• Happy Camp 2 - the one with real incline

    Happy Camp Rustic Canyon

    This is not the usual "Happy Camp" hike the group has done in the past. The starting point is NOT at the golf course entrance. The dirt lot can hold at least 50 cars. There is some real incline on this hike and no trails coated with silt. We start with about 1.25 miles of relatively flat and slightly downhill double-tracker. Then we start up a fire road for 1.5 miles with a continuous incline of 700'. This section can be exhausting, so I've rated the hike on the easy end of the Intermediate spectrum. A strong and motivated beginner can do this hike, but they will be challenged and slow during this segment. That's OK, because this is not a conditioning hike, it is a social hike. We'll be stopping at various points to regroup, and there is nothing wrong with taking many small stops along this section to catch your breath. After having done two segments, we'll reach a steel hitching post and clearing, where we'll have a social event lasting about an hour. We'll be rewarded with spectacular views in all directions. During the day, you can easily see the ocean and Channel Islands. Finally, we'll head back the way we came. Interesting Notes. These are plants you will likely see on this hike. White Sage It is very aromatic and is the plant burned in "smudging" to ward off evil spirits and perform other purification. Along the second half of the outbound section, both sides of the trail have patches of White Sage. Everlasting Smells like maple syrup when crushed. Essential oil has analgesic, anti-allergenic, antibacterial, anticoagulant, antidiabetic, antifungal, antihaematoma, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitussive, antiviral, astringent, cholagogue, cicatrisant, cytophylactic, diuretic, emollient, expectorant, febrifuge, fungicidal, hepatoprotective, mucolytic, nervine, splenic and stimulant therapeutic properties. Directions: Happy Camp Rustic Canyon 13650 Broadway Rd. Moorpark, CA 93021 Coordinates of trailhead:[masked], [masked] From CA-118: West on CA-118, exit 19a Princeton Ave. Left on Princeton for 1.4 mile until dead end. Right on Spring Rd. for 1.3 miles. Right on CA-23N/Walnut Canyon Rd. for 0.9 miles. Becomes Happy Camp Rd. for 236'. Right on Broadway Rd. for 0.3 miles. Parking lot in Northeast corner of intersection. From CA-23 and US-101: North on CA-23. CA-118 east for 0.6 miles. Exit 19a, Princeton Ave. Right on Princeton for 1.4 mile until dead end. Right on Spring Rd. for 1.3 miles. Right on CA-23N/Walnut Canyon Rd. for 0.9 miles. Becomes Happy Camp Rd. for 236'. Right on Broadway Rd. for 0.3 miles. Parking lot in Northeast corner of intersection. The Hike: Distance: 5.7 miles, 3.75 hours Elevation Gain: 1000' Difficulty: Easy Intermediate Pace: 2.0 mph Dogs: No Restrooms: Yes. Drinking Fountains: No. Parking: Free in the dirt lot at the trailhead Trail: Double Track and Fire Road, with some sand. Known Dangers: Rattlesnakes, slip-'n-fall Hosting Route: The host knows the route. Navigation: Host memory, enhanced by GPS navigation as needed. Hike type: Social. Below is a picture of the route. Those that wish to return immediately instead of hanging around during the snack and beverage share, should memorize the below route so they can safely return on their own. Stops: The host may designate stopping points to let others catch up. This hike will include an extended stop for a snack and beverage share ( https://www.meetup.com/Hiking-Plus/messages/boards/thread/50879772 ) at the half way point. Group separation: Sometimes hikers wish to move significantly ahead and not wait at designated stopping points. Please let the host know. They are on their own regarding route and navigation. If others follow, it is group hijacking: Incorrect routes may be taken and group splitting may occur. Please don't do this. What to Bring: 1-2 liters of water. Snacks and/or beverages to share Hiking shoes preferred, but athletic shoes will be OK. Disclaimer / Release of Liability: You must RSVP to attend this event, no exceptions. Hiking and other outdoor events are inherently dangerous and accidents can happen. By participating in any posted event, you're taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. This Meetup Group and its organizers are not trained leaders and we do not confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in trips. All participants take full responsibility for their own actions. You are responsible for you. If you choose to sign up for any events, you are releasing the Group and its organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgment and experience. This applies to any guests you may invite.

