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PAST Scheduled Outings - 2012

This is a list of Hundred Peaks Section sponsored outings (with a smattering of other Sierra Club outings of interest to HPS) that have been published in the section newsletter, the Lookout and/or the Angeles Chapter Schedule of Activities and/or the section's mailing list for outings and announcements. During 2012, HPS shifted to using the OARS system provided by the Sierra Club. See directions at the bottom of our Outings page for how to discover the outings that are in the OARS database.

For complete leadership contact information, it is necessary to obtain a copy of the Angeles Chapter Schedule of Activities.


January
Jan 1 Sun Hundred Peaks
O: Monrovia Peak (5409'): Hike to this demanding peak at a strong pace and observe all of the helicopters & blimps circling above the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena. The total hike will be about 14 miles round trip with 4500' of gain. Please bring: positive attitude, lug soles, jacket, hat, water and lunch. Contact leaders for meeting instructions. Leaders: PETER & IGNACIA DOGGETT
Jan 4 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Josephine Peak (5558'): Canceled. Leaders: CAROLE SCURLOCK, DORIS DUVAL
Jan 5 Thu Pasadena Group, Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
O: Henninger Flats Conditioning Hike
Jan 7 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Rouse Hill (5186'): Celebrate Amin Faraday's 200th HPS peak with this beautiful hike along the South Fork of the San Jacinto River south of Idyllwild. Great views of Mt. San Jacinto, San Gorgonio Mtn., and Mt. Baldy. Moderately paced, 10 miles round trip, 2000' gain. Email leader for info. Leader: TED LUBESHKOFF Assistant: WAYNE VOLLAIRE
Jan 7 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Rosa Point (5038'): Join John Cederberg for his HPS List Finish hike at a festive pace to this great peak in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. The total hike should be about 12 miles round trip with 5500' of gain across the desert floor and on a steep trail-less ridge. Please bring pot-luck food item to share at the peak as well as lug soles, water, lunch, snacks, layers, hat & gloves. Contact the leader for meeting information. Leader: BILL SIMPSON Co-Leaders: PETER DOGGETT, IGNACIA DOGGETT, WAYNE BANNISTER
Jan 7-8 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks
I: San Ysidro Mountain (6147'), Indianhead (3960+'): Start out the New Year by spending a pleasant weekend in the beautiful Anza Borrego Desert State Park. Saturday we'll enjoy a moderate hike at a slow, relaxed pace on road and rough trail to San Ysidro Mtn near Warner Springs (5 miles round trip, 1600'gain), where we'll celebrate Tanya and Mat's 200th HPS Peak! Some dirt road driving is required to reach the San Ysidro trailhead; high clearance 4-wheel drive recommended. Saturday night we'll car-camp at the Borrego Palm Canyon Campground and enjoy the nearly full moon while spending an evening of revelry around a campfire under the crisp, desert night sky. Sunday we'll set off early for a strenuous hike at a slow pace over rugged and rocky class 2 terrain up the lovely Borrego Palm Canyon and then up and along scenic ridgelines to the spectacular Indianhead summit (8.0 miles round trip, 3200' gain). Participants are welcome to join us for one or both days. If planning on car camping, bring a little firewood and come equipped for Happy Hour and Potluck dinner. Bring plenty of water, lunch for each day, a hat, warm clothing, and the rest of your 10 essentials. Email leader with recent experience and conditioning for trip status and details. Leaders: MAT KELLIHER, JIM FLEMING
Jan 7-8 Sat-Sun LTC, WTC, HPS, DPS, SPS
I: Indian Cove Navigation: Navigation noodle at Joshua Tree National Park to satisfy the Basic (I/M) level navigation requirements. Saturday for practice, skills refresher, altimeter, homework, campfire. Sunday checkout. Send email or sase, navigation experience/training, contact info, any WTC, leader rating, rideshare to Leader: ROBERT MYERS Assistant: PHIL WHEELER
Jan 9 Mon Hundred Peaks
O: Cuyamaca Peak (6512'): Two moderately strenuous snow walks on road and trail totaling 10 miles roundtrip with 2500' of gain to peaks near Julian. High clearance 4WD with snow cables advised. Slow to moderate pace. Bring food, water and ten essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: GEORGE CHRISTIANSEN, MARS BONFIRE, PAT ARREDONDO, VICTORIA OVERBEY
Jan 10 Tue Hundred Peaks
O: Combs Peak (6193'): A moderate hike on PCT and rough trail for 5 miles round trip with 1200' of gain to a peak near Warner Springs. Moderate pace. High clearance 4WD advised. Bring food, water, and 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, MARS BONFIRE
Jan 12 Thu Pasadena Group, Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
O: Henninger Flats Conditioning Hike
Jan 14 Sat Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks, West LA
I: Snowshoe in our local mountains, mid-month, Jan-April: Enjoy the exhilarating experience of walking over hill and dale, through thickly-wooded areas, possibly grabbing a peak along the way. Experience the quiet and serenity of snow-covered landscapes in the San Gabriel/San Bernardino Mountains or Los Padres National Forest. We will travel five to eight miles, depending on location and conditions. Bring your own snowshoes or reserve early at a local sports store. Beginners welcome. If you can walk, you can snowshoe! Email leader for details several weeks before this outing. Leader: MARLEN MERTZ Co-Leaders: WAYNE VOLLAIRE, BILL SIMPSON, PAT ARREDONDO
Jan 16 Mon Hundred Peaks
I: Mount Deception (5796'), Mount Disappointment (5960'), San Gabriel Peak (6161'), Mount Markham (5742'), Mount Lowe (5603'): Five moderately strenuous snow walks on road and trail totaling 13 miles roundtrip with 2000' of gain to peaks above Pasadena. High clearance 4WD with snow cables advised. Slow to moderate pace. Bring food, water and ten essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: GEORGE CHRISTIANSEN, MARS BONFIRE, PAT ARREDONDO, VICTORIA OVERBEY
Jan 17 Tue Hundred Peaks
I: Sheep Mountain (5141'), Martinez Mountain (6560'): A strenuous hike on trail and rough trail for 18 miles round trip with 5100' of gain to peaks near Idyllwild. Moderate pace. High clearance 4WD advised. Bring food, water, and 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, MARS BONFIRE
Jan 19 Thu Pasadena Group, Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
O: Henninger Flats Conditioning Hike
Jan 21 Sat Hundred Peaks
