We will park at the Stone House and hike to the Pacific Crest Trail and back. The round trip is 7.5 miles with 800' elevation gain. The route is through a varied canyon and although it has been a dry year there should be some birds and possibly some flowers blooming due to recent rains. The route is a mild incline the entire route, and decline on the return. There will be some sandy stretches and some thorny bushes, so consider long sleeves and pants. The last 4 miles to the Stone House are driving on unpaved but even road.
Bring 1-2 liters of water and snacks and/or lunch. Hiking poles are not essential but bring them if you prefer. Expected hiking time will be between 3.5 and 4.5 hours.
What to bring: Ten Essentials (click here), water (1 to 2 liters recommended), lunch/snacks, sun protection, layered clothing. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required.
Hiking Requirements - you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike. Click here for more information.
Hike Leader: Joey Duhon email click here.
Special COVID Related Requirements
You must be a Great Outdoors (GO) member in order to attend this event.This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination and abide by the GOPS COVID policy - CLICK HERE
Send proof of vaccination to: GOPSCOVID@gmail.com or text to 760-902-1850
Health Problems/allergies: Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader that may affect your ability to complete the hike.