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Sep
16
6:30 PM18:30

South Carolina - Dr Randy's Hiking Fun Facts

This event is hosted by GWH Ambassador Chey Brown
Dr. Randy at Columbia Family Chiropractic- Hiking Fun Facts

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.

Hiking Fun Facts
Date: 9/16/2019
Time: 6:30 PM
Links / Website: https://cfc.maxliving.com/
Costs Associated: No cost to come listen. If we have time after the talk with Dr. Randy, we may stop by Sesqui State Park
Necessary Gear: Comfy clothes

Dogs: no
Permits / Passes: no
Meetup Coordinates / Address : 224 Oneil Ct, Columbia, SC 29223
Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhsc-official-event-dr-randys-hiking-fun-facts-tickets-70576647653
Eventbrite Password: GWHSC
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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Sep
30
10:30 PM22:30

Los Angeles & Inland Empire - Devil's Chair

This dog friendly halloween hike is led by Ghouls Who Hike AmbassadorsMia Svenson & Sarah Carter

ADULT DOGS ONLY: Puppies who have not reached full physical maturity and are under the age of 1 year old are NOT allowed. This is a safety and health concern for your puppy. Repeated physical strain before a puppy's bones have fully ossified can lead to bone malformation and is a leading cause of osteoporosis, hip dysplasia and arthritis in adult dogs. 

Trail Rating: Yellow Hike: While this is a moderate hike, it may be challenging for some due to elevation gain of over 1,000 feet, some unmarked trails, and distance of over 5 miles. Novice hikers welcome!
This hike is suitable for all dogs. 
Date: October 7th
Time: 6:00 AM
Distance: 7.7 Miles
Elevation Gain: 1,686 feet
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 34.41397, -117.85777
Off Leash / On Leash: On leash
Permits / Passes: Adventure pass required
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/test--31173
Kids: No
Men: No

This special event is part of a series! See the whole series of dog friendly hikes here: https://www.facebook.com/events/459119351196188/

For more information on safely hiking with your dog, see this link: https://www.girlswhohike.net/news/tips-for-adventure-dogs

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

NOTES:
We will be following the LNT principles for this hike. You are REQUIRED to pack your dogs poop out regardless of whether or not the poop bags are biodegradable. 

Friendly adventure pups only please! Some arguments between our pooches may happen, but if your dog has a history of being unfriendly or attacking other dogs, please leave him or her at home. 

WATER:
Your dog needs 1.5 -1.7 oz. of water per pound of body weight over the course of a 12-hour day. 
Math is hard and I hate it, but in this case, it’s absolutely worth it. I use 1.5 oz. of water per pound of body weight if the weather is under 70 degrees, and 1.7 oz. of water per pound of body weight if the weather is over 70 degrees. 

The formula to use here is: [(weight of dog x 1.5 oz.) / 12 hours] x the hours you will be hiking. 

Here it is step by step with my dog’s stats: 

50 lbs. x 1.5 oz. = 75 oz.
75 oz. / 12 = 6.25 oz. per hour
So, if I’m hiking for 7 hours in cooler weather, my dog will need 43.75 oz. of water. 

________

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

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Sep
30
8:30 AM08:30

California Inland Empire - Gray's Peak

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador, Sarah Carter!

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

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

Dogs: Yes, just make sure they are friendly with people & other dogs and you have enough water/snacks for both of you.
Permits / Passes: Adventure Pass needed for parking.
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 34.263060, -116.948004
Eventbrite: Free tickets will be available starting Aug 30 at 8pm via this link (PW is GWHIE): https://gwhiemonthlymeetup-grayspeak.eventbrite.com/
Kids: No.
Men: No.

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

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

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Sep
30
6:30 AM06:30

California Los Angeles - Mt. Islip & Mt. Williamson

This hike is hosted by Girls Who Hike LA Ambassador Mia Svenson!
If you are a registered member of GWH and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit


Mt. Islip & Mt. Williamson
Trail Rating: This is a red hike on the GWH scale due to distance, elevation gain, and some unmarked trails. 
Date: September 30th, 2018
Time: 6:30 AM
Distance: 9.1 miles
Total EG: 2,936
Trailhead Coordinates: 34.35164, -117.8353
Dogs: Yes
Permits / Passes: Eventbrite required, Adventure Pass required
AllTrails Track: We'll be combining two out and back trails. Here are the two AllTrails Tracks:
https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/california/mt-islip
https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/california/islip-saddle-to-mt-williamson-via-pacific-crest-trail
peak-trail
Kids: No
Men: No

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sep
29
7:30 AM07:30

California Central Coast - Inspiration Point in Santa Barbara

Hello ladies! I’m Caroline and I’m an ambassador for GWH Central Coast. I will be hosting this hike to Inspiration Point via Tunnel Trail and Jesusita Trail from Tunnel Road in Santa Barbara. 

