Past Meetup

Cooper Falls (3 of 'em!!!) monkey business; & Newcombs for early dinner

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Buckhorn Day use area parking on Highway 2

N 34.34641 W 117.92021 · Angeles National Forest, CA

How to find us

Meet at Buckhorn Day use area parking lot on Hwy 2, ABOUT 30 MILES NORTH OF LA CANADA ON THE ANGELES CREST HIGHWAY

Location image of event venue

Details

We will hike and slosh to 3 waterfalls, height ranging from 20 feet to 100 feet, AT COOPER CANYON IN THE PINES IN THE ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST, about a 6 mile out and back hike.

BRING SHOES YOU CAN GET WET!!!

THERE ARE LOTS OF ROCKS TO CLIMB AND MONKEY AROUND UPON

Meet at the Buckhorn day use area parking area on the roadside. Look for a big sign that says "BUCKHORN DAY USE PARKING AREA".

PARK IN WIDE PAVED AREA ON LEFT SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY JUST BEFORE THIS SIGN (I am assuming that you are coming from L.A.):

A stinky national forest restroom is at the Day Use Area. There are also cleaner ones down the hill in the camp near the Burkhart trailhead....so if you can hold it in, it is worth your while.

GPS COORDINATES: N[masked] W[masked]

ALL CARS NEED A NATIONAL FOREST ADVENTURE PASS, WHICH CAN BE HAD FOR $5 AT RANGER STATIONS AND NEWCOMB'S RANCH. If you park with no adventure pass, the fine is $5.....wooooooooooo!

From the parking location, we will walk down the Buckhorn campground entry road and explore three areas of waterfalls along the Burkhart trail, and hopefully there will be some water

We will return to our cars the same way. But backwards. And walking on our hands. (just checking if you've read down this far...)

DIFFICULTY: MODERATE, 1100 feet elevation loss getting there, then 1100 feet elevation gain on the way back

Expect some creek bouldering

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

PRINTABLE COOPER FALLS 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

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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, 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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