Hiking, Peak bagging and Backpacking, snow shoeing throughout the year with many Sierra Club sections. Outings at all levels for beginning to conditioned and experienced hikers. Meet other like-minded folks who love the outdoors. Enjoy shared "happy hours" camping beside alpine lakes; celebrate with others as they achieve their goals of climbing local, Sierra, and desert peaks; make lifelong friends with whom you can explore the outdoors in every season.
This Meetup also annouces the Sierra Club Wilderness Travel Course (WTC), which runs from January to March of every year.
This ten-week course has been offering classroom instruction and field experiences to Los Angeles and Orange County outdoor enthusiasts for the past 20 years. During the late summer and autumn months, there is a series of free introductory/conditioning hikes (listed on this Meetup). The Wilderness Travel Course takes place every January through March and teaches basic mountaineering skills for mountain and desert travel. Class includes navigation instruction using topo maps and compass, rock scrambling techniques, how to choose equipment, backpacking food and nutrition, snow travel, wilderness first aid, and lots more. Includes ten evening classes, and two full-day and two weekend outings with bus transportation provided. Offered in four SoCal locations (see below). See WTC Web site for more information, cost, and exact locations:
Long Beach-South Bay
San Gabriel Valley
West Los Angeles