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Call for donations to help the homeless, NOT an event.

Winding Stairs Trailhead Umpire, AR, US

This is not an event, rather a call to action. One of our members, Jackie, will be taking donations of items and is also looking for volunteers to help the homeless in the downtown area. Please consider doing what you can to help. She is seeking the following donation items: 1. Warm clothing, jackets, sweaters, […]

Sagebrush Cantina: Hindsite

Sagebrush Cantina 23527 Calabasas Rd, Calabasas, CA, United States

Many from this group, plus other friends, will attend this event at Sagebrush Cantina. The band playing (Hindsite) puts on a fantastic show, playing dance, pop, r&b/funk, and hip hop music from the 70's up to the latest hits. This is one of the best venues I've experienced on LA's west side, and this is […]

Sagebrush Substitution – 805 Social Club instead of Hindsite

Sagebrush Cantina 23527 Calabasas Rd, Calabasas, CA, United States

Note: If you signed up for Hindsite this Friday, I've put you back on this RSVP list, you can sign off or add guests if you'd like. So, Hindsite had to cancel this Friday, but we can still have some fun and get our dance on with the band filling in, 805 Social Club. I've […]

Hike at Caspers Wilderness Park – Bell Canyon + Oso Trail

Caspers Wilderness Park 33401 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA, US

The hike I am planning is around 6.3 miles with about 700 ft. of elevation gain. It starts at the very end of the paved road, the long gray strip that can be seen on the map. We will begin at the Bell Canyon Trail head. We will continue onto that and then take it […]

2023 Saturdays in the Santa Monica Mountains #12 – Griffith Park Peaklets

Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round 4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA, US

Hike #12 in the 2023 Saturday in the Santa Monica Mountains series, will be an adventurous 11-mile, 3000’ hiked from Burbank Peak to Beacon Hill passing by Bee Rock, the Hollywood Sign, Dante’s View, and the Old Zoo. Peaklets, rocks, and hills include Bee Rock (1056’), Taco Peak (1572'), Mt. Bell (1587’), Baby Bell (1570’), […]

WTC INTRODUCTORY HIKE: Echo Mtn and Mt Lowe (5597’) via Old Railway Route

1 Concordia 1 Concordia, Irvine, CA, US

WTC INTRODUCTORY HIKE: Echo Mtn and Mt Lowe (5597’) via Old Railway Route Hike the Sam Merrill trail to the historic railway and resort area at Echo Mtn, then up the old Railway Road and on to Mt Lowe. We will return the same way. Trip is a total of 12 miles with 3900 ft […]

Wind Wolves Preserve – A Favorite CHC Hike!

Wind Wolves Preserve 16019 CA-166, Bakersfield, CA, US

DESCRIPTION: Hike leader volunteers: Nancy H. Meet: Wind Wolves Preserve at The Crossing Parking Lot at 8:15am, departure at 8:30am sharp. Distance: 8.3 miles Elevation gain: Approx 1020 ft Time: ~ Approx 4 hours hiking including one snack break The Wind Wolves Preserve is a hidden gem. We'll start from "The Crossing" Parking Lot and […]

Kern Gateway Trail site visit and exploration (Upper Richbar)

Shell CA-178, Bakersfield, CA, US

Kern Gateway Trail Proposal The Kern Gateway Trail team is a group of community members with a love of the Kern River canyon who are working to create a connected trail in the Kern River Canyon. Join us to hear about and explore a spectacular section of the proposed Kern Gateway Trail. We will do […]

San Francisquito Canyon South via Pacific Crest Trail

41289 San Francisquito Canyon Rd 41289 San Francisquito Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA, US

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/san-francisquito-canyon-south-via-pacific-crest-trail Hello Fellow Hikers, Okay who is having PCT withdraws? This trail is rated high on AllTrails and not a very populated trail either. A lot of solitude and backcountry mountains. The starting point of this trail will have the most incline with most of the trail being more of a easier moderate hike. only […]

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