August 2002 Events

AugustSeptemberAnd Beyond
Carpool points, Leaders' Contacts, 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.

 

AUG 1                        THURS        
MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

Come support your Management Committee. Be part of the decision-making process and give them your great ideas! To place an item on the agenda contact the Chair (Amy Gaskin) one week before the meeting. Location: Burton Chase Community Center, Marina Del Rey. Take Marina Fwy (Hwy 90) then left and to the end of Mindanao Way. Meeting starts at 7 PM.
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

AUG 4                        SUN   
O: MT. WATERMAN (8038')
This mountain was named after Liz Waterman, wife of Bob Waterman. She climbed the peak with her husband back in 1889, and in so doing became the first woman to cross the San Gabriel range. Perhaps you too can gain some small measure of fame as we recreate the climb on this moderately paced 6 mile, 1300' gain trek. Meet 9:30 AM at the La Canada carpool point with 2 quarts water, sun protection, lunch, jacket, and hiking boots. Leaders: STEVEN HAN, ERIC MARCUS.
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

AUG 6                        TUES 
PLAYA DEL REY CONDITIONING WALK

Summer is winding down. But, the fun and fitness doesn’t have to stop. Well, I got the thing for you. Come on by enjoy a 4 to 5 mile walk on 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. Leaders: RUSS BLACK and DAN PACHOLSKI.
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

AUG 8                        THURS
C: CULVER CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL

Relax after work and listen to the sounds of “The Witcher Brothers,” described as one of the hottest bluegrass bands in the Southwest. This FREE outdoor concert takes place at the Culver City City Hall Courtyard, 9770 Culver Blvd. (at Duquesne). Bring a lawn chair or sit on the grass. Free parking available under City Hall (enter on west side of bldg). Show runs from 7-9 p.m. For more info, www.culvercitymusic.org or 310-253-6643. Organizer: CAROL TUCKER
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

AUG 9-11            FRI-SUN   
O: FISHERMAN’S BEGINNER BACKPACK

Novice backpacker’s welcome! Fisherman’s Hike-In Group Camp is a secluded, wooded campground set deep in the San Bernardino National Forest at 5,400 feet (about 1 hour and 15 minute drive from San Bernardino). Deep Creek runs alongside providing stream trout fishing and a beautiful setting. Once here, you will find a primitive route along the creek that anglers use to tromp along the stream. Picnic tables and fire grills are provided. Vault toilets are available. Meals are provided on your own with a potluck happy hour the first night. We'll meet and drive together to the trailhead where we will enjoy a 2.5-mile hike (+-1500 elevation gain) to Fisherman’s Creek. Leaders will provide equipment and packing suggestions (<--click for MS word document) with registration confirmation. To reserve, send check of $15 and SASE to Ron Domash at 10044 Debra Ave. North Hills, CA 91343 Leader: MARY JO FLYNN maryjoflynn@earthlink.net Asst: RON DOMASH.
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

AUG 10                      SAT   
O: CATALINA ISLAND – ONE-DAY ADVENTURE

Enjoy a day at Romantic Catalina Island: Hike to Lone Tree Point &/or Explore the sights, shops, boutiques, and landmarks of Avalon. The hike is, 5.5 mi 1,500’ gain, from Avalon to Lone Tree Point on the opposite side of the island from Avalon Harbor. Although fairly moderate, there are definitely some steep sections, and the weather is likely to be quite warm. Bring lug soled hiking shoes, 2 quarts of water, a bag lunch, & $ for optional dinner after. (Public lockers & showers are available.) Meet Carol and Tammy at the San Pedro Ferry Terminal. You’ll need to make your own reservations, and Reservations Are Required. You need to arrive with 1 hour to spare, so that you may pay for your ticket, for the 8:50 AM Catalina Island Ferry to Avalon. Reconvene at the Avalon Ferry Terminal 10-10:30 AM. Return on either the 6:45 or 9 PM Ferry. The published round-trip adult fare, from San Pedro to Avalon, is $42. For reservations/additional information on the Catalina Express Ferry: www.catalinaexpress.com or 800-481-3470. Hike Leaders: PAUL SHAFFER and CAROL TUCKER, Avalon Hostess: TAMMY AGUILA
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

AUG 10                      SAT   
O: NEWCOMERS HIKE

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 9:30 AM at La Canada Carpool pt. Bring lunch, 1 qt water, sturdy shoes, daypack, sunscreen, and light jacket. Rain cancels. Leaders SAM RAMIREZ, Asst. TBA.
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

