Filtering by: Los Angeles

Jul
4
6:00 AM06:00

California Los Angeles - Wisdom Tree

This Hike is led by GWHLA Ambassador Anjelica A!
This is a TURTLE 🐢 pace hike. We will be doing an out and back but using the loop map. Please dress up in your best red, white, and blue, Stars and Stripes attire 😊🇺🇸💗 It’s a short hike but actually a good workout from the incline. This is one of my favorite solo hikes!

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.


Wisdom Tree and Hollywood sign
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: Thursday July 4th, 2019
Time: 6:00am
Distance: 3.7 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,368
AllTrails Trail Link: Check out this trail on AllTrails.
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/wisdom-tree-cahuenga-peak-and-mount-lee-summit-loop?p=22787279
Water Required: 3 liters of water

Dogs: TBD (it’s a slim trail up to wisdom tree, they are allowed on leash but just let me know first)
Permits / Passes: None(street parking on Lake Hollywood Drive ONLY!)
Trailhead Coordinates: (34.1320200, -118.3376500)
Trailhead Address: 3500 Wonderview 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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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
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
3
8:00 AM08:00

California Los Angeles - Inspiration Point Loop

Hello, this hike is led by GWHLA Ambassador Kristina Shannon. 
If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! 
If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: 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. 

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

Date: March 3rd, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM
Distance: 12 miles
Elevation Gain: 2740 Feet
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/inspiration-point-loop-trail
Water Required: 4 L
Additional Gear: Poles might be helpful 
Dogs: No
Kids: No
Men: No
Permits / Passes: None - parking is free

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

**As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver 

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Feb
22
6:00 AM06:00

California Los Angeles - Field Trip Friday - Death Valley

***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 6am, 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 in the comments below.

If you would like to volunteer as a driver, simply post where your car is leaving from and how many seats you have open. Please Also DMCourtney Soberal, and let her know you name, number, and where your car is leaving from so I can send you day of info. 

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FRIDAY FEB 22nd : DEATH VALLEY 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 & 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:

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ITINERARY 

6AM - Leave Car Pool Locations 

11am - Arrive Visitors Center. 

HIKE #1 - TBA Feb 1st - Easy Trail 

BadWater Basin Visit 

Hike #2 - TBA Feb 1st - Easy Trail 

Sand Dunes Exploration 

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. 
- 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 Feb1st). 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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Feb
17
7:00 AM07:00

California Los Angeles - Eaton Canyon

This Hike is led by GWHLA Ambassador Anjelica A!
Great BEGINNER Hike!
This is 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. 


Eaton Canyon
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: 1/12/19
Time: 7am
Distance: 3.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 346ft.
AllTrails Track: Check out this trail on AllTrails.
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/eaton-canyon-trail
Water Required: 2 liters of water

Dogs: Dogs are allowed on leash.
Permits / Passes: National Forest Adventure pass IS required.
Trailhead address: 1750 North Altadena Drive, Pasadena, CA 91107
Trailhead coordinates: 34.17832, -118.09663 (34° 10′ 42″N 118° 05′ 47.9″W)
Eventbrite: N/A
Kids: Yes
Men: N/A

***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
10
8:00 AM08:00

California Los Angeles - Potato Chip Rock

This Hike is led by GWHLA Ambassador Anjelica A!
****PLEASE READ THROUGH
NO HIKER LEFT BEHIND 💗
This is a turtle pace 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. 


Potato Chip Rock via Hwy 67
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: 2/10/2019
Time: 8:00am (Late start for me but to give LA girls the chance to take a day trip!)
Distance: 4.1 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,220 ft.
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/woodson-mountain-and-potato-chip-rock-via-hwy-67?p=21703448&fbclid=IwAR1liUCKwRxD2jut7BPoeI_O5AUFbEK9rZERNb_FqiEnjpzfBlghqGSEjc8
Water Required: 3 Liters

Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: N/A
Trailhead Coordinates: 33.008330, -116.955410
Address: 16310 CA-67, Romona, CA 92065
Eventbrite: N/A
Kids: N/A
Men: N/A

***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
7:50 AM07:50

Los Angeles - Vasquez Rocks Trail

This Hike is led by GWHLA Ambassador Kristina Shannon

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! 
If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: 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. 

