This hike is not closed. Everyone must first sign up on the Waiting List.
This is a VERY strenuous hike that ascends about 8,400 feet in about 9 miles. We will start at the Skyline trail-head, which is next to the Palm Springs Art Museum parking lot. The temperature can drop up to 30 degrees as we ascend, so I recommend bringing appropriate clothing.
Do not park in the Art Museum parking lot. They are giving out tickets and threatening to tow cars away. You may park out on the street.
We will take the tram down. The cost for a one-way tram is about $12.00. We will then share a cab back to the Museum. The cab fare usually ends up being about $5.00 per person ($25 per cab).
I recommend bringing all the regular hiking essentials, AT LEAST 3 liters of water, food or energy bars, gels and definitely electrolytes. Electrolytes are especially important to prevent or stop cramps. I recommend taking electrolytes before you begin the hike. Because of the vast difference in temperature, layering is essential, so make sure you bring appropriate clothing for warm (in the lower sections) and cold (near the top) conditions.
Due to the extreme nature of this hike I am closing it for regular sign ups. If you would like to attend please sign up on the waiting list. If I have hiked with you before, know about you or can tell from your prior hiking experience that you will be able to do this hike at a reasonable pace, I will add you to the list.
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Every year there are many rescues on Skyline and over past years several hikers have died. Please do not attempt this hike unless you know that you are capable of doing it and please bring the necessary essentials. Skyline is especially dangerous in warm or hot weather. Please note that you 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 a death due to any reason, by signing up for this event.