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Apr
14
6:00 AM06:00

California Orange County - Sitton Peak

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Chelsea Cross!

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


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

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

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

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Mar
31
8:00 AM08:00

California Orange County - West Ridge to Bell Canyon Loop

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Chelsea Cross!

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


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

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

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


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

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Feb
24
8:00 AM08:00

California Orange County - Borrego & Red Rock Canyons

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Chelsea Cross!

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


Borrego & Red Rock Canyons
Trail Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.
Date: 2/24/19
Time: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Distance: 4.4 miles
Elevation Gain: 500 feet
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/borrego-trail
Water Required: 2 Liters

Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: OC Parks Parking Fee Required ($3)
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 26701 Portola Parkway, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610 
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
29
to Dec 30

California Orange County - Irvine to Santiago Loop

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Chelsea Cross!

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


Irvine to Santiago Loop
Trail Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.
Date: Sunday, January 27, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Distance: 4.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 600 feet
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/irvine-regional-park-to-santiago-oaks-regional-park-loop
Water Required: 2L

Dogs: Yes
Permits / Passes: $5 OC Parks Parking Fee Required
Trailhead Address: Irvine Regional Park, Parking Lot #2
Trailhead Coordinates: 33°47’55.4”N 117°45'31.5"W

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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Nov
17
7:30 AM07:30

Orange County - Oak Glen Conservancy to Wildwood State Park

Hi everybody! My name is "B" Rubin and I’m an Ambassador for GWHOC, I’ll be leading this hike.

Every member to attend will receive a special Girls Who Hike giveaway!

Oak Glen Conservacy to Wildwood State Park
wildlandsconservancy.org

Trail Rating System:
GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome!
Date: Sat. Nov. 17, 2018
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. approximately 
Distance: 7.6 miles
Elevation Gain: 987 feet 
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 39611 Oak Glen Road. Oak Glen, CA 92399
Dogs: no
Permits / Passes: not required
Parking and entrance is free but they do accept donations. PLEASE DONATE to this beautiful preserve.
Eventbrite: not required
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/pro…/gwh-new-member-kit"


Oak Glen Conservancy to Wildwood State Park is a 7.6 mile easy/moderate trail. The trail is well maintained with spectacular views through the duration of the hike. The trail does have a steep 700 foot rise in elevation to Preservation Point, at the end of the Conservancy. There are many trails here and opportunities for photo ops. In mid Nov. we should see some pretty fall colors in our surroundings.

After the hike we can head over to Riley's Farm and shop, wander around, have lunch, pumpkin pick etc...

What to bring –
Please bring the 10 updated essentials 
https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html
3L of water
Hat
Sunscreen
Snacks you like to hike with
Please bring anything you feel comfortable and necessary for a day of hiking.

All level hikers are welcome. This hike is open to everyone. If you plan to separate from the group, this is not the hike for you. It's going to be a fun hiking family day and I'd love to stay together.

***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
26
5:45 AM05:45

Orange County - San Gorgonio

Come tackle the highest peak in Southern California with GWHOC Ambassador Melia!

Date: Friday, October 26

Time: 5:45 a.m. meeting time, 6:00 a.m. start time

Mileage: ~18 Miles 

Elevation gain: 5,800 ft.

Rating: Difficult!!!
GWH Rating: Black 
GWH RATING- BLACK: Experienced hikers ONLY, unmarked trail/easy to get lost, 9,500ft.+ altitude, 3,000+ft. elevation gain. At least 5L of water required

Alltrails track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/vivian-creek-trail-to-san-gorgonio-peak

ROUTE: Vivian Creek (you can find more info and are encouraged to read up on the hike here: https://www.google.com/amp/s/socalhiker.net/hiking-san-gorgonio-via-vivian-creek/amp/

Trailhead Address: Vivian Creek Trail Parking Lot, Falls Road, Forest Falls, CA
*Adventure Pass REQUIRED*

*This is a GWH members only hike, no guys, kids or pets for this one!

EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhoc-official-event-san-gorgornio-tickets-50652299391
Password is GWHOC

PACE: Looking to keep about a 2 mph pace. Please take the strenuousness of this hike seriously and always remember it is OKAY to start off with a smaller hike to work your way up to advanced hikes. We will never leave a girl behind on the trail, but please be considerate of our desired pace for the hike as this is a hard hike!

