Sep 6, 2014 · 8:00 AM
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It's been a few months...it's time to give Captain Spalding a ring!
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Activities: hiking, climbing, bouldering, talus caving
Required Gear: PLENTY of water, food, headlight, backup flashlight
Recommended Gear: elbow & knee pads, long pants, caving or climbing helmet, gloves, first aid kit, extra batteries
Approx. Time: ALL DAY
First Timer RSVP's limited to 2 for this event.
Senior Members have RSVP priority up to 5 days prior.
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We will meet at Amy's and will be leaving from there promptly at 8am so please be on time! It is a 1 hour drive to our super secret caves ;)
This is a spectacular climb and the Hamm talus caves are epic. The climb is challenging and the caves are tight and narrow. This area is pristine, no trash, no graffiti, and as far as I know, we are the only group that know these caves exist. I want it kept this way so I'm asking that no one gives out or posts online the exact location or they will end up trashed like the Lawrence Welk caves.
We will be crawling into extremely tight tunnels and gaps between boulders and going deep into the gorge. I strongly encourage you to wear long pants with knee pads and elbow pads or you're likely to come out cut and bruised.
Please do not overpack with lots of heavy crap you don't need. The entire hike is up and over boulders and rock. There is NO trail. Whatever you pack, you will be hauling in the hot sun and holding up the group is extremely dangerous and ill advised in this environment! Everyone MUST stay with the group!!