January Events

DecemberAnd Beyond
  carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc. 

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/ .
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.


JAN 01              WED    20s & 30s

Shed a few holiday calories and start off the New Year with a healthy hike. Gradual uphill climb at a moderate pace to the NIKE Missile Station (if the gate's unlocked, we might have a terrific view of LA from the top of the tower). Wide fire road allows for comfortable socializing as you hike 7.4 miles RT with 900' gain.  Meet
10 AM at the trailhead (located behind the gate at the end of Westridge Rd. ) with 2 qts water, lunch, lug boots and sun protection. Leaders: Kimberly Yang, TBA. (Directions: From Sunset Blvd. Head North on Mandeville Canyon Rd. At the 1ST STOP SIGN, turn left onto Westridge Rd. (street sign might not say Westridge, but turn left at 1st stop sign anyway). Continue up windy road until you reach Cordelia Rd. , the last street intersecting Westridge on the right; turn right & park on Cordelia.  Walk up to the end of Westridge.)  
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.


JAN 03              FRI       20s & 30s

Calling all Leaders, Hosts, and Hostesses. Please submit your February through March Newsletter event write-ups to the Outings Chair on or before today!


JAN 04              SAT      20s & 30s

Join us on a tour of The Gamble House. This Teak and Mahogany House is presently maintained by the USC School of Architecture and was designed in 1908 by architects Greene & Greene. David Gamble, a second generation member of the Procter and Gamble Company in
Cincinnati , and his wife, Mary Huggins Gamble, by 1907, had decided to build a permanent home in Pasadena . In June of that year, they bought a lot on the then short, private street, Westmoreland Place . Tours begin at 12 Noon , tickets go on sale at 11:30 AM and can sell out rather quickly. Adults $8.00, full-time students with ID $5.00. Meet the Hosts in front of the House at 11 AM The Gamble House is located at, 4 Westmoreland Place , Pasadena , California 91103 , near the intersection of the 134 and 210 freeways. http://www.gamblehouse.org. Hosts Paul Shaffer and Jenny Dodge  
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.


JAN 05              SUN     20s & 30s

Now that your New Years Eve hangover has worn off, it's time to review those resolutions you promised to keep. Add "Appreciate nature", "meet new people", "get more exercise" to fill out your list. Today's hike is located in upper
Solstice Canyon (not the closed part). If conditions are right, we may even see a 20 ft waterfall. The trail is around 7 miles, with 1000 ft vertical gain. Meet 9:30am at Malibu carpool point. Bring water, lunch, and hiking-style boots. Leader: Eric Marcus, Co-Leader: Steve Han, Email sloviking@hotmail.com for info/questions  
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.


JAN 09              THUR    20s & 30s

Come see what our great Sierra Club Section is all about! Meet new people, and, learn about future activities. Program includes Guest Speaker and Slide show... TBA. Free admission and refreshments.
Burton Chase Community Center , Marina Del Rey. Take Marina Freeway (Hwy 90), then left and to the end of Mindanao Way . Meeting starts at 7 PM  
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.


JAN 11              SAT      20s & 30s  
O: NEWCOMERS HIKE to The Castle: 
Want to meet active people in their 20s & 30s and discover the great outdoors? Join us for this introduction to our fun section. Many times we go to Eagle Rock and I point out where Castle Rock is. Now we are going there up in the Palisades. Has some great views of the Valley and the Westside. The hike is approx 7 mi round trip w/ 500' gain. Meet 9:30 AM at Federal Building Parking Lot, visitor's section, Veteran S. of Wilshire. Page 632 A4 in the Thomas Guide. It's across the street from the cemetery. You can see the Fed. Building from the 405.From the 10 Freeway, get onto 405 North. Exit the 405 from Wilshire, you'll see a big building with a lot of grass around it. Bring lunch, 1 qt water, sturdy shoes, daypack, sunscreen, and light jacket. Rain cancels. Leaders: Russ Black & asst. E. Mackeen

JAN 11                                    SAT        20s & 30S
Meet other people in our section at this large coffee shop. It's called Coffee Table, located at 2930 Rowena Ave in Silver Lake. Meet us in the back patio at 7:30 PM.
We'll stay until ? (probably late) Tele. # (323) 644-8111 Host Ed MacKeen
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc. 

JAN 14              TUE      20s & 30s

It is time to put that New Years resolution to work and to burn off all that food from the holidays. Come on by enjoy a 4 to 5 mile walk the beach and hills around Playa Del Rey. Enjoy the night lights of the city and neighborhood. Approx. 5mi, 200 ft gain. Go W on Culver Blvd, to Nicolson, turn L and turns into Pershing and continue to Waterview (1/2 mi), turn R to top-of-the-hill, (corner of Rindge and Waterview). Where the NW corner fence of LAX meets the homes overlooking the ocean. The fun starts at 7 PM. Leader: Russ Black Lots of Co-Leaders: James, Madeline, and Katherine (the Eble Family)  
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.


