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SWITZER WATERFALLS / OPTIONAL MEXICAN FOOD / SHENANIGANS AFTERWARDS!!

                                    AFTER THIS WEEKS RAIN,

                          THERE'S DEFINITELY GONNA BE WATER!!!!!

5-6 MILE HIKE alongside a stream... lots of rock-hopping... (last time a few of us got wet shoes... but if you're careful you can avoid the water...)

parking's gonna be TOUGH... so expect to park on one of the upper parking lots and walk down 1/2 to 3/4 mile to the trailhead...

allow an extra 20-25 minutes to find parking and walk down

***IF YOU LEAVE THE WEST SIDE BY 11:00am...

you'll have time to park and walk down to the trailhead




             GOOGLE MAP TO SWITZER FALLS

bring a snack and water... we'll stop a few times for snack-break and to take pics etc...

DOGS OK ON LEASH!!!

MEET AT LOWER SWITZER FALLS PARKING LOT

BETWEEN THE RESTROOM AND THE BRIDGE


https://youtu.be/lVU5mDG-NOE

*****YOU NEED AN ADVENTURE PASS ( one per vehicle / $5 per DAY pass ) and can be purchased at the RANGER station on the right; 1/2 mile before the turn to the parking lot. YEAR passes are $30 a year

             OPTIONAL FOOD AT LOS GRINGOS LOCOS KITCHEN AFTER HIKE

                              631 FOOTHILL DRIVE; LA CANADA

                      GOOGLE MAPS: LOS GRINGOS LOCOS -

              631 Foothill Blvd, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

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  • Andy

    Another Fabulous Sunday!!! John, thanks for leading. Dan and John, you guys were awesome for helping the injured hiker. Irina, great video of the rescue. For those not on fb: Here's a short video of my photos. https://youtu.be/Dr422fxAxd0

    See you on the next one.

    3 · January 31

    • LaBrit

      Love the video!

      1 · February 1

  • Murillo Tristani Lydia M.

    Great experience!

    2 · January 30

  • ! That JOHN G.

    Great time everyone!!!! Thanx to Andy for being the sweep and Daniel for helping the injured hiker😀😀 terrific waterfalls!!💦💦

    10 · January 29

    • Celeste

      Yes, another awesome hike and such a gorgeous day!!😊🌞🌻 John, I recall seeing two of you helping the injured lady! I was so proud of you two stepping into leader mode and sticking with her, even though she wasn't with our group. That's what great leaders do. We are so proud of you and Dan!!! 👏🏼🙌🏼🌻👏🏼😊

      8 · January 30

    • Naoko

      I'm gonna expect this much wowza on every hike 😉😎

      5 · January 30

  • J B

    Great Hike!

    3 · January 30

  • Arthur

    Awesome hike with no lack of adventure. Great seeing everything. Thanks John and Andy for leading. Really amazing pictures and videos too!

    3 · January 30

    • Kim C

      Thanks as usual for your awesome pics! :)

      4 · January 30

  • Kim C

    Great day for a hike! Wow! And a lot of other people thought so too. LOL :) Thanks John for leading us to a favorite hike with so much water this time! Thanks Andy for sweeping! Thanks all the guys and gals who helped each other and me cross the creek! :) Special thanks to Daniel and John for helping the woman who was injured. Quite a comforting thing to have such knowledgeable hikers to help. And that Sheriff's office helicopter rescue was awesome! Good to know if we are ever injured they take such care. :)

    6 · January 30

  • Julie

    Perfect crisp clear day in the mountains, the stream crossings were fun (with help! lol!) and the waterfall at the end was fantastic! 😁
    Thanks John for organizing and Andy for sweeping!
    Great day out!!!

    6 · January 30

  • Stacy

    Amazing to see Switzer Falls with a torrent of water plus the 15 water crossings! Never saw it like this in 12 years. Thanks for john for another great hike, Andy for sweeping and making sure everyone got back. Incredible job by Daniel Ryan on helping the injured hiker (not form our group).

    4 · January 30

  • Beth G.

    John....Once again, thank you for an awesome day! It was the most beautiful and fun hike I have ever been on. Thank you Andy for the sweep and having my back as usual when needed.

    5 · January 30

  • Maria C.

    Fantastic!!!

    4 · January 30

  • Irina

    awesome hike, beautiful trail, perfect weather. Unique opportunity to see rescue in action! Thanks John for organizing and leading us! Great Sunday!

    6 · January 29

  • Pamela K

    Super amazing hike. Loved the waterfalls!!!! Great group of people and super delicious food afterwards. Thank you John for the amazing hike day! Thank you Andy for being the sweep!!!!!!!

    7 · January 29

  • Liz K.

    What an adventure!! Super fun water crossing hike and with the helicopter rescue blowing us to bits, what more can I say!? Oh except...never a dull moment on John's hikes. Plus great dinner!!