  • Wendy Lollipop

    1303 Potrero Rd

    This hike is on the easy end of the intermediate (https://www.meetup.com/Hiking-Plus/messages/boards/thread/50879781) spectrum. Keep in mind that fit beginners can still do it, but they should be aware that there are several areas of extended incline. Nothing super steep, just continuous and strenuous for many. That's OK, because this is not a conditioning hike, it's a social hike. We'll be stopping at various points to let people catch up. We'll start at the Wendy trailhead. There are many routes through this park, so it will be important to listen to the hike leader about various points to stop and let others catch up for regrouping. We'll be taking the route posted in the photo in this description. Slightly more than half way, we'll be stopping at a bench and overlook to have our traditional social event, sharing snacks and beverages (https://www.meetup.com/Hiking-Plus/messages/boards/thread/50879772). If you wish to return before the social event completes, you are responsible for finding your own way out, so study the map carefully. It's only a mile and 100' of gain, if you make the correct turns. The Route (photo posted below): Hike Distance: 4.6 miles Gain: 1000' Distribution: Most of the incline is concentrated in the middle of this hike. Difficulty (https://www.meetup.com/Hiking-Plus/messages/boards/thread/50879781): Intermediate. Shape: Lollipop. Pace: approx. 2.0 mph. Trail Type: Fire road, double track, single track. Duration: 3.5 hours Dogs: No. Restrooms:Yes Drinking Fountains: Yes. Parking: Free along street. What to bring: 1 liter of water for every 3 miles. Hiking shoes/boots. Not required, but recommended. Flashlight or headlamp. Sunscreen and/or hat as needed. Snacks and/or beverages to share (https://www.meetup.com/Hiking-Plus/messages/boards/thread/50879772). (https://www.meetup.com/Outdoor-Singles/pages/23168523/Snack_and_Beverage_Share/) (https://www.meetup.com/The-PM-Hikers/messages/boards/thread/50213037) Known Dangers: Rattlesnakes, slip-'n-fall. Hosting Route: The host knows the route. A pic of the route has been posted as part of this description. Navigation: Host memory, enhanced by GPS navigation as needed. Hike type: Social. We won't be hiking at a fast pace because this is a social hike, not a conditioning hike. There is nothing wrong with stopping, even if it means every 50 steps. See "How hard is this hike" in the discussion section (LINK (https://www.meetup.com/Hiking-Plus/messages/boards/thread/50879781)). Stops: The host may designate stopping points to let others catch up. This hike will include an extended stop for a snack and beverage (https://www.meetup.com/Hiking-Plus/messages/boards/thread/50879772) share at the half way point. We will stop at junctions to make sure everybody makes any turns or chooses the correct direction at splits, else something will be used to mark the direction, usually a large arrow made of baking soda. There may not always be a sweeper designated to be the last hiker. Each hiker is responsible for knowing their capability, only attending events where they are able to sustain the described pace, for keeping up with the group sufficiently enough to make the turns and not get left behind, and for making sure the host is notified if they are going to split from the group. Group separation: Sometimes hikers wish to move significantly ahead and not wait at designated stopping points. Please let the host know. They are on their own regarding route and navigation. If others follow, it is group hijacking: Incorrect routes may be taken and group splitting may occur. Please don't do this. Interesting Notes Here are a couple plants you are sure to see on this hike: Heartleaf Penstemon Leaves are shiny and saw toothed, shaped like hearts, 2 to 6 centimeters long and arranged oppositely on the branches. Stems are red. Small scarlet red tubular flowers . Yucca White flowers on stalk. Stalk is often missing, leaving only the spires from which it grows. Stalks are very strong and light, so they make good walking sticks. Needles on end of spires. Chopped up root can be uses as shampoo. Roasted root can be eaten like a potato. Illegal to remove live stick in CA. Pronounced with short u. Dried leaves make good tinder. Root can be chopped up and used as soap. To eat root, remove skin and core, boil 15 minutes. Then fry or bake. Flowers are mildly sweet. The fruit is also edible, but bitter if not ripe. To access fibers: Soak for a month in water, lightly pound leaves with rock or club, or scrape skin off skin. Roll between hands, then pull and separate fibers. Weave into cordage. Directions: Wendy Trail Head 1303 Potrero Rd. Thousand Oaks, CA 91361 Coordinates of trailhead:[masked], [masked] From CA-118: CA-118 west for 8 miles. CA-23 south for 7.4 miles. US-101 North for 2 miles. Exit 45 Lynn Rd. and south/west for 2.5 miles. Left on S. Wendy Dr. for 0.6 miles until it dead ends at Protrero Rd. Park on Protrero. Trailhead slightly to the left. From US-101 north/west of Wendy: US-101 south, exit Wendy Dr. South on Wendy Dr. for 3 miles until it dead ends at Protrero Rd. Park on Protrero. Trailhead slightly to the left. Disclaimer / Release of Liability: You must RSVP to attend this event, no exceptions. Hiking and other outdoor events are inherently dangerous and accidents can happen. By participating in any posted event, you're taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. This Meetup Group and its organizers are not trained leaders and we do not confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in trips. All participants take full responsibility for their own actions. You are responsible for you. If you choose to sign up for any events, you are releasing the Group and its organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgment and experience. This applies to any guests you may invite

