Filtering by: Northern California

Apr
14
9:00 AM09:00

Northern California - Western States Trail to Robie Point

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

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it!
If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here:https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only.

Western States Trail to Robie Point Firebreak

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

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

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

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Apr
7
7:00 AM07:00

Northern California - Rose Peak from Sunol Wilderness

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Arcadia Alatorre!

This will be our final Peak for the 6 Pack of Peaks Challenge! Woot Woot!! ⛰⛰⛰⛰⛰⛰

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. 


Rose Peak from Sunol Wilderness

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

Date: Sunday, April 7th, 2019

Time: 7am- 5pm

Distance: 19.6 miles

Elevation Gain: +/- 5,000 ft

AllTrails Track: Check out this trail on AllTrails.
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/rose-peak-from-sunol?p=-1(For Reference Only, we will be adding a little less than a mile to this trail route)
Map Reference: https://gurmeet.net/hiking/hikes/Rose_Peak_From_Sunol_Wilderness.html
Website: https://www.ebparks.org/parks/sunol/

Water Required: 4 Liters
Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: $5 Parking Fee, $2 Wilderness Entrance Fee

Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 37.511053, -121.828208 /
1895 Geary Rd, Sunol, CA 94586 

Eventbrite: N/A
Kids: No
Men: Yes, if anyone you know is doing the 6 Peak Challenge, feel free to invite!

Carpool SignUp: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/60yc2v

***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
30
9:00 AM09:00

San Francisco / Northern California - Bolinas Ridge

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

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! 
If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 


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

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

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

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Mar
24
8:00 AM08:00

San Francisco / Northern California - Mt. Diablo Summit

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

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! 
If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 


Mount Diablo Summit Via Mitchell Canyon

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

Date: Sunday, March 24th, 2019

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

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

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

Water Required: 4 Liters

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

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

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

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Mar
16
9:00 AM09:00

San Francisco / Northern California - Pine Mountain Summit

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

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

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! 
If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 

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

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

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

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Mar
16
8:00 AM08:00

San Francisco / Northern California - Mount Sizer Loop

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

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! 
If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 


Mount Sizer Loop

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

Date: Saturday, March 16th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mar
9
8:00 AM08:00

San Francisco / Northern California - Stinson Beach to Mt. Tamalpais Loop

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Arcadia Alatorre! Mount Tamalpais is the 3rd Peak of the Northern California 6 Pack of Peak Challenge.

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! 
If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 


Stinson Beach to Mount Tamalpais Loop

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

Date: Saturday, March 9th 2019

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

Distance: 16 miles
Elevation Gain: +/- 3,200 ft

AllTrails Track: Check out this trail on AllTrails.
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/backpacking-from-stinson-beach-to-mt-tamalpais?p=-1
《 The AllTrails Track is solely for the purpose of driving directions, Calipidder provides an accurate description of the Trail Map. Please download it or take a screenshot of it for the hike》

Calipidder: For accurate Trail Map http://calipidder.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/StinsontoTamloop.jpeg

Website: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=471

Water Required: 4 Liters

Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: N/A

Trailhead Coordinates / Address: Dipsea Trail Head, Dipsea Trail, Stinson Beach, CA 94970

Parking: Stinson Beach Parking Lot
Stinson Beach, CA 94970

Eventbrite: N/A
Kids: No
Men: Yes

Carpool Sign Up: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/qc27b0

***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
8:30 AM08:30

San Francisco / Northern California - Mt. Tam East Peak Trail

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

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! 
If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 


Mt. Tam East Peak via Cataract Falls 

This is a difficult hike - it’s RED on the GWH scale and is 13 miles long with lots of uphill sections. In order to finish within 7 hours, I ask that you please only attend if you can comfortably maintain a pace of 2 mph so we don’t end up hiking in the dark.

Trail Rating: RED: Strenuous hike, elevation gain of 2,300+, 10+ mile distance. 4L of water required.
Date: 3/2/2019
Time: 8:00 AM
Distance: 13 miles 
Elevation Gain: 2,300 feet 
AllTrails Track: n/a
Water Required: 4L
** Search Cataract Trailhead on Google Maps and it should take you to a pin near Fairfax-Bolinas Road

Dogs: yes, on leash *note there are a lot of ticks out this time of year, and this is a strenuous trail with lots of climbing that may be too hard for older dogs
Permits / Passes: no
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 37.9366069, -122.6377485
Eventbrite: 
Kids: no 
Men: yes 

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

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Feb
23
7:45 AM07:45

Northern California - Kelly Lake Loop

Hi Ladies! This hike is led by GWH Ambassador Eileen Takeshita! I've never explored this side of Henry Coe State Park, so I'm excited to check it out! 

