- ***Bear Canyon Trail Loop***
This is an ADVANCED, STRENUOUS hike due to elevation gain! Please be a regular hiker with experience at high altitude. The hike starts at 6AM sharp! The hike will be a moderate pace (2 to 2.5mph) with breaks along the route. We will hike from the Baldy Village (4300') to West Baldy (9988'), to Baldy (10,064') for our longest break, to Harwood (9551'). Descending the Devils Backbone trail to The Notch for food and drinks! You are welcome to descend via the chairlift ($15) or the fire road (your choice). The hike requires a vehicle shuttle. If you plan on socializing with the group at The Notch after the hike, I can provide you with a ride back to the village afterwards. OTHERWISE, you must make your own arrangements for a car shuttle. THIS HIKE CAN BE VERY WARM until you reach higher elevations. PLEASE BRING MORE HYDRATION AND ELECTROLYTES than you think you require. *APPROX 12 MILES WITH 6000' GAIN* *12 HIKERS* If you would like to join me, please RSVP "Yes" and answer the questions. If you do not see the questions send me a message. You must have a completed profile with a photo of yourself, and hiking experience. Chronic non-attenders, no-shows and double-bookers do not get priority. **ADVENTURE PASS IS REQUIRED AT MANKER FLATS AND THE BALDY VISITOR CENTER** DO NOT PARK AT THE BALDY VILLAGE CHURCH! **NO PLUS 1's or GUESTS** **DOGS MUST BE ON A LEASH** THE TEN ESSENTIALS ARE ALWAYS REQUIRED. *PACK TO SPEND THE NIGHT IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY*. Be responsible for checking weather conditions before the hike. Prepare for changing mountain conditions and requirements with layers, food and more water than you think you'll need. NO WATER ON THE TRAIL! *KNOW YOUR LIMITATIONS* By signing up "Yes" for this hike, you acknowledge and agree that hiking can be dangerous and involve risk. You are responsible for your own safety, well-being and actions. I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL GUIDE OR HIKER. THIS IS SIMPLY AN INVITATION TO HIKE WITH ME AND FELLOW HIKERS.
- Mt. Langley Backpack
Please join me on a 3 day backpack to 14,026 ft. Mt. Langley in the Southern Sierra Nevada. It's been a wet winter... be prepared for MOSQUITOES! Each particiapnt is responsible for their own food and transportation. The cost of this trip is $5.00 per person for the permit. Please bring this to the event. This is a backpack trip, not a day hike. On Saturday we will meet at the trail head at 11 AM and will hike approximately 6 miles to Long Lake starting at an elevation of 10,040 ft. with about 1500 ft of elevation gain. We will be camping at an elevation of 11145 ft. at Long Lake. https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-118.2294927805214&lat=36.48774255743932#.XSZZGutKjcd On Sunday we'll get up early and (optionally) don summit/day packs hiking the 10 miles round trip to the peak of Mt. Langley at an elevation of 14026 ft. We will return to our campsite at Long Lake for the night and then on Monday morning we will get up and hike the 6 miles to the trail head and our cars. NOTE: There is likely to be snow on New Army Pass and on Mt Langley. It is recommended that you bring microspikes or crampons/ice axe if you plan to summit. This is BEAR country. Approved bear canisters are required. These can be rented from the ranger station and we can also share these 2 people to each full sized canister. Each participant in this backpacking trip must realize that they are responsible for their own safety while engaging in this activity. We will always strive to stay together but accidents can happen and each participant must be self-sufficient.
- Tahquitz Traverse and Red Tahquitz!
Distance: 16 +- miles EG: 4,000' It will be a fun day, almost 50% of the hike coming on cross country, will involve scrambling, class 3 and 4 hiking, especially climbing Lily Rock and the ridge to the Red Tahquitz will have some exposure. I will try to keep it as a small group. If I haven't hiked with you, please make sure your profile has info about your past events and the years they were done. MY WAIVER: Please do not sign up if following is not acceptable. Any outdoors activity can be challenging, fun, or a painful experience, often depending whom you are with, even deadly and more painful depending on you, your abilities, circumstances, lack of judgment and sometimes just bad luck. Accidents happen. Any outdoor activity involves risk of injury or even death. Please do not sign up; if you are not comfortable with what you are doing, unwilling to take that risk, or if you think you don’t have the needed skills for the event. You are not participating in an event organized by trained outdoors people or medical professionals. No one is trained or paid to watch after your safety. You will be agreeing to take responsibility for yourself, your actions and not to hold organizer/group leader, participants, cooks, carpoolers or anyone liable but yourself by signing and/or showing up for this event. Please remember that if you are not capable to this event or you don’t know your limits and still sign up, you may not only put yourself in danger but also all the other participants who are going with you. You further agree to pay for any medical or legal cost involved in the case of an injury to yourself and request your heirs to respect your agreed waiver in case of an injury or even death due to any reason, by signing up for this event. Please also note that I may exclude or include anyone at my own discretion. PLEASE NOTE: When you sign up to my events, please make sure that you have a real name and recognizable pictures in your profile. In the case of a mishap, this is the first place S&R will look for info. Depending on the events, I may exclude people if there is no picture to identify them.
