This hike is another good conditioning for the summer backpacking season. We will all be leaving from Sierra Gateway Southlake at 5am and heading east on Hwy 178 to Canebrake Rd-this road is a very rough dirt road and a high clearance vehicle is recommended but a car can make it but you have to drive real slow, I will be going slow as I always do on dirt roads-then we will start the hike at Kennedy Mdws CG for the 6 mile one-way hike to Deer Mtn. I will be staying overnight to bag Ball Mtn on Sunday and your all welcome to do the same.
What to bring: Headlamp with extra batteries, lots of water and food
Elevation Gain: 3268ft
Elevation of peaks: Deer Mtn ( 9418ft ) Ball Mtn ( 9256ft )
Skills: Class 2 (Deer Mtn) Class 2&3 (Ball Mtn)
WARNING: THIS IS A STRENOUS HIKE AND FAST PACED, ONLY FIT HIKERS PLEASE AND NO BEGINNERS AS THERE WILL BE NO SWEEP. THIS IS A CONDITIONING HIKE TO GET READY FOR THE BACKPACKING AND HIGH PEAK (14ERS) SEASON.