WHAT TO BRING:
Required: 4-5L water, snacks, layers, headlamp, first aid kit, trail map (either digital or physical), sunscreen, and a great attitude!
Recommended: electrolytes, trekking poles, and a buff or bandana
10 essentials:
https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/day-hiking-checklist.html

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

WEATHER: My go to site for mountain weather: https://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/San-Gorgonio/forecasts/3505

REQUIRED TO HIKE:
1. Register for the event by getting a free eventbrite ticket: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhoc-official-event-san-gorgornio-tickets-50652299391 
Password is GWHOC
2. Sign the GWH liability waiver: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver
3. Please read up on the hike & ensure you are prepared for this hike by doing a smaller prep hike, bringing your ten essentials, and a great attitude!

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. 

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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Sep
29
5:45 AM05:45

California Orange County - Ontario Peak

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Melia!
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


Ontario Peak
Date: Saturday, September 29
Time: 5:45 a.m.
Distance: ~12.1 miles
Elevation Gain: ~4,300
Trailhead Address: Ice House Canyon Rd, Mt Baldy, CA 91759
Dogs: not this time
Permits / Passes: adventure pass required to park at trailhead; I will fill out a dayuse permit for us at the trailhead before starting our hike
Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ontario-peak-with-girls-who-hike-oc-tickets-49583723251
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/bighorn-peak-and-ontario-peak
Kids: not this time
Men: not this time

REQUIREMENTS TO HIKE:
1. Get an eventbrite ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ontario-peak-with-girls-who-hike-oc-tickets-49583723251
Password is GWHOC

2. 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
3. Read up on the hike + download a trail map.
4. Bring your 10 essentials: https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html
including but not limited to: 2 L water minimum, sufficient snacks, a first aid kit, layers, and a good attitude!


Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I’ll update the event description if anything changes! I can also be reached at melia@girlswhohike.org- I don't typically see PM's on Facebook! :)

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Sep
9
9:00 AM09:00

California Orange County - Kayak / SUP Newport Bay

This event is led by GWHOC Ambassador Brandi "B" Rubin

Hi girls~ Brandi here, fellow GWH member and one of your awesome OC Chapter Ambassadors. Thought we might switch things up a bit in Sept.
Lets kayak and paddle around balboa island and Newport Beach Back Bay. Its so hard to predict the weather from now until then so I'll just say dress as if you were going to the beach, bring a top layer. If you have a waterproof/dry bag, definitely bring that for your essentials you don't want to leave behind at the kayak center.

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

NO ADVANCE reservations are accepted. We pay upon arrival, it is first come first serve. On their website, the pictures show they have many many kayaks and stand-up paddle boards and since we are arriving as soon as they open I'm sure we can be accommodated.

We can decide as a group how long we want to stay out upon arrival. And we can decide together where we'd like to grab lunch afterwards. This is just an option and not a mandatory lunch :)

I will have new chapstick giveaways for EVERY member who attends. We can never have enough of that.

The fees for kayak and sup rentals are as follows:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1MdqJfHS97GYIJsO4NQ5WryuZMv7EbMb5

single kayak = $14/hr or $50/day
double kayak= $20/hr or $65/day
Paddle board= $20/hr or $65/day

I plan on getting a single kayak for myself but if you'd like to share a kayak with someone please do.

As I mentioned above, please bring the essentials you would bring to a day at the beach; sunscreen, hat, bathing suit,comfortable shoes you dont' mind getting wet, base layers of clothing and a top waterproof layer in case the weather changes temporarily while we are out. Please bring at least 2L of water, if you'd like to bring snacks, please do. I anticipate an hour or two float/paddle session and if you think you may need/want snacks...definitely bring them. Please bring an ID in case they need it for the kayak/sup rental. Bring a waterproof/dry bag if you have one to keep your personal effects in while we are on the water. There is a spot to keep your personal items in the rental center, I choose to keep my gear with me. I will have my first aid kit, if you feel comfortable or want to bring yours as well, please do. Please bring anything with you, that will make you feel comfortable and safe.

