June 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.

 

JUNE 2 SUN
O: POWDER CANYON

Yes, there is wilderness on the Eastside! This 5 mile, 500 ft. gain hike will take us through a newly preserved area of the Puente Hills near La Habra Heights. Powder Canyon is reminiscent of the Santa Monica Mountains, and is part of an effort to preserve a corridor from the Cleveland National Forest to the San Gabriel River. Optional dinner in Fullerton after the hike. Meet by the Santa Fe Express Café sign at the Fullerton Amtrak Station, 120 E. Santa Fe Ave. at 4 PM. Take 91 Freeway to Harbor Blvd. Go North on Harbor 1 mile, under railroad tracks to Santa Fe Ave. Leader: Kirk Schneider (562) 697-7103 or ks@catransit.com, co-leader: Bill Gaskill
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

JUNE 6 THURS  
NEWCOMERS MEETING

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 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.

JUNE 7 FRI
C: DINNER AND MOVIE IN FULLERTON

Join us for a casual dinner and movie. Meet by the Santa Fe Express Café sign at the Fullerton Amtrak Station, 120 E. Santa Fe Ave. at 6 PM. Take 91 Freeway to Harbor Blvd. Go North on Harbor 1 mile, under railroad tracks to Santa Fe Ave. Host: Kirk Schneider (562) 697-7103 or ks@catransit.com
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

JUNE 8             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: Jeff Breakstone, asst. TBA.
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

JUNE 9 SUN
C: TRAINS AND KILLER WHALES IN SAN DIEGO

When was the last time you went to Sea World and saw Shamu? Come join us for a fun filled day at Sea World San Diego. We'll take a scenic ride down the coast on Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner and spend a great day seeing sharks, killer whales, dolphins and maybe even a new show called Pets Rule! - one of the largest shows in the United States to feature primarily shelter-adopted cats and dogs. Meet at the Santa Fe Express Café at the Fullerton Amtrak Station, 120 E. Santa Fe Ave. at 7:15 AM or at the fountain in front of the San Diego Amtrak Station (Santa Fe Depot), 1050 Kettner Blvd., at 10:15 am (or shortly after arrival of Train 568). From there, we'll take the Trolley and bus to Sea World. Bring hat, sunscreen and walking shoes plus $40 for Amtrak Fare (10% discount for AAA members), approximately $40 for Sea World admission, $5 for transit Day Tripper pass and extra for food etc. Call hosts for alternative boarding locations between Los Angeles and San Diego. Hosts: Lynn Fleischer (818) 439-7937 lynnrocker@yahoo.com and Kirk Schneider (562) 697-7103 ks@catransit.com
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

JUNE 9 SUN
O: TRI-PEAKS / DANIELSON MONUMENT

A hike not unlike Homer's Odyssey; wherein a Windmill, a Waterfall, a Cabin Site, and spectacular views of the Santa Monica Mountains featuring Sycamore Canyon in particular, are featured (to say nothing of a Cow on a roof). This adventure is a challenging 9.5 mile RT, 2,900-vertical gain hike in the Western Santa Monica Mountains area. Meet 9 AM at the Woodland Hills Rideshare Point or 10 AM at the Wendy Road Trailhead in Newbury Park. The Woodland Hills Rideshare is the Parking lot for Taft High School on the corner of Ventura Blvd. and Winnetka Ave. Use Winnetka Ave exit from the 101 Freeway. Bring lunch to munch at the summit, a minimum 3 quarts liquid, and lug sole hiking boots. Provisional Leader: PAUL SHAFFER, Leader: STEVE HAN
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

JUNE 11 TUES
PLAYA DEL REY CONDITIONING WALK

In the good old summertime, fun in the sun may be a bit hot.  But, the nights are fantastic.  Enjoy a 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. Co-Leaders: Russ Black & Dan Pacholski
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

JUNE 14-16            FRI-SUN    (co-listed with Las Vegas Trailblazers)
O: HUCK FINN BLUEGRASS CARCAMP AT MOJAVE NARROWS

Run away with Huck Finn this Father¹s Day Weekend! Camp in a meadow, eat lots of vittles, join a circus under the big top and enjoy the greatest music America has to offer! Winner of IBMA¹s "Bluegrass Event of the Year." Headliners include Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder and Rhonda Vincent and the Rage. Optional day hikes in the nearby high desert or San Bernardino Mtns. $50 includes 3-day festival admission, camping on Friday and Saturday nights, and breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. Great food can purchased at the festival for lunches and dinner. Restrooms, dump station and shower facilities are located in park. Send SASE, H&W phone, e-mail, rideshare info., and, $50 payable to "Sierra Club," Mail to: Kirk Schneider, PO Box 6427, Whittier CA 90609. Deadline: Must be postmarked by Saturday, May 25, 2002. Leader: Kirk Schneider (562) 697-7103 or ks@catransit.com Co-leader: Ron Domash
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

JUNE 16             SUN
MOVIE AND DINNER AT HOLLYWOOD/HIGHLAND

Meet 3:30 PM in front of the Swatch store on Hollywood Blvd, next to the box office of Grauman's Chinese 6 Theatre, at 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Recording 323-464-8111/ voice 323-461-3331. If you don't like the movies playing there, you can go to Hollywood Galaxy Theatre--walking distance away! We will decide what movie to see and then dine at Hamburger Hamlet. Depending on time, we might meet after the movies. Parking available at Hollywood and Highland. (Two hour validation). Also parking at Hollywood Galaxy theatre (Sycamore and Hollywood) and behind it. Host: Ed MacKeen
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

