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WEEKEND WORK PARTIES: Don’t miss out on the fresh air, exercise, excellent food and camaraderie happening

at the work parties on May 11-12-13 and July 13-14-15. Call Dan Perkins now at 760–634–2963 to sign up and help out!

Foster Lodge

Foster Lodge Holistic Weekend Fundraiser
May 4-5-6
Activities include music, yoga, nutrition, massage, angel walks, hikes, acupuncture, sprouting and great food!! All for only $75 per person.
For reservation, contact Bob Spahle, 619–224–8990 or return the tear–off coupon below with your check.
Friday 7:30 p.m. • Sunday 2 p.m. Bring a tent— inside bunk space is limited. Five meals included (three on Saturday, breakfast and lunch on Sunday). Located at Mile Marker #26, across from the Laguna El Prado Campground on Sunrise Highway. Only $75 per person. RSVP to Bob Spahle, 619-224-8990. Send a self addressed stamped envelope for a list of phone numbers to carpool and other information. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

To schedule an event at Foster Lodge: Large Cabin - Dianne Peitila 858-274-3100 Small Cabin-Susan Parrish 858-560-7502 Special Events - Bob Spahle 619–224–8990 Lodge Chair - Patrick Jones 858–565–7733
Foster Lodge Closed Weekends - Due to special reserved events, the Foster Lodge Cabins will be closed during the following weekends in the year 2001: May 4—6, Jun 1—3, Jun 8—10, Oct 26—28, Dec 1—3.

FEES (with membership card)
Members Guests Adults (6–12) Adults (6–12) Day use: $5 $4 $8 $6 Family: $15 included $25 Included Overnight: $7 $5 $12 $8 Family: $22 included $38 Included

The Sierra Club Foster Lodge is in the Laguna Mountains 12 mi. north of I–8 on Sunrise Highway, across from Mt. Laguna/El Prado campground. The lodge consists of two cabins. The small one is open from 10 a.m.. Sat. to 2 p.m. Sun. for Sierra Club members and their guests (see fee schedule above). The large cabin is for use by Sierra Club groups as well as guest groups with a club sponsor. Please call the events scheduler for reservations if you are interested in renting the large cabin. The deposit per night is $140 for Sierra Club groups and $240 per night for non-club groups. This fee covers the first 20 people in your group. Both cabins are fully equipped and have everything except showers, bedding and food. Enjoy your weekend!
Foster Lodge Committee Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month. For more information call Mary Eggen at 858-453-1615.

FOSTER LODGE HOLISTIC WEEKEND 2001 RESERVATION
MAKE ($75/person) CHECK PAYABLE TO “FOSTER LODGE” and SEND TO: BOB SPAHLE 5076 SARATOGA AVE., #8 SAN DIEGO, CA 92107
NAME:______________________________________________PHONE:______________

ADDRESS:___________________________________________PHONE:______________

No. of people attending:___________________Amount of $ enclosed:______________

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Foster Lodge in January—snow on the roof but warm days for outside.
This charming “postcard” comes from 80-yearold Channing Gilson who said he enjoyed Foster Lodge with his wife Marie and granddaughter Allison Pruss (in the photo) in January 2001 and was looking forward to a cross-country skiing with Sierra Club in March. He said he met his wife on a Catalina trip in June 1970.

SHARE YOUR SIERRA CLUB EXPERIENCES WITH THE HI SIERRAN! Contact editor, Jackie Main, at e-mail jjmain@home.com or send her your story and/or photos to 2360 Palomira Ct., Chula Vista, CA 91915

Car Pool Information
For environmental reasons, the Sierra Club strongly recommends car pooling. However, for insurance reasons, COLs cannot arrange car pools, although members may voluntarily arrange them among themselves. The COL and other trip participants may (or may not) be present at an arranged car pool location. The Sierra Club and its leaders can assume no responsibility for the drivers or the vehicles. Please offer to help reimburse your driver. A suggested guideline is based on typical total operating expenses (not just gas): one passenger - 9 cents per mile; two passengers - 7 cents per mile each; three passengers - 5 cents per mile each; four passengers - 4 cents per mile each. Tolls, entrance or parking fees should also be split among the passengers. If you switch cars, you should still pay your original driver the suggested round trip cost. El Cajon Car Pool. Take I-8 to Second Street exit. Go south one block to Oakdale Avenue. Park on Oakdale. We meet on the SW corner of Second and Oakdale. Grossmont Car Pool. Drive east on I-8, exit Jackson Drive and turn left. At the next light, turn right to Murray Drive. From I-8 west, exit Jackson Drive and go straight across the intersection. The Park & Ride is next to the Red Lobster Restaurant (do not park in the restaurant’s half of the lot). Mira Mesa Car Pool. From I-15, go west at Mira Mesa Blvd. Take the first right into the Park & Ride lot. Mission Valley Car Pool. Take I-8 to the Qualcomm Way off-ramp. Go west on Camino de la Reina. Park on Camino del Este near Camino de la Reina. Meet near the SE corner of Camino del Este and Camino de la Reina.

