Day Hike: Big Frog Mountain - Wed, Sep 10 2014

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Day Hike: Big Frog Mountain

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Big Frog Wilderness

Date(s) & Time:Wed, Sep 10 2014  10:00 am >> Wed, Sep 10 2014 4:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Sep 8 2014 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Sep 9 2014 9:00 pm
Event Duration:6 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Trip Leader(s):
Larry Cooper
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
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Thanks to Paula for the description. This is my first time to Big Frog but I have a good map. Be sure that you are in shape for this challenging D5 hike

There are no waterfalls or river crossings, if the day is clear, then we'll see some awesome mountain views from the ridges and the top of Big Frog Mtn.

Big Frog Mountain sits at 4224 ft. in elevation, which is our lunch destination. We’ll begin our 6 mile gradual uphill climb at the Licklog Ridge Trailhead (1740 ft elevation). After a short 1.5 mile hike on the Licklog Ridge trail, we'll cut over on the Rough Creek trail which will be a descent to Rough Creek. It's a fairly shallow crossing and is shallow enough to rock hop across without bringing water shoes, but of course hiking poles are always a plus for balance. Here, you'll have the opportunity to filter water if you choose to do so.  We will continue the Rough Creek Trail, connect to the Fork Ridge Trail until we hit the Big Frog Trail. From here we will travel the rest of the climb to the peak of Big Frog.  Unfortunately, no scenic views here, but we will be on top! After lunch, we can head the remaining 6.5 miles back to the trail head along the Licklog Ridge Trail.  Total distance is around 12.5 "ish" miles.


Depending on Weather, we get some great views along the ridge trails so have your camera ready.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Lunch
  • Trail snacks
  • 2 liters of water minimum (water source may be dry)
  • Good hiking boots
  • Hiking Poles/hiking stick are recommended
  • weather approprate clothing
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Rain gear or poncho


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Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):180Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $72.00 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.


Will this event occur rain or shine? No, not in severe weather.

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