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California Inland Empire - PCT TO Devil's Hole and Aztec Falls

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Sarah Carter!
The first 10 members to arrive will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways!

Trail Rating: GREENISH YELLOW: Easy-moderate hike, well-signed, elevation gain of between 400-600ft., max elevation of 4,700ft. Novice hikers welcome! 
PCT to Devil's Hole and Aztec Falls Swimming Hole
Date: June 9th
Time: 8:00 AM
Distance: 6 Miles
EG: 400-600 feet
Location: Splinter's Cabin Day Use Area, Crab Flats, Green Valley Lake, CA 92341
Permits / Passes: Eventbrite required, Adventure Pass required
AllTrails Track: Aztec Falls portion: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/aztec-falls--2
Devil's Hole portion (sort of)
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/mojave-river-via-the-pct
Links: https://www.outdoorproject.com/adventures/california/hikes/upper-deep-creek-canyon-devils-hole
EVENTBRITE: https://gwhiemonthlymeetup-devilsholeaztecfalls.eventbrite.com/
Dogs: I'm saying no for this one just because the trail can be narrow at times, and it's sun exposed & also I'm not sure if doggos will be able to make it down the steep path to the swimming hole. So while I love dogs, I think they should stay home for this one for their safety.
Kids: No
Men: No

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LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

PLEASE READ:
The plan is, we will start at Splinter's Cabin Day Use Area, and hike the PCT to Devil's Hole. This is an out and back. On the way back, about a mile from the trailhead we pass by Aztec Falls swimming hole, so we can do a side trip down to the swimming hole, take a dip and cool off for a bit before we head back to our cars. 

PARKING: The road to get to Splinter's Cabin trailhead is a bit rough, I recommend a higher clearance vehicle like an SUV. Hopefully people can carpool. If we run into a situation where people aren't going to be able to get to the trailhead, we can park a little further up, and get in each other's cars to make it the rest of the way. I have a Kia Sportage and it makes it to the trailhead without problems. Adventure Pass is needed to park.

To complete this hike, I highly recommend bringing electrolytes, snacks, at least 3 L of water, and your 10 essentials. I recommend hiking boots with traction, because going down to the falls is steep. This trail is sun exposed, so lots of water and sunscreen! ALSO bring your swim suit & towel if you want to take a dip in the Aztec Falls swimming hole! 

This hike is open to hikers of all skill levels. We’ll be hiking as a group, and 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!

Earlier Event: June 9
Colorado - Royal Arch