Welcome to the Wilderness Adventures Section!
We're dedicated to exploring and preserving the outdoors, with trips that range from urban walks and dayhikes in the local mountains to weekend lodge excursions, backpacks, ski/ snowshoe outings, and bus trips to far-flung places.
We welcome individuals, couples and families of all ages and from all geographic regions on our outings.
About the Wilderness Adventures Section
We believe that when you're passionate about the outdoors you work to protect it. We help people discover and enjoy the earth's wilderness, mountains, wetlands, woodlands, seashores, rivers, desert and plains.
Our outings take place all throughout Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties, as well as Yosemite, the Sierra Nevada and beyond. We've taken groups to the Grand Canyon, the Humboldt redwoods, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Bryce and Zion National Parks and more.
Join us Friday, May 22, 2015 to Monday, May 25, 2015, Memorial Day weekend, on Santa Rosa Island, the second largest island in Channel Islands Nat’l Park. Because of its isolation over thousands of years, you will experience coastal Southern California as it once was. Hike pristine rolling hills, deep canyons and lagoons and white sand beaches. Enjoy ranger led hikes to learn about indigenous plants, Chumash Indians and Island history.
Three hour boat ride from Ventura Harbor 8am Fri morning. Arrive in Ventura Mon evening around 6 pm. On boat crossing, chance of viewing marine mammals including humpback and blue whales and dolphins. On the way back, we will travel along the north side of Santa Cruz Island and view the large “Painted” Cave (sea conditions permitting).
Backpack to campsites is 1.5 mi, from boat landing, along a level dirt road with one short hill. Choice of easy to moderate hikes. No serious conditioning required. Strong winds and rough seas are possible. 35 MPH winds are not uncommon in the campground. Tent (low profile) sharing encouraged so more people can enjoy the unique island experience.
Campground amenities include drinking water, bathrooms, solar showers and windbreaks. Participants bring their own food and camping equipment.
Cost includes boat fare, camping fees, happy hour treats. Full refund after April 22, if replacement found. Send $145 (SC member), $150 non-member. Twelve years and younger pay $110. Make check payable to Wilderness Adventures Section (WAS). NO NEED TO WRITE ASKING IF THERE ARE STILL SPACES AS WHEN TRIP FILLS WITH A WAIT LIST, IT WILL BE NOTED ON THIS SC SITE. With check, include email address, best phone and Sierra Club #. Mail to Ldr/reserv: Marlen Mertz 11285 Charnock Rd #2 Los Angeles, CA 90066. Co-ldr: Wayne Vollaire.