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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
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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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
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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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
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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Mar
10
7:00 AM07:00

California Inland Empire - Black Star Canyon

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. 


Black Star Canyon 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, March 10, 2019
Time: 8:00am-2:00pm 
Distance: 6.8 miles
Elevation Gain: 941 ft
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/black-star-canyon-trail
Water Required: 3L

Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: None required 
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 
Eventbrite: TBD
Kids: No
Men: No

Hello Everyone! 

For March’s event, I figured we could change up our terrain and go for a hike that involves some light bouldering and a waterfall! This hike borders both Riverside and Orange County and is based out of Silverado, CA (about an hour-ish from Riverside, depending on time of day).

Normally when there isn’t much rain, the waterfall is just a trickle, but this year’s rain means we have a much better chance of getting some water action going on! The hike starts off on a fire road for a few miles and turns off on a trail that takes us over some boulders back into the canyon. Black Star Canyon is a personal favorite as it was one of the first hikes I had EVER hiked a few years back. 

Please be aware poison ivy tends to grow along this trail, so sleeves/long pants are recommended (layer in case it gets too warm). There is light bouldering involved with this hike, meaning we WILL be crawling over rocks to get to the waterfall (please remember this when picking out your boots for the hike). While I do see people in Nikes or the likes on this trail, it will be slippery this time of year and any extra grip helps. (I have had a friend slip on this trail). I hike at a moderate speed to lead the pack but am a “no hiker left behind” type girl and constantly check in to make sure I have everyone in my group together. 

I look forward to seeing all your friendly faces there, please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions! I will do my best to cover any and all questions you ladies have. 

***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
6
9:00 AM09:00

California Inland Empire - Walker Canyon Wildflower Hike

This Hike is led by GWH 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.


Walker Canyon 
Trail Rating: Green (Beginners Welcome!)
Date: Wednesday March 6th 
Time: 0900 AM
Distance: 3.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 617 ft. Elevation 
AllTrails Track: Check out this trail on AllTrails.
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/walker-canyon?p=-1
Water Required: 2 Liters 

Dogs: No 
Permits / Passes: None 
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 33.731320, -117.393820
Eventbrite: None
Kids: Yes
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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Feb
26
8:00 AM08:00

California Inland Empire - Suicide Rock

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 becomes 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: FEBRUARY 26, 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

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hike-to-suicide-rock-gwhie-official-tickets-55427490115
Tickets available beginning January 26, 2019 at 8:00pm PST.
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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Feb
22
7:00 AM07:00

California Inland Empire - Doty Trust Park to Crestlawn Memorial

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. 

Doty Trust Park to Crestlawn Memorial
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: February 22, 2019
Time: 7:00AM
Distance: 4-ish miles
Elevation Gain: 1,653 ft
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/doty-trust-park-to-crestlawn-memorial-park
Water Required: 3L

Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: No
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 5600 Golden Ave, Riverside, CA 92505
Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhie-doty-trust-park-to-crestlawn-memorial-tickets-55426439974
Eventbrite Password: GWHIE
Kids: No
Men: No

*This is a turtle hike, we will go slow and take as many breaks as needed. This will be a great hike for those just getting into hiking or those who hike at a slower pace but are also looking to test themselves a bit. Minimal conditioning required. This trail starts out with a steep climb for approximately 1/4 mile, there will be A LOT of pauses as we climb this section. I need these breaks just as much as you, trust me! After the climb, the hike is considered easy to moderate and follows a ridge line and rolling hills. We will return to the park via a trail that gently winds down the hills.

No special hiking gear is required for this event, regular shoes with a bit of grip will work fine. I do suggest a hat and sunscreen as this hike is completely exposed. Please bring plenty of water!

**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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Feb
4
9:00 AM09:00

California Inland Empire - Bonita Falls Trail Clean Up

This Hike is led by GWHIE Ambassador Mary Toepfer Kelly!

This will be a clean up hike. I will provide trash bags and gloves but you are welcome to bring your own. 

Kids and dogs are welcome as long as they are friendly with other dogs and children. 

FYI, Just be aware that this is a rocky hike with various size boulders so please wear proper shoes. 
*There are also a few stream crossings so waterproof hiking boots are great for this hike! 

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.


Bonita Falls Trail In Lytle Creek

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: 2/4/2019
Time: 0900
Distance: 3 miles
Elevation Gain: 334 elevation 
Water Required: 2L
Kids: Yes 
Dogs: Yes

Permits / Passes: Adventure pass required and can be purchased at the ranger station or mini mart off 15 freeway for $5 or you can use your America the Beautiful pass. https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/angeles/passes-permits/recreation

Check out this trail on AllTrails.
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/bonita-falls-trail

Eventbrite: 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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Feb
2
8:00 AM08:00

California Inland Empire - Kelso Dunes

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. 


