(Strenuous) GC R3 Training Hike: Middle Fork Lytle Creek to Timber Mtn
This is one of the training hikes for the GC R3 hike, so preference goes to those people that are ALREADY signed up for the R3.
Limit: 15 people, I will add from the waitlist.
This will be a relatively straightforward hike, but getting to the trail will take some time, so plan ahead. 2WD cars may not make it up the road without damage. Find a higher clearance SUV. 4WD not required, just good ground clearance.
I can take 3 people with me from the bottom of the dirt road.
Out/Back from the Middle Fork trailhead to Timber Mountain, total distance 11.3 miles, EG 5,000′.
The route is simple, and found on this Caltopo page:
Why is this strenuous? Because I’m going to try to keep moving at 2.5 mph on the way up, and 4 mph on the way down (trail run).
There will be no stops on the way up.
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