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PAST Scheduled Outings - 2004

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
Jan 1 Thu Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
I: Cross Mountain (5203'), Chuckwalla Mountain (5209'): Help Wolf celebrate (?) the 2nd anniversary of his broken leg. Yup, New Years Day, 2002, he took a tumble coming down Chuckwalla... We'll not recreate that! Anyhow, a leisurely pace will get us through this strenuous hike on sometimes steep terrain with poor traction, 12 miles round trip, 4200' gain. SASE to karen@mtpinos.com or PO Box 6831, Frazier Park, CA, 93222 a few days before the hike with information about your conditioning (even with take it slowly, this is a tough hike). Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Jan 3 Sat Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
O: Garnet Mountain (5680'), Garnet Peak (5880+'), Monument Peak #1 (6271'): Three easy peaks near Julian give us the chance to see the devastation of the Cedar Fire and bag a few peaks, perhaps as pathfinders. Three separate hikes, totalling about 6 miles round trip, 1200' gain. SASE to karen@mtpinos.com or PO Box 6831, Frazier Park, CA, 93222 a few days before the hike. Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Jan 3 Sat Wilderness Adventures, WTC
O: Mount Pinos Snowshoe: Winter snow play on moderately paced 4 miles round trip, 500' gain snowshoe hike on groomed road and trail on gentle slopes of Mount Pinos and Condor Observation Site in Los Padres National Forest. Send sase/email, your interest, rideshare info to Leader: JANE SIMPSON Co-Leaders: BILL VALENTINE, DAVID COPLEN
Jan 4 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Brush Mountain (7040'), San Emigdio Mountain (7492'), Lockwood Peak (6261'): If the dirt roads are closed, we enjoy a peaceful, cool winter loop hike to the first two peaks in the Frazier Park area, moderately paced 10 miles round trip, 2800' gain. If roads are open, we drive closer and add Lockwood Peak afterward, with same overall gain and distance. Call or email leader week of hike for details. Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leader: VIRGIL POPESCU
Jan 4 Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
O: Hot Springs Mountain (6533'), Palomar Mountain (6140'), Boucher Hill (5438'): The success of this outing depends on several miles of dirt road being open and driveable. If that part works out, you won't: Palomar will be about a mile of hiking, 200' gain; Boucher Hill is paved all the way to the summit (though if a gate is closed, it's about 1 miles round trip, modest gain); and Hot Springs is maybe 1/4 mile round trip, 50' of gain? SASE to karen@mtpinos.com or PO Box 6831, Frazier Park, CA, 93222 a few days before the hike. Your high clearance vehicle especially welcome! Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Jan 7 Wed Hundred Peaks, Local Hikes
O: Mount Hillyer (6200'): 8 miles round trip, 1500' gain. Moderate 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, DAN BUTLER
Jan 10-11 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Martinez Mountain (6560'), Sheep Mountain (5141'): Join us for us for two days of backpacking just south of Palm Desert. Often these two desert peaks are done in one fairly strenuous day. We will spend two days and a night. Total gain of 4400' plus 800' on the return. Total distance of 19 miles. Send sase or email with recent hiking experience, H&W phones to Leader: DAVE COMERZAN (comerzan3@aol.com) Assistant: GEORGE WYSUP (geowy@charter.net)
Jan 10 Sat Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
I: Mount Lukens (5074'): Join HPS members on their 50th Anniversary year and our 21st annual mid-winter ascent of "Sister Elsie." Hike two new trails from Deukmejian Park in La Crescenta. Moderate hike involves 11 miles round trip, 2600' gain on trails, fire roads & firebreaks. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point or 8 am at Hill Street Cafe (Foothill @ Angeles Crest Hwy) for breakfast. Bring water, sturdy boots, and goodies to share as we celebrate on top. Leaders: BOBCAT THOMPSON, STAG BROWN, JOE YOUNG
Jan 10 Sat Wilderness Adventures, Pasadena
O: Mount Wilson Rim Ramble: Moderate 9 miles, 3000' loss/gain. From Mount Wilson, descend 6 miles following the Rim Trail to Newcomb Pass and ultimately Sturtevant Camp. Brunch and possible tour of Sturtevant Camp. Climb steep 3 miles back via Echo Rock to Mount Wilson. Be prepared for an upside down hike, poison oak, ticks. No beginners or tigers. Meet 8 am La Cañada rideshare point with 2-3 quarts water, lunch, hiking books, Adventure Pass. Rain cancels. Leaders: TERRY GINSBERG, PAM ALLEN
Jan 11 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Cahuilla Mountain (5635'), Little Cahuilla Mountain (5042'), Indian Mountain (5790'): Join this moderate mid-winter outing to peaks east of Temecula, 9 miles round trip, 2100' gain first two peaks. Final peak optional, depending on group and conditions. Some dirt road driving; high clearance vehicles recommended. Call or email leader week of hike for details. Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leader: VIRGIL POPESCU
Jan 11 Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
Rescheduled from December 31st
I: Tehachapi Mountain (7960+'), Black Mountain #3 (5686'): Two very different peaks located near each other and near Tehachapi. Depending on how the winter is progressing, we may need snowshoes for Tehachapi, which will be about 4 miles round trip, 2000' gain. Black is about 3 miles, 1500'. SASE to karen@mtpinos.com or PO Box 6831, Frazier Park, CA, 93222 a few days before the hike. Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Jan 11 Sun Pasadena
O: Vetter Mountain from Charlton Flat: Moderate 4 miles, 500' gain hike to historic fire lookout with panoramic view of snow-capped Front Range peaks. Optional hike to Devils Peak, 400' gain, after lunch. meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, lugsoles. Heavy rain/snow cancels. Leaders: DAVID CZAMANSKE, BOB MEADE
Jan 11 Sun Ski Mountaineers
TI: Mount Pinos (LO) (8831') and Sawmill Mountain (8818'): Local ski trip from parking lot at road's end to Mount Pinos and Sawmill Mountain. 6 miles round trip, 1200' gain. If the road is closed at McGill Campground, we will ski from there. Suitable for touring skis. Call/email Leader: JAN ST AMAND Assistant: TOM MARSH
Jan 13 Tue Hundred Peaks
Management Meeting: Please join us for our monthly open management committee meeting. For time and location, contact Programs Chair: LAURA JOSEPH
Jan 14 Wed Hundred Peaks, Local Hikes
O: Echo Mountain (3207') from Millard Canyon: Moderate 9 miles round trip, 1200' gain hike along Sunset Ridge trail and the historic remains of the Mount Lowe railroad. Meet 9 am trailhead (from 210 Fwy W, exit Lincoln Ave, N to Loma Alta, R to Chaney Trail, N on Chaney Trail up and then down to Millard Cyn-Thomas Guide p 535, H2). Bring water, lunch, clothing layers, good footwear. Leaders: ROSEMARY CAMPBELL, SOUTHERN COURTNEY
Jan 17 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Queen Mountain (5680'), Ryan Mountain (5457'), Inspiration Point (5575'): Moderately paced desert hikes in Joshua Tree National Park. 9 miles round trip, 2800' gain. Some dirt/gravel road driving. Send sase or esase with contact info to Maura. Co-Leaders: DAVID BEYMER, MAURA RAFFENSPERGER
Jan 17 Sat Antelope Valley
O: San Gabriel Peak (6161'): This is an easy hike up San Gabriel Peak (6161') near Mount Wilson. Join us for a 3 1/2 mile round trip, 1000' gain hike to the crest of the front range for a 360° panoramas of the San Gabriel peaks and valley. Meet 9 am Palmdale rideshare point or 10 am Red Box parking area. Bring lunch, lugsoles, water, layered clothing in case of wind and cold at the top. Rain cancels. Leader: BILL BRENNAN Co-Leader: VERN BENHART
Jan 17 Sat Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
I: Occidental Peak (5732'), Mount Wilson (5710'): Peakbaggers and newcomers only need apply for this short sweet hike past a scenic antenna and along a ridge to the summit of Occidental: 2 miles round trip, 200' gain. Then hop in the cars and bag Wilson the lazy way. Maybe call it a day or maybe do some other nearby easy peaks. SASE to karen@mtpinos.com or PO Box 6831, Frazier Park, CA, 93222 a few days before the hike. Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Jan 17-19 Sat-Mon Wilderness Adventures
I: Martin Luther King Joshua Tree National Park Carcamp: Camp at group site Sat and Sun nights (Fri optional). Dayhikes include Eagle Cliff and other mines (4 miles, 700' gain), Queen Mountain (8 miles, 1200' gain), Ryan Mountain (3 miles, 1000' gain). Some rock scrambling; not for beginners. Optional dinner in 29 Palms Sat night. Group will share modest campground expense, max $15 each. Send 2 sase/email, recent conditioning/experience, H&W phones, rideshare info to Leader: DEAN WALLRAFF Co-Leaders: BETH POWIS, TERRY GINSBERG
Jan 18 Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
O: Condor Peak (5440'), Fox Mountain #2 (5033'): Slow paced hike, 14 miles round trip, 3000' gain. Some dirt road driving, but 4wd not required. If clear weather, we will access via Gleason Road and time and energy allowing include Iron #2 (5635') and Gleason (6520+'). If there has been early snow, we will instead access from Vogel Flats. Meet 7 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring lugsoles, 3 quarts water, lunch, 10 essentials. Leaders: MARK ALLEN, WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Jan 20 Tue Hundred Peaks
O: Tecuya Mountain (7155'): Easy peak in Los Padres National Forest. We will hike Route 2, 1 1/2 mile round trip, and 300' of gain or more, depending on road conditions. 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
Jan 22 Thu Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
I: Butterfly Peak (6228'), Rock Point (5280') Two rocky summits at the south end of the Desert Divide. 8 miles, 2400' gain. SASE to karen@mtpinos.com or PO Box 6831, Frazier Park, CA, 93222 a few days before the hike. Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Jan 23 Fri Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
I: Ken Point (6423'), Asbestos Mountain (5265'): Stretch your legs the day before the banquet with these two peaks just off the Palms to Pines Highway between Mountain Center and Palm Desert. Asbestos is 3 miles, 1000' gain, steep and rocky in dramatic desert terrain. Ken Point is ten or so miles, 1500' gain. SASE to karen@mtpinos.com or PO Box 6831, Frazier Park, CA, 93222 a few days before the hike. Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Jan 24 Sat Hundred Peaks
Annual Awards Banquet: Join us for a "Celebration of Fifty Years of the Hundred Peaks Section," featuring reminiscences and slides from each of the decades and your own HPS experiences. The celebrating starts at 5 pm with no host bar and a chance to chat with your hiking buddies (and see them in real clothes) and meet peakbaggers young and old. This is also the yearly occasion for recognizing members' achievements and presenting awards. The event will be at Les Freres Taix Restaurant (1911 Sunset Blvd). Raffle tickets 15/$5 before Dec 1; 10/$5 before Jan 1; 5/$5 thereafter. Send $30 plus whatever you want to spend raffle tickets, choice of vegetarian, chicken, or fish entrée. Please include your email address or phone number. No SASE. Tickets will be held at the door. Please make your checks out to the Hundred Peaks Section and send to Reserv: SANDY BURNSIDE. Raffle coordinator: LAURA JOSEPH
Jan 24 Sat Tahquitz Group, San Gorgonio Chapter
Queen Mountain to Wonderland Rocks: Hey, this is a good one. Lots of scenery, unusual views, many rock art sites. We're not going to climb Queen Mountain but rather walk behind it by way of a small saddle off the western shoulder. Please don't bring your GPS. There is about a two hundred foot elevation gain fairly early in the hike which is about six miles and should take about that many hours. BRING food, good boots, layered clothing, and two liters of water. Leaders: AL/ANN MURDY (760) 366-2932, aemurdy@eee.org
Jan 24 Sat Orange County Sierra Singles
I: Mount Pinos Backcountry Ski Tour: Moderately strenuous 4 miles, 500' gain to panoramic vista. Ski from end of Mount Pinos Highway to summit at Condor Point. Possible side trips to Inspiration Point or North Ridge Overlook may add a few miles and a few 100' loss/gain. Part of route in pre-existing tracks, but recent snowfall, rutted trail or aesthetics may require breaking new trail. Intermediate cross-country skills required. Metal-edged, backcountry skis and boots highly recommended. No snow or likely blizzard cancels. 2 weeks before trip, send email/phone, experience/conditioning to Leader: MARK MITCHELL Co-Leader: DONNA SPECHT
Jan 25 Sun Hundred Peaks, WTC
I: Mount Pacifico (7124'): Moderately paced hike to this beautiful sylvan peak. 12 miles round trip, 2200' gain. Short off trail piece to complete loop. Meet 7 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring 2 liters water, 10 essentials. Leaders: DON CROLEY, GEORGE WYSUP
Jan 28 Wed Hundred Peaks, Local Hikes
I: Vetter Mountain (5908') via Uncle Brent's Westside Ridge: 6 miles round trip 2500' gain. It's up, up, & up some more, then down and down after lunch. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: BRENT WASHBURNE, DORIS DUVAL, SOUTHERN COURTNEY
Jan 29 Thu Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
I: Combs Peak (6193'): A few miles of PCT then some steep use trail takes us to the top of this peak north of Warner Springs. 5 miles round trip, 1200' gain, if the gate is open. Longer (or postponed) otherwise. SASE to karen@mtpinos.com or PO Box 6831, Frazier Park, CA, 93222 a few days before the hike. Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Jan 30 Fri Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
I: Beauty Peak (5580'), Iron Spring Mountain (5755'): Let's explore these brushy beauties before the ticks come out this year. The usual tremendous views you've come to depend upon in HPS. Not to mention lots of nifty chaparral on this pair of peaks near Aguanga. 8 miles round trip, 2500' gain. SASE to karen@mtpinos.com or PO Box 6831, Frazier Park, CA, 93222 a few days before the hike. Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
February
Feb 1 Sun Hundred Peaks, WTC
O: Mount Markham (5742'), Mount Lowe (5603'): Strenuous hike to these two historic peaks. 15 miles round trip, 4300' gain. Meet 7 am at the end of Lake St in Altadena. Bring 2-3 liters water, 10 essentials. Leaders: DON CROLEY, CHARLIE KNAPKE
Feb 1 Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
O: Barley Flats (5600'): Slow paced hike, 8 miles from Big Tujunga Road, gain 2200'. Newcomers welcome. Meet 8 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring lugsoles, 3 quarts water, lunch, 10 essentials. Leaders: MARK ALLEN, WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Feb 4 Wed Hundred Peaks, etc.
Annual Program for all Climbing Sections: This has been rescheduled to February 5th. See below.
Feb 5 Thu HPS, SPS, DPS, LPC, Ski Mountaineers
Annual Program for all Climbing Sections: Join us for the 9th annual joint climbing groups social program, hosted this year by HPS. In a departure from the usual, there will be an important presentation of the threats to our forests and the critters that live in them by Sierra Club Regional representative, BILL CORCORAN, biologist MONICA BOND and the "what to do about it" expert, JOHN MONSEN. Refreshments provided by host. Swap Meet precedes meeting; bring all your unwanted hiking and camping paraphenalia. Swap Meet: 6:30. Show: 7:30 pm at the Griffith Park Ranger Station auditorium. HPS Program Chair: LAURA JOSEPH
Feb 7 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Liebre Mountain (5760'): Moderately easy hike on trail SE of Gorman in Angeles National Forest involves 6 miles round trip, 1800' gain. Meet 8 am Sylmar rideshare point. Bring warm clothes, sturdy boots, fsp. Bad weather cancels. Leaders: JOE YOUNG, DIANE DUNBAR
Feb 7 Sat Ski Mountaineers
TI: Thunder, Telegraph, and Timber: Ski the 3 T's in the San Gabriel Mountains. Intermediate or better skiing ability required; not for beginners. Metal-edged skis with skins required. Send experience, H&W phones, email to Leader: REINER STENZEL Assistant: RANDY LAMM
Feb 14 Sat Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
I: Old Man Mountain (5525'), Monte Arido (6010'): Bring your old man (or old woman?) to celebrate Valentine's Day on these two remote peaks in Santa Barbara County. Lots of dirt road driving, then a 6 mile round trip, 1600' gain hike, on a dirt road with a brief cross-country segment. Maybe a nice dinner afterwards at Sagebrush Annie's in Ventucopa or somewhere nice in Ojai? Inability to obtain special permit will cancel or postpone trip. Number of 4WD vehicles limits number of participants. SASE to karen@mtpinos.com or PO Box 6831, Frazier Park, CA, 93222 a few days before the hike. Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Feb 15 Sun Hundred Peaks, WTC
O: Mount Wilson (5710'): Strenuous hike on Old Mount Wilson Trail from Sierra Madre. 14 miles round trip, 4700' gain. From 210 Fwy take Baldwin north to Mira Monte turn right. Trailhead on left. Meet 7 am. Bring 2-3 liters water, 10 essentials. Leaders: DON CROLEY, RAY RILEY
Feb 15 Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
O: Caliente Mountain (5106'): Slowly paced strenuous hike, 17 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. SASE to hikes@mtpinos.com or Karen Leverich, PO Box 6831, Frazier Park, CA, 93222 a few days before the hike. Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH, MARK ALLEN
Feb 19 Thu Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
I: Silver Peak (6756'): Join us for this simple hike near Big Bear: 3 miles round trip, 1000' gain. If everything conspires in our favor, perhaps we'll drive up the peak then hike up Mineral and/or Tip Tip instead. SASE to karen@mtpinos.com or PO Box 6831, Frazier Park, CA, 93222 a few days before the hike. Your high clearance vehicle welcome! Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Feb 20 Fri Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
I: Chaparrosa Peak (5541'), Black Mountain #4 (6149'): Two wonderful winter peaks northwest of Yucca Valley beckon us. Chaparrosa is 6 miles, 1200', on road and trail. Black #4 is a charming cross-country trip, 4 miles, 1000' gain. SASE to karen@mtpinos.com or PO Box 6831, Frazier Park, CA, 93222 a few days before the hike. Your high clearance vehicle welcome! Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Feb 21 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Queen Mountain (5680') from the North: 9 miles, 2000' cross-country gain, adventurous route with hidden pictographs in 4 caves, 2nd pathfinder route down. Must be comfortable with steep slopes and boulder scrambling. Meet and leave 5 am sharp Pomona rideshare point. Leaders: DIANE DUNBAR, BOBCAT THOMPSON
Feb 22 Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
O: Mount Markham (5742'), Mount Lowe (5603'): Get ready for Spring with this great conditioning hike up historic Mount Lowe. Moderately paced 11 miles round trip, 4200' gain total. Meet 8:30 am at the north end of Lake Ave in Altadena. Bring min 3 qts. water, lunch, Adventure Pass. Rain cancels. Leader: DAVE BEYMER. Co-Leader: MAURA RAFFENSPERGER
Feb 22 Sun Mountain Bike, Ski Mountaineers
TS: Cerro Noroeste (Mount Abel) (8280'): Mountain bike partially snow covered paved road toward Mount Abel, 18 miles round trip max, 2000' gain. When snow coverage is solid, abandon hiking and continue cross-country skiing. Tour the slopes of Mount Abel. Intermediate skiing (SMS 4th Class) and biking abilities required (B/T2/E3). Email/sase, experience, H&W phones to Leader: REINER STENZEL Assistant: BAHRAM MANAHEDGI
Feb 28 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: 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. At least two days before trip, send esase/sase to Leader: SANDY SPERLING Co-Leader: SANDY BURNSIDE
Feb 28 Sat Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
I: Rosa Point (5038'): Rosa Point at a gorgeous time of the year in the desert. Moderately paced, very strenuous 12 miles round trip, 5500' gain total. Send esase to moonbeym@adelphia.net with recent relevant, hiking experience; requests without this information will not be considered. Leader: DAVE BEYMER Co-Leader: MAURA RAFFENSPERGER
Feb 29 Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
