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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

  • Sunday, October 2, 2016 8:00 AM

    Sullivan Canyon Loop to Nike Missile Base

    8 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Monday, October 3, 2016 6:00 PM

    Hike to Ladyface Then Check Out the Brasserie

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

    Train to Carpenteria for a Beach Walk, & Avocado Festival

    55 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Sunday, October 9, 2016 9:00 AM

    Point Mugu State Park "Peak-about"

    11 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Saturday, October 15, 2016 5:30 AM

    C2C Warm-up 2: Baldy from the Village - Shuttle!!

    1 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Saturday, October 15, 2016 7:00 AM

    Santa Cruz Island: Day Hike over "El Montañon"

    21 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Saturday, October 22, 2016 3:00 AM

    Cactus to Clouds (C2C)

    23 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Friday, October 28, 2016 12:00 PM

    Joshua Tree: Indian Cove Campground

    75 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Saturday, October 29, 2016 8:30 AM

    Willow Hole Oasis the VHC Way!

    12 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Friday, November 4, 2016 9:00 AM

    Wilderness First Aid Class at Historic Sturtevant Camp

    3 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Saturday, November 12, 2016 7:30 AM

    Camp Idle Hour from Echo Mountain - A Car Shuttle.

    2 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Saturday, December 3, 2016 7:30 AM

    Bulldog Loop

    1 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Saturday, December 10, 2016 1:00 PM

    6th Annual VHC Sleep Over at Camp Sturtevant

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

    Visit to the Nevada National Security Site (Exploratory Interest Posting)

    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
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