Vol 66 No. 3 on the web at: sandiego.sierraclub.org May/June 2007
Forests Campaign Makes Progress
Towards Stopping Massive Energy Project A Sierra Club
In The Cleveland National Forest “Summer
By Juana Torres and John Monsen
Sunrise Powerlink isn’t the Most notably, in January, the
only risky energy project threaten- Federal Energy Regulatory Commis-
ing the health and beauty of the sion (FERC) released its analysis of Friday, July 20th
Cleveland National Forest. The the project. The analysis clearly
Join old friends and make
Nevada Hydro company is seek- reflected the impact of project op- new ones while enjoying an
ing a license to build a 24-story ponents since FERC decided not to evening downtown for din-
high dam and 30 miles of new recommend the 24-story high dam ner at the Luxor Café and
transmission lines in the forest in Morrell Canyon! Instead, the “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” at
near the northern boundary of project was recommended in its the Civic Center. This evening
the San Diego Chapter. Working sister canyon, Decker. This new lo- is sponsored by the Conser-
with chapter volunteers, the Sierra cation presents a much more costly vation Committee’s Coastal
Club’s Southern California Forests and difficult challenge for dam Sa nctua r y Ca mpa ign. See
Campaign has made progress in construction, making the project page 9 for more information.
stopping the dam from drowning less likely to ever be built.
oak-filled Morrell Canyon at the This important step in stop-
gateway to the San Mateo Wilder- Continued on page 4
In this issue:
ExCom Noms Needed–28
Inner City Outings–10
Remembering Royce Riggan–12
Sierra Club Caliofornia–27
SRPL Forest Risk–5
View from the Chair–2
Desert Committee Outings–26
Meetings & Activities–18
Juana Torres sends over 300 comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Past comments
have encouraged the agency to add many restrictions to the dam and transmission line project pro- 2007 Bus Trip Schedule–25
posed for the Cleveland National Forest. Photo Courtesy of Southern California Forests Campaign
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EXPLORE, ENJOY AND May/JuneTHE PLANET
Sierra Club • San Diego Chapter
3820 Ray Street
San Diego, CA 92104 - 3623
View from the chair
website: By Joe Zechman
Justin Lewis • (619)528-0435 It has been over 30 years since lead the region into an energy fu-
HSEditor@sierraclubsandiego.org Joni Mitchell first warned, “Don’t ture that makes sense. This will be
it always seem to go, That you an effort like you have not seen be-
ART DIRECTOR don’t know what you’ve got till it’s fore. The Club is not alone—other
Michael Coffey • (619)301-1913 gone?” conservation and community orga-
email@example.com Deep down, we all know that is nizations will be part of this great
the truth, whether it is a relation- effort.
HSAds@sierraclubsandiego.org ship or a tree. But it’s not enough Join us in accomplishing what
to just agree with Joni. will be a wonderful and lasting
COMMITTEE CHAIR One pre- achievement.
Pauline Jimenez • (619)660-9898
that we are The Sunrise Fro m t i m e - t o -
in danger of
Powerlink plan time, we will be
asking members to
now is our
ability to con-
is outmoded. It show up at hearings
or events or send
is not the best in postcards to sup-
port smart energy
Cheryl Reiff • (619)299-1741
happens to plan for us, and and protection of
our commu- our backcountry and
it probably is not
n i t i e s, o u r communities. You
and our en- even the best won’t want to miss
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ANDIEGO-ONECLUB-FORUM Sunrise Powerlink transmission and Recreation Hearing in Borrego
line. Springs a couple of months ago.
May/June 2007 SDG&E and its parent com- The level of energy in the hearing
pany, Sempra Utilities, have a plan room could have lit up a few thou-
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2 May/June 2007 • Hi Sierran • San Diego
Pine Creek Wilderness: Rebirth and Renewal
By Cindy Buxton
Does this Pine Creek photo
look familiar–sort of? If you can
place Corte Madera at the top, as
San Diego’s miniature version of
Half Dome glistening in the sun,
you are right. But if you just can’t
quite figure out which part of the
Espinosa Trail this is, have heart,
it’s not. This is part of a new trail
access to Pine Creek—sort of. This
is actually an old trail that was
nearly extinct, overgrown, and for-
gotten in the last decade or so. In
the aftermath of the Horse Fire and
rebirth of the Pine Creek Wilder-
ness, wilderness trails ranger, Dave
Volgarino, the Desanso District’s
answer to Indiana Jones and Jere-
miah Johnson all in one, has been
working diligently to give rebirth
to this marvelous southern route
to Pine Creek.
Probably one of San Diego’s
most visited and beloved wilder-
ness hideaways, shown on the
cover of Jerry Shad’s first two ver-
sions of “Afoot and Afield in San
Diego County,” the Pine Creek
Wilderness is getting a natural
facelift. Before the fire, the sheer
rocky cliffs, green meadows, huge
old oaks, side canyons trickling
and polished granite were cov-
ered and could not be enjoyed.
Dave, a hotshot firefighter turned
hotshot trail-builder, is adding his
“New” section of trail in Pine Creek Wilderness makes a delightful loop along Pine Creek.
own expert touch to manicure the
old southern trail that winds down
ness hide-a-way to give the public hands-on opportunity to partici-
into the gorge and runs along a
a tour. He will describe the Horse pate in maintaining the trails and
long section of Pine Creek. He has
Fire rehab underway and other is- learn about how they are con-
also included significant rockwork,
sues of managing wilderness, trails structed near the Foster Lodge. See
contouring and critical erosion
and visitors in this spectacular outings section for details!
treasure! On June 2nd, to celebrate
On Saturday, May 12th, Dave
National Trails Day and all that
will take a break from his wilder-
trails give us, Dave will provide a
May/June 2007 • Hi Sierran • San Diego 3
Caption: As population increases around the Cleveland National Forest, it becomes ever more important to protect the beauty and health of the forest
itself. (c)2005 Andrew M. Harvey/Lighthawk.
Forest Campaign continued from page 1 ter to FERC asking that the com- To learn more about this proj-
mission not issue a license for the ect or to join the campaign, please
ping the Lake Elsinore Advanced project anywhere in the Cleveland visit our website at www.sierra-
Pump Storage (LEAPS) was the re- National Forest. The five members club.org/ca/socalforests. By sup-
sult of the hard work coordinated of the commission will be taking a porting the Southern California
by the Forests Campaign, the Santa final vote later in the year on the Forests Campaign, you can help
Ana Mountains Task Force and key project and we want to keep up protect an irreplaceable natural
allies like local Elsinore Valley ho- the pressure. The LEAPS project legacy for generation to come.
meowners and Lake Elsinore hang also faces a State of California en-
gliders. Dave Voss of the Chapter’s vironmental review process during
Forest & Wilderness Committee, TAKE ACTION
which we will all have an addi- Join the Southern California
and many others, have been im- tional chance to weigh in against
portant elements in the fight. Forests Campaign to Help Stop
it. This Dam Project
Additionally, FERC staff rec- I n 20 05 , t h e Ta u m S a u k
ommended undergrounding five “pumped storage” dam in Mis- You can add your voice to the
miles of transmission lines. Un- souri failed catastrophically, re- growing chorus of opponents
dergrounding of the power lines leasing a billion gallons of water to the risky energy project that
is costly and technically complex, in just 12 minutes. The proposed would add 30 miles of power
which also makes the project more LEAPS project is twice as large as lines and a massive dam to the
expensive and less practical to Taum Sauk, and the City of San Trabuco District of the Cleve-
build. The FERC staff recommenda- Juan Capistrano is wary of the po- land National Forest. Visit:
tions still leave almost 30 miles of tential risk of flooding—and loss www.sierraclub.org/ca/so-
massive transmission lines which of life—if LEAPS were to be built calforests to sign up and we
could interfere with fire fighting, in the Cleveland National For- will keep you up-to-date on
scar scenic vistas, and even be a est. Visit http://en.wikipedia.org/ simple actions you can take to
source of wildfire ignition, so there wiki/Taum_Sauk_pumped_stor- stop this terrible project.
is still more work to be done. age_plant for more information on
In early March, over 300 For- this troubling precedent.
ests campaign members sent a let-
4 May/June 2007 • Hi Sierran • San Diego
National Forests at Risk from
By Dave Voss, Forest and Wilderness
The panoramic views of deep gorges, mountain- posed to set aside as official Wilderness Areas.
tops, waterfalls and… 150-ft. tall steel power poles. The lines would run right over the Mildred Falls. A
The sound of water cascading down the creek, wind spectacular 100-ft. drop, it is one of the most beautiful
rustling through the trees, birds of prey circling over- and easiest to reach waterfalls in San Diego County.
head and … the buzzing of 500,000 volt power lines. These routes would cross some of the most beautiful
Did you know that if SDG&E fails to get its preferred and remote areas in the Cleveland National Forest, in-
route for the Sunrise Powerlink through the Anza-Bor- cluding the following:
rego Desert State Park, the CPUC (California Public -San Diego River Gorge: a proposed Research Nat-
Utilities Commission) might allow SDG&E to run the ural Area and proposed Wild and Scenic River
lines through pristine areas in the Cleveland National -Cedar Creek: a proposed Wild and Scenic River
Forest? -Cotton Wood Creek: a proposed Wild and Scenic
Most people know of SDG&E’s “preferred” route River
through ABDSP. Not as many are aware that three -Guatay Mountain: a proposed Research Natural
route alternatives would send the line directly through
the CNF, in some cases in pristine areas that are pro- Continued on page 14
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Hyping new power lines: industry dresses
coal and gas in renewables’ clothing
By Bill Powers
California Energy and Climate Change Committee
The electricity industry wants to build massive avoids Anza-Borrego and will cost much less than
new transmission infrastructure, and it is telling us Sunrise. Since neither LADWP or IID is regulated by
that this will bring renewable energy to California— the California Public Utilities Commission, however,
but the truth is much less encouraging. the CPUC is institutionally blind to the project. Yet
Utilities are promoting new transmission projects Green Path North will render Sunrise redundant for
as necessary for renewable energy, but taken as a renewables—but available for fossil power.
whole their current proposals would convey very little Nevada Hydro Company’s Lake Elsinore Advanced
renewable energy. Pump Storage (LEAPS) transmission project would
The state generally relies on investor-owned utili- add another interconnection between the SCE and
ties to propose transmission projects. The utilities con- SDG&E transmission grids. The scheme is to pump
tinue to focus on transmission for gas- and coal-fired polluted Lake Elsinore water 1,600 feet uphill every
generating plants, not renewables. The “let the market night, store it behind a 180-foot dam located in what
decide” approach is not working. is now a pristine canyon in the Cleveland National
For example, the Frontier Transmission Line would Forest, and release it during the day to generate hydro-
run 1,000 miles from Wyoming to California. Promot- electric power to sell at daytime peak rates. Nevada
ers speak of moving 6,000 MW of coal power and Hydro implies that the project will use wind and solar
6,000 MW of wind power, but their primary purpose energy to lift water, but for the foreseeable future the
is to expand production of coal power in Wyoming. majority of the pumping power would come from fos-
The line could also move wind power, but only if sil-fuel plants.
someone happens to develop some as an adjunct to One bright spot among California renewable-en-
the wave of coal power. Fortunately, in late 2006 Cali- ergy transmission projects is the Tehachapi wind-col-
fornia passed legislation prohibiting California utili- lector transmission system, designed to access up to
ties from contracting for large amounts of power from 4,000 MW of additional wind power. SCE will develop
low-efficiency power plants, with the specific intent of this project. The system will serve only the Tehachapi
excluding conventional coal-fired plants. The future of wind fields, which are in effect a transmission cul-de-
the Frontier Line is now uncertain. sac, eliminating the industry temptation to game the
Sunrise Powerlink would run from the Mexican line and use it to access power from pet fossil proj-
border near El Centro via San Diego County to tie in ects.
to the Southern California Edison (SCE) grid in the Los The federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 gives the De-
Angeles area. The line is being hyped by San Diego partment of Energy two years to designate critical en-
Gas and Electric (SDG&E) as critical to maximizing re- ergy corridors, essentially energy superhighways. The
newable-energy development in Imperial County, but intent was to shut out critical review at the state and
SDG&E is proposing a flawed solar technology. In real- local levels. California regulators have fought this fed-
ity, the primary purpose of the Sunrise Powerlink is eral power grab in what has historically been a state
to allow SDG&E’s unregulated parent Sempra to sell concern, but the state’s own laissez-faire approach to
to SCE electricity generated in Mexico using imported transmission is doing little to accelerate renewable-en-
gas from Sempra’s Baja California LNG terminal. ergy development at remote sites.