Inspiration Point is located in the Santa Ynez Mountains It is 1,800-feet above the Santa Barbara Coast and has panoramic views over the city and Pacific Ocean. 

This is a ladies-only hike. All women are welcome. No one will get left behind. If you are registered member of Girls Who Hike, bring your punch card for signature. One signature, per meetup. I will not be handing out punch cards. 

What to bring: Water: Bring your own water, at least 2 liters, as it can be very hot and sunny on the trail. Snack: We will be taking a snack break. Ten essential: As always, it is a good idea to bring the 10 hiking essentials.

Trail Rating: YELLOW: Moderate hike,well-signed, elevation gain of between 1,000-2,000ft., low altitude. Novice hikers welcome!
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Distance: 3.4 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft.
Trailhead address: Tunnel Road (near 1488 Tunnel Road), Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Trailhead coordinates: 34.46492, -119.71272 (34° 27′ 53.71″N 119° 42′ 45.79″W)
Dogs: Dogs on leashes permitted. 
Permits / Passes: Free parking. No permit or pass needed.
Hikespeak information: https://www.hikespeak.com/trails/inspiration-point-tunnel-road-santa-barbara/#trailhead-directions

***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
29
6:30 AM06:30

California Los Angeles - Sandstone Peak

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sep
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
22
7:30 AM07:30

California Central Coast - Ray Miller Trail

Hello! I’m Caroline Paras and I am a GWH ambassador for Central Coast. I’ll be hosting this series of four hikes for novice hikers. The fourth – and last in this series -- will be Ray Miller Trail in Point Mugu. This hike features a gradual incline trail to the top of the trail and has a wonderful view of the Pacific Ocean. 

This is a ladies-only hike. While this hike may be for beginners, all women of all fitness levels are welcome. This hike is designed for beginners, but is great for anyone who hasn’t been out hiking in a while and would like to get back into shape. No one will be left behind. 

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you 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 One signature per meetup. I will not be handing out punch cards at meetup.

Ray Miller Trail
Trail Rating: Yellow. It's a moderate hike, with an elevation gain of 1,200. Novice hikers are welcome. No one will get left behind.
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 7:30 a.m
Distance: 5.4 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,049 feet
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/ray-miller-backbone-trail
Water Required: 2 liters
Dogs: No dogs permitted on trail
Permits / Passes: California Parks Pass needed to park inside park area or $12 parking fee. Free parking along Pacific Coast Highway.
Trailhead address: Pacific Coast Highway, Point Mugu State Park, Malibu, CA 90265
Trailhead coordinates: 34.086245, -119.03676 (34° 05′ 10.48″N 119° 02′ 12.33″W)

What to wear: Comfortable clothing that you can walk in. Athletic or hiking shoes you are comfortable walking in. 
What to bring: Water, at least 2 liters as it can be very hot and sunny on the trail. Snack: We will be taking a snack break. 

***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
22
7:00 AM07:00

California Los Angeles - Tails & Trails Dog Friendly Series

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

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

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

ADULT DOGS ONLY: Puppies who have not reached full physical maturity and are under the age of 1 year old are NOT allowed. This is a safety and health concern for your puppy. Repeated physical strain before a puppy's bones have fully ossified can lead to bone malformation and is a leading cause of osteoporosis, hip dysplasia and arthritis in adult dogs. 

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


For more information on safely hiking with your dog, see this link: https://www.girlswhohike.net/news/tips-for-adventure-dogs

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

NOTES:
We will be following the LNT principles for hikes on this series. You are REQUIRED to pack your dogs poop out regardless of whether or not the poop bags are biodegradable. 

Friendly adventure pups only please! Some arguments between our pooches may happen, but if your dog has a history of being unfriendly or attacking other dogs, please either leave him or her at home, or let me know ahead of time. 

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

WATER:
Your dog needs 1.5 -1.7 oz. of water per pound of body weight over the course of a 12-hour day. 
Math is hard and I hate it, but in this case, it’s absolutely worth it. I use 1.5 oz. of water per pound of body weight if the weather is under 70 degrees, and 1.7 oz. of water per pound of body weight if the weather is over 70 degrees. 

The formula to use here is: [(weight of dog x 1.5 oz.) / 12 hours] x the hours you will be hiking. 

