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Dam waterfall

Hike leader: Fearless Leader Jose

Ok I havn't been there in quite a while. Most people call this hike the arroyo seco hike. But I call it the Dam waterfall hike. Basically we follow a mostly dry riverbed for a long time, and I mean a long time to a dam that has water flowing over it. I wanted to go again so I decided to take the group with me. Last time we went some people went in the water and went under the waterfall.

When: Saturday march 16,[masked]:00 am

Hike Level: advanced beginner, 600 feet gain/loss RT, 7-8 miles roundtrip(not sure about this, someone bring a GPS to confirm), 3 1/2 hours, no steep areas, 50/50 shade/sun. hardest thing is the river crossings.

tHERE ARE ONLY DROP TOILETS ON THIS HIKE, SO EMPTY THE TANK BEFORE YOU GET HERE.

What to bring: WATER,snack,WATER, hiking shoes, water, hat, water, sunblock, water, and did I mention water

Directions: from where ever you are get to the 210 freeway and you are going to head to Altadena, that is west of pasadena and east of La Canada flintridge. Your going to exit Windsor ave. The freeway signs might say Windsor/arroyo. arroyo is for south. But once you exit windsor you will head north toward the mountains after you drive a couple of miles the street ends and you will see a parking lot on the left. Meet there.

Hike description: This is a very nice hike, we will start right next to JPL and walk next to it. Then we will walk the pretty arroya seco watershed for a while, then we will get to a campsite and we will stop for a potty break/ water break. then we will keep going til we get to the dam. we will rest and eat and drink. Then we will go back the same way.

Anyways this place is great and has been hiked for decades. Has big trees, rocks and scenery. its a great hike to take in the morning.

Dogs ok but on a leash at all times

email me if you have any questions

fearless leader Jose

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  • Karen - Alias K.

    Thank you Jose, for another wonderful hike.

    March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for showing me this beautiful trail. I had a great time.
    See you all again.

    March 17, 2013

  • Larry T

    Thanks for a great hike, Jose!

    March 16, 2013

  • Nichole M.

    Sorry I wasn't able to make it I received a seizure for the first time during lunch yesterday. And so I have ended staying in the hospital for seven hours running some test. I am sorry i forgot to RSVP

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    wow ... Trained by the Fearless one, Im one more hike better to being the greatest. THe hike was about 9.5 miles long and the pace was moderate. Cheers to you Fearless One ...

    1 · March 16, 2013

  • Angelique

    Great!

    1 · March 16, 2013

  • Will

    Get hike, great leader and great folks! I was impressed how many international people were there today!!

    March 16, 2013

  • Chris W.

    Super nice people, pretty hike, not too hard, love the river crossings. Thanks Jose!

    March 16, 2013

  • Ramsey

    Thank u for another great hike!
    See u at the next one!!

    March 16, 2013

  • Elizabeth W.

    Hubby is late bringing the car back, its almost nine. If we go maybe we'll meet somewhere along the hike!

    March 16, 2013

  • Nancy U.

    Alarm didn't ring...and just waking up...sorry to miss it :(

    March 16, 2013

  • Brenda W.

    Just woke up on a friend's couch in the OC, so this will not be happening.

    March 16, 2013

    • Nancy U.

      Alarm didn't ring.. And just woke up.. Won't be happening for me either :(

      March 16, 2013

  • ed

    Do we have to get wet for river crossing?

    March 16, 2013

    • jose

      the streams are knee high at most and we cross them using rocks and logs.

      March 16, 2013

  • Erica

    Susan and Larry, will you drive? have room for me to carpool?

    Thanks!

    March 15, 2013

    • Erica

      Email me your number and the pickup time if you can pick me up at McDonald. Thanks!

      March 16, 2013

    • Larry T

      Erica,
      I sent you an email with my number.
      Lets meet at tha mcdonalds at 7:45

      March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anybody from Grove area want to carpool?

    March 15, 2013

  • Leticia G

    Erika, Susan and Larry,
    I am so sorry. I lost my flight to LA. Too much traffic in Mexico. I found a flight for tomorrow but it arrive 9:30. Sorry for the inconvenience. I am Financial Advisor and a meeting with a client took more time that I planned. Next time! Sorry Jose!

