SBVC – Wildrose Peak Backpack (Intermediate)
Death Valley National Park
November 5-7, 2021
Total Distance: ~8 miles Elevation Gain: 2460 ft Route Type: Out and Back
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Note: Potential attendees must be screened by trip leader prior to registration. The Intermediate rating of this trip is based on distance traveled from vehicles, terrain, elevation, elevation gain, and expected weather. Please contact the trip leader to discuss if this trip is right for you, and to obtain the registration code.
Friday, 11/5: Drive to the charcoal kilns for connecting with group (late afternoon).
Saturday, 11/6: Breakfast, break camp and be at the charcoal kilns ready to start hike at 10:00am. Hike 4 miles to Wildrose Peak. Set up camp for one overnight.
Sunday, 11/7: Breakfast, break camp and head 4 miles back to the trailhead.
Weather: Expect warm days and chilly/windy evenings and mornings. Dressing in layers is the best way to manage the possible range of temperatures. Precipitation is always a possibility, so rain gear is mandatory.
Bring: 10 Essentials (no kidding, every person needs a personal first aid kit); water filtration; food for each meal plus extra snacks; water bottle and filter system; sleeping bag and pad; tent; broken-in hiking boots; layered clothing; jacket; rain gear; wide hat; compass; toilet paper & trowel; compact camp stove; fire starter; headlamp; sunglasses; sunscreen; insect repellant; camera and entertainment (book, card game, etc). Topographic maps of the area will be provided at the trailhead.
Cost: $20. Backpacking permit for each person is included. Maximum 8 people. When capacity is reached, a waiting list will be in effect. Cancel before October 20 to receive a refund.
Other considerations: As with any backcountry experience, this one is "Leave no Trace" - our trash comes out with us. Keep your food safe from critters - mandatory use of either bear cannisters or impenetrable food sacks.
Directions: TBD. Carpooling is highly encouraged.
Trip Leader: Please contact Chris Fava at 805-509-8240 or at email@example.com