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Los Angeles & Inland Empire - Devil's Chair

This dog friendly halloween hike is led by Ghouls Who Hike AmbassadorsMia Svenson & Sarah Carter

ADULT DOGS ONLY: Puppies who have not reached full physical maturity and are under the age of 1 year old are NOT allowed. This is a safety and health concern for your puppy. Repeated physical strain before a puppy's bones have fully ossified can lead to bone malformation and is a leading cause of osteoporosis, hip dysplasia and arthritis in adult dogs. 

Trail Rating: Yellow Hike: While this is a moderate hike, it may be challenging for some due to elevation gain of over 1,000 feet, some unmarked trails, and distance of over 5 miles. Novice hikers welcome!
This hike is suitable for all dogs. 
Date: October 7th
Time: 6:00 AM
Distance: 7.7 Miles
Elevation Gain: 1,686 feet
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 34.41397, -117.85777
Off Leash / On Leash: On leash
Permits / Passes: Adventure pass required
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/test--31173
Kids: No
Men: No

This special event is part of a series! See the whole series of dog friendly hikes here: https://www.facebook.com/events/459119351196188/

For more information on safely hiking with your dog, see this link: https://www.girlswhohike.net/news/tips-for-adventure-dogs

***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

NOTES:
We will be following the LNT principles for this hike. You are REQUIRED to pack your dogs poop out regardless of whether or not the poop bags are biodegradable. 

Friendly adventure pups only please! Some arguments between our pooches may happen, but if your dog has a history of being unfriendly or attacking other dogs, please leave him or her at home. 

WATER:
Your dog needs 1.5 -1.7 oz. of water per pound of body weight over the course of a 12-hour day. 
Math is hard and I hate it, but in this case, it’s absolutely worth it. I use 1.5 oz. of water per pound of body weight if the weather is under 70 degrees, and 1.7 oz. of water per pound of body weight if the weather is over 70 degrees. 

The formula to use here is: [(weight of dog x 1.5 oz.) / 12 hours] x the hours you will be hiking. 

Here it is step by step with my dog’s stats: 

50 lbs. x 1.5 oz. = 75 oz.
75 oz. / 12 = 6.25 oz. per hour
So, if I’m hiking for 7 hours in cooler weather, my dog will need 43.75 oz. of water. 

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Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I’ll update the event description if anything changes!