MOUNTAIN TOP HIKING CLUB


 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Lake Gregory Walk  -- every Tuesday evening

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

 

Wednesday, April 27, 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, April 30, 2016  

The Pinnacles, Lake Arrowhead area – Sierra Club, Mountains Group 

9:00am, moderate, 6 miles, 1,000 ft elevation gain.  Hike located north west of Lake Arrowhead. This hike includes some rock scrambling to reach the summit, which comprises an imposing stack of large granite boulders. Your efforts will be rewarded with mountain and desert views. Bring lunch, water, good boots and layered clothing. Call for meeting place to carpool. Leader: Heather Sargeant  909-336-2836

 

Saturday, April 30, 2016

PCT Section D: Swarthout Canyon Rd to Sheep Creek Truck Rd – Sierra Club, Big Bear 8:00am, strenuous, 8.6 miles, 2,740 ft elevation gain.            

This is the second segment of hiking of the Pacific Crest Trail Section D, a total of 110.2 miles. This second segment starts at Swarthout Canyon Road and travels northwest 8.6 miles to Sheep Creek Truck Road. This is a shuttle-hike with a 2,740’ elevation gain. We shall all meet at the junction of Swarthout Canyon Road and Lone Pine Canyon Road at 8:00 a.m. Bring the Ten-essentials, layered clothing, 2.0 litters of water, lunch, sunscreen, sunglasses, and hat.  Reservations:  Call Apprentice Hike Leader, Janet Roy at (909) 702-4519 or email janetroy1pomonacemetery@verizon.com or contact Hike Leader Ed Caliendo (442) 242-4103 or email: dogs111@msn.com



MAY 2016 HIKING SCHEDULE


Sunday, May 1, 2016

Bertha Peak, Big Bear area,  Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

8:00 am, moderate, 7 miles, 1,400 ft. elevation gain. One of the "Peaks" of Big Bear hikes.  After completing all five peaks you will earn a patch.  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 10 essentials, 2 liters of water, wear layered clothing, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, snack/lunch and hiking boot and trekking poles if you like to use them.  Reservation:  Contact Hike Leader Judy Atkinson by phone, message or text at (909) 289-1932 or email judy5723@gmail.com

 

Monday, May 2, 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 3, 2016

Lake Gregory Walk  -- every Tuesday evening

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

 

Wednesday, May 4, 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

 

Thursday May 5 – Sunday May 8, 2016

The Mojave National Preserve Car Camp – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group  

Join Ed and Terrence on this 3 night car camp at the pinion pine covered area of the Mid Hills Campground in the Mojave National Preserve. Mid Hills sits at over 5000 feet between New York and Providence Mountains. From our campsites we will have views of the Cima Dome,Table Mountain and the Eagle Rocks From this base camp we will enjoy the hiking available  around the Eagle Rocks which are two 200 ft stones towering two hundred feet above the crest to the west. We will also visit the Hole-in- the- Wall via a trail from Mid Hills. Expect spectacular narrows, arches, and petroglyphs in one of the most scenic areas of the Preserve. Rated: Fun  Meet at the Mid Hills Camp Ground in the Preserve. A map and directions will be provided to those that sign up. For reservations and expanded information email or call Hike Leader, Ed Wallace at rushewallace@yahoo.com or (909) 584-9407 or Co-Leader Terrance McCorkle at (760) 252-2194 or e mail oldhikerdude@verizon.net 

 

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Momyer Trail to Alger Creek – Forest Falls area -- Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

8:30am, moderate, 6.5 miles. We will meet and park at the trailhead.  We hike down to Mill Creek, cross it and then start our hike through shady trees.  Meet: Take Hwy 38 to the Forest Falls cut off, stay on Valley of the Falls Road until you come to a giant turn out on the left. It is 2.9 miles from cutoff, if you get to the fire station you have gone too far. Bring the 10 essentials, sun protection, hat, trekking poles, wear layered clothing, good hiking boots, lunch and or snacks, 2 liters of water. Reservations:  Contact Hike Leader Judy Atkinson by phone, text or message (909) 289-1932 or email judy5723@gmail.com

