Take the A16 3-Peak ChallengePosted by Adventure 16 | 08.20.2018
Hike each of the three tallest mountains in SoCal:
• San Antonio (Mt. Baldy)
• San Gorgonio SOME TRAILS PREVIOUSLY CLOSED TO FIRE HAVE BEEN RE-OPENED including: Vivian Creek Trail and South Fork Trail.
Trail closures that remain include the wilderness portions of San Bernardino Peak Trail, including the peak itself, Momyer Trail and Foresee Creek Trail, including John's Meadow. Check on conditions and trail closures: San Gorgonio Wilderness Association Website
• San Jacinto
The "Three Saints" between May 12 and *October 28, 2018, within one of the following time frames to earn some cool prizes:
• 24 Hours (24 consecutive hours) • 3 Days (72 consecutive hours)
• 3 Weeks (21 consecutive days) • 3 Months (90 consecutive days)
* The 3-Peak Challenge has been extended from October 14 to October 28 due to fire and trail closures.
: or usable outdoor gear donation of any value. All proceeds, including the $5 cash fee, and any gear donations will go to the A16 Donate-a-Pack Foundation to help at-risk, low income, or disabled youths in Southern California to partake in an outdoor wilderness experience. You will receive a tax-deductible receipt for both your $5 Challenge fee and any gear donation.
• Visit your nearest A16 store to pick up your registration packet which includes: A16 Registration & Liability Form,
A16 3-Peak Challenge Flag, Trail Record, Palm Sprimgs AerialTramway Discount Card and an A16 Adventure Buck.
• COST: $5--or usable outdoor gear donation of any value. All proceeds, including the $5 cash fee, and any gear donations will go to the A16 Donate-a-Pack Foundation to help at-risk, low income, or disabled youths in Southern California to partake in an outdoor wilderness experience. You will receive a tax-deductible receipt for both your $5 Challenge fee and any gear donation.
2) ACQUIRE PERMITS and ADVENTURE PASS, if necessary.
• San Gorgonio: A Wilderness Permit & an Adventure Pass is required to enter the San Gorgonio Wilderness, for
day hikes or overnight trips
• San Jacinto: Everyone entering the wilderness area for the day or for camping must have a permit in their possession.
• San Antonio (Baldy): A National Forest Adventure Pass is required for vehicles parked in a non-fee area.
• If you are unfamiliar with the trails, we strongly encourage purchase of Trail Maps (Adventure Passes and Trail Maps
are available at A16 retail stores).
3) HIKE or BACKPACK to the SUMMIT and back of SoCal's Highest Peaks: Mt. Baldy, San Gorgonio and San Jacinto within
24 Hours, 3-Days, 3-Weeks or 3-Months between May 12 and October 28, 2018. Obey all government regulations, including
displaying Adventure Passes and permits where required.
• Time starts at the beginning of the first trailhead and ends when you exit the last trailhead.
• Use of the San Jacinto Tram is acceptable and encouraged. Total time includes the tram ride.
• Use of the Mt. Baldy Ski Lift is NOT allowed!
NOTE: If San Jacinto is your last peak and you are in danger of missing the tram down, after summiting San Jacinto, we will allow
you to end at Round Valley instead of at the top of the tram, for safety reasons. ONE HOUR TOTAL WILL BE ADDED TO YOUR TIME
to compensate for the 2-1/2 miles back to the tram and tram time. You must plan ahead and acquire an overnight permit, bring a
sleeping bag and a tent or bivy and other needed overnight supplies with which to set up camp at Round Valley before heading
to the summit. NO OTHER CAMPING SPOT WILL BE PERMITTED!
4) TAKE A PHOTO ON EACH SUMMIT while displaying the A16 3-Peak Challenge Summit Flag.
• The A16 3-Peak Challenge Summit flag must be included in each summit photo.
• The summit sign or other identifiable summit attribute must be in the photo.
• Candid, action photos are strongly encouraged & may lead to slightly longer moments of fame & possible photo contest winnings!
• 3-Peak Challenge Finishers who submit a video* will receive one EXTRA RAFFLE TICKET to win a Grand Prize of approx. $195 value.
*Video may be created with any device—cell phone, video recorder, GoPro—and uploaded to a video hosting site (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.).
• Video should show action and document interesting segments of your experience.
• Scenery is OK if it's part of the story, but it shouldn't only be scenery.
• Hint: Be creative with your photos. The best will be entered into a photo contest.
5) RECORD ALL STATS on the provided Trail Record card. SAVE ALL RECORDS & RECEIPTS.
• Date/Time at start of trailhead
• Time reached summit
• Date/Time at end of trailhead
• Transition time between mountains (24-Hour Finishers Only)
6) SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY
If you hiked an ALTERNATE ROUTE due to fires on San Gorgonio use the ALTERNATE ROUTE COMPLETION FORM.
All entries must be received within 14 days of completing the Challenge, but no later than November 11, 2018.
• Post your video on YouTube, Vimeo, or other video hosting site and post the link on your Completion Form. (Optional, but earns you another Leki Micro Vario Carbon Hiking Poles raffle ticket)
Groups: Each person must submit an individual entry and photos in order to receive prizes
Multiple Attempts: You may qualify for only one prize package, for each time-frame, per year. You may do multiple time-frames
(i.e. 3-week and 3-month), but dates may not coincide and you must re-register and pay the $5 fee for each.
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