THIS EVENT IS FOR EVERYONE ~ EVERY & ANY SKILL LEVEL AND INEXPERIENCED ARE WELCOME ALSO. This is an event with minimal physical exertion and ever level of physicality is invited and encouraged to attend. This is a great opportunity if you have been wanting to try either kayaking or sup'ing...the waters will be calm and the day will be beautiful.
I am optimistic the weather will be fabulous :)

event type; Kayak and Sup Newport Bay & Balboa Island
Event Rating:GREEN: Mellow event. No experience required.. Novice kayakers/sup'ers welcome! 2L of water required.
Date: Sun. Sept 9th, 2018
Time: 9 am to approx 12pm
Distance: unknown, we decide how far we want to paddle
Water Required: at least 2 L

Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: Free parking in lot. 
Event Address: Southwind Kayak center rental base @ 100 N Bayside Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Eventbrite: Not required
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

EACH PERSON MUST ALSO SIGN A KAYAK SAFETY WAIVER. HERE IS THE LINK. Print, sign and bring signed copy with you to save time at kayak rental center. They will also have waivers at rental center, should you forget.Thank you. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0658/2699/files/Dock_Rental_Waiver.pdf?4009019333679084162

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
26
7:00 AM07:00

Orange County - Paintbrush to Portuguese Bend & Shipwreck Trail

This Hike is led by GWHOC Ambassador Brandi Rubin

Trail name: this is a two- fer, Paintbrush to Portuguese bend & Shipwreck Trail in
Rancho Palos Verdes. Lunch at beachfront Hennessey’s in Hermosa Beach for burgers and beers after. Carpool is strongly encouraged. All level hikers welcome!! 

Paintbrush is a Ridgeline trail overlooking the ocean, no shade, beautiful views with rolling small hills along our path. 
Shipwreck is also a Ridgeline trail that descends along the cliffs to the beach below. Once on shore, we will walk over small rocks (please wear good grip shoes and watch footing to avoid ankle rolls) to the Shipwreck ruins. 

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

RED: Strenuous hike,possible unmarked trail, elevation gain of 2,500+, altitude up to 9,500ft. Experienced hikers welcome, as well. 

I am putting the trail rating as yellow TO red because the first trail is moderate (rolling small hills) and the second is a bit more technical as far as grip on shoes goes on trail down to beach from Cliffside path and a bit of small rock walking over constitutes red to me, for your safety, to be aware of.
(Part of the first trail have been washed out. But there are many trails to continue on, so it won't hinder our hike any) 

Date: Sunday Aug. 26th

Time: 7 a. m. -open (ie: if you want to do one hike but not other. Skip first hike and meet for second hike and join for lunch, join first hike and skip second and lunch… Im easy 🙂

Distance: 11.6 miles total (between the two hikes) 

Elevation Gain: paintbrush to Portuguese bend =1,138 feet elev. gain
Shipwreck trail= 534 elev. gain

Trailhead Coordinates / Address: our 1st hike begins at 8 Crenshaw Blvd Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Our 2nd hike begins at 303 Paseo Del Mar Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90274
Lunch address: Hennessey’s Hermosa Beach
8 pier Ave. Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Dogs: No. 

Permits / Passes: None needed, all street (neighborhood) parking and plenty of it

Eventbrite: Not req.

AllTrails Track: N/ A

Kids: no, not this time please. 

Men: No, GWH members only please


***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***

LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver
(I will have waivers to sign at trailheads) 

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

These hikes are for all level hikers. Everyone is welcome. My hiking pace is a normal walking pace. We hike as a group and no one will be left behind. 

Please bring at least 3L of water and any snacks you like to bring on hikes for energy & sustenance. Trekking poles are strongly recommended, but not needed. Please bring sunscreen and a hat. These trails are fully exposed to the beautiful sun. We will end at the shipwreck (on the Rocky beach) before heading back up and going to lunch. So please be mindful of shoes with good grip. Rocks on beach can sometimes be slippery. Also just bring what you hike with that gives you peace of mind and keeps you comfortable. Most importantly, your ten essentials. 

https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html

Going to be a gorgeous day of hiking by the beach. Followed by burgers and beers, hope to see you there!

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Aug
25
6:00 AM06:00

Orange County - Mt. Baldy via Baldy Bowl

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Melia!

