ADVANCED DESERT HIKE 15 MI & 5K/2K GL. Car Shuttle from Pinyon Flat on Hwy 74 required to La Quinta Cove. Approx. 25 min drive before and after the hike. Beautiful desert adventure that travels sections of three different trails through the heart of the Santa Rosa Mountains. This is a difficult event to navigate. I have led several groups on this event. Stops along the route and a lunch break at an authentic cowboy camp. No water on the trail until mile 13. Filter required. Minimum 4/5L hydration. Dry desert temps require more hydration than normal. Temps during winter months run from 45F-80F. Be prepared for changing climates and conditions. 7-9HRS. I CAN BE FLEXIBLE WITH DATES.
Nearest City: Mountain Center, CA
Maximum Participants: 4
Start Time: 5:30 AM CAR SHUTTLE TO LA QUINTA REQUIRED (30mi)
Meet-up Location: CACTUS SPRINGS/SAWMILL TH 69944 Pinyon Flats Transfer Station Road, TH PARKING AREA
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, FOOD/SNACKS for 7-9hrs, ELECTROLYTES, CLOTHING LAYERS FOR TEMPS 45F TO 80F, SUN HAT, WINTER CAP, CELL PHONE
Nice-To-Have Gear: GARMIN OR NAVIGATION DEVICE, CAMERA, BANDANA, TOILET TISSUE & TROWEL, BAGGIES FOR TRASH, TRAIL GAITERS FOR SANDY TERRAIN,