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Hike Peters Canyon - "Bonus" Wednesday Evening Trailblaze

Level: Intermediate - Fast Pace (HIKE NOT RECOMMENDED FOR BEGINNER AND/OR ADVANCED BEGINNER LEVEL HIKERS)

Departure Time: 6:00 P.M.; Sharp!  

Bonus: We will hike over to the Lake (switchback) portion of the trail! However, we must make good timing hiking from the trailhead over to big red roller coaster hill.

Routes, Distance and Duration: "CHEERS", "HOORAY", etc. to daylight saving time!! Come join me and other Hiking OC members for a great WORKOUT with roller coaster hills. This hike is for fast pace intermediate level hikers. We will start at the back entrance, enter the canyon, hike the roller coaster hills over to big red.  We will hike down big red and back up ouch ouch ouch! This route is rounding up to 4+ miles in about 1.5 hours in fast pace and very few stops. Elev. gain about 1000+/-ft.

ESSENTIALS:

  •  Everybody should have good tracking hiking shoes or traction running shoes;
  •  Plenty of water; and
  •  Last but not least, an out going personality and a great sense of humor;).!

DIRECTIONS :
From the 5 Freeway- Take Tustin Ranch Road exit and head towards the foothills and drive approx. 3 miles. Get in the left hand lane and take a left on Pioneer WAY (signal). Now get into the right lane and take the next right on Pioneer ROAD (signal). This road will wind around Cedar Grove Park. Continue to the first stop sign and take a left on Peters Canyon Road (stop sign). Take this road down around a little curve and park on the right side of the curb at the end of the road. We will meet at the sign for Peter's Canyon Trail.

Please Note - ABOUT THE HIKE: THIS IS NOT AN INTRODUCTION TO HIKING.  In addition, sometimes you may get a ticket if you park beyond the "NO PARKING ZONE"; read the posted signs! Try to come early or park in the parking lot at the elementary school and walk over to the trail entrance.

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Hiking is a rewarding and pleasant activity in nature, but there are certain dangers you should be aware of. Those include, but are not limited to, trip and fall injuries, bee stings, poison oak exposure, ticks and snake bites. By signing up for this event, you agree to hold harmless the hike organizer, assistant organizers and other participants for any injuries sustained during this hike***

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  • Don H.

    Excellent conditioning pace with two fun people. Thanks, Shaneeka!

    May 3, 2012

  • Liz A

    Great work out! I can't wait for the next one! Thanks Shaneka for organizing this hike.

    May 2, 2012

  • Shaneka N.

    Thanks Liz and Don for coming out to hike this evening; good hike with great company!;). See you(s) on the trail...Don enjoy your hike this weekend and Liz rest up!

    May 2, 2012

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