Hiking the John Muir Trail
What's it like to solo hike the 211-mile John Muir Trail from Yosemite to Mount Whitney? Angeles Chapter leader and Muir fan Jeremy Evans shares his three-week adventure through some of the most glorious parts of the Sierra. More
Toast public officials who make an environmental difference
"This Land Is Our Land" is the theme of the 2015 Political Leadership Awards on Aug. 16 in Brea. It's an event sponsored by the Angeles Chapter's Political Action Committee to say thank you to our elected friends who have helped carry the promise of John Muir forward -- from the newly-designated San Gabriel Mountains National Monument to more than 27 national parks, 270 state parks and uncounted county city and pocket parks in California. More
How can the Chapter attract and engage new leaders?
Join us for a one-day workshop on Aug. 29 to focus on recruiting and retaining Angeles Chapter leaders. The Sierra Club offers so many opportunities for people to flex their volunteer muscles, but what's the best way to get the word out? Bring your ideas to the Long Beach workshop. More
Next Leadership Training Seminar planned for Oct. 24
Becoming a Sierra Club outings leader starts with curiosity and love of the outdoors. The Chapter is home to one of the largest outings programs in the nation that's supported by volunteer leaders. One-day training session in Pasadena will be held Oct. 24; register by Oct. 10 to attend. More
Sierra Club's stance on California's high-speed rail
The $68-billion high-speed rail project that would link L.A. to San Francisco in a 2.5 hour trip recently drew protests in Southern California over the planned segment between Palmdale and Burbank. But that doesn't mean that California isn't ready for a railway rather than a roadway for the growing traffic up and down the state. More
Meet the Club's new president and board members
Aaron Mair of New York recently was elected president of the Sierra Club. The Club's first African-American president has been working for environmental justice for more than three decades. More
Get more out of your outdoors!
How's your summer shaping up? Check out backpacking trips, hikes, events and more in the July-September issue of the Southern Sierran/Schedule of Activities. Download a copy -- and share with friends!
Here are some activities coming up soon:
July 9: Find out more about water-saving and the drought at a free Sierra Club Water Resource Fair at 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Culver City. Details here.
July 13: Come see photographer Gabriel Thorburn discuss his photos and poetry at 7:30 p.m. with the Chapter's Camera Committee. (See page 17.)
July 19: Newcomers are welcome on an 8:30 a.m. hike to explore the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in Huntington Beach. (See page 19.)
July 25: Several hikes organized by the Hundred Peaks Section meet up for the 2015 Mt. Waterman Rendezvous potluck. (See page 21.)
Got some free time? Come volunteer with us!