Lower Peaks Committee

Current Outings

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

2014
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)
December 24Wednesday
O:Cahuenga Peak (on Lower Peaks list) and Mt Lee: Cahuenga Peak (1820'), Mount Lee (1680'). A moderate hike on road and trail to recently acquired highpoint of Griffith Park, (with 1000+ feet prominence). Round trip approximately 6 miles, 1400' total gain at easy pace. Kids, dogs, friends from out-of-town or in-town, welcome. Outstanding panoramic views of city and valley, ocean and high peaks, HOLLYWOOD sign and Lake Hollywood and optional visit to the Bronson Caves (near parking area). Meet at large parking area 9 am, with water, snack. DIRECTIONS: From Franklin Ave in Hollywood drive north on Bronson Ave, which runs into Canyon Drive, up into Griffith Park entrance, past small playground. Leaders Asher Waxman and Ginny Heringer.
Leaders: Asher Waxman (amuirman@yahoo.com, ), Ginny Heringer (ginnyh@ix.netcom.com, 626-793-4727)
December 27Saturday
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)
2015
January 6Tuesday
O:Pine (4,539’),Silver (3385’): Join us for a day in the Angeles National Forest, 7 miles north of Azusa. The Rincon Road is finally open. This makes these two peaks a lot easier. Pine is 2 miles up a ridge with about 500’ gain. Silver is 4 miles round trip, with 1620’ gain on trail. We will also pick up a couple of other peaks. Bump 3812 is right off the Rincon Road. We will go over Bump 3430 on the way to Silver. Space is limited. 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 8Thursday
O: Mendenhall (4630’): Join us for a day in the Angeles National Forest, NE of San Fernando. 12 miles round trip, 2050’ of gain, est. 5-6 hours of hiking on road. 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)

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.


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