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. 

Kelly Lake Loop: Jim Donnelly and Grizzly Gulch Trails
Trail Rating: YELLOW: Moderate hike, well-signed, elevation gain of between 1,000-2,000ft., low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2-3L of water required.

Date: February 23, 2019
Time: 7:45am - 3pm (we will start the hike by 8am)
Distance: 14.7 miles
Elevation Gain: 3585 ft.
AllTrails Link: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/kelly-lake-loop-jim-donnelly-and-grizzly-gulch-trails?fbclid=IwAR3BewNtArHRpX93qD1fqA9gxmxxD2eT39mXw_vzTM3sz_H77E1afTGKqNk
Water Required: 2-3L

Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: Website says there's a fee station not staffed in parking lot. $6
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: Hunting Hollow Entrance
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
17
8:00 AM08:00

Northern California - Mount Saint Helena Trail

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Arcadia Alatorre! This is the 2nd Peak of the Northern California 6 Pack of Peaks Challenge. 

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! 
If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 


Mount Saint Helena Trail

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

Date: Sunday, February 17th 2019
Time: 8am-1pm
Distance: 9.3 miles
Elevation Gain: 2,099 ft

AllTrails Track: Check out this trail on AllTrails.
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/mount-saint-helena-trail--2
Website: http://napavalleystateparks.org/robert-louis-stevenson-state-park/ and http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=472

Water Required: 3 Liters

Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: N/A
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 4809-4757 Lake County Hwy or use AllTrails directions
Eventbrite: N/A
Kids: No
Men: Yes
Restrooms: No

《There are no bathrooms at this State Park. We will be practicing Leave No Trace principles, please come prepared with appropriate toiletries and please do not forget a bag to dispose of your waste.》

***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
16
9:00 AM09:00

Northern California - 2nd Annual Peter Grubb Hut Snowshoe

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Amanda Bartell!

Please join us for our (rescheduled) 2nd annual Peter Grubb Hut snowshoe! This hike will be held in support of one of our members,Melissa Bailey, who is working to rebuild her second grade classroom at the new location of Paradise Elementary School, which was recently destroyed in the Camp Fire. All attendees are encouraged to bring gift card donations for Melissa's school. We are requesting gift cards and not physical items at this time, as the new location has extremely limited storage space, and they are still determining their exact needs. 

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.

Donner Summit Sno-Park to Peter Grubb Hut

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 16, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM
Distance: approx. 5 miles
Elevation Gain: approx. 1000 ft 
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/peter-grubb-hut-and-round-valley-trail
Water Required: 2L
Dogs: Yes
Trailhead Coordinates/Address: Meet in front of the Boreal Inn. You will likely need to park within the Sno-Park boundaries. Daily permits are $5 and can be purchased inside of the Inn. 
Permits / Passes: Sno-Park Pass (http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=26911)
Kid friendly: No
Men: No
Carpool: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/0soz25

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

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

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Feb
9
7:30 AM07:30

San Francisco / Northern California - Murietta Falls Trail

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

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! 
If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 


Murietta Falls Trail 
Trail Rating: Strenuous hike ,possible unmarked trail, elevation gain of 2,500+, altitude up to 9,500ft. Experienced hikers welcome, semi-experienced welcome if they plan on training beforehand! 4L of water required.
Date: 2/9/2019
Time: 7:30 Am
Distance: 11.8 miles
Elevation Gain: 4,176 feet
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/murietta-falls-trail
Water Required: Yes, 4L

** $6.00 parking fee CASH ONLY
** $2.00 dog fee per dog CASH ONLY 
** $2.00 permit fee CASH ONLY

Dogs: Yes, but this is a strenuous trail and may not be the best for older or less active dogs. Don't forget to bring enough water for your pooch!
Permits / Passes: yes, $2.00 at entry kiosk
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 37.57831, -121.69718
Eventbrite:
Kids: no
Men: no