Here it is step by step with my dog’s stats: 

50 lbs. x 1.5 oz. = 75 oz.
75 oz. / 12 = 6.25 oz. per hour
So, if I’m hiking for 7 hours in cooler weather, my dog will need 43.75 oz. of water. 

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

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Sep
15
7:30 AM07:30

California Central Coast - Satwiwa/Big Sycamore

Hello! I’m Caroline Paras and I am a GWH ambassador for Central Coast. I’ll be hosting this series of four hikes for novice hikers. Third in this series will be Satwiwa/Big Sycamore Canyon Loop in Newbury Park. This trail reflects the heritage of both Native Americans and local ranching. The Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center is open on weekends from 9am to 5pm. We will meet at the trailhead at Rancho Sierra Vista Recreation Park. 

This is a ladies-only hike. While this hike may be for beginners, all women of all fitness levels are welcome. This hike is designed for beginners, but is great for anyone who hasn’t been out hiking in a while and would like to get back into shape. No one will be left behind. 

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you 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 One signature per meetup. I will not be handing out punch cards at meetup.

Satwiwa/Big Sycamore Canyon Loop
Trail Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 7:30 a.m
Distance: 4.1 miles
Elevation Gain: 675 feet
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/satwiwa-loop-and-old-boney-trail
Water Required: 2 liters
Dogs: Permitted, must be on leash
Permits / Passes: No permits or passes needed. Park inside Rancho Sierra Recreation Park. 
Trailhead Address: Rancho Sierra Recreation Park
What to wear: Comfortable clothing that you can walk in. Athletic or hiking shoes you are comfortable walking in. 
What to bring: Water, at least 2 liters as it can be very hot and sunny on the trail. Snack: We will be taking a snack break. 

***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
15
7:00 AM07:00

California Los Angeles - Los Liones to Parker Mesa

This hike is hosted by GWH LA Ambassador Nancy Zheng!

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sep
14
8:30 AM08:30

California Inland Empire - Tenaja to Fisherman's Camp

Girls Who Hike Inland Empire Official Meet-Up

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

For more information visit: 

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

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

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


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

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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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Sep
9
7:15 AM07:15

California Los Angeles - Mentryville Pico Canyon Trail

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

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

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

As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

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

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Sep
2
5:15 AM05:15

California San Diego - Mission Dam to North and South Fortuna

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Caitlin (Cait) Granade!

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

Old Mission Dam to North and South Fortuna Loop
Trail Rating: YELLOW
Date: Sunday, September 2, 2018
Time: 5:15am
Distance: 6.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,236
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/mission-trails-regional-park-old-mission-dam-to-north-south-fortuna
Headlamp/Flashlight: REQUIRED
Water Required: 2-3 L at a minimum

Dogs: No - Just too hot still
Permits / Passes: None required
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 32.838900, -117.034045
The Mission trails parking lot where Father Junipero Serra Trail crosses Bushy Hill Dr.
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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Aug
15
6:15 AM06:15

California San Diego - Mt. Wilson

6 PACK OF PEAKS WITH A PURPOSE-

This hike is led by GWH Ambassadors Kaitlyn and Natalie! This hike is for Ushers Syndrome Awareness and POW Remembrance Day so attendees are encouraged to wear the awareness color(s): BLUE and BLACK. Awareness ribbons will be provided :)

MT. WILSON
14 miles ▪️4,200’ Elevation gain ▪️Rating: Difficult▪️ GWH Rating: Red/Black

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

*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

ROUTE: Chantry Flats (you can find more info and are encouraged to read up on the trail here: https://www.google.com/amp/s/socalhiker.net/mt-wilson-via-chantry-flats/amp/ )

TIME: Meet at 6:15am, hike starts promptly at 6:30am. There is no service at the trailhead so please be on time. 

PACE: Looking to keep about a 2mph pace but WILL be staying (hiking, summiting and ending) as a group. If you’re on a tight time crunch or aren’t looking to stay as a group, it may not be the hike for you.

PARKING: Chantry Flats Trailhead
*Adventure Pass REQUIRED*

PERMITS/PASSES REQUIRED:
*All attendees must have a free eventbrite ticket in order to attend.https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwhsd-official-meetup-mt-wilson-tickets-49254167541
Password is always GWHSD

WHAT TO BRING:
❗️Required: 4L water, snacks, first aid kit, layers (weather dependent), trail map (digital or physical) and sunscreen.
Recommended: electrolytes, trekking poles, bug spray or bug net, and a buff or bandana.
For a full list of items you should bring on any day hike, AKA The 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 checking mountain weather- https://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Mount-Wilson-California/forecasts/1741

GWH 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.

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

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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