Filtering by: San Fernando Valley

Nov
10
7:30 AM07:30

San Fernando Valley - Wisdom Tree

Join us for a Veteran’s Day Weekend Hike to the Wisdom Tree and Hollywood Sign! This event is hosted by Girls Who Hike San Fernando Valley Ambassador Erin Dowgiert.

- Wisdom Tree to Hollywood Sign -
Trail Rating: Yellow (Moderate)
3.2 miles total / Out and Back – Approx. 3 hours
Total Elevation Gain: 984 ft.
Top Elevation: 1816 ft.
Date: Saturday, November 10th
Time: 7:30 AM
Location: 3052 Lake Hollywood Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068
Trailhead Coordinates: 34.13198, -118.33776

Link to more trail info:
https://www.alltrails.com/explore/map/wisdom-tree-to-hollywood-sign--15

EVENTBRITE: (You must have a FREE Eventbrite ticket to attend, PW is GWHLA): 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girls-who-hike-sfv-official-meetup-wisdom-tree-to-hollywood-sign-tickets-51801011219

Meeting Location: Corner of Lake Hollywood Drive and Wonder View Drive. Please arrive early to allow yourself plenty of time for parking and stretching. Meeting time is at 7:15 AM and we will start promptly at 7:30.

GWH Trail Rating - This a YELLOW hike - Moderate hike, elevation gain of 1,000 – 2,000 feet, and low altitude. We will keep a moderate pace of around 2 mph. (Keep in mind that there is approximately 740 ft. of elevation gain in only 3/4 of a mile up to Burbank Peak. Due to this bit of scrambling up steep incline, novice hikers may shy away from this one.) As always, please wear hiking appropriate footwear. 

**In order to attend an official meetup, you MUST have a signed Liability Waiver on file. It takes 60 seconds to complete and one waiver clears you for all meetups!** 

Link to waiver: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

What To Bring: Please eat breakfast before you arrive and bring plenty of water. Though this is a short trail, it is exposed, so sunscreen and 2L water minimum is required. If the weather is cool, please be sure to dress in weather appropriate layers. We will take a short break at both Burbank Peak and Mt. Lee for photos, so feel free to also bring along a snack. Trekking poles are encouraged but not required (you may prefer to have your hands available during some of the steeper sections).

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

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

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Aug
18
7:00 AM07:00

San Fernando Valley - Fryman Canyon

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

- Fryman Canyon via Betty B Dearing Trail -
Wilacre Park – Laurel Canyon / Fryman Canyon
3.0 miles total / Loop Trail – approx. 1.5 hours
Total Elevation Gain: 463 ft.
Top Elevation: 1168 ft.

Link to more trail info:
https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/california/fryman-canyon-trail

EVENTBRITE: (You must have a FREE Eventbrite ticket, PW is GWHLA): 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwh-sfv-official-meetup-fryman-canyon-tickets-48431840940

Meeting Location: 3453 Fryman Rd., Studio City, CA 91604
We will meet by the fancy new bathrooms! Please arrive early to allow yourself plenty of time for parking/stretching/using the facilities. Meeting time is at 7 AM, and we will begin promptly at 7:15.

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

We will hike as a group, and stop at the halfway point near Tree People for a quick water break and meet and greet. While dogs are allowed on this trail, we ask that you please leave your pets at home for this one, as it will be a larger group hike! 

**In order to attend an official meetup, you MUST have a signed Liability Waiver on file. One waiver clears you for all meetups!** 
Link to waiver: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

What To Bring: Please bring plenty of water! Though this is a short trail, it can get warm here in the valley, so please stay hydrated. 1-2L of water is encouraged. We will take a short break at the top, so feel free to bring along a snack, though this is not required.

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

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Jul
21
to Jul 22

Nevada & California - Camping & White Mountain Hike

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

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

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

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

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

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

Event Description

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

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

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

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

This will be a members only event. In order to attend an official meetup, you MUST have a signed Liability Waiver on file. Please see the Group Rules for details/link to sign. http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver It takes 60 seconds to complete and one waiver clears you for all meetups! For official meetups we kindly ask that only ladies attend. No dogs and no kids on this hike.

