January Hikes


Saturday, January 30, 2016

Murray Canyon Hike – Palm Springs area – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

8:30 am, easy/ moderate, 4.5 miles.  Family Outing rated hike features mini-waterfalls,

hidden pools, and tree-lined streams. 17 stream crossings. Meet at the west

end of Von’s Shopping Center parking lot near Hwy 111, 4733 E. Palm Canyon Drive,

Palm Springs on Hwy 111. This hike requires entry to the Agua Caliente Indian

Reservation and has a cost involved of $9/adult, $7/senior, $5/children, free for military

with ID. Bring the  ten essentials, layered clothing, sun protection, lunch, and 2-liters of

water. RESERVATIONS: Contact Darlene Taylor, Hike Leader at 951-385-5706 or

dtaylorncrew@verizon.net.

 

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Utah Canyons Overlook --  Mecca Hills area – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

8:30 am, easy, approx. 4 miles, 400 ft. elevation gain. We will hike to the top of a ridge overlooking Salton Sea basin and view colorful reddish canyons. The reddish canyon empties out onto Box Canyon Road and eventually returns us to our vehicles. The legendary Philip Ferranti, explorer and author of “140 Great Hikes in and near Palm Springs” will lead this hike. Rain or bad weather cancels hike. Meet: Take Hwy I-10 to Spotlight 29 Casino, Dillon Road off-ramp and look for the TA Travel Center gas station signage. Meet in the parking lot under the TA Travel sign. Bring the ten essentials, layered clothing, hiking boots, trekking poles, sun-protection, and lunch, 2-liters of water, gloves and trekking poles. Reservations: Contact Ed Caliendo, Hike Leader at dogs111@msn.com or call (442) 242-4203

 

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Snow Day at Mt. Baldy – MTHC

Join our own Will Gaskill and friends at the historic 1930s Sierra Club Lodge, Harwood on Mt. Baldy, just 45 minutes from Lake Arrowhead.  It is a two day outing so you can go for the day or the weekend. There is a 2-story youth hostel style accommodation. There is a partial day fee of $5 and overnight fee of $15 for Sierra Club members, slightly higher for non-members. Contact Will for directions and details.  (626) 796-8758  or wgaskill@hotmail.com






MOUNTAIN TOP HIKING CLUB
FEBRUARY 2016 SCHEDULE 

Monday, February 1, 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 Peter Boss (909) 866-3585 or pbossmd@aol.com  OR contact Dick Banks (714) 264-2803 or rbancos111@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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, February 5, 2016
San Bernardino Mtn Green Valley Lake Snowshoe or Hike – Sierra Club, Mountains Group
9:00 am, moderate.  We will snowshoe or hike depending on the weather. Green Valley Lake has some of the best snow in our local mountains, so come and join me for a day of fun. No prior snowshoe experience is necessary—it is not difficult to learn—just another form of hiking. You need to provide your own equipment. Meet in Green Valley Lake across from the post office (33271 Green Valley Lake Rd, Green Valley Lake, CA 92341) at 9 am. Wear layered clothing.
No need to bring lunch just a snack and water. Leader: Sandy Ellis,909-867-7115,
fsellis67@gmail.com.  Please CALL to check on weather conditions. If no snow, we will hike.


Saturday, February 6, 2016
PCT Section B, Segment 1,  Warner Springs to Indian Flats, CG Road 9S05 -- Sierra Club, Big Bear Group
8:30 am, moderate/strenuous, 9.2 miles, 1100 ft. elevation gain.  This segment takes us from Warner Springs northward to Indian Flats Road. This is one of the favorite Pacific Crest Trail Section B hikes due to the portion along Agua Caliente Creek. We have scheduled the hike early in the year so the creek should be flowing, as it was last year. Starting elevation is 3000 ft. with 1100 ft. gain. Meet at the southern end of Warner Springs across from the CDF Fire Station located at 31049 Highway 79, 92086. The shuttle is all on paved roads. Bring the ten essentials, layered clothing, sun protection, lunch, and 2.5-liters of water. Reservations: Contact Dave Melton, Hike Leader at (760) 408-2456 or dmelton61@yahoo.com

