Moderate Hike—Amazon Hdwtrs/Spencer Butte—Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Leader: David Cooper
This hike is often referred to as a conditioning hike. But that's for YOUR conditioning. Some people go to the top in just under an hour and others might be 20 minutes later. Or decide they aren't ready for the last section of steps to the summit. No matter what your speed you won't be alone. So, join this hike and start getting ready for good times on the trails.
To get to the trailhead: Take West Amazon to Martin Street. Turn left. Drive past Kinney Park and park on Martin Street near the Kiosk sign board across from Canyon Drive Street sign with hiker symbol. Please call the leader if any questions. One can take LTD Bus #28 to Martin Street.
Moderate Hike—Fawn Lake Loop—Sunday, August 27, 2017
Leader: Darko Sojak
Exploratory lollipop trail hike from Crescent Lake to Fawn Lake and Pretty Lake.
Difficult Bk Pk—John Muir Wilderness—Monday–Saturday, August 28–September 2, 2017
Leader: Steve Adey
Trip fee: $8 (permit fee) + Obsidian fee
I have a permit for a four night backpack in the John Muir Wilderness.
The entry point is Duck Pass, near Mammoth Lakes (located east and south of Yosemite), but the remaining route itinerary, camp sites, and the exit point are flexible.
This is not a trip for beginners.
Please call Steve for more information before you sign up.
Moderate Hike—Amazon Hdwtrs/Spencer Butte—Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Leader: Steve Cordon
This is our weekly aerobic hike starting at Martin Street Trailhead up to Spencer Butte. We can accommodate most all hiker speeds in this group. We start promptly at 8:15AM so come a few minutes early to check in. Wear appropriate clothing for the weather.
To get to the trailhead: Take West Amazon to Martin Street. Turn left. Drive past Kinney Park and park on Martin Street at the Kiosk sign board across from Canyon Drive Street sign with hiker symbol. Please call the leader if any questions. One can take LTD Bus #28 to Martin Street.
Difficult Bk Pk—Broken Top via Tam Mc Arthur Rim—Saturday–Monday, September 2–4, 2017
Leader: Becky Lipton
On Saturday, Backpack via Tam McArthur Rim Trail into a little used lake with a magnificent view of Broken Top . Approximately 6.5 miles in, this backpack trip will involve 1200 ft of elevation gain, followed by 600 ft of elevation drop, some of which will be steep and without a trail. Set up base camp and enjoy 2nd day of bushwhacking up the flank of Broken Top, reading by the lake, or exploring other hiking options. Backpack out Monday. Departure location to be determined
Difficult Hike—Divide Lake—Saturday, September 9, 2017
Leader: David Cooper
Two beautiful lakes are featured on this hike. The first one, rock rimmed Notch Lake, is a good stop to shed a layer. After attaining the ridge in a hemlock forest, we drop down to our destination, Divide Lake. The trail passes below Mt. Yoran near the lake. Options from this point are relax at the lake, investigate the talus slopes of Mt Yoran, or head on up the trail about a mile miles to the actual divide and find the PCT just beyond. Interesting glaciated rocks around Divide Lake. Notch Lake is a good spot to top on the way out for a wade or swim
This trip is Moderate if going only to Divide Lake (8mi, 1300 elev).
Moderate Hike—Rigdon Lakes—Sunday, September 10, 2017
Leader: Daphne James
Waldo Wilderness is lovely in the Fall. This hike starts out along the north shore of Waldo Lake then loops through the Taylor burn area to Upper Ridgon Lake, Lower Ridgon lake and Lake Kiwa. The fall colors are beautiful. The trail then returns to Waldo shore where we will have lunch at lake side and return along the shore path.