Location: Eaton Canyon Nature Center
Free BBQ: Address, location and time to be provided later
Hike difficulty: Level 3/10
Distance: 4 miles
Elevation Gain: 400'
Time: 2.5 hours
Trail condition: Varies from wide trail to single file trail with less than 50% shade. Some minor creak crossing as we get to the water fall, so wear decent shoes.
Parking: Due to Memorial Day Public Holiday, please arrive at parking lot early or park on residential streets nearby.
Water: You must carry a minimum of 2-3 liters.
Toilette: At the Eaton Canyon Nature Center.
Liability Wavier: Required. This is the link. (https://www.hellosign.com/s/a89f5789)
Weather Forecast: Eaton Canyon Weather (Altadena, CA) (https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS544US544&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=Altadena%2C+CA+Weather+Forecast).
What to Bring and Wear: 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. Wear appropriate footwear as there will be some small rock / stream hopping.
Direction: . From the Foothill Freeway (I-210) take the Alta Dena exit north. Entrance to the Eaton Canyon Nature center is just past the intersection of New York Dr and Alta Dena Dr. Meet in the Parking lot, 8:00am at the Nature center entrance.
Parking: Plenty of parking, if parking is full, extra parking is off to the side near the beginning of parking lot, look for access road.
Carpool: Please sign up here. (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NAhXwwettDham_YQ-tI9UgBMgZrogYBvugzLhfsmreI/edit?usp=sharing)
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: $ 5 (Chip in)
Eaton Canyon Falls is a very popular beginners hike. So if you are looking for a reason to get started, this would be it.
We will get started just after 8 am and head down to the trail head at the end of the parking lot. From there the trail will take us just under an hour to get to the waterfall. We will hang out there for about 20 minutes and then return to the parking lot. No more than 4 miles round trip and we will go to BBQ immediately afterwards to celebrate Memorial Day!
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. 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.
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.
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/