 

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Pipes Canyon / Indian Canyon Loop – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group
8:30 am, moderate, 7 miles, 900ft elevation gain.  The Pipes Canyon-Indian Loop can be found within the Pioneertown Mountains Preserve managed by The Wildlands Conservancy. The woodlands in the canyon are nourished by a flowing stream from the surrounding mountain snowmelt runoff. Pinion pine, Joshua trees, goldenbush, Mojave yucca, and a generous offering of other plant species are to be seen along with Big horn sheep, mule deer, rabbits, coyote, and other
animals. Loop-hike taking 4 hours to complete. Take I-10 to Hwy 62 turn north towards Joshua
Tree National Park. After 19 miles, in the town of Yucca Valley, turn left at Pioneertown
Road. After 5-6 miles at the Pipes Canyon Road intersection (marked by a Pioneertown
Mountains Preserve sign), drive west for 0.6 miles veer right at the next sign for
Pioneertown Mountains Preserve, continue driving 0.4 miles to the entrance gate and
parking area. Bring the Ten-essentials, layered clothing, adequate water, lunch/snack,
sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and gloves. Reservations: Call Hike Leader, Ed Caliendo
(442) 242-4103 or dogs111@msn.com.

 

Monday, February 8, 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 Peter Boss (909) 866-3585 or pbossmd@aol.com  OR contact Dick Banks (714) 264-2803 or rbancos111@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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

 

Saturday, February 13, 2016
Lake Gregory Winter Bird Walk – Sierra Club, Mountains Group
8:00 am. Meet at the North Shore parking lot, Across from Goodwin’s (24089 Lake Gregory Drive, Crestline 92325). Pay $8.00 parking fee or park on street free. See wintering birds as we walk around the lake (2.5 miles). Optional breakfast after. Leader: Bill Engs, 909-338-1910 billengs@yahoo.com


Saturday, February 13, 2016
Lost Palms Oasis, Southern Joshua Tree National Park – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group
7:30 am, moderate/strenuous, 8 miles, 700 ft. elevation gain/loss.
Take I-10 to Spotlight 29 Casino, Dillon Road off-ramp, and look for the TA Travel Center gas station sign. Meet in the parking lot under the TA Travel sign. We will carpool to the
Cottonwood entrance of the Park since the parking area is not very large. There’s an
entrance fee ($15) unless you have a Park pass. Bring plenty of water for 4-5 hours’ hiking in the sun, sun protection (umbrella, sun hat, sunscreen, protective clothing), lunch, snacks, possibly a warm layer, personal first aid supplies, trekking poles, and camera. Weather: February in the low desert can be warm or cold, so please check the forecast prior to the date. RAIN OR SNOW
CANCELS. Reservations: Email LJ Foster at eljayeff@verizon.net (best) or leave a
message (name, contact number) at (951) 845-9440. Since the number of hikers will be
limited, be sure to cancel if you cannot make it so someone else can take your place.

 

Monday, February 15, 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 Peter Boss (909) 866-3585 or pbossmd@aol.com  OR contact Dick Banks (714) 264-2803 or rbancos111@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
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, February 19, 2016
San Bernardino Mtn Green Valley Lake Snowshoe or Hike  - Sierra Club, Mountains Group
9:00 am, moderate. We will snowshoe or hike depending on the weather. Green Valley Lake has some of the best snow in our local mountains, so come and join me for a day of fun. No prior snowshoe experience is necessary—it is not difficult to learn—just another form of hiking. You need to provide your own equipment. Meet in Green Valley Lake across from the post office (33271 Green Valley Lake Rd, Green Valley Lake, CA 92341) at 9 AM. Wear layered clothing, BRING: No need to bring lunch just a snack and water. Leader: Sandy Ellis,909-867-7115, fsellis67@gmail.com  Please CALL to check on weather conditions. If no snow, we will hike.
 