Grading System
The grade is a 3-part code describing the difficulty of the outing. The first part, a capital letter, refers to the difficulty of the trip; the second part, a number, states the number of miles that will be traveled on the longest day; and the last part, another capital letter, refers to the total elevation gain or loss for the day.
Difficulty Elevation Change E Easy This is the number of miles, A less than 500 ft. M Moderate rounded to the nearest mile, B 500-1,000 ft. H Hard traveled on the longest day C 1,001-2,000 ft. S Strenuous of the trip. D 2,001-3,000 ft. V Very Strenuous E over 3,000 ft. EXAMPLE: M8C is a moderately difficult day hike which requires going 8 miles on the longest day, and which could climb or descend up to 2,000 ft. (C) in any one day. Mileage

Outing Leaders Contacts
Outings Chair: Jim Matlock 858–748–4634 Outings Editor: Pauline Jimenez 619–660–9898 (email hiknlady@aol.com) Master Calendar/COL Data Base/HS Outings Coordinator: Jim McCleary 858–278–8737 (email jim@jimmc.com) North County Car Pool. Take I-15 to Via Rancho Parkway exit, go west toward orange-colored plaza. The Park & Ride is behind McDonald’s. Rancho Bernardo Car Pool. Meet 200 yards east of Pomerado Road on Oaks North Drive. For hikes in the area of Cuyamaca and Laguna Mountains, leave Rancho Bernardo 10 minutes earlier than from Mission Valley. HI SIERRAN • San Diego Chapter • May/June 2001 • Page 19

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MAY 1/TUE/M4B DOUBLE PEAK Ldr: Augusto Alvarez 760-752-1444 Asst: Needed We'll hike to the peak for a panoramic sunset view. Wear shoes with traction; bring a quart of water, jacket, and flashlight. Take Hwy 78 to Twin Oaks Valley Road exit in San Marcos. Drive south 0.6 miles and turn right on Craven Rd. Drive 0.6 miles to left turn onto Foxhall. Drive 0.3 miles and park by Lakeview Park. We depart at 6 p.m., unless rain cancels. MAY 2/WED/E3A MOONLIGHT ON THE BAY Ldr: Karen Smith 619-422-3236 Asst: Needed Fundraiser for SD Chapter conservation - $2 per person donation. Three miles at leisurely pace on sidewalks near the water during Bay Days celebration. Free ice cream at Seaport Village if line isn't too long. Meet promptly at 6:30 p.m. at "Guardian of Water" statue (west of County Administration Bldg on Harbor Drive between Ash and Grape). No group size limit bring a friend! MAY 2/WED/E5A WED IN MTNS Ldr: Carolyn Jennings 619-429-8721 Asst: Needed Meet at 9 a.m. at the visitor center parking area, 301 Caspian Way, Imperial Beach, for our hike along the estuary (bring camera if you wish). We plan to lunch at "Tin Fish" on the pier. Carpools leave Mission Valley at 8 a.m. Limit 14. MAY 2/WED/M11B WED IN MTNS Ldr: Pat Gifford 858-453-4595 Asst: Needed Ramble on Daley Ranch in chaparral, meadow and trees. Take I-15 to El Norte Pkwy, east to La Honda Dr and 1 mile to main gate and parking. Meet at 8:45 a.m. Carpools leave Mission Valley and El Cajon at 8 a.m. MAY 2/WED/H7B IRON MOUNTAIN SUMMIT Ldr: Al Fein 858-679-7920 Asst: Needed I-15 to Rancho Peñasquitos Blvd/ Poway Rd exit. Drive east 8.8 miles to Hwy 67. Turn right, park on east side of road. Wear shoes with traction, no aerobic tennis shoes! Bring jacket, flashlight, water. We depart promptly at 5:55 p.m., unless evening rain cancels.