Sunrise would pass through the heart of the Anza- To genuinely maximize renewables development,
Borrego State Park, damaging the park and setting an the state needs transmission-access regulations that
ominous precedent for other state parks. prioritize access for remote high-value solar, wind,
A major transmission line known as the Green and geothermal resources and assure that the lines are
Path North, scheduled for completion by 2010 by not co-opted in favor of conventional power plants.
the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power The purpose of the lines—renewable energy transmis-
(LADWP) and the Imperial Irrigation District (IID) to sion—must be clear, simple, and nonnegotiable.
move Imperial Valley renewable energy to the coast,
6 May/June 2007 • Hi Sierran • San Diego
Advocating for Mission Valley
By Ellen Shively and Randy Berkman
To our knowledge, environmen- Frye did express disappointment a victory for AAA. It is now Mu-
tal organizations have waged four over the loss of recreational fa- nicipal law that any such decisions
battles since 2002 for the environ- cilities such as tennis and roller must win by a five-vote majority
mental integrity of Mission Valley. hockey. for the CEQA document to be ap-
The first involved an extension of The victory was not exactly as proved. City Council representa-
a parking lot for the Mission Valley we had envisioned, but better than tive Donna Frye championed the
YMCA on Friar’s Road followed by the original plan. outcome on all of the above issues,
the expansion of the Y’s offices fur- Another case was won on May as Mission Valley is in her district.
ther south into the floodplain. This 28, 2002, when Sierra Club, Audu- Last year, a medical office building
area is particularly sensitive, as it bon, RVPP, Mission Valley Com- that exceeded the steep slope ordi-
makes an incursion into the San munity Council (MVCC), and Bay nance and Mission Valley Commu-
Diego River’s northern bank. In Council won a surprise 8-0 Appeal nity Plan’s 150-ft. elevation limit
an appeal, Randy Berkman of the of the Mission City Parkway Bridge by 50 vertical feet, was the focus
River Valley Preservation Project located southwest of the Qual- of another battle. The project pro-
(RVPP), Eric Bowlby, Sierra Club comm stadium and through some posed a ten thousand square foot
(SC) and Jim Peugh from the San of the most pristine wetlands in office above leased retail stores. A
Diego Audubon (SDA) argued that the valley. The endangered Bell’s 1600-ft. retaining wall was to but-
the runoff from the asphalt would Vireos had been sighted here. Pre- tress the steep slopes behind the
contaminate the river waters, that vailing wisdom was that the bridge building—possibly the longest
floodplain expansion is contrary would be approved, especially “private use” of retaining walls in
to Council Policy 600-14, that it since it was an integral factor in San Diego. Coupled with brush fire
is an unwise move for the City to the transportation pattern for the clearance requirements and the
approve this project on free-rent 2004 Super Bowl. unsightly back walls, the project
public land, and that recreational In 2003, RVPP, we appealed went on appeal by members of the
losses for office and parking were a Mitigated Negatie Declaration MVCC and the Normal Height’s
unwise designated uses. (MND) by the owners of the AAA Citizen’s Group, Randy, Eric,
We won the first appeal June 4, office building in the San Diego Ellen, Lynne Mulholland and Jim
2002, by a 5-4 vote. The YMCA re- River floodplain. AAA had done il- Peugh. This time we prevailed in
vised the original plans for a park- legal demolition to a known Bell’s an 8-0 decision, as the Mitigated
ing lot in the floodway to an adja- Vireo habitat during the nesting Negative Declaration (MND) was
cent place on Friar’s Road, which season. The site is adjacent to the deemed inadequate compared to
was opposed by then Mayor Mur- West Mission Valley Light Rail the impacts and multiple excep-
phy. This plan kept the office ex- Transit’s wetlands mitigation site tions to environmental codes.
pansion in the floodplain and was near the Taylor St. exit off I-8. This We relate these stories to en-
approved in November 2003. The was the first time in San Diego courage those among you to “speak
area that was to be the floodway that a new state law was used out” if a development proposal in
parking lot was to be turfed for which applied an appeal of the your neighborhood seems inappro-
kids; and a riparian buffer on the California Environmental Quality priate. Joining with an established
banks of the San Diego River was Act (CEQA) document to elected pro-environmental organization
to be planted. There was also a officials. The vote was a 4-4 tie, has the advantage of many voices
concern for noise impacts to local and had previous California case shared with those more experienced
birds, such as the Bell’s Vireo. law been followed —the MND in working the process through the
There were no direct Coastal would not have been approved. system. You win some and you lose
Sage Scrub or wetland impacts, Casey Gwinn, the acting City At- some - but you’ll never win if you
although Councilmember Donna torney, ruled that the tie vote was don’t speak up!
8 May/June 2007 • Hi Sierran • San Diego
“Summer Night On the Town”
Sierra Club presents
Friday, July 20th
Dinner at the Luxor Café – 6 p.m.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Civic Center – 8 p.m.
Join old friends and make new ones while enjoying an evening downtown for dinner at the
newly-remodeled Luxor Café, specializing in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine (5th
Ave. and “B”). Then we’ll stroll to the Civic Theater (3rd Ave. and “B”) for the delicious mu-
sical comedy, “Dirty Rotten Scroundrels.” The play follows two con artists as they take on the
lifestyles of the rich and shameless on the glamorous Riviera, but end up with a lot more than
they bargain for.
This evening is sponsored by the Conservation Committee’s Coastal Sanctuary Campaign.
Please clip and mail the coupon below to reserve your space!
“A Summer Night On the Town”
Entrée: vegan or vegetarian plate, mixed grill or gourmet pizza
(PLEASE CIRCLE ONE)
All choices include long grain basmati rice.
Desert: baklava or bassam
Beverage: tea, coffee or soda (no host bar available)
________ Dinner only - $28 per person
________ Theater only - $28 per person
________ Dinner and Theater - $56 per person
Please make out your check to “Sierra Club ConsCom,” and include “Coastal Sanctuary Campaign” in the memo
section. For credit cards, please provide type of card, expiration date, your name as it appears on the card and the total
amount to be charged. Contact Ellen at ellenshively@sbcglobal for any questions about the campaign.
Mail to: San Diego Chapter, Sierra Club, 3820 Ray Street, San Diego, CA 92104-3623
Inner City Outings Inner City Outings (ICO) is a
community outreach program of
Thanks You! the Sierra Club dedicated to pro-
viding positive experiences in
the wilderness to underserved
By Sean Voisen youth. Our goal is to open the
minds of youth, helping them to
appreciate the wilderness, and
develop a desire to protect it.
Your recent generous sup- Please visit our website at http://
port of Inner City Outings will sandiego.sierraclub.org/ico/.
bring many smiles and won-
derful memories to San Diego- New Volunteer Orientations:
area kids. In the words of one May 17, 2007 or June 21, 2007
of our after-school program We hold New Volunteer Orienta-
staff, “ICO has improved our tion Meetings to help interested
youths’ lives by providing safe, parties learn more about San Diego
fun, and adventurous activities. ICO. Everyone is welcome! Our
We have used the ICO trips as next ICO New Volunteer Orienta-
an incentive. Our children’s tions will be held at 6:30 pm at the
grades have improved because San Diego Chapter’s Sierra Club
they want to be included on fu- office (3820 Ray Street in North
ture trips. The ICO volunteers
Courtesy Sean Voisen. Park). Or, contact us to learn
have created a special bond with the kids and gained their trust when more about spending time with
ICO: Jim Davis, ICO Volunteer
most of the adults in their lives have abandoned them or let them
down. The ICO volunteers have been the most valuable resource we
have obtained over the years of our program.”
Special Thanks To: We have several outings coming
North County Sierra Club Wilderness Basics Course up for the Spring Season! For more
Scripps Assists Employee Volunteer Club information take a look at the ICO
BD Biosciences outings calendar at http://sandi-
The Fusenot Foundation ego.sierraclub.org/ico/.
Jimbo’s Natural Foods
REI How to Donate
Soroptomists of Coronado San Diego ICO trips are provided at
Julie Hocking & James Baross no cost to our youth participants.
Frank & Lois Day Bonamassa However, we do have expenses.
Patrick & Patricia Diedrich As a non-profit organization, San
Zoe Herald Diego ICO accepts donations.
Pauline Jimenez Monies are used to fund group
Jayne & David Moulton Evelyn Noderer outings as well as leadership train-
Cynthia Perry ing initiatives. Outing costs gen-
erally include transportation, park
Ellen Warner Scott
entry fees, food, and supplies. All
cash donations are tax deductible
John Seileman, Jr. through the Sierra Club Founda-
Melvin Winestock tion under section 501(c)(3) of the
Richard & Elaine Woodward Internal Revenue Code. To donate
funds, make a check out to “Sierra
Club Foundation/San Diego ICO”
and send to: Jim Davis, ICO Do-
nations, 841 W. 2nd Ave., Escon-
dido, CA 92025, jimdavis77@cox.
10 May/June 2007 • Hi Sierran • San Diego
Letter to Friday Potluck Mixers
the Editor May: Green Investing
June: Global Warming
The March/April 2007 issue
of The Hi SierranHi Sierra in-
cludes a birthday message to John
Muir written by Paul Hormick.
You are invited to a Friday evening of fun, good conversation
Apparently, the author has revised and an interesting speaker. Bring a snack to share. Wine,
Muir into what he thinks Muir soda, juice and popcorn are provided. We will start at 6pm
would stand for NOW, given the at the Sierra Club chapter office located at 3820 Ray Street
current ubiquitousness of automo- in North Park. For more information contact Justin Martello
biles. The thing is, during Muir’s at 619-698-4330 or email@example.com
life, cars were not so prevalent, and
some thought they would not catch
Friday, May 18 – Blue Summit Financial Group, “Green Investing.”
on, since they made horses spook. I
Learn how to align your investments with your environmental and
haven’t read all of his writings, but
I am unaware of any strong stand
taken by Muir against the encroach-
Friday, June 15 – HOME International, “Global Warming” featuring
ment of the automobile into wilder-
Leonardo DiCaprio and other short films. Join the discussion about
ness, as Mr. Hormick suggests. On
what can be done to address climate change in San Diego.
the contrary, in at least some of his
writings, Muir embraced and en-
couraged the use of cars as a means
to transport people to some of the
remote, wild places he loved so
Times have changed, and it is
fine for the modern Sierra Club to
take necessary stands to protect
wild places, but beware revisionist
history. We are all products of our
time and culture. The real history
is more interesting and full of nu-
ances than the one that Mr. Hor-
mick would invent.
Member, Reader, Author, Horseback The Sierra Club Foster Lodge is in the Laguna
Rider, and yes, Automobile Driver. Mountains 12 mi. north of I–8 on Sunrise Highway,
across from Mt. Laguna/El Prado campground.
The small cabin is open from 10 a.m. Sat. to 2 p.m. Sun. for Sierra Club
members and their guests. The large cabin is for use by Sierra Club groups
as well as guest groups with a club sponsor. Call Steve Rotchstein
Want to share your opinion on for reservations and prices for the large cabin.
something you’ve read in The
For more information go to: www.sandiego.sierraclub.org/lodge/
Hi Sierran? Letters to the edi-
SMALL CABIN FEES (WITH MEMBERSHIP CARD)
tor can be submitted by email Due to special
to HSEditor@sierraclubsandieg reserved events,
ADULTS (6–12) ADULTS (6–12) (65+)
the Foster Lodge
o.org or by mail to Sierra Club will be closed
DAY USE: $5 $4 $8 $6 $5
San Diego, 3820 Ray Street, San May 19–20
FAMILY: $15 INCLUDED $25 INCLUDED
Diego, CA 92104. Please note, OVERNIGHT: $7 $5 $12 $8 $5
June 9–10, 16–17.
