Join us for a scramble loop variation with "Bits and Pieces" of several routes out and around the Seal Head Rock. Not recommended for slow or timid scramblers. This route has significant gain with some exposure and is recommended only for those comfortable with class 3 scrambling (you will need to be able to ascend and descend with use of hands) and able to maintain a pace of at least 1 mph scrambling and 2 mph on trail. If you are uncomfortable with the first obstacle you will be asked to drop off hike, it doesn't get better. We'll start on the Assisi ridge line to Seal Head Rock then up and over to Guardian Angel Pass and back up along the ridge above Calico II and return.
Bring sufficient water for the conditions (2 liters should be sufficient in mild weather, 3 liters if hot), snacks, sunscreen and a hat. Dress in layers for the weather forecast. Sticky shoes are highly recommended.
Distance: 3.1 miles
Time: approximately 3.5~4 hours
Elevation Gain: 1350 feet
Max. Elevation: 3596 feet.
Difficulty: 3 of 5
Class: 3 (scrambling class)
Please be aware that your Meetup organizers are not tour guides and are not park/BLM rangers. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions you would take if you were hiking alone. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being.
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I try to always carry a Spot GEN3 emergency notification device on my hikes to get help in the shortest amount of time in the event of any emergency requiring SAR or medical help, even without cell or data cell phone coverage. I request that each hiker carry emergency instructions with them on each hike. This information should be easy to find in their packs and include their name, emergency contact person(s) and phone numbers and maybe even primary care physician and pertinent medical info like prescription medications being taken, allergies, etc.