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Lazy Ass Hiking is a hiking and outdoor group based in the Inland Empire area of Southern California. Although we do many slower paced hikes, walks, and bike rides in or near the Inland Empire area, we often feature longer, more challenging and more distant hikes and rides throughout the SoCal area. Everything from a walk in the park to climbing Mt. Whitney is fair game at Lazy Ass.

Please note that the Lazy Ass name is not a reference to being out of shape, but rather a preference for taking it a bit slower. We actually don't mind a little huffing and puffing on the trails and bike paths, or even a little boulder hopping and scrambling, but we're definitely not in a race and we don't particularly like to start hikes at the crack of dawn.

We have fun and welcome you to join our group with the understanding that hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities are inherently dangerous and potentially even deadly. By joining the group or participating in any Lazy Ass Hiking event, you agree to hold the organizers, event hosts and members harmless from any loss, damage, or liability that may occur during the event or while in transit to and from the event.

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6 Peak Challenge 2019: Mt Wilson

Mt Wilson Trail Park

IMPORTANT NOTES: • THIS IS AN INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCE LEVEL HIKE. THIS HIKE IS NOT FOR BEGINNERS. THERE WILL BE NO "PLUS ONES" ALLOWED TO ATTEND THIS HIKE. IF YOU HAVE SOMEONE THAT REALLY WANTS TO GO ON THIS HIKE, HAVE THAT PERSON SIGN UP SO HE/SHE CAN READ THE HIKE DESCRIPTION AND THE WAIVER OF LIABILITY. • This will be the first hike in our 2019 Six Peak Challenge series. If you are signing up for this one, then you should be planning to sign up for the other five. • RAIN OR SNOW CANCELS THIS HIKE HIKE DESCRIPTION: **DUE TO THE CLOSURE OF CHANTRY FLATS WE WILL BE HIKING THE WILSON TRAIL INSTEAD. From the Chantry Flat parking lot, we will head down a paved road for a while towards Sturtevant Falls. Enjoy the descent but keep in mind that every step downhill will need to be made up when we start our climb! Optionally, we can follow the trail to the waterfall, which is about a 1 mile detour - but a very worthwhile photo-op. From there we backtrack to the Gabrelino trail which will take us to Spruce Grove Campground where we will regroup before heading on toward Sturtevant Camp. The trail becomes much steeper after Sturtevent Camp, and the bugs - especially after a rain - become much more of a nuisance. A head net is highly recommended - otherwise you might be eating and breathing gnats for the next couple of miles. Usually not bad this time of year, but best to be prepared anyhow! The trail gets drier and steeper, as you approach the summit. The secret to this part of the trail is taking comfort in the knowledge that the top of the trail will surprise you -- meaning, all of the sudden you are done! When you reach the top, and see the level ground leading off to the west towards the buildings, it is easy to focus on this little bit of nirvana. But don't! Look back and to your right for a little trail that leads you to Echo Rock - an amazing little vista point that should not be missed. It is also where you can bag that super-cool picture of the survey marker you have always wanted... The top of Mt Wilson is a collection of telescopes and other random buildings. If you go as far as you can to the west you will find the Cosmic Cafe where we will enjoy a lunch before starting our descent. The Cosmic Cafe will be closed, (opens March 30, 2019) so you will need to pack your own Frito Pie to the top on this trip. Your lunch can be as healthy or as decadent as you like, so just remember you have another 7 miles or so to hike! You can also refill your water here, and there is free wifi in case someone somewhere absolutely must see some of the pics you took on the way up RIGHT NOW! After lunch, and I know your lunch involved chili and something, we head down the other side of the mountain via fire road and the Upper Winter Creek trail. It is important to point out that when you get to Hogee's camp you can actually take either the Upper or Lower Winter Creek trail. Upper sounds worse, and does involve an initial climb, but it ends above the parking lot. The Lower trail is easier initially and maybe even a little shorter and all downhill -- until the last half mile where you have to climb the steep paved road you descended on at the beginning of the hike -- back up to the parking lot. Trust me, Upper Winter Creek is the way to go! WHAT TO BRING: • Adventure Pass • Dress prepared for the weather: layers, jacket, etc. • Hat • Sunblock • Hiking shoes or boots • At least 3 liters of water • Energy snacks and lunch • Hiking poles are strongly recommended • Mosquito net for your head HIKE STATS: • Distance: 14 miles (loop) • Elevation: 5,710 feet • Vertical gain: 4,200 feet • Difficulty: Strenuous • Hiking time at moderate pace: 6 to 8 hours DIRECTIONS: From the 210 freeway, take Santa Anita Blvd north towards the mountains. After a few miles it becomes a service road that will lead you to the Chantry Flat parking area. Plan on arriving early to get a parking spot, otherwise you will be stuck parking somewhere along the road leading up to the lot. WAIVER OF LIABILITY: PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR THIS HIKE: BY SIGNING UP AND ATTENDING THIS HIKE YOU AGREE TO NOT HOLD THESE ORGANIZERS LIABLE FOR ANY HARM/INJURIES THAT YOU MAY INCUR FROM THIS EVENT. THESE ORGANIZERS ARE NOT TRAINED TO HANDLE MEDICAL EMERGENCIES. EVERYONE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CARRYING THEIR OWN PERSONAL EMERGENCY MEDICAL KIT AND PERSONAL MEDICATION THEY MAY NEED. YOU ARE ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR KNOWING IF YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS ACTIVITY. HIKING IS AS INHERENTLY DANGEROUS ACTIVITY THAT CAN LEAD TO SERIOUS INJURIES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO SLIP AND FALL INJURIES, HEAD TRAUMA, FRACTURES, BLEEDING, SNAKEBITES, HEAT STROKE/EXHAUSTION AND FROSTBITE. ALWAYS REMEMBER TO STAY ON THE TRAIL, LET YOUR HIKE ORGANIZER KNOW IF YOU ARE LEAVING THE GROUP, NEVER HIKE ALONE AND USE YOUR COMMON SENSE.