FAMILY: $22 INCLUDED $38 INCLUDED
that all submissions are sub-
ject to review by the Hi Sierran Lodge Committee Chair: Randy Parrish (619) 478-5188
Committee. Large Cabin Rentals/Res: Steve Rotchstein (619) 461-2919
Small Cabin Info: Susan Parrish (619) 478-5188
May/June 2007 • Hi Sierran • San Diego 11
A County Grieves for a Lost Guardian
Compiled by Cheryl Reiff
Sierra Clubbers, as well as many other nature lov- believe he’s gone, but he’s watching. If we flub up,
ers in our region, are mourning the passing of Royce Royce, with a wink of his eye, will nudge us back on
Riggan. Royce, probably San Diego’s finest biologist/ the straight and narrow path. To his two kids, Andrea
naturalist, participated in many of our major activi- and RP, I can attest that Royce was a devoted father
ties, such as the Wilderness Basics Course and the Na- and grandfather.
ture Knowledge Workshop. He also helped out with There is a Hebrew expression, “T’kun olam,”
speaking engagements and provided the chapter expert which means heal the world. We surely need many
advice. Being with Royce for any reason was always a more Royce Riggans. Rest in peace, my friend!
treat. He was loved by all who met him.
Following are a few tributes to this wonderful and
endearing man who spent his life with a mission simi- A Friend of Mice and Snakes
lar to the club’s–exploring, enjoying and protecting the By Pat Klaasen
earth and her creatures. In 1982, I attended my first Nature Knowledge
Workshop, and subsequently did 10 years in a row,
working as staff to “pay” my way. Royce always ar-
Remembering Royce rived on Saturday morning in a cloud of dust, driving
By Lee Siegel a tired-looking car that was filled with boxes, tanks
Royce was one of those people you’d label BIG- and tools of his trade. In 1985 Royce arrived on Satur-
GER THAN LIFE. He was a born teacher–in love with day morning with a rosy boa which he’d picked up on
life, and excited like a young kid. Sunrise Highway. It was my first year on kitchen crew.
I first met Royce when I attended Nature Knowl- Royce entrusted me with the snake while he rushed
edge Workshop (NKW) as a participant in 1983. His off to do his nature walk with the students who’d
passion for nature was very evident. His mammal practically fought to get their names on his list before
workshop was always extremely
When I took over the orga-
nizing of NKW in 1985, I got
to know Royce pretty well. He
was a jovial man of Scots-Irish
descent who had a joke for
every occasion. He loved his bi-
ology career and he loved NKW,
instructing in all 29 years of its
“What a great loss,
what a great man. I
existence! For diversion he en-
joyed war games and strategies. had the pleasure of
Royce’s dedication is borne meeting him at the
out by the beautiful nature 20 03 N a t u re Wo r k
manual that he compiled. With Shop and chatting at
his busy schedule I don’t know several CBC outings. ”
how he found the time or the Earl Cryer.
energy, but he did! The classy
flyers were his doing, too.
Aside from his widespread
knowledge, Royce was a hell of
a nice guy! He was generous
of heart and soul. I still can’t
12 May/June 2007 • Hi Sierran • San Diego
it was full. I wore that rosy around my neck all morn-
ing while preparing lunch for 100 attendees. At the
workshop’s end, Royce released the rosy near where
he’d found it. Another year, my husband, Larry, and I For Single Adults
went out with Royce in the early evening to set have-
a-heart traps for deer mice. Unfortunately none took Hikes Concerts
the bait. In 2005 I went back to NKW as a participant, Bonfires Dancing
with my grandson in tow. Someone alerted Royce that Volleyball Picnics
a baby rattlesnake was in the parking lot, so he caught And more . . .
it and put it in a tank with a similarly-sized snake of
the same species. The two bonded immediately. At the
end of the session, we walked up the path with Royce
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to release the snake far from the Lodge.
Royce always brought snakes of his own, and his
pet tarantula, Dorothy, whom he’d owned for at least
14 years. It was a delight to see NKW students handle
a snake for the first time–usually battling great fear to
do so–or to see a student allowing a tarantula to walk
on her arm with its palpably soft feet.
Royce’s NKW nature walks were magical, as
he would send students scrambling in all directions
with baggies to bring back something of interest. We
were never disappointed. Royce, a friend of mice and
snakes, a man of boundless and infectious enthusi-
20’s & 30’s Single Sierrans
asm, will be sorely missed. For singles aged 20-39
What’s in a Name? a section of the San Diego Chapter
By Paul Sellers
Young at Heart
Respectful of Life
Generous with Time
activates your body’s own healing to get you back to what you
would rather be doing by healing the cause and ending the cycle of
Ursula Dobelmann Homeopathic Practitioner
www.TowardsYourHealth.com (858) 272-5797
May/June 2007 • Hi Sierran • San Diego 13
Sunrise Forest continued from page 5 power line.
Not only can lines cause fires, they can also pre-
Area (to protect the only known stand of Tecate vent fire fighters from doing their job. Firefighters will
Cypress) not work under power lines unless they are de-ener-
-Four units of the proposed Eagle Peak Wilderness: gized, because smoke can cause the power lines to
No Name, Cedar Creek, Sill Hill and San Diego “flash” and electrocute the firefighter. The Forest Ser-
River Gorge vice has shown that the lines prevent air tankers from
-Eagle Peak Preserve: hundreds of acres purchased being able to drop fire retardant in some of the most
by the San Diego River Foundation for habitat fire prone areas in the county.
protection Another problem is the on-going damage done by
-Inventoried Roadless Areas, which should be pro- the maintenance of the lines. SDG&E contractors have
tected from construction of the roads that would shown contempt for the environment as they scar the
be needed for utility construction and mainte- land and dump soil into our pristine creeks. The ex-
nance. isting 69 kv line is a constant source of erosion that
According to the SD Union Tribune, the CPUC did has yet to be brought under control. The annual fluff-
not take into consideration the U.S. Forest Service’s ing and rinsing of top soil on the steep line roads into
comments that criticized these routes. Cedar and Boulder Creek. Temporary and permanent
One of the alternative routes would cross land do- utility roads for this project will allow invasive species
nated by private citizens to the Forest Service to be deep into our natural area and encourage illegal OHV
saved in perpetuity. Certainly they never thought their activities.
precious gift would be used as a utility corridor. Do The Forest Service describes this area as “a remote,
you think future donors would be as generous? primitive landscape with deep, rugged river canyons,
These proposed Wilderness Areas and Wild and popular waterfalls and scenic vistas…. This is one of
Scenic Rivers were recently included in a bill by Sena- the key ecological areas within the national forests of
tor Boxer that would prevent these power lines from southern California, containing a large number of rare
ever being built. At the same time that Senator Boxer species and habitats.”
is trying to preserve these pristine wild areas with the Power lines do not fit in this description. Say no
California Wild Heritage Act, SDG&E is trying to de- to the Sunrise Powerlink and any alternative that in-
stroy them. volves transmission lines. Say “Yes” to the “No Wires”
Besides archeological, cultural and historical sites, alternatives!
these lines would also impact many species: Tecate
Cypress, Engleman Oak, California Gnatcatchers,
Golden Eagles, San Diego Horned Lizard, Arroyo Toad,
Steelhead Trout, California Pond Turtle, two species
of Striped Garter Snake and California Brown Newt.
As Ryan Henson of the California Wilderness Coali-
tion stated, “public lands in southern California are
more important than ever before as refuges for sensi-
tive plant and wildlife species and for maintaining the
quality of life for the area’s residents.”
Other routes have been eliminated due to fire risk,
but the CPUC seems to have ignored the extreme fire
danger in this area. As Cindy Buxton (COL and For-
est and Wilderness Committee member) stated, “Have
they forgotten so fast that California’s largest fire raced
straight up the face of this mountain sending 100 yard
flames into the air only five hours after it started, right
where this line could be?”
The Eagle Peak area sees very high winds, espe-
cially during Santa Ana winds. The 2003 Cedar Fire
was started just a quarter of a mile from one of the
routes. In October 2006, a 69 KV power line broke due
to high Santa Ana winds and sparked a 5-acre fire.
The 1970 Laguna fire was also started by a downed
14 May/June 2007 • Hi Sierran • San Diego
Future Environmental Leaders
Growing out of Canyons Campaign
By Eric Bowlby, Sierra Club, San Diego Canyons
The Sierra Club San Diego Can-
yons Campaign has been rolling for
seven years, and every now and then
we get a shining glimpse of the fruits
of our labor. Sometimes it’s a suc-
cessful restoration project where the
native vegetation has been reestab-
lished, a hillside of weeds are re-
placed, and an endangered song bird,
(CA Gnat Catcher) is foraging there.
But like the scarlet flowers of the
thorny gooseberry, it’s San Diego’s
youth that brings the brightest and
most profound rewards. Sometimes
it’s 100 4th graders rushing to meet
you at the trail head of their neigh-
borhood canyon -on their way to a
host of educational activities. Other
times it’s when one child comes
back to visit and care for the native
plants they put into the ground…
only weeks before.
Samantha Quiroz, the 13 year- Samantha Quiroz gives a presentation on Chollas Creek to a group of 4th graders from Encanto
old daughter of Theresa and Pedro Elementary, March 19, 2007, Community of Chollas View, San Diego.
Quiroz, lives in a Chollas Creek
neighborhood called Ridgeview in the heart of urban that are learning that people care about the creek.
San Diego. Samantha and her mother have worked Samantha has already demonstrated her commit-
with our campaign over the years in a variety of ca- ment to wildlife and the health of the open spaces
pacities to help establish a Friends Group for Chollas that remain in her otherwise completely urban envi-
Creek, and enthusiastically care for the area of the ronment. Now Samantha wants to broaden her knowl-
creek that flows past her neighborhood. In addition edge of natural ecosystems. She applied for, and won,
to participating at the creek stewardship events, Sa- a scholarship to attend the Teton Science School in the
mantha has helped distribute flyers door-to-door invit- Grand Tetons of Wyoming this summer.
ing people to come on guided tours or to participate in This is a grassroots story that started four years
the cleanups and restoration work. ago when I was delivering flyers door-to-door and met
In March, Samantha gave two weekday mornings Samantha’s mother. They both enrolled in the friends
to staff an educational station to talk to 120 fourth group for Chollas Creek. For those of us who have
grade students from the local Encanto Elementary worked side-by-side with Samantha over the years in
School. She shared her experiences and activities as the many educational and stewardship activities we
a Friends Group member, and explained why the re- have organized, this is, indeed, a glowing moment.
maining natural open spaces along Chollas Creek are When we see the eyes of youth training on their en-
important to her as well as the community at large. vironment–thirsty to learn how they can help keep
She and the Friends Group leader, Erin Harold, told nature healthy and vibrant in their communities and
their stories four times each day to groups of 15 stu- their lives–we can begin to rest because we have
dents, providing a “connection” for the 4th graders achieved our most important goal.
May/June 2007 • Hi Sierran • San Diego 15
Monthly programs meet at the Joyce Beers Center at 3900 Vermont Street. Additional parking is
available under Trader Joe’s and Ralphs. Free and open to the public. Program Chair Mannie Kugler.
Friday, May 25th program, 7:30 p.m.
