MOUNTAIN TOP HIKING CLUB



Saturday, May 28, 2016

PCT, Section D, Cloudburst Summit to Little Rock Creek Road (5N04) – Sierra Club

7:30 am, moderate, 8.8 miles.  This hike combines the 8th and 9th segments, in a series of Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) hikes.  Those individuals completing all thirteen segments will be eligible to receive a recognition patch signifying the accomplishment and the completion of 110.2 miles. Bring the ten-essentials, sun-protection, 2.0 liters of water, and lunch. MEET: Drive west 4.6 miles from Eagles Roost on Highway 2 to Cloudburst Summit. Call Apprentice Hike Leader, Janet Roy (909) 702-4519 janetroy1pononacemetery@verizon.com   to register or contact Hike Leader, Ed Caliendo at dogs111@msn.com or (442) 242-4103

 

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Wildflower Walk – San Bernardino Mountains – Sierra Club, Mountains Group

9am, easy. Join us to see plants blooming in the mountains.  Bring water and snacks. Call Gina Richmond, interpreter and guide for meeting place  909 645-0850.  Leader Bill Engs , 909 338-1910.  National Forest Adventure Pass required.

 

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Eye of God – Big Bear area – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

8:00 am, easy, 6 miles, 300 ft. elevation gain.  Beginners welcome! We will stop at the legendary Eye of God held sacred by the local Serrano Indian tribe. It is a very large white and rose colored quartz outcropping. Meet at the Von’s parking lot, 42170 Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear Lake. We will car pool to the trailhead at the crest of Hwy. 18 on the way to Victorville. Bring 2 Liters of water, snack/lunch, sunglasses, sunblock, hat, trekking poles, good hiking boots and layered clothing. Reservations: Contact Hike Leader Charlotte Watts momscampsite@gmail.com 

 

Monday, May 30, 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 

 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Lake Gregory Walk  -- every Tuesday evening

5pm, 2.5 miles, followed by dinner for those interested.  Leader: Patsy Meyer  patsypic@aol.com

 

 

Wednesday, June 1, 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

MOUNTAIN TOP HIKING CLUB

JUNE 2016 HIKING SCHEDULE

 

 

Wednesday, June 1, 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, June 4, 2016

Crafts Peak – Green Valley Lake area – Sierra Club, Mountains Group 

9:00am, moderate, 8 milesm 1,500 ft. elevation gain. From Green Valley Lake to Crafts Peak at 8,364 ft. This area was burnt in the 2007 fire, so many of the trees are still in the process of recovering. Views in all directions, from Lake Arrowhead and Mt Baldy to Big Bear Lake and San Gorgonio Mountain. Wear  sturdy boots. Bring sufficient water, lunch, hat and a jacket. Call leader, Karla Barton, 760-805-0782, for carpooling meeting time and place. Co-Leader, Heather Sargeant,  909-336-2836. Adventure Pass required for parking at the trailhead.

 

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Bertha Peak hike and Patch Party – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

8am, moderate, 7 miles, 1,400 ft elevation gain.  Today is the Sierra Club Patch Party and if you would like to start it off with completing one of the "peak" hikes join me. This hike is for new hikers and regulars who want to join me. The hike starts out at the Cougar Crest trailhead. Afterwards those who have earned their patch will then go over to the Aspen Glen picnic area and join the rest of the hikers for lunch. Meet at the Cougar Crest Trailhead on Hwy 38, on the north side of Big Bear Lake.  It's about 2/10th of a mile north of the Discovery Center. Bring 2 liters of water, snacks, sun protection, layered clothing, hiking boots and trekking poles if you like to use them. Reservation: contact hike leader Judy Atkinson by phone, text or message at (909) 289-1932 or email judy5723@gmail.com

 

Sunday, June 5, 2016

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 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

 

Monday, June 6, 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 

 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Lake Gregory Walk  -- every Tuesday evening

5pm, 2.5 miles, followed by dinner for those interested.  Leader: Patsy Meyer   patsypic@aol.com

 

Wednesday, June 8, 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, June 10, 2016

Snow Valley to Green Valley Lake – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

8:30am, moderate, 8 miles, 1,000 ft. elevation gain.  Could be lengthen depending on the desires of the hikers. We will meet at the Von’s parking lot at 42170 Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear Lake, CA at 8:00 am. Plan on lunch at the Malt Shop in Green Valley Lake.  Bring Ten-essentials, layered clothing, 2 liters of water and suitable hiking boots. Reservations:  Contact Hike Leader, Ed Wallace (909) 584 9407 or email rushewallace@yahoo.com 

 

Saturday, June 11, 2016

John’s Meadow – San Gorgonio Wilderness – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

8:00 am, moderate, 6 miles. One of the few hikes that can be done in the San Gorgonio Wilderness since the fire last June that wiped out much of the wilderness hiking area. This is such a lovely hike along the Forsee Creek trail. We will cross Forsee Creek and go up to the meadow where we will have our snack/lunch. Meet at the Forsee Creek Trail head off Jenks Lake Rd. Depending on which way you come, the trail head access is closer to the west side of Jenks Lake Rd.  You will see a dirt road with a sign that says "Forsee Creek Trailhead".  Take that dirt road all the way up to where it ends, about 1/2 mile. Bring the 10 essentials, wear layered clothing, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, 1.5 liters of water, snack/lunch, trekking poles if you like to use them. Reservations: Contact Hike Leader Judy Atkinson by phone, message or test (909) 289-1932 or judy5723@gmail.com

