Start point: Elk Creek Trailhead
End Point: Elk Creek Trailhead
Distance: 10.8 miles (rugged)
Starting Elevation: 700 ft.
Maximum Elevation: 3200 ft.
Total Elevation Gain: About 3700 ft.
Difficulty Level: Strenuous
This is a challenging hike in the coast range that will test endurance levels. There are a couple spots where using rope is almost a must (they are usually there, but I will bring some just in case). There is a good description of the hike here. Everyone must carry the ten essentials (lots of water). Please consider this to be an all day event. I've decided against camping, but don't let that stop those of you who are still interested. Sorry, this hike is not suitable for dogs.
What to Bring (more if camping):
-Good hiking shoes or boots
-Extra Layers in case of weather change/including rain gear
-Trekking poles highly recommended
-Strongly advice extra food & water (three liters)
-First Aid Kit
-Map & Compass / GPS / SPOT
-Flashlight/Headlamp with EXTRA Bulb/Batteries
-Pocket Knife and repair kit
-Waterproof Matches and Fire Starter
-Whistle and Metal Mirror
*The Organizers assume no liability to anything that happens at any meetup event such as injuries and/or other accidents that may occur on the hiking trails or paths. It is strongly advised to only sign up for hikes or other events that meet your level of experience and health condition. Thank you.