  • Mt. McCoy - Fit Beginner

    Clinicas Del Camino Real Inc - Madera

    This is one of the classic hikes in Simi Valley, so we'll do this hike occasionally. We'll meet in the parking lot at the northeast corner of Madera and Royal, just south of the Donut Delite, on the east side of the Clinicas office. We'll walk from there to the trailhead at 2 Washburn St. where it meets Los Amigos Ave. The Hike: We cross Madera and continue through the neighborhood for about 1500', to the intersection of Washburn St. and Los Amigos Ave (https://www.google.com/maps/place/2+Washburn+St,+Simi+Valley,+CA+93065/@34.2645734,-118.8010877,18z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x80e82ee581e79e9f:0x42c324cfa0d16fd2%218m2%213d34.2645585%214d-118.7999842). Then we enter a path behind the houses and proceed for 250' to the entrance. So far, there will have been very little elevation gain. We'll enter a series of switchbacks (zig-zag trail) for 1.2 miles to a large cross at the top. This is a steady climb across the face of the hill, always in full view of the neighborhood below. Beginners may find this climb difficult to continue at a fast pace. There is nothing wrong with slowing down while faster hikers move ahead, or resting for a minute several times during this climb. It may seem easy to get lost because there are many different cross-paths up the face of this hill, but they all lead to the same place. Generally, whenever there is a choice of "left or right", we take the easier and more worn path. If you happen to find yourself alone and take a wrong turn (aka steep cut), all paths lead up. If you think this hike is too easy, try running it. The entire hike is an incline and many beginners have declared this hike to be a butt burner. On occasion, some of us may be motivated to do an extension to the Reagan Library, out-and-back from here at 2 additional miles round trip, 350' additional gain. At the top by the cross, we'll enjoy the gorgeous 360 degree views and share beverages and/or snacks (https://www.meetup.com/Hiking-Plus/messages/boards/thread/50879772). Interesting Notes Here are a couple plants you are sure to see on this hike: Black Sage Multiple brown buttons going up the top of the stalk, that may have white flowers. Green leaves. Purple or white flowers that are dark brown as they dry on the plant. Squish the leaves and smell. A rare and sought after Black sage honey is also made from the honey of bees that pollinate the Black sage plant. Black sage is utilized in the culinary world as an aromatic and flavorful herb. It can be used in recipes wherever traditional sage is called for, however keep in mind that foraged Black sage has a much stronger flavor than that of traditional store bought sage. Its flavor goes well with winter squashes, brown butter, poultry, venison, pears, cheese, potatoes and other herbs such as rosemary and thyme. Use fresh in a variety of different preparations or leaves. Can be dried and stored for future use as a dried herb. Black sage was used traditionally by Native Americans known as the Chumash people to form an herbal soak for the bath to be used in the treatment of bodily pain, specifically for the feet and lower legs. Purple Sage Grey-green leaves. Aromatic when crushed. Purple flowers. Aka, Tobacco Sage, with mild hallucinogenic properties when smoked. Can be used as a spice or made into a tea. Tea has medicinal affects: Antiviral, gargle for sore throats, reduce hayfever symptoms and other drying actions. Photo of the Route: Distance: 3 miles (round trip) Elevation Gain: 700' Difficulty: Fit Beginner (https://www.meetup.com/Hiking-Plus/messages/boards/thread/50879781) Duration: 3 hours Pace: 2.0 mph Dogs: Yes, leashed. Restrooms: Yes - at nearby places of business Drinking Fountains: Yes - at nearby places of business Parking: Free Trail: Mostly single-track, excellent condition Known Dangers: Rattlesnakes, slip-'n-fall What to Bring: 1 liter of water. Hiking shoes preferred, but athletic shoes will be OK. Drinks or snacks to share (https://www.meetup.com/Hiking-Plus/messages/boards/thread/50879772). Flashlight or headlamp during winter months. Disclaimer / Release of Liability You must RSVP to attend this event, no exceptions. Hiking and other outdoor events are inherently dangerous and accidents can happen. By participating in any posted event, you're taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. This Meetup Group and its organizers are not trained leaders and we do not confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in trips. All participants take full responsibility for their own actions. You are responsible for you. If you choose to sign up for any events, you are releasing the Group and its organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgment and experience. This applies to any guests you may invite.