JUNE 21-23            FRI-SUN 
T: SAILING CRUISE TO CATALINA AND BEYOND (SANTA BARBARA ISLAND)

Join a crew of 6 other intrepid sailors as we sail a cruising sloop from Long Beach Marina to Two Harbors on Catalina Island.  Weather permitting, we continue on to Santa Barbara Island on Saturday, returning to Long Beach Sunday.  Expect lots of hands-on sailing experience, along with opportunities for limited exploration of both islands by dinghy and on foot.  Any age and marital status is welcome. This sail serves as a provisional leadership trip for Dan Clouse.  Food cost: $35 extra paid at the boat.  Send resume of sailing experience (even if none), one large SASE, d&n phone, e-mail, $140 ($145 non-mem) check to Sierra Club.  Send to reservationist/provisional leader for this trip: DAN CLOUSE.  Other skippers: GARY VIDOR, GEORGE NAJEMNIK. Visit http://www.geocities.com/gvidor/  for contact information.
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

JUNE 22 SAT
C: CAMP PENDLETON MUD RUN

Want to get dirty? The 9th annual Camp Pendleton Mud Run with 3,500 crazy people made of individual and teams who will get muddy with other like-minded participants! Last year we did miles of mud, obstacles, lake of mud, trails, mud crossings, tires, hill of mud, fire hosing, tunnels and crawling on our bellies under barbed wire to finish the 6.2-mile course in an awesome time of 1:32:10! Event begins at 9 AM. It was so much fun we are doing it again! Want to get muddy with us? We are forming teams now! Call leaders or send e-mail to lynnrheath@juno.com to get on the Mud List. LDRS: Lynn Heath, Jan Nemmert & Leen Zwanenburg. Photographers: Gaby Buscher, Kathy Abele & Margareta Sanders.
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

JUNE 23 SUN                
O: DEVIL'S CANYON DAY HIKE

Evolution plays out in strange ways. The ladies just "don't have anything to wear" and shopping is second nature.  Guys, well, like their tools and multi-function gadgets, and tend not to ask for directions as we know; a possible liability when trying to get from point A to point B.  The leaders may not always know where they're going on this hike of 9-10 miles 1700 vertical foot gain but it's fun getting there.  The trail is vague and overgrown in the bottom of the canyon and there are stream crossings with some possible wading, though this is a dry year. Meet 9 AM at the La Canada rideshare point, just north of the 210 freeway on the right side of the Angeles Crest Highway (Highway 2). This probably is not a good hike for beginners unless you have the give-it-a-try spirit.  Bring 2 quarts liquid, lunch, and lugsole-style boots. Leaders: GARY CROW & ANNE KIRKPATRICK
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

JUNE 23 SUN
C: METRO RAIL TO LONG BEACH BAYOU FESTIVAL

Enjoy the sounds of Cajun and Zydeco music at the Queen Mary Events Park in Long Beach. This year¹s lineup includes Kevin Naquin & The Ossun Playboys and Zydeco Force. Meet by the Information Booth in Los Angeles Union Station, 810 N. Alameda St. at 10:30 am. Bring $25 for all-day admission, $2.50 train fare, plus extra for food and souvenirs. Host: Kirk Schneider (562) 697-7103 or ks@catransit.com
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

JUNE 29 SAT
O: MT. BADEN POWELL HIKE

Some of us have our addictions do we not?  Minor vices like those special multi-mega-syllabic coffees you order at Starbucks (e.g. grande mocha café Americano...), or who could ignore chocolate (ladies?).   Even maybe an affinity to "endorphins" — that opium-like substance produced through vigorous exercise.... like on today's hike of 8 miles and 2800 ft of gain.  OK, maybe that's stretching the concept.  This bracing jaunt begins at Vincent Gap in the San Gabriel mountains.  Far-reaching views on clear days.  Meet 9 AM at the La Canada rideshare point, just north of the 210 Freeway on the right side of the Angeles Crest Highway (Highway 2).  Bring 2 quarts water, lunch, and hiking-style boots.  Leaders: GARY CROW & VERONIQUE PASCAL
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

JUNE 29 SAT
O: COYOTE HILLS EXPLORATION

The Coyote Hills are 500 acres of well-preserved open space in the City of Fullerton and home to 130 species of wildlife. Unfortunately, the whole area is scheduled to be destroyed and replaced by homes. We¹ll join Friends of the Coyote Hills for a 5-mile, 300-ft gain tour of this endangered resource. Optional lunch in downtown Fullerton after the hike. Meet by the Santa Fe Express Café at the Fullerton Transportation Center, 120 E. Santa Fe Ave. at 9 AM for carpool to trailhead. Take 91 Freeway to Harbor Blvd. Go North on Harbor 1 mile, under railroad tracks to Santa Fe Ave. Leader: Kirk Schneider (562) 697-7103 or ks@catransit.com, co-leader: Jeff Breakstone
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

JUNE 30            SUN
LEADERS PLANNING PARTY AND BBQ

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. Meet at 5:30 PM. Host: Ron Domash, 10044 Debra Ave., North Hills, 818-891-1848 - please call if you need directions. These planning meetings are really important, so please plan on attending.
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

 

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