 

Saturday – Sunday, June 11-12, 2016

Splinter’s Cabin to the PCT overnight camp/ backpack training – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

7:00 am, moderate, 8 miles. This is an introduction to backpacking and the requirements of overnight camping in the San Gorgonio Wilderness. We will backpack from Splitters Cabin Trail Camp located north on the Pacific Crest Trail. Meet at Cider Glen Post Office, 28982 Hook Creek Rd, Cedar Glen, CA 92321 parking lot at 7:00 A.M.  We will carpool from the Cedar Glen Post Office to the Splitters Cabin trailhead to begin our backpacking training.  Adventure Pass will be required for parking at the trailhead. Bring: The ten-essentials plus; backpack, sleeping bag, tent (optional), food, Bear canister (food storage vault), water purification drops or water purification pump, trekking poles, layered clothing, 2 liters of water, personal hygiene items, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, and good hiking shoes.  Call: Advance registration is required, limit of ten individuals, Hike Leader, Ed Caliendo, at (442) 242-4103

           

Monday, June 13, 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 

 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Lake Gregory Walk  -- every Tuesday evening

5pm, 2.5 miles, followed by dinner for those interested.  Leader: Patsy Meyer  patsypic@aol.com

 

 

Wednesday, June 15, 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, June 18, 2016

Castle Rock to Gunsight – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

8:00am, moderate, 7 miles, approx. 1,000 feet evelevation gain. The hike starts with a steep ascent which we will take slowly, the rest of the hike is a fairly even trail. Meet  at the Performing Arts Center parking lot, 39707 Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear Lake, CA 92315.  We will carpool to small parking area where the hike starts. Bring the ten essentials, sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen), 2 liters of water, snack/lunch, wear layered clothing, good hiking boots, trekking poles (not mandatory). Reservations: Contact Hike Leader Judy Atkinson by message, phone or text (909) 289-1932, or email judy5723@gmail.com

 

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Strawberry Peak  -- Then and Now – Sierra Club, Mountains Group

9:00 am, easy, 1 mile, 300 ft. elevation gain.  The property threatened by inappropriate development was acquired by the San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust in 2012. On this light hike, we will focus on what is around us at the moment; sights and sounds of the forest, and our reactions to them. While on the trail, by talking about only what we see, hear and experience, we should be able to better appreciate what is out there. A variety of wildflowers should be in bloom. Wear:  hat and boots, bring water and snacks. Contact leader Bill Engs, 909-338-1910 billengs@yahoo.com, for meeting place and information.

 

 

 

Monday, June 20, 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 

 

 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Lake Gregory Walk  -- every Tuesday evening

5pm, 2.5 miles, followed by dinner for those interested.  Leader: Patsy Meyer  patsypic@aol.com

 

 

Wednesday, June 22, 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, June 24, 2016

Snow Valley/ Lakeview Point Loop – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

8:00 am, moderate, 7 miles, approx, 1,000 ft elevation gain.  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 92315 at 8:00am.  Bring the ten essentials, 2 liters of water and a snack.  For trailhead information and Reservations: Contact Hike Leader, Ed Wallace (909) 584 9407 or email at ednjeanne@charter.net

 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

PCT Section C: Little Bear Springs Trail Camp to Deep Creek Bridge – Sierra Club, Big  Bear

7:00 am, moderate/difficult, 14.2 miles.  This is Hike #4 of the Pacific Crest Trail, Section C Recognition Program.  Those hikers completing all nine segments will receive a special recognition patch.  This hike is a 14.2 mile through- hike with possible key-exchange for hiker transportation. Meet: Fawnskin Fire Station, 39188 Rim Of The World Dr. Fawnskin, CA 92333 OR in Cedar Glen, CA at the Deep Creek Bridge.  Bring the ten essentials, layered clothing, sun-protection, 3-liters of water, lunch, sunglasses, hat and trekking poles.  An Adventure Pass will be required to park at the Deep Creek Bridge trailhead.  Reservations: Contact Hike Leader Darlene Taylor (951) 385-5706 dtaylorncrew@verizon.net or Co-Leader Ed Caliendo at (442) 242-4103 dogs111@msn.com 

 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Grays Peak -  Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

8:00am, moderate, 6-7 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. Good views of Big Bear Lake and surrounding mountains. Meet 8 am at the Gray's  Peak trailhead located on the west side of Hwy 38, a half mile southwest of Fawnskin or 2.7 miles northeast of Big Bear dam. An Adventure Pass is needed for parking at the trailhead. Bring: 2 liters of water, snack/lunch, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, good hiking boots, trekking pole.s Reservations: contact Hike Leader Charlotte Watts at momscampsite@gmail.com

 

Monday, June 27, 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 

 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Lake Gregory Walk  -- every Tuesday evening

5pm, 2.5 miles, followed by dinner for those interested.  Leader: Patsy Meyer  patsypic@aol.com

 

Wednesday, June 29, 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

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MISTLETOE WARRIORS


 Saturday, May 28, 2016

Keller Peak – headwaters of Deep Creek

9:30 am, moderate


SATURDAY, JUNE 10 AND SATURDAY, JUNE 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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