I: Rosa Point (5038'): Can't make Dave and Maura's outing on Saturday? You have a second chance to bag this dramatic desert peak in Anza-Borrego. This one will be a slow paced, but very strenuous 12 miles round trip, 5500' gain hike. SASE to hikes@mtpinos.com a few days before the hike, or to PO Box 6831, Frazier Park, CA, 93222 a week before the hike. Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Feb 29 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Chaparrosa Peak (5541'): Enjoy this loop trip to an easy peak in a new nature preserve near Yucca Valley, 7 miles round trip, 1300' gain. The trail was designed for equestrians but is mostly used by hikers and has some unusual features. Meet 8 am Pomona rideshare point. Newcomers welcome. Bring water, lunch, warm clothing. Leader: VIRGIL POPESCU Co-Leader: TOM HILL
Feb 29 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Queen Mountain (5680') from Indian Cove: Rough tough scramble up a ridge near Rattlesnake Canyon to follow a watercourse through no-man's land. Very strenuous unique cross-country route with a look at 3 Pictograph sites en route. Approximately 10 miles, 3000' hard won gain. Well conditioned non-tigers send SASE early with experience, H/W phones to Leader: DIANE DUNBAR Assistants: ROBERT & MARKEY NEIGHBORS
March
Mar 2 Tue Hundred Peaks
O: Mayan Peak (6108'), Butterbredt Peak (5997'): Both peaks north of Mojave are steep, sandy hikes of 3 miles round trip and 1800' gain, and 2 3/4 mi round trip and 1200' gain, respectively. Dirt road drive to trailhead requires high-clearance vehicle. Email leader a few days before for meeting time and place. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, INGEBORG PROCHAZKA
Mar 3 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Waterman (8038') from Cloudburst Summit (7018'): After peak it will be down the west ridge to Newcomb's. Car shuttle! Bring water, lunch, good footwear. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point. Leaders: BETH MIKA, SOUTHERN COURTNEY, BRENT WASHBURNE
Mar 5 Fri Hundred Peaks
I: San Gabriel Peak (6161'), Mount Disappointment (5960'), Mount Deception (5796'): Moderate 6 miles round trip, 1700' gain on road, trail, and cross-country. Enjoy panoramic views from atop these three peaks. Slow pace, no tigers, newcomers welcome! Sturdy hikers can stay for bonus peaks. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, 10 essentials. Co-Leaders: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH, WOLF LEVERICH
Mar 6 Sat Orange County Sierra Singles
I: Mount Pinos Backcountry Ski Tour: Moderately strenuous 4 miles, 500' gain to panoramic vista. Ski from end of Mount Pinos Highway to Moderately strenuous 4 miles, 500' gain to panoramic vista. Ski from end of Mount Pinos Highway to summit at Condor Point. Possible side trips to Inspiration Point or North Ridge Overlook may add a few miles and a few 100' loss/gain. Part of route in pre-existing tracks, but recent snowfall, rutted trail or aesthetics may require breaking new trail. Intermediate cross-country skills required. Metal-edged, backcountry skis and boots highly recommended. No snow or likely blizzard cancels. 2 weeks before trip, send email/phone, experience/conditioning to Leader: MARK MITCHELL Co-Leader: NINA KAUFMAN
Mar 6 Sat Lower Peaks
O: Brown Mountain (4486'): (Replaces Harrison Mountain.) 9 miles round trip, 900' gain/1600' gain on return, slow to moderate pace. Try this upside-down hike starting at Eaton Saddle. Meet 8 AM Diamond Bar rideshare or 9 AM in La Cañada. Bring water, sturdy footwear, lunch. Rain cancels Leader: GABRIELE RAU, BARBARA GUERIN
Mar 6-7 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
I: Jean Peak (10,670'), Drury Peak (10,162'), Marion Mountain (10,362'): Cross-country snowshoe to Round Valley or Tamarack Valley Saturday from tram station to set up basecamp. Embark on multi-peak cross-country snowshoe romp Sunday, then return to base camp and pack out (optional bags of Cornell and/or San Jacinto as group consensus, time & conditions permit). Communal hot winter drink sampling Saturday evening - bring your favorite tummy warmer!! Moderately paced weekend of about 10-12 mostly cross-country miles, about 3000' gain, dentifying critter tracks and major flora along the way. Esase (preferable) or phone provisional leader with h & w phones, carpool info, recent conditioning, snow camping & snowshoe experience. Provisional Leader: SHERRY ROSS (chlross@yahoo.com, 562-429-6953). Assistant: SANDY BURNSIDE
Mar 7 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Granite Mountain #2 (5633'): Late winter climb of this large peak in Anza Borrego, 155 miles from Los Angeles. Strenuous ascent from the east, 12 mi round trip, 4000' gain cross-country in steep desert terrain. Paved road driving. Send sase or esase with conditioning and experience to Leader: TOM HILL. Co-Leaders: PAT ARREDONDO, VIRGIL POPESCU
Mar 7 Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
O: Mount Lukens (5074'): Slowly paced, 7 miles round trip, 3000' gain to historic hogback, the highest point in the City of Los Angeles via Stone Canyon Trail. Meet 8:30 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, food, rain/wind gear, Adventure Pass. Rain/snow cancels. Leaders: MARK ALLEN, WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH
Mar 8 Mon Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
I: Sheep Mountain (5141'): Sheep and Martinez as a Death March? Sheep and Martinez as a backpack? How about this: Sheep and Martinez as separate day hikes. We'll do Sheep on March 8th, then return on the 22nd (see below) for Martinez. Sheep all by itself makes a lovely outing -- 13 miles round trip on trail and cross-country, and around 3000' of gain. The scenery is spectacular, and we'll be moving sufficiently slowly that you should be able to appreciate it. Please SASE to hikes@mtpinos.com a few days before the outing, or to Karen Leverich, PO Box 6831, Frazier Park, CA, 93222 a week before the hike. Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH
Mar 9 Tue Hundred Peaks
Management Meeting: Please join us for our monthly open management committee meeting. For time and location, contact Programs Chair: LAURA JOSEPH
Mar 12-14 Fri-Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
I: Villager Peak (5756'), Rabbit Peak #2 (6640'+): Rescheduled to March 26-28 -- see below. Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH
Mar 13 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Chuckwalla Mountain (5029'), Cross Mountain (5203'): Two cross-country desert peaks near Mojave with a fun sand slope at end for quick descent to cars. Moderately paced, strenuous 11.5 miles round trip, 3800' gain total. Send esase (preferred) or SASE with recent HIKING experience to leader; requests without this will not be considered. Leader: DAVE BEYMER. Co-Leader: MAURA RAFFENSPERGER
Mar 13 Sat Mountain Bike
O: Old Man Mountain, Monte Arido: Long day trip with car shuttle. Start at Pine Mountain Summit on Highway 33 in Ventura County. Ride steep fire road up and down to Old Man Mountain and return down Murietta Divide to Matilija Canyon (A/T3/E4). 25 miles in a remote area. Email/call with experience, H&W phones to Leader: LORENE SAMOSKA. Assistant: TOM MARSH
Mar 13 Sat WTC
I: XC Snowshoe in the San Gabriels: Enjoy a moderately paced snowshoe hike to one of the local peaks in the Chilao area of the San Gabriels. Anticipate 6-8 miles, 1000-1500' gain, depending on forest access and snow conditions. Send sase/email, recent conditioning/experience to Leader: GERARD LEWIS. Assistant: GEORGE DENNY
Mar 14 Sun Hundred Peaks
O: Iron Mountain #3 (5040'), Rabbit Peak #1 (5307'): Celebrate the anniversary of the March 10, 1946 outing to these two peaks, the first ever "HPS game" hike to be listed in the Schedule. Relaxed pace, 8 miles rt, 1200' gain; both shorter and longer hiking alternatives will be available. This special event will socialize newcomers with longtimers, the more the merrier. Celebration at Monte Cristo Campground after hike so bring goodies and stories to share. Meet 8 am La Cañada rideshare point; if rain threatens call or email LYNDA ARMBRUSTER for status. Leaders: LYNDA ARMBRUSTER, TOM ARMBRUSTER, CARLETON SHAY, FRANK DOBOS, JOE YOUNG, HUGH BLANCHARD
Icons: HPS Historical Hike
Mar 16-17 Tue-Wed Hundred Peaks, Orange County
O: Starry Nights in Black Rock Canyon: Canceled. Leader: PATRICIA BARNES. Assistant: LYNDA ARMBRUSTER
Icons: HPS Historical Hike
Mar 19 Fri Hundred Peaks
I: Cole Point (5604'): Moderate 4 miles round trip, 1500' gain, all cross-country. Enjoy panoramic high desert views from the summit. Slow pace, no tigers, newcomers welcome! Sturdy hikers can stay for bonus peaks. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, 10 essentials. Co-Leaders: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH, WOLF LEVERICH
Mar 20-21 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks
I: The Great Joshua Tree Carcamp/Stargazing Excursion: Peakbaggers can add three to their lists. Sat we'll hike Mount Inspiration (5,560') 2 mi, 700' gain, and Ryan (5,457') 3 mi, 1,100' gain. Sat night we'll carcamp at one of the JT campgrounds. On Sun, we'll hike Queen (4 mi, 1200' gain). Bring your own food. Fee covers campground costs, pay your own way into the park. SC members send $5 (with SC number). Non-members send $7 to Reserv.: LAURA QUINN. Leaders: FRANK DOBOS, DIANE DUNBAR, MIKE and DOTTY SANDFORD, LAURA QUINN
Mar 20 Sat LTC
Leadership Training Seminar: Last day to register for the seminar on April 3.
Mar 20 Sat Hundred Peaks, Lower Peaks
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 am North Orange County rideshare point or contact Luella. Bring water, lunch, lug soles, Adventure Pass. Rain cancels. Leaders: LUELLA FICKLE, CHERYL GILL, ERICH FICKLE, BARBARA GUERIN
Icons: Historical
Mar 20 Sat Hundred Peaks, Desert Peaks
I: Asbestos Mountain (5265'), Whale Peak (5349'): Pick up Asbestos (optional) in the morning, easy 3 miles round trip, 1000' gain cross-country in desert terrain, then continue (optional) to Blair Valley Campground in Anza Borrego for a nice cross-country desert ridge climb of Whale, moderately strenuous 9 mile loop, 2300' gain. We pause to view some petroglyphs on the way to Whale. Some easy road driving. There will be a carcamp Saturday night for those who will join the very strenuous Sunday outing to Rosa Point. Send sase or esase with conditioning, experience, and your choice of peaks to Leader: TOM HILL. Co-Leaders: VIRGIL POPESCU, LAURA JOSEPH
Icons: Carcamp, Petroglyph
Mar 20 Sat Tahquitz Group, San Gorgonio Chapter
Quail Mountain: This, we're planning to do as a shuttle loop. Quail Mountain is the highest peak in the park. The altitude gain is a couple thousand feet. There is a great 360 degree view. You can see the Salton Sea and, on a clear day, right on past it into Mexico. There are a few historical sites along the way. This is about a ten mile hike. BRING: It's sometimes windy at the top so bring well thought-out layers. Also: bring lunch, snacks, two liters or more of water and wear good boots. Leaders: AL/ANN MURDY (760) 366-2932, aemurdy@eee.org
Mar 20 Sat Pasadena
O: Mount Wilson (5710'): Moderately paced, strenuous 14 miles, 3900' gain hike from Chantry Flat via Sturtevant camp; return by Winter Creek trail. No tigers/beginners. Meet 7:30 am Chantry Flat lower parking lot. Bring 3+ quarts water, lunch, hiking boots. Rain or snow cancels. Leaders: NORM STABECK, TERRY GINSBERG
Mar 21 Sun Hundred Peaks, Desert Peaks
I: Rosa Point (5038'), explore Mile High Ridge (5280'): We start early morning for this very strenuous desert loop trip to Rosa Point from the adventuresome western flank, 16 miles round trip, 7000' gain, with a return following the standard route and Palo Verde Canyon. Send sase or esase showing your excellent conditioning and experience to Leader: TOM HILL. Co-Leaders: VIRGIL POPESCU, LAURA JOSEPH
Icons: Carcamp
Mar 21 Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
O: Sunset Peak (5796'): Join us for an easy (slow) paced 7 mile round trip, 1300' gain walk on a fire road near Mount Baldy. Meet 9 am in the parking lot at the northeast corner of Mills Avenue and Mt Baldy Road: exit Baseline from the 210 Freeway, go west 1 mile to Mills, then north on Mills. Bring water, snack, rain/wind gear, Adventure Pass. Rain/snow cancels. Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH, MARK ALLEN
Mar 22 Mon Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
I: Martinez Mountain (6560'+): Karen's birthday hike. If you joined us on the 8th for Sheep, you'll be wanting to tidy up your "orphan". Join us as we revisit Horse Thief Creek and then carry on to Martinez. Even omitting Sheep, this is still a big hike: 16 miles round trip on trail and cross-country, with a gain of 4300'. The summit block is Class 2, and fun if you like that kind of thing. Please SASE to hikes@mtpinos.com a few days before the outing, or to Karen Leverich, PO Box 6831, Frazier Park, CA, 93222 a week before the hike. Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH
Mar 24 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Strawberry Peak (6164'): From Redbox we will do 6 miles round trip, 1600' gain, partly on well used use trial. Shorter option available. Moderately paced. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point with, lunch, and good footwear. Leaders: DORIS DUVAL, LYNDA ARMBRUSTER
Mar 26-28 Fri-Sun Hundred Peaks
Rescheduled from Mar 12-14
I: Villager Peak (5756'), Rabbit Peak #2 (6640'+): We're experimenting with developing a more enjoyable Rabbit/Villager backpack. Consider this: a late-morning start on Friday, carrying those heavy packs (all that water!) up 3500' and 5 miles or so, and camping short of Villager. On Saturday, load up only enough water for a long day hike, head up Villager (1300', 2 miles), on to Rabbit and back (7+ miles, 3100' gain), and then back down to camp, for a total that day of 4400' and 11 miles. Enjoy an evening savoring being (almost) done with the most dreaded peaks on the List, then saunter out the next morning, and celebrate with a nice lunch in Borrego Springs, getting home Sunday PM at a decent hour. Please SASE a week before the outing to hikes@mtpinos.com or to Karen Leverich, PO Box 6831, Frazier Park, CA, 93222. Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH
Mar 27 Sat Crescenta Valley, K-9 Committee
O: Mount Lowe (5603'): Scenic 13 miles, 3800' gain, moderately paced loop past historic Echo Mountain and Inspiration Point. Traverse Mount Lowe and return via Sam Merrill Trail. Not suitable for beginners or tigers. Trail K9s welcome; leash during lunch. Meet 7:50 am top of Lake Avenue, Altadena. Bring 2-3 quarts water, lunch, lugsoles. Rain cancels. Leader: RON BARBOUR. Co-Leaders: CATHY KISSINGER, ANN PEDRESCHI
Mar 31 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Josephine Peak (5558') via Colby Cyn: 8 miles 2500' round trip. Great views from top. Meet 9 am La Cañada with water, lunch, and good footwear. Leaders: ROSEMARY CAMPBELL, DON SIMINSKI
April
Apr 2 Fri Hundred Peaks
I: Liebre Mountain (5760'), Sawmill Mountain #2 (5514'), Burnt Peak (5788'), Sawtooth Mountain (5200+'): Sawmill (once upon a time on the HPS List, but no longer) and Liebre are drive-ups, Burnt is 6 miles round trip, 800' gain on road, the optional Sawtooth is 4 miles round trip, 1700' gain on gnarly firebreak. Clean out the entire Liebre Range. Slow pace, no tigers, newcomers welcome! Meet 9 am near Flying J gas pumps, I-5 at Frazier Park exit. Bring water, 10 essentials. Co-Leaders: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH, WOLF LEVERICH
Icons: HPS Historical Hike
Apr 3 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Asbestos Mountain (5265'), Lookout Mountain #1 (5590'): CANCELED. Leaders: FRANK DOBOS, DIANE DUNBAR
Apr 3 Sat Antelope Valley
O: Strawberry Peak (6164') Hike and Potluck: Join us for a moderate hike up a premier peak of the front range of the San Gabriels. This will be a 6 mile round trip, 1500' gain from Red Box. Meet 8:30 am Palmdale rideshare point or 9:30 am Red Box parking area (off Angeles Crest Highway). Bring strawberry related potluck item, lugsoles, plenty of water, Adventure Pass. Rain, snow or fire closure cancels. Leader: TRANINA GLOVER. Co-Leader: JERRI CLIFTON
Apr 3 Sat Wilderness Adventures
O: Mount Pinos (LO) (8831'), Sawmill Mountain (8818'), Grouse Mountain (8582'), Mount Abel (8280'): Moderately paced 12 miles round trip, 2200' gain scenic hike among the pines on this ridge route connecting some of the highest peaks in Kern County. Hope to see some wildflowers in bloom as well. Meet 7 am Sylmar rideshare point. Bring 2 quarts water, lunch, boots, 10 essentials, Adventure Pass. Leader: BRENT COSTELLO. Co-Leader: HARVEY GANZ
Apr 3-4 Sat-Sun Sierra Peaks
M: San Gorgonio Mountain (11,502'): Backpack and snow climb to Southern California's highest peak. Saturday backpack from South Fork trailhead on snowshoes or skis to Dry Lake, 6 miles, 2100' gain. Sunday climb San Gorgonio using ice axe and crampons, 4 miles round trip, 2500' gain, pack out. Other possible objectives if time. Restricted to Sierra Club members with ice axe and crampon experience. Send sase/email, experience/conditioning, H&W phones, rideshare info to Leader: BETH EPSTEIN. Co-Leader: ASHER WAXMAN
Apr 4 Sun Hundred Peaks, Lower Peaks
I: Monrovia Peak (5409'), Clamshell Peak (4360'), explore Rankin Peak (5291'): We combine roads, trails, and firebreaks near the city of Monrovia into a strenuous loop hike of 14 miles round trip, 5300' gain. Clamshell is on the Great Lower Peaks List, Rankin is unlisted, but both peaks are strategically located along the route. Send sase or esase with conditioning and experience to Leader: PAT ARREDONDO. Co-Leaders: VIRGIL POPESCU, GEORGE WYSUP, TOM HILL
Apr 4 Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
O: Allen Peak (5795'): Lonely Allen Peak is sometimes omitted when doing the other five peaks of Yucaipa Ridge, because somehow few have the energy for one more peak by the time Allen's turn comes up. Let's give Allen the respect it's due, approaching it at an easy pace by a dirt road, with a brief bit of use trail to reach the peak. 7.5 miles round trip, 1300' gain. We will have to get permission to cross private land, so the number of participants is limited. Please SASE to hikes@mtpinos.com or to Karen Leverich, PO Box 6831, Frazier Park, CA, 93222 a week before the hike. Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH, MARK ALLEN
Apr 6 Tue Hundred Peaks
O: Sunday Peak (8295'), Bohna Peak (6788'): Two peaks north of Lake Isabella with dirt road driving. The beautiful summit of Sunday is 3 1/2 miles round trip on trail, 1000' gain. Bohna is 3 miles round trip, 1400' gain on trail and use trail. Email leader a few days before for meeting time and place. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, INGEBORG PROCHAZKA
Apr 7 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
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 8:58 am in the supermarket parking lot on the NE corner of Foothill Blvd and Mount Gleason Rd (Thomas Guide p503 H3) with water, lunch, suitable clothing and footwear. Leaders: RON ROSIEN, ROSEMARY CAMPBELL
Apr 8 Thu Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
I: Sheephead Mountain (5896'), Cuyapaipe Mountain (6378'), Garnet Peak (5880'+): A handful of short hikes along the Sunrise Highway near Julian. Do one or all three. Some dirt road driving for Cuyapaipe. Depending on the status of the fire closure, Garnet Peak may be a modest 2.5 miles round trip, 500' gain, or a more interesting 5 miles round trip, 1000' gain. Cuyapaipe checks in at 2.5 miles, 600' gain. The challenge here is finding the use trail. Sheephead is 3.5 miles on road and cross-country, 1000' gain. Please SASE to hikes@mtpinos.com a few days before the outing, or to Karen Leverich, PO Box 6831, Frazier Park, CA, 93222 a week before the hike. Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH
Apr 9 Fri Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
I: Eagle Crag (5077'+): George Wysup led this peak on April Fool's Day, 2001, and found 100+ ticks. Hopefully he got them all, and there are none left. (Maybe wear long light-colored pants, just in case!) This hike is a full day outing: 18 miles round trip mainly on trail, but with a cross-country component, and 3500' of gain, 1000' of that annoyingly enough on the return. Expect some pretty scenery, including some streams that look as if they had been teleported down here from the Cascade Mountains. Please SASE to hikes@mtpinos.com a few days before the outing, or to Karen Leverich, PO Box 6831, Frazier Park, CA, 93222 a week before the hike. Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH
Apr 10 Sat Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
0: Mount Lukens (5074') via Stone Canyon Trail: Strenuous 7 mile round trip, 3300' gain hike to the highest point in the Los Angeles city limits, with great views and beautiful wildflowers. Meet 8:30 am supermarket parking lot (NE corner Foothill Blvd and Mount Gleason Rd in Sunland, Thomas Guide page 503, H3) with water, lunch, suitable clothing, footwear. Leaders: ROSEMARY CAMPBELL, SOUTHERN COURTNEY
Apr 11 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: The Pinnacles (5737'), Mount Marie Louise (5507'): Enjoy these two rocky summits north of Lake Arrowhead, moderately strenuous 12 miles round trip, 3000' gain cross-country in desert-like terrain. The Pinnacles will be climbed from the east following a new canyon route. Some brush and rock scrambling, some dirt road driving. Call or email leader week of hike. Leader: TOM HILL. Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, LAURA JOSEPH, VIRGIL POPESCU
Apr 13 Tue Hundred Peaks
Management Meeting: Please join us for our monthly open management committee meeting. For time and location, contact Secretary: WINNETTE BUTLER
Apr 16-18 Fri-Sun Hundred Peaks, PV-SB, Natural Science, WTC
I: San Rafael Mountain (6593'), McKinley Mountain (6200'), Santa Cruz Peak (5570'): Often referred to as the "Big 3", moderately paced 32 miles round trip, 7400' gain backpack on road and cross-country in beautiful Los Padres National Forest. Overnight camp at McKinley Spring. Esase (preferred) or sase with recent conditioning, phone & rideshare information to Leader. Rain postpones. Leader: KENT SCHWITKIS. Co-Leader: BARRY HOLCHIN. Naturalist: SHERRY ROSS
Icons: Backpack
Apr 16 Fri Hundred Peaks
I: Mount Lowe (5603'), Mount Markham (5742'): Moderate 6 miles round trip, 1100' gain on road, trail, and a little cross-country. Enjoy panoramic views from atop these peaks. Slow pace, no tigers, newcomers welcome! Sturdy hikers can stay for bonus peaks. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, 10 essentials. Co-Leaders: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH, WOLF LEVERICH
Apr 17 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Chaparrosa Peak (5541'): Enjoy a relaxed-paced hike to a beautiful peak in a nature preserve near Yucca Valley, 7 miles round trip, 1300' gain. Newcomers welcome!! Bring water, lunch, 10 essentials. Rain cancels. Send e-sase or SASE to Leaders: WINNETTE BUTLER (winnetteb@earthlink.net), KATHY CHEEVER (Cheever@ucla.edu)
Apr 17 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Cleghorn Mountain (5333'), Cajon Mountain (5360'), Sugarpine Mountain (5478'), Monument Peak #2 (5290'): CANCELED. Leader: TOM HILL. Co-Leaders: VIRGIL POPESCU, GEORGE WYSUP
Apr 17 Sat Hundred Peaks, Verdugo
O: Vetter Mountain (LO) (5908'): A beautiful trail hike to one of the most spectacular viewpoint in the Angeles National Forest via the Mount Vetter Trail. Beginners are welcome on this very moderately paced 3 miles round trip, 700' gain hike to the renovated lookout tower at the peak. Meet 9:30 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, lugsoles, appropriate clothing. Co-Leaders: DAVID F. EISENBERG, FRANK DOBOS
Apr 17 Sat Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
I: Granite Peaks (7527'), Mineral Mountain (7238'), Tip Top Mountain (7623'): Expect a slow pace, spectacular scenery, and (if we're way too slow) a dirt road walk in the dark to bag the last of the listed peaks. Total statistics for the three peaks are 14 miles round trip, 3000' gain, with some gnarly dirt road driving. (Bring your high clearance vehicle, if you can! Participation will be limited based on the number of high clearance vehicles that are coming.) Please SASE (with information about your vehicle) to hikes@mtpinos.com a few days before the outing, or to Karen Leverich, PO Box 6831, Frazier Park, CA, 93222 a week before the hike. Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH
Apr 17 Sat Wilderness Adventures, Pasadena
O: Vetter Mountain (LO) (5908') via Silver Moccasin Trail: Moderately strenuous 12 miles, 2000' gain, one-way hike from Three Points to Shortcut Canyon through forested Chilao Flats and Charlton Flats and Upper Big Tujunga Canyon with lunch at Vetter Moutain Lookout. Great views of San Gabriel front range from historic fire lookout tower. Car shuttle required. Meet 7:45 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring 2-3 quarts water, lunch, lugsoles, Adventure Pass. Heavy rain cancels. Leader: TED LUBESHKOFF. Co-Leader: JEANNINE LUBESHKOFF.
Apr 18 Sun Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Hillyer (6200'+), Winston Peak (7502'), Adopt-a-Highway cleanup: Easy peaks in Angeles National Forest and easy cleanup of our section of route 2. Hike totals are 3 miles round trip, 800' gain. Refreshments provided by HPS, then we give a little back to the mountains. Come help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the HPS! Two dogs attending. Meet 8 am at La Cañada rideshare point or 7 am for breakfast at Hill Street Cafe. Bring water, lugsoles. Rain cancels. Leader: JIM FLEMING. Assistants: JULIE RUSH, DAVID EISENBERG
Icons: HPS Historical Hike
Apr 24 Sat Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
O: Ryan Mountain (5457'), Lost Horse Mountain (5313'): 8 miles round trip, 2000' gain. Join Greg on his "O" provisional and see if he's got what it takes, while enjoying a couple nice hikes in Joshua Tree at the same time. Meet 9:30 am in the parking lot next to the Denny's in Yucca Valley. Leader: GREG DE HOOGH Co-Leader: WOLF LEVERICH
Apr 24 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Antimony Peak (6848'), Eagle Rest Peak (6005'): We hike cross-country down the ridge from Antimony Peak to the prominent uplifted summit of Eagle Rest if the dirt roads are open, otherwise we'll take the canyon route. Very strenuous 11 miles round trip, 5300' gain with some rock scrambling and bushwhacking. Some dirt road driving. Send sase or esase with conditioning and experience to Leader: VIRGIL POPESCU. Co-Leaders: LAURA JOSEPH, GEORGE WYSUP, TOM HILL
Apr 24 Sat Palos Verdes-South Bay, Hundred Peaks
M: 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
Apr 24 Sat Hundred Peaks, Palos Verdes-South Bay, Natural Science
New Outing, not in Schedule
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, considerable cross country. Bring lunch, water, rain gear, lugs (swim suit optional). Take time to learn from our naturalist about the fauna and flora - the flowers should be great after the fire! 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: KENT SCHWITKIS. Naturalist: SHERRY ROSS
Apr 25 Sun Hundred Peaks
O: McPherson Peak (5749'), Peak Mountain (5843'): Hike these two peaks in the Santa Barbara backcountry. Moderately paced 14.5 miles round trip, 3800' gain total. Send esase or SASE with recent HIKING experience to leader; requests without this information will not be considered. Leader: DAVE BEYMER. Co-Leader: MAURA RAFFENSPERGER
Apr 25 Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
O: Queen Mountain (5680'+), Warren Point (5103'): Stay over after Greg's provisional and visit two more great peaks in beautiful Joshua Tree National Park. Anticipate a pace slow enough to look around and enjoy the park. Each peak is about 6 miles round trip, 1200' gain -- do one or both, depending on your time and energy. Meet 8:30 am in the parking lot next to the Denny's in Yucca Valley. Leaders: MARK ALLEN, WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH
Apr 29 Thu Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
I: Bighorn Mountains (5894'), Meeks Mountain: The crux of these peaks is probably the long annoying drive back to the trailhead. Meeks is 4 miles round trip, 1000' gain; Bighorn 6 miles and 1100' gain. Bring your high clearance vehicle, if you can! Participation will be limited based on the number of high clearance vehicles that are coming. Please SASE (with information about your vehicle) to hikes@mtpinos.com a few days before the outing, or to Karen Leverich, PO Box 6831, Frazier Park, CA, 93222 a week before the hike. Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH
Apr 30 Fri Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
I: Iron Mountain #1 (8007'): Wolf's birthday hike. It's the Big One: 14 miles round trip and cross-country, a mere 7200' of gain. Bring your headlamp (we'll be hiking at a slow pace and will probably be coming out in the dark) and your rain/wind gear (the weather this time of year can be very unreliable -- we hiked out last year in a snowstorm!) Please SASE a week before the outing, with information about your conditioning, to hikes@mtpinos.com, or to Karen Leverich, PO Box 6831, Frazier Park, CA, 93222. Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH
May
May 1 Sat Lower Peaks, Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
O: Thomas Mountain (6825'): 11 miles round trip, 2100' gain, slow to moderate pace. Meet 7 AM at North Orange County rideshare. We take the Ramona Trail, through high chaparral and cool Jeffrey Pine forest to Ramona Camp, followed by 2 miles on the road to the summit of Thomas Mtn. Bring water, lunch, lug soles, Rain cancels. Leaders: GABRIELE RAU, LUELLA FICKLE
May 2 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Historical Hike to Heald Peak (6901'), Nicolls Peak (6070'): Join this re-enactment of the April 27, 1974 dedication of Heald Peak in memory of HPS founder Weldon Heald. Strenuous cross-country, 14 miles round trip, 5000' gain with some rock scrambling and bushwhacking. Carcamp Saturday night recommended due to early start. The outing may be split into a two-group loop hike and rendezvous. Rocky dirt road driving: high clearance vehicles recommended. Send sase or esase with conditioning and experience to Leader: TOM HILL. Co-Leaders: VIRGIL POPESCU, PAT ARREDONDO, LAURA JOSEPH, GEORGE WYSUP
Icons: HPS Historical Hike
May 3 Mon Hundred Peaks
Rescheduled from April 17
I: Granite Peaks (7527'): Expect a slow pace, and spectacular scenery. Granite Peaks is "only" 5 miles round trip, 1700' gain, but will take much longer than one would anticipate. There's also some gnarly dirt road driving. (Bring your high clearance vehicle, if you can! Participation will be limited based on the number of high clearance vehicles that are coming.) Time and interest allowing after Granite, who knows?, we might tackle another nearby peak such as Silver or Gold. Please SASE (with information about your vehicle) to hikes@mtpinos.com a few days before the outing, or to Karen Leverich, PO Box 6831, Frazier Park, CA, 93222 a week before the hike. Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH
May 4 Tue Pasadena
O: Moonlight Hike to Mount Lowe or San Gabriel Peak from Eaton Saddle: Leaders' choice to enjoy the night views above Los Angeles Basin on moderate 3-5 mile, 700'-1000' gain hike to historic peak in front range. Meet 7 pm La Cañada rideshare point with water, snack, lugsoles, flashlight. Leaders: PAM ALLEN, TERRY GINSBERG
May 7 Fri Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
I: Granite Mountain #2 (5633'): CANCELED. Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH
May 8-9 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks
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. Watch the start of the recovery from the Cedar Fire. Hikes for beginners through tigers planned to all or most of 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?" 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: LAURA JOSEPH
Icons: HPS Historical Hike
May 8 Sat Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
I: Garnet Mountain (5680+'), Garnet Peak (5880+'), Monument Peak #1 (6271'): Join us at HPS Spring Fling for these easier peaks totaling 6 miles, 1200'. We'll take a pathfinder route to both Garnets and have plenty of time to get to the party Saturday night! Enjoy the wildflower show that comes after a fire as we hike. Leave Foster Lodge at 9:30am. Short car trips between trailheads on paved roads. Contact Laura Joseph, ljoseph2@earthlink.net for info. Leaders: LAURA JOSEPH, SANDY SPERLING
May 8 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Little Cahuilla Mountain (5042'), Cahuilla Mountain (5635'): Moderate 9 miles round trip, 1800' gain on trail and use trail. Enjoy these fascinating peaks on your way to Spring Fling feasting. Slow pace, no tigers, newcomers welcome! Meet 9 am Aguanga infield (junction of SR 79 and SR 371). Note: as of noon on Friday the 7th, SR 79 is closed between Temecula and Aguanga. We will still be at Aguanga at 9AM, but you may prefer to meet instead at 9:15 am at the intersection of Cary Road and SR 371 (closer to the trail heads). See Cahilla Mountain Peak Guide for directions on how to get there. Bring water, 10 essentials. Co-Leaders: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH, WOLF LEVERICH
May 8 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Oakzanita Peak (5054'): A HPS Spring Fling Mountain Bike/Hike Outing: CANCELED. Leaders: KATHY CHEEVER, MARS BONFIRE
May 9 Sun Hundred Peaks
O: Boucher Hill (5438'), Hot Springs Mountain (6533'), Combs Peak (6193'), Palomar High Point (6140'), Lookout Mountain #1 (5590'): Driving tour on the return from Spring Fling picking up easy peaks along the way, hiking 7 miles round trip, 1800' gain. Participants with high clearance vehicles are encouraged to tag along and share the burden of 50 miles of generally good dirt road driving. We begin with Boucher Hill on paved roads, then meet Spring Fling late arrivers at Warner Springs for a series of drives into dirt-road countrysides, finishing up on pavement at the PCT alternate route to Lookout. Contact leader for trip details about a week in advance with your vehicle type and peak preferences. Leaders: TOM HILL, VIRGIL POPESCU
Icons: HPS Spring Fling Hike
May 9 Sun Hundred Peaks
O: Stonewall Peak (5730') and Oazkanita Peak (5054'): Originally, the outing was to go Whale Peak (5349'), and Point 4879. Cuyamaca Rancho State Park partially reopened last weekend -- celebrate by visiting these two peaks. Sorrow at the destruction last fall's fire wrought. Stonewall is 2.5 miles round trip, 900' gain, on trail. Oakzanita is 5.5 miles round trip, 1000' gain, on fire road and trail. Meet 8 am at Scissors Crossing, SR 78 and road S2. Alternate meeting time/place: 8 am, Foster Lodge. Bring lunch, 2 qts water, and lug-sole boots. Leaders: TOM & LYNDA ARMBRUSTER. Assistants: KAREN & WOLF LEVERICH
May 9 Sun Hundred Peaks
O: Middle Peak (5883'), Cuyamaca Peak (6512'): A HPS Spring Fling Mountain Bike/Hike Adventure: CANCELED. Leaders: KATHY CHEEVER, MARS BONFIRE
May 9 Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
I: Cuyapaipe Mountain (6378'), Sheephead Mountain (5896'): After a leisurely breakfast at Foster Lodge following Spring Fling partying the night before, head out to climb two interesting peaks along Sunrise Highway before heading home. Cuyapaipe is 2.5 miles round trip with 600' gain, Sheephead is 3.5 miles round trip with 800' gain, both are on dirt road and use trail. High clearance recommended but not essential. We will leave Foster Lodge at 9:30am and should be on our way home by 4:00 pm. Possible to do only one peak if you're in a hurry to get home. Contact Laura Joseph, ljoseph2@earthlink.net for info. Leaders: LAURA JOSEPH, SANDY SPERLING
May 11 Tue Hundred Peaks
Management Meeting: Please join us for our monthly open management committee meeting. For time and location, contact Secretary: WINNETTE BUTLER
May 13-16 Thu-Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
I: Big Four: Samon Peak (6227'), Big Pine Mountain (6800'), West Big Pine (6490'), Madulce Peak (6536'): POSTPONED to a yet-to-be-determined date, due to temporary closure of the San Rafael Wilderness.
The Big Four are being led Memorial Day weekend, but in case those dates don't work for you or you want a kinder, gentler (read "slower") hike, here's another option. This will be a relatively slow-paced four day, three night backpack mainly on dirt roads and trails in Santa Barbara County (Big Pine is the high point of Santa Barbara County), but with some steep annoying cross-country just to keep things interesting. Total statistics: about 50 miles and 9000' gain, though individual days will be under 20 miles and 3000' gain. Please SASE with conditioning and backpacking experience to hikes@mtpinos.com a few days before the outing, or to Karen Leverich, PO Box 6831, Frazier Park, CA, 93222 a week before the hike. Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH
May 15 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Historical Rendezvous Hike to Hildreth Peak (5065'): CANCELED, but see below: Tom, George and Virgil are still leading Hildreth on this date, by the ridgetop jeep road. Consider joining them... Leader: LAURA JOSEPH. Co-Leader: MARKEY NEIGHBORS
May 15-16 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Historical Rendezvous Hike to Hildreth Peak (5065'), plus Sunday hike to Monte Arido (6010'), Old Man Mountain (5538'): Saturday we hike an old ridgetop jeep road, strenuous 16 miles round trip, 4500' gain, to honor Freda Walbrecht on the summit of Hildreth with the group coming up from the south canyon. Evening carcamp near Potrero Seco. Sunday we hike the other two peaks, moderate 6 miles round trip, 1700' gain, some brush on Old Man Mountain. Much dirt road driving, with several miles restricted to 4wd vehicles: participants with such vehicles are especially welcome. Send sase or esase with conditioning, experience, vehicle type to Leader: TOM HILL. Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, VIRGIL POPESCU
Icons: HPS Historical Hike, Carcamp
May 15 Sat Pasadena
O: Pacifico Mountain (7124'): Moderately paced 12 mile, 2200' gain hike from Mill Creek Summit. No tigers or beginners. Meet 8 am La Cañada rideshare point with 2-3 quarts water, lunch, hiking boots. Rain cancels. Leaders: NORM STABECK, GARY KINSLEY
May 16 Sun Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Baldy (10064'), Mount Harwood (9552'): Hike the high point of the San Gabriel Mountains. Strenuous but moderately paced 9 mile loop, 4100' gain total with short car shuttle. Meet 8 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 min 2 qts water, lunch, money for the tram ride down to cars, Adventure Pass. Rain cancels. Leader: DAVE BEYMER. Co-Leader: MAURA RAFFENSPERGER
May 20-21 Thu-Fri Hundred Peaks, Lower Peaks
O: Silver Peak (2010'): Join us on a great hike on Catalina Island. We will take the ferry from San Pedro to either Avalon or Two Harbors. Those going to Avalon will take the shuttle to the airport, then hike down to Little Fisherman Cove Campground, about 8 miles downhill. Those going to Two Harbors will meet us at the campground. On Friday, all of us will get an early start for Silver. We will do Silver and return via the west end and down the north coast of the island back to Two Harbor. The hike is 17 miles round trip, gain 3900' /3000' loss. Shorter options possible. 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
May 21 Fri Hundred Peaks
I: Josephine Peak (5558'): 8 miles round trip, 1900' gain on fire road. Enjoy panoramic views of the San Gabriels from atop this peak. Slow pace, no tigers, newcomers welcome! Sturdy hikers can stay for bonus peaks. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, 10 essentials. Co-Leaders: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH, WOLF LEVERICH
May 22 Sat Hundred Peaks, Natural Science
I: Pinyon Peak (6805'): Could we have consecutive good wildflower years? Moderately paced 6 miles round trip, 2800' gain hike on trail and mostly open, interesting cross-country near Walker Pass. No significant scrambling. Paved hwy driving. For time and meeting info, email or phone Leader: GEORGE WYSUP. Assistants: SANDY SPERLING, LAURA JOSEPH. Naturalists: GINNY HERINGER, SHERRY ROSS
May 22 Sat Wilderness Adventures, Pasadena
O: Iron Mountain #1 (8007'): Extremely strenuous 15 miles round trip, 6000' gain hike in Sheep Mountain Wilderness to "the least accessible peak in the San Gabriels" (John Robinson, Trails of the Angeles, #86). For experienced hikers only. Contact Leaders: JIM HERINGER, TERRY GINSBERG
May 22-23 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks, WTC
CANCELED DUE TO ACCESS CLOSURE:

I: Big Three: McKinley Mountain (6200'), San Rafael Mountain (6593'), Santa Cruz Peak (5570'): Leader: VIRGIL POPESCU. Co-Leaders: PATTY RAMBERT, TOM HILL
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May 22-23 Sat-Sun Palos Verdes-South Bay, Hundred Peaks
I: Rock Point (5280'), Ken Point (6423'), Cahuilla (5635'), Little Cahuilla (5042'): Sat strenuous 12 miles 3600' gain cross-country, road and trail to first two peaks. Happy hour and car camp in area Sat night. Sun easy 9 mi 2400' gain use-trail/cross-country to Cahuillas. Send email/sase with H&W phones, recent conditioning/experience, rideshare info to Bob. Co-Leaders: BOB BEACH, KEITH MARTIN
May 23 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Cannel Point (8314') Exploratory: Long hike with early start to climb Cannel via a National Recreation Trail with head at 2800' elev near Kernville (possible new route 2 for this HPS peak, saving 100 extra miles of driving to route 1). Relaxed moderate pace for this approx 20 mi round trip, 5600' gain trek, mostly trail, some scrambling on the summit block. Paved hwy driving. Consider attending May 22 Pinyon hike as a warmup. Email or SASE with recent conditioning summary and rideshare info to Leader: GEORGE WYSUP. Assistants: SANDY SPERLING, MARKEY & ROBERT NEIGHBORS, LAURA JOSEPH
May 25 Tue Hundred Peaks
O: Silver Peak (6756'), Gold Mountain (8235'), Bertha Peak (8201'): Join us for a day in the San Bernadino mountains north of Big Bear. This is an opportunity to hike some seldom led peaks. Totals for the day will be about 12 mi, 3200'gain, and about 6-7 hours of hiking plus drive time between peaks. Pace will be easy. Alternate routes possible. Bring lunch, water, lugsoles. Rain cancels. Contact leaders 2-3 days prior to hike. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, LYNDA ARMBRUSTER
May 26 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Winston Peak (7502'), Winston Ridge (7003'): 6 miles round trip, 1200' gain from Cloudburst Summit. Moderately paced. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: DORIS DUVAL, DON SIMINSKI
May 29 Sat Wilderness Adventures
O: Mount Lowe (5603'): Moderately paced 13 miles, 3800' gain scenic loop hike past historic Echo Mountain on the Castle Canyon trail to Inspiration Point and on to the summit of Mount Lowe. Meet 7:50 am top of Lake Avenue, Pasadena. Bring 2-3 quarts water, lunch, lugsoles, rain gear. Heavy rain cancels. Leader: GARY ANDERSON. Assistant: DAVE HEFFERNAN
May 29-31 Sat-Mon Hundred Peaks
I: Big 4: Samon Peak (6227'), Big Pine Mountain (6800'), West Big Pine (6490'), Madulce Peak (6536'): Take either two days or the entire Memorial Day Weekend for these tough peaks in the Santa Barbara backcountry. Very strenuous backpack, 50 miles round trip, 9200' gain. Participants opting for the three day outing will also need to apply for the Big 4 Minus 1 trip written up for May 30-31. Saturday pack in to Chokecherry Spring for a steep, brushy, rocky side trip with daypacks to Samon Peak. Participants on the two day outing will then pack all water to a campsite near Big Pine Mountain, bringing the day's total to 25 mi, 5700' gain. Sunday pick up remaining peaks and pack out, 25 mi, 3500' gain. Send sase or esase with conditioning, experience, and your choice between the two or the three day backpack to Leader: TOM HILL. Co-Leader: VIRGIL POPESCU
Icon: Backpack
May 30-31 Sun-Mon Hundred Peaks
O: Big 4 Minus 1: Big Pine Mountain (6800'), West Big Pine (6490'), Madulce Peak (6536'): Strenuous overnight backpack covers the three road and trail peaks of the Big Four, 35 miles round trip, 5000' gain. We meet Sunday at Chokecherry Spring. Participants who wish to ascend Samon Peak on Saturday should apply also for the Big 4 trip written up for May 29-31. Send sase or esase with conditioning and experience to Leader: JOHN CONNELLY. Co-Leader: RAY WOLFE
Icon: Backpack
May 30 Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
O: Thorn Point (LO) (6920+'): Visit this remote lookout in Ventura County, with beautiful views and sandstone cliffs. If we're lucky, we may even see some condors, since they nest in the area. We should be able to see some unusual fossils along the way. Moderate pace, 8 miles round trip, 2000' gain. Some dirt road driving to reach trailhead, your high clearance vehicle is especially welcome! Meet 7AM Sylmar rideshare point. Leader: DON CWIK. Assistants: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH
June
Jun 2 Wed Local Hikes
O: Waterman Mountain (8038') from Cloudburst Summit: 7 miles, 1200' gain on well-used use trail. End at Three Points. Car shuttle. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: BETH MIKA, DAN BUTLER, SOUTHERN COURTNEY
Jun 4 Fri Hundred Peaks
I: Mount Gleason (6502'), Iron Mountain #2 (5635': Gleason is 1.5 miles, 250' gain on road, Iron is 4.5 miles, 1300' gain mostly on road with some cross-country. Gleason is nicely tree-covered, while Iron has panoramic views of undisturbed San Gabriel backcountry. Slow pace, no tigers, newcomers welcome! Sturdy hikers can stay for bonus peaks. Meet 9am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, 10 essentials. Co-Leaders: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH, WOLF LEVERICH
Jun 5-6 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks, PV-SB, Natural Science
I: Sunday Peak (8295'), Bohna Peak (6800'), Black Mountain #5 (7438'), Split Mountain (6800'): Day 1 morning: Bohna and Sunday 7 mi, 2400' gain routes on trail, use-trail and cross-country. Day 1 evening: Car camp near Sunday. Day 2: Black and Split - This hike is a very strenuous 11 miles and 4800' gain, mostly on use trail which is very brushy with some poodle dog. Take time to learn from our naturalist about the fauna and flora. Bring 10 essentials, lunch, and water. Esase (preferred) or sase with recent conditioning, phone & rideshare information to Leader. Leader: KENT SCHWITKIS. Co-Leaders: BARRY HOLCHIN, GEORGE WYSUP. Naturalist: SHERRY ROSS
Jun 5 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Shay Mountain (6714'), Deer Mountain (5536'), Ingham Peak (6355'), Little Shay Mountain (6635'), Hawes Peak (6751'): We shall revive the former scheme by including Deer Mountain in this very strenuous outing northwest of Big Bear Lake, 16 miles round trip, 5200' gain on trail and cross-country. Not recommended for those who are allergic to poodledog bush. Much driving on good dirt roads. Send sase or esase with conditioning and experience to Leader: TOM HILL. Co-Leaders: VIRGIL POPESCU, LAURA JOSEPH
Jun 5 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Lukens Mountain Bike Adventure (5074'): Moderately paced ride 10.5 miles round trip, 2100' gain to highest point in the city of Los Angeles. Meet 10 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring bike, riding helmet, spare tube, 10 essentials, water, snack. Rain cancels. Leaders: KATHY CHEEVER, MARS BONFIRE
Jun 5 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Mount Williamson (8214') to Goodykoontz Peak (7558') Adventure: Approximately 8 miles 3000' elev gain. Steep cross-country exploratory along ridgelines for experienced hikers. Meet 8 am La Cañada rideshare point with Adventure Pass, 2-3 qts water, food, lugsoles, etc. Co-Leaders: DIANE DUNBAR, JIM KILBERG
Jun 6 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Sugarloaf Mountain (9952'): Moderate hike involves 6 miles round trip, 1400' gain. This historical HPS outing marks the 23rd annual first Sun in June hike with two-time HPS Chair Stag Brown. Meet 8am Pomona rideshare point. Bring water, sturdy boots, something to share on summit for lunch. Please also bring your stories about hiking with Stag. Inclement weather alters, but does not cancel outing. Leader: JOE YOUNG. Assistants: STAG BROWN and NAMI BROWN, WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH, MARK ALLEN
Icons: HPS Historical Hike
Jun 8 Tue Hundred Peaks
Management Meeting: Please join us for our monthly open management committee meeting. For time and location, contact Secretary: WINNETTE BUTLER
Jun 9 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Gleason (6502') & Messenger Flats Campground: All on the PCT. We will start from the saddle below the detention center. 7 miles round trip, 1200' gain'. Meet at 9 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: SOUTHERN COURTNEY, ROSEMARY CAMPBELL
Jun 12 Sat Wilderness Adventures, 20s & 30s Singles, Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
I: "Little House On The Prairie" hike to Scodie Mtn (7294'): Quote your favorite lines from these books/movies and bring your favorite bonnet/hat (along with your other ten essentials) while walking through wildflowers in the Southern Sierras. This is an approximately 7 mile round trip, 2300' gain hike with some trail, cross-country and rock scrambling. As well as finding the peak, we may also locate an old cabin. For meeting time/location, send H&W #s & recent conditioning/experience to Provisional Leader: PAMELA ROWE agouraqt@yahoo.com playing the part of Laura Co-Leader: DAVID COPLEN playing the part of Charles
Jun 12 Sat Wilderness Adventures, Pasadena
O: Pine Mountain #1 (9648'), Dawson Peak (9575'): Strenuous 6 miles round trip, 2300' gain hike in Sheep Mountain Wilderness. Rugged trail includes long, knife-edge ridge. Meet 7:30 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring 3 quarts water, lunch, lugsoles, Adventure Pass. Heavy rain cancels. Leaders: JIM HERINGER, NANCY SILBERMANN
Jun 13 Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
O: Reyes Peak (7514'), Haddock Mountain (7431'): 9 miles round trip, 1400' gain, and two lovely forested peaks in Ventura County north of Ojai with truly tremendous views. Meet at 8 AM Sylmar rideshare. Bring lunch, water, sturdy shoes, Adventure Pass. Leaders: MARK ALLEN, WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH
Jun 13 Sun Hundred Peaks
M: Antsell Rock (7679'), Apache Peak (7567'), Spitler Peak (7440'): Climb a classic HPS peak via the Sam Fink "Trail" up the north side of Antsell. Strenuous outing but moderately paced, 12 miles round trip, 3400' gain. Participants should be comfortable with moderate exposure on solid rock. Permit limits group size, so reserve early. Send sase or esase with conditioning and experience to Leader: TOM HILL. Co-Leader: VIRGIL POPESCU. Assistants: LAURA JOSEPH, PAT ARREDONDO
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Jun 14 Mon Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
I: Old Man Mountain (5525'), Monte Arido (6010'): We tried (but failed) to visit these two remote peaks in Santa Barbara County for Valentine's Day. By now, that road should be open. Expect lots of dirt road driving, then a 6 mile round trip, 1600' gain hike, on a dirt road with a brief cross-country segment. Inability to obtain special permit will cancel or postpone trip. Number of 4WD vehicles limits number of participants. SASE to karen@mtpinos.com or PO Box 6831, Frazier Park, CA, 93222 a few days before the hike. Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Jun 18 Fri Hundred Peaks
I: Circle Mountain (6875'), Gobblers Knob (6955'): Circle is 2 miles round trip, 800' gain on firebreak, while Gobbler's Knob is 1 mile round trip, 500' gain cross-country. Slow pace, no tigers, newcomers welcome! Sturdy hikers can stay for bonus peaks. Meet 9am McDonald's at Cajon Pass (I-15 and S.R. 138). Bring water, 10 essentials. Co-Leaders: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH, WOLF LEVERICH
Jun 19-20 Sat-Sun Palos Verdes-South Bay, Hundred Peaks
I: Heald Peak (6901'), Nicolls Peak (6070'), Onyx Peak #2 (5244'): Sat strenuous 7 miles cross-country 4200' gain hike to Heald and Nicolls. Car camp and happy hour in area Sat night. Sun moderate 5 miles cross-country 2400' gain to Onyx. Send email/sase w/ recent conditioning/experience, H&W phones, rideshare info to Leader: BOB BEACH. Co-Leader: MIKE DILLENBACK
Jun 19 Sat Pasadena
O: Cucamonga Peak (8859'): Moderately paced, strenuous 13 mile, 4400' gain hike via Icehouse Canyon. No tigers or beginners. Meet 7:30 am Mt. Baldy rideshare point. Bring 2-3 quarts water, lunch, hiking boots. Rain cancels. Leaders: NORM STABECK, GARY KINSLEY
Jun 20 Sun Hundred Peaks
O: Haddock Mountain (7431'), Reyes Peak (7514'): Join this picturesque hike-up/drive-down adventure, strenuous 14 miles one way, 5200' gain. We ascend a national recreation trail through the twisted, scenic gorge country in southern Lockwood Valley to these ridgeline peaks, then skip the return and let our cars handle the downhill back to the trailhead with an 18 mile car shuttle. Send sase or esase with conditioning and experience to Leader: TOM HILL. Co-Leader: JAMES CARDEN
Jun 20 Sun Mountain Bike
O: Mount Lukens/Grizzly/Hoyt Trail: Mountain bike 25 miles, 4000' gain on fire road, single track and pavement in San Gabriels (B+/TS3/E4). Strong intermediate riders welcome. Adventure pass required. Email/call Leader: LORENE SAMOSKA. Assistant: BAHRAM MANAHEDGI
Jun 20 Sun Pasadena
O: Buckhorn to Waterman Mountain (8038') and Three Points: Moderate 10 mile, 1600' gain hike along San Gabriel Wilderness boundary to enjoy incense cedar, Jeffrey and Ponderosa pine. Meet 8:30 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, lugsoles. Leaders: DON BREMNER, PHIL LAING
Jun 23 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Baden Powell (9399') from Vincent Gap: 8 round trip, 2800' gain. Slow to moderately paced through beautiful pine forest to this famous summit with great views. Meet 8 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: DORIS DUVAL, BOBCAT THOMPSON
Jun 24 Thu Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
I: Sunday Peak (8295'), Bohna Peak (6760'), Black Mountain #5 (7438'): Three nice peaks near Greenhorn Summit in Kern County, each a separate hike. Sunday is 3 1/2 miles round trip, 1000' gain. Bohna is 3 miles, 1400' gain. And Black #5, 3 miles and 1200'. Total: just under 10 miles and 3600' gain. The Sequoia National Forest is lovely. Some dirt road driving, high clearance useful but 4WD not necessary. SASE to karen@mtpinos.com or PO Box 6831, Frazier Park, CA, 93222 a few days before the hike. Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH, DAVE COMERZAN
Jun 25 Fri Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
I: Split Mountain (6836'): A nice car camp at Black Mountain Saddle after visiting Sunday, Bohna, and Black on Thursday leaves us ready to visit sometimes-brushy Split Mountain. This hike is 8 miles round trip, 2400' gain, with 900' on the return. Some interesting bouldering on the summit, and awesome views over Lake Isabella. Maybe dinner after at a nice place in Kernville? Some dirt road driving, high clearance useful but 4WD not necessary. SASE to karen@mtpinos.com or PO Box 6831, Frazier Park, CA, 93222 a few days before the hike. Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH, DAVE COMERZAN
Jun 26 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Onyx Peak #1 (9113'), explore Peak 8990, Three Sisters (8100'): Visit two HPS summits and one primitive unnamed peak on this moderately strenuous 12 miles shuttle trip, 3700' gain. We combine a magnificent grove of old growth juniper trees, portions of the PCT, an animal compound for movies, mixed growth forests, and some easy rock scrambling in our tour of the far eastern fringe of the San Bernardino Forest south of Big Bear. Some dirt road driving probably suitable for most passenger cars. Send sase or esase with conditioning and experience to Leader: TOM HILL. Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, VIRGIL POPESCU
Jun 27 Sun Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Pinos (8831'), Sawmill Mountain (8750'+), Grouse Mountain (8650'+): Moderate and slow paced outing retraces route to HPS founder Weldon Heald's 100th peak in 1946. Hike involves 4 miles round trip and 1000' gain. Commentary about Heald's 100 peaks game idea on Grouse. Meet 8 am Sylmar rideshare point. Bring water, sturdy boots, something to share for lunch on Grouse. Leaders: JOE YOUNG, Chapter Historian BOB CATES, STAG BROWN
Icons: HPS Historical Hike
Jun 27 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Sawmill Mountain (8750'+), Grouse Mountain (8650'+): Bored of hiking that trail along the top of the Pinos ridge? Wolf & Karen have done it one too many times, anyhow, so offer an alternate approach to Grouse. Rendezvous with the main group to celebrate Weldon Heald's 100th peak. Up to 13 miles round trip, 3600' gain, slow paced, no tigers. Meet 7 am near Flying J gas pumps, I-5 at Frazier Park exit. Bring water, 10 essentials, something to share for lunch on Grouse. Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Icons: HPS Historical Hike
Jun 30 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Williamson (6214'): 5 miles round trip 1500' gain, short car shuttle through the tunnels. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: BETH MIKA, DAN BUTLER
July
Jul 2 Fri Hundred Peaks
I: Constance Peak (6645'), Heart Bar Peak (8332'): Constance is 1.5 miles round trip 500' gain cross-country, Heart Bar is 5 miles round trip, 1100' gain on road and cross-country. Bring your Jeeps and we may try the challenging drive up Heart Bar. Slow pace, no tigers, newcomers welcome! Sturdy hikers can stay for bonus peaks. Meet 9 am Pomona rideshare point. Bring water, 10 essentials. Co-Leaders: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH, WOLF LEVERICH
Jul 3 Sat Hundred Peaks
REPLACED (see below):

