Outings & Activities
Emblems & Awards
Outings and Activities
DPS trips mainly include Saturday and Sunday day hikes with a Saturday night potluck campfire meal and car or tent camping overnight stay on Saturday. Those wishing to attend must contact the Leader or Assistant Leader as indicated in the Desert Sage
or on this web site. Trip sheets will be e-mailed/mailed prior to the event upon acceptance to the trip. Permits or fees may be required depending on the peak being climbed. A listing of recent expired Section Outing announcements
is available for viewing.
Activity listings for selected Angeles Chapter Outings Sections and the
Committee can be accessed by following the
links displayed at the bottom
Listing of Outings and Activities.
June 15th, Saturday, Desert Peaks Section, I: Indian Peak (11,297'), Headley Peak (12,676'), East Headley Peak (12,751'), Mount Hogue (12,751'): Very strenuous day hike of several seldom-visited, non-sierra 10,000 foot peaks in the White Mountains. We will start from Indian Creek Canyon on the east side of the White Mountains (4WD required), hike cross country to the crest of the Whites to claim Headley and East Headley before dropping down the west side of the crest 1,800’ and back up 500’ to bag Indian Peak. On the return from Indian Peak we will regain those 1,800 feet and take a 3 mile side trip to the summit of Mt Hogue. Totals for the day are 16.5 miles and 9,000’ of gain, all cross country. Send email (preferred) or SASE with conditioning and experience to Leader: PAUL GARRY. Assistant: Matt Hengst.
June 15th - 16th, Saturday - Sunday, Desert Peaks Section, I: Charleston Peak (11,915'), Mummy Mountain (11,528'): Join us for these two fine peaks outside Las Vegas. Saturday, ascend Charleston via the South Loop trail (18 miles, 4300' gain). Sunday, we'll climb climb Mummy, approaching via the North Loop trail (10 miles, 3750' gain). Send recent conditioning and altitude experience to Leader: Tina Bowman, Co-leader: Gary Schenk.
August 10th, Saturday, Desert Peaks Section, I: Boundary Peak (13,140’), Montgomery Peak (13,441’): Join us on this very strenuous hike to summit a couple of spectacular peaks high up in the White Mountains north of Bishop, CA. The first peak is the high point of Nevada; from there we’ll cross the state line into California along a steep and rocky ridge to a peak high above all other DPS Emblem Peaks. Expect 12 miles round trip and 5,500’ gain. Comfort hiking up very steep, loose, and rocky terrain at high elevation is essential. Contact leader with recent conditioning and experience, including high altitude experience and vehicle/rideshare information, for trip status and details. Leaders: MAT KELLIHER and JIM FLEMING.
The following listings provide training, experience or sign-offs for the skills required to be a successful mountaineer or Sierra Club Leader. While the primary sponsor for these activities is the Leadership Training Committee, they are posted here to provide information to visitors to this web site. Please visit the primary sponsor's website for email information.
Snow and Ice Training
Aug 4 Sun LTC, WTC, HPS, DPS, SPS
I: Mt. Pinos Navigation: Navigation noodle in Los Padres National Forest for either checkout or practice to satisfy Basic (I/M) or Advanced (E) level navigation requirements. Send email/sase, contact info, navigation experience/training, any WTC, leader rating, rideshare, to Ldr: Robert Myers. Asst: Kim Homan
Sep 22 Sun LTC, WTC, HPS, DPS, SPS
I: Grinnell Ridge Navigation: Navigation Noodle in San Bernardino National Forest for either checkout or practice to satisfy Basic (I/M) or Advanced (E) level navigation requirements. Send email/sase, contact info, navigation experience/training, any WTC, leader rating, rideshare, to Ldr: Robert Myers. Asst: Phil Wheeler
[FALL DATE TO BE DETERMINED] Sat LTC, WTC, Hundred Peaks
I: Beginning Navigation Clinic: Spend the day one-on-one with an instructor, learning/practicing map and compass in our local mountains. Beginners to rusty old-timers welcome and practice is available at all skill levels. Not a checkout, but it will help you prepare. Many expert leaders will attend; many I-rated leaders started here in the past. 4 mi, 500' gain. Send sase, phones, $25 deposit (Sierra Club, refunded at trailhead) to Ldr: Diane Dunbar. Co-Ldr: Richard Boardman
November 16 SAT LTC, WTC
MR: Navigation Workshop on 3rd Class Terrain: This navigation workshop is limited to individuals participating in the Indian Cove Navigation Noodle and is intended to explore special navigation issues that arise on 3rd class terrain. Class 3 rock travel experience required. Restricted to Sierra Club members. Helmets and medical forms required/group size limited. Send email/sase, SC#, class 3 experience, conditioning, contact info to Ldr: Robert Myers. Co-Ldr: Jack Kieffer
November 16-17 Sat-Sun LTC, WTC, HPS, DPS, SPS
I: Indian Cove Navigation: Navigation noodle at Joshua Tree National Park to satisfy the Basic (I/M) level navigation requirements. Sat for practice, skills refresher, altimeter, homework, campfire. Sun checkout. Send email/sase, contact info, navigation experience/training, any WTC, leader rating, rideshare, to Ldr: Robert Myers. Asst: Phil Wheeler
Dec 8 Sun LTC, WTC, HPS, DPS, SPS
I: Warren Pt Navigation: Navigation noodle at Joshua Tree National Park for either checkout or practice to satisfy the Basic (I/M) or Advanced (E) level navigation requirements. To participate, send email/sase, contact info, navigation experience/training, any WTC, leader rating, rideshare, to Ldr: Robert Myers. Asst: Phil Wheeler
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PARTICIPATION IN OUTINGS
Most Desert Peaks Section trips include Saturday and Sunday day hikes with a
Saturday night car camp unless otherwise specified. Trips range in
difficulty from trail hiking to cross-country travel over rugged terrain
to exposed climbing requiring technical aid such as ropes.