Bill Burke HPS Annual Awards Banquet: Join us for an evening of fun, good food and socializing with old and new friends. This year it will again be at the Monrovian Family Restaurant in beautiful downtown Monrovia. Guest speaker will be Bill Burke, the only person to climb the highest mountain on every continent after reaching age 60. Visit his website, http://eightsummits.com/. He will present a video/photo slideshow of his expeditions in which he will provide a dramatic video comparison of both the South and North sides of Mt. Everest. He will also discuss his training and preparation for the climbs, his climbing equipment, and the dangers, challenges and joy of climbing the world's highest mountains. During the social hour, he will display some of his favorite mountain photos from around the world. Social hour begins at 5 PM and dinner at 6:30. Silent auction for donated items. Come early and enjoy the old town. Ticket are $35 if paid by 1/15/2012, $40 if after. Tickets will be held at door. Order form or just make check payable to HPS and send check, email and/or phone(s) to Reservationist: WAYNE VOLLAIRE (2035 Peaceful Hills Rd Walnut, CA 91789-4009)
Jan 22 Sun Hundred Peaks
O: Rouse Hill (5168'): A wonderful conditioning hike of 10 miles along the South Fork of the San Jacinto River. Moderate pace with 3,000 ft. of elevation gain. Leader will provide an overview of the Wilderness Travel Course (WTC). Meet at Park and Ride at the 55 and Lincoln Ave. (near the 91 in Anaheim) at 7:00 a.m. for car pool to trailhead on Highway 74 just east of Hemet (South Fork Trailhead). Hike starts at 9:00 a.m. and will be back to trailhead by sunset. Bring hiking boots, 3 lts water, lunch and snacks. If you have questions please contact Paul Warren. Leader: PAUL WARREN Assistant: MELODY ANDERSON
Jan 23 Mon Hundred Peaks
I: Mt Islip (8250'): A moderately strenuous snow walk on trail for 7 miles roundtrip with 1600' of gain to a peak near Wrightwood. High clearance 4WD with snow cables advised. Slow to moderate pace. Bring food, water, and 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: GEORGE CHRISTIANSEN, MARS BONFIRE, PAT ARREDONDO
Jan 24 Tue Hundred Peaks
I: Bernard Peak (5430'), Little Berdoo Peak (5440'): A moderate hike for 6 miles round trip with 1500' of gain to peaks in Joshua Tree NP. Entry fee required. Moderate pace. High clearance 4WD advised. Bring food, water, and 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, MARS BONFIRE
Jan 26 Thu Pasadena Group, Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
O: Henninger Flats Conditioning Hike
Jan 30 Mon Hundred Peaks
I: Throop Peak (9138'): A moderately strenuous snow walk on road and trail for 13 miles roundtrip with 1900' of gain to a peak near Wrightwood. High clearance 4WD with snow cables advised. Slow to moderate pace. Bring food, water, and 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: GEORGE CHRISTIANSEN, MARS BONFIRE, LAURA JOSEPH, PAT ARREDONDO
Jan 31 Tue Hundred Peaks
I: Quail Mountain (5800'): A moderate hike on California Riding and Hiking Trail and rough trail for 14 miles round trip with 1500' of gain to a peak in Joshua Tree NP. Entry fee required. Moderate pace. Bring food, water, and 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, MARS BONFIRE
February
Feb 2 Thu Pasadena Group, Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
O: Henninger Flats Conditioning Hike
Feb 6 Mon Hundred Peaks
I: Suicide Rock (7528'): A moderately strenuous snow walk on trail for 7 miles roundtrip with 1300' of gain to a peak near Idyllwild. High clearance 4WD with snow cables advised. Slow to moderate pace. Bring food, water, and 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: GEORGE CHRISTIANSEN, MARS BONFIRE, PAT ARREDONDO
Feb 7 Tue Hundred Peaks
I: Mount Pinos (8831'), Sawmill Mountain (8818'), Grouse Mountain (8650'): A strenuous snowshoe for 9 miles round trip with 1900' of gain to peaks near Frazier Park. Moderate pace. High clearance 4WD with snow cables advised. Bring food, water, and 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, MARS BONFIRE
Feb 9 Thu Pasadena Group, Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
O: Henninger Flats Conditioning Hike
Feb 11 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Brown Mountain (4485'): Hike to peak named for abolitionist John Brown, involves 12 miles and 3500' of gain, but depending on accessibility and/or brush we may choose an alternate plan. Strenuous hike visits beautiful lower elevation country in the western San Gabriel mountains. Time permitting, we will visit the gravesite of Owen Brown, son of John Brown. Bring water, lunch, sturdy boots. Meet at the La Cañada rideshare point at 8:00 AM. Leaders: JOE YOUNG, BOB THOMPSON, STAG BROWN
Feb 13 Mon Hundred Peaks
I: Mount Pinos (8831'), Sawmill Mountain (8818'), Grouse Mountain (8650'): A moderately strenuous snow walk on road and trail for 9 miles roundtrip with 1900' of gain to a peak near Frazier Park. High clearance 4WD with snow cables advised. Slow to moderate pace. Bring food, water, and 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: GEORGE CHRISTIANSEN, MARS BONFIRE, PAT ARREDONDO
Feb 14 Tue Hundred Peaks
I: Mount Islip (8250'): A strenuous snowshoe for 6 miles round trip with 1600' of gain to a peak near Wrightwood. Moderate pace. High clearance 4WD with snow cables advised. Bring food, water, and 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, MARS BONFIRE
Feb 16 Thu Pasadena Group, Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
O: Henninger Flats Conditioning Hike
Feb 18 Sat Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks, West LA
I: Snowshoe in our local mountains, mid-month, Jan-April: Are you a "season-deprived" Southern Californian? Enjoy the quiet and serenity of snow-covered landscapes in the San Gabriel/San Bernardino Mountains or Los Padres National Forest. We will travel five to eight miles through thickly-wooded areas, perhaps grabbing a peak along the way. Bring your own snowshoes or reserve early at a local sports store. Beginners welcome. If you can walk, you can snowshoe! Email leader for details several weeks before this outing. Leader: MARLEN MERTZ Co-Leaders: WAYNE VOLLAIRE, BILL SIMPSON, PAT ARREDONDO, DAVID HAAKE, GINNY HERINGER, MIKKI SIEGAL
Feb 21 Tue Hundred Peaks
I: Heart Bar Peak (8332'): A strenuous snowshoe for 5 miles round trip with 1100' of gain to a peak near Big Bear Lake. Moderate pace. High clearance 4WD with snow cables advised. Bring food, water, and 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, MARS BONFIRE
Feb 23 Thu Pasadena Group, Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
O: Henninger Flats Conditioning Hike
Feb 27 Mon Hundred Peaks
I: Gold Mountain (8235'): A moderately strenuous snow walk on road and trail for 9 miles roundtrip with 1500' of gain to a peak near Big Bear Lake. High clearance 4WD with snow cables advised. Slow to moderate pace. Bring food, water, and 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: GEORGE CHRISTIANSEN, MARS BONFIRE, PAT ARREDONDO
Feb 28 Tue Hundred Peaks
I: Tehachapi Mountain (7960'): A strenuous snowshoe for 4 miles round trip with 2000' of gain to a peak near Tehachapi. Moderate pace. High clearance 4WD with snow cables advised. Bring food, water, and 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, MARS BONFIRE