JAN 18              SAT      20s & 30s

Join us for a lazy afternoon at
Hancock Park as we start with an exploration of ice age fossils at the Page Museum . Then we'll mosey on over next door to view the extensive collections of the LA County Museum of Art. Obviously, we are going to be famished after all that hard work, so we'll need to head over for dinner at the exciting new 'Grove' at the Farmers Market. Meet WLA rideshare point at 1 PM. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a sense of adventure, $ for parking, museum admission and meal. Leaders: Jeffrey Breakstone, James Eble, Jenny Dodge.  
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

JAN  19                     SUN
Meet near the Burbank AMC 14 Box Office at 3:20 PM , but away from the lines. I will hold up a Sierra Club sign. If late, come to Fuddruckers, which is next to the movie theatre. Parking structures are behind the movie theatre. Address is First and Palm/ 1 block N of Olive ( Olive St. exit from 5 Freeway) in Burbank . 818 953-9800 HOST ED MACKEEN


JANUARY 19 SUN 20'S & 30'S
This days outing is an 8 mile, 1500 2000 foot vertical gain hike near
Strawberry Peak in the San Gabriel mountains, on a less common route than
typically used. As this is January and the high point for the hike (and a
lunch stop) is near 5000 feet elevation and in the shade it is good to be
prepared for potentially cool weather even though it may be sunny in the
city.  On a recent day the temperatures were in the 40's with a ice on the
trail. Meet 9:00am at the La Canada carpool point. Bring one+ quarts liquid,
lunch, and hiking style boots.



JAN 24-26         FRI-SUN           WILDERNESS ADVENTURE/20s & 30s

Enjoy 2 full days of skiing at our most popular ski resort in CA. Rideshare and stay in comfortable condo with Jacuzzi and Sauna. Downhill, XC, snow board, or snow shoe. $160 with SC#/$190 non-members ($50 cancellation penalty). Includes all meals and 2 nights lodging. Group size is limited. No refund after Jan. 1 unless a suitable replacement can be found. Send 2 SASE, H&W phone numbers, rideshare information with a check for the full amount (Wilderness Adventures) to Leader/Reservationist: Maya Hyams.


JAN 25              SAT      20s & 30s

You will be greatly rewarded with scenic vistas of the ocean and mountains on this classic hike in the
Santa Monica Mountains . We will hike through lovely La Jolla Canyon and ascend to Mugu Peak , with views of the Channel Islands on a clear day. Hike is about 7 miles, 1,200 ft. gain. Be prepared with lug soles, 1 1/2 quarts of water, wind breaker, sunscreen, sunglasses, lunch. No tigers or turtles. Meet at 8:45 at West LA Carpool point or 9:15 AM Malibu Carpool Point (See schedule or Web site for directions). rain cancels. Leaders: Ron Domash and Mike Dobbles  
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.


JAN 25              SAT      20s & 30s

  Tomorrow you can sleep in late and go to your Super Bowl party in the afternoon. So join us tonight at Gable House in
Torrance for some late night "Rock 'N Glow" bowling. They turn down the house lights and turn on the neon lights while a DJ plays some of your old favorites. For $13.00 you get unlimited bowling from midnight to 3AM . Shoe rental is $2.75. Beginners welcome. We'll start the evening off with some pre-game nourishment at Coco 's Family Restaurant at 9:00 PM . For those arriving later, meet the host by 11:00 PM at Gable House. RSVP helpful, but not required. Coco 's Family Restaurant, 21815 Hawthorne Blvd , 310-542-2686. Take the 405 to the Hawthorne exit and go south 3.8 miles. Look for Coco 's blue sign on the right (west) side of the street, after Carson Street and before Sepulveda Blvd. Gable House Bowl, 22501 Hawthorne Blvd , 310-378-2265. Take the 405 to the Hawthorne exit and go south 4.3 miles. Gable House is on the right side of the street, just past Sepulveda Blvd. Look for the sign out front listing Bowling, Radio Shack, etc. Host: Kirk Norenberg, Kirk.Norenberg@boeing.com or 310-371-3925.


JAN 26              SUN     20s & 30s

Help us mail out our bi-monthly newsletter. Meet new friends and get the scoop on upcoming events! Host: Carol Tucker,
11081 Rose Ave., #16, LA. Pizza or other food will be provided.