6 Peak Challenge 2019: Mt Wilson Via Old Mt Wilson Trail in Sierra Madre!

IMPORTANT NOTES: • THIS IS AN INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCE LEVEL HIKE. THIS HIKE IS NOT FOR BEGINNERS. THERE WILL BE NO "PLUS ONES" ALLOWED TO ATTEND THIS HIKE. IF YOU HAVE SOMEONE THAT REALLY WANTS TO GO ON THIS HIKE, HAVE THAT PERSON SIGN UP SO HE/SHE CAN READ THE HIKE DESCRIPTION AND THE WAIVER OF LIABILITY. • This will be the first hike in our 2019 Six Peak Challenge series. If you are signing up for this one, then you should be planning to sign up for the other five. • RAIN OR SNOW CANCELS THIS HIKE HIKE DESCRIPTION: **DUE TO THE CLOSURE OF CHANTRY FLATS WE WILL BE HIKING THE WILSON TRAIL INSTEAD. We take the Old Wilson trail all the way up to Mt Wilson from Sierra Madre. We will descend as we came up. Map of this route (https://www.alltrails.com/explore/map/mt-wilson-via-mt-wilson-trail-sierra-madre) All Trail Pro Members Download This Route Into "My Maps" (https://www.alltrails.com/explore/map/mt-wilson-via-mt-wilson-trail-sierra-madre) What to bring: At least 3 liters of water and snacks for the trail and for our rest stop. Also, wear/bring clothing that is suitable for the conditions, study hiking boots/trail shoes, sun screen, and a hat. Directions: Take the 210 Freeway, exit Baldwin Ave. and go north. Turn left on the first light. Turn right at Baldwin Ave. Continue up Baldwin Ave through downtown Sierra Madre until you reach E Mira Monte Ave. Turn right at E Mira Monte Ave and meet as it intersects Old Mt. Wilson Trail. Parking: Street parking is available near the intersection of E Mira Monte Ave. and Old Mt. Wilson Trail. Hike Stats: Level: Advanced Miles: 14 round trip Elevation Gain: 5400' Mt Wilson Peak Elevation: 5,700' Time: 8-9 Hours round trip The top of Mt Wilson is a collection of telescopes and other random buildings. The Cosmic Cafe will not be open. Your lunch can be as healthy or as decadent as you like, so just remember you have another 7 miles or so to hike! You can also refill your water here, and there is free wifi in case someone somewhere absolutely must see some of the pics you took on the way up RIGHT NOW! WAIVER OF LIABILITY: PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR THIS HIKE: BY SIGNING UP AND ATTENDING THIS HIKE YOU AGREE TO NOT HOLD THESE ORGANIZERS LIABLE FOR ANY HARM/INJURIES THAT YOU MAY INCUR FROM THIS EVENT. THESE ORGANIZERS ARE NOT TRAINED TO HANDLE MEDICAL EMERGENCIES. EVERYONE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CARRYING THEIR OWN PERSONAL EMERGENCY MEDICAL KIT AND PERSONAL MEDICATION THEY MAY NEED. YOU ARE ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR KNOWING IF YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS ACTIVITY. HIKING IS AS INHERENTLY DANGEROUS ACTIVITY THAT CAN LEAD TO SERIOUS INJURIES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO SLIP AND FALL INJURIES, HEAD TRAUMA, FRACTURES, BLEEDING, SNAKEBITES, HEAT STROKE/EXHAUSTION AND FROSTBITE. ALWAYS REMEMBER TO STAY ON THE TRAIL, LET YOUR HIKE ORGANIZER KNOW IF YOU ARE LEAVING THE GROUP, NEVER HIKE ALONE AND USE YOUR COMMON SENSE.