Feb 29 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Lukens (5074') from Harter Lane: By trail and road to Los Angeles' highest point. 11 miles, 3500' gain. Meet 9 AM at La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, lunch, suitable shoes and clothing. Leaders: BROOKES TREIDLER, BOB THOMPSON, LAURA JOSEPH
March
Mar 1 Thu Pasadena Group, Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
O: Henninger Flats Conditioning Hike
Mar 3 Sat Hundred Peaks, Desert Peaks
I: Rosa Point (5083'): Join us in the Anza Borrego Desert State Park for a very strenuous day hike at a slow-moderate, but steady pace to this remote HPS and DPS listed peak in the Santa Rosa Mountains near Borrego Springs, CA. This ridge hike is all cross country for 12 miles round trip and 4800' of gain across steep, rocky, sometimes loose, always thorny desert terrain. Bring lots of water (5 liters recommended), food, a hat, and the rest of your 10 essentials. Consider car camping at the trailhead (or a nearby motel) to ease the impact of our 'first light' start. Email leader with recent experience and conditioning for trip status and details. Leaders: MAT KELLIHER, JIM FLEMING, PAT VAUGHN
Mar 6 Tue Hundred Peaks
I: Red Mountain (5261'): A moderate walk on dirt road and rough trail for 3.5 miles roundtrip with 1500' of gain to a peak near Mojave. Slow pace. Bring food, water, 10 essentials. High clearance 4WD advised. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, MARS BONFIRE
Mar 8 Thu Pasadena Group, Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
O: Henninger Flats Conditioning Hike
Mar 10 Sat Forest Committee, Hundred Peaks, Crescenta Valley
O: Trails Restoration in Angeles National Forest: (Location dependent on hillside conditions). Join the Forest Committee's San Gabriels Trail Crew to help restore and maintain parts of the 500+ mile trail system in the Angeles National Forest. Tools and instructions provided. Boots, gloves, long- sleeved shirts, and pants mandatory. Hiking distances vary. Events typically run 9 am to 3 pm. Bring lots of water, lunch, safety glasses if you have them, and enthusiasm to work as little or as much as you want. Contact leader (email preferred) week before for destination, meeting time and location. Leaders BOB THOMPSON, JIM FLEMING
Mar 13 Tue Hundred Peaks
I: Cole Point (5604'): A moderate walk on rough trail for 2 miles roundtrip with 1400' of gain to a peak near Palmdale. Slow pace. Bring food, water, 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, MARS BONFIRE
Mar 15 Thu Pasadena Group, Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
O: Henninger Flats Conditioning Hike
Mar 18 Sun Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks, West LA
I: Snowshoe in our local mountains, mid-month, Jan-April: Another chance to snowshoe. This is a perfect way to explore our beautiful local winter mountains. You will visit and see areas on snowshoes that other people cannot access. If you enjoy hiking in summer, you will love snowshoeing in the San Gabriel/San Bernardino Mountains or Los Padres National Forest. We will travel five to eight miles depending on location and conditions. Bring your own snowshoes or reserve early at a local sports store. Beginners welcome. If you can walk, you can snowshoe! Email leader for details several weeks before this outing. Leader: MARLEN MERTZ Co-Leaders: WAYNE VOLLAIRE, BILL SIMPSON, PAT ARREDONDO, DAVID HAAKE, GINNY HERINGER, MIKKI SIEGAL
Mar 20 Tue Hundred Peaks
I: Quail Mountain (5800'): A moderate walk on dirt road and rough trail for 14 miles roundtrip with 1500' of gain to a peak in Joshua Tree National Park. Entry fee. Slow pace. Bring food, water, 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, MARS BONFIRE
Mar 22 Thu Pasadena Group, Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
O: Henninger Flats Conditioning Hike
Mar 27 Tue Hundred Peaks
I: Rattlesnake Peak (5826'): A strenuous walk on dirt road and rough trail for 9 miles roundtrip with 4100' of gain to a peak near Azusa. Slow pace. Bring food, water, 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, MARS BONFIRE
Mar 29 Thu Pasadena Group, Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
O: Henninger Flats Conditioning Hike
Mar 31 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Russell Peak (6696'), Backus Peak (6651'): Join us for this strenuous hike to these prominent peaks in the Mojave Desert near Ridgecrest. We will hike an exploratory route from Powers Well on the north side. 8 miles round trip, 4500' gain. Email leader for info. Leader: TED LUBESHKOFF Co-Leader: WAYNE VOLLAIRE
April
Apr 3 Tue Hundred Peaks
O: Garnet Mountain (5680'), Garnet Peak (5880'), Monument Peak #1 (6271'): Three separate and easy hikes on dirt road, PCT, and rough trail totaling 6 miles roundtrip with 1200' of gain to peaks near Julian. Slow pace. Bring food, water, 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, MARS BONFIRE
Apr 4 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Lukens (5074'): Hike to the high point of the City of Los Angeles from Haines Cyn on the Sister Elsie Trail. 8 miles round trip, 2800' gain. Steep trail with loose footing. Meet 9 am at La Cañada rideshare point. Bring water, appropriate clothing and footwear. Rain cancels. Leaders: JOHN RADALJ, BRUCE CRAIG
Apr 5 Thu Hundred Peaks
CANCELED I: Caliente Mountain (5106'): Join us for a day in San Luis Obispo County, northwest of New Cuyama. Strenuous, cross-country hike of 13 ½ miles round trip, 3700' gain. Other routes possible. Slow pace. Bring food, water, 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, MARS BONFIRE
Apr 5 Tue Hundred Peaks
I: Iron Mountain #1: A very strenuous walk on dirt road, trail, and rough trail for 14 miles roundtrip with 7200' of gain to a peak above Azusa. Slow pace. Bring food, water, 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, MARS BONFIRE
Apr 5 Thu Pasadena Group, Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
O: Henninger Flats Conditioning Hike
Apr 7 Sat Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks, West LA
I: Snowshoe in our local mountains, mid-month, Jan-April: If there is still good snow (there was in the last two years), join us on the last of the snowshoes in our local mountains. Whether you are looking for a scenic aerobic experience or just a peaceful walk in the woods, you will love snowshoeing! You will enjoy the quiet, gentle, enjoyable pace which burns twice the calories of hiking the same route! We will travel five to eight miles depending on location and conditions and hope to be going to either Mt. Pinos or Big Bear. Bring your own snowshoes or reserve early at a local sports store. Beginners welcome. If you can walk, you can snowshoe! Email leader for details several weeks before this outing. Leader: MARLEN MERTZ Co-Leaders: WAYNE VOLLAIRE, BILL SIMPSON, PAT ARREDONDO, DAVID HAAKE, GINNY HERINGER, MIKKI SIEGAL
Apr 11-14 Wed-Sat Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
Rescheduled from October 26-29.
