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Three Sisters Rock Via Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)

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Three Sisters Rock Via Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)

Three Sisters Rock Via Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)

DESCRIPTION: SOMETHING NEW AND DIFFERENT FROM YOUR FAVORITE HIKING CLUB – WEEKDAY HIKES! This is a great Spring hike and yes Springtime is already – more or less – here in SCA (not that we really get too much winter weather). This fun out and back trail has sweeping panoramas and if we’re lucky wildflower blossoms! We’ll start on the PCT and use a service road to get to the Three Sisters Rock (pictured). There we’ll grab a snack and maybe take some pics for posterity. Bring your camera and poles just in case we must cross a little water.

DETAILS:
· Hike leader volunteer(s): Tim R.
· Meet: Cypress Park at 8:45 am, departure at 9:00 am sharp (Mar 14).
· Distance: Approximately 7.6 miles.
· Elevation gain: Approximately 1,729 feet.
· Time: Approximately 3.8 hours hiking including a snack break.
· Conditioning: You need to be in generally good physical condition.
· Dogs: Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash.
· Restrooms – None.
· Adventure Pass: Required.

IMPORTANT NOTES: We’ll hike at a brisk pace and ask everyone to stay with the group for a friendly and safe outing. Any guest that you wish to invite should join the Community Hiking Club (CHC) to participate. Depending on water flow, we may a stream crossing, but there aren’t exposures, bugs or other warnings. As always, people may slip and fall, encounter poison oak, snakes, etc. on this hike. This event may be cancelled due to inclement weather at the start of the hike.

ESSENTIAL GEAR:
· Hiking shoes/boots/poles.
· Layers recommended. Bring a warm jacket.
· Snacks and 2+ liters of water and electrolytes or salt tablets; camera, hat and sunscreen.

THIS HIKE RANKING: Level 3, Intermediate (see chart below).

CHC HIKE RANKING SCALE:
1. Beginner: 1-3 miles, less than 500 feet elevation gain.
2. Beginner/Intermediate: 1-7 miles, less than 700 feet elevation gain.
3. Intermediate: 5-10 miles, 1000-2000 feet elevation gain.
4. Intermediate/Advanced: 7-12 miles, up to 3000 feet elevation gain.
5. Advanced: 10-17 miles, 3000 feet or more elevation gain.

TRAILHEAD LOCATION:
Indian Canyon Trailhead – Pacific Crest Trail
9001 Soledad Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91390 (link below)
Driving Directions (link)
This is a local hike, and the drive time should be short for SCV residents.

FILE DOWNLOADS
We highly recommend AllTrails or GAIA apps be installed on your cell phones and/or you print a copy of the trail map so you can personally navigate the trail if you need to. GPS Trail Map (link for downloadable mobile version)

Recommended Gear List for Hiking and Survival Safety (link) (please review to determine if you are carrying appropriate gear on your hiking adventures).

The Community Hiking Club is a Non-Profit 501C3 organization. We rely on donations to continue sponsoring hikes like this. Please contribute by donating via: Cash contribution (at each hike), or via Zelle at 6617135610; or via Venmo at: @Heidi-Webber-5

DISCLAIMER / RELEASE OF LIABILITY – IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ BELOW IN ITS ENTIRETY:
When you sign up for this event, you are releasing Community Hiking Club from any liability or responsibility with your participation in this group activity. While safety is a priority for everyone in the group, hiking can be inherently risky. By participating in any posted event, you are assuming responsibility for your own safety and well-being. The Community Hiking Club (CHC) Meetup Group and its organizers and hike leaders are not trained leaders and we do not confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in our events. All participants take full responsibility for their own actions. If you choose to sign up for any Community Hiking Club Meetup events, you are releasing the Community Hiking Club Meetup Group and Hike Leaders from all liability in case of possible injuries or death as stated in paragraph 6.2 of the Meetup “Terms of Service” located on the bottom of the Meetup website. Your personal safety depends on your own judgment and experience. If you sign up for this hike, you are verifying that this hike is within your abilities.

March 14 2024

Details

Date: March 14
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hiking Group:
RSVP: Visit Meetup Website

Venue

9001 Soledad Canyon Rd

9001 Soledad Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita,CA91390US

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Organizer

Santa Clarita Community Hiking Club
Email:
Website: Visit Organizer Website

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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.

The Organizers and members of Hiking With Dean are not professional leaders, guides, or mountaineers. The function of the member or organizer is only to organize the trip. Each person who shows up for a trip/meetup (and their guest or guests) is responsible for his or her own safety. By attending a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you and any guests that you bring are aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with the activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the Organizers, Members of the Hiking With Dean Meetup Group from and against any and all liability arising from your participation in the group activities per our ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND LIABILITY WAIVER and Section 6.2 of the Meetup.com Terms of Service.