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Big Horn Mine via Vincent Gap
Hi ladies! Your tiny, but fiery adventure coordinator here. Looking for a light to sh-medium light, moderately easy hike for the weekend? Come join me for a 4-mike round trip scenic hike with an easy gradual 633 ft incline to beautiful Big Horn Mine in Wrightwood, CA. How do I get there? I’ve had maps lead me everywhere for this trailhead. Do [not] use the map they attached to this invite. I recommend you waze, google maps, (uhhh...mapquest?) yourself to the Grassy Hollow Visitor Center (CA-2 N) & once you pass it on your right, (stay on CA-2 N) the Vincent Gap Parking lot will be 2.7 miles down the road on the left side - Huge lot with pit toilets. You can’t miss it. - Need a ride? Here’s your chance to make a new friend and/or share in gas money. Things you need to know: - RSVP closes Friday night at 9PM, just so I know who to expect. - You snooze, you lose: For realsies, early is better than late. The invite says 8:45AM, mainly because I give a 15 minute grace period for potty breaks & late arrivals. We leave at 9AM sharp, and reception is poor, so don’t be late. - Come prepared: Buy an adventure pass ahead of time (I recommend Big 5 - the Grassy Hollow Visitor Center sells them, but does not open until 10AM). - Bring: A smile, snacks, water, hiking shoes, hiking poles (optional) & a camera (optional - if you want those sweet shots for the gram.) The hike is dog & kid-friendly, but keep in mind that there are mountain lions/rattlesnakes & narrow ledges at points in the trail, so do so at your own risk. - Don’t Bring: The bae. Saturdays are for the girls. 💁🏻‍♀️💋

Vincent Gap Parking Lot

Big Horn Mine Trailhead Parking · Wrightwood, CA

Respond by: 9/22/2018

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Hi, Welcome to Girls Hiking Club! My name is Betsy, the organizer.

I started this group after relocating to Sherman Oaks. I only had a single friend / hiking partner that lived nearby. We tried to hike together as much as possible but because of conflicting schedules, I was mostly exploring the trails alone.

Hiking alone meant sticking to short busy trails I felt safe in. My desire to venture out and explore new, longer hikes was met with a feeling of intimidation. I finally built up the courage for a 12 mile hike through Angeles National Forest. There were others along the trail for the first two miles but not a single person for the remainder of the hike. After that slightly terrifying experience I decided no more long solo hikes.

Girls Hiking Club’s first hike was February 27, 2016. Since then, our group has grown and many great friendships have been built.

Whether you’re new to the area or just looking for hiking partners, you now have a group of friends to hike with.

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