I: Rendezvous Hike via Tram to Marion Mountain (10320'), Jean Peak (10670'): Leader: VIRGIL POPESCU. Co-Leader: TOM HILL
Jul 3 Sat Hundred Peaks
REPLACED (see below):

I: Rendezvous Hike via Idyllwild to Marion Mountain (10320'), plus Jean Peak (10670'), Drury Peak (10160'), Folly Peak (10480'): Leader: LAURA JOSEPH. Co-Leader: PAT ARREDONDO
Jul 3 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Jean Peak (10,670'), Marion Mountain (10,320'), Cornell Peak (9750'), San Jacinto Peak (10,804'): Let the Palm Springs Tram take you up to the trailhead for this moderately strenuous but picturesque route to Jean and Marion, 10 miles round trip, 2500' gain. There are optional side trips of less than 1 mile, 500' gain each to rocky pinnacle Cornell and magnificent San Jacinto along the way for adventuresome types. Permit limits group size, so call or email leader in advance to reserve a spot. Leader: TOM HILL. Co-Leader: PAT ARREDONDO
Jul 3 Sat Hundred Peaks
HPS Historical Hike
New Outing, not in Schedule
I: 10,000 Foot Ridge (10,094'), Lake Peak (10,161'), Grinnell Mountain (10,284'): Over the years, HPS Mountain Records has had a role in the naming of our peaks, including Lake and Grinnell. Visit these two peaks, plus nearby 10K Ridge, with the current Mountain Records Chair. For those of you interested in pathfinders, we'll do 10K first, ascending a cross-country ridge from the north, then pick off Lake and Grinnell and saunter down the Fish Creek Trail. This will be a slow paced but still strenuous hike of 15 miles or so, 3500' gain. 14 miles of dirt road driving to reach the trailhead -- your high clearance vehicle especially appreciated! Space limited by permit, so SASE early to Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH
Jul 4 Sun Hundred Peaks, K-9 Committee
New Outing, not in Schedule
O: Grays Peak (7930'+), Little Bear Peak (7621'): Two pleasant wooded hikes north of Big Bear, what better way to celebrate the birthday of our nation? Grays is 6 miles round trip, 1200', accessed from a paved trailhead. We'll do Little Bear second. It's a mile round trip, and 200' of gain, the entire hike on a dirt road. Expect a slow pace, we like to look around and enjoy the sights! Those of you who dislike dirt road driving might want to skip this second peak -- it's about 3 miles from the pavement on dirt roads. Well behaved K-9s are welcome -- we'll have ours along. Bring lunch, water for you and your K-9, sturdy shoes, a leash. We'll probably meet near the trailhead -- SASE early and we'll send the details. Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH. Canine: PECOS LEVERICH
Jul 5 Mon Hundred Peaks, K-9 Committee
New Outing, not in Schedule
I: Arctic Point (8336'), Delamar Mountain (8398'), Bertha Peak (8201'), Mill Peak (6670'), Keller Peak (LO) (7882'), Slide Peak (7841'): Extend your 4th of July weekend by joining us as we clean out several simple peaks in the neighborhood of Big Bear Lake. We may miss a few, check with us in advance if one in particular is an "orphan" you really really need. We can be swayed! Arctic is 3 miles round trip, 800' gain, almost entirely wooded cross-country. Delamar is 1 mile round trip, 600' gain -- steep but forested. Bertha is 3 1/4 miles round trip, 800' gain, mainly on trail and dirt road. Mill is road and cross-country, 2 miles round trip, 600' gain; Slide a mile and a half, and 460' gain, while Keller is a drive up, and by then, we'll deserve one! If we do them all, it will be eleven miles of hike, 3500' gain -- a pretty strenuous day, but various opportunities along the way to say, "Enough!" and head for home. Some of the trailheads are on pavement, but most are reached via dirt road driving -- your high clearance vehicle is especially welcome! Well behaved K-9s are welcome -- we'll have ours along. Bring lunch, water for you and your K-9, sturdy shoes, a leash. Since we'll already be there, the meeting place for this outing will be in the Big Bear vicinity. SASE early for the details to Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH. Canine: PECOS LEVERICH
Jul 7 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Three Points around Waterman Mountain to Buckhorn: Car shuttle! 9 miles 2200' gain. Option to peak would add 1.5 miles and 500' of gain. Enjoy Incense Cedar, Jeffrey & Ponderosa pine. Meet 9 am La Cañada with water, lunch, good footwear, & hat. Leaders: MARY PATTERSON, DAN BUTLER
Jul 10 Sat Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
O: Mount Baden-Powell (9399'), Mount Burnham (8997'): Leisurely paced 10 mile route, 2400' gain on a scenic route in the San Gabriel's beginning and ending at Dawson Saddle. Meet 8 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, good footwear, lunch. No tigers. Leader: GRETA DUNLAP. Co-Leader: DIANE DUNBAR
Jul 10 Sat Hundred Peaks, East San Gabriel
O: Mt. Baden-Powell (9399'): 8 miles round trip, 2800' gain. Enjoy the beautiful high country, limber pines and clean air. Easy to moderately paced hike on shady trail. Meet 7:30 am at Pomona rideshare or 9:00 at Vincent Gap trailhead. Bring water, lunch, lug soles. Leaders: GABRIELE RAU, HEIDI UDINK
Icons: USFS Parking Pass, PCT
Jul 10 Sat Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
O: Sunset Peak (5796'): Join us for an easy paced 7 mile, 1300' gain walk on a fire road near Mount Baldy. Well behaved K9's on a leash are welcome. Meet 9:00 am Azusa rideshare point or 10:00 am at Cow Canyon Saddle west of Baldy Village. Bring water, snack, sturdy shoes for dirt trail and Adventure Pass. Rain cancels. Leader: DAVE CANNON. Assistants: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH
Jul 11 Sun Hundred Peaks
O: Little Cahuilla Mountain (5042'), Cahuilla Mountain (5635'), Lookout Mountain #1: Join us early as we hike three peaks in Riverside Co. Moderately paced, a total of 10.6 miles, 2400' gain on trail and use trail. Some dirt road driving - high clearance vehicles recommended. Meet 7 am Pomona rideshare. Bring lug sole boots, 3 quarts of water, lunch. Leader: JOHN RADALJ Co-Leader: MARK ALLEN
Jul 13 Tue Hundred Peaks
Management Meeting: Please join us for our monthly open management committee meeting. Contact any member of the committee (KATHY CHEEVER, JOE YOUNG, LYNDA ARMBRUSTER, WINNETTE BUTLER, WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH, RAY WOLFE) for time and place.
Jul 17 Sat Hundred Peaks, Orange County
O: Mount Islip (8250'): 6 miles round trip, 1300' gain. Enjoy this pleasant hike on good trail through pine forest in clean cool air to a summit with good view. Easy to moderately paced, no tigers! Meet 7:15 AM at North Orange County or 8:00 AM at Pomona rideshare. Bring water, lunch, lug soles. Leaders: GABRIELE RAU, BARBARA GUERIN
Icons: USFS Parking Pass
Jul 18 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Sam Fink Peak (7339') via Tram: CANCELED due to fire closure of Mount San Jacinto State Park. Leader: TOM HILL. Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, VIRGIL POPESCU
Jul 23-24 Fri-Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Waterman Mountain (8038') Backpack and Rendezvous: Everyone else will arrive mid-day on Saturday, so here's the best way to get a good seat at the Waterman Rendezvous Potluck and Party: backpack in the night before and camp! It'll be a dry camp, so you'll need to carry all your water, but you won't need to carry it all that far -- the total hike will be 8 miles, 1200' gain. We'll start hiking in late afternoon or early evening. SASE or e-SASE for more details to Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH
Jul 24 Sat Hundred Peaks
The 11th Annual Great Waterman Mountain (8038') Rendezvous and Informal Pot Luck: HPS invites you to join us for our annual party atop Waterman Mountain. Plan on spending some time on top getting acquainted and having fun (and eating) as most hikes won't be returning to the cars until late afternoon or early evening. Be sure to bring lots of food and drink to share with other hungry hikers. Rain cancels.
Jul 24 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Waterman Rendezvous Hike (8038'), easiest route: Join this moderate, 8 miles round trip, 1200' gain hike to the top of Waterman. Meet 9:30 AM at La Cañada rideshare, or 8 AM at the Hill Street Café in La Cañada. This is the easiest of all the Waterman rendezvous hikes. Once on top, we'll enjoy a potluck lunch with almost 100 hikers. Bring a potluck item serving 6-8 people, lugsoles, 2 quarts water and a genial disposition. Return to the rideshare point depends on the pace of the group, generally about 4 PM. Rain cancels. Leader: FRANK DOBOS. Assistants: LAURA QUINN, WINNETTE BUTLER, MARK ALLEN
Icons: USFS Parking Pass
Jul 24 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Waterman Rendezvous Hike (8038') from Buckhorn Campground: And back again loop. 5+ miles round trip, 2100' gain. We will hike mostly on the Waterman trail with a little bit of time on a well used use-trail. Meet at 9 AM at La Cañada rideshare point. Leader: SOUTHERN COURTNEY, ROSEMARY CAMPBELL
Jul 24 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Rendezvous Hike via Twin Peaks (7761'), Waterman Mtn (8038'): Join this early, moderately strenuous Waterman Rendezvous hike to pick up both peaks before lunch, 11 miles, 2700' gain round trip. Meet 6am La Cañada rideshare point. Leader: VIRGIL POPESCU. Co-Leaders: PAT ARREDONDO, DON CWIK, PETER DOGGETT
Jul 24 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Waterman Mountain (8038') from Three Points Rendezvous Hike: Moderately-paced 12 miles, 2200' gain round trip for a potluck lunch on the peak with around 100 happy hikers (and maybe one or two old grouches). Meet 8 AM at La Cañada rideshare point. Bring a potluck item serving 6-8 people, lugsoles, 2 quarts water. Leaders: TOM and LYNDA ARMBRUSTER
Jul 24 Sat Hundred Peaks
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, MARS BONFIRE
Jul 24 Sat STC, OCSS
New Outing, not in Schedule
O: San Gorgonio (11,499'): Have you wanted to climb San G, but never have, because it is SO hard? Join one of the easiest-paced leaders in the HPS for a leisurely, relaxing hike up the steepest (but shortest) route to the top of the highest peak in Southern CA. Are you training for Whitney or Rainier or Shasta or Denali? This would be a great conditioning hike for you. We will welcome other well-trained, fit, but easy-paced participants. No tigers. Send esase with climbing resume (recent high altitude hikes) to Leader: CHERYL GILL for meeting place, time, etc. Plan to spend the ENTIRE day. Number of participants limited by Wilderness Permit. Assistant Leader: LAURA CURRAN
Jul 25 Sun Hundred Peaks
O: Tahquitz Peak (8846'), Red Tahquitz (8720'): Visit the exquisite high country of the San Jacinto Wilderness. 10 miles, 3000' gain on trail and use trail. Expect a mellow pace with time to enjoy your surroundings. Participation is limited by permit, so SASE early to Leader: KAREN LEVERICH Co-Leaders: MARK ALLEN, WOLF LEVERICH
Jul 28 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Timber Mountain (8303'): 10 miles round trip, 3300' gain at slow to moderate pace. Shorter options available. Meet 8:30 am at Mills Ave & Mt Baldy Rd public parking lot with water, lunch, and good footwear Leaders: DORIS DUVAL, GABRIELE RAU
Jul 31 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Mini Peakbaggers' Special: Leaders Joe Young & Bobcat Thompson re-create a portion of their Peakbagging Olympics when 33 peaks were bagged in 24 hours. We also celebrate the numerous peakbagger specials in HPS history. All hiking on trails, up to 3000' gain, 10 miles rt. We'll meet at the La Cañada rideshare point at 7 AM (or 6 AM at Hill Street Café for breakfast), caravan to Mt Lewis, then return west along the Angeles Crest Hwy bagging as many peaks as we can. Leaders: JOE YOUNG & BOBCAT THOMPSON
Icons: HPS Historical Hike
Jul 31 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: San Jacinto Peak (10,804'), Folly Peak (10,480'): Leisurely paced 12 miles round trip, 2700' gain, trail and cross country. We'll "cheat" by riding up on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, which costs twenty bucks or so. Space limited by permit. Send email, H&W phones well before the hike to Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH
August
Aug 1 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Castle Rocks, (8600'), Black Mountain #1 (7772'): Another beautiful day in the San Jacinto Wilderness. Large trees, sweeping views to the north from the trail on Fuller Ridge, a fun Lookout to visit: what's not to like? A slow-to-moderate pace, 8 miles round trip, 1500' gain. If there's interest, we could optionally add Drury Peak (10,160'), which would make the total hike 14 miles round trip, 3500' gain. Let us know in your SASE if you'd be interested in doing Drury. Participation is limited by permit, so SASE early to Leader: WOLF LEVERICH Co-Leaders: MARK ALLEN, KAREN LEVERICH
Aug 4 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Baden-Powell (9399'): 9 miles total, 2400' gain. Car shuttle between Dawson saddle and Vincent Gap. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, good footwear, hat. Leaders: MARY PATTERSON, DAN BUTLER
Aug 7 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Islip (8250') 14th 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 lug soles, water, your best potluck item & good cheer. Leaders: MIKE & DOTTY SANDFORD, FRANK DOBOS, LAURA QUINN
Icons: HPS Historical Hike
Aug 8 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Cucamonga Peak (8859'), Etiwanda Peak (8662'): View the Cajon Pass burn areas as well as pristine wilderness on this classic trail hike via Icehouse Canyon, near Mt Baldy, into the heart of the Cucamonga Wilderness, strenuous 17 miles round trip, 4700' gain. Permit limits group size. Call or email George Wysup the week before the outing. Leader: GEORGE WYSUP. Co-Leaders: VIRGIL POPESCU, TOM HILL
Aug 10 Tue Hundred Peaks
O: Cerro Noroeste (8286'), Grouse Mountain (8650'), Sawmill Mountain (8750'), Mount Pinos (8831'): With the help of a car shuttle we can get these four peaks in Los Padres National Forest. Total distance is about 8 miles with 1000' of gain. Contact leaders either by phone, email, or SASE 2-3 days prior to hike for details. Leaders: INGEBORG PROCHAZKA, DAVE COMERZAN
Aug 10 Tue Hundred Peaks
Management Meeting: Please join us for our monthly open management committee meeting. Contact any member of the committee (KATHY CHEEVER, JOE YOUNG, LYNDA ARMBRUSTER, WINNETTE BUTLER, WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH, RAY WOLFE) for time and place.
Aug 11 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Winston Peak (7502'), Winston Ridge (7003'): 6 miles round trip, 1200' gain. We will do something of a loop from Cloudburst Summit and back. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare with water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: SOUTHERN COURTNEY, ROSEMARY CAMPBELL
Aug 13 Fri Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
O: Cucamonga Peak (8859'), Etiwanda Peak (8662'): They're a long ways from the trailhead, but well worth the trip! Expect 18 miles round trip, 5000' gain, and a slow steady pace that grinds those beautiful miles away. Space limited by permit, so e-mail or SASE early to Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH
Aug 14 Sat Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Hawkins (8850'): Moderately paced 10 miles round trip, 2400' gain hike from Islip Saddle along a mostly shaded trail with great views in all directions. Not suitable for beginners. 40 mile rideshare to trailhead. Meet 8 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring 3 quarts water, lunch, good footwear, suitable clothing, Forest Service Adventure Pass. Leader: ROSEMARY CAMPBELL. Co-Leader: KATHERINE BIEDEBACH
Aug 15 Sun Hundred Peaks
O: Suicide Rock (7528'): Easy paced 7 miles round trip, 1700' gain hike to enjoy views of dense forests, rugged granite cliffs, and Idyllwild. Participation is limited by permit, so e-mail or SASE early to Leader: MARK ALLEN Co-Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH
Aug 16 Mon Hundred Peaks
I: Bighorn Mountain (10,997'), Dragon's Head (10,866'), San Gorgonio Mountain (11,499'): Join us as we visit the high point of the HPS List and two nearby peaks. This is a long, hard, strenuous hike: 15 miles on trail and steep cross-country, over 5000' gain. We'll move slowly but steadily, and after you've visited these wonderful peaks, you'll agree: they're definitely worth the trip! Participation is limited by permit, so e-mail or SASE early to Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH
Aug 21-22 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks, 20s & 30s Singles
I: Pamela's birthday backpack to Cornell Peak (9750'), Jean Peak (10,670'), and Marion Mountain (10,320'): Two of these peaks were named after the true loves of Edmund Taylor Perkins, Jr ... while we may not find our true love this weekend, we will have fun enjoying nature & celebrating my 35th birthday. After we take the Palm Springs tram ($21 round trip), we'll hike to Round Valley Camp and then to Cornell Peak for a total of 4 miles, 1400' gain (trail & cross-country). We'll continue our journey on Sunday with the remaining two peaks (depending on conditions) for 4 miles, 2000' gain (trail & cross-country). Party hats and favors optional. Permit limits group size so reserve early. Send esase (preferred) or sase with H&W #s & recent backpacking/conditioning experience to Leader: PAMELA ROWE Co-Leader: CHERYL GILL