  • Corriganville the Back Way – Fit Beginner

    Rocky Peak Trail

    This hike is suitable for fit beginners (https://www.meetup.com/Hiking-Plus/messages/boards/thread/50879781). Park on the south side of the CA-118 at the Rocky Peak exit. We'll walk west along the Santa Susana Pass Rd. for about 500 feet. Directly across from Lilac Ln, we'll enter a trail. We'll move along a relatively flat section for 1/2 mile. When we come to a junction, we'll regroup. We'll turn right and make a gradual climb until we almost reach a wildlife tunnel underneath the CA-118 freeway, built so that animals can cross. We'll regroup here. Next, we'll take the switchbacks (zig-zag trail) down into Corriganville. At the bottom of the switchbacks, we'll find a covered pavilion. We'll have a social event for 30 – 60 minutes before heading back the way we came. Interesting Notes Here are a couple plants you are sure to see on this hike: California Sagebrush Aromatic when crushed. AKA, common sage, coastal sage. Sunflower family. Cowboys used to ride through it and brush up against the pine-shaped leaves, coming home with the smell on their clothes and giving rise to the nickname "Cowboy Cologne." Not a true sage. Can be used as a cooking spice and can be made into a tea. Tear off some needles by running your hand up the stalk and smell the aroma. Purple Sage Grey-green leaves. Aromatic when crushed. Purple flowers. Aka, Tobacco Sage, with mild hallucinogenic properties when smoked. Can be used as a spice or made into a tea. Tea has medicinal affects: Antiviral, gargle for sore throats, reduce hay fever symptoms and other drying actions. In the last summer, fall, and winter months, the flowers will have turned brown and the leaves we take on a greyer color. Hike Distance: 2.25 miles Gain: 600 Distribution: The first segment on the return is an exhausting switchback for about ¼ mile. Difficulty (https://www.meetup.com/Hiking-Plus/messages/boards/thread/50879781): Fit-Beginner. Shape: Out and Back. Pace: 2.0 mph. Trail Type: Single track. Trail Variations: The last segment of the first half is downhill and somewhat steep. Duration: 3 hours Dogs: Yes. Leash as required by law. Restrooms: Yes, but it's ¼ mile from our social event. Drinking Fountains: Yes. Parking: Free, south side of CA-118 What to bring: 1 liter of water for every 3 miles. Snacks and/or beverages to share (https://www.meetup.com/Hiking-Plus/messages/boards/thread/50879772). Hiking shoes preferred, but athletic shoes will be OK. Flashlight or headlamp. Sunscreen and/or hat as needed. Hosting Route: The host knows the route. Navigation: Host memory, enhanced by GPS navigation as needed. Hike type: Social. We won't be hiking at a fast pace because this is a social hike, not a conditioning hike. Those that wish to return immediately instead of hanging around during the snack and beverage share, should memorize the posted route so they can safely return on their own. Directions: Rocky Peak Exit, South Side of CA-118 Simi Valley, CA[masked], [masked] From the 118 Exit 32 Rocky Peak Rd. Park on south of the freeway along Santa Susanna Pass Rd. From the 101 @ CA-23 North CA-23 for 8.4 miles. East I-118 for 14 miles. Exit 32 Rocky Peak Rd. Park on south of the freeway along Santa Susanna Pass Rd. Disclaimer / Release of Liability: You agree to assume all risks of this hike, and that no one at Meetup including the organizer is responsible for your safety. See the Meetup terms of service especially paragraph 6.2: http://www.meetup.com/terms/ )