In order to participate in a Sierra Club outing, you will need to
sign a liability waiver. If you would like to read a copy of the waiver
prior to attending the outing, please see http://www.sierraclub.org/outings/chapter/forms. In addition, you must contact the leader by sending a
sase (self addressed, stamped, envelope) or email to the leader. Outings listed as restricted trips
(MR and E rated) are limited to Sierra Club members who are qualified to participate in the outing as determined by the leader.
Our trips our published in the Angeles Chapter Schedule of Activities
and in our newsletter. The section is known for the Saturday evening parties. There are usually no
participation quotas. If you have applied and you do not hear otherwise, you may assume
you are accepted. SASE's and emails are normally returned with trip sheets 1-2 weeks
prior to the trip. Please join us on a hike!
In the interests of facilitating the logistics of some outings,
it is customary that participants make voluntary carpooling arrangements.
The Sierra Club does not have insurance for carpooling arrangements and
assumes no liability for them. Carpooling, ride sharing or anything
similar is strictly a private arrangement among participants. Participants
assume the risks associated with this travel.
Restricted outings requiring the use of ice axes or ropes/climbing gear may be
conducted with special trip plan approval, both at the Chapter and National
levels. Also, all participants must be Sierra Club members and sign a
liability release (waiver).
RULES OF CONDUCT
In order to assure the well-being of all; preserve natural beauty and
living things; maintain good will toward the Sierra Club and its
objectives the following Rules apply to all persons joining Sierra Club
activities. Conduct must, at all times, be acceptable to the group itself,
to the general public, and to officials with whom the group may come in
1. The authority of the leaders is to be recognized. Never precede hike
leader; never leave group without leader's permission; abide by leader's
rulings as to adequacy of clothing, foot-wear, equipment, proficiency,
Obey all fire, sanitary, administrative, and safety regulations of both
the Club and governmental agencies. Don't throw rocks. Bring out all
unburned litter. Take only photographs; leave only footprints. On trails,
don't cut switchbacks as the practice leads to erosions.
All cooking on overnight trips will be done on stoves. One campfire is
permitted where firewood is not in short supply.
Firearms and use of radios (except for essential uses such as navigation
or communication) are prohibited. Animals are prohibited unless a specific
exception is included in the original trip write up.
Persons less than 18 yrs old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
or have written permission from same giving phone number and authorization
for continuing treatment by an Medical Doctor in case of necessity.
Events are open to all members and guests unless the event description
lists special restrictions. Make sure you understand these restrictions as
they apply to your qualifications to participate be sure you are qualified
to participate and that you will not handicap the group because the
activity is too strenuous for you. The privilege to attend outings and
other events may be limited or withdrawn from those who willfully and/or
repeatedly do not comply with the Rules of Conduct.
The Chapter Safety Committee has established classifications for outings
that involve different levels and areas of skill but do not relate to the
strenuousness of the outing.
||For events under external control of a non-Sierra Club entity
(e.g., ranger, concessionaire).
||Applies to uncomplicated outings such as hikes on trails or
||Includes outings involving off-trail travel that require
||Applies to outings that include moderate snow climbs and/or class 3
rock climbing. M-R (rock) and M-S (snow) ratings are available.
|| Applies to outings that involve more severe snow climbing.
||Applies to outings that involve specialized technical activities.
Detailed leadership contact information can be found in the current issue of
Schedule of Activities.