MOUNTAIN TOP HIKING CLUB --- july 2015



Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Wednesday Walk with Barbara – MTHC

9am, easy/moderate covering about 4 miles.

Walks will be in the western end of the San Bernardino Mountains between Running Springs and Cedarpines Park. Bring hiking footwear, water, snacks and layered clothing.

Contact Barbara by the Tuesday evening before for meeting place and walk destination. (909) 338-1253 or barblev6@gmail.com

 

Friday, July 24 to Sunday July 26, 2015

Annual Children’s Forest Car Camp – Sierra Club, Mountains Group

Starting 2:00 pm on Friday. We'll camp at Shady Cove group campground.  Arrive any time after 2:00 pm on Friday for camping. Saturday, join us for happy hour, followed by a potluck starting at 5 pm. Bring drinks, a dish to share, fire wood and folding chair to sit around the fire. Camp overnight or come for a day. Day hikes and other optional activities. If you plan to attend, please Call leader: Heather Sargeant,  909-336-2836

 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Grays Peak – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

8:00 am, moderate, 6 miles, 1,200 ft. elevation gain. Join me on one of the "5 Peaks of Big Bear" hikes to Gray's Peak.  Named for Gray's Landing on the north side of Big Bear Lake, founded by Alex Gray in 1918!  The hike will take us through stands of Jeffrey pin, black oak and white fir.  We will pass through an area that burned several years ago and can see what new growth has come up.  The peak has some great views of Big Bear Lake where we will have our lunch/snack, then return on the same trail back to our vehicles. Meet at the Gray's Peak Trailhead on Hwy 38, 2.7 miles from the Big Bear Dam or half a mile southwest of Fawnskin. You will need an Adventure Pass to park at the trailhead. Bring the 10 essentials, 2 liters of water, hat, sunscreen, layered clothing, snack/lunch. Reservations: Contact Hike Leader Judy Atkinson by phone or text at (909) 289-1932, or email at djatk57@gmail.com 

 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Monday Moderate Hike– Big Bear Lake area

9:00 am, Big Bear Convention Center, parking lot at the north end (corner of Big Bear Blvd and Division). The group will collectively select a moderate hike typically lasting 2 hours, covering 4 miles with moderate elevation gain. Bring hiking footwear and at least 16 ounces of water, snacks, layered clothing. NationalForest Adventure Pass maybe required. WEATHER  PERMITTING.  Any questions contact Peter Boss (909) 866-3585 or pbossmd@aol.com  OR DICK BANKS (714) 264-2803 OR RBANCOS111@GMAIL.COM


 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wednesday Walk with Barbara – MTHC

9am, easy/moderate covering about 4 miles.

Walks will be in the western end of the San Bernardino Mountains between Running Springs and Cedarpines Park. Bring hiking footwear, water, snacks and layered clothing.

Contact Barbara by the Tuesday evening before for meeting place and walk destination. (909) 338-1253 or barblev6@gmail.com

 Friday, July, 31, 2015

John’s Meadow  -  Sierra Club, Big Bear Club

8am, moderate, 6 miles. The San Gorgonio Wilderness has opened up a few 8:00 AM

trails since the Lake Fire burned last month.  Forsee Creek Trail is available, so let’s go check out the meadow.  We may still have some wildflowers to enjoy.  Meet at the Forsee Creek Trailhead at 8:00 AM.  Bring water, sun protection, lunch/snack. Hike requires a permit, to sign up contact Judy Atkinson by phone or text at (909) 289-1932 or email djatk57@gmail.com

Saturday, August 1, 2015

PCT, Section D Vincent Gap to Islip Saddle – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

