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Christopher Bomba

Christopher Bomba

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Dear Friends:

1/29/17: A week into the Trump administration and it is as bad as we feared it would be, but rather than continue to rant, I'm just going to quote Edward Abbey, whose birthday is today:

"The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders."

I invite you to be a defender. Whether you donate to the Sierra Club or not, please join me in this hike on February 12th to bond with and celebrate our precious lands and resources.

For the cover photo of this fundraising webpage, I chose the famous shot of Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir together atop Yosemite's Glacier Point. I did so to remind us of the partnership between government and groups like the Sierra Club that has done so much for this country and the world – from creating the National Park system to passing such legislation as the Clean Air Act. We can fight the current government of the USA, but we can also be a guiding light for it.

Endless thanks to all those of you who have already contributed!


“The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives.”
Native American Proverb

HIKE INFO (and some photos of its location)

WHEN: Sunday, February 12, 2017, 8:30 AM – 1 PM.
Breakfast of coffee and pastries at 8:30. Hike to commence around 9:00.

WHERE: Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa, Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area

DIRECTIONS: From Los Angeles, take the 101 (Ventura Fwy) north towards Thousand Oaks. Exit at Lynn Road. Turn left and follow Lynn Road 5.5 miles to Via Goleta. Turn left into Rancho Sierra Vista and drive to the main parking lot at the end of the road.

ROUTE: For all ages, this is an easy 4-mile semi-loop with a 900’ gain/loss through grassy plain and down to the waterfall in Upper Big Sycamore Canyon. (Fingers crossed it’ll be running.) There’s an option to do only two miles that’s mostly level. Lying beneath Boney Mountain, Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa is sacred ground to Chumash Native Americans. The onsite Chumash Cultural Center will be open.

RSVP: Include an "I'll be there" note with your donation, or let me know at bombachris@gmail.com More detail forthcoming via email.

FYI: If you would prefer not to make a donation online with a credit card, you can do so with a check made out to "Sierra Club." Email me and I'll provide you with mailing address and instructions. Thanks!


raised of $1,500 goal

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