This will a TWO part hike, suitable for both beginners and intermediates. Part 1 (beginners) will consist of hiking 1.75 on the Las Llajas Canyon trail, then saying "Adios" to the intermediates and then retracing your steps back to your autos for a total of 3.5 miles. Part 2 is where we head back in time and start the real climbing (approx. 700' in 1.25 miles), our destination is an abandoned lime mining operation from the 1920's and a remarkably intact power shovel from that time period. We will then take a break, share some snacks and beverages (so that means bring snacks and beverages to share!) and take in the sunset before returning to our autos.
Distance: 3.5 miles /6 miles
Elevation Gain: 400'/1100'
Dogs: Ok part 1, No part 2.
Water Fountain: No
Trail: Fire Road/Singletrack
Known Dangers: Rattlesnakes (not very likely this time of year though), slip-'n-fall and guys wearing a white fedora!
Directions and Parking: Get off the 118 at the Yosemite Ave. exit and head North to Evening Sky Dr. and turn right. Follow Evening Sky until it gets steep and look for the trailhead on your right. Park on either side of road but be aware of any no parking signs!
Disclaimer / Release of Liability: You must RSVP to attend this event, no exceptions. Hiking and other outdoor events are inherently dangerous and accidents can happen. By participating in any posted event, you're taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. This Meetup Group and its organizers are not trained leaders and we do not confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in trips. All participants take full responsibility for their own actions. You are responsible for you. If you choose to sign up for any events, you are releasing the Group and its organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgement and experience.