 

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Jul
21
8:00 AM08:00

California San Fernando Valley - Blue Ridge Trail & Campground

This event is hosted by Girls Who Hike San Fernando Valley Ambassador Erin Dowgiert! First ten members to arrive will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways!!

- Blue Ridge Trail to Blue Ridge Campground -

Trail Rating: Yellow (Moderate)
4 miles total / Out and Back – 2.5 to 3 hours
Total Elevation Gain: 1050 ft.
Top Elevation: 8000 ft.
Date: Saturday July 21st, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: 24557 CA-2, Wrightwood, CA 92397

Link to more trail info:
https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/california/blue-ridge-trail

Join us in the mountains for a great scenic hike and picnic potluck!

EVENTBRITE WILL GO LIVE SUNDAY JUNE 24, 2018 at 8 PM. As always, the password for this event is GWHLA.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhsfv-official-meetup-blue-ridge-trail-campground-tickets-47401378800

We will meet at the trailhead sign by the small dirt parking lot at 7:45 and begin our hike promptly at 8 AM. Please arrive early to allow yourself plenty of time for parking/stretching/using the facilities.

**PLEASE NOTE – An Adventure Pass is required for parking!! If the small dirt parking lot at the trailhead is full, you can also park across the street at the Big Pines Visitor Center where restrooms are located. Carpooling is also encouraged!**

GWH Trail Rating - This a YELLOW hike - Moderate hike, elevation gain of between 1,000-2,000ft. (Max elevation is 8000 ft. so there is some elevation involved, and lots of switchbacks over a short distance.) We will keep a moderate pace of around 2 mph and try our best to stay together as a group.

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

Link to waiver: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

What To Bring: Please bring plenty of water - We ask that you carry 2L of water minimum, plus sunscreen even though this is a partially shaded trail, and enough snacks to keep yourself energized for the duration of the hike. We will stop for lunch/photos at Blue Ridge Campground where the trail meets up with the PCT, plus take a few breaks along the way so that we can stay together as a group. Trekking poles are encouraged but not required.

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 see you all there! - Erin

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Jul
8
3:30 AM03:30

California - Chimney Beach Trail

Hi Everyone!

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Jul
6
5:00 AM05:00

California - Big Pine Lake

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

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

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

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FRIDAY MAY 18th : YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ITINERARY

5:30AM - Leave Car Pool Locations

11am - Arrive Trail head

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

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

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

SUNSET: Pack into cars and return Home. 

11pm (tentative) Arrive back in Los Angeles. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jun
10
7:30 AM07:30

California San Fernando Valley - Upper Canyonback Trail

GWHSFV Official Meetup: Upper Canyonback Trail

This event is hosted by Girls Who Hike San Fernando Valley Ambassador Erin Dowgiert! First ten attendees will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways before the hike!!

- Upper Canyonback Trail -
Westridge Canyonback Park
3.1 miles total / Out and Back – 1.5 hours
Total Elevation Gain: 440 ft.
Top Elevation: 1760 ft.
Link to more trail info:
https://www.hikespeak.com/trails/upper-canyonback-trail/

EVENTBRITE: (You must have a FREE Eventbrite ticket to attend, PW is GWHLA): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwh-sfv-official-meetup-upper-canyonback-tickets-46114270023

(This hike will be limited to 25 participants due to parking.)

Meeting Location: 17024 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049

We will meet by the trailhead TO THE LEFT of the power shed in the parking area. You can also park along Mulholland and walk up to the trailhead. Please arrive early to allow yourself plenty of time for parking/stretching before we begin. Carpooling is also encouraged!

GWH Trail Rating - GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! We will hike as a group and stop at the halfway point together.

**In order to attend an official meetup, you MUST have a signed Liability Waiver on file. It takes 60 seconds to complete and one waiver clears you for all meetups!** 

Link to waiver: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

What To Bring: Please bring plenty of water, plus sunscreen. We will take a few breaks along the way so that we can stay together as a group, and also take photos at the tree and halfway point.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions that are not answered above. Any additional updates will be posted here on the event page. Looking forward to seeing you all in June!! - Erin

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