in and around the Santa Clarita Valley
PLACERITA NATURE CENTER
Hike through the canyons every Saturday
at 11:00 am
Animal Show every Saturday at 1:00
Bird Walk the second Saturday of each month
at 9:00am led by Bob Fisher.
"THE LOCAL GROUP" the local astronomy club meets monthly at
the Nature Center. These are lecture meetings and are open to the public.
Call Laverne Booth at 259-3284 for further information.
SIERRA CLUB HIKES
Towsley Park to Mentryville - Sun, Feb
Leaders: Henry Schultz (284-5613) Casey Bialas (251-4619). Strenuous
10 mi hike with car shuttle. Initial 1500’ climb affords panoramic view
of Santa Clarita Woodlands and Valley; ends in historic Mentryville, restored
oil boomtown. Meet 9 am at entrance to Ed Davis/Towsley Cyn Park. Exit
I-5 at Calgrove, turn left to The Old Rd, Then left to park entrance. Car
shuttle required. Bring 2 qts water, lunch, and lug soles. Serious rain
Mission Peak Moonlight Conditioning Hike - Wednesday
March 7, 7pm
Leaders: Casey Bialas (251-4619) Henry Schultz (284-5613). Moderate
5 mi, 1200’ gain/loss to view city lights of San Fernando Vly. Meet 7 pm
at trailhead. Take 405 Fwy to 118 Fwy, west to Balboa, north about 2 mi
to Sesnon, west about 1 mi to Neon Wy, right to end of street. Bring water
and lug soles. Rain cancels.
Placerita Canyon Loop - Sun, March 11,
Leaders: Ed Benison (254-7517) Teresa Prosciewicz (250-1881).
Moderate to strenuous 8-mile loop, 1600’ gain in the western end of the
San Gabriel Mtns. Excellent views of the Santa Clarita and San Fernando
Valleys, and possibly Santa Catalina Island. Meet 9am at Placerita Canyon
Nature Center. Take I-5 to 14 Frwy, exit Placerita Cyn, turn right, and
drive about 2 miles to park. Bring water, lunch and lug soles. Rain cancels.
Burkhart Punchbowl Trail - Sun, March 25,
Leaders: Ken Kerner (251-5156) Ray Lorme (296-0246). Moderate
7mi round trip, 1200’ gain to the Devil’s Chair and Holcomb Cyn. Spectacular
scenery, high desert and pine forest area. Meet 8am at Canyon Country Rideshare.
Take I-5 to Hwy 14, 14 to Sand Cyn, left to Von’s Shopping Ctr. Caravan/rideshare
to trailhead. Need FSP*. Bring water, lunch and lug soles. Rain cancels..
Sierra Pelona Ridge from Bouquet Canyon via Pacific Crest Trail
- Sun, Apr 1, 9AM
Leaders: Henry Schultz (284-5613) Donica Wood (251-6462). Moderate
6mi, 1200’ gain with gorgeous views of Bouquet Cyn, and possibly wild flowers.
Meet 9am at entrance Ed Davis/Towsley Cyn St Pk. Take I-5 to Calgrove,
west to The Old Rd, left to Park entrance. Rideshare/caravan to trailhead.
Need FSP*. Rain cancels. Bring water, lunch, and lug soles.
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