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HiKing-With-Friends: Brown Mountain Dam

  • Jack In The Box Parking Lot 2125 North Windsor Avenue Altadena, CA, 91001 United States (map)

Brown Mountain Dam
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Coordinator: Gianni Manzano

☼ MEETING TIME: 7:30am
HIKE LEVEL: Intermediate 2 / Level 5
HIKE LENGTH: 8 Miles (Round trip) Approx
ELEVATION GAIN: 800 ft
HIKE DURATION: 5 hours (approx)

✳️ All hikes subject to change due to weather or trail conditions. 
✳️ Please read ALL the general requirements and guidelines which apply to this hiKe on this event page!

MEETING LOCATION:
Jack In The Box Parking Lot
2125 N Windsor Ave
Altadena, CA 91001

• We will leave 15 minutes after the meeting time! 
(We’ll drive to the trail head from here)

PARKING: Parking is free but may prove challenging due to the limited space. We may need to park on nearby neighborhood streets.

Intermediate 2 / Level 5
Level 2 – Intermediate is a step up from Level 1 – Intermediate and can be 6-10 miles in length. In addition to the length, hikers should be prepared for potentially difficult terrain, possibly with the need to use hands to keep balance. 

TRAIL WALK-THROUGH: 
This is a relatively simple hike as far as elevation goes. However, there are plenty of uneven surfaces and creek crossings. Staying dry is an option, but this hike will involve some minor rock hopping and/or balanced log crossings. Many, but not all, areas are shaded. We will pass the Gould Mesa Campground, honoring Will Gould, who homesteaded here in the 1890's. There is a lone outhouse at this location. Along the way we will pass other remnants of the past; foundations of old cabins and the remains of old bridges, some washed out and some not. The dam is about 300 feet past the Paul Little Picnic area. 

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE WITH THE GROUP ON THIS HIKE?
1. Like our page
2. Read all the Hike’s Details on this event page.
3. Make sure that the HiKe Level accommodates your hiKing experience.
4. If, and only if it suits you, then RSVP for this event and show up the day of the hiKe with all necessary gear and water (we mention everything you need on the details page for this hike).

NOTES FROM THE HIKE COORDINATOR:
* If you have plans on splitting from the group, please don’t attend this hike.
* If you have time constraints, please don’t attend this hiKe.
* There is no charge for parking.
* Please note there is some moderate incline on this trail.
* Pack enough water for this trail
** Strollers are not permitted
** Dogs allowed

REQUIRED:
✔ Water
✔ HiKing Boots/ comfortable walking shoes

RECOMMENDED:
Water - 1 to 2 liters
Snack
Sun screen
Bug Repellent
Sun Glasses
Cap/hat
And a smile ♡♡♡

IS IT DOG-FRIENDLY? Yes. You must pick up after your dog and carry a small container to give them water.
• Always keep your dog leashed, except when inside a vehicle, tent, dog crate, or portable kennel. Do not allow your dog to wander freely, pursuant to Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 36, Chapter II, Sec. 261.8 (d).
• In addition, your dog must wear a collar with current tags at all times, as state and county laws apply on National Forest System lands.

MY FRIEND SAID I COULD DO THIS HIKE; I SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO IT, RIGHT:
Contrary to popular belief, you know your body and hiKing experience better than your friends. Whether you are a first-timer or an experienced hiker, please read our hike details page, as the hiKe may not suite your experience level. We will have a better experience if every hiKe has hiKers of the intended level.

A WATER CHECK WILL BE PERFORMED.
• For your safety and the safety of the group, if you are not adequately prepared, gear or conditioning, you will be turned back for your safety and that of the group.

� Please take the time to check out the event page on Facebook for informational pieces leading up to the hiKe. If you do not have a smart phone or are not on Facebook, it is your responsibility to gain access to the event page on Facebook, at least the night before or morning of, and check if any UPDATES have been made. It is your responsibility.

DISCLAIMER: Hiking-with-Friends does not take responsibility for any harm, bodily injury, accidents, or damage to personal property. By clicking “Attending,” or attending the hike, you are confirming that you understand that all outdoor activity such as hiking, backpacking, and trekking have an associated danger, and will not hold Hiking-with-Friends or any of its coordinators responsible for any hazard to your well being. Additionally, you will not be allowed to participate with the group if you are not adequately prepared with enough water and the right gear/equipment/nutrition essential to complete the hike. You are fully responsible for yourself.

PHOTO/VIDEO CONSENT WAIVER:
By Attending our hiKes you grant permission to HiKing-with-Friends to use photographs and/ or video taken of you during this event for use in publications, website, and other forms of media without notifying you. You hereby waive any right to inspect or approved the finished photograghs or printed electronic matter that may be used in conjunction with them now or in the or in the future, whether that use is known to me or unknown, and I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising from or related to the use of the photogragh(s) and/ or video.

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Not only will you gain physical benefits from hiking, but you will be able to enjoy beautiful views, discover new places, meet new and friendly people, gain peace of mind, gain balance in life and you will discover that you can be happier! :)