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Our friends at the Wilderness Adventure Section have invited us to co-sponsor a car camp to Mission Creek Preserve! It's a beautiful place near Palm Springs with a Stone House (for day use) and a creek nearby. Our campsite has flush toilets and potable water. The outing is aimed at at the following groups: 1. Hikers. There will be 12+ mile hikes on both Saturday and Sunday. Find out more at: https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7010Z000001qoLKQAY&mapLinkHref=https://maps.google.com/maps&daddr=Mission%20Creek%20Car%20Camp@34.025245,-116.612518 2. Artists. Find out more at: https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7010Z0000027WqAQAU&mapLinkHref=https://maps.google.com/maps&daddr=Artist%20Retreat.%20Mission%20Creek%20Car%20Camp@34.226462,-116.612518 *Please follow one (or both) of the links above for additional information and sign-up instructions. RSVP on Meetup does not guarantee your spot. Thank you! Cost: $25
The wildflowers are spectacular this spring, so let's go check out the "California Poppy Preserve" near Lancaster. We'll walk about 3 miles (200' vertical gain) and stop frequently to take photos. We'll have a picnic and those who want can check out the remainder of the Poppy Preserve afterwards. Links: -> California Poppy Preserve: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=627 -> Wildflower report: https://www.desertusa.com/wildflo/ca.html -> Musical Road: There's a "musical road" in Lancaster. Your car "plays" the music as you drive over the grooves on your way to the Poppy Preserve: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_road What to bring: -> hiking shoes, -> a windbreaker (it gets very windy there) -> layered clothing -> 2 liters water -> snacks and something for the picnic (no alcohol) -> camera (but professional photography requires a permit) -> $10 to park in the reserve. We'll meet in the parking lot of the California Poppy Preserve, which is located 1/2 mile north of the intersection of 150th St W & Lancaster Road: https://goo.gl/maps/SyAYHoqTAAv Look for Rolf, who'll be accompanied by two kids (a 4-year-old and a 1-year-old), wearing a Sierra Club cap. Want Rolf's SMS phone number to help you find us at the poppy preserve? Sign up at sc2030.org and I'll email it to you the day before.
Do you need a break in your workweek? Does the thought of hiking along the beach and adjacent hills brighten your spirits? Then join us for the Playa Del Rey conditioning walk. Afterwards we will stop by a local restaurant for refreshments (MO’s). The walk is 5 miles round trip, with about 200 ft gain and loss. Directions to meeting point: Go West on Culver Blvd, to Nicholson, turn Left (Note: Nicholson turns into Pershing) and continue on Pershing to Waterview (1/2 mi), turn Right to top-of-the-hill, (corner of Rindge and Waterview). Where the NW corner fence of LAX meets the homes overlooking the ocean. You an also get there from Manchester as well. Easy access to the starting point is also possible from Manchester Ave. and from Vista Del Mar. The fun starts at 7:00pm. Rain Cancels. No dogs, please. Link to starting point: http://www.sc2030singles.org/images/PDR_Walk_Graphic_092009.JPG