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

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Feb
2
9:00 AM09:00

San Francisco / Northern California - San Pablo Ridge Trail

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

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! 
If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 


GWH Trail Rating: 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: 9:00 AM
Distance: 7 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,233 feet
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/san-pablo-ridge-trail
Water Required: Yes, 3L

Dogs: Yes, on leash. Bring at least a liter of water for furry friends. 
Permits / Passes: none
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 37.95199, -122.31786
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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Jan
19
1:30 PM13:30

Northern California - San Jose Sunset Hike

Hi ladies! This hike will be led by ambassador Tiffany Vannasing! One of my favorite hikes in the South Bay area. We will hike top to bottom and loop back up. Then we will watch sunset at the top, so bring a light dinner and jacket. If anyone is up for it, we can grab a beer at a local brewery after. 

Sierra Vista Point to North Rim Loop
Trail Rating: YELLOW: Moderate hike. Novice hikers welcome! We hike as a group at all paces. 
Date: Saturday, January 19, 2018
Time: 1:30PM
Distance: 6 miles
Elevation Gain: 1427
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/north-rim-trail-to-sierra-vista-point?p=20134232
Water Required: 2-3 L

Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: No
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 5341-5345 Sierra Rd. San Jose, CA
Kids: No
Men: Yes

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! 
If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 

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

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Jan
12
8:30 AM08:30

Northern California - Mount Montara to North Peak

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

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! 
If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 

I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 


GWH Trail Rating: Moderate hike, well-signed, elevation gain of between 1,000-2,000ft., low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 3L of water required.
Date: 1/12/2019
Time: 8:30 AM
Distance: 7 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,804 feet
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/california/montara-mountain-north-peak-loop-trail
Water Required: Yes, 3L

Dogs: Yes, on leash. Bring at least a liter of water for furry friends. 
Permits / Passes: none
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 37.55388, -122.51249
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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Jan
5
9:00 AM09:00

Northern California - 2nd Annual Peter Grubb Hut Snowshoe

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Amanda Bartell!

Please join us for our 2nd annual Peter Grubb Hut snowshoe! This hike will be held in support of one of our members, Melissa Bailey, who is working to rebuild her second grade classroom at the new location of Paradise Elementary School, which was recently destroyed in the Camp Fire. All attendees are encouraged to bring gift card donations for Melissa's school. We are requesting gift cards and not physical items at this time, as the new location has extremely limited storage space, and they are still determining their exact needs. 

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.

Donner Summit Sno-Park to Peter Grubb Hut

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 05, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM
Distance: approx. 5 miles
Elevation Gain: approx. 1000 ft 
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/peter-grubb-hut-and-round-valley-trail
Water Required: 2L
Dogs: Yes
Trailhead Coordinates/Address: Meet in front of the Boreal Inn. You will likely need to park within the Sno-Park boundaries. Daily permits are $5 and can be purchased inside of the Inn. 
Permits / Passes: Sno-Park Pass
Kid friendly: No
Men: No
Carpool: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/09ogvz

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

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

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Dec
29
8:30 AM08:30

Northern California - Hidden Falls Trail

Hi ladies!!! My name is Miriam and I’m an ambassador for GWH SF/NorCal and I’ll be co-hosting this hike with one of our new ambassadors, Kayla (2017/2018 LA chapter ambassador)!

If you are a registered member and have your punchcard, don’t forget to bring it, we will be signing punch cards for this hike! If you are 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 bit be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member kit only. 

This will be a CO-ED and KID friendly hike!
Trail name: Hidden Falls Trail
Location: Hidden Falls Regional Park in Auburn, CA
Trail Rating: This is a GREEN hike on the GWH scale- It is a mellow hike and well-signed. It is rated as moderate on AllTrails
Alltrails: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/hidden-falls-trails
Date: January 13th
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
Distance: 3.2 miles 
Route type: Loop
EG: 488 ft

Water: 2L Required
Parking: Parking is $8 per vehicle for full day. Carpooling is recommended. Reservations must be done ASAP prior to arrival as parking is limited at https://secure.rec1.com/CA/placer-ca/catalog
Carpool link : https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/4iqst8
Dogs: On Leash
Children: Yes (Know your child’s limits and take the distance and elevation gain into account, only you know what your child can handle)
Men: Yes this is a CO-ED hike
This hike is open to all hikers of all skill levels. We’ll be hiking as a group 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. 
GWH Liability Waiver:
http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

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Dec
15
10:00 AM10:00

Northern California - Yana Trail with the Ambrose Family

Please join us on this co-ed, kid-friendly hike in support of the Amrose family, who recently lost their home and all of their belongings in the Camp Fire. I am asking that attendees bring a small token of support for the family to spread the holiday cheer. They will be joining us on this hike!