This is Pamela's "I" provisional backpack.
Aug 22 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Bighorn Peak (8441'), Ontario Peak (8693'), Sugarloaf Peak (6924'): Strenuous 12 mile, 4200' gain loop hike with steep and loose cross-country on the descent via Falling Rock Canyon in the Mt Baldy area. No beginners. Wilderness permit limits group size. Send sase or esase to Leader: GEORGE WYSUP. Co-Leaders: TOM HILL, VIRGIL POPESCU
Aug 23 Mon Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
I: Crafts Peak (8364'): A pretty peak not that far from Big Bear Lake, expect a leisurely pace and lots of time to marvel at the views on this 4 mile, 1300' hike. For a change, the trailhead is on a paved road, but we'll possibly add some nearby peaks afterwards accessible from dirt roads. E-mail or SASE early (with information about your high clearance vehicle, if you're intrigued by the possibility of additional peaks) to Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH
Aug 24 Tue Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
I: San Bernardino East Peak (10,691'), San Bernardino Peak (10,649'), Anderson Peak (10,840'), Shield's Peak (10,680'): Very strenuous, slow pace, 20 miles round trip, 5000' gain hike along the beautiful San Bernardino Ridge. Permit limits group size. Send email, H&W phones, recent conditioning to Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH
Aug 25 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Islip (8250') from Islip Saddle: 7 miles round trip, 1500' gain past Little Jimmy Spring and Windy Gap. Meet 9 am at La Cañada rideshare with water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: DORIS DUVAL, DAN BUTLER
Aug 26 Thu Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
I: Charlton Peak (10,806'), Jepson Peak (11,205'), Dobbs Peak (10,459'): Slow paced, but very strenuous 18 mi, 5500' gain on trail and cross country in the glorious high country of San Gorgonio. Space limited by permit. E-mail or SASE early to Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH
September
Sep 1 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Pacifico Mountain (7124'): 12 miles rt, 2200' gain, from Mill Creek Summit. Moderately paced hike up Pacific Crest Trail to this beautiful peak. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare pt with water, lunch, good footwear, hat. Leaders: MARY PATTERSON, BETH MIKA
Sep 3-4 Fri-Sat Hundred Peaks, Desert Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
O: Telescope Peak (11,048'): Car camp Friday at a campground near the trailhead, then Saturday ascend the high point of Death Valley National Park. 14 miles round trip, 3200' gain. Send e-mail or SASE to Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH, GREG DeHOOGH
Sep 5-6 Sun-Mon Hundred Peaks, Desert Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule
O: White Mountain (14,246'): The third highest peak in California! Would you believe, a road walk? But at such high altitudes, it's still a tough hike. 15 miles, 2400' gain. We'll car camp the night before to acclimate, which should make the thin air a bit easier to cope with. Expect a slow pace. Send e-mail or SASE for details to Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH, GREG DeHOOGH
Sep 8 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Williamson (8244'): 5 miles round trip, 1500' gain to this pine shaded peak in the Angeles National Forest. View from top is breath taking, see the San Andreas Fault. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, good footwear. Rain cancels. Leaders: FRANK DOBOS, KAREN LEVERICH
Sep 11 Sat Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Baden Powell (9399'), Mount Burnham (8997') Very scenic 10 miles round trip, 2400' gain on a favorite route in the San Gabriel's beginning and ending at Dawson Saddle. Moderate pace for experienced hikers. Meet 8 am at La Cañada rideshare point with 3 quarts water, lunch, good footwear, suitable clothing layers. Leaders: ROSEMARY CAMPBELL, SOUTHERN COURTNEY
Sep 11-12 Sat-Sun Sierra Peaks, WTC, Hundred Peaks
I: Basin Mountain (13,181'): SPS intro trip, moderately paced. Saturday backpack to Horton Lake (4 miles, 2600' gain), then happy hour. Sunday climb Basin by northwest slope (3 miles, 3200' gain). Return to camp and pack out. Send SASE, rideshare info, recent conditioning/experience, $5 permit fee to Leader: GARY SCHENK. Assistant: PATTY RAMBERT
Sep 12 Sun Hundred Peaks
Substitution for Galena (due to fire closure in San Bernardino Forest)

I: Copter Ridge (7499'), Throop Pk (9138'), Mt Hawkins (8850'): 10 miles round trip, 3400' elevation gain on trail and easy cross country (shorts OK). Lots of trees (some are burned, oh well). Possible shortcut, with 2.4 mile car shuttle, on return. Pace will be moderate. Since the trail head is at about 7900', there will be more gain on the return from than going to Copter Ridge. Chance of thunderstorms cancels. Bring water, lunch, extra clothing. Leader/reservationist: GEORGE WYSUP. Co-leaders: KENT SCHWITKIS, VIRGIL POPESCU
Sep 14 Tue Hundred Peaks
O: Suicide Rock (7528'): Enjoy a beautiful walk in the San Jacinto Wilderness area. We will take the Deer Spring trail to the Suicide trail to top. 6.6 miles round trip, 1700' gain. Contact leaders either by phone, email, or SASE 2-3 days prior to hike for details. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, INGEBORG PROCHAZKA
Sep 14 Tue Hundred Peaks
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 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 miles. Enter the Nature Center parking area on your right shortly after crossing New York Dr.
Sep 18 Sat Hundred Peaks
HPS Historical Hike

I: Pleasant View Ridge (7983'), Will Thrall Peak (7845'): 11 miles round trip, 2500' gain. Forty years ago the HPS was instrumental in naming a peak for Will Thrall, a noted conservationist in his day. Visit the monument placed in his honor. Moderate hike in Angeles National Forest is mostly on trails. Meet at the La Cañada rideshare pt at 7 AM, or 6 AM at Hill Street Café for breakfast. Bring water, sturdy boots, goodies to share at lunch. Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH, KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH, JOE YOUNG, KATHY CHEEVER, WINNETTE BUTLER, RAY WOLFE, LYNDA ARMBRUSTER
Sep 18 Sat Hundred Peaks, Palos Verdes-South Bay, Natural Science
I: Three Sisters (8080'), Heart Bar (9113'), Onyx (9113'): Hikes total 15 miles round trip, 3200' gain. There are 3 separate trailheads, and some dirt road driving. Rain postpones. Esase (preferred) or sase with recent conditioning, phone & rideshare information to Leader: KENT SCHWITKIS. Co-Leader: BARRY HOLCHIN. Co-Leader/Naturalist: SHERRY ROSS
Sep 19 Sun Lower Peaks, Hundred Peaks
O: Los Pinos Peak (4510'): Enjoy a fine peak in the southern Santa Ana Mountains, moderate 6 miles round trip, 1300' gain on trail and open firebreak. Meet 8 am Orangethorpe/Fullerton park & ride lot (on south side of Orangethorpe just north of the I-5 x 91 interchange), or 8:45 am at the Orange County (S) rideshare point in San Juan Capistrano. Bring water, lunch, lugsoles. Adventure pass required. Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leader: JAMES CARDEN
Sep 22 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Waterman (8038') from Buckhorn: 6 miles round trip, 1300' gain. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare with water, lunch, and good footwear. Leaders: DORIS DUVAL, DON SIMINSKI
Sep 22-23 Wed-Thu Hundred Peaks
Postponed, new date to be determined