Vazquez Rocks Trail
Date: February 2, 2019 Saturday
Time: 8:00 am
Distance: 3.1 miles
Elevation: 500 meters
Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.

Alltrails Rating and Info:
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/vasquez-rocks-trail--2
Parking: Free **we will park and meet inside the park
Water: 2L required
Men: No
Children: 14 yrs +
Dog: Yes, on leash only

This is a shorter but fun hike along some fun rock creations which were used as backdrops for many movies. Trail has no shade, so bring sunscreen and plenty of water!
**Parking: park and meet inside the park, as you drive in the park, please follow the road as it curves to the left you will see 
a large dirt parking area. Do not drive all the way to the rocks!**
This is a fairly easy hike (except for not having shade) with smaller hills up-and-down. All level hikers welcome and nobody will be left behind!

***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
7:00 AM07:00

California Los Angeles - Mugu Peak

This Hike is led by GWHLA Ambassador Anjelica A!
It will be co-hosted with GWHCC Ambassador Caroline P! 
NO HIKER LEFT BEHIND!
TURTLE PACE HIKE.
Bring your favorite heart shaped candy/food(optional)

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. 


Mugu Peak Extended 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: 2/2/2019
Time: 7:00am
Distance: 4.7 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,496 ft.
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/mugu-peak-extended-loop?p=21290502&fbclid=IwAR0geMPwhKioESg0himeofK9lGy1NZeBZ1yL1UpI-Gxku3iG6O0bEEbABhk
Water Required: 3 Liters

Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: N/A
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 34.091860, -119.065520 / Chumash Trail, 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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Dec
9
8:00 AM08:00

Los Angeles - Tails & Trails Dog Friendly Hike

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

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

*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. 

DECEMBER HIKE: 
Sostomo & Deer Valley Loop Trail 
https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/california/sostomo-and-deer-valley-loop-trail

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 hikes on this series. You are REQUIRED to pack your dogs poop out regardless of whether or not the poop bags are biodegradable. Attendance will be capped at 20 people (including myself) for all hikes. 

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 either leave him or her at home, or let me know ahead of time. 

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. 

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

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Nov
22
5:45 AM05:45

Los Angeles - Sandstone Peak

This hike is hosted by Girls Who Hike LA Ambassador Mia Svenson!

Mishe Mokwa to Sandstone Peak
Trail Rating: This is a yellow hike on the GWH trail rating scale. It is moderate but may be challenging for some due to unmarked trails, elevation gain of over 1,000 feet, and distance of over 5 miles. 
Date: November 22nd, 2018
Time: 5:45 AM
Distance: 5.6 Miles
Total EG: 1,368 Feet
Trailhead Coordinates: 33.65299, -116.58966
Dogs: Yes
Permits / Passes: Eventbrite required
AllTrails Track: (It's a loop) 
https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/california/mishe-mokwa-trail-to-sandstone-peak-trail
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

PLEASE BE AWARE:

- Due to the difficulty of this hike, 1L of water, nutrient dense snacks, and appropriate footwear are required

-Dogs are welcome! Please make sure your dog is trail trained or leashed at all times. If your dog is nervous around other dogs or people please notify Mia Svenson in advance

- 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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Nov
4
7:00 AM07:00

Los Angeles - Tails & Trails Dog Friendly Hike

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

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

*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. 

 Big Horn Mine from Grassy Hollow

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: November 4th 
Time: 6:00 AM
Distance: 9.2 Miles
Elevation Gain: 1,486 feet
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 34.37522, -117.72304
Off Leash / On Leash: On leash
Permits / Passes: Adventure pass required
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/…/big-horn-mine-from-grassy-hollow
Kids: No
Men: No

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Nov
3
8:00 AM08:00

Los Angeles - O'Melveny to Mission Point

Official GWHLA hike led by SCV Ambassador Kristina

O'Melveny Park Loop to Mission Point Trail
Date : November 3, 2018 Saturday
Time: 0800 am
Distance : 4.8 miles
Elevation; 1450' gain
Rating: Moderate 
Place: 17300 Sesnon Blvd, Granada Hills - *we will meet at the "gate" that leads from the parking lot to the actual park *
Parking: Free - park at the parking lot or on the street
Water: Bring 2 liters
Children: No
Dogs: No
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/omelveny-park-loop-to-mission-point

