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
Back again by
popular demand! Enjoy 360 degrees of scenic vistas on this EZ/moderate 5 mile,
hike in GriffithPark (approx 2.5 hrs).
Afterwards, meet for a Dim Sum feast (directions provided at the trailhead.) If
you've never experienced Dim Sum (a special Chinese brunch), this is your
chance. Meet at the UPPER
Merry-go-round parking lot. It’s the second lot you encounter immediately
after driving thru and/or passing the first one. Look for a lot of
sleepy-looking people, milling about, wearing hiking boots. (E side of Park, off
Griffith Park Dr.). Bring 1 liter H2O, lug
sole hiking shoes, shades, hat, light jacket, and $$ for feast (about $11/ea).
If hike cancelled by rain, meet at Golden Dragon Restaurant, 960 N. Broadway, LA
(Chinatown) at . Leaders: MARK PRESKY,
ANGELA COLICCHIO, JIM VOLLMER
WILDERNESS ADV, 20s & 30s SINGLES PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING HIKE HAS BEEN CHANGED DUE
TO FOREST CLOSURE:
O: Santa Paula Canyon/Waterfalls: This hike is replacing the
Heaton Flat to East Fork Narrows hike due to the Angeles National Forest
closure. Moderately paced 8+ mi, 1000’ gain hike in the Los Padres
. It’s a longer drive, but worth it. There are several stream
crossings, but the stream will have little, if any, water. There will be
water at the falls and a swimming hole with water. One way will have lots
of boulder hopping. No beginners or tigers. Meet
Sylmar rideshare pt. (from LA: 405 N, 5 N, right at Roxford exit, right
on Encinetas, by fast food places). We will carpool to the trailhead which
is near Ojai and
. Bring 2 qts. water, lunch, and hiking boots. Ldr: Anne
Kirkpatrick Co-Ldr: Mark Mitchell
O: MEGA-CONDITIONING ZUMA-ZOOM-ZOOM HIKE
Too much Halloween candy? Want to trim down or get in shape before
Thanksgiving and the holidays arrive and cause any more damage to your
waistline? Firm up those thighs and glutes with this moderately paced,
mega-conditioning hike in
. We're going up-up-up-up-up (1,387' gain) and down, and up-up-up-up (978' gain)
and down. Approx. 9 mi. Meet at
rideshare point. Provisional leader: KIMBERLY YANG. Co-leader:
Meet near the Burbank AMC 14 Box Office at
, 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 (
exit from 5 Freeway) in
. 818 953-9800 HOST ED MACKEEN.
That's right, the
classic is back! Join us on a moderate 6 mile, 500' gain saunter. This is one of
our more popular hikes. Fresh hot pizza, cold drinks and a decadent dessert will
be delivered to you atop the Santa MonicaMountains, where we'll view a
beautiful sunset and twinkling city lights. This hike is OK for beginning hikers
or experienced eaters! Bring a jacket, 1 qt Water, and $5 for food. This hike is
a conservation fundraiser - proceeds left over from the event will be donated to
an environmental cause. Meet at at the WLA rideshare
point. Leaders: DAVID HYMAN, JEFF BREAKSTONE, JAMES EBLE.
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.
, Marina Del Rey. Take Marina Freeway (Hwy 90), then left and to the end of
. Meeting starts at
Ignore the little man behind the screen (or the front desk) as you
explore one of LA’s weirdest spots, the
. This strange collection, which is known internationally to museum curators,
supported by a grant from the MacArthur Foundation, and chronicled in a
surprisingly nonfiction Pulitzer-prize winning book, delights in subverting
anything and everything - including reality. Join us as we explore the one
museum where exhibits are fantastic in every sense of the word and where nothing
is too wonderful to be true. (And no, we’re not kidding. Check out http://www.mjt.org
for more details.) Bring an open and playful mind, a sense of humor and
adventure, and $4 for admission. Optional dinner afterwards. Pizza with
mushrooms anyone? Meet at the WLA rideshare point at 3 PM. Co-hosts: PAUL
SHAFFER and JENNY DODGE.