MAY 3/THU/E3A LAKE HODGES Ldr: Jim McCleary 858-278-8737 Asst: Kris Andrysiak This is a short, easy hike along the eastern shore of Lake Hodges, featuring pictographs and a waterfall. From I-15, take the West Bernardo Dr exit, and head west. Turn right at Rancho Bernardo Community Park and park (and meet) in the first lot on the left next to the basketball courts (Thomas Bros 1150-A6). Wear lug-soled boots and bring a quart of water, jacket, and a flashlight. Rain cancels. Group limited to 25 people. MAY 5/SAT/E1A TRAIL BUILDING ON MATAGUAY TRAILS SYSTEM Ldr: Rob Langsdorf 858-459-1726 Asst: Needed Join us to construct more new trail (no experience needed). We will be working on a trail in an oak-filled canyon. Exact work location will depend upon the size of the crew and work needed to complete various projects before summer. Call Rob for details and REQUIRED sign-up. May 5-6/SAT-SUN OWL CANYON/RAINBOW BASIN CAR CAMP Ldr: Laura Cramer 760-341-5448 Asst: Needed It's been a few years since we've been camping at this high desert campground just outside of Barstow. The canyon's layers expose the colors of the rainbow plus fossils and "caves." Hikes Saturday afternoon and Sunday mornings. Kids will do a craft activity while adults fix dinner on Saturday. Optional trip to Calico ghost town Sunday afternoon. Central commissary car camp with Saturday dinner, campfire snack and Sunday breakfast provided. Cost is $28 for one-adult family and $35 for two-adult family (or families with 3 or more children). To reserve, send SASE, check made out to Sierra Club-FOY, and names/ages of children to leader at: 74313 Chicory St, Palm Desert, CA 92260. MAY 5/SAT/M7C SILL HILL WATERFALL Ldr: Becky Graul 619-255-9368 Asst: Needed Hidden grotto and 30-foot Sill Hill waterfall awaits ambitious early morning hikers. Call leader for details and reservation. Rain cancels.

MAY 6/SUN/S11C ROCKHOUSE CANYON Ldr: Bill Swartz 858-273-4534 Asst: COL Needed Meet at Christmas Circle; car pool in 4x4 vehicles to Rockhouse Canyon trailhead. Hike five miles up wash into a valley. On the way we pass a hidden spring, a 20-foot dry waterfall and finally come to the Indian Rockhouses. 100 years ago, Indian villages thrived here. Bring 3 quarts of water, lunch and good footwear. Fabulous drive and great, but strenuous, workout. For reservations, call on May 2 between 7-10 p.m. MAY 7/MON/E2A WALK THE TALK! Ldr: Geoff Smith 619-299-1741 Asst: Needed Meet at Chapter Office and Bookstore at 6 p.m. for a short, 14-minute video about the Sierra Club, followed by a brisk, 1-hour walk around the neighborhood. We'll get to know each other, and I'll describe ways you can become involved in issue work in our chapter. Conclude at a local coffee shop; walk back to the office for a wrap-up. Please RSVP to Geoffrey Smith, Conservation Coordinator. I look forward to meeting and working with you! MAY 8/TUE/M4B DALEY RANCH Ldr: Augusto Alvarez 760-752-1444 Asst: Needed Take I-15 to El Norte Parkway exit (north Escondido). Go 3 miles east to Dixon Lake sign. Turn left on La Honda, go up hill, park in large parking lot outside main entrance. Wear shoes with traction, no aerobic tennis shoes! Bring jacket, flashlight, and water. We depart at 6 p.m., unless evening rain cancels. MAY 9/WED/M3A TORREY PINES Ldr: Allan Fein 858-679-7920 Asst: Needed Take I-5 to Carmel Valley Rd exit. Drive west to Pacific Coast Highway 101; turn left. Drive to Torrey Pines State Reserve entrance, park on right, outside entrance. Wear shoes with traction, no aerobic tennis shoes! We depart promptly at 5:55 p.m., unless evening rain cancels.

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MAY 9/WED/M3B COWLES MOUNTAIN EVENING HIKE Ldr: Diane Purkey 619-299-3700 Asst: Jack Brady Take a quick, fun hike up the Big Rock side of San Diego's highest point. Snack and scope out scenic city views at the top, then return by flashlight. Bring hiking boots, flashlight, water and a munchie. Rain cancels. Call 69 p.m. May 3rd to catch me live for info and REQUIRED signup, or leave message 24 hours, including when to reach you after 2 p.m. MAY 9/WED/M5B LOS PEÑASQUITOS CANYON EXERCISE HIKE Leader: Jeanne Dunham 619-298-9128 or 858-450-4123 Asst: Glenn Dunham A fast conditioning hike in Penasquitos Canyon leaving the west end parking lot on Sorrento Valley Boulevard at 5:30 p.m. sharp. Rain cancels. MAY 11-14/FRI-MON/H15C GRAND CANYON-HAVASU Ldr: Mark Brown 619-980-6830 Asst: Byron Cook We'll camp at the falls, take a day

off, then make a day trip to the Colorado River (or as far as we feel like) on this three-night backpack. Deposit $52.50 required. Open to six. Call 7 to 9 p.m. ASAP. MAY 12/SAT — See page 4 CAL CONSERVATION OUTING GLAMIS GOLD MINE Ldr: Ellen Shively Host: Edie Harmon Required sign-up by May 10. MAY 12/SAT/E1A QUAIL BOTANICAL GARDENS Ldr: Kris Andrysiak 858-278-8737 Asst: Jim McCleary Ancient cycads, majestic palms, flowering trees and the largest bamboo collection in the U.S. are part of the diverse and botanically important collections you will discover here - a place of beauty in all seasons. Bring $5 admission plus extra for optional brunch afterwards. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a quart of water. This is a leisurely paced, hour-long hike. For reservations, call leader 4-9 p.m.

