See (and Hike) the World with Sierra Club Angeles Chapter in 2017

By Newsroom America Feeds at 1 Mar 2017 Explore the World in 2017

[Denali National Park and Airplane, photo by Donna Specht]

See (and Hike) the World with the Angeles Chapter Our Travel Adventures offer an unparalleled opportunity to visit special places throughout the world, with trips oriented toward outdoor adventure and environmental awareness and led by our most experienced volunteer leaders. The proceeds from these trips provide vital support for the work of the Angeles Chapter. Our schedule includes trips to the mountains, canyonlands and jungles of Asia, Europe, and North America, but no matter where we are-we never forget the Sierra Club's mission: to explore, enjoy, and protect the planet. Why not join us on an adventure of a lifetime and find out for yourself? - MAY 10 - 26, 2017 TIBET, YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE, PANDA ADVENTURE Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter

Tibet, the "roof of the world," astounds its visitors with its dramatic landscapes, religious traditions, culture, and its unsolved mysteries. It boasts the world's highest peak, the splendid Mt. Everest, and the Tibetan Plateau, where the Yangtze River and Yellow River both begin. It invokes images of snowy mountains, mirror-like lakes, and Buddhist disciples. Our trip starts in Lhasa, where we'll visit Potala, Dalai Lama's Summer Palace, and see many other important, and seldom, visited historic sites. Click here for details >

Fred Dong




Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Orange County Sierrans Section

Hike the first 100+ miles of England's South West Coast Path National Trail and discover its beauty and hidden treasures on this 13 day adventure. After viewing this stunning coastal scenery around this section of England's South West Peninsula, it's no wonder why this 630-mile long South West Coast Path was featured in National Geographic, and is considered one of the world's greatest walks. Being described by The Lonely Planet as "walking at its most diverse, most spectacular and most delicious", this is a delightful way to explore England's natural scenery. This trip is the first in a series of six, with the goal of completing the path. Click here for details >

Jaap Gaarsenbeek

- - JUNE 6 - 11, 2017 ECUADOR: THE DEVIL'S NOSE AND CUENCA Rating: C /Rating: O Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Orange County Sierrans Section

Explore the biodiversity, rich culture and distinct wild beauty on a journey south of Quito in a private van and a tour guide. Admire spectacular view of snowcapped volcanoes, green hills, and indigenous villages in the beautiful Andean highlands. Step back in time as we walk along the narrow cobblestone streets in Cuenca City, considered Ecuador's most beautiful colonial city, declared a Cultural Heritage site of Mankind by the UNESCO. At the end of trip a short flight brings us back to Quito. Combine this trip with Eco-Tour III Ecological Reserves , June 11 - 16), $50 discount. Click here for details >

Donna Specht -

JUNE 11 - 16, 2017 ECUADOR ECO-TOUR III Rating: C /Rating: O Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Orange County Sierrans Section

Take this dual combination to Ecuador's La Mitad del Mundo, the Middle of the World. This equatorial wonderland offers many amazing tropical ecological delights and other memorable experiences, like trekking on pre-Incan trails and lodging in an 18th-Centruy Hacienda. Learn about volcanology, anthropology, see incredible birds, wildlife, plants and flowers, and stay in a private Reserve Eco-Lodge! Take the Equador Eco-Tour and then join us on the Galapagos Island Cruise too. Click here for details >

Ana Cadez - OCTOBER 14 - 21, 2017 SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Sierra Sage

Join us for this fascinating 8 days, 7 nights, exploration of Southern New Mexico. Highlights are Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks, White Sands, and Prehistoric Trackways National Monuments and Chamizal National Memorial. In between, we will visit the plaza of old Mesilla, and the stomping grounds of Billy the Kid in the historic town of Lincoln, and modern day museums such as the one about UFOs in Roswell, the White Sands Missile Range Museum, and the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Click here for details >

Mike Sappingfield

- OCTOBER 20 - 30, 2017 WINDOW INTO BHUTAN Rating: C /Rating: O Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Crescenta Valley Group

Join us for a 7-day, 6-night tour of the mysterious Kingdom of Bhutan with an additional 2 nights and free time in Nepal. You will get an in depth tour learning about the culture, meeting some Bhutanese families, seeing beautiful and historic buildings and religious temples, beautiful mountain and countryside scenery on this small tour of Bhutan.

