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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, February 26, 2017 8:00 AM

    Chivo Canyon to Las Llajas

    20 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Saturday, March 4, 2017 7:45 AM

    Camp Idle Hour Via Echo Mountain-A Car Shuttle.

    32 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Friday, March 10, 2017 5:00 PM

    Goat Canyon Trestle Bridge, Intermediate +

    28 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Saturday, March 11, 2017 7:30 AM

    Hines Peak from Middle Lion Campground

    19 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Saturday, March 18, 2017 10:00 AM

    Vernal Equinox-ish Figure 8 Loop Above Leo Carillo; Beach and Grilling After

    24 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Sunday, March 19, 2017 8:30 AM

    Red Rock Canyon - Las Vegas, Nevada

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

    Visit to the Nevada National Security Site

    46 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Saturday, March 25, 2017 8:00 AM

    Eaton Saddle to Switzer Falls -Spring Edition Car Shuttle

    25 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Saturday, March 25, 2017 10:00 AM

    Switzer Falls/ Potluck after

    12 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Sunday, March 26, 2017 10:15 AM

    Urban Adventure: Santa Barbara via Amtrak

    33 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Saturday, April 1, 2017 8:30 AM

    Tom Sloan Saddle-Inspiration P via Dawn Mine

    11 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Sunday, April 2, 2017 11:00 AM

    Urban Adventure: Claremont-gardens,art,dining and more!!

    25 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Saturday, April 8, 2017 7:30 AM

    San Gabriel River West Fork Exploratory - Devore Campground to Cogswell Res.

    5 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Sunday, April 9, 2017 4:30 PM

    Caballero Canyon to San Vicente Mountain-Almost Full Moon/Sunset POTLUCK hike

    16 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017 5:00 AM

    Leona Divide 50 - Community Service

    6 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Friday, May 5, 2017 8:00 AM

    Santa Cruz Island Camping-Cinco de Mayo Weekend 2017 for 3 Nights

    17 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Saturday, May 6, 2017 8:00 AM

    Map & Compass Navigation Course

    2 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
  • Saturday, May 20, 2017 8:30 AM

    5+ Peaks Baby (The Original) - IslipHawkinsThroopBurnhamBaden-Powell

    56 Hiking Enthusiasts attending
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