The Osa Peninsula : Mecca of Biodiversity
A slide presentation by Roy Toft
The Osa Peninsula is a tropi- Roy Toft chooses to focus
cal paradise situated in the remote solely on wild images
southwestern corner of Costa Rica. that convey a sense of the
Although the peninsula is only 35 animal’s character and
miles long and 15 miles wide, it is spirit. His images have
home to a staggering number of been featured in National
unique animals, birds, plants and Geographic, Smithsonian,
insects. The National Geographic Audubon, Wildlife Con-
called the Osa “the most biologi- servation, Discover maga-
cally intense place on the planet” zines and other notable
because of its extremely high bio- publications to advance
diversity packed into a small geo- conservation efforts glob-
graphic location. The area hosts a ally. As a result, he has
rich array of fauna including jag- been named a founding
uar, the Central American squir- fellow of the prestigious
rel monkey, the Baird’s tapir and International League of
three species of sea turtles (olive Conservation Photogra-
ridley, Pacific green and leather- phers (ILCP). Toft’s strik-
back). More than 375 bird species ing wildlife images are
are found on the Osa Peninsula, in- also available worldwide
cluding the country’s largest popu- through the National Geo-
lation of the threatened scarlet graphic Image Collection
macaw. After several years of ru- and Getty Images. Roy
mors, the magnificent Harpy Eagle shares his love for teach-
has recently been rediscovered and ing and photography by
documented living in the Osa rain- regularly instructing photo-
forests. Roy Toft made his first trip tinues to this day. Over the past 16 graphic classes, tour groups
to the Osa in 1990, and his fasci- years, Roy has visited the Osa over and workshops in the field. Roy’s
nation and love of this place con- 20 times and is currently finishing popular Rainforests of Costa Rica
up a coffee workshop was recently filmed for
table book television. The show, Fine Living
project on Network’s Fantasy Camp, has ap-
the natural peared on T.V. and airline flights.
wonders of When he is not in the field, Roy
the Penin- offers his popular “Shoot Like the
sula. Pros” classes from his gallery in
Dedi- Solana Beach, California. His home
cated to office is in the scenic mountainous
document- region of beautiful North County
ing our nat- San Diego.
Poison Dart Frog photographer
16 May/June 2007 • Hi Sierran • San Diego
Monthly programs meet at the Joyce Beers Center at 3900 Vermont Street. Additional parking is
available under Trader Joe’s and Ralphs. Free and open to the public. Program Chair Mannie Kugler.
Friday, June 22nd program, 7:30 p.m.
Peru: Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley of the Incas
A slide presentation by Jim Cline
Join award winning travel pho-
tographer, Jim Cline, on a journey
through the fascinating and beau-
tiful country of Peru. Jim’s pre-
sentation features his travels on
several trips to Peru to document
the ancient cultures of the Inca in-
We’ll travel high in the Andes
to Cuzco, the Sacred Valley of the
Inca, and of course to Machu Pic-
chu. We’ll see ancient Inca ruins
at sites such as Sachsayhuaman,
Pisac and Ollantaytambo, and col-
orful markets where the modern
day descendents of the Incas still
carry on many of their ancient tra-
ditions. We’ll go high in the Andes
to visit small vil-
lages seldom photographing
visited by out- the indigenous
s i d e rs, w h e re peoples and tra-
life continues ditional cultures
on as it has for found in develop-
centuries. We’ll ing nations. His
then continue work has been
on to Lake Titi- displayed in gal-
caca, which at leries, the San
12,600 feet is Diego History
the highest navi- Museum, and
gable lake in the published in nu-
world. We’ll merous books,
travel by boat magazines and
to explore tra- CD covers. Jim
ditional villages runs photo tours
on the islands of to destinations
the lake, includ- throughout the
ing the famous Top: Sacred Valley Andes, bottom: Machu Picchu, courtesy Jim Cline. world. For in-
Floating Islands. for compelling images has brought formation on the
Finally, we venture high into the him to 30 countries around the tours and to see some of Jim’s im-
Andes in search of the elusive globe, but his area of special in- ages go to www.JimCline.com.
Andean Condor, the largest flying terest is in the countries of Latin
land bird on earth. America. He especially enjoys
Jim’s wanderlust and search exploring less-traveled areas, and
May/June 2007 • Hi Sierran • San Diego 17
Unless noted in the following descriptions, all meetings are held at the Sierra Club office, 3820 Ray St., in North
Park. For event information, see also the Activist San Diego web calendar: www.activistsandiego.org/environ-
ment or check the back page of this issue. Please note: Not all meetings are listed in this column. Please check
the back page. Submit meeting info to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please type “Meetings Info” in the subject
field. Submit activities info to HSActivities@sierraclubsandiego.org. Meetings and activities must be sponsored
by a Sierra Club chapter or committee. The deadline for submissions for the next issue of the HiSierran is
June 1, 2007.
compiled by Cheryl Reiff 1st Wednesday .............. 6:30 p.m.
We need your help with our many 2nd Monday ..................... 6 p.m.
COASTAL local and regional forest manage- Please attend to find out how you
SUBCOMMITTEE ment issues. can help! Lots to do on this very
Call Joanne for time and location, May 2 and June 6 important committee. Ads Man-
858-459-7041. ager & Secretary needed!
FOSTER LODGE May 14 and June 11
COMMITTEE 3rd Tuesday .................. 5:30 p.m. INNER CITY OUTINGS
2nd Tuesday ................. 6:30 p.m. Secretary Needed! Meets at the 3rd Thursday
This is the umbrella committee for North Clairemont Rec Center. 4421 Orientation ................... 6:30 p.m.
our conservation issue subcommit- Bannock Ave. For further info con- Board Meeting .............. 7:30 p.m.
tees. Join us to find out about our tact Mary Eggen at 858-453-1615. See page 10, or call Jim for Meet-
local issues and how you can help. May 15 and June 19 ing Info 760-739-8407 or
Volunteers are always needed on http://sandiego.sierraclub.org/ico/
our various subcommittees. FRIENDS OF THE SAN May 17 and June 21
May 8 and June 12 DIEGO CHAPTER
2nd Thursday ............... 4:30 p.m. INTERNATIONAL
CONSERVATION ACTION For more information, contact SUBCOMMITTEE
NETWORK (CAN) Steve Mather at (619) 437-8757 or 3rd Monday .................. 6:30 p.m.
2nd Wednesday ................ 7 p.m. email@example.com. Like to party and May 21 and June 18
We are in a campaign to save the need something to do? Bring your
harbor seal colony off the La Jolla fun ideas and come help us with LAND USE COMMITTEE
coast. Come join us! John Hartley: the planning! Event planners, 4th Monday ...................... 7 p.m.
firstname.lastname@example.org hosts, outreach & activity volun- Help with better community plan-
May 9 and June 13 teers needed! ning and help educate your com-
May 10 and June 14 munity on planning processes.
DESERT Community Reps wanted!
SUBCOMMITTEE GLOBAL WARMING May 28 and June 25
4th Tuesday .................. 6:30 p.m. COMMITTEE
Discussion of projects affecting our 1st Monday ...................... 6 p.m. MEMBERSHIP
local desert. Mappers needed. We are focusing on the Cool Cities COMMITTEE
May 22 and June 26 Campaign and expanding better Volunteer opportunities available!
energy choices outreach and pro- Call Bob McDowell - 858-565-1005
EXECUTIVE grams to the public. 619-299-1797 for more information.
COMMITTEE or http://www.coolcities.us/
3rd Wednesday ............. 6:30 p.m. May 7 and June 4 PHOTO SECTION
May 16 and June 20 2nd Thursday ................... 7 p.m.
New location! Wesley Palms, 2404
18 May/June 2007 • Hi Sierran • San Diego
Loring Street, Pacific Beach 92109 . The 7th Day Buskers (May), an FRIDAY POTLUCK
See http://sandiego.sierraclub.org/ acoustic band playing roots music MIXERS
photoclub/ for current info. of folk, bluegrass, alternative May 18 & Jun 15 (3rd Fri.) 6-8 p.m.
May 10 and June 14 country, blues and Irish origin. Sponsor: Friends of the SD Chapter
Cindy Lee Berryhill and Big Contact: Justin Martello, 619-698-
POLITICAL COMMITTEE Oil (June), will delight you with 4330, justin@bluesummitinvest.
1st Thursday................. 6:30 p.m. the folksy music they call “anti- com
This committee may make en- country” or “twisted roots.” Private Location: Chapter Office, 3820 Ray
dorsement recommendations at home setting provides intimate Street in North Park.
meetings. All SC members are en- venue. Music starts at 8. Snacks Join us for an evening of fun, good
couraged to attend. Call for loca- and beverages provided. Potluck conversation and an interesting
tion. contributions optional. Cover speaker. Please bring a snack to
May 3 and June 7 charge at the door. Reservations share (finger foods please). Wine,
required. Call or e-mail for soda and juice provided. See page
WILDLIFE COMMITTEE reservations and details. Limited 11 for more details.
Volunteers needed for Seals Cam- to 50 guests.
paign! (See CAN above) Join us MONTHLY CHAPTER
to protect local wildlife. San Diego ORIENTATION– PROGRAM
is a hotspot of biodiversity that INTRODUCTION TO May 25 & Jun 22 (4th Fri.) 7:30 p.m.
needs our stewardship. Help us YOUR LOCAL CHAPTER Sponsor: San Diego Chapter
plan fun and educational activities May 7 & Jun 4 (1st Mon.) 6:30 p.m. Coordinator and Host: Mannie Ku-
and work toward protection of our Sponsor: Membership Committee gler 619-585-3773
local native species. Volunteers Coordinator: Bob McDowell 858-
Location: Joyce Beers Center, 3900
needed for Seals Campaign! (See 565-1005
Location: NEW LOCATION! Serra Vermont St in Hillcrest
CAN above). Call Renee Owens, Join us for our outstanding
Mesa-Kearny Mesa Branch Li-
(858)538-8721, for further info. brary, 9005 Aero Dr., San Diego CA monthly travelogues or lecture/
92123. slide shows and chapter news. See
Activities This meeting provides an over-
view and introduction to the vari-
page 16-17 for details. Free. Dona-
tions are always appreciated.
compiled by Cheryl Reiff ous sections, groups and activities
that your local chapter provides. If WHAT’S THE FUSS
POTLUCK & you are looking for a way to get in- ABOUT FREE TRADE
MOVIE FRIDAY AGREEMENTS?
volved, or just want to know more
May 4 & Jun 1 (1st Fri.) ..... 6-9 p.m Jun 2 (1st Sat.) ................... 9 a.m.
about the chapter, this is a great
Sponsor: Chapter Coordinator Sponsor: Int’l Committee
place to start! No reservations are
Coordinator: Cheryl Reiff, 619-299-1741 Location: Eaton Canyon Nature
needed, and you can come as you
Location: Chapter Bookstore, Study Center, Pasadena
are. If you have any questions,
3820 Ray Street in North Park. Please join the Sierra Club’s Re-
Join us for an evening of good sponsible Trade Committee for
food, compelling movies (May: RAY AT NIGHT this day-long event. Guided nature
The Future of Food; June: Uncov- May 12 & Jun 9 (2nd Sat.)..6-9 p.m. walk at 9 a.m., followed by lunch.
ered: Whole Truth about the Iraq Sponsor: Chapter Bookstore Overview of globalization and
War) and great discussion. Bring Location: 3820 Ray St. in North Park trade policy at 1 p.m., followed by
a finger food to share. Please Our bookstore is open for this fun a panel discussion addressing the
no disposable containers or art event. We’re surrounded by art impacts of globalization on our en-
utensils. Wine, juice and popcorn galleries and delightful shops. Our vironment, labor, human rights and
provided. Donations and clean up whole street is alive with visitors, the economy. We will also discuss
help appreciated. music, food and untold surprises. how current trade policy thwarts
Please join us for this delightful self-government. For carpooling
HOUSE CONCERTS evening! information from San Diego, call
May 5 & Jun 30 ........................ 7 p.m. Jean Costa 619-463-0721.
Host: Carol Branch, 858-452-1539,
Assts: Jeff Thayer and friends
Sponsor: Sierra Singles
May/June 2007 • Hi Sierran • San Diego 19
In addition to the outings listed here, several activity sections organize outings tailored to specific interests
including bicycling, photography, skiing, singles, and families. For further information, see the Chapter website
at http://sandiego.sierraclub.org. All participants on Sierra Club outings are required to sign a standard liability
waiver. If you would like to read the liability waiver before you choose to participate on any outing, please go
to: www.sierraclub.org/outings/chapter/forms/ or contact the Sierra Club’s Outings Department at 415-977-5528.
