Meeting at 8:15 am and leaving at 8:30 am from the Galena Creek Visitor's Center. Hiking time around 2 1/2 hours.
Would you like to prepare to hike Mt. Rose? If you are like me, you are out of shape from a fairly lazy winter. This will be a weekly hike that will eventually prepare you to do Mt. Rose with ease and enjoyment in July.
For our first hike, we will start at the Galena Creek Visitor's center and hike up to the first switchback, heading up to Church's Pond. It is around 2 - 3 miles roundtrip and around 1,000 foot elevation gain.
Dress warmly as we start at 6,000 feet and will be going to around 7,000. Bring jacket, hat, gloves, and plenty of water. Dogs love this hike. If you have a health condition that will prevent you from hiking at high altitudes--skip this one.
If you wish to donate a buck toward offsetting the expenses of First Aid/CPR training of Sierra Club hike leaders, it will be appreciated. All participants are required to sign a waiver at the start of the hike.
Hope to see you there!