Winter is just around the corner. Have you ever seen snow in Playa Del
Rey? This is
! Just great days and nights. 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. 5 mi, 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. Co-Leaders: RUSS BLACK
& DAN PACHOLSKI
This 2-hour hike begins at , it’s a 4 mi 1,000’ gain loop through Wildwood Park , in Thousand Oaks . Directions to Trailhead: Rte 101
North, to Rte 23 North, Exit Avenida de los Arboles, turn Left/West, and follow Avenida de los Arboles to the end. Park in the Wildwood Parking Lot on your
left. From the volcanic outcropping of Mountclef Ridge, overlooking Santa Rosa Valley atop Lizard Rock, to Paradise Falls nestled in its canyons, the 1,700+
acre park offers a back drop perfect for sunsets, used in the filming of many movies and TV shows. Bring lug sole hiking shoes and 1 quart of water for the hike.
Optional S’mores (BYO Graham Crackers, Marshmallows, and Chocolate Bars) and Hot Tub follows hike. Leaders: PAUL SHAFFER and TBD
Want to meet active people in their 20s & 30s and discover the great outdoors? Join us for this introduction to our fun section. The hike is approx 5 mi, 800' gain on one of our favorite trails,
leader’s choice. Meet at West LArideshare pt. Bring lunch, 1 qt water, sturdy shoes, daypack, sunscreen, and light jacket. Rain cancels. Leaders: RUSS BLACK and Assistant Ed MacKeen
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.
LOS LIONES TO PARKER MESA
O: This moderate 7
mile, 1200' gain hike traverses a lesser-known trail that's popular with the
locals. To get to the trailhead from LA, drive & PCH towards Malibu and turn right (inland)
onto Sunset. Then go two blocks and turn left onto Los Liones, drive to the end,
and park on the street (please do not park in the church lot). Meet with 2 qts water, lugs,
and sun protection. Also bring a potluck item to share at lunchtime (and please,
let's be creative -- chips and cookies are so last year). Heavy rain cancels.
Leaders: STEVEN HAN, RUSS BLACK.
Join us for the repeat of our very popular "O" rated
trip over the Thanksgiving holiday with an extra day! We will be experiencing
more attractions than our last fun-filled trip. See the natural and wild
on this bus trip co-hosted by the Florida Sierra Club Chapter. Places we will
visit include Everglades National Park, Florida Keys, a Coral Reef, Big Pine Key
home of the endangered Key Deer, Homosassa & Crystal Rivers, the Manatees'
winter home, Lignum Vitae tropical hardwood forest, Bird Sanctuary, Fakahatchee
Strand State Preserve, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Sanibel Island, Shark Valley
wildlife refuge, Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park, miles of beautiful seashore,
some forest areas, and more. Great opportunity to see alligators, unique birds,
endangered Florida wildlife, such as Manatees and Key Deer, tropical fish and
other coral reef inhabitants in their natural settings, and the unique and
threatened wild areas of Florida with naturalists and rangers on many of our
excursions. May include stay at sea turtle hospital motel. Includes some boat
excursions for wildlife and habitat viewing and easy hikes. Some events such as
swimming with dolphins and swimming with manatees are extra. Cost includes RT
airfare, 8 nights accommodations-2 per room own bed, bus, bus refreshments, most
excursion fees and boat rides, Thanksgiving Dinner at a beachfront resort,
special barbeque, and daily breakfast. Price for SC members is $1395 before May
31, $1495 after May 31, increases to $1,550 after
Oct. 15, 2002
. Credit of up to $300 for some booking own airfare. Non-members $100 extra.
Send 3 4X9 SASE, H & W Phones, SC#, deposit check (Sierra Club) $400 to
Reserv. CLIFF CAPLAN,
2108 Rockefeller Lane
, 90278 --310-376-9105. Leader: FRED DONG 818-545-3878.
Help us mail out our bi-monthly newsletter. Meet new friends and get the scoop on upcoming
events! Festivities begin at at ALEX LAMB’S Home 8383 Stewart Ave, Westchester, CA90045, Phone 310 645-8166.
Pizza or other food will be provided.
