Past Meetup

JohnHenge rock climbing (no ropes) followed by Mount Waterman Loop hike

This Meetup is past

37 people went

Newcomb's ranch biker bar parking lot

N 34.33047 W 118.00137 · Angeles National Forest, CA

How to find us

Meet at Newcomb's ranch restaurant parking lot; we'll caravan 3 miles north on Hwy 2 to the roadside restroom where the trail is

Location image of event venue

Details

MEET AT 10:15 AM AT NEWCOMB'S RANCH RESTAURANT PARKING LOT, ABOUT 30 MILES NORTH OF LA CANADA ON THE ANGELES CREST HIGHWAY (HIGHWAY 2)

If you do not have a $5 National Forest Adventure Pass--they can be purchased at Newcomb's Ranch. The Adventure pass is required if you park your car in the National Forest.

We will car-convoy 3 miles north of Newcomb's and park next to a Forest Service restroom on the right side of the road.

PART 1:

10:30 am: HIKE STARTS: rock scrambling on ridge above the Angeles Crest Highway to the 5 collections of granite rock formations that tower above the road. 200 feet elevation gain and about 2 miles. NO ROPES ARE NEEDED, WE'RE NOT DOING ANYTHING TOO WILD HERE! All Rock Scrambling is Optional!!

Eat lunch on top of the rocks

(trivia: JohnHenge is either named after the national forest restroom you park next to, or that John guy, who discovered them)

PHOTOS OF THE HIKE:

https://picasaweb.google.com/Rare.Earth.fotos/MountWatermanTwinPeaksCooperFallsAndJohnHengeRocks# (https://picasaweb.google.com/Rare.Earth.fotos/MountWatermanTwinPeaksCooperFallsAndJohnHengeRocks)

MORE PHOTOS: http://www.meetup.com/santamonicahikingclub/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=1045755

http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=9009402

(BELOW: ThroneHenge)

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PART 2:

2 pm: move cars to Buckhorn Day Use area parking for 6 mile loop hike up Mount Waterman--1250 feet elevation gain, combination of single track trail on the way up and a wide fire road on the way down. Lots of pine trees

BUCKHORN DAY USE AREA GPS COORDINATES: N[masked] W[masked]

TRAILHEAD FOR MOUNT WATERMAN HIKE:

FOLLOWED BY DINNER AT NEWCOMB'S RANCH

ALL CARS NEED A NATIONAL FOREST ADVENTURE PASS, WHICH CAN BE HAD FOR $5 AT RANGER STATIONS AND NEWCOMB'S RANCH

DIFFICULTY: MODERATE

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MORE INFO:

PRINTABLE BUCKHORN DAY USE PARKING--MOUNT WATERMAN TRAILS MAP:

http://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/5/b/e/2/highres_129503522.jpeg

PRINTABLE TOPO MAP: http://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/a/f/3/4/highres_128564852.jpeg

MAP LINK TO THE MEETUP SPOTS:

http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=34.34933,-117.96295&z=13&t=M&marker0=34.33025%2C-118.00200%2CNewcomb%27s%20ranch&marker1=34.34641%2C-117.92029%2CBuckhorn%20Day%20Use%20area%20parking&marker2=34.34933%2C-117.96295%2CJohnHenge%20parking

"A IS NEWCOMB'S RANCH--FOR LUNCH, GPS: N[masked] W[masked]

"C IS JOHNHENGE ROCKS, GPS: N[masked] W[masked]

"B": IS THE BUCKHORN DAY USE PARKING AREA, GPS: N[masked] W[masked]

MAP LINK TO ROCK FORMATIONS ON JOHNHENGE: : "E" IS THE PARKING AREA

http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=34.35091,-117.96681&z=15&t=T&marker0=34.35156%2C-117.97019%2C7.6%20km%20NW%20of%20San%20Gabriel%20Mountains%20CA&marker1=34.35012%2C-117.97058%2C7.5%20km%20NW%20of%20San%20Gabriel%20Mountains%20CA&marker2=34.35044%2C-117.96880%2C7.4%20km%20NW%20of%20San%20Gabriel%20Mountains%20CA&marker3=34.34757%2C-117.97235%2C7.4%20km%20NW%20of%20San%20Gabriel%20Mountains%20CA&marker4=34.34933%2C-117.96289%2C6.9%20km%20NW%20of%20San%20Gabriel%20Mountains%20CA

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THE USUAL STUFF:

BRING ALL THE USUAL STUFF, I'M NOT YOUR MOM....

Bring clothing (sorry, nude hikes are a different Meetup group), lots of water (1 LITER PER HOUR OF HIKING), hat, comfy shoes, snacks, all your troubles..., guitar, camera, etc

LEGAL STUFF: by going on this hike, you agree to assume all risks of this hike, and that no one at Meetup including the organizer is responsible for your safety. See the Meetup terms of service especially paragraph 6.2:

http://www.meetup.com/terms/

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