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Joshua Tree Boy Scout Trail – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group
8:30 am, moderate, 8 miles, 1400 ft. elevation gain. This is a one-way shuttle or key-exchange hike that spans from Indian Cove to Park Blvd, in the northwest area of the park. The higher southern portion of the hike runs along the Wonderland of Rocks with pinyon/juniper and oak trees.  Elevation range is 2800 ft. to 4200 ft with a 1400 ft. gain or loss.
Meet at the Joshua Tree Visitor’s Center, 6554 Park Boulevard, Joshua Tree, CA
92252. Entrance fee is $20 ($30 for a Joshua Tree Annual Pass). All driving is on
paved roads. Bring the ten essentials, layered clothing, sun protection, lunch, and 2.5-
liters of water Reservations: Contact Dave Melton, Hike Leader at (760) 408-2456
or dmelton61@yahoo.com

 

Saturday, February 20, 2016
PCT, Section D, Soledad Canyon Road to Aqua Dulce – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group
7:30 am, 9.7 miles, moderate/ strenuous,   This make-up hike completes Section D of the Pacific Crest Trail. Those individuals completing all 13 segments of Section D will be eligible to
receive a recognition patch signifying the accomplishment and completion of 110.2
miles. RAIN OR BAD WEATHER CANCELS. Meet at the U.S. Post Office in Russ, CA located off of Hwy 14 and Soledad Canyon Road, in the parking lot at 7:30 AM. Bring the ten essentials, layered clothing, hiking boots, trekking poles, sun protection, energy snacks, lunch, and 2-liters of water Reservations: Contact Hike Leader, Sharon Nardozza at snardozza@cox.net or (760) 208-3654, or Hike Leader, L.J. Foster at (951) 845-9440 or eljayeff@verizon.net to register

 

Monday, February 22, 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 Peter Boss (909) 866-3585 or pbossmd@aol.com  OR contact Dick Banks (714) 264-2803 or rbancos111@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
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

 

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Devil's Hole, Deep Creek along the Pacific Crest Trail – MTHC

8:30 am, moderate, 6 miles.

Meet at the Cedar Glen Post Office parking lot,  28982 Hook Creek Road, Cedar Glen 92321

For information and to reserve call Hike Leader Will at (626) 796-8758 or  wgaskill@hotmail.com

 

Saturday, February 27, 2016
Murray Hill Peak – Palm Springs area—Sierra Club, Big Bear Group
8:30 am, 9.2 miles, strenuous, 2,100 ft. elevation gain Prominent
from many directions, the pyramid-shaped Murray Hill offers panoramic views across
the southern Santa Rosa Mountains. RAIN OR BAD WEATHER CANCELS HIKE.
Meet behind the Von’s Shopping Center, 4733 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs on Hwy 111. Bring the ten essentials, layered clothing, hiking boots, trekking poles, sun protection, energy snacks, lunch, and 2-liters of water.  Reservations: Contact Mike Nardozza, Hike Leader at Mikenardozza@cox.net or (760) 685-5321, or you can also contact Ed Caliendo, Hike Leader at
dogs111@msn.com at (760) 328-1090

 

Sunday, February 28, 2016
Big Bear Pacific Crest Trail – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group
8:30 am, 7 miles, moderate, 800 ft elevation gain. Begins at Onyx Summit Trail Head,
8,400 ft. elevation. Bring: 2 liters of water, snack/lunch, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, trekking poles,
good hiking boots. Meet at the Von’s parking lot, 42170 Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear Lake where
we will carpool to the trail head. Those coming up 38 through Redlands may meet us at
the trail head at 9 am. Reservations: Contact Charlotte Watts at 9009-866-7423 or
momscampsite@gmail.com

 

Monday, February 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 Peter Boss (909) 866-3585 or pbossmd@aol.com  OR contact Dick Banks (714) 264-2803 or rbancos111@gmail.com  
MISTLETOE WARRIORS





Saturday, February 13 and Saturday, February 27, 2016
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.



 
 
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