O: Pacific Crest Trail Backpack: From Antelope Valley through the Tehachapi Mountains to Hwy 58, west of Mojave. Experience California poppies in bloom. Moderately paced. 4 days, 48 miles, one-way. Average day will be 12 miles with 2500' gain/loss. No layover days/no beginners. Participants will need to share in expense of a rental van. Send email with H & C phones, city, recent conditioning and backpack experience to Leader: TED LUBESHKOFF Co-Leader: PAT ARREDONDO
Apr 12 Thu Pasadena Group, Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
O: Henninger Flats Conditioning Hike
Apr 14 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Hildreth Peak (5065'): Slow but steady paced, strenuous 16 mile round trip, 4000' gain, cross country route from the south up through Agua Caliente Canyon. We'll hike along a beautiful mid-spring creek complete with flowery meadows and then up a steep, loose, sometimes brushy ridge to an old jeep road leading to this peak named after Joel Hildreth, one of the first Forest Rangers in the 1890's to patrol this gorgeous area of California formerly inhabited by the Chumash. Suitable only for seasoned and well conditioned hikers. Bring at least 4 liters of water, lunch, a hat, and the rest of your 10 essentials. Consider car or tent camping near the trailhead Friday night to facilitate an early Saturday morning start. Email leader with recent experience and conditioning for trip status and details. Leaders: MAT KELLIHER, JIM FLEMING, WINNETTE BUTLER, PAT VAUGHN
Apr 14 Sat Hundred Peaks, Wilderness Adventures
I: Caliente Mountain (5106'): Moderately paced 17 miles round trip, 2800' gain to San Luis Obispo's only HPS listed peak. Will include driving through the scenic Carrizo Plain National Monument. Bring extra water, lunch. Meet 7:00 AM at Sylmar rideshare point. Leaders: HARVEY GANZ, BRENT COSTELLO
Apr 14 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Backus Peak (6651'), Russell Peak (6696'): Two peaks in the southern Sierra are named for HPS legendary leaders John Backus and Bill T. Russell. Mostly cross-country hike involves 4200' of gain and 9 miles round trip. Strenuous. Call or email leaders for meeting time and place. Leaders: JOE YOUNG, TBA
Apr 17 Tue Hundred Peaks
I: Bernard Peak (5430'), Little Berdoo Peak (5440'): A moderate walk on rough trail for 6 miles roundtrip with 1500' of gain to peaks in Joshua Tree National Park. Entry fee. Slow pace. Bring food, water, 10 essentials. High clearance 4WD advised. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, MARS BONFIRE
Apr 19 Thu Hundred Peaks
I: Mount Lukens (5074'): Join us for a day in the Angeles National Forest, north of La Crescenta. Moderate hike of 7 miles round trip, 3300' gain on trail and fire road. Slow pace. Bring food, water 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, MARS BONFIRE
Apr 19 Thu Pasadena Group, Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
O: Henninger Flats Conditioning Hike
Apr 21-22 Sat-Sun LTC, WTC, HPS, DPS, SPS
I: Warren Point Navigation: Navigation noodle at Joshua Tree National Park to satisfy the Basic (I/M) level navigation requirements. Saturday for practice, skills refresher, altimeter, homework, campfire. Sunday checkout. Send email or sase, navigation experience/training, contact info, any WTC, leader rating, rideshare to Leader: ROBERT MYERS Assistant: PHIL WHEELER
Apr 21-22 Sat-Sun DPS, HPS, WTC
I: Sheep Mtn (5141'), Martinez Mtn (6560'): Climb this classic pair of desert peaks in the Santa Rosa Wilderness south of Palm Springs. Saturday: backpack to camp near Cactus Springs and climb Sheep (8 miles, 2100' gain). Sunday: Climb Martinez and out (12 miles, 3000' gain). Contact leader with recent conditioning. Leader: TINA BOWMAN Co-Leader: RUDY FLECK
Apr 21-22 Sat-Sun Hundred Peaks
Spring Fling 2012: Welcome in the spring with a fun and festive weekend in San Diego. Join us for outstanding peak bagging, at all levels, followed by a potluck dinner Saturday night. The Hundred Peaks Section will host a very fun evening of socializing, music, story telling, reminiscing and meeting old and new friends. Bring your instruments - guitar, fiddle, accordion. Bring your funny and fascinating hiking tales from the present and the past. Check the HPS Website, the Lookout, and the Schedule of activities for weekend Spring Fling hikes. We have reserved the Sierra Club Foster Lodge near San Diego for Saturday night. The Lodge has a fully equipped kitchen and dormitory sleeping facilities. Camping is another option. Reservations are on a first come, first served basis. Send sase/esase to Reservationist: WAYNE VOLLAIRE )
Apr 21 Sat Hundred Peaks
O: Oakzanita Peak (5504'), Sheephead Mountain (5896') Start out the HPS Spring Fling with two easy hikes done separately with a drive up in between to a couple of lovely peaks in Northern San Diego County near Julian, CA at a relaxed and casual pace. Feel free to join us for one or both peaks. Oakzanita is 8 miles round trip with 1000' gain and Sheephead is 3 ½ miles round trip with 1000' gain. If the road to Sheephead is closed, we may opt to substitute it with Stonewall Peak (5730'). The hike to Stonewall would be 4 miles round trip and 900' gain. Either way, we'll still be finished in plenty of time to join the potluck festivities at Foster Lodge. Bring plenty of water, food for the day, a hat, sunscreen, and the rest of your 10 essentials. Email leader for trip status and details. Leaders: MAT KELLIHER, JIM FLEMING, WINNETTE BUTLER
Apr 21 Sat Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not yet published
