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Join Jenny for an "Out of OC Hike" in the San Gabriel Mountains. Hikers will join the organizer for a workout; there is no leader or sweeper on this hike.
General Rating/Difficulty: Level 2+ Moderate Pace. However, distance and elevation are level 2+; Click RATING TABLE (http://files.meetup.com/1554500/RATING%20TABLE.pdf) to read more about difficulty levels.
Duration/Distance/Elevation/Speed: about 5 hours, 10 miles, 2000ft gain, moderate pace
Trailhead: meet near lower restroom at Chantry Flat in the San Gabriel Mountains
Trailhead time: 6:30 - 6:45AM (early for parking, the trailhead is about 60 miles one way from Irvine)
Hiking time: 6:45 AM
Adventure Pass: is required to park your car at the trailhead (carpool is recommended). You can purchase the pass at the trailhead or at any sport store near you.
What to bring: 10 hiking Essentials (http://www.meetup.com/HikingOC/events/messages/boards/thread/9535234); wear hiking shoes, hat, sunscreen, bring water, snacks. There is warning about poison oak on the trails
•Topo map of trails: http://www.adamspacks... (http://www.adamspackstation.com/BSACMap.html)
•Current weather conditions on Mt Wilson: http://www.findlocalw... (http://www.findlocalweather.com/forecast.php?config=&forecast=zandh&pands=mt+wilson%2C+ca)
•Mt. Wilson webcam: http://www.astro.ucla... (http://www.astro.ucla.edu/%7Eobs/towercam.htm)
*** Trails from Chandry Flat (http://tchester.org/sgm/trails/chantry_flat.html)
***Trail Description to Sturtevant Falls (http://www.simpsoncity.com/hiking/sturtevant.html)
From Interstate From the Foothill Freeway (I-210) in Arcadia, take the Santa Anita Avenue exit and drive north to Chantry Flat, 4.6 miles
For those who want to Carpool: meet to leave 5:30-5:35AM
Suggested carpool meetup spot is at the Park-n-Ride in Orange off the 55N Lincoln/Nohl Ranch exit. Park-n-Ride entrance is on Tustin, across from Von's parking lot.
Traveling NORTH on the 55, exit Lincoln Ave. West. Make 2 lefts, go under the freeway and take a left onto Tustin Ave. heading South. If you're traveling SOUTH on the 55, exit Lincoln and make a left on Tustin. The Park & Ride will be on your left hand side. You'll need to make a U-Turn to get to this side of the street
Chantry Flat on Google Map: http://maps.google.co... (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?geocode=FSAW_gEd4kf9-CkJNXy-cvTcgDERxWm-eq5LmA%3BFczLCQIdPRz3-A&hl=en&mra=dme&mrcr=0&mrsp=1&sz=19&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=107737017548218126486.00048637442ef04829152&z=19&iwloc=00048637482ead74da4d5)
By joining the meetup, you agree to Meetup Terms of Service releases the Organizer and Assistant Organizers from any liability related to incidents that occur at Meetup gatherings YOU acknowledge THAT WE ARE NOT PROFESSIONALS. YOU ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR SAFETY. Hiking is a rewarding and pleasant activity in nature, but there are certain dangers you should be aware of. Those include, but are not limited to, trip and fall injuries, bee stings, poison oak exposure, ticks and snake bites. By signing up for this event, you agree to hold harmless the hike organizer, assistant organizers and other participants for any injuries sustained during this hike