Saturday, July 25,[masked]:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Lizzie's Trail Inn
167 E Mira Monte Ave, Sierra Madre, CA (edit map)
We'll meet at Lizzie's Trail Inn before we head up the old Mt. Wilson Trail to Orchard Camp.
Event Hosts: Steve & Suraiya
Location: Sierra Madre, CA
Hike difficulty: Level 6/10
Distance: 7 miles
Elevation gain: 2,000 feet
Time: 3-4 hours
Trail condition: maintained single-track
Water: Minimum 2 liters
Bathrooms: At the park by the trailhead.
Adventure Pass: No
Parking: On Mira Monte and surrounding streets.
What to bring: water, snacks, hiking shoes
Directions: Take the 210 freeway to the Baldwin exit. Turn north onto Baldwin, then right on Foothill, left on San Carlos, which then turns into Mountain Trail. Proceed north towards the mountains until you reach Mira Monte Street. Park where you can and head to Lizzie's Inn next to the park. From there we will hike to Orchard Camp, 3.5 miles up the old Mt. Wilson Trail.
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_____________________________________________________ Please Chip In:
US Hiking is a social group for hikers. Our events are organized like house parties. Like a regular house party, it costs money to host one. It is customary for guests to help out any way they can to lessen burden on the host. That is the same for hikes. You can bring food, provide carpool or chip in to help out.
Suggested Event Contribution: $ 6 (Chip in link)
From John Robinson's description in Trails of the Angeles: Orchard Camp used to be "a construction camp for the original Mt. Wilson Trail. Later it was homesteaded by two colorful mountaineers, George Aiken and George Islip, who planted a small grove of apple, cherry, plum and chestnut trees. With the maturing of these trees, the place became known as Orchard Camp. Around 1890 James McNally made Orchard Camp into a trail resort, and for fifty years this sylvan hostelry, under a succession of owners, was one of the most popular in the range. Its peak year was 1911, when over 40,000 persons signed the camp register. Orchard Camp was abandoned in 1940. Today the buildings and tents are gone. But the enchanting streamside spot still holds appeal for lovers of sylvan seclusion."
_____________________________________________________ Our Policy:
All volunteers: Your hike leaders receive no compensation for organizing this event or any other event. Profile photo: Anyone interested in joining US Hiking must have a profile photo showing his/her face. This is a requirement of our group. Without it, you will not be allowed to sign up for an event.
Waiting list priority: People who hike with with US Hiking regularly will be given priority when they are on the waiting list.
Advanced hikes: Anyone interested in participating in advanced hikes (>3,000' elevation gain or distance > 10 miles or Difficulty Level > = 7) will be subject to prescreening before his/her name will be added to the list. Therefore, interested hiker must share with the event host his/her recent hiking background to establish proficiency before his/her name will be added to the list.
Early departure: If a hiker needs to be separated from the group for any reason, he/she must inform the event host. Not knowing a hiker's where about may prompt the event host to report a hiker's missing to proper authority for further actions.
No show: If you sign up for an event but did not show up, you will be removed from the next event you sign up.
Warning and Disclaimer:
If you have prior or current medical condition or a family history of illnesses pertaining to heart, lungs, brain, etc. that can be aggravated by heat and physical exertion, this is not the hike for you.
If you have never done a hike of this distance or difficulty before, this hike will be very difficult for you. It may well be your death march. The mountain is not going anywhere. We will schedule this event again in the future. Do it when your mind and body are ready.
Hiking is a recreation, not a suicide mission.
Release of Liability:
The organizer (me) of this trip is a volunteer and is not a professional guide. The function of the organizer is only to organize this trip. Each person who signs up for a trip/hike/or outing is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guests.
By signing up for this trip, or any other event organized by me, 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 (me) of this hike from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities.
This group, its organizer, assistant organizers, event organizers are not responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur carpooling to and from this event, or for any injuries or accidents incurred before, during, and after this event. If you sign up or participate in this event you acknowledge that you freely and voluntarily agree to assume all risks of injuries and damages arising from, as a result of and associated with this event.
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