MOUNTAIN TOP HIKING CLUB

AUGUST 2016 HIKING SCHEDULE
 


Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:00 AM
San Jacinto Peak Via Palm Springs Tram – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group
7:30 am,  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’), 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. TRAM FEE: $24.95 per person, $22.95 for age 62 and up, plus $5.00 for parking (unless you have a pass or are a Coachella Valley resident.) Meetat the Tram Station lobby at the end of Tram Way Road. 1 Tram Way Palm Springs, CA 92262. 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

 

Monday, August 29, 2016

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  Dick Banks  rlbancos111@gmail.com

 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Lake Gregory Walk  --  Tuesday evening – Mountain Communities Hiking Adventures

5pm, 2.5 miles, followed by dinner for those interested. Meeting place is under the Lake Gregory sign, at the corner of Lake Dr and Lake Gregory Dr., across the street from Goodwin's Market. For information contact Patsy Meyer   patsypic@aol.com or Raquel Comstock 951-536-4298

                                    

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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

MOUNTAIN TOP HIKING CLUB

SEPTEMBER 2016 HIKING SCHEDULE

 

 

Saturday, September 03, 2016
Cougar Crest/PCT East Hike  -- Sierra Club, Big Bear Group
8:00 am, moderate, 7 - 8 mile hike with approximately 800’ of elevation gain. We will start at Cougar Crest trailhead, take it to where it branches off on the PCT. We will hike along the PCT east for another mile or so. Meet at the Cougar Crest Trailhead, 1/4 mile west of the Discovery Center on the north shore of Big Bear Lake. An Adventure Pass will be required to park at the trailhead. Bring the 10 essentials, 2 liters of water, snack/lunch, sun protection, hiking boots and trekking poles. Contact Hike Leader Judy Atkinson (909) 289-1932 or email judy5723@gmail.com

 

Monday, September 5, 2016

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  Dick Banks  rlbancos111@gmail.com

 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Lake Gregory Walk  -- Tuesday evening – Mountain Communities Hiking Adventures

5pm, 2.5 miles, followed by dinner for those interested. Meeting place is under the Lake Gregory sign, at the corner of Lake Dr and Lake Gregory Dr., across the street from Goodwin's Market. For information contact Patsy Meyer   patsypic@aol.com or Raquel Comstock 951-536-4298

           

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

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

 

Thursday, September 8, 2016 6:00 PM
Dogwood Trail – weekly conditioning hike – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

6:00 PM Easy 2.8 mile, 400’ elevation gain, starting in Dogwood Campground, off Hwy 18, through groves of dogwood trees. The pace of the hike will be determined by the group of hikers. Our goal is to weekly improve our conditioning. Bring the ten-essentials, hiking boots, water and trail snack. Meet at the intersection of Hwy 18 and Daley Canyon Rd. Address: 27400 California 18 Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352 RESERVATIONS: Contact Hike Leader Will Gaskill, email wgaskill@hotmail.com

Saturday, September 10, 2016
Sec B: PCT/Fuller Ridge to Idyllwild --  Sierra Club, Big Bear Group
7:30 am,  strenuous, 11.9 miles, 2200 assent, 3300 descent.  We restart our Section B PCT hikes this fall with this hike. We have three Section B segments to complete. This is the middle segment. Starting on Fuller Ridge below the summit of Mt. San Jacinto, the PCT winds around the south face of San Jacinto Mountain 7.8 miles to Strawberry Junction, where we’ll leave the PCT to take the Deer Springs Trail 4.1 miles down to Idyllwild. This is a shuttle-hike, and high-clearance vehicles are needed for the 8 dirt miles to Fuller Ridge. We will meet at the U.S. Forest Service Idyllwild Ranger Station, 54270 Pine Crest Road, Idyllwild, CA 92549 at 7:30 AM. Bring the Ten essentials, layered clothing, and 4 liters of water, lunch, snacks, sun protection, and trekking poles. Reservations: Call Hike Leader, Dave Melton, at (760) 408-2456 or dmelton61@yahoo.com


Sunday, September 11, 2016
San Bernardino Mountains Hanna Flats -- Sierra Club, Mountains Group
9:00 am, moderate, 8 miles. This area was burned in the Butler 2 fire of 2007. We will look for new growth on the many pine tree seedlings that were planted after the forest was incinerated. Bring lunch, 2 quarts of water, jacket, sun block. Meet at the signed Gray's Peak trailhead parking lot on the left side of Hwy 38 before you reach Fawnskin. Leader: Heather Sargeant, 909-336-2836. Adventure Pass required for parking.

