Beat the heat by spending a day on the East Fork of the San Gabriel River, with a 10 mile, 1,000 ft elev hike to the famous Bridge to Nowhere. Hike ends at approximately 4 p.m.
This is a must do for L.A. hikers. It's not an easy hike (you should not attempt this hike if you've never hiked before or are out of shape), there's plenty of stream crossings and little shade on a hot day, but you will remember this hike and enjoy talking about it with others afterwards.
Special note: You will get wet. As indicated above, there are numerous creek crossings, some possibly thigh high, which will require some careful walking. Of course, on a nice warm day, the water will feel very nice.
Please meet at 7:30 am. Our hike should end around 3 or 4 pm, depending on how long we want to enjoy the cool water, with a return to Azusa about 20 minutes after.
Along the way, you may see a few people panning for gold in the stream and the elusive Bighorn Sheep. We’ll then go past the bridge to some pools where we can relax in the warm June sun and enjoy our lunch.
You should be able to hike 8 to 10 miles comfortably. Please only bring items on the hike that you are willing to get wet or can be easily replaced. One slip and your entire backpack can go into the water.
what to bring: Sunscreen/sunblock, hat, 3 liters of water, Lunch, at least one extra pair of socks, and Shoes which are good for wading and getting fully immersed. If you park at the trailhead instead of the meeting point, a National Forest Pass or National Parks Pass (the America the Beautiful Pass) is required for parking.
Sorry, but no dogs.
A Wait List is now in effect I would expect a few cancellations as we get closer to the hike. Once further spaces are available, people will move off the list based upon prior attendance and reliability (there are plenty of hikes between now and June to show you are reliable - hint hint). While there is technically no limit for group size, I want to keep this at a manageable size so we get a wilderness-type experience.