Advanced Hike: Josephine Peak in the San Gabriels


Join us on Sunday, August 25 for a hike to the 5800-foot summit of Josephine Peak, one of the crowning jewels of the western San Gabriels. Our hike will reward us with stunning views of other major peaks in the San Gabriel range that look down on the lives of 10 million people. On a clear day, we can see from the islands in the Pacific to Palm Springs. Sweeping vistas include coastal ranges to the west, and the high desert to the north. We’ll enjoy a victory picnic on the summit as we take in glory of it all.

Difficulty: High. Participants must be experienced hikers in top physical condition. Not for beginners. We will climb 1800' over a four mile course for an 8 mile round trip. Footing will be easy on a fire road the entire distance.

What to Bring: Dress in layers. Although it is 20 degrees cooler at higher elevations, there is no shade on the fire road, so on a warm day you will want to have shorts and short sleeves underneath. Hat, sunscreen, sun glasses, boots, picnic lunch and two quarts of water required. Optional snack to share.

Where to meet: at the La Canada ride share point, just two blocks north of where the Angeles Crest Highway climbs from the 210 towards the mountains. From the 210 freeway, exit at Highway 2, the Angeles Crest or “Highway to the Stars” and drive uphill towards the mountains. There is an island on the east side of the road where we can park. For navigation, use “Milmada Dr. and Flanders Rd., La Canada Flintridge.”

When: Sunday, August 25 at 9 am.

Special Note: $5 Adventure passes required for all drivers. We can stop at the Clear Creek Ranger Station near that trail head to obtain them; from the Union 76 gas station at our freeway off the 210; or you may obtain one in advance at your local sporting goods store.

Leaders: Shao-Yi Qian (AB’ 2015 econ); Bill Sullivan (AB ’90).

Questions: Bill at Cell for day of hike, only: 818-209-9439.


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Cost: $5 Adventure passes required


9:00AM - 1:00PM Sun 25 Aug 2019 ( Timezone: Pacific )


La Canada ride share point - Milmada Dr & Flanders Rd
Milmada Dr & Flanders Rd
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

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