Past Meetup

San Gabriel 5 Peaks

Hosted by US Hiking

Public group

This Meetup is past

8 people went

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Details

THIS EVENT IS ACTIVE AND NOT CLOSED.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE SIGN UP.

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Organizer: Lesa Miller

Location: Red Box Campground, Angeles Crest National Forest

Hike difficulty: Advanced, Level 8/10

Distance: 9.5 miles

Elevation Gain: 4000'

Time: 8 hours

Trail condition: mostly single file trail, no shade

Water: You must carry a minimum of 3 liters.

Guest: no

Dog: no

Weather report: San Gabriel Peak Weather (http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=34.24387853788724&lon=-118.09847831726074#.Uvbb_fldV8E)

Adventure Pass: reguired

Toilette: At Red Box Campground

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What to Bring: Hat, hiking poles, long pants, long sleeve shirt, sunscreen, energy bar, lunch, snacks, and water.

Direction: Take Angeles Crest Highway (2) north from La Canada for 13.8 miles to Red Box Campground. We will park here and then carpool toward Eaton Saddle Trailhead by driving south on Mt Wilson Red Box Road for 3.7 miles. You will see a gate on your right side with parking on both sides of the road.

Parking: Public parking at Red Box Campground and street parking at Eaton Saddle Trailhead.

Carpool: Please sign up here. (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qXvuo_V0MoMoHovArnpdVvMq2d8wPMY46KJK0yVWFi4/edit?usp=sharing)

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Trail Descriptions:

This hike will take us to 5 peaks of San Gabriel Mountain front range:

San Gabriel Peak (6161')

Mt. Disappointment (5963')

Mt. Deception (5796')

Mt. Markham (5742')

Mt. Lowe (5604')

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Our Policy:

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.

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Warning:

If you have prior 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.

US Hiking, 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 an 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.

In addition, you and your guests are acknowledging that you agree to the Meetup terms of service especially paragraph 6.2: http://www.meetup.com/terms/