Squak Mountain: May Valley Access


Day Hike - Squak Mountain: May Valley Access

A good way to keep up conditioning, and enjoying the all-season beauty of Squak Mountain forest. I encourage B3 Backpack Course students who want to get used to carrying extra weight in their packs on the trails to sign up!

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,680 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,024 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0

Update: We will meet at Squak Mtn. Trailhead at 9 am.

Update on access point: This is still Squak Mountain, but I am changing our point of access to May Valley instead of Sycamore.

I want to emphasize that I encourage B3 backpacking students who want to do gentler conditioning hikes, and practice carrying extra weight in their packs to please sign up.



Squak Mountain: May Valley Access

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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