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July 4th Calico Scramble
July 4 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am UTC-7
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This will be a moderately paced scramble in Calico. Route to be determined, but expect mostly Class 3 with some challenging Class 4 obstacles scattered throughout. We’ll move at a steady pace with short breaks and will try to stay in the shade as much as possible. I’m aiming for about 2 hours give or take
This hike is for experienced and fit scramblers only. If we haven’t hiked together, make sure that your VegasHikers profile is filled out and up to date so that I can determine your hiking experience. And feel free to send me a private message on Meetup with more details about your experience.
**Everyone starts on the wait list.**
Distance: ~2 miles
Elevation gain: ~1,200 feet
Time: 2ish hours
Difficulty: 4 of 5
Danger level: 4 of 5
Bring 2 – 3 liters of water, snacks, sunscreen, hat, etc
** IMPORTANT** SCRAMBLING FITNESS
You need to know your pace and ability levels and you must understand that being highly physically fit in one sport or area of training does not mean you’re at that same level for hiking/scrambling. You must build up to that level as with any activity. For example, if you run marathons, it doesn’t mean you’ll be able to keep up with moderate/fast hikers. Go with your “hiking” level of fitness, not your “general” level of fitness when determining the pace you can keep. Some people just move naturally faster or slower than others. It’s not good or bad. It’s just different. KNOW YOUR LIMITS!! I encourage everyone to challenge themselves, but be smart about it.
Meetup organizers are not tour guides or 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 attending this 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.
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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.