Nov 3, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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Total Distance: ~6 miles round trip
Total Elevation Gain: ~3,500-4,000'
Altitude: 3,800' - 5,000'
Terrain Description: little trail, mostly scrambling off-trail, mostly class 3 with some class 4 scrambling
Approximate Hiking Time: about 6-8 hours
We will start from the Kraft Mountain parking lot in Calico Basin to Calico Tanks Peak, then Calico Tanks Peak South passing by Calico Tanks. We will then ascend both Turtlehead Jr/Red Cap peaks followed by New Peak. On the way down from New Peak, we can decide to also include Kraft Mountain or not.
You MUST be in good shape and willing to hike at a steady reasonable pace, but not at a fast pace. This will be a very neat experience and challenge. There will be a lot of ups and downs scrambling. Most of it will be class 3, but some class 4 with a little bit of exposure. Don't consider the class 4 intimidating. Instead consider it as a way to broaden your experience. All the views from these peaks are amazing. I was just at Calico Tanks Peak Friday seeing a pool with Tadpole, Clam, and Fairy Shrimp. I'm hoping that pool will still be there during the hike.
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To participate in this outing, you must be a current, paid member of LVMC. You can obtain a membership via this link: http://www.lvmc.org/w.... The fee is $40 per year for a family/roommates or $30 per year for an individual. Please contact your organizer if you have any questions.
If you don't answer the four RSVP questions and you are not listed on the LVMC member roles by one week before the trip, I will remove you from the trip without notice. If you are new to the group and want to try us out without being a member, please email me and describe your experience for permission on a case-by-case basis.