BRIDGE TO NOWHERE & THE NARROWS (A WET AND WILD TREK)
WARNING!!!!!!! THERE COULD BE SERIOUS WATER FIGHTS DURING THIS TREK – NO ONE IS EXEMPT FROM BEING A TARGET OF THE WWW (WEDNESDAY’S WILD WOMEN). I KNOW THAT VERY WELL, SINCE I’VE BEEN THEIR TARGET MANY TIMES. BESIDES THAT, IT’S A GREAT WAY TO STAY COOL.
Now that the heat is on, it’s time to cool off by trekking along the East Fork of the San Gabriel River to The Bridge to nowhere and The Narrows.
This hike is very popular with many groups, CDH’s WWW will make this an exciting event you’ll never forget. Check the photos of our last hike there:
We’ll travel slow and have a lot of fun along the way (hence, the full day this will take)
The route there will require many river crossings. Most likely we’ll be getting our feet wet, so wear appropriate footwear for this. With all the cool water along the way, there’s no excuse for overheating on this trek. It’s much slower navigating along this river than our usual hikes that have trails. We’ll be rock hopping and scrambling when not on some kind of trail. There are several “use” trails, many of them marked with cairns. While there is no “correct” route, they all do go to the same place, so we’ll just keep trying to follow the river. Bring more water than you normally would bring for a 11 mile hike, since it will be very warm in the canyon. I most likely will be staying cool by the WWW constantly splashing river water on me (as seen in the photo above) or submerging in pools as needed.
After the hike, those interested can join me in a debriefing at Max’s Mexican Cuisine 635 N Azusa Ave, Azusa
MEETUP DATE AND TIME: Wednesday June 26th at 6:00 a.m.
MEETUP LOCATION: Those out my way can meet me in Woodland Hills at 6:00 a.m. and take off from there in a car pool. Meet at the corner of Leonora Dr. and Ponce Avenue. Ponce Ave. is the first street east of Fallbrook. We can park on Ponce which is not in front of any homes. SEE MAP ABOVE
ALTERNATE MEETUP LOCATION: If interested in doing this event but our meetup location won’t work for you, then meet us at the trailhead. From the Azusa Ave/CA-39 exit off the 210, head north for 11.8 miles, then turn right onto East Fork Road. In 3.3 miles, stay to the right to keep on East Fork Road and in 1.9 miles make a sharp left onto Camp Bonita Road. This road ends at the trailhead. I’ll meet you there at 7:30 a.m. ONLY IF YOU LET ME KNOW THAT YOU WILL BE THERE. Be patient since I will be fighting traffic getting there.
DISTANCE: 11 miles
ELEVATION GAIN/LOSS: 700’/700′
TRAIL DESCRIPTION: Mostly river rock scrambling along “use” trails.
THE PACE: We’re going to stay together, so no faster than the slowest hiker (a moderate pace).
DURATION: I’d like to get back to the cars before 6:00 p.m.
LEVEL: Strong Intermediate trekker with the ability to rock scramble.
MY CELL# IS: 805-358-5972
CDH POLICY: Any member with two NO SHOWS on CDH events since Jan. 1st 2017 will loose their membership with CDH. Members will not be allowed on this and future events until they have updated their CDH profile by answering the new questions as well as having a recognizable face photo of themselves. This update can not be done via an app on an i-phone or other type hand held phones. It must be done on a computer. If you find yourself removed from this event, it’s because you didn’t read and follow this policy.
Trail statistics are approximate. For safety purposes always assume they are underestimated. But don’t be disappointed if they are overestimated. Bring more water and snacks than you think you’ll need.
Trail descriptions are based on previous hikes. Current conditions are unknown until arrival. Expect the unexpected and plan accordingly.
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