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Sturtevant Camp Cleanup and Hike
Sturtevant Camp Cleanup and Hike

Sat, Oct 15



Sturtevant Camp Cleanup and Hike

Please JOIN US for a special project helping with the rebuild and rehabilitation of the Sturtevant Camp. We are happy to be joined by the Get Out: LGBT Hikes and Trailmixer outdoor organizations for this special project.

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Time & Location

Oct 15, 2022, 6:30 AM – 6:35 AM

Arcadia, Chantry Flat Rd, Arcadia, CA 91006, USA

About the Event

Sturtevant Camp is a hidden gem located above Pasadena and below Mount Wilson ( After 130 years, it is still accessible only by boot (hiking), welcoming hikers to a collection of rustic buildings including the 1897 Lodge. In 2020, the Camp survived the Bobcat fire, losing one of four cabins and most of its water system.

Since then, the Conservancy has been working to rebuild the water system, repair other fire-related damages, and reclaim the public trails devastated by the rains after the fire. The surrounding Big Santa Anita Canyon remains closed by the U.S. Forest Service to the public until it is rebuilt. California Gay Adventures, Get Out LGBT Hikes & Trailmixer has been invited by the Conservancy to join in preparing the Camp for eventual reopening to the general public.

Volunteers will hike 4.2 miles up the Canyon to the Camp, work for the day, then hike back out; it is a long, beautiful, strenuous day!

Volunteers will have options for work: depending on the status of projects in Camp, work could include basic raking and shoveling, fire clearance, digging and trail restoration, and interior and exterior painting. There may be some parts, tools, and/or supplies for those willing to hand-carry to the Camp.

We have to begin early on Saturday the 15th. The start time is at 6:30 am

Difficulty: Moderate (6 / 10)  Length: ~4.2 miles (each way)  Elevation Gain: ~1,000 ft  Type: Up and Back  Challenges: We may be asked to carry gear and supplies  Footwear: Good hiking shoes/boots with good grip and thread.  Gear: If you have knee or hip issues, bring hiking/Trekking poles  Other: Volunteers need to come prepared for a rocky trail with good boots, water, trail snacks and lunch, and work gloves (fresh water is available in Camp for resupply.)

Meet Up Date/Time:  Saturday October 15, 2022 @ 6:30am  Yes, it's early, but it will be worth it.

Host(s): Jim Oberman

Registration:  Please click GOING so we know how many people to expect. We will need to sign liability waivers for this event. We will get more information about this in the coming week or so.

Location / Meet-up Spot:  Adam’s Pack Station - We will update if needed.

More Location and Camp Details:

Parking:  Find parking as close as possible. May need to park down the road a bit, although at 6-6:30am we should get good parking.

Carpools:  Add your vehicle if you can offer rides, or sign up for a carpool with someone near you. If you do not see anything when you check, keep checking back and add yourself to the WAITLIST.

Cost:  No cost/FREE

Pets:  No Pets Allowed on CGA Hikes

Lunch: Bring your lunch!

Safety Reminders:

Safety Reminders:  Please be sure and apply sunblock, bring plenty of water, and wear a head covering! FYI, we carry a first aid kit on our outdoor events. Please be respectful of others who prefer to remain socially distant, and welcome all newbies! All are welcome!

REMINDER:  By joining CGA or attending a CGA event, you agree to release and hold harmless CGA, the Organizers, Moderators, and Hosts from any liability related to any incident or injury that may occur at the CGA events. YOU acknowledge THAT WE ARE NOT PROFESSIONALS AND YOU ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOURSELF AND FOR YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY.

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RSVP: John Binninger: 213-841-5499

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