This is a great, moderate hike with steady incline and over 1450' elevation gain. Beautiful almost 360 degree view from top over the San Fernando Valley, SCV and even to Hollywood on a clear day. 
There is NO shade, bring sunscreen and hat, plenty of water (2L) 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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Oct
21
7:30 AM07:30

Los Angeles - Islip Saddle to Mt. Islip

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador, Kayla Moxley!

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

Islip Saddle to Little Jimmy Campground/Springs
Trail Rating: YELLOW Moderate hike,well-signed, elevation gain of between 1,000-2,000ft., low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 
Date: Sunday, Oct 21, 2018
Time: Meetup @ 7:30am; we will leave promptly at 7:45am
Distance: 6.3 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,669 ft
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/islip-saddle-to-little-jimmy-campground-and-mt-islip
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 
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: Islip Saddle 34.357045, 117.850487
Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhla-official-event-little-jimmy-springs-tickets-50627678750 
Tickets will be available starting Sunday September 30 at 8pm! 
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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Oct
14
7:00 AM07:00

Los Angeles & Orange County - Painted Ladder Canyon

This hike is hosted by Ghouls Who Hike Ambassadors Mia Svenson &Brandi M Rubin!

Trick or Treat yo self to a fangtastic Halloween hike with all your favorite ghoulfriends! This is a Halloween themed hike - please come in costume, and feel free to bring treats to share! 

Mecca Hills Ladder & Painted Canyon
Trail Rating: This is a yellow hike on the GWH trail rating scale. It is moderate but may be challenging for some due to unmarked trails, elevation gain of over 1,000 feet, and distance of over 5 miles. 
Date: October 14th, 2018
Time: 7:00 AM
Distance: 7.0 Miles
Total EG: 1,942 feet
Trailhead Coordinates: 33.61904, -115.99804
Dogs: This trail involves climbing ladders through tight corridors, please only bring your dog if your dog has climbed ladders before.
Permits / Passes: Eventbrite required
AllTrails Track: (It's a loop) 
https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/mecca-hills-ladder-and-painted-canyon--3
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

PLEASE BE AWARE:

- Due to the difficulty of this hike, 2L of water, nutrient dense snacks, and appropriate footwear are required

- This hike involves climbing ladders and going through tight slot canyons. If you are afraid of heights or claustrophobic, this hike may not be suitable for you. 

- 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. We will take one longer extended break to eat some treats and hang out. 

- The drive to this trail involves 1-2 miles of unpaved road. Sedans and cars with low clearance will be able to make it, but should take caution and drive slowly. Last year a honda accord and prius made it with no issue! 

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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OPTIONAL: Car Camping! I'll be car camping the night before in the canyon. It's a wilderness area, so no permits or fees required. You are welcome to join me! I'll create a post in the event thread later so we can plan. This won't be part of the official meet up, but will be super fun.

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Oct
14
6:30 AM06:30

Los Angeles - Tahquitz Peak via Devil's Slide

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Graciela!

Soboban Indian legend has it that Tahquitz was a demon that inhabited this area. What better way to celebrate Halloween than with a hike! Wear your favorite Halloween themed hiking outfit, costume, or just something orange. Register for en Eventbrite ticket at the link below. The password is GWHLA.

Tahquitz Peak via Devil's Slide
Trail Rating: RED: Strenuous hike, possible unmarked trail, elevation gain of 2,500+, altitude up to 8,846ft. Experienced and semi-experienced hikers of all paces are welcomed to join. No one will be left behind. 

