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Jun
22
7:00 AM07:00

California Inland Empire - Big Horn Mine Trail

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassadors Heather Emerson!

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: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only.

Big Horn Mine Trail 
Trail Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.
Date: Saturday June 22, 2019
Time: 7:00am-12:00pm
Distance: 3.9 
Elevation Gain: 633 ft 
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/big-horn-mine-trail?p=22612973
Water Required: 2L

Dogs: Yes
Permits / Passes: Adventure Pass
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 34.3736113, -117.7522817 (same parking lot for Baden Powell) 
Eventbrite: TBD - will post JUNE 1st
Kids: No
Men: No

Hello Everyone! 

Big Horn Mine is a personal favorite hike and I’m excited to share this hike with you all! This mile is in at just under 4 miles, but ends at the iconic ruins of Big Horn Mine! Due to crazy winter weather, this one had to wait a little, and June just felt like the perfect time! 

Parts of the trail are currently washed out, which may still be the case when we hike it, but it is still passable, per most reviews. 

For those of you who dare: bring your headlamps! The entrance to the Mine can be a slight struggle to get into, but if I can watch a 6’6” man shimmy into it, so can you! 

Any questions please post in this event and I will do my best to get back to you ladies ASAP. 

I will be calling this event at 25 attendees, and will post an Eventbrite link on June 1st. In the meantime, this serves as our official reminder. 💕

***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 

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Jun
23
7:00 AM07:00

California Orange County - Top of the World Loop

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Chelsea Cross!

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: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 


Top of the World Loop
Trail Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.
Date: 6/23/19
Time: 7:00-10:00 a.m.
Distance: 6 miles
Elevation Gain: 1000 ft
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/california/rock-it-loop-trail
Water Required: 2 liters

Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: No
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 3250 Alta Laguna Blvd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Eventbrite: N/A
Kids: No
Men: No

***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 

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Jun
23
8:00 AM08:00

California San Diego - Big Laguna Mountain Loop

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Sierra Jean Vickers!

I tend to be a faster-paced hiker (20-21 minutes/mile), and this is also a long hike! So please consider your fitness level before signing up for this hike. I am happy to take breaks, but don't want to wait around a lot. I really like challenging myself on hikes and I would love to have you come along to challenge yourself too!

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: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 


Big Laguna Mountain Loop Trail
Trail Rating: YELLOW- Moderate hike, well-signed, elevation gain of between 1,000-2,000ft., low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 3L of water required.
Date: June 23rd, 2019
Time: 8am
Distance: 10.3 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,167ft.
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/big-laguna-mountain-loop-trail
Water Required: 3L or water

Dogs: Allowed, but must be kept on a leash. PLEASE bring extra water for your pooch!
Permits / Passes: Adventure Pass
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 32.90591, -116.4576
Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhsd-official-hike-big-laguna-mountain-loop-trail-tickets-61255417603 
Eventbrite PW:GWHSD
Kids: No
Men: Yes

***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 

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Jun
24
5:30 AM05:30

California Inland Empire - Mount Wilson

This Hike is led by GWHIE Ambassador Mary Toepfer Kelly! 

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: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only.

This is the #3 peak of the 6 Pack of Peak Challenge. I will also be hosting Mount Baden Powell, Ontario Peak and Cucamonga Peak. 

You are not required to register if you just want to challenge yourself to hike these with me. 
https://socialhiker.net/six-pack-peaks-challenge/

Mount Wilson 

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.

Slower hikers welcome. No one left behind! Please be prepared with bug net, layers, 10 essentials, lunch and snacks. 

Date: Monday JUNE 24th 2019
Time: 5:30 am 
Distance: 14.2 
Elevation Gain: 4,291 
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/mount-wilson-trail-to-manzanita-ridge
Water Required: 4 Liters and electrolytes required (Propel, Gatorade, Nuun) 

Dogs: NO
Permits / Passes: Adventure Pass 
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 34.19603, -118.02246
We will meet at Chantry Flat parking area near restrooms. 
Kids: NO
Men: NO

***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

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Jun
29
10:00 AM10:00

California Central Coast - Clouds Rest via Tenaya Lake in Yosemite

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Jenny Kotlyar! 

The best place to enjoy the view of Half Dome from the top. Cloud's Rest, a massive granite formation just northeast of Half Dome in Yosemite Valley, is famous for its very high degree of visual prominence in the valley as well as its razor-sharp ridge near the summit. For people who have hiked Cloud's Rest, they are most impressed with the thrilling feeling they have while scrambling up the narrow ridge, with sheer drop-offs on both sides, to the summit. The fastest way to day hike Cloud's Rest starts from the Sunrise Lakes trailhead on Tioga Road near Tenaya Lake. This will be a HARD hike. 

This is the 1st hike in the Yosemite series. The 2nd one is on Sunday:https://www.facebook.com/events/354615845132242/ Joining both is not required. 