    March 15, 2013

  • Will

    Divertido, y buen clima. Alli estare !

    March 15, 2013

  • Erica

    Letticia, thanks for getting back on the carpool, I have already emailed you my contact number.

    March 15, 2013

  • Leticia G

    Of course for private message. Thanks,

    March 15, 2013

  • Leticia G

    Erika, Susan, and Larry,
    Give me 3 hours. I am travelling from Puebla to Mexico DF to catch the plane to LA. I want to be sure that I will be in LA. hahaha If it is possible, send me your email or cell to send you my address. Thanks,

    March 15, 2013

  • Erica

    I emailed Leticia but have not heard back from her, anyone else can drive from Southbay, pls. email me.

    Thanks!

    March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I have too much work this weekend.

    March 15, 2013

  • Mary P R.

    Do you have any outings in the south bay area, torrance?

    March 15, 2013

  • Nick S.

    Dam is called Brown Mountain Dam and is past Paul Little Picnic Area. Very little water on the dam this season but a great hike. Looking forward to it.

    March 15, 2013

  • Leticia G

    I can drive from El Segundo. I have 3 spots. You can park on the streets near to my home. Let me know.

    March 15, 2013

    • Larry T

      Leticia, can I carpool with you? I'm coming from Redondo.

      March 15, 2013

  • Erica

    Thanks Jose for the address.
    Leticia, since you can drive, pls. let me know where to meet for carpool.

    Thanks!

    March 15, 2013

  • Stacey S.

    I really wanted to go on this hike - especially living so close to it! But I have a knee injury that's not healed yet... bummer.

    March 15, 2013

  • Linda P.

    Haven't done this trail. Always up for something new and exciting

    March 15, 2013

  • Erica

    what is the meetup address to key in my gps? or anyone can drive from Torrance, I can pitch in gas money?

    March 15, 2013

    • Larry T

      Carpool? I'm in Redondo

      March 15, 2013

    • jose

      2800 N. Windsor ave, altadena,ca

      March 15, 2013

  • Leticia G

    I live in El Segundo for carpool.

    March 15, 2013

  • Lucy W.

    How long will this hike take / roughly when will we be done?

    March 13, 2013

    • jose

      Just a little over 3 and 1/2 hours. Last time we got back a little before 1pm because we spent a little too long swimming.

      March 14, 2013

    • Lucy W.

      thanks jose!

      March 14, 2013

  • NZ

    Got sick!

    March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Curious if we need an adventure pass for this trail. Anyone know?

    March 12, 2013

    • jose

      no adventure pass needed, its just a normal neighbrhood

      March 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you.

      March 12, 2013

  • Tim

    Won't make it :(

    March 12, 2013

  • Amanda S.

    Cant wait for another great hike.

    March 12, 2013

  • Rimona

    If this is the same hike as the Arroyo Seco, we don't need one!

    March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My puppy's first hike!! ; )

    March 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Now this sounds exciting !!!

    1 · March 6, 2013

    • jose

      hey i have been on your hikes, you know what your doing!

      1 · March 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      lol

      1 · March 9, 2013

  • Chris

    Jose, does this hike need an adventure pass?

    March 6, 2013

    • enrique m.

      At 9 am the parking is going to be full and surronding with bikers!

      March 7, 2013

    • jose

      parking lot gets full at 6 am! but people come and go and there will be spaces and always in the surronding neighborhoods there is plenty of spaces

      March 7, 2013

  • Janet H.

    Wish I could - I'll be out of town. I love hikes w/ rivers and bodies of water involved. Next time!

    1 · March 6, 2013

  • susan

    Thanks for the invite. Miles a bit too long for me at this point!

    March 7, 2013

  • Angela

    Wish I could, but I have family plans that day. :(

    March 6, 2013

  • janice

    sounds fun, i'm gonna try to make it

    March 6, 2013

  • Tracy

    This is my old mountain biking stomping grounds so it'll be interesting to see it from a hiking perspective. I used to see the hikers trying to balance on rocks while they rock hopped across the creek crossings and then I'd just blast through the water on my bike. :-)

    1 · March 6, 2013

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