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Hike Schedule

The Black Mountain Hiking Section of the Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter invites you to hike with us. Our activity schedule is sustained by volunteer leaders. If you want to lead a hike or other activity please contact our Outings coordinator for information

We prefer moderate hikes combining good exercise with good companions, appreciation of nature, and plenty of variety. If you are unsure about times, meeting places, or requirements for a hike, please check with the leader for details. Always bring plenty of water and lunch, unless indicated otherwise. Dress for the weather and be prepared for changes. We recommend boots for general hiking.

To subscribe to our mail-list and automatically receive our schedule by e-mail send a request to LOMAP-BMHS-NEWS-subscribe-request@LISTS.SIERRACLUB.ORG with the message "INFO LOMAP-BMHS-NEWS" and instructions will be sent to you. Our schedule is at the chapter website and includes links to other Sierra Club groups.

Unless you are familiar with the hike or hike regularly, please consider contacting the leader. While we maintain a moderate pace, we do occasionally encounter a steep hill. We use the a number and letter code to denote a hike's difficulty.

Distance   Elevation
1 = under 5 miles   A = under   1000 feet
2 =   5 - 10 miles   B = 1000 - 2000 feet
3 = 10 - 15 miles   C = 2000 - 3000 feet
4 = 15 - 20 miles   D = 3000 - 4000 feet
5 = 20 - 25 miles   E = 4000 - 5000 feet

This code is adjusted to reflect unusual conditions, like steepness, exposure, and creek crossings. By allowing 20 minutes for each mile, 30 minutes for each 1000 feet, and 60 minutes for breaks you can determine the approximate duration of a hike. For example, a hike of 12 miles and 2500 feet has a difficulty of 3C and should require about six hours (12 X 20 + 2.5 X 30 + 60 = 375 min = 6 hrs, 15 min) to complete.

When attending a hike always bring water and lunch. The example hike above requires 2 quarts of water, depending on the weather and the person. Be sure to bring an extra layer of clothing, in case the weather changes, and boots are recommended for most hikes.

Sometimes information on carpools are given in the hike description. No host carpool means hike leader will not be at the carpool location. Please do not carpool with people you are unfamiliar with.

CST 2087766-40. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.