MAY 12/SAT/M4B DALEY RANCH Ldr: Chrissy Magee 760-597-0369 Asst: Needed So what else are you going to do on a beautiful May morning? Come start your weekend right with an invigorating morning hike. Bring 2 quarts of water. Wear sturdy hiking boots (no aerobic tennis shoes). Please call leader for reservations beginning May 6th, 6-9 p.m. Limited to 15. MAY 12/SAT/M5B CUYAMACA SPRINGTIME STROLL Ldr: Karen Smith 619-422-3236 Asst: Needed Five-mile loop hike at leisurely pace visits Stonewall Mine, Cuyamaca Lake, flowering meadows, forests of oak and pine. Suitable for beginners. Bring lunch, water, layered clothing, sun protection, sturdy shoes. Meet in town at 9 a.m., return about 4 p.m. For reservation, call leader 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. beginning Monday, May 7. Limited to 16 adults.

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MAY 12/SAT/M6A CARLSBAD OAKS Ldr: Renee Huston 760-730-9899 Asst: Diane Nygard Call after May 5th for sign up (limited to first 25), directions and meeting place. Two and a half hours of riparian trail along Aqua Hedionda Creek, then to higher elevations in chaparral and coastal sage scrub with ocean views. See this area before it is lost to development. Wear shoes with tread, bring water/snack, no restrooms available. MAY 12/SAT/M8B ELFIN FOREST RECREATIONAL RESERVE Ldr: Becky Graul 619-255-9368 Asst: Needed Wanted: Early morning ambitious hikers for fun, exercise, and enjoyment of this beautiful recreational reserve. Well-mannered dogs and owners welcome. Call leader for details and reservation. Rain cancels. MAY 16/WED/M4C DOUBLE PEAK Ldr: Angie Butler 760-489-8842 Asst: David Butler We'll hike to the peak for a panoramic sunset view. Wear shoes with traction, bring a quart of water, jacket, and flashlight. Take Hwy 78 to the Twin Oaks Valley exit in San Marcos. Head south on Twin Oaks. Turn right on Craven Rd and left on Foxhall. Park at the end of the road by Lakeview Park. We depart at 6:OO p.m., unless rain cancels. MAY 16/WED/M9B WED IN MTNS Ldr: Robert Dietrich 619-589-5412 pibroch@home.com Asst: Edmonda Bowen Trek the spectacular Pacific Crest Trail in the Lagunas north from Desert View Picnic Ground to Kwaaymii Point, pausing for leisurely lunch atop Garnet Peak. Car shuttle arrangement returns party to trail head. Carpools leave Mission Valley at 8 a.m., El Cajon 8:15 a.m. Nat'l Forest Adventure passes required for trailhead and exit parking. Call/contact leader if going directly to trailhead. MAY 16/WED/H5C MOUNT WOODSON NORTH LOOP Ldr: Al Fein 858-679-7920 Asst: Needed I-15 to Rancho Peñasquitos/Poway Rd exit. Drive east 8.8 miles to Hwy

67. Turn left, drive 3 miles. Park on side of road. Meet at CDF station entrance. Wear shoes with traction, no aerobic tennis shoes! Bring jacket, flashlight, and water. We depart promptly at 5:55 p.m., unless evening rain cancels. MAY 17/THU/M3B COWLES MOUNTAIN EVENING HIKE Ldr: Diane Purkey 619-299-3700 Asst: Jack Brady Take a casual, fun hike up the Golfcrest side of San Diego's highest point. Snack and scope out scenic city views at the top, then return by flashlight. Bring hiking boots, flashlight, water and a munchie. Rain cancels. Call 6-9 p.m. May 10th to catch me live for info and REQUIRED signup, or leave message 24 hours, including when to reach you after 2 p.m. MAY 19-20/SAT-SUN/M12C HAUSER CANYON/BARRETT LAKE BACKPACK Ldr: Cindy Buxton 619-516-1711 Asst: Paul Gardner Rare opportunity to experience entire Hauser Canyon all the way across Barrett Lake. Conservation outing to demonstrate Hauser Wilderness, proposed wilderness extensions. Many thanks to generous Water Authority offer for boat shuttle across lake to cars -- making backpack mostly downhill. Several micro eco-systems along Cottonwood Creek; see historic remnants of water flume, Marine Memorial. Should be warm enough to wade in creek. A $5 donation to the wilderness campaign requested, but not required. Call leader for sign-up. MAY 19/SAT/M6B MT CALAVERA Ldr: Renee Huston 760-730-9899 Assistant: Diane Nygard Call after May 12th for sign up (limited to first 25), directions and meeting place. Wear shoes with tread and bring water and snack. Two and a half hours along the creek and over the Lake Calavera levee, then circle trail to the summit of Mt. Calavera, one of only two volcanic plugs in So. Calif. Restrooms available at hike beginning and end.