Clouds Rest Trail from Tenaya Lake
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: June 29, 2019
Time: 7:30am-4:00pm
Distance: 12.3 miles
Elevation Gain: 3,113 ft
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/clouds-rest-trail-from-tenaya-lake
Water Required: 3L. Water will also be available on the trail for filtering, but BRING 3L to start. 

Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: Pass to get into Yosemite NP
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: CA-120, California
Kids: No
Men: No

***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

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: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 

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Jun
30
7:30 AM07:30

California Central Coast - Cathedral Lakes Trail in Yosemite

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Jenny Kotlyar! 

This is the 2nd hike in the Yosemite series. The 1st hike is to Clouds Rest:https://www.facebook.com/events/255701601808605/ Joining both is not required. 

The trail is fairly steep, rising 1,000 feet in about 3.5 miles. The trail is also located at high elevation, so the air is thinner, possibly causing those that are not acclimated to the elevation to tire faster, and fatigue. The view upon arrival is worth every bit of work it takes to get there. Cathedral Peak rises beyond a pristine alpine lake. Alongside the lake, a beautiful meadow filled with wildflowers adds color to this amazing landscape. It is truly a paradise.

Cathedral Lakes Trail
Trail Rating: YELLOW: Moderate hike, well-signed, elevation gain of between 1,000-2,000ft., low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 3L of water required.
Date: June 30, 2019
Time: 7:30am-1:30pm
Distance: 7 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,551 ft
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/cathedral-lake-trail
Water Required: 3L. Water will also be available on the trail for filtering but BRING 3L to start. 

Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: Pass to get into Yosemite NP
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: CA-120, Wawona, CA 95389
Kids: No
Men: No

***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

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: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 

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Jun
15
8:00 AM08:00

California San Diego - Cuyamaca Peak via Azalea Glen Loop

This hike is led by GWH Ambassador Allyson Berliner

We will be hiking as one group and nobody will be left behind.

Due to the length of this hike, please bring electrolytes, nutrient dense snacks/food, at least 3L of water required, sun protection and your 10 hiking essentials. 

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: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 


Trail: Cuyamaca Peak Via Azalea Glen Loop
Trail Rating: YELLOW- Moderate hike, well-signed, elevation gain of between 1,000-2,000ft., low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 3L of water required.
Date: Saturday, June 15th, 2019
Time: 8am
Distance: 7.7 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,833 feet
All Trails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/california/cuyamaca-peak-via-azalea-glen-loop
Water Required: 3L or water

**For those hikers who have more time and/or want to add extra miles after Cuyamaca hike**
I’ll be leading an additional short hike to Stonewall Peak (across the street). 
Distance: 3.4 miles
Elevation Gain: 814 feet
All Trails: Track: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/california/stonewall-peak


Dogs: No.
Permits / passes: $10 parking fee required at the Paso Picacho campground.

Carpool: Carpooling is strongly suggested. I will be posting a carpool thread soon.

Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 32.96022,-116.58021 / Paso Picacho Campground :13650 CA-79, Julian, California, 92036. The parking lot is on the right after the ranger pay station.

Eventbrite: Tickets are required to attend this hike and available until 6/14. The password is GWHSD
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhsd-official-hike-cuyamaca-peak-via-azalea-glen-loop-tickets-62241975424
Kids: No
Men: Yes

***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 

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Jun
9
8:00 AM08:00

California San Diego - Iron Mountain

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassadors Jess LaScola!

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: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 


Trail: Iron Mountain (Poway, CA)

Trail Rating: YELLOW: Moderate hike, well-signed, elevation gain of between 1,000-2,000ft., low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 3L of water required.

Date: Sunday, June 9

Time: 8:00 AM

Distance: ~5.2 miles RT 

Elevation Gain: ~1,102ft

AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/california/iron-mountain-trail--5

Water Required: Yes-3L

Dogs: No 

Permits / Passes: No

Trailhead Coordinates: 32.9775° N,116.9727° W 

Meeting Location: Iron Mountain Commuter Lot Poway, CA 92064 Google Maps 
(we will meet at the dirt lot at 8:00AM; please arrive early as parking lot may be full; carpooling is strongly suggested)

Kids: No
Men: No

***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

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May
30
7:00 AM07:00

California Inland Empire - Castle Rock Trail

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Heather Emerson!

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: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only.

Castle Rock Trail 
Trail Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.
Date: Sunday, June 30, 2019
Time: 7:00am-12:00pm
Distance: 2.6 
Elevation Gain: 833 ft 
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/castle-rock-trail
Water Required: 2L

Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: No - Street Parking, please note posted signs
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 62PQ+M7 Big Bear Lake, California
Eventbrite: TBD - will post JUNE 1st
Kids: No
Men: No

Hello Everyone! 

Castle Rock Trail is a more heavily-trafficked Trail, that is just under 3 miles, and offers views of Big Bear lake. Parking is a bit of a chore for this area, so I do recommend that we car pool (when possible). 

