Event Details

Location: Chino Hills, CA


WINTER HIKE — LOWER ALISO and SCULLY RIDGE in CHINO HILLS STATE PARK

Saturday, February 17th at 9:00 AM

We’ve said goodbye to 2017 and now it’s time plan to get out and enjoy 2018!  So come join your fellow Cornellians for an invigorating and refreshing hike in Chino Hills State Park.  This trail is accessible year round and is a moderate 6.2 mile loop.  Early morning in the winter is the best time to do this hike because most of trail is exposed, and a cool, clear day offers the best views.  It’s a nice three to four hour hike for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels!

Gather family and friends, RSVP with Harris Hunt (hhhunt@me.com), and we’ll see you there!

Start Time: Arrive at the trailhead by 9:00 AM, we will depart promptly at 9:15 AM.

Meeting Location: We will meet at the gravel parking lot at the end of the paved portion of Bane Canyon Road.  GPS:  33.92002 , -117.69918

Directions:
CA-91 E toward Riverside
Take exit 45 for CA-71 N toward Ontario/Pomona
Continue onto CA-71 N
Take exit 7 for Soquel Canyon Pkwy/Central Ave
Use any lane to turn left onto Soquel Canyon Pkwy
Turn left onto Elinvar Dr
Elinvar Dr turns slightly left and becomes Sapphire Rd
Turn right onto Bane Canyon Rd
Continue on Bane Canyon Rd
Pass the Park Entrance Kiosk
Look for the gravel parking lot on the left.
(This is where the road changes names to Telegraph Canyon Road)

California State Parks – Chino Hills Website

State Park Day Use Fee:  $5.00 per vehicle ($4.00 seniors age 62+).  Pay with cash, check, or credit card to the kiosk attendant or at the self-pay Iron Ranger box next to the kiosk.

End Time: We expect to be back to the trailhead no later than 1:00 PM.

Distance: 6.2 miles round-trip.

Duration: Approximately 3.5 hours, at a leisurely pace.

Route: Lower Aliso Canyon Trail to Scully Ridge Trail.  Return.

Potential Weather Park Closure:  The park will close for at least 48 hours following rain of more than one quarter inch. High clay content in the soil causes “greased” trails and roads. Use during this time makes hiking, bicycling and equestrian activities hazardous and causes severe rutting of trail and road surfaces. The park is also closed during times of extreme fire danger, when the National Weather Service announces a Red Flag Warning.

Essentials:           
Shoes with good traction
Water
Snacks
Sun protection: sunblock, visor, hat
Camera (you never know what you might see!)
No dogs allowed
No bikes allowed

RSVP:  Email Harris Hunt (hhhunt@me.com), Cornell Class of ‘83, to RSVP or if you have any questions.  In the subject, include “CAAOC Winter Hike.”  In the body of your email, please include your name, Cornell class, and any guests you will be bringing.
  Thanks!

See you there!

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, and possible unpleasant interactions with mountain lions, coyotes, snakes, and/or ticks. 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.
You acknowledge that we are not professionals.
You assume responsibility for yourself and your safety.

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