If you think Southern California is all shopping malls, freeways and theme
parks ... then why don't you take a hike with us!
We are first and foremost a hiking club. WE LOVE TO HIKE. We have hikes for
beginners, we have hikes for advanced, experienced hikers, we have hikes for
everyone in between. Some of our hikes are easy, some are moderate, and some
are very difficult. Our hikes can be lots of fun and a great opportunity to
meet other fellow hikers. Plus we all get the opportunity to explore our
Join HPS for its annual Awards Banquet
at Taix French Restaurant, as we celebrate our accomplishments and visit with
friends new and old. This year's speakers will be Craig Carey and Bryan Conant;
their presentation will be on the "Highlights and High Peaks of the Southern
Craig R. Carey grew up hiking and backpacking in the southern Los Padres
National Forest. An active Scout leader and Volunteer Wilderness Ranger, he is
the author of the comprehensive Hiking and Backpacking Santa Barbara & Ventura.
Bryan Conant is the Executive Director of the Los Padres Forest Association
(LPFA), President of the Condor Trail Association, and a Volunteer Wilderness
Ranger with the Los Padres Forest. He has backpacked just about all the trails
in the southern Los Padres and created two trail maps of the Santa Barbara and
Cocktail Hour begins at 4:30 pm, with dinner being served at 6:15 pm. To
reserve your spot, complete the reservation form (indicating your entrée
preference) and send $40 per guest ($45 if after January 3, 2015) to:
777 Santa Florencia
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Here are the outings for the next week. Wanna plan further ahead? Visit our
Powerhouse Fire Closure Reduced.
Burnt, Sawtooth and Liebre are no longer suspended!
The Waterman Video!
Last July, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Waterman Rendezvous. Thanks to
Bill Burke, we can now enjoy it again!
HPS is over fifty years old. Here is a collection of maps developed
by Brent Washburne and digitized by Wolf Leverich showing our routes
from the 1990s.
Read our newsletter and join our Section!
We have a lot of fun bagging our peaks and we think you would, too.
Neat New Stuff
Sheep and Martinez, 4/9/11, Mars Bonfire