See (and Hike) the World with the Angeles Chapter

By Newsroom America Feeds at 24 Feb 2018

[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? California Sellers of Travel # CST 2087766-40Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.



Angeles Chapter, Orange County Sierrans Section

We finished Section one of England’s South West Coast Path National Trail in June of 2017; please join us for another 100+ miles of this stunner and discover its beauty and hidden treasures on this 15-day adventure. We travel from north Devon into Cornwall, passing through the village of “Portwenn” (film location of the Doc Martin TV series). End at St Ives, a French Riviera lookalike which has attracted some of the world’s greatest artists for decades, starting with J M Turner and Henry Moore. Changing accommodations just once on the trip allows us to get settled and established. Click here for details >

Richard Taylor



Angeles Chapter, Crescenta Valley Group

Trip focuses on the wildlife current and historical cultures of the desert and mountain areas of Western Mongolia. See a variety of different birds and mammals in beautiful sparsely populated small lake areas in mountains and deserts. This trip visits several National Parks and wildlife refuge areas. Visit with 2 different ethnic minority families and learn about their cultures. See Neolithic ruins, very old cave paintings, and the best collection of petroglyphs in Asia. Visit Baga Oigor valley,Tavan Bogd National Park where we will spot ibex, wild gazelles, wild mountain sheep, wild donkeys, and other animals; look at Neolithic sites and petroglyphs. Visit Tuvan herder family that still practices shamanism. Ulaanbaatar city tour. Khoid Tsenkher valley cave, home to 15,000 to 20,000 year old cave paintings. Two different post extension trips planned. Click here for details >

Cor Lems, Fred Dong


[Refugio State Beach, header image by Dan Valdez]

- MARCH 9 - 11, 2018 WINTER COMBO GETAWAY BUS TRIP TO MAMMOTH LAKES MAR2018 Rating: ISponsored by: Angeles Chapter, Orange County Sierrans Section, Wilderness Adventures Section

Daily backcountry ski tours and snowshoe tours with the leaders. Saturday's BC ski activity will be devoted to honing technique with tips from experienced ski instructors. Special guest mountaineer and author, Doug Robinson. XC ski or snowshoe on your own at Tamarack Nordic Center. Newcomers & non-skiers welcome. - tons of stuff to do in Mammoth in winter. Sierra Nevada Resort lodging, two per room. Close to shopping, night life, casual and fine dining, free shuttles. Click here for details >

Donna Specht - APRIL 8 - 10, 2018 ISLAND HOPPING IN CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK Rating: C/Rating: OSponsored by: Angeles Chapter

Join us for a 3-day, 3-island, live-aboard tour of the enchanting Channel Islands. Hike wild, windswept trails bordered with blazing wildflowers. Kayak rugged coastlines, Marvel at pristine waters teeming with frolicking seals and sea lions. Train your binoculars on unusual sea and land birds—and an occasional whale. Watch for the highly endangered island fox. Look for reminders of the Chumash people who lived on these islands for thousands of years. Or, just relax at sea. A ranger/naturalist assigned by the national park will travel with us to help lead hikes, point out items of interest and give evening programs. Click here for details >

Joan Jones Holtz - MAY 25 - 28, 2018 MEMORIAL DAY IN WAWONA CABIN 2018 Rating: ISponsored by: Angeles Chapter, Wilderness Adventures Section

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, hikes through the Mariposa Grove of Sequoias (if open), day trips down to Yosemite Valley. We have room in three cabins. Click here for details >


- JUNE 16 - 23, 2018 43RD ANNUAL HAWAI'IAN ISLANDS ECO-ADVENTURE TRIP TO MAUI Rating: OSponsored by: Backpacking Committee

No backpacking. Experience the unique & outstanding natural beauty of Maui. Descend on a hike into awesome Haleakala National Park moonscape crater, with its vast array of colors & cinder cones. Traverse diverse vegetation zones, & meet the one-of-a-kind silversword! Enjoy moderate hikes or optional 11-mile Haleakala Super Hike -- down into, across, & up & out of the crater. Hike through rainforest & bamboo jungle to beautiful Waimoku Falls ; swim pools of Oheo Stream. Snorkel/swim at picturesque, less crowded beaches. Shop at legendary Hasegawa General Store. Awesome coastal views on the road to Hana. Guided tour at Kahanu Garden & Pi'ilanihale Heiau, a National Tropical Botanical Garden. Click here for details >

Kent Buckingham

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