We are a community of queer (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex) and straight hikers, skiers, backpackers and more. We embrace diversity and celebrate our differences. All adventurers of good cheer are welcome!
ABOUT THIS HIKE: Join HWP for an incredible hike to visit Mt Parnassus at 13,579 ft.
A good portion of this hike is off trail and steep uphill, but the views and lack of crowds are the earned rewards.
DISTANCE & ELEVATION GAIN: Route is ~6 miles round trip, with 3,360 feet of elevation gain. THIS IS A STEEP HIKE.
• 0700 - Meet at the Wooly Mammoth Parking Lot Section HH; https://goo.gl/maps/kd6dBdeWyFm
• 0710 - Depart for Herman Gulch Trailhead
• 0800 - Arrive at Herman Gulch TH, Exit 218
• 1400 - Return to TH
• 1500 - ESTIMATED Return to Parking Lot.
DETAILS: ~6 miles out & back hike to Mt Parnassus with 3,360 ft elevation gain. The last mile climb up Parnassus is OFF TRAIL.
CARPOOL: We will meet at 700am at the Wooly Mammoth parking lot, section HH of I-70, Exit 259. We will depart promptly at 710am. The trip organizer will be driving a Gray Ford Escape. Contact phone number will be posted in the comments the morning of the hike.
TRAILHEAD: Herman Gulch TH, I-70 Exit 218, Estimated arrival time at the TH is 800am.
MAPS AND PROFILE:
See photos section of this hike.
Be considerate of those on the Waitlist, and keep your RSVP updated. Cancellations less than 24 hours before the hike may be counted as "no-shows" if there is a Waitlist for the hike.
I actively manage the RSVP list, and give priority to active HWP members. My goal is to keep a mix of ~25% first timers and 75% repeat offenders.
DISCLAIMER: Your safety is your choice. Part of the fun in a group is learning new things about the outdoors. We share stories, tips and happily share our knowledge of gear and trails with others. Though we care about your well being is true, your personal safety is 100% your responsibility on a trip. The trip organizer provides an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the event together and has no responsibility or liability for the safety of participants.
YOUR EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION (REQUIRED)
If this is your first meetup with Hiking With Pride, RSVP and then complete the short form following the link below. Organizers need to keep your emergency contact's information on file in case of an accident or other emergency.
RETURNING MEMBERS: If your contact information has changed, please email your organizer.
EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Advanced to Intermediate - about 5 miles, steep sections off-trail hiking required.
FITNESS LEVEL: Fit - You should be active and able to spend 4-5 hours moving at a moderate 2 mph hiking pace without significant breaks.
PACE: Steady 2mph pace for the lower section of the trail. The final climb up Parnassus will be at the speed your heart allows.
MOBILE DEVICE ETIQUETTE: Please respect the nature of the Wilderness. Use your phone as a camera, but enjoy the separation from the rest of the world. Please be considerate of others by turning off all audible alarms.
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