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					                                                                   Orange Peal
                                                         Orange County Sierra Singles
                                                              Sierra Club, Angeles Chapter
                                                                January-February 2012
Established: 1977                                          Members: +600
                             January 9
                           Swiss Alps
                            February 13
                          No Meeting
          Check out our Schedule of Activities inside this issue:
    Little Hiker Events * Conditioning hikes in 5 different locations
                        Hiking for conservation
    Newcomer Events * Social Mixers, BBQ’s * 20’s/30’s/40s events
       Urban day hikes * Bike Rides * Backpacking Adventures
                     Alaska and Denali May 2012
                         New: Hiking in Hawaii
     The Largest Winter Sports Program in the Angeles Chapter!
  Check our website for complete Schedule: angeles.sierraclub.org/ocss




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                                                                              ALASKA – THE LAST FRONTIER
MAY 14-21, 2012                                                      MON-MON                                      Angeles Chapter, OCSS
                                                C/O: Voyage Of The Glaciers: Alaska, the Last Frontier. The world is changing and nowhere is it changing faster than in Alaska. If you want to
                                                go to Alaska, now is the time and this is the trip. Answer the call of the wild as you travel with your adventurous Sierra Club friends on this Princess
                                                Cruise up the Inside Passage from Vancouver, B.C. to Whittier, AK (Anchorage). Visit the pioneer ports of Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway. Join the
                                                leaders on rainforest hikes and frontier saloon explorations. Leaders host on board get-togethers at sea and brisk hikes around the promenade deck.
                                                Experience the spectacular grandeur that John Muir encountered in 1879 when he paddled his canoe in the waters of what is now Glacier Bay. View
                                                maritime mammals & massive tidewater glaciers as we cruise Glacier Bay National Park and College Fjord. Cruise fare includes ship stateroom,
                                                gourmet meals, entertainment, exercise opportunities. Staterooms from $564, inside cabin, double occupancy. Port charges, taxes, transfers, tips,
                                                airfare extra. For information contact Gabriela Melgarejo at Iberoamericana, Ph 888-477-8669 or email Gabriela@iberoamericanatravel.com. Sign up
                                                today for the best price and best cabin choice, limited cabins in some categories. For information on extension or the cruise, Call or email Cruise
Coordinator: Donna Specht (donnaspecht@juno.com). Co-Leader: Ana Cadez, Sylvie Cote and Todd Clark.
May 21-27          Mon-Sun                                          Angeles Chapter, OCSS
O: Denali - The Last Frontier: Land tour extension to the Voyage of the Glaciers or meet us in Anchorage. Experience the Call of the Wild on a seven day/six night fully escorted charter coach trip to
Talkeetna, Denali National Park and back to Anchorage for a fun slice of urban life, Alaska style. Relaxed pace to enjoy beautiful wilderness lodging, adventure, spectacular scenery and wildlife. Price
$1,175 includes: lodging, bus, transfers, happy hours, some meals. For complete info, itinerary, application, refund policy, optional tour to Seward and Kenai Fjords, send one large sase or e-mail to Trip
Leader: Donna Specht, 22221 Wood Island Lane Huntington Beach, CA 92646 (donnaspecht@juno.com or 714-963-6345). Co-ldr: Ana Cadez.
Talkeetna: The best kept secret in Alaska. This tiny little Gold Rush, mining, trapping, Railroad town on the Susitna River is now the staging area for mountaineers from around the world. The best views of
Mt McKinley, or "Denali" as Alaskans prefer, can be seen from Talkeetna. Come with us and begin your own adventure flightseeing, river rafting and just plain hiking and exploring of The Last Frontier.
May 21-30          Mon-Wed                                           Angeles Chapter, OCSS
O: Denali and Kenai Fjords: A land tour extension to the Voyage of the Glaciers or meet us in Anchorage. Experience the Call of the Wild on this 10 day, 9 night fully escorted charter coach trip to
Talkeetna, Denali National Park, Anchorage, Seward and Kenai Fjords. Unique opportunity to see the best of Alaska' s interior at a relaxed pace to enjoy beautiful wilderness lodging, funky towns,
adventure, spectacular scenery, wildlife and glacier cruise. Price $1,775 includes: lodging, charter bus, Kenai Fjords wildlife and glacier cruise, transfers, happy hours, some meals. For complete info,
itinerary, application, and refund policy, send one large sase or e-mail to Trip Leader: Donna Specht, 22221 Wood Island Lane Huntington Beach, CA 92646 ( donnaspecht@juno.com or 714-963-
6345).                                                                          Co                                 leader:                                     Ana                                 Cadez.




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                                                 GENERAL AND NEWCOMER MEETINGS
JAN 9      MON 6:30 PM                      SWISS ALPS WITH ED & HELEN MAURER
                    Monthly Program: Humorous and informative program complete with a movie trailer about their outing to the Swiss Alps in 2010 with a
                    preview of their Swiss outing planned for 2012. They'll also give us an idea how one follows a 1000 year old pilgrimage trail across
                    France! Social hour & program $3 donation. Meet 6:30 PM at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Ave.,
                    Costa Mesa. For optional potluck, bring a dish to share and beverage. Contact: Donna Specht.
                    FEB 13 MON                   NO MEETING HAPPY
                VALENTINE'S DAY


MAR 12 MON                                                            NO MEETING

APR 9 MON 6:30PM                                                          OCSS, OCG
Newcomer Night: Find out all about events with Little Hikers, 20s30s40s, hiking, conditioning hikes, backpacking, ICO, adventure destinations and conservation opportunities. Refreshments.
Free. Free Drawing. Be a part of the largest grassroots environmental organization in the US and join Sierra Club $15 Special Offer, free gift. Meet 6:30-8:30 pm Costa Mesa Community
Center, 1845 Park Ave, Costa Mesa (55 Fwy S, R on 19th, cross Harbor Blvd., L on Park Ave, R into parking lot next to library.) Contact: Donna Specht.
MAY 7 MON 6:30 PM                                    ANGELES CHAPTER, OCSS
Newcomer/Member Information night: Come and discover the Sierra Club with the Orange County Group, Sierra Sage, OC and LA Sierra Singles, Hundred Peak Section, Wilderness Travel
Course, Mule Packs and many other Sierra Club representatives. Learn all about the Sierra Club and the many activities and adventure outings available. Table displays, exhibits, refreshments.
Join Sierra Club $15 Special Offer, free gift. Meet 6:30-8:30 pm Costa Mesa Community Center, 1845 Park Ave, Costa Mesa (55 Fwy S, R on 19th, cross Harbor Blvd., L on Park Ave, R into
parking lot next to library.) Contact Chapter Membership Chair: Donna Specht.
JUN 11 MON 6:30 PM+                       ORANGE COUNTY SIERRA SINGLES
Monthly Program: East Africa--Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda. Karibu (welcome in Swahili) Kathy Shapiro as she presents her African travelling adventure with a stopover in Dubai. Come and
experience the wildlife, local people, and African landscapes. You' ll see photos of the Masi Mara, Serengetti, Maasai people, mountain gorillas, and so much more. Social hour & program $3
donation. Meet 6:30 PM at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Ave., Costa Mesa. For optional potluck, bring a dish to share and beverage. Contact: Donna Specht.

                                              Join Sierra Club @ special introductory rate of $15 and receive a free gift!
Bring A Friend! Leaders/Hosts Publicize your Event! Renew your Subscription!




