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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, May 7, 2016 8:30 AM

    Grizzly Flat (Off) Trail with Creek and Waterfall Exploratory AND Potluck Lunch

    7 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Saturday, May 7, 2016 3:00 PM

    VHC 8 Year Anniversary Party, Potluck and Optional overnighter

    59 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016 6:15 PM

    Tuesdays at Stough Canyon

    9 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Thursday, May 12, 2016 6:00 PM

    Skyline Mountainway to Wildwood a Car Shuttle

    9 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Saturday, May 14, 2016 9:00 AM

    La Tuna Cyn Exploratory -Car Shuttle

    8 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Sunday, May 15, 2016 10:00 AM

    Museums of the Arroyo

    30 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 6:15 PM

    Tuesdays at Stough Canyon

    2 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Saturday, May 21, 2016 9:00 AM

    Rollercoaster Hike from Mt Pinos to Cerro Noroeste

    6 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Sunday, May 22, 2016 7:00 AM

    Mt Zion/Burma via Upper Winter Creek Trail

    2 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016 6:15 PM

    Tuesdays at Stough Canyon

    2 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2016 2:00 PM

    Twin Lakes in Mammoth Memorial Day Weekend

    11 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2016 6:15 PM

    Tuesdays at Stough Canyon

    1 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Friday, June 3, 2016 2:00 PM

    Palomar Mountain and Observatory Campout / Hike / Tour - 15 People Max.

    14 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Saturday, June 4, 2016 6:00 AM

    Celebrate National Trail Day 2016 Baldy from the Village (Option #5)

    13 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Saturday, June 4, 2016 7:00 AM

    Mt. San Gorgonio Via Vivian Creek

    9 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Saturday, June 4, 2016 7:00 AM

    Celebrate National Trails Day 2016-Mt. Baldy via the Ski-Hut Trail (Option # 3)

    2 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Saturday, June 4, 2016 8:00 AM

    Celebrate National Trails Day 2016 Ice House Canyon and the 3 T's (Option #4)

    5 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Saturday, June 4, 2016 8:30 AM

    VHC Cruise - Alaska: June 2016

    30 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Saturday, June 4, 2016 10:00 AM

    Celebrate National Trails Day 2016-Mt. Baldy via the Backbone Trail (Option # 2)

    2 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Saturday, June 4, 2016 11:00 AM

    Celebrate National Trails Day 2016 at Mt. Baldy (Options 1A, 1B, & 1C)

    2 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
 
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Larry, Linelle
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