- ***San Bernardino Peaks*** Backpack
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION PRIOR TO SIGNING UP! *BACKPACKING EVENT* This is an overnight trip staying at Limberpine Bench Camp (9200'). Parking at the trailhead gets crowded! I recommend carpooling. WE'LL DEPART @ 7:00AM. The San Bernardino Trail is 6 MILES and 3K gain to camp. We will set-up camp, continue to Limber Springs for water and ascend the three miles to San Bernardino East (10690'). After a short break, we will return the same route one mile to San Bernardino Peak (10650'). Once descending we will stop by Washington Monument for a photo op, before returning to camp for the night. We will depart camp Sunday morning about 9am. ALL TEN ESSENTIALS and backpacking gear are required! This includes a bear canister. I RECOMMEND USING A WATER FILTER AT LIMBER SPRING. https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/backpacking-checklist.html If you would like to join me, answer the questions upon RSVP. You must have a completed profile with a photo of yourself and hiking history. This event is considered beginner/intermediate. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SUPPLYING ALL OF YOUR OWN GEAR AND FOOD. ***BEAR CANISTERS ARE MANDATORY*** NO PLUS 1'S, NO GUESTS, NO DOGS ***10 BACKPACKERS ONLY*** I have the permit for 10 backpackers. *KNOW YOUR LIMITATIONS* By signing up "Yes" for this hike, you acknowledge and agree that hiking and backpacking can be dangerous and involve risk. You are responsible for your own safety, well-being and actions. I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL GUIDE OR HIKER. This is simply an invitation to hike with me and fellow hikers. I reserve the right to accept or deny your RSVP for the safety of the group. BAD WEATHER OR UNSAFE CONDITIONS WILL CANCEL EVENT. "Going to the mountains is going home" John Muir
- Little San G to Galena Peak Traverse!
Distance: 10 Miles +- EG: 5,100 +- This is a very advanced hike with over 3,000' of elevation gain coming in less than two miles. This is a mostly class 3 and 4 hikes with exposure at a couple of locations and requiring 30-40' of climbing over dry falls to Little San Gorgonio. And the traverse to the Galena is also mostly class 3 and 4 in some sections. I will have a small group for this hike. Please add your name to the waitlist if you really enjoy adventure and high places. If you haven't hiked with me before, please let me know if you are comfortable with exposures and EG of over 3,000' in less than 2 miles. MY WAIVER: Please do not sign up if following is not acceptable. Any outdoor activity can be challenging, fun, or a painful experience, often depending whom you are with, even deadly and more painful depending on you, your abilities, circumstances, a lack of judgment and sometimes just bad luck. Accidents happen. Any outdoor activity involves risk of injury or even death. Please do not sign up; if you are not comfortable with what you are doing, unwilling to take that risk, or if you think you don’t have the needed skills for the event. You are not participating in an event organized by trained outdoors people or medical professionals. No one is trained or paid to watch after your safety. You will be agreeing to take responsibility for yourself, your actions and not to hold organizer/group leader, participants, cooks, carpoolers or anyone liable but yourself by signing and/or showing up for this event. Please remember that if you are not capable to this event or you don’t know your limits and still sign up, you may not only put yourself in danger but also all the other participants who are going with you. You further agree to pay for any medical or legal cost involved in case of an injury to yourself and request your heirs to respect your agreed waiver in case of an injury or even death due to any reason, by signing up for this event. Please also note that I may exclude or include anyone at my own discretion. PS: Please make sure your Meetup Hiking profile info is filled. If I have never hiked with you and your profile does not tell about your past experiences and do not have a recognizable picture (needed for in case of emergencies), you will not make it from the wait-list to the RSVP'ed list. If it is a beginner or an easy hike your profile info does not make any difference. But, your profile info will help you to get into the advanced or expert events easier. Also, if you have no-show(s) in your profile or tend to change your mind to "not going" at the last minute, please don't sign up to my events.
