Chasing TAHOE: AUGUST 29th, 2015
At CS, we understand that with each sunrise, we are given a choice to make: we can either stay in bed waiting for life to come to us or we can get up and get after it, chasing what we want.
That’s why we are jumping in a van and driving 1,000 miles south to link up with our good friends from Ultimate Ears as they take over Tahoe on the last stop of 10K Mile Roll.
Of course we won’t be showing up empty handed! We’re bringing down the whole CS crew and doing this right! Oh, and neither will the crew from UE. They are throwing down an unreal 20 UE Booms for the first 20 people that sign-up (and show up). They may even bring some more UE Booms along with a bunch of other gear for everyone who decides show up and #MakeItCount.
How's that for motivation to get out of bed?
The plan is simple: meeting in the early hours of the morning at the base of Maggie's Peak and hiking an hour and a half through the dark, summiting just in time to catch one of the most unreal sunrises in the world!
You definitely do not want to miss this.
Details and sign-up are below!
And if you're on the fence, check out the video of our last event.
THE FINER DETAILS:
Disclaimer: we are not mountain guides or mountain experts and hold no liability for this hike. Do your own research, understanding the hike and route and make sure you are comfortable getting up and down on your own. Your attendance in any organized event signifies that you have read and accepted the terms of our liability waiver.
When: Saturday, August 29th, 2015
Time: Meeting at 4:15AM. Taking off from the lot at 4:35AM sharp after a brief all-hands talk at 4:30AM!
Where: Meeting at the Inspiration Point parking lot (across the street from Bayview trailhead)
Trail: Hiking to the south peak of Maggie's Peaks! Know and understand the trail!
Sunrise: 6:26AM. We plan on summiting no later 6:10AM.
Emergency Contact: If you have trouble finding the spot, any questions or cannot make it last minute, contact Julian at 604-307-7816!
Questions: ask away!
WHAT TO EXPECT:
- We require everyone coming to sign-in (1. confirm attendance, 2. re-sign waiver, 3. fill in day-use permit) as we have a limit of 75 people allowed by the Forestry Service. When you arrive, find Gordon Swenson to check you in! He will have a red lit-up armband on!
- The hike is moderate difficulty, taking approximately 1.5 hours. It's a 1.5 mile long hike with 1,900 feet of elevation gain.
- Know that we are not mountain guides or mountain experts and hold no liability for you during this hike. Please do your own research, understand the hike and the routes and make sure you are comfortable getting yourself up and down the mountain.
- We will be hiking in the dark on the way up there, so bring flashlights or headlamps to light your way.
- We'll all leave the parking lot together, but please know the route and research what to expect (trail conditions, weather, etc).
- Move at a pace you are comfortable with and find a hiking partner to stick with at all times!
- Use the hashtag #chasingsunrise and tag @chasingsunrise on Instagram. Oh, and follow us on Instagram!
WHAT TO BRING:
- BRING A HEADLAMP OR FLASHLIGHT. WE WILL BE HIKING IN THE DARK.
- Good hiking boots or shoes that are adequate for rocky/muddy conditions.
- Dress warm, but in layers. You'll work up a sweat on the way up, but stopping at the top to watch sunrise can get chilly. We suggest bringing more than you think is necessary.
- Bring food, snacks and coffee to enjoy and share.
- Bring a pair of gloves to keep your hands toasty.
- Bring an extra pair of socks. There are some muddy/watery sections and wet feet make for a miserable hike.
- Bring whatever else you need to hike up and down a mountain such as Maggie's Peak (hiking poles, water, nutrition, etc).
- Assess your own ability, know the route, the conditions and make sure you are adequately prepared.
- Finally, remember to do your morning lunges. Not only do they help you warm up and keep you fit, but you'll be the coolest kid in the parking lot as you do them!
FAQ & OTHER
Do I have to sign-up? Yah, you do! We require sign-up for a few reason: 1) to get a handle on how many people are coming up, 2) so we can provide updates if necessary, and 3) to make sure that everyone understands the risks and what's involved.
Does it cost anything? Nothing. Sign up and show up ready to experience something everyone wants, but few are willing to put the work in to get!