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California Los Angeles - Mt. Baldy via Register Ridge

his 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 are first come first served here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mt-baldy-via-register-ridge-mt-harwood-and-ski-hut-trail-tickets-46922212601

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Come tackle one of the six pack up peaks (or eight if you’re fancy) with us via the strenuous, but less traveled route. It starts at Manker Flats, but traverses straight up to Mt Harwood gaining about 4100ft in 3.3 miles. I have yet to try this route, but am looking to venture out to it with some ladies looking to change things up ;). 

***This hike is appropriate if you are ok with steep paths, have done one of the six pack of peaks in the last two months, and can carry 6L of water. We will try to keep a pace of 1.5 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 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! :)

Distance: 8 miles out and back

Peak elevation: 10,064ft

Elevation change: 4100ft

Hiking time: 8-10 hours, but be prepared for a long day in case we need more breaks than anticipated. 

Meeting time: 4:30am at the trailhead. This will allow time to stretch/use the bathroom/get situated. We will be leaving at 5:00am SHARP. Please don't be late as courtesy for the ladies that are coming from further away.

Parking: ADVENTURE PASS REQUIRED. Park at Manker Flats (this is PAST the Manker Flats campground). You will see rows of cars parked when you make the left turn. Trailhead coordinates are (34.2662545,-117.6269269).

Directions: From the 210 freeway, exit Baseline (eastbound) or Mountain (westbound) and head north towards Mt. Baldy Road and Mt. Baldy Village. Continue past Mt. Baldy Village and take a left towards the Mt. Baldy Ski Resort when you see the parking lot for Icehouse Canyon. The trailhead is just after the Manker Flat camping area and just before the ski lift parking lot. **there is no service at the trailhead.**

What you need:

1. copy of the trail map (paper or downloaded to phone)
2. At least 6 L of water. It will be hot and we will not be going through water sources to refill. 
3. Trekking poles. This hike is steep so save your knees :)
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/trailtopeak.com/2016/10/10/hiking-register-ridge-to-the-summit-of-mt-harwood-and-mt-baldy/amp/

Alltrails link:
Check out this trail on AllTrails.
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/mt-baldy-via-register-ridge