- ***SEQUOIA & KINGS CANYON ADVENTURE***
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION PRIOR TO SIGNING UP. This is a 4-day and 3-night car-camping, day-hiking adventure to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park. GROUP CAMPSITE ***TENTS ONLY*** Day-hiking and returning to camp each evening. SUNSET CAMPGROUND (6500') in Grant Grove. This is a beautiful campground within walking distance to the Kings Canyon Visitor Center that has lots of amenities. Including a market, gift shop, restaurant, and hoping the showers are reopened for 2019. This campground is always FULL and was closed during the 2017 season due to tree hazards from the Rough Fire in 2015. This is an amazing area of California full of Sequoia and Redwood trees that take your breath away! Temperatures this time of year normally run around 70-80F during the day and cool off at night to 50-60F. The group camp has a FIRE PIT and three PICNIC TABLES. Dead and downed wood may be used for campfires. The campground has flush toilets nearby. *Campfires will depend on current Fire Restrictions*. ALL CARPOOLS MEET FOR BREAKFAST @ BLACK BEAR DINER in Arvin, CA at 7:00 am. Online maps do not direct you to the campground correctly! You must follow the signs in the park or from Kings Canyon Visitor Center. (SATURDAY) MEET @ NOON at campsite in SUNSET CAMPGROUND in the Grant Grove area to setup camp. BEAR LOCKERS are available at the campsites. CAMPSITE INFO WILL BE GIVEN TO ATTENDEES ONLY. 2PM Sunset Trail to Grant Grove Trail & General Grant Tree leisurely hike from camp (3-4 miles r/t) 5PM Grant Grove Restaurant for dinner or in camp, your choice! (SUNDAY) ALTA PEAK HIKE (11,200') 14MI R/T 3900' ELEV GAIN (7-9 Hrs). DEPART CAMP @ 6AM (one hour drive to the TH). Return to camp for dinner and relaxation. (MONDAY) REDWOOD MOUNTAIN (6430') LOOP 10MI R/T 650' ELEV GAIN (5-6 Hrs). DEPART CAMP @ 8AM (20 min drive to the TH). Return to camp for dinner and relaxation. (TUESDAY) Breakdown camp and head for home! Your carpool driver can decide what time they would like to depart camp. Checkout is noon. ***MAX 24 CAMPERS*** (PARKING FOR FIVE VEHICLES ONLY) Carpools will be mandatory. I will be driving and will require FOUR VOLUNTEERS to drive. Passengers are required to share fuel and park entrance costs. The park entrance fee is $35 per vehicle. ***CARPOOL DRIVERS GET PRIORITY*** THE EVENT COST IS $10 PER PERSON. Payable via PayPal to [masked]. PAYABLE WITHIN 24HRS ONCE YOU ARE ACCEPTED ON THE "GOING" list. NO EXCEPTIONS. NO REFUNDS. I reserve the right to accept individuals whose ability I am familiar with and confident in for the safety of the group. ***NO PLUS 1'S or GUESTS and NO DOGS*** ***YOU WILL BE ASSIGNED A CARPOOL DRIVER AND REQUIRED TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS WITH THEM AS TO WHEN AND WHERE THEY REQUIRE YOU TO MEET THEM*** If you would like to join please answer the questions upon RSVP. You must have a completed profile with your photo and hiking history. If you don't see the questions, send me a private message. Chronic non-attenders, double-bookers and no-shows, don't sign-up. THE TEN ESSENTIALS ARE ALWAYS REQUIRED! You must provide all of your own camping supplies and hiking gear! *KNOW YOUR LIMITATIONS* By signing up for this event, you acknowledge and agree hiking can be dangerous and life threatening. You are responsible for your own safety, well-being and actions. Including participation in carpools. I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL HIKER OR GUIDE. This is simply an invitation to carpool, camp, hike, tour with me and fellow attendees. SEVERE WEATHER and/or UNSAFE CONDITIONS MAY CANCEL THIS EVENT. "And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul." John Muir
- ***SANTA ROSA ISLAND***
