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California Los Angeles - San Jacinto via Marion Mountain

This event is hosted by Girls Who Hike Ambassador Sasha Pechenaya! First 10 attendees will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways before the hike starts. 

***IN ORDER TO ATTEND THIS EVENT, YOU MUST HAVE A FREE EVENTBRITE TICKET! Clicking "going" on Facebook will not guarantee a ticket. Tickets will be available May 10, 2018 at 8pm and are first come first served here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhla-official-meetup-san-jacinto-peak-via-marion-mountain-tickets-45694252740

Event password will always be GWHLA***

Come tackle one of SoCalHiker’s six pack of peaks (or eight if you’re fancy) with us via the shortest route! It starts on the other side of the mountain in Idyllwild climbing over 4,600ft in 6 miles. San Jacinto is easily one of the most beautiful hikes I’ve been on and I’m so excited to try this route with you ladies! 

Distance: 12 miles out and back

Peak elevation: 10,834 ft

Elevation change: 4689 ft

Hiking time: 9-12 hours, but be prepared for a 12 hour day in case we need more breaks than anticipated. 

Meeting time: 5:30am. This will allow time to stretch/use the bathroom/get situated. We will be leaving at 6:00am SHARP. Please don't be late as courtesy for the ladies that are coming from further away. Carpooling is encouraged! Post on the event page if you are interested in carpooling and where you’re coming from! :)

Parking: ADVENTURE PASS REQUIRED. This can be purchased at rei, big 5, adventure 16 for $5 or $35 for an annual pass or you can carpool with someone who already has a pass! ;) Park at the dirt lot across the trailhead at 33.79117, -116.735386

Directions: ***please note the trailhead may be hard to find and there is no service. Pay close attention to the directions before you leave your house and give yourself extra time to get there just in case.*** The Marion Mountain trailhead can be reached off of CA 243 a few miles north of Idyllwild. There are signs indicating where to turn for the Fern Basin and Marion Mountain campgrounds. The trailhead begins on road 4S71 between the campgrounds. 

***For this hike, I ask that all attendees have completed at least one of the 8 pack of peaks within the last couple months before the hike prior to attending. We will try to keep a pace of 1.5-2 miles per hour so please know your limits. With that being said, no one will get left behind and I will turn back with anyone if necessary. You also have over a month to prepare for this hike so don’t be discouraged if you haven’t completed a high elevation hike this year. Reach out to the group and there are plenty of girls always willing to train/hike! :)

What you need:

1. copy of the trail map (paper or downloaded to phone)
2. At least 3-4 L of water
3. Trekking poles. This will be especially pertinent on the way down due to how steep the hike is. 
4. Always have your 10 hiking essentials (https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html). 

***In order to attend an official meetup, you MUST have a signed Liability Waiver on file. It takes 60 seconds to complete and one waiver clears you for all meetups! (http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver)***

For more information on the trail:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/socalhiker.net/hiking-mt-san-jacinto-via-marion-mountain-trail/amp/

Alltrails link:
Check out this trail on AllTrails.
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/marion-mountain-to-san-jacinto