DAYHIKERS: Chalk Mountain, Big Basin

This is a 22+mile hike with [masked] ft of total elevation gain.

Hike to Chalk Mountain and West Ridge in the Big Basin. Bring lunch, water, and adequate clothing. Heavy rain cancels. Sierra Club asks you to sign their usual liability waiver.

Carpool: 7AM at the Argonaut Shopping Center in Saratoga. Please contact leader if you plan to drive directly to Big Basin.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    A fantastic day with great people!! What was the name of that tracking tour company in Europe with the two initials?

    September 6

    • Petra

      Hi Sara. The travel group I mentioned is called HF holidays. http://www.hfholidays...­.

      September 7

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you Petra. I also signed up for San Jose Hiking Meetup Group. See you again soon!!

      September 7

  • A former member
    A former member

    A fantastic day with great people!! What was the name of that tracking tour company in Europe with the two initials?

    September 6

  • Nataliya

    Sorry, I have to pull out at the last minute, I won't be able to make it. I hope you have this hike again, this is my favorite place to hike, really sorry to miss it.

    September 6

  • Nataliya

    I'll drive directly to Big Basin.

    September 5

    • Piotr

      See you at the park, we will be meeting at the Skyline to the Sea trailhead.

      September 5

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where is the trailhead you're talking about in relation to park headquarters?b

    September 5

    • Piotr

      It is on the opposite side of the road from the HQ, go to the left after exiting the Hwy.

      September 5

  • Kelly N.

    Is the Argonaut Shopping Center very big? At that time of the morning, will it be easy to spot our group?

    September 5

    • Piotr

      We always meet on the Blauer Dr side of the parking lot, you will easily see cars parked away from the Safeway store.

      September 5

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I'm Sara. I'm new. Could I get a ride into the park with you from Hwy 9 in Boulder Creek? I live 3 miles from Boulder Creek but don't have a park pass. I don't know anyone in my Santa Cruz County meetups that likes to hike 20+ miles so I'm very happy to join you. I love long, hilly hikes in Big Sur and hiked the Mount Whitney Trail to the summit and back as a day hike 2 months ago. I average 3 mph so I hope that won't hold you up.

    August 31

    • Piotr

      Great, we will park and meet near the Skyline to the Sea trailhead.

      September 5

    • Piotr

      Water filter may get handy when we get down from West Ridge to Waddell Creek.

      September 5

  • Patricia

    I'm so sorry to miss this...one of my favorite hikes. I now have to work.

    September 5

  • A former member
    A former member

    Should I bring a water filter for Camelback refills?

    September 2

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