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Michael Haubert
(SoCalMike) - F

Locale: So Cal
SoCal BPLers: Sitton Peak Day Hike Invitation on 01/05/2012 13:56:35 MST Print View

SoCal BPLers…

Many of us SoCal BPLers have been talking about getting together for local hikes so I thought I’d get the ball rolling.

On January 28, I’m planning on hiking to Sitton Peak in the San Mateo Wilderness.

Details:

Date – Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012
Time - 9:00 a.m. start time. (Please try to arrive a little early so we can hit the trail on time)
Destination - Sitton Peak (3273 Feet elevation, 2150 elevation gain)
Length of Trip – About 10 miles, round trip.
Difficulty –Moderate, with a steep incline for the last .5 mile to get to the peak (poles recommended).
Duration – About 3.5 to 4 hours including some time to enjoy the peak’s view.
Notes – Bring water and food. There’s no water along the trail. You need an Adventure Pass to park. The candy store across the street from the parking lot usually sells them if you don’t already have one but I recommend getting one in advance.

Directions:

From the 5 Fwy, take the Ortega Hwy (Hwy 74) and head east. After ~20 miles, turn left into the parking lot across the street from the Ortega Oaks Country Cottage (candy store), which is located .5 miles north of the Upper San Juan Campground. The trailhead begins at the Bear Canyon trail, located next to the candy store.

From the 15 Fwy, take the Ortega Hwy (Hwy 74) west about 12 miles (approx. 3 miles past El Cariso Village) to the parking lot mentioned above, which will be on your right.

Come for fun or bring some gear and make this a training hike. It’d be nice to meet some fellow BPLers. Please respond to this thread to let me know if you’re coming or if you have any questions.

Michael
(SoCal Mike)

Edited by SoCalMike on 01/21/2012 08:04:42 MST.

Jace Mullen
(climberslacker) - F

Locale: Your guess is as good as mine.
Re: SoCal BPLers: Sitton Peak Day Hike Invitation on 01/05/2012 18:34:40 MST Print View

Looks fun! I will likely come!

Michael Haubert
(SoCalMike) - F

Locale: So Cal
Southern California Hike Bump on 01/08/2012 11:23:57 MST Print View

Bump for a southern california day hike coming up.

Michael

Warren Greer
(WarrenGreer) - F

Locale: SoCal
Cool on 01/08/2012 20:02:19 MST Print View

Mike, I'm gonna look more into this and get back to you. Sounds fun.

Michael Haubert
(SoCalMike) - F

Locale: So Cal
Southern California Hike Jan. 28 on 01/08/2012 20:18:09 MST Print View

@Jace and Warren: Hope you can make it. I've done this one before and really enjoyed it.

Spread the word and tell a friend.

Michael

Warren Greer
(WarrenGreer) - F

Locale: SoCal
I'm in on 01/15/2012 18:02:32 MST Print View

Mike, I was waiting to talk to my hiking buddy and looks like we are both in. I'll PM with a question. Looking forward to our day out.

Jace Mullen
(climberslacker) - F

Locale: Your guess is as good as mine.
Socal Day Hike: Sitton Peak on 01/16/2012 21:43:45 MST Print View

Hey,

I recently had to move my Eagle Court of Honor to Jan 28. Thus, I will have to bow out. I do hope that we can get more BPL day and overnight trips going for the SoCal contingent.

Warren Greer
(WarrenGreer) - F

Locale: SoCal
Bummed on 01/16/2012 22:52:01 MST Print View

Sorry to hear you won't be there Jace. Next time.

BTW - Great going on becoming an Eagle Scout. That is an acheivement.

Michael Haubert
(SoCalMike) - F

Locale: So Cal
Congratulations on Eagle Scout on 01/17/2012 07:08:14 MST Print View

Jace,

Congratulations on making Eagle. Don't worry, there should be plenty of get togethers to come. Remember, I'm just around the corner from you so whenever you plan a hike, etc. just drop me a line and I'll be glad to go, schedule permitting.

Be on the lookout for a hike up to Santiago Peak via the Holy Jim Trail in February. I'll get around to posting that invitation in the next couple of weeks, I hope. That is my favorite Orange County hike. I have yet to find one more beautiful than that one.

Michael

Michael Haubert
(SoCalMike) - F

Locale: So Cal
Sitton Peak on 01/21/2012 08:05:51 MST Print View

Bump for this trip

Please note the NEW START TIME...

By popular demand, we will start the hike at 9 a.m. Please try to arrive early so we can get on the trail on time. Hope you can make it.

Michael

Michael Haubert
(SoCalMike) - F

Locale: So Cal
Sitton Peak - SoCal Hike on 01/25/2012 13:30:44 MST Print View

Final bump. Hope some of you SoCalers can make it. See you Saturday!!

Michael

Jerry Bridgeman
(jerry2636) - MLife

Locale: Huntington Beach, Ca.
Sitton Peak Day Hike on 01/25/2012 17:13:22 MST Print View

I will see you there.

Jerry

Michael Haubert
(SoCalMike) - F

Locale: So Cal
Sitton Peak Hike on 01/25/2012 18:04:35 MST Print View

Jerry,

Glad to have you aboard! See you Saturday.

Michael

Adan Lopez
(Lopez) - F

Locale: San Gabriel Valley
Sitting on 01/25/2012 23:01:01 MST Print View

Wish I could make it out to this one, looks like a good time. I've never been to that area. Maybe on the next one.

Michael Haubert
(SoCalMike) - F

Locale: So Cal
Next time on 01/26/2012 07:21:50 MST Print View

Adan,

We'll catch you next time. I plan on throwing out some more invites to the San Diego/Orange County area. Be on the lookout for an invitation in this forum for the Holy Jim Trail to Santiago Peak--the highest peak in the Santa Ana Mountains. My favorite in the OC area.

Michael

Warren Greer
(WarrenGreer) - F

Locale: SoCal
Great Hike! on 01/29/2012 17:56:50 MST Print View

Michael,

Thanks for organizing this one and getting us out there for a fun day. Too bad you couldn't stay for a visit to the candy store. But I look forward to hikes in the future and having a celebration lunch after. The four of us including John and Jerry made for a great day. And we sure had great views from the top!

I look forward to reading Johns post-hike report. And Jerry, was great running into you after all these years.