Absolutely fab! This hike has been on my to do list for 10 years and I finally did it and with the greatest company. The hike was great the weather was great the views great. My spirit is still up there.
Teresa thank you so much for taking over and hosting this hike you helped this dream come true
0 · September 15
I just went to Paradise. According to their information, the hike is 8.2 miles and hiking time is 6-8 hours. Here is web page with elevation profile and step-by step hiking guide. May be useful. http://www.trimbleoutdoors.com/...
Weather on Saturday is going to be a bit cooler, max 70F in Paradise.
1 · September 12
It looks like there are now somewhat icy conditions, that may change but FYI.
I was just reading the comments on http://www.meetup.com/adventure...
" The 1.8 inches of rain we had from the recent storm has left the slope hard and icy--even hiking will be a challenge this weekend. "
0 · September 8
Hi all! Did Muir Labor Day wknd - Sat. First time! Beautiful day and grt hike to accomplish. Be extra sure to take more water. I reco microspikes, but many went up w/o. Take a garbage bag to glissade down. My Gore Tex pants didn't work at all. Got up some speed and ended up sitting on half the bag to slow down. If the weather turns just turn around and don't think twice. Strong sunglasses or glacier glasses reco'd. About half the hike is on glacier - slippery and steep. Outhouse at the top, but it is smelly and windy and cold (in the upper 30's ). Took me 6 hrs to get up - a slow, relaxed but steady pace. I hike once or twice a weekend. Build in picture time. Others went up in 5 hrs. The way down is a blast - about 4 hrs. Definitely worth doing, but not worth pushing. Our cars got split up with fast/slow so we made a plan to swap keys (had an extra key) so the faster group could swap gear in cars when they got down and take off and leave the spare key inside.
2 · September 4
...and that's '8-10 hrs.' UP! (unless you're a 'mountain-runner' or 'The-Man-of-Steel'.....albeit , I was carrying a 30 lb backpack for 'training') 'Pressure-breaths', 'rest-step', frequent food/
water (2 liters) & ibuprofen helped our group immensely with altitude around 9,000ft. & up. (Still one managed to get a 'migraine' on the way back..) You'll all be fine. Have fun & Stay Safe!
0 · September 3
A few months back I sent an email to folks signed up( and on the waitlist) requesting you go on one of my other hikes prior to the Camp Muir hike. As this can be a difficult hike, I wanted to know who I would be hiking with. Throughout the season, I have indicated with a star the people who I have hiked with. I realize that as people dropped out and more people were added to the waitlist so some of you did not get this information. I am truly sorry about that. I will be deleting people on the waitlist who have not been able to make prior hikes with me. I hope this does not deter anyone from joining other hikes that are posted. Thanks!
0 · August 30