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California Los Angeles - Big Horn Mine

This hike is hosted by GWH LA Ambassador Nancy Zheng!
The first 10 members to arrive will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways!

Trail Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome!

- Big Horn Mine
Date: July 21st
Time: 9:00 AM
Distance: 4.2 miles total / Out & Back Trail – approx. 2 hours
Total Elevation Gain: 674 ft.
Top Elevation: 6,932 ft.
Links to more trail info:
https://trailtopeak.com/2016/11/14/a-hike-to-the-abandoned-big-horn-mine/
https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7019048/big-horn-mine-trail
https://www.theoutbound.com/los-angeles/hiking/hike-the-bighorn-mine-trail
Permits / Passes: Eventbrite required, Adventure Pass OR Interagency Pass required for parking (this is part of the Angeles National Forest!)
Dogs: Yes
Kids: Yes
Men: No

EVENTBRITE: (You must have a FREE Eventbrite ticket to attend, PW is GWHLA): 
https://gwhlamonthlymeetup-bighornmine.eventbrite.com/
**Please note, each girl can reserve up to 3 tickets for friends/children, however each individual attending must fill out a SEPARATE waiver**

Meeting Location: Vincent Gap Parking Area (this is the same area to park in for Mt. Baden Powell)
Trailhead coordinates: 34.373091, -117.751898 (34°22'23.1"N 117°45'06.8"W)
There is a large parking lot at the trailhead but it fills up quickly - carpooling encouraged! *PARKING PERMIT REQUIRED, SEE ABOVE* Please arrive early to allow yourself plenty of time for parking/stretching before we get started. Meet time is at 8:45 AM, we will begin the hike promptly at 9:00 AM.



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

What To Bring: At least 1L of water. Hiking boots or sneakers (the path is mellow without rocky passages). Trekking poles optional. Sunscreen/Sunglasses. Headlamp/flashlight optional (to explore the mine at the top)! We will take a short break at the top, so feel free to bring along a snack/lunch, though this is not required.

Here is the REI list of 10 Essentials for Hiking:
https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/backpacking-checklist.html

Please feel free to contact me with any questions that are not answered above. Can't wait to explore with you! -Nancy

This hike is open to hikers of all skill levels. We will stay 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!