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Mescalito Direct~9♦️…for advanced scramblers.
September 30 @ 6:30 am - 1:00 pm UTC-7
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This route is for ADVANCED SCRAMBLERS ONLY!
This route is going up and down THE QUICK DESCENT! This is not easy. There are multiple ropes and EXPOSED climbing. You must be comfortable with Class 4+….with or without ropes. There are many technical moves on this route that require advanced scrambling skills.
Everyone will go to the waitlist. I will only take people that I know and have done advanced scrambling with in the past. There is way too much room for error on this hike to have anyone other than an advanced scrambler attend. Do not be upset if you are not added to the hike.
Trailhead: Pine Creek
Distance: 5ish miles
Elevation gain: 1500ish
Elevation at Peak: 5440
Time: 4-5 hours
Pace: constant moderate plus/minimal short breaks
Danger level: 5
You will be asked questions when you respond. Please answer all of them or you may be moved to the Not Going list. If you are automatically on the hike, then you will not see the questions. The questions are the same as you have previously acknowledged: “Did you read the description and disclaimer? Are you aware that you are responsible for your own safety and well-being while attending these events?”
We will maintain a constant moderate plus speed with minimal breaks. There is a time constraint for this event, so we need to make sure that all of us are capable of high endurance. technical scrambling….safely.
Bring at least 2.5 liters of water. It is advisable to bring high energy snacks and a lunch so that you can keep your energy level up.
Pace: You absolutely need to know your pace and ability level compared to your experienced peers.
Group hiking: Always stay with the group
Safety: Getting everyone through the hike safely is the number one priority.
Recommended gear: Sticky rubber approach shoes/boots; climbing helmet; sticky gloves for better grip while on ropes/rocks; first aid kit; extra layers of clothing; headlamp; sun protection (sunglasses, sun-protective cloths, sunscreen, hat that doesn’t impair your sight while hiking); rain jacket. You need to determine what gear is good for you. The list given is a recommendation.
If you are a current 52er, the cost of the cards are $5. If you want to join the 52 Peak Club, the cost will be $50 to join and $19.97 per month or $5 per card. Your choice. You do NOT have to be a 52er to sign up for this hike.
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 hiking and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and 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.