Mt. Baldy via the Baldy Bowl Trail
Trail Rating: 
Date: Saturday, August 25
Time: 6:00 a.m.
Distance: 8.8 miles
Elevation Gain: approximately 4,000 ft.
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 34.266172, -117.62684 (34° 15′ 58.21″N 117° 37′ 36.62″W)
Manker Flat Trailhead: Mount Baldy Road & Falls Road, Angeles National Forest | Mount Baldy, CA 91759
Dogs: Not this time
Permits / Passes: Adventure Pass (National Park pass also works)
Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girls-who-hike-orange-county-mt-baldy-tickets-48474335041
PASS: GWHOC
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/baldy-bowl-trail-to-mount-san-antonio
More info on the hike: https://www.hikespeak.com/trails/baldy-bowl-ski-hut/
Kids: Not this time!
Men: Not this time

***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

In order to join on this hike:
1. Grab a free eventbrite ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girls-who-hike-orange-county-mt-baldy-tickets-48474335041
PASS IS GWHOC
2. Read up on the hike + download a trail map.
3. Bring your 10 essentials: https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html
2 L of water MIN is REQUIRED (3 is recommended to combat altitude sickness)
a TRAIL MAP is REQUIRED (All Trails is fine!)

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I’ll update the event description if anything changes! If you have questions, please email me at melia@girlswhohike.org if I don't reply to a PM!

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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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Jul
28
6:00 AM06:00

California Orange County - Mt. Baldy

Hi girls ~ it’s me, Brandi “B” Rubin

I'd like to share a hosted hike with you up the "let's see what you're made of" glorious and demanding Mt. San Antonio (a.k.a. Mt. Baldy)

Sharing is caring and in true GWH fashion, some cute items will be given away to all of the girls who join me on this hike. It won't be a new car, I ain't Oprah :)

This is a moderate - hard 11 mile steady climb with an elevation gain of 3,900 feet. This is peak # 3 in the 6 pack of peaks if you are participating in that challenge.

Name: San Antonio a.k.a. Mt. Baldy
Difficulty: Moderate - Hard
Elevation gain: 3,900 feet
Date: Saturday July 28th, 2018
Time: 5:45 a.m. (hike starts at 6 a.m.)

Trail head Coordinates: Use this trail head GPS address: Manker Campground, Mt. Baldy, CA 91759 ( Meet at my black tahoe for giveaways/waiver signing/introductions) More specific directions are below.

Passes / Permits: Adventure Pass required. If you don’t have an Adventure Pass, it can be bought @ most outdoor enthusiast retailers (ie; REI, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Big 5). I encourage you to purchase one prior to our hike in case one can’t be purchased at trail head because we may arrive before they open. Adventure pass cost is $5/day or $30/yr. I also strongly recommend carpool/ride sharing

I'd like to keep this hike as a girls who hike member only hike. 
Dogs: no, not this time please.
Kids: No, not this time please.
Men: No thank you, just us girls please.

MORE INFO. CAN BE FOUND HERE:

Directions: Location: From Foothill Blvd. in Claremont, take Mills Ave. until it turns into Mt. Baldy Road. Drive 12 miles north on Mt. Baldy Rd. passed Mt. Baldy Village to the campground. (Note: Foothill can be reached by taking Mountain Ave. north from the 10 freeway). Call (626) 335-1251 for current conditions and additional information.

I will secure a day hike permit for us, all that are in attendance. 

There ARE bathrooms around campground that can be used before/after hike.

NO EVENTBRITE TICKET IS REQUIRED for this hike. Just an old fashion rsvp, please.

If you haven’t yet signed a GIRLS WHO HIKE waiver, please take a minute to do so by following this link to sign.

http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

To participate/attend a GWH event, the waiver must be signed. Good news, you only do it once and it’s good for all future events for the year. I WILL HAVE some printed at the trail head for those who may need it.

What to bring; Please bring what you are comfortable hiking with. This can include, but is not limited to; hat/sunscreen/glasses/bug net/bug spray/ layers for variety of weather (it will undoubtedly get windy & cold at some point on our venture) I have yet to hike a peak that didn’t. Please bring at least 3L of water per person, nutrient filled snacks, trekking poles (if you’d like, not necessary) medical or small first aid kit, GPS or map...you can also refer to the 10 hiking essentials, they are not mandatory but recommended and helpful on any and every hike.

https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html

Most importantly, think of what you would want/need to be comfortable and safe. Then pack and bring along with you!

Friendly reminder: This amazing hike is open to all, every single level of hiker. From beginner to intermediate. I am a regular walking pace hiker and would love for us to stay as a group, if possible. 

