Hike leaders know the routine, and participants generally appreciate, the process of
planning a hike. You select the route, scout or at least research the terrain, and notify
those interested exactly where they will be following. Indeed, I did plot the trails and
will scout (more than once) the terrain. However, you are going to have to trust me
as I am keeping the exact two separate destinations a secret until we arrive at each.
Hence the hike is named secret double secret.
For the majority of the distance, we will be on USFS trails some of which the group
covered on the Fool’s Canyon event in May 2020 (but in the opposite direction
so it’s almost like new). To arrive at our secret locations, we will veer off trail
relatively short distances to isolated retreats, offering unique explorations and
incredible views. Technically, there will be some moderate bushwhack ascents and
rock scrambling but these minor barriers are gradual and brief.