Lower Peaks Committee

Current Outings

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

2014
September 27Saturday
Lower Peaks/Hundred Peaks Fall Festival: For the first time ever, the Lower Peaks Committee and the Hundred Peaks Section are jointly hosting a Fall hiking Festival. The location is San Luis Obispo where there are three beautiful Lower Peaks. It’s sure to be a great time as we enjoy what will hopefully be cool and pleasant autumn evenings. We hope you can join us for a potluck on Saturday night. As we get closer, check OARS and/or the outings pages for each group (http://angeles.sierraclub.org/hps/outings.asp and http://angeles.sierraclub.org/lpc/outings.asp) for information on specific activities and hikes. Karen and Wolf Leverich have generously offered to host us for camping (and even better— they will be allow us to use their restroom and shower facilities) on Friday and Saturday nights in San Luis Obispo. Please email Christine Soskins (csoskins@gmail.com) to reserve your spot for either or both nights and for directions.
November 1Saturday
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)

Classification

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.

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

Activities Requirements

Transportation

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.

However

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