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California San Gabriel Valley - Mt. Islip and Hawkins Family

This Hike is led by GWH-SGV Ambassador Graciela!

I'm so excited to be a new ambassador for the San Gabriel Valley chapter! This is the first hike I am leading as part of my "100 Peak Section" series. We will not be able to get through all of the peaks on the Sierra Club's 100 peak list but the goal is to conquer as many as we can within each hike.

Please read complete posting since this is a challenging hike

We will meet in the parking lot behind the Crystal Lake Campgrounds and leave no later than 7:05am so please be on time. We will start with the Windy Gap Trail, then take the South Hawkins Trail to bag our first peak, South Hawkins. From here, we'll head up the Hawkins Ridge Trail to conquer the next peak, Middle Hawkins. At the PCT junction we will head right to reach our third peak, Mount Hawkins. We'll backtrack on the PCT towards the Mt. Islip Trail to bag our last peak, Mt. Islip. We'll then backtrack to the Windy Gap trail and make our way down to the parking lot. We will bag 4 peaks in this hike: South Hawkins, Middle Hawkins, Mount Hawkins, and Mt. Islip. While it's not on the Sierra Club list, we will also reach Sadie Hawkins to complete the Hawkins family.

Trail Rating: This is a red hike on the GWH scale – It is over 7 miles, and has unmarked trails, may not have signage and has elevation gain of over 2,000 feet. Experienced, moderate to fast pace hikers are best for group safety and to cover all the miles within allotted time. 

Date: May 16th, Wednesday
Time: 7:00 AM
Distance: Approximately 14 Miles
EG: Approximately 3,500 feet
Location: Crystal Lake CG Parking: 34.326854, -117.832215
Dogs: No
Adventure Pass required to park at Crystal Lake
No Eventbrite ticket needed for this one since it's midweek
AllTrails Track: There is no existing All Trails map for this exact hike but this one is close. It just doesn't contain the section to Mt. Islip.
Kids: No
Men: No

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***

We will be above 8,000 ft in some sections so bring electrolytes, aspirin, and plenty of water if you are affected by altitude. 

This hike is best for moderate to fast paced experienced hikers. Nobody will be left behind or forgotten.

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I'll update the event description if anything changes!

Later Event: May 16
North Carolina