This trail offers a bit of scrambling once you get up to the rock at the top. We will be hiking as a group, so our pace is that of what every hiker in the group is comfortable with, no hiker left behind! This one is more of a “short but steep” type hike 😅

After this hike, if you ladies are willing, we can do a restaurant takeover and head down and hang out in the village! 

Any questions please post in this event and I will do my best to get back to you ladies ASAP. 

I will be capping this event at 15 attendees, due to limited parking and type of trail, and will post an Eventbrite link on June 1st. In the meantime, this serves as our official reminder. 💕

***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 

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May
27
8:00 AM08:00

California Central Valley - Calaveras Big Trees South Grove Hike

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Kristen Dugger.

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: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 

Calaveras Big Trees South Grove Trail Hike
Trail Rating:GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.
Date: 24 March 2019
Time: 0900
Distance: 4.9
Elevation Gain:754
AllTrails Track:https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/calaveras-south-grove-trail
Water Required: 2L

Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: $5 parking, cash only
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 1170 East Highway 4 Arnold, CA
Kids: Yes
Men: Ladies only please

***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

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May
19
5:00 PM17:00

California Central Coast - Scenic Overlook Trail

Hello ladies! I’m Caroline and I’m an ambassador for GWH Central Coast. I will be hosting this sunset hike to the Scenic and Overlook Trails within the Sycamore Canyon Campground. The 3.7-mile trails offers picturesque views of the Pacific Coast. The late afternoon hike will give us an opportunity to trek across the top ridge of Big Sycamore where we should see wildflowers along the trails as well as view the sun as it sets.

NOTE: The start time may be adjusted to reflect what time the schedule sunset will be on this day. 

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: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 

What to bring: Headlamp or flashlight as we may be completing this hike in the dark. Water: Bring your own water as it can be very hot and sunny on the trail. Snack: We will be taking a snack break. Ten essential: As always, it is a good idea to bring the 10 hiking essentials. 

Scenic and Overlook Trails, Sycamore Canyon Campground
Trail Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.
Date: Sunday, May 19, 2019
Time: 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Distance: 3.7 miles 
Elevation Gain: 427 feet
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/scenic-and-overlook-trails-loop
Trail Info: https://www.hikespeak.com/trails/scenic-overlook-trail-loop-point-mugu-malibu/#trailhead-directions
Water Required: 2 liters

Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: $12 fee to park in the Big Sycamore Canyon Day Use Area. Free parking can be found along PCH outside the entrance. 
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 34.071305, -119.012668 (34° 04′ 16.69″N 119° 00′ 45.60″W) / Sycamore Canyon Road, Malibu, CA 90265
Eventbrite: N/A
Kids: No
Men: No

***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 

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May
13
6:00 AM06:00

California Inland Empire - Strawberry Peak

This Hike is led by GWHIE Ambassador Mary Toepfer Kelly 

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: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only.


Strawberry Peak 

This is the #2 peak of the 6 Pack of Peak Challenge. I will also be hosting Mount Wilson, Mount Baden Powell, Ontario Peak and Cucamonga Peak. 
Further information on the 6 pack of peak challenge. You are not required to register if you just want to challenge yourself to hike these with me. 
https://socialhiker.net/six-pack-peaks-challenge/

Trail Rating: 
YELLOW: Moderate hike, well-signed, elevation gain of between 1,000-2,000ft., low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 
I personally am a slower hiker so starting early assures that we can get through this hike in daylight as I am all for the slower hikers! 

Date: Monday May 13, 2019
Time: 0600 to noonish 
Distance: 7.2 miles 
Elevation Gain: 1,788

AllTrails Track: 
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/strawberry-peak-trail-via-redbox-canyon

Water Required: 4L

Dogs: No

Permits / Passes: Adventure Pass https://socalhiker.net/where-to-buy-an-adventure-pass-in-southern-california/ 
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 34.258840, -118.104340
Eventbrite: None
Kids: No
Men: No

***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

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May
11
1:00 PM13:00

Northern California - Sacramento Meet & Greet

This meetup will be hosted by GWH Ambassador Amanda Bartell.

Are you a hiking enthusiast? Or are you new to hiking? Never been on a hike, but want to give it a shot? Want to meet some awesome local ladies who have common interests, and maybe find a new hiking buddy? This event is for YOU!

This event will be held at Urban Roots Brewing & Smokehouse

We have "The Slab" community table reserved for our group to eat, drink, and chat! When you arrive, feel free to order food/beer at the front and head on over.

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: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only.

***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

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May
4
6:00 AM06:00

California San Diego - 5 Peak Challenge

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Jess LaScola!

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: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 

Trail: 5 PEAK CHALLENGE!!!

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: Saturday, May 4th, 2019
Meet Time: 6:00 AM 
Start Time: 6:15AM

Distance: ~17 miles
Elevation Gain: 4,249 Ft

AllTrails Track: please review this website/ map! https://mtrp.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/63bb11d7d5f82488a098a6679eff4fde_5PeakChallenge_Map_3.pdf

Water Required: MINIMUM 4L/ bring extra between hikes
Food: please bring snacks/ quick lunch, as this will be an all day event.

Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: No

Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 32.805210, -117037707

Kids: No
Men: No

Meeting Place: Cowles Mountain Trailhead on 7001 Golfcrest Dr, San Diego, CA 92119 (NOT the Mesa road location please)


***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

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May
2
6:00 PM18:00

California Central Coast - Arroyo Verde Park

This Official Meetup Hike Series is led by GWH Ambassador Susan Adamich!

Trail Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required. 

Date: Five Thursdays: May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm (hike 6:00-7:00 pm)
Distance: 2 mile trail loop (with options to make a longer or shorter loop)
Elevation Gain: 508 ft.
AllTrails Track: www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/arroyo-verde-park
Water Required: 2 L (There are drinking fountains throughout the park.)

Dogs: Yes (Be aware that there are signs posted that dogs must be leashed in the park including trails; however, there are often many unleashed dogs. Your decision.)
Permits / Passes: Parking inside the park $2 per hour, $5 maximum fee for all day (Free parking on the street at the intersection of Foothill & Day Roads). If you plan to stay past 6:30 pm parking outside the gate is recommended as the park workers usually clear the parking lots and want to lock up and go home. Walking in and out of the park is OK and the park officially closes at dusk (around 7:45-8:00 pm in May).
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 34.28492, - 119.22605; at the intersection of Foothill & Day Roads, Ventura, CA.
Eventbrite: NA
Kids: Yes, bring the fam! 
(All children under 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. Parents must fill out the online waiver form below for each child.)
Men: Yes, bring the fam!

***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

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Apr
28
8:00 AM08:00

California San Diego - Laguna Mountain Ridge via the PCT

This Hike is led by GWHSD Ambassador Sierra Jean Vickers.

I tend to be a faster-paced hiker, and this is also a long hike! So please consider your fitness level before signing up for this hike. I am happy to take breaks, but don't want to wait around a lot. I am training for the Trailblaze Challenge, so I'm trying to challenge myself, while I lead hikes, and I would love to have you come along to challenge yourself too!

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: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 


Laguna Mountain Ridge via the PCT
Trail Rating: YELLOW: Moderate hike, well-signed, elevation gain of between 1,000-2,000ft., low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 3L of water required. PLEASE consider that this is a 16.6 mile hike, with over 2,000 ft. elevation again. It is on the cusp of a YELLOW/RED hike!
Date: Sunday, April 28th
Time: 8:00am
Distance: 16.6 miles
Elevation Gain: 2,198 ft.
AllTrails Track:
https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/california/laguna-mountain-ridge-via-the-pct
Water Required: 3L/4L of water REQUIRED

Dogs: No dogs (they are technically allowed on the trail, but this is a very long hike and I don’t want to have to worry about heat and water for the doggos!)
Permits / Passes: Not that I know of so far (will update if needed)
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 32.93439, -116.48241
Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhsd-official-event-laguna-mountain-ridge-via-the-pct-tickets-59425132170
Kids: No
Men: Yes

***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 

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Apr
14
9:00 AM09:00

Northern California - Western States Trail to Robie Point

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Amanda Bartell! Come out and enjoy this leisurely hike through Auburn, which features a waterfall, while getting to know some of our members. 

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:https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only.

Western States Trail to Robie Point Firebreak

Trail Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.
Date: April 14, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM
Distance: approx. 5 miles
Elevation Gain: 731 Feet
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/western-states-trail-to-robie-point-fire-break
Water Required: 2L
Dogs: Yes
Trailhead Coordinates/Address: 150 CA-193, Auburn, CA 95603 
Meet at trailhead entrance. I will be creating a map in the near future to illustrate parking options. 
Permits / Passes: $10 if parking within Auburn State Recreation Area boundaries
Kid friendly: No
Men: No
Carpool: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/sfdceg

***In order to attend an official meetup, you MUST have a signed Liability Waiver on file. Please see the Group Rules for details/link to sign. It takes 60 seconds to complete and one waiver clears you for all meetups!***

Waiver: https://docs.google.com/a/girlswhohike.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdMIlT2K4Yovi_X_NJrhlsRKBy9yqedBS1C4dmSsguyV8vLmw/viewform?c=0&w=1

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Apr
14
6:00 AM06:00

California Orange County - Sitton Peak

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Chelsea Cross!

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: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 


Sitton Peak
Trail Rating: YELLOW: Moderate hike, well-signed, elevation gain of between 1,000-2,000ft., low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 3L of water required.
Date: 4/14/19
Time: 6:00-10:30 a.m. (This is based on the recommendation that this hike will take 4.5 hours—but in all honesty we will take this hike at the pace of the slowest hiker so it may take longer.)
Distance: 9.2 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,960 feet
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/sitton-peak-truck-trail
Water Required: 3L

Dogs: Yes (It’s a challenging hike though so make sure your dog is adventure-ready and that you pack ample water and food for your dog.)
Permits / Passes: Adventure Pass
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: San Juan Loop Trailhead, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679
Eventbrite: N/A yet
Kids: No
Men: No

***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 

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Apr
13
10:30 AM10:30

California Central Coast - Buzzards Roost Trail in Big Sur

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Jenny Kotlyar. There will be a 2nd hike ( https://www.facebook.com/events/2201564093242583/) to a river via Gorge Trail following this hike, attending both is not required. 

