St. Patrick's Day Group Hike - Strawberry Peak via South Colby Trail | Sunday, March 17th 2019
Disclaimer: This event is for experienced outdoor enthusiasts who are aware of what an exposed Class 3 scramble is and the dangers of climbing on such terrain as is often found in Southern California's local wilderness.
Interested in starting of St. Patrick's Day with some fresh air? Come climb some rocks with us! Strawberry Peak (6,164 ft) is a prominent peak in the San Gabriel Mountains of Los Angeles County, California. It is located about 10 miles north of Pasadena and overlooks much of the Angeles National Forest.
We will ascend via Colby Canyon Trailhead which is located just 15 minutes North of Alta Dena off of the Angeles Crest Highway (HWY 2).
(we will leave promptly, so please arrive early to account for last minute preperations)
When can we expect to be finished?
If the turnout is small, we can probably manage to finish by 12 PM. However, if there is a larger group, we will likely take more time to complete the hike and can finish as late as 2:00PM. Please plan accordingly.
What should I bring?
Please dress comfortably but bring warm layers for the cold weather above 6.000 feet (sub 45 degrees Fahrenheit). I.e. Gloves, beanie, down jacket, wind breaker, etc.
Bring snacks and a lunch, as well as plenty of water to stay hydrated.
AND of course, bring a beer to share at the peak. Its part of our culture to bring a beer to the summit to celebrate the accomplishment of climbing a mountain.