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Tuesday December 13, 2011
Start: 12/13/2011 7:00 pm

Come to the 36th annual PCS Festivus party, on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at 7:00 p.m., at the Whisman Station clubhouse, at 420 Kent Dr., Mountain View.

Saturday December 17, 2011
Start: 12/17/2011 8:00 am

Come join us for the second in our new Tahoe Backcountry Skiing Series.
Typically Tamarack Peak (near Mt. Rose) has the best early snow.
December is often the best powder.

Requires advanced skiing skills (resort black diamond), avalanche
training. Randonee or Telemark skis, climbing skis, avalanche beacon,
shovel, and probe.

Leader: Louise Wholey (louisewholey at

To sign up send $8 for leader training to Louise Wholey, 21020 Canyon
View Drive, Saratoga, CA 95070.

Saturday January 07, 2012
Start: 01/07/2012 8:30 am

This hike is co-listed with the PCS and DHS. Named after Friar Junipero Serra, the founder of the Missions, this peak is the highest in the Santa Lucia range. The walk up is mildly strenuous with an altitude gain of 3900+ feet and six miles ONE way on trail, but the view is well worth the effort.
Pouring rain cancels.

Carpool: Cottle & H/A 85 Park & Ride at 7:00 am or call leader for trailhead information.
Leaders: Jesper Schou; Ron Karpel,

Tuesday January 10, 2012
Start: 01/10/2012 7:30 pm

In October 2009 Kelly Maas joined Warren Storkman for one of his infamous Nepal trips. They planned to climb Mera Peak, a popular trekking peak, but approached it from an unusual direction. From the sweltering lowlands where they started, to the frigid windswept Himalayan skyline where they were forced to turn back, they had a great time walking through beautiful countryside and experiencing warm
Nepalese hospitality. Kelly also had some unexpected adventures.