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Hart Park Sunset Moderate Conditioning Hike at 6:00

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.  We are now starting at 6:00 pm, allowing for better views of the sunset and not having to hike in the dark.  Bring at least 1 liter of water!  


This one and a half  to two hour hike is moderate because we do keep a good quick pace as we move up down some hills, a few which are steep and can be slippery. The total distance is five miles with an elevation gain of 1300 feet.   This hike is not recommended 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 and cardio exercise.

So, if you are looking to keep in shape and something to do, join us 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 downhill areas to allow recovery while still keeping on the move.

*** PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY *** No one in the group is a guide or in any way responsible for your comfort or safety. Please be prepared with adequate gear and supplies for the trip. Please remember that going out into wilderness has risks associated with it and you should be aware and prepared to address any changes in weather, road conditions or to look out for/avoid random acts of nature, including insects, wild animals and natural hazards. It is your responsibility to evaluate the difficulty of any activity you participate in, and decide whether you are prepared by having the experience, skill, knowledge, equipment, and the physical and emotional stamina to safely participate.

*** 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, Members of the 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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  • Wes B.

    Good hike with a a fast pace. Kay and Jane even made it with flying colors!

    August 22, 2014

  • Susan J.

    Gary you were right on my heals with those sticks..LOL

    August 22, 2014

  • Gary M.

    Thanks Susan for setting a brisk pace, now we should be ready to enjoy Tehachapi this Saturday.

    2 · August 22, 2014

  • Tony S.

    Another sunny day in Bakersfield, so we did the hike backwards. A little more shade but still very bright sun hiking west. Everyone ended the day smiling!

    August 21, 2014

  • Richard L.

    Great hike and workout! Good to see everyone.

    1 · August 21, 2014

  • Susan J.

    Loved the hike tonight Tony took us backwards on the course it was fun still enough tough hills.

    1 · August 21, 2014

  • Maureen R.

    I'm going to skip tonight. I travel out of town tomorrow and need the extra time. Enjoy!

    1 · August 21, 2014

  • Kelly D.

    Ana and I are arriving at 5:30 if anyone else wants to start a little earlier if anyone else wants to take the Moderate at a little slower pace.

    1 · August 21, 2014

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