Featured Outings

Refugio State Beach

Catalina Island 'Pirate Days'
Aug. 30 - Sept. 1

Rating O:

A trip to beautiful Catalina Island for your own private paradise vacation This year it features a Pirate theme, so get out your pirate outfit and bring it along. Click here for details.

Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary Fall Festival
Sept. 27

Rating O:

Join us from 3-6 pm for wine, cheese, hors-doeuvres, festive lunch and music in this sanctuary deep in Modjeska Canyon. Our guide will lead a nature walk through the winding pathways and gardens to look for the resident tortoise, Henry, and many other birds and animals. Live music will feature Patti Barnes, vocalist/keyboards, among others. $25 for Sierra Club members, $35 for non-members. Click here for details.

A Journey up Highway 395--TRIP FULL
October 9-13

Rating O: (West Los Angeles Group)

Join Felicia and Paul as we travel far up into the Owens Valley exploring its history, beauty and often neglected attractions. Venues we are looking into include Manzanar, the Eastern California Museum, Bodie Ghost Town, Mono Lake, Devils Post Pile, Mammoth Hot Springs, Red Rock Canyon, Railroad Museum, including a possible step on guide for a portion of the drive up. Click here for details.

Oktoberfest at Harwood Lodge
October 11-12

Rating O: (Verdugo Hills Group)

Join us for a fantastic weekend of fun and festivity at Harwood Lodge located in the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains. We will have good food, games, hikes and fun. Weekend includes snacks, beer, dinner, breakfast and prizes. Click here for details.

Winter Sports Bus Trip to Mammoth Lakes
January 30 - February 1, 2015

Rating I: (Angeles Chapter, Orange County Singles)

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. Click here for details.

President's Day Weekend in Yosemite at Wawona
February 13 - 16, 2015

Rating I: (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. Click here for details.

Yosemite Winter Bus Trip
Feb. 13-16, 2015

Rating O: (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. Click here for details.

Winter Combo Bus Trip to Mammoth Lakes
March 13 - 15, 2015

Rating I: (Angeles Chapter, Orange County Singles)

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. Click here for details.

Fortieth Annual Hawaiian Islands Eco-Adventure: Kauai, the Garden Isle
June 20 - 27, 2015

Rating O: (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. Click here for details.

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