Past Meetup

3 Peaks northwest of Mount Wilson, then Pizza. 1400 feet uphill, 6 miles long

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Eaton Saddle

Mount Wilson Road · Los Angeles, CA

How to find us

Meet at 3:00PM at Eaton Saddle parking area on Mt Wilson Road (map show this as the intersection of the Mt. Lowe and Valley Forge trails)

Location image of event venue

Details

3 Peaks followed by Pizza by the slice, or assorted Italian food....

DISTANCE: around 6 miles, out and back (not a loop)

ELEVATION GAIN: about 1000 feet up to San Gabriel Peak, down by 300 and up by 200 feet to Mt. Disappointment, then down 200 and up 200 to Mt. Deception

DIFFICULTY: first peak climb is hard, a combination of wide dirt road and narrow steeper trail...the next two peak climbs are much easier and are on a wide dirt road

REST STOPS: lots, as hike leader is quite merciful, and a little lazy. There is not a lot of shade on this hike

WEATHER FORECAST: 80 DEGREES

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DIRECTIONS: take 210 Freeway, get off at Highway 2/Angeles Crest Highway, go up hill about 15 miles, and turn onto Mt Wilson Road. In 1 & 1/2 miles is the Eaton Saddle parking area. There are big dirt parking areas on both sides of the road. We will hike west from this spot on a wide dirt road (the Mount Lowe road) through the Mueller Tunnel and then turn right up the narrow trail to San Gabriel Peak.

"ADVENTURE PASS" FOR PARKING IS NOT REQUIRED

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MAP OF PARKING LOCATION:

"A" is Mount Wilson road turn-off from the Angeles Crest Highway, "B" is Eaton Saddle

http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=34.24959,-118.09061&z=15&t=T&marker0=34.25835%2C-118.10503%2C5.6%20km%20NW%20of%20Mount%20Wilson%20CA&marker1=34.23923%2C-118.09327%2C3.5%20km%20WxNW%20of%20Mount%20Wilson%20CA

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PIZZA LOCATION: La Canada Imports

http://www.lacanadaimports.com/

1537 Foothill Blvd., La Canada, CA 91011

ABOUT 1/2 MILE NORTH OF ANGELES CREST HIGHWAY AT FOOTHILL BLVD. and ALTA CANYADA ROAD, NEXT TO A 7-11 STORE

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AS USUAL: I'M NOT YOUR MOM----BRING PLENTY OF WATER--3 or 4 LITERS, A HAT, SUNSCREEN, COMFORTABLE SHOES, SNACKS

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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