limited space; Must sign up with leader. BRING: Ten essentials and minimum 5 quarts of water. MEET: Denny's on Alabama in Redlands. Leader: RALPH SALISBURY 909-686-4141
Sponsored by San Gorgonio Sierra Singles, San Gorgonio Chapter
Jul 27
SUN
I Mount Hawkins (8850'), Copter Ridge (7499'), Throop Peak (9138'): Moderately strenuous hike in Angeles Natl Forest involves 8 miles round trip and 3000' gain over trail and easy cross-country. Examine fire damage, and nature's recovery, from last year's Curve Fire. Meet 7 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, sturdy boots. Leaders: JOE YOUNG, BOBCAT THOMPSON
Jul 28
MON
O New Outing, not in the Schedule

Winston Peak (7502'), Winston Ridge (7003'): 7 miles round trip, 1500' gain in beautiful high country. Meet 9am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, lugsoles. Leaders: BETH MIKA, SOUTHERN COURTNEY
Sponsored by Local Hikes, co-sponsored by Hundred Peaks
Jul 30
WED
O Middle Hawkins (8505') and optional Islip (8250') on return: 7 miles round trip, 1400' gain for both of these lovely favorites by starting from ACH on use-tr to Windy Gap. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point with min 2 qts water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: DON SIMINSKI, ROSEMARY CAMPBELL
Sponsored by Local Hikes, co-sponsored by Hundred Peaks
August
Aug 1-3
FRI-SUN
O San Gorgonio Wilderness Carcamp: Join us for a beautiful weekend hiking and climbing in the San Bernardino Mountains. Escape the summer heat; camp at 7000' in cool, forested Heart Bar Campground. Saturday hike PCT from Mission Springs to Onyx Summit. Moderately paced 12 miles, 2000' gain, one-way with car shuttle. Great views of San Jacinto Mountains and Coachella Valley. Sunday climb Grinnell Mountain (10,284') in the San Gorgonio Wilderness. Moderately paced 10 miles, 2300' gain round trip, 7 miles dirt road suitable for 2wd vehicles. Modest camp fee. Send 2 sase to Leader: TED LUBESHKOFF. Co-Leader: JASON LYNCH
Sponsored by Wilderness Adventures
Aug 2
SAT
O San Gorgonio Mountain (11,499'): Strenuous 19 mile loop, 5420' gain hike over established trails going up by Dollar Lake and coming out Dry Lake. Send sase/email with climbing resume to Leader: KATE ROGOWSKI Assistant: MARY FORGIONE
Aug 3
SUN
O Easy Peaks of the San Gabriels - Mount Akawie (7283') & Kratka Ridge (7515'): Two short, separate hikes. Akawie is just over a mile, 400' gain. Kratka is 1.5 miles, 700' gain. Beginners welcome! If you've been curious about HPS, come and meet us and see some of the lovely places we hike. Meet 9:30 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, sunscreen. Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Aug 6
WED
O Mount Baden Powell (9399') from Dawson Saddle: 8.5 miles round trip, 2400' gain. Meet 8 am La Cañada rideshare point with plenty of water, lunch, and lugsoles. Leaders: DAN BUTLER, DORIS DUVAL
Sponsored by Local Hikes, co-sponsored by Hundred Peaks
Aug 8
FRI
O New Outing, not in the Schedule

Apache Peak (7567'), Spitler Peak (7440'): 3000' gain, 12 miles round trip in the Desert Divide. Meet 8 am at intersection of Hwy 74 and Fobes Ranch Road (6S05) on the north (7 miles east of Mountain Center). Leaders: WOLF & KAREN LEVERICH
Aug 9
SAT
O Mount Islip (8250') 13th Annual Peaknic Hike: Moderate pace, 6 miles round trip, 1300' gain. Peaknic at Little Jimmy's Campground. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring lugsoles, water, your best potluck item, good cheer. Leaders: MIKE & DOTTY SANDFORD, FRANK DOBOS, LAURA QUINN, DAVID EISENBERG
Aug 9
SAT
I Waterman Mountain (8038') on the Ridge from Three Points: Moderately strenuous 10 miles, 2200' gain round trip. Well behaving dogs are welcome. Meet 7 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, lugsoles. Leader: RAY WOLFE Assistant: BOB FREED
Co-sponsored with K-9 Comm
Aug 9
SAT
O Islip Saddle, Throop Peak (9138') to Dawson Saddle: 10 miles, 2400' gain. Moderately paced hike in Angeles high country; point to point trip through open pine forest with spectacular views of peaks and basin. This trip will involve a short car shuttle. Well-mannered k9 welcome, but must be leashed at lunch. Meet 7:30 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring at least 2 quarts water (plus enough for k9), lunch, sturdy hiking boots. Rain cancels. Leaders: CATHY KISSINGER, OLIVIA HERNANDEZ, NORM STABECK, RON BARBOUR, ANN PEDRESCHI
Sponsored by Crescenta Valley, K-9 Committee
Aug 12
TUE
O Wright Mountain (8505'), Pine Mountain #1 (9648'), Dawson Peak (9575'): Hike near Mount Baldy with some steep, exposed sections. You must be comfortable in steep, slippery terrain. Total distance is about 12 miles round trip with 3000' of gain. Email/call leader for meeting time and place. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, INGEBORG PROCHAZKA
Aug 12
TUE
O Moonlight Hike to Mount Lowe or San Gabriel Peak from Eaton Saddle: Leaders' choice to enjoy night views above Los Angeles Basin on moderate 3-5 miles, 700'-1000' gain hike to historic peak in front range. Meet 7 pm La Cañada rideshare point with water, snack, lugsoles, flashlight. Leaders: DON BREMNER, BILL JOYCE, DAVID CZAMANSKE, PAT WARREN
Sponsored by Pasadena
Aug 13
WED
O Kratka Ridge (7515') and More: About 6 mile loop, with 2100' gain. We will on trail and well used use-trail. All of the steep part is before lunch. After lunch it is down trail and through Buckhorn Campground to parking. Many great view and lots of fun. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: SOUTHERN COURTNEY, DAN BUTLER
Sponsored by Local Hikes, co-sponsored by Hundred Peaks
Aug 14
THU
Management Meeting: Please join us for our monthly open management committee meeting which will be held at 6:30 pm at the home of Membership Chair: LAURA JOSEPH
Aug 16
SAT
O San Jacinto Peak (10,804'): Could be a pathfinder. Moderately paced 19 miles round trip, 5160' gain hike over beautiful trails near Idyllwild. Bring 4 liters water, lunch, lugsoles. Rain cancels. Send sase/email to Leader: KATE ROGOWSKI Assistant: JANET YANG
Aug 16
SAT
O List Finishers' Special - Santa Rosa Mountain (8070'), Toro Peak (8716'): This one really is a list finishers' special! Join several of us as we possibly finish the list for the first, second, or ??? time, or earn emblems for leading 100 peaks or climbing 200 peaks or ... Santa Rosa is a drive-up. Toro is 3 miles, 800' gain. Plan on the party to end all parties afterwards. See below for rideshare information. Leaders: MARS BONFIRE, PETER DOGGETT, KAREN LEVERICH, WOLF LEVERICH
Aug 16
SAT
I New Outing, not in the Schedule or the Lookout

Santa Rosa Mountain (8070'), Toro Peak (8716'): Rendezvous with the road walkers on Toro by ascending a cross-country ridge instead of following the dirt road. 3 or fewer miles, 800' gain. If the leaders can think of a polite (but similarly short) way to hike Santa Rosa, figure on doing that, too. Otherwise, Santa Rosa is a drive up. See below for rideshare information. Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, LAURA JOSEPH
Aug 16
SAT
Santa Rosa and Toro Rideshare Information: We have multiple meeting times and places: choose the one which works best for you. Both hikes will launch from the same place, so no need to sort out which you prefer until we're consolidating for the final drive on the rugged dirt road towards Santa Rosa. On the other hand, do make sure whoever you travel with has compatible post-party plans -- are they observing Mars (the planet), dining out, rushing back to the city, bagging more peaks?
7:30 AM at the Pomona rideshare, Towne Av exit from San Bernardino Freeway (I-10), south 1/2 block, park along the curb. (Joe)
8:00 AM at the Corona Park-N-Ride on Main St N exit from 91 Fwy. (George)
9:00 AM at the Aguanga infield (junction of highways 79 and 371) -- but let George know you'll be there or you may end up sitting there all by yourself all day long and missing the party.
9:30 AM at the Santa Rosa Mountain turnoff from Highway 74, about 17.7 miles east of Mountain Center on Highway 74, or about 5.2 miles east of the 74/371 intersection. (Wolf and Karen and...)
Aug 23
Sat
I CANCELED

