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    • Tue, July 04, 2017
    • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Rimrock Plaza ( Vons ) 4733 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264


    See all the Fireworks Displays in the Valley without the loud noise and crowds!

    Best view in the Coachella Valley.

    We will hike up the Palm Hills trail to an overlook view spot on the ridge overlooking the Coachella Valley where we can see the firework displays. There are several different locations throughout the valley with firework displays. It takes about 30 to 40 minutes to get to the view spot and there are a couple of steep climbs.

    Meet at 8:00 PM  at the Rimrock Plaza ( Vons ) 4733 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264

    Park in the East parking lot near the Eisenhower facility and meet at the parking lot corner in front of the Thrifty Wash. Depart at 8:10 PM to the trail.

    Map Click Here

    • Length: 1 mile 
    • Type: Out and Back 
    • Elev. Gain/(Loss): +500 feet
    • Difficulty: Moderate

    Bring:

    • Headlamp/flashlight (Red light recommended to protect night vision)
    • Ten Essentials (click here
    • Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE).
    • Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water (1 to 2 liters)  are required. 

    Hike Leader Scott Connelly contact click here 

    Registration required to acknowledge waiver electronically


    • Tue, July 11, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Mt San Jacinto National Monument
    • 5


    Meet at Valley Tram Station at 9:30 AM.  We will board the first tram  departing at 10 AM. If you need to purchase a ticket or pass, arrive 15 minutes earlier as there will be a line.

    • Length: 5 miles 
    • Type: Loop Hiking Time: 3 hours
    • Elev. Gain/(Loss): +1,000 feet
    • Difficulty: Moderate-Plus, some off trail hiking with uneven rough surfaces and vegetation

    Description: From the top of the tram, we will hike through pine forest in Long Valley to Hidden Divide and Landells Peak. Bring you GPS and/or compass and practice navigation and map reading. I will have extra topo maps and demonstrate navigation.

    Bring:

    • Ten Essentials (click here), water (2 to 3 liters recommended), lunch and snacks.
    • Sun Protection and layered clothing 
    • Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE).
    • Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required. 
    • No dogs allowed 

    Hike Leader Scott Connelly contact click here 

    Registration required to acknowledge waiver electronically


    • Thu, July 20, 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Mt San Jacinto National Monument
    • 6

     Meet at Valley Tram Station at 4:00 PM.  We will board the  tram  departing at 4:30 PM. If you need to purchase a ticket or pass, arrive 15 minutes earlier. 

    • Length: 2 miles 
    • Type: Loop Hiking Time :2 hours
    • Elev. Gain/(Loss): +300 feet
    • Difficulty: Moderate-, some off trail hiking with uneven rough surfaces and vegetation

    Description: From the top of the tram, we will hike through pine forest in Long Valley to a scenic overlook. 

    We will return to the Mountain Station at about 7 PM for dinner at the Peaks Restaurant.  Peaks Menu 

    You are welcome to join us for dinner if you can’t make the hike. Annual and Summer Pass holders receive 10% off regular cost of dinner.

    Adult Tram ticket $25.95 Senior $23.95

    • Ten Essentials (click here), water (1 to 2 liters )
    • Sun Protection and layered clothing 
    • Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE).
    • Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required. 

    Hike Leader Scott Connelly contact click here 

    Registration required to acknowledge waiver electronically

     


Past events

Sun, June 25, 2017 Member's Summer Pool Party!
Sun, June 11, 2017 HIKE: SAN JACINTO PEAK
Sun, May 21, 2017 HIKE: WELLMAN DIVIDE
Sat, May 20, 2017 HIKE: ROUND VALLEY LOOP
Tue, May 16, 2017 Hike - Deep Creek Hot Springs
Thu, May 11, 2017 Oak Glen Wildflower Walkabout/Hike
Tue, May 09, 2017 HIKE: BIG MORONGO CANYON
Sat, May 06, 2017 HIKE: LUCKY BOY-EAGLE CLIFF MINE
Thu, April 20, 2017 HIKE: Mission Creek-Whitewater
Tue, April 18, 2017 HIKE: MOON COUNTRY
Sat, April 15, 2017 HIKE: The Maze
Thu, April 13, 2017 HIKE: Cathedral Canyon
Sat, April 08, 2017 Bike: Whitewater River Route

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