Below you find a listing of our weekly conditioning hikes that occur on a regular basis.
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TUE 6:30 PM
FULLERTON BEGINNER'S HIKE
O:[OCSS, Rio Hondo Group, OCG]: Hike with our social group on this regular weekly beginner's hike of 4-5 miles in the gentle hills of Fullerton. Slow to medium pace is great for beginners. Each week we rotate through numerous trails in the area to provide new experiences. Optional dinner afterwards. Last Tue. of each month we have a potluck dinner. Hike scheduled during daylight savings time, i.e. March through Oct. Meet at the east end of Laguna Lake in Fullerton (from Harbor Blvd, W on Hermosa Dr, L on Lakeside Dr for Ĺ block and park on the street). Look for hikers on east side of Lakeside Dr. Wear sturdy boots, bring water, flashlight. Leaders: Martin Kluck, Joel Ortmann, Chris Lewis, Margee Hills, Houria Hall. Host: Sanford Opperman, 714-993-0651
TUE AND THU 6:30-8:00 PM
IRVINE CONDITIONING HIKES
O: Easy/Moderate/Tiger paced hikes, 4-7 mi rt on hilly trails. Bring water, light hiking boots. 405 Fwy, exit S at University/Jeffrey, L on Ridgeline, L on Turtle Rock, pass Sunnyhill, L into parking lot of Turtle Rock Community Park. Ldrs: John La Rue, Kim Gunderman, Phil Weinreich, Sue Harris, Joel Kenyon, Ghia Domont-Bohl, Fran Penn, Fred Lamb, Jim Palmer, Donna Specht, Maura Van Strien, and Ted Wright.
STEVE FELD PUENTE HILLS CONDITIONING HIKE
O: [OCSS, Puente Hills Task Force] Moderately paced 5-6-mile hike in the lush canyons of the Puente/Whittier Hills. Please, no beginners. Enjoy this Emerald City Hike as the sun sets in the west. 700' gain up long switchbacks and trails with varying routes. Wear hiking boots and bring water. Rain cancels. Be prompt to enjoy the sunset. Meet at south end of 7th Avenue where street ends and turn right on Orange Grove to park on street. Use 7th Ave. Exit off Pomona Fwy, go south to Orange Grove. Leaders: Jerry Johnson, Bert Padilla, Laura Franciosi.
SAT 8:00 AM
PETER'S CANYON CONDITIONING HIKES
O: Fast paced conditioning hike, 6 mi RT, 700' gain. No beginners or Tigers! From 5 Fwy, N on Jamboree, or from 55 Fwy E on Chapman. Take Canyon View into parking area. Bring water, lugsoles, $3 for parking or have permit. Rain cancels. (Important Note: If park is closed, meet in Taco Bell parking lot, corner Chapman/Jamboree). Leaders: Sharry Puraty, Fran Penn, Norman Montgomery, and Shilo Bartlett.
A CITATION OF MERIT is awarded to an Angeles Chapter entity for its help and support in Angeles Chapter activities and achievement of goals.
OCSS SECTIONíS WEEKLY CONDITIONING HIKES award winner 2007
Award presentation at the Chapter Awards Banquet May 4, 2008.
The Orange County Sierra Singles Sectionís weekly Conditioning
Hikes and Nature walks have been providing continuous events since the late
'70ís.† Many of the leaders have been
leading for 10, 15 and 20 years.† Such
dedication to keep these events going year after year through summer heat,
winter cold, early mornings and dark nights is truly remarkable and worthy of
recognition.† These are the only regularly
scheduled hikes of this kind serving the general public and Sierra Club members
in and near the OrangeCounty
area. ††The events provide a rich
recruiting opportunity for new provisional leaders and new Sierra Club members
in addition to educating the public in the value of protecting urban open
space. ††The Irvine
hikes draw on a large Persian community in the area and their inclusion
promotes more diversity in the Sierra Club, Angeles Chapter.†
Turtle Rock Conditioning hikes began around 1979 and are our longest
running regular hikes.† In the
beginning the hikes listed leaders for beginners, moderate and
tigers.† The Tigers led by Charlotte
Clarke met near Concordia and later beginner and moderate hikes met at TurtleRockCommunityPark.† Currently the leaders and sweeps can
accommodate up to 6 different paced hikes from sidewalks, easy, moderate
up to strenuous.† Currently there
are 15 leaders taking turns leading with Robert and Markey Neighbors and
John LaRue organizing and maintaining safety.
Tuesday/Thursday , 96 hikes per year, averaging 70
participants for a total of 6,000 signatures on sign in sheets each year.
†Puente Hills Conditioning hikes have
a history that goes back to the 70ís when hikers used the equestrian
trails.† Around 1980, the Rio Hondo
Group began leading Sierra Club hikes and later Orange County Sierra
Singles leaders continued with regularly scheduled hikes.† Steve Feld was instrumental in
recruiting new leaders and promotion. †Co sponsored with the Rio Hondo Group and
Puente Hills Task Force.† †Current leaders are Jerry Johnson and
Wednesdays , 48 hikes per year, averaging 10-15
participants for a total of 720 signatures on sign in sheets each year.
Beach El Dorado Nature Walk †originated in 1988 as a 4 mile
conditioning walk on flat terrain and still continues with more of an
emphasis on flora and fauna along the way in the midst of urban
development.† The event is co-
sponsored by the Long Beach Group and the Natural Science Section which
brings in participants from a wide range of localities.† Current leaders are Joe Maynard, Diana
Legins and Todd Williams.†
Saturdays , 48 walks per year, averaging 20 participants for a
total of 960 signatures on sign in sheets each year.
Square Park Conditioning walk has been off and on again since 1990.† Sometimes called the "early bird
special" meeting at 5 or .† Depending on the leaders, the pace was
usually fast or faster.† The leaders
remember going to Nickís for cheap pasta after the brisk walks. Co
sponsored with the Orange County Group. †The current leaders are Bart Bartlow and
Wednesdays , 48 walks per year, averaging 20 participants for a
total of 960 signatures on sign in sheets each year.
Canyon Conditioning hike started in 1993 when some of our leaders went
over to check it out.† The hike has
been really popular and has been †led continuously since that time.†† The current leader is Sharry Puraty
with many leaders assisting.†† Once
a month slower hike at
led by Sharon Kirk.
Saturdays 8 am fast paced, 48 hikes
per year, averaging 20 participants for a total of 960 signatures on sign in
sheets per year. †
†Fullerton Beginners Walk also goes
all the way back to 1980.† The
leaders called it "North Fullerton† Earnest Beginners hike" and to "please
bring treaded tennies."† Again they
used early equestrian trails. ††Steve
Feld kept the hike going, recruiting new leaders and promoting attendance.† The current leaders are Marty Kluck and
Tuesdays March to October, †6:30pm, 32 hikes per year, averaging 20
participants for a total of 640 signatures on sign in sheets per year.