Mount Burnham (8997'), Mount Baden-Powell (9399'), Ross Mountain (7402'): Come join us for a moderately paced, strenuous challenge. 12 miles, 4300' gain. (Almost 1/2 of this is on the return trip.) Email your qualifications and recent hiking experiences to Leader: LAURA JOSEPH, ljoseph2@earthlink.net Co-leader: SANDY BURNSIDE
Aug 27
WED
O Mount Islip (8250'): 7 miles round trip, 1500' gain past Little Jimmy Spring and Windy Gap. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, lugsoles. Leaders: DORIS DUVAL, SHIRLEY WEISMAN
Sponsored by Local Hikes, co-sponsored by Hundred Peaks
Aug 30
SAT
O Easy Peaks of the San Gabriels - Throop Peak (9138'), Mount Hawkins (8850'): 8 miles, 1400' gain on trail to two peaks in or near last year's fires. A social pace, so you can chat as we saunter. Beginners welcome. Meet 9:30 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, sunscreen. Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Aug 31
SUN
I Toro Peak (8716'), Santa Rosa Mountain (8070'): Strenuous hike up the northside slopes to our newest addition to the HPS Peak List and its nearby companion, minimum 10 miles round trip, 3000' gain. High clearance or 4wd vehicles needed to reach trailhead. Send sase/email with recent experience and conditioning to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: MAGGIE WILSON, VIRGIL POPESCU
September
Sep 6
SAT
O Timber Mountain (8303'): Moderately paced hike up beautiful Ice House Canyon, 10 miles round trip, 3300' gain. Permit limits group size. Bring lunch, 10 essentials. Send email to Leaders: WINNETTE BUTLER (winnetteb@earthlink.net), KATHY CHEEVER (cheever@ucla.edu)
Sep 10
WED
O Throop Peak (9138') and Mount Hawkins (8850'): We will start from below Windy Gap and do about 9 miles round trip with about 2000' of gain. Some of the best viewing in our mountains. Meet 9 am La Cañada with water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: SOUTHERN COURTNEY, JANET BARTEL
Sponsored by Local Hikes, co-sponsored by Hundred Peaks
Sep 10
WED
O Moonlight Hike to Mount Lowe or San Gabriel Peak from Eaton Saddle: Leaders' choice to enjoy night views above Los Angeles Basin on moderate 3-5 miles, 700'-1000' gain hike to historic peak in front range. Meet 7 pm La Cañada rideshare point with water, snack, lugsoles, flashlight. Leaders: DON BREMNER, BILL JOYCE, DAVID CZAMANSKE, PAT WARREN
Sponsored by Pasadena
Sep 11
THU
Annual Business/Management Meeting: All are welcome to attend our annual business meeting, where nominations are finalized for next year's Management Committee. In addition, proposals for Bylaw changes, peak additions and deletions, and other matters on which members will vote are discussed and votes are taken on whether to put them on the ballot. The business meeting follows the monthly Management Committee meeting. Refreshments provided by the committee. To attend the business meeting only, arrive by 7 pm. The management meeting will be begin at 6:30 pm at the Eaton Canyon Nature Center, located at 1750 N Altadena Dr in Pasadena. Go north from I-210 on Altadena Dr approximately 1 1/2 mi. Enter the Nature Center parking area on your right shortly after crossing New York Dr.
Sep 13
SAT
O San Gabriel Peak (6161'), Mount Disappointment (5960'+): You won't be disappointed if you join us to bag these two easy peaks in the front range. Meet 8:30 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring lunch, water, 10 essentials, lugsoles. Rain cancels. Leaders: FRANK DOBOS, LAURA QUINN
Sep 13
SAT
O Pleasant View Ridge/Burkhart Loop: Strenuous but moderately paced 12 mile loop, 3600' gain. No tigers. Hike over the summit of Mount Williamson (8214'), then up and down the bumps along Pleasant View Ridge [Webmaster note:but not the HPS "summit" of Pleasant View Ridge, which lies past Burkhart Saddle] use trail to Burkhart Saddle. Return via Burkhart and Rattlesnake trails. K9 welcome, but leash during lunch. Meet 7:45 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lugsoles, hat, lunch. Rain cancels. Leader: RON BARBOUR. Assistants: CATHY KISSINGER, AL MADER, ANN PEDRESCHI, NORM STABECK
Sponsored by Crescenta Valley, K-9 Committee
Sep 13
SAT
O Evening Dinner Hike - Mount Wilson: 5 miles round trip, 500' loss/gain. Where the sky is blue and the air is clear. Learn about the old and the new telescopes. Meet 3 pm La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, boots, plate, cup, utensils, daypack, potluch dish to serve 8 (keep perishable food ice cold). Leaders: JOHN DePOY, BRUCE HAUSWIRTH
Sponsored by Sierra Singles, Local Hikes
Sep 13
SAT
O Throop Peak (9138'), Mount Burnham (8997'), Mount Baden-Powell (9399'): Walk in beauty along forested ridge from Dawson Saddle to the sunny summits of these three peaks. Moderate-slow pace, 9 miles round trip, 2200' gain. Meet 7 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, lugsoles. Rain or snow cancels. Leaders: DEBORAH NAKAMOTO, YVONNE TSAI
Sponsored by Wilderness Adventures
Sep 13
SAT
San Jacinto Wilderness Loop (Suicide Rock): H12E: Hard, 12 miles, >3000' gain.
We will start our hike on the Seven Pines trail, continue on the PCT and then follow the Deer Springs trail. There will be a sidetrip to Suicide Rock. Be prepared for a fast pace and steep uphill. Car shuttle necessary, Adventure Pass required. Limited to 12 hikers. Contact leader with recent hiking experience to sign up. Leader: RITA OSPELT (760)945-4672 LOVE2FLY@SDCOE.K12.CA.US (e-mail preferred)
Sponsored by San Diego Chapter
Sep 14
SUN
I The Hanna Shay Memorial Hike: We will first rendezvous at Pomona rideshare point at 7 am, then at Butler Peak Lookout just north of Big Bear Lake (dirt road driving) at approximately 9 am. The group will then explore the route to nearby Hanna Rocks (7840') -- despite its name is a fun and easy scramble -- where we will celebrate the life of Hanna Shay. The pace will be easy, the leaders considerate. The Big Bear area offers many activities for the afternoon. The leaders will conduct an optional afternoon outing to White Mountain #1 (7727') that will include a non-driveup opportunity that follows an obscure jeep road and firebreak from the south, 4 miles round trip, 1300' gain. Co-Leaders: TOM HILL, CARLETON SHAY, VIRGIL POPESCU, MAGGIE WILSON
Sep 14
SUN
San Jacinto Peak Day Hike: H12D: Hard, 12 miles, 2001-3000' gain.
Come join us in hiking the easy (?) way up to San Jacinto Peak from the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Will see great views from both the peak and the Tramway (cost approx. $20 [AAA and military discounts available]). Wear sturdy boots and bring three quarts of water and lunch. 15 hiker limit. Call leader for meeting location, reservations, and information, 7-9 p.m. September 8, 2003. Leader: SHARON RHODES (619) 482-2113
Sponsored by San Diego Chapter
Sep 16
TUE
O Mount San Antonio (10,064'), Mount Harwood (9552'): Commonly known as Mount Baldy, these two peaks are 14 miles round trip with 4000'+ gain. Harwood is on the way down from Baldy, and we'll return via the Devils Backbone trail. Email/call leader for meeting time and place. Leader: DAVE COMERZAN Assistants: WOLF & KAREN LEVERICH
Sep 20
SAT
I Mount Burnham (8997'), Mount Baden Powell (9399'), Ross Mountain (7402'): Strenuous 9 miles round trip, 4500' gain, hike in San Gabriels on trail and use trail. Email/sase stating recent conditioning to Leader: GEORGE WYSUP Co-Leaders: SANDY SPERLING, KENT SCHWITKIS
Sep 20
SAT
O Mines and Cabins of San Antonio Canyon, Baldy Notch: Hike up the moderately steep dirt road from the San Antonio Falls Road to Baldy Notch at the end of the ski lift at 7800', where we'll search for the site of Baldy Cabin, a log house built by miners and later converted for use by the Chapter in the late 1920s. 6 miles round trip, 1800' gain. Gold mining was a major activity in upper San Antonio Canyon and at Baldy Notch from the early 1870s into the 1930s. We'll discuss these old-time mining activities and, aided by photographs dating back to the 1890s, visit some of the sites. If you like history and are in moderate condition, this is the trip for you. Meet 9 am intersection of Mount Baldy Road and San Antonio Falls Road, (1/4 mile beyond Harwood Lodge driveway). Bring sturdy shoes, lunch, water, Adventure Pass. Rain/forest closure cancels. Leaders: JOHN W ROBINSON, RON JONES
Sponsored by Angeles Chapter History
Sep 20
SAT
O Mount Islip Rendezvous Hikes: Join us for this popular event. Hikers start from different locations and meet on top of peak for lunch. Bring water, lunch, lugsoles, extra treat to share. Coordinator: PHIL LAING
From Islip Saddle: Moderate 7 miles, 1500' gain hike via Little Jimmy campground. Meet 8:30 am La Cañada rideshare point. Leaders: PHIL LAING, GINNY HERINGER
From Crystal Lake Recreation Area: Moderate 7 miles, 2200' gain via Windy Gap, return via Big Cienega Trail. $5 entry fee. Meet 8:30 am Azusa rideshare point. Leaders: DON BREMNER, BILL JOYCE
Sponsored by Pasadena
Sep 20
SAT
Cirque Peak: (South of Langley Peak and just south of New Army Pass in the Cottonwood Basin, 12,900', 3000' gain, 9.8 miles round trip.) Superb views of the Kern River Valley and the Great Western Divide and Kaweahs to the west, and the entire Cottonwood Basin to the east. Learn a route up this great workout peak through an extensive smokey quartz crystal deposit and across the oldest geological feature around, the ancient peneplain. Moderate hike due to distance and altitude. Meet at 7 am at the Ridgecrest Cinema parking lot. Call Dennis Burge at 760.375.7967 or Jim Nichols at 760.375.8161 for more information. Leaders: DENNIS BURGE, JIM NICHOLS
Sponsored by Owens Peak Group, Kern-Kaweah Chapter
Sep 20
SAT
Cuyamaca - Stonewall Peak: M6C: Moderate, 6 miles, 1001-2000' gain.
Wander though Cuyamaca on the way to one of the best views in the park. Bring 1-2 quarts of water, a light snack and money for a possible pizza stop in Wynola on the way home. Wear lug-soled shoes. Meet at the Milk Ranch Road Parking area for an 8:30 departure. Leader: JENNIFER O'LEARY 760 522-0637
Sponsored by San Diego Chapter
Sep 20
SAT
Tahquitz Peak: H10D: Hard, 10 miles, 2001-3000' gain.
We'll start at Humber Park in Idyllwild and hike up to the lookout tower for one of the best views in the San Jacinto area. After we leave the lookout we'll take a short loop through the meadows before returning the Saddle Junction and Idyllwild. Adventure passes will be required for all cars. We will also discuss stopping in Idyllwild for dinner before driving home. Please call leader for carpool location and more information starting on Sept. 14th. Leader: RACHEL BARSMAN 619-448-3128
Sponsored by San Diego Chapter
Sep 20-21
SAT-SUN
M Red Tahquitz (8720'), Marion Mtn (10,320'): Moderate backpack near Mt San Jacinto with easy option 3rd class climb to summit of Marion. Sat pack in from Hunber Park (4 miles, 1500' gain) to camp; climb Red Tahquitz (3 miles round trip, 1000' cross-country). Sunday pack out (1 mile, 300' gain); climb Marion (6 miles round trip, 2500' gain) cross-country with some serious bushwhacking; pack out (3 miles, 1500' loss). Trip will include some navigation and route finding practice for WTC students. Limited to 12 participants. For details, send email/sase, H&W phones, address, recent experience to Reservationist/Leader: RAY RILEY Assistant: MARK HERTZ
Co-sponsored by Santa Monica Mtns TF, WTC, Hundred Peaks
Sep 20-21
SAT-SUN
I New Outing, not in the Schedule

Four Gables (12,720'): SPS Intro trip, moderately paced. Saturday backpack to Upper Horton Lake, 5 miles, 2900' gain, then happy hour. Sunday climb Four Gables by South ridge, 6 miles, 2600' gain round trip. and pack out. Send email/SASE with carpool info, recent conditioning and experience to Provisional Ldr: GARY SCHENK. Assistant: ERIK SIERING

Co-sponsored with SPS
Sep 20-21
SAT-SUN
San Jacinto Peak and Cornell Peak Via Palm Springs Aerial Tram: H9C: Hard, 9 miles, 1001-2000' gain.
Ride the tram ($20.80 ticket) to the top of the mountain where the hike begins. From there we hike through the San Jacinto Mountains, which are the highest and northernmost range in the Penninsular Ranges, reaching 10,804 ft at San Jacinto Peak. Camp in Tamarack Valley. Day hike on Sunday to Cornell Peak, returning to the tram late afternoon. Email leader for more information. Leader: STEVE ELLIS stevepellis@cox.net or 760-798-1085

Sponsored by San Diego Chapter
Sep 21
SUN
I Will Thrall Peak (7845'), Pleasant View Ridge (7983'), Pallett Mountain (7760'): Strenuous 13 miles round trip, 4700' gain, hike in San Gabriels on trail and use trail. Email/sase stating recent conditioning to Leaders: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH (karen@mtpinos.com) Co-Leader: WOLF LEVERICH
Sep 21
SUN
O Burkhart Trail to Will Thrall Peak (7845'): Strenuous 13 miles, 3200' gain route to this rugged peak, named after Will Thrall, an early pioneer, historian and editor of Trails Magazine. Meet 7:30 am La Cañada rideshare point with 3 quarts water, lunch, sun protection, lugsoles. Leaders: JIM HERINGER, TERRY GINSBERG
Sponsored by Pasadena, Wilderness Adventures
Sep 23
TUE
Autumnal Equinox: Celebrate with us on top of Cerro Noroeste. Walk out to overlook to watch the setting sun and discuss the time and the solar system. View the seasonal changes in plants. Meet at Pine Mountain Club tennis courts for car pooling. Potluck 6 pm. Bring a dish to share, your own dining setting. There will be a fire for those who wish to cook. Be prepared for cool weather. Call: CHES, 661.242.0423
Sponsored by Condor Group, Kern-Kaweah Chapter
Sep 24
WED
O New Outing, not in the Schedule

Black Jack (2010'), Mount Orizaba (2097'): Join us on a great hike on Catalina Island. We will take the ferry from Long Beach, hike and return the same day. Hike is 12 miles round trip, 2500' gain on the way in, 700' on the way out. For details, contact leaders either by phone or email 2-3 days prior to hike. Bring water, lunch and lugsoles. Rain cancels. Leaders: INGEBORG PROCHAZKA, DAVE COMERZAN
Co-sponsored with Lower Peaks Committee
Sep 24
WED
O Mount Williamson (8214') from Islip Saddle: 5 miles round trip, 1600' gain with short use-tr scramble to summit. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, lugsoles. Leaders: DORIS DUVAL, DAN BUTLER
Sponsored by Local Hikes, co-sponsored by Hundred Peaks
Sep 27-28
SAT-SUN
I Black Mountain #3 (5686'), Tehachapi Mountain (7960'), Lightner Peak (6430'), Bald Eagle Peak (6181'), Piute LO (8326'), Skinner Mountain (7120'): Add this collection to your peaks portfolio. Primitive car camp Sat nite to celebrate Rosh Hashana. We will try a pathfinder hike to Piute. Email/sase stating contact, recent conditioning and rideshare info to Leader: GEORGE WYSUP Co-Leaders: SANDY SPERLING
Sep 27
SAT
I Chuckwalla Mountain (5209'), Cross Mountain (5203'): Moderately paced, moderately strenuous over steep, slippery but beautiful desert cross-country terrain, 9 miles round trip, 3000' gain. Dirt road driving with high clearance recommended. Take time to learn from our naturalist about the fauna and flora. Bring 10 essentials, lunch, and water. Email (preferred) or sase with recent conditioning, phone & rideshare information to Leader: KENT SCHWITKIS Co-Leader: BARRY HOLCHIN Naturalist: SHERRY ROSS
Co-sponsored with Palos Verdes-South Bay, Natural Science
Sep 27
SAT
I New Outing, not in the Schedule

