​​​​UPCOMING EVENTS

May 5 (Sat) 8:30AM Maidenhair Falls Hike

Join me on a 5.5-6 mile moderately difficult out and back hike into a true desert oasis. There is about 1000' of gain/loss and some bolder climbing is required.  Please come prepared for desert heat and sun.  The falls were flowing well as of 3/29/18. The trailhead address: Montezuma Valley Road (Route S22), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, CA 92004.  For directions or to register please contact Bob Audibert atbob.takeahike1@gmail.com or (951)302-1059. I will be happy to email a more detailed hike description and directions to respondents. No passes or permits are required.  Santa Margarita Group. Rain Cancels. 

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May 8 (Tuesday) 9 am  
SMV/SC Ex-Com Board Meeting

Bureau of Reclamation
27708 Jefferson Ave, Suite 202
Temecula CA 92590
phone: 951-695-5310


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May 10, 2018 (Thursday) 7 pm 

General Meeting


Temecula Library

30600 Pauba Road

Temecula CA 92592


Speaker: Molly Clemens 
Date: April 12, 2018 
Place: Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library 
30600 Pauba Road, Temecula CA


Author, Diana Lindsay:


For almost 40 years, the Anza-Borrego Desert Region has been the most comprehensive guidebook for Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (ABDSP), Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area (OWSVRA), and the surrounding region, including federal Bureal of Land Management (BLM) desert lands.  This is the book given to new ABDSP rangers to introduce them to their assigned patrol aras and is considered "the bible" for anyone thinking about visiting these desert lands.  It is the only guidebook needed for desert hikers, campers, 4WD explorers, mountain bikers, equestrians, and the casual visitor.  It includes historical and cultural information, as well as natural history of the area.  It has been vetted by Park and BLM staff to make sure all descriptions are accurate.  It is written in cooperation with Cal State Parks, the Anza-Borrego Foundatin, and the US Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management.  This easy-to-use guide includes a back pocket map, highway mileage, and comprehensive road and trail logs.


The new 6th edition has been updated and includes new areas that are now completely part of ABDSP, including more acreage in the Laguna Mountains and connecting trails to adjacent Cuyamaca Rancho State Park.  The seven newly-created Cultural Preserves encompass over 40,000 acres of parklands.  Details highlight the historical and cultural significance of the preserves.  OWSVRA has also gerown in size with the acquisition of the Truckhaven/Desert Cahuilla area and new trails to explore.  The book includes 200 trails for hikes, mountain bikers, and equestrians.  The Desert Directory of agencies, accompdations and facilities is totally updated.


The state park and how this new 6th edition can help visitors get the most out of their visit to this desert region.


Note 1:  Sunbelt Publisher books will be on sale at the general meeting.  The book's topics will include local hikes and adventures, Native American culture and uses of native plants and similar topics.  Please pay by either cash or check.


Note 2:  The "Walk with the author" on May 10th will be at the Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve.  We will walk a short nature trail and talk to Diana Lindsay about her books and adventures.  We will meet at the Ballast Point Brewery parking lot (28551 Rancho California Road at 3 pm, leaving at 3:15 pm on Thursday, May 10th.  We will return at about 4:30 pm to get a bite to eat before attending the monthly general meeting at the Temecula Library on Pauba. 

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Saturday, May 12, Recycled Art and Fashion Show

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Tuesday, June 12 9 am

SMV/SC Ex-Com Board Meeting

Bureau of Reclamation
27708 Jefferson Ave, Suite 202
Temecula CA 92590
phone: 951-695-5310

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Thursday, June 14th,  7 pm

General Meeting
Temecula Library
30600 Pauba Road
Temecula CA 92592


Rain water/gray water capture

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Tuesday, June 19 9 am to noon

SEED meeting at SMER 


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June 23 (Sat.) 9AM Palomar Mountain State Park

As in previous years I will design a hike that is about 8 miles in length, moderately aggressive with about 1000' gain/loss.  I try to highlight different areas of the park each year. We will meet at parking  area near Doane Pond. This is where the will begin and end.  There is a $8 per vehicle day use fee.  The physical address is 19952 State Park Rd. Palomar Mountain, CA. 92060.  To register or for more information: email Bob Audibert atbob.takeahike1@gmail.com or call me at (951)302-1059.  Rain Cancels. Santa Margarita Group.

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June 24th - Sierra Club SMG picnic - Live Oak Park

​details to follow


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July 4th, Temecula Parade



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​​Volkswalking Opportunity:


We have a member of our group that offers regular walks.  This is a non-competitive walking or hiking for fun, fitness and fellowship. Most walks are 3-6 miles.  

Go to meetup.com site:  Volkswalking in So. California Open to Everyone.  

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DONATIONS


For donations to our local Sierra Club chapter, send a check payable to "Sierra Club Santa Margarita Group" to:

George McMackin (treasurer)

40335 Garrison Dr Temecula, CA 92591

gmcmackin@hotmail.com 

Feel free to contact Pam Nelson ( pamela05n@yahoo.com) 
/(951 767-2324 ) with any questions or for additional information on any of these events and activities. ​​