Agenda Discovery Week Month

Curated for Me

Black Mountain and Black Point - Side Activity

Kern Valley Hiking Club
Write a Review
Select your rating. ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
Endorsed by Curators:
Apr 14 8:00AM - 1:30PM

This hike is easily accessible from Bakersfield, and it is rated class 2 as there is no trail but there is a "ducked" route, trail or logging road most of the way. There are some steep ascent sections which we will be taking our time on. Trekking poles help especially on the way down. The total distance is 6.5 miles with an elevation gain of 1500 feet. It is hard to say for certain, but the whole hike should take 4-5 hours.

We will meet at the Chevron in Wofford Heights at 8:00am and then drive up to the Greenhorn Summit sand shed where we should arrive by 8:30am. [masked], [masked]) (6130'). After taking out the appropriate gear we will hike north up to the logging road, and then follow it east to the Black Saddle (6245'). From there we will continue east and up until we locate the "ducked" route to Black Mountain (http://www.summitpost.org/black-mountain/539420) [masked], [masked]).

From there we can hike down and east a short distance to enjoy the view of the Kern River Valley and scenic Lake Isabella from Black Point (7334') [masked], [masked]), and eat lunch.

We will hike the short distance back up to the summit of Black Mountain and then head back to the cars.
________________________________________________________________

*** PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY *** No one in the group is a guide or in any way responsible for your comfort or safety. Please be prepared with adequate gear and supplies for the trip. Please remember that going out into wilderness has risks associated with it and you should be aware and prepared to address any changes in weather, road conditions or to look out for/avoid random acts of nature, including insects, wild animals and natural hazards. It is your responsibility to evaluate the difficulty of any activity you participate in, and decide whether you are prepared by having the experience, skill, knowledge, equipment, and the physical and emotional stamina to safely participate.

*** WAIVER OF LIABILITY *** The Organizers and members in this group are not professional leaders, guides, or mountaineers. The function of the member or organizer is only to organize the trip. Each person who shows up for a trip/meetup (and their guest or guests) is responsible for his or her own safety. By attending a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you and any guests that you bring are aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with the activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the Organizers, Members of the Southern Sierra Hiking Club Meetup Group from and against any and all liability arising from your participation in the group activities.

By RSVPing you and those you bring with you as your guests ARE agreeing to the above statements.

How to find us:We are meeting at the Chevron in Wofford Heights at 8:30am.

Upcoming Events

Write a Review
Select your rating. ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
×
Endorsed by Curators:
Black Mountain and Black Point - Side Activity

Black Mountain and Black Point - Side Activity

Apr 28 8:00AM - 1:00PM
This hike is easily accessible from Bakersfield, and it is rated class 2 as there is no trail but there is a "ducked" route, trail or logging road most of the way. There are some steep ascent…
 
Write a Review
Select your rating. ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
×
Endorsed by Curators:
The Alta Sierra Figure 8 Loop Hike - Club Activity

The Alta Sierra Figure 8 Loop Hike - Club Activity

May 05 9:00AM - 2:00PM
This is a scenic hike at Alta Sierra on the Greenhorn Summit. This loop hike is approximately 5.5 miles with an elevation gain of 1300 feet, and it includes two peaks. It is fantastic and relaxing to…
 
Write a Review
Select your rating. ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
×
Endorsed by Curators:
Keepin' The Kern River Clean - Side Activity

Keepin' The Kern River Clean - Side Activity

May 12 8:00AM - 10:00AM
It is time to get your trash bag out, and clean up the Kern River! Lot's of trash is left along the banks of the Kern River, and we are going to spend two hours cleaning up what we can with as many…