This family includes Dan (dad), Dawprakai (mom), Alyssa (age 6), Anickalie (age 8), and Jaiden (age 11). This outdoors-loving family is extremely kind and humble. When I asked them to provide me a list of "wants," the response that I received was, "We don’t need a lot. We are more happy fishing or swimming or camping then we are with all the new gadgets and this fire has brought us even closer as a family." They are looking forward to an opportunity to get outside and forget about the many stresses they are enduring. 

Please also RSVP and share this public event link:https://www.facebook.com/events/648529765542549/ 

Yana Trail to Payne's Creek Point
Rating: Easy
Date: December 15, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Distance: 5.8 miles
Elevation Gain: 450 ft
Location: Perry Riffle Trailhead
Permits / Passes: None
Trail Information Links: 
http://www.chicohiking.org/ValleyFoothill/Paynes-Cr-Pt.htm
http://www.chicohiking.org/ValleyFoothill/mapPDFs/Paynes-Cr-Pt.pdf
http://www.chicohiking.org/ValleyFoothill/fieldguides/Paynes-Pt-Peak-ID.pdf
Dogs: Yes
Men/Kids: Yes
Carpool: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/jr9md3

***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
2
9:00 AM09:00

Northern California - Avenue of the Noble Giants

Hi Ladies! This official hike is hosted by ambassador, Tiffany Vannasing. Now that the weather is getting cooler in the South Bay, let's hike and explore a local trail. All skill levels and paces welcome to this hike. Come out and meet new friends. After the hike, whoever wants to join, we can grab lunch and a drink!

Trail Rating: YELLOW - Moderate hike

Dates: Sunday, December 2
Time: 9AM at the trailhead
Distance: 10.6 Miles
Elevation Gain: 2021 ft
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: see all trails link below.
Dogs: Yes
Permits / Passes: $6 parking fee, carpool if you can.
AllTrails Track: 
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/avenue-of-the-noble-giants?p=-1
Kids: No
Men: Yes

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
(Membership not required.)

***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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Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

San Francisco - Avenue of the Noble Giants

Hi Ladies! This official hike is hosted by ambassador, Tiffany Vannasing. Now that the weather is getting cooler in the South Bay, let's hike and explore a local trail. All skill levels and paces welcome to this hike. Come out and meet new friends. After the hike, whoever wants to join, we can grab lunch and a drink!

Trail Rating: YELLOW - Moderate hike

Dates: Saturday, November 17
Time: 9AM at the trailhead
Distance: 10.6 Miles
Elevation Gain: 2021 ft
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: see all trails link below.
Dogs: Yes
Permits / Passes: $6 parking fee, carpool if you can.
AllTrails Track: 
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/avenue-of-the-noble-giants?p=-1
Kids: No
Men: No

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
(Membership not required.)

***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
7
10:00 AM10:00

San Francisco - Euchre Bar

This event will be hosted by Girls Who Hike NorCal ambassador Amanda Bartell.
Sign up for Carpool HERE: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/7pbu0i

EUCHRE BAR
AllTrails Rating: Hard
Date: October 7, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Distance: 7.3 miles 
EG: 2,300
Location: Euchre Bar Trailhead in Alta, CA
Dogs: Yes
Permits / Passes: None
AllTrails Link: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/california/euchre-bar-trail
Men/Kids: No

We will be hiking down the canyon to the North Fork of the American River via the Euchre Bar Trail. This is a challenging out-and-back with all of the downhill FIRST and all UP coming back. After finishing the trail, we will stop near the beautiful bridge at the bottom to eat and swim if weather allows.

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Sep
30
11:00 AM11:00

Northern California - Vikingsholm Castle Hike

Hi ladies!!! My name is Miriam and I’m an ambassador for GWH SF/NorCal and I’ll be leading this hike! 

