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Guardian Angel U
June 30 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-7
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***This is not a beginner scramble. ***
You must indicate that you read the entire hike description by answering the question asked when signing up for the hike.
Sign up is through the wait list.
Helmets are always welcome. Be sure to use one that doesn’t block your sight. Always care “in case of emergency” numbers with you.
Canceling within 60 minutes of the hike start time will be recorded as a “no show”.
This hike requires the use of hand and footholds to climb the rocks. Expect some exposure.
We’ll start at the Red Springs Picnic Area. The initial ascent contains some areas that require you to push or pull your way up to the top. We begin on parallel to Guardian Angel; then loop around on the west side, up the ridge facing the park and down. We will be in the sun for much of the route, so please be prepared (sunscreen, hats, extra water, etc) When hitting the final descent we have many options. Be prepared to use your arms and sticky-soled boots. Not for beginners or those afraid of heights. There are some places that require intermediate scrambling skills and there is some exposure. You must be able to pull your body weight up and lower yourself down using your arms.
If I don’t know you or if I can’t determine your scrambling experience from your profile, then send me a note with details of your scrambling experience. Details means a description of the climbing you’ve done and the people you did it with. This is needed before I can put you on the “going” list.
No guests will be allowed. Everyone going must be part of VegasHikers. Setting up your profile only takes a couple of minutes and it’s FREE.
YOU MUST BE ON THE “GOING” LIST IN ORDER TO GO ON THIS HIKE. CRASHING WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.
We’ll park in the Red Springs (Calico Basin) parking area. To get there go west on Charleston towards the park. The turn to Calico basin is about 2 miles before the park entrance. Turn right and follow the road all the way down to the Red Springs parking lot. We typically park in the left row.
Frequently asked questions. (http://www.meetup.com/VegasHikers/pages/Frequently_Asked_Questions/)
Distance: ~ 3.0 miles loop.
Elevation gain: ~ 1600 ft.
High point: 3544
Low point: 3100
Difficulty: moderate-difficult (elevation gain, distance, class 3 scrambling)
Pace: ~ 1 Miles Per Hour
Time: Approximately 3.0 hours
Bring: At least two liters of water. Snacks.
Please note the following:
• 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. You further agree that you assume the risk of negligence by 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 and/or attending this Meetup 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.
I am an outdoor enthusiast who would rather be on a backcountry backpacking trip than a stroll on the beach (although I do love the beach!).
Living in Las Vegas has afforded me the opportunity to easily explore the Southwest region of the United States.
A nature lover, I am often found at the end of the pack taking photos and videos of the wildlife found on the trails. Colorful flowers, desert animals, and unusual geological rock formations are often the majority of my photos.