Thank you girls ~ I hope to see you on the dirt trail

~ B ~

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Jun
16
3:00 PM15:00

California Orange County - Sunset Car Wreck and Caves

Sunset hike to some pretty iconic markers and views in Laguna Beach!
This hike begins in Laguna Beach at the top of the mountains at a place called top-of-the-world. There is a nice trailhead here with good parking, bathrooms and water. We descend into the scenic Aliso Wood Canyons Wilderness park along the West Ridge, Cholla and Wood Canyon trails. Down in the canyons there are woodlands and streams and we will visit 'Dripping Cave' an old hangout for stagecoach robbers.
We will climb out along the steep and rocky Car Wreck trail. There is a mysterious wrecked Volvo up there we will pass on the climb out and watch the sunset from the Top of the World. Sunset is around 7:45 this time of year! 
7.5 miles RT
4 hours
No dogs on this trail

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Jun
8
8:00 AM08:00

California Orange County - El Moro Canyon Loop

This event is hosted by Girls Who Hike Orange County . The first 10 members to arrive will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways! This is also hike #3 on the City Slicker Challenge!

TRAIL NAME: El Moro Canyon Loop
DATE: June 8
TIME: 8:00 a.m.
GWH TRAIL RATING: YELLOW: Moderate hike,well-signed, elevation gain of between 1,000-2,000ft., low altitude. Novice hikers welcome!
DISTANCE: 6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN: 2493 feet
EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhoc-official-meetup-moro-canyon-loop-tickets-46309224136
Password for eventbrite: GWHOC
CAN I BRING MY DOG/KID/SIGNIFICANT (MALE) OTHER: no, girls only please!

Here’s some links with more info on this hike: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/california/el-moro-canyon-loop-trail
http://www.crystalcovestatepark.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/MoroCanyonTrailMap.pdf
http://www.crystalcovestatepark.org/


WHERE TO MEET: El Moro Visitor Center, 8471 N Pacific Coast Hwy,Laguna Beach, CA 92651 *PAY PARKING REQUIRED- $15*
https://goo.gl/maps/N7kr4Vuzdtx

ESTIMATED TIME ON TRAIL: 4 hours (with lunch break)

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

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

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

REQUIREMENTS IN ORDER TO JOIN US ON THE HIKE:

Register for an eventbrite ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhoc-official-meetup-moro-canyon-loop-tickets-46309224136
Password is GWHOC

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

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

EVERY GIRL IS REQUIRED TO HAVE A PAPER TRAIL MAP OR ELECTRONIC VERSION DOWNLOADED! EVERY GIRL IS ALSO REQUIRED TO BE CARRYING AT LEAST 2L OF WATER AND SNACKS.

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

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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Jun
3
7:00 AM07:00

California Orange County - Climb For Heroes

Climb For Heroes Annual Fundraiser. Meeting at 7AM and no later please! 

Please read all of this before signing up. There are strict guidelines to register. I am more than happy to answer questions that are not on the website or in this event description. Please take time to read. 
Our team will most likely be capped at 25 hikers! 
I will send out a notification when you can begin emailing me to sign up when The Heroes Project has launched the fundraising link! 

Lets climb Mt. Baldy and raise money for wounded veterans. This hike is open to all GWH members of all chapters but this is a CLOSED GWH event meaning only members are allowed. Also you MUST REGISTER to hike. I will be creating a team for us and other friends where we can all raise money to together so please feel free to share the link. All the funds raised go to The Heroes Project for wounded veterans and all donations are tax deductible. 

DONATION LINK: https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/girls-who-hike-gwh/girlswhohike?utm_source=dash-card-cr&utm_platform=fb&utm_device=desktop

How to register? If you are interested in joining our team do NOT automatically join on crowdrise fundraising page without EMAILING me first. This is so I can keep track of which women are signed up and hold you accountable for your fundraising goal and also make sure you acknowledge there is a minimum fundraising requirement. If you sign up without emailing me, this happened a lot last year, I’m going to delete you from the team (sorry but I spent approximately 100 hours on this event last year and this needs to be streamlined) 

My email address is kristen.m.fuller@gmail.com

What is Climb for Heroes?
Climb for Heroes is a non-competitive, family friendly day hike accessible to all fitness levels and age groups. Children, dogs, and elderly will be participating. You can climb with friends and family, form a team, or come alone and meet other climbers at the event. With a minimum donation of just $100 per participant, Climb for Heroes is accessible to everyone. You can pay in full today when you register, or register for free now and fundraise to meet your goal. BUT, don't stop at $100! There are GREAT prizes for highest fundraisers and without your incredible fundraising and your foot stomping, we wouldn't be able to continue our important work.