Please remember that outings are intended for adults 18+ and pets are not allowed unless otherwise indicated.
Outings information listed in the Hi Sierran is in the public domain and may be accessed via internet searches.
The grade is a three-part code describing the difficulty of the outing. The first part, a capital letter, refers to the
difficulty of the trip; the second part, a number, states the number of miles that will be traveled on the longest day;
and the last part, another capital letter, refers to the total elevation gain or loss for the day.
DIFFICULTY MILEAGE ELEVATION CHANGE
E Easy The number of A Less than 500 ft.
M Moderate miles, rounded to B 500–1,000 ft.
H Hard the nearest mile, C 1,001–2,000 ft.
S Strenuous traveled on the D 2,001–3,000 ft.
V Very Strenous longest day E Over 3,000 ft.
Example: M8C is a moderately difﬁcult day hike which requires going 8 miles on the longest
day, and which could climb or descend up to 2,000 ft. in any one day.
Contacts GROSSMONT CAR POOL Drive MAY 2/WED/M9B
Outings Chair east on I-8, exit Jackson Drive and WED IN THE MTNS:
Jim Matlock • 858-748-4634
turn left. At the next light, turn right INDIAN CREEK
to Murray Drive. From I-8 west, exit Ldr Mac Downing 858-490-0583
Outings Editor Jackson Drive and go straight across
Pauline Jimenez • 619-660-9898 MacDowning@Yahoo.com
the intersection. The Park & Ride is Asst: Needed
next to the Red Lobster Restaurant (do
HS Outings Coordinator not park in the restaurant’s half of the Enjoy spring in the Lagunas: see
Lynn Nebus • 619-291-8781 lot). desert view, sage and flowers,
Master Calendar Coordinator MIRA MESA CAR POOL From I- shady woodland and chaparral.
Jim McCleary • 760-294-1627 15, go west at Mira Mesa Blvd. Take Bring water, lunch, and hiking
Submissions the first right into the Park & Ride lot. shoes or boots. MV (S of Bank
e-mail: email@example.com MISSION VALLEY CAR POOL
America) carpool meets 7:45. Meet
Take I-8 to the Qualcomm Way off-
CAR POOL INFORMATION For ramp. Go west on Camino de la Reina. 9 AM Penny Pines, milepost 27.3
environmental reasons, the Sierra Club Park on Camino del Este near Camino on S1, Thomas 1218-A2. Adven-
strongly recommends car pooling. de la Reina. Meet near the NE corner ture Pass.
However, for insurance reasons, COLs of Camino del Este and Camino de la
cannot arrange car pools, although Reina.
members may voluntarily arrange MAY 5/SAT/E5A
NORTH COUNTY CAR POOL COASTERS SATURDAY
them among themselves. The COL Take I-15 to Via Rancho Parkway exit,
and other trip participants may (or BEACH WALK
go west toward orange-colored plaza.
may not) be present at an arranged car The Park & Ride is behind McDon-
Ldr: Mac Downing 858-490-0583
pool location. The Sierra Club and its ald’s. MacDowning@Yahoo.com
leaders can assume no responsibility R A N C H O B E R N A R D O CA R Asst: Needed
for the drivers or the vehicles. Enjoy easy beautiful morning
P O O L M e e t 20 0 ya rd s e a s t o f
Please offer to help reimburse your beach hike in the Del Mar area. We
Pomerado Road on Oaks North Drive.
driver. Talk to your driver in advance
for a suggested amount. Expenses to
For hikes in the Cuyamaca and Laguna will be along the ocean, with great
Mountains, leave Rancho Bernardo 10 views. Wear suitable footgear and
be split among passengers should con-
minutes earlier than from Mission Val- water. Optional sack lunch at end.
sider tolls, entrance or parking fees,
insurance, wear and tear, etc. (not just To sign up, use e-mail (preferred)
gas). You should still pay your original RANCHO PEÑASQUITOS CAR
POOL Take I-15 to Rancho Peñasqui- or call, limited to 20.
driver if you switch cars.
EL CAJON CAR POOL Take I-8 to tos Blvd. The Park & Ride is on the
Los Coches Road. Exit south and then south (left) side of the street behind
left on Camino Canada. Thomas Bros. the Union 76 gas station.
1252, I-D, 2001. CARLSBAD CAR POOL From the
I-5, exit La Costa Avenue. Drive east; take
the first left into the Park & Ride lot.
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MAY 5/SAT/M6A MAY 9/WED/M6C wilderness environment. Call
BALBOA PARK THE PARK IN THE DARK leader for sign-up.
SINGLES HIKE NORTH FORTUNA LOOP
Ldr: Tina Pollock 858-675-2077 Ldr: Diane Purkey 619-865-8598 MAY 13/SUN/M8C
firstname.lastname@example.org Asst: Dave Driscoll CUYAMACA -
Asst: Needed STONEWALL CREEK/
Here’s an energetic evening con-
We will hike in and around Balboa SOAPSTONE GRADE
ditioning hike for you in Mis-
Park, visiting most of the beautiful Ldr: John Challen 619-508-1597
sion Trails Park. From Tierrasanta
gardens and through some areas email@example.com (pre-
we’ll start out with great views of
that you probably haven’t seen ferred)
the city lights, then chug along at
before. This is a socially paced, Asst: Anna Schaffroth
a moderate pace over the top of
6-mile hike suitable for beginners Hike the valleys of Stonewall
North Fortuna Mountain. VERY
in good shape. An optional dinner Creek and Sweetwater River in
STEEP! Very rocky and very fun!
will follow. Please contact leader the Cuyamaca Mtns on this pretty
We’ll finish in the dark, so wear
(email preferred) before May 3rd loop trip. We’ll use trails with
hiking boots and bring your flash-
for time and meeting location. such names as Cold Stream, Cold
light. Call for required signup.
Rain cancels. Spring, Stonewall Creek, Soap-
stone, and Upper Green Valley.
AMAZON WARRIOR Contact John for required sign-up,
DEAD MAN’S FLAT WOMEN’S E-MAIL PREFERRED. Limited to
CAMPOUT SPINES-TO-PINES 12 enthusiastic hikers.
Ldr: Cindy Buxton 619-823-3620 HIKE, SAN JACINTO
Assts: Dave Voss, George Greer Ldr: Diane Purkey 619-865-8598 MAY 15/TUE/M5C
Blissful night under stars, near Asst: Lynn Nebus NIGHT HIKE
edge of San Diego River Gorge. She’s pretty but she’s not easy! COWLES MTN
We’ll hike 2.5 miles to our camp- Climb eight THOUSAND vertical Ldr: Christine Driscoll 858-531-3737
site in a huge meadow. Old dirt feet in 10 miles, from the desert christine.driscoll@hotmail.
road, easy cross-country. Optional com (preferred)
floor to the top tram station, at a
exploratory hike to view San Diego Asst: Dave Driscoll
moderate, ego-free pace. You’re
River Gorge. Strong hiker-kids Let’s hike after work in the dark
ready when 4,000’ is a half-day
over 12 must have parent or legal from the Big Rock side of San Di-
climb for you. $15.00 tram ride
guardian present. Brief mention of ego’s highest point. Hike requires
down. Select men might qualify
SDG&E’s Sunrise Powerlink, pro- hiking boots, a flashlight, a quick
if space permits, but remember--
posed option D route for 500KV snack, water and a light jacket.
Chicks Rule! Conservation study
150-foot towers nearby. Must call Optional: hiking poles. E-mail and
topic: Do local bighorn sheep have
leader for sign-up. leave a phone number for required
lambing rights here?
signup and details.
MAY 9/WED/M7B MAY 12/SAT/M5C
WED IN MTNS PINE CREEK NEW
Ldr: Pat Gifford 858-453-4595 WED IN MTNS
TRAIL AND BURN
Asst: Lois Day MONUMENT
Santa Ysabel Preserve, the coun- PEAK – PCT
ty’s newest open space preserve, Ldr: Cindy Buxton 619-823-3620 Ldr: Mac Downing 858-490-0583
Asst: Dave Voss MacDowning@Yahoo.com
encompasses 3800 acres between
Special Guest: Forest Ranger Dave Asst: Needed
Santa Ysabel and Julian. Home to Volgarino Get Monument Peak, walk Big La-
spotted owls, golden eagles, oak A breathtaking loop hike! Huge, guna Trail; see diverse areas in the
and pine forests. Rain cancels. oak-lined stream, green meadows, Lagunas. Bring water, lunch, and
Bring lunch, water, sturdy shoes. polished granite. Former Hot Shot comfortable hiking shoes or boots.
Meet at the staging area (1 mile Fire Fighter turned Hot Shot Trail Carpool to or meet at the Horse
past Vulcan Mtn on Farmers Rd in Builder rehabbed this nearly ex- Heaven Road on Sunrise Hwy (S1),
Julian) at 9:30 am. Mission Valley tinct trail. He’ll be on hand to de- north of milepost 25.5. Hike starts
carpool leaves at 8:00 am. scribe all aspects of the Horse Fire at 9:00 am. Mission Valley carpool
Rehab in the Pine Creek Wilder- meets 7:45 am leaves at 8. Adven-
ness and how he manages trails, ture Pass required.
fire, and us in a federally protected
May/June 2007 • Hi Sierran • San Diego 21
the Cedar Fire, Mildred Falls, and
the San Diego River Park’s Pre-
serve on the drive down. Meet at
Dudley’s at 7:45. Sturdy shoes,
lunch, 3 qts water, lunch, jacket.
WED IN MTNS
LAGUNA LAKES LOOP
Ldr: Dale Laney 619-574-6838
Meet at the trailhead at 9:00 AM
which is 5 miles North of Hwy 8
on S-1, mile marker 19.1, where
the info kiosk used to be. Bring:
warm clothes, 2 qts. of water, and
lunch. Rain cancels. Adventure
Pass or Golden Ages pass required
for parking. Call leader for addi-
MAY 19/SAT/S15D MAY 19-20/SAT-SUN/M3C FORTUNA FAST BY
LAGUNA RAMBLE BACKPACK: FLASHLIGHT
Ldr: Jim Jafolla 619-295-6680 BARKER VALLEY Ldr: Diane Purkey 619-865-8598
JimJafolla@cox.net (preferred) Ldr: John Challen 619-508-1597 Asst: Dave Driscoll
Asst: Needed backpacker92108@yahoo. Fast-hike the less-traveled end of
Definitely time to smell the flow- com (preferred)
Long Mtn as we loop over the sum-
ers. We’ll start at Penny Pines Asst: Lynn Nebus
mits of South and North Fortuna
and loop hike the Big Laguna and A crystal clear creek, just 3 miles of
Mtns in Mission Trails Park. Steep,
Sunset trails and if we feel up to carrying the pack, huge oak trees
FAST and fun. Study the fire-dam-
it, head to the PCT to bag Gar- shading camp area, and new moon
aged area during very short breaks.
net Peak for a desert view. Bring in remote setting provide excellent
Call for required signup, and leave
3 quarts water, lunch and sturdy stargazing. Deep valley cools down
word how late in the evening I can
shoes. E-mail leader for required at night, making for a refreshing,
return your call.
sign-up and details. Adventure lovely evening. Bushwhack day
Pass needed. Limit 15. hike downstream to waterfalls is
possible. The elevation gain/loss COASTERS SATURDAY
MAY 19/SAT/E1A is 1,000 feet. How could you go ENCINITAS
TRAIL BUILDING wrong! Contact John for required SOUTH BEACH
MATAGUAY sign-up, E-MAIL PREFERRED. Ldr: Mac Downing 858-490-0583
SCOUT RANCH MacDowning@Yahoo.com
Ldr: Rob Langsdorf 858-459-1726 MAY 20/SUN/M5C Asst: Needed
Asst: Needed CEDAR CREEK Beautiful 9 AM beach walk, great
Join us as we construct new trail in FALLS: SAN DIEGO scenes. Bring water and comfort-
Mataguay. We will be working in RIVERPARK DAY able hiking shoes or boots. Op-
an oak-filled canyon. Work will in- tional sack lunch at end. Limited
volve carving some new tread, dig- Ldr: Cindy Buxton 619-823-3620
Asst: Dave Voss to 20. Signup email (prefer) or call
ging up roots and clearing brush. Mac.
