Costume Party, Baking Cookies and Hiking Weekend at Harwood Lodge at Mt. Baldy.
O: Want to have the kiddos enjoy nature and bake cookies in the mountains? Have kids play twister while you sit in front of the fireplace sipping coffee? And don’t put away the Halloween costumes. Let’s have a costume party.
Join us for a weekend of easy family hikes, nature, crafts and kids activities. Enjoy delicious food and a weekend full of relaxation, laughter and fun on Mt. Baldy.
On Saturday, we will be hiking 1-2 miles in the local mountains alongside a stream. Splashing in the stream and water play are part of the deal! The kids will help us bake cookies in the evenings.
On Sunday, we will be going to the San Antonio waterfall, and enjoy some more fun activities together.
Harwood Lodge was built in 1930 as a memorial to Aurelia S. Harwood, past president of the Sierra Club and Angeles Chapter leader. It is located in the San Gabriel Mountains, above Pomona, on Mt. Baldy (Mt. San Antonio). The elevation is 6300 feet. The lodge facilities include a picturesque, large, 3-story rustic stone building with a wonderful wooden dance floor, separate dining room, kitchen, two cozy fireplaces on the 2nd floor, gorgeous views, and relaxing porches. In the men's and women's and family dormitories you will have bunk beds with mattresses (please bring your own sheets, pillow and sleeping bag or comforter), hot showers, and flush toilets. Lots of space for the youngsters to run around. And yes, there is wi-fi, if you absolutely must be connected.
If you are ready to get the kids away from the city and enjoy the solitude of clear mountain air and blue skies, this is the trip for you. As we always do, all participants will need to help with the cooking and cleaning and the kids activities. It is going to be a fun, social, and amazing trip you will never forget!
The cost of the trip is $40 for current Sierra Club members (12 years and older)and $ 55 $ for non-members.(12 years and older). Price for kids younger than 12 year old is $35 for members and $50 for nonmembers. The fee includes lodging, crafts, snacks, 1 breakfast, and 1 dinner.
There is the option of lodging on Friday night Nov 9th after 7 pm for an additional $15 (12 years old and older) and $10 (younger than 12 y.o.). There is one private family room with bunk beds (in addition to the dormitories mentioned above) Families that come on Friday will have priority. All kids need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. ( note, we will be baking cookies with the kids on Friday evening too J ) All participants need to sign a Sierra Club liability waiver, which must be submitted at check in at lodge. Contact outdoorsygal at sbcglobal.net for address to send payment.
Leaders: Silvia Darie and Jeff Wilson.
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Outing is sponsored by the Crescenta Valley group and the Little Hikers Group of the Sierra Club.
The outing is crosslisted with other Sierra Club sites.