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PCT Hike From Chimney Peak Campground

Kern Valley Hiking Club
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Feb 10 9:00AM - 4:00PM

What we'll do
This is a hike with several options depending on your interest level. We are meeting at the Chimney Peak Campground which is on the Chimney Peak Byway. It is a long, dirt road so high clearance vehicles are recommended, but not necessarily required. The best way to locate it is by typing Chimney Peak Campground, Inyokern into Google Maps and you can get directions from your home. Option 1. This is a 3 mile up-and-back trail hike on the scenic PCT for a total of about 6 miles round trip. The hike is to a scenic viewpoint where you can have lunch and head back on the trail. Option 2. You can do Option 1, and also do a short and steep cross-country section to visit nearby Lamont Point. Adds about a mile to the hike for a total of approximately 7-8 miles. Option 3. You can do Option 1 and 2 and then also do a steep, cross-country hike to Sawtooth Peak. This would add about 2 miles to the hike for a total of approximately 10 miles.
In the news: Current hiking suggestions include a Death Valley side trip, a Montana de Oro side trip, Packsaddle Cave, Patch Corner trail to China Gardens. Keep those hiking suggestions coming.

What to bring
Lunch, water, protective clothing, trekking poles, map, compass, llama if available, and a good sense of humor.

Important to know
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*** 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 n

How to find us:We will meet at the Chimney Peak Campground at 9:00am.

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Patch Corner Trail and China Gardens Lower Kern River - Club Activity

Patch Corner Trail and China Gardens Lower Kern River - Club Activity

Feb 24 8:00AM - 1:30PM
What we'll doMost of the hike is on a trail, but there is some cross-country where the trail gets overgrown. This up-and-back hike is about four miles round trip with an elevation gain of 300 feet,…