Skull Cave 3.0 - third time's a charm!

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Linked Guide  • Skeleton Cave, AZ
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Start Date 2013-02-09
 
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Skull Cave 3.0 - third time's a charm!

Post by Hippy » Jan 16 2013 1:55 pm

I gave in, hammered out some details at my own discretion and here it is.

Saturday February 9th
Carpool and/or meet at Cottonwood Camp at 5am (earlier if I can sucker y'all into it!)
We're gonna tackle this as a day hike, 9 miles out another 9 back, obviously.

If you haven't done this hike before or are not familiar with it, please do a bit of research.
There is no trail, which means its 18 miles of beastly bushwhacking through saguaro and cholla and every other type of sharp, pointy, defensive succulent you can possibly imagine.
The first few miles after leaving the dirt road are up then down and up again, over and over and over, through the aforementioned forest of pokey, spiney, blood thirsty cacti.
There can also be some fun scrambles up and over big boudlers down near Hell's Hip Pocket depending which route we decide to "follow"/make up.
I guess I'm saying this isn't easy. If you're not a stronger hiker please don't attempt this (yet!) it's going to be fast paced and just a bit intense.

So...other than my request that you be able to take care of yourself and keep a quick pace, anyone is welcome to come along on this silly adventure of mine : rambo :

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Re: Skull Cave 3.0 - third time's a charm!

Post by Tough_Boots » Jan 16 2013 5:14 pm

I might have to go just to make sure you make it back. ;)
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Post by Hippy » Jan 17 2013 2:13 pm

:sl: I need someone to keep an eye on me for sure...i might have too many cookies and take a wrong turn.

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Re: Skull Cave 3.0 - third time's a charm!

Post by Alston_Neal » Jan 17 2013 2:45 pm

Nine miles in, no prob. Nine miles out same day......How good are you and PLC902736541758932 at carrying a big boned guy like myself out?
That's a place I've always wanted to see. Wish I could join ya, have fun.... :)
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Re: Skull Cave 3.0 - third time's a charm!

Post by PLC92084 » Jan 17 2013 4:07 pm

@Alston Neal
It's mostly downhill to the river once we reach the cave... can you swim?

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Post by Hippy » Jan 17 2013 4:58 pm

Alston I can be persuaded to go
A 4th time. River access would leave just a thousand foot steep hike up to the cave. :D

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Post by Tough_Boots » Jan 17 2013 5:20 pm

I'm gonna think about this one...
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Re: Skull Cave 3.0 - third time's a charm!

Post by BobP » Jan 22 2013 7:31 am

The Hippy wrote:it's going to be fast paced
:sl: anyone who can do this fast paced..... is a total beast :sl:

fast paced = over 1.5 mph
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Post by Hippy » Jan 22 2013 8:06 am

@rlrjamy :sl: oh good grief.

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Re: Skull Cave 3.0 - third time's a charm!

Post by Hippy » Feb 04 2013 5:57 am

anyone else want in on this? just curious because we changed times but figure it doesn't matter...no one else is really crazy enough to join us anyway :D

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