This Is Not An Introductory Hike
Please see the RATING TABLE (http://files.meetup.com/1554500/RATING%20TABLE.pdf) to see more info for difficulty levels.
Duration: 1.5 hrs to 2 hours depending on the route.
Distance: 4.3 to 4.7 miles
Elevation: 1100 ft to 1300 ft
ESSENTIALS: Bring water, running/hiking shoes, and a hat.
Address: 1 Concordia, Irvine
From the 405 exit Jeffrey and head towards the beach, Jeffrey will become University, Left onto Ridgeline Drive, Turn right onto Turtle Rock Drive, Turn right on Concordia and park on the street.
Map: 1 Concordia, Irvine 92612 (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=1+concordia,+irvine,+ca&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=49.089956,78.662109&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=1+Concordia,+Irvine,+Orange,+California+92612&t=h&z=17&iwloc=A)
This is an intermediate/advanced level conditioning hike composed of a looped route with a mix of trails and sidewalk/bike paths, along with some not too long but fairly steep hills. We will pause for a short break on top of the final hill to enjoy the view, but otherwise maintain a consistent quick pace. This hike is for those who have recent hiking, running, or other advanced cardio exercise experience (stair stepper or treadmill on 5-10 degree incline). The trail is dog friendly.
***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, snake bites, coyotes, mountain lions or wildlife. 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***