  • Hummingbird Party Rock - fireworks

    Parking Lot near Hummingbird Trail Entrance

    This will be our 3rd annual 4th of July event and potluck celebration. It is well away from any traffic jams and other holiday nuisances. Difficulty: Fit Beginner (https://www.meetup.com/Hiking-Plus/messages/boards/thread/50879781) Note: The address above is where we will meet. This hike is will take us part way up the Hummingbird trail to a flat rock that is slightly sloped and ideal for sitting and having a small party. This is a snack-share (https://www.meetup.com/Hiking-Plus/messages/boards/thread/50879772) event that will include watching the fire works. While we will be kind of far from any fire works, we'll be able to see them in the distance happening at a variety of locations. A fun time will be had by all. The surroundings are very interesting and the views are incredible, especially at night. Official start time for the fire works in Simi Valley is 9p. The start time will give us plenty of time to make the climb and share snacks before. This hike is an out-and-back hike and is a favorite for many hikers. It can get cool and windy on the rock, so I recommend bringing something to put on, just in case. Also, consider bringing some insect repellent. This particular hike is only 2 miles round trip, and about 500' of gain, but there is still a climb involved and it will definitely get your heart pumping. Feel free to stop several times along the way to take a breather. This is a social event, not a conditioning hike. That means we won't be doing it at high speed and I'll be stopping at several points to let people catch up. If you know the way, you are welcome to move ahead on your own. The route can be hard to follow in a few spots because we hike over sandstone and it's hard to see any trail. I'll be marking the direction where needed with baking soda arrows in case the group gets spread out. I'll also be dropping "comfort dots", or little plops of baking soda all along the way. This can be very comforting when making the hike back down, just to remind you, you are on the correct path. On the way up, there are many "steep-cuts" that will shorten the route. I don't wish to shorten the route or make the climb harder, so I will always take the longer route when there is a choice. Please bring a flashlight or headlamp for the return descent. There is no longer a place to park at the entrance to the trail, so the hike will start at the parking lot on the west side of Kuehner Dr. just south of CA-118. To get to the trail start, we'll head north on Kuehner for a few blocks, crossing under the freeway, and crossing the street to the east side. The trail start will be on the other side of the fence. Interesting Notes: Yerba Santa Saint Herb, Holy Plant, Mountain Balm. You will see lots of this plant on this hike. The Spanish who came to early California were so impressed with the plant that they gave it the name Yerba Santa. Leaves were chewed to relieve dry mouth. Leaves were smoked or chewed to relieve asthma, coughs, colds, headaches, and stomachaches. Infusions of Yerba Santa leaves and flowers were used to treat fevers, coughs, colds, stomachaches, asthma, rheumatism pleurisy, chronic bronchitis, tuberculosis, and to purify the blood. Heated leaves were placed on the forehead to relieve headaches and other aches and sores. The sticky leaves stay in place upon the skin. Mashed leaves were applied externally to sores, cuts, wounds, insect bites, and aching muscles. Mashed leaves were also used to reduce the swelling and relieve pain caused by bone fractures. The branches and leaves were burned in steam baths to treat rheumatism and hemorrhoids. Contains chemicals that are thought to loosen mucus in the chest and may increase urination. Scorpions. Most likely to encounter in the mountains of Southern California: California Common Scorpion (Paruroctonus silvestrii). Up to 4" tip to tail, most are about 2". Other types likely to be encountered are the Burrowing Scorpion (Anuroctonus phaiodactylus), Striped Tail Scorpion (Vaejovis spinigerus) and the Arizona Bark Scorpion, the most dangerous kind in America, which packs a painful sting but still not fatal unless you have an allergic reaction. Most people aren't even aware there are scorpions on the trails around Southern California. That's because they don't come out until night and if you don't have a black light, you'd probably never even know they are there. I've counted more than 50 during a 1.5 hike down Angel Vista in Newbury park shortly after dark in August, and I have seen them on almost all hikes in the summer. On this same hike a month later when it was cooler, I didn't see any. Are