EASY Hike [masked] hours) -- Calico Basin -- Difficulty: 1½ (easy)
Total Distance: 3 (or 4.5) miles
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This hike will also be posted with the Vegas Adventurers Meetup group. Hike starts from Red Springs picnic area near the parking lot on the edge of Calico Basin. The turnoff from H-159 (West Charleston) is one mile before (east of) the Red Rock entrance (see location link below). Calico Basin is NOT part of the official Red Rock loop. You will not pass through any fee gates. This is a relatively "easy" hike with minimal scrambling. It may last up to 3+ hours.
This hike is for beginners and for those not interested in the faster pace or longer distance of other hikes. Pace will be set by the group. Adults, children age 12+, and well-behaved dogs (on leash) are welcome. Friendly chat is also welcome but please: no national politics or religion.
Small Location Area Map -- https://goo.gl/maoeFh
Expandable Closeup Aerial Map -- https://goo.gl/MVdHXs
Calico Basin Satellite View -- https://goo.gl/jRrriR
Photo - Canyon Valley Path Below -- https://goo.gl/ht2Txz
• What to bring + (optional)
Water, hiking shoes (snacks, sunglasses, hat, sun block, camera, hiking stick)
NOTE: especially in winter, if possible, check your email or the web site an hour or less before start time for possible cancellation, weather-related or otherwise. This hike was reduced from 4.5 miles to 3 miles. Organizer may choose to split this hike into two groups or extend it back to 4.5 miles.
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