HIKE DATE: Sunday, February 04, 2018
MEETING TIME: 8:00 am to 8:15 am
(Please be there on time at the meeting point. We’ll caravan to the trail head parking area starting at 8:15am)
Return approx: 1:00pm
HIKE LEAD: Robert Bittner
HIKE LEVEL: Level 6 – (Moderate workout – Good Uphills, Not for Beginners)
WHAT IS A HIKING LEVEL?:
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HIKE DURATION: 5 hours (approx.)
HIKE DISTANCE: 7.85 miles (approx.) roundtrip
PARKING: Parking is free in the Arroyo/Windsor parking lot but limited and you may have to park in the residential areas.
HIKE WALKTHROUGH: From the parking area we walk a few hundred feet to a gate where we will walk along a paved road into the Arroyo Seco area for about the first mile and a half. Then we come to the trail head and start our 2.50 mile ascent to Brown Mountain Saddle which is our halfway point where we will take a break and enjoy the beautiful views of the San Gabriel Valley. We will then head down towards El Prieto canyon which is mostly shaded by trees and then narrows to a singletrack which is an easy to moderate trail with short inclines and descents. There are some stream crossings but no more than a foot deep however you may get your shoes wet. We make our way to the picnic benches and take another short break and complete a full loop where we started the ascent up Brown Mountain.
REQUIRED: 2 to 3 Liters of water, a hat, sunscreen/chapstick.
RECOMMENDED: sports/hiking shoes that you don’t mind getting wet when crossing small/short streams (when water is present), a good sized snack, or snacks. Wearing layers is highly recommended as the trail up to Brown Mountain is mostly exposed and may get warm, however, the El Prieto Canyon trail, because it is mostly shaded, may be cool.
DOG FRIENDLY?: Friendly (all dogs must be on leash) and must have previous hiking experience. Should be friendly with other dogs.
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE WITH THE GROUP ON THIS HIKE?
1. Read the Hike’s Details we link at the very top of this page.
2. Make sure that the Hike Level accommodates your hiking experience.
3. If, and only if it suits you, then RSVP for this event and show up the day of the hike with all necessary gear and water (we mention everything you need on the details page for this hike).
MY FRIEND SAID I CAN DO THIS HIKE, I SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO IT, RIGHT?
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