Kelso Dunes
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, February 2, 2018 
Time: 8:00am 
Distance: 2.7 miles 
Elevation Gain: 423 feet
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/kelso-dunes-trail
Water Required: 3L

Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: No
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 34.89239, -115.69909
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

Hi Ladies!! How many of you are ready to get sandy?! This hike is out a little past Barstow. Weather is still cool in February but please be aware there is NO SHADE on this hike. AllTrails rates this trail as hard, due to the nature of walking on a sand dune. Dress appropriately and be ready to have some fun!

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Feb
1
8:00 AM08:00

Inland Empire - Claremont Hills Wilderness Trail

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Melissa Zecher!

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. 


Claremont Hills Wilderness 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: February 1, 2019 (Friday)
Time: 8:00AM
Distance: 4.7 miles
Elevation Gain: 846 ft
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/claremont-hills-wilderness-trail
Water Required: 2L

Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: $5 for parking on weekdays
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 34.14282, -117.70786 / Cobal Canyon Mtwy, Claremont, CA 91711
Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhie-claremont-hills-wilderness-trail-tickets-54728435223
Eventbrite Password: GWHIE
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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Jan
20
8:00 AM08:00

California Inland Empire - Devil's Chair

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. 


Devil’s Chair 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. 
YELLOW HIKE NOTES: We will hike as ONE group. Large groups are great for these hikes!

Date: Sunday, January 20, 2019
Time: 8:00am 
Distance: 7.7 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,584 feet
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/california/devils-chair-trail
Water Required: 3L

Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: No
Trailhead Address: 28000 Devil’s Punchbowl Rd, Pearblossom, CA 93553
Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhie-official-devils-chair-tickets-54225272249
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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Jan
16
8:00 AM08:00

California Inland Empire - Etiwanda Prserve

This Hike is led by your new GWHIE Ambassador Mary Toepfer Kelly!

Hello Hikers, 
Are you ready to start out the new year hiking! I am 👋🏻 ! 
My name is Mary and I am so excited to share my love for hiking with you. I am a slower hiker and welcome beginners to my hikes. I want everyone to enjoy the outdoors without any pressure. 
Please bring your 10 essentials and if you have any questions feel free to message me. I cannot wait to meet all of you! 

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. 

Check out this trail on AllTrails.
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/north-etiwanda-falls-and-preserve-loop

North Etiwanda Preserve 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: January 16, 2019
Time: 0800
Distance: 4.7 miles
Elevation Gain: 915
AllTrails Track: North Etiwanda Falls and Preserve Loop
Water Required: 2L

Dogs: NO
Permits / Passes: NO
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 4890 Etiwanda Ave, Rancho Cucamonga 91739]
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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Jan
12
8:00 AM08:00

California Inland Empire - Two Trees Trail

This Hike is led by new 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. 


Two Trees 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: January 12, 2018
Time: 8:00AM
Distance: 2.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 977 ft
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/two-trees-trail
Water Required: 2L

Dogs: Yes
Permits / Passes: No
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 33.98533, -117.30561 / 451 2 Trees Rd, Riverside, CA 92507
Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhie-two-trees-trail-tickets-54207029685
Eventbrite Password: GWHIE
Kids: Yes
Men: No

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

**If you bring a dog, please bring enough water to keep him/her hydrated!

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.

Confused? Same. Here it is step by step with my dog’s stats:

6 lbs. x 1.5 oz. = 9 oz.
9 oz. / 12 = .75 oz. per hour
So, if I’m hiking for 4 hours in cooler weather, my dog will need 3 oz. of water.

***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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Dec
29
to Dec 30

California Inland Empire - Eagle Rock via the PCT

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. 


Eagle Rock 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.
We will hike as ONE group.

Date: January 29, 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 9:00 am
Distance: 6.4 miles
Elevation Gain: 853 ft.
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/pacific-crest-trail-to-eagle-rock
https://youtu.be/VV_Ygev72d8

Water Required: 3 liters

Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: Not required
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 33.25474, -116.61159 (Trailhead next to Warner Springs Fire Station)
Eventbrite: Available starting 01/15/2019 8:00 am. 15 tickets available. 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eagle-rock-via-the-pct-tickets-54208922346

Password: GWHIE
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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Nov
18
7:30 AM07:30

Inland Empire - Oak Glen Preserve

Hey ladies!

