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South Fork Campground: Trek to the Devil’s Chair


Sunday, May 1st 2016

Hidden at the north foot of the mighty San Gabriel Mountains is a place where giant tilted slabs of ancient sandstone feel the pressure of the San Andreas Fault. Join us as we discover the sights along a gorgeous hike to the Devil’s Chair. This venture has a current schedule available, check here for more details…

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This venture is a one day excursion to the areas that surround the San Andreas Fault. This venture is approximately a five mile (8 km) round trip to a popular geological outcrop known as the “Devil’s Chair”. Upon arrival at our destination, we will have a small break for rest, snacks, and no shortage of photo opportunities.

The views along the way are much to be admired with a grand view of the outlying Mojave Desert at various point near the the chair itself. Heading back, we will make our way back to the parking area and mount up for a short drive to Charlie Brown Farms where we will relax and have a delicious dinner together. After that, we will head back home.

Available Seats:

  • There is a maximum occupancy of 20 for this Venture.

About the terrain:
There will be a significant amount of hiking involved on this venture so please know your limits. The trailhead starts at an elevation of roughly 4,600 ft. (1,402 m) and Devil’s Chair itself rests at about 5,000 ft. (1,524 m) but don’t let the math fool you, there are some pretty drastic elevation changes which bring the total amount of elevation gain to 1,750 ft. (533 m).

The hike is a bit demanding and is considered to be “Moderate” by the majority of the local hiking community. Some areas of the trail can be quite narrow and so proper hiking boots or good gripping shoes will be your best friend. There are many spiny plants and cacti along the last half of the trail so please be mindful where you step or swing your hands as you move.

In regards to temperature, The park can reach Summer averages of 87ºF(30.5ºC) and during the Winter, the temperatures can reach an average low of 33ºF(0.5ºC).


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Meet up location:

We will be meeting up at the South Fork Campground located in Pearblossom, CA at 10:30am for a brief check in, group orientation and meet and greet. Please be on time, we will be covering our agenda for the day and hitting the trail as soon as we wrap up orientation for this venture.

Equipment (required):

  • Camera and lenses with any range from 14mm up to 200mm.
  • Plenty of “charged” batteries for your camera.
  • Tripod, remote release, lens cloth, and plenty of memory cards.
  • Headlamp, flashlight or both.
  • Day-pack with plenty of snacks and extras.
  • A small lunch for our mid day break.
  • WATER!, bring enough, Hydration is number one!

Recommended (optional):

  • Sunscreen, lip balm, sunglasses, and bug repellent depending on the season.
  • Trekking poles or hiking staff/stick.
  • A hat, gloves and a light/medium jacket depending on the weather.
  • Boots, sneakers or any shoes with a good gripping tread.( ankle support is ideal)
  • Filters such as circular polarized and graduated filters are great!
  • A back up camera or point and shoot just in case.

If you have any questions about this venture please visit the contact page on the site or email us at stpworkshop@gmail.com

*By purchasing or registering for this venture, you agree to the Shoot The Planet Terms and Conditions. Our refund and cancelation policy can also be found here. Participants must be 18 years of age to attend courses and events. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.