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                                                            GENERAL AND NEWCOMER MEETINGS
                                                               REGULAR WEEKLY ACTIVITIES
TUE & THU 6:30-8:00 PM                               IRVINE CONDITIONING HIKES
O: Easy/Moderate/Tiger paced hikes, 4-7 mi rt on hilly trails. Bring water, light hiking boots. 405 Fwy, exit S at University/Jeffrey, L on Ridgeline, L on Turtle Rock, pass Sunnyhill, L into parking lot of
Turtle Rock Community Park. Ldrs: John La Rue, Markey and Robert Neighbors, Kim Gunderman, Phil Weinreich, Sue Harris, Joel Kenyon, Ron Campbell, Christine Dickey, Ghia Domont-Bohl, Fran
Penn, Fred Lamb, Jim Palmer, Donna Specht, Sharon Kirk, and Ted Wright.
WED      6:30-8:30PM          STEVE FELD PUENTE HILLS CONDITIONING HIKE
O: [OCSS, Puente Hills Task Force, LA 20's/30's, Rio Honda] Moderately paced 5-6-mile hike in the lush canyons of the Puente/Whittier Hills. Please, no beginners. Enjoy this Emerald City Hike as
the sun sets in the west. 700' gain up long switchbacks and trails with varying routes. Wear hiking boots and bring water. Rain cancels. Be prompt to enjoy the sunset. Meet at south end of 7th Avenue
where street ends and turn right on Orange Grove to park on street. Use 7th Ave. exit off Pomona Fwy, go south to Orange Grove. Leaders: Jerry Johnson, Bert Padilla, Laura Franciosi.
SAT         8:00 AM                    PETERS CANYON CONDITIONING HIKES
O: Fast paced conditioning hike, 6 mi RT, 700' gain. No beginners or Tigers! From 5 Fwy, N on Jamboree, or from 55 Fwy E on Chapman. Take Canyon View into parking area. Bring water, lugsoles, $3
for parking or have permit. Rain cancels. (Important Note: If park is closed, meet in Taco Bell parking lot, corner Chapman/Jamboree). Leaders: Sharry Puraty, Fran Penn, Norman Montgomery, and Shilo
Bartlett.
SAT         7:50 AM           LONG BEACH EL DORADO NATURE CTR WALK
O: Brisk to moderate paced 4-mi rt. walk on flat terrain. Meet at the El Dorado Library parking lot, Studebaker Rd near Spring Street to ID many native birds, learn about flora and fauna along the way,
and marvel at the creation of lakes and ecosystems in the midst of urban development. Rain cancels, drizzle goes. Comfortable walking shoes. Leaders: Joe Maynard, Diana Lejins and Gaines Lyons.




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                                                              JANUARY-FEBRUARY ACTIVITIES
NOTICE: In order to participate in a Sierra Club outing, you must sign a liability waiver. If you would like to read a copy of the waiver before attending the outing, please see
http://www.sierraclub.org/outings/chapter/forms/
NOTICE: In the interest of facilitating the logistics of some outings, it is customary that participants make voluntary carpooling arrangements. The Sierra Club does not have insurance for
carpooling arrangements and assumes no liability for them. Carpooling, ride sharing or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among participants. Participants assume the risks
associated with this travel.
NOTICE: CST 2087766-40. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.
                                        Be sure to check the OCSS website: angeles.sierraclub.org
JAN 2 MON 2:30 PM         ORANGE COUNTY SIERRA SINGLES
O: 20s30s40s Quail Trail Rt: Easy-Moderate paced 5 mile hike on the Quail trail in the City of Irvine Open Space Preserve South. Meet between tables & restrooms at Quail Hill Community
Park in Irvine. Bring sturdy shoes, 1 quart water, 10 essentials & $$ for optional post hike dinner. Ldr: Mountain Dave Kuhn(mtndave@cox.net), Co-Ldrs: Scott Closson,
(closs100@chapman.edu) & Kenadi Le, (phoenixmountain2@gmail.com).
JAN 3      TUES 6:30 PM                  ORANGE COUNTY SIERRA SINGLES
O: 20s30s40s Aliso Creek Urban Stroll: Join us at El Toro Park in the City of Lake Forest for a moderately paced 4-6 mile roundtrip walk on the paved Aliso Creek Trail. We will walk about 75
minutes slightly uphill, then turn around and head back for a 9:00pm return. Meet at El Toro Park in front of the restrooms at Larkwood Lane & Arrowwood Street in Lake Forest. Bring water
and flashlight. Optional dinner afterwards. Rain DOES NOT Cancel. Leader: Mountain Dave Kuhn ( mtndave@cox.net). Co-Leader: Scott Closson, (closs100@chapman.edu).
JAN 7      SAT      9:00 AM              ORANGE COUNTY SIERRA SINGLES
O: 20s30s40s Old Camp : Splendid views on this moderately strenuous 8 mile hike with over 2,000 ft gain from Trabuco Canyon to Old Camp in O' Neill Regional Park. Meet at Park & Ride
Lot at Avenida De Carlota near Sears in Laguna Hills. Drivers should be aware dirt road to trailhead is 2.0 miles each way and has a stream crossing. High clearance vehicles are recommended.
Bring snacks, lunch, sturdy shoes, 2-3 quarts water, & $$ for dinner at nearby eatery after hike. Rain cancels. Leader: Mountain Dave Kuhn ( mtndave@cox.net) Co-Ldrs: Charles G. Geller
(EduRight@aol.com) & Kenadi Le (phoenixmountain2@gmail.com).
JAN 9      MON 3:00 PM                   ORANGE COUNTY SIERRA SINGLES
O: 20s30s40s Laguna Toovet & Valido Trails, Potluck, & Full Moon Drum Circle: End the day right on this easy pace, 5 mile r/t evening hike up the Toovet and down the Valido trails in
Aliso Wood Canyons Wilderness Park with 900 ft elevation change followed by a full moon drum circle and Potluck at Aliso Beach County Park. Meet in front of the restrooms at the INLAND
parking lot of Aliso Beach County Park. Bring snacks, sturdy shoes, 2 quarts water, & $$ for parking & and a pot-luck dish to share after the hike. Leader: Mountain Dave Kuhn
(mtndave@cox.net). Co-ldr: Scott Closson (closs100@chapman.edu).




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                                                                JANUARY-FEBRUARY ACTIVITIES
JAN 9 MON 6:30 PM SWISS ALPS WITH ED AND HELEN MAURER
Monthly Program: Humorous and informative program complete with a movie trailer about their outing to the Swiss Alps in 2010 with a preview of their Swiss outing planned for 2012. They'
ll also give us an idea how one follows a 1000 year old pilgrimage trail across France! Social hour & program $3 donation. Meet 6:30 PM at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center,
1845 Park Ave., Costa Mesa. For optional potluck, bring a dish to share and beverage. Contact: Donna Specht.
JAN 10 TUE 7:30PM                                                 ORANGE COUNTY
Monthly Meeting. It's party time! We're celebrating the Orange County Group's 50th Anniversary with friends old, new, and soon-to-be! Come reminisce as we share stories of some of the
greatest times we've had together...mountaintop moments, hair-raising and harrowing adventures, "hikes gone wild," (whatever!), around our imaginary "campfire." If you like, bring photos or
other mementos, hiking buddies, spouses, total strangers...this is a time to discover and celebrate what we've been, who we are, and who we are to become as the Orange County Group hikes
forward into the new year! An extra special Golden Anniversary cake and other refreshments will be served. Newcomers Welcome! Meet at 7:30 pm at our new location: REI at Tustin
Marketplace, 2962 El Camino Real, Tustin, 92782, off the 5 Fwy at Jamboree. http://angeles.sierraclub.org/orange.
JAN 11 WED 9:00 AM                                                           OCG, OCSS
O: Laurel Springs: 10 mi, 2300' gain. This is a steady uphill trek on a trail and a fire road to lunch at the springs in a laurel grove just below the road. From Santiago Cyn Rd, turn onto
Modjeska Cyn Rd, park at end near the Tucker Bird Sanctuary. Meet 9:00 am with water, lunch, lugsoles. Rain cancels. Ldr: Garry McCoppin, Sharon Kirk.
JAN 13-16            FRI-MON                         WILDERNESS ADVENTURES SECTION, PVSB, LBG, OCSS
I: MLK Weekend in Wawona: Rideshare Fri to stay in a cabin in the Wawona area near Yosemite' s south entrance. Join leaders for low intermediate xcntry ski and snowshoe each day at
Badger Pass and other areas. On your own you can downhill or track ski, ice skate or simply explore Yosemite Valley in the winter. Cost includes 3 nights lodging in modern cabin with all
amenities (2-4 per bedroom with shared bathrooms and kitchen), 3 continental breakfasts, 3 lunch fixings, Sa and Su group dinner. Send $290 w/SC#, $315 non-member (Wilderness Adventures
- $40 cancel penalty, no refund of balance after 12/12 unless trip is full and suitable replacement found), 2 sase (or 1 sase and email), H&W phones, recent ski experience (if joining Xctry skiing)
to Ldr: Keith Martin (keithwmartin@sbcglobal.net), Asst: Beth Powis Martin, Snow Shoe Leaders: Sharon Moore and Sherry Ross.
JAN 14 SAT           12 NOON               ORANGE COUNTY SIERRA SINGLES
20s30s40s Lunch For 10: Share good food & conversation in a small lunch setting; seating limited to 5 men & 5 women. Mid-priced restaurant location in Orange County will be E-mailed to
registered participants prior to event. Each person pays for their own meal, drinks & tip. HOST: Bill Stevens (senpetehector@gmail.com).




