Saturday, June 7-Slide Mountain
Today we are hiking to the top of Slide Mountain through a burn area. This is 12 miles round trip on a steep trail. We will hike to the fire lookout on the top of the mountain. There are incredible views of Lake Pyramid and Lake Piru. You will also see a 360 degree view from the top. This is a tough hike, and beginners are not advised to try the entire trail. If you are beginning, it is suggested that you try the first couple of miles, then return to your vehicles. Adventure passes are required for parking in the Angeles National Forest. There should be a lot of flowers, and great photo opportunities up above, so bring your camera. Steve will also point out Piru Creek, which is a Native California Fishery.
MEET: We will meet at the outside gate of Towsley Canyon at 7:30 for a 7:45 departure to the trail head. We will be carpooling to the trailhead above Castaic We will be carpooling to the trailhead above Castaic on I-5, about 20 minutes away.
Bring lunch, snacks, more water than you think you will need (3 liters is recommended, poles, and hiking boots with good tread.
To meet at the trail head: Go north on I-5, exit Templin Hwy, turn left. Go under the freeway, and turn right. Follow this road until it ends at a white forest service gate. Park. Display your Adventure Pass in your windshield. Meet us at the gate at 8:10 (approx)
RATED: Difficult (Easy/moderate hikers are encouraged to try the first few miles)