Past Meetup

3rd Annual St. Patrick's Day Hike on Boney Mountain, 12-14 miles, 4,000'+

Hosted by Fun in the Sun Club

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St. Patrick's Day in 2009 was my first trip up to Boney on the Mountaineers' Route. Now I love these 15-milers, so let's do it again. Wear green, and we'll play Trivia Treats for prizes.

Click this link to see photos of the Mountaineers' Route:


Hike will always show "full" because participants are added from waitlist. To join this hike, add yourself to waitlist only if you can keep up with me or any of these hikers at their fastest pace:

Agi, Alison, Amy A., Anna, Bob L, Bob Mc, Charlotte, 2 Christines, Darina, Diane M., Elyse T., Hallie, Holly S., Irma, Jennifer L., Karen A., Karin W., Kelly P., Kimo Z., Kristine Mc., Krista, Lyman, Lynn, Mark, Mary, Norma, Paul, Rhonda, 2 Roberts, Ron H., Shari C., Sara. I'm the slowest on these hikes, so let's not slow the group down anymore.

For those of you familiar with Boney Wilderness--you've probably bagged Sandstone Peak, Tri-Peaks, and Inspiration Point countless times. Today we'll be exploring those OTHER rocky outcroppings--the 'no name' ones that we've named, e.g. Hole in the Rock, Gibbon Rock, Tabletop Rock, etc.

Miles: 14-16
Elevation Gain: 4,000'+
Terrain: Some steep, rocky, slippery trails, class 3 rock scrambling

Sunset: 7:01PM
Twilight: 7:26PM

# Participants: When leading, I prefer small groups for many reasons.

Meeting place: Will be emailed to participants.
Time: Meet before 7:30AM to start hiking promptly at 7:30AM. If you arrive at 7:31AM we’ll be gone.
Hike will be rescheduled to 3/31 if there are severe weather conditions like wind/fire or if rain is forecast here (
Level: Advanced because of mileage/elevation, terrain, and brisk pace.

Bring: Snacks, lunch, water, the ten essentials ( Trekking poles a plus. We return before sunset, but you should always bring a headlamp.
Wear: Layers, long pants and sleeves for brush/poison oak/tick protection, hiking shoes/boots with lug soles, gaiters if you have them, gloves for rock scrambling/brush protection.
Dogs: Sorry, no dogs for this one since dogs are prohibited in State Parks, and we'll be on some of those trails.

Gibbon Rock

The shooting stars were in full bloom on 3/17/10

Hole in the Rock.

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