Please read the entire description of the event prior to signing up! THREE DAYS and TWO NIGHTS on the beautiful Channel Island of SANTA ROSA. Santa Rosa Island became part of Channel Islands National Park in 1980. It is the second largest island in the park. It was primarily used for sheep ranching when privately owned. It also has a population of close to one thousand Torrey pines, which remain and endangered species. LET'S EXPLORE THIS BEAUTIFUL DESTINATION! Even better... limited people allowed on the island! The temperatures in September range a low of 45F to 85F. The island environment is extremely fragile! It is necessary for everyone to read all of the information with regards to what you are allowed to transport on the ferry and to the island. I expect our group to be aware of and follow the regulations. https://www.nps.gov/chis/learn/management/lawsandpolicies.htm We will travel with Island Packers Cruises to the island Saturday morning @ 8am. Check-in time is 7am and we will meet as a group @ 630am in the parking area. Return from the island will be Monday @ 3pm. You are responsible for securing your own passage. The round trip fare is $114. I have put their link below. Seats do become limited. You require the “camping” fare for Sept 21st departure @ 8am and return Sept 23rd @ 3pm. Please be sure to read all the rules and regulations with regards to the boat trip. If your gear, water etc... is not properly prepared per instruction, you will be unable to board. THE BOAT CROSSING IS A ROUGH 3 HR RIDE! Please be prepared for CHOPPY, WINDY conditions! Please do NOT sign up if this will be a problem for you! This is NO Catalina Express trip! https://islandpackers.com/santa-rosa-island-2/ Saturday, once on the island, we will be camping (tents only) at the campground in Water Canyon, that is located 1.5 miles from the pier. You will be carrying your gear to this spot. Therefore treat this as a backpacking event. You are required to have all of your own food and gear for your entire stay! There are NO food services on the island! There is potable water, toilets, small shelters, picnic tables and fox boxes at the campground. The fox boxes are very small! Therefore BEAR CANISTERS are MANDATORY! The foxes and rodents are plentiful here! ALL FOOD AND SCENTED ITEMS MUST BE CONTAINED and kept in the boxes! NO CAMPFIRES. NO SINGLE USE PLASTIC BAGS AND NO REUSED CARDBOARD. YOU ALSO PACK OUT ALL OF YOUR OWN TRASH! Once setup in camp we will hike to Black Mountain (7 mi r/t). Then return to camp for the evening. SUNDAY WILL BE A LONG ADVENTURE DAY! Be prepared with all of your food, water, hiking gear and beach amenities! We will depart camp at 7am to Lobo Canyon and some beach therapy! Then continue on to Soldedad Peak. The day will be approximately 24 miles and expect to return in the dark. MONDAY we will depart camp at 7am for the Torrey Pines Loop (6 mi r/t). Return to the campground to pack-up and head for the pier @ 1pm. We must be at the pier no later than 2pm for boarding. If you would like to join me, please answer the questions when signing up to the waitlist. I reserve the right to accept or deny your RSVP for the safety of the group. You must have a completed profile, including a photograph of YOURSELF, and hiking history. Chronic non-attenders, no-shows or double bookers will not be given priority. ***15 Backpackers Only*** The campsite fee is $10 per person. Due at the time you are added to the “Going” list. Via PayPal or Zelle to [masked] At that time you are advised to schedule your boat passage as well, so you are guaranteed transportation. *KNOW YOUR LIMITATIONS* By signing up "Yes" for this hike, you acknowledge and agree that this event can be dangerous and involve risk. You are responsible for your own safety, well-being and actions. WE ARE NOT PROFESSIONAL GUIDES OR HIKERS. THIS IS SIMPLY AN INVITATION TO HIKE WITH US AND FELLOW HIKERS. Extreme conditions may cancel this event.
