- AFTERNOON HIKE, ROSEWOOD TRAIL TO ANGEL VISTA, THOUSAND OAKS
We will meet close to a lesser-known trail head off Lynne Rd. at 1:30 pm. Take the Ventu Park Rd. exit south off the 101, 0.5 miles, right on Lynne Rd, 0.3 miles, left on Regal Oak. Park on the street as soon as you make the turn. There’s no parking at the trail head, so we’ll take a short walk on Lynne Rd. to the trail head. Canine friends are welcome, but the trail is narrow, and a short leash is best to avoid surprises around blind corners. Moderately easy 4 mile round trip, climbing 850 feet in 2 miles to make this the shortest route to Angel Vista at the top. The trail is well maintained with lots of foliage, and, hopefully, the ceanothus will still be in bloom. At the top, the picnic table at Angel Vista offers great views of the Conejo Valley, the Oxnard Plains, and (on a clear day) a couple of the Channel Islands. Poles are a good idea for the downhill return and remember to wear sturdy shoes and sunscreen and bring water for you and your dog. Plan to be back by 3:30 pm. For more info, contact JUDITH,[masked] (VEN)
- Hike Creeks and Condor Country
For the long distance, less elevation hikers. Hike starts at Tar Creek Trailhead parking lot. We walk on dirt road about 5.5 past a usually closed gate and up to Dough Flats. Then 2.5 mi on foot trail almost to Cow Spring camp. Total distance 16 mi, elevation gain 1300'. There are 10 stream crossings each way give or take a couple! Some wide, some narrow. Be prepared to get wet and muddy. MUST wear good hiking boots. This is a full day hike, 6-7 hours on the trail. Great scenes, check out the scenery expected in the photos. Clear weather: MUST be prepared for sun protection and have EXTRA water and food. Rain or temps over 85 (measured in Fillmore) cancels. Meet and form carpools 8am at Delores Day Park, Fillmore (Goodenough Road & 5th St). NO low clearance vehicles to the trailhead. Limit: 10 If your plans change please take yourself off the 'yes' list so a waitlisted person can come in
- Little Sycamore Cyn/Hidden Pond Trail Loop
This is a moderate 7 mile lollipop loop that will take us down Little Sycamore Creek and half way to Hidden Pond. We will return to our cars up the steep asphalt access road. The trail is a mix of dirt and asphalt. Be preapared for possile shallow creek crossings. As always, wear hiking shoes, bring water and sun protection. Directions: Head west on Lynn Rd. towards Potrero Rd and turn left on Via Goleta. Follow it to the end and park in the parking lot. From Potrero Rd east, turn right on Via Goleta and follow it to the end.
- Canada Larga
We'll take a leisurely stroll up a paved road through pastures with grazing cattle and by horse stalls to the end, turn around and return the way we came. It is exposed to wear and hat, comfortable walking shoes and bring water. Directions: Take Hwy 33 towards Ojai and exit Canada Larga Rd. Drive east about 1/3 mile and park along the shoulder near the horse corrals. Parking is limited. Please carpool from Ventura.
- Oxnard College Earth Day
INTELLIGENT - INSIGHTFUL - SCIENCE EARTH DAY at OXNARD COLLEGE Open to the Public, No Fee If Earth Day means more to you than recycling or buying organic produce, this is where you want to be. College is where leaders of tomorrow are born. You are invited to have a more meaningful time and place to spend Earth Day. ........Featuring expert speakers........ Dr. Omar Clay, Environmental Physicist Keynote Speaker on Climate Change and Environmental Justice Oxnard Mayor Pro Tem, Carmen Ramirez Oxnard College Faculty Member, Professor James Danza Food and Water Watch (FWW) organizer, Tomas Morales Rebicchi VC Coalition Advocating for Pesticide Safety organizer, Adam Vega. Central Coast Alliance for Sustainable Economy organizer, Lucia Marquez. ********************************** Short dynamic workshops Talleres en Espanol Oscar Vasquez , (Citizens for Responsible Gas and Oil) - "Mi Gente, Mi Aire". Linda "Qui Qui" Quiquivix, Community Scholar, “Taller de Cambio Climático para Principiantes” Workshops/Talleres Bi-lingual: en Espanol and English Nedia Bello, Organizer (Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy) Climate Justice Strategies: How CAUSE has been fighting climate change in Oxnard. Diana Kublios (350.org Ventura County Climate Hub) Transitioning to a Greener Future Workshops in English to include: Joshua Chancer, VCCCD Board Member, "VCCCD Climate Change Resolution". Karen Schmidt, Clean Power Alliance Regional Affairs Manager. "Building a Clean Energy Future." James Danza, OC Faculty, "Friends of the Santa Clara River". Tomas Rebicchi, (FWW) and Merrill Berge (CFROG)"My People, My Air". Jabbar Wofford and Carin Wofford, Action for Change in Changing Times (ACCT), "The Green New Deal". Crystal Zamora, Oxnard College Student, "Sunshine and Succulents with OC STEM Students". Adam Vega, Ventura County Coalition Advocating for Pesticide Safety, "The High Price of Cheap Food - The Genetic Genocide of California's Native Plants and People" Irene Rauschenberger, Sierra Club, "No Parking Please on Oxnard Wetlands"
- Ray Miller to the Overlook trail Spring Wildflower Hike
We’ll start up the Ray Miller and then follow the Overlook trail to Sycamore canyon and walk back along the beach to our cars, spring will be in the air and the wildflowers will be blooming. We’ll hike at a moderate pace for 8 miles with 1200 ft. of elevation gain. Bring 2 litres of water, snack, hat, sunscreen and anything else you might need. Rain cancels. For more info. Contact Gerard[masked] [masked] (VEN)
- Fossill Trail
This is a 7 mile moderatly strenuous loop with a 1050 ft elevation gain. It will be a heart pounding rocky climb to the Old Boney Trail. We will then decend back down to the Satwiwa Nature Center and our cars. There are actually fossils embedded in the rocks that we will be wathing for. It can be hot so bring plenty of water, wear sturdy hiking boots and a hat. Directions: From T.O. take Lynn Rd towards Potrero Rd. and turn left on Via Goleta. Follow the road to the end and park in the parking lot.