Cleghorn Mountain (5333'), Cajon Mountain (5360+'), Sugarpine Mountain (5478'), Monument Peak #2 (5290'), The Pinnacles (5737'), Mount Marie Louise (5507'): Come clean out the whole Lake Arrowhead area in one fell swoop. Moderately paced 10 miles round trip, 2300' gain total. This trip will involve much dirt road driving. Send e-sase or sase to leader for meeting instructions. Leader: DAVE BEYMER Co-Leader: MAURA RAFFENSPERGER
Sep 27
SAT
Climb Liebre Mountain: Antelope Valley. Opportunity to observe the changes in vegetation as one climbs. Beautiful views across the flatlands below. Be prepared for a long climb, change in temp. Bring snack, good hiking shoes, water. Meet at Pine Mountain Club tennis courts. Arrange for 2nd meeting, Flying J. 8 am. Call: DALE 661.242.1076, CHES 661.242.0423
Sponsored by Condor Group, Kern-Kaweah Chapter
Sep 27
SAT
Anderson Peak: The Forsee Creek Trail offers a diverse dichotomy of the San Bernardino Forest flora and fauna. We'll hike 13 miles round trip and 4100' elevation gain to check out the views from Anderson Peak. A little more effort and we can summit Shields while we are at it. BRING: Layered clothing, ten essentials, food and water, Adventure Pass. MEET: Mill Creek Ranger Station. RESERVATIONS: This is a permit hike. Call leader for reservations and time. Plan on dinner afterwards. Limited spaces. Leader: RALPH SALISBURY 909-686-4141
Sponsored by San Gorgonio Sierra Singles, San Gorgonio Chapter
October
Oct 1
WED
O San Gabriel Peak (6161') & Mount Lowe (5603'): We will hike the fine JPL Tr starting near Red Box climbing 1400' in 2+ mi. Then return to junction go E down to water tank, 1/2 in from Eaton Saddle. Climb to Lowe then go down either the East or West Tr to Lowe Camp (Tavern) for lunch. Return up the E or W Tr 1100' to near Lowe, then back the way we came. Total hike about 9 miles 3000' or so. Shorter options will be available. Meet 8:00 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: RUTH GOLDSTEIN, DAN BUTLER
Sponsored by Local Hikes, co-sponsored by Hundred Peaks
Oct 4
SAT
O Mount McKinley (4926'), Iron Mountain #2 (5635'): 14 miles round trip, 1000' gain, 1000' gain on return, moderate pace. No special equipment needed for the trip to a famous peak! We climb Iron Mountain first, maybe Tin Mountain (on nobody's list), last the Big One. Meet 7:00 am at N Orange County or 8:00 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, lug soles. Rain cancels. Leaders: GABRIELE RAU, BARBARA GUERIN

Sponsored by Lower Peaks, co-sponsored by Hundred Peaks
Oct 4-5
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 the lovely Mil Potrero campground in the Mount Pinos area. Everyone is invited to a potluck in the lodge with full kitchen facilities. Weather permitting, we'll have campfire. Joe Young promises a repeat of his famous "Which peak am I?" game. First 50 people to reserve will get a free beer mug emblem. $10 per person for campsite; $12 per person for cabin; $2 per person for potluck only. For reservations, to volunteer to help and for information, contact Reserv: LAURA JOSEPH.
Oct 4
SAT
I Lockwood Peak (6261'), San Guillermo Mountain (6606'): Warm up your appetites for Oktoberfest with some moderate hikes in the area. We will take the new route to Lockwood (Route 2 on the web) for 7 miles round trip, 2500' gain on trail and somewhat brushy cross-country. If you'd like, add San Guillermo, 2 miles, 800' on firebreak. High clearance vehicles needed. Early start, moderate pace will get us to happy hour and dinner in time. Meet 8 am at Lake-of-the-Woods junction, about 7 miles west of Frazier Park exit from I-5. Leaders: SANDY SPERLING, SANDY BURNSIDE
Oct 4
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. Afterwards, come party with us at Oktoberfest! Meet 7:30 am Flying J Travel Center, Frazier Park exit from I-5. Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Oct 4
SAT
I New Outing, not in the Schedule

Samon Peak (6227') by Mountain Bike: Moderately paced, moderately strenuous mountain bike and hike in beautiful Los Padres National Forest wilderness areas north of Santa Barbara. Meet 8 am at Mil Potrero Campground. It will take about an hour to drive to the trailhead. The pavement ends about 5 miles before the trailhead -- high clearance vehicles are recommended for this section. Mountain bike 9.5 miles one-way from trailhead to Chokecherry Springs (2400' elev gain, estimate 2.5 hours). Hike 6 miles roundtrip from Chokecherry Springs to Samon Peak (1900' elev gain, estimate 7.5 hours). Then end the day with a really fun mountain bike ride down those 9.5 miles back to the cars (there is a short 300' gain section on return, estimate 1.5 hours). The totals for the trip are approximately 25 miles, 4600' gain on road, trail, and steep, brushy cross-country terrain and will take approximately 11-12 hours. What to bring: good quality mountain bike, day backpack, 10 essentials, trekking poles, stash bag, bike helmet, cable bike lock, spare tube, bike light sufficient for riding at night, enough food for about 11-12 hours adventure, start with 2-3 bike bottles of water to Chokecherry, bring additional empty water bottles to increase to 4-5 bike bottles for hike (we will filter water at Chokecherry Springs). Contact leader for additional information. Also contact leader 2-3 days prior to event date for update on water conditions at Chokecherry Springs. Provisional Leader: KATHY CHEEVER (Cheever@ucla.edu) Co-Leader: MARS BONFIRE
Oct 5
SUN
I Brush Mountain (7040+'), San Emigdio Mountain (7492'), Frazier Mountain (LO) (8000+'), Tecuya Mountain (7160+'): Join us the day after Oktoberfest revelry for some easy peaks with great views and learn a little history of the area along the way! We plan to drive (high clearance) most of the way to Brush and San Emigdio (2.2 miles, 400' combined), drive most or all of the way to Frazier, and hike at a moderate pace to Tecuya (3 miles round trip, 1500', some steep cross-country) before heading home. Come for one or more! Meet 8:30 am at entrance to Mil Potrero Campground. Leaders: SANDY SPERLING, BILL VALENTINE
Oct 5
SUN
I Fox Mountain #1 (5167'), Cuyama Peak (LO) (5878'): Work off a few of those Oktoberfest calories hiking this steep 5 mile 2000' gain cross-country route to peak in Santa Barbara Canyon near New Cuyama. If road open & group desires, drive dirt road to Cuyama Peak LO. Afterwards, if you've worked up an appetite, join your leaders for a steak dinner at nearby Sagebrush Annie's. Send email/sase for meeting time and place to Leader: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH Co-Leader: WOLF LEVERICH
Oct 5
SUN
I CANCELED

Cerro Noroeste (8286'): Exploratory cross-country Oktoberfest hike from Mil Potereo campground to Cerro Noroeste, approximately 6 miles roundtrip and ~3000 foot gain through steep, loose, and slippery cross-country terrain. For those who always wanted a better way to get to Cerro Noroeste. This hike has been canceled, but Laura and Pat hope to be able to lead it at Oktoberfest 2004. Watch this space? Leaders: PAT ARREDONDO and LAURA JOSEPH
Oct 5
SUN
O New Outing, not in the Schedule

