July 2002 Events

JuneJulyAnd 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.

 

JULY 2            DEADLINE TO SUBMIT EVENTS FOR AUG-SEPT  NEWSLETTER

JULY 3-7            WED-SUN          BACKPACKING
YOSEMITE LODGE BUS TRIP

Not a backpack.  Join us as we enjoy hiking, sightseeing with opportunities for bike rides, river floating, photography and other activities in spectacular Yosemite National Park.  No beginners.  Leave Wed afternoon, return Sun evening.  Moderate hiking with great views in Yosemite Valley area, Tuolumne Meadows, & possibly Eastern Sierras.  Relax in evening with swimming pool many ranger led programs, and dining opportunities in Yosemite Valley.  Space is very limited.  Cost includes bus, 4 nights lodging in Yosemite Valley Cabins, park fees, plus Sun. night dinner.  All persons own bed.  Send 2 4X9 SASE, H&W phones, SC#,  check (Sierra Club) $405 for members.  Non-member add $30 to Rsv/Asst. Ldr. DAVE HEFFERNAN. Ldr. CLIFF CAPLAN.
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

JULY 4-7            THURS  (evening)-SUN       
O: THE TRULY FANTASTIC MORROW BAY CARCAMP WITH FIREWORKS

Do your patriotic duty! Get out of the city and spend a relaxing long weekend enjoying your freedom and the beautiful California coastline. Join us in beautiful Morro Bay for fireworks, hiking, kayaking, wine tasting, sea lion viewing, and many other exciting activities. We will forgo roughing it and opt instead for Chef Ron's famous gourmet meals and happy hours, hot showers, and other car-camping conveniences. Bring an instrument for impromptu jam sessions and/or campfires. This fundraiser for the 20s & 30s section is limited to only 50 participants, with equal numbers of men and women, so send in your reservations early! Fee includes 3 night camp fees, 2 dinners & Happy Hours, Fri - Sun breakfasts and one lunch and more. Section and conservation fundraiser. (includes Kayak rental) is $95 for National Sierra Club members with SC#, $110 for those who haven't joined yet. Send 2 SASE, carpool information, D/N phones, Email Address, and a check payable to the "Sierra Club", to Rsv: Jenny Dodge, P.O. Box 2172, Seal Beach CA 90740-1172.  JennyDodge@aol.com Ldr: Ron Domash, Asst Ldr: Jeff Breakstone, Host: Amy Gaskin.
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

JULY 4   THURS
O: FIREWORKS HIKE

Celebrate the 4th by viewing fireworks from the hills above Granada Hills. Bring water, boots (optional), light jacket, binoculars & cookies to share. Leaders prefer homemade chocolate chip. Meet 7 pm at trailhead for this 4 mi 900' gain hike. Take 405 N, exit Rinaldi west, Balboa north, go left on Westbury, right on Darryl, left on Neon Way to the end. Rain cancels. Leaders: David Hyman, Russ Black
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

JULY 13-21             SAT-SUN            WILDERNESS ADVENTURES
C:  CANADIAN ROCKIES SUMMER EXPLORATION

Spend 7 days hiking and sightseeing in the Canadian Rockies including visiting Lake Louise, Columbia Ice Fields and Lake O'Hara..  Approx. cost $825 mem,  incl airfare, 8 nights lodging, car rental if postmarked by May 1, cost $895 if postmarked after May 1.  Non-mem please add $50 to mem. cost.  $550 non-ref after May 1, regardless if suitable repl found.  $825 non-ref after Jun 13 unless suitable repl found.  Send 2 SASE (or 1 SASE and email address), H&W phones, 1 check (Wilderness Adventures) for full amount wSC#  to Leader:  FRED HUEBSCHER PO Box 1411, Hermosa Beach 90254-1411, 310-374-0568, fred@politicalscientist.com, www.politicalscientists.com.
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

JULY 13 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, ldr's choice. Meet 9:30 AM at West LA rideshare pt.  Bring lunch, 1 qt water, sturdy shoes, daypack, sunscreen, and light jacket. Rain cancels. Ldrs: Nolan Swanson, Steve Hahn
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

JULY 14 SUN
C: FUN AND FOOD AND THE EIFFEL TOWER AT THE FRENCH FESTIVAL IN SANTA BARBARA

We'll take Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner to beautiful Santa Barbara to explore the festival. Enjoy the outdoor vendors and sidewalk cafes, fresh baked breads and pastries, continuous free entertainment and a huge, specially commissioned Eiffel Tower. Meet hosts at the Van Nuys Amtrak/Metrolink Station, 7724 Van Nuys Blvd. At 9 AM. Bring hat, sunscreen and walking shoes plus $36 for Amtrak Fare (10% discount for AAA members), $2.50 bus fare and extra for food etc. The admission to the festival is free. Call host for alternative boarding locations between LA and Santa Barbara. Hosts: Lynn Fleischer  lynnrocker@yahoo.com and Colleen Daly cdaly_5150@yahoo.com
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

