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PAST Scheduled Outings - 2007

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 3 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Hillyer (6200+'): Get to peak via Silver Moccasin Trail & Hillyer Trail. After lunch some fun Ridges and use-trials to do our loop. Meet 9 AM La Canada rideshare point with water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: DAN BUTLER, BETH MIKA, SOUTHERN COURTNEY, BOBCAT THOMPSON
Jan 6 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Rosa Point (5038'): Very strenuous cross country trek over steep, rocky terrain covered with ocotillo, agave, and all four varieties of cholla in a remote desert region of the Santa Rosa Mtns near Indio, 12 miles round trip, 5500' gain. Diehards might also consider staying over with leaders in area carcamp to pick up nearby San Ysidro Mountain on Sunday. Paved road driving both days. Send sase or esase with conditioning and recent experience to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: PAT ARREDONDO, PAMELA ROWE
Jan 6 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Will Thrall Peak (7845') and Pleasant View Ridge (7983'): Moderately paced 17 mile, 4700' gain hike in the northern San Gabriel Mtns. Starting at Devils Punchbowl County Park, we will take the Burkhart Trail to Burkhart Saddle and then hike off-trail to the peaks. Great desert views. Meet 7 AM Sylmar rideshare point. Bring 3 quarts water, lunch, boots, 10 essentials. Be prepared to hike in dark and cold. Leader: TED LUBESHKOFF Co-Leader: ROBERT MYERS
Jan 6 Sat Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
O: Rabbit Peak #1 (5307'), Granite Mountain #1 (6600'), Round Top Mountain (6316') and Iron Mountain #3 (5040'): 10 miles total distance, 4000'gain. This is a strenuous loop hike of the "Little Four" that will utilize use trails on steep ridges going up and coming down. Contact leader for meeting place and time. Bring water, lug soles, lunch, hat, sunscreen, warm clothes and windbreaker. Rain cancels. Leader: BILL SIMPSON Co-Leaders: PETER DOGGETT, IGNACIA DOGGETT
Jan 6 Sat Hundred Peaks, WTC
New Outing, first time published
I: Quail Mountain (5800'): Come hike to the highest point in the Joshua Tree National Park. A moderate to strenuous 10 miles round trip, 1800' gain, all cross country. Send e-SASE (preferred) or SASE conditioning and experience. H&W Phones, ride share info, to Leader: JACK KIEFFER Assistant: MIKE ADAMS
Jan 7 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: San Ysidro Mountain (6147'): Easier counterpart to Saturday's Rosa Point adventure in Anza Borrego, northern San Diego County, strenuous cross-country in cholla-infested desert terrain. Up to 10 miles round trip, 3000' gain depending on route. Paved road driving. Send sase or esase with conditioning and recent experience to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: PAT ARREDONDO, PAMELA ROWE
Jan 10 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Hillyer (6200+') from Three Points: 7 miles loop, gain is moderate. Shuttle Between Three Points and Chilao. Should be a fun hike. Meet 9 am at La Canada rideshare point with water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: SOUTHERN COURTNEY, GARY BICKEL
Jan 10-11 Wed-Thu Lower Peaks
Rescheduled from December 5-6
O: Woodson Mountain (2894'), Iron Mountain (2696'), Eagle Peak (3226'): Join us for one or both of these days in the San Diego area for these three great Lower Peaks. Woodson and Iron, both in the Poway area, will be climbed on the first day. Woodson is 3.2 miles and 1200' of gain. Iron is 6 miles and 1000' of gain. We will hike Eagle (south of Julian) the next day, after some easy dirt road driving. It is 5 miles and 1100' of gain. Email leaders at least a few days before for information. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, INGEBORG PROCHAZKA
Jan 13 Sat WTC, Hundred Peaks
I: Warren Point (5103'): Practice navigation for Sunday's checkoff on this 6 mile round trip, 1300' gain hike in the pinyon pine and juniper region of western Joshua Tree National Park. We will take a cross-country route to approach Warren Point from the west and practice micro-navigation skills along the way. Send email (preferred) or sase, with contact info & recent conditioning to Leader: ROBERT MYERS Co-Leaders: SUSAN RICHMOND, JANE SIMPSON
Jan 13 Sat Lower Peaks, East San Gabriel
O: Echo Mountain (3207'): 5 miles round trip, 1400' gain. Who said you couldn't climb a mountain? Join us on this slow to moderately paced hike to one historical peak in the front range of the San Gabriel Mtns. Great for beginners. Meet 8 AM North Orange County rideshare or 9 AM at end of Lake Ave in Pasadena (Exit I-210 on Lake and follow it to the end, park at curbside). Bring lugs, water, lunch. Rain cancels. Leaders: GABRIELE RAU, HEIDI UDINK
Jan 13 Sat Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
O: Muir Peak (4688'), Mount Lowe (5603'): 10 miles round trip, 2000' gain hike starting at Eaton Saddle, rounding the east side of Mount Lowe, passing Inspiration Point and out to the peak named for the Sierra Club's founder. Our return will take us to the top of Mount Lowe via the west side trail before returning to trailhead. Meet 8:30 AM La Canada rideshare point with water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: SOUTHERN COURTNEY, ROSEMARY CAMPBELL
Jan 14 Sun Hundred Peaks
O: Barley Flats (5600'+): Eight miles round trip, 2000' gain. Lead the List finish hike and party. Hike this drive up by a beautiful alternative route. Meet 9 AM at La Canada rideshare. Bring 10 essentials and goodies to share. Rain possibly postpones. Leaders: VIRGIL POPESCU, JOE YOUNG, PAT ARREDONDO, LARRY HOAK, JAMES CARDEN, LILLY FUKUI
Jan 14 Sun LTC, WTC, Hundred Peaks
I: Warren Point Navigation: Navigation noodles at Joshua Tree National Park for either checkout or practice to satisfy the Basic (I/M) or Advanced (E) level navigation requirements. To receive homework assignment, send navigation experience/training or WTC, rideshare info, phones, SASE to Leader: HARRY FREIMANIS Co-Leader: PHIL WHEELER
Jan 16 Tue Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
I: Snowshoe in the local mountains (wherever the conditions permit): Approximately 10 miles, 2500' gain. Pace will be moderate. Email Sandy the week before for instructions. Leaders: SANDY BURNSIDE, MARS BONFIRE
Jan 20 Sat Hundred Peaks
Annual Awards Banquet: Program is a highlight of wilderness preserves by April Sall of The Wildlands Conservancy. Silent auction for donated items. 5 PM social hour (no host bar), 6:30PM dinner. Alcohol not included. Taix restaurant (1911 Sunset Blvd). Send $30 (HPS), specifiy beef, fish, or vegetarian entree (tickets will be held at the door), email, H & W phones to Reservationist: GREG de HOOGH
Jan 20 Sat WTC, 20s & 30s, Hundred Peaks
I: Bernard Peak (5430'), Little Berdoo Peak (5440'): Canceled. Leader: MELODY ANDERSON Assistant: GERARD LEWIS
Jan 20 Sat Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
I: The Pinnacles (5737') and Mount Marie Louise (5507'): Near Silverwood Lake. Total for both peaks 6 miles, 1600' gain, 4 hours of hiking. Some dirt road driving between peaks. This hike will be timed to allow participants to attend the HPS banquet in the evening. Bring 2-3 qts of water, lunch, 10 essentials. Contact leader (preferably by e-mail) for details. Leader: TED LUBESHKOFF Co-Leader: GEORGE WYSUP
Jan 20 Sat WTC, Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
I: Ryan Mountain (5457'), Lost Horse Mountain (5313'): 9 miles, 2000' gain, moderately paced hike in Joshua Tree National Park. Hike trail to Ryan Mountain, cross-country over to Lost Horse Mountain. Car shuttle back to Ryan Mountain. Send email / H&W phones/ recent conditioning to Leader: ROD KIEFFER Assistant: MIKE DALLENBACK
Jan 21 Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
O: Monument Peak (5290'): Long hike to one of the easiest drive-ups. All on good dirt road. The total hike will be 16 miles with 3200' of gain. Bring water, lug soles, lunch & jacket. Contact leaders to find the time & place to meet. Leaders: PETER DOGGETT & IGNACIA DOGGETT
Jan 24 Wed Lower Peaks
O: Sierra Peak (3045'), Pleasants Peak (4007'), Bedford Peak (3800'), Bald Peak (3947'), Trabuco (4604'), Santiago (5687'), Modjeska (5496'): These Lower Peaks in Santa Ana Mtns are short distance hikes from the Main Divide Truck Trail, provided that the dirt roads are open to motor vehicles. Santiago is a drive-up, and Modjeska is 2 miles round trip with 300' of gain. The driving will require clearance and possibly 4WD. Call or email Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, GEORGE WYSUP
Jan 27 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Josephine Peak (5558'): Nice hike, moderate pace on the Colby Canyon Trail to a local favorite, 8 miles round trip, 2100' gain. Meet 9 AM La Canada rideshare point. Bring lunch, liquids, sturdy footwear, warm clothes. Rain cancels. Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: LILLY FUKUI, GEORGE WYSUP
Jan 27 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 email/SASE to Leader: SANDY SPERLING Co-Leader: SANDY BURNSIDE
Jan 31 Wed Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
O: Fox Mountain #2 (5033'), Condor Peak (5444'): Rescheduled to February 9. Leader: WAYNE BANNISTER Co-Leader: MEI KWAN
Jan 31 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Eightieth birthday potluck and hike: Guess which leader was born on January 31, 1927. Easy and more strenuous hikes will be lead from Deukmejian Park in La Crescenta - (exit the #210 freeway at Pennsylvania Ave & go North to Foothill turn left (W) to New York Ave turn right (N) drive to the top then left (W) on Markridge for a short ways to Park entrance) All hikes should return to park by 12 noon for potluck and festivities. Meet in La Canada at 9 AM or at park at 9:15 for hikes, or by noon just for potluck & fun. Bring water, good footwear, suitable clothing layers, potluck item to share, utensils, folding tables and chairs if convenient, pictures or anecdotes to "roast" or esteemed leader. Light rain or shower does not cancel. (At the park, there are 4 tables under cover and an additional 6 tables in the open. The caretakers have even offered to put up tarps if necessary.) Leaders: ROSEMARY CAMPBELL, SOUTHERN COURTNEY, BRUCE CRAIG
February
Feb 3 Sat Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
I: Snowshoe in the San Gabriel Mountains: Snow conditions will determine actual route. Maximum 10 miles, 1500' gain, moderately strenuous and paced. Route requires good conditioning, but beginning showshoers are welcome. Lack of snow will change outing to slightly longer dayhike. Meet 8 am La Canada rideshare pt. Bring water, lunch, snowshoes, sturdy waterproof boots, hiking poles with snowbaskets, suitable warm and water resistant clothing layers, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, USFS parking pass. Leaders: BRENT COSTELLO, HARVEY GANZ
Feb 3 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Monrovia Peak (5409'): Moderately paced, 20 mile, 4500' gain, strenuous hike, mostly on dirt roads. Mileage may be shortened by doing a loop on the return. If it is a clear day, we might see Catalina Island. Bring 3-4 quarts of water, lunch, 10 essentials. Email leader for details. Leader: TED LUBESHKOFF Co-Leader: DENELLE ROZELL
Feb 3 Sat Hundred Peaks
Rescheduled fromthe backpack version of Dec 9, 2006
I: Martinez Mountain (6560'), Sheep Mountain (5141'): Rescheduled from the backpack version of Dec 9, 2006. The historical balancing act continues. These peaks are just high enough to attract stormy weather, but deserty enough to be too hot in the spring. Our solution is plug away until they're done. This very strenuous dayhike will require an early start for 18 miles round trip, 5000' gain. Martinez Mountain is also on the DPS List. Much rugged cross-country travel in desert terrain. Seasoned hikers call or email conditioning and experience info to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: PAT ARREDONDO, PAT VAUGHN
Feb 7 Wed Lower Peaks
O: Sugarloaf (3227'), Old Sugarloaf (3326'): Join us in the Santa Ana Mountains for these two great Lower Peaks. Total for the two is 12 miles with 2800' of gain. Contact leaders a few days before for meeting place and time. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, GEORGE WYSUP
Feb 7 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Strawberry Peak (6164'): 6 miles round trip, 1500' gain from Red Box. Slightly shorter option avoids the steep 950' gain from saddle to the Peak but loses the spectacular views at the top. Meet 9 AM La Canada rideshare point with water, lunch, good footwear, suitable clothing. Leaders: GARY BICKEL, PATRICK VAUGHN
Feb 9 Fri Hundred Peaks
Rescheduled from January 31
O: Fox Mountain #2 (5033'), Condor Peak (5444'): The Condor Peak Trail on this excursion through canyonlands from Big Tujunga in a nearby part of our local San Gabriel Mountains, strenuous but moderately paced 14 miles round trip, 4000' gain. Bring lunch, liquids, sturdy footwear, warm clothes. Esase with recent conditioning, phone & rideshare information to Leader: WAYNE BANNISTER Co-Leader: MEI KWAN
Feb 10-11 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks, Lower Peaks
I: Malapai Hill (4280+), Lost Horse Mountain (5313'), Ryan Mountain (5457'), Queen Mountain (5680+), Mount Inspiration (5560+), Warren Point (5102'): Enjoy a winter carcamp in Joshua Tree National Park. Much easy cross-country scrambling in desert terrain. Malapai Hill is a candidate for the Lower Peaks List. First two Saturday as a one-way car shuttle trek through area of unusual lava plugs and rockpiles, 7 mile traverse, 1600' gain, with Ryan Mountain as optional afternoon workout for another 1100' gain. Carcamp Saturday night. Final three Sunday as separate cross-country hikes totalling 10 miles round trip, less than 3000' gain if you opt for all three. Send sase or esase to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, PAMELA ROWE
Feb 13 Tue Lower Peaks
O: San Mateo Peak (3591'), Los Pinos Peak (4510'), Trabuco Peak (4604'): San Mateo Peak is 6 miles round trip with 900' gain. Los Pinos Peak, just off the Main Divide Truck trail, is about 1.2 miles round trip with 500'of gain. Trabuco Peak is on a short fire break from the Main Divide Truck trail. Hiking these two peaks will depend on road access. Call or email Leaders: INGEBORG PROCHAZKA, DAVE COMERZAN
Feb 17 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Sunset Peak (5796'): We hike the pleasant road to this summit near Mount Baldy with an easy pace suitable for beginners, 7 miles round trip, 1300' gain. Meet 9 AM at the free public parking lot on the corner of Mills Ave and Mt Baldy Road in Claremont. Bring lunch, liquids, warm clothes. Rain cancels. Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: LILLY FUKUI, GEORGE WYSUP
Feb 18 Sun Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Inspiration (5560'), Lost Horse Mountain (5313'), Ryan Mountain (5457'): Hike three of the nicest peaks in Joshua Tree. The total hike will be about 10 miles with 2700' of gain. Bring water, lug soles, lunch & jacket. Contact leaders to find the time & place to meet. Leaders: PETER DOGGETT & IGNACIA DOGGETT
Feb 20 Tue Hundred Peaks
I: Snowshoe in the local mountains (wherever the conditions permit): Approximately 10 miles, 2500' gain. Pace will be moderate. Email Sandy the week before for instructions. Leaders: SANDY BURNSIDE, MARS BONFIRE
Feb 21 Wed Lower Peaks
O: Harrison (4743'), McKinley (3795'): Join us in the San Bernardino Mountains for these two great Lower Peaks. Harrison is 5 miles and 1600' of gain. McKinley is 3 miles and 1500' of gain. Paved road driving. Contact leaders a few days before for meeting place and time. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, GEORGE WYSUP
Feb 24 Sat Lower Peaks, Orange County
O: Morton Peak LO (4624'), Cram Peak (4162'): Easy paced hike to two peaks in the San Bernardino Mountains, 5.5 miles one way with 1,200' gain and 1,000' loss on trail. If gate is closed add 1.5 miles, 650' gain. Visit the refurbished Lookout on Morton, then a long ridge walk to Cram. Great views of San Gorgonio in snow and the Angelus Oaks Dam. Meet 7 AM North Orange County rideshare or 8:15 AM Mill Creek Ranger Station. Bring water, sturdy footwear, lunch. Rain/Fire cancels. Leaders: GABRIELE RAU, DANA and JOHN HUNTER
Feb 24 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Rattlesnake Peak (5826'): Strenuous cross-country, moderately paced outing to a famous brush monster in the San Gabriels, 12 miles round trip, 3700' gain. The trail was in good shape at last visit. Trip highlight is reading the comments from hundreds of previously successful hikers in the several register books. Call or email leader week of hike to confirm. Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: PAT ARREDONDO, PAMELA ROWE
Feb 24 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Queen Mountain (5482'): 12 miles and 2000' of hard won cross-country gain on the edge of the Wonderland of Rocks to climb this HPS peak in Joshua Tree National Park, visiting 4 hidden Indian pictograph sites en route. Strenuous scrambling led at a moderate pace. Conditioned cross-country hikers send SASE with phones, conditioning, etc early to Leader: DIANE DUNBAR Assistant: JOE YOUNG
Feb 24-25 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Beauty (5548'), Iron Springs (5755') & Combs (6193'): Saturday: Meet for breakfast, then hike up Combs, 5 miles 1200' gain. Camp out beneath the stars Saturday night. Sunday: Up early for Beauty & Iron Springs Mountain, 8.5 miles, 1700' gain. Expect lots of brush, maybe some ticks. What was this area like when stagecoaches shuttled passengers across the dry, dusty desert trails over 100 years ago? SASE with recent conditioning, info to Leader: WAYNE VOLLAIRE Co-Leader: WYNNE BENTI
Feb 28 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Big Tujunga to Tom Lucas Trail Camp: 8 miles round trip, 2000' gain through lush riparian habitat, Many stream crossings. Meet 9 AM at NW corner of Vons parking lot, Foothill & Mt Gleason with water, lunch, appropriate footwear, suitable clothing layers. Leaders: JENNIFER WASHINGTON, MARY PATTERSON
March
Mar 3 Sat WTC, Hundred Peaks
I: Quail Mountain (5813'): Moderately strenuous 8-10 mile loop hike, 1800' gain, to the highest peak in Joshua Tree National Park, via Samuelson's Rocks through spectacular desert scenery. Substantial cross-country travel with some rough, rocky portions. Bring your camera (optional), 4 quarts water (mandatory), and good footwear (mandatory). Send email (preferred) or SASE, with contact info & recent conditioning to Leader: CHARLES IRVING Assistant: ASHER WAXMAN
Mar 3 Sat WTC, Hundred Peaks, 20s & 30s
I: Sugarloaf Mountain (9952'): Snowshoe in the San Bernardino Mountains. Destination may change with snow conditions. Strenuous 10-12 miles round trip, 2700' gain. Send sase/esase, conditioning to Leader: ERIC SCHEIDEMANTLE Co-Leader: MELODY ANDERSON
Mar 3-4 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Mayan Peak (6108'), Butterbredt Peak (5997'), Cross Mountain (5203'), Chuckwalla Mountain (5029'): Hike these southern Sierra Peaks north of Mojave and camp in Red Rock Canyon State Park. Saturday: Mayan and Butterbredt, total 6 miles/3000' gain. Sunday: Cross and Chuckwalla, total 12 miles/4000' gain. Lots of dirt road driving. Join us for one or two days. Contact leader (e-mail preferred) for details. Leader: TED LUBESHKOFF Co-leader: PAMELA ROWE
Mar 3-4 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks, Desert Peaks
I: The BIG Rabbit: Rabbit Peak #2 (6640+), Villager Peak (5756'): Traditional, very strenuous desert backpack near the Salton Sea, 21 miles round trip, 8000' gain overall. Terrain is steep, rocky, and infested with groves of cholla, agave, and other thorny obstacles. Must carry all water for the overnight camp near Villager. For trip details send recent conditioning, backpacking experience, and phone & rideshare information to Leader: TOM HILL Co-leaders: GREG de HOOGH, MARLEN MERTZ, JOHN RADALJ
Mar 6-7 Tue-Wed Lower Peaks
I: Keys Peak (4483'), Mt. Mel (3814'), Monument Mtn (4834'), Mastodon Peak (3371'): Hike these splendid Joshua Tree N.P. peaks. Tuesday Mt Mel and Keys from Indian Cove; 9 miles, 2200' round trip. on Boy Scout trail with some rugged desert cross-country, including high class 2 scrambling on both summits. Tuesday night car camp. Wednesday 6 miles, 2000' gain cross-country to Monument (high point of the Hexie range) after some dirt road driving, followed by a separate hike of 3 miles, 400' gain round trip to Mastodon, with scramble to the summit; both mtns near Cottonwood entrance. Great views of the park. Email Dave for details and permission. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, GEORGE WYSUP
Mar 8 Thu Lower Peaks
Annual Lower Peaks Committee Meeting: Plan to attend the Annual meeting of the Lower Peaks Committee. 7:00 PM at Knowlwood Restaurant, 150 S Harbor Blvd, Fullerton. Peak additions and deletions will be discussed. Copies of the Lower Peaks Guide will be available. For further information, contact Chair: WAYNE NORMAN
Mar 10 Sat Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
O: Iron Mountain #2 (5635'), Condor Peak (5440'), Fox Mountain (5033'): Moderate day hike in the Angeles National Forest. The total hike will be 11.5 miles round trip with 3600' of gain. Bring water, lug soles, lunch & jacket. Contact the leaders to find meeting information. Leaders: PETER & IGNACIA DOGGETT
Mar 10 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Cajon Walking Tour: Cleghorn Mountain (5333'), Cajon Mountain (5360+), Sugarpine Mountain (5478'), Monument Peak #2 (5290'): Downed trees usually block the roads in winter but you can join this strenuous walking tour near Cajon Pass and give your wheels a rest. First three peaks 16 miles round trip, 3300' gain, beginning with the PCT section up to Cleghorn Ridge then continuing along rocky roads through high forested ridgelines. Monument Peak (optional) adds 5.5 miles, 700' gain. For trip details send recent conditioning, phone & rideshare information to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: LILLY FUKUI, DON CWIK, CHRIS SPISAK
Mar 10 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Lowe (5603'): 14 miles round trip, 3800' gain, strenuous, good conditioning hike. We will hike up Sam Merrill trail to Echo Mountain, then Castle Canyon trail to Mount Lowe summit. Meet at the top of Lake Ave in Pasadena at 7:30 AM. Bring 10 essentials, lunch, and water. Leader: MARY JO DUNGFELDER Assistant: GEORGE WYSUP
Mar 10 Sat Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
O/I: Snowshoe Mt Pinos (LO) (8831'): Hopefully snow conditions will permit continuing on to Sawmill Mountain and perhaps Grouse Mountain as they sparkle in winter beauty. 8 miles round trip, 2000' gain route will be moderately paced, but strenuous, and requires good conditioning but no previous snowshoe experience. Lack of snow will change the outing to a hike. 4wd vehicles a plus. Meet 7:30 AM Sylmar rideshare point with water, lunch, snowshoes, sturdy waterproof hiking boots, hiking poles with snow baskets, warm and waterproof clothing layers, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses. Leader: ROSEMARY CAMPBELL Co-Leaders: SOUTHERN COURTNEY, BRENT COSTELLO
Mar 10-11 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Granite Mountain #2 (5633'), Whale Peak (5349'): Day hikes with optional overnight camp in San Diego County. Saturday: Whale, 9 miles, 2300' gain; Sunday Granite 8 miles, 3000' gain. Expect lots of brushy, slow going terrain. EMAIL/SASE with conditioning info and for meeting time/place to Wynne. Leaders: WAYNE VOLLAIRE, WYNNE BENTI
Mar 11 Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
O/I: Mount Lukens (5074') & Cole Point (5604'): Moderate day hike above La Cañada. The total hike will be 14 miles round trip with 3700' of gain. Bring water, lug soles, lunch, cookies (for the Leader) & jacket. Contact the Leaders to find the meeting information. Leaders: PETER & IGNACIA DOGGETT Co-Leaders: MARS BONFIRE, KATHY CHEEVER
Mar 13 Tue Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
O: Sawtooth Peak (5200'), Burnt Peak (5788'), Liebre Mountain (5760'): Let's visit the lovely Area 8 peaks near San Andreas fault. 10 miles, 2600' gain on firebreak and road. Extensive dirt road driving requiring AWD vehicles. Pray for no earthquakes. Apply to either leader with contact information. Co-Leaders: JENNIFER WASHINGTON, GEORGE WYSUP
Mar 16-21 Fri-Wed Los Padres Forest Association
Non-Sierra Club outing
Madulce Trail Clearing: The trail leading up to Madulce from Cox Flats has become extremely overgrown, to the point it is no longer passable for equestrians and difficult for backpackers. Our project will focus on brush clearing. This is a three-day project but for those who can stay longer, we will also be staying through Thursday the 21st. Goat packer Mike Smith will be leading the first three days of the project and long-time project leader Ray Ford will be there for the last three days. No training is needed though you should be in good physical condition and experienced in overnight and backpack type camping. Contact karen@mtpinos.com for Mike's or Ray's e-mail address to sign up or for more information.
