Announcing a new Meetup for Wild Wild West Hardcore Slowpoke River Canyon Hikers!
What: Bridge to Nowhere (and Beyond?)
When: March 7,[masked]:30 AM
Where: Click the link below to find out!
Meetup Description: **The following hike description is assuming we will continue about a half mile past the bridge. Please note that I am recovering from a knee injury so we might only go as far as the bridge. If so, it will be a 10 mile roundtrip hike and will take approximately 7 hours. Sorry I can't say for sure in advance!!
11 mile (roundtrip), 1000 ft. gain hike from the East Fork Ranger Station past the Bridge to Nowhere to the East Fork Narrows. Slow paced hike along the wild and beautiful East Fork of the San Gabriel River through the Sheep Mountain Wilderness area. Some boulder hopping, rock scrambling, and 30+ stream crossings. The hike will take at least 9 hours (including a few short breaks and a long lunch break). It takes about 30 minutes to drive to the trailhead from the rideshare point we are meeting at in Azusa. Meet at the market in Azusa (directions below) at 8:30 am.
Note: You MAY get WET! This is a challenging hike mainly because it is about 9 hours long- you will need energy!
If you think you might want to go faster than the leader and stray from the group, please don't sign up for this hike. For social and safety reasons I would like the group to stay together. Slowpokes only!
The last hour or so of the hike MAY be in the DARK!!! (the beginning and end of the hike is a fairly easy trail, though). We will probably make it out before dark, but IF YOU DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE HIKING IN THE DARK PLEASE DON'T SIGN UP FOR THIS HIKE! If you have someplace you need to be at a certain time or something to do after the hike that requires energy- please do not sign up for this hike.
BRING: At least 2 quarts water, lunch, warm clothes!!, hiking shoes or boots that can get wet, flashlight or headlamp, raincoat?
We may go out to eat after the hike.
RAIN DOES NOT CANCEL! (That's what raincoats are for).
You will need an ADVENTURE PASS if you plan on driving to the trailhead from the rideshare point. They can be purchased from Sport Chalet or REI or any ranger station. There is a booth to buy them at in Azusa, but you can't always depend on it being open.
Directions to the RIDESHARE POINT in Azusa:
from the westside: 105 or 10 east, 605 north, 210 east, exit at Azusa Av. Go north (left) toward the mountains. Pass Foothill Bl. Turn left into the Ranch Market parking lot just before 9th St. (or park on 9th St. if you are going to leave your car there to carpool with someone to the trailhead).
from the valley: 118 east, 210 east, then follow directions above.
Learn more here:http://hiking.meetup.com/482/calendar/9836336/