HiKing-with-Friends: Big Falls & Forest festival

Big Falls & Forest festival road trip!
Saturday August 17th 2018
Family Day Hike and forest festival

Coordinator: Effin Gentry

☼ MEETING TIME 7:45 am
LEVEL: Beginner very easy
HIKE DURATION: 2 Hours (approx)
HIKE LENGTH: 1 Miles (Round trip)
ELEVATION: 6,224’
ELEVATION GAIN: 200ft.

✳️ All hikes subject

to change due to weather or trail conditions.
✳️ Make sure you have a full gas tank ready!
✳️ Adventure pass needed
✳️ Please read ALL the general requirements and guidelines which apply to this hiKe on this event page!

MEETING LOCATION:
Mill Creek Visitor Center/Ranger Station
34701 Mill Creek Rd,
Mentone, CA 92359

• We will leave 15 minutes after the meeting time!

✳️ Location: Directions from Mill Creek Visitor Center/Ranger Station to Big Falls Trail
Take highway 38 E for approximately 6 miles. Slight right onto Valley of the Falls Dr. Continue onto Valley of the Falls Dr. for 3.4 miles, as road slightly turns and comes to a fork, stay right on Valley of the Falls Dr. for another half of mile or so. Continue until road ends at Big Falls and you come to the kiosk. Parking for Falls is on the left past the kiosk.

TRAIL WALK-THROUGH:
Big Falls could very well be Southern California's tallest year-round waterfall with a reported cumulative drop of 500ft. It is also known for its spectacular tiers that fall in different directions as they fall down the canyon. You may admire this waterfall to the base of the falls which is passed the warning signs. Big Falls trail and water fall is found in the San Bernardino National Forest in the small town of Forest Falls.

*If looking into jumping in the water, bring extra clothes, towel and sunblock. This hike is ideal for kids who would like more explore time, than hike time. There is an hour break to allow time for the kids to explore, and for the adults to take pictures.

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San Gorgonio Wilderness Association Forest Festival
Saturday August 19th 2017

☼ TIME10am-4:30pm
Location: Barton Flats Visitor Center
41992 CA-38, Angelus Oaks, Ca 92305

More info at http://sgwa.org/2017/08/
Last yrs Forest festival 2016 http://sgwa.org/events/2016-forest-festival/

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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).
5. ONLY invite your friends that you think can do 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.
* Please note there is some moderate incline on this trail.
* Pack enough water for this trail
** Not stroller friendly
** Dogs allowed

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

REQUIRED:
✔ Water
✔ HiKing Boots/ comfortable walking shoes
✔ Adventure pass or Interagency Pass to park at trailheads.

RECOMMENDED:
* Water
* Snack
* Sun screen
* Sun Glasses
* Cap/hat
* Bug Repellent
* 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.

� 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 and its Coordinators, Leads, and Support Team do not take responsibility for any harm, bodily injury, accidents, or damage to personal property. By clicking “Attending,” or attending the hiKe, you confirming that you understand that all outdoor activities such as hiKing, backpacking, and trekking have an associated danger, and will not hold any coordinator, HiKing-with-Friends, or any group associated 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, the right gear, equipment, and 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 approve the finished photographs or printed electronic matter that may be used in conjunction with them now or in the future, whether that use is known to you or unknown, and I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising from or related to the use of the photograph(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! :)

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34701 Mill Creek Rd., 92359
Mentone
17 August , Friday 07:45

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