Mar 17 Sat Hundred Peaks, Verdugo Hills
O: Mount Hillyer (6200'): 4 miles round trip, 1000' gain easy hike. Spring flowers could be blooming, or we can collect mistletoe. Meet 8:30 AM La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, hiking boots. Rain cancels. Leaders: FRANK DOBOS, MANOOSH YEREMIAN
Mar 17 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Round Mountain (5272'), Luna Mountain (5967'), Rattlesnake Mountain (6131'): Moderately strenuous loop tour, up to 10 miles round trip, 3000' gain in the Hesperia Backcountry east of Cajon Pass. We combine roads, trails, and desert fringe cross-country trekking for this adventure as we search for peaks to climb. Much dirt road driving; high clearance vehicles recommended. For trip details send recent conditioning, phone & rideshare information to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: MARKEY & ROBERT NEIGHBORS
Mar 17 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Lukens (5074'): Join us on this St Patty's Day Hike to the highest point in the City of L.A. Hike from Deukmejian Park in La Crescenta via Crescenta View Trail and fire road. Return via Haines Canyon Trail with short car shuttle. Spring wildflowers and great views to Catalina. 9 miles round trip, 3000' gain. Well-mannered K-9's welcome. Meet 8 AM Deukmejian Park (from 210 Fwy, exit Pennsylvania Ave, N. to Foothill Blvd, L to New York, R to top of New York, L on Markridge 1 block to park entrance on right.) Bring 3 L's (Lunch, Liquids, Lugsoles) and St. Patty's Day goodies to share. Leader: BOBCAT THOMPSON, JIM FLEMING
Mar 17 Sat Hundred Peaks, K-9
New Outing, first time published
I: Chuckwalla (5029'): St. Patty's Day List Finish. Bring your hiking dogs and green champagne for a nice St. Patty's Day walk up Chuckwalla near Mojave for Wynne's List finish (22 years in the making), on same-named peak as her DPS list finish. 1400' of gain, 4 miles round trip. Bring lunch, plenty of water for your dog, leash and something green to share up top. Conditioned canines ok. Email or snail mail Wynne for meeting spot. Leaders: WYNNE BENTI, JULIE RUSH
Mar 18 Sun Hundred Peaks
O: Skinner Peak (7120'): Excellent peak about 35 miles northwest of Mojave. The total hike will be about 8 miles with 1900' of gain. Bring water, lug soles, lunch & jacket. Contact leaders to find the time & place to meet. Leaders: PETER DOGGETT & IGNACIA DOGGETT
Mar 20 Tue Hundred Peaks
I: Snowshoe in the local mountains (wherever the conditions permit): Approximately 10 miles, 2500' gain. Pace will be moderate. Email Sandy the week before for instructions. Leaders: SANDY BURNSIDE, MARS BONFIRE
Mar 23 Fri Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
I: Mount Inspiration (5560'): Start the Spring Fling weekend right with a warm-up hike on Friday afternoon, and pick up a pathfinder while you're at it. 5 miles, 1100' gain. This will be all cross-country on a route that starts northeast of the peak. Contact Greg for meeting time and location. Leader: GREG de HOOGH Co-Leader: SANDY BURNSIDE
Mar 24-25 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks
HPS Spring Fling Weekend at Mission Creek Preserve near Joshua Tree: Welcome in the spring with a fun and festive weekend at Mission Creek Preserve near Joshua Tree National Park. Join us for peak-bagging in the area and camping (with potluck Saturday night) at the Preserve, nearby Black Rock Canyon Campground in Joshua Tree, or motels in Yucca Valley. Send $5 fee, sase or fax for information/reservations to Reservationist: JIM S. FLEMING
Mar 24 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Chaparrosa Peak (5541') or Black Mountain #4 (6149'): Canceled. Leaders: GREG de HOOGH, WOLF LEVERICH
Mar 24 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Quail Mountain (5800'): Start out the Spring Fling weekend with a fun ascent of this Joshua Tree peak. 10 miles, 1750' total gain (400 of this on return), cross-country and trail. Meet at 7:30 AM at the corner of La Contenta Road and Hwy 62 (about 2.8 miles past SR 247). We will drive about 9.4 miles on a dirt road possible for passenger vehicles. We plan on finishing in time to enjoy the outstanding potluck at the Mission Creek Preserve. Rain or extreme weather conditions cancel the hike. If you have questions or concerns, please contact one of the leaders via email. Leaders: SANDY BURNSIDE, LAURA JOSEPH, GEORGE WYSUP, GREG de HOOGH
Mar 24 Sat WTC, Hundred Peaks
I: Bernard Peak (5430'), Little Berdoo Peak (5440'): Two lesser traveled HPS peaks in Joshua Tree National Park with views into the Coachella Valley. 7 miles round trip, 1800' gain, entirely cross county. AWD or 4WD vehicles preferred, due to sandy nature of road. Send email (preferred) or sase, with contact info & recent conditioning to Leaders: KIM HOMAN Co-Leader: DAVE COMERZAN
Mar 24 Sat DPS, Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
I: Pinto Mountain (3983'): We'll cross the Pinto Basin (perhaps if lucky, covered with spring bloom) from near Fried Liver Wash, then hike up one ridge to the summit and down another. Beautiful cactus blossoms and possible reptile sightings along the ridges of this lovely desert peak. 2400' gain, 9.5 miles round trip. Then join the Spring Fling potluck Saturday night. Leader: WYNNE BENTI Co-Leader: JULIE RUSH
Mar 24 Sat Condor Group of Kern-Kaweah Chapter
Liebre Mountain: Located in Angeles National Forest. Opportunity to observe the changes in vegetation as we climb. Excellent views of the flatlands of Antelope Valley. Overlook of proposed Tejon Corporation development, Centennial. Slight chance of seeing lots of lovely flowers but surely a few. Wear layered clothing for changes in temperatures. Wear good hiking shoes, lots of drinking water and a snack. Be prepared for a long climb, approximately 8 miles round trip. Meet at PMC tennis courts at 8AM. From outside areas plan to meet at the Flying J. (top of the Grapevine, Frazier Park Exit. ) Call Dale, Condor Group, Frazier Park, sponsor (661. 242.1076) to make arrangements.
Mar 24 Sat Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
O: Hermit Trail Loop: Marvel at Hermit's Castle - an abandoned abode hidden in our forest - on our 8 mile round trip, 1500' gain moderately paced hike which begins near Newcombs store on Hwy 2, takes us through Bandido and Horse Flats Campgrounds and lunch on Mount Hillyer. Meet 8:30 AM La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, good footwear, layered clothing. Leaders: SOUTHERN COURTNEY, ROSEMARY CAMPBELL
Mar 25 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Lost Horse Mountain (5313'): A little something for those who want to finish Spring Fling with an easy pathfinder. We'll go to the peak via a cross-country route. Return route to be determined - possibly via the trail after a stop at the mine. Less than 5 miles, 900' gain. Contact Greg a few days before the hike or at Spring Fling for info. Leader: GREG de HOOGH Co-Leader: KAREN LEVERICH
Mar 25 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Warren Point (5103'): Finish up the weekend with a relaxing hike this delightful peak in Joshua Tree. 4 miles round trip, 1000' gain. Mostly trail, some cross country. Contact leaders for meeting time and place. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, LYNDA ARMBRUSTER
Mar 25 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Queen Mountain (5680') from Indian Cove: Need an Explorer Route to Queen? How about capping off Spring Fling with this adventurous cross-country route. The hike is a strenuous but rewarding 10 mile round trip with approximately 3600' of gain for experienced desert hikers. Send email (preferred) or SASE, with contact info & recent conditioning to Leader: PAUL GARRY Assistant: GEORGE WYSUP
Mar 25 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Eagle Crag (5077'): Challenging peak in northern San Diego County east of Temecula, strenuous 18 miles round trip, 4200' gain on trail, road, and cross-country, via Cutca Trail. Some dirt road driving, high clearance vehicles recommended. For trip details send recent conditioning, phone & rideshare information to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: PAT ARREDONDO, MARLEN MERTZ
Mar 25 Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
I: Chuckwalla Mountain (5049'), Cross Mountain (5203'): Beautiful day hike in an area North of Mojave. Hopefully see some gorgeous wild flowers. The total hike will be about 11 miles round trip with 4000' of gain. Bring water, lug soles, lunch, jacket & camera. Contact the leaders to find the meeting information. Leaders: PETER & IGNACIA DOGGETT Co-Leaders: MARS BONFIRE, KATHY CHEEVER
Mar 31 Sat Lower Peaks, Orange County
O: Simi Peak (2403'): The Simi Hills are often overlooked because of their famous neighbor, the Santa Monica Mtns. Enjoy old pastoral grazing lands, valley oak woodlands, wildflowers, all on good trails. 6 miles round trip, 1200' gain. Meet 7 AM at North Orange County or 8:30 AM at Woodland Hills rideshare. Bring water, lunch, lug soles. Rain cancels. Leaders: GABRIELE RAU, JOHN and DANA HUNTER
Mar 31 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Heald Peak (6901') and Nicolls (6070'): Enjoy a beautiful spring hike near Lake Isabella with possible wildflowers. 12 miles round trip/4500' gain. Bring 3 qts of water, lunch, 10 essentials. Email leader before noon on March 30 for details. Leader: TED LUBESHKOFF Co-Leader: GEORGE WYSUP
April
Apr 1 Sun Hundred Peaks
M: Five Fingers (5174'), Onyx Peak #2 (5244'): Enjoy rocks and wildflowers in the Southern Sierras on these two steep, rocky desert-like peaks, do either or both. First peak is a a scree-and-climb of 3 miles, 1600' gain (summit is 3rd class rock). Second peak is a scree-and-scramble of 4 miles round trip, 2300' gain. Some dirt road driving for Five Fingers, high-clearance vehicles recommended. For trip details send recent experience, phone & rideshare information to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, PAT ARREDONDO, GARY SCHENK
Apr 1 Sun Hundred Peaks
O: San Gabriel Peak (6161'), Mount Disappointment (5960'), Mount Deception (5796'): Fun hike on April Fools Day, up and down on road and trail. 5 miles round trip, 1800' gain. Bring friendly spirit, lunch, water, goodies to share. Wear hiking boots. Meet 8:30 AM at La Cañada rideshare point. Rain cancels. Leaders: FRANK DOBOS, MEI KWAN
Apr 3-4 Tue-Wed Lower Peaks
Rescheduled from October 10-11
O: Cerro Alto (2624'), Valencia Peak (1345'), Gaviota Peak (2458'): Hike these peaks near Morro Bay and Santa Maria with us. To avoid a lot of driving we will do them in two days with an overnight stay in Santa Maria. Cerro Alto is 5 miles with 1600' gain, Valencia is 4 miles with 1300' gain, and Gaviota 6 miles with 2100' gain. We'll hike the first two peaks on the first day, Gaviota on the second day. Make your own reservations for the overnight. Email leaders at least a few days before for meeting place and time. Leaders: INGEBORG PROCHAZKA, DAVE COMERZAN
Apr 4 Wed Hundred Peaks
I: Fox Mtn #1 (5167'), Peak Mtn (5843'), McPherson Peak (5749'): Knock off this cluster of peaks in the far NW outback of Santa Barbara County. First peak via a new ridgeline approach, 5 miles round trip, 2200' gain. Remaining peaks afterwards, up to 6 miles, 800' gain, depending on group wishes. Much cross-country travel in easy scrub brush and sometimes steep slopes. Much dirt road driving, high clearance vehicles needed. For trip details send recent conditioning, phone & rideshare information to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leader: PATRICK VAUGHN
Apr 4 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Colby Canyon to Josephine Peak (5558'): 8 miles round trip, 2100' gain on trail and dirt road. Moderate pace. Meet 9 AM La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: DON SIMINSKI, JENNIFER WASHINGTON
Apr 7 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Lizard Head (5320'), Cuyama Peak (5878'): Strenuous but moderately paced 11 miles round trip, 3200' gain via trails, firebreaks, and cross-country. Great spring hike in Santa Barbara County. Much dirt road driving, high-clearance vehicles needed. Possible wildflowers. Contact leader (e-mail preferred) for details. Leader: TED LUBESHKOFF Co-leader: WAYNE VOLLAIRE
Apr 7 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Monte Cristo Loop: Rabbit Peak #1 (5307'), Granite Mountain #1 (6600'), Round Top (6316'), Iron Mountain #3 (5040'): Strenuous but classic pre-Easter loop hike to nearby Angeles Forest peaks, 14 miles round trip, 4200' gain on roads and sometimes steep firebreaks. Experienced hikers meet 8 AM La Cañada rideshare point. Bring some water, good footwear, and lunch for the top. Rain cancels. Leaders: TOM HILL, LILLY FUKUI, PAT ARREDONDO, CHRIS SPISAK
Apr 7 Sat Hundred Peaks, Wilderness Adventures
I: Barley Flats (5600'), Mount Sally (5408'), Mount Vetter (5908'), Mount Mooney (5840'), Mount Hillyer (6200'): Bag 5 easy peaks or pick and choose as we attempt all five. Approximately 7 miles for all five and about 1200' gain. Meet 8 AM La Cañada rideshare point. Bring lunch and 10 essentials. Leaders: HARVEY GANZ, PAMELA ROWE
Apr 7 Sat Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
I: Beauty Peak (5548'), Iron Springs (5755'): Day hike these two brushy peaks in Riverside County. The total hike will be 8.5 miles round trip with 2700' of gain. Bring water, lug soles, lunch & jacket. Contact the Leader to find the meeting information. Leader: PETER DOGGETT Co-Leaders: IGNACIA DOGGETT, MARS BONFIRE, KATHY CHEEVER, BILL SIMPSON
Apr 7 Sat Pasadena, Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Muir (4300'): Moderate pace, 9 miles round trip, 2900' gain scenic loop hike via historic Echo Mountain and Castle Canyon trail to Inspiration Point and on to the summit of Mount Muir. Return via Sam Merrill trail. Wonderful view of LA Basin. Meet 7:30 AM N end of Lake St, Altadena. Bring water, lunch, boots. Rain cancels. Leaders: MEI KWAN, DANA HUNTER
Apr 8 Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
O: Boucher Hill (5438'), Combs Peak (6193'): Day hike these two easy peaks in San Diego County. The total hike will be 6 miles round trip with 1500' gain. Bring water, lug soles, lunch & jacket. Contact the leaders to find the meeting information. Leaders: PETER & IGNACIA DOGGETT
Apr 8 Sun 20s & 30s, Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
I: Rock Point (5280'), Butterfly Peak (6228'), Ken Point (6423', not pointy): Check out the Easter wildflowers (we hope) on this moderate 10 miles, 3000' gain hike on road and cross-country in the Desert Divide. A bit of easy rock scrambling. Short car shuttle on paved roads. Submit recent conditioning and hiking experience to Leader: PAMELA ROWE Assistants: GEORGE WYSUP, KENT SCHWITKIS
Apr 11 Wed Hundred Peaks
O: Barley Flats (5600'), Mount Lawlor (5957'), Strawberry Peak (6164'): Explore the old Nike missile launch site as we waltz the short way to Barley. Then a 6+ miles round trip, 2800' gain hike on trail and use trail from Red Box for the other 2. For variety there will be a short, very steep romp, complete with yucca, along the old Nike communication line to the summit of Lawlor. Moderate pace. Contact (email preferred) George a few days before the hike for permission and details. Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, TOM HILL, BRUCE CRAIG
Apr 11 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Strawberry Peak (6264'): 6 miles round trip, with 1564' gain. Red Box to 2.3 miles to saddle 600' gain, saddle to peak 0.7 miles 964' gain. Meet at 9 AM La Cañada rideshare pt with water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: ROSEMARY CAMPBELL, SOUTHERN COURTNEY
Apr 14 Sat Lower Peaks, Orange County
O: Saddleback Butte (3651'), CA Poppy Preserve: If the winter has decent rains the wildflowers should be fantastic. Easy paced 4 miles, 1000' gain round trip, all on trail. Meet 7 AM at North Orange County rideshare or 8:30 AM at Canyon Country rideshare. Going to the Poppy preserve is, of course, optional. Bring water, 10 essentials. Rain cancels. Leaders: GABRIELE RAU, DORIS DUVAL
Apr 14 Sat Hundred Peaks, Palos Verdes-South Bay, WTC
I: Luna (5967'), probably Round (5272'), possibly Rattlesnake (6131') and certainly Deep Creek Hot Springs (5' deep): 16th semi-annual Spring Deep Creek Hot Springs hike/soak/swim with a bit more adventure. We'll attempt to gain access to the hot springs from Luna via an exploratory cross-country route and another exploratory cross-country route back to Round. Then time permitting, we'll do one or both of the other peaks. Moderately paced 11 miles, 3400' gain, mostly cross-country, with additional 3 miles and 1000' gain for the other two peaks. Bring 10 essentials, towel (swim suit optional). 4wd vehicles desirable for dirt road driving. No beginners. Plan on spending full day - it's near Hesperia. Rain cancels. Send email (preferable - bholchin@cox.net) or sase with recent conditioning and CARPOOL INFO to Leaders: BARRY HOLCHIN Co-Leader: WAYNE VOLLAIRE
Apr 14 Sat Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
O: Smith Mountain (5111'), Sunset Peak (5796'): Day hike these two peaks at a brisk pace. The total hike will be about 19 miles round trip with 4600' gain, unless the gate is open (it was on April 11th), in which case expect 12 miles round trip and 3300' gain. Bring water, lug soles, lunch, hat & jacket. Contact the leaders to find the meeting information. Leaders: PETER & IGNACIA DOGGETT
Apr 15 Sun Hundred Peaks
Postponed due to inclement weather until May 2nd
I: Eagle Rest Peak (6005'), Antimony Peak (6848'): Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, PAT ARREDONDO
Apr 17-18 Tue-Wed Lower Peaks
O: Agua Tibia Mtn (4779'), Wild Horse Pk (3277'): Join us for two days in the Cleveland NF. Agua Tibia is 17 miles r.t., 3200 ft gain. Wild Horse is 10 miles r.t., 1800 ft gain. Both of these strenuous hikes start at the Dripping Springs Campground, about 10 miles east of Temecula. Early departures for both. Contact leaders for meeting time and place. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, INGEBORG PROCHAZKA
Apr 18 Wed Hundred Peaks
I: Bare Mountain (6388'), Barley Flats (5600'): Enjoy Bare and optional Bare-ly on this sometimes steep but moderately paced trip. First peak is a relatively isolated summit east of Mt Pacifico in Angeles Forest, up to 10 miles round trip, 1800' gain from near Alder Saddle, depending on road conditions. May visit "Barely Flat" or other nearby peak afterward if all goes well. Contact (email preferred) Tom a few days before the hike for permission, details, and status. Leaders: TOM HILL, GEORGE WYSUP
Apr 21-22 Sat-Sun WTC, Hundred Peaks
I: Quail Mountain (5814'): Easy paced but moderately strenuous 14 mile round trip 1800' gain, backpack to Quail Mountain, highest point in Joshua Tree National Park using mostly cross-country route. Saturday easy paced 4 miles to camp, set up, then 5 miles round trip to Quail and back to camp for happy hour. We will encounter some rough, rocky sections on Quail. Great opportunity to practice your navigation skills and photograph desert wildflowers! Send esase or sase, contact info and recent conditioning to Leader: KIM HOMAN Assistant: JANE SIMPSON
Apr 21-22 Sat-Sun LTC, WTC, Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
I: Indian Cove Navigation: Navigation noodles at Joshua Tree National Park to satisfy the Basic (I/M) level navigation requirements. Saturday for practice, skills refresh, altimeter, campfire. Sunday for checkout. To receive homework assignment, send SASE, navigation experience/training, any WTC, phones, email to Leader: HARRY FREIMANIS Assistant: BOB BRADSHAW
Apr 21 Sat Hundred Peaks, 20s & 30s
New Outing, first time published
I: Backus Peak (6651'), Russell Peak (6696'): Spring hike to peaks named in memory of long time HPS leaders. Moderate paced 9 miles round trip and 3200' gain cross-country. Possible wildflowers. Optional car camp at Walker Pass Saturday night. Consider staying over for Pinyon Peak on Sunday. Submit recent conditioning and hiking experience to Leader: PAMELA ROWE Assistants: GEORGE WYSUP, KENT SCHWITKIS
Apr 22 Sun Hundred Peaks, 20s & 30s
New Outing, first time published
I: Pinyon Peak (6805'): Moderately strenuous 6 miles round trip, 3100' gain. Steep terrain at a moderate pace. Optional car camp at Walker Pass Saturday night with hike to Backus and Russell during the day. Submit recent conditioning and hiking experience to Leader: PAMELA ROWE Assistants: GEORGE WYSUP, KENT SCHWITKIS