I: Granite Mountain #2 (5633') A strenuous hike on dirt road and rough trail for 8 miles round trip with 3000' of gain to a rocky peak near Borrego Springs. High clearance 4WD will be helpful. Not for beginners or those who like to hike slowly. We'll finish up as early as possible so as not to miss the Spring Fling pot luck and partying. Contact Laura for status and details. Leaders: LAURA JOSEPH, PAT ARREDONDO, MARKEY NEIGHBORS
Apr 22 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: Iron Spring Mountain (5755'), Beauty Peak (5548'): Moderately strenuous trek on this 8.5 miles round trip, cross-country route with 2700' of gain at a slow pace over occasionally steep, loose, and brushy terrain with minor rock scrambling to these remote peaks with tremendous views near Aguanga, CA. Bring food, 4 liters water, 10 essentials. Contact leader for status and details. Leader: MAT KELLIHER ) Co-Leader: JIM FLEMING
Apr 22 Sun Hundred Peaks, Natural Science
New Outing, not yet published
O: Oakzanita Peak (5054'), Stonewall Peak (5730') Join us for a day hike of these two peaks near Julian. Oakzanita is 8 miles round trip, 1000' gain on road and trail. Stonewall is 4 miles round trip, 900' gain on trail. These are the prettiest hikes in the area. We'll have a naturalist along to add to our enjoyment of the wild flowers. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: LAURA JOSEPH, PAT ARREDONDO, GINNY HERINGER, MARKEY NEIGHBORS
Apr 24 Tue Hundred Peaks
O: Queen Mountain (5680'): A moderate walk on rough trail for 4 miles roundtrip with 1200' of gain to a peak in Joshua Tree National Park. Entry fee. Slow pace. Bring food, water, 10 essentials. High clearance 4WD advised. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, MARS BONFIRE
Apr 26 Thu Hundred Peaks
I: Bare Mountain (6388'): Join us for a day in the Angeles National Forest, south of Little Rock. Moderate hike of 6 miles round trip on trail, cross-country and firebreak. Slow pace. Bring food, water, 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, MARS BONFIRE
Apr 26 Thu Pasadena Group, Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
O: Henninger Flats Conditioning Hike
Apr 28 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Heald Peak (6901'): Peak near Lake Isabella in Kern County involves 10 mi rt and 3500' over cross-country, difficult terrain. Very strenuous outing. Peak is named for the creator of the hundred peaks "game" who also gives his name to the highest conservation award bestowed by the Angeles Chapter. For meeting time and place call or email leaders. Leaders: JOE YOUNG, IGNACIA DOGGETT, PETER DOGGETT
May
May 1 Tue Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Sally (5408'), Vetter Mountain (5908'), Mount Mooney (5840'): Three separate and easy walks on paved road, dirt road, and rough trail totaling 6 miles roundtrip with 1450' of gain to peaks above Pasadena. Slow pace. Bring food, water, 10 essentials. High clearance 4WD advised. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, MARS BONFIRE
May 3 Thu Hundred Peaks
I: Lightner Peak (6430'), Bald Eagle Peak (6181'): Join us for a day in the Sequoia National Forest just south of Lake Isabella. Lightner will be Route 2, 10 miles round trip, 4500' gain on motorcycle trail and cross-country. Bald Eagle is 1 ½ miles, 600' gain on use trail and cross-country. High clearance vehicles recommended. Slow pace. Bring food, water, 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, MARS BONFIRE
May 3 Thu Pasadena Group, Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
O: Henninger Flats Conditioning Hike
May 5 Sat Hundred Peaks, Lower Peaks
O: Iron Mountain #1 (8007'), Bonita Peak (3983'): Does the idea of spending yet another Cinco de Mayo in some dingy cantina eating bad nachos and swilling margaritas have you feeling a little unsatisfied? Ay Carumba!! Why not come celebrate with us instead as we tackle the legendary 'Big Iron', one of the more challenging peaks on the HPS list? This will be a very strenuous day hike involving 14 miles round trip and 7200' of gain over sometimes loose and in places brutally steep terrain in the San Gabriel Mountains just west of Mt. Baldy that is only suitable for seasoned and well conditioned hikers. We'll travel at a slow-moderate, but steady pace, and during our ascent we'll make an optional detour for a very short distance and little gain to bag the LPC "Bonita Peak". Bring at least 4 liters of water, lunch, a hat, and the rest of your 10 essentials. Email leader with recent experience and conditioning for trip status and details. Ole!! Leaders: MAT KELLIHER, JIM FLEMING, PAT VAUGHN
May 5 Sat Hundred Peaks, Wilderness Adventures
I: Thorn Point (6920'), San Guillermo Mountain (6606'), Lockwood Peak (6261'), Frazier Mountain (8000'): Moderately paced 15.5 miles round trip, 4000' gain with the last peak being a drive-up, time permitting. Bring extra water. Meet 7 AM Sylmar rideshare point. Leaders: HARVEY GANZ, BRENT COSTELLO
May 10 Thu Pasadena Group, Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
O: Henninger Flats Conditioning Hike
May 10 Thu Hundred Peaks
O: Combs Peak (6193'): A moderate walk on PCT and rough trail for 5 miles roundtrip with 1200' of gain to a peak near Warner Springs. High clearance 4WD advised. Slow to moderate pace. Bring food, water, and 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: GEORGE CHRISTIANSEN, MARS BONFIRE
May 12 Sat Hundred Peaks, Pasadena, Natural Science, Palos Verde-South Bay
I: Liebre Twins and Mt McRuer: Join us on this rare opportunity to climb two peaks on Tejon Ranch, usually inaccessible to hikers, and hear about plans to increase public access on the ranch property. Strenuous hike, 10 miles round trip, 2700' gain, with some cross-country travel. Group size is limited by Tejon Ranch and the date may be subject to change. Contact reservationist Ginny Heringer by May 1 for reservations and updates. Leaders: KENT SCHWITKIS, DAN RICHTER Naturalist: GINNY HERINGER
