Distance. 5.6 miles
Elevation gain: 1,400 ft.
Level: Advanced beginner, moderate
Directions: From the I-210 fwy towards Pasadena, take the North Lake Avenue exit and head north until the end of Lake where it meets Loma Alta. Please pay attention to street signs in order to avoid a parking ticket.
Join SoCal Hikers & Trail Builders for an almost full moon (98.4% illuminated) hike to Echo Mountain at a leisurely pace in Celebration of Big Steve's Birthday. He has done so much for SoCal Happy Hour and Backpacking group that I think it would be nice for SoCal Hikers and Trail Builders to show our appreciation of his contribution and participation to the ongoing success of Happy Hour. Please bring something to share, snacks, food, beverages, etc.
Sunset is at 8:02 pm.
Moonrise is at 6:30 pm. Although the full moon is actually on Friday, the moon will still be 98.4 % illuminated for our event as long as we don't have cloud cover.
(Photo credit: Bob in Pasadena)
Whatever we pack in we have to pack out. We will all meet at the Cobb Estate gate at 6:00 pm. Please keep your rsvp current so that we don't wait for you. Since this is an out-and-back hike, you can return to the cars on your own at any time or wait for others to start going down. We normally stay at the top for an hour or so.
Liability Waivers and Disclaimers:
We only organize events and do not claim that any of the organizers, assistant organizers, event organizers, event hosts, and/or volunteers are trained professional guides. We are volunteers; thus we're only inviting you to join us as friends hiking with friends.
Outdoor sports can be inherently dangerous, and from time to time, accidents may happen. By joining in any posted events, you agree that you're aware of the risks, hazards, and dangers associated with any activity and that you're taking full responsibility of your own safety and well-being.
All participants must take full responsibility for their own actions and adhere to the rules and regulations of any governmental agencies that exist written or otherwise; that you are releasing SoCal Hikers from any and all claims and liability in case of possible injuries as stated in paragraph 6.2 of the Meetup Terms of Service Agreement (http://www.meetup.com/terms/) located at the bottom at the Meetup website.
If you do not agree with the above or uncertain of your ability to complete a hike or event safely, please do not sign up.