Apr 22 Sun Hundred Peaks
O: Black Mountain #1 (7772'): Excellent trail to beautiful peak in the San Jacinto area. The total hike will be 8 miles with 2700' of gain. Bring water, lug soles, lunch & jacket. Contact leaders to find the time & place to meet. Leaders: PETER DOGGETT & IGNACIA DOGGETT
Apr 22 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Lizard Head (5320+'), Cuyama Peak (5878'): Canceled due to inclement weather. Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: PAT ARREDONDO, LAURA JOSEPH
Apr 25 Wed Hundred Peaks
O: Smith Mountain (5111'): Maybe the Hwy 39 gate will be open (if not, add 6.8 miles, 1400' gain on bikeable pavement). 7 miles round trip, 1800' gain at moderate pace, mostly on good trail but that last bit is steep. Contact (email preferred) George a few days before the hike for permission, details, and status. Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, TOM HILL, BRUCE CRAIG
Apr 25 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Bare Mountain (6388'): 6 miles round trip, 1800' gain from Pinyon Flats, 800' gain on return. Meet 9 AM La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, good footwear, suitable clothing. Leaders: GARY BICKEL, RON ROSIEN
Apr 27-29 Fri-Sun Hundred Peaks, Natural Science
I: The BIG FOUR: Samon Peak (6227'), Madulce Peak (6536'), Big Pine Mtn (6800'), West Big Pine (6490'). Very strenuous, moderately paced 50 miles, 10,000' gain on road and trail with rugged cross-country to Samon. Visit Santa Barbara County high point. Carcamp advised Thursday evening due to very early start on Friday. Light backpack 9.5 miles to Chokecherry Spring and primitive camp. Possible mule pack option (to be determined). Email with recent conditioning, phone & rideshare information to George. Naturalist: GINNY HERINGER Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, TOM HILL, PAT VAUGHN, GARY SCHENK, MARLEN MERTZ
Apr 28 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: South Mount Hawkins (7783'): Due to highway closure, will instead visit Smith Mountain (5111'), 6 miles round trip, 1800' gain.. Meet 9 AM at Azusa ride share point with lunch, liquid, wear lugs. Rain cancels. Leaders: FRANK DOBOS, LAURA QUINN
Apr 28 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: BARRY HOLCHIN, BOB BEACH
Apr 28-29 Sat-Sun WTC, Hundred Peaks
I: Quail Mountain (5800'), Samuelson Rock: Saturday hike 5 miles in Joshua Tree National Park, moderate gain to Juniper flats and set up camp. Navigation workshop on the way. Sunday cross-country 2 miles, 1000' gain and boulder scrambling. Optional Sunday cross-country trip to Samuelson Rock. Send email/sase, contact info, recent conditioning to Leader: DAVID MELTZER Co-Leaders: GARY & KAY NOVOTNY
May
May 1-2 Tue-Wed Lower Peaks
New date
O: El Montanon (1808'): This peak on Santa Cruz Island is in the Channel Islands National Park. This trail hike is 9 miles round trip with 1800' gain on open ridges with great views of the ocean and the island. Overnight camp 0.5 mile from the dock, hiking the peak and returning to Ventura Harbor the second day. Please contact leaders well ahead of the scheduled dates to arrange for transportation and campsites. Leaders: INGEBORG PROCHAZKA, DAVE COMERZAN
May 2 Wed Hundred Peaks
Rescheduled from April 15
I: Eagle Rest Peak (6005'), Antimony Peak (6848'): Visit the striking sedimentary rock uplift of Eagle Rest near Frazier Park by following the ridge from Antimony if the dirt roads are open, otherwise we'll take the creekside bushwhacking route. Very strenuous 11 miles round trip, 4500' gain in steep terrain, brushy, with some rock scrambling at the top. Some dirt road driving possible if Antimony accessible. For trip details send recent conditioning, phone & rideshare information to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, PAT ARREDONDO
May 5-6 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Hildreth Peak (5065'), Old Man Mountain (5538'), Monte Arido (6010'): Get these back country peaks in Ojai area via the Potrero Seco road (4WD vehicles required by USFS for permit). Saturday, strenuous, moderately paced 14 miles round trip, 5000' gain to Hildreth, mainly on steep, scenic fire road. Car camp at 3 Sisters rocks Saturday night. Sunday, some more driving then 6 miles round trip, 1600' gain hike, mainly on fabulous fire road. For details, email (preferred) or SASE George with contact information and recent conditioning. Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, TOM HILL
May 5-6 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks, WTC
New Outing, first time published
I: San Bernardino Peak (10,649'), San Bernardino East Peak (10,691'), Anderson Peak (10,840'), Shields Peak (10,680'): Saturday: Strenuous backpack at moderate pace on trail 6 miles and 4000' gain to Trail Fork Camp. Saturday PM climb Anderson and Shields, (4 more miles and 800' gain). Sunday: Climb San Bernardino Peaks and return to cars (12 miles, 1000' gain). Comfort with cross-country travel and some boulder hopping necessary. Please send email (preferred) or 2 sase with conditioning/experience to Leader: SCOTT NELSON Co-Leader: TAKA OHYAMA
May 5 Sat Hundred Peaks, Verdugo Hills
I: Mount Emma (5273'), Old Emma (5063'): 4 miles round trip, 1000' gain for these peaks with some up and down between them. Great views to Antelope Valley and Edwards AFB. Bring water, lunch and hiking boots. Meet 8:30 AM La Cañada rideshare point. Rain cancels. Leaders: FRANK DOBOS, MARY McMANNES
May 5 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Disappointment (5960'), San Gabriel Peak (6161'), Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup: Easy peaks in Angeles National Forest and easy cleanup of our section of Route 2. Hike total is 6 miles round trip, 1700' gain. Refreshments provided by the HPS, after we give a little back to the mountains. Help celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Meet 8 AM La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lugsoles. Rain cancels. Leader: JIM S. FLEMING Assistants: WINNETTE BUTLER, LYNDA ARMBRUSTER, KAREN LEVERICH
May 5 Sat Hundred Peaks, Palos Verdes-South Bay, WTC
I: Ken Point (6423'), Butterfly Peak (6228'): Moderate 10 miles round trip, 3000' gain hike on road/cross-country in Desert Divide area, hopefully encountering wildflowers and beautiful views. We may have an opportunity to do Rock Point (5280'). Bring 10 essentials, lunch, and water. Potluck in evening. Esase (preferable) or sase with recent conditioning, phones & rideshare info to Leader: BARRY HOLCHIN Co-Leader: WYNNE BENTI
May 5 Sat Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
O: Rouse Hill (5168'), Toro Peak (8716'): The first peak will be a very easy hike. The second peak will be very strenuous. The total hike will be about 14 miles round trip with 4800' of gain. Brin water, lug soles, lunch, hat & jacket. To obtain the meeting information, contact Leaders: PETER & IGNACIA DOGGETT
May 6 Sun Hundred Peaks, Palos Verdes-South Bay, WTC
I: Cone Peak (6800'): Strenuous 11 miles round trip, 2900' gain hike on trail/cross-country in Desert Divide area, hopefully encountering wildflowers and beautiful views. We may have an opportunity to do Rock Point (5280'). Bring 10 essentials, lunch, and water. Esase (preferable) or sase with recent conditioning, phones & rideshare info to Leader: BARRY HOLCHIN Co-Leader: TOM KIRWIN
May 6 Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
Asbestos Mountain (5265'), Santa Rosa Mountain (8070'): Canceled. Leaders: PETER & IGNACIA DOGGETT
May 6 Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
I: Eagle Rest Peak (6005'), Antimony Peak (6848'): Reroute of hike from Frazier Park by following the ridge from Antimony if the dirt roads are open, otherwise we'll take the creekside bushwhacking route. Very strenuous 11 miles round trip, 4500' gain in steep terrain, brushy, with some rock scrambling at the top. Some dirt road driving possible if Antimony accessible. For trip details send recent conditioning, phone & rideshare information Leader: WAYNE BANNISTER Co-Leader: WAYNE VOLLAIRE
May 6 Sun 20s & 30s, Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
O: Mt. San Antonio (Baldy) (10,064'): Climb the highest peak in the San Gabriel range. Start from Manker Flats up the ski hut trail, then return down the Devil's Backbone. Spectacular views. Moderately paced, but strenuous. 8 miles, 3800' gain. Group size limited. Send SASE or email (joshhibbard@yahoo.com) for meeting time and place. Bring 3 liters water, food, snacks, hat, sun protection, boots, proper clothing, and money for ski lift ride down from the ski lodge. Rain/snow cancels. Leader: JOSH HIBBARD Assistant Leader: PATRICK McKUSKY
May 9 Wed Hundred Peaks
I: Combs Peak (6193'), Palomar High Point (6140'), Boucher Hill (5438'): Short but interesting set of hikes to this group of easy peaks in northern San Diego County, 8 miles round trip, 1800' gain. We begin on the PCT in Anza Borrego to access the fire recovery area around Bucksnort Mountain, then climb a cross-country ridge to top-of-Palomar, then visit Palomar Mountain State Park itself (entry fee) to stroll a scenic park trail to a mountainous "Hill". Extensive dirt road driving; high-clearance vehicles recommended. Contact (email preferred) Tom a few days before the hike for permission, details, and status. Leaders: TOM HILL, GEORGE WYSUP
May 12 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Will Thrall Peak (7845'), Pleasant View Ridge (7983'): Strenuous 14 miles round trip, 3900' gain, hike in San Gabriels on trail and use trail. Email/sase stating recent conditioning to Leaders: PAT ARREDONDO, VIRGIL POPESCU
May 12 Sat Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
O: Iron Mountain #1 (8007'): Hike this very strenuous peak in the Angeles National Forest. The total hike is 14 miles round trip with 7200' gain. Paced to take 12 hours. Bring water, lug soles, lunch, jacket & hat. To obtain the meeting information, contact Leaders: PETER & IGNACIA DOGGETT, MARS BONFIRE, KATHY CHEEVER
May 12-13 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks
I: The BIG THREE: McKinley Mountain (6200'), San Rafael Mountain (6593'), Santa Cruz Peak (5570'): Very strenuous, moderately paced backpack in central Santa Barbara County, two-day total 31 miles, 8100' gain, following roads and often overgrown trails. For trip details send recent conditioning, phone & rideshare information to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: GARY SCHENK, WAYNE VOLLAIRE, MARLEN MERTZ
May 13 Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
O: Mount Akawie (7283'), Kratka Ridge (7515'): Join this easy hike in the middle of the Angeles National Forest. The total hike will be 2.7 miles round trip with 1100' gain. Meet 9 AM, La Cañada rideshare. Bring water, lug soles, lunch & jacket. Leaders: PETER & IGNACIA DOGGETT
May 15-16 Tue-Wed Lower Peaks
Rescheduled to May 1-2
O: El Montanon (1808'): Leaders: INGEBORG PROCHAZKA, DAVE COMERZAN
May 15-17 Tue-Thu Hundred Peaks, Lower Peaks
New Outing, first time published
I: The BIG THREE, Replay: McKinley Mountain (6200'), San Rafael Mountain (6593'), Santa Cruz Peak (5570'): If you couldn't make it on the weekend, then join us mid-week for this hike. For you Lower Peakers, we will throw in Cachuma Mtn. on the way down. This is still a strenuous hike, but our pace will be slow and easy. Our three day total will be 31 miles, 8100' of gain. Contact leader for details. Leader: DAVE COMERZAN Co-Leader: BOB BEACH
May 15 Tue Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
M: Five Fingers (5174'): Enjoy a nice desert rock scramble to the top of one of the fingers. 2 miles round trip, 1600' gain, moderate pace. Contact Sandy the week before trip for details. Leaders: SANDY BURNSIDE, MARS BONFIRE
May 16 Wed Hundred Peaks
I: Wilson Ridge Cleanout: Mount Deception (5796'), Mount Disappointment (5960'), San Gabriel Peak (6161'), Mount Markham (5742'), Mount Lowe (5603'), Occidental Peak (5732'), Mount Wilson (5710'): Let's hike all these little beauties the easy way. Not that easy; 10 miles with 3400' elevation gain total at moderate pace. Mostly trail, some cross-country. Short car shuttle. Contact (email preferred) George a few days before the hike for permission and details. Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, TOM HILL, ASHER WAXMAN
May 19 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: The BIG IRON: Iron Mtn #1 (8007'): Try this long dayhike to a tough San Gabriel peak near Mount Baldy. We hike at a moderate but steady pace following the standard route from Heaton Flat, very strenuous, 14 miles round trip, 7200' gain. As of April 6th, this outing is full. Group size limited by permit, so apply early with recent conditioning information to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: MARLEN MERTZ, PATRICK VAUGHN
May 19 Sat Hundred Peaks, Sierra Peaks, WTC
M: Big Iron (8007') via North Ridge: A seldom-led, adventurous route pioneered by Bill T. Russell, up E. Fork and Fish Fork San Gabriel River, with 30+ significant stream crossings, followed by a bushwhack and a steep (including some class 3) climb up a north ridge to summit, down usual (steep) south ridge route, blessedly ending with 5 miles on trail, approximately 7000' total gain, 20 mile loop. Predawn start, possible after dark finish. Contact Asher Waxman w/phone, relevant experience. Leaders: ASHER WAXMAN, ERIK SIERING
May 19 Sat WTC, Hundred Peaks
I: Grinnell Mountain (10,284'): Practice navigation for Sunday's checkoff on this 13.5 mile round trip, 3500' gain hike in the San Gorgonio Wilderness. We will take a cross-country route to Grinnell and practice micro-navigation skills along the way. Send email (preferred) or sase, with contact info & recent conditioning to Leader: ROBERT MYERS Co-Leaders: JANE SIMPSON, ADRIENNE BENEDICT
May 20 Sun Hundred Peaks
O: South Mount Hawkins (7783'): Hike this peak the long way from Islip Saddle. The total hike will be about 12 miles with 3500' of gain. Bring water, lug soles, lunch & jacket. Contact leaders to find the time & place to meet. Leaders: PETER DOGGETT & IGNACIA DOGGETT
May 20 Sun Hundred Peaks
O: Thorn Point (6920') Third Generation List Finish: Postponed pending reopening of Day Fire Closure area. Leaders: STEVE SMITH, GEORGE WYSUP
May 20 Sun LTC, WTC, Hundred Peaks
I: Grinnell Ridge Navigation: Navigation noodle in San Bernardino National Forest for either checkout or practice to satisfy the Basic (I/M) or Advanced (E) level navigation requirements. To receive homework assignment, send SASE, navigation experience/training, any WTC, phones, email to Leader: HARRY FREIMANIS Assistant: PHIL WHEELER
May 23 Wed Hundred Peaks
Postponed to September 26
I: Explore O'Neil Peak (6338'), Tecuya Mountain (7160'), Frazier Mountain (8000'): Leaders: TOM HILL, GEORGE WYSUP, ASHER WAXMAN
May 23 Wed Hundred Peaks
Replaces O'Neil/Tecuya/Frazier outing, above
I: Brush Mtn (7040'), San Emigdio Mtn (7492'), Mount Pinos (8831'): Hike these nice mountains in Los Padres National Forest near Frazier Park. Pathfinder route to Brush Mountain (expect some brush), drive up to near San Emigdio summit. Moderate routes total 5 miles, 1500' gain for first two peaks. Optional cross-country romp through the pine forests above Amargosa Creek to Mt Pinos afterward, depending on earlier success. High-clearance vehicles welcome for several miles of dirt road driving. Email George for information. Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, TOM HILL, ASHER WAXMAN
May 23 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Timber Mtn (8303') with return via Chapman Trail: 11.5 miles round trip, 3300' gain. Strenuous. Moderate pace up Icehouse Canyon via Columbine Spring, returning on Chapman Trail. Meet at 8:30 AM at Public Parking lot at intersection of Mills Av and Baldy Rd. Bring water, lunch, appropriate footwear. Leaders: DORIS DUVAL, DAN BUTLER
May 25-28 Fri-Mon Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
O: Pine Mountain #1 (9648') and Dawson Peak (9575'): Cancelled due to water scarcity. Leader: TED LUBESHKOFF Co-Leader: SUZANNE SWEDO
May 26-28 Sat-Mon Hundred Peaks
I: Big Four: Samon Peak (6227'), Big Pine Mountain (6800'), West Big Pine (6490'), Madulce Peak (6536'): Replaced with backpack below due to scarcity of water at Chokecherry. Leader: WAYNE BANNISTER Assistant Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, PAMELA ROWE
May 26-28 Sat-Mon Hundred Peaks
Replaces above backpack due to scarcity of water at Chokecherry
I: 10,000 Foot Ridge (10,094'), Lake Peak (10,161'), Grinnell Mountain (10,284'), Dragons Head (10,866') and Bighorn Mountain (10,997'): Memorial Weekend backpack to 5 peaks in the San Bernardino's! Saturday pack in to camp at Fish Creek Saddle, 5 miles, 1800' gain. Afternoon dayhikes to Grinnell Mtn, Lake Peak and 10K Foot Ridge from camp, 4 miles round trip, 1200' gain. Sunday hike the Sky High Trail from camp, then enjoy a cross-country scramble to Dragons Head and Bighorn Mountain, 9 miles round trip, 2700' gain. Monday pack up and hike out. This will be a moderate-paced but still strenuous weekend of 23 miles round trip and 5700' total gain. Some dirt road driving required to reach trailhead. Reserve early, since group size is limited by permit. For trip details send recent conditioning, phone & ride-share information to Leader: WAYNE BANNISTER Assistant Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leader: PAMELA ROWE
May 30 Wed Hundred Peaks
I: Indian Mountain (5790'), Castle Rocks (8600'), Black Mountain #1 (7772'): Experience three wildly different approaches and summit areas on this unusual set of peaks south of Banning, moderately strenuous 12 miles round trip, 2600' gain. Do one or all. Much dirt road driving, high-clearance vehicles recommended. Contact (email preferred) Tom a few days before the hike for permission, details, and status. Leaders: TOM HILL, GEORGE WYSUP, ASHER WAXMAN
May 30 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Winston Pk (7502'), Winston Ridge (7003'): Our favorite 7 miles round trip, 1110' gain loop will begin and end at Cloudburst Summit, Meet at 9 AM La Cañada rideshare with water, lunch, good footwear, suitable clothing layers. Leaders: ROSEMARY CAMPBELL, RON ROSIEN
June
Jun 2 Sat Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
I: Ontario Peak (8693') via Fir Draw, Sheep Canyon and Falling Rock Canyon: Except for brief sections at the beginning and end, this hike will be entirely cross-country and will involve plenty of rock scrambling. Although total mileage is only about 6 miles, plan on 8 hours to complete this moderately strenuous 3500' gain hike. Bring water, lunch, boots, 10 essentials. Call leader for starting point and time. Leader: BRENT COSTELLO Co-Leader: HARVEY GANZ
Jun 2 Sat Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
O: Morris Peak (7215'): Join this brisk hike along the PCT to two fine Kern County peaks. The total hike will be 14 miles round trip with 3400' gain. Bring water, lug soles, lunch, jacket & hat. For meeting information, contact Leader: PETER DOGGETT Co-Leaders: IGNACIA DOGGETT, BILL SIMPSON
Jun 2 Sat Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
M: Antsell Rock (7679'): Distinctive rocky prominence near Idyllwild. Unique 5 miles rount trip with 2200' of gain involving abandoned trail, PCT, steep and loose gully, and an optional unprotected climb up a rocky chute to the summit. Climbing helmets and high clearance 4WD are recommended. Group limited to six participants. Contact Leader: VIRGIL POPESCU Co-Leaders: KATHY CHEEVER, MARS BONFIRE
Jun 2-3 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Mount Jenkins (7921'), Black Mountain #5 (7438'), Split Mountain (6835'): Moderately paced, strenuous hikes near Lake Isabella mainly on steep cross-country terrain; some brush. Jenkins on Saturday 3 miles round trip, 2500' gain from Owens trailhead. Dirt road driving, AWD high clearance. Car camp Saturday night. Remaining peaks on Sunday 10 miles round trip, 4000' gain from Black Mountain Saddle. For details email (preferred) or SASE George with contact information and recent conditioning. Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, TOM HILL, PAMELA ROWE
Jun 2-3 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
O: Sawmill Mountain (8750'): Replaced with trip to Kennedy Meadow, see below. Leader: TOM KIRWIN Co-Leaders: DAVE BLACK, VIRGIL TALBOTT and OCSS Backpacking course staff
Jun 2-3 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks
Replaces Sawmill Mountain trip, above.