they dangerous? There is no worry walking on the trails with closed toe shoes. They aren't aggressive. If you push them with a stick, they might run 12-24 inches and stop again. They are so sedentary that they can live for a whole year from eating just one bug. A sting can vary from too small to pierce your skin, to similar to a bad wasp sting. All scorpions possess a venomous sting (depending on who you ask), although most are not lethal to humans. Reported mortality is due to the venom of about 25 species located in northern Africa, the Middle East, India, Mexico and parts of South America. The below photo was taken on the Angel Vista hike by Mark T. on Sept. 7, 2016. Scorpions illuminate under an ultraviolet light (black light). They are easy to spot at night with a black light even 20' away. A black light flashlight can be bought on eBay for about $1 including shipping. • Most live in burrows. • Their burrows usually have oval openings, flat on the bottom but curved on the top, or are made from natural tunnels such as paths under rocks. They can be straight or contain spirals. • Burrows are typically just 30 cm but can be several meters long. They can contain chambers at the front for turning around. They can have entrances raised above ground level, and even have two or more entrances to the same burrow. • They spend > 90% of their lives in the burrows. • They leave their burrows to feed or mate, only on about 1/5 of evenings, and usually for less than 4 hours starting at dusk. • 2/3 of them can be found within 15-50cm of their burrows. • It is speculated that scorpions live in burrows to both escape environmental extremes such as hot and cold, and also for protection from predators. • Most die from by predators: Snakes, rodents, and other scorpions. • They eat insects and sometimes other scorpions. • They often survive fires by staying in their burrows. • Scorpions can deliver a light sting, and then if needed, a subsequent more powerful sting They can regulate the toxin level based on the size of what is being stung. • Male scorpions may sting their partners to facilitate mating. • They can live up to 5 years and are sold as pets. • Pregnancy can be between 6 months and 1.5 years depending on the species. Directions: Hummingbird Trail 2325 Kuehner Drive (lot where we will meet) Simi Valley, CA[masked], [masked] From the 118: Exit 30 Kuehner Dr. South to the first parking lot on the right. From CA-23: CA-23 north to CA-118 east. CA-118 east for 12 miles. Exit 30 Kuehner Dr. Right on Kuehner Dr. for 1 block First parking lot on the right. The Hike: Distance: 2 miles, 3.5 hours Elevation Gain: 500' Pace: 2.0 mph Dogs: No. They are allowed, but there will be food, fireworks, and we'll be sitting for a while. Restrooms: Yes, at the gas station across the street. Drinking Fountains: Yes, at the start, but not once we are on the trail. Parking: Free Trail: Single track, double track, and rock. Known Dangers: Rattlesnakes, slip-'n-fall What to Bring: 1-2 liters of water. Snacks and/or beverages to share (https://www.meetup.com/Hiking-Plus/messages/boards/thread/50879772). Hiking shoes preferred, but athletic shoes will be OK. Flashlight or headlamp for evening hikes. Disclaimer / Release of Liability: You must RSVP to attend this event, no exceptions. Hiking and other outdoor events are inherently dangerous and accidents can happen. By participating in any posted event, you're taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. This Meetup Group and its organizers are not trained leaders and we do not confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in trips. All participants take full responsibility for their own actions. You are responsible for you. If you choose to sign up for any events, you are releasing the Group and its organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries. This applies to any guests you may invite.

  • Hiking Plus products are HERE!

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    Hiking Plus products can now be bought at https://shop.spreadshirt.com/hiking-plus/. Recommendations: Use a computer instead of a phone. The web view will not show all the products at once. Select the product category to see them all. There are two designs: A white logo and black logo. Select the design that looks best for the color of the product. You can adjust the logo larger if you like. I recommend adjusting it to as large as will fit. Buy 1 size larger because they run small. I frequently get discount codes such as free shipping, but they always have quick expiration dates so there is no point in posting them. Ask me before a purchase.

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