RED BOX GAP TO SWITZER FALLS
It’ll be hot this Wednesday, so I’ve substituted a cooler and easier hike for us that will have mostly shade and some water. We’ll start out by dropping cars off at Switzer Picnic Area at 8:00 am before taking as few cars as possible to Red Box Gap where we’ll start our hike which is downhill all the way to Switzer Falls. After seeing the falls, we’ll head back to Switzer Picnic Area. This event will use a 5 mile car shuttle before and after the hike.
After the hike we can have a late lunch at Los Gringos Locos.
MEETUP TIME, LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS: From the 210 Fwy, exit at Angeles Crest Hwy and drive north about a quarter mile to just past Milmada Dr. in LA CANADA, then park alongside the road. We’ll all meet here at 7:30 a.m. before we take as few cars as possible to our destination.
EARLIER MEETUP LOCATION AND TIME: Those out my way can meet me in Woodland Hills at 6:30 a.m. and take off from there in a car pool to La Canada. 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.
ELEVATION GAIN/LOSS: 800’/2100’
DISTANCE: Minimum 8.4 miles
TERRAIN: Trail with creek crossings
EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Intermediate hiker
ADVENTURE PASS: Will be required.
MY CELL# IS: 805-358-5972
– We hike in as a group and hike out as a group
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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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