See (and Hike) the World with the Angeles Chapter

By Newsroom America Feeds at 26 Apr 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?

- JUNE 5 - 17, 2017 HIKING ENGLAND'S SOUTH WEST COAST PATH - SECTION 1 Rating: OSponsored 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 - OCTOBER 20 - 30, 2017 WINDOW INTO BHUTAN Rating: C/Rating: OSponsored 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. A visit to Bhutan is like stepping back in time. We are limiting the tour to 16 participants!!! We are traveling in October which is one of the best times for photography and viewing the dramatic scenery.

You will see many of Bhutan's UNESCO nominated world heritage sites. You will also learn about the religion and culture of the Bhutanese.

We have put the best of Bhutan into one event filled tour. 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 Rating: C/Rating: OSponsored 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 Rating: C/Rating: OSponsored 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 Rating: C/Rating: OSponsored 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. We will be staying in tea houses or small hotels and carry a day pack with your clothes and other personal items. Porters will be carrying most of your gear and food. The tour includes sightseeing in Pokhara and Kathmadu. Click here for details >

Maew Suchin - MAY 11 - 24, 2018 EAST AFRICA SAFARI ADVENTURE Rating: C/Rating: OSponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Crescenta Valley Group

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime: a safari across two African countries - Kenya & Tanzania! Experience elephants, giraffes, wildebeests, rhinos, and other animals you've only seen on TV or in zoos in their natural habitats in 6 East African Parks and Reserves. Click here for details >

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[Refugio State Beach, header image by Dan Valdez] Configure - MAY 7-9, 2017 ISLAND HOPPING IN CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK Rating: C/Rating: OSponsored 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 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 Rating: ISponsored 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. Cost includes 3 nights lodging in modern cabin with all amenities (2-3 per bedroom with shared bathrooms and kitchen), 3 continental breakfasts, Sat Happy Hour, Sun group dinner. Click here for details >

Eva Eilenberg - MAY 26 - 29, 2017 SANTA CRUZ ISLAND BOATPACK Rating: OSponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Wilderness Adventures Section

Four day adventurous trip to Santa Cruz Island in the Channel Islands National Park. A mile walk to group camping area which has water for cooking and drinking This is easiest with a backpack but duffels can be used too. Spend the weekend hiking, exploring, learning Island history, and enjoying spectacular ocean views. Choice of easier and more challenging (longer) hikes. Shuttle to Nature Conservancy side of Island for a naturalist led hike from Prisoners Harbor to magnificent Pelican Bay. Climb El Montanon on the SC Lower Peaks list. Visit Island old ranching sites. Optional kayak tour of sea caves with professional guides. Boat to the Island leaves from Ventura at 8 am Friday morning returning Monday evening at 4:30 pm. Chance of viewing marine mammals including humpback and blue whales and dolphins. Click here for details >

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