7:30am, strenuous, 11.6 miles, approx 2,660 ft. elevation gain.  This is the 5th segment in a series of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) Section D that was aborted in May due to snow cover and weather.  Those individuals completing all thirteen segments of Section D will receive a recognition patch signifying the accomplishment and the completion of 110.2 miles. This hike climbs steeply from Vincent Gap (6585’) 3.8 miles to the Mt. Baden Powell Spur Trail (9245’). The PCT continues west 5.2 miles along this high ridge past Mt. Burnham and Throop Peak, before descending to Windy Gap (7588’). We continue to descend to Islip Saddle (6670’) to end the day’s hike and complete the 11.6 mile journey. Bring the ten-essentials, sun-protection, 3.0 liters of water, and lunch. Meet at Hwy 2 at Vincent Gap trailhead. Reservations: Contact Hike Leader, Darlene Taylor at (951) 243-0198 or dtaylorncrew@verizon.net  or Co-Leader Dave Melton (760) 408-2456 or dmelton61@yahoo.com

 

Monday, August 3, 2015

Monday Moderate Hike– Big Bear Lake area

9:00 am, Big Bear Convention Center, parking lot at the north end (corner of Big Bear Blvd and Division). The group will collectively select a moderate hike typically lasting 2 hours, covering 4 miles with moderate elevation gain. Bring hiking footwear and at least 16 ounces of water, snacks, layered clothing. National Forest Adventure Pass maybe required. WEATHER  PERMITTING.  Any questions please contact Peter Boss (909) 866-3585 or pbossmd@aol.com  OR contact Dick Banks (714) 264-2803 or rbancos111@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Wednesday Walk with Barbara  – MTHC

8am, easy/moderate covering about 4 miles.

Walks will be in the western end of the San Bernardino Mountains between Running Springs and Cedarpines Park. Bring hiking footwear, water, snacks and layered clothing. Contact Barbara by the Tuesday evening before for meeting place and walk destination. (909) 338-1253 or barblev6@gmail.com

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Gold Mountain – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

8am, moderate/strenuous, 8 miles, 1,325 ft. elevation gain.

This is a “peaks” of Big Bear Hike. Those achieving all five peaks overlooking the Big Bear Valley will be given a commemorative patch. Bring a camera to take panoramic views of Big Bear Lake.  Meet at the Von’s Shopping Ctr. parking lot, adjacent to Big Bear Blvd, where we will car pool to the trailhead. Bring two liters of water, snack/lunch, sun protection, hat, trekking poles, Wear Layered clothing, and good hiking boots. Registration: Call Hike Leader, Charlotte Watts (909)866-7423 or momscampsite@gmail.com or contact Co-Hike Leader, Ed Caliendo at (442)242-4103 or dogs111@msn.com

 

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Castle Rock to Gunsight – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

8am, moderate, 6-7 miles, 800 ft. elevation gain (steep at the beginning)

We will hike approximately one mile through ponderosa pine, white fir and incense cedar to the jumbo rocks at Castle Rock.  From there we will pass by the Lodgepole Pine on our way to Gunsight. We will be in and out of pines and fir trees, pass by a meadow and walk along what is left of Siberia Creek.  We will have our snack/lunch at Gunsight and return on the same trail back to our cars.  Meet at the Performing Arts Center 39707 Big Bear Blvd. Bring the 10 essentials, 2 liters of water, layered clothing, hat, sunscreen, snack/lunch. Reservations: contact hike leader Judy Atkinson by phone or text (909) 289-1932 or email djatk57@gmail.com

 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Monday Moderate Hike– Big Bear Lake area

9:00 am, Big Bear Convention Center, parking lot at the north end (corner of Big Bear Blvd and Division). The group will collectively select a moderate hike typically lasting 2 hours, covering 4 miles with moderate elevation gain. Bring hiking footwear and at least 16 ounces of water, snacks, layered clothing. National Forest Adventure Pass maybe required. WEATHER  PERMITTING.  Any questions please contact Peter Boss (909) 866-3585 or pbossmd@aol.com  OR contact Dick Banks (714) 264-2803 or rbancos111@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Wednesday Walk with Barbara  – MTHC

8am, easy/moderate covering about 4 miles.

