Endorsed by Curators:
This hike is described as hard on Alltrails but I'd only award it a medium. The initial elevation gain is challenging with some cool ledges to climb but the rest of the walk is an easy stroll along the rim of a bowl. There are spectacular views, quiet forests, and babbling brooks along the way.
This time let's plan on being at the trail head by 8am. I'm not going to try to coordinate car pooling but feel free to use this thread to figure out what works for you. I'll be coming from OOB for this trip and am open to car pool as we see who is going and from whence they come.
This is hiking. There are inherent risks. Conditions on the trail can be slippery, muddy, have loose rocks and there may be snakes. We will hike as a group. I set a moderate pace but will not push anyone beyond their ability. If the hike takes longer to complete, so be it. Safety and enjoyment are the goals here.
Basic gear should include:
3 liters of water
Trailside lunch and snacks
Clothing for a change in weather
10 Essentials of Hiking
I will watch the weather and make a final decision on Thurday evening if we should attempt the hike. Check in on Friday to see if it's on.
Last but not least:
As a condition of your voluntary participation in the activities of this group you acknowledge and agree to the following: this activity involves inherent risks that can cause injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others; you assume all risk associated with this activity; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity. You are 100% responsible for your guests having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity. The leader(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you for yourself, your heirs, executors, guests and administrators release, hold harmless, and indemnify the leader(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death - including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons.How to find us:Gather in the parking lot looking hikery.
Endorsed by Curators:
Join us for our Monthly Meet & Greet on the last Thursday of every month. Let's meet new members and toss back a pint or 2. See you there!How to find us:I will grab a few tables upstairs