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.
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- October 31 - November 1, 2014Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Wilderness Adventures Section
A unique opportunity to visit the 75% of Santa Cruz Island that is owned and managed by the Nature Conservancy and not open to the general public. This is a Channel Islands Restoration Thu afternoon to Mon evening service and hiking trip. Volunteers will help with habitat restoration and trail maintenance in some of the most spectacular parts of the Island. The trip will be four days in length and will provide wonderful scenery, unique educational opportunities and important service work. We will stay at the University of California Field Station in the Central Valley of Santa Cruz Island, with inside bunk room accommodations, large cooking facilities, restrooms and showers. Transportation to the island is provided by Island Packers and often includes spectacular views of marine mammals and the ocean life. There will also be hikes to beautiful Island locations including Diablo Peak, the highest point on the Island. Cost is $290 which includes R/T Island Packers boat transportation, bunk room with showers and kitchen facilities, vehicle usage throughout the stay and a Channel Island Restoration staff person. Participants bring their own food. There are only nine spots which will fill up so don't hesitate to sign up.Sharon Moore
- January 30 - February 1, 2015Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Orange County Sierra 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.
- 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: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.
- 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.