Past Meetup

Waterfall exploration at Cooper Canyon, near Mt Waterman Ski area-Angeles Forest

This Meetup is past

21 people went

Price: $0.12 /per person

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

HIKE TO THE BASE OF 100 FOOT BUCKHORN FALLS, PLUS....We will do our regular hike and slosh-fest to 3 waterfalls, height ranging from 20 feet to 100 feet, AT COOPER CANYON IN THE PINES IN THE ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST.

Expect some creek bouldering, ESPECIALLY IN THE EXPLORATORY SECTION BELOW BURKHART FALLS. NOTE: THE EXPLORATION PART IS OPTIONAL AND STARTS AT THE HALF-WAY POINT. SO IF YOU CHOOSE TO NOT EXPLORE, JUST RETURN THE SAME WAY YOU CAME. THERE ARE SIGNS TELLING YOU WHICH WAY TO GO.

DISTANCE: It's about a 6 mile out and back hike. OR 7 miles with the added exploration

Thus, we will return to our cars the same way we came. 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

BRING SHOES YOU CAN GET WET!!!

THERE ARE LOTS OF ROCKS TO CLIMB AND MONKEY AROUND UPON

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WHERE TO MEET?:

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

PARK IN THE WIDE PAVED AREA ON THE 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.

GPS COORDINATES: N[masked] W[masked]

IF YOU PARK ALONG THE ROAD, YOU DO NOT NEED A $5 ADVENTURE PASS. IF YOU PARK IN THE DAY USE AREA PARKING LOT NEAR THE RESTROOMS, YOU DO NEED AN ADVENTURE PASS. (If you park with no adventure pass, the fine is $5.....wooooooooooo!)

CARPOOL!! post in comments section below! MAYBE YOU'LL MEET SOMEONE NICE AND GET LAID....

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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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