What is adventure hiking? It is hikes that are longer and more difficult in terrain and surface and generally has a specific destination. I:E Mt Wrightson.
Such a group has become a subgroup of Desert Explorers, for those that want to go a little further and a little faster and to check off some of the more difficult hikes in the area.
Robin Turner, will be coordinating the hikes here at Rincon. The hikes will be led by Bron Greenwood a former leader for Desert Explorers.
Hikes will be on Wednesdays and those from Rincon that would like to hike will meet at 7:15 am in Classroom 1. Robin will have a signup sheet and will coordinate the carpooling.
The hikes for January are as follows:
January 8th: Hope Camp and Ruiz Loop. Saguaro East Hope Camp in and out 6.5miles and 500 foot elevation With Ruiz Loop 9.5 mile and 1000 foot elevation
January 15: Bowen house via Rock wren TH at 36th Street Starr Pass. 7.5miles and about 2000 elevation
January 22: Sutherland Nature Loop in Catalina SP. 7+ miles, about 1000 elevation
Alternative in case wash is running: Thunderbird Coyote Pass Loop in Sweetwater 9+ miles and about 2000 elevation
January 29: Picacho Peak: 3miles with 3400+ elevation Gloves required No one with any level of fear of heights Very hard hike Max on trail 15
Weather alternative: Starr Pass Rock wren loop at the Sarasota TH 7+miles and 2000 elevation
February 5: Picacho Peak if weathered out
Starr Pass Rock wren otherwise
In February looking at the following hikes: Bridal Wraith Loop in Saguaro East, Starr Pass Little cat figure 8 hike, Wild Burro Alamo Springs loop at Dove Mountain
March will be a lot of hikes in Madera for altitude conditioning.