TRAIL NAME: Sturtevant Falls, Angeles National Forest (aka Arcadia Waterfall)
HIKE DATE: Saturday, February 22, 2020
MEETING TIME: 6:30 AM – 6:45 AM
(We’ll wait 15 mins past the meeting point and leave at 6:45am)
Return Approx: 10:00 am
LATH HIKE LEAD: Carol Martinez
HIKE LEVEL: Level 4 – (Easier moderate hike with a couple of rolling mound sections)
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HIKE LENGTH: 4 Miles (Round trip)
HIKE DURATION: 2.5 Hours (approx)
DIRECT LINK: https://goo.gl/maps/dhe7VNxZtZH5g3FL9
PARKING FEE: A $5 Adventure Day Pass (or $30 for an annual pass) per car. This pass can be bought prior to trip at REI, Big 5, and other retailers, but can also be bought at the Chantry Flats pack station (buy before you park).
TRAIL WALKTHROUGH: We start at the Chantry Flats (that’s where the trailhead is) and we go down a steep slope (remember this) for about a 1/4 mile. Then we will go into the shaded area of the trail that leads us all the way through along side a creek for about 1 and 1/2 miles. During this time, we’ll be going relatively leveled with a hump here and there. We will also cross the shallow creek using the rocks that maintain dry above it. We will then get to the turnback point, the waterfall. At that point we will likely head the same way back. And the only real challenge will be that 1/4 mile going back up on the concrete trail going back into the parking area. Most people take this slope slowly just to save some energy.
RECOMMENDED: Tough/Sport shoes, sun screen, a hat, backpack or hydration pack, a snack, and 1 to 2 liters of water.
SPECIAL NOTE: The waterfall may not be at full strength given the dry conditions, so we may only see a small drop, a trickle, or something closer to a dry wall this time during the year.
DOG-FRIENDLY?: Yes, but must be on a leash.
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE WITH THE GROUP ON THIS HIKE?
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2. Make sure that the Hike Level accommodates your hiking experience.
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MY FRIEND SAID I CAN DO THIS HIKE, I SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO IT, RIGHT?
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