This hike is led by GWH Ambassador Sierra.
Trail Name: Boulder Skyline Traverse or The 5-Peak Boulder Traverse also sometimes called Sanitasobo
Trail Location: Start at Shanahan TH at South Boulder Peak
Total Distance: 16.4 miles
Total Elevation Gain: 5,417 ft total
Top Elevation: 8,549 ft
Link to More Trail Info:
GWH Trail Rating: RED
This is a hike for intermediate to pro hikers that are use to long days/trails. We will start with South Boulder peak and work our way to Sanitas that way it is more downhill than uphill but don't be fooled there will still be plenty of uphill. This will also be an all day event with us starting at 5:00 am at the Shanahan Trail Head. This hike can take anywhere from 8 - 12 hours depending on how long we stop for pics on the way as well as snacks and lunch time. Ideally be done before dark which I think we can do. Make sure you pack sunscreen, plenty of water, snacks, head lamp, and a first aid kit. In the first link up above there is a quick what to bring but if you're an experienced hiker I have high hopes that you already know what you'll need to pack. Don't forget layers that are easily packable! It'll be cool when we start but since it'll be mid June it will warm up considerably during the day. Once I have a good head count of who is coming we can arrange car transportation as we will need to leave one or two cars at the saints trailhead so that after we are done hiking we just drive back to the Shanahan trailhead because ain't nobody got time to hike all the way back. I will also be making this a CO-ED hike so that you ladies can drag your men/men friends out to suffer with us :] I'll bring my Fiancé and probably me pup.
If you would like to do this hike I would suggest starting to do some longer hikes with some elevation gain to work up to it.