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                                                                JANUARY-FEBRUARY ACTIVITIES
JAN 14 SAT           5:30PM                ORANGE COUNTY SIERRA SINGLES
Dinner and La Mirada Symphony: Join us for dinner and socializing. Meet 5:30 pm at the Sizzler, 15252 Rosecrans in La Mirada or meet at the theater (14900 La Mirada Blvd) for the 8PM
performance. Please bring a few dollars to support the symphony which continues to offer free concerts to all. Host: Fred Lazzelle.
JAN 14 SAT 8:15 AM                                                      OCG, OCSS
O: Peter' S Canyon Loop Hike Join us for an easy/moderately paced 6 mi rt, 700' gain/loss hike around the reservoir and over rolling hills. Returning we will enjoy the shady canyon beneath
willow, black cottonwood and sycamore. Meet 8:15 am corner of Jamboree & Canyon View (from 5 Fwy, N on Jamboree, or from 55 Fwy, E on Chapman, S on Jamboree, Canyon View into parking area).
Bring 1+ liters water, snack, light hiking boots, $3 for parking or annual pass. Rain cancels. Leaders: Sharon Kirk (sl.kirk@sbcglobal.net) and Jan Nemmert.
JAN 14-21, 2012                    SAT-SAT                                      4:00PM                            OCSS
O: 20s30s40s Hiking The Garden Island: Kauai, Hawaii: Hike spectacular Kauai with diverse trails, breathtaking views, and lush flora. Several days we'll slip into the warm surf, view
extraordinary fish skirting the coral, and enjoy island cuisine. By night, we'll slumber peacefully at the Alii Kai Resort in Princeville. Bring your wet weather hiking gear. Meet SAT AM @
LAX, flights & transportation arranged individually by participants. Limit:6, Cost: $300 SC, $400 Non-SC per person for lodging & condo groceries. Ldr: Mountain Dave Kuhn
(mtndave@cox.net), Co-ldrs: Meriven Deocariza, merivenlives@yahoo.com, Scott Closson, closs100@chapman.edu.
JAN 15 SUN 6:PM                            ORANGE COUNTY SIERRA SINGLES
20s30s40s Dinner For 10: Share good food & conversation in a small dinner setting; seating limited to 5 men & 5 women. Mid-priced restaurant location in Orange County will be E-mailed to
registered participants prior to event. Each person pays for their own meal, drinks & tip. HOST: Bill Stevens (senpetehector@gmail.com).
JAN 15 SUN                                    SIERRA SAGE, OCSS
I: Mt San Jacinto Wilderness Snowshoe: Snowshoe dayhike approximately 6 mi rt, 700' gain (final route subject to weather and snow conditions).             Must have prior snowshoe experience.
Start at Palm Springs Tramway Mountain Station (8400'). Hike S through Long Valley toward Hidden Lake area, then W toward Round Valley (9100'). Explore Tamarac Valley, time permitting. Return to
Palm Springs Mountain Station in the afternoon. Group size limited by permit. Contact leaders for more information. Ldrs: Todd Clark, Sylvie Cote.

 JAN 18 WED 7-9:30 PM               MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEETING
 Open to all members. Meeting starts at 7PM. Guests must request to be on the agenda if they wish to make a presentation. Guest Agenda items must be submitted one week in advance to
 Chair Sandy Graham (sandy2scott@sbcglobal.net). Contact Chair for location and directions to the meeting.

JAN 21 SAT          8:00AM                                             OCG, OCSS
O: Aliso Woods Canyons: 7+ mi. 900' gain jaunt to Dripping Springs Cave, hideout of stagecoach thieves and on to Woods Canyon. Meet 8 am north OC rideshare pt or 8:45 am trailhead
(Aliso Water Management Rd. near Aliso Park entrance). Bring 2 qts water, lunch, lugsoles and $ for parking. Rain/rain 2 days prior cancels. Leader Julie Garner Assistants Terry Bass and Jay
Matchett.
JAN 21 SAT           8:45 AM               ORANGE COUNTY SIERRA SINGLES
O: Limited Access Trails, Irvine Open Space Preserve: Moderately paced 10.25 mile loop, 2000 ft gain/loss that includes 5 of the normally closed trails in this urban, wilderness preserve.
Meet at 8:45 AM in the parking lot of the Bommer Canyon Cattle Camp (entrance is off Shady Canyon Rd. in Irvine). Bring water, hiking boots, sunscreen, snack lunch. Rain cancels. Leaders:
Ted Wright and Sue Harris.
JAN 22 SUN 6:PM                            ORANGE COUNTY SIERRA SINGLES
20s30s40s Dinner For 10: Share good food & conversation in a small dinner setting; seating limited to 5 men & 5 women. Mid-priced restaurant location in Orange County will be E-mailed to
registered participants prior to event. Each person pays for their own meal, drinks & tip. HOST: Bill Stevens (senpetehector@gmail.com).
JAN 22 SUN 9:30AM                       OCSS, LITTLE HIKERS, EASY HIKERS, OCG
O: Modjeska Canyon: Join us at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary where the hummingbirds (and others) gather. We will wander up a nature trail at a comfortable pace for all, get a bit of exercise and a
view back down Modjeska Canyon. Visit the Nature Center and the bird Sanctuary. Meet 9:30am at the North Orange County rideshare pt or 10:30am at the Tucker Wildlife parking lot at the end of
Modjeska Cyn (turnoff from Santiago Cyn Rd. to Modjeska Canyon). Wear warm clothes, sturdy shoes; bring water and snack or lunch. Rain cancels. Ldr: Julie Garner, Assts: Dana Hunter, Bea Tiritilli,
and Jay Matchett
JAN 27-29                                  FRI-MON                          ORANGE COUNTY SIERRA SINGLES
O/I: Winter Sports Bus Trip To Mammoth Lakes: Ski Downhill/Snowboard Mammoth Mountain, Beginner/Intermediate Backcountry Ski Lessons/Backcountry Ski and Snowshoe Touring. This trip has
it all: Learn to ski backcountry with certified PSIA/ASIA instructors (WTC, OCSS Snowsport Class Dec 7 or equivalent experience recommended), backcountry ski and snowshoe touring with leaders, or
ski on your own at Tamarack Nordic Ski Center and Mammoth Mtn. Non-skiers, backcountry ski lesson grads welcome. Lodging at the Quality Inn, two persons-2 beds/private bath, microwave, fridge,

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                                                                 JANUARY-FEBRUARY ACTIVITIES
indoor spa, close to shopping, night life, casual and fine dining, free shuttles. Leave OC 2:00 pm. San Fernando Valley pick-up. Return OC Sunday 10pm. Includes bus, lodging, breakfast, Saturday night
happy hour, bus refreshments, Sunday dinner. Please indicate if taking lessons, Backcountry skiing, snowshoeing or downhill. Send 2 large sase OR e mail address, phones, address, $295 with SC#/$310
non-member (OCSS) to Reserv/Asst/Ski Ldr: Carol Tucker, 3166 S. Sepulveda #14, Los Angeles, 90034. Leader: Mark Fleming. Asst: Donna Specht. Backcountry Instructors: Michael Dodson, Scott
Meek, Julie Smith-Meek. Snowshoe Ldrs: George Denny and Pat Arredondo.
JAN 28 SAT 9 AM                                             ORANGE COUNTY/OCSS
O: Santa Ana River to the Beach: Please join us for a seven mile, virtually no elevation gain hike through Fairview Park to the Talbert Nature Preserve and on to Banning Ranch and the beach.
Learn about the history of this area and importance of preserving this sensitive and endangered ecosystem as part of a proposed park/nature center designed to provide an 'oasis of tranquility' near
the confluence of the Santa Ana River and the ocean. Meet at 9 am at Fairview Park, Costa Mesa (405 Fwy to Harbor-south, right on Adams, left on Placentia, right after approx. ¼ mile into the
Fairview Park parking lot-parking is free). Bring water, snack, hat; tennis shoes are ok. Leader: Patricia Barnes. Asst. Joe Maynard, Chuck Buck.




