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O: Deukmejian Wilderness Park to Rim of the Valley Hike
Slow paced, 6 mi rt, approx. 1200 gain. Beautiful hike through chapparal hills and cool canyon, with views of Crescenta Valley and L.A. basin. The trail begins at a gradual climb, drops into a canyon stream bed, and then climbs up steeply to Haynes Canyon Road (which links Glendale to the Rim of the Valley Trail system). Meet 8:00 am, Le Mesnager Barn, Deukmejian Wilderness Park, 3429 Markridge Rd, La Crescenta. Bring hiking shoes, hat, water, snacks. Rain cancels. Leader: Karen Buehler, Co-leader: Bettie Pearson This is a Sierra Club hike. All participants will be required to sign a waiver.

Deukmejian Wilderness Park (City of Glendale)

3429 Markridge Road · La Crescenta, CA

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Outings for all levels of those adventurous at heart from beginning to experienced hikers throughout the Southern California area as well as Northern California, the rest of the U.S. and even International trips. Hiking, backpacking, off-trail, on-trail, snow travel, all throughout the year with many Sierra Club sections. . 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; or go on regularly scheduled conditioning hikes and walks; make lifelong friends with whom you can explore the outdoors in every season. We are eager to share our love for the outdoors with old friends and new.

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This Meetup also announces the Sierra Club's Wilderness Travel Course (WTC), which runs from January to March of every year.

This ten-week Sierra Club 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 navigation, off trail, snow travel, bouldering, and ,any other hiking / backpacking skills for mountain and desert travel. The Course 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 So Cal locations (see below). See WTC Web site for more information, cost, and exact locations:


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