Distance: ~ 12 miles
Elevation gain: ~ 2500 feet.
This is a strenuous hike, NOT FOR BEGINNERS.
Exposure: Don't know. I have never been on this route, but it is not likely to be hot or sunburny at this time of year no matter how exposed it is.
Total time: About 8 hours including lunch and travel time to and from Felton Safeway lot. Bring Lunch and sufficient water.
Reminder: This is Superbowl Sunday. If you plan to watch the Big Game, this event will probably cost you seeing some or all of it so plan accordingly.
Description: Time for part trois of the series! Meet at the Felton Safeway parking lot to carpool to Big Basin. Hike will begin from Big Basin HQ promptly at 10AM, or a tad earlier if we get organized quickly enough. If you meet us at Big Basin I recommend you get there no later than 9:45AM.
This time we are going to do another big ol' loop within Big Basin. Skyline to Sea to Meteor Trail then hike along Middle Ridge road for 0.7 miles to Hollow Tree trail. Continue on to Basin Trail and back to Skyline to the Sea to return to the Big Basin parking lot.
This will be about 12 miles with some kick ass climbing along a short stretch, not so different from the last hike, but the total distance is a bit longer. I estimate 2500 feet of total climbing.
Please read the FAQ. This is an 'at risk' activity. By joining us on this hike you agree to hold the organizers, assistant organizers, and other members harmless. You are responsible for your own safety on the hike.