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SIX PACK OF PEAKS #2: Cucamonga Peak via Icehouse Canyon

Blister Sisters (Hiking for 30's-50s+ Women)
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May 12 6:30AM - 3:00PM

HIKE DESCRIPTION
*This hike is weather permitting. We will not hike in snow.*
Level: Advanced (due to elevation, vertical gain and steep incline). Experience required!
Distance: Approx 11.6 miles (out and back)
Vertical gain: 4300
Starting/ending elevation: Approx. 4500-8859
Carpooling: We will meet at 5:30 at REI Arcadia.
Permits: permits are required, but are self-serve and available at the trail. Bring a pen.
Parking: Adventure Pass Required!
Dogs: on leash, ok, but not recommended as trail is rocky.

Check out the details here:
https://socalhiker.net/a-six-pack-of-peaks/#9/[masked]/[masked]

For directions to trail:
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/icehouse-canyon-to-cucamonga-peak-trail

Speed: We hike at a moderate speed of about 2-2.5 miles per hour, allowing some time for photos, short rests, and taking in the views. Our group spreads out as needed to accommodate varying levels, though we do expect the base speed to be about 2mph to ensure we stick to our stated schedule.

NOTE: I have not done this hike personally, so we will be following AllTrails as a guide; a few members have also hiked the trail.

WHAT TO BRING:
Water (lots..at least .25 liters per mile...more if you guzzle or if it is hot ;-)), lunch/snacks, sunscreen, durable sneakers/light hiking shoes/hiking boots, plus a backpack with your 10 Essentials (https://www.hikingtheangelesforest.com/what-to-bring-10-essentials).

*For safety reasons, and so we can identify you, you must have a photo on your Meet-Up page. At least one form of identification (driver's license, etc.) is required; it must match your Meet-Up profile.

GOALS OF THE GROUP:
The hikes on this Meetup are geared toward enjoying nature, exploring local trails, personal health and fitness development, meeting other outdoor enthusiasts, and conditioning for the Six Pack of Peaks.

HIKE DESCRIPTORS:
Our hikes generally rotate through a progressive cycle of about 4-5 weeks, starting with intermediate hikes and ending with an advanced or Six Pack hike depending on the time of year. If you are inexperienced, begin with easier hikes (Beg/Int) then join the harder ones (Int+/Adv) when ready. You do not have to participate in the Six Pack of Peaks Challenge to enjoy our hikes. Six Pack hikes will be featured sporadically from March-September, weather permitting.

SIX PACK of PEAKS: These hikes are the 6 biggest peaks in SoCal and are for serious adventurers. Experience required! Join the official challenge or hike them just for fun! Click the link for details!

https://www.google.com/amp/s/socalhiker.net/a-six-pack-of-peaks/amp/

ADVANCED: Advanced hikes feature longer distances (8+ miles) and/or significant/rapid elevation gain (3000+ feet). They are more technically challenging, physically strenuous, and often feature steeper inclines. Experience required!

INTERMEDIATE +: Similar to Intermediate hikes, though these feature longer distances (7+ miles) and/or greater elevation gain (1500+ ft). These may be more technical in nature. Experience is highly recommended.

INTERMEDIATE: These hikes are generally 5 - 8 miles with an approximate elevation gain between 1300' - 2000'. They are physically challenging and require a certain level of physical stamina, though hiking experience isnt required.

BEGINNER'S HIKES: Occasionally, we will offer Beginner's Only hikes geared to those who have little to no hiking experience, for people who want to increase stamina/endurance, or for those who prefer a milder hiking experience. These usually land on a Saturday.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE.
These are tentative and NOT official until they are posted on Meetup. The spring/summer focus will be on Six Pack hikes.

May 12- Cucamonga Peak (Six Pack #2- 11.6 Miles)
May 20 - Mt. Baldy (Six Pack #3 - Adv - 10.2 Miles)
May 27 - Memorial Day - None or alternate organizer
June 3 - TBA
June 9 or 10 - Bernandino Peak (Six Pack #4)
June 16 (Sat) - Bridge to Nowhere (Int - 9 Miles)
June 23 (Sat)- TBA
July - DARK or DIY
July 22 - Sept. 30 - Remaining 6 Packs (Jacinto, Gorgonio), Alternates 6POPS, & Conditioning Hikes

MEET-UP ETIQUETTE:
- Women only
-Registration required through Meet-Up
-Space is limited, so please 'cancel' online if you cannot attend; no-shows will be removed from the group
- No "plus one" unless they are registered as a member and show ID
-Rain cancels
-Bring ID
-Fitness and experience: please look at the details of each hike to determine your compatibility with each hike; if you are inexperienced, start slow with the easier hikes, then work into the harder ones. We average a relaxed pace of 2 mph.
-Personal: You should be an outdoor enthusiast who loves and respects nature and who is drama-free, non-judging, helpful to others and community-minded

DISCLAIMER:
The organizer(s) of this Meet-up are amateur hikers/outdoor enthusiasts, not professionally trained or paid guides. We HAVE NOT HIKED ALL OF THE HIKES listed on these Meetups and should be considered equal participants, not leaders. Outdoor adventures and hiking are inherently dangerous and we cannot guarantee your safety. You are responsible for your own safety. By signing up for this adventure, you agree to hold harmless the organizer(s) of this group for any injuries or discomforts sustained on this adventure and agree to take all necessary precautions for your own safety (including, but not limited to bringing essential items, wearing appropriate clothing/footwear, knowing your own physical capabilities, researching each adventure, etc.).

How to find us:Meet at the trailhead OR carpool from REI Arcadia at 5:30

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