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Bridge to Nowhere Adventure 2013

  • Jun 1, 2013 · 7:30 AM
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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.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I couldn't find the place to meet. My navigation took us to a residential street under the freeway. We ended up hiking with another group who were also going to the bridge to nowhere.

    June 1, 2013

    • olivia c.

      That happened to me too?! not this time but At least

      June 2, 2013

  • Claudia

    Drove all the way out here, but I couldn't fine the place to meet. Really hated wasting all this ga & getting us this early for nothing :(

    June 1, 2013

    • Claudia

      Is it near the target? Is it near city hall?

      June 1, 2013

    • Jose M.

      It's north on the 39, about 5 minutes north of the Target. Call me at[masked]

      June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ahh I am so sad to have to miss this! I was really lookin forward to it but pulled my IT last week and thought it would be better by now. Just tried a run and it's still a mess. :-( Can't wait for the next one!

    May 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I can relate to that - just tested my foot on a 5 miler -- so far so good. Get a foam roller and look up some youtube stretches for ITB -- did the trick for me!

      1 · May 31, 2013

  • Da

    I didn't anticipate I would make it out of the waiting list!, so i planned feew things this sat. will try to join the next hike

    May 31, 2013

  • James W.

    Unable to make it.

    May 31, 2013

  • James W.

    I'm not going to be able to make it now. Can you please pass my spot to someone on the waitlist, and I'll have to go next time.

    May 31, 2013

  • Jose M.

    I am in West LA and will be able to give a ride to up to 2 people if anyone's interested. I will want to leave the West LA by 6:15 am in order to grab a quick breakfast and get to our meet up spot early.

    May 31, 2013

  • Yolie

    I have to work :(

    May 31, 2013

  • Daniel M

    Sorry Guys, I'll be leaving for Yosemite tomrw!

    May 30, 2013

  • Erica

    Just got back from the Havasupai camping trip, need time to heal all blisters on my feet.

    May 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the message, Jose. Is there a carpool location already planned that we can show up at, to alleviate congestion at the trailhead and share adventure passes?

    May 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Actually, my bad. Just re-read the description and realized we're meeting at the encanto restaurant parking lot at 7:20am. Is that right?

      May 30, 2013

    • Jose M.

      Meet at the Encanto Parking lot at 7:30. It should take about 10 - 15 minutes to go from the Azusa exit off the 210 to the meeting point.

      May 30, 2013

  • Luciano

    Work getting in the way, will have to pass on this one and try to catch a trip with another group so I'm giving up my spot.

    May 30, 2013

  • Daniel

    Please disregard any auto-message from Meetup saying that there is an open spot on the hike. You are approved to go on the trip if you get an email saying you RSVP "yes" for the event. Thank you, All.

    May 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be coming from Calabasas, if anyone want to carpool and split gas.

    May 29, 2013

  • Erica

    I'm looking carpool from Southbay area or nearby area, will pitch in for gas. Thanks!

    May 29, 2013

  • joanne

    I'm in if there's still room.

    May 28, 2013

  • Micaela

    Where can i get the Topo for this? ... what would the area be called?
    Thank you!

    May 3, 2013

    • Jose M.

      First question: I have no idea. You could try the REI in Arcadia and see if they have the map. Second Question: There are a few topo maps that show the Bridge itself, but if you can find an old Camp Bonita map, that would be best. Crystal Lake Topo has it right at the southeastern edge and wouldn't be much help. Valyermo Topo is about the same. For this hike, a topo map will not be needed, but you are welcome to test your navigation skills on the hike.

      1 · May 3, 2013

    • Micaela

      Thanks Jose. I am planning to do this hike Wed morning & wasn't sure how well the trail is marked, especially after the rain. I plan on taking my dogs .. heard it's a pretty straight forward hike .. no scrambling

      May 6, 2013

  • Brandyn P.

    I have been on this hike before. It's beautiful. Actually it is possible to cross the rivers without getting wet if you now the hidden paths.

    May 6, 2013

    • Brandyn P.

      I have looked at a few of your other events, but sadly I won't have the time available to go on any of them. If worst comes to worst I will go on my own and possibly backpack it again.

      May 6, 2013

  • Pamela Z

    Ah, the bridge to no where.... (Smile)

    March 25, 2013

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