Due to such a great turn out last year, we will be returning to Oak Glen for another hike in the IE! This place is well known for all the apple picking and related goodies. We shall be going towards the end of the season so I hope it’s a tad bit less crowded. Please be mindful of timeliness because it does get crowded!

We will be starting at 8am but please get there as early as possible! Let me know if you have any questions!


This official event is hosted by Girls Who Hike Ambassador Naomy Ramirez!

Trail Information: 
Oak Glen Preserve Trail
39611 Oak Glen Road
Oak Glen, CA 92399 or Search Los Rios Rancho if that doesn’t work.
2.4 miles – Loop
Elevation Gain: 423 ft
Top Elevation: 4,882 ft
For more trail info: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/oak-glen-preserve-trails 

Meeting location: Entrance of the Oak Glen Preserve Trail. When you turn into the Los Rio Rancho there is a parking lot off on the right side—that is where the trailhead is.

GWH Trail Rating System: Green/Yellow. It is a very mellow hike with low elevation gain and excellent for beginners! However, it is at a higher altitude so please keep that in mind and hydrate before you go!

AFTER THE HIKE: It is apple season up in the mountains! So if you would like to participate in the activities at Los Rios Rancho (next door) afterwards, you are more than welcomed to do so (this is not part of the official hike)! I will be having lunch there after so please join me!

Extra info: There is MINIMAL signal on my phone while I was up there (I have AT&T). A little after the trailhead there is some signal, but otherwise I had no bars even at the bakery. 

***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!***

Eventbrite link: TBA

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Nov
10
5:00 PM17:00

Inland Empire - Girls Night Out

Hi Ladies!!

The Holidays are approaching and we are all feeling the stress in some way I am sure :) So, I decided to switch things up for my November meet up! 
If you would like to join me on Saturday November 10th for some good food, good company and maybe a movie (if everyone is up for it). Let's have some appetizers and a drink! It will be a nice way get to know one another a little more, give us all a chance to unwind and take some time to talk about what we accomplished or had struggles with during the past year (hikes, personal best, disappointments,etc) 
I hope to see you all there!!

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Nov
4
9:00 AM09:00

Inland Empire - PCT to Devil's Hole

This hike is hosted by Girls Who Hike IE Ambassador Sarah Carter! 

PCT to Devil's Hole via Splinter's Cabin Trailhead
Trail Rating: This is a yellow hike on the GWH trail rating scale. Moderate hike, elevation gain of 892ft, and distance of 7 miles.
Date: November 4th, 2018
Time: Please arrive by 8:45am. We will leave promptly at 9:00am 
Distance: 7 Miles
Total EG: 892 Feet
Trailhead Coordinates: 34.272777,-117.128982 ("Splinter's Cabin Day Use Area" in Google Maps)
Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: Adventure Pass Required for Parking
AllTrails Track: (Out & back)
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/mojave-river-via-the-pct
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

PLEASE READ:

- Please bring 3L of water, snacks, and appropriate footwear. Sunscreen or hats encouraged, there is little shade on this trail.

- Getting to the parking area requires driving on a rough, dirt road. I HIGHLY suggest you take an SUV, or carpool with someone who has an SUV or higher clearance vehicle.

- Rattlesnakes are common in this area, be aware of your surroundings.

- This hike is open to hikers of all skill levels. We’ll be hiking as a group, and nobody will be left behind or forgotten.

- Since we won't be leaving anyone behind, we will be taking breaks when they are needed, for as long as they are needed. Unfortunately there is no way to predetermine this. If you plan to leave the group or are uncomfortable waiting for or hiking at the pace of other hikers please do not attend. 

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I'll update the event description if anything changes, can't wait to meet you!

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Oct
26
9:00 AM09:00

Inland Empire - Chino Hills State Park

Girls Who Hike Inland Empire Official Meet-Up 

This event is hosted by Girls Who Hike IE Ambassador Joy! 

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 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

Chino Hills State Park - Bane Canyon Loop Trail 
Address: 4721 Sapphire Road, Chino Hills Ca 91709 
Date: Friday October 26th 
Time: 0900 - 1230pm
Total miles: 6-8 miles RT
Total elevation gain: 754 feet
Trail rating: Green (Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome)!
All Trails Track: http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/648/files/ChinoHillsFinalWebLayout2018.pdf
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/bane-canyon-loop-trail
http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=648
Permits/Passes: $5 per vehicle to enter CA State Parks

Eventbrite: Not required for this hike
Water Required: Yes, at least 2 liters. Know your body and your needs.
Dogs: NO
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 

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

For more information visit: 
https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/california/bane-canyon-loop-trail
http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/648/files/ChinoHillsFinalWebLayout2018.pdf
As always, remember your 10 essentials, water since hydration is key, and snacks to enjoy while we take a break.!