Hike from Saddleback around the
No experience is needed. Call Rob
old Julian Road trail with views
for REQUIRED sign-up and direc-
deep into the San Diego River
tions to meeting point (which will
Gorge. We’ll meet up with Geoffrey
be somewhere on Thomas Guide p
Smith’s group for annual “photo
op”at the falls. Swim at your own
risk. We’ll point out the origins of
22 May/June 2007 • Hi Sierran • San Diego
MAY 30/WED/M4B up separately) and do San Jacinto JUN 9/SAT/H15E
WED IN MTNS on Sunday, or head home. Limit SAN GORGONIO VIA
JULIAN/WARLOCK 12. Contact leader for signup/de- VIVIAN CREEK
MINE tails. Ldr: Starla Rivers 858-874-6903
Ldr: Al Hofstatter 858-271-1242 firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred)
Asst: Ken Smith Asst: Lynn Nebus
Old Warlock Mine in Banner Can- MARION MTN TRAIL Who says 50 is nifty?!? But I have
yon. Learn about Julian history TO DEVIL’S SLIDE many more hiking miles to go be-
and gold mines. Need water and Ldr: Rachel Barsman 619-448-3128 fore I sleep so join me at the top of
sturdy boots. Lunch in Julian email@example.com San Gorgonio as I “celebrate” this
(buy or bring). Tour historical Asst.: COL Needed milestone birthday. Please be a fit
sites. Meet in Julian at the corner We’ll set up a car shuttle and hike hiker capable of over 5000 feet of
of Hwy 78 (Washington St.) and to San Jacinto the steeper, shorter elevation gain/loss.
4th Street at 9:30 AM. From I-8, way, descending on the gentler
go north on Hwy 67. In Ramona, route to Devil’s Slide. This trail is JUN 9/SAT/S13C
continue on Hwy 78 to Julian. Car- usually a lot greener than Devil’s LYCIUM WASH
pools, Mission Valley and Los Co- Slide because it’s on the shady side EXPLORATORY
ches 8:00AM. Heavy rain cancels! of the Mtn. Limit 12. Possible op- DESERT LOOP
Ldr: Diane Purkey 619-865-8598
tion to camp out the night before
Asst: Dave Driscoll
JUN 2/SAT/M2A near the Marion Mtn trailhead. Call
NATIONAL TRAILS DAY If you like scrambling up dry wa-
or e-mail leader for more details.
TRAIL MAINTENANCE terfalls and fast, steep, rough, cac-
NEAR FOSTER LODGE tus-ridden downhill scrambling
Ldr: Cindy Buxton 619-823-3620 WED IN MTNS (some say plummeting) and you
Asst: Dave Voss REVISITING MT. look forward to a day of “frying
Special Guest Forest Ranger PALOMAR pan” heat, then this intermedi-
Dave Volgarino Ldr: Carol Murdock 619-749-2467 ate level desert hike should oblige
Celebrate, support rangers who Asst: Needed you nicely. Scrambling experience
have been working so hard to Observe the spring awakening on required -- oh, you noticed that,
rebuild after recent fires; AND the wettest spot in San Diego and right? Six liters of water, hydration
“spruce up” trails near Foster learn about the different oaks and system, and lug soles required.
Lodge! Bring lunch, sturdy shoes, pines. Meet at Mothers Kitchen
work gloves, 3 qts water, jacket. Restaurant at Jct. S-6 & S-7 at JUN 9/SAT/M6A
Tools provided. Great chance to 9:30AM. Day use fee to enter the BANKERS HILL
meet one of Cleveland NF’s own park. Bring lunch and water. Mis- SINGLES HIKE
fire and trail experts, learn about sion Valley carpool leaves at 8AM. Ldr: Tina Pollock 858-675-2077
official national trail building. Call firstname.lastname@example.org
leader for details. Carpool meets at Asst: Needed
the 79 and I-8 Park & Ride at 7:00. COWLES MTN 6:30 HIKE We will hike in and around Bank-
FROM MESA ROAD ers Hill, crossing several early 20th
JUN 2/SAT/H13D century suspension bridges and
SAN GORGONIO Ldr: Diane Purkey 619-865-8598 through some areas that you prob-
WILDERNESS Asst: Lynn Nebus ably haven’t seen before. This is a
FORSEE CREEK TRAIL Night hike! No hat, no sunscreen. socially paced, 6-mile hike suitable
TO 10,000 FT RIDGE Learn about the chaparral world for beginners in good shape. An
Ldr: Lynn Nebus 619-291-8781 by flashlight. Bring hiking boots, a optional dinner will follow. Please
email@example.com light jacket, flashlight, water and a contact leader (e-mail preferred)
Asst: COL Needed munchie. Call for required signup. before June 7th for time and meet-
From 6920 ft, we’ll climb 6 miles to Leave word how late in the eve- ing location. Rain cancels.
the junction of the San Bernardino ning I can return your call.
Peak Divide Trail, enjoying great
views. If we feel like it we’ll bag a
couple of easy nearby HPS peaks
(Anderson and Shields) before Check out: www.sierraclub.org/education/LeConte for programs
heading downhill. Sat eve join Ra-
chel Barsman’s group (must sign
at the Sierra Club’s LeConte Memorial Lodge in Yosemite Valley.
May/June 2007 • Hi Sierran • San Diego 23
Ldr: John Challen 619-508-1597
Asst: Anna Schaffroth
Marvel at the 360-degree views
from atop Stonewall Peak at 5,730
feet. Hike down the backside, then
loop around on the California Rid-
ing and Hiking Trail. Picnic follow-
ing the hike at Paso Picacho. How
can you beat a day in the moun-
tains! Contact John for required
sign-up, E-MAIL PREFERRED.
Limited to 12 enthusiastic hikers.
WED IN MTNS
FORTUNA MTN LOOP JUN 20/WED/H8C JUL 24/TUE/M5C
Ldr: Ellen Shively 619-479-3412 FORTUNA FAST BY NIGHT HIKE
Asst: Needed FLASHLIGHT COWLES MTN
For our end of season hike, we’ll Ldr: Diane Purkey 619-865-8598 Ldr: Christine Driscoll 858-531-3737
take a moderately hilly path over Asst: Dave Driscoll christine.driscoll@hotmail.
the north and/or south peaks, with Fast-hike the less-traveled end of com (preferred)
possible excursion into Shepard Long Mountain as we loop over the Asst: Dave Driscoll
Canyon. Bring two quarts of water, summits of South and North For- Let’s hike after work in the dark
sturdy shoes and lunch. We’ll dis- tuna Mountains in Mission Trails from the Big Rock side of San Di-
cuss current conservation topics Park. Steep, FAST and fun. Study ego’s highest point. Hike requires
and threats to our environment. $3 the fire-damaged area during very hiking boots, a flashlight, a quick
donation for ConsCom requested. short breaks. Call for required sign- snack, water and a light jacket.
Meet at Old Dam parking lot off up, and leave word how late in the Optional: hiking poles. Bring a
Mission Gorge Road at 9:00 AM. evening I can return your call. quick snack for the stop at the top.
Carpooling recommended. Call E-mail and leave a phone number
leader for further information. JUN 24/SUN/M7B for required signup and details.
CUYAMACA - WEST
JUN 16/SAT/S14E SIDE/FERN FLAT LOOP JUN 30/SAT/E4A
DRURY PEAK Ldr: John Challen 619-508-1597 COASTERS SATURDAY
Ldr: Jim Jafolla 619-295-6680 firstname.lastname@example.org (pre- PEÑASQUITOS
JimJafolla@cox.net (preferred) ferred) Ldr: Mac Downing 858-490-0583
Asst: Needed Asst: Anna Schaffroth MacDowning@Yahoo.com
This is a exhilarating hike to Drury Help celebrate my 50th birthday. Asst: Needed
Peak, one of the 10,000 ft. sub- Yikes! Picnic afterwards at Paso Hike up canyon to the falls. Enjoy
peaks on the San Jacinto massif. Picacho. As part of this hike, we spring in this preserved area. Meet
The summit area is covered by a will be looking for an awesome set at 9 AM Sorrento Valley area, done
beautiful example of the high-al- of morteros that not many people about 11:45. Bring water and com-
titude pine forest, and it yields a know about. We will pay respect fortable hiking shoes or boots. Op-
fine view of the San Jacinto crest to the Kumeyaay. We will clear the tional sack lunch at end. Limited
from a unique western perspec- leaves and dirt from this amaz- to 20. Sign up with e-mail (pre-
tive. Bring 3 quarts water, lunch, ing Native American site. Contact ferred) or call Mac.
sturdy shoes and sun protection. John for required sign-up, E-MAIL
Limit 12. PREFERRED.
24 May/June 2007 • Hi Sierran • San Diego
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, MAY 26-28 (SAT-MON), CHANNEL ISLAND NATIONAL PARK
Coordinator: Jeannine Menger email@example.com 760-828-8981. Trip is completely full with a waiting list. See write-up in the March/
April 2007 HiSierran, or the bus trip webpage: http://sandiego.sierraclub.org/bus/
JULY 4TH WEEKEND, JUN 29-JUL 4 (FRI-WED), YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
Coordinator: Rob Baum Robbaum@sbcglobal.net 619-460-0551 Yosemite’s Tuolumne Meadows have some of the most rugged and
sublime scenery in the Sierra. To reserve a space, send your trip preferences and a $20 deposit, or payment in full of $212, to: Rob
Baum, 808 Maria Ave, Spring Valley, CA 91977. Make checks payable to the Sierra Club. Please include your email address (or 3
SASEs) and your evening phone number.
Trip 1: GLEN AULIN BASE CAMP, M6C, Ldr: Doug Nolff 858-442-8711. A multitude of scenic wonders await you on this adven-
ture. Enjoy the fabulous domes and spires of the Cathedral Range and the amazing waterfalls in the Grand Canyon Of Tuolumne.
Trip 2: LYELL CANYON TO DONOHUE PASS, M8C, Ldr: Pauline Jimenez 619-660-9898. Beautiful Lyell canyon is the scene of our
adventure as we enjoy good trails and breathtaking views. Optional climb of Donohue Peak.
Trip 3: GRAND CANYON OF TUOLUMNE, H10E, Ldr: Mark Eckel 858-457-8006. Look forward to dramatic gushing waterfalls in
this deep impressive canyon. Optional climbs of Mt Hoffman and Tuolumne Peak. High elevation rating is a result of hiking down
Trip 4: TENAYA LAKE TO MERCED RIVER, H12D, Ldr: Mike Fry 858-566-3851 firstname.lastname@example.org. 40 mile trek to explore Ansel
Adams’ favorite Sierra place: the Lyell Fork at Merced River. We will return through Vogelsang and meet the bus at Tuolumne
LABOR DAY WEEKEND, AUG 30-SEP 3 (THURS-MON), SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST
Coordinator: Fred Gabbard FredGabbard@hotmail.com. Four backpacks from Clover Meadow in the Sierra National Forest on the
southern border of Yosemite National Park. To sign up, send your $20 deposit or payment in full of $194 to Fred Gabbard, 11574
Windcrest Ln Apt 1424 San Diego CA 92128. Make checks payable to the Sierra Club. Please include your email address (or 3
SASEs) and evening phone number.
Trip 1: MADERA CREEK BASE CAMP, M5B, Leader: Mark Eckel 858-457-8006. We will base camp at Madera Creek, elevation
7,800 ft, a 4-mile hike from Clover Meadow Ranger Station with 1100 ft of gain. Day trips will include hikes to Norris Lake, Jack-
ass Lake, Vandeberg Lake and Lillian Lake.
