mtislipREAL NAME: Mt Islip (pronounced “eye-slip”) (8250′)

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LAST HIKE DATE: Saturday, June 22, 2013

MEETING TIME: 7:30 AM
(We’ll wait at most 15 mins after the designated meet time)

HIKE LEAD: TBA

HIKE LEVELLevel 6 – (Not for Beginners)

WHAT IS A HIKING LEVEL?:
Find out more about hiking levels here:
https://latrailhikers.com/about/hike-levels/

MEETING POINT:
McDonalds Parking lot
449 Foothill Blvd.
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
* Make sure you have a full gas tank ready

HIKE DURATION: 5 Hours (approx)

HIKE LENGTH: 8 miles round trip

TRAIL WALKTHROUGH: We will drive northeast on the Angeles Crest Highway – 2 (**Turn your headlights on**) and drive 26 miles on Hwy 39 – (35 minutes) to the Crystal Lake Recreation Area. We will leave your vehicle in the dirt parking lot in the upper part of the campground. A National Forest Adventure Pass is required for your vehicle while parked in this area.
This is a great hike for someone looking to introduce themselves into moderate – Advance Hikes. Total elevation gain of 2420 feet. We will begin the hike at Crystal Lake Campground and ascend via Windy Gap/ Big Cienega trail to the top. Don’t forget to bring a lunch to enjoying atop the peak! Then we will head back down the Islip Ridge trail/Windy gap trail making a loop. * Make sure you have a full gas tank ready

WATER REQUIRED. WATER CHECK WILL BE PERFORMED. If you do not take enough water or are not appropriately equipped for this hike, you will be turned away from doing this hike with us even if you show up. Please note, that we have expectations for Level 6 hikers. Read all the details.

REQUIRED: Hiking/comfortable walking shoes, camel pak, hat/visor, insect repellent, sunblock and sunglasses.

RECOMMENDED: Water – 2/3 liters, 2 of them need to be gatorade or something equivalent to it), Food (many snacks, a sandwich) Good hiking boots. Full gas tank!

PARKING FEE: An Adventure Pass ($5 – Day Pass, $30 Year Pass) can be obtained at most sporting goods stores (Big 5, REI) or at the Shell gas station right next to the 210 Fwy.

DOG-FRIENDLY? Yes Friendly (all dogs must be on leash)

RSVP:
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/latrailhikers?sk=events

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?
Contrary to popular belief, you know your body and hiking experience better than your friends. Whether you are a first-timer or an experienced hiker, please read our hike details page as the hike may not suite your experience level. We have a better experience if every hike has hikers of the intended level.

DISCLAIMER: LA Trail Hikers and its Leads/Organizers/Participants do not take responsibility for any harm,bodily injury, accidents, or damage to personal property. By clicking “Attending,” or attending the hike, you confirming that you understand that all outdoor activity such as hiking, backpacking, and trekking have an associated danger, and will not hold any hike lead/organizer, participant, LA Trail Hikers, or any group associated pet responsible for any hazard to your well being. Additionally, you will not be allowed to participate with the group if you are not adequately prepared with enough water and the right gear/equipment/nutrition essential to complete the hike. You are fully responsible for yourself.

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