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THIS WILL CONSIST OF A PARTIAL EXPLORATORY. THE FIRST HALF IS RELATIVELY STEEP AT MORE THAN 1000 FEET OF GAIN PER MILE.
THIS IS A LEVEL 8.5/10 OUTING FOR ELEVATION GAIN, STEEPNESS AND PACE
Organizer: Nazario Casiano & Shirley
Location: Alta Dena
Hike Difficulty: 8.5/10, for pace and elevation gain, mainly in the first couple of miles.
Distance: ~9 Miles, +/- a mile for the exploratory.
Elevation Gain: ~3200 +/- 300 ft
Time: 6 Hours Max Including Breaks
Trail condition: Mixed Single Track, Use Trails and Fire Roads, 20% Shaded
Water: If you are joining, you should already know how much water you need.
Dog: No Dogs
What to bring and wear: If you are on the hike, you should already know what to bring.
We will start from the Lone Tree trailhead making our way up a steep singletrack trail to 'West Fuji'. From here we will be making our way up to Muir peak via a use trail. From Muir, we will make our way along a relatively flat fire road to Inspiration Point and have lunch.
After lunch we will make our way down Castle Canyon trail to Echo mountain then head down the Sam Merrill Trail. From here we will explore a use trail that diverges from Sam Merrill that will take us back to the Lone Tree trailhead. The last segment of which is exploratory.
Profile photo: Anyone interested in joining US Hiking must have a profile photo showing his/her face. This is a requirement of our group. Without it, you will not be allowed to sign up for an event.
Waiting list priority: People who hike with with US Hiking regularly will be given priority when they are on the waiting list.
Advanced hikes: Anyone interested in participating in advanced hikes (>3,000' elevation gain or distance > 10 miles or Difficulty Level > = 7) will be subject to prescreening before his/her name will be added to the list. Therefore, interested hiker must share with the event host his/her recent hiking background to establish proficiency before his/her name will be added to the list. Guests are not allowed on advanced hikes.
Early departure: If a hiker needs to be separated from the group for any reason, he/she must inform the event host. Not knowing a hiker's where about may prompt the event host to report a hiker's missing to proper authority for further actions.
No show: If you sign up for an event but did not show up, you will be removed from the next event you sign up.
No minor: Meetup user agreement can not be agreed to by a minor. Therefore, you and your guest must be over 18 to participate in our events.
If you have prior medical condition or a family history of illnesses pertaining to heart, lungs, brain, etc. that can be aggravated by heat and physical exertion, this is not the hike for you.
If you have never done a hike of this distance or difficulty before, this hike will be very difficult for you. It may well be your death march. The mountain is not going anywhere. We will schedule this event again in the future. Do it when your mind and body are ready.
Hiking is a recreation, not a suicide mission.
Release of Liability:
The organizer (me) of this trip is a volunteer and is not a professional guide. The function of the organizer is only to organize this trip. Each person who signs up for a trip/hike/or outing is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guests.
By signing up for this trip, or any other event organized by me, you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the organizer (me) of this hike from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities.
In addition, you and your guests are acknowledging that you agree to the Meetup terms of service especially paragraph 6.2: http://www.meetup.com/terms/How to find us:In the middle of Pleasantridge Drive, please be respectful as this is a residential neighborhood.
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