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California Los Angeles - Inspiration Point Loop

Hello, this hike is led by GWHLA Ambassador Kristina Shannon. 
If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! 
If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 

Echo Mountain to Inspiration Point Loop
Trail Rating: RED: Strenuous hike ,possible unmarked trail, elevation gain of 2,500+, altitude up to 9,500ft. Experienced hikers welcome, semi-experienced welcome if they plan on training beforehand! 4L of water required.

Date: March 3rd, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM
Distance: 12 miles
Elevation Gain: 2740 Feet
AllTrails Track:
Water Required: 4 L
Additional Gear: Poles might be helpful 
Dogs: No
Kids: No
Men: No
Permits / Passes: None - parking is free

This is a beautiful hike with amazing views but long (12+ miles) with steady uphill incline and only partial shade. We will meet at the entrance to the trail (Cobb Estate) off the street (Corner of Lake Ave and E. Loma Alta Dr) - you can park along the streets, it is free. 
Will hike up to Echo Mountain via Sam Merrill Trail, continue to Inspiration Point via Sam Merrill Trail, return back via Castle Canyon Trail to Echo and back to parking lot. This is over 12 miles roundtrip with constant incline and not recommended to novice hikers. There is no additional water source on the trail so bring plenty of water (4L) and snacks. 

**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***