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Trip Report    

Day Hike - Kamikaze (Teneriffe) Falls

First outing with the club

  • Road suitable for all vehicles
  • The route was perfect for a mid November day. Dry with no snow or ice. The first half of the trail is wide enough for easy two direction travel. The second half of the trail is single file and you will have to move to the side to let uphill travel go by. As you get close to the falls the trail is nothing but switchback. Also be prepared for Talos mid way up.

Mind you this is not a typical mid November hike. The weather was summer like after the day got going. 

I have not done many cold hikes and usually never start early in the morning. Met the group in the parking lot at 8am. Nancy and Peter welcomed me to the group and we headed up dressed like we were ready to go skiing in mid-January. 

About the 15 minutes into the hike had our first clothing adjustment. It was getting warmer and the first thing that came off was my windbreaker. Another 15 minutes and i had to lose the thermal shirt and sweatshirt. Pace was good and steady and Nancy and Peter kept the group together and the conversations started. 

Along the way encountered a lot of other hikers and some of their K9 friends. 

Got the falls and it was gorgeous. The end of the trail is very small and steep but the views of the waterfall is perfect. We stayed up there for about 15-20 minutes took some photographs and headed down. 

The down trip was uneventful. Encountered some more hikers and their K9 pals. Arrived back at the parking lot at 12:30 and headed home. 

This was a great intro hike with the group. Nancy and Peter were great guides and I learned a few things about hiking in colder weather.

 

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