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Sep
30
10:30 PM22:30

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. 

________

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

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Sep
30
8:30 AM08:30

California Inland Empire - Gray's Peak

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador, Sarah Carter!

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 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

Gray's Peak
Trail Rating: YELLOW Moderate hike,well-signed, elevation gain of between 1,000-2,000ft., low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 
Date: Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018
Time: Arrive between 8:15-8:25am. Hike will start promptly at 8:30am.
Distance: 7 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,174 ft. (Highest elevation point is 7,920ft.)
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/grays-peak-trail
Water Required: 3L

Dogs: Yes, just make sure they are friendly with people & other dogs and you have enough water/snacks for both of you.
Permits / Passes: Adventure Pass needed for parking.
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 34.263060, -116.948004
Eventbrite: Free tickets will be available starting Aug 30 at 8pm via this link (PW is GWHIE): https://gwhiemonthlymeetup-grayspeak.eventbrite.com/
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

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

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Sep
14
8:30 AM08:30

California Inland Empire - Tenaja to Fisherman's Camp

Girls Who Hike Inland Empire Official Meet-Up

This event is hosted by Girls Who Hike IE Ambassador Joy! 

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 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

Tenaja Trail to Fisherman’s Camp
Address: Tenaja Trailhead
Date: Friday September 14th
Time: 0830am - 1230pm
Total miles: 6-8 miles RT
Total elevation gain: 521 Feet
Trail rating: Green (Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome)!
All Trails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/fishermans-camp-loop
Water Required: Yes, at least 2 liters. Know your body and your needs.

Dogs: NO
Permits/Passes: For this Hike an Adventure Pass is required!! If you don’t have one you can get one from Big 5, Dicks, or Rei. 
Trailhead Coordinates/Address: 33.5099° N, 117.3677° W
Eventbrite: Not Required for this hike
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

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


Short 3-4 mile downhill hike above and along San Mateo Creek brings you to Fisherman's Camp (San Mateo Canyon Trail, Tenaja Trail, and Tenaja Falls Trail). San Mateo Canyon continues another 9.3 miles beyond the junction and you will find grassy stretches, cool Creekside oak and sycamore woodlands, and broad open areas. This trail provides some of the finest day and overnight hiking trips in the wilderness...best times of the year are fall, winter and spring. This trail is good for all skill levels and we will go at moderately leisurely pace! This trail is long but we will only be going down to Fisherman’s Camp and then turning around and heading back up. The trail should have a good amount of shade for a good portion of the way. There are exposed areas also so remember SPF and a hat. 
There is a possibility that there will be bugs! Be prepared with bug spray 

For more information visit: 

https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/cleveland/recreation/recarea/?recid=47654&actid=50

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/fishermans-camp-loop

https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en&pb=%211s0x80db83a4af4f7efd%3A0xde55c85e32971c5b%212m22%212m2%211i80%212i80%213m1%212i20%2116m16%211b1%212m2%211m1%211e1%212m2%211m1%211e3%212m2%211m1%211e5%212m2%211m1%211e4%212m2%211m1%211e6%213m1%217e115%214shttps%3A%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipMPiSRPapgjD97ybsCJh9Mgxh04KY10grTlQFLH%3Dw130-h87-n-k-no%215ssan+mateo+wilderness+trailheads+murrieta+-+Google+Search&imagekey=%211e10%212sAF1QipMPiSRPapgjD97ybsCJh9Mgxh04KY10grTlQFLH


As always, remember your 10 essentials, water since hydration is key, and snacks to enjoy while we take a break.!

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Aug
25
6:00 AM06:00

Los Angeles - Tails & Trails Dog Friendly Series - Westridge

This dog friendly series is led by LA Ambassador Mia Svenson! 

*Please note that while this series is geared towards dogs and their people, dogless people are more than welcome to attend as well!* 

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. 

AUGUST HIKE: Mandeville Canyon Trail to Nike Missile Base
Trail Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome!
This hike is suitable for all dogs. 
Date: August 25th
Time: 6:00 AM
Distance: 7 Miles
Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 34.08556, -118.50895
Off Leash / On Leash: Off leash area
Permits / Passes: None
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/california/mandeville-canyon-trail
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

NOTES:
We will be following the LNT principles for hikes on this series. 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. 


If your dog is nervous around other dogs and you're trying to socialize him or her, you're welcome to bring him along, but he or she will be required to wear a yellow bandana. This is part of the yellow ribbon project, and let's other owners know that your dog may need a little bit of extra care when being approached. 

