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Idaho - Independence Lakes

This event is hosted by Girls Who Hike Ambassador Michelle Sullivan! All attendees will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways before the hike starts.

TRAIL NAME: Independence Lakes
TRAIL LOCATION: N42 13.11' / W113 40.39'
TOTAL DISTANCE: This is an out and back hike with 4.4 miles total. For those wanting to summit Cache Peak we will add on an additional 2.5 miles or so.
TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN: 1,400 feet
TOP ELEVATION: 9,000 feet
MEETING LOCATION/TIME: We will meet at 7am at the Searle's Gas Station in Oakley, Idaho. From here we will carpool or follow up to the trail head. We will depart Oakley no later than 7:20am. 
TRAIL RATING: YELLOW: Moderate hike, well-signed, elevation gain of between 1,000 - 2,000 feet, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome.

ADDITIONAL INFO ON MEETUP: This hike will have some sun exposure so please bring sunscreen, dress appropriately and bring lots of water. Depending on the group, we can advance on to summit Cache Peak which is the tallest peak in Idaho South of the Snake River. This does require some bush whacking and bolder jumping. If there is interest in hiking on, those members not interested are welcome to relax by the lakes. No one will be left alone!

This hike is dog friendly for both on or off leash dogs that have good manners, are people and dog friendly. 

This hike is for women only. Due to the elevation gain we ask that this be an adult only hike.

Please be sure to bring food and water with you. I will bring a first aid kit along for the group.

***In order to attend an official meetup you MUST have a signed Liability Waiver on file. Please see the Group Rules for details/link to sing. It takes 60 seconds to complete and one waiver clears you for all meetups!***