MAY 19/SAT/H12C WEST MESA - MIDDLE PEAK Ldr: Rachel Barsman 619-237-1124 Asst: Sandra Darany Moderately fast paced hike on fire roads in heavily forested area of Cuyamaca State Park. We'll reach Middle Peak from West Mesa area and hike halfway around on shadiest side. Return route either Milk Ranch Road to Cold Stream trail or back on Azalea Glen trail. Bring 3 quarts water, lunch, snacks and comfortable boots. Open to 12 fit, experienced hikers. Call for reservations May 14th between 6-10 p.m. MAY 19/SAT/V17E SUICIDE ROCK - MT. SAN JACINTO LOOP HIKE Ldr: Jan Drover 619-294-9077 janhike@hotmail.com Asst: COL Needed This strenuous and scenic conditioning hike will begin at Suicide Rock and wind through the PCT to San Jacinto's 10,804' panoramic summit. After bagging the peak and brown-bagging, we'll loop back via Wellman Divide and Devil's Slide (5,000' gain/ 5,000' loss). Requirements: advanced, peppy-paced hiking. Call leader for details and sign-up. MAY 19/SAT/V21E PALM SPRINGS TO SAN JACINTO PEAK DAY HIKE Ldr: Steve Fausset 619-221-4686 fausset_steve@prc.com Asst: COL Needed Spines to pines. Cactus to clouds. Sand to snow(?). Desert to mountains. No matter how you say it, it's still the same @#%!* dayhike. Killer! 21 miles, 10-11,000' elevation gain, fast pace, tough aerobically - you get the picture. Bring 10+ essentials, your fit fanny, and a prayer. Ride the tram down to dinner afterwards. Call or e-mail. Let's do it to it! MAY 20/SUN/E4A PIEDRAS PINTADAS Ldr: Helen Roseberry 619-813-6366 Asst: Needed Hike begins at 3 p.m. promptly. Hike is geared for people who have dogs; however, having a dog is not mandatory to attend. From I-15 take the West Bernardo Drive exit and head west, turn right at Rancho Bernardo Community Park. Meet in front of the Joslyn Senior Center. Not suitable for children less than 10 years old. Rain cancels. Limited to 25.

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MAY 20/SUN/M7A PALOMAR MTN DAY HIKE Ldr: Ann M. Willard 619-276-0749 Asst: Jeff Bratt Come join us on a 7-mile hike through meadows and woods in the Palomar Mtn State Park. Carpools leave at 8:30 a.m. from north San Diego. Two quarts of water, boots, hat, and a light jacket are advised. Bring a sack lunch; we will eat by a stream. Light rain will not cancel. First 15 will go, call after May 1 to reserve a spot. MAY 23/WED/H4B MOUNT ISRAEL Ldr: David Butler 760-489-8842 Asst: Angie Butler I-15 to Valley Pkwy exit. Drive west 0.3 miles to 9th St, right 0.3 miles to left on Hale, 0.3 miles to Harmony Grove Rd, right 0.3 miles to left at intersection with Enterprise, (thus continuing on Harmony Grove Rd!), 0.4 miles to Kauana Loa Rd, turn left (to continue on Har mony Grove Rd again!), 2.7 miles to parking area on left. Wear shoes with traction, no aerobic tennis shoes! Bring jacket, flashlight, and water. We depart at 6:00 p.m., unless evening rain cancels. MAY 23/WED/H7B IRON MOUNTAIN SUMMIT Ldr: Al Fein 858-679-7920 Asst: Needed I-15 to Rancho Peñasquitos Blvd/ Poway Rd exit. Drive east 8.8 miles to Hwy 67. Turn right, park on east side of road. Wear shoes with traction, no aerobic tennis shoes! Bring jacket, flashlight, and water. We depart promptly at 5:55 p.m., unless evening rain cancels. MAY 26/SAT/M7B AZALEA SPRINGS/MIDDLE PEAK DAY HIKE Ldr: Dan Mischo 760-788-0156 Asst: Needed Start the holiday weekend off with a little exercise in the Cuyamaca Mountains. Mostly in shade, trail should be green and pleasant with some very large oak, assorted pine trees. Moderate pace. Lunch spot overlooks ocean on a clear day. Wear sturdy hiking shoes or boots; bring water and lunch. Sunscreen and hat recommended. Parking cost $5.00 per car. Please call leader for carpool location and sign up.

