Anne K. wrote:
> Announcing a new Meetup for Wild Wild West Hardcore Slowpoke River
> Canyon Hikers!
> What: GET TRASHED!
> When: June 13,[masked]:00 AM
> Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)
> Meetup Description: This is a TRASH PICKUP/PICNIC/HIKE!!!!
> This is a great opportunity to help keep our environment GREEN! The
> forest service is very understaffed right now and they will really
> appreciate it! They said picking up trash along the river will also help
> save an endangered fish (I can't remember the name of the fish). We will
> be along the beautiful San Gabriel River all day!! I did this with the
> Sierra Club before and it was REALLY FUN!!!! (You never know what you
> will find picking up trash- we found part of a dead bear!) Picking up
> trash is a GREAT WORKOUT!
> Goal: at least 150 large bags of trash!!!!!! PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS
> TO HELP OUT!!!!
> Here is a ROUGH itinerary:
> 9am Meet at rideshare (directions below)
> 9am-10am Carpool to West Fork trailhead/picnic area, get organized
> 10am-2pm Pick up trash along West Fork and North Fork of San Gabriel River
> 2pm-3pm Picnic (and swim?????)
> 3pm-7pm (For those of us who still have energy left) Hike along West
> Fork and Bear Creek (San
> Gabriel Wilderness) -OR-
> drive to East Fork Ranger Station (Bridge to Nowhere area- it's a little
> more scenic with a
> little more water)(about a 15 minute drive) and hike there (Sheep
> Mountain Wilderness)
> We may go out to eat afterward.
> The area is along the river and we will be picking up trash next to and
> IN the river- so bring shoes that can get wet. It's very rocky so tennis
> shoes or hiking boots are preferable to anything open toed. The area
> where we will be picking up trash is a popular picnic spot for people
> who like to be litterbugs so there is usually tons of trash there. There
> won't be much trash where we hike. There will be some boulder hopping,
> rock scrambling, and many stream crossings. Not much elevation gain, and
> the number of miles will depend on how much energy everyone has to hike
> after picking up trash. We will probably end up hiking about 5 miles
> round trip (not including the trash pick-up which will be only a mile or
> so). As usual, we will hike at an EXTREMELY SLOWPOKE pace!
> BRING: Shoes/hiking boots that can get wet, warm clothes (just-in-case),
> at least 2 quarts of water,
> lunch and snacks, bathing suit (optional), gloves for picking up trash,
> Adventure Pass (for parking
> if you plan on driving to the trailhead instead of riding with someone).
> RAIN DOES NOT CANCEL
> ********IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP COORDINATE THIS EVENT PLEASE LET ME
> KNOW A.S.A.P.!!!!!! We need help with printing or distributing fliers
> (ie. at REIs or in your community) to publicize the event, getting
> prizes donated (maybe from REI?? so we can award the person who picked
> up the most trash, biggest piece of trash, most unusual piece of trash,
> etc.) or getting food donated for the picnic.
> ?From the westside: 105 or 10 east, 605 north, 210 east, exit Azusa Av.
> (from the S.F. valley: 118 east, 210 east, pass the 605, exit Azusa Av).
> Go left (north) on Azusa Av. toward the mountains.
> We used to meet at the RANCH MARKET in Azusa which is now CLOSED. The El
> Encanto Restaurant is now closed as well, but the Santa Monica Mountains
> Conservancy bought it and allows us to park there. From Azusa Av
> (Highway 39) and the 210, keep going north toward the mountains. Pass
> Foothill Bl. and when you are near the mountains you will pass the
> Forest Service building on your right. Pass a gated housing community on
> your left. You will make a right just before the entrance to some
> stables. If I can find out more details I will let you know- this is all
> the info I have right now.
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