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                                                                 JANUARY-FEBRUARY ACTIVITIES
JAN 28-29                  SAT-SUN 10AM                                       ORANGE COUNTY SIERRA SINGLES
I: 20s30s40s Keller Ski Hut Overnight, Snow Valley Ski & Board, Little Green Valley Snow Shoe: Enjoy the heat from the pot belly stove at Keller Ski Hut Saturday night after a day of
snow sports at Snow Valley. Sunday morning we'll snowshoe 3 miles RT to Little Green Valley. All users will share cooking & clean-up chores. Bring sleeping bag, sheets, pillow, snacks, snow
shoes, snow sport equipment, and winter hiking clothing. $30 Sierra Club member (SC), $45 Non-SC cost includes 1 night lodging @ Keller Ski Hut, Sat. Dinner, & Sun. Breakfast. Host & Ldr:
Mountain Dave Kuhn (mtndave@cox.net). Co-Ldr: Gary Novotny, (knovotny27@gmail.com).
JAN 29 SUN 6:PM                            ORANGE COUNTY SIERRA SINGLES
20s30s40s Dinner For 10: Share good food & conversation in a small dinner setting; seating limited to 5 men & 5 women. Mid-priced restaurant location in Orange County will be E-mailed to
registered participants prior to event. Each person pays for their own meal, drinks & tip. HOST: Bill Stevens (senpetehector@gmail.com).
JAN 29-FEB 2 SUN-THUR                      ORANGE COUNTY SIERRA SINGLES
C: 20s30s40s Open Week Skiing & Boarding At Big Bear Lake - Snow Summit: It's now or never, snow season is here! Join us any time Sunday (after 4pm)-Thurs. BYO equipment or rent
from Snow Summit. Tickets, lesson prices and directions can be found at www.snowsummit.com. Even if you' re not a snow sports enthusiast, come enjoy the cabin and spend time with your
friends. 3 meals a day included. SC members $40/night or non-SC members $50/night. Email host for RSVP & payment instructions. Host: Mountain Dave Kuhn, ( mtndave@cox.net).
JAN 29 SUN                     BACKCOUNTRY SKI TOUR TO INYO CRATERS
I: Intermediate ski tour, approx. 5.5 miles off-trail (800' gain) through wooded area from Mammoth Mtn. Main Lodge to craters near Deer Mountain. Bring layered winter clothing, 10+ essentials, 2 qt.
water, lunch, metal-edged backcountry skis/boots. Email leader with experience level and current conditioning or for additional details. Tour in conjunction with OCSS Mammoth Trip Jan. 27-29, 2012.
Ldr: Eva Eilenberg (eee333@earthlink.net). Co-Ldr: Michael Dodson.

 FEB 1 WED                MAR/APR ORANGE PEAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE
 All write-ups for the Orange Peal must be received by this date to be published. Please see the write-up instructions shown in the General Information section on page 18.

FEB 4       SAT      10 AM                 ORANGE COUNTY SIERRA SINGLES
O: 20s30s40s Bedford Peak (3760' ): This 7 mi R/T, 1900 ft gain trail passes fascinating strata on the climb to Bedford Peak (3760ft). Enjoy sweeping vistas across the Santa Ana Mountains,
Temescal Valley, Lake Mathews, Ladd Canyon, and OC. Bring snacks to share, hiking boots, 2-3 quarts water, and $$ for optional dinner after hike. Forest Adventure Pass required for parking at
trailhead. Meet at the Maple Springs TH at the end of Silverado Canyon. Ldr: Mountain Dave Kuhn ( mtndave@cox.net). Co-Ldrs: Charles Geller (EduRight@aol.com) & Kenadi Le
(phoenixmountain2@gmail.com).




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                                                                 JANUARY-FEBRUARY ACTIVITIES
FEB 5       SUN 2:30 PM                    ORANGE COUNTY SIERRA SINGLES
O: 20s30s40s Crystal Cove From The Top: Easy-moderate paced, 6-7 mile r/t, about 1000 ft gain. Enjoy sunset views of Catalina and the Pacific coast as we descend and ascend ridges. Meet in
front of restrooms at Coastal Peak Park near Corner of East Coastal Peak and Ridge Park Road, Newport Coast. Bring snacks, flashlight, sturdy shoes, 2 quarts water, and $$ for Sierra Club
Fundraiser dinner to follow hike at Sharky' s, 21119 Newport Coast Drive, Newport Beach, CA Ldr: Mountain Dave Kuhn, ( mtndave@cox.net). Co-ldr: Scott Closson
(closs100@chapman.edu).
FEB 5       SUN 6:00 PM                    ORANGE COUNTY SIERRA SINGLES
20s30s40s Dinner For 10: Share good food & conversation in a small dinner setting; seating limited to 5 men & 5 women. Mid-priced restaurant location in Orange County will be E-mailed to
registered participants prior to event. Each person pays for their own meal, drinks & tip. HOST: Bill Stevens (senpetehector@gmail.com).
FEB 7       TUE       3:00 PM              ORANGE COUNTY SIERRA SINGLES
O: 20s30s40s Laguna Toovet & Valido Trails, Potluck, & Full Moon Drum Circle: End the day right on this easy pace, 5 mile r/t evening hike up the Toovet and down the Valido trails in
Aliso Wood Canyons Wilderness Park with 900 ft elevation change followed by a full moon drum circle and Potluck at Aliso Beach County Park. Meet in front of the restrooms at the INLAND
parking lot of Aliso Beach County Park. Bring snacks, sturdy shoes, 2 quarts water, & $$ for parking & and a pot-luck dish to share after the hike. Ldr: Mountain Dave Kuhn,
(mtndave@cox.net). Co-ldr: Scott Closson (closs100@chapman.edu).
FEB 9-16 2012 THU-THU            8:00AM             SOUTHERN UTAH ADVENTURE
O: [20s30s40s]: Hike 4-7 miles each day at: Kolob, Wildcat, & Echo Cyns in Zion Nat'l Pk., Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs, Cottonwood Point, Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Pine Valley, Snow Canyon,
Dinosaur Tracks, & Pipe Springs. Depart 8am, Thurs. Feb. 9 from N. OC Rideshare to Washington, UT. We have 3 bed, 2.5 bath condo rented for the week at the Canyon Villas at Coral Ridge. Bring
your cold weather hiking gear. Cost: $300 SC, $400 Non-SC per person for lodging & condo groceries. Limit: 8 people. Ldr: Dave Kuhn, mtndave@cox.net, co-ldr: Meriven Deocariza,
merivenlives@yahoo.com.
FEB 11 SAT                          SNOW VALLEY BACKCOUNTRY SKI TOUR
I: [Orange County Sierra Singles, Wilderness Adventures]: Moderate 4+ mile day ski in the San Bernardino Mountains. Beginners who have had at least a couple days prior ski experience welcome!
We will break our own trail on a route that will depend on participants skill level; if conditions warrant we may play a bit on slopes. Metal-edged, backcountry skis & backcountry boots highly
recommended. Rental skis should be available at nearby RimNordic ski center although this gear may not be ideal for backcountry. Bring winter clothing, water, lunch. No snow or likely blizzard cancel
trip. Send e-mail or phone leader w/ experience level/conditioning for trip details including early-morning meeting point in the 2 weeks before trip. Leader: Mark Mitchell (markm@lacma.org), Co-Ldr:
Keith Martin.
FEB 11 SAT           8:15 AM                         WHITING RANCH LOOP HIKE
O: [OCSS, OCG] Join us for a moderately paced 7 mi rt 1200' gain/loss hike up Serrano Canyon and Whiting Road to Four Corners, resting a bit before looping through Billy Goat Trail and returning on
Dreaded Hill Road and Serrano Canyon. Meet 8:15 am at the Glenn
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Ranch Road entrance in Lake Forest. Exit 5/405 at Bake Pkwy, go east 5 miles, right on Portola, left at Glenn Ranch Road and left into parking lot. Bring 1-2 liters water, snack, Hiking boots, sun
protection, $3 for parking or annual pass. Rain cancels. Leaders: Sharon Kirk ( sl.kirk@sbcglobal.net) and Kathy Abele.
FEB 12 SUN 9:30 AM                       LITTLE HIKERS, SILVERADO CANYON
O: [OCSS, Little Hikers, Easy Hikers, OCG] Amble on the road along the creek looking for easy pace to stop and smell the flowers. Supervised children and adults welcome. Meet 9:30am North
Orange County rideshare pt or 10:30am at the Maple Springs parking area (at the end of early bloomers, newts and other critters. Approximately 2-3 miles RT, less than 500' gain, the road in Silverado
Cyn, before the gate). Adventure Pass required to park. Wear warm clothes, sturdy shoes; bring water and snack/lunch. Rain cancels. Ldr: Julie Garner, Asst: Bea Tiritilli and Pete Height.
FEB 12 SUN 8:30AM                                    WHITING RANCH LIVE OAK TO SLEEPY HOLLOW TRAIL
O: [Sierra Sage of S Orange Co, Easy Hikers, Little Hikers] A "Mike' s Hike" 4-mi rt, 200' gain moderately paced walk through shady oaks and sycamores in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park. Children
5 yrs and up with parent(s) welcome. Meet 8:30 am at secondary Whiting Ranch Parking Lot on Glenn Ranch Road, ¼ mi east of Portola in Lake Forest. Bring $3 for pkg, water, camera, munchies,
lugsoles, and hat. Rain cancels. Ldrs: Mike Sappingfield, Michael Metcalf.
FEB 14 TUE 7:30 PM                                                 ORANGE COUNTY
Monthly Meeting: Chris Lunghino, founder of Community Sustainability USA. Chris will describe how fast growing Community Sustainability is working for a future with clean air and water,
renewed natural services and more people meeting their basic needs. Newcomers Welcome! Meet at 7:30 pm at our new location: REI at Tustin Marketplace, 2962 El Camino Real, Tustin,
92782, off the 5 Fwy at Jamboree. http://angeles.sierraclub.org/orange.
FEB 16-17 THURS-FRI     ORANGE COUNTY SIERRA SINGLES
O-2 20S30S40S GRAND CANYON OVERNIGHT BACKPACK: Escape to the Grand Canyon for a 5 mile, 3000ft descent/ascent, 1 night backpack into the Grand Canyon to
Indian Garden Camp. Bring backpacking gear & food for below freezing weather, 10 essentials, & lug soles. Meet 12 Noon, South Rim Backcountry Reservation Office, Grand Canyon National
Park. Permit cost split by participants (est. $10 ea.). Limit: 6, Ldr: Mountain Dave Kuhn ( mtndave@cox.net), Co-Ldr: Meriven Deocariza (merivenlives@yahoo.com).
FEB 17-20 FRI-MON        ORANGE COUNTY SIERRA SINGLES
O: 20S30S40S ADVENTURE SEDONA, AZ PART 1 Experience Red Rock, Slide Rock, & Dead Horse Ranch on easy to moderate 4-6 mile day hikes.                             We are sharing a 2 bedroom at
Wyndham Sedona. Bring a sleeping pad/bag unless you want your own room (extra $100). Breakfast, lunch & snacks provided. Meeting location will be provided to those who RSVP. Limit: 6, Cost:
Non-SC $250, SC $200, pre-paid to OCSS via check hand delivered to Ldr: Mountain Dave Kuhn (mtndave@cox.net), Co-Ldr: Meriven Deocariza (merivenlives@yahoo.com).




