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WTC INTRODUCTORY HIKE: Echo Mtn and Mt Lowe (5597’) via Old Railway Route

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WTC INTRODUCTORY HIKE: Echo Mtn and Mt Lowe (5597’) via Old Railway Route

WTC INTRODUCTORY HIKE: Echo Mtn and Mt Lowe (5597’) via Old Railway Route
Hike the Sam Merrill trail to the historic railway and resort area at Echo Mtn, then up the old Railway Road and on to Mt Lowe. We will return the same way. Trip is a total of 12 miles with 3900 ft of gain. Leaders will provide an overview of the Wilderness Travel Course (WTC), which begins January 2024. (WWW.WILDERNESSTRAVELCOURSE.ORG) Subjects include safe mountain travel, map & compass and wilderness first aid.
Meet 8:00 AM
Directions: From the 210 Freeway take Lake Street East toward the mountains. At the North end of Lake Street at the corner of Lake and Loma Alta Drive in Altadena by the “Gate”. This is a residential neighborhood so be mindful of parking regulations and residents’ quiet enjoyment of their neighborhood. There are NO bathrooms at the Trailhead.
What to Bring: 3 liters of water, lunch, hiking boots, hiking poles, hat and layered clothing.
Contact: David Meltzer

December 09 2023


Date: December 9, 2023
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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