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Joint JOA-MosaicLA Pico Canyon Hike

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Joint JOA-MosaicLA Pico Canyon Hike, Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 9:20 AM

This hike is being done in collaboration with MOSAIC LA.

Pico Canyon Hike, Sunday, February 24, 2013 9:20 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Please join Jewish Outdoor Adventures and Mosaic Outdoor Club of Greater Los Angeles for a joint hike in Pico Canyon, just west of Santa Clarita. The hike is 6 miles long with a 1,250 foot elevation gain. Most of the hike is moderate except for the last part which is somewhat steep.

At the beginning of the hike is the restored oil boom town of Mentryville. It was built in 1876 and was the original location for the Southern California Oil Boom. Then further up the trail, we will see a replica of an original oil derrick and the first commercially producing oil well in southern California. It was in operation from 1876 to the early 1990’s, making it the oldest producing oil well in the world! At the top of the trail, is wide plateau with grand vistas of all of Santa Clarita. We will have lunch here. The hike will probably last around 4 to 4.5 hours.

For further information about Pico Canyon including a trail map, see the following link:


IMPORTANT: All MOSAIC events require participants to sign a Liability Release Waiver at the event location. If you would like to read the waiver before the event, you can do so at http://www.mosaicla.org/signin.pdf. Please email the event leader if you have any questions about this.

QUESTIONS: email Stewart Chesler at chesler2@adelphia.net

HIKE MEETING PLACE: In front of Mentryville by the parking lot

HIKE START TIME: Meet at the trail head at 9:20 A.M.(directions below); leave at 9:30 A.M. SHARP!!


BRING: Be sure to bring water (two liters recommended), hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, Lunch, a snack to share, and a jacket, sweater or windbreaker, as it may get cool, and/or windy.

FOOTWEAR: Hiking boots or trail running shoes recommended, ABSOLUTELY NO sandals or other open-toe shoes, flip flops, casual shoes or high heels.

Rain cancels but drizzle or clouds don’t.

Take I-5 Freeway north to Santa Clarita and exit at Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Ave. Then left heading west on Pico Canyon for 2.5 miles to the gate park entrance. Then continue 0.4 miles to a dirt parking lot.

We will carpool from the West side, the Valley and Orange County (See beIow).
West LA Carpool
We will carpool from Trader Joe’s - 10850 National Boulevard (at Westwood). There is plenty of parking on the side streets - do not park in the Trader Joe’s lot. Meet in the upper Trader Joe’s lot at 8:30 A.M. and leave at 8:40 A.M. SHARP. PLEASE NOTE: Be prepared to form your own carpools if there are no Mosaic representatives.
Valley Carpool
We will meet in Sherman Oaks, 15410 Ventura Blvd, at the Union 76 Gas Station across from Marriot Courtyard Hotel (on Ventura Blvd. just west of the 405 Fwy.). Meet at 8:35 A.M. and leave at 8:45 A.M. SHARP. PLEASE NOTE: Be prepared to form your own carpools if there are no Mosaic representatives..

Long Beach/West Orange County Carpool We will carpool from BEHIND CVS Pharmacy - 12490 Seal Beach Blvd Seal Beach, CA 90740-2711 (at Saint Cloud). There is plenty of parking BETWEEN the CVS Pharmacy and the Ralph’s. There is a Starbuck’s and various other restaurants and stores such as ZPizza, Togo’s, Islands, Target, etc. in the same parking lot. Meet in the parking lot behind the CVS Pharmacy at 8:00 A.M. and leave at 8:10 A.M. SHARP. PLEASE NOTE:Be prepared to form your own carpools if there are no Mosaic representatives.


David’s Cell 818-905-0596   Please use discretion before calling.
Stewart Chesler at chesler2@adelphia.net
David Moezinia JewishOutdoor@Yahoo.com

Please allow plenty of time flexibility when participating in our hikes / activities!

If you are unsure of your fitness level please join us on one of our easier hikes before doing any advanced hikes. We would recommend that you can walk at least 6 miles before coming on any of our hikes.
It is not appropriate to RSVP for an event and not show up. Members can be terminated for repeated offenses.

Please read the description of the event carefully before attending.

I am a volunteer (i.e. not liable for the group). Safety is a priority for everyone in the group. Think of this as hiking with a group of friends.

DISCLAIMER:  Outdoor sports and other events we plan are inherently dangerous and requires significant physical exertion.  Participants must be good health free from heart and respitory problems and be in good physical shape.  Accidents may happen and you understand that on these outings, there may not be search and rescue, medical facilities or expertise necessary to deal with medical or other emergencies to which you and your dependent may be exposed.. By participating in any posted event, you’re taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. The Jewish Outdoor Adventures and its organizers are not trained leaders and we do not confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in trips. Your personal safety depends on your own judgment and experience.
The Outings may include carpooling, transportation, or transit to and from the Outings, and you are personally responsible for all risks associated with this travel.

RESPONSIBILITY: I am not responsible for you. You are responsible for you and your minors. You should be self-sufficient and be able to find your way to safety in the event you find yourself on your own. I will not lead you back to the trailhead if you decide to turn back.
ASSUMPTION OF RISKS: You, for Yourself and for the minor participant, if any, ACKNOWLEDGE AND ASSUME the risks of the activity in which your or your child will be participating, whether or not those risks are described above and whether they are inherent or otherwise.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY: All participants take full responsibility for their own actions. If you choose to participate in any The JOA events, you are releasing the Jewish Outdoor Adventures and it’s organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries, death including loss of or damage to property.

Should you disagree with any of the above “Conditions to Participate” please remove yourself from the group.

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