PS - Hike: Skyline Trail to 1st Rescue Box

  • Thu, April 04, 2019
  • 7:00 AM
  • Skyline Trail,Palm Springs
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Skyline Trail to the 1st Rescue Box (Water Supply) Hike
Date: Thursday, April 4th 
Start time: 7:00 am
Duration:  Around 4 hours depending on pace/# of breaks
Difficulty: STRENUOUS! (NOT for beginners) -- Total Elevation: About 2000ft
Distance: 4.7 miles round trip
Pace: Slow to Moderate  -- NOTE! For active hikers ONLY!
Location/Meeting: Address location will be in confirmation email
Hike Leader: David Stewart

This is a unique hike for 2 reasons: I'm an honorary member of the Palm Springs Police Department, Search and Rescue Unit and many times in the past, I have delivered mostly water and other supplies to the 2 important Rescue Boxes on this famous trail. I will request everyone to carry at least 1, small bottle with them (I will provide the bottled water). This hike also provides fabulous views such as Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City and beyond as part of the expanse of Coachella Valley. Along the way we'll see unusual rock formations and a variety of colorful desert vegetation. There be a nice, long break/rest near the 1st Rescue Box before returning to where I live.

To read about the important rescue boxes that were installed in 2010, go to https://www.pe.com/2010/09/20/emergency-boxes-installed-to-aid-lost-hikers-on-mt-san-jacinto/  OR go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWtTFWl4NY4 

IMPORTANT: Please wear appropriate hiking shoes.  Bring plenty of water (2 liters or more recommended), lunch/snacks, a hat (or sunscreen), and a wonderful attitude. Thanks. Also, pets are not allowed. 

NOTE:  Inclement weather will cancel the hike.

Please call 760-320-2774 or email David at dhs321@gmail.com for inquiries. Thanks

Registration required to acknowledge waiver electronically

Health Problems/allergies  Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader that may affect your ability to complete the hike.

  



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