SKYLINE TRAIL in Palm Springs! VERY STRENUOUS TRAIL FOR ADVANCED HIKERS. Travel from the Palm Springs valley floor to the Palm Springs Tramway @ 8400'. The best winter training and conditioning for serious adventurers. Locals use this hike for Whitney and Sierra conditioning. It is also the toughest section of the Cactus to Clouds hike. To complete a C2C you need to be familiar with and condition on this trail. This is an extreme trail and difficult to navigate. It requires a high fitness level. Many rescues are conducted on a weekly basis on Skyline. Fatalities do occur. Many get lost or are not prepared for the nature of this trail. 10 MILES & 8200' GAIN. FULL EXPOSURE. 6-9HRS. AVAILABLE MOST WEEKENDS PENDING WEATHER CONDITIONS. You are required to provide your own ONE-WAY TRAMWAY FEE EST. $15 DOWN TO THE VALLEY STATION. THE UBER/LYFT FEE FOR RETURN TO THE MUSEUM IS INCLUDED. I CAN BE FLEXIBLE WITH DATES.
Nearest City: Palm Springs
Maximum Participants: 6
Start Time: 5AM PST
Meet-up Location: PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM (TRAILHEAD BEHIND MUSEUM)
Minimum age of Participants:
About Me: I regularly hike, backpack, snowshoe and mountaineer in the local mountains and the Sierra Nevada. I have organized and guided group and individual trips for six years.
Provided Gear: NONE
Required Gear: All of your own gear. The Ten Essentials. Enough safety and first aid gear to spend the night in the wilderness in an emergency. Hiking clothing for a wide variety of climates and conditions. STURDY HIKING BOOTS or SHOES, DAY PACK, MINIMUM 4/5L HYDRATION, HEAD LAMP, MICRO-SPIKES (may be required), TREKKING POLES (may be required), FOOD/SNACKS for 6-8hrs, ELECTROLYTES, CLOTHING LAYERS FOR TEMPS 25F TO 75F, SUN HAT, WINTER CAP, PUFFY, WIND SHELLS, EXTRA SOCKS, CELL PHONE
Nice-To-Have Gear: GARMIN OR NAVIGATION DEVICE (I carry an InReach), CAMERA, TRAIL GAITERS, HIGH GAITERS IN SNOW, WIND/RAIN PANTS all pending conditions.