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. 

________

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

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Aug
17
8:00 AM08:00

Inland Empire - UCR Botanical Gardens

Girls Who Hike Inland Empire Official Meet-Up –
UCR Botanic Gardens
1 Botanic Gardens Drive
Riverside, CA 92521

This hike is led by GWH IE Ambassador Joy! 
The first 10 members to arrive will receive a special Girls Who Hike giveaway! 

Meeting Location/Time: 
Trail: UCR Botanic Gardens Trails
Date: Friday August 17th, 2018
Time: 8:00 (to beat the heat!)
Total Distance: 5 miles (give or take)
Total elevation gain: 500 ft
Trail Rating: Beginner/Moderate Gain of 650ft

UCR Botanic Gardens Entrance:
From the 60 Freeway coming from Los Angeles and other points west, exit Martin Luther King Blvd. and turn right. From the 60 Freeway coming from Moreno Valley, Palm Springs and other points east, exit Martin Luther King Blvd. and turn left. From Martin Luther King Blvd. turn right on Canyon Crest Drive and then turn right on West Campus Drive. Follow West Campus Drive around the perimeter of campus to Botanic Gardens Drive and turn right. Parking Lot 10 will be on your right and Lot 13 will be straight ahead. The driveway on the right just past Lot 10 will take you to the Botanic Gardens entrance and parking lot.

For web map and direction searches, use the following address to get to the University:
Botanic Gardens Drive
Riverside, CA 92522

I have never visited this area before so let’s beat the heat with some shade and explore the local botanical gardens! There are many different trails to explore here and there is even some shade!! The botanical gardens are free to enter but they do take donations of $5 suggested. 

The UCR Botanic Gardens is a 40-acre living plant museum with more than 3,500 plant species and thousands of specimens from around the world, with a focus on plants from Mediterranean climate (dry summer) and arid lands similar to California and the desert southwestern US. As a part of the UC Riverside campus, the Botanic Gardens is utilized for teaching, research, and demonstration purposes, as well as for enjoyment and appreciation of nature. The variable elevation and topography of the Gardens and Riverside's subtropical climate create numerous microclimates that allow for the notable diversity of plantings as well as abundance of wildlife.

For more information visit:
https://gardens.ucr.edu/
https://gardens.ucr.edu/images/map.jpg

Please read the descriptions of the hike that I have attached and if you have any questions, please ask! We will keep a moderate pace and won’t leave anyone behind! 
ALWAYS, remember your 10 essentials, bring more water than you think you will need due to the heat…hydration is key!

***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: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

For Official Meet-Ups, we kindly ask for them to stay Ladies ONLY. 
Please NO DOGS
Please NO CHILDREN.

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Aug
12
6:30 AM06:30

Inland Empire - Ice House Canyon

Hey ladies! Here we are again attempting this hike again! :) I know so many of you were looking forward to this hike, so hopefully you can make this one!

Are you new at bagging peaks and don’t know where to start? Have you never hiked in elevation and don’t want to go alone? This hike is a perfect starting hike to elevation and to train for the 6pack of peaks!!

I know there has been A LOT of interest as of late over the 6pack of peaks, plus a LOT of hesitation because they are such big peaks to tackle! So I wanted to target those individuals who may be unsure about their pace or conditioning so that we can do it together! This was my first “mountain hike” ever and would love to share it with everyone! With that being said, ALL levels are welcome! So please do not hesitate to join, but just be prepared for a possibly slower pace as we will be hiking as a group. 

Note: this is the same hike to get to cucamonga peak, but we are NOT summiting. We are only reaching the saddle and turning around, so please reserve a ticket only if you’re going to stay with the group. 

More Info below: 

This event is hosted by Girls Who Hike Inland Empire Ambassador Naomy! 


TRAIL NAME: Ice House Canyon Trail to the Saddle
DATE: August 12th
TIME: 630am
GWH TRAIL RATING: 
DISTANCE: about 7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN: about 2860 ft gain, starting at 4,900 ft. 

EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION: 
https://gwhieicehousecanyon.eventbrite.com/

Tickets open 7/29/18 at 8pm!

Password for eventbrite: GWHIE

Men allowed: No. 
Kids allowed: No.
Pets allowed: No.

Adventure pass: Yes.

