Dogskin Peak is the 7,464 ft. high point of the Dogskin Mountains, the range on the other side of the valley from the Virginia Mountains (where Tule Peak is located). I estimate this strenuous loop hike, which will be primarily on jeep tracks and trails, to be about 9.5 miles round trip with roughly 2,800 ft. total elevation gain. There will be sections where we'll have to negotiate through and/or around snow and ice. The last half mile or so to the summit is a steep cross-country scramble. Well-soled hiking boots and hiking poles are recommended. Bring a couple of liters of water, lunch and snacks. Dress in layers and be prepared for possibly cold and windy conditions at the top.
Meet in the parking lot of the Burger King at the corner of La Posada and Pyramid Hwy at 9 a.m. for the half hour drive to the trail head. A signed liability waiver will be required of all participants. If you wish to donate a dollar toward paying for the ongoing CPR/first aid training of Sierra Club hike leaders, it will be appreciated. If you have any questions, please post them below, call me at (775)[masked], or email me at mace.martin@gmail. com.