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Whiting Ranch 2 Hikes: Easy Pace & Medium Pace (Beginner-Optional Outdoor Yoga)

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Hike#1 Easy-Relax Pace (Optional Basic Yoga-Qigong)

Route: Going up Sage Scrub Hill and return by Sleepy Hallow (depends on the group to go all the way to Four Corners and come back down)
Rating: Easy-Moderate

Length: Estimated 5 miles and 500 ft gain/loss

Hike#2 Medium Pace (slow uphill)

Route: Going up Dreaded Hill (slowly) and return by Whiting Road
Rating: This is the regular Dreaded Hill hike for adv. beginner and above
Length: Estimated 5.5 miles and 1,000 ft gain/loss

=====We will meet at the parking lot near Starbucks-Wahoos====

MEETING TIME: 9:00AM
ESSENTIALS: Wear traction hiking shoes, bring water, snacks, sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat

ABOUT WHITING RANCH:
Limestone Canyon & Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park encompasses approximately 4,300 acres of riparian and oak woodland canyons, rolling grassland hills and steep slopes of coastal sage scrub and chaparral. The park is highlighted by scenic rock formations, including the beautiful Red Rock Canyon. There are three intermittent streams: Borrego, Serrano and Aliso Creek meandering through the park, each hosting an abundance of wildlife. Remnants of the former cattle ranching days can be seen throughout the park.
Though 90% of the park burned in the Santiago Fire of 2007, the land is in the recovery process. Please respect that process by staying on marked trails and following park rules

More info:
Orange County Parks (http://www.ocparks.com/whitingranch/)
Whiting Ranch Wilderness (http://www.whitingranch.com/)

DIRECTION: from Fwy 405 or 5 going South, exit Bake Pkwy, turn left on Bake Pwky and going for about 5 miles. Turn right at Portola and turn right at the light of Glenn Ranch (park somewhere in Starbucks coffee parking). If you going North on 5, I think you should get off on Lake Forest and head toward Foothill Ranch, direction is similar to above

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