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FEB 18 SAT            5:30PM                ORANGE COUNTY SIERRA SINGLES
Dinner and La Mirada Symphony: Join us for dinner and socializing. Meet 5:30 pm at the Sizzler, 15252 Rosecrans in La Mirada or meet at the theater (14900 La Mirada Blvd) for the 8PM
performance. Please bring a few dollars to support the symphony which continues to offer free concerts to all. Host: Fred Lazzelle.
FEB 19 SUN 6:00 PM                          ORANGE COUNTY SIERRA SINGLES
20s30s40s Dinner For 10: Share good food & conversation in a small dinner setting; seating limited to 5 men & 5 women. Mid-priced restaurant location in Orange County will be E-mailed to
registered participants prior to event. Each person pays for their own meal, drinks & tip. HOST: Bill Stevens (senpetehector@gmail.com).
FEB 20-24 MON-THU        ORANGE COUNTY SIERRA SINGLES
O: 20S30S40S ADVENTURE SEDONA, AZ PART 2 Experience Sunset Crater Volcano, Walnut Canyon, Wupatki on easy to moderate 4-6 mile day hikes.                             We are sharing a 2 bedroom
at Wyndham Sedona. Bring a sleeping pad/bag unless you want your own room (extra $100). Breakfast, lunch & snacks provided. Meeting location will be provided to those who RSVP. Limit: 6, Cost:
Non-SC $200, SC $150, pre-paid to OCSS via check hand delivered to leader will reserve your spot. Ldr: Mountain Dave Kuhn ( mtndave@cox.net), Co-Ldr: Meriven Deocariza
(merivenlives@yahoo.com).

 FEB 22 WED 7-9:30 PM               MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEETING
 Open to all members. Meeting starts at 7PM. Guests must request to be on the agenda if they wish to make a presentation. Guest Agenda items must be submitted one week in advance to
 Chair Sandy Graham (sandy2scott@sbcglobal.net). Contact Chair for location and directions to the meeting.

FEB 25 SAT            8 AM                                        TRABUCO CANYON
O: [Sierra Sage, OCG, SAMTF, OCSS] 8-mi rt, 2200' gain. Hike Trabuco Canyon beside creek through chaparral, oaks, Douglas fir, and Coulter pines to Main Divide Rd. Return same route. Meet 8 am
at dirt parking area S of bridge where Plano Trabuco/Live Oak Canyon Road crosses Trabuco Creek in Trabuco Canyon. We will car sandypool to the trailhead (limited parking) on rough road. If it is
necessary to park at Holy Jim junction, hike lengthens to 10 mi. Bring 2 qts water, lunch, lugsoles. Rain cancels. High creek levels will shift hike to O' Neill Park. Ldr: John Kaiser. Asst: Sharon Kirk
(sl.kirk@sbcglobal.net) Michael Metcalf.
FEB 25 SAT              8:00AM                            SANTA ROSA PLATEAU
O: [OCG, OCSS]: Join us for a 10 mi 800' gain hike in the grasslands and oaklands of this beautiful preserve, possibly including vernal pools. Meet 8 am north OC rideshare or 9 am Santa Rosa
Preserve visitor's center (5 mi west of I-15 on Clinton Keith Rd. Riverside). Bring 2 qts water, lunch, lugsoles, $ for Conservancy. Rain cancels Leader Julie Garner Assistant Ron Schrantz.
FEB 25 SAT                                           WINTER SURVIVAL SKILLS
I: On the snow, heat loss/conservation instruction, emergency shelter, fire building, signaling and survival strategies. Travel over snow with snow shoes or XC skis, 3.0 miles RT, 300 ft gain, Mt Pinos.
Handouts will be E-mailed. Limit 15. Adventure Pass required. Send one sase or e mail to Ldr: Virgil Talbott, 641 North Yale Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831 (virgil_talbott@roadrunner.com) Asst: Gwen
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FEB 25 SAT            9:00 AM                ORANGE COUNTY SIERRA SINGLES
O: 20s30s40s Big Santa Anita To Sturtevant Falls: Let' s head out North of OC to see what the San Gabriel Mountains have to offer. Moderate 7 mi R/T, 1,800ft gain hike with a 50 foot
waterfall, cascades, & lush wilderness. This hike has it all! Bring ten essentials, lunch, hiking boots, rain gear if needed as rain does not cancel. Meet at 9am NOC Rideshare point, east side of
Tustin Ave just south of Lincoln in Orange, or 10:15 am at Chantry Flat parking Lot at end of Santa Anita Ave in Sierra Madre. Leader: Charles G. Geller (eduright@aol.com). Coleader:
Meriven Deocariza (merivenlives@yahoo.com).
FEB 26 SAT            9:00 AM                ORANGE COUNTY SIERRA SINGLES
O: 20s30s40s Seaview Park Evening Hike: Enjoy this easy-moderate paced, 4-5 mile r/t, 900ft gain evening hike at Seaview park in Laguna Niguel. Enjoy sunset views of Catalina and the
Pacific coast on the Toovet and Valido Trails. Meet at entrance to Seaview park. Directions from I-5: Alicia Pkwy south 6.2 miles, R on Pacific Island Drive, go 1.2 miles, R at Talavera Drive (top
of hill) go 0.3 miles to park at end of road near entrance to Seaview Park. Bring snacks, hiking boots, 2 quarts water, & $ for optional dinner. Rain cancels. Ldr: Mountain Dave Kuhn
(mtndave@cox.net) Co-ldr: Scott Closson, (closs100@chapman.edu).
FEB 26 SUN 6:00 PM                           ORANGE COUNTY SIERRA SINGLES
20s30s40s Dinner For 10: Share good food & conversation in a small dinner setting; seating limited to 5 men & 5 women. Mid-priced restaurant location in Orange County will be E-mailed to
registered participants prior to event. Each person pays for their own meal, drinks & tip. HOST: Bill Stevens (senpetehector@gmail.com).
FEB 29 WED               9:00 AM                  DONNA O'NEILL CONSERVANCY
O: [OCG,OCSS]: 6 mi, 400' gain. This is your chance to explore this lovely conservancy area. Maybe wildflowers on the loop back. Meet 9:00 am at South Orange County rideshare point with
water, snack, hiking boots. $10 donation. Rain cancels. Ldr: Mike Sappingfield. Asst: Judy Mulry.
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MAR 2-4                    FRI-SUN                                              WINTER COMBO BUS TRIP TO MAMMOTH LAKES
I: [OCSS, PVSB] Ski downhill/snowboard Mammoth Mtn, daily guided backcountry ski and Close to shopping, night life, casual & fine dining, free shuttles. Leave Orange County 2:00 pm. South Bay
and Sylmar pick-up later. Return Orange County Sunday 10pm. Includes bus, snowshoe tours. Visit geological formations. Newcomers, non-skiers and XC lesson grads welcome. Quality Inn lodging,
two person-2 beds/private bath, microwave, fridge, indoor spa. lodging, continental breakfast, happy hour, bus refreshments, Sunday dinner. Send 1 large sase, e mail, phones, $295 (OCSS) to Reserv:
Dick Clement, 1023 East Van Bibber, Orange, 92866. Ldr Keith Martin. Asst: Donna Specht. Staff: Mark Mitchell, Nina Kaufman. Snowshoe: Bob Beach, Kent Schwitkis.
MAR 7 WED 9:00 AM                                            ORANGE COUNTY/OCSS
O: O' Neill/Ramakrishna: 7 mi, 600' gain. We will hike thru O' Neill Park with a visit to Ramakrishna Monastery. Meet 9:00 am Altisima Park; go E on El Toro Rd to Marguerite Pkwy, turn R, then one
block to Los Alisos, turn L. Follow Los Alisos E past the 241 Toll Rd to the first light at the top of the hill, then L into the entrance to Altisima Park. Bring water, snack and lugsoles. Rain cancels. Ldr:
Pete                                  Height.                                                                            Asst:                                   Sharon                                   Kirk.




