Join OCSS for an awesome weekend adventure!. This trip has it all: Learn to cross-country ski in the back country with experienced instructors; enjoy back country ski touring and snowshoe touring with leaders; XC ski on your own at Tamarack Nordic Ski Center; Downhill ski or snowboard on Mammoth Mtn. Newcomers and Non skiers Welcome!! Stay at Quality Inn (2 per rm, 2 beds, priv.bath) close to shopping, night life, free shuttles. Leave O.C. 2 PM with pickup in San Fernando Valley. Return O.C. Sun. 10PM. Incl. bus, lodging, breakfasts, happy hour, Sun. dinner & bus refreshments.
[Refugio State Beach, header image by Dan Valdez]
- January 30 - February 1, 2015Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Orange County Sierra Singles
- February 7, 2015Sponsored by:Verdugo Hills Group
Advance Notice -- Mystery Dinner Back by popular demand! We will have another of our famous fundraisers. It will be in a close by Crescenta Valley location. We will have wine, delicious food and great entertainment. Please mark your calendar for this special event. For more info, call leaders.
- February 13 - 16, 2015Sponsored by:West Los Angeles Group
Join us at the best time to be in the park for the annual winter bus trip to Yosemite when the crowds are few with plenty of time to do whatever you want (ski, snowshoe, hike, etc.).This is the best time to be in the park.
- February 13 - 16, 2015Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter
President’s Day Weekend in Yosemite at Wawona: Rideshare Fri to stay in a cabin in the Wawona area near Yosemite’s south entrance. Join leaders for low intermediate xcntry ski and snowshoe each day at Badger Pass and other areas. On your own you can downhill or track ski, ice skate or simply explore Yosemite Valley in the winter. Cost includes 3 nights lodging in modern cabin with all amenities (2-4 per bedroom with shared bathrooms and kitchen), 3 continental breakfasts, 3 lunch fixings, Sat and Sun group dinner.
- March 13 - 15, 2015Sponsored by:Natural Science Section
Join us for two days of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing to learn about animal tracks, winter survival strategies, and geology. Must be comfortable going several miles on skis or snowshoes. This trip satisfies the Environmental Awareness requirement for the I-rating.
- March 13 - 15, 2015Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter
Ski Downhill or Snowboard on Mammoth Mtn. Daily guided backcountry ski tours and snowshoe tours with the leaders. Visit geological formations. Quality Inn lodging, two persons-2 beds/private bath, microwave, fridge, indoor spa. Close to shopping, night life, casual and fine dining, free shuttles. Leave Orange County 2:00 pm. South Bay and Sylmar pick-up later. Return Orange County Sunday approx 10pm. Includes bus, lodging, full breakfast, happy hour, bus refreshments, Sunday dinner.
- April 25 - 28, 2015Sponsored by:Palos Verdes-South Bay Group
Join us for a double-header hiking adventure in Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks. In Zion, we will have numerous hiking options on trails surrounded by massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red, which soar into a bright blue sky. On a day trip to Bryce Canyon, we will have shorter and longer hiking options through red forests of hoodoos (unique pillars of rock sculptured by the forces of erosion).
- June 20 - 27, 2015Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Backpacking Committee
No backpacking. In 8 days experience the unique and outstanding natural beauty of Kauai. Enjoy moderate hikes (4 -7 mi/500-1,500 gain/loss) in Kokee State Park. Hike Alakai Swamp, Pahia Lookout, Awaiawipu Trail to views of the canyon and NaPali coast 4000’ below. Plus moderate 4 mi RT Na Pali Coast day hike to Hanakapiai Beach explore lava caves. Snorkel/swim at picturesque Ke’e Beach & Poipu Beach. Exclusive: Manuel's Ginger Chicken at Salt Pond Beach Park. Tour National Tropical Botanical Gardens. Stop at views of Waimea Canyon and Kalalau Valley. Rain forest cabins (pro kitchen) 3 nights.
- August 13 - 16, 2015Sponsored by:Palos Verdes-South Bay Group
Hike through grassy meadows under towering pines, soak your feet in pristine alpine lakes, and feast your eyes on vistas of snow-capped granite peaks. Join us for an adventurous four days of glorious hiking on some of the most spectacular trails in the high Sierras. The grand finale will be a visit to the ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest to hike among the oldest living things on the planet.Judy Shane