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: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 

Buzzards Roost Trail
Trail Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.
Date: April 13, 2019
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Distance: 2.6 miles
Elevation Gain: 810 ft
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/buzzards-roost-trail
Water Required: 2L

Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: N/A
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 47299-47207 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Kids: Yes (11+)
Men: Yes

***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

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Apr
13
7:30 AM07:30

California Central Coast - Danielson Monument

Hello ladies! I’m Caroline and I’m an ambassador for GWH Central Coast. I will be hosting this hike to Danielson Monument Trail, a 6.4 mile out and back trail located near Newbury Park. Danielson Monument is a stone monument honoring Richard Danielson who donated the ranch to the National Park Service for preservation as an open space. 

This hike takes you from the Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa Recreation Area into the Boney Mountain Wilderness (Point Mugu State Park). During this time of year, there is a superbloom of wildflowers along the trail. We could also take a little detour and trek up to the waterfall.

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: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 

What to bring: Water: Bring your own water as it can be very hot and sunny on the trail. Snack: We will be taking a snack break. Ten essential: As always, it is a good idea to bring the 10 hiking essentials. 

Danielson Monument Trail
Trail Rating: YELLOW: Moderate hike, well-signed, elevation gain of between 1,000-2,000ft., low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 3L of water required.
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Distance: 6.4 miles 
Elevation Gain: 1,500 feet
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/danielson-monument-trail 
Water Required: 3 liters

Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: N/A
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: Main entrance cross street is Via Goleta and Lynn Road, Newbury Park, CA, 91320 GPS Coordinates for Entrance (Via Goleta & Lynn Road): N 34.1569 W -118.9733 (Please note: Parking will be at Rancho Sierra Vista Recreation Park. We will be starting out at Rancho Sierra Vista trailhead, not along Wendy Drive.)
Eventbrite: N/A
Kids: No
Men: No

***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 

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Apr
13
6:00 AM06:00

California Los Angeles - Ryan Mountain

This Hike is led by GWHLA Ambassador Anjelica A!
This is a TURTLE 🐢 pace hike. This will possibly be a long day because we will be checking out HEART ROCK after Ryan Mountain! If you have time restrictions, this may not be the hike for you this time. 

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: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 


RYAN MOUNTAIN at Joshua Tree National Park 
Trail Rating: YELLOW: Moderate hike, well-signed, elevation gain of between 1,000-2,000ft., low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 3L of water required.
Date: Saturday April 13, 2019
Time: 6:00 am
Distance: 3 miles 
Elevation Gain: 1,069ft.
AllTrails Trail Link: Check out this trail on AllTrails.
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/ryan-mountain-trail
Water Required: 3 liters plus electrolyte drink

Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: National Parks pass or national park entrance pass. ($25 dollars to enter the park. We will be carpooling and splitting gas and entrance fees! Will distribute parks pass peeps in multiple cars as best I can!) 
Trailhead Coordinates: (33.9352890, -117.2772882)
Trailhead Address: 12700 Day St
Moreno Valley, CA 92553
United States (meeting at Costco in Moreno Valley first!) 
Eventbrite: TBD
Kids: TBD
Men: TBD

***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

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Apr
7
8:30 AM08:30

California Los Angeles - East Canyon to Mission Point Peak Overlook

This hike is hosted 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: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit

EAST CANYON to MISSION PEAK Trail
Trail Rating: YELLOW: Moderate hike, well-signed, elevation gain of between 1,000-2,000ft., low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 3L of water required.
Date: Sunday April 7, 2019
Time: 8:30 am
Distance: 9.5 miles
Elevation Gain: ~1,700 ft
AllTrails Trail Link: Check out this trail on AllTrails.
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/east-canyon-and-rice-canyon-trail
Trailhead address: 24255 The Old Road, Newhall, CA
Water Required: 3 liters
Dogs: No
Men: No
Children: over 14 years old only please
Permits / Passes: None required if you park on The Old Road

This is a beautiful in-and-out trail with most of the elevation gain in the first couple of miles. We will take East Canyon (only) to the top and cross to Mission Point Peak (O'Melveny Park). Stunning views of SCV and SFV on clear days. Moderate shade so bring sunscreen as needed. 
We will meet at the trail head by the metal gate, adjacent to the farm/stables on the dirt road (leading off The Old Rd.) There is plenty of free parking along The Old Road, however there is a parking lot specific for this trail (off the dirt road) for which you need to pay $5. I encourage you to park on The Old Rd as everybody does. 

