Stats: ~6 miles with ~1500 ft. of gain.
Suggestted equipment: Trekking Poles and Boots. Water – 1 to 2 liters.
Conditions: exposed, rocky, steep, technical descents, overgrowth, Rattlesnakes.
Description: upside-down lollipop beginning with a steep ascent of 900 feet in 1.2 miles up the China Flat trail. We will take first water break at the Suicide Trail junction and turn left for our out-and-back excursion to Simi Peak. We will take a short break at the flagpole and begin our return to the junction. We will then proceed left and begin our descent on the return section of the loop (Suicide Trail). This hike is moderately strenuous, and (due to terrain) not conducive to a fast average pace.
Please review the guidelines to participate in our morning hikes. Here are some highlights and a link to the guidelines: https://www.meetup.com/The-Weekday-Trailblazers/about/ Restrictions apply for your safety and ours: Don’t show up unless you’re on the “Attending” list No “Plus Ones” on this hike Plan on completing the entire hike at a brisk pace or please find an alternative hike that better suits your hiking level. No dogs
DISCLAIMER / RELEASE OF LIABILITY The hike host is a volunteer and not responsible for the group. Safety should be a priority for everyone in the group. Please treat this meet-up as hiking with a group of friends. If you become fatigued and unable to continue the hike, it is expected you will advise the hike host of this and return to our starting point on your own. If you are able to proceed, it is expected that you will maintain line of sight with other members of the group at all times and help to promote the group’s safety and fitness goals. Outdoor sports and other events we plan can be inherently dangerous and accidents may happen. By participating in any posted event, you are taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. The Weekday Trailblazers Meetup Group and its organizers are not trained leaders and we do not confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in trips. All participants take full responsibility for their own actions. If you choose to sign up for this or any Weekday Trailblazers Meetup event, you are releasing the Weekday Trailblazers Meetup Group, its organizers, and sponsors from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgment and experience. No “Plus Ones” on this hike; please have your friends join The Weekday Trailblazers, and register for the event. Sorry, dogs are not allowed on State Park trails. All participants must be 18 or older, or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.