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NEW HIKE - Hike the Pacific Crest Trail to Martindale Ridge - Views....Views!!

Santa Clarita Community Hiking Club
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Feb 10 7:30AM - 12:00PM

***** RAIN FALLING IN THE HIKE AREA CANCELS ALL HIKES *******

Saturday February 10, 2018 - Hike part of the Pacific Crest Trail to Martindale Ridge and enjoy views of the Sierra Pelona
NOTE: Read Carpool and hike times below carefully (due to Meet Up App changes)

Distance: ~ 6.5 Miles, Round trip

Gain: 1250' Approx.

Hiking Time: 4.5 hours

Rating: Moderate + , for gain

Description:
This hike is another one of my local favorites, close to suburbia but it feels miles away.
We will enjoy the gentle gain of the PCT, starting at 3320' but quickly climbing through luscious chapparal and mazanita as we enjoy views of the Bouquet Reservoir, and Jupiter and Grass Mountains. Along the way, we will visit Bear Spring and crest the ridge at 4500' after 3.2 miles. From the vantage point of Martindale Ridge, we will enjoy views in all directions (Tehachapi, Mojavi, Lancaster, and the Sierra Pelona area spread out below). Here we enjoy breezes, views and a snack before turning back another 3.2 miles.

Directions to trailhead (3435'01.2"N 11819'17.7"W,[masked], [masked]), about 35 minutes from Santa Clarita.
From the I-5 Freeway, heading North (toward Castaic):
Exit at Newhall Ranch Road (Route 126). After heading up the off ramp, turn East (right) along Newhall Ranch Road, toward Valencia. Go 4.4 miles on the Newhall Ranch to the intersection with Bouquet Canyon. Turn left at this light and drive 17 miles up Bouquet Canyon until you see Bouquet Reservoir on left and reach Spunky Canyon Road. Drive another 2.2 miles and park at a large turnout on the right with Pacific Crest Trail markers on either side of the road. From Antelope Valley/ North of Santa Clarita: If you are driving from Lancaster, take Elizabeth Lake Road to Bouquet Canyon Road (just before Leona valley). Turn left and drive 4.3 miles on Bouquet until you see a large turnout on the left with Pacific Crest Trail markers on either side of the road. Start of Hike:
Arrive at 7:30AM to start heading down the trail at 7:45AM SHARP. Adventure Pass: Not required.

BRING: Hiking Poles, lunch/snacks, at least 2L of water with 1L electrolytes, camera, hat and sunscreen. Wear long pants , hiking shoes/boots with good tread - No flip-flops/ tennies! Check forecast and bring an extra layer (windbreaker) if it looks cooler. Leader: Steve i.

How to find us:In the turnout on the South side of the road.

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