This trip can be done as a pre-trip to the Nepal Sightseeing or Nepal combination Sightseeing & Trekking Sierra Club tours or as a stand-alone tour. Click here for details >

Fred Dong - OCTOBER 27 - NOVEMBER 9, 2017 NEPAL SIGHTSEEING ADVENTURE Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Crescenta Valley Group

The 14 day trips encompasses seeing the highest mountains in the world, experience the culture and history of Nepal and the wildlife visiting many UNESCO World Heritage Sites or nominated Sites. The tour includes sightseeing in old Kathmandu visiting the Durbar, temples, markets, and other places in the capital which are UNESCO world Heritage sites. Click here for details >

Maew Suchin

- OCTOBER 27 - NOVEMBER 15, 2017 NEPAL SIGHTSEEING/MOUNTAINHIKING ADVENTURE Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Crescenta Valley Group

Combine both trips for a 20 day, non-traditional adventure to see the beauty & culture of Nepal. This trip combines the activities of the Nepal Sightseeing Adventure and the Nepal Mountain Hiking Adventure. You can do both trips together. Tour Pokhara and its environs including markets, temples, and other important sites together. Click here for details >

Maew Suchin

- NOVEMBER 3 - 15, 2017 NEPAL MOUNTAIN HIKING ADVENTURE Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Crescenta Valley Group

You will see the highest mountains in the world, up close and personal, on this 13-day hiking trip. We will do one multi-day hiking trek in in the Annapurna area with spectacular views, no roads and few travelers. Though you will see some of the tallest mountains, we will not hike over 10,000 ft. You can see the stars at night. Click here for details >

Maew Suchin


[Refugio State Beach, header image by Dan Valdez]

- MARCH 10 - 12, 2017 WINTER COMBO GETAWAY BUS TRIP TO MAMMOTH LAKES MAR2017 Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Orange County Sierrans Section, Wilderness Adventures Section

Ski Downhill or Snowboard on Mammoth Mtn. Daily backcountry ski tours and snowshoe tours with the leaders. Visit geological formations.

XC Ski or Snowshoe on your own at Tamarack Nordic Center. Newcomers & Non skiers Welcome. Tons of stuff to do in Mammoth in Winter. Click here for details >

Donna Specht

- APRIL 2 - 4, 2017 ISLAND HOPPING IN CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK Rating: C /Rating: O Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter

#Hikethe100 in our National Parks. Join us for a 3-day, 3-island cruise to California's Channel Islands. Sleep and eat onboard. Hike - Kayak - Snorkel - Swim - Bird Watch - Photograph - Or...just relax at sea! All cruises depart from Santa Barbara. The cost, $650, includes an assigned bunk, all meals, snacks and beverages plus the services of a naturalist-docent assigned by the national park. Kayaking will be overseen by concessionaire; all hikes will be on trails/Class 1 terrain. This is a fundraiser for the Angeles Chapter Political Committee. Dates of departure for other tours of the Channel Islands this year include May 7-9, June 11-13, July 16-18, Aug. 20-22, Sept. 24-26 and Oct. 22-24. For more information contact leader: Joan Jones Holtz; tel:626-443-0706 626-443-0706 ; . Click here for details >

Joan Jones Holtz

- MAY 26 - 29, 2017 MEMORIAL DAY 2017 WAWONA Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter

Rideshare Fri to stay in a cabin in the Wawona area near Yosemite's south entrance for moderately paced 8-12 mi, 1200'-3000' gain hikes each day. Highlights include cascading Chilnualna Falls, panoramic vistas of Yosemite Valley from the Panorama Trail and Glacier Pt, and possible alternative venues. Not suitable for beginners or sightseers. Click here for details >

Eva Eilenberg

- JULY 15 - 22, 2017 42ND ANNUAL HAWAIIAN ISLANDS ECO-ADVENTURE TRIP TO MOLOKA'I Sponsored by:Backpacking Committee

No backpacking. This is a rare opportunity for an adventure into old, historic, uncrowded Moloka'i, Hawai'i. There are only 7,500 residents and no stoplights! Our first trip there in 8 years. Trip includes: 4 nights in ocean view condos at Moloka'i Shores, 3 nights in rustic cottages at Pu'u O Hoku (Hill of Stars) Ranch, a14,000 acre organic farm in the lush east Moloka'i mountains.

Airfare is extra - best prices early; must coordinate airfares. Click here for details >

Bill Crane

- JULY 27 - 30, 2017 MAMMOTH/ YOSEMITE/ BRISTLECONE PINE FOREST 2017 Sponsored by:Palos Verdes-South Bay Group

Mammoth and Bristlecone Pine Bus Trip: Would you like to hike through grassy meadows under towering pines, soak your feet in pristine alpine lakes, and feast your eyes on vistas of snow-capped granite peaks? Join us for an adventurous four days of glorious hiking on some of the most spectacular trails in the Sierras and in the Hoover wilderness near Yosemite. Click here for details >

Peter Kosenko

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