TRAIL NAME: Johnson’s Pasture Trail
HIKE DATE: Sunday, December 02, 2018
MEETING TIME: 7:30 am – 7:45 am
(Please be there on time, we’ll wait at the meeting point and then caravan to the trail head.)
Return Approx: 11:00 am
HIKE LEAD: Janice Cordova
HIKE LEVEL: Level 5 – (Moderate workout, good uphill, sun exposure)
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HIKE DISTANCE: 4.2 Miles (Round Trip)
HIKE DURATION: 2.5 Hours (approx)
After we meet here, we’ll then caravan to the trail head parking.
PARKING AT THE TRAILHEAD: There will be free residential parking. Please be aware of all street signs in the area where you park your vehicle.
HIKE WALKTHROUGH: Johnson’s Pasture is in the foothills of Claremont that’s a part of the larger Claremont Hills Wilderness Park. The approx. 4-mile loop with a respectable 860-ft gain of elevation, and provides views of the San Gabriel mountains.
We will start at the trail head near Mountain Ave. We begin with a slight up hill on a dirt trail to a small shaded grove that leads to a junction for Gale Mountain. We’ll take a right hand turn at the junction and head towards Gale Mountain.
We will proceed for about a mile, along a dirt trail to a steep stretch. Headed towards the fire road on the hill to a large transmission tower which we will stop and enjoy the view. Continue on the (asphalt) fire road on a descent (no shade) for about ½ a mile, We will make a right and continue on a dirt trail that continues with a steep incline with nice elevation gain. Expect most of the trail to have un-shaded sections. We will have multiple stops along the way to help with some of the challenging inclines. Continue on the trail till we come to the junction in the trail that will take us back to the trail head to complete the loop.
REQUIRED: Water Bottles (at least 2 – 3 liters water bottles), hat, sunscreen.
RECOMMENDED: Comfortable shoes with grip, light-colored clothing/hiking attire, hiking pole(s), additional sun gear for hot days.
RESTROOMS: No restroom facilities are available. Please use prior to arriving.
DOG-FRIENDLY?: Yes, but must on kept on a leash. Dogs must be experienced and friendly to other hikers/dogs. You must pick up after your pet. Bring additional water and drinking container.
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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