Here’s some links with more info on this hike: 
https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/icehouse-canyon-trail-to-ice-saddle--2

WHERE TO MEET: Trailhead Parking Lot

ESTIMATED TIME ON TRAIL: 6 Hours

WEATHER: (will update as we get closer to the event)

WHAT TO BRING: 
- Bring your 10 essentials: https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html
- 2 LITERS OF WATER REQUIRED
- TRAIL MAP (I recommend downloading the app AllTrails)

NOTE ABOUT PACE: We will stick together as a group. All paces/skill levels are welcome to join. Please come prepared- this means carrying 10 essentials, carry water and snacks, and have access to a trail map. If you have any concerns about your pace/the pace of the group, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me to chat about it!

REQUIREMENTS IN ORDER TO JOIN US ON THE HIKE:

Register for an eventbrite ticket:

Password is GWHIE
- Make sure you have the GWH Liability Waiver signed and on file!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdMIlT2K4Yovi_X_NJrhlsRKBy9yqedBS1C4dmSsguyV8vLmw/viewform?c=0&w=1
- You also need an ADVENTURE PASS. These are obtained at REI or at sporting good stores like Big 5. These must be purchased BEFORE as we will be starting before the ranger stations open. 
- Please review the REI Day Hiking checklist for recommendations on what to bring! If you have any questions about this, please feel free to reach out!
- EVERY GIRL IS REQUIRED TO HAVE A PAPER TRAIL MAP OR ELECTRONIC VERSION DOWNLOADED! EVERY GIRL IS ALSO REQUIRED TO BE CARRYING AT LEAST 2L OF WATER AND SNACKS.
- Read up on the trail (links provided above). Please RSVP if you plan on attending. I will also be creating a post within the group on Thursday night to get a final headcount so please keep your eyes out for that!!

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Jul
22
9:30 AM09:30

California Inland Empire - Kayaking on Big Bear Lake

This event is led by GWH Ambassador Sarah Carter!
The first 10 members to arrive will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways!

I thought since the weather is normally scorching in July, we could change it up and do some kayaking instead of hiking for this month's official meet up! We will rent kayaks and paddle for 2 hours, then we can eat a packed lunch, and if anyone wants to, swim/lay out by the beach. Details below.

- Kayaking in Big Bear Lake -
Date: Sunday, July 22, 2018
Time: 9:30am
Address: 39166 Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear Lake, California USA 92315
Price: $35 for 2 hour rental on a single person kayak via GetBoards.com.If you have your own kayak, a one-day permit is $20. Note: Do not reserve your kayak yet, I want to see how much interest this event receives, and if we have enough people, we may be able to a group discount.
Eventbrite: https://gwhiemonthlymeetup-kayakingbigbearlake.eventbrite.com/ (PW is GWHIE)
Dogs: Small dogs can fit on kayaks. Just make sure they have a life jacket & get along with other dogs! 
Kids: No.
Men: No.

What to bring:
- Packed lunch/snacks/drinks (keep in cooler in your car). We can have a picnic in Boulder Bay park after kayaking.
- If you want to enjoy beach time after, bring towel, beach chair, floaties, etc.

What should I wear?:
There is no dress code, it's all about your comfort. Some people prefer to wear bathing suits on the kayaks, while others prefer to wear their normal clothes. Wear whatever you will be most comfortable in, just know there is a chance you will get wet!

***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

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

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Jul
21
to Jul 22

Nevada & California - Camping & White Mountain Hike

GWHNV Overnight Camping Trip & Hike to White Mountain Peak (Big Pine, CA)

PLEASE READ - RSVPing on Facebook does not secure your spot for this event. You must RSVP via Eventbright as space is limited max of 10! Tickets for this event will go on sale June 1st at 1pm. Registration will close July 6th at 6pm. 

This event is hosted by Girls Who Hike Ambassador Christa Cooper.

GWH Northern NV will be doing an overnight Camping Trip & hike up to Summit of White Mountain 14,246’. This is the 3rd highest Peak in CA – Just outside of Big Pine! This is one of the easiest 14ers in the CA area.

Eventbright link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhnv-overnight-camping-trip-hike-to-white-mountain-peak-big-pine-ca-tickets-44458606890 
Password: GWHNV

For future events in Northern Nevada, I will be doing them the 3rd weekend of every month so be on the lookout for future events for 2018! 

