• Little San G to Galena Peak Traverse!

    Needs a location

    Distance: 10 Miles +- EG: 5,100 +- This is a very advanced hike with over 3,000' of elevation gain coming in less than two miles. This is a mostly class 3 and 4 hikes with exposure at a couple of locations and requiring 30-40' of climbing over dry falls to Little San Gorgonio. And the traverse to the Galena is also mostly class 3 and 4 in some sections. I will have a small group for this hike. Please add your name to the waitlist if you really enjoy adventure and high places. If you haven't hiked with me before, please let me know if you are comfortable with exposures and EG of over 3,000' in less than 2 miles. MY WAIVER: Please do not sign up if following is not acceptable. Any outdoor activity can be challenging, fun, or a painful experience, often depending whom you are with, even deadly and more painful depending on you, your abilities, circumstances, a lack of judgment and sometimes just bad luck. Accidents happen. Any outdoor activity involves risk of injury or even death. Please do not sign up; if you are not comfortable with what you are doing, unwilling to take that risk, or if you think you don’t have the needed skills for the event. You are not participating in an event organized by trained outdoors people or medical professionals. No one is trained or paid to watch after your safety. You will be agreeing to take responsibility for yourself, your actions and not to hold organizer/group leader, participants, cooks, carpoolers or anyone liable but yourself by signing and/or showing up for this event. Please remember that if you are not capable to this event or you don’t know your limits and still sign up, you may not only put yourself in danger but also all the other participants who are going with you. You further agree to pay for any medical or legal cost involved in case of an injury to yourself and request your heirs to respect your agreed waiver in case of an injury or even death due to any reason, by signing up for this event. Please also note that I may exclude or include anyone at my own discretion. PS: Please make sure your Meetup Hiking profile info is filled. If I have never hiked with you and your profile does not tell about your past experiences and do not have a recognizable picture (needed for in case of emergencies), you will not make it from the wait-list to the RSVP'ed list. If it is a beginner or an easy hike your profile info does not make any difference. But, your profile info will help you to get into the advanced or expert events easier. Also, if you have no-show(s) in your profile or tend to change your mind to "not going" at the last minute, please don't sign up to my events.

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  • ***San Bernardino Peaks*** Backpack

    San Bernardino Peak Trail 1W07

    PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION PRIOR TO SIGNING UP! *BACKPACKING EVENT* This is an overnight trip staying at Limberpine Bench Camp (9200'). Parking at the trailhead gets crowded! I recommend carpooling. The San Bernardino Trail is 6 MILES and 3K gain to camp. We will set-up camp, continue to Limber Springs for water and ascend the three miles to San Bernardino East (10690'). After a short break, we will return the same route one mile to San Bernardino Peak (10650'). Once descending we will stop by Washington Monument for a photo op, before returning to camp for the night. We will depart camp SUNDAY morning about 9am and be back to the parking lot by 12-1pm. ALL TEN ESSENTIALS and backpacking gear are required! This includes a bear canister. I RECOMMEND USING A WATER FILTER AT LIMBER SPRING. https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/backpacking-checklist.html If you would like to join me, answer the questions upon RSVP. You must have a completed profile with a photo of yourself and hiking history. This event is considered beginner/intermediate. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SUPPLYING ALL OF YOUR OWN GEAR AND FOOD. ***BEAR CANISTERS ARE MANDATORY*** NO PLUS 1'S, NO GUESTS, NO DOGS ***10 BACKPACKERS ONLY*** I have the permit for 10 backpackers. *KNOW YOUR LIMITATIONS* By signing up "Yes" for this hike, you acknowledge and agree that hiking and backpacking can be dangerous and involve risk. You are responsible for your own safety, well-being and actions. I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL GUIDE OR HIKER. This is simply an invitation to hike with me and fellow hikers. I reserve the right to accept or deny your RSVP for the safety of the group. BAD WEATHER OR UNSAFE CONDITIONS WILL CANCEL EVENT. "Going to the mountains is going home" John Muir

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  • Gorgonio via South Fork & Sky High Trails

