Lower Peaks Committee

Current Outings

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

2015
January 29Thursday
I: May Peak (3948’): Join us for a day in the San Gabriel Mountains in the Placerita Canyon State Park. This is an exploratory hike to this peak to see if it should be added to the Lower Peaks list. Estimate 9 miles round trip on trail and fire road. Other peaks in the area possible. Slow to moderate pace. Bring food, water and 10 essentials. Contact Leaders for details: Dave Comerzan, Pat Arredondo, Ron Schrantz.
Leaders: David Comerzan (comerzan@verizon.net, 909-482-0173), Patricia Arredondo (paarredo@verizon.net, 562-618-4391), Ron Schrantz (rschrantzsce@yahoo.com, 714-995-8240)
February 3Tuesday
I: Azusa (2081’): Join us for a day in the front range of the San Gabriel Mountains, just north of Azusa. Due to the closure of the Garcia trail, we will be doing this from the Glendora Ridge Motorway starting from the Glendora Mountain road. 7.4 miles round trip on dirt road and firebreak, 1800’ gain, estimate 4 hours of hiking. Other peaks in the area possible. 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)
February 12Thursday
I: San Mateo (3591’): Join us for the day in the Santa Ana Mountains west of Elsinore. San Mateo is 6 miles round trip, 900’ gain, estimate 3 hours of hiking on trail. This peak is the high point in the San Mateo Wilderness and has great views. Other routes possible. 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)
March 27Friday
I: Woodson (2894’), Iron (2696’), Eagle (3226’): Join us for one or two days in the San Diego area, southeast of Escondido. On day one we will do Woodson, 3.6 miles round trip, 1200’ gain on a paved road. After that we will do Iron, 6 miles round trip, 1000’ gain, on trail. Iron is on the San Diego Peaks list. If you want, stay over in the area for Eagle the next day. This hike is 5 miles round trip, 700’ gain, 400’ loss on trail. If time and energy permits, we may take a side trail to the Three Sisters Waterfalls. This adds 4 miles and 1000’ gain to the hike. Other peaks in the area possible. 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)

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