MAY 30/WED/M4B DALEY RANCH-CHAPARRAL LOOP Ldr: Angie Buter 760-489-8842 Asst: David Butler Take I-15 to El Norte Parkway exit (north Escondido). Go 3 miles east to Dixon Lake sign. Turn left on La Honda, go up hill, park in large parking lot outside main entrance. Wear shoes with traction, no aerobic tennis shoes! Bring jacket, flashlight, and water. We depart at 6:00 p.m., unless evening rain cancels. MAY 30/WED/H5C MOUNT WOODSON NORTH LOOP Ldr: Al Fein 858-679-7920 Asst: Needed I-15 to Rancho Peñasquitos/Poway Rd exit. Drive east 8.8 miles to Hwy 67. Turn left, drive 3 miles. Park on side of road. Meet at CDF station entrance. Wear shoes with traction, no aerobic tennis shoes! Bring jacket, flashlight, and water. We depart promptly at 5:55 p.m., unless evening rain cancels. JUN 2/SAT/M7B OAKZANITA PEAK DAY HIKE Ldr: Edmund Fantino 858-755-1978 efantino@ucsd.edu Asst: Stephanie Fantino 858-755-1978 sfantino@psy.ucsd.edu Adults and children 8 years and up are invited to join us for this hike, which includes a spectacular view of all the peaks in the Cuyamaca area from the summit of Oakzanita Peak. JUN 3/SUN/M8B SWEETWATER RIVER TRAIL Ldr: Rachel Barsman 619-237-1124 Assistant: Needed Join me for a scenic morning hike near the Sweetwater Reservoir in Bonita. Call for directions to the trailhead or look on page 124 of newest version of Afoot & Afield. The hike will be at a moderately fast pace, will finish before lunch.

JUN 4/MON/E2A WALK THE TALK! Ldr: Geoff Smith 619-299-1741 Asst: Needed Meet at Chapter Office and Bookstore at 6 p.m. for a short, 14-minute video about the Sierra Club, followed by a brisk, 1-hour walk around the neighborhood. We'll get to know each other, and I'll describe ways you can become involved in issue work in our chapter. Conclude at a local coffee shop; walk back to the office for a wrap-up. Please RSVP to Geoffrey Smith, Conservation Coordinator. I look forward to meeting and working with you! JUNE 6/WED/M6A LOS PENASQUITOS CANYON WORKOUT HIKE Ldr: Diane Purkey 619-299-3700 Asst: Gary Hein Let's do an evening workout along this broad, grassy canyon from the west end to the falls. We'll have a break at the falls and sing back if we hear coyote songs. Call 6-9 p.m. May 31st to catch me live for info and REQUIRED signup, or leave message 24 hours, including when to reach you after 2 p.m. JUN 6/WED/H5C SAN PASQUAL SOUTH Ldr: David Butler 760-489-8842 Asst: Angie Butler I-15 to Via Rancho Pkwy exit; drive east to San Pasqual Rd. Turn right. Drive to intersection with Hwy 78. Turn right. After passing Wild Animal Park entrance, drive 5.4 miles to parking area on right. Wear shoes with traction, no aerobic tennis shoes! Bring jacket, flashlight, and water. We depart at 6 p.m., unless evening rain cancels. JUN 6/WED/H7B IRON MOUNTAIN SUMMIT Ldr: Al Fein 858-679-7920 Asst: Needed I-15 to Rancho Peñasquitos Blvd/ Poway Rd exit. Drive east 8.8 miles to Hwy 67. Turn right, park on east side of road. Wear shoes with traction, no aerobic tennis shoes! Bring jacket, flashlight, and water. We depart promptly at 5:55 p.m., unless evening rain cancels.

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JUN 9/SAT/M6B BANKER'S HILL Ldr: Rachel Barsman 619-237-1124 Asst: Needed Join me for an aerobically paced hike through Banker's Hill, Maple Canyon, Florida Canyon, and Balboa Park. Just meet at the southeast corner of Laurel and Brant at 9 a.m. (in front of Villa Portofino). Optional lunch at Hob Nob Hill after the walk. JUN 10/SUN/H15D TROLLEY TO TROLLEY VIA COWLES MTN HIKE Ldr: Rob Langsdorf 858-459-1726 Asst: COL Needed This hike will go from an East County trolley stop through Mission Trails Park to the Mission Station trolley stop. In the process, we will climb Cowles Mountain and other high points. Some city streets and five open space paths will provide connections to the park. Call Rob for details and REQUIRED sign-up. JUN 13/WED/M5B LOS PEÑASQUITOS CANYON EXERCISE HIKE Ldr: Jeanne Dunham 619-298-9128 or 858-450-4123 Asst: Glenn Dunham A fast, conditioning hike in Penasquitos Canyon leaving the west end parking lot on Sorrento Valley Boulevard at 5:30 p.m. sharp. Rain cancels. JUN 13/WED/H5C MOUNT WOODSON NORTH LOOP Ldr: Al Fein 858-679-7920 Asst: Needed I-15 to Rancho Peñasquitos/Poway Rd exit. Drive east 8.8 miles to Hwy 67. Turn left, drive 3 miles. Park on side of road. Meet at CDF station entrance. Wear shoes with traction, no aerobic tennis shoes! Bring jacket flashlight, and water. We depart promptly at 5:55 p.m., unless evening rain cancels. JUN 14/THU/M5B BLUE SKY RESERVE TO RAMONA DAM Ldr: Clayton Holstun 760-591-9887 Asst: Needed I-15 to Rancho Bernardo Rd exit. Drive east (becomes Espola Rd) about 4 miles. Park by reserve entrance sign on east side of road. Wear shoes with traction, no aerobic tennis shoes! Bring jacket, flashlight, and water. We depart at 6 p.m., unless evening rain cancels.

