Hiking time: 8.5 hours
Estimated hiking distance: 7 miles
Elevation gain: 2350 feet
Difficulties: Three rappels of 40ft, 150ft and 150ft, some bushwhacking and downclimbing, possible exit swim of 25yds
Special equipment: Rappelling equipment with 160ft rope, 160ft recovery cord or rope, three rappel rings, 80ft webbing, drybags
ACA Rating: 3A IV
"White Oak Canyon drops precipitiously off the southest side of Fox Peak and is almost hidden behind the Big Tujunga Reservoir. The well-maintained Condor Peak Trail allows one to approach the upper reaches of White Oak but the drop-in is long and initially very steep and loose. Once accessed, the canyon itself is short and sweet, ending in two glorious rappels down vertical moss-covered faces. A small stream flows most of the year in the main canyon and creates a lovely shaded refuge in the lower part of the canyon. Like the approach, the hike out from the canyon exit has its challenges and may involve a 25yd swim across the upper reaches of the Big Tujunga Reservoir. However, most of the time it just requires hiking across some muddy flats."
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There is a long hike up with little to no shade so please be prepared for that. Hopefully the weather will be a bit cooler in November. There will most likely be a short swim in the Big Tujunga reservoir at the end of the canyon. If you need a pfd bring it. Because of this dry bags are mandatory.
Please no newbies. And no describing the hike as a "death march". I don't expect you to be in top shape but just don't bitch about it.
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