What does the day look like?
Event check-in and base camp are located at the trailhead at the top of the Mount Baldy Ski lifts parking lot. Check-in begins at 8:00 am and will continue until 10:00 am. Tender Greens restaurant will supply breakfast and the all-important coffee. You just need to bring water, your hiking daypack, a credit card for incidentals, and your fun self. Once you’ve checked in, you can start your hike at any point. Camp 1 will be a mere 30 minutes to an hour from Base Camp). At Camp 1, hikers will receive a coin that will be exchanged for a Heroes Project t-shirt at the end of the day. Camp 2 is located another 45 minutes up the mountain and provides an excellent resting point for refreshments at The Notch (the Mount Baldy restaurant), a picture opportunity, or a chair lift down. Hikers can turn around here, or continue on to Camp 3. At each camp (there are five total – including the summit) participants will receive coins redeemable for goodies at the end of the day. Mt. Baldy is 10,064 feet and a little less than 6 miles UP. Don’t worry, we have our veterans situated strategically on the mountain to provide you with inspiration and motivation. But, you can come down at any point, trade your coins for schwag, and hang out with us at base camp eating delicious food (Tender Greens will serve an after hike snack), enjoying beautiful weather and mingling with really good people.

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Mar
23
7:00 AM07:00

Orange County - Ontario Peak

This event is hosted by GWHOC Ambassador Melia Shumate!
Join us as we're tackle on Ontario Peak in Angeles National Forest! This peak is a 14.7 mile round trip summit with 4,170 ft of elevation gain and a final altitude of 8,696 ft!!
TO JOIN YOU MUST HAVE AN EVENTBRITE TICKET AND MUST HAVE A SIGNED LIABILITY WAIVER ON FILE: https://goo.gl/forms/Z1pYRn0QcaYzIeGe2

EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhoc-official-event-ontario-peak-tickets-43211379399
password is always GWHOC

TRAIL NAME: Ontario Peak
MILEAGE: 14.7 miles round trip
ELEVATION GAIN: 4,170 ft
MEETING TIME: 6:45 A.M.
ESTIMATED TIME ON TRAIL: 8-9 hours
READ MORE ON THIS HIKE: https://hikingguy.com/hiking-trails/hiking-la/hike-ontario-peak-bighorn-peak/

GWH TRAIL RATING: RED/BLACK trail:
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!
BLACK: Experienced hikers ONLY, unmarked trail/easy to get lost, 9,500ft.+ altitude, 3,000+ft. elevation gain.
RED/BLACK HIKE NOTES: personal trail map REQUIRED, trail map & water check at trailhead before we begin, we may split up based on pace and you must be comfortable navigating solo to catch up
I will be leading the group, and welcome all girls as long as they're prepared. We will stick together as a group, but you must feel comfortable with some distance between us between markers (such as trail signs, forks in the trail, stream crossings, etc.) due to differences in pace. 
I will be floating from a sweeper to the middle of the group, so I am seeking a volunteer to help lead!

WHERE ARE WE MEETING: Icehouse Canyon Trailhead parking lot (this is just up the road from Mt. Baldy village)
20 Ice House Canyon Rd, Mt Baldy, CA, 91759, USA
(I will be driving a black Subaru Forester with a GWH sticker on the back) 

WHAT SHOULD I BRING: 
10 essentials: https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html
map (GPS, Alltrails/Gaia GPS app, or paper map)
2 L WATER MIN REQUIRED
adventure pass required to park
 

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Mar
10
8:00 AM08:00

Orange County - Laguna Beach Hike with DARN TOUGH SOCKS

Sponsored hike with DARN TOUGH SOCKS! Boat Canyon to Bommer Ridge and back
12 miles roundtrip with ocean views the entire way. This is a relatively moderate hike. Longer distance but not a lot of elevation. Parking is residential and easy! Please bring water and hiking shoes. No dogs allowed on this trail.
Event brite details here. Tickets go on sale 2/10 at 8pm 25 spots available this event will sell out
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhoc-march-hike-with-darn-tough-socks-tickets-42933766050
Password is GWHOC

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