Lower Peaks Committee

Current Outings

This is a list of Lower Peaks Committee sponsored outings that have been published in the OARS database.

December 6Saturday
O: Hike to Stoddard Peak (4624'): Join us for a enjoyable hike to Stoddard Peak in the front range of the San Gabriels. This is a 7 mile rt 1100' gain hike mostly on service road with a use trail to the peak. This is a peak on the Lower Peaks list so come along and add this to your list. Meet 8:30 am at the Mt Baldy rideshare NE corner of Mills Ave and Mt Baldy Rd or 9 am at the trailhead. Bring hiking boots (lugsoles) plenty of water and lunch. Leader Ron Schrantz Asst Sharon Kirk
Leaders: Ron Schrantz (rschrantzsce@yahoo.com, 714-995-8240), Sharon Kirk (sl.kirk@sbcglobal.net, 714-376-3197)
December 9Tuesday
O: Sandstone (3,111’), Boney (2,830’), Inspiration Point (2,800’), Exchange (2,960’), Tri Peaks (3,010’), Big Dome (2,900’): Join us for a day in the Santa Monica Mountains adjoining Mugu State Park. Known as the Sandstone Sextet, this is a moderately strenuous loop hike of 9 miles on mostly trail, 2500’ gain. Estimate about 7-8 hours of hiking. Great views of the ocean. Slow to moderate pace. Bring food, water and 10 essentials. Contact leaders for details: Dave Comerzan, Pat Arredondo.
Leaders: David Comerzan (comerzan@verizon.net, 909-482-0173), Patricia Arredondo (paarredo@verizon.net, 562-618-4391)
December 20Saturday
O: Frankish Peak (4,200'): Northwestern approach to an orphan peak with long up and down road walk due to eastern approach trail closure. Unique views from above Rancho Cucamonga. Moderate pace, strenuous due to length, 13.5 miles, 2830' total gain, 1,230' on return. Most of hike is on road. Half of road is clear and half is not maintained and is overgown. Excessive heat or rain will postpone. Early start time is to avoid heat. Space is limited to 10 experienced hikers. Minimum # of hikers is 6. Adventure pass is required. Contact Jane for meeting time and location.
Leaders: Jane Gibbons (patnjane@yahoo.com, 207-647-3987), David Comerzan (comerzan@verizon.net, 909-482-0173)
December 23Tuesday
O: Calabasas (2,163’), Saddle Peak East (2,800’+): Join us for a day in the Santa Monica Mountains for a hike of these two Lower Peaks. These are two separate hikes. Saddle Peak East is 4 miles round trip, 900’ of gain on trail. View of some fantastic rock formations. Estimate 2-3 hours of hiking. Calabasas is also 4 miles round trip with 950’ of gain on trail. Possible other peaks in the area. Slow to moderate pace. Bring food, water and 10 essentials. Contact leaders for details: Dave Comerzan, Pat Arredondo.
Leaders: David Comerzan (comerzan@verizon.net, 909-482-0173), Patricia Arredondo (paarredo@verizon.net, 562-618-4391)
January 10Saturday
O: Hike to the peaks in Chino Hills State Park: O: Gilman (1685’) and San Juan Hill (1781’) peaks. Chino Hills State Park: Join us as we summit the Lower Peaks in Chino Hills State Park. This is a 9 mile hike with about 2200’ of gain and a slow steady pace. We will begin on the South Ridge Trail to San Juan Hill down to Telegraph and up to the North Ridge Trail and Gilman Peak. A quick down hill and we are at Telegraph Canyon, over Easy Street and we have completed the loop. Meet 8:30 am at the Orange County entrance on Rim Crest Drive. Bring 2+ qts water, snacks and lunch; lugsoles and a hat are necessary. Poles would be helpful. Leader Ron Schrantz Asst Leader Jay Matchett
Leaders: Ron Schrantz (rschrantzsce@yahoo.com, 714-995-8240), Jay Matchett (sierra_jay@juno.com, 714-730-7730)


The Chapter Safety Committee has established classifications for outings that involve different levels and areas of skill but do not relate to the strenuousness of the outing.

For events under external control of a non-Sierra Club entity (e.g., ranger, concessionaire).
Applies to uncomplicated outings such as hikes on trails or equivalent.
Includes outings involving off-trail travel that require navigational skills.
Applies to outings that include moderate snow climbs and/or class 3 rock climbing.
Applies to outings that involve more severe snow climbing.
Applies to outings that involve specialized technical activities.

Activities Requirements


In the interests of facilitating the logistics of some outings, it is customary that participants make voluntary carpooling arrangements. The Sierra Club does not have insurance for carpooling arrangements and assumes no liability for them. Carpooling, ride sharing or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among participants. Participants assume the risks associated with this travel.

Mountaineering Instructions

Outings requiring the use of ice axes or ropes/climbing gear may be conducted under restrictive circumstances. Such trips require special leader screening and trip plan approval, both at the Chapter and National levels. The Lower Peaks Committee does NOT currently sponsor trips of this type.


In order to participate in a Sierra Club outing, you will need to sign a liability waiver. If you would like to read a copy of the waiver prior to attending the outing, please see http://www.sierraclub.org/outings/chapter/forms. You may also contact the Outings Department at (415)977-5528 for a printed version.

CST 2087766-40. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

Archived Outings