Saturday May 14, 2016 Day Hike from Big Pines to Wrightwood
Distance: 8 1/2 miles with 1500' elevation gain
Duration: 4 - 5 Hours
Meet at Blue Ridge trail head at 08:30 AM. There will be a 3 mile car shuttle.
Description: Trail head starts across the street from Big Pines Visitor Center. We will take the Blue Ridge trail up to Blue Ridge Campground (2 miles). After a break we take the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) to Guffy Campground (2.5 miles). From Guffy the PCT will take us to the Acorn trail (1 mile). We head down the Acorn trail in to Wrightwood (2.7 - 3 miles) to our cars.
This is a very pleasant hike on the north slope of Blue Ridge. Trail starts out through oaks and Jeffrey Pines, changing to White Fir, Sugar pine, and Lodgepole pines. From Blue Ridge our vistas are far reaching. Looking north over Table Mt, down to the desert, into the start of the San Gabriel River with Mt. Baldy, Iron Mt, and Mt. Baden Powell to fill in our backgrounds.
Restrooms at the trail head. Adventure Pass required at trail head.
Carpool: For those wishing to carpool from Santa Clarita you can meet the hike leader at the Starbucks located at Sand Cyn and Soledad Cyn just off the 14 FRWY between 07:00-07:15 AM. Arrangements will be made at that time.