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MAR 10           SAT       8 AM                            OCSS, OCG, SIERRA SAGE
O: Bedford Peak (3820' ): Join us for a strenuous but easy-paced 7 mi rt 2200' gain/loss climb up Silverado Canyon to the peak with rewarding views of surrounding canyons and peaks (4-1/2 hr). Meet
to carpool 7:30 am at Black Star Cyn Rd/Silverado Cyn Rd (from Santiago Cyn Rd turn on Silverado Cyn Rd, then immediate left on Blackstar Cyn Rd) or meet 8 am in the 2nd small parking lot at the end
of Silverado Cyn Rd (or in 1st parking lot if gate closed). Bring 2 liters water, snack/lunch, hiking boots, ten essentials, FS Pass. Rain Cancels. Leaders: Sharon Kirk and Bob Hansen.
MAR 10 SAT                        MT SAN JACINTO BACKCOUNTRY SKI TOUR
O: Moderately challenging off-trail tour through rolling forested area near Mt. San Jacinto, with hopes of great views of surrounding peaks on a clear day (5+ mile, ~800' gain). We'll take the tram from
Palm Springs, head to the Long Valley ranger station, then explore the Round Valley area. Additional skiing up nearby slopes or just playing may add a few miles + elevation loss/gain. Because of possible
steep and icy sections, intermediate XC skills & metal-edged, backcountry skis & boots are required. Bring winter clothing, water, lunch, 10+ essentials. No snow or likely storm cancels trip. Tram ticket
~$25. Email or phone leader w/ experience level/conditioning and for trip details. Ldr: Eva Eilenberg, (eee333@earthlink.net) Co-Ldr: Mark Mitchell.
MAR 10-11                     SAT-SUN8:00 AM                                   ORANGE COUNTY SIERRA SINGLES
O: 20s30s40s Annual Anza Borrego Camping, Hiking And Wildflower Weekend: Anza Borrego State Park offers a great variety of scenery including vast desert expanses, lush oases with waterfalls,
and every spring, great wildflower displays. Enjoy moderate day hikes of 5-8 mi R/T with 500 to 1,000ft gain. Happy hour & campfire Sat. Dinner Sat, Breakfast & Lunch Sun Included. Cost: $ 25 for
Sierra Club member, $ 30 for non-SC member. Meet at NOC Rideshare. Details e-mailed to confirmed participants. Pay via Paypal or Check payable to OCSS, mail to Ldr Charles G. Geller, 2549
Eastbluff Dr. #438, Newport Beach, CA 92660.             Coleaders: Meriven Deocariza (merivenlives@yahoo.com), Mountain Dave Kuhn (mtndave@cox.net), & Kenadi Le
(phoenixmountain2@gmail.com).
MAR 10-11             SAT-SUN                                     SIERRA SAGE, OCSS
I: Backpack, Joshua Tree, Eureka Peak (5513' ): 13 mi, 1800' gain. Hike on trail/off trail, on this easier paced trip from Black Rock Campground trailhead, 4 miles to camp amongst desert vegetation,
set up camp, hike up to Eureka Peak for possible views. Saturday night happy hour. Sunday explore local area for 2-3 hours, return to camp and hike out. Must carry all water. Send backpacking experience
to Ldr: Todd Clark. Asst: Sylvie Côté.
MAR 11           SUN 9:45 AM                            LITTLE HIKERS, OCSS, OCG
O: Little Hikers at Oak Canyon Nature Center, Anaheim Hills: Join us on a 1-2 mi, 300' gain saunter in a riparian area almost hidden in the 'burbs. Newcomers and supervised children welcome. Meet
9:45 am North Orange County rideshare pt or 10:15 am at 6700 East Walnut Canyon Road, Oak Cyn picnic area. Wear sturdy walking shoes and sun protection, bring 2 qts water, a snack for after the
hike. Ldr: Julie Garner Assts: Dave Kuhn, Jay Matchett.
MAR 13 TUE 7:30PM                                                    ORANGE COUNTY
Monthly Meeting: Ron Vanderhoff CNPS: "Off the Path with Ron: Native Plant Adventures in the wilds of Orange County." Join us on an adventure sure to get you excited about
exploring Orange County. We meet at a new location, REI in the Tustin Marketplace, 2962 El Camino Real at 7:30 pm. Free refreshments; Newcomers welcome! For information contact Bob
Siebert. http://angeles.sierraclub.org/orange
MAR 23-25 FRI-SUN                 SKI BACKCOUNTRY, SNOWSHOE, DOWNHILL, SNOWBOARD, CARPOOL TO MAMMOTH LAKES
I: [OCSS, Wilderness Adventures]: Backcountry oriented fun-filled weekend. Daily guided backcountry ski tours with at least low-intermediate skills. Daily guided snowshoe tours. Visit geological
formations. Two persons-2 beds/private bath, microwave, fridge, indoor spa, close to shopping, night life, casual and fine dining, free shuttles. Includes Quality Inn lodging, continental breakfast, happy
hour. Send 2 large sase or e mail address, carpool info, phones, $195 w/SC#/$210 non-member (OCSS) to Reserv: Carol Tucker, 3166 S. Sepulveda #14, Los Angeles, 90034. Ldr: Mark Mitchell. Asst:
Mark Fleming. Snowshoe Ldrs: George Denny, Pat Arredondo.
MAR 31-APR 1                                 SAT-SUN                           ORANGE COUNTY SIERRA SINGLES
I: Igloo Building/Snow Camping: Learn to build igloos and other snow shelters for Snow camping. Ski or snowshoe in, build igloo, spend the night, build more shelters, travel out. Local mtn
or Sierra depending on snow, winter travel and camping experience mandatory. Group size limited, send e-mail three weeks in advance or 2 SASE, H&W phone, experience, carpool info to Ldr:
Virgil Talbott, 641 North Yale Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831. Asst: Gwen Sharp, Eva Eilenberg.
May 4-11 Fri-Fri                        Orange CountySierra Singles
O: 20s30s40s Eastern Tennessee Adventure: Experience the hardwood forests of Appalachia and the Great Smoky Mountains doing easy-moderate, 4-8 mile day hikes to the best waterfalls
in the area. Lodging: 2 bed, 2 bath condo in Gatlinburg, TN. Cost: $300 SC, $400 Non-SC/person for 7 nights, covers lodging & 2 meals/day. Pre-pay by hand delivering your check payable OCSS to Ldr.
Further directions sent to confirmed participants. Limit: 6. Ldr: Mountain Dave Kuhn (mtndave@cox.net). Co-Ldrs: Scott Closson, closs100@chapman.edu, Meriven Deocariza
(merivenlives@yahoo.com).
MAY 22-28          TUE-MON                   ORANGE COUNTYSIERRA SINGLES
O: Hawaiian Adventure: This popular Hawaiian hiking trip takes you to parts of O'ahu that few tourists ever experience. We will go on four beautiful hikes of varying difficulty into the tropical
rain forest. Three of these are 5+ miles, with moderate elevation gain. We will hike to waterfalls and along flowing streams. Every trail leads us through lush vegetation to magnificent scenic
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views. Participants will also snorkel at Hanauma Bay State Park, which offers some of the island’s finest snorkeling. Occasionally you may even see turtles! Start your Aloha experience the first
morning with a group surfing lesson with a world famous Waikiki Beach Boy. . Price includes round- trip flight, 6 nights’ lodging and ground transportation. $1,295 (see web site for details).
Reserve ASAP ($40.00 deposit, balance due April 14, 2012. This trip consistently sells out. Book early. Limit 25. Contact Ldrs: Richard Glick 949-859-0255 or rmglick@cox.net or Christine
Dickey 949-651-9642 or dickeychris@earthlink.net. Write “Hawaii 2012” in your subject line. For more information visit http://members.cox.net/rmglick/hawaii.htm.
JUN 16-23 SAT-SUN10AM                        ORANGE COUNTY SIERRA SINGLES
O: 20s&30s&40s Bass Lake Yosemite Adventure: Relax in comfortable rented townhouse for a week at Bass Lake as we hike 4-7 miles each day in Yosemite and the western Sierra. Bring sleeping bag &
$$ for dinner out. Cost includes breakfast & lunch daily: Sierra Club Members pay $300, Non-Sierra Club $350. Pay via paypal or RSVP for payment instructions. Meet at North OC Rideshare Limit: 6,
Ldr: Mountain Dave Kuhn (mtndave@cox.net). Co-Ldrs: Bill Stevens, (senpetehector@gmail.com) & Kenadi Le (phoenixmountain2@gmail.com).
JUL 14 – JUL 20                             SAT-FRI                           VICTORIA, BC AND OLYMPIC NP, WA
O: [PVSB] Our trip begins in Victoria, BC with visits to Butchart Gardens, the Royal BC Museum, and high tea at the Empress Hotel, take the ferry to the U.S. and Olympic National Park, Washington.
We hike Hurricane Ridge, Hoh Rain Forest, Cape Flattery Trail, and more. Longest hike is 6 mi with 700 ft gain. Trip ends in Seattle, we will take you to the airport or you can continue for 3 more days.
Optional Seattle add-in $270. Price: Victoria and Olympic portion $1,100 if booked prior to Feb 28th and $1,200 if booked March 1st or later. Included are ground transportation, entrance and tour fees,
tips, hotel/cabin (double occupancy), the high tea, and happy hours. Airfare not included. For itinerary, application, and cancellation policy nd email or SASE to Ldr/Reserv: Sandy Graham.
Sandy2scott@sbcglobal.net; 2891 Wyngate Rd, Orange, CA, 92867. Co-Ldrs: Scott Graham, Karen Cassimatis and Alix Benson.
JUL 14-17             SAT-TUE                ORANGE COUNTY SIERRA SINGLES
O: 20S&30S&40S Sierra Mammoth Adventure: Experience easy-moderate hikes along sparkling streams, lush meadows, and granite expanses of Virginia Lakes, the June Lake Loop, &
Mammoth Lakes. Swim in alpine lakes and picnic lakeside. Each evening, we' ll return to hearty food and a comfortable historic lodge with hot tub, BBQ and views of the Eastern Sierra. Cost
includes breakfast & lunch daily: Share lodge unit, bring sleeping bag. Sierra Club Member $200, Non-Sierra Club $250. Pay via paypal or RSVP for payment instructions. Limit: 6, Ldr:
Mountain Dave Kuhn (mtndave@cox.net). Co-Ldrs: Meriven Deocariza (merivenlives@yahoo.com) & Kenadi Le (phoenixmountain2@gmail.com).
JUL 17-21 TUE-SAT                            ORANGE COUNTY SIERRA SINGLES
O: 20S&30S&40S Eastern Sierra Adventure: Discover easy-moderate hikes along sparkling streams, lush meadows, and granite expanses just outside Yosemite National Park. Swim in alpine
lakes and picnic lakeside. Each evening, we' ll return to hearty food and a comfortable historic lodge with hot tub, BBQ and views of the Eastern Sierra. Cost includes breakfast & lunch daily.
Share lodge unit, bring sleeping bag. Sierra Club Member $200, Non-Sierra Club $250. Pay via paypal or RSVP for instructions. RSVP to leader with hiking experience. Limit: 6, Ldr: Mountain
Dave Kuhn, (mtndave@cox.net). Co-Ldrs: Meriven Deocariza (merivenlives@yahoo.com) & Kenadi Le (phoenixmountain2@gmail.com).
JUL 28-AUG4 SAT-SAT                          ORANGE COUNTY SIERRA SINGLES
O: 20S&30S&40S Sizzling Vegas Adventure: Pool by day, evening hiking, & late night fun from our 2 bedroom penthouse at the Flamingo Hilton on the Las Vegas Strip! Cost includes daily
breakfast and lodging for only $40/night, 2 night minimum. Limit: 6, Ldr: Mountain Dave Kuhn, mtndave@cox.net, Co-Ldrs: Bill Stevens (senpetehector@gmail.com), Meriven
Deocariza (merivenlives@yahoo.com) & Kenadi Le (phoenixmountain2@gmail.com).
OCT 26-NOV 2 FRI-FRI                         ORANGE COUNTY SIERRA SINGLES
O: 20S&30S&40S Yellowstone & Grand Teton Adventure: Hot Springs, geysers, wildlife and more as we explore Yellowstone & the Grand Tetons from our townhouse at the Island Park Village Resort.
Be prepared for cold hiking weather and snow-covered mountains. Bring your sleeping bag & $$ for dinner out. Cost includes lodging and daily breakfast: Sierra Club Members pay $300, Non-Sierra Club
$350. Pay via paypal or RSVP for instructions.           Details e-mailed to confirmed participants. Ldr: Mountain Dave Kuhn (mtndave@cox.net). Co-Ldrs: Meriven Deocariza
(merivenlives@yahoo.com)                                      &                              Scott                              Closson                              (closs100@chapman.edu).




