If you've never been to Park Ridge here's your chance. If you are interested see last years trip report and pictures July 7th 2013. The view from the ridge at 7,000 ft. is fantastic. We will park at the PCT trail head up skyline road only about 1/4 mile from Brietenbush Lake 5,500 ft. Elev. It's an early start but the drive up skyline road is slow and in places very rough. Anyone driving will need a vehicle with good ground clearance. I'll be wearing a light long sleeve shirt and pants incase the skeeters are out. Bring your day packs with snacks, food, water for the hike. Bug spray may be needed. Sunscreen, sunglasses, hiking poles if you have them. Last July we had a fair amount of snow travel at the end of the hike, gators are good if you have them (or dry socks at the car) Bring a hat the last 1/3 third out to the ridge is often out in the sun with little shade on Park Ridge. RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR TO THE GROUP AND ENVIRONMENT REQUIRED. LEAVE NO TRACE Please if you RSVP and something comes up and you need to drop give as much notice as possible. About 7 1/2 miles long. With 1500 foot elevation gain. Moderate difficulty Please be prepared to chip in to help cover gas costs if you are carpooling with some one. I think with this years modest snow pack we will have no troubles driving or hiking to our goal. That being said I will have a plan B.... you know just incase. Questions contact me through the meet up site.