Our Monthly Meeting is at
16390 Beach Blvd.
Westminster, CA 92683
Come and Join Us
Our July meeting has been canceled because of Independence Day
Our next Meeting will be on
August 1, 2017
/ LB Chapter Monthly Meeting on the first Tuesday of the month from
7:00 to 9:00 PM.
Please contact the tripi leader if you plan to attend.
Mount Wilson Observatory Tour
June 24, 2017 at Noon
From the Observatory website:
Located on the summit of Mount Wilson above Pasadena at an altitude of 5715 feet, the Observatory is visible from much of the Los Angeles area. Visitors can view the historic Hooker 100-inch telescope from the Visitors' Gallery inside the dome. Those purchasing tickets for the 1 pm Weekend Guided Tours, are admitted to the telescope floor directly beneath the 100-inch. There is also a small Astronomical Museum on the observatory grounds. The Cosmic Cafe sandwich shop, located in the Pavilion above the main parking lot, serves fresh-made sandwiches and other treats and souvenirs on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm.Date and hours for visiting - The observatory is open to visitors every day from 10 AM to 5 PM. Weather conditions may occasionally result in unscheduled closures.
Dates and Hours for Visiting - The observatory is open to visitors every day from 10 AM to 5 PM. Weather conditions may occasionally result in unscheduled closures.
Docent-led walking tours of the observatory take place on Saturdays and Sundays during Apr 1 - Nov 30. They depart at 1:00 pm sharp from the Cosmic Cafe located above the large parking lot at the entrance to the Observatory. A special feature of these tours is admission to the area directly beneath the 100-inch Telescope rather than a restricted view from the visitors gallery in the dome. A shorter tour that does not provide entry to the telescope, leaves the Pavilion at 2:00 pm sharp on Saturdays from June 1 - Aug 31.
Tour tickets are available for same-day purchase at the Cosmic Cafe. Tickets are $15 (adults) and $12 (ages 16 and under & 62 and older). Children under age 6 are not permitted. The approximately 2-hour tour (1-hour for the 2 pm Saturday tour) involves about a mile of walking and climbing some stairs.
Second Recess Intermediate Backpack
July 10-15, 2017
From Mosquito Flats, we begin our trip at 10,000 feet, traveling 6 ½ miles, with about 2000 feet gain/loss. As we climb out of the valley, we will have nice views of Heart, Box and some of the Hidden Lakes. Above Ruby Lake, we will see the notch of Mono Pass ahead. Climbing up switchbacks, we reach the pass at 12,000 feet. Descending from the pass, we will pass Summit Lake, ford Golden Creek, and then turn south on the trail to Fourth Recess Lake. Here we will camp at just over 10,000 feet, with a view across the lake of a 1,000 foot waterfall. The rest of the itinerary will be somewhat flexible.
The second day, we will return to the Mono Pass trail, heading down the valley along Mono Creek, until we come to the junction to the Second Recess. When we arrive at Fish Camp at 8,550 feet, and about 5 miles distant, we can camp there, or proceed on to Lower Mills Creek Lake, another 4 ½ miles up to 10,840 feet. If we arrive at Lower Mills Creek Lake on the second day, we will have a rest day.
Leaving Lower Mills Creek Lake on the fourth day, we will retrace our steps, returning to Mono Creek and either staying at the junction with the Third Recess, or returning to the Fourth Recess.
The fifth day, we will go over Mono Pass and camp at Ruby Lake, so that on our last day, we will have a short trip down to the trail head.
Mount San Jacinto Day Hike
July 23, 2017, 8:00 AM
This is an excellent day hike that gets you away from the Summer heat and turmoil of the Long Beach/Orange County metropolis. We will take the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway from the desert up into the San Jacinto Wilderness.
Check out the other chapters' upcoming events:
(Click on Chapter Name for Website)
|Click here for San Jacinto Day Hike notes||07/23/2017|
|Click here for the Margaret Lakes Advanced Backpack|
(Changed from Lakes of the Glacier Divide)
|Click here for Mineral King Advanced/I|
Intermediate Backpack notes
|Click here for Los Angeles Conservancy Art Deco Tour of Downtown notes||09/30/2017|
|GO Conference and Jamboree||10/13-15/2017||Click here for El More - Crystal Cove Day Hike notes||10/29/2017|
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