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                                                         SIERRA CLUB ACTIVITY RATINGS
The Chapter Safety Committee requires that each outing be rated according to the criteria shown below and verifies that the leaders are qualified to lead
the outing. These ratings do not necessarily reflect the strenuousness of the activity.
C:      Conducted by non-Sierra Club entity (e.g., ranger, concessionaire).
O:      Ordinary outings and hikes on trails, paths, or the equivalent (at any speed).
I:      Intermediate, off-trail outings that require navigation or the use of hands.
M:      Moderate snow climbs and/or class 3 rock climbing.
E:      Expert skills for more severe snow climbing.
T:      Technical skills required for specialized activities (e.g., sailing).
P:      Provisional Leader.
[]      Sponsoring Group/Section/Committee.
                                                           RIDESHARE MEETING POINTS
LA CANADA                  Angeles Crest Hwy, N of 210 Fwy. Park on Angeles Crest Hwy only.

MOUNT BALDY                Pomona S&L at Indian Hill and Foothill Blvd in Claremont, 2 mi N of 10.

ORANGE CO (N)              Park-N-Ride, E side of Tustin Ave just S of Lincoln Av, Orange off SR55

ORANGE CO (S)              Ortega Business Center parking lot, 1/4 mi E of 5 Fwy on SE corner of
                           Ortega Hwy and Rancho Viejo in San Juan Capistrano.
SANTA ANA CYN              Same as Orange County-North.

TUSTIN                     Stater Bros. Parking lot on Redhill Ave, S of Redhill exit of 5 Fwy.




ABBREVIATIONS
                          H&W:                   Home and work phone numbers.
                          Lugs:                  Lug-soled hiking boots.
                          RT:                    Round-trip.
                          SASE:                  4" x 9 1/2" self-addressed, stamped envelope.
                          SC#:                   Sierra Club membership number.

