New Meetup: Big Santa Anita Canyon

From: Anne K.
Sent on: Sunday, January 10, 2010 2:16 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Wild Wild West Hardcore Slowpoke River Canyon Hikers!

What: Big Santa Anita Canyon

When: Saturday, January 16,[masked]:00 AM

Where:
Chantry Flat
Santa Anita Canyon Rd
Arcadia, CA 91011

CHANTRY FLATS TO CAMP STURTEVANT

8mi round trip, 1400' elevation gain (gradual uphill going in) VERY SLOW paced hike through the beautiful Big Santa Anita Canyon. Lots of big-cone spruce, CA Laurels, canyon live oak, maple & alder trees. We will pass some old cabins and waterfalls on the way. We will end up at Camp Sturtevant, a very beautiful camp- with old cabins, a lodge, and mess hall (built in 1897). We will be following the stream, but there probably won't be much water this time of year. Very scenic!

It's a 4-6 hour hike round trip, depending on how fast the group is. Add another hour for a leisurely lunch break at the camp. The trail is fairly smooth- not too rocky. It's not too difficult, but it IS UPHILL on the way in. Please do not go if you have someplace you have to be by a certain time later that day/night- we do not want to have to rush back.

Bring 2 quarts water, lunch, hiking boots, raincoat, and warm clothes.

Rain does NOT cancel (unless it's a downpour)!!!!

DIRECTIONS TO CHANTRY FLATS (TRAILHEAD):

From the SF valley:
134E
210E
L (N) Santa Anita Av.
will become Santa Anita Canyon Rd., winding up the mountain for 6 miles
will end up in parking lot at Chantry Flats

From the beach areas:
10E or 105E
110N
L (N) Fair Oaks (in Pasadena)
210 E
L (N) Santa Anita Av.
will become Santa Anita Canyon Rd., winding up the mountain for 6 miles
will end up in parking lot at Chantry Flats

Note: allow 20-30 minutes for driving on Santa Anita Canyon Road (it's a windy mountain road). You WILL need an Adventure Pass (see home page for details on that).

Learn more here:
http://hiking.meetup.com/482/calendar/12275861/

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