NOTE: All participants on Sierra Club outings are required to sign a standard liability waiver. If you would like to read the Liability Waiver before you choose to participate on an outing, please go to: http://www.sierraclub.org/outings/chapter/forms/, or contact the Outings Department at (415) 977-5528 for a printed version.
If you are going on a Sierra Club sponsored trip, please be aware that registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. (CST 2087766-40).
TO GET FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT ALL SIERRA CLUB ANGELES CHAPTER activities, please check out the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter OARS Website - OARS WEBSITE, which contains the latest activities and tells you how to sign up. You can CLICK on the link listed in BOLD or go to: http://angeles2.sierraclub.org/find_hike_trip_event
9 Sat - Natural Science Section
I : Snowshoe 101 (Time: 8 am to 3 pm): Do you like to hike, but haven’t tried snowshoeing yet? Join our experienced, supportive leaders, and discover a new world of winter travel. We’ll amble through gently rolling, snowy terrain in the local mountains, pausing for naturalizing along the way. About 5-6 miles, 500-1000’ gain. No previous snowshoe experience required. Location TBD contingent on snow conditions. Heavy storm cancels. Registration Required before February 8, 2013 7:00 PM. Bring: Layers, Lunch, 10 essentials. More details will be sent to participants upon signup. Snowshoes available for rent from REI, Sport Chalet, or A16. Ski or trekking poles with snow baskets strongly recommended. Directions dependent upon location, and will be sent to participants upon signup. Esase leader SHERRY ROSS with contact info, h & w phones, carpool info. Ldrs: SHERRY ROSS (email@example.com, 562-429-6953) , SHARON MOORE (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Mar 8 (Fri)
to Mar 10 (Sun) - Natural Science Section
O : Winter Ecology Workshop at June Lake: Join us for two days of snowshoeing, tracking, and naturalizing in the spectacular Mammoth-June Lake area. Ability to walk several miles in snowshoes required. This trip satisfies the Natural Science requirement for the I-rating. Fee of $75 includes naturalist instruction, breakfasts and trail lunches, and accommodation at local Sierra Club member's home on Fri and Sat night. Registration Required before March 1, 2013 9:00 AM. Send sase, email, phone and $75 check payable to Sierra Club Natural Science Section to ldr: Ldr: MEI KWAN (626-355-1708, email@example.com). Co-ldr: PAT ARREDONDO (562-618-4391, firstname.lastname@example.org), Naturalist: JEAN DILLINGHAM.
Mar 16 (Sat)
- Sun Natural Science Section
O : Birdwatching at Eaton Canyon (Time - 8am): Come early for a birdwalk prior to the population workshop starting at ll am. See the workshop listing for more details. Eaton Canyon is a great early morning birding spot. Bring binoculars. Ldr: JOAN JONES HOLTZ (626-443-0706, email@example.com). Co-ldr: JUDITH ANDERSON (818-248-0402, firstname.lastname@example.org).
30 (Sat) - Natural Science, Pasadena
O: Botanizing and Birding in Zuma Canyon: Easy, short hike on Zuma Canyon Ocean View--Canyon View Trails loop in Zuma/Trancas Canyons located in Santa Monica Mountains. 3 mi, 750' gain rt hike with great views of Point Dume, the coastline, and upper Zuma Canyon. Opportunity to view wild bird banding station near trailhead, mist nets, bird banding demonstration, and more. This hike satisfies the Environmental Education Requirement for prospective I-rated leaders. Bring hat, water, lunch, suitable clothing, boots, camera, and binoculars. Rain cancels. Group size limited: contact leaders for meeting place and time: Ldr: MEI KWAN (626-355-1708, email@example.com), Gary Kinsley, Ginny Heringer
27 (Sat) - Natural Science, Pasadena
O: Introductory Botany Walk: learn common plant families and flowers of the coastal sage scrub, chaparral, and riparian habitats. Hike with frequent stops about 3 miles on road and trail, 1000 ft gain. Bring hat, water, sturdy walking shoes, and any plant ID materials you may have. Optional lunch in the canyon after the hike. Meet at 9 am in the parking lot at Millard Canyon in Altadena: from Interstate 210 in Pasadena, exit Lake Ave. and go north to Loma Alta Dr. Turn west (left) on Loma Alta and drive to Chaney Trail (flashing yellow light). Turn right and continue 1.7 miles up into the mountains and down into the parking lot. Forest Service pass required. Leader Ginny Heringer, assistant leader Liz Pomeroy.
7-9 (Fri-Sat) - Natural Science
O: Nature Knowledge Workshop: Join the Natural Science Section for a weekend of discovery, now in its 43rd year. From our streamside camp accommodations in the San Bernardino Mtns. we’ll explore our natural surroundings on easy guided walks or moderate hikes led by our professional naturalists. They will also share their expertise in a variety of natural history topics such as reptile, bird, plant, mammal, insect, Native American, and earth science studies through hands on and special interest workshops. We will begin with dinner and a program Friday evening and end with lunch Sunday. Fee includes 2 nights lodging in dormitory cabins (bring your own sleeping bag), six full-course meals, and instruction. Tent or car camping is also available. All this and hot showers too! Reservation deadline is May 29th. Visit NSS website, www.angeles.sierraclub.org/nss, for reservation form. Send with check, made out to “Sierra Club/NSS”, to reservationist TOM BRADY: 2769 Fierro Circle, La Crescenta, CA 91214. Include names of all participants and Email address (or 2 SASEs). $153 with SC# / $173 non-member. Participants must be 12 years or older (under 18 must be accompanied by adult). LTC credit available. Co-leaders: Gabi & Cliff McLean.
25 (Sun) - Natural Science,
O: Geology Car Tour of San Andreas Fault & San Gabriel Mountains: We’ll meet 9 am in Devore for all-day caravan tour in private cars of San Andreas Fault from Cajon Pass to Jackson Lake, with brief stops to view fault features. Then we’ll leave the San Andreas Fault and drive the full length of Angeles Crest Highway to La Canada Flintridge, with more stops to discuss geology of San Gabriel Mountains. Roads are paved except for graded gravel road from I-15 in Cajon Pass to Wrightwood. Round-trip driving distance is about 140 miles. Bring water and lunch. This trip fulfills one day of the Environmental Awareness requirement for prospective I-rated leaders. Contact geologist Bill Neill (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information including meeting time and place. Leaders: Cliff and Gabi McLean.
Azusa Rideshare Point:
On street next to market,
North Orange County
Park-N-Ride, at East side of
Sylmar Rideshare Point:
Pomona Rideshare Point: