***THIS IS NOT A BEGINNERS LEVEL HIKE ***
***THIS IS A LONG STRENUOUS HIKE WITH LOTS OF MILES, UPS AND DOWNS***
***NO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, please post if you can give someone a ride***
TIME: Meeting at the parking lot at 6:00am. Taking as few cars as possible and driving to the north trail head of the trail.
Hike details: We will hike the trail from North to South and follow Blue trail markers from start to finish. The hike is approx. 24 miles with around 7000' elevation gain.
DIRECTIONS: GPS location of the parking lot: [masked], [masked]
WHAT TO BRING: Map of the area, food, lots of water, layers, headlamp, first aid kit. comfy footwear, hiking poles.
Water source: There is a water source less than quarter mile from the Escarpment / Dutcher Notch intersection, on the Dutcher Notch trail. There is a water spigot by the North/South Campground (about mile 19 of the hike). We are not crossing any roads so there won't be an option to do water/supplies drop off. Bring enough water to avoid getting dehydrated.
There will be no sweep. Hikers should buddy up with similar paced hikers to avoid hiking alone. Cell phone reception is spotty and unreliable. Study the Map link to see where the bailout spots are.
Thanks Natan for the writeup!
Disclaimer: I am not a professional guide and only you are responsible for your own safety. Partaking in any outdoor activity has inherent risks and you should be aware that injuries have happened in the past. The organizers, event host, and other members of the meetup will not be held liable for your actions. Signing up for this meetup acknowledges you have read and accept the above conditions.