***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

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Apr
6
7:15 AM07:15

California Los Angeles - Official Aries Birthday Hike

This Hike is led by GWHLA Ambassador Anjelica A!

**Please come help me celebrate my 🎈birthday and a few other April/Aries birthdays! It will be optional small potluck hike. We will be making a pit stop at the observatory since it’s in our Stars ⭐️ 😉 

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: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only.


West Trail to Captain’s Roost
Trail Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.
Date: Saturday April 6, 2019
Time: 7:15 am
Distance: 3.4 miles 
Elevation Gain: 964 ft.
AllTrails Track: Check out this trail on AllTrails.
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/west-trail-and-turner-trail-to-captains-roost-and-mount-hollywood?p=13811802
Water Required: 2 liters

Dogs: TBD
Permits / Passes: No
Trailhead Coordinates: 34.118010, -118.306650
Address: 2333 Fern Dell Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068
Eventbrite: TBD
Kids: No
Men: TBD

***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

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Mar
31
8:00 AM08:00

California Orange County - West Ridge to Bell Canyon Loop

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Chelsea Cross!

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: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 


West Ridge to Bell Canyon Loop
Trail Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.
Date: Sunday, March 31, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Distance: 3.3 miles
Elevation Gain: 400 feet
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/bell-canyon-star-rise-west-ridge-loskorn-and-nature-trail-loop
Water Required: 2 Liters

Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: OC Parks Parking Fee $5 Required
Trailhead Coordinates: 33°32'50.0"N 117°33'40.3"W
Address: Caspers Wilderness Park
33401 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 
We will meet at the Old Corral Picnic Area. Here is a link to the map:http://www.ocparks.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=59699
Eventbrite: N/A
Kids: No
Men: No

***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 


Here is some more information about the hike if you're interested: https://nobodyhikesinla.com/2011/05/14/west-ridgebell-canyon-loop-in-caspers-wilderness-park/

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Mar
30
9:00 AM09:00

San Francisco / Northern California - Bolinas Ridge

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Sydney Villarreal-Koerber!

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: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 


Bolinas Ridge Trail 
Trail Rating: YELLOW: Moderate hike, well-signed, elevation gain of between 1,000-2,000ft., low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 3L of water required.
Date: Saturday, March 30th, 2018
Time: 9am
Distance: up to 11 miles (we'll kind of just go with the flow!) 
Elevation Gain: 1,800 feet
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/california/bolinas-ridge-trail
Water Required: 3L

Dogs: yes, on leash *note that it is tick season, and there will be cattle along this trail
Permits / Passes: n/a
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 38.04617, - 122.77084
Eventbrite: n/a
Kids: no
Men: no

***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

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Mar
25
7:00 AM07:00

California San Diego - Sitton Peak

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: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 
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*EVENT DETAILS*

Trail Name: Sitton Peak Truck Trail
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.
*Due to the length of this hike, I highly recommend bringing electrolytes, nutrient dense snacks, at least 4L of water required, and your 10 essentials
(* The 10 essentials : https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html)

Date: Monday, March 25, 2019
Meet Time: 7:00am
Hike Start Time: 7:15am
Estimated End Time: 3:00pm
Distance: 10.4 miles
Elevation Gain: 2,142 feet

Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 33.61231,-117.42646
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/sitton-peak-truck-trail

Water Required: 4L

Permits / Passes: You will need an Adventure Pass ($35 for an annual pass, $5 for a daily pass per vehicle) in order to park in the lot. 
Carpool: carpool thread will be posted closer to the hike.
Eventbrite: REQUIRED - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhsd-official-12pop-weekday-series-sitton-peak-tickets-54881574266
Eventbrite password: GWHSD

*Tickets will become available two weeks before meetup at 6pm * Waitlist tickets will be released until one day before event*

Kids: No
Men: No
Dogs: No - this is because I know nothing about dog safety or which trails dogs are allowed on. If you do your own research and find dogs are allowed, then please private message me providing the info and I will consider making an exception. 
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***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
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Mar
24
9:00 AM09:00

California Central Valley - Calaveras Big Trees South Grove Trail Hike

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Kristen Dugger.

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: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 

Calaveras Big Trees South Grobe Trail Hike
Trail Rating:GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.
Date: 24 March 2019
Time: 0900
Distance: 4.9
Elevation Gain:754
AllTrails Track:https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/calaveras-south-grove-trail
Water Required: 2L

Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: $5 parking, cash only
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 1170 East Highway 4 Arnold, CA
Kids: Yes
Men: Ladies only please

***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

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Mar
24
8:00 AM08:00

California San Diego - Sage Trail

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Sierra Vickers!

I tend to be a faster-paced hiker, so please consider your fitness level before signing up for this hike. I am happy to take breaks, but don't want to wait around a lot. I am training for the Trailblaze Challenge, so I'm trying to challenge myself, while I lead hikes, and I would love to have you come along to challenge yourself too!