JUN 16-17/SAT-SUN/M3B BARKER VALLEY BACKPACK Ldr: Tom Fuller 760-747-4069 Asst: Needed The first day is 1000', all downhill, to Barker Valley where we will camp under venerable oak trees with the Palomar Observatory looking down at us. We'll day hike to a beautiful small rapids and waterfall. Sunday, we climb 1000' back to our car. SASE to leader at 301 W. Vermont Ave. #623, Escondido, CA 92025 for details. JUN 16/SAT/M6A CARLSBAD OAKS Ldr: Renee Huston 760-730-9899 Asst: Diane Nygard Call after June 9th for sign up (limited to first 25) directions and meeting place. Same hike as May 12th. JUNE 20/WED/M8C FORTUNA MOUNTAIN EVENING LOOP HIKE Ldr: Diane Purkey 619-299-3700 Asst: Tom Markel Hike the less-traveled end of "Long Mountain" as we loop through Suycott Wash to the summits of North and South Fortuna in Mission Trails Park. Fun, fast-paced and fairly steep at the top. Bring hiking boots, water and a munchie. Call 6-9 p.m. June 14th to catch me live for info and required signup, or leave message 24 hours, including when to reach you after 2 p.m. JUN 20/WED/M10C WED IN MTNS Ldr: Lois Day 619-280-1747 Asst: Needed Popular annual fund-raiser! boxed ad this issue.

JUN 20/WED/H7B IRON MOUNTAIN SUMMIT Ldr: Al Fein 858-679-7920 Asst: Needed I-15 to Rancho Peñasquitos Blvd/ Poway Rd exit. Drive east 8.8 miles to Hwy 67. Turn right, park on east side of road. Wear shoes with traction, no aerobic tennis shoes! Bring jacket, flashlight, and water. We depart promptly at 5:55 p.m., unless evening rain cancels. JUN 24/SUN/E4A PIEDRAS PINTADAS Ldr: Helen Roseberry 619-813-6366 Asst: Needed See write up on May 20. JUN 27/WED/M5B LOS PEÑASQUITOS CANYON EXERCISE HIKE Ldr: Jeanne Dunham 619-298-9128 or 858-450-4123 Asst: Glenn Dunham A fast, conditioning hike in Penasquitos Canyon leaving the west end parking lot on Sorrento Valley Boulevard at 5:30 p.m. sharp. Rain cancels. JUN 27/WED/H4B DALEY RANCH COUGAR PASS Ldr: David Butler 760-489-8842 Asst: Angie Butler Take I-15 to El Norte Parkway exit (north Escondido). Go 1 mile east to stoplight at Broadway. Turn left on Broadway and drive 4.2 miles to Cougar Pass Rd. Turn right on Cougar Pass Rd (dirt) and proceed 1.2 miles to gate on right. Park along either side of road. Wear shoes with traction, no aerobic tennis shoes! Bring jacket, flashlight, and water. We depart at 6 p.m., unless evening rain cancels. JUN 27/WED/H5C MOUNT WOODSON NORTH LOOP Ldr: Al Fein 858-679-7920 Asst: Needed I-15 to Rancho Peñasquitos/Poway Rd exit. Drive east 8.8 miles to Hwy 67. Turn left, drive 3 miles. Park on side of road. Meet at CDF station entrance. Wear shoes with traction, no aerobic tennis shoes! Bring jacket, flashlight, and water. We depart promptly at 5:55 p.m., unless evening rain cancels.

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JUN 20/WED/H4C DOUBLE PEAK Ldr: Angie Butler 760-489-8842 Asst: David Butler We'll hike to the peak for a panoramic sunset view. Wear shoes with traction, bring a quart of water, jacket, and flashlight. Take Hwy 78 to the Twin Oaks Valley exit in San Marcos. Head south on Twin Oaks. Turn right on Craven Rd and left on Foxhall. Park at the end of the road by Lakeview Park. We depart at 6 p.m., unless rain cancels.

