Following the path of Saint Francis, patron saint of the environment, we'll hike through dense forest, over hillsides of wildflowers, and past ancient mills, Etruscan caves, crystal-clear springs, vineyards, and olive orchards. Walking three to five miles per day, we'll visit remote abbeys, monasteries, and hill towns. A Gubbio contessa, an Assisi priest, and Umbrian villagers will be our guides. We'll sample the local cuisine and stay in country inns and an agriturismo farmhouse.
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Bryce Canyon is famous for its otherworldly, unique geology: horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters carved into bizarre shapes called hoodoos. Hiking among them and under the canyon rim by day, we'll gaze through telescopes at 7,500 stars in the darkest sky in the United States by night. Carrying only light daypacks, we'll embark on up to 11.5-mile day hikes and return each night to a developed campground.
May 23-June 4, 2013 Angeles Chapter, OC Sierra Singles
C/O: Ecuador- Andes to The Amazon: Thirteen day trip based at three Eco-Lodge Reserves in 5 different climate zones and one lodge in the Amazon jungle. The first lodge is just 20 miles from Quito where we will stay in an 18th century Spanish Hacienda, 10,000’, located in the High Barren Plains and Highland Rainforest. A few nights will be spent at a Hummingbird Sanctuary high in the Cloud Forest and another eco lodge in the Tropical Rainforest. Our days will be spent trekking to sacred waterfalls, panoramic views, some jungle trails, some trails follow in the same footsteps as the pre-Incans. On guided treks, we will learn about local culture, volcanology, anthropology, see incredible wildlife, exotic birds, tropical plants and flowers. Tours will also include Quito Indian Market and Cotopaxi Volcano National Park. Cotopaxi is the world’s highest active volcano 5,887 mts. On to the Amazon May 31, four days/three nights rainforest lodge owned and operated by the Sani Huarmi indigenous community. We will canoe the Rio Napo, guided hikes, impressive wildlife viewing, Pirannha fishing, blowgun practice. Amazon r/t flight, canoe transport, all food, guides included. Sierra Club Member cost $2985, Non member cost $3085 (payable Sierra Club) includes lodges (dbl. occup.some triples), ground transport, all meals, guides. Group international airfare extra. For itinerary, application, cancellation policy contact Leader: Donna Specht (714-963-6345, email@example.com), Co Leader: Ana Cadez (firstname.lastname@example.org
Angeles Chapter, OC Sierra Singles
May 23-31, 2013
C/O: Ecuador- The Magic Hiking Circuit. Nine day trip based at three Eco-Lodge Reserves. The first lodge is just 20 miles from Quito staying in an 18th century Spanish Hacienda at 10,000’. A few nights will be spent at a Hummingbird Sanctuary high in the Cloud Forest and another eco lodge is in the Tropical Rainforest. Our days will be spent trekking to sacred waterfalls on pre Incan trails, learning about local culture, volcanology, anthropology, see incredible birds, wildlife, plants and flowers. Tour Quito Indian Market and Cotopaxi Volcano National Park. Sierra Club Member cost $1895, Non member cost $1995 (payable Sierra Club) includes lodges (dbl. occup.some triples), ground transport, all meals except day of arrival, guides. Group international airfare extra. For itinerary, application, cancellation policy contact Leader: Donna Specht (714-963-6345, email@example.com), Co Leader: Ana Cadez (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Our 170-mile journey along one of Germany's renowned long distance trails takes us through the lovely countryside of the province Franconia in northern Bavaria. Along the way, we will visit old castles, medieval towns and villages, and sample the tasty local cuisine and beers of the area's prolific microbreweries. Our trek ends with a tour of the historic sites and museums in Franconia's capital, the city of Nuremberg. We will stay in small country B&B inns with organized luggage transport.
On this outing, we will paddle the scenic Buffalo National River for three days; spending two nights camped on gravel bars around a toasty campfire. The trip is moderately difficult. No special paddling knowledge or experience is required, but participants need to be in good shape to paddle for this long.
Enjoy end-of-season sales, spring days and evenings with other free-heel skiers. Ski the lifts, hike, fish, golf, in a relaxed town atmosphere. Includes condo lodging in town: 4br, 3ba, full kitchen, large dining area, BBQ, Jacuzzi, 9 people max. No conducted X-C ski tours. Two dinner meals and happy hour included. All trip info sent by email. Email preferred phone #s, email address(es), any questions to Todd. Let us know if you want your contact info included in a list sent to all participants to enable arranging transportation. Mail $120 w/SC# (Sierra Club Members) or $130 (Non-Sierra Club) check payable to NSTS to reservationist: Todd Yuen, 10635 Lynn Cir. Cypress, CA 90630, email@example.com. Ldr: Susan McDonough (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Rideshare Fri to beautiful Morro Bay, 3 hours from LA but a world apart. Enjoy moderate 5-8 mile dayhikes in Montana de Oro & Morro Bay State Parks, as well as other locations. Or explore, kayak or snorkel on your own. Optional ($) visit to Hearst Castle. Stay in 3 nights in a large 4 bedroom house (2-3 per room) with shared living room, kitchen and 3 bathrooms. The quaint downtown is a few blocks away along the Embarcadero with shops, galleries, restaurants and local homemade ice cream. Cost includes 3 continental breakfasts, Sat Happy Hour, Sun vegetarian buffet dinner. Send $195 (Wilderness Adventures - $30 cancel penalty, no refund of balance after 4/23 unless trip is full and suitable replacement found), 1 sase and email, H&W phones, recent hiking experience to Ldr: Jason Lynch. Co-ldr: Beth Martin.
13mi, 3700’ on snow. Sat afternoon backpack 4.5mi, 1200’ on snow from Rock Creek Lake to Treasure Lakes. Sun snow climb Mt Dade via hourglass couloir, 4mi rt, 2500’ from camp. Mon backpack out. Sat and Sun happy hours. Restricted to Sierra Club members. Must be comfortable on snow. Helmet, ice axe, crampons, climbing harness, and medical form required. Snow and weather conditions will be monitored and trip postponed if warranted. Email Sierra Club number, climbing resume, snow experience, experience with class 3 or higher rock, current conditioning, altitude tolerance, and contact information to Ldr: Sandy Lara email@example.com. Assistant:Anne Marie Richardson. Sponsored by WTC, SPS.
FULL Two pick up points, Redondo Beach & Orange County. Visit Utah’s most popular parks - Zion and Bryce. No overnight bus ride. Leave Sat. morning, return Tues evening. Stay all three nights in Springdale next to Zion. Fee includes bus, driver gratuity, motel, 3 happy hours (wine, beer, & soda) snacks & all admissions. $40 cancellation penalty, balance refundable until April 15, 2013, then only if trip is full. Send 1 large SASE with email (2 SASE w/o email), H & W phones, and check for $399 payable to Sierra Club to the reservation, Linda Berler, 2350 W. 238th St, Torrance, Ca 90501. Co-Leaders are Sandy Graham, Alix Benson, Dave Hixson, and Jerry Trager.
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