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Join us for trail maintenance in the Santa Monica Mountains. Volunteer your time and energy to give something back to the trails we love to hike! Interested? Want to sign up? Please surf over to: http://sc2030.org , or https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7010Z0000027S29QAE
Explore one of America’s Newest National Parks with the 20s & 30s Section of the Angeles Chapter Sierra Club! Join us as we hike and camp at Pinnacles National Park! Campground: Pinnacles Campground is accessed only from the east side of the Park as there are no connecting roads between the two entrances of Pinnacles. Each campsite has picnic tables, a fire ring, and nearby water spigots. Oak trees provide shade many campsites. Coin-operated showers and a dump station are available. There is also a swimming pool in the campground that is typically open from middle of April through the end of September, depending on the weather trend. Lastly, there is a nearby camp store, open daily from 9:30 am until 4:30 pm. We have limited parking available at the campground, averaging three people per parking spot. Parking spots will be allocated to carpools of three or more per vehicle, then, space permitting two or more per vehicle. Overflow parking is available. Food: Many meals and beverages are provided on this trip! Breakfast burritos, juice, coffee, trail lunch featuring deli meat sandwiches, potluck dinner featuring spaghetti and meatballs, salads, s’mores, and a grab and go breakfast will all be provided to participants! What’s Included: The trip fee will cover the campsites, food (as mentioned above), warm dish water with dish soap, and a few other basic amenities. Group Chores: We ask that each participant help out around camp and mealtimes. Tasks will include helping to prepare the meals, helping to clean dishes, and taking trash from our campsite to the dump area. Each participant will be able to sign up for their preferred task(s). Itinerary: Friday: Arrive any time after 1:00pm on Friday, June 7thand any time before 9:00am on Saturday, June 8th. After arriving at camp, you can set up camp, explore the campground, stop at the Visitor Center, prepare your own dinner, and gather around for a campfire once it gets dark. Materials for s’mores will be provided once the campfire gets going. Saturday: We’ll have a 7:30am wake up followed by breakfast burritos, coffee, and juice. We will also prepare our trail lunches (sandwiches and fruit), before heading out on our hike at 9:00am. We’ll carpool to the Bear Gulch Day Use Area where we will start our 5.5-mile hike. We will be hiking the High Peaks Trail to Condor Gulch through the heart of the Pinnacles rock formations. We will then take the High Peaks Trail for about 2 miles, complete the “Steep and Narrow Section”, and continue towards Tunnel Trail (0.7 miles). We’ll then join with the High Peaks Trail for about 0.6 miles before returning on the Condor Gulch Trail for about 2.0 miles and reuniting with our vehicles. If we’re lucky, we will see some California Condor flying overhead! After our moderately strenuous hike, we will return to camp and freshen up. Our pot luck dinner featuring spaghetti, meatballs, garlic bread, salad, and more(!) will be served around 5:00pm. We’ll enjoy another campfire and s’mores complete with lots of laughs. Please Bring Your Own Beverages (BYOB). Sunday: We’ll have an 8:00am wake up and a more “grab and go” type breakfast will be provided (bagels, muffins, coffee, juice, fruit). Participants will pack up camp and can either head back to home or stay for an optional hike to the Bear Gulch Reservoir (approximately 2.5 miles roundtrip). Bring your cameras! Registration: Sound good? Email [masked] to sign up and/or with any questions or concerns. Fees can be paid via PayPay or check. Instructions for payment will be sent via email upon registration. Cost is $65 per person. To comply with National Park Service regulations, fees charged are only used to cover direct expenses (campsite fees, food, entrance fees, etc.) There will be no financial profit from this activity. CST[masked]. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.
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
How to get There: From Pacific Coast Highway, Turn east onto Sunset Blvd. and left onto Los Liones Drive after 0.3 miles. The Trailhead is clearly marked about 0.6 miles down Los Liones Drive, just before it makes a short turn to the west. We will meet under the main gate that says "Los Leones Canyon". Description: Join us on a 7 mile hike in The Santa Monica Mountains. The first part of The hike-The Los Liones Trail-is one of the most lush Canyons in The Santa Monica Mountains. Afterward, The Trail meets up with a Fireroad that we will take all the way to The Parker Mesa Overlook(1525ft). This Overlook provides us with an amazing, Panoramic View of The Los Angeles Basin from downtown up to Palos Verdes. We will take a lunch break at The Overlook before hiking back the way we came. Meeting Place is at The Los Liones Trailhead in Pacific Palisades, by the main "Los Leones Canyon Gate" at 8a.m. There is free Parking all along the road. Do not park in The Church Parking Lot. Mileage: 7 miles Elevation gain: 1300 feet Bring Lug Shoes, 2 liters of water, Sunscreen and a hat(The Fireroad is exposed) and a Sack lunch. Rain and Fire Cancels: No Dogs.