Students hiked to the highest point in LA County and the San Gabriel Mountains this past Saturday, marking 11 miles round trip.
This scenic location, otherwise known as Mt. Baldy, provides beautiful views, according to the Campus Recreation events description found online. The trip cost students $10, and included transportation, food and drinks.
Denton Jones, assistant director of Campus Recreation, was the trip coordinator.
“We chose Mt. Baldy because it is the tallest peak in Los Angeles County and the San Gabriel Mountains,” Denton wrote in an email.
“An 11-mile loop reaching over 10,000 feet in elevation provided students a greater challenge and more beautiful scenery than the hikes that are common here in the Santa Monica mountains.”
Ellis McCormick was a participant on the hike, said that Mt. Baldy is in a really great location and is not too far from campus. He said the hike is not extremely difficult and is enjoyable with some friends.
For further information about Campus Recreation and the trips they provide, visit the office located in the HAWC or visit their website at community.pepperdine.edu/campusrecreation/.
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