DEEP CREEK TREK and its hot springs along the way – A WWW event
This event is the seventh of the CDH San Bernardino PCT series and will take us between 4500′ to 3000′ in Deep Creek between the hot springs and the Mojave catch basin. We’ll load up half full as few cars needed and head to Hwy. 173’s end at the Mojave catch basin. We’ll then load up half the cars and head to the other end of Hwy 173 north of Lake Arrowhead. This will be one of the more enjoyable treks as the PCT follows Deep Creek down from the hot springs. But it will be hot, so bring extra water and a cooling towel for this one. We will have three opportunities to cool down in Deep Creek along the way. Bring extra shoes and cloths in a plastic bag to change in after the hike.
After retrieving the cars, we’ll stop off at THE BEAR HOUSE (http://thebearhousefamilyrestaurant.com/) for dinner in Crestline.
If you have to be back by a certain time, then this adventure won’t work for you. Sign on once you know that you’ll be totally committed to this date.
MEETUP TIME, LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS: Take the 134 Fwy east and exit Harvey Dr. heading south. Make a right on E. Wilson Ave. followed immediately by a right into the Park And Ride there. Whether you meet at an earlier location or not, you’ll all be required to meet at our caravan location at the park and ride in Glendale. We’ll all meet there at 6:30 a.m. and fill up the cars half full. Those that don’t drive can help pay for gas.
EARLIER 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. We will load the cars half full, since there is a car shuttle involved on this event.
TRAILHEAD ACCESS VIA DIRT FOREST SERVICE ROAD: YES
CAR SHUTTLE TH to TH INVOLVED: YES
ELEVATION LOSS/GAIN: 1600’/800’
DISTANCE: 9 miles
TERRAIN: Trail with gradual climbs and descents in the 4500’ to 3000’ elevation range.
EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Intermediate hiker capable of hiking 9 miles in a hot area with three stops along Deep Creek to cool off. WWW members will most likely go wild at these stops, so plan on getting wet.
ADVENTURE PASS: Could be required if driving.
MY CELL# IS: 805-358-5972
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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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