May 15 Tue Hundred Peaks
New Outing, not yet published
I: Hildreth Peak (5065'): A strenuous walk on rough trail and dirt road for 16 miles roundtrip with 4700' of gain to a peak near Santa Barbara. High clearance 4WD advised. Slow to moderate pace. Bring food, water, and 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: PAT ARREDONDO, MARS BONFIRE
May 16 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Hillyer (6200+'): From the Chilao area, hike through jeffrey pines and incense cedar to a peak with fine northern views. 6 mi rt, 1000' gain. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare pt. Bring water, appropriate clothing, footwear. Leaders: AL MOGGIA, JOHN RADALJ
May 17 Thu Pasadena Group, Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
O: Henninger Flats Conditioning Hike
May 17 Thu Hundred Peaks
O: Southwell Peak (7840'): A strenuous walk on trail and rough trail for 14 miles roundtrip with 3100' of gain to a peak near Idyllwild. High clearance 4WD advised. Slow to moderate pace. Bring food, water, and 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: GEORGE CHRISTIANSEN, MARS BONFIRE
May 22 Tue Hundred Peaks
O: San Gabriel Peak (6161'), Mount Markham (5742'), Mount Lowe (5603'), Occidental Peak (5732'): A moderate walk on paved road, dirt road, trail, and rough trail totaling 11 miles roundtrip with 2200' of gain to peaks above Pasadena. Slow pace. Bring food, water, 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, MARS BONFIRE
May 24 Thu Hundred Peaks
I: Nicolls Peak (6070'), Heald Peak (6901'): Join us for a day in the Sequoia National Forest in the Lake Isabella area. Strenuous hike of 8 miles round trip, 4200' gain on use trail and cross-country. Other routes possible. 4WD recommended. Slow pace. Bring food, water, 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, MARS BONFIRE
May 24 Thu Pasadena Group, Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
O: Henninger Flats Conditioning Hike
May 26 Sat LTC, WTC, Hundred Peaks
I: Beginning Navigation Clinic: Spend the day one-on-one with an instructor, learning/practicing map and compass in our local mountains. Beginners to rusty old-timers welcome, and practice is available at all skill levels. Not a checkout, but it will help you prepare. Many expert leaders will attend; many I-rated leaders started here in the past. 4 mi, 500' gain. Send sase, phones, $25 deposit, refunded at trailhead (Sierra Club) to Leader: DIANE DUNBAR Co-Leader: RICHARD BOARDMAN
May 29 Tue Hundred Peaks
I: Iron Mountain #1: A very strenuous walk on dirt road, trail, and rough trail for 14 miles roundtrip with 7200' of gain to a peak above Azusa. Slow pace. Bring food, water, 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, MARS BONFIRE
May 30 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Liebre Mountain (5760+'): Hike along the PCT to Liebre Ridge. 7 mi rt, 2000' gain. Panoramic views of the Tehachapis, southern Sierras, Sespe wilderness, Los Padres peaks. Meet 9 am Santa Clarita rideshare pt. Bring water, appropriate clothing, footwear. Leaders: AL MOGGIA, BROOKES TREIDLER
May 31 Thu Hundred Peaks
I: Lizard Head (5350'): Join us for a day in the Los Padres National Forest, north-northwest of Ojai. Strenuous hike of 11 miles on trail and cross-country. Other route possible. 4WD recommended. Slow pace. Bring food, water, 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, MARS BONFIRE
May 31 Thu Pasadena Group, Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
O: Henninger Flats Conditioning Hike
June
Jun 1 Fri Hundred Peaks
O: Pallett Mountain (7760'), Will Thrall Peak (7845'), Pleasant View Ridge (7983'): A strenuous walk on trail and rough trail for 15 miles roundtrip with 4700' of gain to a peak near Wrightwood. Slow to moderate pace. Bring food, water, and 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: GEORGE CHRISTIANSEN, MARS BONFIRE
Jun 2 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Thorn Point (6920'): Eight miles round trip, 2000' gain to a peak near Frazier Park with abandoned lookout. High clearance 4WD advised. For details, send vehicle type and rideshare information to Leader: PAT ARREDONDO Co-Leaders: VIRGIL POPESCU, PATRICK VAUGHN
Jun 2 Sat Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
O: Mugu Peak (1266'): Moderately paced, approximately 6 miles, 1300' gain hike in the Santa Monica Mountains with great views of the Oxnard plan and the Pacific Ocean. Bring lunch. Meet 8 AM at the Pacific Palisades trailhead (Los Liones Drive). Leaders: HARVEY GANZ, BRENT COSTELLO
Jun 2 Sat LTC, WTC, HPS, DPS, SPS
I: Heart Bar Peak (8332'): Practice navigation for Sunday's checkoff on this 7 mile round trip, 1400' gain hike. We will take a cross-country route to Heart Bar Peak and practice micro-navigation skills along the way. Send email or sase, recent conditioning, contact info, to Leaders: ROBERT MYERS Co-Leaders: JANE SIMPSON, ADRIENNE BENEDICT, ANN PEDRESCHI SHIELDS
Jun 2-3 Sat-Sun WTC, Hundred Peaks
Rescheduled from October 29-30, 2011
I: Reeds Meadow (7700'), Marion Mountain (10,362'): Saturday hike Devil Slide trail 4 miles; 1800' gain to set-up camp near Willow Creek. After lunch hike cross-country 2.5 miles, 600' gain to explore Reeds Meadow area. Saturday Happy Hour. Sunday hike cross-country 2.5 miles; 2500' gain to Marion Mountain, returning cross-country 3.5 miles, 300' gain via Deer Springs to camp and then pack-out. Moderate paced, but strenuous hike. Adventure Pass required. Bring small daypack + 3 liters of water/electrolytes for Sunday hike. Send email with Sierra Club #, hiking/conditioning resume, and contact info to Leader: PHILIP BATES ) Assistant: ROD KIEFFER
Jun 3 Sun Hundred Peaks
