About the Hike: We’ve partnered with the amazing team at Paragon Guides in Edwards to offer Gravity Haus members a high alpine hiking adventure!
Hiking Vail’s lower elevation valleys in late spring always involves moving through a variety of trail conditions from dry to wet; from muddy to snow packed. Be prepared to make our own adventure! The lower elevations may provide spring blossoms while the higher elevations may see enthusiastic sprouts pushing up through the remaining snow.
Although many of our valleys terminate with a high alpine lake the upper basins may be difficult to access. Our late May “scouting” will help us decide on route and destination. Plan on a starting elevation above 8000’, a round-trip distance of approximately 5-8 miles and elevation gain of 1500-2000’.
Lunch is included!
What Hike are We Doing? Weather and snowpack will decide where we go and what our goals for the day will be. Our late May “scouting” of the high alpine will help us decide on route options and what gear may be necessary.
What Should I Bring? The Paragon team will reach out prior to the hike with a detailed gear list, but note that gear requirements may include snowshoes, hiking poles and gaiters, depending how quickly the snow melts! Personal footwear needs to be a sturdy hiking shoe/boot. Hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, snacks and plenty of water are a must!
Bring a Friend! We love when members introduce their friends to the community. If you’d like to register your friend, select 2 tickets and complete their information alongside your own. As a reminder, you get referral credit for anyone who joins the club, so consider bringing a friend who you think would be a great addition to the community!