    OCSS
Managemen
t Committee
Chair                             Sandy Graham              (email:
                                                            sandy2scott@sbcglo
                                                            bal.net)
Vice                        Charles Geller               Social                   Jan Nemmert / Ana
Chair/Secy20's/30's/40s                                                           Juarez
Outings/Treas/Memb          Donna Specht


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Backpacking         Kim Breul                    Database                 Joel Kenyon


 Standing
Committees
Bookkeeper          Ron Frankiewicz              Nominations              Kathy Abele &

Webmaster           Chuck Gooley                                          John La Rue

Mailout             Barbara Creighton            Elections                Virgil Talbott/Howard
                                                                          Huang
LTC Coord           Dave Kuhn                    Safety                   Ron Campbell

Little Hikers       Bea Tiritilli,               Conservation             TBD

                    Julie Gardner

Newsletter Editor       Dick and Paula Clement      (email:
                                                    richsea@sbcglobal.n
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                                                                      GENERAL INFORMATION
                                                           TRIP RESERVATION AND REFUND POLICY
When two costs are shown for a trip, the lower cost is for Sierra Club members who must include their SC membership number (SC#) with the reservation. Make checks payable to Orange
County Sierra Singles (OCSS) unless otherwise indicated. On OCSS events, if cancellation is received 35 days prior to event (some exceptions), there is no charge. Thereafter, refunds (less $5
or 10% whichever greater) will be made if trip is full and space is resold to suitable replacement. Some trips have unique cancellation policies, please refer to trip write-up. Other groups may
have a different policy.
                                                        ORANGE PEAL SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION
New Subscriptions/Address Changes: Please complete the form on the back cover. Mail to OCSS, P.O. Box 26757, Santa Ana, CA 92799. Please enclose a current mailing label for changes,
renewals and for problems; or email: jkenyon2002@eXCite.com.
OCSS Inquiries or Problems: Please address inquiries in writing to OCSS, P.O. Box 26757, Santa Ana, CA 92799.
Angeles Chapter Schedule Address Changes: Notify Lori Ives, Database Manager, 112 Harvard Ave #297, Claremont, CA 91711 (email: ivesico@earthlink.net)
CHAPTER     Orange
SCHEDUL       Peal
      E    Deadline
DEADLINE         s
      S
Issue # Schedule Dates               Write-ups Due      Write ups Due        ISSUE
  320           07/05/12-            Mar 1, 2012            Feb 1          March/April
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                                                                              SIERRA CLUB WEB SITES
Angeles Chapter:                     http://angeles.sierraclub.org/
OCSS:                                                             http://angeles.sierraclub.org/ocss
                                                       ORANGE PEAL WRITE-UP INSTRUCTIONS
Write-Ups: Submit by email to ocssoutingschair@angeles.sierraclub.org, otherwise, a typed copy must be received by the deadline. Mail to OCSS Outings/Safety Chair: Donna Specht,
22221Wood Island Lane, Huntington Beach 92646 or DonnaSpecht@Juno.com. Refer to the Chapter Schedule for submission format requirements. All write-ups must be accompanied by:
Name, Address, Phone#, Rating and SC# of each leader, assistant, reservationist and host. Include necessary addresses or phone numbers in the body of the write-up where applicable.
Leader/Host requirements: It is the policy of OCSS that all Leaders and Hosts must be current Sierra Club members and Orange Peal subscribers. All Leaders must be "Certified Outings
Leaders." Co-Sponsored outings require approval of each Outings Chair.
Courtesy Listings: Requests to forward OCSS sponsored write-ups and notices to other SC groups/sections/committees have the same requirements as above. Requests to publish write-ups
sponsored by other SC g/s/c must come from their outings chair.
Photos/News Articles: Send to the editor, Dick Clement, 1023 E Van Bibber Ave., Orange, 92866 or e-mail to richsea@sbcglobal.net. Photos returned with SASE.
Web            Shots:           E-mail            your            favorite           OCSS             photos            to         web             master:           cvincent@broadcom.com.




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                                                                                        DIRECTORY – A Note on Phone Etiquette…
                     When Calling a Team member, leader or host, please call between 9 AM and 9 PM only, unless the write-up states otherwise. Remember E-mail, the silent call! Very Much appreciated by all!
Thanks to our active OCSS leaders and hosts
Abele, Kathy           O   949-951-0280
Bartlett, Bart
Abele, Kathy           O   714-968-5099
Bartlett, Shilo        O   714-968-5099
Botan, Steve           O   714-321-1296
Bradford, Stephen      O   310-993-5501
Breul, Kim             O   619-246-9796
Cadez, Ana             O   626-836-2235
Campbell, Ron          M
                       W   714-962-8521
Clark, Todd            I   714-803-0195
Clement, Dick              richsea@sbcglobal.net
Closson, Scott         O   714-457-6820
Coons, Bonnie          H   714-529-2380
Côté, Silvie           I   949 547-2998
Creighton, Barbara     O   714-960-3949
Cross, Tammy           O   310-721-3508
Denton, Dea            O   949-581-8396
Deocariza, Meriven     O
                           merivenlives@ya
Dickey, Christine      O   949-651-9642
Dickson, Rob           O   hoo.com
                           614-571-8084.
Dodson, Michael        M 714-529-6020
Dodson, Phyllis        O
                       W 714-529-2440
Dohn, Jim              O
                       W 562-881-2932
Domont-Bohl, Ghia      O 949-719-2914
Eilenberg, Eva         I 323-663-1923
Fleming, Mark          I 626-712-3671
Flynn, Vicki           W 714-350-7100
Forry, Harry           O 714-962-4136
Franciosi, Laura       O
                       W 714-879-1760
Frankiewicz, Ron       O 949-631-8071
Garner, Julie          O 714-335-1579
Geller, Charles        O 714-292-2352
Glick, Richard         O 949-859-0255
Gooley, Chuck            818-988-5751
Graham, Sandy          O 714-282-5661
Graham, Scott          O 714-282-5661
                       W
Gunderman, Kim         O 949-854-7919
Hansen, Patty          O 562-433-8911
Harris, Sue            O 949-559-4570
Hayes, Ryan            O
                           albinoazian@yah
Height, Pete           O
                       P   949-412-8954
Hengst, Matthew        I   oo.com
                           714- 478-3933
Huang, Howard          O   949-597-8278
Huang, James           O   949-287-4455
Johnson, Jerry         O   626-938-1001
Jones, Kris            O   949-697-6972
Juarez, Ana            O
                       P   714-323-3627
Kaufman, Nina          I   310-398-2140
Kenyon, Joel           O
                       W   949-285-5909
Khoshab, Karim         O   949-559-1388
Kirk, Sharon           O   714-545-1149
Kissel, Anne           O
                           misskissel@hotm
Kramer, Tim            O
                       P   949-716-4465
Kuhn, Dave             I   ail.com
                           mtndave@cox.net
Lamb, Fred             O
                       P   949-350-6451


Lai, Frank             O   949-262-1448

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                                                                                    DIRECTORY – A Note on Phone Etiquette…
                 When Calling a Team member, leader or host, please call between 9 AM and 9 PM only, unless the write-up states otherwise. Remember E-mail, the silent call! Very Much appreciated by all!
LaRue, John          O    949-854-7919
Lazzelle, Fred       H    714-870-4469
Le, Kenadi           O    818-445-2333
Lejins, Diana        O    562-438-4033
Lyons, Gaines        OP   562-491-2022
Martin, Keith        M    310-530-1268
Maynard, Joe         O
                     W    562-981-9111
Meek, Scott          IW   909-393-0630
Mitchell, Mark       IW   818-753-9328
Montgomery, Norman   O    714-557-0794
Mulry, Judy          O    949-588-1347
Nafel, Gloria        O    714-848-3024
Nemmert, Jan         O
                     W    714-962-4136
Noud, Jean           O
                     W    714-841-8798
Opperman, Sanford    H    714 993-0651
Ortmann, Joel        O    562-806-1057
Padilla, Bert        O    909-980-4190
Palmer, Jim          O    949-551-8912
Penn, Fran           O    714-747-1019
Puraty, Sharry       O    714-761-8761
Roy, Gail            O    949-981-8523
Ryerson, Joya        V    562-596-2525
Schnell-Dickson,     O    614-571-8084
Jenny Kathy
Shapiro,             O    949-206-1194
Sharp, Gwen          IW   714-672-9525
Smith-Meek, Julie    IW   909-393-0630
Specht, Donna        IW
                     C    714-963-6345
Stuetzel, Carl       OP
                     C    714-998-0417
Talbott, Virgil      E    714-871-7900
Thio, Kwee           O
                     W    714-841-7988
Tiritilli, Bea       O    714-532-2714
Tucker, Carol        IW   310-235-2530
Vincent, Charlene    O    949-470-9377
Weinreich, Phil      O    949-733- 2730
Williams, Todd       O    562-425-4748
Woodruff, Lori       O    714-229-8939
Wright, Ted          OP
                     W    949-856-2592
OCSS                      714-505-2404




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