Lower Peaks Committee

Current Outings

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

2015
April 25Saturday
I: Agua Tibia (4779')-Get a Lower Peak on a Very Challenging Hike: Lower Peak along with with HPS Peak Eagle Crag (5077"). This is a diffcult 26 miles, 5500' gain outing. If you want a great workup, see full writeup in HPS listing.
May 6Wednesday
O: Stoddard Peak (4624'): This Lower Peak outing is sponsored by Orange County Group and OCSS. 7 miles and 1100' gain. See SC listing for details and meeting location/
Leaders: Sharon Kirk (sl.kirk@sbcglobal.net, 714-376-3197), Ron Schrantz (rschrantzsce@yahoo.com, 714-995-8240)
May 16Saturday
O: Glendora (3322’): Join us for a day in the Angeles National Forest, north of Glendora. 3 miles round trip, 800’ gain, est. 2 hours of hiking on use trail. Slow to moderate pace. This will be Pat Arredondo’s Lower Peak list finish. Join us for the celebration after the hike. Bring food, water and 10 essentials. Contact Leaders for details: Dave Comerzan, Pat Arredondo, Marlen Mertz.
Leaders: David Comerzan (, 909-482-0173), Patricia Arredondo (paarredo@verizon.net, 562-618-4391), Marlen Mertz (mbmertz@aol.com, 310-990-7643)
December 12Saturday
Griffith Park Peaklets: Two are on the Lower Peaks list- Mt Hollywood and Cuenga. Otehrs climbed will be Bee Rock, Mt Bell, Mt Chapel, Lt Lee, Burbank Peak, Gelndate Peak and Beacon Hill. see full writeup under Wilderness Adventures listing for more details.

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