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Mt. Lukens - Deukmejian Wilderness Park (Intermediate+)
HIKE DESCRIPTION Deukmejian Wilderness Park overlooks the city of La Crescenta and is popular for its many hiking trails, scenic views and picnic areas. We will hike up Crescenta View Trail, a steep and rocky trail that offers about 2400 feet of elevation gain in 3 miles. We will then follow the fire road up to the towers at Mt. Lukens, the tallest peak in the city limits of Los Angeles. Spectacular views reward those who make the trek. We will return down the Rim of The Valley/Le Mesnager Trail, a slightly longer, but kinder route to the bottom. Level: Intermediate+ (2500 feet in first 3 miles) Distance: Approx 9.3 miles (Counter Clockwise Loop) Elevation Gain/Loss: Approx 2600' SPEED: Moderate,[masked] MPH Dogs? YES (trail is exposed...advise caution if hot) Permits/Parking Pass? None required TRAILHEAD PARKING: Ample parking available within the park. Flush toilets available. CARPOOLING: N/A DIRECTIONS, REVIEWS & STATS: WHAT TO BRING: Water ( least .25 liters per mile), snacks and a picnic lunch, sunscreen, durable sneakers/light hiking shoes/hiking boots, plus a backpack with your 10 Essentials ( *For safety reasons, and so we can identify you, you must have a photo on your Meet-Up page and one form of ID. Also, bring a card in your backpack with emergency contact info and any health notations that might be useful in case of emergency. NOTE: We hike at a moderate speed of about[masked] miles per hour; out of consideration for the group and to maintain schedules, slower hikers may be asked to turn around. GOALS OF THE GROUP: The hikes on this Meetup are geared toward enjoying nature, exploring local trails, personal health, fitness development, meeting other outdoor enthusiasts, and conditioning for the BIG Peaks of SoCal. We conquered the 6 Pack of Peaks last season, and will now add an additional 6 to complete a TWELVE PACK OF PEAKS this season! HIKE DESCRIPTORS: SIX (and now 12!) PACK of PEAKS: These hikes are the biggest peaks in SoCal and are for serious/experienced adventurers. EXPERIENCE and a HIGH level of fitness required! ADVANCED: 8+ miles and a significant/rapid elevation gain of 3000+ feet. They are more technically challenging, physically strenuous, and often feature steeper inclines. Experience required! INTERMEDIATE +: 7+ miles with more than 1800' elevation gain. More technical than intermediate hikes. Experience and/or good physical stamina is highly recommended. INTERMEDIATE: 5 - 8 miles with an approximate elevation gain between 1300' - 2000'. Physically challenging and require a certain level of physical stamina, though hiking experience isn’t required. BEGINNER'S HIKES: 4-6 miles with under 1500' elevation gain. Geared to those who have little to no hiking experience. MEET-UP ETIQUETTE: - Women only -We average[masked] mph on an intermediate hike; slower on strenuous/high altitude peaks. -Fitness and experience: please look at the details of each hike to determine your compatibility with each hike -Registration required through Meet-Up -Space is limited, so please 'cancel' online if you cannot attend; no-shows will be removed from the group -Rain cancels -Bring ID -Personal: You should be an outdoor enthusiast who loves and respects nature, practices Leave No Trace Guidelines, and who is drama-free, non-judging, helpful to others and community-minded DISCLAIMER: The organizer(s) of this Meet-up are amateur hikers/outdoor enthusiasts, not professionally trained or paid guides. We HAVE NOT HIKED ALL OF THE HIKES listed on these Meetups and should be considered equal participants, not leaders. Outdoor adventures and hiking are inherently dangerous and we cannot guarantee your safety. You are responsible for your own safety. By signing up for this adventure, you agree to hold harmless the organizer(s) of this group for any injuries or discomforts sustained on this adventure and agree to take all necessary precautions for your own safety (including, but not limited to bringing essential items, wearing appropriate clothing/footwear, knowing your own physical capabilities, researching each adventure, etc.).

George Deukmejian Wilderness Park

3429 Markridge Rd. · Glendale, CA

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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 ( ) 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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