    Needs a location

    Distance: 20 +- miles EG: 4,700' +- I had to cancel the hike to Tahquitz due to road closures. We will do a lollipop hike to Gorgonio as a replacement hike for Tahquitz. If I haven't hiked with you, please make sure your profile has info about your past events and the years they were done. MY WAIVER: Please do not sign up if following is not acceptable. Any outdoors activity can be challenging, fun, or a painful experience, often depending whom you are with, even deadly and more painful depending on you, your abilities, circumstances, lack of judgment and sometimes just bad luck. Accidents happen. Any outdoor activity involves risk of injury or even death. Please do not sign up; if you are not comfortable with what you are doing, unwilling to take that risk, or if you think you don’t have the needed skills for the event. You are not participating in an event organized by trained outdoors people or medical professionals. No one is trained or paid to watch after your safety. You will be agreeing to take responsibility for yourself, your actions and not to hold organizer/group leader, participants, cooks, carpoolers or anyone liable but yourself by signing and/or showing up for this event. Please remember that if you are not capable to this event or you don’t know your limits and still sign up, you may not only put yourself in danger but also all the other participants who are going with you. You further agree to pay for any medical or legal cost involved in the case of an injury to yourself and request your heirs to respect your agreed waiver in case of an injury or even death due to any reason, by signing up for this event. Please also note that I may exclude or include anyone at my own discretion. PLEASE NOTE: When you sign up to my events, please make sure that you have a real name and recognizable pictures in your profile. The chances of something may go wrong is greater due to the nature of my more adventurous hikes that include scrambling, climbing and hiking off trails. In the case of a mishap, this is the first place S&R will look for info. Depending on the events, I may exclude people if there are no pictures to identify them or no experience info in their profiles.

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  • Mt. Langley Backpack

    Cottonwood lakes Trailhead

    $5.00

    Please join me on a 3 day backpack to 14,026 ft. Mt. Langley in the Southern Sierra Nevada. It's been a wet winter... be prepared for MOSQUITOES! Each particiapnt is responsible for their own food and transportation. The cost of this trip is $5.00 per person for the permit. Please bring this to the event. This is a backpack trip, not a day hike. On Saturday we will meet at the trail head at 11 AM and will hike approximately 6 miles to Long Lake starting at an elevation of 10,040 ft. with about 1500 ft of elevation gain. We will be camping at an elevation of 11145 ft. at Long Lake. https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-118.2294927805214&lat=36.48774255743932#.XSZZGutKjcd On Sunday we'll get up early and (optionally) don summit/day packs hiking the 10 miles round trip to the peak of Mt. Langley at an elevation of 14026 ft. We will return to our campsite at Long Lake for the night and then on Monday morning we will get up and hike the 6 miles to the trail head and our cars. NOTE: There is likely to be snow on New Army Pass and on Mt Langley. It is recommended that you bring microspikes or crampons/ice axe if you plan to summit. This is BEAR country. Approved bear canisters are required. These can be rented from the ranger station and we can also share these 2 people to each full sized canister. Each participant in this backpacking trip must realize that they are responsible for their own safety while engaging in this activity. We will always strive to stay together but accidents can happen and each participant must be self-sufficient.

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  • ***Bear Canyon Trail Loop***

    Mount Baldy Visitor Center

    This is an ADVANCED, STRENUOUS hike due to elevation gain! Please be a regular hiker with experience at high altitude. The hike starts at 6AM sharp! The hike will be a moderate pace (2 to 2.5mph) with breaks along the route. We will hike from the Baldy Village (4300') to West Baldy (9988'), to Baldy (10,064') for our longest break, to Harwood (9551'). Descending the Devils Backbone trail to The Notch for food and drinks! You are welcome to descend via the chairlift ($15) or the fire road (your choice). The hike requires a vehicle shuttle. If you plan on socializing with the group at The Notch after the hike, I can provide you with a ride back to the village afterwards. OTHERWISE, you must make your own arrangements for a car shuttle. THIS HIKE CAN BE VERY WARM until you reach higher elevations. PLEASE BRING MORE HYDRATION AND ELECTROLYTES than you think you require. *APPROX 12 MILES WITH 6000' GAIN* *12 HIKERS* If you would like to join me, please RSVP "Yes" and answer the questions. If you do not see the questions send me a message. You must have a completed profile with a photo of yourself, and hiking experience. Chronic non-attenders, no-shows and double-bookers do not get priority. **ADVENTURE PASS IS REQUIRED AT MANKER FLATS AND THE BALDY VISITOR CENTER** DO NOT PARK AT THE BALDY VILLAGE CHURCH! **NO PLUS 1's or GUESTS** **DOGS MUST BE ON A LEASH** THE TEN ESSENTIALS ARE ALWAYS REQUIRED. *PACK TO SPEND THE NIGHT IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY*. Be responsible for checking weather conditions before the hike. Prepare for changing mountain conditions and requirements with layers, food and more water than you think you'll need. NO WATER ON THE TRAIL! *KNOW YOUR LIMITATIONS* By signing up "Yes" for this hike, you acknowledge and agree that hiking can be dangerous and involve risk. You are responsible for your own safety, well-being and actions. I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL GUIDE OR HIKER. THIS IS SIMPLY AN INVITATION TO HIKE WITH ME AND FELLOW HIKERS.