Trip 2: VANDEBURG AND FLAT LAKES, M6C, Leader: Pauline Jimenez 619-660-9898, email@example.com. Hike from Clover
Meadow to Vandeberg Lake (Friday 1st night). 2nd night at Flat Lake (Saturday). 3rd day will hike either via Fernandez Trail or
cross-country along east fork of Madera Creek (camp Sunday night along the creek, somewhere west of Blue Point). Hike out to
Clover Meadow via Fernandez or Walton Trail on Monday.
Trip 3: RUTHERFORD LAKE BASE CAMP AND PEAKBAG, H10D Leader: Steve Fausset 619-865-8598. From Clover Meadow back-
pack to our beautiful Rutherford Lake base camp, then long day hikes to explore Post Peak Pass and Fernandez Pass with optional
climbs of Triple Divide (11,611’), Merced (11,726’), and Gale (10,693’) Peaks.
Trip 4: CLARK RANGE GRAND TOUR, M10D, Leader: Mike Fry 858-566-3851 firstname.lastname@example.org. 23 mile backpack from Upper
Chiquito Campground, into Yosemite Nat’l Park, over Fernandez Pass, and exit at Clover Meadow. Optional 12 mile, +/- 2700’
dayhike (or layover day) to climb Red Peak and Merced Peak (both 11,700’, and 1 mile apart on a 11,200’ ridge). Backpack days
are 10.2mi +2000’, 8.3mi +1300’-1300’, and 4 mi -1800’.
Participants board the bus in the order in which full payment is received.
REFUND POLICY: Note that sickness or injury does not play a part in refunds. You may purchase trip insurance from any travel
agent. It usually covers sickness, injury, family emergencies, lost luggage, etc. FULL REFUND: (1) We cancel the trip; (2) the
leader determines you shouldn’t be on the trip; or (3) you find your own replacement and they reimburse you. PARTIAL REFUND:
(1) We find your replacement and keep only your deposit; or (2) we can’t replace you, but we get a refund (or are not charged) by
our providers because of your absence. You get back whatever we get back.
May/June 2007 • Hi Sierran • San Diego 25
California/Nevada Regional Conservation Committee (CNRCC)
Desert Committee Outings: May/June 2007
The CNRCC Desert Committee’s purpose is to work for the protection, preservation, and conservation of the Cali-
fornia/Nevada desert; support the same objectives in all desert areas of the Southwest; monitor and work with gov-
ernments and agencies to promote preservation of our arid lands; sponsor educational and work trips; encour -
age and support others to work for the same objectives; maintain, share and publish information about the desert.
All Desert Committee activities, unless stated otherwise, are suitable for anyone who enjoys the outdoors. Spe-
cial physical conditioning is not necessary. The average car or high clearance vehicle will be adequate for most
trips; however, many of the roads used are dirt and, as with all desert travel, you should come prepared. For a good
guide to desert travel we recommend the Sierra Club book, Adventuring in the California Desert, by Lynn Foster.
While the main intent of the outings is for participants to enjoy themselves, it is hoped that participants will come to appreciate the des-
ert and develop a desire to promote its protection. For questions about, or to sign up for a particular outing, please contact the leader
listed in the write-up. For questions about Desert Committee outings in general, or to receive the outings list by e-mail, please contact
Kate Allen at email@example.com or 661-944-4056.
nation. Limit 12. To sign up, contact John Wilkinson,
(408)947-0858 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lone Pine Lake, Alabama Hills & Manzanar June 29-July 2/Fri-Mon
Camp near Lone Pine. Saturday, hike Whitney Por- SF BAY CHAP/ DESERT COMMITTEE
tal to Lone Pine Lake, 6 mi rt, 1600’ gain. Happy 8th Annual Ruby Rendezvous, Car Camp
hour, potluck, campfire. Sunday, drive through Ala- Visit snow-laden cirques and alpine lakes in the heart
bama Hills, visit Manzanar WWII Japanese intern- of the Ruby Mtns Wilderness Area in Northern Ne-
ment camp. Group size limited. Send $8 per person vada. Four days car camping with day hikes up vari-
(Sierra Club), 2 SASE, H&W phones, email, rideshare ous canyons. Evening entertainment by acclaimed
info to Ldr: Lygeia Gerard, P.O. Box 294726, Phelan, Cowgirl Poet, Merilee Wright and friends. Twelve
CA 92329, (310) 594-6789. Co_ldr: Jean Noud; (714) course Basque feast in nearby Elko. Group share of
841-8798. expenses. Information on past trips, at www.climber.
org. For signups contact leader: Allen Tatomer,
May 26-28/Sat-Mon email@example.com, (925-439-0434).
CNRCC DESERT COMMITTEE
BIRD SPRING PASS - June 29 - July 4 Fri-Wed
SERVICE AND HIKE CNRCC DESERT COMMITTEE
Meet 6:00 PM Saturday east of Ridgecrest and south Grand Staircase Escalante National
of Lake Isabella (to avoid Friday’s Memorial Week- Monument - Coyote Gulch Backpack
end traffic). Carcamp Saturday evening. Sunday, re- Backpack this National Monument, Coyote Gulch to
pair vehicle damage to the Kiavah Wilderness at Bird Escalante River. About 28 miles with pack, additional
Spring Pass. On Monday, we will either hike along the miles day hiking. Shady areas frequent along tree-
PCT or along shaded Kelso Creek to the Burning Mos- lined creek in deep canyon of brilliant red rock and
cow Mine in the Bright Star Wilderness. For details sheer walls. Enjoy waterfalls, swimming, and bright
contact leader Craig Deutsche, deutsche@earthlink. lights flashing after dark. To reserve, send $20 (Sierra
net, (310-477-6670). Club) refundable deposit to David Hardy, Box 99, Blue
Diamond, NV 89004. 702 875-4549. E-mail (pre-
May 27-28/Sun-Mon ferred) firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOMA PRIETA CHAPTER/
DESERT COMMITTEE Like nearly all organizations that sponsor outdoor
Lava Beds (Nevada) Backpack travel, the Sierra Club is now obliged to require partici-
The Lava Beds in Pershing County, Nevada, east of pants to sign a standard liability waiver at the begin-
the Black Rock Desert, are really a jumble of contorted ning of each trip. If you would like to read the Liability
granite formations. Easy overnight backpack with Waiver before you choose to participate on an outing,
plenty of time to explore the formations. Water avail- please go to: http://www.sierraclub.org/outings/chap-
ter/forms/, or contact the Outings Department at (415)
able on route. Total distance about 14 miles, total gain
977-5528 for a printed version.
3000’. Area is a strong candidate for Wilderness desig-
26 May/June 2007 • Hi Sierran • San Diego
California’s global warming law—
now the hard work begins
By Bill Magavern, Sierra Club California
In 2006 California enacted landmark legislation ductions will come from technology standards and
to cap our state’s emissions of global-warming pol- incentive programs, and how many from market
lution—the first such law in the United States. The mechanisms? Will the market mechanisms include a
Global Warming Solutions Act, AB 32, authored by “cap-and-trade” program, as Gov. Schwarzenegger
Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez and then-Assem- has ordered? If so, will polluters be given permits to
blymember Fran Pavley, has garnered justifiable praise emit greenhouse gases, or will they have to buy them?
around the country and even overseas as a demon- Technology-based standards have a far better record
stration of California’s willingness to fill the leader- of success than pollution-trading schemes, especially
ship vacuum left by the Bush administration on global when the right to emit is granted to polluters for free.
warming. This implementation process will be a high prior-
Now the hard work begins—the long and difficult ity for Sierra Club California this year and for years to
process of implementing policies to bring California’s come.
greenhouse gas emissions down to their 1990 level by For more information, go to:
2020. The legislature has set this goal, and has wisely www.climatechange.ca.gov
assigned the state’s Air Resources Board to make it www.sierraclubcalifornia.org
happen. The ARB, the nation’s premier guardian of At this last site, in particular, see the fascinating
air quality, now takes on the additional challenge of set of fact sheets on “Stopping Our Addiction to Oil,”
addressing global warming. Industry lobbyists are al- which discuss how we can reduce our use of petro-
ready flocking to the workshops and seminars on the leum products in the transportation sector, moving to
topic, hoping to shape the eventual rules to benefit cleaner alternative fuels and more efficient vehicles.
their narrow interests.
The ARB’s first task, perhaps as early as its April
meeting, is to publish a list of “early action measures,”
regulations that could be put in place before 2010 to
start bringing down greenhouse pollution. ARB staff
have indicated their inclination to put forward only
two such measures: the Low-Carbon Fuels Standard
announced by the governor in a January executive
order, and restrictions on hydrofluorocarbon refriger-
ants with their high global-warming potential. The
Low-Carbon Fuels Standard will require a 10% reduc-
tion in the carbon intensity of transportation fuels by
2020, stimulating deployment of alternatives to gaso-
Environmental groups, including Sierra Club Cali-
fornia, urge a bolder approach with additional early
measures to reduce emissions from passenger vehi-
cles, heavy-duty vehicles, cement factories, landfills,
and marine vessels.
The ARB is also determining the “baseline” level 3820 Ray Street
of emissions from 1990, and establishing a system for San Diego, CA 92104
large emitters of greenhouse pollution to report their
emissions. Advisory committees have been chartered
on environmental justice, markets, and technology.
Key questions remain. How many emission re-
May/June 2007 • Hi Sierran • San Diego 27
Chapter Seeks New Members for ExCom
By Richard Miller
The Nominating tive Group comprise the The Nominating signatures of at least 50
Committee is seeking Executive Committee. Committee is tasked to Chapter members in good
the names of Sierra Club Executive Committee consider the names of standing.
members who are inter- members are elected by members who have been Anyone interested in
ested in serving on the the Chapter members for submitted for nomination serving on the Executive
Chapter’s Executive Com- terms of two years. This and who have agreed to Committee, nominating
mittee. The Executive year there are five mem- be candidates for election. a candidate, or obtaining
Committee is responsible ber seats up for election. Any Chapter member more information should
for the management of Any member in good may nominate a member contact the Nominating
the affairs and activi- standing and who has for election. Members Committee Chair, Richard
ties of the Chapter. Nine given their consent is may also be nominated Miller, at 619-291-3061 or
elected members and a qualified to run for elec- by petition by giving con- at lostyourmarblestoo@-
representative of each ac- tion. sent and obtaining the sbcglobal.net.
Video Professional Needed
By Bob McDowell
Hello, I am the Chair come involved. So, what – 15 minute
of the Membership Com- I would like to do is have production
mittee. Every month the a video production that with music,
Chapter provides a New would provide a more voiceovers,
Member Orientation to entertaining and engag- and videos
help new members and ing way to really give an of club ac-
other interested people idea of our Chapter and tivities and
learn about the Sierra what opportunities for our mem-
Club, our local Chapter, fun and volunteering are bers would
and how they can become available. I have very lim- cost. Then
involved. Currently, this ited skills or expertise in I can take
involves me and members the area of video produc- this to the
from sections and groups tion and currently there is Executive and a ball park figure as
in the Chapter meeting no one on the committee Committee and see about to what it would cost.
with the new members. that does. However, out getting the money to do You can send it to me by
While I think it is impor- there in Sierra Club land it. The estimate does not email: rmcdowell@san.
tant for current members I know there is somebody have to be detailed as I rr.com or by regular mail
to be there and welcome that has all of the skills am only trying to get an care of the Ray Street of-
and engage the guests, and access to all of the idea of what the costs fice. Thank you in ad-
I don’t think it always equipment necessary to would be. I think the best vance for your interest
gives a good idea of the do this. What I would like way to do this is for you and I look forward to
full range of possibilities to have that somebody do to send me some infor- hearing from you.
that our Chapter provides is contact me and give me mation about yourself or
for a new member to be- an idea of what a short 10 your production company
28 May/June 2007 • Hi Sierran • San Diego
On the Video Shelf: The Twisted Ape
What’s Up With
By Joe Torricelli
the Weather Man gone, the Earth returned to what it was before the
Cunning brute used, mangled, poisoned every living
Thing. If life is to go on, alas, we’d better leave.
