Tunnels to Nowhere

HIKE DATE:  Sunday, January 13, 2019

MEETING TIME:  8:30 am – 8:45 am.
(Please be on time.  We will wait 15 minutes and leave the meeting point at 8:45 am)
Return Approx: 11:30 am

HIKE LEAD:  Carol LeBlanc (aka “Mamma Bear”)

HIKE LEVELLevel 3 – Beginner, great for children and dogs (all dogs must be kept on a leash)

HIKE DISTANCE:  5 miles (round trip)

HIKE DURATION:  2 1/2 to 3 hrs (Approx)

MEETING POINT:
CVS Pharmacy Parking Lot
101 W. Foothill Blvd.
Azusa, CA 91702

ADVENTURE PASS: An Adventure Pass is NOT required to park at this trailhead.

CARAVAN TO TRAILHEAD: The hike lead will explain the following when driving to the trailhead:
This hike is located approximately 40 miles east of Downtown LA.  Exit I-210 in Azusa and take Azusa Ave (Hwy 39) north for 11.6 miles to the East Fork Road junction.  Cross the bridge and drive 3.3 miles, bear right into Shoemaker Canyon Road (also marked with a sign 2N11 -Not A Through Street).  Drive another 1.8 miles  to the locked yellow gate (trailhead).  There is ample parking in the day use area located at this dead end street.

HIKE WALKTHROUGH:  We will begin the hike on an unpaved road for 1.7 miles until reaching the first tunnel which is about 400 yards long.  The hike continues along Shoemaker Canyon for another 3/4 mile until reaching the 2nd tunnel which is about 250 yards long.  The trail ends at the end of the 2nd tunnel.  Along the way, there are some magnificent views of the East Fork Gorge.  

RECOMMENDED:  Water (minimum 1 liter), light snack, a flashlight and comfortable shoes (no sandles or open-toed shoes)

DOG FRIENDLY?: Yes, but must be on a leash. You’ll need to take water for your pet, and clean up after it as well.

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?
We take your safety quite seriously, and would not like for you to attend a hike you’re not ready for.  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 suit 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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