McFall Crags Recon, or Oh my god, we made it!

This is a recon up Rattlesnake Canyon for a McFall Crags hike. Although, we'll see you far we can get, and there might be a slight chance we make it there. If not we'll try again later this winter.

This is the rocky outcropping just down the ridgeline from Rattlesnake Peak.

This is a bushwack and a very difficult hike.

The stats will probably be around 12 miles & 4,000' elevation gain.

This is for advanced hikers only.

DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS HIKE IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE GROUP, DON'T KNOW WHAT A BUSHWACK IS, OR CANNOT GO MILES OVER STEEP DIFFICULT TERRAIN WITHOUT STOPPING.

Bring plenty of food & water for a long day.

You are hiking at your own risk. I expect we will draw blood.

Join or login to comment.

  • Belinda

    Excellent day!

    1 · December 30, 2012

  • Donna

    Another great Vagabond "hike"!

    1 · December 30, 2012

  • Jerry C.

    A definatly tuff hike - but "very" non-boring

    1 · December 30, 2012

  • groundsleeper

    Great hike all! It was good you didn't take my way back. It was harder than I remembered. To the first saddle was easy. From there to second saddle (where I camped) was tough. Got to camp by 3:30 and camp to top of road was under an hour, but I would not have wanted to do the first part below lower saddle in the state I was when I arrived at camp. I escaped with no cactus and (almost) no blood loss!

    December 30, 2012

    • groundsleeper

      Bruised knee from fall or just banging down-hill?

      December 30, 2012

    • Ramblin R.

      I took a grape vine induced trip to my knees, just a little swelling and blood, will be right as rain soon

      December 30, 2012

  • Ramblin R.

    I second "oh my God we made it" what a great bunch of new friends i made too

    2 · December 30, 2012

  • Vagabond J.

    Tough, rewarding hike to a place I've been looking at for a couple of years. Thanks to all that ventured with us. Great hike!

    December 29, 2012

  • Joel

    Oh my god, we made it!!!

    2 · December 29, 2012

  • groundsleeper

    A couple years ago I went up McFall Crags from the backside (starting in sabino) and came down rattlesnake. Pretty rugged.

    December 7, 2012

  • Justin P.

    Wish I could make this one! Sounds like a blast. Best of luck to you all!!

    December 7, 2012

7 went

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Create a Meetup Group and meet new people

Get started Learn more
Henry

I decided to start Reno Motorcycle Riders Group because I wanted to be part of a group of people who enjoyed my passion... I was excited and nervous. Our group has grown by leaps and bounds. I never thought it would be this big.

Henry, started Reno Motorcycle Riders

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy