Thursday, August 20, 2009

Sugarloaf Mountain hike Saturday, August 22 2009

We hike Sugarloaf Mountain this Saturday, August 22, 2009. Meeting time is 9:00am 8:00am at the Sugarloaf Mountain Trailhead (directions).

This is a strenuous hike! If we're lucky, the temperatures remain cool and it will be very pleasant.

Now, this is a great time to think about hiking San Gorgonio this September. Since the San G trail is around 22 miles from Jenks Lake, and there should be around 14 hours of good daylight, you can make an estimate of how fast you'll need to go to be safe. If you average 30 minutes per mile, you can figure 11 hours of hiking, which is a lot. That gives you only 1 hour of rest and 2 hours of daylight reserve! If this is you, then you may want to consider the overnight group to San Gorgonio (more info coming soon). Faster than 30 minutes per mile, then a one-day trip is a possibility for you. More than 45 minutes per mile and I generally don't recommend hiking San Gorgonio without greater supervision - perhaps with an outfitter, guide, or suitable expert.

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