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The Skyline-To-The-Sea Trail #26

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nebgnahz opened this Issue Aug 30, 2018 · 3 comments

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nebgnahz commented Aug 30, 2018

Length 25.0 miles
Climbing 1710 ft, Descending 2600 ft

Route

The best guide by far: http://www.redwoodhikes.com/BigBasin/S-to-S.html

trail head map, park align highway 9 (P with a road sign along highway 9) for after-hour access. The reserve is open from sunrise to sunset (with 30 minutes grace period, i.e. closes at sunset time + 30 minutes).


Important

  1. You should have trekking poles to protect your knees.
  2. Big Basin HQ has plenty of supplies, food, water, etc.
  3. Stay on the trails! Everyone needs to download Google Map offline map and AllTrails (or other equivalent apps)

Schedule

  • 6AM: leave south bay
  • 7:15AM: arrive at Waddell Beach (both cars)
  • 8:20AM: arrive at Saratoga Gap Route (car 1)
  • 8:30AM: begin hiking
  • 3:00PM: big basin park HQ, 13.7 miles, 5.5 hours walking + 1 hour rest/lunch
  • 3:30PM: eat hot dog, drink coke; leave HQ and march on :(
  • 7:30PM: Waddell Beach, 10 miles, 4 hours
  • 8:30PM: drive to Saratoga Gap Route (car 2)

Personal Gears

  • comfortable shoes
  • backpack to pack water
  • trekking poles
  • clothing (might be cold in the morning and in the night)
  • 2+L water per person
  • energy bars and lunch, needs to cover 2000+ calories
  • flashlight / headlamp (or use your phone, bring a power bank)
  • sun hat (sun protection)
  • sun glasses

Group Gears

  • sun screen
  • first aid kit
  • ? water filtration kit (just in case)
  • map / GPS / compass
  • extra batteries
  • knife
  • hand sanitizer
  • toilet paper
  • trash bags

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nebgnahz commented Sep 3, 2018

Unfinished.

Lessons Learned:

  1. Check car lights before leave
  2. Use and follow AllTrails

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@nebgnahz nebgnahz reopened this Sep 7, 2018

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nebgnahz commented Sep 7, 2018

Skyline to the sea, again!

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nebgnahz commented Sep 11, 2018

trail

speed

Mile Pace Elevation
1 19:02 -139
2 19:08 -228
3 18:45 -354
4 19:24 -186
5 17:02 -240
6 19:18 -64
7 20:09 88
8 19:21 232
9 12:32 299
10 18:15 -200
11 17:10 164
12 23:11 -241
13 27:03 -524
14 21:05 -52
15 18:26 -118
16 21:13 171
17 24:29 62
18 21:43 -458
19 21:12 -262
20 22:50 -127
21 20:26 -78
22 23:59 -54
23 19:12 -104
24 20:50 -49
25 21:02 -28
26 20:15 -1
26.88 21:10 -16

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