Event Description

Event Date: Saturday - Sunday 7/21- 7/22
White Mountain has stunning views of Owens Valley & the Eastern Sierras in a remote and beautiful area! It is a protected are with Ancient Bristlecone Pines and Fossils nearly 600 million years old. 
Distance: 15 mi out and back
Elevation Gain: 2500 ft. elevation gain. Top Elevation 14,246
Trail Rating: Red – Strenuous hike at Altitude – Experienced hikers that have been at Altitude at or over 12k. Well-marked trail. 
Meeting time: Big Pine CA Sat 7/21 at 12 (noon) we will then drive to the trail head at Barcroft gate, Car Camp and Start our hike Sunday 7/22 at 5:30 am. 
Important Details: Higher Clearance Vehicle needed to get to the trail, about 30 miles of driving on a dirt road. Although I have seen a geo metro at the trail head in past years. We will be car camping at the trail head and getting an Alpine start to ensure we have plenty of time. We will be camping at 12,000 feet. Fires are only permitted by permit, which I will not be obtaining. 
Additional info: https://www.summitpost.org/white-mountain-peak/150221 
Meeting Location: Big Pine CA junction & SR-168. Bristlecone Pine Information and Historic Landmark. Main St, Big Pine, CA 93513. 

Note: If anyone would like to carpool from Reno, I have 3 spots in my car. 

What to Bring
Please bring a lot of water we will be at altitude, sunscreen, snacks, lunch dinner and extra food. Bring warm clothing even in the summer its cold at 12,000 – 14,000 feet. Bring extra layers such as a fleece, rain jacket, down jacket & pants on this type of adventure it’s very important to be prepared. Whatever you need to be comfortable & warm to camp. There are no services in this area or for 30+ miles of this area. 

This is a moderate uphill hike at elevation with a steep uphill at the last ½ mile. This hike will take us to the Summit of the tallest mountain in the White Mountain Range. Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions!

This will be a members only event. 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. http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver It takes 60 seconds to complete and one waiver clears you for all meetups! For official meetups we kindly ask that only ladies attend. No dogs and no kids on this hike.

 

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Jul
8
3:30 AM03:30

California - Chimney Beach Trail

Hi Everyone!

I'm a GHWLA Ambassador & I'll be road-tripping up to the Tahoe area on July 8. I will be bringing my two pups with me and am planning on hiking as many dog-friendly trails as I can - the Chimney Beach Trail being one of them!

If you're in the area and want to do a quick Sunday afternoon hike, you're more than welcome to join!

Detailed Hike Description:
- Chimney Beach Trail
- July 8, 2018
- Meet @ 3:30PM; Hike starts @ 3:45PM
- Location: Carson City, NV 89703 (39.166040, -119.932370)
- Total Distance: 2.4 miles
- Total Elevation Gain: 249 ft.
- Dogs: Yes
- Kids: Yes
- GWH Trail Rating: Green! Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000 ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome!

What to Bring:
- Comfortable Shoes/Sandals
- Water
- Towel
- Snacks

There's no Eventbrite ticket required for this event, but please sign the Liability Waiver if you haven't done so already: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

 

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Jul
6
8:00 AM08:00

California Inland Empire - Tenaja to Fisherman's Camp

Girls Who Hike Inland Empire Official Meet-Up
Tenaja Trail to Fisherman’s Camp
Address: Tenaja Trailhead

Date/Time: Friday July 6th @ 0800

This event is hosted by Girls Who Hike IE Ambassador Joy! 

First 10 girls will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways before the hike starts.

For this Hike an Adventure Pass is required!! If you don’t have one you can get one from Big 5, Dicks, or Rei. 

Short 3-4 mile downhill hike above and along San Mateo Creek brings you to Fisherman's Camp (San Mateo Canyon Trail, Tenaja Trail, and Tenaja Falls Trail). San Mateo Canyon continues another 9.3 miles beyond the junction and you will find grassy stretches, cool Creekside oak and sycamore woodlands, and broad open areas. This trail provides some of the finest day and overnight hiking trips in the wilderness...best times of the year are fall, winter and spring. This trail is good for all skill levels and we will go at moderately leisurely pace! This trail is long but we will only be going down to Fisherman’s Camp and then turning around and heading back up. The trail should have a good amount of shade for a good portion of the way. There are exposed areas also so remember SPF and a hat. 
There is a possibility that there will be bugs! Be prepared with bug spray 

Trail rating: Green (Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome)!
Total elevation gain: 521 Feet
Total miles: 6-8 miles RT

For more information visit: 

https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/cleveland/recreation/recarea/?recid=47654&actid=50

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/fishermans-camp-loop

https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en&pb=%211s0x80db83a4af4f7efd%3A0xde55c85e32971c5b%212m22%212m2%211i80%212i80%213m1%212i20%2116m16%211b1%212m2%211m1%211e1%212m2%211m1%211e3%212m2%211m1%211e5%212m2%211m1%211e4%212m2%211m1%211e6%213m1%217e115%214shttps%3A%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipMPiSRPapgjD97ybsCJh9Mgxh04KY10grTlQFLH%3Dw130-h87-n-k-no%215ssan+mateo+wilderness+trailheads+murrieta+-+Google+Search&imagekey=%211e10%212sAF1QipMPiSRPapgjD97ybsCJh9Mgxh04KY10grTlQFLH


