Thursday, June 25, 2015

JOHN'S MEADOW HIKE – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

 8:30 am, easy/moderate, 600 ft. elevation gain.  A beautiful San Gorgonio Wilderness 6 mile hike that takes us around the mountains crosses creeks and gives us some wonderful views.  It will be a good time of the year to see the wildflowers blooming along the trail and in abundance where we cross Forsee Creek.  We will have lunch/snack at the meadow; visit another creek before coming back along the same trail to our vehicles. Meet at the Forsee Creek trailhead.  Coming up from the Redlands area you come up Hwy 38 to Jenks Lake Rd. West.  about 3/10th of a mile up the road you will see the Forsee Creek trailhead sign on the right.  Take that up to the parking area about another 3/10th of a mile.  It is a dirt road but all cars should make it up there.  Bring 2 liters of water, hat, sunscreen, lunch/snack, trekking poles, and layered clothing.  Reservations: Contact hike leader Judy Atkinson by phone or text at  909 289-1932 or email djatk57@gmail.com

 

Friday, June 26, 2015

SNOW VALLEY/LAKEVIEW POINT LOOP  -- Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

8:00 am, moderate, 7 miles, This is a 7 mile hike through mixed oak and pine forests. Depending on the weather we may get a display of wildflowers. The trail reveals views of Snow Valley, Keller Peak, Big Bear Lake and the ridge from San Bernardino Peak east. After the hike, if the group wants we can meet for lunch at a local restaurant. We will meet at the Von’s parking lot at 42170 Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear Lake, CA at 8:00 AM. Bring the ten essentials, 2 liters of water and a snack.  For trailhead information and Reservations:  Call Ed Wallace 909 584 9407 or email at ednjeanne@charter.net      ​
Saturday, June 27, 2015

GREYS PEAK -  Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

8:00 am, moderate, 6-7 miles, 1200 elevation gain.

NEW HIKERS WELCOME!  Join me for a moderate 6-7 mile round trip hike up to the top of Big Bear's very popular Gray's Peak, 7952'. This is a “Peaks” of Big Bear hike.  Those achieving all five peaks will be given a commemorative patch.  The trail climbs gradually 1200 feet through Jeffrey pines, black oak, and chinquapin, past an old (2007) burn and several impressive rock outcrops, where bald eagles nest in winter. To get to the very top there's an easy scramble over colorful granitic boulders and logs. Take in the views of Big Bear Lake through the trees, and enjoy a snack while resting. This hike is “Moderate” in difficulty.  Meet at 8:00 am at the Gray's Peak trailhead parking area on the north side of Highway 38 a half mile southwest of Fawnskin or 2.7 miles northeast of Big Bear dam. An Adventure Pass is needed to park, and there is a restroom at the parking area.  Bring the Ten essentials, water for a 3-4 hour hike, sun protection (sunscreen, sunglasses, and hat), and snacks for energy. Reservations:  Contact Peter Michelsen, Hike Leader at petermichelsenor@gmail.com  or Ed Caliendo, Co-Hike Leader  dogs111@msn.com or call (442) 242-3102

 

MOUNTAIN TOP HIKING CLUB --- july 2015


Wednesday, July 1, 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

 
Sunday, July 5, 2015

Gold Mountain – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group            

8:00am, 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 layered clothing, the ten essentials, a minimum of two-liters of water, lunch, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, and good hiking shoes.  Reservations: Contact Hike Leader, Peter Michelsen at petermichelsenor@gmail.com or Co-Hike Leader, Ed Caliendo, (909) 878-3813 or dogs111@msn.com

 

Monday, July 6, 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 DICK BANKS (714) 264-2803 OR rbancos111@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, July 8, 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

 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Cougar Crest Trail to Pacific Crest Trail Junction – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

8:00 am, moderate, 6-7 miles, 1,400 ft. elevation gain. We will walk up the scenic Cougar Crest Trail, through Pinyon Pines, Juniper and Jeffrey Pines.  There are some great views of Big Bear Lake on the way up to where it meets the PCT.  We will walk another mile or so along the picturesque PCT.  We will break for snack/lunch then return the same way we came.  Meet at the Cougar Crest Trailhead, just past the Discovery Center. Bring the 10 essentials, 2 liters of water, hat, sunscreen, layered clothing and snack/lunch. You will need and Adventure Pass to park. Reservations: contact hike leader Judy Atkinson by phone or text at (909) 280-1932 or email: djatk57@gmail.com 

