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Charleston Series Hike #1: Raintree / Wildhorse Canyon

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Aug 12 7:00AM - 1:30PM

Thisis Hike #1 in the fourth annual Charleston Summer Series. Each Saturday hike is progressively harder in elevation gain or distance and is designed to prepare you for a successful attempt of Charleston Peak at the end of the series.

For those of you unfamiliar with hiking at higher elevations, I will be providing guidance on pace, breathing and preparations so each hike is enjoyable.

This hike goes up the North Loop Trailto a highpoint at 10,000' elevation and proceeds through a magical twisted forest to the 3,000 year old Raintree bristlecone pine. The return route will take us down Wildhorse Canyon. The hike is 6 miles with 1,600' elevation gain and is allclass 1 trail except for a small amount of class 2 trail on the descent.Trekking pole(s) are helpful but not required. Be sure to bring a windbreaker, gloves and hat because it is generally cold when we take our break at the Raintree.


Distance: 6 miles

Elevation gain: 1,600 feet

Difficulty: Strenuous

Duration: 6.5 hours including driving time

Pace: moderate

We will meet inSanta FeCasino southeast or eastparking garage 3rd floorsection 3F. There are two garages; one is visible from Hwy 95 (that is the wrong garage); the otheris near the intersection of Lone Mtn Road and Rancho (that is the correct garage). We will carpool to the North Loop Trailhead via Hwy 95N, SR 157 Kyle Canyon Road, and SR 158 Deer CreekRoad.

If you have any questions, send a messageor post a comment. You can alsocall or text[masked]-9824.

Hikes are subject to change.

Hike 1: Raintree / Wildhorse Canyon, Aug 12

Hike 2: Up Trail Canyon / Down Fletcher Canyon, Aug 19

Hike 3: Fletcher Peak, Aug 26

Holiday weekend: Mummy's Nose, Sep 2

Hike 4: Mummy's Toe, Sep 9

Hike 5: Griffith Peak, Sep 16

Hike 6: Lee Peak, Sep 23

Hike 7: Mummy Mtn, Sep 30

Training Pre-Hike: Cockscomb Ridge, Oct 5

Hike 8: Charleston Peak, Oct 7

Please be aware that your Meetup organizers are not tour guides and are not park rangers. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions you would take if you were hiking alone. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being. By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that hiking and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death. The organizers of this group and current and former members can not be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event. All attendees participate at an event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury to themselves or their guests. By signing up for this event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

How to find us:South or East parking garage, third floor, section 3F, cell 702-515-9824

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