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Baden Powell

Baden-Powell Summit Trail

Wrightwood, CA 91702

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It wouldn't be the holidays without the ugly/cute sweaters and a little bit of presents! Mountain Chicks SoCal will be hosting a holiday hike and white elephant gift exchange at Baden Powell on December 3, 2017 at 8:30am.


  • When: December 3, 2017

  • Time: 8:30am

  • Where: Baden Powell via Vincent Gap parking lot

To get to the trailhead: From the 210 Freeway in La Cañada Flintridge, head northeast on Angeles Crest Highway (CA 2) for 50.3 miles to Vincent Gulch Divide where there is a large turnout on the south side of the road at the start of the trail. From the 15 Freeway, take exit 131 for Route 138 west. Drive 20 miles and turn left up Angeles Crest Highway (CA 2). Go 14 miles and turn left into the trailhead parking area

Trailhead address: Angeles Crest Highway, Azusa, CA 91702
Trailhead coordinates: 34.372947, -117.752282 (34° 22′ 22.60″N 117° 45′ 08.21″W)

  • Distance: 8 miles RT

  • Elevation Gain: 2818 Feet

  • Length of time hiking: around 5 hours

  • Fee: adventure pass needed

More info: https://modernhiker.com/hike/hiking-mount-baden-powell/

What to Bring:

  • Holiday spirit & don't forget to wear your best holiday garb!

  • White elephant gift

  • water (at least 3L)

  • snacks

  • comfortable shoes

  • layers (it will be cold in the morning)

White Elephant Gift Exchange Details:

Please bring one wrapped, unmarked gift under value of $20. Guests will be given a number when they arrive, and will select gifts in that order after our hike.

How to play (via http://www.secretsanta.com/action/page?pageId=117):

On the first turn, the person assigned with #1 picks out a gift and opens it so all can see what it is. On the second turn, the person assigned with #2 gets the choice of “stealing” #1’s unwrapped gift or choosing a wrapped one from the pile. If #2 steals #1’s gift, then #1 must choose and open a wrapped gift.

As subsequent players take their turns, they either select a new gift or take any already opened gift from any of the other players. Have any player who has a gift taken away either choose a new gift or take an already-opened gift from another player.

The game continues with the following rules:

  • If someone steals your gift, you can steal someone else’s gift or choose and open a wrapped one.

  • Continue until everyone has had a turn for a gift. A turn is ended when an unopened gift has been opened.

  • A gift can only be “stolen” once during a turn. If a gift is taken from someone during one round, she cannot take it back during that same round. She can, however, take it back in a later round if she is in a position to select a gift.

  • A gift cannot be immediately stolen back from the player who just stole it.

  • Once a gift has 3 “owners”, the 3rd owner of a gift gets to keep it – it is retired and can’t be stolen again.

  • The gift exchange ends when the last wrapped gift is chosen and opened.

After the last turn, the person who started (since she didn’t get a chance at the beginning) can put back the gift and “steal” a gift according to the rules. This starts the gift exchange again (following the above rules) and ends when someone chooses or is forced to take the gift given up by the person with #1.

Can't wait for a fun hike with you!

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