The Ten Essentials include all the gear that is necessary to survive even the most unexpected extreme winter conditions. But there is much more! It is also essential to be  very familiar with a host of hazards associated with winter; extreme cold, snow, ice, topography, altitude, visibility, wind, unpredictability and time. Learn how to use your knowledge to make the right and timely decisions in the face of adversity.  Winter itself is adversity! This is NOT mountaineering training. You might think of it as an introduction. If you choose to hike or backpack on this mountain or similar terrain in the winter this training is a start toward gaining the knowledge that you can only acquire by repeated experiences. For that, hike with truly experienced and thoughtful partners as often as possible. Winter wilderness travel can be glorious….. or not. It’s up to you.

EVENT DATE: November 4
TIME: ****8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
***Must arrive at the tram valley station by 7:30 a.m. for the first tram departure at 8:00 AM
MEET AT; The Long Valley Ranger Station. Long Valley area map
LEADERS: Mt. San Jacinto State Park Wilderness, Carl Maple and members of the Hasty Search & Rescue Team
DISTANCE: 5 miles round trip, uneven terrain, off trail hike
DESTINATION: Undisclosed
COST: Free, plus tram fare. Present your NHA membership card and receive a 20% ticket discount.
Please read all the introductory and registration information including the RELEASE OF LIABILITY which must be signed upon arrival.
Each individual participant must register to attend.
Take the 8 AM tram car to arrive at the Long Valley Ranger Station (LVRS) on time  Each participant must bring water, trail snacks, lunch and a backpack carrying what they normally carry on a day hike PLUS proper hiking attire i.e. hiking clothes, hiking boots, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.  We recommend a minimum 3 liters of water per person. Anyone under the age of 18 (minimum age 14) must be accompanied by a legal guardian. We depart the Long Valley Ranger Station at 8:30 AM and return around 3:00 PM.


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Please. A separate booking for each person in a party. After submitting a booking you may fill out the form again and submit for each additional person. For each booking only press the submit button once.


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