Caliente Mountain by Mountain Bike (5106'): Mountain bike 7.5 miles and hike 2 miles to the peak furthest north on our list and the only one in San Luis Obispo County. Totals for the trip are 19 miles round trip, 3000' gain (2100' out, plus 900' back). Meet 9 am at Mil Potrero Campground. What to bring: good quality mountain bike, bike helmet, day backpack, 10 essentials, stash bag, cable bike lock, spare tube, lunch and snacks, bike light sufficient for riding at night, 3-5 bike bottles of water. High clearance (all-wheel or 4-wheel) vehicles recommended for drive to trailhead. Contact leader for additional information. Leader: KATHY CHEEVER (Cheever@ucla.edu) Co-Leader: MARS BONFIRE
Oct 5
SUN
I Grinnell Mountain (10,284'): Adventurous 11 miles, 4200' gain cross-county hike in the San Gorgonio Wilderness from South Fork Campground. Limited to 12 participants. Send e-mail (preferred) or SASE to Nancy with H & W phones and recent experience. Leaders: NANCY KLIPFEL, RAY RILEY
Co-sponsored with Santa Monica Mountain Task Force
Oct 5
SUN
O Mount Burnham (8997'), Mount Baden Powell (9399') from Dawson Saddle to Vincent Gap: Moderate 10 miles, 2000' gain hike through Jeffrey pine, white fir and lodgepole pine with views of high country and Mojave Desert. Short car shuttle between Dawson Saddle and Vincent Gap. Meet 8 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, lugsoles. Leaders: GINNY & JIM HERINGER, DON BREMNER
Sponsored by Pasadena
Oct 8
WED
O Mount Lukens (5074') from Deukmejian Park, via Cresenta View Tr: 10 miles round trip, 2500' gain. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, sturdy boots. Leaders: BOB THOMPSON, SOUTHERN COURTNEY
Sponsored by Local Hikes, co-sponsored by Hundred Peaks
Oct 9
THU
Management Meeting: Please join us for our monthly open management committee meeting which will be held at 6:30 pm at the home of Membership Chair: LAURA JOSEPH
Oct 11
SAT
I Hawes Peak (6751'), Little Shay Mountain (6635'), Ingham Peak (6355'), Shay Mountain (6714'): Strenuous 12 miles round trip 4300' gain hike north of Big Bear on trail and cross-country. Will approach Hawes from the south. Email or sase stating recent conditioning to Leader: GEORGE WYSUP Co-Leaders: SANDY SPERLING, SANDY BURNSIDE
Oct 11
SAT
O Mount Hillyer (6200'+), Mount Sally (5408'), Mount Mooney (5840'+): 5 miles, 1100' gain. Three great, short hikes for beginners. Will car shuttle between peaks. Meet 8:30 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring lunch, water, 10 essentials, lugsoles. Rain cancels. Leaders: FRANK DOBOS, LAURA QUINN
Oct 11
SAT
O Beginning Navigation Clinic (Mt. Lowe): The Leadership Training Committee invites you to spend your day with an expert (one to two students per instructor) learning or practicing your map and compass skills. Enrollment is limited to ensure personal instruction. Beginners or rusty old-timers welcome. Our practice route takes us up Mt. Lowe (5603'), 4 miles round trip, 500' gain. This is not a check off. To register in the clinic, send contact info, SASE and $25 check (payable to Sierra Club) to leader Diane Dunbar, 2351 Chapman Road, La Crescenta, 91214-3014, (818) 248-0455. The clinic is free; your check will be returned at the trailhead. If you no-show the check will be deposited. Leader: DIANE DUNBAR Co-Leaders: RICHARD BOARDMAN
Sponsored by Leadership Training Committee
Oct 12
SUN
I Sugarloaf Mountain (9952'): Moderate 8 miles round trip 2700' gain hike via seldom hiked west side on road and cross-country. Some easy dirt road driving. Email/ phone a few days before the hike for info to Leader: GEORGE WYSUP Co-Leaders: SANDY SPERLING, SANDY BURNSIDE
Oct 14
TUE
O Thorn Point (6935'), Lockwood Point (6273'): Hike two peaks in Los Padres NF. Thorn Point is 8 miles round trip with 2000' gain on a scenic trail. Lockwood Point is 5 miles round trip on trail cross-country and 700' gain. Email/call leader for meeting time and place. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, INGEBORG PROCHAZKA
Oct 18
SAT
O Caliente Mountain (5106'): Moderately paced strenuous hike, 19 miles round trip, 3000' gain, along a ridge road to the highest point in San Luis Obispo County. Dramatic views, a historic WWII lookout, and maybe see some interesting wildlife. Send email/sase for details to Leader: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH Co-Leader: WOLF LEVERICH
Oct 18
SAT
O New Outing, not in the Schedule

Pine Mountain #1 (9648'), Dawson Peak (9575'): Moderately paced, strenuous, all-day trudge on trails, including a long spiny ridge not to everyone's liking. 10 miles round trip, 3800' gain. If time permits, we may also bag Wright Mountain (8508'). Meet 7:30 am in Claremont at the Vons shopping center, Baseline Avenue at Mills, about 1/4 mile west of the Baseline Exit of the new 210 Freeway. Park in the back (north) of the parking lot. Bring 3 quarts liquid, good boots, lunch. Rain cancels. Check with leader the week prior regarding weather conditions. Leader: JOHN CONNELLY Assistant: MAURA RAFFENSPERGER
Oct 18
SAT
I CANCELED

Marion Mountain (10,362'), Jean Peak (10,670'), Drury Peak (10,160') from Marion Mountain Trail: Visit these peaks in the San Jacinto area by a less common route on the the beautiful Marion Mountain Trail. Approximately 12 miles round trip and 4000+' gain on trail and cross country. We'll try some route innovation and a faster than moderate pace. Wilderness area, group size limited. Frozen yogurt in Idyllwild follows hike. Contact Leader: LAURA JOSEPH, ljoseph2@earthlink.net Co-Leader: PAT ARREDONDO
Oct 18
SAT
O Cucamonga Peak (8859'): Strenuous but moderately paced 12 miles round trip, 3800' gain. No tigers. We will travel among the magnificent groves of cedar and pine to Ice House Saddle and on to Cucamonga Peak with views of the San Bernardino Valley. K9 welcome, but please leash during lunch. Meet 8 am Baldy rideshare point. Bring water, lugsoles, hat, lunch. Rain cancels. Leader: RON BARBOUR. Assistants: CATHY KISSINGER, AL MADER, ANN PEDRESCHI, NORM STABECK
Sponsored by Crescenta Valley, K-9 Committee
Oct 18
SAT
O Chilao to Horse Flats, Mount Hillyer (6200'): Hike 6 miles round trip, 1000' gain in the old bandido country of the San Gabriel Mountains through magnificent stands of Jeffrey pine and around jumbo boulders of Mount Hillyer. This hike is suitable for newcomers/beginners who can hike 6 miles without difficulty. We'll rideshare 27 miles to the trailhead. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point with 2 quarts water, lunch, light hiking boots. Leaders: PAM ALLEN, TERRY GINSBERG
Sponsored by Wilderness Adventures, Pasadena
Oct 18
SAT
Tehachapi Mountain and Double Mountain: (High points of the Tehachapi Mountains, south of the towwn of Tehachapi on Hwy 58). Tehachapi Mountain, 7980', 2030' gain, 1.9 miles one way; optionally on to Double Mountain, 7981', 700' more gain in, 700' back out, 2.4 miles one way. Great examples of wind modified trees, fault (Garlock) modified mountains in this southern extension of the Sierra Nevada range. Moderate hike due to distance and elevation gain. Meet 7:30 am at the Ridgecrest Cinema parking lot. Call Dennis 760.375.7967 or Jim 760.375.8161. Leaders: DENNIS BURGE, JIM NICHOLS
Sponsored by Owens Peak Group, Kern-Kaweah Chapter
Oct 18
SAT
Baden-Powell: 7:00 AM. Come join us for this moderate hike of eight miles roundtrip and 2800' gain up to Mount Baden-Powell. Plan on visiting Wrightwood afterwards for food and beverage. BRING: ten essentials; 3 quarts of water; lunch, Adventure Pass. MEET: Denny's in Redlands on Alabama. Be sure to call leader for reservations. Leader: RALPH SALISBURY 909-686-4141
Sponsored by San Gorgonio Sierra Singles, San Gorgonio Chapter
Oct 19
SUN
O Buck Point (6433'), San Sevaine (5240'+): Two modest peaks near Cajon Pass with vehicle access limited to the fall season. Moderately paced 8 miles round trip, 2000' gain on road and firebreak. High clearance vehicles recommended. Meet 8 am Pomona rideshare point. Leader: VIRGIL POPESCU Co-Leaders: MAGGIE WILSON, TOM HILL
Oct 21
TUE
Grays Peak: 9:00 AM. A moderate to difficult 7 mile round trip with a 1120' elevation gain. The trailhead is located on the west side of Hwy 38, 0.6 miles west of Fawnskin, across from the Grout Bay Picnic Area. Join us for fantastic views of Big Bear Valley and beyond. BRING plenty of water and the ten essentials. Adventure Pass required. Call to verify. Leader: CHRIS COOK, 909-878-4524
Sponsored by Big Bear Group, San Gorgonio Chapter
Oct 22
WED
O Throop Peak (9138') and Mount Burnham (8997') from Dawson Saddle: 8 miles round trip, 1400' gain. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, and lugsoles. Leaders: DORIS DUVAL, DON SIMINSKI
Sponsored by Local Hikes, co-sponsored by Hundred Peaks
Oct 25
SAT
O Slide Mountain LO (4631'): This peak overlooks Pyramid Lake and has excellent views of the Cobblestone Peak area. 10 miles round trip, 2400' gain on washed out jeep road and overgrown trail. Historical lookout on top. Moderately paced. Meet 7:00 am North Orange County rideshare point or 9:00 am at roadhead. Email or SASE to Luella if you plan to go directly to roadhead. Bring water, lunch, lug soles, Adventure Pass. Rain cancels. Leaders: LUELLA FICKLE, CHERYL GILL, ERICH FICKLE

