Chicken Shack Challenge for VERY fit and experienced hikers! (Grueling)

  • June 28, 2013 · 4:30 PM
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This is a special event hike. It is not a normal Wanderer hike and many people report this hike to be the hardest hike in the area. We will do it in the future as a regular Wanderer event but this particular hike is special. As a result, I am requesting that only experienced Wanderers RSVP for this hike. Yannick (one of our faster Wanderers) has offered to lead a group of experienced and very fit Wanderers up the famous Chicken Shack hike. This will be harder and FASTER than our normal hikes and for a select few that can keep up with Yannick.

To the Towers!
A hike for after work

Hike Details:

Location: Corner of Clay Ct. & Alameda Del Prado, Novato, CA
Parking: Plenty of parking on Clay Ct. and across the street in the Park & Ride lot.
Distance: 11 Miles
Elevation gain: 3000 ft
Time estimate: 4.5 hours
Difficulty: For experienced advanced hikers
No dogs please

The evening version of this hike doesn't have a snack break.
If you need food, bring something that can be eaten quickly on the trail.

This is an up & back hike from Clay Ct. to the towers on Big Rock Ridge. This hike with its many ups & downs will get your blood moving! It’s on a fire road with just a little cover from trees.

Here's what Charles had to say about the hike:

Like a roller-coaster: up-up-up that became down-down-down that became up-up-up that became down-down-down for 11 miles with OMG views all over the place. I think there was a little flat spot somewhere in the middle.

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  • Paul

    Bummer I need to cancel..the date change did not work ...will try to make it next time ...am only available every other Friday.

    June 25, 2013

  • Paul

    Can you estimate what time we will finish this hike can you estimate what time will finish the type

    June 22, 2013

    • Yannick

      We should be done around 9pm

      June 25, 2013

  • Marianne W.

    Isn't there a hike on the 21st as well?

    June 20, 2013

    • Yannick

      No ... It was re-scheduled to this date.

      June 20, 2013

    • Marianne W.

      Glad I didn't show up. Top or bust this time.

      June 20, 2013

  • Paul

    I wish it was still on the 21st....for the 28th I have another hike the next morning, and am still trying to confirm i'll be available...but as for now I'm planning on making this on the 28th...TBD

    June 20, 2013

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