O: Kennedy Meadow Backpack: Backpack for OCSS Intro Backpacking Course. Hike in 3.5 miles (1100' gain) to campsite. Dayhike to local high points (7967') (2.5 miles/1500') or Crag Peak (9420') (6.5 miles/3000'), based on the group, on Saturday or Sunday. Pack out Sunday. Participants limited by Leave No Trace Ethics. Priority given to Course participants. Contact leader (email preferred) for details. Leader: TOM KIRWIN Co-Leaders: DAVE BLACK, VIRGIL TALBOTT and OCSS Backpacking course staff
Jun 3 Sun Hundred Peaks, Local Hikes, K-9
O: San Gabriel Peak (6161'): Beginners in good shape welcome on this introductory hike. 1400' gain and 5 miles round trip on hike in front range of San Gabriel mountains in the Angeles National Forest. This is the annual first Sunday in June hike with Stag. Well-behaved dogs on leash OK. Meet 8 AM La Cañada rideshare point. Bring sturdy boots, water, lunch. Leaders: JOE YOUNG, STAG BROWN
Jun 3 Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
I/O: Lightner Peak (6430'), Bald Eagle Peak (6181'), Piute Lookout (8326'), Sorrel Peak (7704'): Join the group in a lovely day of peak bagging to four great peaks. Lots of dirt road driving. The total hike will be 6.75 miles round trip with 2800' gain. Bring water, lug soles, lunch & hat. For meeting information, contact Leaders: PETER & IGNACIA DOGGETT Assistants: KAREN LEVERICH, CHERYL GILL
Jun 5-6 Tue-Wed Lower Peaks
O: Silver Peak (1804'): On Catalina Island. 12 miles, 2800' gain round trip on steep road. Great island and ocean views. Contact leaders at least two weeks ahead to arrange for ferry and camping reservations. Ferry cruise and short walk from dock to tent cabins at Two Harbors on first day. Second day hike and return to San Pedro. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, INGEBORG PROCHAZKA
Jun 6 Wed Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
M: Strawberry Peak (6164'), Mount Lawlor (5957'): Enjoy this classic introductory rock climb as we scramble the west ridge to Strawberry. Conveniently located in the San Gabriels near Pasadena. Moderate but steep ridge traverse, 8 miles one way, 3300' gain including the second peak which is picked up easily on our continuation to Red Box for a short car shuttle. Comfort on solid rock with moderate exposure required. Send some indication of your climbing background and conditioning to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: ASHER WAXMAN, GEORGE WYSUP
Jun 8-10 Fri-Sun LTC, Harwood Lodge, WTC
C: Wilderness First Aid Course: Runs from 8 AM Friday to 5:30 PM Sunday. Includes lodging, meals, practice first aid kit. CPR within previous 4 years required to enroll. $190 with SC#/$200 non-member (full refund through May 5). For application, contact Leader: STEVE SCHUSTER
Jun 9 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Galena Peak (9324'): Creekbed bouldering and gnarly scree climb of the "Headwall" brings us to the highest point on Yucaipa Ridge near Redlands. Strenuous 10 miles round trip, 3300' gain. Number of participants limited. For trip reservation send recent conditioning, phone & rideshare information to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: WAYNE VOLLAIRE, ROBERT & MARKEY NEIGHBORS, JOHN RADALJ, PAMELA ROWE
Jun 9 Sat WTC, Hundred Peaks
O: Baldylocks and the Three Ts: Our fourth annual - for Big Bad Wolves only! You know the story: Baldylocks heads out from her Mt. Baldy Village home at the strike of dawn and hikes up 6000' in 6 miles to the top of Mt. Baldy (10,064') where, gazing eastward, she spies Mama T, Papa T and Baby T, aka the Three Ts. "T party!" she exclaims, then scrambles over Devil's Backbone, past the ski lift and up Thunder Mt. (8587'), Telegraph Peak (8985') and Timber Mt. (8303') before descending Icehouse Canyon to Grandma's house and a waiting car shuttle. Only 20 miles and 8000' gain - this hike was ju-u-u-u-st right! This will be a very long and strenuous hike, paced to complete pre-dark. But if you think this hike is just right, too, email your conditioning, experience and contact info to Leader: EDD RUSKOWITZ Assistant: MELISSA KANE
Jun 9 Sat Long Beach, Hundred Peaks
I: Shields Peak (10,680+'), Anderson Peak (10,840+'), San Bernardino East Peak (10,691'), San Bernardino Peak (10,649'): Bag the 4 western peaks of the San Gorgonio Wilderness. Moderately-paced, but 20 miles, 5000' gain hike with much cross-country and minor boulder hopping and maybe snow. We'll also visit the 1852 survey monument and utilize a car shuttle. Hiking starts pre-dawn and ends (perhaps) post-dusk. Fire closure cancels. Permit limits group size. Send resume of recent hiking experience to Leader: SHERRY ROSS Assistant Leader: KC REID
Jun 9-10 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks, WTC
I: Jean Peak (10,670'), Marion Mountainn (10,320+'), Drury Peak (10,160+'), Folly Peak (10, 480+'), San Jacinto Peak (10,804'), Cornell Peak (9750'): Take first tram and backpack to Round Valley (2 miles, 700'). Drop overnight gear and hike mostly cross-country to first 5 peaks (10 miles, 4000'). Happy hour at camp. Sunday climb Cornell and pack out (3 miles, 900'). WTC students given preference. Send esase, phones, recent experience/conditioning to Co-Leader: ROD KIEFFER Co-Leaders: JACK KIEFFER, SANDY SPERLING
Jun 13 Wed Hundred Peaks
O: Reyes Peak (7514'), Haddock Mountain (7431'): Moderately paced 8 miles, 1500' gain round trip hike on trail through the pleasant pines north of Ojai with fine vistas of sedimentary formations. Dirt road driving. Contact (email preferred) George a few days before the hike for permission and details. Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, TOM HILL, BRUCE CRAIG
Jun 13 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Kratka Ridge (7515'): A new way to Kratka Ridge via some fun ups and downs on old roads and good use-trail, no exposure. Round trip about 6 miles, with 1200' gain. Meet at 9 AM La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, good footwear, and a sense of adventure. Leaders: SOUTHERN COURTNEY, ROSEMARY CAMPBELL
Jun 15-17 Fri-Sun WTC, Hundred Peaks
I: San Bernardino Peak (10,649'), San Bernardino East Peak (10,691'), Anderson Peak (10,840+'), Shields Peak (10,680+'): Friday long backpack at an easy pace on trail 6 miles 4000' gain to Trail Fork Camp. Saturday bag the peaks in an easy 7 mile loop, 1800' total gain with much xc and minor boulder hopping. Also visit 1852 survey monument. Sunday easy backpack out. Send sase/email conditioning/experience (WTC leader if applicable) to Leader: GARY BICKEL Co-Leader: PAT VAUGHN
Jun 16-17 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks
M/O: Lily Rock (8000'), Suicide Rock (7528'), Indian Mountain (5790'), Black Mountain #1 (LO) (7772'): Spend a weekend camping and hiking near Idyllwild. Saturday: Lily and Suicide, 17 miles, 3000' gain/loss. Climb these two sentinel peaks on a one-way loop going up the South Ridge Trail and down the Deer Springs Trail. Sunday: Indian Mountain, 6 miles/1300' gain round trip and Black Mountain, 8 miles/2700' gain round trip. Two separate peaks with a drive between. Join us for one or both days. Contact leader (e-mail preferred) for details. Leader: TED LUBESHKOFF Co-Leaders: WAYNE VOLLAIRE, JOE YOUNG
Jun 16-17 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks
O: Big Bear Carcamp to Little Bear Peak (7621'), Delamar Mtn (8398'), Bertha Peak (8201'), Butler Peak (8535'), Grays Peak (7920'), Crafts Peak (8364'): Enjoy six easy-to-moderate forested peaks overlooking Big Bear Lake. Saturday first three peaks, moderate 9 miles round trip, 2400' gain, do any or all. Camp in the area overnight. Then Sunday final three peaks, 11 miles round trip, 2600' gain, do any or all. Much dirt road driving both days; high-clearance vehicles recommended. For trip details send recent conditioning, phone & rideshare information to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, LILLY FUKUI, CHRIS SPISAK
Jun 16 Sat LTC, WTC, Hundred Peaks
O: GPS Class: Intro to Global Positioning System at Eaton Canyon Nature Center, Pasadena. Start 9 AM indoors. No registration at door; apply early. Includes features, selection, operation, use with maps (provided) in field, hands-on field practice in afternoon. Bring a GPS, but we have loaners. Send SASE, phones, email, GPS experience/model, $15 (LTC - no refund after Jun 11) to Co-Leaders: HARRY FREIMANIS, PHIL WHEELER
Jun 17 Sun Hundred Peaks
O: Tahquitz Peak (LO) (8846'), Red Tahquitz (8720'): Beautiful hike to two fine peaks in the San Jacinto area. The total hike will be 12 miles with 3200' of gain. Bring water, lug soles, lunch & jacket. Contact leaders to find the time & place to meet. Leaders: PETER DOGGETT & IGNACIA DOGGETT
Jun 17 Sun Hundred Peaks, Long Beach
I: Sam Fink (7339'): Strenuous 14 miles roundtrip, 4500' total gain dayhike via the Devil's Slide and PCT trails starting in Humber Park. On trail to PCT saddle near Red Tahquitz, 5 miles, 2500' gain. Then cross-country travel for about 2 miles, 700' gain with some steep class 2 portions to the peak. Return is 7 miles, 1800' gain, cross-country and trail. Send email (preferred) or SASE, with contact info & recent conditioning to Leader: GREG MASON Assistant: ASHER WAXMAN
Jun 19 Tue Hundred Peaks
O: Twin Peaks (7761'): Rescheduled to June 26th. Leaders: SANDY BURNSIDE, MARS BONFIRE
Jun 20 Wed Hundred Peaks
O: Rouse Hill (5168'), Thomas Mtn (6825'), Rock Point, (5280+), Santa Rosa Mtn (8070'), Toro Peak (8716'): Turn your sturdy vehicles into dirty ones as we dirt bag 5 peaks with some serious driving south of Idyllwild. Enjoy 27.5 miles round trip dirt for first two, stretch and relax with middle peak, then those able to continue can pick up final two for another 24.5 miles round trip dirt. The extravaganza is punctuated with hiking totals of 7 miles round trip, 1700' gain. Send vehicle and rideshare information to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: JENNIFER WASHINGTON, GEORGE WYSUP
Jun 23 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Baldy from the Back: Wright Mountain (8505'), Pine Mountain #1 (9648'), Dawson Peak (9575'), Mount San Antonio (10,064'), Mount Harwood (9552'): Experience the Real Devils Backbone on this very strenuous 14 miles round trip, 5800' gain jaunt up the backside of Mt Baldy from Blue Ridge near Wrightwood. Trail is steep and rugged, adding to the experience. Those satisfied with 5000' gain can enjoy a second lunch on top of Baldy while diehards visit Mount Harwood and return. For trip details send recent conditioning, phone information to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: DON CWIK, JOHN RADALJ
Jun 23 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Tahquitz Peak (LO) (8828'): Moderate hike on beautiful trail in the San Jacinto Wilderness. Hike total is 9 miles round trip, 2400' gain. Permit limits group size. Send SASE or fax to Leader: JIM S. FLEMING Co-Leaders: MIKE & DOTTIE SANDFORD
Jun 23 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: San Jacinto Peak (10,804') via Fuller Ridge: Join leader on his 50th birthday for a wonderful brisk hike along the Fuller Ridge Trail. The total hike will be about 16 miles round trip with 3800' gain. Some rock scrambling required. Bring water, lug soles, lunch, jacket & hat. For meeting information, contact Leader: PETER DOGGETT Co-Leaders: IGNACIA DOGGETT & BILL SIMPSON
Jun 23 Sat WTC, Hundred Peaks
I: Mount Hawkins (8850'), Copter Ridge (7499'), Middle Hawkins (8505'): 11 miles round trip 3500' gain moderate pace on trail and cross-country from Islip saddle to peaks. Send sase/esase with experience and conditioning to Leader: PATRICK VAUGHN Co-Leader: SARAH MYERS
Jun 26 Tue Hundred Peaks
Rescheduled from June 19th
O: Twin Peaks (7761'): 11 miles rt, 3200' gain (1200' of this is on way out). Hope for June gloom to make this strenuous hike in the San Gabriel mountain a wonderful adventure. Pace will be moderate. Contact Sandy the week before trip for details. Leaders: SANDY BURNSIDE, MARS BONFIRE
Jun 27 Wed Hundred Peaks
I: Constance Peak (6645'), Heart Bar Peak (8332'): Pick up two relatively easy peaks north of Redlands adjacent to the San Gorgonio Wilderness, 8 miles round trip, 1800' gain total for both peaks. Routes combine roads, trails, and sometimes steep forested ridgelines. Contact (email preferred) Tom a few days before the hike for permission, details, and status. Leaders: TOM HILL, GEORGE WYSUP
Jun 27 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Pallett Mtn (7760'): 12 miles round trip, 3200'+ gain at moderate pace. Involves steep use trail from Burkhart Saddle to peak. Meet 8 AM at La Cañada rideshare with water, lunch, layered clothing, appropriate footwear. Leaders: DORIS DUVAL, DON SIMINSKI
Jun 30 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Cerro Noroeste (8280'), Grouse Mountain (8582'), Sawmill Mountain (8818'), Mount Pinos (8831'): Enjoy this classic high-elevation ridge walk west of Frazier Park, featuring expansive views of Los Padres National Forest. Moderately paced 10 miles round trip, 3000' gain. For trip details send recent conditioning, phone & rideshare information to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, LILLY FUKUI, CHRIS SPISAK
Jun 30 Sat WTC, Hundred Peaks
I: Pallett Mountain (7660'+), Goodykoontz Peak (7558'): Strenuous approximately 15 miles round trip, 4500' gain on trail and cross-country by way of Burkhart trail. We will ascend up a seldom ventured ridge route to Goodykoontz. Send sase/esase with experience and conditioning to Leader: PATRICK VAUGHN Co-Leader: ERIC SCHEIDEMANTLE
Jun 30-Jul 1 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Castle Rocks (8600'), Black Mountain #1 (7772'), Marion Peak (10,320'): Join us for one or both of these days on a fun and different weekend in the San Jacinto Mts. Saturday, our leisurely day, we hike Castle Rocks and Black Mountain #1 (8 miles round trip, 1500' gain) returning early evening to a local campground. Sunday, our strenuous day, we hike to Marion Peak via the Marion Mountain and Deer Creek Springs trails (12 miles round trip, 4000' gain). Both days includes some cross country travel. Group size limited by permit. Send SASE or email early to Leader: ROBERT NEIGHBORS Co-Leader: MARKEY NEIGHBORS
July
Jul 4 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: South Hawkins (7783'), Middle Hawkins (8505'): 8 miles round trip with 1800' gain. Park below Windy Gap two miles beyond Islip saddle. This assumes that the highway east of Islip Saddle is open. If not, will do something else in the area. Meet at 8 AM La Cañada rideshare with water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: DAN BUTLER, JOHN DePOY
Jul 5 Thu Hundred Peaks
O: Pacifico Mtn (7124'): Postponed pending pleasant weather. Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, TOM HILL
Jul 7 Sat Hundred Peaks, WTC
I: 7 peaks on 7/7/07 - Mt. Lewis (8396'), Throop Peak (9138'), Mt. Hawkins (8850'), Copter Ridge (7499'), South Mt. Hawkins (7783'), Middle Hawkins (8505'), Mt. Islip (8250'): Strenuous grand tour day hike in the forested San Gabriel Mtns. high country. 20 miles, 6500' gain/loss. Mix of road, trail, and off-trail. Contact leader with city, phone, recent conditioning, and experience. Leader: TED LUBESHKOFF Co-Leader: KATHY RICH
Jul 7 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Tehachapi Mountain (7960'+), Bump 7777 (7777'): Hike these two lovely peaks near Tehachapi, CA. The total hike will be 7 miles (round trip) with 2600' of gain. Bring water, lug soles, lunch & jacket. For meeting information, contact Leader: PETER DOGGETT Co-Leaders: IGNACIA DOGGETT & BILL SIMPSON
Jul 7 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Pacifico Mtn (7124'): Moderately strenuous hike in pretty forested area in Angeles National Forest is suitable for beginners in good shape. Hike on the PCT and easy cross country involves 2200' of gain and 12 miles round trip. Bring 2 quarts of water, lunch, sturdy boots (no tennies!). Meet at 8 AM La Cañada rideshare point for 24 mile drive to trail head. Leaders: JOE YOUNG, STAG BROWN
Jul 7 Sat Pasadena, Hundred Peaks
O: Mt San Antonio (Baldy) (10,064'): Very strenuous day hike of 12 miles round trip, 6000' gain to the summit of Mt Baldy via Bear Flat. Not for beginners or tigers. Contact leader for meeting place and time. Bring 3-4 quarts water, lunch, layers, hiking boots. Rain cancels. Leaders: MEI KWAN, GARY KINSLEY
Jul 7-8 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks
Galena Peak backpack replaced with destinations below
I: San Bernardino Peak (10,649'), San Bernardino East Peak (10,691') Anderson Peak (10,840+'), Shields Peak (10,680+') (was Galena Peak (9330'): Saturday backpack at an easy pace on trail 5 miles 3000' gain to Limber Pine Bench Camp via Johns Meadow. Sunday bag the peaks and visit Washington Monument in an easy 5.5 mile hike along the ridge, with 1000' total gain with much cross-country and minor boulder hopping. Pack out 6.8 miles down hill from the last peak on Sunday via Forsee Trail. E-mail (preferred) or SASE with conditioning and backpacking experience and contact info to Leader: WAYNE BANNISTER Assistant: GEORGE WYSUP
Jul 8 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Cedar Mtn (8324'), Oak Glen Peak (8404'), Wilshire Peak (8680+), Wilshire Mtn (8832'), Little San Gorgonio Peak (9133'): Adventurous excursion to upper Yucaipa Ridge using the seldom-visited, steep (and primitive) Ford Canyon Trail access from Oak Glen. Strenuous, 12 miles round trip, 4800' gain. Sase/esase to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: PAT ARREDONDO, BILL SIMPSON
Jul 10 Tue Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
O: Winston Peak (7502'), Winston Ridge (7283'), Mount Akawie (7003'): Join us for a day of hiking in the San Gabriel's and stick around for the HPS MComm meeting that evening at Newcomb's Ranch Inn. 7 miles round trip, 1500' gain. Other peaks possible. Meet 9 AM La Cañada ride share point. Bring water, lunch, and boots. Rain cancels. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, JOE YOUNG
Jul 11 Wed Hundred Peaks
