July 20 Iron Mountain Summer Sunset Hike

Saturday, July 20, 2019

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Summer Sunset Hike
Iron Mountain
Saturday, July 20

Join the Hiking ministry family from the Rock Church for our first Saturday Sunset Hike of the summer at Iron Mountain! We'll hike to the peak in the late afternoon, stop to rest, eat and re-hydrate and do worship or devo at the top and enjoy the 360-degree view. A beautiful sunset at 7:55 p.m. (hopefully) will highlight our trip back down the mountain.

This hike is difficult. There is a challenging uphill climb for the first 1.5 miles before it levels off for about a mile. At this point, the remainder of the hike will be uphill via switchbacks. The average time from trailhead to the top is over one hour. Please self-evaluate your fitness and hiking levels before attempting this hike. Kids and dogs are not recommended for this hike. Dogs (on leash) are permitted.

For those who wish to carpool, email Vinnie at [email protected]. Meet at the carpool address listed below at 4:45 p.m.

More info on the Iron Mountain hike can be found here.

"For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." - 2 Corinthians 4:6

Summer Sunset Hike at Iron Mountain
Saturday, July 20
5:45 - 8:30 p.m.

Meet at the trailhead at 5:30 p.m.
Hike begins at 5:45 p.m.


Itinerary:
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Distance: 5.8 miles (round trip)
  • Hiking Time: approximately 3 hours
  • Not ideal for dogs or children
  • Weather: Hot, but cools quickly in the late afternoon
  • Hike will be canceled if it rains
What to bring?
  • Good running/hiking shoes
  • Comfortable clothing, wear layers as it will cool down
  • Hat or Visor
  • Hiking Poles (optional, recommended)
  • Flashlight or headlamp as it will get dark on the way down
  • Sunscreen
  • Water (at least 2 liters recommended)
  • Snacks
Trailhead Address:

Iron Mountain Commuter Lot
Intersection of SR-67 & Poway Rd.
14847-14909 CA-67
Poway, CA 92064

Carpool Address:

Park and Ride Lot adjacent to Red Lobster at 8703 Murray Dr., La Mesa, CA 91942. If you are willing to help carpool or if you have questions, please contact Vinnie at [email protected].

Directions:

From Interstate 15:  Exit 17 to Scripps Poway Parkway, make a right and head east. Make a left onto SR-67. At the next traffic signal, Poway Road, turn right to enter the Iron Mountain Trailhead parking lot. If the parking lot is full, there is parking on the side of SR-67 (Careful, this can be dangerous).

From Interstate 8: Exit 17-C to SR-67 and head north. At Poway Road, turn right to enter the Iron Mountain Trailhead parking lot. If the parking lot is full, there is parking on the side of SR-67 (Careful, this can be dangerous).

When
Saturday · July 20, 2019
5:45 - 8:30 PM
Cost
FREE
Contact
If you have questions, please contact Vinnie Freeman at [email protected].

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