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Snow Shoe Forest Falls (Adv. Beginner/Intermediate)

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THIS IS A FUN, EXPLORATORY, and A GREAT WORKOUT, PLEASE COME WITH AN OPEN MINDED FOR THE UNKNOWNS

Photos from last week after the storm: http://www.meetup.com/HikingOC/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=1285893

We'll meet at OC Park and Ride 8AM and carpool to Mill Creek Ranger Station around 9-9:15AM or you can meet us there. After that, we'll drive to the trailhead together as no phone signal at the mountain and it's hard to find each other. Meeting time and driving direction at the end of the post. An Adventure Pass is required at the trailhead

Our Plan for this hike:
Distance: 3-5 miles
Duration: 3-4 hours
Elevation:[masked]ft gain
Get few miles of snow hiking for fun and great workout...We'll hike a bit at Momyer trailhead, and at Vivian Creek trailhead to Big Falls. This report is very detail, read it FYI:
http://myown100hikes.blogspot.com/2011/01/hike-2011007-big-falls-and-vivian-creek.html

WHAT TO BRING AND WEAR: water, snacks and a light lunch. Wear layers clothes, clothes don't get wet easy, hiking shoes, extra socks and clothes to change after the hike. Hiking poles and 10 Hiking Essentials: http://www.meetup.com/HikingOC/messages/boards/thread/9535234

MEETING LOCATION:

1. ORANGE PARK AND RIDE: at 7:45-8:00AM
***Park & Ride in Orange on N Tustin St and E Lincoln Ave Orange, CA 92865***
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
2. If you are not in OC, and plan to go closer to the trailhead, please meet with us at: MILL CREEK RANGER STATION (9:00am-9:15AM)34701 Mill Creek Rd. Mentone, CA 92359

REMINDER:
***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***