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Down Valley Calico Scramble

October 10, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-7

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Sorry, small group of hikers due to Bob having to cancel the group hike due to a slight injury.

This short, fun scramble is in the Calico Hills following most of the Happy Duck route but in reverse. We may change the route depending on the attendees and our mood!

We will start from the Red Springs parking lot up past heart rock and through a difficult rabbit hole, ascend a narrow crack to the top and then traverse across the ridge to the Owl’s Lair. Then down a fun slot called Happy Valley and up an even more challenging slot called Amberat. Then we traverse across to Graffiti Rock and descend down to the parking lot.This hike is fun and challenging.

You must indicate that you read the entire description by answering the question asked when signing up for this hike. Sign up is through the wait list only. Experienced scramblers only. If I haven’t scrambled with you, email me your experience.

Helmets are always a good idea. Please bring you own if you decide to wear one.

Dress according to the weather forecast. Light colored cotton shirts are recommended in hot weather.

The wait list is set to automatic. If you decide you can’t attend after RSVP’ing please update accordingly. YOU MUST BE ON THE “GOING” LIST IN ORDER TO GO ON THIS HIKE.

Distance: 2.2 miles
Ascent: 1082 ft
Pace: Moderate (slower on climbs due to the heat)
Class: 3 with some short class 4 sections
Difficulty: 3-4
Hike Time: 2.5 – 3 hours- absolutely no longer than 3 hours

Bring at least 2-3 liters of water, electrolytes, snack and don’t forget sunscreen and hat. Light colored cotton shirts are recommended during hot weather. Sticky shoes required.

Please be aware that your Meetup organizers are not tour guides and are not park/BLM 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 rock scrambling is dangerous and falls, rocks and unpredictable slopes can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death. The organizers of this group and current and former members cannot 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.

Please carry emergency instructions with you. This information should be easy to find in your pack and include your name, emergency contact person(s) and phone numbers and maybe even primary care physician and pertinent medical info like prescription medications being taken, allergies, etc.


October 10, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-7




Red Springs Parking Lot
Calico Dr. and Calico Basin Rd.
Las Vegas, NV us
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