O: Pallett Mountain (7760'+), Mount Williamson (8214'): Hike these two fine peaks from the Buckhorn Campground. The total hike will be 18.5 miles round trip with 5500' gain. Bring water, lug soles, lunch, jacket & hat. For meeting information, contact Leader: PETER DOGGETT Co-Leaders: IGNACIA DOGGETT & BILL SIMPSON
Jul 11 Wed Hundred Peaks
O: Mt Baden-Powell (9399'), Mt Burnham (8997'), Throop Peak (9138'), Mt Lewis (8396'): Long but dramatic hiking tour of the San Gabriel High Country from Vincent Gap west of Wrightwood, mostly on the PCT. Strenuous, 14 miles round trip, 4300' gain. Paved road driving. Contact Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, JENNIFER WASHINGTON
Jul 11 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
I: Waterman Mountain (8038') from Cloudburst Summit and down the West Ridge to Three Points: Five miles, 1500' gain. Short car shuttle. Meet 9 AM La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: BETH MIKA, BOBCAT THOMPSON, SOUTHERN COURTNEY
Jul 12-16 Thu-Mon Mule Pack
O: Rush Creek Mule Pack: Hike in 6.5 miles, 2500 gain, from Silver Lake trailhead on June Lake Loop. Packer-led mules carry your gear (45 lbs per person) to our base camp along Rush Creek (9400') east of Waugh Lake in Ansel Adams Wilderness. Trip limit: 12 people. Trip cost: $220 ($25 non-refundable deposit on acceptance, balance of $195 by May 12). Apply to Co-Leader: LAURA JOSEPH Leader: JOHN KAISER Co-Leader: WINNETTE BUTLER
Jul 13-15 Fri-Sun Los Padres Forest Association
Non-Sierra Club outing
McKinley Springs: As the low country heats up, we'll be heading up for a three day project near San Rafael Peak. We'll be car camping at McKinley Springs and working on re-opening the connector trail that leads down to Big Cone Spruce and the Mission Pine Trail leading up to the peak. Enjoy the spectacular views, pine forests and sandstone on the final day. No training is needed though you should be in good physical condition and experienced in overnight and backpack type camping. Ray Ford will be leading. McKinley Springs
Jul 14 Sat Hundred Peaks, 20s & 30s
I: Charlton Peak (10,806'), Jepson Peak (11,206'), Dobbs Peak (10,459'): Enjoy this nice east-to-west traverse of the San Gorgonio Wilderness, very strenuous, 16 miles one-way, 5500' gain. Includes a steep but interesting descent of Dobbs Ridge to Vivian Creek trail camp; car shuttle. Permit limits group size. Sase/esase to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: MARLEN MERTZ, PAT ARREDONDO, PAMELA ROWE
Jul 14 Sat Hundred Peaks, Crescenta Valley, K-9
I: Pleasant View Ridge (7983'), Will Thrall Peak (7845'): Enjoy nice (sometimes steep) high-country trails to these 2 great summits. Moderately strenuous 14 miles round trip, 3900' gain. Well-behaved K-9's and felines OK. Meet 8 AM, La Cañada Rideshare Point with 3 L's (Liquids, Lunch, Lugsoles). Leaders: BOBCAT THOMPSON, JIM FLEMING & MAUI (the dog)
Jul 14 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Cucamonga Peak (8859'), Etiwanda Peak (8662'): Hike two of the nicest peaks in the Angeles National Forest. The entire hike will cover 17 miles round trip with 4400' of gain. Bring water, lug soles, lunch, and hat. Contact leader (gregory_daly@yahoo.com) for meeting information. Leader: GREG DALY Co-Leaders: PETER DOGGETT, IGNACIA DOGGETT
Jul 14 Sat Lower Peaks, Hundred Peaks
O: Jones Peak (3375'): 7 miles round trip, 2200' gain to front range peak above Sierra Madre. Meet 9 AM Baily Canyon/Grove Park (from 210 Freeway, exit Baldwin Ave N, West on Carter to end of road). Bring water, lunch, good footwear. Rain cancels. Leader: AUGIE MEDINA Assistant: VIRGIL POPESCU
Jul 15 Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
O: Smith Mountain (5111'): List finish for Wayne Bannister and potluck after at location near the trail head. 7 miles round trip with 1800' gain at moderate pace (Hwy 39 gate is open). Mostly on good trail but that last bit is steep. Contact leaders a few days before the hike for details. Leader: WAYNE BANNISTER Co-Leaders: JENNIFER WASHINGTON and TOM HILL
Jul 17 Tue Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
O: Sugarloaf Mountain (9952'): 8 miles round trip, 2600' gain. Pace will be moderate on this mostly trail hike. Email Sandy the week before the hike for information. Leaders: MARS BONFIRE, SANDY BURNSIDE
Jul 18 Wed Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Islip (8250'), Mount Hawkins (8850'), Throop Peak (9138'): Hike these beautiful peaks from Islip Saddle along the PCT. The total hike will be 11 miles round trip with 3300' gain. Bring water, lug soles, hat, jacket. For meeting information, contact Leader: PETER DOGGETT Co-Leaders: IGNACIA DOGGETT & BILL SIMPSON
Jul 18 Wed Hundred Peaks
O: Tahquitz Peak (8846'), Red Tahquitz (8720+), Southwell Peak (7840+): Classic Idyllwild trek uses South Ridge Trail and PCT to access three marvelous peaks anchoring the Desert Divide. Strenuous, 15 miles round trip, 4400' gain. Two miles of good dirt road to reach trailhead. Permit limits group size. Sase/esase to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: JENNIFER WASHINGTON, WAYNE BANNISTER
Jul 18 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Wilson (5700'): Hike around the peak. Visit the 100-inch telescope, hear about Hubbell's big bang theory, and learn about the CHARA telescope. Meet 9 AM La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, boots, and lunch. Leaders: JOHN DEPOY, JANET BARTEL
Jul 20-22 Fri-Sun 20s & 30s, West Los Angeles
New Outing, first time published
O: Death Valley Carcamp Fundraiser: Death Valley camping in July! Are we Crazy? NO! Join us on camping adventure as we camp at an elevation of 4000' in the mountains above Death Valley National Park on Friday evening (the days are warm and nights cool!). Trailhead in the 60's. Saturday, we'll hike (optional for attendees) to the top of Telescope Peak - the highest peak in the Park, at 11,000', with spectacular views in all directions. You will see Badwater in Death Valley on one side, and the Panamint Valley on the other... We also visit the Charcoal Kilns. The hike itself is a 3000' elevation gain in about 14 miles round trip. The hike is considered strenuous due to the gain and distance. The weather while always unpredictable should be in the 60's and 70's. Dress in layers, bring 10 essentials for the hike and camping gear. Sunday optional peaks are avaliable. Trip includes happy hour snacks and a Saturday night hot pasta dinner. Send $25 donation check payable to "Angeles Chapter Pac" to leader with H & W #'s, e-mail, ride share info plus SASE. Leaders: DAVID HYMAN 16300 Calahan St Sepulveda, Ca. 91343-3804 Assistant: HOWARD STRAUSS
Jul 21 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: 10K Ridge (10,094'), Lake Peak (10,161'), Grinnell Mtn (10,284'): Reverse the normal order for doing these peaks and see how it goes on this strenuous trip to visit the dominant ridge east of San Gorgonio Mountain, 11 miles round trip, 3100' gain. We scramble up steep slopes, admire the "toothpick forest," and generally enjoy ourselves in the beautiful forest along this high wilderness ridgeline. Group size limited by permit. Sase/esase to Leader: MARLEN MERTZ Co-Leaders: TOM HILL, PAT ARREDONDO
Jul 21 Sat Hundred Peaks
M: Lily Rock (8000'): Famous rock climbing block near Idyllwild. A mix of trail, steep and loose gully, and an optional unprotected upward traverse of exposed slab to the summit for a total of 3 miles round trip and 1600' gain. Climbing helmets are recommended. Group limited to six participants. Telephone Mars during the four days before the event for status and details. Leaders: VIRGIL POPESCU, KATHY CHEEVER, MARS BONFIRE
Jul 21 Sun Hundred Peaks, Long Beach
Rescheduled from June 17
I: Sam Fink (7339'): Strenuous 14 miles round trip, 4500' total gain day hike via the Devil's Slide and PCT trails starting in Humber Park. On trail to PCT saddle near Red Tahquitz, 5 miles, 2500' gain. Then descending via a seldom used cross-country route for about 2 miles, then 700' gain with some steep class 2 portions to the peak. Return is 7 miles, 1800' gain, cross-country and trail. Send email (preferred) or SASE, with contact info & recent conditioning to Leader: GREG MASON Assistant: ASHER WAXMAN
Jul 22 Sun Hundred Peaks, 20s & 30s
I: Goodykoontz Peak (7558'): Join us as this 2nd generation leader achieves a List finish & possibly 100 HPS leads on peak named after a legendary HPS leader. Potluck afterwards at Eagle Roots picnic area near trailhead. Approximately 9 miles, 2900' gain on trail/cross-country. First group, led by Ken Schwitkis and Don Croley, is meeting at La Cañada rideshare point at 6 AM, will hike to Burkhart Saddle, up Pallett, and then to Goodykoontz. The second group, led by Tom Hill, Jane Simpson and Pamela Rowe, is meeting at La Cañada rideshare at 7 AM, will hike on trail until west of the peak, and then ascend via a ridge. RSVP during the week of the outing to Leader: PAMELA ROWE Co-Leaders: DON CROLEY, TOM HILL, KENT SCHWITKIS, JANE SIMPSON, CHERYL GILL, WOLF & KAREN LEVERICH
Jul 25 Wed Hundred Peaks
O: Thunder Mountain (8587'), Telegraph Peak (8985'), Timber Mountain (8303'): Hike the Three T's in beautiful San Antonio Canyon. The total hike will be 13 miles round trip with 3700' gain and 4900' loss. Bring water, lug soles, lunch, jacket & hat. For meeting information, contact Leader: PETER DOGGETT Co-Leaders: IGNACIA DOGGETT & BILL SIMPSON
Jul 25 Wed Hundred Peaks
O: Pinyon Ridge (6535'), Circle Mountain (6880+), Gobblers Knob (6955'): Three easy peaks near Cajon Pass and Wrightwood. First two begin from pavement, at a relaxed pace 2.5 miles round trip, 900' gain for each peak, with some steep spots and possible brush encroachment. Final peak (optional) 1 mile round trip, 500' gain, high clearance vehicles recommended. Contact Leader: TOM HILL. Co-Leader: WAYNE BANNISTER
Jul 25 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Williamson (8214'): Loop Hike from Islip Saddle (up Eastside down Westside) 5+ miles round trip, 1600' gain. With short use-trail toward summit. Short car shuttle. Meet 9 AM La Cañada rideshare with water, lunch, appropriate footwear. Leaders: DORIS DUVAL, SOUTHERN COURTNEY
Jul 27 Fri Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
O: Thorn Point (LO) (6920+'): Visit this remote lookout in Ventura County, with beautiful views and sandstone cliffs. Ponder the destruction of the Day Fire and the recovery already in process. (This will be the first official HPS outing into the area since the fire.) If we're lucky, we may even see some condors. Mellow (slow) pace, 8 miles round trip, 2000' gain. Some dirt road driving to reach trailhead. Contact Karen for details. Or join us at 7:30AM just east of the gas pumps at the Flying J truck stop, Frazier Park exit from I-5. Leaders: KAREN & WOLF LEVERICH, MARS BONFIRE, KATHY CHEEVER
Jul 28 Sat Hundred Peaks
The 14th 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 28 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Waterman (8038'): Easy to moderate hike to the top of this peak to meet and picnic with other HPSers. 5 miles round trip 1200' gain. Bring party items to share. Meet 9:30 AM at La Cañada ride share point. Rain cancels. Leaders: FRANK DOBOS, LAURA QUINN
Jul 28 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Mount Akawie (7283'), Kratka Ridge (7515'), Mount Waterman (8038'): Warm up on easy Akawie (400' gain, optional), then move vehicles to enjoy an interesting cross-country Kratka-to-Waterman loop scramble in forested terrain; total for all three peaks comes to a moderately strenuous 8 miles round trip, 2900' gain, including the easy trail return after the Rendezvous celebration. Experienced hikers meet 7 AM La Cañada rideshare point. Bring some water, good footwear, and celebratory items for the Rendezvous. Leaders: TOM HILL, GEORGE WYSUP, JOE YOUNG
Jul 28 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Twin Peaks (7761'), Waterman Mountain (8038'): Join this strenuous hike to the Waterman Rendezvous. Could be hot. The total hike will be 10 miles round trip with 3500' gain. Bring water, lug soles, lunch, jacket & hat. For meeting information, contact Leader: PETER DOGGETT Co-Leaders: IGNACIA DOGGETT & BILL SIMPSON
Jul 29 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Dragons Head (10,866'), Bighorn Mountain (10,997'): Very strenuous hike in San Bernardino mountains involves 20 miles, 4500' of gain on trail and cross-country. Not suitable for beginners. Participants must have recent hiking experience at higher elevations. Wilderness permit limits number of participants. Bring water, lunch, sturdy boots. Meet 6 AM at Mill Creek ranger station on Hwy 38 for long drive to road head. Leaders: JOE YOUNG, BOB THOMPSON
Jul 29 Sun Hundred Peaks
O: Winston Peak (7502'), Winston Ridge (7003'), Mt Williamson (8244'): Intro hike in the San Gabriels from Cloudburst Summit on somewhat steep use trail. 5 miles round trip, 1200' gain to Winstons; add 2.5 miles, 1600' gain for optional Williamson. Moderate pace. Bring water, lunch, comfy footwear. Meet 9 AM La Cañada rideshare. Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, MARY MCMANNES, JENNIFER WASHINGTON
Jul 29 Sun Verdugo Hills, Hundred Peaks
O: Mill Peak (6670'): Easy 2 mile round trip, 600'gain hike from Keller Ski Hut Party in the San Bernardino Mountains. Meet 10 AM at the hut parking with water snack, sunscreen, hat. Leaders: FRANK DOBOS, DELPHINE TROWBRIDGE
August
Aug 1 Wed Hundred Peaks
I: Sugarloaf Mountain (9952'): Rescheduled to August 15. Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, TOM HILL, WAYNE BANNISTER
Aug 4 Sat Hundred Peaks, 20s & 30s
O: Pleasant View Ridge (7983'), Will Thrall Peak (7845'): The Burkhart Trail gives us a journey through a land of twisted canyons, waterfalls, and boulders in the Middle High Country of the San Gabriels. Moderately strenuous, 14 miles round trip, 3600' gain. Paved road driving. Contact Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: PAMELA ROWE, CHRIS SPISAK, LILLY FUKUI
Aug 4 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Big Horn Peak (8441'), Ontario Peak (8693'), Sugarloaf Peak (6924'): Moderately paced, strenuous, 12 mile, 4000' gain, loop hike in Cucamonga Wilderness. Ascend to Icehouse Saddle via Chapman Trail, then off-trail to the summits and down Falling Rock Canyon. Cool peaks, great views. Soak feet in refreshing creek after peaks. Early start to avoid heat. Wilderness permit limits group size. Contact leader (e-mail preferred) with your city, phone, and recent experience. Leader: TED LUBESHKOFF Co-Leader: SANDY SPERLING
Aug 4 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Winston Peak (7502'), Winston Ridge (7283'), Mount Akawie (7003'): Moderate peaks in the Angeles National Forest with views to the high desert. 6 miles round trip and 1300' gain, plus 400' gain on the return. Meet 9 AM La Cañada ride share point. Bring water, lunch, wear boots. Rain cancels. Leaders: FRANK DOBOS, DIANE DUNBAR
Aug 4 Sat Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
O: Allen Peak (5795'), Constance Peak (6645'): Nice hikes to two fine peaks in the San Bernardino forest. The total hikes will be about 9 miles round trip with 1800' of gain. Bring water, lug soles, lunch & hat. Contact the leaders to get the starting information. Leaders: PETER & IGNACIA DOGGETT
Aug 4-5 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
I: Mt Lamarck (13,417'): Pack in from N Lake to Upper Lamarck Lake (4 mi, 2000' gain). Happy hour . Sun climb Lamarck xc 5 miles rt, 2000' gain) and pack out. Send 2 sase/email, 5 permit fee, conditioning/experience, WTC students given preference, phones, rideshare info to Leader: JACK KIEFFER Co-Leader: ROD KIEFFER
Aug 5 Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
O: San Gorgonio Mountain (11,499'), Jepson Peak (11,205'): Strenuous hike to the two tallest peaks in Southern California. The total hike will be about 17 miles round trip with 5620' of gain. Brisk pace, expect 8 or 9 hours of walking. Bring water, lug soles, lunch, jacket & hat. Contact leader for meeting information. Leader: PETER DOGGETT Co-Leaders: IGNACIA DOGGETT & BILL SIMPSON
Aug 5 Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
O: Grouse Mountain (8650+'): Postponed, perhaps until fall
Leader: MARK ALLEN Co-Leaders: WOLF & KAREN LEVERICH, MARS BONFIRE, KATHY CHEEVER, TOM HILL, CHERYL GILL
Aug 5-11 Sun-Sat Mule Pack
O/I: Purple Lake Mule Pack: The hike in from Mammoth Lakes is 8 miles, 2300' gain to the beautiful, secluded Purple Lake (9960'), close to the John Muir Trail and Duck Lake. Trip limit 15. Trip cost: $220 ($25 non-refundable deposit on acceptance, balance of $195 by June 5). Apply to Co-Leader: YVONNE TSAI Co-Leaders: SANDY BURNSIDE, LAURA JOSEPH
Aug 8 Wed Hundred Peaks
I: Cornell Peak (9750'): Get an amazing view after threading our standard-but-obscure way to this summit from the Palm Springs Tram. Moderately strenuous, 6 miles round trip, 1800' gain. Takes longer than you might expect; considerable scrambling; requires comfort on good rock with modest exposure. Permit limits group size. Sase/esase to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, WAYNE BANNISTER
Aug 8 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Waterman (8038'): Loop Hike from the Buckhorn Campground exit on an old road and then the trail peak. After lunch at peak we will loop down through the campground. 6 miles, 2200' gain. Meet 9 AM La Cañada rideshare with good footwear, water, lunch. Leaders: BETH MIKA, SOUTHERN COURTNEY
Aug 11 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Mt Islip (8,250') 17th Annual Peaknic Hike: Peaknic at Little Jimmy Campground, moderate pace, 6 miles round trip, 1300' gain. Meet 9 AM La Cañada rideshare point. Bring lugsoles, water, your best potluck item to share, good cheer. Leaders: MIKE and DOTTY SANDFORD, FRANK DOBOS, LAURA QUINN
Aug 11 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Jean Peak (10,670'), Marion Mtn (10,320'), Drury Peak (10,160'), Folly Peak (10,840+), San Jacinto Peak (10,804'): Note: The San Jacinto Grand Tour is FULL. Those applying from today (Aug 3) will be considered for the waiting list.