 

Monday, September 12, 2016

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  Dick Banks  rlbancos111@gmail.com

 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Lake Gregory Walk  --  Tuesday evening – Mountain Communities Hiking Adventures

5pm, 2.5 miles, followed by dinner for those interested. Meeting place is under the Lake Gregory sign, at the corner of Lake Dr and Lake Gregory Dr., across the street from Goodwin's Market. For information contact Patsy Meyer   patsypic@aol.com or Raquel Comstock 951-536-4298

           

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

FIFTEENTH ANNIVERSARY PICNIC for the MTHC 

& Wednesday Walk with Barbara

8:30am, Children’s Forest – Keller Peak Road, we will do a couple of easy, moderate hikes and then gather at the Children’s Forest Parking area for a potluck.  Bring a salad or dessert to share and the club will provide sandwiches and drinks. Also bring a folding chair and small folding table if you have one. RSVP to MARY at mountaintophiking@gmail.com  by Monday, Sept, 12.

Contact Barbara (909) 338-1253 or barblev6@gmail.com  for carpooling from the west end of the mountains – 8am.  Bring hiking footwear, water, snacks and layered clothing.

 


Thursday, September 15, 2016

6:00 PM Dogwood Trail – weekly conditioning hike – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

Easy 2.8 mile, 400’ elevation gain, starting in Dogwood Campground, off Hwy 18, through groves of dogwood trees. The pace of the hike will be determined by the group of hikers. Our goal is to weekly improve our conditioning. Bring the ten-essentials, hiking boots, water and trail snack. Meet at the intersection of Hwy 18 and Daley Canyon Rd. Address: 27400 California 18 Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352 RESERVATIONS: Contact Hike Leader Will Gaskill, email

wgaskill@hotmail.com







Friday, September 16, 2016 7:30 PM
Moonlight Paddle Night Kayak -- Sierra Club, Big Bear Group
7:30 pm. Yes, we are going to enjoy a FULL MOON and cool mountain air while we paddle around a small section of Big Bear Lake. We will start our evening adventure at Captain John Fawn Harbor at 7:30 p.m. Free boat launching if you have your own equipment. If not, Captain John’s will rent you the kayak, paddle and life vest for $20 per hour. This fee pays for your lake permit as well. Reservation: Contact Water Outings Leader, Christine Jacobs at (909) 272-3755 or hikeit23@gmail.com 


Saturday, September 17, 2016 7:00 AM
Sec B: PCT/Fuller Ridge to Snow Creek Hike -- Sierra Club, Big Bear Group
7:00 am, strenuous,  17 miles, 7,000 ft. descent. This is the northern most segment of Section B, and the most strenuous . The hike will take all day and we will finish late, at dark. We need high-clearance vehicles to drive the 8 miles up the rough dirt road to Fuller Ridge. We have the possibility of a lengthy car shuttle in the dark after the hike; however, LJ and perhaps another person will be shuttling cars for us as we start hiking so we hope to skip said shuttle. Meet on the north side of I-10 at Haugen-Lehman road at 7:00 AM. This is the first exit west of the junction of Highway 111 from Palm Springs and I-10. Bring the Ten essentials, layered clothing, bug juice or face net, 4 liters of water, lunch plus snacks, sun protection, and trekking poles. Reservations: Call Hike Leader, Dave Melton, at (760) 408-2456 or dmelton61@yahoo.com


Saturday, September 17, 2016
Sugarloaf Mountain  -- Sierra Club, Big Bear Group
8:00 am, strenuous, 10 miles, 2500 ft. elevation. This is a "Peaks" of Big Bear hike. Those achieving all five peaks overlooking the Big Bear Valley will be given a commemorative patch. Meet at Von’s Parking Lot, adjacent to the boulevard by Starbucks, 42170 Big Bear Blvd and we will carpool to the trail head on Holcomb Valley Rd. No Adventure Pass required. Bring 2-3 Liters of water, snacks./lunch, sun protection, sunglasses, trekking poles and good hiking boots Reservations contact Peter Michelsen at petermichelsenor@gmail.com or call me (760) 333 3103.




