Past Meetup

The Dam Waterfall

This Meetup is past

13 people went

JPL Area Parking Lot

2807 Windsor Ave · Altadena, CA

How to find us

On the parking lot - I will wait 10 minutes.

Location image of event venue

Details

Organizer: Rimona

Location: Altadena, CA

Hike difficulty: Level 5/10

Distance: 8 miles

Elevation Gain: 750'

Time: 4 hours (depending on the group)

Trail condition: fire road and single file trail, with some shade

Water: You must carry a minimum of 3 liters.

Guest: 1

Dog: no

Toilette: 3 miles into the hike at the campground

Liability Wavier: Required. This is the link. (https://www.hellosign.com/s/a89f5789)

Weather Forecast: Altadena Weather (https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS544US544&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=Altadena+ca+weather+forecast).

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What to Bring: Please review US Hiking Day Hike Equipment List (http://www.meetup.com/USHiking/pages/Day_Hike_Equipment_List/) for what you should bring and wear. Some good shoes because of the distance and a couple of stream crossings.

Direction: Take 210 FWY to Altadena. Exit N Windsor Ave and turn north to intersection of N Windsor and W Mountain View St.

Parking: Public parking at intersection of N Windsor Ave and W Mountain View St.

Carpool: Please sign up here. (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HZlN4--wCY8RAYiX8Xnvdc9btaGAxuHxcauzjb_Tv7c/edit?usp=sharing)

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Venue Description:

This is a great place along the Arroyo Seco that has been hiked for decades, not a bad way to start a Saturday morning. Trail is wide, but will narrow to single file trail as we get close to the waterfall. Will start right next to JPL and walk along the back side of it. Then we will continue through the valley till we reach a campsite for a small break. From there we will head straight to the waterfall, hang out for a few minutes then work our way back on the same trail to the parking area.

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Our Mission:

To lift people up through hiking.

Our Policy:

We're volunteers: Your hike leaders receive no monetary nor in-kind compensation of any kind 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. Guests are not allowed on advanced hikes.

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.

No minor: Meetup user agreement can not be agreed to by a minor. Therefore, you and your guest must be over 18 to participate in our events.

No drug: Zero tolerance for all illegal drug use.

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Warning and Disclaimer:

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.

By participating in this event, you and your guests acknowledge that you have read US Hiking Liability Wavier (http://www.meetup.com/USHiking/pages/US_Hiking_Waiver/), fully understand its terms, understand that by participating in this event, you and your guests have given up substantial rights freely and voluntarily without any inducement.