Meeting at the Cobb Estate trail head, located on the corner of Lake and Loma Alta Drive in Alta Dena, California. We will climb to Echo Mountain, then take a break to see who is up for making the push to Inspiration Point. Those who are not interested can head back down to the trail head. For those who intend to continue, we will shuffle up the Castle Canyon trail up to Inspiration point, then take the Sunset Point trail junction back down to the Sam Merrill Trail (see caltopo map).
This is a mixed pace group effort, so come prepared and go at your own pace. However, after the second break (inspiration point) we will no longer regroup so be prepared to know your way home!
To Echo Mountian - 5.4 Miles (round trip), 1600 ft.
To Inspiration Point - 11 Miles (round trip), 3000 ft.
Pace: 13-15 minutes per mile
Route Map: https://caltopo.com/m/3KKU
Terrain: Class 1 hiking path, Lots of marked signs.
Exposure: Only shaded on the Castle Canyon section.
Dog Friendly: Woof Woof!
Weather: 7-Day Forecast (Chantry Flat)
Date: Saturday, October 31stth, 2020.
Time: 5:30 AM