See (and Hike) the World with the Angeles Chapter

By Newsroom America Feeds at 29 Sep 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? - JULY 9 - 22, 2018 HIKE ACROSS ENGLAND INCLUDING HADRIAN'S WALL Rating: OSponsored by:

Angeles Chapter, Orange County Sierrans Section

Fantastic hiking adventure combining two of the best of England's great walks. This adventure provides the opportunity to experience the variety and beauty of the English countryside, from the spectacular Lake District, through the emerald green Yorkshire Dales onto the desolate North York moors to the waves of the North Sea. Hadrian's Wall is a UNESCO World Heritage Site preserving Europe's largest remaining Roman fortification, marking the northernmost limit of the Roman Empire. Click here for details >

Richard Taylor - AUGUST 12 - 26, 2018 HIKING ENGLAND'S SW COAST PATH SECTION TWO Rating: OSponsored by:

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 - AUGUST 18 - SEPTEMBER 3, 2018 WESTERN MONGOLIA MOUNTAINS AND DESERTS Rating: OSponsored by:

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


Angeles Chapter, Sierra Sage

Bus excursion to the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks in Northwestern Wyoming. Highlights include Old Faithful Geyser and the many geysers and springs in the Upper, Middle, and Lower Geyser Basins, Grand Prismatic Spring, Fountain Paint Pot and many other hydrothermal features. Wildlife abounds with the possibility of seeing bison, pronghorns, elk, deer, moose, black bears, grizzly bears, wolves, coyotes, osprey, and eagles. Visit natural features such as the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and its falls, Undine Falls, Tower Falls, Lewis Falls, Jenny Lake, the Grand Tetons and the upper Snake River. Click here for details >

Eva Mostraum, moonjazz

- 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 >

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[Refugio State Beach, header image by Dan Valdez]


Angeles Chapter, Orange County Sierrans Section, Sierra Sage

Learn to cross-country ski in the backcountry; enjoy backcountry ski touring and snowshoe touring with leaders; XC ski on your own at Tamarack Nordic Ski Center; downhill ski or snowboard on Mammoth Mtn. Newcomers and non-skiers welcome, tons of stuff to do in Mammoth! Stay at Sierra Nevada Resort (2 per rm, 2 beds, priv.bath) close to shopping, night life, free shuttles. Click here for details >

Donna Specht - FEBRUARY 16 - 19, 2018 YOSEMITE BUS TRIP Rating: OSponsored by:

West Los Angeles Group

39th annual winter bus trip for 3 night stay in Yosemite National Park. The air is fresh & clear with ample time to ski, hike or just loaf. Optional hikes on both days for non skiers. Skiing is at Badger Pass with a free shuttle to the ski area. Happy hours on 2 nights for participants to get acquainted. Light breakfast on bus on day of departure & late lunch/early dinner on way home. Click here for details >



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 - MARCH 16 - 19, 2018 PINNACLES NATIONAL PARK 2018 Rating: OSponsored by:

Angeles Chapter, Wilderness Adventures Section

Pinnacles National Park Car Camp with shorter and longer hikes in California's newest National Park located east of Big Sur over the coastal range. The highlight of this park is the fascinating geological formations and the famous talus caves. The lower elevations are lush riparian areas with abundant water and moss covered rocks, scenery we are not used to in SO CA. The park is part of the Condor Recovery Program so there is a probability of seeing adult and/or juvenile condors. Click here for details >

Don Berry - 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 - 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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