This old standby, an interesting "training" hike, rises from 4600' to around 9400' with a few ups and down thrown in for good measure. Total elevation gain is over 5,000' for the day... with around 20 miles of hiking.
The heat will require lots of fluids! I'll be carrying 1.5 gallons...
We will begin the day at the Alamo Canyon trailhead (T104) and follow that route up the canyon... the difference on this day from our past hikes: instead of accessing up Caballero Canyon we will approach via Pyramid Peak using the Roundup Cliffs trail... up to the Aquaduct route... then on to upper T104 above the old mine site... and on to Alamo Peak trail (t109).
The views are exceptional from the Observatory!
The pace will be steady but not fast (...of late, I'm slow!), but the early start should get us down and home well before it gets dark.
This is a long, difficult hike... it is not for beginners. You should be trained up for elevation gain and distance to enjoy this effort.
If you are going to be late arriving... you can try to contact me at[masked], but if I have not heard from you, we will begin the hike on time!