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This week’s adventure brings us to the beautiful forested area of Fawnskin, west of Big Big Lake. Let’s enjoy a day of cool breezes, overlooks of Big Bear Lake and 360-degree views from the summit. Gray's Peak is a 6.5 mile out and back popular trail in one of the most shaded areas making it a great summer hike and is one of the Sierra Club's hundred peaks list. The trail is well maintained as it ascends through the forested slopes of Gray's peak with a few switchbacks along the way. The trail ends just short of the true summit at a viewpoint where we will go off trail slightly to the left ascending a use path to the peak. The trail is closed to the public between the months of December to April because it is the center of a Bald Eagle winter breeding habitat. Important to know: Hike starts at 8 am. Please make sure that if you are carpooling, everyone is in agreement to stop afterward and have lunch or go home. Those who do not wish to have lunch can drive on their own. Earlier carpool Meet time: 7 am sharp! Carpool site: Park n' Ride at Grand Ave, Glendora 628 W Baseline Rd, Glendora, CA 91740 We will then caravan to the trailhead. The drive will be 45 min to an hour. Please have cash on hand to help pay for gas for those who are driving. Directions to the trailhead: 39042 N. Shore Drive · Fawnskin, CA Take I-210 east to highway 330 north to route 18 and follow it to Big Bear Dam, go left and continue along the North Shore on highway 38. Just before the town of Fawnskin, you will see the trailhead parking lot on the left across from Grout Bay Picnic Area. After the hike, let's stop for lunch. We can decide then where to eat, there are many places in town. Stats: Level: Strong Intermediate/Advanced hikers. NO BEGINNERS. Distance: ~6.5 miles r/t, gain~1200’ Time: 4-5 hours (including lunch) Type: Shaded, well-maintained trail. Dogs: Permitted on a leash. Water/restrooms: available at the trailhead. Parking: NFS Pass is required. What to bring: A positive attitude. light snacks to share. At least 1-2 liters of water, sunscreen/hat and shorts are fine. Lug soles with good tread and Poles if you like/have them. Cecelia's Mobile[masked] The Organizer, Assistant Organizers and event hosts in this group are not professional guides. The function of the organizer is only to organize the trip. Each person who signs up for a trip/meetup/ or outing is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guests. By signing up for a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the Organizer, Assistant Organizers and event hosts of this Meetup Group from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities.

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