Beginning in Yukon Territory, flowing into British Columbia, and eventually entering Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park, the Tatshenshini offers arguably the world's premier mountain rafting experience. On our 140-mile adventure we'll float through the heart of the world's largest nonpolar icefields, amid the towering St. Elias Mountains. We'll also visit the Southeast Alaska Bald Eagle Preserve and Klukwan Village, explore the massive Walker Glacier, run rapids, and photograph wildlife in this vast wilderness.
I: Yosemite Backpacking Bus Trip Young Lakes, Mt. Conness (12,590’)
Join us for a 4-day adventure in Yosemite’s high country on this bus backpacking trip for the 4th of July holiday. We will depart the LA area on the 2nd of July on our luxury bus and return on the 5th. We’ll leave from Tuolumne Meadows and hike 5 miles with 1200 ft of elevation gain to Young Lakes, set up camp, and enjoy the scenery. The following day, hike cross country, 7 miles round trip, 3000’ gain to the southern flank of Mt. Conness for an exciting class 2 scramble up to the summit. Head back to camp at Young Lakes for Happy Hour and a good night’s rest, then pack out Sunday. This trip is suitable for conditioned WTC students, and will count as an experience trip. No beginners. Group size is limited due to permit. Make check payable to Sierra Club for $250 if you are a current Sierra Club member (include your SC Number) or $275 for non-members; please include recent conditioning and hiking info, e-mail and contact info.
Leader: Sharon Moore Co-Ldrs: Tohru Ohnuki; David Meltzer-Reservationist
David Meltzer, 611 E Pine Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245 Phone 310-913-1230
Leave Thursday morning for a moderate 3 day trip from Porcupine Flat to see some of the most magnificent vistas from the North Rim of Yosemite National Park. View Half Dome, Clouds Rest, Glacier Point, Yosemite Falls and many more important Yosemite Viewpoints from vantages not seen from roads at such points as North Dome, Yosemite Pt, and the top of Yosemite Falls. over 3000’ above the valley floor. The backpack is 15 miles with a 1,700’ gain, 5,800’ loss from Porcupine Flat to Yosemite Lodge. NO BEGINNERS. Cost includes bus, all fees, Sunday dinner. Send 2 large SASE’s, H&W Phones, SC#, Recent Backpack Experience/Conditioning, Check to Sierra Club $250 member, $275 non-member to Leader: Fred Dong , PO Box 423, Montrose, CA 91021 818-545-3878
Join us this July 4thweekend on a fun-filled backpack to May Lake, Mt. Hoffmann (class 2 approach) andpoints nearby in the Yosemite high country. Enjoy the sights and splendor of Yosemitewhile hiking, climbing and swimming in alpine lakes. Expect a mileage of around15 miles and an elevation gain of about 2500 ft. Optional side trips will involve additionaldistance and gain. Hiking pace will be WTC moderate.
John Muir speaks of theviews from Mt. Hoffmann in “MyFirst Summer in the Sierra”“…what glorious landscapes are about me, newplants, new animals, new crystals, and multitudes of new mountains far higherthan Hoffmann, towering in glorious array along the axis of the range, serene,majestic, snow-laden, sundrenched, vast domes and ridges shining below them,forests, lakes, and meadows in the hollows…” With luck,we should also have a wildflower bonanza-Penstemons, Groundsel, Columbine,Monkey flowers and more.
Depart the LA area onthe 2nd of July aboard our luxury bus (complementary snacks and beveragesprovided) and return on the 5th. This trip is especially suited for WTCstudents (will count as an experience trip) as well as fit graduates of the Sierra Club’s Beginning Backpacking Class. Make check payable to “Backpacking Committee”for $250 if you are a current Sierra Club member (include your SC number) or$275 for non-members. Please include recent conditioning and hiking info,contact e-mail & cell number along with the city you live in, to LeaderSRIDHAR GULLAPALLI (email@example.com) Co-Leader: SHERRY ROSS. Mail Checks and other info to Sridhar, 8410 Gulana Ave Apt 6. Playa Del Rey CA 90293
Create lasting memories on a father and son-led backpack trip with your loved ones as we journey through the most remote parts of Yosemite. We'll climb peaks, camp in the wilderness, swim in an alpine lake, and step off the trail for some moderate cross-country travel, with a visit to the stunning Ten Lakes Basin area. Parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, and their younger counterparts welcome.
Way off on the southeastern border of Yosemite National Park lies the remote and exquisite Lake 10,005. With its pristine beauty and extraordinary camping, the lake will be the highlight of our five-day trip filled with spectacular views of the Clark, Cathedral, and Ritter Ranges. A layover day at the lake will allow us to relax or further explore our spectacular surroundings.
Enjoy calving glaciers, soaring eagles, spy-hopping whales, and playful sea otters from the comfort of a 65-foot yacht in Glacier Bay National Park. On our journey, we'll kayak calm waters; hike seashores amid bear and moose tracks; see rugged snowcapped mountains, temperate rainforests, deep, sheltered fjords, and tall, spiraling glaciers; and learn about the area's amazing biodiversity from our expert naturalist.
Yosemite Backpacking Bus Trip Various Day Hikes
Join us for a 4-day adventure in Yosemite’s high country on this bus backpacking trip for the 4th of July holiday. We will depart the LA area on the 2nd of July on our luxury bus and return on the 5th. We’ll stay at Tuolumne Meadows and hike to various locations each day . No beginners. Group size is limited due to permit. Make check payable to Sierra Club for $250 if you are a current Sierra Club member (include your SC Number) or $275 for non-members; please include recent conditioning and hiking info, e-mail and contact info.
Leader: David Meltzer
David Meltzer, 611 E Pine Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245 Phone 310-913-1230
GLS will be camping in the Trinity Alps for the first time from July 2-5, 2015. We will be in a large group camp called Fawn group camp in a wooded area along Trinity Lake near Weaverville in the Shasta- Trinity National Forest. The camp is on highway 3 near Weaverville, west of interstate 5 off 299. It's a 4.5 hour drive from SF.
This area is known for it’s biodiversity, rugged peaks and varied terrain. Plan to come and explore with GLS this 4th of July weekend.
Cost is $45 for GLS members and $60 for lapsed or non members which includes one year membership.
TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE: http://www.glshikes.org/Events .
Below are some links for information on the area.
Looking forward to seeing you “out in nature”.
Delve into Europe's second-largest wilderness area, home to high plateaus, jagged canyons, snow-covered volcanoes, glaciated lakes, and virgin rivers. Powered mostly by geothermal energy, Iceland is covered by treeless tundra and inhabited by reindeer, geese, and various arctic birds. Our journey will take us into heartland and coastal areas, where we will enjoy moderate hikes, admire powerful waterfalls, trek over an ice field, and enjoy comfortable lodging and local delicacies.
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