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Claremont Canyon Sunset Hike-- Wednesday, June 30th

From: user 7.
Sent on: Sunday, June 27, 2010 10:31 AM
SUNSET HIKE UP CLAREMONT CANYON: Wednesday June 30th at 7pm.

The hike is STEEP from the start, but we will only be ?climbing? for about 30 minutes before it gets flat-ish. We will pass redwoods, amazing views and a flowing stream. Although we won?t be going fast (shooting for a moderate pace), we won?t be stopping for breaks along the way either, so if you don?t like steep trails, or need to take breaks on a 3 hour hike that includes some steep climbs, this won?t be a fun one for you.

Bring water (!!!), flashlights if you have them (!), and layers (as the weather can turn cooler when the sun sets!). If you tend to get hungry while hiking, bring snacks that are easy to consume as you hike as we plan to be walking all of the time. There is a small chance of mosquitos, depending on the weather that day, so not a bad idea to bring something with you to fend them off, in case they show up.

The views along the way will be amazing and it is lovely to see the light change at this time of day. This is a great place to watch the sun set and towards the end of the hike it should be nice and cool. We will also pass some redwoods and a stream, so a bit of everything!

GETTING THERE: _To reach the Stonewall trailhead entrance from Highway 24, exit Fish Ranch Road immediately east of the Caldecott Tunnel. Go up Fish Ranch Road about one mile to the four-way stop. Continue through the stop; Fish Ranch becomes Claremont Ave. Continue for about 3 miles. Make a right onto Stonewall Road and continue for approximately up the road for about 1/10 a mile to the trailhead. Option 2 is to park on Tanglewood, which is one block west of Stonewall. There is a little path/sidewalk that goes straight to the trailhead (about a 4 minute walk).

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