 

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Delamar Mountain – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

8:30 am, moderate, 6 miles. This is a "Peaks" of Big Bear Hike.  Those achieving all five peaks overlooking the Big Bear Valley will be given a commemorative patch. Hikers are to meet at 8:30 AM at the Cougar Crest Trailhead approximately 300 yards west of the Big Bear Discovery Ctr.  We will car pool to Polique Canyon Road and park near to PCT/Polique Canyon Road crossing. Bring Two liters of water, snack/lunch, sun protection, hat, and trekking poles.  Registration: Call Hike Leader, Charlotte Watts (909)866-7423 or momscampsite@gmail.com or contact Ed Caliendo at (442)242-4103 or dogs111@msn.com 

 

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Manzanita Flat  – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

7:00 am, strenuous, 8.6 miles, 2,280 ft. elevation gain. This “out and back” hike begins at the San Bernardino Peak trailhead (5,960 ft. elevation) in Angelus Oaks and quickly climbs switch backs up a wooded slope of pine, fir and oak into the San Gorgonio Wilderness to beautiful Manzanita Flat (8,240 ft. elevation).  We’ll enjoy very scenic views without having to hike the extra mileage to the top of San Bernardino Peak and get in some great conditioning with plenty of time to finish our laundry in the afternoon!  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, 2-3 liters of water, snack or lunch, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and good hiking shoes.  Hiking poles are very handy on this steep trail.  Reservations: 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, July 9. 

 

Monday, July 13, 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 dick banks (714) 264-2803 or rbancos111@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, July 15, 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 17 to Friday, July 24,  2015 -- BACKPACKING

John Muir Trail from Shadow Creek to Tuolume Meadows – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

This trip will take us in to the Ansel Adams Wilderness from Agnew Meadows (8320’) 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’) before climbing over the Donohue Pass (11,056’) and descending into Tuolumne Meadows.  This route will enable us to view Banner Peak in our hiking to Thousand Island Lake. Rating: This trip is considered strenuous.  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 Charlotte Watts, Co-Hike Leader  (909)866-7423

 

Monday, July 20, 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 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

 

 

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

                                                                                                                          



PACIFIC CREST TRAIL-WHITEWATER TO CAJON PASS


The following is a breakdown of hikes that we will be offering along our section of the PCT.
We have broken the trial into 16 segments that can be comfortably hiked in a day.
They vary from easy to very strenuous.
Please look for the segments in the regular hiking schedule.
Some will be offered more than once over the course of the year.
Most of the PCT hikes are shuttle trips. We need to
know the number of people planning to attend shuttle
hikes so we can arrange to have the proper number of
cars at either end of the trail.
So please register with the hike leader two days
before the day of a shuttle hike.



PACIFIC CREST TRAIL-WHITEWATER TO CAJON PASS


0. Whitewater

1. Mission Creek Trail Camp – 14.0miles, Very strenuous

2. Coon Creek Jump Off – 6.6 miles, moderate

3. Onyx Summit – 5.7 miles, moderate

4. 2N02 – 9.4 miles, strenuous

5. Dump RD. 3N08 – 6.2 miles, moderate

6. Van Dusen Road 3N09 – 6.9 miles, moderate

7. 3N12 – 6.3 miles, moderate

8. Little Bear Springs – 4.4 miles, easy

9. Crab Flats Road – 6.5 miles, moderate

10. Deep Creek Bridge – 6.0 miles, moderate

11. Devils Hole – 5.0 miles round trip, easy

12. Mojave River Dam – 13.0 miles, Very strenuous

13. Cedar Springs Dam – 9.4 miles, strenuous

14. Silverwood Entrance – 6.0 miles, moderate

15. Silverwood Lake to Elliot Road – 9 miles, strenuous

16. Crowder Canyon (Elliot Road to Cajon Pass) – 4.5 miles, moderate


Hikes