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Westminster, CA 92683
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Our next Meeting will be on
August 1, 2017
/ LB Chapter Monthly Meeting on the first Tuesday of the month from
7:00 to 8:30 PM.
Margaret Lakes Backpack Trip
August 8 to15, 2016
Join the GO Annual Perseid meteor shower backpack. We will start Lake Edison on the west side of the Sierra. The start of the trip is on Onion Springs OHV road, 5.7 total miles one way 800 feet gain. Depending on conditions and vehicles available we may shuttle the packs and people to the trail head at Arch Rock Trailhead or hike this portion. The plan is to head over Arch Pass to Frog Lake and then do a counter clock-wise loop around the Margaret Lakes Basin. Bring your poles for stream crossing.
Starting from Onions Spring Trailhead (8081 feet), we will hike up to Arch Pass (10,531 feet). This could take two days or one depending if we drive or hike the OHV road. We will either have a rest day at Frog Lake or a 3 miles round trip optional day hike to Rock Creek Lake. From Frog Lake, we will descend to the start of the Lake Loop. The loop around the lake is 4.8 miles with a minimum elevation of 9390 feet and a maximum elevation of 10,10,338 feet. The plan is to camp and Rainbow Lake (9,980 feet), Rainbow Lake (9,869 feet) and Coyote Lake (9,665 feet), then back to Frog Lake Monday night. On Tuesday, we will go over the pass and out. There will be one or two rest days depending on speed and conditioning of the group. Optional side trips will be available on rest days.
Mineral King to Nine Lakes
September 3 to 10, 2017
Starting from spectacular Mineral King, we begin hiking north over Timber Gap (9,400') for 1,600 vertical feet. Once we reach the summit, we will enter the forest as we descend to to Cliff Creek crossing at about 7, 000 feet. We begin ascending again, passing Cliff Creek Falls, before arriving at our first night campsite near small Pinto Lake (c 8,500'). We will have covered 8 ½ miles.
Leaving Pinto Lake, we have a grueling 3,100 foot gain over Black Rock Pass at 11,600'. On the way up, we will have nice views of Spring Lake Falls, Spring Lake, Cyclamen Lake and Columbine Lake. Once we reach the pass we descend into the five lakes basin, but not before enjoying a rest and views of the Kaweah Peaks, and the Whitney Crest. We will also have views of the Five Lakes Basin. We will camp at the north end of the first lake on the peninsula.
The third day, we will head north to the Nine Lakes Basin, camping at the first lake which is at 10,450'. Here we will have a rest day, giving us time to explore numerous secluded lakes north and east in spectacular settings.
On the fifth day, we will retrace our steps to Little Five Lakes, and then go on to the Big Five Lakes. Here we can have another rest day in Sierra Bliss.
On the seventh day, we will go to the head of Lost Canyon, camping in a high altitude meadow at 10,200'. From there, the eighth day, we will hike over Sawtooth and Glacier passes both over 11,000', descending steeply to Mineral King.
Please let the group leader know if you plan to attend.
LA Conservancy Art Deco Tour
Saturday, 30 September, 2017
Join us for this wonderful tour of historic downtown Los Angeles Art Deco landmarks. The tour will be conducted by an LA Conservancy docent. Our group will be gathering in Pershing Square at 9:30 AM and the tour will begin at 10:00 AM. The tour covers 12 blocks and approximately 2.5 miles so please wear comfortable shoes and clothing, and bring snacks and water. Lunch afterward at Masa of Echo Park (serves Chicago Deep Dish Pizza) is also being considered.
Overview of Tour Nothing evokes Jazz Age elegance like Art Deco. Its clean lines and geometric patterns proved a perfect style for L.A. in the ‘20s and ‘30s, and an extraordinary collection of these masterpieces still stands in the heart of the city.
On this tour, we will marvel at the incredible detail of these structures, with their brilliant colors and lush materials. We will learn how Art Deco made its way to L.A., and why it became such a defining architectural style in the city.
Let’s take a stroll through the jazziest part of town!
Ticket Purchases Every attendee is responsible for acquiring their own ticket for the tour, and may purchase tickets directly through the LA Conservancy website (https://www.laconservancy.org/events/art-decowalking-tour). Tickets currently cost $15.00. Depending upon interest, we may be able to coordinate a group purchase. Therefore, please inform the trip leader As Soon As Possible if you wish to attend.
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