Sponsored by Lower Peaks, co-sponsored by Hundred Peaks
Oct 25
SAT
I Granite Peaks (7527'): Moderately paced 8 miles round trip, 2000' gain, in semi-desert region east of Big Bear Lake. View the remains of the world's largest (deceased) Joshua tree on this cross-country scramble through stark boulder fields and pinyon-juniper woodlands. Some dirt road driving. Besides bagging the peaks we will take time to learn from our naturalist about the fauna and flora. Bring water, lunch, camera, boots. Send sase or email (preferred) with H/W phones, recent conditioning and hiking experience to Leader/Naturalist: SHERRY ROSS Co-Leaders: BARRY HOLCHIN, KENT SCHWITKIS
Co-sponsored with Palos Verdes-South Bay, Natural Science
Oct 25
SAT
I CANCELED

Lookout Mountain #2 (6812'), Sunset Peak (5796'): Join us as we connect the dots, hiking the entire ridgeline from Lookout to Sunset following obscure trail and cross country routes through forest and chaparral. Strenuous, 13 miles, 3700' gain round trip. We'll reach Lookout by a beautiful route following the west fork of Bear Canyon. From Lookout we take an overgrown, quite brushy "firebreak" to Cow Canyon Saddle and continue our ridge scramble to Sunset. Phone or email leader week of hike for conditions and rendezvous information. Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leader: LAURA JOSEPH
Oct 25
SAT
O Mount San Antonio (Baldy) (10,064') with Lift: 8 miles round trip, 2500' gain/3800' loss. We will ride the chair lift to the Notch, hike 3 1/2 miles via Devil's Backbone to the peak and descend steeply via the Ski Hut to Manker Flat. Strenuous route, moderately paced. Short shuttle. Meet 7:30 am Tustin rideshare point or 8:15 am Baldy rideshare point. Bring 2 quarts water, lunch, lugsoles, money for chairlift, Adventure Pass. Rain/snow cancels. Leader: JOHN KAISER. Assistant: BRUCE BOYDSTON
Sponsored by Sierra Sage of South Orange County
Oct 25
SAT
Visit Mesa Springs: Arduous trip up and down the side of Cerro Noroeste to view Native American art. Trip length: approximately 6 hours. Must be in fit condition. Meet 8 am at Pine Mountain Club tennis courts. Call: DALE 661.242.1076, CHES 661.242.0423
Sponsored by Condor Group, Kern-Kaweah Chapter
Oct 25-26
SAT-SUN
I Garnet Mountain (5680+'), Garnet Peak (5880+'), Monument Peak #1 (6271'), Oakzanita Peak (5054'), Sheephead Mountain (5896'), Cuyapaipe Mountain (6378'): Enjoy the Fall near Julian in San Diego County. Sat do first four peaks - 14.1 miles round trip, 2200' gain. Carcamp Sat night. Sun do last two peaks - 6 miles round trip, 1400' gain. Moderately paced, strenuous hikes with some brush. Send sase or email to Leader: DAVE BEYMER Co-Leader: MAURA RAFFENSPERGER
Oct 29
WED
O CANCELED

Pacifico (7124') from Mill Creek Summit: CANCELED. Leaders: RON ROSIEN, ROSEMARY CAMPBELL
Sponsored by Local Hikes, co-sponsored by Hundred Peaks
Oct 30
THU
CANCELED OR POSTPONED

Cougar Crest to Bertha Peak: 9:00 AM. A moderate to difficult 6 mile round trip hike with a 1300' elevation gain. This is a well maintained trail which passes through a wide variety of Big Bear's natural environments. From the summit there is a 360 degree view of the Big Bear Valley, Holcomb Valley and the Mojave Desert. BRING plenty of water and a snack to enjoy at the summit. A National Forest Adventure Pass is needed to park at the trailhead OR you can park at the Discovery Center for free and hike the 0.6 miles west to the trailhead. Call to verify. Leader: CHRIS COOK, 909-878-4524
Sponsored by Big Bear Group, San Gorgonio Chapter
November
Nov 1
SAT
I Mount Williamson (8214') to Goodykoontz Peak (7558') Adventure: Approximately 8 miles, 3000' gain. Steep cross-country exploratory along ridgelines for experienced hikers. Meet 8 am La Cañada rideshare point with Adventure Pass, 2-3 quarts water, food, lugsoles, etc. Co-Leaders: DIANE DUNBAR, JIM KILBERG
Nov 1
SAT
I CANCELED