Date: October 14, 2018
Time: 6:30 am
Distance: 8.6 miles roundtrip
Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/tahquitz-peak-via-devils-slide-trail
Water Required: 4L

No dogs, kids, or men please.
Permits / Passes: Adventure Pass to park at trailhead, I will pick up hiking permit
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: Humber Park 24559 Fern Valley Rd, Idyllwild, CA 92549
Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhla-tahquitz-peak-via-devils-slide-tickets-50627470126

***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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Oct
13
8:00 AM08:00

Los Angeles - Slide Mountain Lookout

This is an official GWHLA hike, led by SCV Ambassador Kristina.
This is also a hike that's part of City Sicker Challenge LA Fall (hike#12 on the list). 
SLIDE MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT Trail
Date : October 13, Saturday
Time: 0800am
Distance: 11 miles
Elevation gain: 2600'
Rating: Difficult (due to elevation gain and distance)
Water: bring at least 3L
Dog: No
Men: No
Children: No
Parking fee: Adventure Pass required
Information: https://nobodyhikesinla.com/2015/02/22/slide-mountain-lookout/
For EXACT LOCATION FOR MEETING - please read the description above (nobodyhikesinla) at Frenchman's Flat . 
This is a rather long and strenuous hike,not for novice hikers, though nobody will be left behind. Please bring plenty of water and snack. No shade on the trail. 

***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/GWHLiabilityWaive

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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. 

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

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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
30
6:30 AM06:30

California Los Angeles - Mt. Islip & Mt. Williamson

This hike is hosted by Girls Who Hike LA Ambassador Mia Svenson!
If you are a registered member of GWH 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


Mt. Islip & Mt. Williamson
Trail Rating: This is a red hike on the GWH scale due to distance, elevation gain, and some unmarked trails. 
Date: September 30th, 2018
Time: 6:30 AM
Distance: 9.1 miles
Total EG: 2,936
Trailhead Coordinates: 34.35164, -117.8353
Dogs: Yes
Permits / Passes: Eventbrite required, Adventure Pass required
AllTrails Track: We'll be combining two out and back trails. Here are the two AllTrails Tracks:
https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/california/mt-islip
https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/california/islip-saddle-to-mt-williamson-via-pacific-crest-trail
peak-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

PLEASE BE AWARE:
- Due to the difficulty of this hike, 2L of water, nutrient dense snacks, electrolytes and appropriate footwear are required

-Dogs are welcome! Please make sure your dog is trail trained or leashed at all times. If your dog is nervous around other dogs are people please notify Mia Svenson in advance

- 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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Sep
29
6:30 AM06:30

California Los Angeles - Sandstone Peak

This event is hosted by Girls Who Hike San Fernando Valley Ambassador Erin Dowgiert!

- Sandstone Peak via the Mishe Mokwa Trail -
Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area

Trail Rating: Yellow (Moderate)
5.7 miles total / Loop Trail – approx. 3 hours
Total Elevation Gain: 1312 ft.
Top Elevation: 3119 ft.
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018
Time: 6:30 AM
Location: 12896 Yerba Buena Rd, Malibu, CA 90265

We will meet by the Trailhead Sign. Please arrive early to allow yourself plenty of time for parking/stretching/using the facilities. Meeting time is at 6:15 AM and we will begin promptly at 6:30 AM.

Link to more trail info:
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/backbone-trail-to-sandstone-peak-and-mishe-mokwa-trail-loop

EVENTBRITE: (You must have a FREE Eventbrite ticket, PW is GWHLA): 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwh-sfv-official-meetup-sandstone-peak-tickets-49531190123

GWH Trail Rating - This a YELLOW hike - Moderate hike, elevation gain of between 1,000-2,000ft. We will keep a moderate pace of around 2 mph.

We will hike as a group, and stop at the peak for photos and a snack break. Some scrambling is required, so those who do not want to go all the way to the peak are welcome to wait at the bottom of the “stairs.” While dogs are allowed on this trail, we ask that you please leave your pets at home for this one!

**As with all GWH events, you MUST have a signed Liability Waiver on file prior to attending. It takes 60 seconds to complete and one waiver clears you for all meetups!** Link to waiver: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

What To Bring: Please bring sunscreen and plenty of water! 2L minimum is required. Even though we’re starting early, it does get hot. We will take a short break at the top for photos, so feel free to bring along a snack of your choice as well.