JULY 16            TUES
Playa Del Rey Conditioning Walk

The days are still warmer but the nights are still cooler.  See Playa Del Rey and the city in a different sort of light.  Enjoy a 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.  Co-Leaders: Russ Black & Dan Pacholski
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

JULY 19-21            FRI-SUN
T: Sailing Cruise to Santa Cruz Island Sea Caves and Santa Rosa Island:

Explore the islands, enjoy challenging hands-on sailing, hiking, snorkel, spelunking, dinghy. This will be Peter's provisional leadership trip. Food expense; $35 paid at the boat. Limited space. Send resume of sailing experience (even if none) , one large SASE, d&n phone, e-mail, $140 (145 non-mem) to Sierra Club. Send to Provisional Leader/Reserv.: PETER LAUBE. Peter Laube. 3302 Brookridge Rd. Duarte, CA 91010 H: (626) 256-4100 E: plaube@earthlink.net Other leaders/skippers: GARY VIDOR , gvidor@yahoo.com GEORGE geonaj@bigfoot.comNAJEMNIK, DAN CLOUSE
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

JULY 20            SAT
O: CO-ED SOFTBALL

No experience necessary, Spectators welcome. Warm-ups/Practice 4 PM. Game time 5pm. On Diamond #1 or #4 at Granada Hills Rec Center 16730 Chatsworth. Corner of Petit & San Jose St (exit 405 fwy W on Devenshire 1 1/2 miles, N on Petit 1/2mi). Bring Softball equipment & Ice Chest with your favorite non-alcoholic beverages, Optional post game pizza, Rain Cancels. Leader: David Hyman 818-893-8613; Co Leader: Matt Variot.
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

JULY 21            SUN   
O: MT. ABEL / MT. PINOS

Oh, the challenges and travails many of us face during the perpetual chaos we call work.  In this litany of woe; email overload, the critiques of condescending bosses, nonsensical demands from customers, and the sly subversive backstabbing of co-workers.  We know you're up to the task but it's nice nonetheless to have a respite to chill out on like our little journey of 9 miles and 2200 feet of vertical gain in the Los Padres Forest.  Meet 9 AM at the Sylmar carpool point (Encinitas Ave, just south of Roxford St; take Roxford exit off 5 freeway, just north of where the 405 freeway merges into the 5 freeway, in the north San Fernando Valley).  Bring 2 quarts liquid, lunch, and hiking-style boots.  .
Leaders: GARY CROW & STEVE HAN
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

JULY 21 SUN
BASEBALL GAME: DODGERS vs. GIANTS

Come on out to Dodger Stadium to enjoy our national pastime. We have a block of 16 tickets in the Top Deck section. You're guaranteed to have a better view of the game than many of the people in the higher priced seats. These tickets only cost $6.50 apiece. The game starts at 5:10 PM. Contact the host to acquire your ticket(s) or get more info. Host: Kirk Norenberg, Kirk.Norenberg@boeing.com or 310-371-3925. -Kirk
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

JULY 25 THURS
C: PAGEANT OF THE MASTERS LAGUNA BEACH

We have 20 tickets for the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach. This year’s pageant,  entitled Heroes and Heroines, will be a great show so ditch work early and come out and join us. Pageant of the Masters offers 90 minutes of "living pictures" — incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. An outdoor amphitheater, professional orchestra, original score, live narration, intricate sets, etc. have won recognition for the Pageant as the best presentation of its kind.  We will meet for dinner before the show at 5 PM, then spend some time at the free art festival before the show begins at 8 PM. Please send $12 payable to the "Sierra Club" your email, phone no., one SASE. Indicate if you will join us for dinner or just the show to Reserv/Leader Lynn Fleischer, 11954 Weddington #4, Valley Village, CA 91607. lynnrocker@yahoo.com 818-766-5124 co-leader: Colleen Daly cdaly_5150@yahoo.com.
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

JULY 28            SUN   
NEWSLETTER MAILING PARTY

Join us as we send out the next newsletter. Meet new friends and be one of the first to know about the upcoming adventures of the section! Let's have some grub together. The festivities for this administrative yet very social event at 6 PM. Host: Ron Domash 10044 Debra Ave. North Hills 818-891-1848.
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

JULY 28            SUN
C: SURFLINER TO SAN CLEMENTE BEACH

Forget about fighting summer beach traffic. We¹ll take Amtrak¹s Pacific Surfliner to San Clemente Pier and have a day of fun in the sun at one of Orange County¹s nicest beaches. We¹ll take a dip, play Frisbee or volleyball and walk along the beach. Meet at the Santa Fe Express Café at the Fullerton Amtrak Station, 120 E. Santa Fe Ave. at 9:30 AM. Take 91 Freeway to Harbor Blvd. Go North on Harbor 1 mile, under railroad tracks to Santa Fe Ave. Bring hat, sunscreen, swimwear and walking shoes plus $24 for Amtrak Fare (10% discount for AAA members). Call host for alternative boarding locations between Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Clemente. Host: Kirk Schneider (562) 697-7103 ks@catransit.com
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

 

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