Trips! May: Yosemite Cabin/ July: Hike Mammoth-Yosemite-Bristlecone

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May 26-29 Fri-Mon I: Memorial Day in Wawona (Yosemite) Cabin.
Rideshare Fri to stay in a cabin in the Wawona area near Yosemite’s south entrance for moderately paced 8-12 mi, 1200′-3000′ gain hikes each day. Highlights include cascading Chilnualna Falls, panoramic vistas of Yosemite Valley from the Panorama Trail and Glacier Pt, and possible alternative venues. Not suitable for beginners or sightseers. Cost includes 3 nights lodging in modern cabin with all amenities (2-3 per bedroom with shared bathrooms and kitchen), 3 continental breakfasts, Sat Happy Hour, Sun group dinner. Send $275 (Wilderness Adventures – $40 cancel penalty, no refund of balance after 4/24 unless trip is full and suitable replacement found), 2 sase (or 1 sase and email), H&W phones, recent hiking experience to Ldr: Keith Martin, P.O. Box 336, Groveland CA 95321. Email: Asst: Beth Powis Martin. Second Cabin Leaders: Sherry Ross and Kent Schwitkis Please note that we have a reservation for two cabins. There are a limited number of private rooms for couples. If the trip is not filling by April 24, we will need to cancel our reservation for one of the cabins (half the spaces). If you are interested in going on this trip you need to have a check in the leaders hands by April 24th if you want a chance of getting a couples room. With the predicted high snow pack this year the falls should be spectacular! We will use our secret procedures to avoid the traffic jams. Leaders: Keith Martin, Beth Powis Martin, Kent Schwitkis, Sherry Ross.

Jul 27-30 Thu-Sun O: Mammoth-Yosemite-Bristlecone Pine Forest Bus Trip: Would you like to hike through grassy meadows under towering pines, soak your feet in pristine alpine lakes, and feast your eyes on vistas of snow-capped granite peaks? Join us for an adventurous four days of glorious hiking on some of the most spectacular trails in the Sierras and in the Hoover wilderness near Yosemite. The grand finale will be a visit to the ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest to hike among the oldest living things on the planet. Participants must be fit enough to hike 5-7 miles in hilly terrain at high altitudes. We stay all three nights in Mammoth Lakes’ Sierra Nevada Inn. Price includes bus, shared motel room, driver’s gratuity, and snacks. Depart early Thurs. from Redondo Beach and return Sun. night. There is a $40 cancellation fee. If you cancel less than 30 days before departure, you will only receive a refund if the trip is full. Send 2 business-size self-addressed stamped envelops, H&W phones, gender (M or F), email address, and check to PVSB Sierra Club for $370 to reservationist Terri Straub, 28017 Indian Rock Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. 90275 . Ldrs: Minoo Hart (, Terri Straub ( Co-leaders: Emile Fiesler and Tejinder Dhillon.

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