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The VHC hopes to provide you access to the many trails that surround the communities that we live in. We are NOT a beginner hiking group so please be sure to read the hike descriptions to get a good understanding of what type of adventure you will be participating in. We do hikes of many varying levels and each one could require different skills or abilities with the ultimate goal of having a fun and enjoyable experience.

My idea of a great hike is one just hard enough to where the group gets a good workout, but are still able to enjoy the experience. For me this means a hike of up to 12 miles with under 3000 feet of gain. If you are relatively new to hiking than I believe this will NOT be the group for you.

In my opinion hiking is about the terrain, social aspect, strenuosity and pace. As far as the terrain goes, I'll do my best to avoid fire roads whenever possible. Trails, trail blazing, bushwhacking or rock scrambling are my preferred routes with my favorite being in or around water. A small amount of danger or risk, while still being safe, can also add to a hikes enjoyment. If I know you're having a good time that adds to my enjoyment.

How strenuous and how much you are willing to push yourself on a hike is different for everyone and one of the main reasons I try to mix up the hikes offered. As for the pace the general rule of thumb is 2.5 miles an hour. While I get accused on occasion of going too fast I do like to take in the surroundings as well as enjoy the company of the great people I've met through this group.

Just some thoughts . . . .

See ya on the trail….Don T.

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Saturday, December 10, 2016 7:00 AM

    6th Annual VHC Sleep Over at Camp Sturtevant

    33 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Saturday, December 10, 2016 8:00 AM

    Circle X Ranch and Tri Peaks Loop

    9 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Sunday, December 11, 2016 9:00 AM

    Holiday's at the Arboretium

    10 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Saturday, December 17, 2016 8:15 AM

    La Tuna Cyn Newer way -Car Shuttle

    13 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Sunday, January 1, 2017 8:30 AM

    Grizzly Flat Trail with Creek, Waterfall and BBQ after

    10 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Friday, February 17, 2017 1:00 PM

    Southern Big Sur Camping+Awesome Hikes+Beach on Prez Weekend 2017 for 3 Nights

    22 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Saturday, February 18, 2017 9:00 AM

    Prez Weekend 2017 Trip: Saturday Hike on Prewitt Ridge

    36 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Sunday, February 19, 2017 8:00 AM

    Prez Weekend 2017 Trip: Sunday Hike to Cone+Twin Peaks

    34 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Friday, March 10, 2017 5:00 PM

    Goat Canyon Trestle Bridge, Intermediate +

    20 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Monday, March 20, 2017 7:00 AM

    Visit to the Nevada National Security Site

    50 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Saturday, April 8, 2017 7:30 AM

    San Gabriel River West Fork Exploratory - Devore Campground to Cogswell Res.

    4 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Friday, May 5, 2017 8:00 AM

    Santa Cruz Island Camping-Cinco de Mayo Weekend 2017 for 3 Nights

    20 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
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