Beautiful wilderness awaits on this grand tour loop of San Jacinto State Park. Very strenuous 14 miles round trip, 4500' gain with considerable off-trail travel through rocky forested high country. Some rock scrambling. Access via the Tram. Group size limited by permit so reserve early. Send sase/esase to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, PAT ARREDONDO, PATRICK VAUGHN
Aug 11 Sat Hundred Peaks, WTC
I: Mount Baldy (10,064'): Taking a rarely hiked route we'll climb Baldy from Manker Flats via the so-called and view-filled Harwood Trail (HPS Guide Route 4), then head down via the scree-filled Baldy Bowl to the Ski Hut. Extraordinarily steep going up - exhilarating coming down! 7 miles, 4000' gain. Strong quads and calves, and comfort on descending steep, sandy scree highly recommended. Send your conditioning, experience and contact info to Leader: EDD RUSKOWITZ Assistant: MELISSA KANE
Aug 12 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: San Sevaine (5240'), Buck Point (6433'): Slow paced, moderate hike. 6 miles round trip, 1500' gain. Dirt driving required with high clearance vehicles. Because of area closure, this hike probably will NOT occur on the scheduled date. SASE to the leader, and we'll let you know when/if the USFS allows us in. Leaders: WOLF LEVERICH <wolf at hundredpeaks dot org> and KAREN ISAACSON LEVERICH
Aug 15 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Three Points to Waterman West Ridge: 8 miles round trip, 1000' gain through conifer forest to beautiful lunch place with wild orchids. See kon-tiki and other rock formations. Meet 9 AM La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, boots, daypack, and lunch. Leaders: JOHN DEPOY, DANIEL BUTLER
Aug 17-24 Fri-Fri Los Padres Forest Association
Non-Sierra Club outing
Alamar Saddle: Join us for either the first 3 days (Friday-Sunday) or the entire trip. We will be car camping at Alamar Saddle and working our way down the Alamar Trail to connect with Bill Ferris camp as part of our efforts to re-open the trail and the loop back up and over to Madulce. No training is needed though you should be in good physical condition and experienced in overnight and backpack type camping. Ray Ford will be leading. Alamar Saddle
Aug 18 Sat Hundred Peaks, 20s & 30s
O: Cucamonga Peak (8859'), Etiwanda Peak (8662'): Great views of Cajon Pass from pristine forested ridgelines on this classic hike from Icehouse Canyon, near Mt Baldy, into the heart of the Cucamonga Wilderness. Strenuous, 17 miles round trip, 4700' gain. Permit limits group size. Contact Tom before the outing. Leaders: TOM HILL, LILLY FUKUI, CHRIS SPISAK, PAMELA ROWE
Aug 19 Sun Hundred Peaks
O: San Bernardino East Peak (10,691'), Anderson Peak (10,840'), Shields Peak (10,680'): Postponed, new date to be announced later
Leaders: JOE YOUNG, BOB THOMPSON
Aug 19 Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
O: Mount Baden-Powell (9399'), Mount Burnham (8997'): Lovely moderate hike to two excellent peaks in the Angeles Forest. The total hike will be about 16.5 miles with 4100' of gain. Bring water, lug soles, lunch & hat. Contact the leader for meeting information. Leader: PETER DOGGETT Co-Leaders: IGNACIA DOGGETT & BILL SIMPSON
Aug 19-25 Sun-Sat Mule Pack
O/I: Virginia Canyon Mule Pack: Our hike-in will be 7 miles with 1500' gain to base camp along Return Creek (9400') in the northeast corner of Yosemite NP. Trip limit 15 people. Trip cost: $220 ($25 non-refundable deposit on acceptance, balance of $195 by June 19). Apply to Co-Leader: GEORGE WYSUP Co-Leader: LAURA JOSEPH
Aug 22 Wed Hundred Peaks
O: Middle Hawkins (8505'), South Mt Hawkins (7783'): Nice visit from Islip Saddle via PCT and Hawkins Ridge Trail to an area that's now remote due to area road closures. Moderately strenuous, 14 miles round trip, 3500' gain, including 1200' on the return. Paved road driving. Contact Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: WAYNE BANNISTER, JENNIFER WASHINGTON, BILL SIMPSON
Aug 22 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Islip (8250') from Islip Saddle: 6 miles, 1300' gain. Meet 9 AM La Cañada rideshare with lunch, good footwear, and water. Leaders: BETH MIKA, DORIS DUVAL, SOUTHERN COURTNEY
Aug 24 Fri Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
O: Mount Hawkins (8850'), Throop Peak (9138'), Mount Burnham (8997'): Three or four lovely peaks on the Pacific Crest Trail between Islip Saddle and Vincent Gap. About 13 miles and 3500' gain. The pace will be slow. Contact Karen for details. Leaders: KAREN & WOLF LEVERICH, MARS BONFIRE, KATHY CHEEVER
Aug 25 Sat Hundred Peaks, 20s & 30s
O: 3Ts: Timber Mtn (8303'), Telegraph Peak (8985'), Thunder Mtn (8587'): Some may enjoy this more strenuous version of a classic ridgeline trail trek near Mt Baldy. We reverse the order by ascending Icehouse Canyon then continuing to Baldy Notch and the chairlift descent, strenuous, 9 miles total one-way, 5200' gain. Possible rendezvous with Pasadena Group. Short car shuttle on paved roads. Permit limits group size. Sase/esase with recent conditioning and experience to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: PAMELA ROWE, BILL SIMPSON
Aug 25 Sat Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
O: Mount Hawkins (8850'): Join us for this popular 10 mile round trip, 2400' gain scenic route from Islip Saddle. Moderately paced, but not suitable for beginners. Meet 8 AM La Cañada rideshare point with 3 quarts water, lunch, good footwear, clothing layers, rain gear, Adventure Pass. Leaders: ROSEMARY CAMPBELL, SOUTHERN COURTNEY
Aug 25 Sat Pasadena, Hundred Peaks
O: The Three T's from Baldy Ski Lift: Moderately strenuous, 9 mile hike. First 3 miles 2700' gain, last 6 miles 3400' loss. Join the leaders for the "Second Annual" hike to these scenic peaks. We'll take the Baldy Ski Lift to Baldy Notch, then hike to Thunder Mountain, Telegraph Peak and Timber Peak, and down Ice House Canyon to the parking lot. A short car shuttle is required. We will rendezvous with another HPS group coming from the other direction. Permit limits group size, so email leaders with recent conditioning and experience. Bring 10 Essentials, $ for ski lift, lunch, hiking boots, hat. Leaders: GARY KINSLEY, CHRIS SPISAK, LILLY FUKUI
Aug 25-26 Sat-Sun WTC, Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
I: Tahquitz Peak (8846'), Red Tahquitz (8720'): Come join us for a moderate pace hike from Humber Park in Idyllwild. Saturday backpack 4 miles, 1600' gain to Tahquitz Valley. Then day hike to Tahquitz Peak. 2.5 miles round trip, 900' gain. Return to camp for happy hour. Sunday hike to Red Tahquitz Peak. 2 miles cross-country, 800' gain. Return to camp and pack out. Must carry all water for weekend. Send e-mail, conditioning/experience to Leader: ROD KIEFFER Assistant: JACK KIEFFER
Aug 26-Sep 1 Sun-Sat Mule Pack
O/I: Crown Lake Mule Pack: Trailhead is Twin Lakes (7130'), near Bridgeport. Hike in 8 miles, 2500' gain to campsite at Crown Lake (9500') in the Hoover Wilderness. Packer led mules carry your gear (50# per person) to campsite. Trip limit: 10 people. Trip cost: $250 ($25 non-refundable deposit on acceptance, balance of $225 by June 26). Apply to Co-Leader: SANDY SPERLING Co-Leader: SANDY BURNSIDE
Aug 29 Wed Hundred Peaks
I: Mount Hawkins (8850'), Copter Ridge (7499'), Middle Hawkins (8505'): Strenuous hike on PCT and use trail through forested terrain in San Gabriel high country, 15 miles round trip, 4200' gain. Email George with contact information and recent conditioning. Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, TOM HILL, ASHER WAXMAN
Aug 31-Sep 3 Fri-Mon Mule Pack
O: Backpack Without a Pack to Vogalsang Area in Yosemite National Park: Hike in 6.7 miles, 2500' gain to camp at 11,000' below Vogalsang Peak in Yosemite Ntl Park. Packer-led mules carry your gear (45 lbs per person). Trip cost: $175. ($25 non-refundable deposit on acceptance, balance of $150 by July 1). Apply to Leader: CHRISTINE GUTIERREZ Assistant Leader: DAVID CROSS
September
Sep 1-2 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Weldon Peak (6320'), Piute Lookout (8326'), Sorrell Peak (7704'), Cannel Point (8314'): Moderate, leisurely Labor Day Weekend visit to the forested regions around Lake Isabella. First 3 peaks in the Piute Mountains on Saturday, total 9 miles round trip, 2200' gain for all three peaks. Camp or motelerize Saturday night. Final peak Sunday, 2 miles round trip, 900' gain. Both days involve extensive driving on generally fine dirt roads as we tour and hike the scenic backcountry. Send sase/esase to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, PAT ARREDONDO, MARLEN MERTZ
Sep 5 Wed Hundred Peaks
I: Black Mtn #3 (5686'), Tehachapi Mtn (7960+): Separate hikes to the two remaining HPS peaks in the Tehachapis, near town of Mojave. Moderately strenuous overall. First peak has "most cow patties on the List", 3 miles round trip, 1500' gain from a subdivision. Second peak 5 miles round trip, 2000' gain from a park campground. Paved road driving. Contact Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: PATRICK VAUGHN, GEORGE WYSUP
Sep 5 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Winston Ridge (7003'): Leisurely hike down to Cooper Canyon Campground. Then up along PCT and out to top of Winston Ridge. 6 miles with 1600' gain. Meet 9 AM La Cañada rideshare point with lunch, water, good footwear. Leaders: BETH MIKA, DAN BUTLER
Sep 8 Sat Hundred Peaks, 20s & 30s
I: Bighorn Mtn (10,997'), Dragons Head (10,866'), San Gorgonio Mtn (11,499'): Rescheduled to Sunday, September 16th. Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, PAMELA ROWE
Sep 8 Sat Pasadena, Hundred Peaks, Orange County
O: Bighorn Peak (8441'): Strenuous but moderately paced 10 miles round trip, 3400' gain hike via Kelly's Camp. Meet 8 AM at the Icehouse Canyon beyond Baldy Village. Bring 2-3 quarts water, lunch, hiking boots. Leaders: MEI KWAN, DANA HUNTER
Sep 8 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Williamson (8214'): Climb this pleasant peak and see Edwards AFB in the high desert. 3 miles round trip, 1500' gain, easy for beginners. Meet 8:30 AM La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, wear boots. Rain cancels. Leaders: FRANK DOBOS, DIANE DUNBAR
Sep 9 Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
O: Thorn Point (6920'): Beautiful, moderate hike via nice trail to a great Los Padres Lookout Tower. Perhaps we'll see some condors. The total hike will be 8 miles round trip with 2000' of gain. Bring: Water, Lunch, Jacket & Hat. Contact the leader for meeting place & time. Leader: PETER DOGGETT Co-Leaders: IGNACIA DOGGETT, BILL SIMPSON
Sep 11 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. 6:30 PM management meeting; 7 PM business meeting. Eaton Canyon Nature Center (1750 N Altadena Dr in Pasadena; N from I-210 on Altadena Dr 1 1/2 miles, enter parking area on right shortly after crossing New York Drive.)
Sep 12 Wed Hundred Peaks
I: Three Sisters (8100'), Onyx Peak #1 (9113'): Let's see how these peaks and the ancient junipers southeast of Big Bear survived the Millard Complex Fire, which almost reached this area all the way from I-10 last year. Moderately strenuous 9 miles round trip, 2500' gain, mostly cross-country in pinyon-juniper woodlands. Some easy dirt road driving for first peak. Contact Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, WAYNE BANNISTER
Sep 12 Wed Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
O: South Peak (7840'+): Fine hike to a nice peak via Apple Canyon. The total hike will be about 8 miles (Round Trip) with 2500' of Gain. Bring: Water, Lunch, Jacket & Hat. Contact the leader for meeting place & time. Leader: PETER DOGGETT Co-Leader: BILL SIMPSON
Sep 12 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Middle Hawkins (8505') from Islip Saddle: 8+ miles round trip, with 2000' of gain with a down hill return. Many great views. Meet 9 AM La Cañada rideshare point with water, food, good footwear. Leaders: DON SIMINSKI, JENNIFER WASHINGTON
Sep 15 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Winston Peak (7502'), Mount Akawie (7283'): Introduction to the San Gabriel Mountains! Easy hikes along the Angeles Crest Hwy are suitable for beginners in good shape. Hikes on trail involve 4 miles round trip and 1000' of gain. Bring water, sturdy boots (no tennies!) and goodies to share on the summit. Meet 8 AM La Cañada rideshare point for 30 mile drive to trail head at Cloudburst summit. Leaders: JOE YOUNG, STAG BROWN
Sep 15 Sat Hundred Peaks, 20s & 30s
I: Silver Peak (6756'), Arctic Point (8336'), Gold Mtn (8235'): Enjoy these three peaks north and east of Big Bear Lake on the fringe of the Mojave Desert. Moderately strenuous with much cross country, 12 miles round trip, 3000' gain. Significant dirt road driving; high clearance vehicles recommended. Sase/esase to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leader: WAYNE BANNISTER
Sep 15 Sat Hundred Peaks, 20s & 30s
New Outing, first time published
O: Waterman Mountain (8038'): Join us for an easy to moderate hike to Waterman Mountain. 8 miles round trip with 1200' gain. Meet 7:30 AM La Cañada rideshare point. Bring lunch, good footwear, 2 1/2 L of water, clothing layers (including raingear), and hat. Leader: LOUIS KWAN Co-Leader: JENNIFER WASHINGTON
Sep 16 Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
O: Timber Mountain (8303'): Moderate hike to a nice peak via a trail from Lytle Creek. The total hike will be about 13 miles (round trip) with 4300' of gain. Bring: Water, Lug Soles, Lunch, Jacket & Hat. Contact the leader to find the meeting information. Leader: PETER DOGGETT Co-Leaders: IGNACIA DOGGETT, GREG DALY
Sep 16 Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
I: 10,000 Foot Ridge (10,094'), Lake Peak (10,161'), Grinnell Mountain (10,284'): Moderately paced, very strenuous on trail and over steep, slippery, brushy, rocky cross country terrain. 14 miles round trip, 3500' gain. Dirt road driving with high clearance recommended. Permit limits size of group. Send email to Leaders: VIRGIL POPESCU & PAT ARREDONDO
Sep 16 Sun Hundred Peaks, 20s & 30s
Rescheduled from September 8th
I: Bighorn Mtn (10,997'), Dragons Head (10,866'), San Gorgonio Mtn (11,499'): Visit the wilderness roof of Southern California from the east side on this classic trek 40 driving miles east of Redlands. Very strenuous, 19 miles round trip, 4600' gain. Dirt road driving 7 miles to trailhead, high-clearance vehicles recommended. Permit limits group size. Sase/esase to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leader: GEORGE WYSUP
Sep 18 Tue Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
O: Timber (8303'), Telegraph (8985'), Thunder (8587'): 12 miles, 5000' gain. Strenuous. Enjoy a quiet weekday hike in the local mountains and bag the Three T's. Pace will be moderate, and a short car shuttle will make this a lot easier. Contact Sandy the week before the hike for details. Leaders: SANDY BURNSIDE, MARS BONFIRE
Sep 19 Wed Hundred Peaks
I: Twin Peaks (7761'): End-of-summer trip to this classic highpoint near Mt Waterman, but without the rush-rush of the July Rendezvous. Moderately strenuous, 11 miles round trip, 3200' gain including 1200' on the return. Contact Leader: TOM HILL. Co-Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, WAYNE BANNISTER
Sep 21-24 Fri-Mon Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
O/I: Ross Mountain (7402'), South Mount Hawkins (7783') and Pacific Crest Trail Backpack from Vincent Gap to Three Points: Hike through your homeland in the San Gabriel Mountains. Moderately paced 4 day, 36 mile, one-way backpack on PCT. Starting at Vincent Gap, we will spend the night on the summit Mt. Baden-Powell (9399'). The next day, we will climb Ross Mountain, 2000' down and then back up. Then, a side trip to the site of the So. Mt. Hawkins Lookout. We will travel through Islip Saddle, Cooper Canyon, and Cloudburst Summit. Learn about the natural history of the area. Average day will be 10 miles with 2500' gain/loss. No layover days/no beginners. Participants will need to share in expense of rental van. Send email with H&W phones, city, recent conditioning and backpack experience to Leader: TED LUBESHKOFF Co-Leader: SUZANNE SWEDO
Sep 22 Sat Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
I: Dobbs Peak (10,459'), Jepson Peak (11,205'), San Gorgonio Mountain (11,499'): Need some more pathfinders? Let's climb these high ones via Dobbs west ridge and return via Vivian Creek trail. Strenuous with some steep cross-country to Dobbs. Moderately quick pace. About 14.5 miles, 5800' gain. Space limited by permit. Email George, supplying recent conditioning to get more information. Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, JOE YOUNG, BILL SIMPSON
Sep 22 Sat HPS, PV-SB, Long Beach, Natural Science
New Outing, first time published
M: Indian Mountain (5790'), Suicide Rock (7528') Lily Rock (8000'): Moderately paced, strenuous over varying terrain. First stop Indian; 6 miles and 1300' gain. Then it's off to Humber Park and experiencing the steep but short climbers trail to Suicide and Lily Rock (5 miles and 3140'). 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 Leaders: KENT SCHWITKIS, Naturalist: SHERRY ROSS
Sep 23 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Pyramid Peak (7035'), Pine Mtn #2 (7054'), Lion Peak (6868'), Palm View Peak (7160+), Cone Peak (6800+): A combination of PCT trail and off-trail boulder and use-trail scrambles through some difficult countryside in the Desert Divide near Idyllwild gets this 5-peak area done. Strenuous, 17 miles round trip, 3800' gain with much of the mileage on a beautiful stretch of the PCT. Paved road driving. Sase/esase to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, WAYNE BANNISTER
Sep 26 Wed Hundred Peaks
O: Rouse Hill (5168'): How about hiking this peak instead of driving to the top? A scenic hike south of highway 74 in the area near Idyllwild, 10 miles round trip with 2000' gain. Contact leader for meeting place and time. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, INGEBORG PROCHAZKA
Sep 26 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Mt 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 Mt Gleason Rd (Thomas Guide [-503-H3) with water, suitable clothing and good footwear. Leaders: RON ROSIEN, GARY BICKEL
Sep 26 Wed Hundred Peaks
Rescheduled from May 23
I: Explore O'Neil Peak (6338'), Tecuya Mountain (7160'), Frazier Mountain (8000'): Loop hike to first two peaks, moderately strenuous 11 miles overall, 3000' gain, beginning with unlisted O'Neil then onward to pick up Tecuya from the east. Possible brush near summit of unlisted O'Neil, otherwise hike mostly on OHV roads and tracks. Third peak depends on earlier success. Contact (email preferred) Tom a few days before the hike for permission, details, and status. Leaders: TOM HILL, GEORGE WYSUP, ASHER WAXMAN
Sep 26 Wed Hundred Peaks
Replaced by O'Neil/Tecuya/Frazier, above
I: Brush Mtn (7040'), San Emigdio Mtn (7492'), Tecuya Mtn (7160'): Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, TOM HILL, ASHER WAXMAN
Sep 28-29 Fri-Sat Hundred Peaks, PV-SB, NSS, WTC
New Outing, first time published
O: Palm Springs Tram (8450'), Mount San Jacinto (10,804') Moonlight Hike: Strenuous hike for tigers only, 10 miles, 8300' gain to tram with additional 10 miles round trip, 2400' gain to the peak. We'll start hiking before midnight Friday. With the advent of the moonlight aspect of the hike, we've been getting many more successful peak baggers, so this time we'll have two groups, hopefully both San Jacinto bound, one faster, the other naturalizing along the way. Of course, any who wish can head back down at the tram after a mere 8300' gain. Bring money for tram ride and taxi back to cars. Send email (preferable) or sase with carpool information, conditioning/experience to Leader: BARRY HOLCHIN Co-Leaders: TOM KIRWIN, SHERRY ROSS, KENT SCHWITKIS, TONY TRULL
Sep 28 Fri Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
I: Black Mountain #1 (7772'), Castle Rocks (8600'): Two delightful peaks in the San Bernardino National Forest near Idyllwild. Dirt road driving to reach trailheads. Black is a one mile round trip hike with 400' gain, up a dirt road, to a wonderful lookout tower. We do Castle Rocks from the not-especially rocky side. Expect a nice hike on the PCT with a brief cross-country excursion to the summit, 4 1/2 miles round trip, 900' gain. Consider staying over for the HPS Fall Festival on Saturday and Sunday. Contact Karen for details. Leaders: WOLF & KAREN LEVERICH, MARS BONFIRE, KATHY CHEEVER
Sep 29-30 Sat-Sun WTC, Hundred Peaks
I: Grinnell Mountain (10,284'), Lake Peak (10,161'), 10K Ridge (10,094'): Three great peaks in the nearby San Gorgonio Wilderness. Saturday we'll pack to camp and happy hour at Dry Lake (7 miles, 2700'). Sunday we'll climb 6 miles, 1800' gain cross-country to our peaks, then pack out. Send experience, conditioning, phones, email, rideshare info via email or sase to Leader: EDD RUSKOWITZ Assistant: MELISSA KANE
Sep 29-30 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks
Fall Festival: Join us near Idyllwild for the HPS Sort-of-Annual Fall Festival. We'll be staying at Hurkey Creek Campground. Potluck Saturday night. More details will be available at the HPS Web site. Or contact the Reservationist: JIM FLEMING
Sep 29 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Rock Point (5280+), Butterfly Peak (6240+), Ken Point (6423'): Here's a challenging West-to-East traverse through a puzzling stretch of the southern Desert Divide near Idyllwild to pick up these three interesting peaks. Strenuous, 14 miles one-way trek, 3200' gain, with some easy rock scrambling. Paved road driving; car shuttle 5 miles between trailheads. Send sase/esase to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: JOHN RADALJ, MARLEN MERTZ
Sep 29 Sat Hundred Peaks, 20s & 30s, Long Beach
O: Tahquitz Peak (LO) (8846'), Red Tahquitz (8720'), Southwell Peak (7840'): Fall Festival hike to three lovely peaks and a fire lookout in the San Jacinto area. Moderate pace of 17 miles, 3700' gain. Mostly trail, some cross country. Permit limits group size. Submit recent conditioning and hiking experience to Leader: PAMELA ROWE Co-Leaders: TODD WILLIAMS, SHARON MOORE
Sep 30 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Sam Fink Peak (7339'): Panoramic vistas of the Desert Divide await you on this isolated peak named for famed area pioneer Sam Fink. Moderately paced but strenuous 14 miles round trip, 4200' gain, counting significant return gain mostly on trail. Group size limited by permit. From Humber Park; paved road driving. Send sase/esase to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: MARLEN MERTZ, PATRICK VAUGHN
Sep 30 Sun Hundred Peaks