O: Liebre Mountain (5760+'): Moderately easy hike near Gorman involves 7 mi rt and 1830' of gain on trail. Suitable for beginners in good shape with proper footwear. Bring water, lunch. This is the 31st annual first Sunday in June hike with Stag Brown. Meet 8:00 AM at the Sylmar rideshare point. Leaders: JOE YOUNG, STAG BROWN
Jun 3 Sun LTC, WTC, HPS, DPS, SPS
I: Grinnell Ridge Navigation: Navigation Noodle in San Bernardino National Forest for either checkout or practice to satisfy Basic (I/M) or Advanced (E) level navigation requirements. Send email or sase, contact info, navigation experience/training, any WTC, leader rating, rideshare, to Leader: ROBERT MYERS Assistant: PHIL WHEELER
Jun 5 Tue Hundred Peaks
I: Mount Hawkins (8850'), Copter Ridge (7499'): A strenuous walk on rough trail and PCT for 9 miles roundtrip with 3450' of gain to peaks near Wrightwood. Slow pace. Bring food, water, 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, MARS BONFIRE
Jun 6 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Kratka Ridge (7515') via Mount Waterman Trail: Hike the Mt Waterman Trail (mile marker 58.00) to the "Overlook". Hike E to the old ski hut and the peak. 6 mi rt, 1600' gain. Return to cars through Buckhorn Campground. Meet 9 am La Cañada rideshare pt. Bring water, appropriate footwear for steep hiking. Leaders: DAN BUTLER, MARY PATTERSON
Jun 7 Thu Hundred Peaks
I: Monte Arido (6010'), Old Man Mountain (5525'): Join us for a day in the Los Padres Nation Forest, northwest of Ojai. Moderate hike of 6 miles round trip, 1800' gain on road and cross-country. 4WD recommended. Slow pace. Bring food, water, 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, MARS BONFIRE
Jun 7 Thu Pasadena Group, Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
O: Henninger Flats Conditioning Hike
Jun 8 Fri Hundred Peaks
O: Middle Hawkins (8505'), South Mount Hawkins (7783'): A moderately strenuous walk on trail and rough trail for 15 miles roundtrip with 3700' of gain to a peak near Wrightwood. Slow to moderate pace. Bring food, water, and 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: GEORGE CHRISTIANSEN, MARS BONFIRE
Jun 9 Sat Hundred Peaks
I: Deer Mountain (5536'): A moderate hike on rough trail and involving a stream crossing for 4 miles round trip with 1800' of gain (1300' out plus 500' on return) to a peak near Lake Arrowhead. Bring food, water, and 10 essentials. High clearance 4WD advised. For details, send vehicle type and rideshare information to Leader: PAT ARREDONDO Co-Leaders: VIRGIL POPESCU, PATRICK VAUGHN
Jun 12 Tue Hundred Peaks
O: Mount Akawie (7283'), Kratka Ridge (7415'): Two easy walks on dirt road and rough trail totaling 3 miles roundtrip with 1100' of gain to peaks near Wrightwood. Slow pace. Bring food, water, 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, MARS BONFIRE
Jun 13 Wed Local Hikes, Cresenta Valley, Hundred Peaks
O: Winston Peak (7502'), Winston Ridge (7008'): Come climb these two beautiful high-country sister peaks on the last day of Spring and bid a big hello to Summer. 1600' gain, 8 miles with some steep trails. Bring the "3 L's" Lugsoles, Liquids and Lunch. Meet 9 AM, La Cañada rideshare. Leaders: BOB THOMPSON, JOE YOUNG
Jun 14 Thu Hundred Peaks
I: Mount Pinos (8832'), Sawmill Mountain (8818'), Grouse Mountain (8582'), Cerro Noroeste (8280'): Join us for a day in the Los Padres National Forest, west of Frazier Park. This is a shuttle hike of 7 miles from Pinos to Cerro Noreste, 2200' gain on trail. Slow pace. Bring food, water, 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, MARS BONFIRE
Jun 14 Thu Pasadena Group, Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
O: Henninger Flats Conditioning Hike
Jun 15 Fri Hundred Peaks
O: Thorn Point (6920'): A moderate walk on trail for 8 miles roundtrip with 2000' of gain to a peak near Frazier Park. High clearance 4WD advised. Slow to moderate pace. Bring food, water, and 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: GEORGE CHRISTIANSEN, MARS BONFIRE
Jun 16 Sun Hundred Peaks
I: San Guillermo Mountain (6602'), Lockwood Point (6273'), Brush Mountain (7040'), San Emigdio Mountain (7495'): Come enjoy easy peaks in Ventura backcountry. First Guillermo, 2 miles round trip, 800' gain, cross country. Short drive to Lockwood. Lockwood is 5 miles round trip and 700' gain on trail and cross country. Brush and San Emigdio are 3 miles round trip, 500' gain. Lots of dirt road driving. For details, send vehicle tye and rideshare information to Leader: PAT ARREDONDO Co-Leader: VIRGIL POPESCU
Jun 19 Tue Hundred Peaks
I: San Rafael Peak (6666'): A strenuous walk on trail and rough trail for 10 miles roundtrip with 2400' of gain to a peak near Frazier Park. Slow pace. Bring food, water, 10 essentials. High clearance 4WD advised. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, MARS BONFIRE
Jun 21 Thu Hundred Peaks
I: Frazier Mountain (LO) (8013'): Join us for a day in the Los Padres National Forest, southwest of Frazier Park. Hike, don't drive to this peak. Strenuous cross-country hike of 12 miles round trip, 3500' gain. Slow pace. Bring food, water, 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, MARS BONFIRE
Jun 21 Thu Pasadena Group, Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
O: Henninger Flats Conditioning Hike
Jun 22 Fri Hundred Peaks
O: Reyes Peak (7514'), Haddock Mountain (7431'): A moderate walk on road, trail and rough trail for 9 miles roundtrip with 2500' of gain to a peak near Ojai. High clearance 4WD advised. Slow to moderate pace. Bring food, water, and 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: GEORGE CHRISTIANSEN, MARS BONFIRE
Jun 26 Tue Hundred Peaks
O: Reyes Peak (7514'), Haddock Mountain (7431'): A moderate walk on dirt road, trail, and rough trail for 9 miles roundtrip with 2580' of gain to peaks near Frazier Park. Slow pace. Bring food, water, 10 essentials. High clearance 4WD advised. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, MARS BONFIRE