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: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 

GWHSD Official Hike - Sage Trail to Cougar Ridge Trail to Boulder Loop – Daley Ranch
Trail Rating: YELLOW: Moderate hike, well-signed, elevation gain of between 1,000-2,000ft., low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 3L of water required.
Date: Sunday, March 24th, 2019
Time: 8 am
Distance: 10.2 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,469 ft.
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/sage-trail-to-cougar-ridge-trail-to-boulder-loop
Water Required: 3L of water required

Dogs: Allowed on leash. BRING EXTRA WATER FOR YOUR DOG PLEASE!
Permits / Passes: $5 to park (good idea to bring cash, just in case they are CASH ONLY)
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 33.16678, -117.05231 – Daley Ranch Parking Lot - 2740 La Honda Dr.
Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhsd-official-hike-sage-trail-to-cougar-ridge-trail-to-boulder-loop-daley-ranch-tickets-57537919466
Kids: No
Men: Yes

***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 

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Mar
24
8:00 AM08:00

San Francisco / Northern California - Mt. Diablo Summit

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Arcadia Alatorre! This is the 5th hike of the Northern California 6 Pack of Peaks Challenge. 

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: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 


Mount Diablo Summit Via Mitchell Canyon

Trail Rating: 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: Sunday, March 24th, 2019

Time: 8am-5pm (Ideally if we hike 2 miles/hr we can have up to 1 hr worth of rest stops/lunch/photo ops. The goal is to complete the hike at 5pm at the latest.)

Distance: 13 miles
Elevation Gain: +/- 3,822 ft

AllTrails Track: Check out this trail on AllTrails.
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/mount-diablo-summit-via-mitchell-canyon-loop?p=-1
Website: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=517

Water Required: 4 Liters

Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: $6.00
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: Use AllTrails. We will be meeting in the parking lot.
Eventbrite: N/A
Kids: No
Men: Yes

Carpool Sign Up: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/pw7hcx

***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

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Mar
23
7:30 AM07:30

California Central Coast - Ray Miller Trail

Hello ladies! I’m Caroline and I’m an ambassador for GWH Central Coast. I will be hosting this hike to the Ray Miller Trail in Point Mugu. This 5.4-mile out-and-back hike features a gradual incline trail to the top of the trail and has a wonderful view of the Pacific Ocean. Hopefully, during our springtime hike, there will be a poppy bloom on the mountainside. 

This is a ladies-only hike. All women are welcome. No one will get left behind. Any updates will be posted on the event thread. I will update the event description if anything changes.

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: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 

What to bring: Water. Bring your own water, at least 3 liters, as it can be very hot and sunny on the trail. Snack: We will be taking a snack break. Ten essentials: As always, it is a good idea to bring the 10 hiking essentials (optional).

Ray Miller Trail in Point Mugu State Park
Trail Rating: Yellow Moderate hike, well-signed, elevation gain of between 1,000-2,000ft., low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 3L of water required.
Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time: 7:30 a.m
Distance: 5.4 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,049 feet
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/ray-miller-backbone-trail
Water Required: 3 liters
Dogs: No dogs permitted on trail
Kids: No
Men: No
Permits / Passes: California Parks Pass needed to park inside park area or $12 parking fee. Free parking along Pacific Coast Highway.
Trailhead address: Pacific Coast Highway, Point Mugu State Park, Malibu, CA 90265
Trailhead coordinates: 34.086245, -119.03676 (34° 05′ 10.48″N 119° 02′ 12.33″W)
***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

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Mar
23
7:15 AM07:15

California Los Angeles - Upper Las Virgines Canyon

This Hike is led by GWHLA Ambassador Anjelica A!
TURTLE pace hike! No hiker left behind💗

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: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only.

Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Loop
Trail Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.
Date: Saturday March 23, 2019
Time: 7:15 am
Distance: 10 miles 
Elevation Gain: 925ft.
AllTrails Track: Check out this trail on AllTrails.
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/upper-las-virgenes-canyon-open-space-preserve-trail?p=22133733
Water Required: 2 liters

Dogs: Yes
Permits / Passes: Pay to park/bring cash or find street parking
Trailhead Coordinates: 34.168423, -118.703327
Trailhead Address: Las Virgenes Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302
Eventbrite: TBD
Kids: No
Men: TBD

***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

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Mar
19
8:00 AM08:00

California Inland Empire - Suicide Rock

Hike to Suicide Rock - GWHIE Official (Let's try this again!)
This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Christine Machado!

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: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 


SUICIDE ROCK TRAIL
Trail Rating: YELLOW: Moderate hike, well-signed, elevation gain of between 1,000-2,000ft., low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 3L of water required.
Hike Notes: This trail is quite steep to start but it become more moderate after the first mile or so. I will keep an eye on the winter weather as the hike approaches and update the group on the trail status. We will begin at the Deer Springs Trailhead outside of Idyllwild, Ca. 