O: Tahquitz Peak LO (8846'): Via South Ridge trail from Idyllwild: Via South Ridge trail from Idyllwild. 6 miles round trip, 2400' gain at moderate pace to (probably) hosted lookout in a beautiful area. We will take frequent nature breaks. Bring water, lunch. Meet 8 AM at HPS Fall Roundup site or contact George. Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, GINNY HERINGER
Sep 30 Sun HPS, PV-SB, Long Beach, Natural Science
New Outing, first time published
I: Palm View Peak (7160'), Lookout Mountain #1 (5590'): Moderately paced, strenuous over varying terrain. First stop is Palm View Peak (8 miles and 2000'), then finish with Lookout #1 along the PCT (2 miles and 660'). 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 Leaders: KENT SCHWITKIS, Naturalist: SHERRY ROSS
Sep 30 Sun LTC, WTC, Hundred Peaks
I: Grinnell Ridge Navigation: Navigation Noodle in San Bernardino National Forest for either checkout or practice to satisfy Basic (I/M) or Advanced (E) navigation requirements. To receive homework assignment, send navigation experience/training, rideshare, phones to Leader: HARRY FREIMANIS Assistant: PHIL WHEELER
October
Oct 3 Wed Hundred Peaks
I: Mount Williamson (8244'), Pallett Mountain (7760'), Goodykoontz Peak (7558'): Strenuous loop hike with short car shuttle on trail and steep, loose cross-country in San Gabriel back country. Up to 11 miles, 5000' gain for this serious hike, not for beginners. Email George with contact information and recent conditioning. Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, TOM HILL, ASHER WAXMAN
Oct 6 Sat Hundred Peaks, 20s & 30s
I: Granite Peaks (7527'), Mineral Mtn (7238'), Tip Top Mtn (7623'): Cruise pinyon-juniper woodlands to these peaks that dominate a mining district far to the southeast of Big Bear Lake. Strenuous overall, 13 miles round trip, 3200' gain. Much cross country travel with some steep terrain and boulder scrambling, except final peak where we hike a poor road. Sase/esase to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leader: WAYNE BANNISTER
Oct 6 Sat Hundred Peaks, 20s & 30s
I: Sugarloaf Peak (6924'): Climb this sore thumb on the side of Ontario Peak via the very steep, picturesque Falling Rock Canyon. 4 miles round trip, 2000' gain (seems like more) at moderate pace. Email George for info. Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, LAURA JOSEPH, JOHN RADALJ
Oct 7 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Mill Peak (6670'), Keller Peak LO (7882'), Slide Peak (7841'): Forested area near Running Springs. Pathfinder routes to all 3 on trail and cross-country, with car shuttle to avoid hiking the paved road. Lookout will probably be open for a tour. Moderate 6 miles, 2800' gain with some easy bushwhacking. Email George for info. Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, PAT ARREDONDO
Oct 7 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Mount Deception (5796'), Mount Disappointment (5960'), San Gabriel Peak (6161'), Mount Lowe (5603'): Bag 4 easy peaks or pick and choose as we attempt all four. Approximately 13 miles and about 4000' gain. Meet 8 AM La Cañada rideshare point. Bring lunch and 10 essentials. Leaders: HARVEY GANZ, BRENT COSTELLO
Oct 7 Sun Hundred Peaks
Sugarloaf rescheduled from August 1 and August 15, Arctic Point rescheduled from Sept 15
I: Sugarloaf Mountain (9952'), Arctic Point (8336'): Unusual route to Sugarloaf via unlisted Sugarlump (8805') from west side to visit huge western junipers along the way. Moderate to strenuous, 9 miles round trip, 2800' gain on road and steep use-trail. Those opting to do Arctic Point will add 3 more miles with 900' gain. Consider staying over with leaders from Saturday's Big Bear trip to Granite Peaks, Mineral, and TipTop. For details contact Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leader: WAYNE BANNISTER
Oct 10 Wed Hundred Peaks
I: Deer Mtn (5536'), White Mtn #1 (7727'): Let's do these separate hikes east of Lake Arrowhead before hunting season. Moderate overall, with first peak a steep, tricky 4 miles round trip, 1800' gain, with some brush; for second peak we visit both summits (high point and register), with stats up to 6 miles round trip, 1200' gain depending on vehicle types. High clearance needed for much dirt road driving. Contact Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, PATRICK VAUGHN
Oct 10 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Williamson (8214') from Islip Saddle: 5+ miles round trip, 1700+ gain to final point and return. Meet 9 AM La Cañada with water, lunch, good footwear. Leaders: DON SIMINSKI, DORIS DUVAL
Oct 13 Sat Hundred Peaks, 20s & 30s
O: Little Cahuilla Mtn (5042'), Cahuilla Mtn (5635'): Visit this unusual pair of isolated peaks between Temecula and Idyllwild, moderate 9 miles round trip, 2400' gain. Separate hikes, do one or both. A few miles of easy dirt road driving, high clearance recommended. Contact Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: LILLY FUKUI, CHRIS SPISAK
Oct 13 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Josephine Peak (5558'): Climb this peak and enjoy the panoramic view. We will remember Ruth Dobos, this was her favorite peak. 4 miles round trip, 1900' gain. Meet 9 AM La Cañada rideshare point. Bring lunch, water, good foot wear. Rain cancels. Leaders: FRANK DOBOS, DELPHINE TROWBRIDGE, ELISABETH ROBERTS
Oct 13 Sat LTC, WTC, Hundred Peaks
I: Mount Lowe (5603') Beginning Navigation Clinic: 5 miles, 500' gain. Spend the day one-on-one with an instructor, learning/practicing map and compass. Beginners to rusty old-timers welcome. Not a check off. Many experienced leaders will attend, many "I"-rated leaders started here in the past. Recent no-shows require $25 deposit, refunded at trailhead. Send SASE, deposit (Sierra Club), phones to Leader: DIANE DUNBAR Co-Leader: RICHARD BOARDMAN
Oct 13-14 Sat-Sun WTC, Hundred Peaks
I: Queen Mountain (5680'+): Easy paced, but moderately strenuous, backpacking trip in Joshua Tree National Park. Enjoy spectacular desert scenery from the top of Queen Mt, visit historic Pine City and learn about the Wilderness Travel Course or satisfy WTC requirements on this "really last chance" graduation trip. Substantial cross-country travel with some steep, rocky portions. 10 miles round trip, 1500 ' gain. Send email (preferred) or sase, with contact info & recent conditioning to Leader: ROBERT MYERS Co-Leader: CHI CHOI
Oct 13-14 Fri-Sun Tejon-Tehachapi Park Task Force, Kern-Kaweah Chapter, HPS, PV-SB, Long Beach, Natural Science, Santa Clarita
Rescheduled to Nov 10-11
I: Tejon Ranch, Wind Wolves and Unname Peak (~5152'/322137mE, 3862979mN): Leader: KENT SCHWITKIS Co-Leaders: BARRY HOLCHIN, GEORGE WYSUP, HENRY SCHULTZ, MARY ANN LOCKHART (Kern-Kaweah) Naturalists: GINNY HERINGER, SHERRY ROSS
Oct 14 Sun Hundred Peaks, SPS, DPS
O: Duane McRuer Memorial Hike to Mount Baldy (10,064'): Join us on what would have been Duane's 82nd birthday to celebrate his life in the mountains he loved. From Manker Flat to the summit via the Sierra Club Ski Hut, the hike will be 8 miles round trip, 3900' gain. Strenuous but moderately (or even slowly) paced. Ski lift option available ($10). Potluck immediately following the hike at Harwood Lodge. Email Mary Mac for additional info about hike, Betty McRuer for potluck information. Meet 8AM at Manker Flats, 9AM at the ski lift, or 7:15AM at the parking lot at the corner of Mills Avenue and Mt. Baldy Road. Bring food, water, good hiking shoes, good memories to share. Leaders: MARY McMANNES, DOUG MANTLE Co-Leaders: TINA BOWMAN, BOB HICKS, WOLF LEVERICH, GENE MAUK, MIKE MANCHESTER, BYRON PRINZMETAL, JOE YOUNG Honorary leaders: BETTY and LARA McRUER
Oct 14 Sun Hundred Peaks
Replaces Hawkins/South Hawkins (below)
O: Mt San Antonio (Baldy) (10,064'): Very strenuous day hike of 13 miles round trip, 6000' gain to the summit of Mt Baldy via Bear Flat to join the group for the Duane McRuer Memorial Hike. Not for beginners. Will descend via ski lift (so less than 13 miles) and join the potluck at Harwood Lodge. Contact leader for meeting place and time and recent hiking/fitness resume. Bring 3-4 quarts water, food, layers, hiking boots. Leaders: LAURA JOSEPH, PAT ARREDONDO
Oct 14 Sun Hundred Peaks
O: Middle Hawkins (8505'), South Mount Hawkins (7783'): Replaced with Baldy Outing, above. Leaders: LAURA JOSEPH & PAT ARREDONDO
Oct 15 Mon Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
I: Split Mountain (6835'): Hot and brushy walk to a strikingly distinctive rocky prominence near Isabella lake. Strenuous 8 miles round trip with 2600' of gain with some steep and loose sections. Optional summit block involves a couple of rock climbing moves. High clearance 4WD recommended. Slow pace. Call Mars (661-609-8218) during four days before event for status and details. Leaders: CHERYL GILL, BYRON PRINZMETAL, KATHY CHEEVER, MARS BONFIRE
Oct 16 Tue Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
O: Cucamonga (8859'), Etiwanda (8662'): 19 miles, 5000' gain. Strenuous. Take another day off work and enjoy these two peaks in the Cucamonga Wilderness. Pace will be moderate. Contact Sandy the week before the hike for details. Leaders: SANDY BURNSIDE, MARS BONFIRE, BYRON PRINZMETAL
Oct 17 Wed Hundred Peaks
I: Cuyapaipe Mountain (6378'), Sheephead Mountain (5896'): Visit this pair of San Diego peaks by thrashing along obscure paths and brushy slopes, more difficult to find and reach than they might seem. Moderately strenuous 7 miles round trip, 1700' gain total for both peaks. May visit easier nearby peaks for stress relief afterward if all goes well. Contact Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leader: GEORGE WYSUP
Oct 17 Wed Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
O: Cleghorn Mountain (5333'), Cajon Mountain (5360'+), Sugarpine Mountain (5478'), & Monument Peak (5290'): Hike these four peaks in San Bernardino Forest. The total hike will be only 3 miles (Round Trip) with 1100' of Gain. Bring: Lug Soles, Water, Lunch & Jacket. Contact the leader for meeting information. Leader: PETER DOGGETT Co-Leader: BILL SIMPSON
Oct 18 Thu Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
I: Mt. Williamson (8214') and Goodykoontz (7558'): Glorious high country hiking off Highway 2 in the San Gabriel Mountains. The second peak is named in honor of celebrated leader, Frank Goodykoontz. A moderately strenuous mix of PCT, use trail, and steep and loose cross country for 9 miles round trip with 2700' gain. Slow pace. Call Mars (661-609-8218) during four days before event for status and details. Leaders: MARS BONFIRE, KATHY CHEEVER, BYRON PRINZMETAL
Oct 20 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Sally (5408'), Mount Mooney (5840'), Vetter Mtn (5908'), Mount Hillyer (6200'): Leader retraces last year's List Finish celebration, same peaks but without the hoopla! Each peak is a separate, easy hike averaging 600' gain in the same area of Angeles National Forest, do any or all. Paved road driving. Meet 8 AM La Cañada rideshare point. Bring some water, some footwear, some lunch, some friends. If storm threatens, contact Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: JENNIFER WASHINGTON, DORIS DUVAL
Oct 20-21 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Grinnell Mountain (10,284'), Lake Peak (10,161'), 10K Ridge (10,094'): A chance for fun Fall camping in the San Gorgonio area. We'll hike to camp at Dry Lake on Saturday (7 miles, 2700') and end the day with a happy hour. On Sunday we'll climb cross-country to three high peaks (6 miles, 1800' gain) then pack out. Participants limited by permit. Send experience, conditioning, phones via email to Leader: BILL SIMPSON Co-Leader: JOE YOUNG
Oct 21 Sun Hundred Peaks
O: Modjeska Peak (5496'), Santiago Peak (5687'): Easy hike to connect both ends of Orange County's Saddleback on this ridgeline trek, 7 miles round trip, 1400' gain. Much dirt road driving to reach trailhead. Meet 9 AM at Park & Ride log, Orangethorpe exit from 101 South, on right hand side next to the 91 Freeway. If rain threatens contact Tom Hill for trip status. Leaders: TOM HILL, PAT ARREDONDO, MARLEN MERTZ
Oct 21 Sun LTC, WTC, Hundred Peaks
I: Indian Cove Navigation: Navigation noodles at Joshua Tree National Park for either checkout or practice to satisfy the Basic (I/M) level navigation requirements. To receive homework assignment, send navigation experience/training, any WTC, rideshare, phones, email to Leader: HARRY FREIMANIS Assistant: PHIL WHEELER
Oct 24 Wed Hundred Peaks
O: Middle Peak (5883'), Cuyamaca Peak (6512'), Stonewall Peak (5730'), Oakzanita Peak (5054'): Possible "Cuyamaca Cleanout" as we enjoy regrowth in our favorite park in San Diego County. First three as a moderately strenuous 12 mile loop, 3200' gain. If all goes well we may add easy Oakzanita afterward, 4 miles round trip, 1000' gain. Paved road driving. Contact Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: JENNIFER WASHINGTON, GEORGE WYSUP
Oct 24 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Bighorn Peak (8441'): 11 miles round trip, 3400' gain. Strenuous! Slow to moderate pace via Icehouse Saddle and Kelly's Camp. Meet 8 AM at Public Parking lot (intersection of Mills Av and Baldy Rd.) Bring water, lunch, and good footwear. Leaders: DORIS DUVAL, DON SIMINSKI
Oct 26 Fri Hundred Peaks
O: Pine Mountain (9648'), Dawson Peak (9575'): Postponed due to closure of Angeles Forest. Leaders: WOLF & KAREN LEVERICH, MARS BONFIRE, KATHY CHEEVER
Oct 27 Sat Hundred Peaks
This hike is not in a closed area.
O: Sunday Peak (8295'), Bohna Peak (6760+): Two separate, picturesque peaks in the Southern Sierras north of Lake Isabella. Each peak easy, total for day 7 miles round trip, 2400' gain. Several miles driving on excellent dirt road. Consider staying over in the area for Sunday's challenging climb of Heald/Nicolls. Sase/esase to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, MARLEN MERTZ
Oct 27 Sat Outings Management Committee
Chapter Outings Assembly: Join the Chapter Outings Management Committee on Saturday for a session on the present and future of the chapter's outings program. All Sierra Club members are invited, especially outings leaders, provisional leaders and outings chairs. We'll meet at 9:30 AM and finish around 4 PM. Location is the Eaton Canyon Nature Center, 1750 N. Altadena Dr, Pasadena. (From 210 freeway eastbound, exit Altadena Dr, north 1.5 miles to park entrance on right. From 210 westbound, exit Sierra Madre Blvd, west 1 block to Altadena Dr, north 1.5 miles to park entrance on right.) Light breakfast and refreshments provided. Bring your lunch. OMC Chair: KENT SCHWITKIS
Oct 27-28 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks
This trip is open and not subject to forest and fire closures.
I: Weldon Peak (6320'), Sorrell Peak (7704'), Piute Lookout (8326'), Bald Eagle Peak (6181'), Cannel Point (8314'): Hike these southern Sierra Peaks near Lake Isabella. Saturday: first 4 peaks, totaling 11 miles/3000' gain. Sunday: Cannel Point, total 2 miles/900' gain. Both days involve extensive driving on generally fine dirt roads. Camp or stay in motel Saturday night. Contact leader (e-mail preferred) for details. Leader: TED LUBESHKOFF Co-Leader: WAYNE VOLLAIRE
Oct 28 Sun Hundred Peaks
This hike is not in a closed area.
I: Heald Peak (6901'), Nicolls Peak (6070'): Cross-country climb into Sequoia National Forest to a challenging pair of summits dominating the south shore of Lake Isabella. Strenuous, 14 miles round trip, 5000' gain with some rock scrambling and bushwhacking. Carcamp Saturday night recommended due to early start. Rocky dirt road driving: high clearance vehicles welcome. Sase/esase to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, MARLEN MERTZ
Oct 31 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
This hike may be replaced, due to the closure of Angeles Forest
O: Discover a shortcut to the Fox Trail from Big Tujunga Cyn Road: 10 miles round trip will give us a good lunch spot short of the peak, or add several miles to include peak. Meet 9 AM in the supermarket parking lot on the NE corner of foothill and Mt Gleason Rd in Tujunga (Thomas Guide p 113) Rideshare 7 miles to trailhead at mile marker 4.3 on Mt Gleason Rd. Bring lunch, water, suitable clothing layers, good footwear. Significant rain cancels. Leaders: ROSEMARY CAMPBELL, RON ROSIEN
November
Nov 2-4 Fri-Sun LTC, Harwood Lodge, WTC, Hundred Peaks
C: Wilderness First Aid Basics: Runs from 8 am Sat to 5:30 pm Sun with optional airway/breathing skills Friday evening. Fee includes lodging, meals and practice first aid kit. Airway/breathing skills (7:30-9:30 PM Fri) required for those without CPR during previous 4 years. Fee $160 with SC#/$170 non-member; airway breathing skills $15 additional (full refund through Sept 28). For application contact Steve Schuster. Apply at least 8 weeks before class because course always fills early. An additional 1-day bridge course offered on 12/02/07 is necessary to satisfy LTC requirements for the I/M/E ratings. Leader: STEVE SCHUSTER
Nov 3 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Thomas Mountain (6825'): Postponed due to forest closure. Co-Leaders: LAURA JOSEPH and GINNY HERINGER
Nov 3 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Scodie Mountain (7294'): 7 miles round trip, 2300' gain. Significant portion of hike involves a steep climb on this mostly cross-country approach to a seldom-visited peak (25 sign-ins for all of 2005). Summit views arguably as good as those from oft-climbed neighbor, Owens Peak. Much of hike goes through Pinon pine forest. For trip details send recent conditioning, phone and rideshare information to Leader: BILL SIMPSON Co-Leaders: TOM HILL, PAT ARREDONDO
Nov 3 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Cornell Peak (9750'), Jean Peak (10,670'), Marion Mountain (10,320'): Postponed to December 29, due to forest closure. Leader: TED LUBESHKOFF Co-Leader: ROBERT MYERS
Nov 4 Sun Hundred Peaks
IMPORTANT: This outing is postponed due to the closure of the Angeles Forest.
O: Circle Mtn (6880+): Hike and Party! Visit some grand views near Wrightwood in the beautiful autumn season. Moderate hike via picturesque Horse Canyon from the north, 7 miles round trip, 1900' gain. Then move to Table Mountain Campground for a festive luncheon amidst stately pine trees to celebrate long-awaited Leader's List Finish and Assistant Leaders' October and November birthdays, including one BIG 60th. Dancing included Country Western and 50s. Bring your Cowboy Hats and Bobbie Socks. Leader: MARLEN MERTZ, Assistants: TOM HILL, GEORGE WYSUP, WAYNE VOLLAIRE, BILL SIMPSON, HOWARD KAYTON, ED LUBIN, MIKKI SIEGEL, WINNETTE BUTLER, CHERYL GILL, PAT ARREDONDO
Nov 5 Mon Hundred Peaks
I: Rosa Point (5038'): Bighorn sheep sightings are routine enroute to this peak located west of the Salton Sea. A very strenuous 12 miles round trip with 4800' gain over rough cross country with thorny plants. Slow pace. Call Mars (661-609-8218) during four days before event for status and details. Leaders: KATHY CHEEVER, CHERYL GILL, MARS BONFIRE
Nov 7 Wed Hundred Peaks
Rescheduled from October 24
O: Middle Peak (5883'), Cuyamaca Peak (6512'), Stonewall Peak (5730'), Oakzanita Peak (5054'): Possible "Cuyamaca Cleanout" as we enjoy regrowth in our favorite park in San Diego County. First three as a moderately strenuous 12 mile loop, 3200' gain. If all goes well we may add easy Oakzanita afterward, 4 miles round trip, 1000' gain. Paved road driving. Contact Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: JENNIFER WASHINGTON, WAYNE BANNISTER
Nov 7 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 La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, good footwear, suitable clothing. Leaders: GARY BICKEL, BRUCE CRAIG
Nov 10 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Akawie (7283'+), Winston Ridge (7003'), Winston Peak (7502'): Join us for a moderate Fall hike in the Buckhorn area, high in the San Gabriel's. Learn a little of the history of the area, and about those for whom the peaks were named. Meet 8 AM La Cañada rideshare point. Bring lunch and the Ten Essentials. Rain cancels. Leaders: CHRIS SPISAK, LILLY FUKUI, VIRGIL POPESCU
Nov 10 Sat Palos Verdes-South Bay, Hundred Peaks, WTC
I: Pinnacles (5737'), Mount Marie Louise (5507') and Deep Creek Hot Springs (5 ' deep): 17th semi-annual Deep Creek HS hike/soak/swim with some more peaks. Moderately paced 14 miles, 2500' gain with considerable cross-country via an exploratory route. Bring lunch, water, rain gear, lugs (swim suit optional). No beginners. Plan on spending full day - it's near Hesperia. Rain cancels. Send esase (preferable) or sase to Leader: BARRY HOLCHIN Co-Leader: WAYNE VOLLAIRE
Nov 10-11 Sat-Sun Tejon-Tehachapi Park Task Force, Kern-Kaweah Chapter, HPS, PV-SB, Long Beach, Natural Science, Santa Clarita
I: Tejon Ranch, Wind Wolves and Unnamed Peak (~5152'/322137mE, 3862979mN): Enjoy pine forests and the picturesque high country of our San Emigdio Range and the grasslands of Wind Wolves. We will be immersing ourselves into an environment that is very similar to Tejon Ranch, by visiting the Wind Wolves Preserve. We will be touring the proposed development areas, as well as the highly unique areas within Wind Wolves. Take time to learn from our naturalists about the fauna and flora, and help us plan the next stages in our goal to create a new state or national park. Lots of driving. Some easy, some hard hiking. We'll be car camping at Wind Wolves for one night, so bring your best potluck items, and ideas (become an integral part of the campaign.) With luck, we will see Eagles, rather Condors. Group size limited to 30. Esase (preferred) or sase with recent conditioning, phone & rideshare information to Leader: KENT SCHWITKIS Co-Leaders: BARRY HOLCHIN, GEORGE WYSUP, HENRY SCHULTZ, MARY ANN LOCKHART (Kern-Kaweah) Naturalists: GINNY HERINGER, SHERRY ROSS
Nov 11 Sun Hundred Peaks
Postponed due to weather
I: Lightner Peak (6430'), Bald Eagle Peak (6181'): Nice pair of peaks south of Lake Isabella in Kern County. Moderate hikes in picturesque terrain, 7 miles round trip, 2400' gain. Some easy rock scrambling on second peak. High-clearance vehicles recommended. For details send vehicle type / rideshare information to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: PAT ARREDONDO, WAYNE BANNISTER
Nov 11 Sun Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
O: Tecuya Mountain (7155'): Hike this lovely peak near Frazier Park at a relaxed Pace. The total hike will be 6 miles round trip with 2100' gain. Bring lug soles, water, lunch, jacket & hat. Contact the leaders for meeting info. Leaders: PETER & IGNACIA DOGGETT
Nov 14 Wed Hundred Peaks, Lower Peaks
Rescheduled from November 7
I: Monrovia Peak (5409'), Clamshell Peak (4360'+): Strenuous workout from city of Monrovia, 16 miles round trip, 4900' gain, combining roads and firebreaks. We will pick up unlisted Rankin Peak (5290') on the return. For details contact Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leader: WAYNE BANNISTER
Nov 14 Wed Lower Peaks
Montecito rescheduled to November 28, Cachuma (closed due to the Zaca Fire) is dropped for now.