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JUN 28/THU/E3A MOONLIGHT ON THE BAY Leader: Karen Smith 619-422-3236 Asst: Needed Sea turtles, salt mountains, Konoids, a narwhal, a wind harp, gorgeous yachts, spectacular vistas: South Bay has it all! Three-mile slow, flat walk for adults of any age. Exit I5 at J Street in Chula Vista, turn west, left on Marina Way, go to end, turn right, meet at restroom buildings at 6:30 p.m. Bring $2 for SD chapter conservation. Rain cancels. No pets, please. JUL 15-19/SUN-THU/E4B PORTOLA REDWOODS STATE PARK CAR CAMP Part I of "FOY Summer Trip" Ldr: Laura Cramer 760-341-5448 Asst/Coord: Jim Matlock 858-748-4634 Lovely group site in wooded park just north of Santa Cruz. Hike local trails in mornings, leaving afternoons free. Optional day trip to the coast. Central commissary meals provided on non-travel days. Reservations firstcome basis; priority to those reserving for both parts of this "Summer Trip." Fee: $185 for two-adult family, $155 for a one-adult family, plus $45 per extra child if more than two children. Send check made out to Sierra Club-FOY with SASE, names and ages of children to: Jim Matlock, 14185 Hermosillo Way, Poway, CA 92064. Half the fee will be refunded if you cancel 10 or more days prior to the trip's start date. Any leftover funds will be donated to the Sierra Club.

JUL 19-22/THU-SUN/E3B MORRO BAY STATE PARK CAR CAMP Part II of "FOY Summer Trip" Ldr: Laura Cramer 760-341-5448 Asst/Coord: Jim Matlock 858-748-4634 We will use our sites at this popular bayside campground as a base to explore local trails and attractions along California's central coast. Second part of two-part trip (priority registration to those reserving for both parts). Central commissary meals provided on non-travel days. Fee: $140 for twoadult family, $115 for a one-adult family, plus $35 per extra child if more than two children. To reserve, send check made out to Sierra Club-FOY with SASE, names and ages of childr en to: Jim Matlock, 14185 Hermosillo Way, Poway, CA 92064. Half the trip fee will be refunded if cancellation received before July 5. Any leftover funds will be donated to the Sierra Club. AUG 16-21/THU-TUE/V10E DEEP PENETRATION SIERRA BACK PACK Ldr: Mark Brown 619-980-6830 Asst: Byron Cook Five-day exploratory backpack; trail and cross-country from Pine Creek Mill near Bishop to Honeymoon Lake over Italy Pass to Lake Italy over Gabbot Pass to Lower Mills Lake to Summit Lake to Mosquito Flat; car shuttle back to P/C Mill. Drive up after work Thursday. Move deeper every day. Call 7 to 9 p.m. AUG 18-19/SAT-SUN SOUTH CARLSBAD BEACH CAR CAMP Ldr: Dan Mischo 760-788-0156 Asst: Needed We will be camping in the park overlooking the beach. This is a popular trip and space is limited. More details in the next newsletter.

SEP 18-24/TUE-MON/V8D BLUE LAKE PASS BACKPACK Ldr: Jim Crouch 619-223-9084 jim@saraitlim.com Asst: TBA, COL II Backpack from Silver Lake trail head over North Glacier Pass to explore the remote headwaters of the North Fork San Jaoquin River. We have crosscountry travel with some class 3 sections and difficult route finding. Cross Blue Lake Pass then Rodger's Pass to Marie Lakes. Return down Rush Creek. About 40 miles. Strong backpackers with off-trail experience in Sierra. Limited to 8; signup before 31 August.

Sierra Club Bicycle Section

Bike rides on road and trail Weekends at Anza Borrego & Warner Springs Potluck suppers and more... For a free newsletter, phone our hotline 619–282–0425
Bike Section Membership $ 12 Special SD County Bicycle Coalition Membership (normally $25 if joining the Coalition separately) $ 10 Make check out to “Sierra Club Bicycle Section” and mail the check with form to Sierra Club Bike Section, 4543 Maryland St. #4, San Diego, CA 92116.

Sierra Singles
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SEP 13-18/THU-TUE/H12D KINGS CYN-RAE LOOP Ldr: Mark Brown 619-980-6830 Asst: Byron Cook Kings Canyon was called the other Yosemite by John Muir. On this fournight, exploratory backpack, we'll make a side trip to the beautiful Sixty Lake Basin. Call 7 to 9 p.m.

The monthly ride list for the Sierra Club bike Section is also available via the World Wide Web: sandiego.sierraclub.org/bicycle/ Prospective members can receive a free sample newsletter by sending email to tfrey@sunstroke.sdsu.edu or calling Terry Frey at (619) 2820425 and leaving their name and address. FOR A MEMBERSHIP FORM TO JOIN SIERRA CLUB, SEE PAGE 2.

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