Saturday, March 23
Elsmere to Beale’s Cut to the Elsmere Waterfall
This is an easy hike ++ almost to Moderate. It is about 8.5 miles. We will begin our upward climb to the oil relics, where we will stop for a photo op, then take a little detour to the jack crib so you can get some photos of that. Then we will continue on to Beale’s Cut where we will have a snack and relax for a few minutes before our return to the Elsmere Trail. Once returning to the Elsmere Trail, we will detour once again to see the Elsmere Waterfall where we can relax and have lunch. If we have had significant rain, it should be running for us! After seeing the waterfall, we will return to our cars! The canyon should be full of wildflowers, so bring your camera. Elsmere is home to many species, including the pink perennial giant lupine.
Bring lots of water, camera, poles if you have them, snacks, lunch.
Directions: From the I-5, take the SR-14 North. Exit at Newhall Avenue. The offramp splits to the left and right. Take the right side option. Turn right at the stop sign. Immediately ahead of you is the Park and Ride. Park here. We will meet at the MRCA green Gate/green sign promptly at 8:00 for an 8:15 departure.
Meet at 8:00 at the Park and Ride for an 8:15 departure.
Leader: Steve Iland
Rated: Easy to Moderate