O: Cachuma (4696'), Montecito Peak (3214'): Leaders: INGEBORG PROCHAZKA, DAVE COMERZAN
Nov 14 Wed Local Hikes
Replaces Shortcut Trailhead to Mt Eli outing, due to forest closure
O: Rocky Peak (2714'): 7 miles round trip, 1900' gain. Hike the Hummingbird Trail to a spectacular view of Simi & San Fernando valleys. Meet 9 AM La Cañada rideshare point or 9:40 AM at trailhead. Trailhead is 1 block north of 118 freeway using Kuehner Drive exit. Park off street on dirt near signed trailhead. Do not take Rocky Peak exit. Leaders: BROOKES TRIEDLER, DON SIMINSKI
Nov 16 Fri Hundred Peaks
I: Thorn Point (6920'), San Guillermo Mtn (6606'), Lockwood Peak (6261'): Join this all-day survey of the Mutau Road cluster of reasonably easy peaks that were affected by Day Fire south of Frazier Park. Separate hikes to each peak; Thorn Point has half the day's gain and distance. Ascending all three peaks involves 16 miles round trip, 4000' gain. High-clearance vehicles recommended. For details send vehicle / rideshare information to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: BRUCE CRAIG, PATRICK VAUGHN
Nov 16 Fri Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
I: Skinner (7120'): Hike along the PCT to this nice peak north of Mojave. 5 to 8 miles round trip, 1200'-1900' gain, all at an easy pace. Contact Karen at least three days in advance for more details. Leaders: MARS BONFIRE, KATHY CHEEVER, WOLF & KAREN LEVERICH
Nov 17 Sat Hundred Peaks, WTC
I: Mount San Antonio (10,064'): Climb Old Baldy via Harwood Ridge, gaining 2500' in one (very steep) mile, following a warm-up mile. Total (round trip or loop) 6-8 miles, 4000' gain, at a moderate pace. Meet 7:30 AM at Manker Flat. Leaders: ASHER WAXMAN, MIKKI SIEGEL
Nov 17 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Bighorn Mountains (5894'), Meeks Mountain (6277'), and Black Mountain #4 (6149'): Three separate peaks between Joshua Tree and Big Bear in the Bighorn Mountain Wilderness. Total stats: 14 miles, 3500' gain. Extensive dirt road driving between peaks. High clearance vehicles needed. Early start time in Yucca Valley. Stay in area on Friday night or drive Saturday morning. E-mail leader with your city, phone, and recent experience. Leader: TED LUBESHKOFF Co-Leader: SANDY SPERLING
Nov 17 Sat Pasadena, Hundred Peaks, Wilderness Adventures
O: The Long Road to Lukens: Join us on this rarely led route on a fire road from the Angeles Crest Highway to Mount Lukens, 15 miles round trip, 3000' gain. The grade is gradual and the views are great as the road follows the ridgeline. Meet 9AM La Cañada rideshare point with hiking boots, lunch and 2-3 quarts water. Rain cancels. Leaders: JIM and GINNY HERINGER
Nov 17 Sat Lower Peaks
O: Bonita Peak (3983'): Moderate paced 6 miles round trip, 1900' gain hike to peak with muy bonita views of Baldy, Baden and Iron. Meet 7:30 AM Azusa rideshare point. Bring lugs, water and snack. Leaders: JOHN and DANA HUNTER
Nov 17-18 Sat-Sun LTC, WTC, Hundred Peaks
I: Indian Cove Navigation: Navigation noodles at Joshua Tree National Park to satisfy the Basic (I/M) level navigation requirements. Sat for practice, skills refresh, altimeter, campfire. Sun for checkout. To receive homework assignment, send navigation experience/training, any WTC, rideshare, phones, email to Leader: HARRY FREIMANIS Assistant: PHIL WHEELER
Nov 18 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Snowy Peak (6532'), Black Mountain #2 (6202'): Strenuous trip into the Ventura County Day Fire area near Alamo Mountain, 10 miles round trip, 4000' gain. Expect burnt-out debris and downed trees in steep terrain. Half the gain on the return. High-clearance vehicles recommended. For details send recent experience and vehicle type/rideshare information to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: PAT ARREDONDO, WAYNE BANNISTER
Nov 20 Tue Lower Peaks
I: Cathedral Peak (3333'): Rescheduled to November 27 (see below). Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, JIM FLEMING
Nov 21 Wed Hundred Peaks
O: Mt Marie Louise (5507'), The Pinnacles (5737'): Replaced by Lukens (below), Marie Louise and Pinnacles rescheduled to Dec 12. Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: WAYNE BANNISTER, JENNIFER WASHINGTON
Nov 21 Wed Hundred Peaks
Replaces Marie Louise & Pinnacles (see above)
O: Mt Lukens (5074'): Join us for a visit to the highest point of the city of Los Angeles, moderately strenuous 10 miles round trip, 3200' gain, on trails and roads. Usually great views during late fall. For details contact Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: JENNIFER WASHINGTON, WAYNE BANNISTER
Nov 23 Fri Hundred Peaks
I: Iron Mountain #1 (8007'): Work off that Thanksgiving feast and join us on this local hike. It's a strenuous hike - they don't call it Big Iron for nothing. 7200' total gain (6600' out and 600' on return), estimate 12 hours of hiking. Will start early in morning and probably come out in the dark. Contact leaders for details. Leader: DAVE COMERZAN Co-Leaders: MARS BONFIRE, KATHY CHEEVER
Nov 24 Sat Hundred Peaks, Verdugo Hills
O: Mount Hillyer (6200'): 6 miles round trip, 900' gain easy hike, newcomers welcome. The route depends on gate closure. Meet 8:30 AM at La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, hiking boots. Rain cancels. Leaders: FRANK DOBOS, DELPHINE TROWBRIDGE
Nov 24 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Alamo Mountain (7360+ ), San Rafael Peak (6640+), McDonald Peak (6870'): Main objective is San Rafael Peak in the heart of the Day Fire area of central Ventura County, strenuous but moderately paced 11 miles round trip, 3500' gain. Unusual route from the north begins at Little Mutau Trailhead in the Alamo Mountain area. Optional Alamo on the drive in and McDonald (if time permits) on the drive out, each of these adding 500' gain for the day. Expect burnt-out debris and brushy conditions, with half the gain on the return. High-clearance vehicles recommended. For details send recent experience and vehicle type/rideshare information to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, PAT ARREDONDO, PATRICK VAUGHN
Nov 24-25 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Mount Williamson (8214'), Mount Islip (8250'): Replaced by outing below. Leader: PETER DOGGETT Assistant: JOE YOUNG
Nov 24-25 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Bump 6320 (6320'): Backpack to this Beautiful, Adventurous and Seldom-visited peak in the Angeles about 1 mile SOUTH of Kratka Ridge. The total hike is only about 4 miles with 2800' of Gain. We'll visit the Bump 6320 on Saturday and then camp before returning to the highway on Sunday. Some say this Bump is inaccessible, which makes this adventure especially interesting. Contact Peter for meeting info. Leader: PETER DOGGETT Assistant: JOE YOUNG
Nov 25 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Cobblestone Mountain (6733'), White Mountain #2 (6250'): Very strenuous trip to these crux peaks near Alamo Mountain area in Ventura County, 18 miles round trip, 6500' gain. Difficult field conditions due to the Day Fire, with debris clutter and downed trees in steep terrain necessitating an early start. Carcamp Saturday night recommended or join the San Rafael trip from previous day. Half the gain on the return (but thankfully most of it on old forest roads). High-clearance vehicles recommended. For details send recent experience and vehicle type/rideshare information to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: PAT ARREDONDO, PATRICK VAUGHN, GEORGE WYSUP
Nov 27 Tue Lower Peaks
Rescheduled from November 20
I: Cathedral Peak (3333'): Join us for this challenging hike just north of Santa Barbara. Lots of boulder hopping with beautiful views of Santa Barbara and the coast. 6 miles round trip with 2300' gain, tricky class 2. Contact a leader a few days before the hike for information. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, JIM FLEMING
Nov 28 Wed Hundred Peaks
O: Iron Mtn #2 (5635'), Condor Peak (5440'+), Fox Mtn #2 (5033'), Mt Gleason (6520'+): Strenuous but cool-weather hike from Gleason Ridge, 14 miles round trip, 4600' gain, following fire roads and firebreaks. More than half of gain on the return. For details contact Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: JENNIFER WASHINGTON, WAYNE BANNISTER, GEORGE WYSUP
Nov 28 Wed Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
O: San Gabriel Peak (6163'), Mt. Disappointment (5960'), Mt. Lowe (5603'), and Mt. Markham (5742'): An easy way to do historic hiking with the four mountains. We start from the San Gabriel Peak and Mt. Disappointment then across the white diorite cliffs to Markham Saddle. From here, we climb the north slope of the mountain to the summit of Mt. Lowe and Mt. Markham (optional). 5.5 miles with 2200' gain. A 2.5 miles car shuttle required between Mt. Disappointment fire road and Eaton Saddle. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare point. Leader: ALLAN CHANG Co-Leader: BETH MIKA
Nov 28 Wed Lower Peaks
Rescheduled from November 14
O: Montecito Peak (3214'): Montecito Peak is 3.5 miles one way and 2450' gain, mostly on road and trail. Contact leaders for meeting time and location. Leaders: INGEBORG PROCHAZKA, DAVE COMERZAN
December
Dec 1 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Beauty Peak (5548'), Iron Spring Mountain (5755'): Hike the 'beauty and the beast', near Chihuahua Valley, by the new PHD route from the south. Long drive to trailhead requires early meeting time. 6 miles round trip dirt road driving. Hiking - 15 miles round trip with 3500' gain on jeep trail and somewhat brushy cross-country. Moderate pace. Contact leader with recent conditioning and contact information. Leader: GEORGE WYSUP Assistants: TOM HILL, WAYNE BANNISTER
Dec 1 Sat HPS, PV-SB, Long Beach, Natural Science
I: Black Mountain #6 (5244'), Red Mountain (5261'): Replaced by "Red Mtn (5261'), Black Mtn #6 (5244'), Petroglyphs, Ruins, and a 200th celebration", see below. Leaders: KENT SCHWITKIS, SHARON MOORE Naturalist: SHERRY ROSS
Dec 1 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Quail Mountain (5800+'): Moderate hike to the tallest peak in Joshua Tree. The total hike will be 10 miles round trip with 1800' of gain. Bring: Water, Lunch, Lug Soles, Jacket & Hat. Contact the Leader to find the meeting info. Leader: PETER DOGGETT Assistant: KAREN LEVERICH
Dec 1 Sat Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
O: South Mt. Hawkins (7783'): Moderately paced 14 miles, 1500' gain, from Islip Saddle. Enjoyable fall hike in the San Gabriel Mtns. All trail, no cross-country. E-mail leader for details. Leader: TED LUBESHKOFF Co-Leader: WAYNE VOLLAIRE
Dec 1-2 Sat-Sun HPS, PV-SB, Long Beach, Natural Science
Replaces Red and Black (above) and Pinyon (below)

I: Red Mtn (5261'), Black Mtn #6 (5244'), Petroglyphs, Ruins, and a 200th celebration on Red: Pack your weekend with moderate hikes in NE Kern Co and touring ancient and not-so-recent human sites. Moderately strenuous, moderate hike over rocky steep cross-country terrain. Day 1: Red Mtn hike (4 miles round trip, 1800' gain) and visits to Garlock and Randsburg. Car camping or stay in Ridgecrest. Day 2: Black hike from the north (8 miles round trip, 1900' gain) with a petroglyph tour. High clearance vehicles on 2nd day. 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 Kent. Leaders: KENT SCHWITKIS, SHARON MOORE Leader & Naturalist: SHERRY ROSS
Dec 2 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Bernard Peak (5430'), Little Berdoo Peak (5440'): 7 miles round trip, 1800' gain, moderate pace. Explore and enjoy Joshua Tree National Park - its wondrous trees, rocks, roadrunners and more. Bring water, lugsoles, hat, lunch and jacket. High clearance vehicles preferable. Contact Leader: IGNACIA DOGGETT Assistant: KAREN LEVERICH
Dec 2 Sun HPS, PV-SB, Long Beach, Natural Science
I: Pinyon Peak (6808'): Replaced by "Red Mtn (5261'), Black Mtn #6 (5244'), Petroglyphs, Ruins, and a 200th celebration", see above. Leaders: KENT SCHWITKIS, Naturalist: SHERRY ROSS
Dec 3 Mon Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
I: San Rafael Peak (6640'): A strenuous 10 miles round trip on road, trail, and cross country with 2000' of gain. Located west of Frazier Park, the peak is in the Day Fire burn area. We may encounter ash and residue from fire fighting chemicals. High clearance 4WD recommended. Slow pace. Call Mars (661-609-8218) during four days before event for status and details. Leaders: CHERYL GILL, MARS BONFIRE, KATHY CHEEVER
Dec 4 Tue Lower Peaks
O: Slide Mountain LO (4631'): This peak became a victim of the Day fire in 2006. 5 miles one way, 2400' gain moderate hike on paved and dirt road and trail. Contact leaders for meeting time and place. Leaders: INGEBORG PROCHAZKA, DAVE COMERZAN
Dec 5 Wed Hundred Peaks
I: Messenger Peak (6015'), Mt Gleason (6520'), Cole Point (5604'): Cool autumn hike to a set of peaks south of Palmdale. First peak not on the List, but it's the westernmost 6000-footer in the San Gabriels, so let's include it in a pleasant loop trip via PCT to Mt Gleason from the west side, easy 2 miles round trip, 500' gain. Final peak is a moderate but steep 4 miles round trip, 1500' gain. For details contact Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, WAYNE BANNISTER
Dec 5 Wed Orange County, Lower Peaks
O: Chino Hills/San Juan Hill (1781'): 6 miles, 1000' gain. A lovely hike in the rolling hills of this old rancho, maybe green if there have been some rains. Meet 8:30 AM on Rim Crest Drive, Yorba Linda, on side of street not posted. Bring 2 quarts water, lunch, lugsoles. Rain cancels. Leader: GABRIELE RAU Assistant: DENNY BEAN
Dec 8 Sat Pasadena, Hundred Peaks, Orange County
O: Mount Wilson (5710'): Strenuous, but moderate pace for a loop hike. Begin at Bailey Canyon Trail, return via Mt. Wilson Trail. Estimate 16 miles round trip, 5000' gain. Meet 7:30 AM at Bailey Canyon Park in Sierra Madre (from 210 Fwy, exit Baldwin go N, W on Carter to end of road). Bring water, lunch, boots, suitable clothing. Rain cancels. Leaders: MEI KWAN, DANA HUNTER
Dec 8 Sat WTC, Hundred Peaks
I: Warren Point (5103'): Practice navigation for Sunday's checkoff on this 6 mile round trip, 1300' gain hike in the pinyon pine and juniper region of western Joshua Tree National Park. We will take a cross-country route to Warren Point and practice micro-navigation skills along the way. Send email (preferred) or sase, with contact info & recent conditioning to Leader: ROBERT MYERS Co-Leaders: SUSAN RICHMOND, JANE SIMPSON
Dec 8 Sat Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
O: Rouse Hill (5168'): Hike this nice Hill from Highway 74. The total hike is about 10 miles round trip with 2000' of gain. Bring lug soles, water, lunch, jacket & hat. Contact the leaders for meeting information. Leaders: PETER & IGNACIA DOGGETT
Dec 8-9 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Mayan Peak (6108'), Butterbredt Peak (5997'), Cross Mtn (5203'), Chuckwalla Mtn (5029'): Carcamp to visit four colorful peaks in the Southern Sierras. Much steep cross-country travel both days in sandy desert terrain. First two Saturday, 7 miles round trip, 3100' gain. Stay overnight in area. Second two as an adventurous loop on Sunday, 10 miles round trip, 4200' gain. Significant dirt road driving; your high-clearance vehicles welcome. For details send recent conditioning and vehicle / rideshare information to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: PAT ARREDONDO, WAYNE BANNISTER
Dec 8-9 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks, Desert Peaks
I: Martinez Mountain (6560+'): Another installment in Gary and Sue's series of HPS/DPS joint hikes and a revival of the DPS "Beers of the World" tradition. Saturday's strenuous hike of Martinez will be a full day, 3700' gain, 18 miles, 12 hours. Brew-tasting and DPS-style potluck dinner that evening at Pinyon Flats campground (camping fee). Sunday we may try some nearby, easier, HPS peaks before returning home; agenda based on the group's desires. Join us with an email detailing experience/conditioning to Co-Leaders: GARY CRAIG, SUE HOLLOWAY
Dec 10 Mon Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
I: Hines Peak (6716'), Topatopa Bluff (6367'), Chief Peak (5560'): Rescheduled to December 17. Leaders: CHERYL GILL, KATHY CHEEVER, MARS BONFIRE, KAREN LEVERICH, WOLF LEVERICH
Dec 12 Wed Hundred Peaks
Rescheduled from Nov 21
O: Mt Marie Louise (5507'), The Pinnacles (5737'): Standard routes to these two fine peaks near Lake Arrowhead, moderate 6 miles round trip, 1600' gain. May add 3 extra miles hiking to reach trailhead for first peak if the road is closed or undrivable. For details contact Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: WAYNE BANNISTER, JENNIFER WASHINGTON
Dec 12 Wed Hundred Peaks
O: Mt Lukens (5074'): Replaced by Marie Louise & Pinnacles (see above) Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: JENNIFER WASHINGTON, WAYNE BANNISTER, GEORGE WYSUP
Dec 15 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Emma (5273'), Old Mount Emma (5063'): 4 miles round trip, 1000' gain for these peaks with some ups and downs between them. Great views to Antelope Valley and Edwards AFB. Meet 8:30 AM at La Cañada rideshare point with water, lunch, hiking boots. The terrain is burned recently, so no bush whacking on the way. Rain cancels. Leaders: GEORGE WYSUP, GINNY HERINGER
Dec 15 Sat Hundred Peaks, WTC
O: Santiago Peak (5687'), Modjeska Peak (5496'): Replaced by Reyes and Haddock, below. Leader: TED LUBESHKOFF Co-Leader: WAYNE VOLLAIRE
Dec 15 Sat Hundred Peaks, WTC
Replaces Santiago and Modjeska, above

O: Reyes Peak (7510'), Haddock Mountain (7416'), Frazier Mountain (8013'): Enjoyable fall hike in the Ventura County backcountry. First 2 peaks are 10 miles round trip, 1500' gain. Last peak is drive-up. This trip would be ideal for participants of the Caliente Mountain (5106') hike on Sunday. Email leader for info. Leader: TED LUBESHKOFF Co-Leader: WAYNE VOLLAIRE
Dec 15 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: LA Xmas by Night: Join us for our annual nighttime walk of downtown LA and distribute food or clothing to the homeless. The walk starts near Chinatown, proceeds to the areas used by the homeless, then criss-crosses downtown, finally arriving at the Original Pantry for breakfast at about 4 AM Sunday morning. Dress warmly and wear good walking shoes. Bring food such as sandwiches or fruit, or clothing to give to the needy. Meet midnight Saturday night at the Chinatown Metro Gold Line station. Leaders: STAG BROWN, BOB THOMPSON, and JOE YOUNG
Dec 16 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Caliente Mountain (5106'): Vistas of Carrizo Plain National Monument ("the American Serengeti") and close-ups of unusual flora, fauna, and fossil outcrops abound on this adventurous excursion to the high point of San Luis Obispo County. Strenuous 12 miles round trip, 3000' gain with much cross-country in steep terrain. Significant dirt road driving but suitable for passenger cars (when dry). For trip information send recent conditioning and experience to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: PAT ARREDONDO, GEORGE WYSUP, PATRICK VAUGHN
Dec 17 Mon Hundred Peaks
Rescheduled from December 10
I: Hines Peak (6716'), Topatopa Bluff (6367'), Chief Peak (5560'): Moderately strenuous walk on road, trail, and brushy, steep and loose cross country to three peaks above Ojai for a total of 9 miles round trip with 2150' of gain. Ridge to Hines has a narrow unstable section that some may opt to sit out (with co-Leader Karen). High clearance 4WD advised. Forest Service vehicle specific permit required to drive road, and participation will be limited by available space in 4WD vehicles. To obtain permit (if you can bring your own 4WD, it'd be helpful!), contact the Ojai Ranger 805-646-4348 and request a permit for Nordhoff Ridge Road. Slow pace. Call Mars 661-609-8218 during the week before event for status and details. Leaders: CHERYL GILL, KATHY CHEEVER, MARS BONFIRE, KAREN LEVERICH, WOLF LEVERICH
Dec 19 Wed Hundred Peaks
I: Rattlesnake Peak (5826'): Strenuous cross-country, moderately paced outing to a famous brush monster in the San Gabriels near Azusa, 12 miles round trip, 3700' gain. The trail was in excellent condition at last visit. For details contact Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: WAYNE BANNISTER, GEORGE WYSUP, BILL SIMPSON
Dec 22 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Skinner Peak (7120'): Join us along the Pacific Crest Trail as it traverses high desert country in the Southern Sierras from Bird Spring Pass to the summit plateau. Moderate, 8 miles round trip, 1700' gain. Much dirt road driving; your high-clearance vehicle welcome. For details contact Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leader: BRUCE CRAIG
Dec 22 Sat Hundred Peaks
New Outing, first time published
O: Monrovia Peak (5409'): Hike this strenuous peak at a solid pace. Not ideal for beginner or slow hikers. The total hike will be about 12 miles round trip with 5300' gain (4800' going & 500' return). For meeting information, contact the Leaders: PETER & IGNACIA DOGGETT
Dec 27 Thu Hundred Peaks
I: Mt Emma (5273'), Old Mt Emma (5063'): Work off some calories on this moderate but steep cross-country hike near Palmdale, 6 miles round trip, 2000' gain. Loop route from Hunt Canyon threads desert scrub and easy woodlands. For details contact Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leaders: WAYNE BANNISTER, GEORGE WYSUP
Dec 29 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Granite Mountain #2 (5633'): Strenuous, trailless adventure on this loop hike in the Anza Borrego Desert backcountry, 10 miles round trip, 3400' gain. Paved road driving; ascent follows remote eastern ridgelines. Much cross-country travel in desert terrain. For details send recent conditioning and experience to Leader: TOM HILL Co-Leader: PATRICK VAUGHN
Dec 29 Sat Hundred Peaks
Rescheduled from November 3
I: Cornell Peak (9750'), Jean Peak (10,670'), Marion Mountain (10,320'): Moderately paced 10 miles, 3500' gain hike in the beautiful San Jacinto Mtns. Ride the tram, and then hike cross-country to the peaks. Come celebrate the leader's 200th peak. Email city, phone, recent conditioning, and experience to Leader: TED LUBESHKOFF Co-Leader: ROBERT MYERS
Dec 29-30 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Martinez Mountain (6560'+), Sheep Mountain (5141'): 20 miles, 5300' gain, strenuous backpack. Saturday, backpack in 5 miles and 1000' gain to campsite near Cactus Spring. Climb Martinez (on HPS and DPS list; 7 miles round trip, 2400' gain) as we enjoy the beauty of the Santa Rosa Wilderness desert terrain, the surrounding mountains, and views of Palm Desert and the Coachella Valley. Sunday morning, climb Sheep (3 miles round trip, 1100' gain) and then pack out (5 miles, 800'). For trip details, contact leader with recent conditioning and backpack experience. Leader: IGNACIA DOGGETT Co-Leader: WAYNE VOLLAIRE
Dec 30 Sun HPS, PV-SB, Long Beach, Natural Science
I: Lost Horse Mountain (5313'), Mount Inspiration (5560'), Ryan Mountain (5457'): Moderately paced hikes on trail and cross country to some of the finest peaks in Joshua Tree National Park. Moderately strenuous, around 10 miles, 2700' gain hike. Do as many peaks as you wish. Beginners are welcome. 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 Leaders: KENT SCHWITKIS, Naturalist: SHERRY ROSS

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