I: Martinez Mountain (6660'), Sheep Mountain (5141'): Join us for two days of backpacking just south of Palm Deset. Often these two desert peaks are done in one fairly strenuous day. We will spend two days and a night. Total gain of 4400' plus 800' on the return. Total distance of 19 miles. Send sase with hiking experience, H&W phones, email address to Leader: DAVE COMERZAN Assistants: KAREN and WOLF LEVERICH
Sep 25-26 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks, Desert Peaks
O: Charleston Peak (11,918') via the Charleston Peak National Scenic Trail: Car camp Saturday night (after playing in Las Vegas on Saturday?), then spend Sunday on this wonderful loop trail in Nevada's scenic Spring Mountains. The loop is about 13 miles, around 5000' gain, and starts at 7700' -- that car camp to acclimate beforehand is important. We'll hike at a slow pace and take time to enjoy the tremendous views and fascinating flora. E-mail or SASE early with conditioning to Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH, GREG DeHOOGH
Sep 26 Sun Hundred Peaks
HPS Historical Hike

O: Mount Williamson (8244'): Leisurely paced hike from Angeles Crest Highway to commemorate a Dick Worsfold-led climb in 1957 that was the first HPS scheduled trip to the peak from the highway after it was fully paved in 1956. 3 miles round trip on PCT and summit trail; 1500' gain. Meet 8:30 AM at La Cañada rideshare point. Leaders: JERRY & NANCY KEATING
Icons: Education, Hiking, PCT, USFS Parking Pass, HPS Historical Hike
Sep 26 Sun K-9 Committee, Hundred Peaks
O: San Gabriel Peak (6161'): Join us on trip to local peak, 4.5 miles round trip, 1400' gain. Good for beginners. Meet 9 AM La Cañada rideshare point. Bring Forest Adventure Pass, water for you and pal, lunch, leash, lugsoles. Leaders: CHARLOTTE FEITSHANS, TAMMY SOLKO
Sep 29 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Hawkins (8850'): Moderately paced 10 miles round trip, 2400' gain hike from Islip Saddle along a mostly shaded trail with great views in all directions. Meet 8:45 am at La Cañada rideshare to carpool 40 miles to trailhead. Brings 3 quarts water, lunch, good footwear and suitable clothing. Leaders: ROSEMARY CAMPBELL, DON SIMINSKI
October
Oct 1 Fri Hundred Peaks, Palos-Verdes-South Bay, Natural Science
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
Oct 2-3 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks
HPS Historical Hikes

Annual Fall Round Up: Join us on the weekend of October 2 - 3 for another Round Up at Harwood Lodge. $10 per person. Dinner will be pot luck (A - I bring salads, J - R bring main dish, S - Z desserts) but the HPS supplies staples and also continental breakfast on Sunday. This event celebrates leaders past and present. (Fire closures in the area have canceled the hikes. However, the Round Up itself will go on. No need to RSVP to anyone, just bring $10 for the Harwood use fee and your potluck contribution (it's suggested that A - I bring salads, J - R bring main dish, S - Z desserts). If you have any questions, you can contact Laura Webb, HPS Programs Chair at (562) 760-7059.
Oct 2 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Sunset Peak (5796') - A HPS Fall Round Up Bike/Hike Outing Canceled due to fire closure. Leader: KATHY CHEEVER Co-Leader: MARS BONFIRE
Oct 2 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Timber Mountain (8303'), Telegraph Peak (8985'), Thunder Mountain (8587'): Canceled due to fire closure. Leaders: SANDY SPERLING, SANDY BURNSIDE
Oct 3 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Lookout Mountain #2 (6812'): Canceled due to fire closure. Leaders: SANDY SPERLING, PAT ARREDONDO
Oct 3 Sun Hundred Peaks
O: Thunder (8597') and maybe Telegraph (8985') - A HPS Fall Round Up Bike/Hike Outing Canceled due to fire closure. Leader: KATHY CHEEVER Co-Leader: MARS BONFIRE
Oct 3 Sun Hundred Peaks
O: Sunset Peak (5796'): Canceled due to fire closure. Leaders: TOM and LYNDA ARMBRUSTER
Oct 3 Sun Hundred Peaks
O: Timber Mountain (8303'): Canceled due to fire closure. Leaders: DORIS DUVAL, MARK ALLEN
Oct 5 Tue Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule

I: Alamo Mountain (7360'+), McDonald Peak (6870'): 3 miles round trip, 850' gain to these remote forested peaks behind the Hungry Valley SVRA. E-mail or SASE early (please, no phone calls!) with information about whether your vehicle has high clearance (helpful) to Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH
Oct 6 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: La Tuna Canyon Trail to Mt Verdugo: 10 miles round trip, 2500' gain. A loop hike all on trail with some steep sections. Meet 9 AM at La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, lug soles, hat. Leaders: BOBCAT THOMPSON, DAN BUTLER
Oct 7 Thu Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule

I: Lockwood Peak (6261'): A possible pathfinder via Route 2, 7 miles round trip, 2500' gain. E-mail or SASE early (please, no phone calls!) to Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH
Oct 8 Thu Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule

I: San Rafael Peak (6666'): Continue your tour of remote Ventura County. 10 miles round tirp, 2400' gain. Email or SASE early to Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH
Oct 9 Sat Verdugo Hills, Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Hawkins (8850'): Replacement for Mount Hawkins outing, because Angeles Forest is closed: A 6-7 miles 1300' gain hike in the Verdugo Hills. Meet 8:30 at La Cañada. And we will be at the trail head at 8:45. The trail head is at La Tuna Canyon exit , the forth exit westbound on the 210 Freeway. Exit, go left under the freeway and park at the gate. The hike will take 4-5 hours. Bring water, lunch. Rain cancels. Leaders: FRANK DOBOS, MARY McMANNES
Oct 10 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Little San Gorgonio Pk (9133'), Wilshire Mtn (8832'), Wilshire Pk (8680'), Cedar Mtn (8324'), Birch Mtn (7826'), Allen Pk (5795'): Canceled. Leader: TOM HILL. Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, VIRGIL POPESCU
Oct 12 Tue Hundred Peaks
O: Chaparrosa Peak (5541'): This easy peak inside a nature preserve near Yucca Valley can be hiked in a loop with 7 miles rt and 1300' of gain. Contact leaders either by phone, email, or SASE 2-3 days prior to hike for details. Leaders: INGEBORG PROCHAZKA, DAVE COMERZAN
Oct 12 Tue Hundred Peaks
Management Meeting: Please join us for our monthly open management committee meeting. Contact any member of the committee (KATHY CHEEVER, JOE YOUNG, LYNDA ARMBRUSTER, WINNETTE BUTLER, WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH, RAY WOLFE) for time and place.
Oct 13 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: San Gabriel Peak (6161'), Mount Disappointment (5960'), Mount Deception (5796'): Moderate 7 miles round trip, 2100' gain in the front range of the Angeles National Forest. Join us to get three peaks with view of the City and the nearby mountains. Meet 9 AM at La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch lugsole footwear. Rain cancels. Leaders: FRANK DOBOS, LYNDA ARMBRUSTER
Oct 16 Sat Hundred Peaks, 20s & 30s Singles, Wilderness Adventures
I: San Rafael Peak (6640'): Although this peak was named for a saint, you need not be one to join us on this hike near Frazier Park. Expect a strenuous 10 mile, 2700' gain with some trail and some cross-country bushwhacking/bush-hugging. Not recommended for beginners. For meeting time/location, send H&W numbers & recent conditioning/experience to Leader: Saint PAMELA ROWE agouraqt@yahoo.com Co-Leader: Saint GEORGE WYSUP

This is Pamela's "I" provisional day hike.
Oct 16 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Ruth Lee Dobos Memorial Hike to Josephine Peak (5558'): Join us to remember Ruth Lee Dobos on what would have been her birthday on this moderate, 8 miles round trip, 1900' gain hike. Meet 9 am at La Cañada rideshare. Return to the rideshare point depends on the pace of the group, generally about 4 pm. Bring water, lunch, something to share, wear hiking boots. Rain cancels. Leader: FRANK DOBOS. Assistants: DIANE DUNBAR, LAURA QUINN, DOTTY and MIKE SANDFORD
Oct 16 Sat Hundred Peaks, Orange County Sierra Singles
New Outing, not in Schedule

I: Grinnell Mtn (10,284'), Lake Peak, (10,161'), Ten Thousand Ft Ridge (10,094'): Canceled. Leader: ROBERT NEIGHBORS. Co-Leaders: MARKEY NEIGHBORS, SANDY SPERLING
Oct 18-21 Mon-Thu Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule

I: Big Four: Samon Peak (6227'), Big Pine Mountain (6800'), West Big Pine (6490'), Madulce Peak (6536'): Chokecherry Spring has been repaired! This will be a relatively slow-paced four day, three night backpack mainly on dirt roads and trails in Santa Barbara County (Big Pine is the high point of Santa Barbara County), but with some steep annoying cross-country just to keep things interesting. Total statistics: about 50 miles and 9000' gain, though individual days will be under 20 miles and 3000' gain. Please e-mail or SASE early (please, no phone calls!) with conditioning and backpacking experience a week before the outing, to hikes@mtpinos.com or to Karen Leverich, PO Box 6831, Frazier Park, CA 93222. Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH
Oct 23 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Sunset Peak (5796'): Join us for an easy paced 7 mile round trip walk on a fire road near Mt. Baldy. 1300' gain. Wear sturdy tennis shoes suitable for dirt trails. Well behaved K9's on leash are welcome. Bring water & snack. Meet at the Mt. Baldy carpool point in Pomona at 8 AM. Adventure Pass will be required at trailhead - obtain in advance. Rain cancels. Leaders: RON & LEORA JONES
Oct 24 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Granite Peaks (7512'), TipTop Mtn (7623'), Mineral Mtn (7238'): Canceled. Leader: VIRGIL POPESCU. Co-Leaders: PAT ARREDONDO, TOM HILL
Oct 25 Mon Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule

I: Cannel Point (8314'): The peak with the worst hiking to driving ratio of the entire HPS list. But stay over a few days (see below) and bag some other peaks. Cannel is 2 miles, 900' gain. E-mail or SASE early (please, no phone calls!) to Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH
Oct 26 Tue Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule

I: Weldon Peak (6320+'): 7 miles round trip, 1600' gain. E-mail or SASE early (please, no phone calls!) to Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH
Oct 27 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Throop Pk (9138') & Burnham (8997') from Dawson Saddle: 6 miles round trip, 1400' gain. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare with water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: DORIS DUVAL, DON SIMINSKI
Oct 27 Wed Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule

I: Heald Peak (6901'): 10 tough miles, 3500' gain, some rock scrambling and bush whacking, to the summit named after the founder of HPS. Time allowing, we'll do Nicolls on our way out -- a small increase in distance, less than 1000' extra gain. Otherwise, we'll do it Thursday. E-mail or SASE early (please, no phone calls!) to Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH
Oct 28 Thu Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not in Schedule

I: Nicolls Peak (6070'), Sorrell Peak (7704'), Piute Lookeout (8326'): If we missed Nicolls on Wednesday, let's do it now: 6 miles, 2000' gain. Then for dessert, sort of on the way home, Sorrell (3/4 mile, 400' gain) and Piute Lookout (a drive up). E-mail or SASE early (please, no phone calls!) to Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH
November
Nov 5 Fri Hundred Peaks
New Outing not in Schedule

I: Round Mountain (5272'), Luna Mountain (5967'), Rattlesnake Mountain (6131'): The original plan was to drive up White #1, but due to the storms, the destination has been altered to three semi-nearby, substantially lower elevation, HPS peaks: Round, Luna, and Rattlesnake. Each peak will be hiked separately, is less than 1000' gain, and only a mile or two round trip. E-mail or SASE early to Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH
Nov 6 Sat Hundred Peaks
New Outing not in Schedule

I: Shay Mountain (6714'), Little Shay Mountain (6635'), Ingham Peak (6355'), Hawes Peak (6751'): Almost entirely cross-country, through thickets of poodle dog (warning: some are allergic to this stuff), we'll hike about 11 miles, 3500' gain, to bag the Big Pine Flat Four. Bring your headlamp, just in case. E-mail or SASE early to Leaders: WOLF and KAREN LEVERICH
Nov 6 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Pyramid Peak (7035'), Lion Peak (6868'), Pine Mountain #2 (7054'): Three lovely peaks along the southern Desert Divide. Moderately paced 12 miles round trip, 2050' gain on trail. Meet 7:30 AM at the East San Gabriel Valley rideshare. Bring minimum 2 quarts water, lunch. Rain cancels. Co-Leaders: DAVE BEYMER, MAURA RAFFENSPERGER
Nov 6 Sat Orange County Sierra Singles, Hundred Peaks
I: Quail Mountain (5813'): Moderately paced 14 mile round trip to highest peak in Joshua Tree National Park. Approximately 1500' gain. Great views in all directions. Bring 2-3 liters water minimum. Send e-mail/SASE, H&W phones, recent conditioning/hiking experience to Leader: TOM KIRWIN. Co-Leader: MARKEY NEIGHBORS


This is Tom's "I" provisional dayhike.
Nov 6 Sat Hundred Peaks, Palos Verdes-South Bay, Natural Science
I: White Mountain #1 (7727') and Deep Creek Hot Springs: 13th semi-annual Deep Creek Hot Springs hike/soak/swim with another peak. Moderately paced 10 miles, 1800' 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. Plan on spending full day - it's near Big Bear, then Hesperia. Rain cancels. Send email (preferable - bholchin@cox.net) or sase to Leader: BARRY HOLCHIN. Co-Leader: KENT SCHWITKIS. Naturalist: SHERRY ROSS
Nov 6-7 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks
Canceled

O/I: Joshua Tree Carcamp: Leaders: FRANK DOBOS, DIANE DUNBAR, LAURA QUINN
Nov 7 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Black Mountain #4 (6149'): Moderately paced 4 miles round trip, 1000' gain hike, all cross-country, some brush, steep in places. Dirt road driving means high clearance vehicles are welcome! We will enjoy wonderful views from this peak between Big Bear and Joshua Tree and the chance to practice your navigation skills. Please wear long pants & lugs, bring plenty of water, 10 essentials. Possible optional "bonus hike" to add'l nearby peak if time allows. Send email or SASE with your recent conditioning and hiking experience to Leader: LYNDA ARMBRUSTER. Assistants: KAREN and WOLF LEVERICH


This is Lynda's "I" provisional dayhike.
Nov 7 Sun Hundred Peaks
O: Reyes Peak (7510'), Haddock Mountain (7416'): Even if you "have" these peaks, why not show support and encourage a new HPS leader? Marlen and Tom guarantee memorable experiences as we enjoy autumn on the high ridge trails north of Ojai in Ventura County with spectacular views of the Los Padres wildlands. Moderate 9 miles round trip, 1700' gain. Call or email leader week of hike for trip details, including weather and road conditions. Leader: TOM HILL. Co-Leader: MARLEN MERTZ
Nov 7 Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing not in Schedule

I: Brush Mountain (7048'), San Emigdio Mountain (7492'), Cerro Noroeste (8280+'), Lockwood Peak (6261'): Easy peak bagging extravaganza. 3 short hikes (total 6 miles, 2500' gain) in Los Padres National Forest. Possibly another peak if time permits. Some dirt driving. Bring most of the 10 essentials. Meet 6:30 AM Sylmar rideshare point. Rain cancels. Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, SANDY BURNSIDE, KENT SCHWITKIS
Nov 11 Thu Hundred Peaks
New Outing not in Schedule

I: Backus Peak ( 6651'), Russell Peak (6696'): Join us as we celebrate Armistice Day in the Southern Sierra. A short car shuttle will make for a nice loop trip, 8.5 miles, 3100' of gain. Meet at the Monument on Walker Pass on HWY 178 (Lake Isabella direction) 8.5 miles west of HWY 14 at 8 AM. This is 41 miles north of Mojave town. Bring your 10 essentials. Rain cancels. Leader: GARY SCHENK Assistant: GEORGE WYSUP
Nov 13-14 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks
Rescheduled from November 6th and 7th, due to rain

