Instead of competing with school schedules and hard to get permits, our last 2016 summer bus trip will occur August 17th - August 21st. We will offer great Sierra Nevada backpacks out of Hoover Wilderness adjacent to Yosemite.
Sign ups begin June 25, 2016 6:00am
Join us for a magical weekend in Channel Islands National Park - Oct 6th - 9th, 2016
Signups begin August 13, 2016 6:00am
Be a part of the National Park Service Centennial Celebration!
Part of the largest grassroots environmental organization in the country, Sierra Club provides environmentally friendly outdoor adventures. For over 32 years the San Diego Chapter has been offering bus trips to a variety of National and State Parks within an eight hour drive of San Diego.
There will NOT be a Labor Day trip as we have found many people have back to school commitments or other conflicts that get in the way of enjoying our natural resources. Instead, we will go north of Yosemite in mid-August to the Hoover Wilderness.
This trip is back due to popular demand. Channel Islands National Park encompasses five remarkable islands and their surrounding one mile of ocean. Each of the islands is a fascinating world unto itself. They are miniature versions of the California that many may have thought was lost long ago.
We will be visiting Santa Rosa Island, the second largest island where the island’s relatively low profile is broken by a high central mountain range and its variable coastal areas ranging from broad sandy beaches gently sloping toward a dynamic ocean to sheer cliffs plunging toward the turmoil of a sea intent on changing the contour of the land.
There are several trails and roads that traverse Santa Rosa Island, providing spectacular hiking opportunities. These trails and roads range from relatively flat route to Water Canyon Beach to the rugged, mountainous path the black mountain.
The trip will consist of an easy backpack of less than 1 mile to the campground with a base camp and day hikes to a variety of destinations.
Please note that participants must be physically fit and self-sufficient.
Round Trip Bus Transportation
One night shared accommodation on October 6th at a local hotel
Round Trip Ferry Transportation to Santa Rosa Island
Camping Permit for 2 nights/3 days
You are responsible for your own food, water and camping/backpacking supplies (ie. Tent, sleeping bag, stove, pack, first aid kit, toiletries and ten essentials.)
Our leaders will be putting together "bus camps" and backpacks over the next several months. So check back for more details soon!
Sign up begins August 13th, 2016 at 6:00am
Payment of an estimated $275 is due in full upon sign up. Please see the standard refund policy.
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