Explore and Hike with the Angeles Chapter
Featured Events below highlight our Travel Adventures. We will be adding more Adventures, plus Featured Outings and Activities to this page as we begin to reopen in-person gatherings. Please note that proceeds for these Featured Events are also important fundraisers which provide vital support for the work of the Angeles Chapter.
Our schedule often includes trips to the mountains, canyonlands and jungles of Asia, Europe, and North America, as well as our most local back yards, but no matter where we are, we never forget the Sierra Club's mission: to explore, enjoy, and protect the planet. Why not join us on an adventure of a lifetime and find out for yourself? Peruse the full Schedule of Activities for more events which we'll be adding to in coming months.
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Travel Adventures offer an unparalleled opportunity to visit special places throughout the world, with domestic and international trips longer than a week to prized destinations, and are led by our most experienced volunteer leaders. Please note that proceeds for these Travel Adventures are important fundraisers which providing vital support for the work of the Angeles Chapter For more adventures, go to the full Schedule of Activities.
May 5 - 19, 2024Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Crescenta Valley Group
See vibrant Morocco & experience the culture, nature, and sights. We will walk through the old narrow streets of Marrakech’s Medina, Ait Ben Haddou's kasbah, and drive the Thousand Kasbah road visiting a few kasbahs on our way to the Dades Gorge. Hike in the Todra Gorge if you want. and go to the Moroccan desert and meet a Berber family. Along the way, we'll go to Azrou (looking for Barbary macaques), Fez, the Roman archaeological city of Volubilis and Casablanca.Sridhar Gullapalli
October 27 - November 11, 2024Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Crescenta Valley Group
Join us for a 14-day non-traditional adventure to see the wildlife & culture of Nepal. This takes the best of our previous trips and we have added a lot more sights. The 14-day trip encompasses observing wildlife in Nepal's premier national park, seeing the highest mountains in the world, experience the culture and history of Nepal and the wildlife visiting many UNESCO World Heritage Sites or nominated Sites. You will also learn about the religion and culture of the Nepalese.
November 9 - 24, 2024Sponsored by:Crescenta Valley Group
Join us for a 11 day, 10 night tour of the mysterious Kingdom of Bhutan. Get an in-depth tour learning about the culture, meeting some Bhutanese families, seeing beautiful and historic buildings and religious temples, beautiful mountain and countryside scenery on this small tour of Bhutan. A visit to Bhutan is like stepping back in time. We are traveling in November which is one of the best times for photography and viewing the dramatic scenery.
See two different festivals, with traditional dance, song, and music in Bhutan; lots of Bhutanese in traditional costume and playing traditional instruments; many of Bhutan’s UNESCO nominated world heritage sites; dramatic views of the Bhutanese Himalayas and other mountain areas; learn about such Bhutanese arts as weaving, painting, sculpting, carving, and more in our visits to the Fine Arts School.Fred Dong
Featured Events are usually closer to home: outings, open house events, lectures, fundraising nights, and other special events with a fundraising component. Come join our volunteer communities as we explore, enjoy, and protect the planet. The proceeds of these activities directly support the work of the hosting Sectional Group or entity. For more trips, go to the full Schedule of Activities.
January 26 - 28, 2024Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Orange County Sierrans Section, Wilderness Adventures Section
Ski downhill or snowboard on Mammoth Mtn. Daily backcountry ski tours and snowshoe tours with the leaders. XC Ski or snowshoe on your own at Tamarack Nordic Center. Learn to cross-country ski in the backcountry with our instructors (notify Reservationist for free lessons). Newcomers and non-skiers welcome.
March 1 - 3, 2024Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Orange County Sierrans Section, Wilderness Adventures Section
Ski downhill or snowboard on Mammoth Mtn. Daily backcountry ski tours and snowshoe tours with the leaders. XC Ski or snowshoe on your own at Tamarack Nordic Center. Newcomers & non-skiers welcome. Tons of stuff to do in Mammoth in winter.
March 28 - 31, 2024Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Orange County Sierrans Section
Desert cottontails, Easter ravens and bighorn sheep: Hike the ancient trails of the Cahuilla and the Kumeyaay people who came before us in this wonderland of nature's beauty.
Day hikes include the 3 - 5 mile round trip Borrego Palm Canyon trail through bighorn sheep habitat to a large palm grove. Other hikes include an interpretive trail hike to the Visitor Center, The Slot, Hellhole Canyon and other soul restorative, rejuvenating desert hikes. Spend 2 nights at our favorite Borrego Palm Canyon group tent campsite. Drinking water, flush toilets, showers, 3 picnic tables, shade ramada.Sherri Sisson
06 April 2024Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Leadership Training Committee
The Angeles Chapter Leadership Training Committee is offering a virtual" seminar on best leadership practices, group management, trip planning, steps to leadership and a First Aid overview, followed by our legendary scenarios. Because there's an online e-learning component and homework and a pre-exam, register enough in advance to guarantee your spot as space is limited. You must be a sierra Club member to take this seminar..
April 6 - 13, 2024Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Crescenta Valley Group
Join us for this Sun and Moon adventure with a tour of highlights of Texas. We will see the total eclipse of the sun in a smaller Texas town that is on the centerline.
Sightseeing and a little hiking in Texas will include the Dallas World Aquarium, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, along with a River Walk cruise, the Alamo, and other places in San Antonio. We plan a stop in Brazos Bend State Park where we may see alligators, deer, and lots of different birds. The tour ends in Houston where we plan to visit the Houston Space Center and may do the Houston downtown underground city tour. We also plan to sample some of the famous Texas barbeque and ice cream.Fred Dong
11 May 2024Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Leadership Training Committee
The Angeles Chapter Leadership Training Committee is offering a virtual" seminar on best leadership practices, group management, trip planning, steps to leadership and a First Aid overview, followed by our legendary scenarios. Because there's an online e-learning component and homework and a pre-exam, register enough in advance to guarantee your spot as space is limited. You must be a Sierra Club member to do this seminar..none
May 24 - 27, 2024Sponsored by:Wilderness Adventures Section
Enjoy the Memorial Day weekend in the beauty of Yosemite National Park. Stay in a cabin in the Wawona area near Yosemite's south entrance for moderately paced 8-12 mi, 1200'-3000' gain hikes each day. Depending on conditions: options include cascading Chilnualna Falls, panoramic vistas of Yosemite Valley from the Panorama Trail and Glacier Pt, hikes through the Mariposa Grove of Sequoias, day trips down to Yosemite Valley.none
May 25 - 27, 2024Sponsored by:Verdugo Hills Group
Spend Memorial Day weekend at the Chapter's beautiful Harwood Lodge. Ample opportunity for hiking at all levels or just enjoy the clean air and pine trees. Saturday will be Mexican night with Margaritas with happy hour and enchiladas. Sunday will be Italian night with drink tbd, pasta bar, and tiramisu. Mattresses available in dorm rooms or camp outdoors.
October 5 - 6, 2024Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Orange County Sierrans Section
As we all know, Sierra Club Huts and Lodges have been shut down for nearly 3 years and are in critical need of funds to operate the Lodge. Funds from this event go to support Harwood Lodge.
Enjoy clear mountain air, hiking, music, relaxation, blue skies and beautiful mountain views and celebrate the beginning of Fall at Harwood Lodge. Musicians bring your instruments. Newcomers welcome.Donna Specht