Wanna’ take a hike? You’re Not Alone! Mtn. Hiking Club and Sierra Club Want You!

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FEBRUARY 2013 HIKING SCHEDULE
Monday, February 4, 2013
Monday Meanders – Big Bear Lake area
9:00 am, Big Bear Convention Center, parking lot at the north end (corner of Big Bear Blvd and Division). Weather permitting the group will collectively select an easy to moderate hike typically lasting 2 hours, covering 4 miles with moderate elevation gain. Bring water, snacks, layered clothing, and good hiking boots. National Forest Adventure Pass maybe required. Any questions contact Janet (909) 585-8511, janetinbb@yahoo.com or  Dick Banks 909 866-9232, rlbancos@yahoo.com
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Pacific Crest Trail, Silverwood Lake  – Sierra Club, Mountains Group

9:00 am, moderate, 8 miles,500 ft. elevation gain.
From the Silverwood Park office to Cedar Spring Dam and return. There are beautiful views of the lake from the trail, and possible distant sightings of snow-capped peaks. Bring hiking boots, jacket, lunch and 2 bottles of water. Call hike leader  Heather Sargeant  909-336-2836 for meeting place details.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Arrastre Canyon – Sierra Club, Mojave Group
9:00 am, moderate, 5-6 miles.
The lovely hike to a small oak glen in Arrastre Canyon is about 5-6 miles round trip. The hike includes visiting unique plant assemblages, a small stand of oaks, impressive clusters of huge boulders, a water cave and lovely views of the Victor Valley. Wear sturdy hiking boots, layered clothing, sunscreen and hat. Bring at least 2-3 quarts of water, lunch/snacks and a hiking stick. Don’t forget the camera and binoculars! High clearance vehicle is recommended. Meet at the Victor Valley Museum on Apple Valley Road at 9am . For more information and to sign up, contact JennyWilder JensOasis@aol.com — 760 220 0730
Saturday, February 9, 2013
City Creek Peak– near Highland – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

9:00 am, moderate/strenuous, 10 miles, 1,200 feet elevation gain.
Get some heart pumping, aerobic exercise and climb this local Highland area peak for great views of the Inland Empire. Meet a few miles north of the City of Highland on Hwy 330 at the City Creek Ranger Station. Bring the 10 essentials, 2 liters of water and lunch, sturdy boots, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, layered clothing and Adventure Pass for parking. Reservations call Roberta Darrow (909) 362-2531 (no later than 8:30 p.m.) or email at kitchenchic@mac.com or contact Co-Leader Ed Caliendo at (760) 328-1090 or email at dogs111@msn.com
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Pineknot- Cabin 89 Loop Snowshoe/Hike – Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

9:00 am, moderate, 4 miles.
This will be a moderate four mile loop above the Aspen Glen picnic area in Big Bear Lake. This will be a snowshoe if the weather cooperates or a hike if it doesn’t. We will meet at Von’s in Big Bear Lake at 9:00 am for carpooling to the trailhead which has limited parking. Please call the leader Ed Wallace at 909 584 9407 or e mail at ednjeanne@charter.net for conditionsMonday, February 11, 2013
Monday Meanders – Big Bear Lake area
9:00 am, Big Bear Convention Center, parking lot at the north end (corner of Big Bear Blvd and Division). Weather permitting the group will collectively select an easy to moderate hike typically lasting 2 hours, covering 4 miles with moderate elevation gain. Bring water, snacks, layered clothing, and good hiking boots. National Forest Adventure Pass maybe required. Any questions contact Janet (909) 585-8511, janetinbb@yahoo.com or  Dick Banks 909 866-9232, rlbancos@yahoo.com

Friday, February 15, 2013
Green Valley Lake Snowshoe – Sierra Club, Mountains Group

9:00 am, easy/moderate.
Green Valley Lake has some of the best snow in our local mountains, so come and join me for a day of fun. No prior snowshoe experience is necessary–it is not difficult to learn–just another form of hiking. You need to provide your own equipment. Meet at the main parking area in Green Valley Lake at 9 am.  Wear layered clothing, hat and gloves. Bring hiking poles, boots, snowshoes and a snack and water. Contact hike leader Sandy Ellis 909-867-7115 fsellis67@gmail.com or co-leader, Heather Sargent 909-336-2838.
Please CALL to check on weather conditions. If no snow, we will hike.Saturday, February 16, 2013
Chihuahua Valley Road to Tule Canyon Truck Trail – Sierra Club, Big Bear

7:00 am, moderate, 10.3 miles, moderate elevation gain.
This is a continuation of the Section B, Pacific Crest Trail Winter Recognition Program. Those hikers completing all nine segments of Section B will receive a special Recognition Award. This Segment No. 3 of the PCT is a total of 10.3 miles and we will cross-over from San Diego County to Riverside County. The PCT continues north along the east slope of Bucksnort Mountain (Chihuahua Valley Road to Tule Canyon Truck Trail). From the junction of Hwy 74/371 drive south on Hwy 371, 4.3 miles to Kirby Road. We will meet at Kirby Road junction. From there we will caravan to the trailhead. Bring the ten-essential, 3-liters of water, lunch and trail snacks, and sun-protection. Call for reservations, Ed Caliendo, Hiking Leader at (760) 328-1090 or dogs111@msn.com

Saturday, February 16, 2013
Lake Gregory Winter Bird Walk – Sierra Club, Mountains Group
8:00 am, easy, 2.5 miles.
Meet at the North Shore parking lot, Across from Goodwin’s. See wintering birds as we walk around the lake. Optional breakfast after. Hike leader Bill Engs, (engs@juno.com or 909-338-1910)
Friday, February 22, 2013
Pilot Rock – Lake Arrowhead area – MTHC

9am, moderate amble, 5 miles
We will walk along 2N33 to Pilot Rock passing though a nice valley south of Mount Marie Louise. This will be a slow paced hike so bring your camera. Bring water, lunch and layered clothing. Contact hike leaders Barbara (909) 338-1253 or Marilyn (909) 336-3923 or e-mail barblev6@gmail.com
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Philip Ferranti Orocopia Loop Adventure– Sierra Club, Big Bear Group

8:00 am, moderate, 8 plus miles, moderate elevation gain.
Philip Ferranti is a hiking adventurer, writer, and author of 140 Great Hikes in and near Palm Springs. He has volunteered to guide us through his favorite designation, the Orocopia Mountain Wilderness. Philip says, “The Orocopia Loop is Moab Utah like, an exotic geology.” We shall all meet at the base of the Truck Stop sign at the off-ramp parking lot of Casino 29 at Dillon Road on the I-10 freeway in Indio. Bring the ten-essentials, 3-liters of water, lunch, and sun-protection. Four-wheel vehicles needed to transport hikers. Call for reservations Ed Caliendo, Hiking Leader at (760) 328-1090 or dogs111@msn.com
Monday, February 25, 2013
Monday Meanders – Big Bear Lake area

9:00 am, Big Bear Convention Center, parking lot at the north end (corner of Big Bear Blvd and Division). Weather permitting the group will collectively select an easy to moderate hike typically lasting 2 hours, covering 4 miles with moderate elevation gain. Bring water, snacks, layered clothing, and good hiking boots. National Forest Adventure Pass maybe required. Any questions contact Janet (909) 585-8511, janetinbb@yahoo.com or  Dick Banks 909 866-9232, rlbancos@yahoo.com

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