Friday, October 14, 2011

Skyline Trail Scheduled Trips on Oct 22

Sierra Club Trip on Skyline Trail - Oct 22   --  4.00am from the Museum


Skyline Trail 8,400' Very Strenuous

Selected By: Kathryn

I drive a Honda Odyssey. We'll meet in the Palm Springs Art Museum parking lot
Selected By: Kathryn

101 N. Museum Dr, Palm Springs, CA (map)
This is a beautiful but VERY strenuous hike that ascends about 8,400 feet in about 9 miles. We will start at 5am at the Skyline trailhead, which is next to the Palm Springs Art Museum parking lot. The temperature can drop up to 30 degrees as we ascend, so I recommend bringing appropriate clothing. Please do not sign up for this hike unless you are sure that you can do it! Also, we will go up at a reasonable pace: 6-8 hours. If you feel that you cannot maintain this pace, please do not sign up.
We will take the tram down. The cost for a one-way car is about $12.00. We will then share a cab back to the Museum. The cab fair usually ends up being about $5.00 per person.
I recommend bringing all the regular hiking essentials, AT LEAST 3 liters of water, food or energy bars, gels and definitely electrolytes. Electrolytes are especially important to prevent or stop cramps.
Due to the extreme nature of this hike I am closing it for regular sign ups. If you would like to attend please sign up on the waiting list. If I have hiked with you before, know about you or can tell from your prior hiking experience that you will be able to do this hike at a reasonable place, I will add you to the list.
Every year there are many rescues on Skyline and over past years several hikers have died. Please do not attempt this hike unless you know that you are capable of doing it and please bring the necessary essentials. Skyline is especially dangerous in warm or hot weather. Please note that you agree to pay for any medical or legal cost involved in case of an injury to yourself, and request your heirs to respect your agreed waiver in case of a death due to any reason, by signing up for this event.
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