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

As summer comes to an end please join me on this short but scenic trail to the national and California landmark, Vikingsholm castle in Emerald Bay! This is a short trail down to the castle where we can have lunch and mingle. There is also an OPTIONAL tour of the inside of the castle once an hour for $10 per adult, $8 per child (7-17 years old) and free for children under 7 or with valid college ID. From the bottom of this trail, there are many other trails (cascade falls, eagle falls, rubicon trail) within a short walk. There is also Fannette Island which can be accessed thru kayak or paddle boards which can be rented at emerald bay beach. So although our hike will be short I hope we can enjoy many of the activities Emarald Bay has to offer at one of South Lake Tahoes most scenic locations.


Trail name: Vikingsholm Trail
Location: Emerald Bay State Park in South Lake Tahoe, CA
Trail Rating: This is a GREEN hike on the GWH scale- It is a mellow hike and well-signed. It is rated as moderate on AllTrails
Alltrails: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/vikingsholm-trail?p=16868500
Vikingsholm castle site: http://vikingsholm.com/index.html
Date: September 30th
Time: 11am- 3:30pm
Distance: 2 miles
Route type: Out & Back
EG: 400 feet
Parking: Parking is $10 per vehicle, please park at the Vikingsholm Parking lot and remember that this parking permit is good for the entire day at any other California state parking area (in case you want to check out other areas of South Lake Tahoe) and carpooling is recommended
Carpool link : https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/ng2qzf
Dogs: Not allowed on any trails in Emerald Bay State Park
Children: Yes (Know your child’s limits and take the distance and elevation gain into account, only you know what your child can handle)
Men: Yes this is a CO-ED hike
This hike is open to all hikers of all skill levels. We’ll be hiking as a group 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. 
GWH Liability Waiver:
http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver


Please bring at least 1L of water, appropriate footwear, sunscreen and snacks. We will be spending time by the lake so feel free to bring lunch and snacks as well as extra clothing and towels if you plan on getting into the lake.

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Sep
15
7:00 AM07:00

Northern California - Mount Sizer Loop

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Eileen! This is a long hike and can get really hot. I'm hoping that it cools down in the next couple of weeks. But it's a great hike that takes you up a ridge on the other side of the valley that we'll cross. Last time I was here a bobcat ran right across the trail in front of us!

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

Mount Sizer 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. (Anyone could do this hike if they have the willpower to do it!) :)

Date: 9/15/18
Time: meeting at 8am (would like to get on the trail by 8:15am)
Distance: 14.6 miles
Elevation Gain: 4,219 feet
AllTrails link: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/mount-sizer-loop
Water Required: 3-4L

Dogs: no
Permits / Passes: $8 day use fee
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 37.18651, -121.54675 / 9000 E Dunne Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037
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
7
9:30 AM09:30

Northern California - Lassen National Park

This event will be hosted by Girls Who Hike NorCal ambassador Amanda Bartell.

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


** Official Hike**Punchcards will be signed on THIS hike ONLY**
MANZANITA LAKE LOOP
Trail Rating: Green
Date: September 8, 2018
Time: 5:45 AM
Distance: 2 miles
EG: 50 feet
Location: Meet at Amanda's tent, Manzanita Lake Group Campground
Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: See cost breakdowns in pinned post
AllTrails Track:https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/california/manzanita-lake-loop
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

To complete these hikes, I highly recommend bringing electrolytes, snacks, container that holds at least 2 L of water, and your 10 essentials

Since we’ll be at a high altitude, please make sure you bring aspirin or another headache soother, electrolytes, extra water, and I recommend bringing something to help you with nausea – you never know!

This trip is open to adventurers of all skill levels. 

 

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Jul
29
8:30 AM08:30

Northern California - Fall Creek Loop Trail

This event is hosted by Girls Who Hike Ambassador Eileen! The first 10 attendees to show up will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways before the hike starts.