Directions/Meeting Location/Time: 
From Interstate 15, take Clinton Keith Road south to Tenaja Road. Follow Tenaja Road (right) southwest to Cleveland National Forest road (FS road 7S01, watch carefully for this turnoff). Turn right and follow this road about 1 mile (1.6 km) to the Tenaja Trailhead. 
Please meet at the Tenaja Trailhead. It will be on the left hand side. The lot is good size and there is ample parking. If I remember correctly, there is also a restroom at the lot. 

As always, remember your 10 essentials, water since hydration is key, and snacks to enjoy while we take a break.!

***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: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

For Official Meet-Ups, we kindly ask for them to stay ladies only.
No Dogs
No Children

 

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Jul
6
5:00 AM05:00

California - Big Pine Lake

***PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BEFORE POSTING BELOW***

Welcome to the "Field Trip Friday Series," where once a month we pack into cars, and drive to various destinations between 2-6 hours away. Cars Leave Los Angeles at 5:30am, You spend the day exploring with the GWH Community and arrive back home before Midnight. 

To Attend this trip, you need to join a car. You can join a car below. 

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FRIDAY MAY 18th : YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

MAIN CAR LEAVING: 6AM Sharp from Address 7513 Arizona Ave Los Angeles CA 90045 (Meet in front of the church, free and easy street parking on this street, so your cars are safe. 

*Plan on arriving early, we are leaving promptly at 6am. 

Drive 5 Hours, arriving in Yosemite at Noon. (See Outline of activities below) 

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FREQUENT QUESTIONS: 
- No Dogs/Adventure Animals
- No Persons Under 18
- No Males, this is NOT a co-ed trip. 
- Food, or money for food is your responsibility. 
- If you are carpooling with a volunteer driver, it is not required, but be kind and offer something towards gas money. 

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DRIVERS: 
There is no cap on how many drivers we can have go this trip, however here are some things to consider and our driver guidelines. 

Gas & any Park entrance costs are drivers responsibility, but we do encourage those who carpool in your car to pitch in for gas. If you have a set amount your hoping to receive from each girl please let them know before they confirm to ride in your car. Driver assumes all responsibility for any tickets, car damage, etc. 

I highly encourage drivers to have a co-pilot in their car who can take over when the driver gets tired, this is 10 hours of driving in one day, plus hiking, driving will be draining. 

With all that said, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A DRIVER PLEASE DO THE FOLLOWING: Post a comment below with

Your Name: 
Leaving Location
and how many seats you have open

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ITINERARY

5:30AM - Leave Car Pool Locations

11am - Arrive Trail head

HIKE (12:00 -6:00pm) : 
HIKE TO SECOND LAKE

Here's the info, were not doing the full loop, only until the second lake. This is a full day hike. 
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/big-pine-lakes-trail 

You need either bug spray or a bug net, food, water, sunblock, hiking poles highly suggested and our pace will be moderate. 

SUNSET: Pack into cars and return Home. 

11pm (tentative) Arrive back in Los Angeles. 

Notes: 
- Bring Lots of Water
- Bring correct clothing for both hiking and hot pools. 
- Bring your own lunch, or money to purchase a lunch
- LADIES ONLY, NOT A CO-ED TRIP
- Bring your own snacks/ beverages
- Eating in cars is up to driver, my car it is fine. 
- You can bring pillows to sleep in the car but remember you will be PACKED with 3 girl in backseat on one girls in front seat (other cars may not be this way. 

My car is free, but if you are with a volunteer driver, please be kind and float them some gas money! 

***WE WILL NEED ADDITIONAL DRIVERS FOR THIS TRIP, IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING A DRIVER PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP ***

IMPORTANT: 
1) Make sure you have the GWH Liability Waiver signed and on file!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdMIlT2K4Yovi_X_NJrhlsRKBy9yqedBS1C4dmSsguyV8vLmw/viewform?c=0&w=1

2) Please review the REI Day Hiking checklist for recommendations on what to bring! If you have any questions about this, please feel free to reach out!

3) Read up on the trail (links provided above). Please RSVP if you plan on attending. I will also be creating a post within the group on Thursday night to get a final headcount so please keep your eyes out for that!!

As always, if you have any questions feel free to comment in the page or DM me. I’ll release my phone number on Thursday! ♥ Can't wait to see some familiar faces as well as meet some new ones!

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