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  • A Conversation about Wild-fire, Chaparral, and Wildness: Rediscovering Nature

    No host event. WHAT: Conversation about Wild-fire, Chaparral, and Wildness: WHEN: 4:00 p.m. Sunday, July 21, 2019 WHERE: Eaton Canyon Nature Center, 1750 N. Altadena Dr., Pasadena The Angeles Chapter Forest Committee invites you to explore nature and fire at 4:00 pm Sunday, July 21, 2019 for an indoor presentation, and afterward for a 5:00 pm picnic under the oaks in Eaton Cyn. Park. For more than two million years we evolved outside, in Nature, driven by our instincts. Over the last several thousand years, our newly conscious minds have tried to reconcile the conflict between the demands of civilization, social expectations, and our ancient, wild selves. Yet despite our best efforts, the conflict persists, causing many of the personal, social, and environmental problems (especially how we deal with wildfire) we face today. Nature provides the remedy. Join us as we explore with Richard W. Halsey how connecting with Nature through local native habitats offers us a way to achieve what so many philosophers through the ages have identified as essential to achieving a meaningful existence. “Rick” Halsey, director of the California Chaparral Institute, www.californiachaparral.org in Escondido, is a writer, photographer, and most important, a guide to help others reconnect with Nature and their wild, inner selves. Halsey has given more than 500 presentations and written numerous books, including “Fire, Chaparral, and Survival in Southern California,” research papers, and articles over the past 15 years concerning chaparral ecology and the importance of reestablishing our connection with Nature. He also works with the San Diego Museum of Natural History and continues to teach natural history throughout the state. Program at 4:00 pm, July 21, at Eaton Canyon Nature Center, 1750 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena . Potluck Picnic at 5:00 pm: Please RSVP. Enjoy good food and conversation at our picnic tables under the oaks 100 yards south of the Nature Center. Pizza, cold drinks and utensils will be provided. Bring an entrée, salad, or dessert to share if you can. Directions to Eaton Canyon: From the 210 Freeway in Pasadena, take the Altadena Drive exit (if westbound on the 210, take the Sierra Madre Blvd. off ramp and at the bottom go west another few blocks to Altadena Drive),drive north toward the mountains about a mile, and 500 feet after crossing New York Drive, turn right into Eaton Canyon Park. The Nature Center is on the left from the parking area. Our picnic spot is on the left about 300 feet south of the Nature Center.

  • Cross Country to Baldy!

    Needs a location

    Distance: 7 Miles +- E.G.: 4,500' (all in 2.5 miles) (Please note, I may add 3 to 4 more miles and 1,000' more EG to the hike.) This hike will likely involve scrambling and possible bushwhacking. This is an advanced and challenging hike with possible route finding issues. I will add people from the waitlist. I will provide further details 2 days before the hike. MY WAIVER: Any outdoor activity can be challenging, fun, or a painful experience, often depending whom you are with, even deadly and more painful depending on you, your abilities, circumstances, lack of judgment and sometimes just bad luck. Accidents happen. Any outdoor activity involves risk of injury or even death. Please do not sign up; if you are not comfortable with what you are doing, unwilling to take that risk, or if you think you don’t have the needed skills for the event. You are not participating in an event organized by trained outdoors people or medical professionals. No one is trained or paid to watch after your safety. You will be agreeing to take responsibility for yourself, your actions and not to hold organizer/assistant organizer(s)/group leader, participants, cooks, carpoolers or anyone liable but yourself by signing and/or showing up for this event. Please remember that if you are not capable to do this event or you don’t know your limits and still sign up, you may not only put yourself in danger but also all the other participants who are going with you. You further agree to pay for any medical or legal cost involved in case of an injury to yourself and request your heirs to respect your agreed waiver in case of an injury or even death due to any reason, by signing up for this event. Please also note that I may exclude or include anyone at my own discretion. PS: Please make sure your Meetup Hiking profile info is filled. If I have never hiked with you and your profile does not tell about your past experiences and do not have a recognizable picture (needed for in case of emergencies), you will not make it from the wait-list to the RSVP'ed list. If it is a beginner or an easy hike your profile info does not make any difference. But, your profile info will help you to get into the advanced or expert events easier. Also, if you have no-show(s) in your profile or tend to change your mind to "not going" at the last minute, please don't sign up to my events.