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

Please feel free to contact me with any questions that are not answered above, and any additional updates will be posted here on the event page. I can’t wait to see you all on the trails! -Erin

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Sep
22
7:00 AM07:00

California Los Angeles - Tails & Trails Dog Friendly Series

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

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

*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. 

SEPTEMBER HIKE: Santa Paula Punchbowls
Trail Rating: YELLOW: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of over 1,000ft. Low altitude. Novice hikers welcome!
This hike is suitable for all dogs, but may be challenging in places for elderly or arthritic dogs. We will all work together to make sure that all dogs make it. 
Date: September 22nd
Time: 7:00 AM
Distance: 8.6 Miles
Elevation Gain: 1,427 Feet
Off Leash / On Leash: On Leash
Permits / Passes: None
Address: Thomas Aquinas College: 10000 Ojai Road, Santa Paula, CA 93060
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/santa-paula-punchbowls
Kids: No
Men: No
 


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 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 either leave him or her at home, or let me know ahead of time. 

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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Sep
15
7:00 AM07:00

California Los Angeles - Los Liones to Parker Mesa

This hike is hosted by GWH LA Ambassador Nancy Zheng!

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

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

- Parker Mesa Overlook via Los Liones Trail
Date: September 15th
Time: 7:00 AM
Distance: 7.3 miles total / Out & Back Trail – approx. 3-4 hours
Total Elevation Gain: 1,580 ft.
Top Elevation: 1,532 ft.
Links to more trail info:
https://modernhiker.com/hike/hiking-los-liones-trail-to-parker-mesa/
https://socalhiker.net/los-liones-canyon-parker-mesa-overlook/
Permits / Passes: Eventbrite required
Dogs: No
Kids: No
Men: No

EVENTBRITE: (You must have a FREE Eventbrite ticket to attend, PW is GWHLA): 
https://gwhlamonthlymeetup-losliones.eventbrite.com/
**Please note, each girl can reserve up to 3 tickets for friends/children, however each individual attending must fill out a SEPARATE waiver**

Meeting Location: FREE PARKING LOT
You can type into Google "Los Liones Trailhead" or use the address provided:
510 Los Liones Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272



***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

What To Bring: At least 3L of water. Hiking boots or sneakers (the path is mellow without rocky passages, however there are very steep parts in the beginning that are dirt and quite slippery). Trekking poles optional. Sunscreen/Sunglasses. We will take a short break at the top, so feel free to bring along a snack, though this is not required.

Here is the REI list of 10 Essentials for Hiking:
https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/backpacking-checklist.html

Please feel free to contact me with any questions that are not answered above. Can't wait to explore with you! -Nancy

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

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
9
7:15 AM07:15

California Los Angeles - Mentryville Pico Canyon Trail

Hello, this is a GWHLA - SCV official hike, led by Ambassador Kristina
MENTRYVILLE - PICO CANYON TRAIL
Trail Rating: moderate (yellow) 
Date: September 9, Sunday
Time: 7:15am
Distance: 6.8 miles
Elevation Gain: 1300'
Water Required: yes - bring at least 1.5L
Dogs: yes
Kids: 12+ yrs
Men: No
Permits/Parking: none required
AllTrail tracks: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/mentryville-pico-canyon-trail

This is fun hike that takes you through Mentryville "ghost town" where you can explore some old historic buildings and keep on a paved road for the first mile or so (very easy for novice hikers as well) before starting the trail up and gradually gaining about 1200' elevation over 2.5 miles (moderate). Beautiful views of Santa Clarita at the top. 
Parking is free at the gate (when arriving off of Pico Canyon) and is along the road - no permit required. This is where we are meeting! (There is about 0.3 mile walking off this gate to the trail head on a paved road - there is parking there as well but have to pay $5 for it, and this is NOT where we will meet originally. However, if you choose to pay the $5 and wait for us at the trail head - that is up to 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 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 **

As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending
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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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. 

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

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Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

Los Angeles - Cahuenga Peak Sunset Hike

This hike is hosted by GWH LA Ambassador Nancy Zheng!

