What we're about

This group is for adventure-seeking women in the La Crescenta/La Canada/Pasadena area who are in their 30s-50s (or young at heart) and have a desire to get outdoors and hike the local mountains (mostly San Gabriels/Angeles Forest) with like-minded women. Basic fitness and hiking experience is highly recommended and personal "grit" is required, as the GOAL of this group is to prepare for the SOCAL SIX PACK OF PEAKS CHALLENGE ( https://sixpackofpeaks.com/socal/ ) within the next few months (March 2018 - September 2018). We are a moderately paced group and average 2 - 2.5 mph.

You do not need to join the "official" challenge nor do you need to hike the “big ones” to enjoy our group. Training/preparation hikes will be just as much fun and will help with your fitness, health and weight goals. Intermediate hikes are a great way to jump in and see what we are all about!

For beginners, we will offer a few introductory hikes to get your hiking legs ready and to help you prepare for bigger hikes.

We will meet 2 - 3 Sundays per month for conditioning, with a "Six Pack of Peaks" challenge hike scattered throughout March, May, June, August and September. Most 6POPs will be scheduled on Saturdays to allow time to recuperate before the work week begins.

Participants should be friendly, outdoor-loving, non-judging, non-threatening, early risers who want to get fit, be healthy, and embrace 'middle' life from the mountain tops!

Fido and Rover are welcome too on training hikes!

Disclaimer: The organier(s) of this Meet-up are volunteers and amateur outdoor enthusiasts - not professionally trained or paid guides. Think of us more like organized friends who like to coordinate activities. They assume no liability for your personal safety. All participants hike at their own risk, and should be aware of the possible dangers of hiking, walking, and other outdoor activities. Joining this Meet-up and participating in these events indicates that you agree not to hold the organizer(s) responsible for any injuries or inconveniences that may result from hiking on this trail.

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Camping Opportunities - HOSTS NEEDED! - Big Bear, Sequoia, Big Pine Lakes & GC

Hello Lovely (and yet oh-so-badass!) Blister Sisters! I have some FREAKING AMAZING group camping sites booked over the next few months. Sadly, I am moving to Georgia this summer and won't be able to attend (sob!). I would hate for everyone to miss out on the fun that was to be, so I am offering the opportunity to still run them administratively, but will NEED ONE CAMP HOST PER EVENT to be present for the group. I would love to post these ASAP, so please check your calendars and volunteer if you can. If you are interested, please read through the Camping Event options and "Host Responsibilities" (below), then "sign-up" for this "Meetup" (there are 4 spots, 1 host per event), and post the event(s) you are willing to host IN THE COMMENTS. I will connect with you for further details. CAMPING EVENTS: 1. Suck It Up, Buttercup! - Big Bear https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/231967 Name/Location of Site: Buttercup Group Camp, Big Bear Lake, CA Dates: May 8 - May 10, 2020 Total Spaces: 1 site, 40 occupants 2. Explore the Forest - Sequoia / Kings Canyon https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/234753 Name/Location of Site: Canyon View Group Site, Kings Canyon NP Dates: June 12 - June 14, 2020 Total Spaces - 2 sites, 19 occupants each 3. Sierras, Lakes and Glacier Views - Big Pine Lakes https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232236 Name/Location of Site: Big Pine Canyon, near Bishop, CA Dates: August 28 - 30, 2020 Total Spaces: 2 sites, 25 occupants each 4. Grand Canyon Adventure *A permit is required for R2R, so current hiking options would include surrounding hikes or and In and Up from the South Side. I may apply for a permit R2R, and if I get it, I may fly out for it :-) https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232490 Name/Location of Site: Mather Campground, Grand Canyon, AZ Dates: October 7 (optional), October 8 - 11, 2020 Total Spaces: 1 site, 25 occupants HOST RESPONSIBILITIES: (It is SUPER easy, I promise....and you get free camping & a gas stipend!!) 1. Campsite will be transferred to your name 2. Print out necessary lists that will be provided to you (Participants, Emergency Contacts, Hiking Opportunities, & Hiker Log) and bring them to the campout. 3. Arrive and register at the campsite near the beginning of check-in to greet everyone; stay for the duration of the event 4. Have participants sign the "Hiker Log" before heading out to the hikes so you have a record of where everyone is going and to be sure everyone returns (you do not have to 'babysit' anyone - they are all adults!!) 5. Make sure participants practice LNT at the campsite prior to checking out. Our group is amazing and always leaves it better than we found it. 6. Post photos and a recap to FB after the event. That's it! MY RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Manage participant list through Meetup 2. Collect payments (I need to cover my cost of the campsite, Meetup page, and time for planning) 3. Create and distribute necessary lists: Participant List, Emergency Contacts, Hiker Log, Meal Planner & Potluck Sign-up 4. Create and distribute a Hiking Opportunities flyer with suggested (but not required) hikes in the area

Past events (77)

DIY Crane Canyon to Garapito Canyon Trail (Intermediate+)

South end of Reseda Blvd

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