Jun 27 Wed Local Hikes, Hundred Peaks
O: Kratka Ridge (7515') from Eagle's Roost: A longer 6 mile round trip, 1700' gain route on old roads with spectacular views. Meet La Cañada rideshare at 9 AM with water, lunch, good footwear & suitable clothing layers. Rain cancels. Leaders: ROSEMARY CAMPBELL, AL MOGGIA
Jun 28 Thu Hundred Peaks
I: Pacifico Mtn (7124'): Join us for a day in the Angeles National Forest for this old favorite. Moderate hike of 12 miles round trip, 2200' gain on trail and cross-country. Other routes possible. Slow pace. Bring food, water, 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, MARS BONFIRE
Jun 28 Thu Pasadena Group, Wilderness Adventures, Hundred Peaks
O: Henninger Flats Conditioning Hike
Jun 29 Fri Hundred Peaks
O: Bohna Peak (6760'), Sunday Peak (8295'): Two moderate walks on trail and rough trail totaling 7 miles roundtrip with 2400' of gain to a peak near Kernville. High clearance 4WD advised. Slow to moderate pace. Bring food, water, and 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: GEORGE CHRISTIANSEN, MARS BONFIRE
July
Jul 3 Tue Hundred Peaks
I: Mount Harwood (9552'), Mount San Antonio (10,064'): A strenuous walk on paved road, dirt road, trail, and rough trail for 14 miles roundtrip with 4080' of gain to peaks above Baldy Village. Slow pace. Bring food, water, 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: DAVE COMERZAN, MARS BONFIRE
Jul 6 Fri Hundred Peaks
O: Shields Peak (10,680'), Anderson Peak (10,840'), San Bernardino East Peak (10,691') , San Bernardino Peak (10,649'): A very strenuous walk on trail and rough trail for 19 miles roundtrip with 4700' of gain to peaks near Big Bear Lake. High Clearance 4WD advised. Slow to moderate pace. Bring food, water, and 10 essentials. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: GEORGE CHRISTIANSEN, MARS BONFIRE
Jul 13-15 Fri-Sun Hundred Peaks, WTC
New Outing, not yet published
I: Eight over Ten: Lake Peak (10,161'), Ten Thousand Foot Ridge (10,094'), Bighorn Mountain (10,997'), Dragons Head (10,866'), Jepson Peak (11,205'), Dobbs Peak (10,459'), San Gorgonio Mountain (11,499'), Grinnell Mountain (10,284'): Relatively easy 3 day/2 night backpack with strenuous day hiking to reach the peaks at a slow, but steady pace. Travel will be predominantly on trail; however significant cross-country segments across rocky and forested terrain will be necessary to reach several of the peaks. Friday we'll pack up the Fish Creek Trail to Fish Creek Saddle Camp (3.9 miles, 2000' gain) where we'll set up camp, and then hike down to Lodgepole Spring (1.5 miles round trip, 625' loss/gain) to stock up on water for the weekend. Once back at camp we'll either set off for Lake Peak and 10,000K Ridge (2.75 miles, 950' gain) or head up to the nearby summit of Grinnell Mountain (1.2 miles round trip, 480' gain), and then return to camp for Happy Hour and an early night. Saturday will be a strenuous day consisting of 15.3 miles and 5400' of gain; we'll set off in the morning near first light to get Bighorn, Dragons Head, Jepson, Dobbs, and San Gorgonio and then return to camp where we'll revel in our adventures over a hearty Happy Hour under the nearly moonless night sky. Sunday we'll get a leisurely start to go get the peak(s) we didn't get Friday, then we'll return to camp to pack up and then out. Email leader with recent experience and conditioning for trip status and details. Group size limited by permit. Leaders: MAT KELLIHER, JIM FLEMING, PAT VAUGHN
Jul 29-Aug 3 Sun-Fri Mule Pack, Hundred Peaks
O/I: Virginia Cyn/Return Creek Mule Pack: Hired packers carry gear of 55 lbs per person while we hike separately with only our daypacks. Sun am hike from Big Virginia Lake (9800') 7 mi, 1500' gain, over 11,300' pass to camp at Return Creek in Virginia Cyn (9600'). Mon-Thu hike, photo, fish, or relax in our beautiful camp. Hiking destinations include minor but pretty peaks and lovely lakes and creeks. Enjoy planned potluck happy hours every night with byob wine, possible campfire. Fri hike out. $360. Note reserve/ cancel policy on p xxx. To apply, email or call with recent high altitude and distance conditioning, health to Co-Leader: LAURA JOSEPH Co-Leader: SANDY BURNSIDE
August
Aug 4-5 Sat-Sun WTC, Hundred Peaks
Rescheduled from November 2011
I: Lake Peak (10,161'), Grinnell Mountain (10,284'), Ten Thousand Foot Ridge (10,094'): Join us for a strenuous backpack with a gourmet twist - (21 miles total, 6000' gain) that will include cross-country exploration and a gourmet happy hour. Saturday hike 8 miles and 2800' gain, via Lost Creek Trail to Dry Lake (9065'). Set up camp and enjoy happy hour. Sunday morning hike cross-country 5.5 miles total (2000' gain) to Grinnell Mountain, Lake Peak and Ten Thousand Foot Ridge. Break camp and hike 8 miles back to trailhead. Send hiking resume to Tonyce. Leaders: TONYCE BATES Co-Leader: VICTORIA OVERBEY
Aug 5 Sun LTC, WTC, HPS, DPS, SPS
I: Mount Pinos Navigation: Navigation noodle in Los Padres National Forest for either checkout or practice to satisfy Basic (I/M) or Advanced (E) level navigation requirements. Send email or sase, contact info, navigation experience/training, any WTC, leader rating, rideshare, to Leader: ROBERT MYERS Assistant: KIM HOMAN
September
Sep 23 Sun LTC, WTC, HPS, DPS, SPS
I: Grinnell Ridge Navigation: Navigation Noodle in San Bernardino National Forest for either checkout or practice to satisfy Basic (I/M) or Advanced (E) level navigation requirements. Send email or sase, contact info, navigation experience/training, any WTC, leader rating, rideshare, to Leader: ROBERT MYERS Assistant: PHIL WHEELER

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