HikingOC Annual Summer Trip to Eastern Sierra/Mammoth Lakes Vicinity-The Ansel Adams Wilderness: Rock Creek Canyon-Little Lakes Valley/Devil’s Postpile National Monument/Rainbow Falls, Mono Lake and much more!
The main long day hike of the trip: Thousand Island Lake for those who are fitted for it!
To sign up, please plan to meet to hike at local trails or contact directly via message. The waiting list is not because the trip is full, but it serves the commitment and communication purposes.
Schedule: Friday Aug 6 to Sun Aug 8, 2021
General Rating/Difficulty: Level 2+ to 3+: Moderate to Strenuous for distance, elevation and pace. Click RATING TABLE to see more about difficulty levels http://files.meetup.com/1554500/RATING%20TABLE.pdf
****TRIP COST, DEPOSIT AND CANCELLATION****
>>>Plan lodging and transportation your own, $75 coordinating fee (non-refundable deposit). Contact the host directly to get info***
>>>Estimate cost: including lodging, transportation, coordinating fee, Excluding: permits fees, food and any other expenses (may adjust from 5-10%+- after the trip after having the final cost on gas expenses): $450+ for 3 days/2 nights (double occupancy, $150 more if single occupancy)
>>>Allow $100+ (your budget) for meals, optional activities and other expenses/gifts
ADVANCE DEPOSIT & CANCELLATION:
1. Advance deposit is $300 (non-refundable) and due by May 5, 2021. Payment after due date 10% more on deposit amount or depends on available spaces.
2. The following policies apply when making a cancellation:
***After putting down deposit, it is non-refundable
***2 weeks prior to the trip: 100% of the total estimate trip amount is subject to forfeiture. Estimate Trip Cost: due 2 weeks before the trip.
***Lodging in Mammoth Lakes
Tentative Hiking Itinerary: more update on details soon
Day 1: Fri Aug 6: Driving and short hikes: Rock Creek Canyon/Little Lakes Valley/Mono Lake at sunset
Day 2: Sat Aug 7: Day hike to Thousand Island Lake/Garnet Lake, etc from Agnew Meadow (to be update), below link was last year FYI
Day 3: Sun Aug 23: Sunrise at Devil’s Postpile, hiking Rainbow Falls, Hot Springs, etc (to be update), below link was last year FYI https://www.meetup.com/HikingOC/events/272515459/
Previous years trips FYI:
Aug 2020 https://www.meetup.com/HikingOC/photos/31034520/492007927/
Sept 2017: https://www.meetup.com/HikingOC/events/242402235/
July 2017: https://www.meetup.com/HikingOC/events/238434894/
July 2016: https://www.meetup.com/HikingOC/events/228543594/
***Hot Springs to visit: Whitmore Hot Springs, Mammoth Lakes http://blog.hotelsclick.com/2016/09/whitmore-hot-springs-mammoth-lakes-the-ultimate-guide/
GENERAL RATING/DIFFICULTY: Levels 2 to 3+: Moderate to Strenuous for distance, elevation and pace. Click to see RATING TABLE http://files.meetup.com/1554500/RATING%20TABLE.pdf for more info about hiking levels
***What to bring: wear hiking clothes (loose shorts/pants), swimming clothes, hiking boots or shoes, sandals, hat, sunscreen, water, snacks, food and camping gears.
***10 hiking Essentials: http://www.meetup.com/HikingOC/messages/boards/thread/9535234
GOOD TO KNOW: Here are things you need to bring with:
1. To prevent Mosquitoes: Insect repellent (extra just in case)
2. Sunscreen (hot during the day, high in the 70s-90s)
3. Layer clothes (cold at night, low in the 30-40s) and personal items needed.
4. Medication if you have altitude sickness. We’re at 8000s-9000sft elevation and hike to 10000+ft elevation
5. Hiking shoes, sandals, swimming clothes, we may stop by a hot springs on the way back.
***By joining the meetup, you agree to Meetup Terms of Service releases the Organizer and Assistant Organizers from any liability related to incidents that occur at Meetup gatherings***
> YOU acknowledge THAT WE ARE NOT PROFESSIONALS.
> YOU ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR SAFETY
Hiking is a rewarding and pleasant activity in nature, but there are certain dangers you should be aware of. Those include, but are not limited to, trip and fall injuries, bee stings, poison oak exposure, ticks, mountain lions, coyotes, snake bites or wildlife. By signing up for this event, you agree to hold harmless the hike organizer, assistant organizers and other participants for any injuries sustained during this hike***