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

- Cahuenga Peak (aka Wisdom Tree)
Date: August 10th
Time: 7:00 PM
Distance: 2.2 miles total / Out & Back Trail – approx. 1.5 hours
Total Elevation Gain: 853 ft.
Top Elevation: 1,819 ft.
Links to more trail info:
https://modernhiker.com/hike/hiking-to-the-wisdom-tree-and-cahuenga-peak/
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/cahuenga-peak-via-burbank-peak-trail
Permits / Passes: Eventbrite required
Dogs: Yes
Kids: Yes (Since we will be going for sunset, we will need to make sure we can be up in under 1 hour and make it back very quickly. Please only bring experienced children to join this hike!)
Men: No

EVENTBRITE: (You must have a FREE Eventbrite ticket to attend, PW is GWHLA): 
https://gwhlamonthlymeetup-cahuengapeak.eventbrite.com/
**Please note, each girl can reserve up to 3 tickets for friends/children, however each individual attending must fill out a SEPARATE waiver**

Meeting Location: FREE STREET PARKING
Utilize free street parking along Lake Hollywood Drive. We will meet at the top of the paved road by the Lake Hollywood Drive street sign (coordinates: 34.13207, -118.33790).



***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

What To Bring: At least 1L of water. Hiking boots or sneakers (the path is mellow without rocky passages, however there are very steep parts in the beginning that are dirt and quite slippery). Trekking poles optional. Sunscreen/Sunglasses. We will take a short break at the top, so feel free to bring along a snack, though this is not required.

Here is the REI list of 10 Essentials for Hiking:
https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/backpacking-checklist.html

Please feel free to contact me with any questions that are not answered above. Can't wait to explore with you! -Nancy

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

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
29
7:30 AM07:30

California Los Angeles - Sunset Peak Trail

This event is hosted by Girls Who Hike Ambassador Kayla Moxley! The first 10 attendees will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways before the hike starts.

Sunset Peak Trail

Mileage: 7.3 miles

Elevation Gain: 1,272 ft

AllTrail's Trail Description:



Sunset Peak Trail is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mt Baldy, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.





Here are some great trail reviews by several websites

https://modernhiker.com/hike/hiking-sunset-peak/

https://trailtopeak.com/2016/09/12/hiking-to-sunset-peak/




Meeting time: 7:30 am and we will start hiking promptly at 7:45 am

WHAT TO BRING: Bring your 10 essentials: https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html
3L of water is REQUIRED
A trail map is REQUIRED (either paper or downloaded from AllTrails)
Bring sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen)

Trekking Poles

Nutrient dense snacks

Electrolyte chews or tablets


YELLOW: Moderate hike,well-signed, elevation gain of between 1,000-2,000ft., low altitude. Novice hikers welcome!







Hey ladies! I'm so excited to hike Sunset Peak with you! It will likely be super hot so be sure to bring lots of water, sunscreen and a hat for protection. Dogs are welcome to join along as long as it's not too hot and I will update the week of with a weather report. ALL PACES ARE WELCOME! Men and children under the age of 18 must stay at home for this hike. An EVENTBRITE ticket is required and will be released on June 29, so keep an eye out! I will post on here when they are released as well. As always, password is GWHLA. 


Happy trails ladies!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhla-official-event-sunset-peak-trail-tickets-47341507724

***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!***
http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

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Jul
29
7:00 AM07:00

California Los Angeles - Dawn Mine Loop

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Graciela!

What I love about the mountains in the SGV is that there is so much history. Dawn Mine is located in Millard Canyon just north of Altadena and was an old gold mine. The entrance is now blocked off but we can still hike to it and see the relics in the area. 

Dawn Mine Loop
Trail Rating: YELLOW: Moderate hike,well-signed, elevation gain of between 1,000-2,000ft., low altitude. All hiking abilities and paces welcomed. 
Date: Sunday, July 29, 2018
Time: 0700
Distance: 6.5 miles (per trail reports)
Elevation Gain: 1,578
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: Meet at 4047 Chaney Trail, Altadena, CA. If parking in this area is full, you can also park at the Millard Canyon trailhead. But meet at the Chaney address. 
Permits / Passes: Adventure Pass required for parking
Eventbrite: Tickets will be released on July 15th
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/dawn-mine-trail-loop
No kids or men, dogs welcomed on leash weather permitting

***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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