Walks will be in the western end of the San Bernardino Mountains between Running Springs and Cedarpines Park. Bring hiking footwear, water, snacks and layered clothing. Contact Barbara by the Tuesday evening before for meeting place and walk destination. (909) 338-1253 or barblev6@gmail.com

 

Saturday, August 15, 2015

PCT Section D: Inspiration Point to Vincent Gap -- Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

8am, easy/moderate, 4.8 miles.  This is a short section of the Pacific Crest Trail Section D southwest of Wrightwood going from Inspiration Point to Vincent Gap, approximately 4.8 miles. This is a scenic segment of the PCT with some terrific views. We will have several photo opportunities, so bring a camera. From Inspiration Point (7386’), the trail heads west, passes a couple of campgrounds, contours and gradually ascends (7480’), then descends to cross Angeles Crest Highway, ending at the parking lot at Vincent Gap (6585’) where our cars are parked. We will meet Saturday, 8:00am at Inspiration Point.  Simply take Highway 2 westbound from the town of Wrightwood. You will pass Big Pines and two Mt High’s Resorts. Continue up the winding Angeles Crest Highway (Hwy 2) until you cross over to the other side of Blue Ridge, where we will meet along Hwy. 2 at Inspiration Point, where the beautiful views will blow you away. Weather Forecast:  Average temps in August last year at this time ranged from 66 to 75.  Bring the Ten essentials, energy snacks and lunch, 1.5-liters of water, sun protection (sunscreen, hat, long-sleeve shirt), and layers for variable temperatures.  Reservations:  Email Apprentice Hike Leader Sharon Nardozza, snardozza@cox.net or leave a message at (760) 685-5321, or contact Co-Hike Leader, Ed Caliendo at dogs111@msn.com or call (442) 242-4103

 

           

Monday, August 17, 2015

Monday Moderate Hike– Big Bear Lake area

9:00 am, Big Bear Convention Center, parking lot at the north end (corner of Big Bear Blvd and Division). The group will collectively select a moderate hike typically lasting 2 hours, covering 4 miles with moderate elevation gain. Bring hiking footwear and at least 16 ounces of water, snacks, layered clothing. National Forest Adventure Pass maybe required. WEATHER  PERMITTING.  Any questions please contact Peter Boss (909) 866-3585 or pbossmd@aol.com  OR contact Dick Banks (714) 264-2803 or rbancos111@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Wednesday Walk with Barbara  – MTHC

8am, easy/moderate covering about 4 miles.

Walks will be in the western end of the San Bernardino Mountains between Running Springs and Cedarpines Park. Bring hiking footwear, water, snacks and layered clothing. Contact Barbara by the Tuesday evening before for meeting place and walk destination. (909) 338-1253 or barblev6@gmail.com

 

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Limber Pine Bench Camp/ San Bernardino – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

7am, strenuous, 12 or 16 miles, 3,240 ft. or 4,664 ft. elevation gain.  This 12 (or maybe 16-mile) “out and back” hike begins at the San Bernardino Peak trailhead in Angelus Oaks and quickly climbs into the San Gorgonio Wilderness past Manzanita Springs junction, and Columbine Springs to Limber Pine Bench Camp.  We may decide to just enjoy the spectacular views from Limber Pine after climbing 3,240 ft. and return to the trailhead or we may decide to take on another 1,424 ft. elevation gain and visit Colonel Washington’s Monument (from which all surveying of Southern California commenced) and bag San Bernardino Peak. Elevation gain is 4,664 ft. to the top of San Bernardino Peak. Meet at The Oaks Restaurant at 37676 State Highway 38 in Angelus Oaks.  We’ll carpool over to the trailhead, which is nearby but has limited parking.  Bring Layered clothing, ten essentials, 3-4 liters of water, lunch, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and good hiking shoes.  Hiking poles are very handy on this steep trail. The hike is limited to 12 participants including the hike leader since I will be obtaining a Day Hike Permit from the Mill Creek Ranger Station.  Please contact Roberta Darrow, hiking leader, at (909) 362-2531 (before 9:00 p.m.) or email: kitchenchic@mac.com by Thursday, Aug. 20.

