Wilderness Classes and Training

Every January through March, The Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club offers one of the best in-depth courses on good hiking & backpacking skills that you will find. It is called the Wilderness Travel Course. The cost is very reasonable, and is usually half what most private companies would charge for the same thing.

In dealing with medical emergencies in the wild, the Angeles Chapter offers a Wilderness First Aid course twice a year. It is quite thorough. Yet its cost is nominal, considering what you get. For times and offerings, see the Schedule of Activities and Outings of the Angeles Chapter.

Training in navigation, rock & snow, the Angeles Chapter also offers courses on these skills at various times throughout the year. For those times and offerings, see their Schedule of Activities and Outings.

If you desire a greater appreciation for the things that one sees on our outings, the Natural Science Section of the Angeles Chapter sponsors the Nature Knowledge Workshop and other outings on environmental awareness. These activities are very informative, and worth the time & expense. For times and offerings, see the NSS outings schedule.

To stay abreast of the conservation issues you can read previously published articles in the Archives of The Newsletter of the Angeles Chapter's Conservation Committee. Or you can investigate our Chapter's immediate concerns by checking out the current Angeles Chapter Conservation Activites.

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