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Northern California - Backpacking Big Sur

Hello ladies! First backpacking trip hosted by ambassador, Tiffany. I am excited because I want to test my light backpacking gear and I know some of you ladies showed interest in backpacking.This is not for people afraid of heights or not active. You must own or purchase backpacking gear! Packing light with light, warm gear is necessary. 2 days, 1 night of challenge and excitement. 

This hike is steep and strenuous, but I will be hiking at a moderate pace. We start by CA highway 1 and park by Kirk Creek campground, then hike 5 miles up to Vicente Flat campground. We set up camp, and start hiking up 2.5 miles one way to Cone Peak for sunset. WE WILL BE HIKING BACK DOWN TO THE CAMPGROUND IN DUSK/DARK CONDITIONS SO YOU NEED A HEAD LAMP. At night, we enjoy a campfire and relax before sleep. The next morning, we hike back down 5 miles to the cars. 

Total round trip to/from Vicente Flat campsite from car: 10.9 miles, 2585 elevation gain.

Total round trip to/from Cone Peak to campsite: 5 miles, roughly 1800 elevation gain

More details to come and gear list. I will start a group chat to coordinate once we get a little closer.

Carpool is recommended due to limited parking and far distance. Add your car in the link below or be on the waitlist to see if anyone can pick you up in your area.

And for our newer members, please ensure you sign the GWH waiver. 1 waiver clears you for all future meetups.
Link below.