 

 

Saturday, May 7, 2016

PCT Section D: Sheep Creek Truck Road to Inspiration Point – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

7:00am, strenuous, 13.1 miles, 2,789 ft. elevation gain.  This is the third segment of our spring challenge, the hiking of the Pacific Crest Trail Section D, a total of 110.2 miles. This is a shuttle-hike.  We shall all meet at the junction of Swarthout Canyon Road and Lone Pine Canyon Road at 7:00 a.m. Bring the  Ten-essentials, layered clothing, 2.5 litters of water, lunch, sunscreen, sunglasses, and hat.  Reservations: Call Hike Leader, Janet Roy (909) 702-4519 janetroy1pononacemetery@verizon.com or Ed Caliendo (242) 242-4103 or email at dogs111@msn.com

 

Saturday, May 7 – Sunday May 8, 2016

Keller Ski Hut Annual Gathering --  Sierra Club, Mountains Group

11am Saturday.   Join us at Keller Hut for group meals, hikes, bird and nature walk, and conversation. Bring food for the weekend including a dish (salad, desert or main dish) for a potluck dinner on Saturday. We furnish hot beverages and table service. We will provide breakfast on Sunday. For information call Overseer, Heather Sargeant , 909-336-2836

 

Monday, May 9, 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 10, 2016

Lake Gregory Walk  -- every Tuesday evening

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

 

Wednesday, May 11, 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, May 14, 2016                                            

Lake Gregory Spring Bird Walk – Sierra Club, Mountains Group

8am, easy, 2.5 miles.  Meet at the North Shore Parking Lot, across from Goodwin’s (24089 Lake Gregory Drive, Crestline 92325). Pay $8.00 fee or park on street free. See new spring arrivals and year 'round residents as we walk around the lake (2.5 miles). Optional breakfast after. Leader Bill Engs, 909 338-1910

 

Saturday, May 14, 2016

PCT, Section D – Islip Saddle to Cloudburst Summit – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

7:30 am, moderate, 10.8 miles.  This hike combines the 6th and 7th segments, in a series of Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) hikes that will encompass all of Section D.  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, 3.0 liters of water, and lunch. Meet: From Vincent Gap go West 10.6 miles on Highway 2 to Islip Saddle.   Reservations:: Contact Hike Leader, Sharon Nardozza at (760) 208-3654 snardozza@cox.net or contact Hike Leader, Janet Roy (909) 702-4519 janetroy1pononacemetery@verizon.com

 

Monday, May 16, 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 17, 2016

Lake Gregory Walk  -- every Tuesday evening

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

 

Wednesday, May 18, 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, May 20, 2016

PCT from Hwy 18 to the Eye of God – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

 8:30 am, easy, 6 miles, Get ready for summer on this relatively flat 6 mile round trip hike along a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail with views of Long Valley and the Big Horn Wilderness beyond. Our destination will be the Eye of God, a quartz dome named by the Serrano Indians. Meet Von’s parking lot at 42170 Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear Lake, CA 92315.  Bring water, snack and hiking boots. Reservations: call Hike Leader Ed Wallace (909) 584 9407 or email rushewallace@yahoo.com  

 

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Wildhorse Creek Trail – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

8:30 am. moderate, 8 miles, 1,400 ft elevation gain. Meet at  the Wildhorse Trail off Hwy 38 on your left just before Heart Bar Campground. Bring the 10 essentials, sun protection, snack/lunch, trekking poles, 2 liters of water, wear layered clothing, good hiking boots. Reservations: Contact hike leader Judy Atkinson by phone, text or message at (909) 289-1932 or email judy5723@gmail.com

 

Monday, May 23, 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 24, 2016

Lake Gregory Walk  -- every Tuesday evening

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 25,, 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, 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

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MISTLETOE WARRIORS


​MISTLETOE WARRIORS

Saturday, May 14 and Saturday, May 28, 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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