Hiking Fresno Canyon - off Green River in Corona

Green River Promenade

Fresno Canyon Trail After learning that Fresno Canyon is actually City of Corona property, we did some exploring. It is a well-kept trail that leads from Green River up to the Cleveland National Forest. We worked with the City to get this officially designated as a trail and replaced the Private Property/No Trespassing signs with legit trail head signage! The hike is a more strenuous than the fire road at Skyline, but not too bad. If you go far enough up the trail (a few miles) it gets very steep and challenging. For our Monday conditioning hike we will hike for an hour, take a 10 minute break, and then return the way we came. Because it is steeper the distance will not be too great, but it will still be a nice workout. Due to the earlier sunsets it would be a good idea to bring a headlamp or flashlight. WHAT TO BRING: • Shoes with good traction • Water • Sunscreen • Light snack • Trekking Poles (if you use them) • FLASHLIGHT and/or HEADLAMP! AFTER THE HIKE: There is a little pizza place called Big Al's where we park, so after the hike we will grab a slice before heading home. This bit is optional, but it is always fun! Waiver of Liability/Disclaimer: Please read before signing up for this event. These organizers are not professional hikers or trained leaders and are not medically trained to handle emergencies. Please carry a personal medical emergency kit and any medications you need. Hiking is an inherently dangerous activity that can lead to serious injuries including but not limited to slip and fall injuries, fractures, rattlesnake bite, heat exhaustion, poison oak, ticks and frostbite. By participation in this event/hike you agree to not hold these organizers liable for any harm that may come to you, your guests, or your property. Always remember to let the event organizer know if you are leaving the group. Stay on the trail, never hike alone and use your own common sense.

Let's Hike Potato Mountain in the Dark!

Potato Mountain Trailhead

We will meet at the trail head at 5:45 pm and start the hiking promptly at 6:00 pm following a 15 minute social. We begin at Evey Canyon entrance by side stepping the locked vehicle gate. We hike through the beautiful oaks and greenery of Evey Canyon Trail. It is possible we may hear the water run through the nearby stream to our right of the trail. About a 1 ½ miles into the hike we reach an intersection leading to the Claremont Wilderness trail to the right or Potato Mountain to the left. We will take a short break at this point and wait for the entire group to catch up. On this hike we turn left and hike up to Potato Mountain. On a clear day we will have great views of Mt. Baldy and the nearby peaks as we ascend. Once atop Potato Mountain we can view the Saddleback, San Gorgonio and San Jacinto Mountains as well. We will be hiking 5 miles round trip with 1200 feet in elevation climb. Potato Mountain sits at 3422 feet of elevation. We will wait for all to make it up to the top and take a short break to enjoy a well-deserved snack. Then we begin our descent down. Once at the intersection we will wait for the group to catch up and make the correct turn to the Evey Canyon Trail back to our cars. Level: Advanced Beginner-Moderate. This is a good hike for an advanced beginner to earn points toward their moderate hiking badge. The trail is very wide, in good shape and is mostly dirt with very few rocks to step on. If hiking this trail is too difficult for your level at this time it is OK. Turn back anytime, you can always try it again and improve next time. It is very easy to turn back and follow the trail back to the locked vehicle gate then to your car. Dogs are allowed as long as they are on leashes. Parking is located on both sides of Baldy Road and is free. No Adventure Pass is required. You are not deep enough into the forest to require an Adventure Pass. Map of Trail () Directions Coordinates: N34° 9.790' W117°[masked]' Directions from the 10 Freeway East or West: • GPS Navigation suggests exiting the Monte Vista Exit off the 10 Freeway. • Head North. • Monte Vista turns into Padua Rd. once you pass Baseline Rd. • Continue on Padua until you reach Mt Baldy Road. • Make a right on Mt Baldy Road and drive for 1 1/2 miles until you see the parking turnout lot on the right and left for the entrance to Evey Canyon. • The entrance to the trail is on your left. • Your drive on Mt Baldy Road will lead you just over ¼ miles past the San Antonio Dam. *** If you drove through the two tunnels you have gone too far on Mt Baldy Road *** Directions from the 210 Freeway East or West: • Exit Baseline Road Go west on Baseline to Padua Rd. • Make right onto Padua. • Continue on Padua until you reach Mt Baldy Road. • Make a right on Mt Baldy Road and drive for 1 1/2 miles until you see the parking turnout lot on the right and left for the entrance to Evey Canyon. • The entrance to the trail is on your left. • Your drive on Mt Baldy Road will lead you just over ¼ miles past the San Antonio Dam. *** If you drove through the two tunnels you have gone too far on Mt Baldy Road *** Photos: This hike scored 4 1/2 out of 5 stars from Yelp reviewers. http://www.yelp.com/biz/potato-mountain-claremont RAIN/BAD WEATHER OR FIRE CLOSURES CANCELS THE HIKE. CHECK MEET UP PAGE/COMMENTS THE DAY BEFORE AND PRIOR TO LEAVING ON A.M. OF THE HIKE. Waiver of Liability/Disclaimer: Please read before signing up for this event. These organizers are not professional hikers or trained leaders and are not medically trained to handle emergencies. Please carry a personal medical emergency kit and any medications you need. Hiking is an inherently dangerous activity that can lead to serious injuries including but not limited to slip and fall injuries, fractures, rattlesnake bite, heat exhaustion, poison oak, ticks and frostbite. By participation in this event/hike you agree to not hold these organizers liable for any harm that may come to you, your guests, or your property. Always remember to let the event organizer know if you are leaving the group. Stay on the trail, never hike alone and use your own common sense.

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