Deadly flooding in Africa. Catastrophic hurricanes Pure air twinkles in the twilight Endless forest sprawl
in the U.S. Record high temperatures worldwide. Are To nurture guileless things. Oceans boil alive with fish—
these natural, temporary glitches in our global climate, Spiny, clawed, shelled, creatures crawl the sea-beds,
or is the devastation the result of global warming? The Live to procreate, die content in their allotted time.
weather is different now–but why? Find out when Species, come and go. Most stay on in changing climes
NOVA and Frontline join forces to determine What’s Deserts parched, the floods, in falling snow the struggle
Up With the Weather? To survive, Dame Nature’s only show.
Man-made carbon dioxide has overloaded the
earth’s atmosphere. With demand for fossil fuels in- The Earth, a haven for all life. Small wonder, all
creasing daily, experts predict emissions levels will Creation hastens our depart. Weeds already crack our
triple in the next 100 years. Yet the greenhouse effect Street our walls. Fouled air spews acid rain, disease.
remains the subject of heated debate among scientists, She hurries us to leave ere we make the Earth another
climatologists and futurists. Some believe the earth’s Ghastly sphere. A million turns around the stars to make
temperature will rise nearly 10 degrees, melting arc- The wreck Eden that it was.
tic ice caps and, paradoxically, bringing about a new
Ice Age. Others believe the weather will stay relatively Find another living planet. What, for us to ruin?
normal. Who’s right? Decide for yourself as this rivet- She shook no, threw open wide the gate of lie, pointed,
ing two-hour special gives you the fascinating–and oc- Shouted, “Go.”
casionally frightening–forecast for the future. Our offer—That she lie with us, bring forth our new
Bastard species, let us amend her plan. Lie with a mere
Creature, further its insane destruction, murder wars.
She spurned our bed, laughed, “You are only man.”
Revenge, end all life in fire. Witless things to feed the
Flames, change air to lethal fumes. Plant wither into
Tinder, life’s last refuge fetid water, rivers, lakes, seas.
Her plan—Life goes on without us and we go quick and
Soon. And who to do the job? The twisted Ape—The most
Artful of assassins—Man.
GOT AN OLD CAR?
Do you have a vehicle you want to get rid of, but you don’t want to hassle with selling it?
DONATE IT to the San Diego Chapter of the Sierra Club! You can do this by visiting
or calling 800-766-2273 or sending an e-mail to
email@example.com. Be sure to tell them that the information is for the Sierra Club Foundation,
San Diego Chapter so we receive the funds.
For information, please call
Martha at 619-299-1741
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Classifieds... Volunteers Needed:
Our chapter has many volunteer opportunities in ad-
dition to those included in the wishlist below. Please
SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTING Learn how don’t hesitate to call Cheryl 619-299-1741 if you want
to align your personal values with your investment to help out in any way. (Even if you don’t know what
portfolio. Contact Justin Martello for a free consulta- you can do for us. We have many and varied needs!)
tion at 619-698-4330 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOSTER LODGE CABIN Group events at the Sierra
~ Hi Sierran Ad sellers
Club’s Foster Lodge in the beautiful Laguna Mountains.
Rustic accomodations up to 60 people. Available for
~ Hi Sierran Committee Secretary
holistic and church retreats, clubs, family celebrations, ~ Legal Interns for the Land Use Committee
weddings. Rate of $240 per night (includes the ﬁrst 20 ~ COLs to lead Wed in the Mts hikes
people). For information call Steve Rotchstein. 619- ~ Maintenance and Repair Person for the office and
461-2919. www.sandiego.sierraclub.org/lodge. bookstore
MAGIC SHOWS and fun, with memories to last a ~ Bookstore and Office Volunteers
lifetime from San Diego’s Entertainer of the Year, ~ Foster Lodge Committee Secretary
Magician Michael E. Johnson. 760-747-4627. ~ Chapter Program Assistant
~ Individual with experience designing/building out
SPRUCE UP FOR SUMMER! Conmtact George for all
landscaping needs–regular maintenance, tree trimming,
office space (call Joe Zechman, 619-709-6268).
design, irrigation, sodwork, fencing, etc. CALL 619-743-
4467 for free estimate. Things:
~ 5 Flat Monitors for our Computer Network(so
MUSIC LOVERS! Enjoy acoustic music concerts of na- we can have some desk space)
tional acts, with tickets priced at $15-20, in an intimate, ~ New (Healthy) Office Space in North Park
centrally located venue with excellent acoustics. www. ~ Hepa Air Filter
AcousticMusicSanDiego.com ~ Refrigerator (Energy Star) (ours is dying)
~ Air Conditioner/Heater (Energy
MAMMOTH CONDO Skiing, biking, ﬁshing, hiking— Star) (ours is dead)
just getting away for the weekend. 3BD, 2BA, full ~ Electric Hole Puncher
kitchen, ﬁreplace, pool, spa, sauna. $75 summer, $160
winter. CALL Brad: 619-804-5616.
CLASSIFIED AD RATES AND INFORMATION A private
party ad of 25 words or less costs $10 for Sierra Club
members and $15 for nonmembers. Additional words
cost $.50 each. Business classifieds of 25 words or less
cost $15 for members and $20 for non-members plus
$.50 for each additional word. Please make checks pay-
able to “The HiSierran.”
Send ad copy and payment with your Sierra Club mem-
bership number to Sierra Club Classifieds, 3820 Ray
Street, San Diego, CA 92104-3623, or e-mail ad copy to:
DEADLINE FOR THE JULY/AUGUST ISSUE IS:
JUNE 1, 2007
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On Sale Now!
Nat io National
P ar k PassesBookstore
atio nal at the Chapter
N 2007-2008 Annual Pass $30
Good for 12 months from date of purchase.
Day Pass $5
Good for any single day.
atio nal Limited quantities
Come and get your pass soon.
San Diego Chapter Bookstore
3820 Ray Street (North Park)
MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES INDIVIDUAL JOINT
JOIN THE DAY !
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Life ❑ $1,000 ❑ $1,250
Senior/Student ❑ $24 ❑$32
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Limited Income ❑ $24 ❑ $32
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Gift recipient’s name __________________________________________________________
Contribution, gifts and dues to the Sierra Club are not tax-deductable;
they support our effective, citizen-based advocacy and lobbying efforts.
City ________________________________ State _____________ Zip _______________
Your dues indclude $7.50 for a subscription to Sierra Magazine and $1
for the Hi Sierran (chapter newsletter).
Telephone ___________________________ E-mail _______________________________
You can also join via the web: http//sandiego.sierraclub.org/home/index.asp?content+joinorgive
Send your address changes to: Sierra Club Member Services, PO Box 52968, Boulder, CO 80322-2968
San Diego Chapter COMPLIMENTARY COPY
3820 Ray Street
San Diego, CA 92104-3623 MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION INSIDE
1 block east of 30th Street in North Park,
just south of University Avenue
PHONE 619-299-1743 • FAX 619-299-1742
OFFICE & BOOKSTORE HOURS: Monday-Friday 12-5 P.M. (PLEASE CALL AHEAD)
CHAPTER COORDINATOR Cheryl Reiff • 619-299-1741 • E-MAIL email@example.com
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Martha Bertles • 619-299-1743 • E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
CANYON CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR Eric Bowlby • 619-284-9399 • E-MAIL email@example.com
BOOKSTORE Richard Miller • 619-291-3061 • CHAPTER WEBMASTER Ensie Blume • E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
C O M M I T T E E & C O N TA C T I N F O R M AT I O N
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CONSERVATION COMMITTEE OUTINGS COMMITTEE
THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE meets meets 2nd Tuesday, 6:30pm CHAIR Jim Matlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .858-748-4634
the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm CHAIR Linda Briggs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619-528-8545 Bus Trips
CHAIR Joe Zechman (2008) . . . . . . . . . . .619-709-6268 email@example.com Mike Fry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .858-748-5166
firstname.lastname@example.org Canyons • Call for mtg info COL Training
VICE CHAIR Bob McDowell (2007) . . .858-565-1005 Carrie Schneider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 619-282-3645 Tom Markel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619-994-4106
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org SDCOLtraining@yahoo.com
SECRETARY Jim Ricker (2007) . . . . . . . 619-574-7515 Larry Klaasen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619-582-7407 Leadership Review & Safety Committee
email@example.com Klaasen_L@juno.com Marty Stevens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .858-673-0891
TREASURER Rusanne Anthony (2007) . 619-920-8604 Coastal • call for meeting info firstname.lastname@example.org
Joanne Pearson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .858-459-7041 Mountaineering
email@example.com Byron Cook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619-888-2831
Skip Forsht (2007). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .858-272-4495
Conservation Action Network (CAN) • 2nd Wed., 7pm firstname.lastname@example.org
John Hartley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619-299-8870 Pacific Crest Trail • Occasional work parties
Dave Grubb (2007) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .760-753-0273 Rob Langsdorf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .858-459-1726
Desert • 4th Tuesday, 7pm Ski • 2nd Tuesday, 6pm (November through April)
Devon Marlowe (2008) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 858-775-4951 Mike Fry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .858-748-5166
email@example.com Larry Klaasen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619-582-7407
Klaasen_L@juno.com Wednesday in the Mountains
Richard Miller (2008) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619-291-3061 Lois Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619-280-1747
firstname.lastname@example.org Forest • 1st Wednesday, 7pm
David Voss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .760-717-8823 Wilderness Basics (WBC)
Chris Schmidt (2007) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 858-794-8919 WBC Info Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .858-467-5074
Martin Stevens (2008) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 858-673-0891 Jack Paxton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .760-744-3282
Jeff Marchand (WBC North County) . . . . . . . 760-728-8220
Global Warming/Energy • 1st\ Monday, 6pm
NORTH COUNTY GROUP–NCG
EMAIL FOR NCG MEETING INFO
Sofia Gidlund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619-299-1797 STANDING & SPECIAL COMS.
CHAIR Jennifer O’Leary International • 3rd Monday, 6:30pm Larry Klaasen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619-582-7407
email@example.com Jean Costa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619-463-0721 klaasen_L@juno.com
North County Coastal Group • 3rd Tuesday, 7pm, Land Use • 4th Monday, 7pm Foster Lodge • 3rd Tuesday, 5:30pm
Encinitas Community Center Jeanette Hartman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619-318-6634 Large Cabin Reservations
Dave Grubb (2006) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .760-753-0273 firstname.lastname@example.org Steve Rotchstein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619-461-2919
email@example.com Parks Small Cabin Information
Devore Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619-286-8905 Susan Parrish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619-478-5188
INNER CITY OUTINGS firstname.lastname@example.org Friends of San Diego Chapter • 2nd Thursday, 4:30pm
call or check website for meeting info Seals Campaign • call for meeting info Steve Mather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619-437-8757
CHAIR Jim Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .760-739-8407 Ellen Shively. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619-479-3412 email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Hi Sierran • 2nd Monday, 6pm • see page 2 for more info
http://sandiego.sierraclub.org/ICO Water Pauline Jimenez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619-660-9898
Ed Kimura. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .858-569-2025 firstname.lastname@example.org
SECTIONS email@example.com Legal • Call for meeting info
20’s & 30’s Single Sierrans Peter Lind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619-757-5712
Voice Mailbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619-544-6124 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fred Cagle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619-297-0931
Bicycle • 1st Monday, 6pm Bobbi Weaver (leave message at chapter office) . . . 619-299-1743
Neil Brooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .858-452-3905 Mapping Team
Terry Fry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619-282-0425 Brian Bradshaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .858-270-5770
Photography • 3rd Thursday, 7pm Wildlife • call for meeting info
Jonathan Fennell Membership/Orientation • 1st Monday, 6:30pm
Renee Owens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619-447-4979 Bob McDowell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 858-565-1005
Singles Section • 3rd Monday, 6:30pm Monthly Programs
Call for location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 619-708-8111 Mannie Kugler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619-585-3773
http://sandiego.sierraclub.org/singles Nature Knowledge Workshop
Lee Siegel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 619-583-3261
Barry Hite (Assistant)
Political • call for meeting info
Richard Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619-291-3061