    6 · January 29

  • ! That JOHN G.

    Video of the Helicopter Rescue

    https://youtu.be/oeAadwiHVHA

    5 · January 29

    • Andy

      Thanks for posting!

      1 · January 29

  • Danielle

    Any input on Directions to take to catch up with you guys? Running about 20 mins behind

    January 29

    • Andy

      Glad you caught up to us. Hope you had a blast!

      January 29

  • Angel R.

    I need a little help on how far up I have to drive

    January 29

    • Andy

      Sorry we missed this. There is very rarely cell phone reception once we're there. Hope you enjoyed your day.

      1 · January 29

  • Sofia M

    First time with this group. Thanks

    January 29

  • diba s.

    Hello all. I was looking forward to this but work demanded my attention today and could not make it. I will try next one to meet all.

    January 29

  • Danielle

    Anyone else running a lil late?

    January 29

  • Mayara

    I will be there 1pm 😢 hope can still catch u guys

    January 29

  • Andi P.

    I won't be joining today.. have fun !!

    1 · January 29

    • Celeste

      Sad face!!! 😿😘😘😘

      January 29

  • Alan l.

    Will be hikking on my own earlier in the day,but like to join for food. Anyone carpooling from the valley??

    January 26

    • Ken S.

      Yes, Gern... Exactly.

      3 · January 28

    • ! That JOHN G.

      what Gern said...

      2 · January 29

  • Charles M.

    Sorry I'm going to skip this hike, my knee is a little tweaked and I don't want to stress it Charles

    January 28

  • Andreas

    I will drive to the hike starting from Hollywood Blvd/Curzon Ave. If anyone would like to carpool to Switzer and back you are free to join. Max 2 persons and in the near area where I live (or on the way to Spitzer). Please short answer if you are interested. Thanks. /Andreas

    January 26

    • Caroline

      Hi Andreas. How far are you from West Hollywood ?

      January 28

    • Andreas

      Hi Caroline, sorry for late reply. Im close to WH. So depending on your exact adress I could pic you up. Call me if you like. [masked]

      January 28

  • Vlad

    Gringo... what ? no soup for Ken ?? :)

    1 · January 28

  • Alejandro

    Anybody I could ride with from Koreatown or around 10 miles from Koreatown? Would of course chip in for gas. Thank you!

    January 28

  • Sergei

    My first week in LA. Could anyone give me a ride from Luxe hotel, 405 & Sunset Blvd? Gladly split the cost of the ride if you pick me up and bring me back :)

    January 28

  • Edward

    Interested in carpool from Santa Monica will share gas expenses ed[masked]

    January 28

  • Caroline

    I'd love to come if I can car pool with someone from West Hollywood sunset/ciennega... Anybody ?

    January 28

  • !! Steve Mt. Man C.

    I think you said to meet at national I very close to the netting place and the can park at the house and no permit is need lots of space

    January 27

  • !! Steve Mt. Man C.

    If anyone wants to car pool from WLA I can drive[masked]

    January 27

    • Stacy

      Steve - I have a Westside carpool going and have room for one more if you want. Not staying for dinner though.

      January 27

    • !! Steve Mt. Man C.

      Stacy call me[masked]

      January 27

  • Miguel L.

    So much for my plans...my body picked a good time to get sick :/

    January 27

  • Stacy

    Two of us are coming from Marina del Rey and Sepulveda/National. Room for one more. I have an Adventure Pass.

    January 25

    • Pam

      hey Stacy, do you still have room for one? Friends with Beth, would love a ride too. Pls let me know, thanks!

      1 · January 27

    • Pam

      Just sent you an email - I'm all set but thank you though!

      January 27

  • !! Steve Mt. Man C.

    Stacy I'll bring a mirror you can see me three time LOL you made me laugh tonight

    1 · January 26

  • Rimona

    Darn, I'm not in town...I'm sure with all the rain the waterfalls will be flowing!

    January 26

  • Val

    Sure.

    January 26

  • Val

    Will pick you up at 11AM 6060 Buckingham Pkwy, Culver City, CA 90230 park on the street and call me.

    January 26

  • Val

    Need a carpool? Be at my place in Culver City. [masked] Val.

    January 26

  • Edward

    Interested to carpool from Santa Monica will share gas expenses[masked]

    January 24

    • Edward

      Driving your car or mine ?

      1 · January 24

    • Edward

      It depends which car waste less gas. I don't even know where the hike is. You're most welcome to meet me in Santa Monica to go together

      January 25

  • Beth G.

    Looking for someone on westside that will drive I will help pay for gas and be good company

    January 25

  • Megan

    John, I'm assuming this includes Bear Canyon since it says 5-6 miles?

    January 24

  • Yevgeniy

    I hope we'll see what's on video :)

    January 24

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