- ***DUSY BASIN 2-NIGHT BACKPACK***
This will be a TWO-NIGHT backpacking trip to DUSY BASIN for experienced backpackers and explorers! Due to the Sierra snow-pack this year, I haven’t been able to get to the basin with a group! Autumn is a beautiful time of year at this locale! Let's see how far we can travel! FRIDAY 10/11/19 MEET @ 10:30AM at BISHOP PASS SOUTH LAKE TRAILHEAD (9800') 8MI 2200' GAIN to Dusy Basin Third Lake (11100') or BEST OPTION for basecamp. SATURDAY 10/12/19 @ 8AM DEPART DUSY BASIN w/daypacks for exploration to LE CONTE CANYON and surrounding area on the JMT. (10-12MI R/T 3100' GAIN/LOSS). RETURN TO CAMP. SUNDAY 10/13/19 @ 7AM DEPART CAMP and return to the South Lake TH via the Chocolate Lakes Loop with an ascent of Chocolate Peak (11682'). This is a gorgeous time of the year to visit the area! The trees are bright with orange and yellow and Autumn is truly in the air! Spectacular views of the High Sierra with an abundance of alpine lakes! We will travel over Bishop Pass and descend into Dusy Basin. Set-up basecamp near Third Lake for two nights. There will be LOTS of water this year! Please make sure to have water-shoes with you and a water filter is highly recommended! ***10 BACKPACKERS ONLY*** I have the permit for 10! Please answer the questions when you sign-up! You must have a completed profile with a clear photo of yourself! THE PERMIT COST IS $7 EACH PERSON. PAYABLE ON OR BEFORE AUG 1st, 2019. PAYPAL Or ZELLE to [masked]. *NO REFUNDS* I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR DENY YOUR RSVP for the safety of the group. CHRONIC NON-ATTENDERS, CHRONIC DOUBLE-BOOKERS and NO SHOWS do not sign up. ***NO PLUS 1'S or Guests & NO DOGS*** The TEN ESSENTIALS are ALWAYS REQUIRED! All overnight backpacking gear, INCLUDING BEAR CANISTER, WATER-SHOES, and a WATER FILTER! Be prepared for changing weather conditions! I've been in a snowstorm in this area in October! Please be prepared! Current weather information will be provided at the time of the event. BEAR BOXES ARE LOCATED IN THE PARKING LOT @ BISHOP PASS TH. ALL FOOD OR SCENTED ITEMS MUST BE OUT OF YOUR VEHICLE AND PLACED IN A BEAR BOX. There are toilets at the TH. NO OVERNIGHT PARKING PASS IS REQUIRED. *KNOW YOUR LIMITATIONS* By signing up YES for this hike, you acknowledge and agree that hiking can be dangerous and involve risk. You are responsible for your own safety, well-being and actions. I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL HIKER OR GUIDE. This is simply an invitation to hike with me and fellow hikers. KNOW YOUR ABILITY BEFORE SIGNING UP. I reserve the right to accept/deny your RSVP for the safety of the group. SEVERE WEATHER/UNSAFE CONDITIONS MAY CANCEL THIS EVENT. "The mountains are calling and I must go" John Muir
- Old Dad Mtn geo-hike and remote car camping in Jackass Canyon, eastern Mojave
Cross posted with Geo-hikes: https://www.meetup.com/Geo-hikes/events/260598478/ This is pretty exploratory hiking and camping along remoter dirt roads in the eastern Mojave. We'll hike to top of Old Dad Mountain (4252 ft,[masked], [masked]), probably on Sunday, and explore the area while looking at and discussing the geology. There's some old mines in the area too. First, you'll need a high clearance vehicle (all wheel or 4WD drive helps) and willing and prepared to drive remoter desert roads. That means plenty of water, a small shovel, a working jack/spare tire, good tires, and plenty of gas in the vehicle when you leave the paved road. Or you'll have to hook-up with someone with such a vehicle, equipment and willingness to drive (we'll try to arrange rides as we get closer to event). You'll need to be in very good hiking shape and able do several thousand feet up and over 12 miles at a 2-3 MPH pace for the hikes. Be prepared to start the Sunday hike early to the avoid heat and carry at least 4-5 liters of water per day while hiking (you'll need a good pack to carry this). Bring all your hiking gear and make sure you have a working headlamp or flashlight. There'll be plenty of sunshine too. If you prefer not do the longer hikes, have a vehicle as described above, and are willing to drive and take others, then then I could use you on the trip anyway. Camping will be along the portion of Jackass Canyon Road just south of the Old Dad Mountain peak. This will be a remote dry camp so you'll need to bring all your meals, cooking and sleeping gear, tent, lots and lots of water, sun shower is useful, etc. A large amount of firewood will be needed. More info Old Dad Mountain hike: http://calipidder.com/wp/2013/01/west-mojave-peaks-part-3-old-dad-mountain/ Directions and Meetup location: From LA area take I-15 towards Las Vegas. At Baker, CA (about an hour east of Barstow) take the Kelbaker Road exit. We'll meet just south of Baker, CA. Park on right side of Kelbaker Road just south of the I-15 (in broad dirt parking area). I'll have a black