Mother Nature does serve up magnificent vistas throughout her vast and
grand natural expanses. Americans, having a notable affinity for excess and all
things large, don’t yield easily to the competitive metaphorical challenge
from the old lady. With characteristic zeal we have Super-sized; 64 ounce Double
Gulps, 64 inch TVs, humongous SUV’s, that about says it all. Who has produced
the more impressive? We guess you just have to get out and decide for yourself.
This hike is 7+ miles, 1500' vertical gain on a one-way route through the
San Gabriel mountains
at the La Canada carpool point. Bring a minimum of 1 qt liquid, lunch, and
hiking-style boots. Leaders: GARY CROW & VERONIQUE PASCAL.
We can’t help but have a sense of deja vu as once again we switch to
backup Plan B (hmmm, shades of Bill Murray in Groundhog
Day) to replace the previously scheduled Strawberry Meadows / Colby
Canyon event due to closure of the Angeles Forest.Our new plan is a 10-11 mile, 1000’ vertical gain hike in the
area of the
carpool point.To reach the Malibu
carpool point turn off Pacific Coast Highway at Cross Creek Road (turn right if
coming from the south, turn left from the north/west). The
pier is a good local visual landmark.After
turning on Cross Creek, make a left after one block at
Civic Center Way
and meet in the
parking lot.Bring minimum 1 quart
liquid and hiking boots.Leaders: GARY CROW & VERONIQUE PASCAL carpool
points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.
NOV 24 SUN
O: LA JOLLA CANYON/MUGU PEAK FALL SPLENDOR
Yes, Virginia, there are fall colors in Los
the splendor of the fall season during this 7-8 mile hike in the Santa
MonicaMountains. Gain is
approx. 1,200 feet. Ocean views! Moderate pace! Bring: lug soles, 2 liters
water, windbreaker, sunscreen. Plus, bring a potluck item to share at lunch.
Meet at Malibu carpool
point at . Ldrs:
STEVE HAN, CAROL TUCKER.
C: 12TH ANNUAL SKI
CANADIAN ROCKIES FOR THANKSGIVING:
Enjoy un-crowded ski slopes of Lake Louise & Sunshine Village (snow 17 of
last 19 years) & beautiful X-C trails in Banff National Park region. If no
snow, sightsee/hike. Stay in lovely condos w/ indoor swimming pools, water
slides & Jacuzzis nearby. Cost is $869 for Sierra Club members or $909 for
non-members; includes airfare, transportation to
, 7 nights lodging, sumptuous Thanksgiving dinner. Note Refund Policy: $550 is
non-refundable with or without a suitable replacement, after October 26th the
entire amount is non refundable unless a suitable replacement is found, and even
with a suitable replacement $809 remains non refundable. Send email address (or
if no email then 2 SASE), H&W phones, fax #, and a check for the full amount
made out to “Wilderness Adventures”, to Leader: FRED HUEBSCHER
Who says you have to get up early to go hiking? For those of you who like
to rise at the crack of
, this 6-mile, 1,000 ft. elevation gain follows a ridge in Chino Hills SP near
with panoramic views from the top. Meet by the Santa Fe Express Café sign at
the Fullerton Amtrak Station,
120 E. Santa Fe Ave.
Optional post-hike dinner. Take 91 Freeway to
Go North on Harbor 1 mile, under railroad tracks to Santa Fe Ave. Bring walking
shoes, water and light jacket. RAIN CANCELS. Leader: KIRK SCHNEIDERco-leader: GRANT LANGAN.
T: 21st ANNUAL AVALON
PRE-CHRISTMAS CRUISE: Enjoy challenging hands-on sailing, hiking, shopping and warm grog in an
Avalon restaurant. . Food is $15 additional paid at the boat + one restaurant
dinner. Limited space. Possibly challenging seas. Send resume of sailing
experience (even if none), one 9 1/2" SASE, D&N phone, e-mail, $90 ($95
if non-member). Send to Preservationist/leader: GARY VIDOR, 1313 Foothill Bl,
91011. Other skippers: DAN CLOUSE, PETER LAUBE, and GEORGE NAJEMNIK.