Hikes


 

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  


Saturday, September 5, 2015

Gold Mountain – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

8:00 am, 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 panorama views of Big Bear Lake.  Meet at the Von’s Shopping Center, Big Bear Lake at 8:00 a.m. or at the trailhead at 8:30 a.m.  We will carpool to the trailhead. Bring  the ten essentials, a minimum of two-liters of water, lunch, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, and good hiking shoes.  Reservations: Contact Hike Leader, Ed Caliendo, (442) 242-4103 or dogs111@msn.com

 

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Pine Knot Trail – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

8am, moderate, 7 miles, 900 ft. elevation gain.  Beginners welcome!   This is a hike starting in Aspen Glenn picnic ground on Mill Creek Rd.   This trail takes the hiker through a forest of Jeffries pine, white fir with some black oak.  It eventually ends at Grand View Point where we can have look at the burned acreage of the June Jenks Lake fire.  Otherwise the view of the San Gorgonio wilderness is glorious. Meet at the Aspen Glenn picnic ground.  Bring: two liters of water, snack/lunch, sun protection, hat, trekking poles and a good pair of hiking boots.  Bring layered clothing as it is often very cool in the morning up here. Contact Peter Michelsen at petermichelsenor@gmail.com

 

Monday, September 7, 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, September 9, 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, September 12, 2015

Bertha Peak via Cougar Crest Trail – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

8:00 am, strenuous, 7.5 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. Meet: Hikers are to meet at Cougar Crest Trail Head located a half-mile west of the Big Bear Discovery Center.  An Adventure Pass is required for parking.  Bring 2.0 liters of water, snack/lunch, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, and good hiking shoes.  Reservations: Contact Hike Leader, Judy Atkinson, at (909) 289-1932 or  djatk57@gmail.com

 

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Black Mountain – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group         

8am, strenuous, 7 miles, 2,600 ft. elevation gain. We hiked this trail in the winter and faced the freezing snow and wind.  We said, “Let’s return and see this trail in fall.”  So, here is your chance.  This trail climbs quickly and steadily to give the hiker a superb workout and views of the desert valleys, Banning Pass, and the San Gorgonio Mountains to the north.  We will meet at the trail head.  Take I-10 to Banning and take Hwy 243 south towards Idyllwild.  The first trailhead on your way up the mountain is the Black Mountain Trail.  Precede off Hwy 243 about 200 feet and park in the designated area.   Bring the Ten-essentials, layered clothing, 2 litters of water, lunch, sunscreen, sunglasses, and hat.  Reservations : Call Apprentice Hike Leader, Darlene Taylor (951) 385-5706 or dtaylorncrew@verzon.net .or contact Ed Caliendo, Hike Leader dogs111@msn.com or 442 -242-4103. 

 

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sugarloaf Mountain – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

7:30am, strenuous, 10 miles, 2,500 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.  Meet at the Von’s Shopping Center at 7:30 a.m. and we will car pool to the trail head. Bring the ten-essentials, plus 3 liters of water, snack/lunch, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, and trekking poles. Reservations: Call Hike Leader, Charlotte Watts at (909) 866-7423 or Co-Hike Leader, Ed Caliendo,   at (442) 242-4103 or dogs111@msn.com

 

Monday, September 14, 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, September 16, 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, September 19, 2015

Section B: PCT/Fuller Ridge to Strawberry Junction/Deer Springs

7:30am, strenuous, 11.9 miles, 2,200 ft. elevation gain and 3,300 ft elevation loss

We restart our Section B and D 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 through-hike and will require transporting hikers, possibly with a key exchange, and high-clearance vehicles are needed for the 8 dirt miles to Fuller Ridge. Meet: We will meet at the U.S. Forest Service Idyllwild Ranger Station, 54270 Pine Crest Road, Idyllwild, CA 92549 in the parking lot at 7:30 am. Bring the Ten essentials, layered clothing, and 4 liters of water, lunch, snacks, sun protection, sunglasses, camera, and trekking poles. This side of San Jacinto tends to have gnats, so a bug net for the face may be a good idea. Reservations: Call Hike Leader, Dave Melton, at (760) 408-2456 or dmelton61@yahoo.com

 

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Gray’s Peak – Sierra Club, Mountains Group

9am, moderate, 6 miles, 1,200 ft elevation gain.

An enjoyable trail to the summit of Gray’s Peak at 7,952 ft. Good views of Big Bear Lake and surrounding mountains. 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.

 

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Bertha Peak via Cougar Crest Trail – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

8am, strenuous, 7.5 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.  Meet: Hikers are to meet at Cougar Crest Trail Head located a half-mile west of the Big Bear Discovery Center.  An Adventure Pass is required for parking.  Bring: 2.0 liters of water, snack/lunch, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, and good hiking shoes.  Reservations: Contact Hike Leader, Charlotte Watts, at (909) 866-7423 or momscampsite@gmail.com

 

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Eye of God / PCT  -- Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

8am, easy/moderate, 300 ft. elevation gain. Beginners welcome!  We will hike through dense groves of pinyon pines dotted with the occasional Joshua tree.  Halfway through we will emerge from the tree canopy opening up to the high desert.  We will stop at the legendary “Eye of God” held sacred by the local Serrano tribe.  It is a very large white and rose colored quartz outcropping. Meet: Von’s parking lot at 8:00 a.m.  We will car pool to the trailhead at the crest of 18 on the way to Victorville.  Bring the ten essentials, plus two-liters of water, snack/lunch, sunglasses, sunblock, hat, and good pair of hiking boots, trekking poles and layered clothing. Reservations: Contact Peter Michelsen at petermichelsenor@gmail.com

 

Monday, September 21, 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, September 23, 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, September, 26, 2015

PCT, Section D -- Cloudburst Summit to Little Rock Creek Rd (5N04)

7:30am, moderate/strenuous, 8.8 miles, 1,800 ft. descent. This hike combines the 8th and 9th segments of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), Section D. Hikers completing all thirteen segments will be eligible to receive a recognition patch commemorating their accomplishment in the completing the 110.2 mile D section at the annual Patch Party next May. The first 4.7 miles of the scenic trail descend from Highway 2 at Cloudburst Summit (7018’) to Three Points (5885’). From Three Points, the PCT continues its gradual descent 3.3 miles to Sulphur Springs (5200’), and finishes after another 0.8 mile to Little Rock Creek Road (5N04). This is a shuttle hike and 4WD vehicles and those with high clearance will be helpful in transporting hikers from the end of the hike back to Cloudburst Summit. Bring the ten essentials, sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, hiking gloves), 2 or more liters of water (depending on forecast temperatures), trail snacks, and lunch. Forecast: September at these elevations may be quite warm to downright hot; you should check the forecast immediately prior to the hike in order to wear appropriate hiking attire. Meet: Cloudburst Summit is 4.6 miles west of Eagles Roost on Highway 2.  Reservations: Email Hike Leader, L.J. Foster at eljayeff@verizon.net or call and leave a message at 951-845-9440 Big Bear Group

 

Monday, September 28, 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, September 30, 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

 

MISTLETOE WARRIORS

Saturday, September 12 and Saturday, September 26, 2015

Keller Peak – headwaters of Deep Creek

9:30 am, moderateJoin 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
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

 
 

 



 


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