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Northern California - Mount El Sombroso Loop Trail

This event is hosted by Girls Who Hike Ambassador Eileen! The first 10 attendees to show up will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways before the hike starts.

Mount El Sombroso Loop Trail via Lime Kiln Trail
Lexington Reservoir/Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve
11.7 miles total / loop
Total Elevation Gain: 2,936 ft
Link to more trail info:
https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/california/mount-el-sombroso-loop-trail-via-lime-kiln-trail
Meeting Location: There is parking on the side of the road passed the main parking lot. Please see the all trails link to see where the Lime Kiln Trail starts and where you should park on the road. I'd like to gather at the trailhead and do introductions and hand out giveaways and be on the trail by 7:30am.
GWH Trail Rating - 
YELLOW: Moderate hike, well-signed, elevation gain of between 1,000-2,000ft., low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! (The elevation gain is higher than 2k, but it's totally doable for beginner hikers.)

Hi Ladies! I've never actually gotten to the summit of El Sombroso before, so I'm excited to finally finish this trail. The last time that I attempted it, I ran into a rattlesnake in the middle of the trail. It was coiled up and ready to strike at us, so we turned around. I'm not telling you this to scare you off, but it's the reality right now in the area, as I'm sure you have all seen from the many articles out right now. So, please don't let that scare you off. Please let it be a reminder to be aware of your surroundings at all times. I'm guessing this hike will take approximately 5-6 hours. Please be sure to bring enough water and snacks. This is a ladies only hike. Looking forward to seeing you all!

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