Hiker dies in Sierra Nevada accident

  • Posted on 31 October 2004
  • By Beth Epstein

Angeles Chapter Wilderness Training Committee leader Brian Reynolds died in a climbing accident on Aug. 22. Brian fell while climbing the steeply exposed northeast face of Middle Palisade on a mountaineering trip sponsored by WTC and the Sierra Peaks Section.

Brian Reynolds

photo by Joshua Hibbard

Pasadena Group Photograph Auction

  • Posted on 31 October 2004
  • By The Editor

November 6

Nature photographs will be on display and for sale at a reception and auction Nov. 6 in Pasadena. The event, sponsored by the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter's Pasadena Group, will be the highlight of the group's 14th annual photo contest and exhibition.

The fundraiser will be held from 5 to 7pm at the Eaton Canyon Nature Center, 1750 N. Altadena Dr., in northeast Pasadena. Viewing of the photos, along with music and refreshments, begins at 5pm. Bidding starts at 6pm.

What's (eco) cooking?

  • Posted on 31 October 2004
  • By Diana Artemdis

The Sierra Club Sustainable Consumption Committee's True Cost of Food Campaign makes it clear that our choice of food, now more than ever during the holiday season, affects our earth, our health, and what we leave as a legacy to our children and our children's children. Let's pause to think about where the food we eat came from and at what cost to the environment. This holiday season, please choose plant-based, organic, and locally grown.

Local forests threatened by proposed roadless rule reversal

  • Posted on 31 October 2004
  • By Bill Corcoran

The wild, roadless areas of our forests are under attack by the Bush administration. You can help defend the areas by making sure that the U.S. Forest Service receives a written comment from you before Nov. 15.

The Bush administration is trying to remove important protection from 60 million acres of our public land, including over half a million roadless acres in four Southern California national forests.

Locally, that accounts for nearly 15 percent of the land area in our forests and most of the wild backcountry that has not yet been officially protected as wilderness.

Chapter web site team snags award

  • Posted on 31 October 2004
  • By The Editor

Revamp of site recognized at annual fete


Lead designer Ann Zumwinkle accepts award from Sierra Club president Larry Fahn honoring Angeles Chapter web site redesign committee at September awards ceremony.

Photo by Saul Bromberger

What have you done for Planet Earth lately?

  • Posted on 31 October 2004
  • By The Editor

In itself, having a car is not a good thing for the planet, but an Ozymandian monument to consumption. Yet, those of us trapped in the culture that uses cars can do things to make them a little more friendly to the environment and more efficient in terms of money and energy.

News and Notes

  • Posted on 31 October 2004
  • By The Editor

Sierra Summit 2005

Green up the season

  • Posted on 31 October 2004
  • By Sarah Hall

The holiday season is about more than just material goods or 'stuff,' as the simplicity organization Seeds of Simplicity puts it. It is a time to express gratitude for the earth's bounty in fall and a time to express joy and hope in response to her evergreen promise of life's continuation in winter.

Too many summits left to climb

  • Posted on 31 October 2004
  • By Wendell Hall

A few thousand feet below me, a vast table of pale rock touches the horizon without a speck of green anywhere. Above, steep rock juts out against the bright blue sky. I'm standing close to the Whitney Notch on the Mountaineers Route almost 14,000 feet up above it all, wondering how I managed to get here.

Six months ago I was on my back in bed recovering from quintuple heart bypass surgery.

Unexpected trouble

Sierra Club appeals Solstice Creek ruling in favor of hotel

  • Posted on 31 October 2004
  • By Dave Brown

The Sierra Club has appealed the trial court judgment upholding the city of Malibu's approval of a 54-room hotel (27 luxury guest suites) within the 100-foot riparian buffer of year-round Solstice Creek, where the National Park Service is leading efforts to restore a spawning run of the endangered southern steelhead. The setback is required by the Malibu General Plan and the 2002 Malibu Local Coastal Program, which the Court of Appeal recently ordered a recalcitrant city council to enforce.