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Twisted Seal Head

October 6, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm UTC-7

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Today’s loop is taking bits and pieces of other routes and putting them together, ensuring we go near Seal Head. Be prepared to use your hands and arms to climb. Although there’s not a lot of exposure, there is some and it begins when you’re already up high. This spot does not have a simple “go-around.”

To sign up for the waitlist, you must read the entire hike description and answers the question asked when signing up. If you haven’t hiked with me before, message me privately and let me know your hiking experience.

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. 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! No hiking poles, kids or dogs.

This climb is super steep and will get your heart pounding. It’s pretty short, but it can be challenging. 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. Everyone attending must be part of VegasHikers. It takes only a few minutes to create a profile and it’s FREE. Canceling less than an hour will be considered a “no show.”

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: ~ 2-mile loop.

Elevation gain: ~ 715 ft.

High point: 4468 ft

Low point: 3684

Difficulty: moderate/strenuous

Pace: ~ @ 1 mph

Children: no.

Dogs: no.

Poles: no

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.

Details

Date:
October 6, 2021
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm UTC-7
https://www.meetup.com/VegasHikers/events/281210976/

Organizer

VegasHikers

Venue

Calico Basin – Kraft Mountain Trailhead
Sandstone Dr. and Heyer , Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV us
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