AUG 11                      SUN   
O: BEACH BIKE RIDE

Join us as we pedal along the beach from Marina Del Rey down to the South Bay and back, about 20-30 miles. The pace will be moderate, no racers here. Meet 9:30 AM at Dock 52 parking lot in Marina Del Rey. From the 405, go west on the 90 into the Marina, turn left at Mindanao, left again onto Admiralty, and right onto Fiji way. The lot will be on your right. A helmet is required. A spare tube and pump are also recommended, along with $$$ for an optional lunch afterwards. Leaders: STEVEN HAN, JEFF BREAKSTONE.
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

AUG 14                      WED
PLAYA DEL REY CONDITIONING WALK

Tired of the usual gym workout? Enjoy a 4 to 5 mile evening walk on 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. Meet at 7 PM. Leaders: CAROL TUCKER, JEFF BREAKSTONE.
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

AUG 17                      SAT   
O: MT. SAN JACINTO / PALM SPRINGS

Summer… a season that evokes fond memories of family road trips in SUVs, motor homes, and station wagons. Think of this outing as a mini-vacation for a day. Except that mom isn’t challenged with directing entertainment, refereeing sibling wrestling contests, and regulating restroom stops. And dear ol’ dad doesn’t have to deal with stress-inducing vehicle breakdowns in small towns with creative mechanics bent on draining the college fund. The game plan is to ride the Palm Springs Tramway up Mt. San Jacinto to where a hike will start at around 8500’ elevation. The hike will extend 6 to 8 miles with 1000 to 1500 feet of vertical gain. After coming off the peak we’ll have dinner at a local restaurant in Palm Springs. RT tram ride is about $20. Meet 9 AM at the East San Gabriel Valley rideshare point in the Albertson’s parking lot (2630 E Workman Ave) at the Eastland Shopping Center, off the Citrus Ave exit, just north of the 10 FWY in West Covina. To drive direct to the tramway take the 10  Fwy E (for folks coming from LA). About 8 to 10 miles past Cabazon take a split to the right on HWY 111 towards Palm Springs. Drive to the edge of Palm Springs and take a right on Tramway Road, driving up 3 1/2 miles to the tram. We will meet at the tram between 10:30 AM and 11 AM, if the traffic gods smile upon us. Be flexible with clothing. It will definitely be hot down near Palm Springs and likely quite nice—possibly cool—at the higher elevations. Bring a minimum 2 quarts of liquid, lunch, lug sole boots plus any change of clothing if sticking around for dinner afterward. Ldrs: GARY CROW & DAN TAYLOR
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

AUG 17                      SAT   
O: SEPULVEDA BASIN WILDLIFE RESERVE HIKE/PICNIC LUNCH

Come join us for a fun 3-4 mile, 100-ft. gain/loss hike through this beautiful wildlife reserve. We’re also going to hike to the top of the Sepulveda Dam to see a cool view of the valley then have a picnic lunch after returning to the park. This 225-acre wildlife reserve is a welcome oasis within an urban setting. You will hear the calls and see the migratory waterfowl and shorebirds penetrating the stillness as they take flight after resting and foraging at the wildlife lake. What a view! Don’t forget your cameras! Meet at 9 AM. Bring 2qts. water, daypack, hat, sunscreen, insect repellant, camera, binoculars, hiking shoes, a sense of adventure and romance, and a picnic lunch. Beginners welcome. From the 405, exit on Burbank Blvd. Go W to Woodley Ave., then go N. Turn E into the 2nd park entrance (where sign says “Wildlife Reserve”), then turn right after the entrance and follow the signs to the very end where the Wildlife Reserve parking lot is. Meet at the pavilion. Ldr: DIANA ALOISIO (818) 785-4538 Asst. Leader: TBA
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

AUG 17                      SAT   
"ROCK 'N GLOW" BOWLING

Join us at Gable House in Torrance for "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 you get unlimited bowling from midnight to 3AM. Shoe rental is $3. Beginners welcome. We'll start the evening off with some pre-game nourishment at Coco's Family Restaurant at 9:30 PM. For those arriving later, meet at 11 PM at Gable House (The reservation is in my name). 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.
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

AUG 23-25            FRI-SUN    OC SIERRA SINGLES
MEXICOFEST SOUTH OF THE BORDER MINI VACATION

Enjoy august in festive Mexico with its beautiful beaches, great food, and Margaritas. Three days, two nights, at the Mediterranean style Grand Baja Resort next to the quaint village of Puerto Nuevo, located between Rosarito and Ensenada. Visit their web site: www.internetservices.com/grandbaja/. Sleep in ocean front condo w/kitchenette listening to the pounding surf. Swimming pool & Jacuzzi, tennis, satellite TV, volleyball, dancing & shopping. Trip includes: two nights accommodations, tips, Margarita happy hour & fiesta dinner, Sat buffet breakfast, Sat night fresh lobster dinner. You have 3-5 days review of our 1st SASE flyer. If not satisfied, we will return your check. Send check (OCSS) $145 with SC#/$160 non-member (add $15 if postmarked after 8/11), with 2 SASE, H&W phones to Reserv/Co-Ldr: LYNN HEATH, 15911 Quartz, Westminster, 92683, 714-893-2986 Leader: STEVE FELD, 626-968-2264.
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

