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June 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-7
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As usual, if you don’t answer the question, or message me privately if I don’t know you, you will not go.
To sign up for the waitlist, you must read the entire hike description and answers the question asked when signing up. If you have a recent no show, then you’ll have to wait until the day of the hike to see if there’s room for you.
If you haven’t hiked with me before, message me privately and let me know your hiking experience. Please fill out your profile to make it easier on organizers to know what your experiences are and let other hikers know something about other members.
Helmets are welcome. Be sure to use one that doesn’t impede your sight.
Always carry “in case of emergency” contacts with you.
This will be a version of the basic beginning but we may wander around. No first timer or beginners. Metrics approximate.
You’ve probably seen the Sealhead many times. It’s very close and has a great view. We will be going to the Mothership through the Seal Head route to combine two great hikes. This is a scrambling, uphill climb the first third of the hike, with a couple cracks after the first half. We’ll take a quick break at that peak and then downhill scramble all the way, winding up in Ash Canyon. Sticky-soled shoes are a must, and hiking poles a NO.
This climb is super steep and will get your heart pounding. It’s pretty short, but it can be challenging for beginners. Don’t underestimate the hill or overestimate your ability. Scrambling is not the same as trail hiking.
You must be able to keep up with the group. If you can’t keep up on the first hill, you will have to turn back.
No guests will be allowed without my prior approval. Canceling two hours or less before the hike will be considered a “no show.” Please sign up when you know you can go. I’m working on Monday and can’t always check to see if you signed up an hour or two ahead of the hike.
YOU MUST BE ON THE “GOING” LIST IN ORDER TO GO ON THIS HIKE. CRASHING WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.
We’ll be starting out at the Kraft Mt. trail head. To get to the trail head take Charleston out to the Calico Basin turnoff and follow the paved road, past the Red Springs parking area, all the way to the end of the road.
Frequently asked questions. (http://www.meetup.com/VegasHikers/pages/Frequently_Asked_Questions/)
I’m going to be getting better metrics for this particular route and will update after.
Distance: ~ 3 mile loop.
Elevation gain: ~ 715 ft.
High point: 4468 ft
Low point: 3684
Pace: ~ @ 1 mph
Time: @ 2.5 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. 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, even due to their own negligence or that of someone in the group.
• 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.