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  • Cucamonga Peak (8859') via Icehouse Canyon 12 Miles/4300' Gain/Loss

    Ice House Canyon Parking Lot

    THIS HIKE IS NOT FOR BEGINNERS. We leave at 7:10am #3 of Six-Pack to Cucamonga Peak (8859') Difficulty: Intermediate/Advance Distance: 12 miles Elevation gain: 4300 feet Duration: 7 hours (average pace uphill 1.75 mph) Cross-posted with Adventurers Unlimited and Mt. San Jacinto Hiking Club About the hike: The Icehouse Canyon Trail goes up constantly at ~700 feet per mile. There are few flats or big climbs until you reach Icehouse Saddle at 3.5 miles. From there, the trail takes 1.5 miles to Cucamonga Saddle, then climbs 1200’ in the next 1.0 mile to the summit, near the diving board rock outcrop, and back out. What to bring: 2-3 liters of water/electrolytes, snack, lunch, hat, sturdy shoes, sunglasses, sun block, and a happy face. A National Forest Adventure Pass should be displayed in your car to avoid hassle. Weather: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-117.62386&lat=34.22695#.U6ndaJRdV8E http://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Cucamonga-Peak/forecasts/2700 http://www.findlocalweather.com/pinpoint/us/ca/cucamonga+peak+trail/current571909.html *Waiver: Please note that you agree to pay for any medical or legal cost involved in case of an injury to yourself, and request your heirs to respect your agreed waiver in case of a death due to any reason, by signing up for this event. Hike at your own personal risk. Plan well and stay safe.

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  • San Beer-nardino Peak via Angelus Oaks (+ optional East San B)

    Mill Creek Visitor Center

    It's time for the 3rd annual San Beer-nardino Peak hike!! NOTE: If I haven't hiked with you, an answer to the hiking experience question is REQUIRED as part of your RSVP, and your hiking profile must include a real photo of you. Thank you! 6:30am - meet at Mill Creek Ranger Station for those interested in carpooling 7:00am - meet at Angelus Oaks TH and get started! (driving directions below) Stats to SB Peak: ~16 miles out and back, 4600' elevation gain Option to add East SB Peak for another ~2-3 miles (r/t) along the ridgeline, bringing the hike up to the 18-19 mile-ish range, with a modest add'l elevation gain. If you're interested in the Beer-nardino Peak part, please bring a bottle of a favorite or otherwise interesting beer (chilled, please!) and a cup so we can share in a little toast to a great day in the mountains. Since we'll be at altitude and will still have many miles to go before we sleep, this will just be a few celebratory swigs and maybe a little sampling as part of a typical summit rest/recharge, not a long stop at the peak with a few rounds of drinks. Also, you can definitely participate in the hike without the summit suds. A few hike descriptions: 1) http://socalhiker.net/hiking-san-bernardino-peak-trail/ 2) http://www.modernhiker.com/2014/07/03/hike-and-backpack-san-bernardino-peak/ 3) http://www.everytrail.com/guide/san-bernardino-peak-via-angeles-oaks MY PACE : I'm a hiker, not a trail runner; if you average 3+ mph, you'll likely be ahead of me. I don't mind, but will not try to keep up with you either. If you hike 2 mph or slower, you'll be behind me. Again, I don't mind, and you may find others in the group are at your pace. Either way KNOW THE TRAIL! *KNOW YOUR LIMITATIONS* By signing up for this event, you acknowledge and agree that hiking can be dangerous and involve risk. You are responsible for you own safety, well-being, actions, gear, and transportation. I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL GUIDE OR HIKER. This is simply an invitation to hike with me and fellow hikers. Do NOT attempt this event if it is over your ability or comfort level. I reserve the right to allow or deny your reservation due to safety concerns. DIRECTIONS TO ANGELUS OAKS TH: Exit I-10 East on Orange St, following the ramp until Orange St, at which point you make a left. Make a right on Lugonia Ave to follow Highway 38. Remain on Highway 38 through Mentone, past the Mill Creek Ranger Station, and then past Valley of the Falls Drive, where the road while take a sharp switchback to the left. At the village of Angelus Oaks, make a right onto Fir Street at the fire station. Take an immediate left on Frontage Road. Follow that until you make a right onto a forest service road named "1Wo7." This bumpy dirt road will dead-end at the trailhead. For mapping purposes, use 5766 Frontage Rd, Angelus Oaks, CA 92305. Add 5-7 minutes to drive from this address (the Fire Station) to the forest service road and trailhead. Note there are no "amenities" at this trailhead, which I believe means no Adventure Pass is necessary.

