Great for intermediate scramblers to build confidence with several fun obstacles. If you have problems at the first obstacle you will be asked to turn back. No beginners on this route please.
This is a relatively short moderate pace hike from Red Springs park up to Red Springs peak from the south end of the Calico Hills. After the peak we will head down the west side via one of the gullies to the Calico trail and return to the park via the Duck Head return.
Route is expected to be about 1.7 miles with an elevation gain of 800 feet to the peak at 4,287 feet. This hike is normally completed in about 2 1/2 hours but could be longer depending on group and how long we take for breaks or photos.
Hike: Red Springs Peak Traverse – Closed loop
Trailhead: Red Spring Park parking lot
Distance: 1.9 miles
Elevation gain: 930 feet Elevation peak: 4,304 feet
Time: 2-3 hours
You will need at least 2-3 liters of water in warm weather, snacks/lunch for the peak, sunscreen, hat/sunglasses, etc. Light colored cotton shirts are better for hot weather, bring layers for cool weather.
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.
By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that hiking and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death. The organizers of this group and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event.
All attendees participate at an event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury to themselves or their guests. By signing up for this event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.
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.