Our cultural and wildlife journey takes us by rail and van to three incredible national parks where we'll have a good chance of seeing wild tigers, superb birds, and possibly all of the big game animals on the Indian subcontinent. We will explore the beguiling treasures of this ancient land, including the medieval monuments of Khajuraho, the sublimely magnificent Taj Mahal, and the mysterious lost temples reclaimed by the forest and taken over by big cats. Accommodations are in hotels and nature lodges.
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MAR 6-9 (THU-SUN) SPRING ATJOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CARCAMP
Visit Joshua Tree National Park when temperatures are cooler and wild flowers may be blooming. We may explore palm oases, boulder areas, and desert canyons or climb peaks within the Park. Camp in the Indian Cove campground (picnic tables, fire grates, and pit toilets). Bring your own drinking water or fill up at the Indian Cove Ranger Station. Hikes may be off trail. Some vehicle travel on dirt roads may be required. Cost is $30 per person and includes 3 nights of camping. $20 deposit required to confirm participation. Group size limited to 16. For reservation information call leader: Rich Juricich, firstname.lastname@example.org, 916-492-2181. Delta Sierra Group/ CNRCC DESERT COMMITTEE
Join us on an exploration of southern, central, and northern Vietnam, visiting many of the most beautiful, important, and interesting natural and cultural sites from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. We'll hike in a national park, snorkel, and kayak on Ha Long Bay (all physical activities are optional). We'll stay overnight in a mountain village and experience Vietnamese culture through music, dance and water-puppetry performances.
Backcountry oriented fun-filled weekend. Ski downhill or snowboard on Mammoth Mtn, daily leader led backcountry ski tours and snowshoe tours. Visit geological formations. Ski on your own at Tamarack Nordic Ski Center. Non Skiers Welcome. Quality Inn lodging, two person, 2 beds/private bath, microwave, fridge, indoor spa. Close to shopping, night life, casual and fine dining, free shuttles. Leave Orange County 2:00 pm. South Bay and Sylmar pick-up later. Return Orange County Sunday approx 10pm. Includes bus, lodging, full breakfast, happy hour, bus refreshments, Sunday dinner. Send 2 sase OR 1 sase and e mail address, phones, $305 (made out to Orange County Sierra Singles) to Reserv: Beth Martin, 530 South Lake Ave. #708, Pasadena CA 91101 (email@example.com). Leader: Keith Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org). Asst: Donna Specht, Mark Mitchell, Snowshoe ldrs: Kent Schwitkis, Sherry Ross.
March 8 - 9, Sat – Sun
O: Backpack: CHRT, Joshua Tree National Park
Dora Olea, Jeff Johnson; and Susan Campo supporting
Backpacking at Joshua Tree on the California Riding and Hiking Trail is our next adventure. This time we will hike about 16.5 miles in two days. It is a beautiful experience that you cannot miss. On Saturday, we will pack in about 6.5 miles and set up the camp in the middle of nowhere. On Sunday, we will hike out around 10 miles. This trip requires backpacking experience and involves a car shuttle. Optional Mexican Feast on Sunday. Space is limited. Cost is only $20 per person. This includes camping fees on Friday and other group expenses. For more info and RSVP contact leader Dora at email@example.com, or phone 213-200-0239.
In a surprising relief from the Kansas prairie, the Elk River trail follows an elevated limestone ridge for almost 15 miles of sometimes rocky, sometimes smooth treadway. We’ll camp Saturday night at the east trailhead (about two hours from Tulsa), and dayhike 8 or 9 miles on Saturday to a half-way point. Those who do not wish to camp Friday night can meet us at the trailhead on Saturday morning.
Open Weekend: Relax, hike and enjoy the local mountains at your beautiful stone lodge nestled among a pine forest. Open to all members ($12/per night) and their guests ($15/per night-limit 2). No reservations required. Bring SC card.
Help secure and save the last remaining undammed river in Arizona. We'll work with The Nature Conservancy on various projects to protect this critical river and flyway.
Embark on a dogsled journey through the pristine solitude of interior Alaska. After a bushflight to our remote starting point on the Yukon River and expert training from our trusted guide, you and your team of huskies will begin the journey through mountains and over frozen rivers. Overnights in rustic cabins provide comfort, traditional Alaskan meals, and possible northern lights viewing.
POSTPONED TO APRIL 6: I: Martinez Mountain (6560'+), Sheep Mountain (5141'): Join us for this strenuous hike to two peaks in the Santa Rosa Wilderness desert terrain. Totals for the day will be about 20 miles with around 5300' of gain. Enjoy views of the surrounding mountains, Palm Desert and the Coachella Valley. Not intended for new hikers. Bring lug soles, water, food, layers, hat, sunblock and headlamp (with extra batteries!). Contact leader for status and details. Leader: BILL SIMPSON Co-Leaders: JIMMY QUAN, BRUCE CRAIG
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