San Gabriel Peak (6161'), Mount Disappointment (5960+'), Mount Deception (5796'), Occidental Peak (5732'): CANCELED. Leader: DAVE BEYMER Co-Leader: MAURA RAFFENSPERGER
Icons: Fsp, E, Hike
Nov 2
SUN
I Fox Mountain #1 (5167'), Peak Mountain (5843'), McPherson Peak (5749'): This outing was originally going to Oakzanita Peak (5054'), Monument Peak #1 (6271'), Garnet Peak (5880'), Garnet Mountain (5680'), but the peaks have been changed due to the wildfire situation. The original hike was to be a moderate 9 miles round trip, 2500' gain. The replacement outing is similer. Join Tom and Virgil at 7AM at the Sylmar rideshare point. Call or email leader week of hike for further details. Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leader: VIRGIL POPESCU
Nov 5
WED
O Mount Hillyer (6162') from Chilao: About 6 miles with 1200' of gain. Always a good hike. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: BETH MIKA, SOUTHERN COURTNEY
Co-sponsored with Local Hikes
Nov 7
FRI
O Palm Springs Tram (8450') Moonlight Hike: Strenuous hike for tigers only, 10 miles, 8300' gain to tram with possibility of including Mount San Jacinto (additional 10 miles, 2300' gain) if time and energy permit. We'll start hiking before midnight. Bring money for tram ride and taxi back to cars. Send email (preferable - bholchin@cox.net) or sase, cond/exper to Leader: BARRY HOLCHIN Co-Leader: TONY TRULL
Co-sponsored with Palos Verdes-South Bay, Natural Science
Nov 8
SAT
I Asbestos Mountain (5265'), Lookout Mountain #1 (5590'): Riverside County peaks, 260 miles round trip driving. Asbestos 3 miles round trip 1000' gain rock scramble, Lookout is 1 mile round trip, 800' gain, easy. We will try Toro Peak (3 miles round trip 800' gain) if there is time. Meet 7:30 am Pomona rideshare point. Bring food, water for a long day, lugsoles. Rain cancels. Leaders: FRANK DOBOS, DIANE DUNBAR
Nov 8
SAT
I Pilot Knob (6200'): Dayhike of Kern County peak near Walker Pass. Southernmost SPS peak, only peak shared with HPS. Strenuous cross-country with yucca, brush, some srambling. 6 miles, 3500' gain. Views of the Domelands. Send sase/email to Leader: BETH EPSTEIN Co-Leader: KIM GIMENEZ
Co-sponsored with Sierra Peaks
Nov 8
SAT
O Mount Hillyer (6200'): 6 miles round trip, 1000' gain over good trail. We will explore and photograph along the trail to this beautiful little peak in our own Angeles Forest backyard. Meet 8 am La Cañada rideshare point with lunch, water, lugsoles, day pack, camera, Adventure Pass. Heavy rain cancels. Leaders: STEVE ANDERSON, ELLEN CLEGG
Sponsored by Camera Committee
Nov 8
SAT
O Sunset Peak (5796'): Easy paced 6 miles round trip, 1600' gain hike. Meet 8 am Mount Baldy rideshare point. Bring water, lucnh, boots, jacket. Rain cancels. Leaders: SALLY WAGNER, SOPHIE RADOWICK
Sponsored by Mount Baldy
Nov 9
SUN
I Lightner Peak (6430'), Bald Eagle Peak (6181'): Two "little" peaks near Lake Isabella offering an adventurous introduction to the HPS. Newcomers welcome. Moderate 7 miles round trip, 1800' gain, some non-exposed rock scrambling. Some dirt road driving; high clearance vehicles recommended. Meet 7 am Sylmar rideshare point. Leader: VIRGIL POPESCU Co-Leader: TOM HILL
Nov 9
SUN
I Deer Mountain (5586') and Deep Creek Hot Springs: 12th semi-annual Deep Creek HS hike/soak/swim with another peak. Moderately paced 13 miles, 2300' gain. Bring lunch, water, rain gear, lugs (swim suit optional). Take time to learn from our naturalist about the fauna and flora. High clearance vehicles desirable for dirt road driving (fairly long car shuttle). No beginners. Plan on spending full day - it's near Hesperia. Rain cancels. Send email (preferable - bholchin@cox.net) or sase to Leader: BARRY HOLCHIN Co-Leader: GEORGE WYSUP Naturalist: SHERRY ROSS
Co-sponsored with Palos Verdes-South Bay, Natural Science
Nov 9
SUN
O Mount Wilson (5710') To West Fork: Enjoy scenic autum hike to historic W Ford and DeVore campgrounds on San Gabriel River. Strenuous 12 mile loop, 2900' loss/gain from Mount Wilson via Rim, Gabrieleno and Kenyon DeVore trails. Meet 8:30 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, lugsoles. Leaders: DON BREMNER, BILL JOYCE
Sponsored by Pasadena
Nov 11
TUE
O CANCELED

Thunder Mountain (8587'), Telegraph Peak (8985'), Timber Mountain (8303'): CANCELED Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, INGEBORG PROCHAZKA
Nov 11
TUE
O New Outing, not in the Schedule

Mount Markham (5742'), Mount Lowe (5603'): Join us for a short, fun, hike in the San Gabriels before the monthly MComm meeting, which will be held at Newcomb Ranch. (Attendance at the meeting isn't required, just make sure you don't ride to the trailhead in the car of someone who is attending the meeting. Like Lynda and I...) Very mellow paced 5 miles round trip, with perhaps 1000' of gain. Mount Markham has a short stretch of some very steep terrain with bad traction, while the rest of the hike is on road and trail. Great views from the top of these peaks. Meet noon La Cañada rideshare point. Bring ten essentials, snack and water, money for dinner if you'll be joining us at Newcomb's Ranch. Rain cancels. Leaders: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH, LYNDA ARMBRUSTER, TOM ARMBRUSTER
Nov 11
TUE
Management Meeting: Please join us for our monthly open management committee meeting. 7 pm at Newcomb Ranch. Perhaps meet at La Cañada rideshare point at 6 pm. Bring $$ for dinner. For more information, contact Membership Chair: LAURA JOSEPH
Nov 12
WED
O Strawberry Peak (6164'): 7 miles round trip with 1600' of gain. Red Box to saddle 600', saddle to peak 1000'. Lunch is great on the summit. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: ROSEMARY CAMPBELL, SOUTHERN COURTNEY
Co-sponsored with Local Hikes
Nov 15
SAT
O New Outing, not in the Schedule

Pinyon Ridge (6535'): 2 miles roundtrip, 900' gain. Join Mark Allen on his "O" provisional as he makes an interesting hike out of an ordinary drive up peak. Potential pathfinder via firebreak to the peak, then follow the trail back. Meet 10 am Mount Baldy rideshare point. Limited parking at trail head. Leader: MARK ALLEN Assistant: MARS BONFIRE
Nov 16
SUN
O Santiago Peak (5687'), Modjeska Peak (5496'), Bald Peak (3947'), Bedford Peak (3800'), Pleasants Peak (4007'): Come join us on a relaxed, view-filled driving tour with nice breaks for hiking atop the Santa Ana Mountains, 5 miles round trip, 1200' gain if you ascend all five. Newcomers welcome. The final three peaks are on the Great Lower Peaks List (free copy handed out to participants). All five peaks have excellent alternative hiking routes available, so expect some fascinating trail talk. Much dirt road driving; high clearance vehicles recommended. If Cleveland Forest remains closed, the alternate plan still involves high-clearance vehicles and much dirt road driving for the HPS peaks, but destinations will be Mount Russell (2704'), a fine peak hiked from paved road on the Lower Peaks List, 5 miles round trip, 1000' gain, some boulder scrambling. This peak is seldom visited so expect moderate to heavy brush, but we shall not clip or prune the route: The peak and route are located entirely within protected Lake Perris State Park. There will also be a state park entrance fee of $4 per vehicle. We then continue on a driving and hiking tour (optional) of HPS peaks near Idyllwild: Thomas Mtn (6825'), Rouse Hill (5168'), and Indian Mtn (5790'). Meet 7am Pomona rideshare point. Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leader: VIRGIL POPESCU
Co-sponsored with Lower Peaks
Nov 16
SUN
O Pacifico Mountain from Mill Creek Summit: 12 miles round trip, 2000' gain at moderate pace. No beginners. Meet 7:30 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring lunch, water, warm clothes, lugsoles, Adventure Pass. Rain, snow or fire cancels. Leaders: RAY VALENZUELA, KAREN GUSTAFSON
Sponsored by Wilderness Adventures
Nov 22-23
SAT-SUN
I Sheep Mountain (5141'), Martinez Mountain (6560'): Very strenuous backpack in the Santa Rosa Mountains. Knock off two whoppers. Saturday backpack 5 miles on trail to Cactus Spring, set up camp and cross-country 3 miles round trip to Sheep Mountain (2900' gain). Sunday trail and cross-country 6 miles round trip to Martinez Mountain over rocky cross-country route (4300' gain) and pack out, total 16 miles for the day. This unique terrain is flushed with beautiful Pinyon Pines, various cacti, yucca, desert washes, deep canyons, steep and rugged gullies and rewards the hardy peak victors with wonderful views of familiar peaks far and wide. Send two SASEs or e-SASE to Leader: ROBERT NEIGHBORS (RNeighbor7@aol.com) Assistant: GEORGE WYSUP
Co-sponsored with Orange County Sierra Singles
Nov 22
SAT
I Rabbit Peak #1 (5307'), Granite Mountain #1 (6600+'), Round Top (6316'), Iron Mountain #3 (5040'): Join the Sandies for a counter-clockwise jaunt around the Round Top 4 loop in the San Gabriel Mountains. 8 miles, 3200' gain, moderate pace. Bring treats! Esase/sase leader for time and meeting place at least two days before hike. Heavy rain cancels. Leaders: SANDY SPERLING, SANDY BURNSIDE
Nov 22
SAT
O Mount Lukens (Sister Elsie) (5074'): Hike trail, fire roads and fire breaks to the highest peak in the city. 12 miles, 3000' gain. Start from Upper Dark Canyon trail. K9 welcome. Meet 8 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, lugsoles. Leaders: JOHN RADALJ, BRUCE HALE
Sponsored by Verdugo Hills, K-9 Committee
Nov 23
SUN
I Sawtooth Mountain (5200'), Burnt Peak (5788'), Liebre Mountain (5760'): Traditional but enjoyable visits to HPS peaks north of Castaic, moderate 9 miles round trip, 2700' gain for all three. Do any or all. Much dirt road driving; high clearance vehicles recommended. Call or email leader week of hike for details. Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: MAGGIE WILSON, VIRGIL POPESCU
Nov 28
FRI
O New Outing, not in the Schedule

