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.