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Lamont Peak Sunday Afternoon Hike


Hiking Category

This is a class 1 and 2 hike near Walker Pass. This hike is 4 miles round trip with an elevation gain of 2350'. Most of the hike is on a trail but there is a brief cross country section. This hike is steep, but not difficult if you are in reasonably good shape.

We need hikers that are willing to take their vehicles on a dirt road ( Chimney Peak Byway ) or we will not be able to go.

10-23-2011. On the way to Lamont Peak.


Hiking Plan

  • We are meeting at the Sierra Gateway Spirit Gas Station at 11:30am.
  • We are driving east on Highway 178 to the Chimney Peak Byway [masked], [masked]).
  • We will drive on the dirt road to the trailhead [masked],[masked]).
  • We will hike to Lamont Peak (7429') [masked],[masked]).
  • We are hiking back to the vehicles. If hikers are interested and we have enough time then we can also do Perpendicular Peak which begins at the same trailhead. I personally enjoying doing them both on the same day.

10-23-2011. Lamont Peak Yucca.


Class What?

It is important that we all understand the rating system that organizers use on their hikes. For my hikes I generally use something close to the Yosemite Decimal System. I have seen many different versions of this system, and many are adamant that their version is the right version and etc.. The best description I have seen of the five classes that seems to encompass the most general idea may be found at under ‘Five Classes of Climbing Difficulty’ ( click here ).


*** WAIVER OF LIABILITY *** The Organizers and members in this group are not professional leaders, guides, or mountaineers. The function of the member or organizer is only to organize the trip. Each person who shows up for a trip/meetup (and their guest or guests) is responsible for his or her own safety. By attending a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you and any guests that you bring are aware that Kern River Valley Hiking Club events involve risks, and could result in injury, illness, death, and damage or loss of property. The dangers include but are not limited to: the hazards of traveling in remote areas without medical services or care, the forces of nature, the inherent dangers involved in participation in sports, wilderness travel, and social activities, and the negligent actions of other persons or agencies. You agree to freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards. You further agree to release and discharge the Organizers, Members of the Kern River Valley Hiking Club - Tulare-Kern Peakbags & Hikes from and against any and all liability arising from your participation in the group activities.

*** PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY *** No one in the group is a guide or in any way responsible for your comfort or safety. Please be prepared with adequate gear and supplies for the trip. Please remember that going out into wilderness has risks associated with it and you should be aware and prepared to address any changes in weather, road conditions or to look out for/avoid random acts of nature, including insects, wild animals and natural hazards. It is your responsibility to evaluate the difficulty of any activity you participate in, and decide whether you are prepared by having the experience, skill, knowledge, equipment, and the physical and emotional stamina to safely participate.

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  • Gina

    My first hike with the group was a wonderfully fabulous day!
    We had a flat tire on the way home, but no worries as our moods were great...thanks everybody!

    March 25, 2013

  • Dave

    Thanks Nathan for another fabulous day

    March 24, 2013

  • Larry W.

    bako carpoolers meet at the Mesa Marin Chevron, junction of 184 & 178, at 10:15

    March 24, 2013

  • Gina

    See you soon!

    March 24, 2013

  • John

    I wish I could, but I would not have enough time to go from church to the meet up spot. Sounds fun though!

    March 23, 2013

  • Gina

    I'm driving over from Ridgecrest, so I can meet on 178 if someone needs a dirt ride, or at the Trailhead.

    March 18, 2013

    • Gina

      We are in a red Durango-can't miss.

      March 23, 2013

  • chuck

    First one, and ready to rock!

    March 19, 2013

  • Ellen

    I have a high clearance vehicle so can take a couple of people.

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • Carlos

    already committed

    March 16, 2013

  • Dave

    I can take 3 comfortably 4 if we are all close freinds

    1 · March 13, 2013

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