Nissan Titan truck. From there we'll caravan to Jackass Canyon camp site. Don't be late as you could miss out on the whole event. Once you leave Baker there's little cell coverage. DISCLAIMER / RELEASE OF LIABILITY IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ BELOW IN ITS ENTIRETY: The hike host is a volunteer and not responsible for the group. Safety should be a priority for everyone in the group. Please treat this meet-up as hiking with a group of friends. If you become fatigued and unable to continue the hike, it is expected you will advise the hike host of this and return to our starting point on your own. If you are able to proceed, it is expected that you will maintain line of sight with other members of the group at all times and help to promote the group’s safety and fitness goals. Outdoor sports and other events we plan can be inherently dangerous and accidents may happen. By participating in any posted event, you are taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. The Mt. San Jacinto Hiking Club and Geo-hikes Meetup Groups and its organizers are not trained leaders and we do not confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in trips. All participants take full responsibility for their own actions. If you choose to sign up for this or any Mt. San Jacinto Hiking Club and Geo-hikes Meetup Groups event, you are releasing the Mt. San Jacinto Hiking Club and Geo-hikes Meetup Groups and its organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgment and experience. ** Anyone 18 yrs. or younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
- ***The California Riding & Hiking Trail in Joshua Tree NP***
We will be backpacking THE CALIFORNIA HIKING AND RIDING TRAIL for three days and two nights. This is a beautiful desert experience that travels a well maintained trail for 37.5 miles across Joshua Tree National Park. Total overall gain and loss estimated at 3500'/1200'. You must be an experienced, self-sufficient backpacker conditioned to travel an estimated 12 miles per day. I traveled this trail with a group in 2018 and loved it so much I'm doing it again in the reverse direction. It involves a 30 MILE CAR SHUTTLE & WATER STASH. We will meet at the Black Rock Campground and Ranger Station to leave as many vehicles as possible. Then carpool through the park to setup our water caches and make our way to just inside the North Entrance of the park to begin our adventure. The National Park Entrance/Exit fee is $30 per vehicle. There are NO backcountry camping fees. The highest elevation point on the trail is 5150'. This is a desert trek with lots of level travel and then rolling sections through the mountains. TEMPERATURES will vary greatly! It could be in the mid 30s at night and 80s during the days. PLEASE BE PREPARED FOR THESE CHANGING TEMPERATURES and any adverse weather than may arise. THIS EVENT IS ONLY FOR THOSE THAT CAN TOLERATE CHANGING ENVIRONMENTS, CONDITIONS AND CARRY 4L OF WATER PER DAY WITH THEIR SUPPLIES FOR CONSUMPTION AND COOKING REQUIREMENTS. ***12 FUN-ADVENTUROUS-BACKPACKERS*** READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION BEFORE YOU RSVP. ***ANSWER THE QUESTIONS*** Please be committed before you sign up. Chronic non-attenders and no-shows do not sign up. You must have a completed profile with a photo of yourself and your backpacking history. If you do not see the questions, or have other inquiries, please send me a private message. ***THE TEN ESSENTIALS ARE ALWAYS REQUIRED. ALL BACKPACKING GEAR and FOOD you require for your own comfort for THREE DAYS and TWO NIGHTS. FOOD AND TRASH STORAGE BAGS or CANISTERS to protect against animals. I recommend 5L of hydration for each cache. It's nice to wash off with any extra water and to have a beverage of choice when we take our break at the caches. (WATER MUST BE LABELLED WITH YOUR NAME; DATE YOU PLAN TO USE AND PHONE NUMBER). Our cache locations will have trash disposal to use for empty water containers and trash. Stove for cooking (NO OPEN FIRES ALLOWED), and your CALIFORNIA CAMPFIRE PERMIT. EXTREME TEMPS & EXPOSURE. Extra sunscreen, hats and protective clothing, bug repellent. Trail gaiters to keep the sand out of your boots/shoes. Trekking poles if you use them. ***KNOW YOUR LIMITATIONS By signing up YES for this hike, you acknowledge and agree that hiking can be dangerous and involve risk. You are responsible for your own safety, well-being and actions. You will be asked to leave the group if you cannot conduct yourself appropriately. I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL HIKER OR GUIDE. This is simply an invitation to hike with me and fellow hikers. DO NOT PLACE OTHERS OR THE GROUP AS A WHOLE IN JEOPARDY. KNOW YOUR ABILITY BEFORE SIGNING UP. I reserve the right to accept/deny your RSVP for the safety of the group. HAZARDOUS WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL CANCEL THE EVENT.