Lets begin the new year on a great hike. Ganesha is one of the best-known and most widely worshipped deities in the Hindu religion. Although he is known by many other attributes, Ganesha's elephant head makes him easy to identify. Ganesha is widely revered as the Remover of Obstacles and more generally as Lord of Beginnings and Lord of Obstacles.
Elephant Head - this is one of my favorite hikes in this area.
Here's the stats: Distance: under 7 miles round trip, however almost 3,000 FEET OF ELEVATION GAIN!
This is a difficult hike over very steep up & down terrain on a minimal animal trail with many clawing, scratchy, and tearing bushes intended to draw blood!
There is scrambling over rocky terrain with some exposure near the top. If you are afraid of heights, you will not finish this hike.
After hiking uphill for about 2 miles or so there is a deep ravine (5-800') that must be hiked down and then back up. The return is harder. This is a strenous hike and your skill level should be intermediate to advanced.
Bring plenty of water and snacks or a lunch. Don't forget to bring your elephant trinkets or tributes for the memorial at the top.
We'll meet at Fry's Food Store just east of I-19 on Irvington Rd and carpool from there.
This hike will be at your own risk!