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Angeles Crest Creamery Goat Hike

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Angeles Crest Creamery

19830 Big Pines Hwy

Valyermo, CA 93563

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Come join the herd on a short relaxing hike in the San Gabriel Mountains. We will take a gentle hike with the goats, with lots of stops for them to enjoy filling their bellies with forage. During stops we will talk about the unique landscape at Angeles Crest Creamery and how the goats fit into the ecosystem, about what they eat and how their forage behavior changes seasonally. Shepherding dairy goats in the San Gabriel Mountains is an experiment in developing a low-input food production system by matching the appropriate animal to the available forage and using ancient techniques like shepherding not normally practiced in the United States. We'll share what I've learned from the land and the herd 4 years into the project.

This is usually a slow, easy hike, that's more about enjoying the company of the goats and surroundings than getting a lot of exercise. However, we sometimes cover rough terrain or hike through brush, so good shoes and long pants are recommended. The hike will last around an hour, depending on the mood of the herd, and the rest of the time is available for hanging out with the animals or having a picnic.

What to bring: Refillable water bottle, layered clothing, hat for protection from the sun, a picnic lunch. Feel free to bing beer and/or wine for your picnic. Please plan to take any trash you generate with you when you leave the ranch. If you'd like to pack a cooler, leave it in your car, and then retrieve it after the hike, that will work fine. Some people experience symptoms of altitude sickness at our mile high elevation. Drink extra water the evening before you come to help avoid dehydration.

What not to bring: Animals, especially dogs (we have plenty of our own). Children too young to walk on their own for an hour or so (strollers and sagebrush are difficult companions). Treats for the animals.

How to find us: Angeles Crest Creamery is located in the San Gabriel Mountains overlooking the Antelope Valley, a 90 minute drive from most parts of Los Angeles. We recommend taking the 14 to the 138 to Largo Vista -- this is the easiest route; your GPS may provide an alternative. The entrance to the ranch is about half a mile West of Largo Vista on Big Pines Hwy. Please do not disturb the private residences just West of Largo Vista--keep driving until you see the big red barn. Park on Big Pines Hwy and walk onto the property. Sorry, driving on the property is not allowed. We will meet at the barn at 11am for a brief safety intro before we start the hike.

Our educational events are also fundraisers for our research in regenerative agriculture, so we sell tickets. If you would like to attend but are not in a position to buy a ticket, please email us and we will do our best to accommodate you. We reserve a certain number of spots at each event for people who are unable to make the requested donation. Refunds are only granted 7+ days before the event. If you can't join us at the last minute, we appreciate your donation supporting the ranch's research and hope you can come back another time.

We are a operational ranch and there are real dangers here including goats with horns, sharp stuff to step on, and rocks to trip over. Children must be closely supervised at all times. By purchasing this ticket you agree to defend and hold harmless Gloria Putnam and Angeles Crest Creamery in the event of any claim arising from your visit to the ranch.

Can't join us this time? Book a stay in one of our Airstreams or our Tiny House Cabin and hike with the goats to your heart's content! https://www.airbnb.com/users/show/5775596

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Angeles Crest Creamery

19830 Big Pines Hwy

Valyermo, CA 93563

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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