Discovery Hikes are guided exploration beyond the normal confines of the trail but are less instructional than some other backcountry hikes. Join Park Interpreter Ali Barnes and Wilderness Patrol staff on a moderately strenuous backcountry hike in the San Jacinto Wilderness. There will be some deviation from the trail to “discover” locations not typically seen by the average day hiker, so anticipate hiking approximately 4-6 miles roundtrip.

Date: June 30, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM to early afternoon. Arrive at the tram valley station by 7:30 a.m. to be ready for the first tram(s) at 8:00 AM to meet at the Long Valley Ranger Station by 8:30 AM  IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to buy a tram ticket online in advance for a specific day and time. Schedule the tram departure at least one-half hour before class time. By doing so, arriving on time for your reserved place on the tram is assurance for arriving on time for the class. Online tickets are limited.  Order early!                                             Go to pstramway.com/tickets  If online tickets are not available many tickets are still available for walk-ins.   Note If for any reason you are unable to use it on the day reserved, tickets purchased in advance at the tram website, or on-site, are good anytime for 1 year from the date of purchase.
Place: Long Valley Ranger Station   LVRS
Difficulty Level: Moderate to moderately strenuous
Distance: 4-6 miles roundtrip, uneven terrain, off-trail hike
Destination: To be revealed on the hike
Preparation And Gear: Hiking boots or other durable footwear that you have broken in. Do not wear new unproven footwear. Bring backup warm clothing layers and consider rain jacket and gloves. Water (at least 2 quarts) energy snacks, lunch. Optional: Trekking poles (recommended), camera, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses.

If you have any questions please contact us at sjprograms@msjnha.org

NHA members, with membership card, receive a 20% ticket discount on tram fare and 10% on food.

Booking:  A reservation is required.  Only one booking is permitted at a time. For more than one, simply fill out the form again with the information for each additional enrollee and submit. Overbookings will be waitlisted and if space becomes available enrollee will be notified in order of priority.

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