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Turtlehead Jr. Double Slot Route
June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-7
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This route is the most challenging and exciting way to go to Turtlehead Jr. From the parking lot we will head toward Ash Canyon, but start climbing before we reach the canyon. We will be hiking on a well worn trail for a bit before hitting the rocks. Then it’s basically straight up with a few level spots where we will stop to catch our breath and allow everyone to catch up.
There is one section along the way where you must be able to climb about five feet up a knotted rope in a crack in the rock. It is also possible to climb this particular section without using the rope.
We will be hiking at a moderate pace all the way to the peak.
Helmets are recommended; make sure they don’t block your vision while looking up.
**Bring plenty of water, a headlamp, and a bandana or other cloth to wipe away the sweat. Consider putting ice cubes in your bladder to help keep your water cold.**
Distance: 3 miles
Elevation gain: 1,000 feet
Elevation of peak: 4,943 feet
Duration: approximately 2 1/2 hours
Danger level: 4
Meet at the west end of the dirt parking lot.
Sign up by adding your name to the wait list. I will add people to the list based on ability to handle this hike.
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.
• 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.