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          IMPORTANT NOTICE:

        HIKE RESCHEDULED!!!!


THIS SUNDAY’S HIKE IS RESCHEDULED TO:  SUNDAY JANUARY 13TH DUE TO EXPECTED RAIN

Mount Wilson Trail to Orchard Camp
(NEW DATE!!)  Sunday January 13th, 2013
TRAILHEAD TIME: 9:30 A.M.
Jewish Outdoor Adventures



Sunday, January 13, 2013:  Mount Wilson Trail to Orchard Camp

Rating:  Intermediate Plus Trailhead Time: 9:30A.M.

Description:
This hike is about 7 miles with 1800 feet elevation gain round trip on the famous Mount Wilson trail to Orchard Camp.  We will have lunch by the creek under a 1500-year-old oak tree then return the same way.  About 1/2 of the trail is shaded.

For more information and directions to this trail check out:

http://www.simpsoncity.com/hiking/orchard.html

DESTINATION MAP LINK:  http://goo.gl/maps/Zt4Q2


WHAT TO BRING:
Two liters of water, lunch, snacks, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, hiking boots or shoes with good traction, hiking poles, daypack, long pants and long sleeved shirt or shorts and a T-shirt, depending on weather.  A jacket and gloves in cool weather.  Clothes should be loose fitting, and light-colors are preferable.

FOOTWEAR:  Hiking boots or shoes with good traction. Absolutely no sandals or open toed shoes.


CARPOOL INFORMATION:
WEST SIDE Carpool Pico Blvd Carpool: 8:45 A.M. Leaving 8:50 A.M.   
Meet at the municipal parking lot on the south side of Pico Blvd west of Robertson blvd between Robertson blvd and Livona ave next to B’ Nai David Congregation 8906 Pico Blvd L.A. 90035. Form your own carpool and please share the cost of transportation and parking, if any with the driver.  Carpool Location:  http://g.co/maps/hgyxr

Directions From the Westside:
I-10 East to 110 N to I-5 N to CA 2 N to 134 E to 210 E then Exit 31 at Baldwin Ave. Left on Baldwin, Left on Foothill blvd, first right on Baldwin avenue for 1.3 miles. Right on Mira Monte ave .2 miles to Trailhead by the park where we will meet. 
Google Driving Directions from the Westside:  http://goo.gl/maps/LvuRu

 

VALLEY CARPOOL 8:55 A.M. Leaving 9:00 A.M.
Meet in Sherman Oaks at the corner of Riverside Dr and Hazeltine Ave (between Woodman and Van Nuys Blvd). Meet on Riverside Drive on the south side at the entrance to the Sunkist parking lot, across from Trader Joes. Form your own carpool and please share the cost of transportation and parking, if any with the driver.  Carpool Location:  http://g.co/maps/stgg8

Directions From the Valley
101 east to 134 east to 210 east. Exit 31 Baldwin Ave. Left on Baldwin, Left on Foothill blvd, first right on Baldwin avenue for 1.3 miles. Right on Mira Monte ave .2 miles to Trailhead by the park where we will meet.  Google Driving Directions from the Valley:  http://goo.gl/maps/lMIPp

Trailhead Time 9:30 a.m           David’s Cell 818-905-0596
                                        Please use discretion before calling.
JewishOutdoor@Yahoo.com

CONDITIONS TO PARTICIPATE!!!! 
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.

 

 

Dates

 

Event Price

Free

 

Organization

Jewish Outdoor Adventures

 

Venue

Old Mount Wilson Trailhead
168 East Mira Monte Avenue
Sierra Madre, California 91024

 

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