Mount Lawlor (5957'), Strawberry Peak (6164'): Join us for a moderately paced 7 miles round trip, 2200' gain hike to two fun classic peaks in the lower San Gabriels. Meet 8:30 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring lunch, water, lugsoles. Contact leader for weather cancellation. Forest Service Pass required. Leader: AMY ESSINGTON Co-leader ROSEMARY CAMPBELL
Nov 29
SAT
O Red Box To San Gabriel Peak (6161') and Mount Lowe (5603'): Moderate 6 miles, 1700' gain loop hike up North slope of San Gabriel Peak. Enjoy panoramic views, short trip up Mount Lowe via Markham Saddle, return to Eaton Saddle. Car shuttle. Meet 8:30 am La Cañada rideshare point with lunch, water, lugsoles. Rain/snow cancels. Leaders: BILL JOYCE, DON BREMNER
Sponsored by Pasadena
December
Dec 6
SAT
O Beginning Navigation Clinic (Mount Lowe): The Leadership Training Committee invites you to spend your day with an expert (one to two students per instructor) learning or practicing your map and compass skills. Enrollment is limited to ensure personal instruction. Beginners or rusty old-timers welcome. Our practice route takes us up Mount Lowe (5603'), 4 miles round trip, 500' gain. This is not a check off. To register in the clinic, send contact info, SASE and $25 check (payable to Sierra Club) to leader Diane Dunbar, 2351 Chapman Road, La Crescenta, 91214-3014, (818) 248-0455. The clinic is free; your check will be returned at the trailhead. If you no-show the check will be deposited. Leader: DIANE DUNBAR Co-Leaders: RICHARD BOARDMAN
Sponsored by Leadership Training Committee
Dec 6
SAT
I Sunset Peak (5796'): Grand views, good company, doggie friends await on this moderate, 6 miles round trip, 1500' gain hike near Mount Baldy Village. Meet 9 am Pomona rideshare point. Bring water and munchies for you and your companion, warm clothing. Rain cancels. Leader: VIRGIL POPESCU Co-Leader: MAGGIE WILSON
Co-sponsored with K-9 Committee
Dec 6
SAT
O Josephine Peak (5558'): Moderate 8 miles round trip, 1900' gain, 6 hour hike on dirt road. Beautiful view to the east of Strawberry Peak, across Josephine Saddle. Ruins of old fire lookout in the form of a concrete foundation mark the summit. K9 water should be 1+ quarts as there is no water on route. K9s must be leashed at lunch. Meet 8 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, lugsoles. Rain cancels. Leaders: OLIVIA HERNANDEZ, CATHY KISSINGER, RON BARBOUR
Sponsored by Crescenta Valley, K-9 Committee
Dec 9
TUE
O Cucamonga Peak (8859'), Etiwanda Peak (8662'): Strenuous hike in the Angeles National Forest starting up Icehouse Canyon. 17 miles round trip and 4400' of gain. Contact leader either by phone or email 2-3 days before hike for details. Bring water, lunch, and lug soles. Rain cancels. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, INGEBORG PROCHAZKA
Dec 9
TUE
Management Meeting: Please join us for our monthly open management committee meeting which will be held at 7 pm at the home of Membership Chair: LAURA JOSEPH
Dec 10
WED
O Barley Flats (5600+'): Hike starts at Red Box, follows old road. 6 miles round trip, 1000' gain. Explore abandoned prison and hear about its past. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring warm clothes, sturdy boots. Bad weather cancels. Leaders: JOE YOUNG, BOBCAT THOMPSON
Co-sponsored with Local Hikes
Icons: Historical
Dec 14
SUN
I Onyx Peak #2 (5244'), Skinner Peak (7120'): Strenuous pre-winter workout in the Southern Sierras, much cross-country, 14 miles round trip, 4000' gain. Some dirt road driving; high clearance vehicles recommended. Send sase or esase with conditioning, experience to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leader: VIRGIL POPESCU
Dec 14
SUN
O Mount Emma (5273'), Old Mount Emma (5063'): Leader celebrates his 58th birthday on this moderate hike in the Angeles Natl Forest near Palmdale. 6 miles round trip, 2000' gain. Meet 8 am Sylmar rideshare point. Bring warm clothing, sturdy boots, fsp. Bad weather cancels. Leaders: JOE YOUNG, BOBCAT THOMPSON
Dec 14
SUN
I Rescheduled from November 1st

San Gabriel Pk (6161'), Mt Disappointment (5960+'), Mt Deception (5796'), Occidental Pk (5732'): Don't be deceived or disappointed by missing this trip. Close in peaks allow for early return. Moderately paced 9.2 miles round trip, 2400' gain total. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring min 2 qts. water, lunch. Recent rain cancels. Leader: DAVE BEYMER Co-Leader: MAURA RAFFENSPERGER
Dec 20 Sat Hundred Peaks, Wilderness Adventures
O: San Gabriel Peak (6162'), Mount Deception (5796'), Mount Disappointment (5960'): 7 miles round trip, 2000' gain to do these old peaks. We will have fun coming down. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, good footwear, Adventure Pass. Leaders: SOUTHERN COURTNEY, ROSEMARY CAMPBELL
Dec 20 Sat Hundred Peaks, Wilderness Adventures
O: Mount Lowe (5603'): 14 miles round trip, 3800' gain. Celebrate the winter solstice on the historic trails of the once-famous railroad and resort complex. Strenuous hike on steep trails, but at a moderate/slow place (no tigers). Meet 7 am N end of Lake Ave, Altadena. Bring 2-3 quarts water, lunch, lugsoles, warm clothing layers. Rain, snow or fire cancels. Leaders: YVONNE TSAI, DEBORAH NAKAMOTO
Sponsored by Wilderness Adventures
Dec 21 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Round Mountain (5272'), Luna Mountain (5967'), Rattlesnake Mountain (6131'): Moderate winter solstice cross-country adventure to Luna and neighbors near Hesperia, 8 miles round trip, 2500' gain. If the area around Luna is still under fire closure, will substitute nearby Lunatic (5604'). Bring some good stuff to share, there's probably going to be a celebration! Much dirt road driving; high clearance vehicles recommended. Call leader week of hike for details. Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leader: VIRGIL POPESCU
Dec 21 Sun Hundred Peaks
O: LA by night Xmas hike: Annual stroll through downtown LA streets to spread goodwill, food and clothing to the homeless. Along the way visit Civic Center, Little Tokyo, Chinatown, Union Station. Return to cars 5 am. Wear warm clothing and sturdy boots; bring money for breakfast. Rain will abbreviate hike. Meet at Union Station at midnight Saturday night. Exit the 101 Freeway at Alameda, follow signs to Union Station. Look for leaders near the entrance to the station. Leaders: STAG BROWN, BOBCAT THOMPSON, JOE YOUNG
Dec 21 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: 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 driveup and home with time to shop! Moderately paced, newcomers welcome. Extensive dirt road driving. Meet 9 am Sylmar rideshare point. Bring minimum 2 quarts water, lunch. Recent rain cancels. Leader: DAVE BEYMER Co-Leader: MAURA RAFFENSPERGER
Icons: Fsp, E, Hike
Dec 27 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Lawlor (5957'), Strawberry Peak (6164'): Moderately paced hike to prominent peaks in lower San Gabriels. 7 miles round trip, 2200' gain. Meet 8:30 am La Cañada rideshare point. Recent rain cancels. Leader: DAVE BEYMER Co-Leader: MAURA RAFFENSPERGER

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