Hart Park Sunset Conditioning Hike.

Join us for a late afternoon conditioning hike, finishing in evening twilight and providing unobstructed views of the Bakersfield sunset. This hike will start as late as possible each week to provide a finish near the end of Civil Twilight and a beautiful Bakersfield sunset! 

We meet at the Sheriff's shooting range near the "west" entrance to Hart Park.  I am starting later, at 6:00 pm,  allowing for better views of the sunset.  Comments are welcome.

This one and a half hour hike is moderate because we do keep a good pace as we move up down some hills, a few which are somewhat steep and can be slippery. The total distance is about five miles with an elevation gain of around 1300 feet.   I would not recommend this hike for anyone who is not in shape. You don't have to be in great hiking shape but you do need to have a recent history of regular cardio exercise.

So, if you are looking to keep in shape and something to do, join us this Thursday afternoon at the posted start time.  A headlamp should not be needed but I always like to carry one for emergencies. 

This picture is an example of a few of the excellent hills to climb, making your heart beat and calories burn!  There are also level and down hill areas to allow recovery while still keeping on the move.

*** WAIVER OF LIABILITY *** The Organizers and members in this group are not professional leaders, guides, or mountaineers. The function of the member or organizer is only to organize the trip. Each person who shows up for a trip/meetup (and their guest or guests) is responsible for his or her own safety. By attending a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you and any guests that you bring are aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with the activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the Organizers, Southern Sierra Hiking Club Meetup Group from and against any and all liability arising from your participation in the group activities.

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  • Tony S.

    NIce weather, wildlife viewing and energetic group!

    1 · April 25, 2014

  • Sandy Lenz N.

    Great hike!! Killer!!! Fun group of people. Thank you all for making my first intermediate hike so enjoyable and memorable. See you next Thursday. I'm a glutton for punishment. :))

    1 · April 25, 2014

  • Cathy B.

    Beautiful nite, great people, gracious leader! Thanks for saving my butt Tony.

    2 · April 24, 2014

  • Cathy B.

    This is a great group of people! I'm looking forward to hiking with you again after I advance my abilities.

    2 · April 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just a Great Time!!!! Lookin Forward To The Next One.

    1 · April 24, 2014

  • Jaems F.

    I have a class at 6 pm tuesday and thursday or else I would be there

    April 20, 2014

    • Tony S.

      Hi Jaems, I also just posted a Wednesday Beginner Hike at CALM if you're interested. By the way Jaems, I know the emails ask you if you want to go, but really you only need to decline if you originally said yes and then had to change to no go.

      Like · just now

      April 20, 2014

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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