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UTAH: Explore Cedar Mesa

Cedar Mesa Utah, UT, US

This trip will be archaeology focused to spend extra time finding and appreciating culturally significant ruins. You must be able to manage yourself and your transportation. This trip has minimal guidance off-trail. It may be possible to plan ridesharing by communicating with other attendees. The trip leader will not be traveling back to California after […]

Keller Ski Hut – Open Weekend

Sierra Club Keller Peak Ski Hut 35150 California 18, running springs, CA, US

Hiking, shopping, dining, exploring. Avoid the traffic, stay at Keller for the weekend. Keller Ski Hut is open this weekend. It is a a hostel style lodge located immediately across the street from Snow Valley Mountain Resort. Walking distance to skiing! Day and overnight guests are welcome. We are open Friday to Sunday this weekend. […]

Hike the Full Crystal Cove Loop

Crystal Cove SP/Laguna Coast - Ridge Park Entrance (map) Ridge Park Rd & E Coastal Peak, Newport Beach, CA, US

The total distance for this hike is roughly 9.5 miles with about 1500 ft. of elevation gain. We are going to start on Bommer Ridge Trail and take this to Moro Ridge Road. We will take this down towards the beach to El Moro Canyon. We will head back up No Dogs/No Name trail to […]

Hiking out and back to the Devils Chair

Devil's Punchbowl Natural Area 28000 Devils Punchbowl Rd, Pearblossom, CA, US

Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 8:00 – Hike the Devils Chair · Hike leader volunteer(s): Paul · Distance: ~ 7.5 Miles total (out and back style) · Elevation gain: 1,463 ft · Time: Approximately 4.5 hours hiking including a snack break. · Conditioning: You need to be in generally good physical condition. · Dogs: Dogs […]

A16: Backpacker’s Swap Meet

8101 Commercial St 8101 Commercial St, La Mesa, CA, US

This is a gear swap and sale with no trip leader. An excellent opportunity to score a deal or for our newer folks to go check out gear and talk to backpackers. Enjoy! A16 Foundation: Great Outdoor Gear & Clothing Exchange Saturday, May 18 9:00AM - 12:00PM Helix Brewing Co parking lot 8101 Commercial St […]

Josephine Peak Trail

US Forest Service - Clear Creek Fire Station 701 Angeles Crest Hwy, Tujunga, CA, US Hello Fellow Hikers, Standing at 5,558 feet on the western edge of the San Gabriel Mountains, Josephine Peak is not your ordinary summit hike. The 8.5-mile (round-trip) out-and-back climb […]

Hike with Beach Party and Fire

Point Mugu State Park/ Sycamore Cove Beach 9000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA, US

2.7 miles, 650' gain, Easy-Intermediate. A hike, then a potluck party on the beach with a fire. Come for the hike, the beach party, or both! Temps likely to be […]

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 Terms of Service.