See (and Hike) the World with the Angeles Chapter

By Newsroom America Feeds at 30 Mar 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

- OCTOBER 13 - 20, 2018 THE COAST AND FJORDS OF NORWAY Rating: CSponsored by: Angeles Chapter, Orange County Sierrans Section

Start in Bergen northbound along the rugged coastline, through pristine and dramatic landscapes, world famous fjords, the start of the Northern Light season, numerous UNESCO sites, and cross the Arctic Circle to the far frontier of Kirkenes. Our expedition ship offers an intimate experience focused on Norway's specific history, culture, and natural wonders. Our vessel can fit through the fjords where you can get up close and personal with the surroundings. Sail from Bergen on October 13, 2018; return on October 19, 2018. Click here for details >

File - FEBRUARY 14 - MARCH 6, 2019 PASSAGE TO INDIA -- WILDLIFE AND CULTURAL ADVENTURE Rating: OSponsored by: Angeles Chapter, Crescenta Valley Group

Join us on this trip that will take you to major sights in Northern India including several UNESCO world heritage sites and to 3 national parks to see the Indian wildlife. Starting in Delhi, you will see many major historic and cultural sites: the "pink city" of Jaipur; game drives in Ranthambhore National Park; Fatehpur Sikra, an ancient fortified city; lots of migratory birds and some native mammals in Keoladeo Ghana National Park; the Taj Mahal; the ancient fortified town of Orchha; and Varanasi, the holy city on the Ganges. Visit Jim Corbett National Park, a hunting preserve turned into a national park. We will see migratory birds and may see other animals such as elephants, tigers, bears, monkeys, otters, deer, leopards, crocodiles, monitor lizards, and jackals. Click here for details >

Jean Marc Frelei, Puru Shadows Galore



- 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. The proceeds from this trip provide support for the California Sierra Club PAC. Click here for details >

Joan Jones Holtz - APRIL 21 - 23, 2018 SANTA CRUZ ISLAND BOATPACK 2018 Rating: OSponsored by: Angeles Chapter, Wilderness Adventures Section

Santa Cruz Island boatpack and camping outing co-sponsored with West LA and Lower Peaks. Three day (Saturday to Monday) adventurous trip to the Channel Islands National Park. Visit Santa Cruz Island in April when the hillsides are still a beautiful spring-green. A four day option may be available if enough people want to day hike on Friday on the Conservancy side of the Island from Prisoners Harbor. Mile walk from the pier to the group camping area.Spend the weekend hiking, exploring, learning Island history, and enjoying spectacular ocean views. Choice of shorter and more challenging hikes. We will hike to Potato Harbor by way of a remote canyon which has preserved the Island's original native vegetation. Climb the highest peak on the east side of the Island---El Montanon. Visit historic ranching sites. Optional kayak tour of sea caves with professional guides on Monday. Chance of viewing marine mammals including whales and dolphins. Click here for details >

Joan Holtz - MAY 5 - 8, 2018 ZION NATIONAL PARK BUS TRIP 2018 Rating: OSponsored by: Angeles Chapter, 20's and 30's Section

Escape to Utah and explore the breathtaking sights of Zion National Park. You won't want to miss out on being a part of this scenic four-day/three-night adventure in the great outdoors, surrounded by towering temples and soaring cliffs! The best part is you won't be doing any driving for this trip since you'll be relaxing on our privately chartered bus (complete with snacks and movies.) Bring your own tent (or share one), sleeping bag and sleeping pad, and your Party People attitude! .Hikes will be on established trails and have a RT distance of 4-6 miles with elevation gains of up to 1,000 feet. Fees charged cover direct expenses (campsite fees, food, transportation, etc.) Click here for details >

- 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 - SEPTEMBER 29 - 30, 2018 HARWOOD LODGE FALL FESTIVAL Rating: OSponsored by: Angeles Chapter, Orange County Sierrans Section

Enjoy clear mountain air, hiking, music, relaxation, blue skies and beautiful mountain views and celebrate the beginning of Fall at Harwood Lodge. Musicians bring your instruments. Newcomers welcome.

Includes hikes to the Waterfall and a special Geology hike with Jay Schneider, Saturday and Sunday hikes, Happy Hour, lodge fees, Saturday night dinner, Sunday breakfast. Click here for details >

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SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018

Angeles Chapter Awards Banquet

US Rep. Adam Schiff, Keynote Speaker

Honoring 2017 Awardees State Sen. Ben Allen, David Haake,

Peter Doggett, Jim Fleming and many others. Read more.. . Brookside Country Club1133 N. Rosemont Avenue, Pasadena 91103 (near the Rose Bowl) Reservations are $40 ($400 for a table of 10).Deadline: April 24, 2018

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No tickets necessary; reservations will be held at the door. Please indicate if you wish vegetarian fare or have special dietary restrictions.

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