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OAC Summit for Someone to Powers Peak


Cannell Trail.

Hiking Category

This hike is easily accessible from Bakersfield and probably more easy than moderate due to the high quality of the trail. This is a class 1 hike, but I have listed it as moderate because it is 10+ miles round trip with 3350 feet of elevation gain.

Summit for Someone

Challenge Yourself and Change a Young Life

"As many of you know the Wasco High School Outdoors Adventures Club (OAC) is very active. They currently have over 40 members, and many students gain access to the great outdoors through the club. Near the end of 2011 the students from the OAC built the trail on the Kern River Preserve that leads to Red-Tail Hawk Point as a community service project.

The club is very active, but to serve such a large group they rely on donations from the community. This is the largest High School Outdoors Club in Kern County, and their continued success ensures that kids will continue to learn about the great outdoors for generations to come. I am sure that all of us have a story about how we were introduced to nature, and I know that I am appreciative of the efforts that others made so that I had that opportunity. Join me by promoting and supporting this event, and join us out on the trail."

Mr. Nathan Schultz

Message from the OAC

Summit for Someone is a benefit hike designed to raise funds for both Club expenses and Club Member trip expenses. Each amount raised will benefit the entire group and help send individual members on new Outdoor Adventures trips such as hiking, camping, and kayaking.

$5 - $10 - $25 - $50 - $100 - $250

On Sunday December 2, 2012 the Outdoor Adventures Club will be hiking to the summit of Powers Peak. In order to participate in this event, each OAC club member must meet the minimum club fundraising goal. All funds raised by Club members will be credited to their qualified trips.


Your involvement in Summit for Someone allows The Outdoor Adventures Club to get dozens of kids involved in outdoor activities. Our hope is that you will join us for this benefit hike, but, if you can't make this one we hope that you will help with a sponsorship.


Please contact Matthew Steward for more information[masked] [masked]

--- Click here for the weather at Powers Peak ---

Powers Peak Hikers 11-05-2011.

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Hiking Plan

We are leaving the James Sierra Gateway Market in Kernville at 8:30, and we should be at the trailhead [masked], [masked]) and hiking by 9:00.We will spread out and then hike up the maintained and popular Cannell Trail. On the way through the four gates to the Powers Peak Turnoff [masked], [masked]) we will be hiking through areas that were impacted by the Bull Fire in 2010. From there we will make the short but steep ascent past the chimney to the summit [masked], [masked])(5773').

At the "Singing Gate." 11-05-2011.

We will enjoy the view, check out the plaque, take pictures, sign the register, eat lunch, and some may choose to explore the area for Harley Mine. I recommend reading T39 in the book Exploring the Southern Sierra : East Side for some interesting history about the area. Several years ago the mountain was renamed in honor of the late local historian Bob Powers.

After enjoying the summit we will head back down the trail to the cars.


Class What?

It is important that we all understand the rating system that organizers use on their hikes. For my hikes I generally use something close to the Yosemite Decimal System. I have seen many different versions of this system, and many are adamant that their version is the right version and etc.. The best description I have seen of the five classes that seems to encompass the most general idea may be found at under ‘Five Classes of Climbing Difficulty’ ( click here ).


*** WAIVER OF LIABILITY *** The Organizers and members in this group are not professional leaders, guides, or mountaineers. The function of the member or organizer is only to organize the trip. Each person who shows up for a trip/meetup (and their guest or guests) is responsible for his or her own safety. By attending a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you and any guests that you bring are aware that Kern River Valley Hiking Club events involve risks, and could result in injury, illness, death, and damage or loss of property. The dangers include but are not limited to: the hazards of traveling in remote areas without medical services or care, the forces of nature, the inherent dangers involved in participation in sports, wilderness travel, and social activities, and the negligent actions of other persons or agencies. You agree to freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards. You further agree to release and discharge the Organizers, Members of the Kern River Valley Hiking Club - Tulare-Kern Peakbags & Hikes from and against any and all liability arising from your participation in the group activities.

*** PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY *** No one in the group is a guide or in any way responsible for your comfort or safety. Please be prepared with adequate gear and supplies for the trip. Please remember that going out into wilderness has risks associated with it and you should be aware and prepared to address any changes in weather, road conditions or to look out for/avoid random acts of nature, including insects, wild animals and natural hazards. It is your responsibility to evaluate the difficulty of any activity you participate in, and decide whether you are prepared by having the experience, skill, knowledge, equipment, and the physical and emotional stamina to safely participate.

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  • daniel n.


    December 2, 2012

  • Dave

    Beautiful weather and great people.

    December 2, 2012

  • Matthew S.

    Thank you everyone for hiking with the Outdoor Adventures Club and your very generous donations. The kids are closer to their fundraising goals. We hope to make another benefit hike next year, also.

    December 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome!!!!! I would love to go again for hiking with the group....

    December 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Everybody was upbeat and positive and I had a great time.

    December 2, 2012

  • Josh S.

    Loved it fall colors, rain and awesome people. Really had a great time first peek and counting!

    December 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just joined the group and I am also planning to attend this hike...I am going in my car and I don't mind taking one more person with me..if anybody needs a ride call me at[masked]-4964. I am new to Bakersfield and slowly getting used to the area. So i may be riding towards lowest speed

    December 1, 2012

  • Josh S.

    See you there let me know if anything changes. This is my number if anyone wants to car pool[masked]-3638.
    Last hike before 20/12 people :) lol

    December 1, 2012

  • Josh S.

    I can take someone, are we still going? The news is calling for bad rain...

    November 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any car pools going on this day from Bakersfield? : )

    November 21, 2012

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