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Dogskin Peak Loop Hike

Dogskin Peak is the 7,464 ft. high point of the Dogskin Mountains, the range on the other side of the valley from the Virginia Mountains (where Tule Peak is located).  I estimate this strenuous loop hike, which will be primarily on jeep tracks and trails, to be about 9.5 miles round trip with roughly 2,800 ft. total elevation gain.  There will be sections where we'll have to negotiate through and/or around snow and ice.  The last half mile or so to the summit is a steep cross-country scramble.  Well-soled hiking boots and hiking poles are recommended.   Bring a couple of liters of water, lunch and snacks.  Dress in layers and be prepared for possibly cold and windy conditions at the top.

Meet in the parking lot of the Burger King at the corner of La Posada and Pyramid Hwy at 9 a.m. for the half hour drive to the trail head.  A signed liability waiver will be required of all participants.  If you wish to donate a dollar toward paying for the ongoing CPR/first aid training of Sierra Club hike leaders, it will be appreciated.  If you have any questions, please post them below, call me at (775)[masked], or email me at mace.martin@gmail. com.

  

     

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  • Amy

    Great hike and great group!

    January 23, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Amy, I would be interested in borrowing your snow shoes if not any trouble. I'm banking on not enough snow to need them, but . . .So if it's ok to send them with David, great. thanks. Evy

      1 · January 23, 2014

  • Jim K

    Thanks Martin great hike with great people (and pups!) really enjoyed the day - thanks everyone.

    January 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you for bringing beverages to share!

      1 · January 22, 2014

    • Jim K

      my pleasure - Was a really good day!

      1 · January 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had 9.93 miles 3131ft of elevation gain

    January 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    good to spend time with everyone! thank you Martin!

    January 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Everybody, great time and so wonderful to see and hike with everyone. A big bodacious thank you.

    January 22, 2014

  • Ron F.

    Leg to sore this morning to hike. Rats1

    January 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Martin, I know you pointed out the Peak to us, but I'd better ask specific directions on where you will park. Can I see it from the ranch road?

    January 21, 2014

    • Ron F.

      15.7 miles?

      January 21, 2014

    • Martin M.

      Yes.

      January 21, 2014

  • David M.

    Have to work, sorry!

    January 21, 2014

  • Jim K

    Thanks Martin, Evy and Amy - you are very kind. Good advice Martin re the pack - look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.

    January 21, 2014

  • Jim K

    Martin thanks for organizing - Really enjoyed last weeks hike - Looking at the group I am a little concernd I will be too slow - I really would like to go but it would not be fair to spoil the enjoyment for the others - the hip is doing really well and I am working now on losing weight and getting in better condition - I know you are a very considerate person and will respect your decision if I can attend or not - thanks Jim

    January 21, 2014

    • Martin M.

      Jim, absolutely you can go. Echoing Evy, you're a pleasure to hike with and an asset to the group. But let me make this suggestion. Last week, you hiked Tule, one of the toughest hikes around, with 22 lbs. on your back. Get rid of all unnecessary weight!

      January 21, 2014

    • Amy

      I agree with Evy! Hope to see you on tomorrow's hike, Jim.

      January 21, 2014

  • Jim C

    Would love to go on this hike, but I have to work...

    January 19, 2014

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