AUG 24                      SAT   
O: WILDWOOD HIKE & SUMMER BBQ/POOL PARTY

Come for the hike, come for the party, or better yet, come for both. The hike begins at 10 AM and is an easy 6 mi 1,000’ gain loop, beginning at the leader’s home, through Wildwood Park, in Thousand Oaks. From the volcanic outcropping of Mountclef Ridge, overlooking Santa Rosa Valley atop Lizard Rock, to Paradise Falls nestled in its canyons, to say nothing of it’s Chumash Indian Caves, the 1,700+ acre park offers a back drop that not surprisingly was used in the filming of movies such as Wuthering Heights and The Shores of Iwo Jima, as well as TV Shows like: The Rifleman, Wagon Train, and Gunsmoke. What to bring: For the hike: lug sole hiking shoes and 1 quart of water. For the BBQ/Pool Party (~ 1 PM): Bathing Suit, Towel, an item for the Bar-B, perhaps munchies to share, a beverage of your choice, and a change of cloths (just a suggestion) if you participate in the hike. Shower, Pool, Hot Tub, and BBQ Grill provided. Email: forwhirledpeas@netscape.net for directions to the leaders home. Ldr/Host PAUL SHAFFER, Ldr ERIC MARCUS
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

AUG 25                      SUN   
OUTINGS PLANNING PARTY

These parties are a great way to plan events, develop new ideas, coordinate activities- and just have some fun! Leaders, Reservationists, Hosts - either current or prospective - are welcome. Food and drinks are provided (BYOB). You just bring your great ideas. We’ll be planning events for the Oct-Nov newsletter. Location: Linda Roche’s home. Host: LINDA ROCHE. For directions, send email to: lindar@lausd.k12.ca.us.
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

AUG 30- SEPT   2     FRI-MON       CV 4 STAR/20s & 30s SINGLES
O: NORTHWEST OREGON AIR/BUS TOUR:

Back by popular demand. Don't want to spend half your weekend just getting there and back? Join us as we fly to Portland early FRI morning and board our luxurious bus for four full days experiencing one of the world’s most spectacular regions. We will hike to waterfalls in the Columbia Gorge rainforest, visit a fish hatchery, spend a day exploring the incredible Oregon Coast, and more. Our agenda also includes a trip to Mt. Hood where we will hike on the Pacific Crest Trail and visit Timberline Lodge, a national historical landmark constructed of giant timbers during the Great Depression. We will see first hand the kinds of places we try to protect through our conservation and education efforts. MON night return to LA. Cost incl. RT air LAX-Portland, bus, 3 nights. occ. AAA-rated 3-diamond hotel, most entrance fees, daily breakfast, plus Monday dinner. Send 2 long SASEs, H&W phones, e-mail address., $529 w/SC # payable to "Sierra Club" to reserv. STEPHANIE GROSS PO Box 423, Montrose 91021 before Jul 15, ($569 after). Non-members pay additional. $35. $25 cancellation fee until Apr 15, $50 Apr 15-Jul 1, no refund after JUL 1 unless a suitable replacement is found. Leader. CLIFF CAPLAN, Asst. FRED DONG.
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

AUG 30 - SEPT 2  FRI-MON     20s & 30s SINGLES/CV 4 STAR
************** THIS TRIP IS SOLD OUT *********************
LABOR DAY WEEKEND SEQUOIA / KINGS CANYON BIG TREE FESTIVAL

O: While this holiday celebrates the efforts of the average worker, you can enjoy a majestic weekend among the scenic splendor of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Prepare for the royal treatment, as you luxuriate in our beautiful group campsite in Kings Canyon, which none other than John Muir thought as magnificent as the Yosemite Valley. We'll do day hikes suitable for both beginners and more experienced hikers, have giant group feasts and happy hrs, conduct campfire jam sessions, and relax amid amazing nature! Fee includes 3 night camp fees, 2 dinners & Happy Hrs, Sat-Mon breakfasts and lunches, and more. Section and conservation fundraiser. Well-behaved children welcome, but pets not allowed. Group size strictly limited to 40; deadline to reserve is AUG 1st. Send 2 large SASEs, D/N phones, carpool info, and check payable to "Sierra Club" for $80 w/SC# or $100 non-SC member to Reserv/Ldr: JAMES EBLE, 1046 W 184th St, Gardena, 90248. Asst: JEFF BREAKSTONE, MADELINE KATZ, and RON DOMASH
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

 

 

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