Please read this entire writeup before you sign-up. This is an all day event.
O: 20s30s40s Deep Creek Hot Springs:
Spend the afternoon at this oasis of natural hot springs pools and beautiful cool stream, on this moderate 6 mile R/T, 1,400 ft elevation change hike.
We descend on the way in during the warm afternoon, and ascend on the way out in the evening. There are no stream crossings on this route to the Hot Springs.
Bring min 3 qts water, hiking boots or trail shoes, swim gear, 10 essentials, headlamp, lunch and dinner. The last hour of the return hike will be in the dark.
There are steep and slippery sections on this hike; boots or trail shoes required, poles recommended. Please carry a backpack, no shoulder sacks as they interfere with balance.
Hot springs area is Clothing Optional.
Expect Warm Temperatures.
Meet at North OC Rideshare at 9:30am (Park-N-Ride lot East side of Tustin Ave. just South of Lincoln Ave. in Orange), or at 11:45Am at trailhead (directions emailed).
Return to North OC Rideshare around 11:00pm.
It is a 2 hour drive, 85 miles one Way to Trailhead, part of the way on a paved mountain road. Please note, this is a different trail from a different starting point than the Bowen Ranch hike we did on May 11th.
We will be meeting up at the trailhead with Dave's group from the Big Bear Weekend.
Leader: Mountain Dave Kuhn ([masked]),
Coleader Charles G. Geller ([masked]).