Heart 'n Lunger Hike
The Heart 'n Lunger hikes will be every Tuesday evening May - September. We have done them every year since 2007. H 'n L hikes, by our definition, gain at least 1500' of elevation. Many of them will offer 2x that elevation gain for the uber-fit among us. Distance and time: 3-4 miles in 3-3.5 hours. At the other end of the fitness spectrum, the less fit in the group have good naturedly dubbed their sub-group the 'Gaspers 'n Wheezers'. Everyone is welcome these hikes are mix with 'out and back' and " Loop"
Hike to Penguin Peak (4305 ft) next to Bird Ridge. Total elevation gain, 4200 ft, 6 mile RT (Red Line).
This is difficult and steep trail, gaining 4200 ft in just 3 miles!
Meet at the Konikson road parking lot in Indan, in Bird, right after the old Bird Creek parking area. After briefly following the old jeep road for about a half mile you take a right and then start heading up, steeply, then very steeply. The trail is rough, and in a tunnel through thick brush for awhile. The trail takes off from the Bird Creek ORV trail about one-half mile in from the parking lot, and goes straight up an avalanche chute to tree line. There is a microwave reflector on the ridge about 500 feet below the peak that is a good destination for people who don't want to go all the way to the top.
-- Ski/ trekking poles (optional but very helpful)
-- Wind &/or rain shell and pants
-- Dress in non-cotton layers so you can shed or add clothes as temps change
-- Water & trail snacks
OK. But it can be very windy
$5.00, or annual parking sticker