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Suicide Rock in Idyllwild

As described in the issue of, Go Idyllwild: This area is filled with Manzanita trees with smooth, chocolate-colored bark and patches of bright wildflowers like lupine decorate the high-desert terrain at the start of the hike. Black oaks pepper the path, and towering pines mark the arrival of a more alpine landscape as you near the pinecone-strewn summit. When the trail ends, walk 100 feet to your right, circling around giant boulders to a secluded lookout spot with spectacular vistas. Yes, this is Suicide Rock of Idyllwild. Come join me on this journey to explore nature's beauty.

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Location: The plan is to meet at Deer Springs Trail head right across the street from Idyllwild Nature Center at 8:45a. From there, we will begin our ~3.5 mile hike up to Suicide Rock to enjoy the views and have lunch.

MODERATE hike: ~7 miles, 2000 ft elevation gain, starting at 5000 ft

Time: 4-5 hours

What to bring: An Adventure Pass will be required to park at Deer Springs Trailhead.  This could be purchased at BIG FIVE sporting goods or Iydllwild Ranger Station the day of the hike.

I will also acquire the hiking permit.  Up to 12 people are allowed on the permit.  If we get more than 12, I will need a person to pick up a second permit.  Permits are obtained at the Iydllwild Ranger Station.

At least 2 liters of water, lunch, snacks, layers of clothing, sunscreen, camera, hiking poles if you use them.

You can also refer to the following link regarding the 10 essentials to have when hiking:

http://www.backpacker.com/november-2010-ten-essentials/slideshows/138

Also, what you bring from this list of essentials will depend on the individual's preferences, knowledge, experience, climate and locations may/will require substitutions.

Warning: Please be in hiking shape for this activity.  If you cannot handle the distance of ~7 miles, elevation gains 2000ft, and altitude of `7000ft, please do not RSVP for this activity.  This is considered a semi-strenuous hike.

If you bring a guest you must stay with them and are responsible for their safety

Disclaimer: The Organizer and Assistant Organizers in this group are not professional guides. The function of the organizer is only to organize the trip. Each person who signs up for a trip/meetup/or outing is responsible for his or her own safety. By signing up for a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging you are aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the Organizer and Assistant Organizers of the Palm Springs&Inland Empire Hiking Meetup Group from and against any and all liability arising from your participation in the group activities.

 

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  • Stephan D.

    Great view. Good choice Robert!

    June 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bountiful! Would love to go there again!

    June 8, 2013

  • Robert "Eric" W.

    Allot of fun. Really nice seeing everybody until next time.

    June 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good thing the cougar did not say hi to us lol ... !

    1 · June 8, 2013

  • Julie

    Nice day with friends in the great outdoors, even with the heat! Had a great time. Thanks Robert!

    3 · June 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Redlands carpool also available at 7:30 am. Starbucks on Orange. A caveat: I have to drive due to motion sickness ;p

    June 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Okay I have a full car with Annette, Angela, Pam and Kevin. See you Saturday morning :)

      June 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Seems I have room for one more after all. Meet at Starbucks on Orange if interested...

      June 7, 2013

  • Stephan D.

    Riverside Carpool available: Chick Fil A Parking lot,
    2885 Canyon Springs Pkwy, Riverside, CA 92507 Off Day St from 60 Fwy.
    Will leave by 730 AM

    June 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Stephen this Henny [masked] URGENT! Mau ikut udah penuh , bisa masukin sebagai tamu ? Call ok !

      June 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Finally got it ! Persistence kill the cow ... Lol !

      June 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Meant to say earlier that I will be passing on this hike since I am worn out from the hike on Thursday.

    June 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Too worn out from yesterday's hike.

    June 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I signed up for another hike since I got bumped off of this one. Enjoy and hope to do this hike in the near future.

    June 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey everyone, we can open up more spaces for this hike if someone can pick up a second permit. Let me know if someone is willing to do that.....Thanks!

    March 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I can get one and would love to get off the wait list. How many should I get for?

      June 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      What is my chances ? I am still no on my RSVP ?

      June 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry Robert ..... I have to work sat now so have to cancel just found out.. I hope its enough time to add people from your waitlist. Thanks see you all soon

    June 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    For those who will be driving, there's limited parking at the Deer Springs trailhead. If there is no parking space there, you can park across the street at the Nature Center. If so, be careful walking back across Highway 243 to the trailhead.

    June 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Also, being sure to have an Adventure Pass if you're driving.

      June 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am out due to a funeral on Saturday.

    June 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I still want to come, I was out at bridge to nowhere today and was out all day and didnt check emails. I hope you still have room.

    June 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Lani, there is no room now. But that could change if someone drops from the Attendee list. If this does not happen by this Thursday night, we can see if there's a way for you to still go.

      1 · June 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone, I'm looking forward to this Sunday's hike. In consideration for those on the Waiting list, I want to update the Suicide Rock list. For those on the Attendee list, let me know if you still plan to attend this activity by this Sunday morning. If I don't hear from you, I'm assuming you are not attending and will update your status...Thanks!

    May 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm going and looking forward to it.

      May 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Robert I still want to go but I didn't check my email on time to let you know. I am now on the waiting list:-(

      June 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes I am going

    June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    robert I will not be able to make this hike unless it's later, say 10:30. So count me out this time. Thanks.

    June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm going and looking forward to it.

    June 1, 2013

  • Julie

    Hi Robert. Hoping to make it off the waitlist! Would love to come.

    May 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry already made plans

    May 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I still plan to come..

    May 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok, robert so is this hike sat the 8th or on Sunday? And if it is still sat the 8th any chance we could leave a little later? I'd still like to come if someone cancels..

    May 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Still planning to come

    May 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    any way we could change the time on this to a little later?

    May 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm going to try to get the second permit. Called the ranger station today and they were closed, so I'll try again tomorrow.

    March 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Angela!

      March 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Robert, I received the permit for another 12 people

      1 · April 2, 2013

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  • Stephan D.
    Organizer
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  • Julie
    Assistant Organizer
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