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  • ***MT. LANGLEY Backpacking Adventure***

    Horseshoe Meadow Campground

    ***I LOVE MOUNT LANGLEY (14,026') and the Cottonwood Lakes area! Let's take advantage of the long weekend and enjoy the Sierra Nevada and all it's beauty! I enjoy travelling to the summit a few times a year! This will be my annual GROUP trip with the hiking club! It is an intermediate to advanced event due to the mileage and elevation statistics. THURSDAY JULY 4th HORSESHOE MEADOWS @ 11AM. *OPTIONAL DAY* We will camp one night ($8) at the Horseshoe Meadows Campground by the Cottonwood Pass TH. Once we setup camp, we'll do a short hike to TRAIL PEAK (11620') then return to camp for the night. Trail Peak is six miles r/t with 1600' gain. It travels Cottonwood Pass Trail to the PCT to an off-trail scramble. It has beautiful views of the entire Horseshoe Meadow area and the Sierra mountaintops. FRIDAY JULY 5TH MEET AT COTTONWOOD LAKES TRAILHEAD @ 10:30AM. This will be a TWO-NIGHT backpacking trip! It is 6.5 miles to Long Lake @ (11100'). We will set-up camp here for two nights. SATURDAY JULY 6TH DEPART CAMP @ 6AM TO SUMMIT MT. LANGLEY VIA NEW ARMY PASS (10MI R/T). We will travel in three groups, starting at intervals, to adhere to Forestry and Park regulations. These will be assigned at Long Lake. Return to camp for the night. Break camp Sunday morning and return to the TH @ 8am. Each participant is responsible for their own food and transportation. I WILL HAVE THE PERMIT. The cost of this trip is $10.00 per person. This is payable via PAYPAL ONLY to [masked] within three days of being accepted as GOING. NO REFUNDS. NO EXCEPTIONS. Please be committed prior to signing up. ***BEAR CANISTERS ARE REQUIRED. If you do not own one, they can be rented at the Eastern Sierra InterAgency Visitor Center, or many REI locations. ALL FOOD AND SCENTED ITEMS MUST BE STORED IN A BEAR CANISTER*** ***18 BACKPACKERS ONLY*** NO PLUS 1'S. NO DOGS. Please answer the questions upon RSVP. You must be a member of the club and have a completed profile with a photo of yourself, and hiking experience listed. If you do not see the questions, send me a private email. I reserve the right to accept or deny your RSVP for the safety of the group. Chronic non-attenders and no-shows will not be given priority. ***I prefer to stay together as a group for safety. There will be NO SWEEP. However, I leave no one behind and I expect all participants to be mindful and considerate of the group as a whole***This is not a competition. This is for the love of the wilderness, mountains, nature and friends. If you want to hike alone, do not join this event. If someone is not keeping up with the relative pace of the group, I will ask them to not make a summit attempt from Long Lake. A summit attempt is OPTIONAL. ***TEN ESSENTIALS ALWAYS REQUIRED*** 2-3L of hydration (water sources available along the trail), water filter, food and snacks for three days, energy and electrolytes to meet your personal requirements for three days. Clothing and protective layers for a wide range of mountain temperatures. All backpacking gear for two nights including stove, bear canister etc... extra headlamp batteries, rain/wind gear, cold gear, bug repellent, bug net, etc... ***KNOW YOUR LIMITATIONS By signing up YES for this hike, you acknowledge and agree that hiking can be dangerous and involve risk. You are responsible for your own safety, well-being and actions. I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL HIKER OR GUIDE. This is simply an invitation to hike with me and fellow hikers. Bring a GOOD ATTITUDE because this is going to be awesome fun!

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