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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.

To find more WTC outings go to:

www.wildernesstravelcourse.org/outings;

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:
http://www.wildernesstravelcourse.org

Locations:

Orange County
South Bay (Long Beach, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, North OC)
San Gabriel Valley
West Los Angeles

Upcoming events (4+)

WTC Intro Hike to Henninger Flats

Pinecrest Gate Eaton Canyon Falls

Fun, moderately-paced 6 miles round trip, 1400 ft gain hike on a fire road, the historic Mt Wilson Toll Road. Outstanding views of LA basin to a local gem of a destination. Learn about the Sierra Club's Wilderness Travel Course ("WTC") starting in January 2022, ask your questions, and maybe meet some future classmates! The WTC course will teach you how to be a better, safer hiker while also making new friends. Meet at 7:45 AM at the Pinecrest Gate, bring 2 qts water, hat, sun protection, a jacket and sturdy shoes to hike. (Heavy rain cancels.) Leader: Pamela Sivula. Co-Leader Alexander Smirnoff

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This is a Sierra Club hike. Participants are required to sign a waiver (sign-in sheet) and complete a short medical form at the trailhead in order to join the hike.

Please note: Vaccines are not required to participate in this event. You may be hiking with vaccinated and unvaccinated people; anyone may wear a mask if it makes them more comfortable. Please let your leaders know privately at the meeting point of any allergies or medical conditions you have that they should be aware of. If you are feeling unwell, please do not participate.

Sierra Club Angeles Chapter Outings Posting:
https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7013q000002Fpn6AAC

WTC Intro Hike to Henninger Flats

Pinecrest Gate Eaton Canyon Falls

Fun, moderately-paced 6 miles round trip, 1400 ft gain hike on a fire road, the historic Mt Wilson Toll Road. Outstanding views of LA basin to a local gem of a destination. Learn about the Sierra Club's Wilderness Travel Course ("WTC") starting in January 2022, ask your questions, and maybe meet some future classmates! The WTC course will teach you how to be a better, safer hiker while also making new friends. Meet at 7:45 AM at the Pinecrest Gate, bring 2 qts water, hat, sun protection, a jacket and sturdy shoes to hike. (Heavy rain cancels.) Leader: Pamela Sivula. Co-Leader Jan Marie Perry

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This is a Sierra Club hike. Participants are required to sign a waiver (sign-in sheet) and complete a short medical form at the trailhead in order to join the hike.

Please note: Vaccines are not required to participate in this event. You may be hiking with vaccinated and unvaccinated people; anyone may wear a mask if it makes them more comfortable. Please let your leaders know privately at the meeting point of any allergies or medical conditions you have that they should be aware of. If you are feeling unwell, please do not participate.

Sierra Club Angeles Chapter Outings Posting:
https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7013q000002FknAAAS

The Return of the Magnificent Stairhikes #8 - 3 mi, 2 hours

Ocean views, historic homes and one thousand stairs! Come out for a special weekend edition of this long-running weekday series as we venture west to Santa Monica Canyon and give props to Charles Fleming’s treatise on historic LA staircases. We’ll also tell you about the re-opening of the Sierra Club’s Wilderness Travel Course starting in January. This course teaches you to be a better, safer hiker while also making new friends. This hike is guaranteed to be a workout for both legs and lungs. Bring water and wear good walking shoes. Meet 8am in front of Patrick’s Roadhouse, 106 Entrada Dr, Santa Monica 90402. Paid parking at Will Rogers Beach Parking Lot 1 or street parking near Entrada Drive and Ocean Way.

Vaccines are not required to participate in this event. You may be hiking with vaccinated and unvaccinated people; anyone may wear a mask if it makes them more comfortable. Please let your leaders know privately at the meeting point of any allergies or medical conditions you have that they should be aware of. If you are feeling unwell, please do not participate.

Event Organizer
Homer Tom
[masked]

Meetup Organizer
Jan Marie Perry
[masked]

WTC Intro Hike to Henninger Flats

Pinecrest Gate Eaton Canyon Falls

Fun, moderately-paced 6 miles round trip, 1400 ft gain hike on a fire road, the historic Mt Wilson Toll Road. Outstanding views of LA basin to a local gem of a destination. Learn about the Sierra Club's Wilderness Travel Course ("WTC") starting in January 2022, ask your questions, and maybe meet some future classmates! The WTC course will teach you how to be a better, safer hiker while also making new friends. Meet at 7:45 AM at the Pinecrest Gate, bring 2 qts water, hat, sun protection, a jacket and sturdy shoes to hike. (Heavy rain cancels.) Leader: Pamela Sivula. Co-Leader Jan Marie Perry

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This is a Sierra Club hike. Participants are required to sign a waiver (sign-in sheet) and complete a short medical form at the trailhead in order to join the hike.

Please note: Vaccines are not required to participate in this event. You may be hiking with vaccinated and unvaccinated people; anyone may wear a mask if it makes them more comfortable. Please let your leaders know privately at the meeting point of any allergies or medical conditions you have that they should be aware of. If you are feeling unwell, please do not participate.

Sierra Club Angeles Chapter Outings Posting:
https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7013q000002FknFAAS

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