I: San Rafael Mountain (6593'), McKinley Mountain (6200'), Santa Cruz Peak (5570'): The Big Three on a weekend! Strenuous, moderately paced 32 miles round trip 8000' gain backpack on road and cross-country in San Rafael Wilderness. Comfortable camping with water at McKinley Springs. Rain cancels! Send email or SASE with recent conditioning and backing experience to Leader: VIRGIL POPESCU. Co-Leaders: PAT ARREDONDO
Nov 10 Wed Hundred Peaks
O: Thunder Mountain (8587'), Telegraph Peak (8985'), Timber Mountain (8303'): Rescheduled to November 17 -- see below. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, INGEBORG PROCHAZKA
Nov 13 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Hillyer (6200+'): Past and future List finishers are invited to help the leader celebrate the historical anniversary of his List finish by helicopter in 1988. This time we will all hike the 6 miles round trip, 900' gain. Pace will be easy. Propeller beanies and similar nonsense are acceptable, as are refreshments on the peak. Newcomers welcome. Meet 8 am La Cañada rideshare pt. Bring water, food, boots, Adventure Pass, and your List finishing stories. Leader: RON JONES. Assistant: LEORA JONES, LYNDA ARMBRUSTER
Icons: HPS Historical Hike
Nov 13-14 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks, Palos Verdes-South Bay, Natural Science
I: Shay Mountain (6714'), Little Shay Mountain (6635'), Ingham Peak (6355'), Hawes Peak (6751'), Little Bear Peak (7621'), Delamar Mountain (8298') , Arctic Point (8336'): Moderately paced, strenuous over varying terrain. Dirt road driving with high clearance recommended. Day 1: 10 miles 3200' gain. Car camp in Little Pine Flat. Day 2: 5 miles 1600' gain. Take time to learn from our naturalist about the fauna and flora. Bring 10 essentials, lunch, and water. Esase (preferred) or sase with recent conditioning, phone & rideshare information to Leader: KENT SCHWITKIS. Co-Leader & Naturalist: SHERRY ROSS
Nov 14 Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing not in Schedule

O: Smith Mountain (5111'): If Angeles Forest has reopened, join new leader Don Cwik and semi-new leader Karen Leverich as they visit Smith via Route 2. 5 miles round trip on a fire break, 1800' gain. Meet 9AM at the Azusa rideshare. Rain or forest closure cancels. Leaders: DON CWIK, KAREN LEVERICH
Nov 14 Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing not in Schedule

O: Wright Mountain (8505'), Pine Mountain (9648'), Dawson Peak (9575'): 10 miles round trip, 3900' gain on trail that is steep and a bit gnarly in places. The hike will be strenuous but the sweep's never going to move faster than a gentle amble -- no tigers, please. Our efforts will be rewarded with spectacular views in all directions. ESASE or SASE to Wolf. Co-Leaders: MARK ALLEN, WOLF LEVERICH
Nov 16 Tue Hundred Peaks
Rescheduled from November 9

O: Pallett Mountain (7760'+), Will Thrall Peak (7845'), Pleasant View Ridge (7983'): Strenuous, 13.5 miles round trip on trail and a bit of use trail, with 3800' gain going and another 1300' gain on the return to Burkhart trailhead. In short, a great way to kill 8 hours or so on a Tuesday. Early start with optional breakfast with leaders in La Cañada. Email (SASE if necessary) recent conditioning to Leader: SANDY BURNSIDE. Co-Leader: GEORGE WYSUP
Nov 17 Wed Hundred Peaks
Rescheduled from November 10

O: Thunder Mountain (8587'), Telegraph Peak (8985'), Timber Mountain (8303'): Known as the three "T" in the Angeles National Forest near Mt. Baldy. We will do this as a car shuttle. 13 miles round trip with 3800' of gain. Contact leader 2-3 days before hike for details. Bring water, lunch, and lugsoles. Rain cancels. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, INGEBORG PROCHAZKA
Nov 20-21 Sat-Sun HPS, WTC, SSSOC, OCSS
I: Mount Inspiration (5560'), Quail Mountain (5800'): Here's a chance to climb Inspiration by a more interesting route and camp in the desert in Joshua Tree, too. On Saturday we'll backpack in about 4 miles, with a mere 444' of gain, to Juniper Flats and set up camp. Then it's off to find Inspiration from the west, 10 miles r.t. and 1200' of gain on trail and cross-country. On Sunday we'll set off cross-country on a 4 mile r.t., 1000' gain jaunt to Quail, return to camp, and backpack out. Send e-mail (preferred) or sase, with recent hiking and backpacking experience, H&W phones to Leader: GREG DE HOOGH. Assistant: CHERYL GILL
Icons: Backpack, Mountain, Education, Conservation

This is Greg's "I" provisional backpack.
Nov 20-21 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks, Palos Verdes-South Bay
I: Pyramid Peak (7035'), Pine Mountain #2 (7054'), Lion Peak (6868'), Thomas Mountain (6825'), Rouse Hill (5168'), Butterfly Peak (6240'), Rock Point (5280'), Lookout Mountain #1 (5590'): Moderately paced, strenuous over varying terrain. Dirt road driving with high clearance recommended. Day 1: 12 miles 3000' gain. Car camp on Thomas. Day 2: 11 miles 2400' gain. Bring 10 essentials, lunch, and water. Esase (preferred) or sase with recent conditioning, phone & rideshare information to Leader: KENT SCHWITKIS. Co-Leaders: BARRY HOLCHIN, GEORGE WYSUP, BOB BEACH
Nov 20-21 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks, Orange County Sierra Singles
I: Pilot Knob (6200'), Scodie Mountain (7294'): Join us for combined SPS/HPS hikes near Kernville. Saturday strenuous hike over steep slippery, brushy cross-country terrain, 6 miles 3400' gain. Car camp in area Saturday night. Sunday hike 7 miles 2500' gain. Parking fee at trailhead. Heavy rain cancels. Email conditioning and rideshare info to Leaders: ROBERT and MARKEY NEIGHBORS
Nov 20 Sat Hundred Peaks, Verdugo Hills
I: Strawberry Peak (6164'), Mount Lawlor (5957'): Hike to Strawberry from the east and Lawlor from west. 7 miles round trip, 2300' gain. Steep trail on some sections of the hike. Meet 8:30 La Cañada rideshare point. Bring lunch, water, warm clothes, lug sole boots. Rain snow cancels. Leaders: FRANK DOBOS, MARY McMANNES
Nov 20 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Little Cahuilla Mountain (5042'), Cahuilla Mountain (5635'), Lookout Mountain #1 (5590'): Visit these isolated summits between Idyllwild and Temecula, moderately strenuous, 11 miles total trip, 3300' gain for all three. Do one or all. Little Cahuilla will be climbed via a new route that ascends the south ridge cross-country through moderate brush. Final peak optional. Several miles of dirt road driving, high-clearance vehicles recommended. Storms may cancel. Call or email leader week of trip for details Leader: TOM HILL. Co-Leader: GEORGE WYSUP
December
Dec 1 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Strawberry Peak (6144'): 6 miles round trip, 1564' gain on this popular route from Red Box to the spectacular view at the top. Shorter options would avoid the steep uphill climb to the summit. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare with suitable clothing layers, good footwear, lunch, water. Leaders: ROSEMARY CAMPBELL, SOUTHERN COURTNEY
Dec 4 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Lookout Mountain #1 (5590'), Asbestos Mountain (5265'): Last year, on Toro, quite the crowd gathered as ten of the HPS Obsessed ascended that mighty mountain to earn eleven emblems. It was such great fun, we're trying it again this year. Probably fewer emblems, but it will still be quite a party. Perhaps two 8th List finishes, two 2nd List finishes, a 3rd List finish, pathfinders, 200 Leads, 200 peaks, 100 peaks, who knows? Well, probably no snowshoe emblems. Anyhow, we'll have enough leaders to do the traditional route, and a pathfinder route, via the PCT, firebreaks, and perhaps a bit of brushy cross-country. Even embroidering a bit, the hike shouldn't be more than a few miles and 600' gain. After the party, those with energy remaining can climb nearby Asbestos Mountain: 3 miles round trip, 1000' gain. Lookout is reached by perfectly fine paved roads. High clearance is very useful for Asbestos. For meeting times and places (we'll probably have more than one), contact Leader: KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH. Co-Leaders: MARS BONFIRE, WINNETTE BUTLER, KATHY CHEEVER, GREG DeHOOGH, PETER DOGGETT, WOLF LEVERICH
Dec 4 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Modjeska Peak (5496'), Santiago Peak (5687'): Enjoy the highest point in Orange County during the winter season without the motorized crowd. Strenuous 10 miles round trip, 4000' gain. Most of the hiking is on a firebreak and trail. Usually great views. Storms may cancel. Call or email leader week of trip for details. Leader: GEORGE WYSUP. Co-Leaders: SANDY BURNSIDE, TOM HILL
Dec 4 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Sawtooth Mountain (5200'+), Burnt Peak (5788'), Liebre Mountain (5760'): Hike these peaks with a long dirt road drive on the west end of the Angeles National Forest. 9 miles round trip 1500' gain. Meet 8 AM at the Sylmar rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, hiking boots. Rain cancels. Leaders: FRANK DOBOS, LAURA QUINN
Dec 4 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Josephine Peak (5558'), Occidental Peak (5732'): Help the leaders pick off an orphan peak with an optional climb of another orphan - Occidental. Josephine - moderately paced 8 miles round trip, 2100' gain on trail; Occidental - 2 miles round trip, 840' gain on road and cross-country. Meet 8:30 am La Cañada rideshare. Bring minimum 2 quarts. water, lunch. Rain, or snow on peaks, cancels. Co-Leaders: DAVE BEYMER, MAURA RAFFENSPERGER
Dec 4 Sat Hundred Peaks
Rescheduled from November 28

O: Gobblers Knob (6955'), Circle Mountain (6880'): Join the turkey crowd for this Thanksgiving weekend romp to pick up two outlying peaks near Cajon Pass in the San Gabriels, 6 miles round trip, 1400' gain, some steep parts. Do one or both. Several miles of dirt road driving for Gobblers, high-clearance vehicles recommended. Storms may cancel. Call or email leader week of trip for details. Leader: GEORGE WYSUP. Co-Leaders: TOM HILL, PAT ARREDONDO
Dec 5 Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing not in Schedule

O: Pyramid Peak (7035'), Lion Peak (6868'), Pine Mountain #2 (7054'): If you missed Maura and Dave's lead of these peaks on November 6th, and also Kent & Co.'s lead of the same on November 20th and 21st (with even more peaks thrown in), well, here's another chance. About 12 miles round trip, 2400' gain. E-mail or SASE early to Karen. Co-Leaders: KAREN & WOLF LEVERICH, MARK ALLEN
Dec 8 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Lukens (5073'): From Deukmejian Park via Crescenta View Trail, 10 miles round trip, 2500' gain. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: DON SIMINSKI, SOUTHERN COURTNEY
Dec 10 Fri Hundred Peaks
New Outing not in Schedule

I: Bare Mountain (6920'): A moderate or slow pace will cover these 6 miles round trip, mainly on steep fire break, but with a bit of relaxing dirt road thrown in for variety. Great views of the Antelope Valley! E-mail or SASE early to Leaders: KAREN & WOLF LEVERICH
Dec 11 Sat Hundred Peaks
New Outing not in Schedule

O: Mount Wilson (5710'): Join us for Lilly Fukui's provisional hike! Slow to moderately paced, strenuous 15 miles round trip, 4800' gain hike from Sierra Madre. Not recommended for beginners and no tigers, please. Bring adequate water (water available for refill at the top), lunch, good inclination and treats to share at the top! Meet 7:30 AM at the trail head on Mira Monte. Rain cancels. Leader: LILLY FUKUI. Assistants: KAREN and WOLF LEVERICH
Dec 11 Sat Hundred Peaks
New Outing not in Schedule

I: Ryan Mountain (5457'), Lost Horse Mountain (5313'): Last time Greg led these two peaks on the standard trail routes. This time he's going to avoid trails most of the way and give you the chance to pick up a couple pathfinders. 8.5 miles cross-country and trail, 2300' gain, one-way with a car shuttle. Send email or SASE with H&W phones and your recent conditioning and hiking experience to Leader: GREG DE HOOGH. Assistant: SANDY BURNSIDE
Dec 11 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Mooney (5840'), Vetter Mountain (5908'), Mount Sally (5408'), Barley Flats (5600'): Clean out the Shortcut Saddle area along the Angeles Crest in the middle San Gabriels, moderate overall with 6 miles round trip, 1600' gain. Each peak is a short, separate hike, do one or all. Storms may cancel. Call or email leader week of trip for details. Leader: TOM HILL. Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, PAT ARREDONDO
Dec 11 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Mooney (5840'), Mount Hillyer (6200+'): Join us for a couple of EASY peaks in the San Gabriels. Both of these peaks will be a combined 3.5 miles, with elevation gain of less than 1000'. This hike will be great for beginning Peak Baggers, or more experienced hikers that need these peaks. If the weather and time allow, we may be able to do some additional easy peaks in the area as well. Pace will be slow to moderate, but you should be in good hiking condition. Meet at the La Cañada rideshare at 8AM for a fun day! Bring the 10 essentials, warm clothing, lug soled shoes, lunch, and at least 3 quarts of water, Adventure Pass, rain gear just in case, AND a sense of humor. Rain cancels. Leaders: CHERYL GILL, DON CWIK
Dec 12 Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing not in Schedule

I: Rabbit Peak #1 (5307'), Iron Mountain #3 (5040'): Two little hikes, totalling 6 miles (or less), 2100' gain (or less) from the vicinity of the Monte Carlo Campground just off the Angeles Forest Highway should make for a pleasant Sunday outing. 600' of gain on Rabbit is a bit gnarly, and requires experience or the hardiest of newcomers. You don't need a high clearance vehicle to participate, but if there are enough high clearance vehicles, these hikes are almost drive ups. (If so, Mount Emma for dessert?) E-mail or SASE early to Leaders: KAREN & WOLF LEVERICH, MARK ALLEN
Dec 14 Tue Hundred Peaks
Management Meeting: Please join us for our monthly open management committee meeting. It'll be at Joe Young's home. For time and directions, contact Vice-Chair: JOE YOUNG or Secretary: WINNETTE BUTLER
Dec 14-15 Tue-Wed Hundred Peaks
O: Black Mountain #6 (5244'), Red Mountain (5261'), Mayan Peak (6108'), Butterbredt Peak (5997'): Hike these four peaks in Kern County, spending the night car camping in Red Rock Canyon State Park. Black is 4 miles round trip, 1300' gain, and Red is 4 miles round trip with 1400' gain. Mayan and Butterbredt north of Mojave are steep, sandy hikes of 3 miles round trip and 1800' gain, and 2 3/4 miles round trip and 1200' gain, respectively. Dirt road drive to trailhead requires high-clearance vehicle. We might change the order in which we hike these four peaks. Come for one day or two, as you like. Email leaders for details. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, INGEBORG PROCHAZKA
Dec 18 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Cole Point (5604'), Mount Emma (5273'), Old Mount Emma (5063'): Explore the entire Mount Emma ridgeline between these peaks near Palmdale, moderately strenuous 10 mile traverse, 2800' gain, mainly on firebreaks with some steep slopes along the way. Short car shuttle on paved highway. Storms may cancel. Call or email leader week of trip for details. Leader: TOM HILL. Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, PAT ARREDONDO
Dec 18 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: LA by night Xmas hike: Annual stroll thru downtown LA streets to spread goodwill, food and clothing to the homeless. Along the way visit Civic Center, Little Tokyo, Chinatown, Bonaventure building, Staples Center, Music Center. Wear warm clothing and sturdy shoes. Rain will abbreviate hike, not cancel. Bring $$ for breakfast. Meet midnight Saturday night at Union Station parking lot. Return to cars approximately 5 - 6 AM Sunday morning. Leaders: STAG BROWN, BOBCAT THOMPSON, JOE YOUNG Icons: HPS Historical Hike
Dec 22 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Lawlor (5957'): 6 miles round trip, 1300' gain. Great view form the peak. Meet 9 am at La Cañada rideshare with water, lunch, and appropriate footwear. Leaders: DORIS DUVAL, LYNDA ARMBRUSTER
Dec 27 Mon Hundred Peaks, Palos Verdes-South Bay, Natural Science
I: Sam Fink Peak (7339'): Strenuous but moderately paced 12 miles round trip, 3700' gain hike to the remote eastern frontier of San Jacinto Wilderness from the Tram, mostly on trail (final 800' gain on steep forested cross-country, easy rocks, little brush). Climb spectacular crag the HPS has named in honor of our eminent Desert Divide pioneer. Bad weather postpones. Esase (preferred) or sase with recent conditioning, phone & rideshare information to Leader: KENT SCHWITKIS. Co-Leader & Naturalist: SHERRY ROSS
Dec 29 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Colby Canyon to Josephine Peak (5558): 10 miles round trip, 2100' gain. Moderate pace. Shorter hike to Josephine Saddle optional. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare with water, lunch, and appropriate footwear. Leaders: JENNIFER WASHINGTON, ROSEMARY CAMPBELL
Dec 30 Thu Lower Peaks, Hundred Peaks
O: Jones Peak (3375'): Celebrate leader's 72th birthday on his peak! Easy paced, 7.5 mi loop trip with 2500' gain to this peak in the front range. Short car shuttle. Meet 8:00 AM at Diamond Bar Rideshare or 9:00 at Bailey Canyon Park in Sierra Madre. Coffee and donuts at the park before we start! Bring lugs, water, lunch. Rain cancels. Leader: RON JONES. Assistant: GABRIELE RAU

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