Date: March 19, 2019 (TUESDAY)
Time: 8:00 am
Distance: 6.3 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,853 ft.
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/suicide-rock-trail

Water Required: 3 liters

Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: I will fill out a permit for the group. 
We will be travelling through 3 different jurisdictions (San Bernardino National Forest, San Jacinto State Park, San Jacinto Wilderness) which is why our group size is capped at 12.

Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 33.753025, -116.722648

Kids: No
Men: No

***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

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Mar
18
7:00 AM07:00

California San Diego - Mother Miguel Mountain

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: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 
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*EVENT DETAILS*

Trail Name: Mother Miguel Mountain via Sweetwater Park
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.
*Due to the length of this hike, I highly recommend bringing electrolytes, nutrient dense snacks, at least 4L of water required, and your 10 essentials
(* The 10 essentials : https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html)

Date: Monday, March 18, 2019
Meet Time: 7:00am
Hike Start Time: 7:15am
Estimated End Time: 3:00pm
Distance: 10.8 miles
Elevation Gain: 2,362 feet

Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 32.68357,-117.00189
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/california/mother-miguel-mountain-via-sweetwater-park

Water Required: 4L

Permits / Passes: No
Eventbrite: REQUIRED - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhsd-official-12pop-weekday-series-mother-miguel-mountain-tickets-54842583644
Eventbrite password: GWHSD

*Tickets will become available two weeks before meetup at 6pm * Waitlist tickets will be released until one day before event*

Kids: No
Men: No
Dogs: No - this is because I know nothing about dog safety or which trails dogs are allowed on. If you do your own research and find dogs are allowed, then please private message me providing the info and I will consider making an exception. 
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***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

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Mar
16
9:00 AM09:00

San Francisco / Northern California - Pine Mountain Summit

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Sydney Villarreal-Koerber!

**Hopefully we see some falls and wildflowers (my favorite!) on this trail! There are lots of ticks, so long pants and bug repellant is advised. The parking lot fills up quickly, so I recommend carpooling when possible. Comment below your starting location and how many people you can bring if you're willing to carpool!**

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: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 

Pine Mountain Summit + Carson Falls
Trail Rating: YELLOW: Moderate hike, well-signed, elevation gain of between 1,000-2,000ft., low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 3L of water required.
Date: 3/16/2019
Time: 9:00 AM
Distance: 5.8 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,100 feet
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/carson-falls-and-pine-mountain-trail
Water Required: Yes 

Dogs: Yes, but lots of ticks on the trail! 
Permits / Passes: no 
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 37.9635,-122.62491
Eventbrite: 
Kids: no 
Men: no 

***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

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Mar
16
8:00 AM08:00

San Francisco / Northern California - Mount Sizer Loop

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Arcadia Alatorre! This is the 4th Peak of the Northern California 6 Pack of Peaks Challenge.

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: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 


Mount Sizer Loop

Trail Rating: 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: Saturday, March 16th, 2019

Time:8am-5pm (Ideally if we hike 2 miles/hr we can have up to 1 hr worth of rest stops/lunch/photo ops. The goal is to complete the hike at 5pm at the latest.)

Distance: 16 miles
Elevation Gain: +/- 4,300 ft

AllTrails Track:Check out this trail on AllTrails.
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/mount-sizer-loop
Website: http://coepark.net/pineridgeassociation/
Water Required: 4 Liters

Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: $8 Cash Preferred 
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: Use AllTrails directions, we will be meeting in the parking lot
Eventbrite: N/A
Kids: No
Men: Yes

Carpool Sign Up: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/567w9q

***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

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Mar
15
8:00 AM08:00

California Inland Empire - Etiwanda Falls

This Hike is led by GWHIE Ambassador Shannon Case-Alvarez! 

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: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 

Etiwanda Falls
Trail Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! We will hike as ONE group. 2L of water required.
Date: March 15, 2019
Time: 8:00AM
Distance: 4-ish miles
Elevation Gain: ~820 feet
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/etiwanda-falls-trail
Water Required: 2L

Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: No
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 4890 Etiwanda Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhie-official-etiwanda-falls-tickets-57434644568
Eventbrite Password: GWHIE
Kids: No
Men: No

*This is a turtle hike, we will go slow and take as many breaks as needed. We will hike as ONE group. This will be a great hike for those just getting into hiking or those who hike at a slower pace. Minimal conditioning required. 

This out and back trail starts out fairly flat for .25 mile before reaching a steady incline for approximately 1 mile and then leveling out again shortly before the waterfall. After a break, we will continue beyond the falls where we will need to complete an easy climb/crawl approximately 10 feet up a dirt/rock section before reaching another level section of trail. This section of the trail is much less trafficked and winds through the canyon along the creek for another .3 miles. There are a few creek crossings above the falls but they are over shallow water and are easy, requiring either stepping completely over the creek, stepping on a few rocks, or walking over tree branches and 2x4's.

No special hiking gear is required for this event, regular shoes with a bit of grip will work fine. I do suggest a hat as this hike is completely exposed before the falls, it is well shaded after. Please bring water, and a snack if you'd like!

**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

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