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Whiting Ranch - Borrego trail (Beginner trail)

Let's go back to Whiting Ranch and do the Borrego Trail - and the Cattle Pond loop if we have time - about 3 miles round trip...

Since sunset is at 7:04, we'll leave promptly at 6:00pm

Please adjust your RSVP if necessary!  We have a great consistent group of hikers!

Call me or email me with questions

Grace

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 If you text me, please include your name so I know who it is

 

·  Disclaimer: Group organizer and assistant organizers assume no liability; hike at your own risk. By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any and all group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.

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  • Connie S.

    more sandy than I remember

    March 20, 2014

  • margo p.

    It was a great hike. Thank you Grace for organizing everything! This was my first hike and I will be back. Great group of people.

    1 · March 20, 2014

  • Jeannie

    Sorry I missed this hike, I like Whiting Ranch! And was looking forward to seeing you, Grace - miss you....I got stuck at work later than expected. Catch you next time!

    1 · March 20, 2014

    • Grace

      See ya next time, Jeannie =)

      1 · March 20, 2014

  • Randy S.

    Successful hike in Whiting Ranch on the Borrego Trail with not one Meetup hiker having been eaten by mountain lions! Much fun!! Thanks Grace.

    1 · March 19, 2014

    • Grace

      Glad you had fun!!

      March 19, 2014

  • Calichick

    Grace was a good leader going over the details with a good laugh . Great friendly group of people. Really easy and pretty hike

    2 · March 19, 2014

  • ChristineF

    Not going to be able to make it. Started to feel sick a couple of hours ago :(

    March 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I injured my knee last week while running, so I'm spending my weekend icing it to heal it up so I can hike!

    March 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sadly, I know my knee won't cooperate for the hike. I should be good for the next one!

      1 · March 19, 2014

    • Grace

      Okay - see ya next time =)

      March 19, 2014

  • Grace

    Looking forward to do seeing everyone tonight...not wanting to scare anyone off, but in the interest of sharing knowledge, please be aware that there have been recent sightings of a mountain lion in the park, and that with the unseasonably warm weather, snakes have been coming out of hibernation early this season.... (I usually bring a hiking stick with me).... if this makes you uncomfortable, I will completely understand if you choose to cancel this time.. otherwise, see you there!

    March 19, 2014

  • Carey B.

    Could you be more descriptive of what happens on this hike?? It just lists trail names..(Greek to me) do you all stopped and eat on a hilltop peak like the other hikingOC groups or is it a quick hike.. what do you see or what is trail like? Anything more please

    March 18, 2014

    • Grace

      Carey, tonight's hike is a short, in - and - out hike along a pretty easy trail. At the end of the trail, some take a bteak, and others do another quick 5 minute loop, then we head back. Trail is mostly hard packed dirt and are very well maintained, and we'll be hiking through oak trees and open spaces. If we're lucky we may see some deer....keep your eyes peeled for snakes, and unfortunately, there have been sightings of a mountain lion in the park recently, so be aware of that as well... looking forward to seeing you there!

      March 19, 2014

  • Allison

    I'm a maybe. I'll try to make it from work!!

    1 · March 18, 2014

  • ChristineF

    Excited to do this since I'm new to California! I read about the mountain lion thing but we should be okay if in a pack. They usually go for single runners/walkers. I only know this due to hiking in Colorado 10years ago and encountered two of them.

    1 · February 22, 2014

    • Grace

      Welcome, Christine =) See ya next week!

      March 14, 2014

  • Gail D.

    Guess you are not concerned about the recent lion sightings there.

    1 · February 15, 2014

    • Grace

      Wasn't aware that there were recent sightings....will look Into it, but I've been hiking there for years, never had a problem...but, of course, I don't want anyone to take any risks that they're not comfortable with....

      February 15, 2014

    • Gary "The Waterfall G.

      Mountain Lion Sightings Reported at Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park

      Recent mountain lion sightings at Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park in Foothill Ranch have prompted OC Parks to step up trail monitoring and post notification signs alerting park patrons to the activity. http://ocparks.com/pa...­

      February 18, 2014

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