SUNSET BEACH TRUDGERS
Aka Chantry Flats
October 11-13, 2019
Our next trip is to Spruce Grove in the San Gabriel Mountains. Spruce Grove is an awesome campground with all the amenities of home. That’s right! – we’re gonna have picnic tables, wood stoves and outhouses AKA Creature Comforts. There will be a stream there to filter your water. The elevation is only 3100 feet but the nights can get pretty chilly so bring your thermals. The hike is a moderate four miles in. Piece o’ cake!
Directions to Trail Head:
To get to Chantry Flats take the 210 freeway to Santa Anita Ave. and go north for six miles. Adventure passes are required to park – available at most major sporting goods stores or you can follow this link: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/r5/passes-permits/recreation/?cid=stelprdb5208699.
PARKING IS TOUGH!!! – Arrival of 6:00 am – 6:30 am is a must if you want good parking! Other wise there is additional parking down the hill.
The trail-head is to the right of the lower parking area and starts down the steep fire road. There should be a sign. When you get to the bottom of the fire road, you will cross over a foot bridge – stay to the right, following the creek for about ½ mile. You will come to a 3-way fork in the trail (Gabrielino Trail):
You can take either the right or the left trail, it is a loop to the campsite. The left is a little bit longer but easier – the right one takes you above the creek and passes by the falls. If you miss this sign, you will hit the waterfalls. #Happy Accident
From top of the loop, you will see a sign towards the campgrounds.
The campgrounds are 1.4 miles from this point. See you there!
Not sure what to bring?
Check out this link for a few ideas: https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/backpacking-checklist.html. You canalso give me a call if you need extra help or you need access to additional gear.
I will be at the trail head at 6:00 am Friday morning if you would like to join me on the hike in. We will be there the entire weekend, so feel free to come at a time that works best for you. See ya there!!!!
A.A. Campfire Meeting Saturday Night
need more info?…gear?…carpool?
CALL or TEXT
Jackie Boyle (760)650-6697
***Please text or call prior to 6:00 am Friday morning as I may not have service on the mountain or trail.