- AFTERNOON HIKE, BATES BEACH LOOP, CARPINTERIA
Meet at the trail head at 1:00 pm. Take Bates Rd. off Hwy. 101 in Carpenteria towards the beach, and park in the lot on the right. We will walk along the beach and take a short, steep trail up onto the bluffs to the Carpinteria Seal Sanctuary viewing area. On a clear day, we may have a picturesque view of Anacapa, Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa Islands along with the local community of harbor seals sunbathing on the shore. The Carpinteria Harbor Seal Preserve is home to almost 100 adult seals who give birth to their cubs on the Carpinteria shoreline; one of the four harbor seal rookeries remaining along the southern California coast. It will depend on the tide as to which way we do the loop, and time permitting, we’ll go a little further than our 4 miles. Check the weather and dress accordingly, include sunscreen and carry water. Although dogs are allowed on the walk, they are not allowed in the viewing area. Back by 3:30 pm. For more info, contact JUDITH,[masked] (VEN)
- Santa Cruz Island Camp Trip
Join the Ventura Sierra Club for an awesome overnight camping trip in paradise (club membership not required but highly encouraged). A spectacular setting of wildflowers, rare island fox sightings, and good company awaits. A $30 donation is required to sign up and must be made here through Meetup. A maximum of 27 RSVPs will be allowed (total group will be 30 including the 3 leaders). Meetup creates a first-come first-served wait list upon reaching the maximum. If you are signed up but must cancel PLEASE DO SO IMMEDIATELY in consideration of a waitlisted person who wants to participate. THANK YOU! Please be aware no refunds of the $30 donation will be made regardless of weather, illness, ferry cancellations or any other reason. The club will provide: reserved group campsites, guided hikes for both Sat and Sun, Sat evening gathering for s'mores and stories, Sun morn wake up hot coffee/tea. The club will NOT provide: transportation from Island Packers, camping equipment, individual food and water, any water recreation activities. You are responsible to reserve a ticket with Island Packers on the following ferry, and RECOMMEND YOU RESERVE ISLAND PACKERS TICKET IMMEDIATELY AFTER RSVPing on this MEETUP OUTING. >Depart Sat 5/11/19 8:00am Ventura to E Santa Cruz Island (Scorpion) >Return Sun 5/12/19 4:30pm E Santa Cruz Island (Scorpion) to Ventura Trip Itinerary Sat 5/11/19 9:00 am Arrive SCI, Meet at Ranger Station, Sign In for Official Club Trip Start 10:00 am Camp Set Up 11:00 am Select a Hike: Cavern Point Loop (short), Scorpion Cyn Loop* (med), Montanon Ridge* (long) *Hikes taken may be based on group input Afternoon: Free Time, eg visit historic building, nature photography, water activities (any Free Time activity fee is not part of the club trip) 5:00 pm Happy Hour H'ors D'oeurves, Shared Potluck 6:00 pm Dinner (responsibility of each individual) 7:00 pm Sunset Hike to Potato Harbor (short) 8:00 pm Stories and Smores provided by club 10:00 pm Lights Out, Quiet TIme Sun 5/12/19 7:00 am Rise and Shine Coffee/Tea provided by club 8:00 am Select a Hike: Smuggler's Cove (med), Montanon Ridge (long)*, Cavern Point Loop* (short), *Hike taken may be based on group input Afternoon: Lunch (responsibility of each individual), Free Time for nature photography, water activities (any Free Time activity fee is not part of the club trip), Pack Up Pack Out 3:30 pm Meet at Ranger Station, SIGN OUT Sierra Club Trip Official End 4:30 pm Depart SCI OTHER TRIP INFORMATION >Under age 18 must be accompanied by adult all club activities >Kids under age 10 not recommended this trip >Please Select Hike based on your known ability, hike leader has authority over group attendees >All hikers MUST carry 2 L water each every hike >Absolutely NO REFUNDS will be provided by Sierra Club for cancellation including but not limited to: bad weather, illness, ferry cancellation >All funds are taken as donation and leaders pay their own way >In the event of trip cancellation a make up trip will not be provided >Santa Cruz Island info at: https://www.nps.gov/chis/planyourvisit/santa-cruz-things-to-do.htm >Island Packers Info at: https://reserve.islandpackers.com/ Please comment below or contact the leaders for any other questions. We are excited to take our Sierra Club community out and please help us have our great first fundraising trip ever! This is a fundraiser for the Ventura Sierra Club. Contributions to the Sierra Club are not tax-deductible; they support our effective, citizen-based advocacy and lobbying efforts.