Monday, September 19, 2016

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  Dick Banks  rlbancos111@gmail.com

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Lake Gregory Walk  -- Tuesday evening – Mountain Communities Hiking Adventures

5pm, 2.5 miles, followed by dinner for those interested. Meeting place is under the Lake Gregory sign, at the corner of Lake Dr and Lake Gregory Dr., across the street from Goodwin's Market. For information contact Patsy Meyer   patsypic@aol.com or Raquel Comstock 951-536-4298

           

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016 6:00 PM
Dogwood Trail – weekly conditioning hike – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

Easy 2.8 mile, 400’ elevation gain, starting in Dogwood Campground, off Hwy 18, through groves of dogwood trees. The pace of the hike will be determined by the group of hikers. Our goal is to weekly improve our conditioning. Bring the ten-essentials, hiking boots, water and trail snack. Meet at the intersection of Hwy 18 and Daley Canyon Rd. Address: 27400 California 18 Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352 RESERVATIONS: Contact Hike Leader Will Gaskill, email wgaskill@hotmail.com

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Keller Peak/Exploration Trail Hike -- Sierra Club, Big Bear Group
8:00 am, moderate, 8 miles, 1,300 elevation gain. It's a popular hike in the area. If the group decides it wants to continue to the top of Keller Peak we will do so. It will add a little more mileage to hike. Meet at the Keller Peak/Exploration trailhead parking area off Hwy 18 and Keller Peak Rd. Bring the 10 essentials, 2 liters of water, sun protection, snack/lunch, hiking boots and trekking poles. Reservations: Contact hike leader Judy Atkinson (909) 289-1932 or email judy5723@gmail.com.


Saturday, September 24, 2016
Bertha Peak Hike  -- Sierra Club, Big Bear Group
8:00 am, moderate/strenuous, 8 miles, 1,400 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. You will have gorgeous views of Holcomb Valley, San Gorgonio Mtn. range as well as a bit of the desert. Bring 2 liters of water, snack/lunch, sun protection, hat, trekking poles and good hiking boots Meet: Cougar Crest Trailhead, located half mile west of the Big Bear Discovery Ctr. An Adventure Pass is required for parking Reservations: Contact Hike Leader, Charlotte Watts@momscampsite@gmail.com or call 909-866-7423

 

Monday, September 26, 2016

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  Dick Banks  rlbancos111@gmail.com

 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Lake Gregory Walk  -- Tuesday evening – Mountain Communities Hiking Adventures

5pm, 2.5 miles, followed by dinner for those interested. Meeting place is under the Lake Gregory sign, at the corner of Lake Dr and Lake Gregory Dr., across the street from Goodwin's Market. For information contact Patsy Meyer   patsypic@aol.com or Raquel Comstock 951-536-4298

           

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Wednesday Walk with Barbara  –  Big Bear Hike -- MTHC

8am, easy/moderate covering about 4 miles.

Meet at Kuffel Canyon and Hwy. 18 at 8:AM. We will carpool to Big Bear. We will be driving on a dirt road for 5 miles to get to the trailhead. High clearance vehicles would be best for this road.  The walk is about 4 miles starting from Bluff Mesa Group Camp Ground to the end of a ridge with great views then to Siberia Creek, the Lodgepole Pine and Bluff Lake. This adventure will take most of the day. We can get lunch in Big Bear.  Bring water & a snack and layered clothing. Contact Barbara 909-338-1253 or barblev6@gmail.com for more information.

 

Thursday, September 29 2016 6:00 PM
Dogwood Trail – weekly conditioning hike – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

Easy 2.8 mile, 400’ elevation gain, starting in Dogwood Campground, off Hwy 18, through groves of dogwood trees. The pace of the hike will be determined by the group of hikers. Our goal is to weekly improve our conditioning. Bring the ten-essentials, hiking boots, water and trail snack. Meet at the intersection of Hwy 18 and Daley Canyon Rd. Address: 27400 California 18 Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352 RESERVATIONS: Contact Hike Leader Will Gaskill, email wgaskill@hotmail.com





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MISTLETOE WARRIORS

Saturday, August 13 and Saturday, August 27, 2016

Keller Peak – headwaters of Deep Creek

8:30 am, moderate


Saturday, September 10 and Saturday, September 24, 2016

Keller Peak – headwaters of Deep Creek

8:30 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.

 
 
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