Scheduled Trips:

O: Las Vegas Fireworks –Valley of Fire-Red Rock Canyon New Year's Eve Celebration:

DEC 30, 2011-JAN 2, 2012   FRI-MON    BACKPACKING-CRESCENTA VALLEY

  Join us for this trip where you will visit interesting wild areas of Southern Nevada and in nature and man-made displays, spectacular colors and lights. During the day, we will visit Nevada’s 1st state park, Valley of Fire and Red Rock Canyon Conservation area.  At night, visit the glitter of Vegas and enjoy the spectacular 8 minute fireworks show on New Year’s Eve launched from 7 hotels on the Strip.   At Valley of Fire park visit the beautiful orange and red rocks, see petrified logs and ancient Indian petroglyphs on short hikes in the park.   At the Red Rock Canyon Conservation area, see beautiful red and white layered rocks and scenery with some short hikes.  We are staying 3 nights at the beautiful AAA 3 diamond rated Embassy Suites a short hike from hotels on the Strip.   Enjoy this luxury hotel with complementary made to order breakfasts, evening receptions, and comfortable suites while visiting the wilds of Nevada during the day, ranked 18th best hotel in Las Vegas of nearly 300 by Trip Advisor reviewers.   Bus leaves noon on Fri.  Price includes bus, Embassy Suites lodging, breakfasts, admission to parks, bus refreshments and driver gratuities.  Send to Leader: Fred Dong: 2 4x9. SASEs, Home & Work phones, SC#, to "Sierra Club" for $430 until July 31, $445 after July 31.    $25 more for non-SC member.     Assts: Stephanie Gross.

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WILD BORNEO ADVENTURE   ANGELES CHAPTER FUNDRAISER

Mar. 28-Apr. 16, 2012: O: Join us for a 20 day adventure to see the wild Borneo, land of the Headhunters.   We will stay at some of the premier wildlife lodges and visit rainforest areas in order to get close ups of the unusual plants and animals of Borneo.   You will see the endangered Orangutans, unusual Silver Leaf Monkeys, rare Proboscis Monkeys, Macaques, Hornbills and many other birds.  We also may see Gibbons, Pygmy Elephants, Red Leaf Monkeys, Rafflesia (world’s largest flower), and more; some unique to Borneo as we did in our 2010 trip.  We will visit several National Parks or Jungle Reserve areas including Bako, Kinabalu, Danum Valley Conservation Area, and Kinabatangan Wildlife Reserve.   We will also visit the Sepilok and Semenggoh Orangutan Sanctuaries.   You will also have time to visit the beautiful coral reefs of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park.  See unusual animals and bioluminescence on the night walks led by naturalists.   Price includes hotel, bus transportation, some meals, airport transfers, most hikes or walks, and more.   Domestic & International Airfare is extra and group air is available.  Sierra Club members $2,995 before May 31st .   After May 31st, $3,295.   Non-members $100 more.  Send 2 SASE, H&W Phones, SC#, e-mail, Check for full amount (Sierra Club) to Stephanie Gross.   Leader: Fred Dong

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Dead Horse Point

ARCHES AND CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARKS

May 5-11, 2012 Trip Leaders: Mike Sappingfield, Sylvia Stevenson
Angeles Chapter & Sierra Sage Group

Come with us on our 7 day, six night fly-drive excursion to eastern Utah to explore and enjoy two of the most unusual and interesting National Parks: Arches National Park with over 2000 arches ranging from a few feet in size to several hundred feet and Canyonlands National Park with the deep canyons of the Green River and the Colorado River as they join to form the majestic Colorado we all know and love. This is your chance to explore and enjoy Balanced Rock, Delicate Arch, The Windows, Double Arch, Landscape Arch and many more fabulous rock formations. We also will experience the wonder of the massive carved canyons with visits to Mesa Arch, Dead Horse Point, Green River Overlook, Colorado River Overlook, the massive Upheaval Dome and lots more. There will even be opportunities for mountain bike enthusiasts to ride in the Moab area.

We will fly into Grand Junction, Co and then drive in vans to Moab, Utah. We will use the La Quinta Inn in Moab for our base for the entire trip with day trips into one or the other National Parks each day.

Trip cost is $1250 with SC#, $1350 non-member and includes lodging (double occupancy) and transportation to and from Grand Junction and each day while in Utah. All park admissions and special fees are also included. Breakfasts and three lunches will be provided. All other meals and airfare to and from Grand Junction are not included. For copies of the itinerary and application forms, please contact Mike Sappingfield (mikesapp@cox.net) or send 2 SASEs to Mike at 26352 Via Juanita, Mission Viejo, CA 92691. $500 deposit will hold a reservation with the remainder due by March 1, 2012.

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BALI ISLAND AND KOMODO DRAGONS

September 10-25   2012   Sun-Tue Leaders: John Lajeuness and Andrea Lim

O: Angeles Chapter.  Join Angeles Chapter on a brand new adventure to peaceful Hindu Bali and Flores Island, home to the famous Komodo Dragons.  Come with us to experience this fast growing travelers paradise with its unique culture, history, and traditions.  Our land package takes us around the famous island of Bali and to the island of Flores, spending varying number of days in each location.  The trip includes several modes of transportation, planes, boats, and air-conditioned 17-passenger coaches.  Also included are deluxe accommodations (dbl. ocup./hotels), 25 meals/happy hours, most park/museum entrance fees, guides, tours, misc.  Price is $1695 plus discounted group international and domestic airfares.  For itinerary and application, send email to lajeunes@pacbell.net  Please insert subject line “Bali”.  Applications accepted on first-come first-served basis, as previous trips have all sold out.  Ldrs: John Lajeuness and Andrea Lim

CHINA HIGHLIGHT/YANGTZE RIVER.

April 20, 2013  - May 4, 2013 

You are invited on a well-paced journey to China.  Explore Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, where the Emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties lived.  Climb the Great Wall, take a boat cruise on the Grand Canal of Hangzhou, and visit Suzhou's Silk factory. Set sail on the Yangtze River, enjoy the wonderful scene of deep and quiet gorges, and the magnificent peaks as if they were cut by axes and knives.  Take a shore excursion to the Shennong Stream, where you may see the ancient roads, coffins in precipice, and even some rare animals such as golden-haired monkeys.  We will also visit Xi'an's most important archeological site, where thousands of life-size terra-cotta warriors have been guarding the Emperor's burial site for over 2,000 years.  Discover the mile-long riverside embankment where foreign investors once held sway over Shanghai. Price $3,195 (Special Sierra Club members’ price $2,998) includes:

  • $1,495 land package: private motor-coach transportation, Yangtze River cruise; 7 deluxe hotels (double occupancy – single supplement $800 extra) 37 meals; admission fees; guides; $140 gratuities and $70 credit towards trip insurance.
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  • Round-trip international air transportation $1,700 -- from LAX, and three domestic air within China. Airline taxes/fuel charge of $480 and $180 China visa, are not included, and are subject to change.
Leaders: Andrea Lim and Salud Salinda.  For more information/itinerary, send email to andrealim94@yahoo.com.  Please insert subject line of "China 2013",or call (818) 249-8584.   Applications are first-come first-served.

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