Fall Creek Loop Trail
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
8 miles total / loop
Total Elevation Gain: 1,788 ft
Link to more trail info:
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/fall-creek
Meeting Location: 
Parking lot (will do some research about where exactly to park and will update). Would like to do introductions and hand out giveaways and be on the trail by 8:45am.
GWH Trail Rating - 
YELLOW: Moderate hike, well-signed, elevation gain of between 1,000-2,000ft., low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 

Hi Ladies! This is a beautiful hike along Fall Creek. It passes by “Big Ben” the giant redwood. Please be sure to bring enough water and snacks. This is a ladies only hike. Looking forward to seeing you all!

***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!*** 
Here's a link to the waiver: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

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Jul
21
8:45 AM08:45

Northern California - Relief Reservoir Trail

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

Come join me at Relief Reservoir Trail in the Sierras! My favorite area of California besides Big Sur and you only get to go on Highway 108 when it's open in the summer.

Trail Rating: YELLOW - Moderate hike but will summit at about 7500 ft. Some experience in higher altitude is important to prevent elevation sickness or know your limits. Please let me know if you have questions.
Date: Saturday, July 21, 2018
Time: 8:30AM
Distance: 7.2 Miles
Elevation Gain: 1660 ft
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: Kennedy Meadows Rd. Pinecrest, CA
Dogs: Yes
Permits / Passes: No
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/relief-reservoir-trail?p=19572967
Kids: No
Men: No

I plan on camping there the night before on Friday night and after the hike on Saturday night. There are a few campgrounds on Highway 108 with first come, first serve sites and also wilderness camping if you get a wilderness permit. If you want to try your luck in the area, feel free to! During the hike, we can also talk about it if you decide to try to camp Saturday night. It's beautiful in the Sierras in July. 

***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
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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Jun
16
7:15 AM07:15

Northern California - Mount El Sombroso Loop Trail

This event is hosted by Girls Who Hike Ambassador Eileen! The first 10 attendees to show up will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways before the hike starts.

Mount El Sombroso Loop Trail via Lime Kiln Trail
Lexington Reservoir/Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve
11.7 miles total / loop
Total Elevation Gain: 2,936 ft
Link to more trail info:
https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/california/mount-el-sombroso-loop-trail-via-lime-kiln-trail
Meeting Location: There is parking on the side of the road passed the main parking lot. Please see the all trails link to see where the Lime Kiln Trail starts and where you should park on the road. I'd like to gather at the trailhead and do introductions and hand out giveaways and be on the trail by 7:30am.
GWH Trail Rating - 
YELLOW: Moderate hike, well-signed, elevation gain of between 1,000-2,000ft., low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! (The elevation gain is higher than 2k, but it's totally doable for beginner hikers.)

Hi Ladies! I've never actually gotten to the summit of El Sombroso before, so I'm excited to finally finish this trail. The last time that I attempted it, I ran into a rattlesnake in the middle of the trail. It was coiled up and ready to strike at us, so we turned around. I'm not telling you this to scare you off, but it's the reality right now in the area, as I'm sure you have all seen from the many articles out right now. So, please don't let that scare you off. Please let it be a reminder to be aware of your surroundings at all times. I'm guessing this hike will take approximately 5-6 hours. Please be sure to bring enough water and snacks. This is a ladies only hike. Looking forward to seeing you all!

***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!*** 
Here's a link to the waiver: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

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Jun
3
8:00 AM08:00

Northern California - Black Mountain

Hey girls! Ambassador Tiffany here hosting my official hike for the month of June. Staying local in the south bay for this hike to Black Mountain in Los Altos.

Moderate hike 9.2 miles, 2506 ft elevation gain with gorgeous views of the south bay area from the west. Check the hike out in the alltrails app and use the directions to the trailhead from there!https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/black-mountain-via-rhus-ridge?p=20163311

Bring water, snacks, and if you have hiking poles. Afterwards, we can grab a bigger lunch and a beer somewhere. Come out and make new friends on the trail! I make new ones on every hike. Carpool always encouraged. 

And for our newer members, please ensure you sign the GWH waiver. 1 waiver clears you for all future meetups.
Link below.

https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2FGWHLiabilityWaiver&h=ATPjFKywmqjoZLJpB4nlrL_1UU_dLCEwOtDiFu584_pkVl35scJFm6_WpagJySIP-VH0OvDEPP7R5a6T2TZiRsF5RXRikEf_o6kbez6gAwbdCYQeFXotZY9abC-sBYZCbkXMfCPJRCPTU87S

See you guys there!

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