 

Monday, August 24, 2015

Monday Moderate Hike– Big Bear Lake area

9:00 am, Big Bear Convention Center, parking lot at the north end (corner of Big Bear Blvd and Division). The group will collectively select a moderate hike typically lasting 2 hours, covering 4 miles with moderate elevation gain. Bring hiking footwear and at least 16 ounces of water, snacks, layered clothing. National Forest Adventure Pass maybe required. WEATHER  PERMITTING.  Any questions please contact Peter Boss (909) 866-3585 or pbossmd@aol.com  OR contact Dick Banks (714) 264-2803 or rbancos111@gmail.com

 

 

Tuesday, August 25 to Saturday, August 29, 2015

John Muir Trail from Shadow Creek to Agnew Meadows – Backpacking

This trip will take us into the Ansel Adams Wilderness from Agnew Meadows (8320’) to Shadow Lake (8737’) to Ediza Lake (9270’), considered the most beautiful lake in the  Ansel Adams Wilderness, to Garnet Lake (9680’) and continuing to Thousand Island Lake (9833’) while viewing Banner Peak before returning to Agnew Meadows via the Pacific Crest Trail.  This is a 20.1 mile loop hike. This trip is considered Moderate in difficulty.  Bring The ten-essentials, backpacking and camping gear.  Meetings place it yet to be determined.  Reservations:  Contact Ed Caliendo, Hike Leader at dogs111@msn.com or call 442-242-4103 or Co-Hike Leader Charlotte Watts (909)866-7423 or momscampsite@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wednesday Walk with Barbara  – MTHC

8am, easy/moderate covering about 4 miles.

Walks will be in the western end of the San Bernardino Mountains between Running Springs and Cedarpines Park. Bring hiking footwear, water, snacks and layered clothing. Contact Barbara by the Tuesday evening before for meeting place and walk destination. (909) 338-1253 or barblev6@gmail.com

 

 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

San Jacinto Peak – Palm Springs Arial Tram – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

8:00am, strenuous, 2,400 ft. elevation gain. Hike in the cool weather at the top of the Tram in San Jacinto State Park The hike starts from the Tram’s 8400’ Mountain Station and climbs to Wellman Saddle (9700’) which itself has nice views, and from there to the Peak at 10,800 feet, which has spectacular views all around.  A short rock scramble is required to get to the top of the peak.  We retrace our steps to return.  This is a challenging hike for experienced hikers only.   Strenuous due to altitude and climb.  TRAM FEE: $23.95 per person, $21.95 for age 62 and up.  Meet at the Tram Station lobby at the end of Tram Way Road, which heads west uphill from the visitor’s center on Highway 111 (N. Palm Canyon Dr) at the northwest end of Palm Springs.    A parking fee may be charged, but it’s not certain.  Bring the Ten essentials, at least one layer, sun protection, lunch, 3-liters of water. Reservations: Contact Dave Melton, Hike Leader at (760) 408-2456 or dmelton61@yahoo.com  

 

 

MISTLETOE WARRIORS

Saturday, August 8 and Saturday, August 22, 2015

Keller Peak – headwaters of Deep Creek

9:30 am, moderate

Join the Mistletoe Warriors in our on-going battle to save Black Oaks in the Keller Peak, Childrens Forest, Exploration Trail regions. Learn the in’s and out’s of this native parasite, it’s biology, why its epidemic, and how to remove it. Bring water, lunch, appropriate clothing footwear, and if there is sufficient snow, we will snowshoe or x-country ski. We will provide safety glasses, gloves, and tools. Must call ahead of time because we meet at different locations. Contact Lyn at 909 353-9199 for the second and fourth Saturday of the month.

 

 

MISTLETOE WARRIORS

Saturday, July 11 and Saturday, July 25, 2015

Keller Peak – headwaters of Deep Creek

9:30 am, moderate

Join the Mistletoe Warriors in our on-going battle to save Black Oaks in the Keller Peak, Childrens Forest, Exploration Trail regions. Learn the in’s and out’s of this native parasite, it’s biology, why its epidemic, and how to remove it. Bring water, lunch, appropriate clothing footwear, and if there is sufficient snow, we will snowshoe or x-country ski. We will provide safety glasses, gloves, and tools. Must call ahead of time because we meet at different locations. Contact Lyn at 909 353-9199 for the second and fourth Saturday of the month.

Look us up at http://barefut42.wix.com/mistletoewarriors or check us out on Facebook.

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