Once approved, Hike leaders are responsible for ticking box on web post for Peak Series when they post the event.
- Minimum elevation gain for the hike must be 1500'. This is the gain completed by hiking, not by driving or lifts.
- Hikes must be approved by the Peak Series Committee in order to qualify. A list of pre-approved hikes will be provided as well.
- Not all hikes listed in this year's series will qualify next year. Leaders should check with the Peak Series Committee prior to designating their hikes.
- Locations are chosen by hike leaders throughout the year, as usual, but have to fit the requirements
- Hikes (or snowshoes) that meet the Peaks criterion will be designated with a Δ symbol
- Peaks hikes go to the tops of mountains, but if a road goes most of the way up to the trailhead, it may not qualify as a peak
- participants must get to "the top", as determined by the hike leader
- some hikes go to a viewpoint below the summit; participants are encouraged to discuss a side trip to the summit with the hike leader, when it is appropriate
- some "mountains" are really hills; a vertical ascent scale will be used when there is some doubt
- participants will self-register in the fall using a form provided on the website
- participants must complete 5 events to qualify for the Peaks Series recognition program.
- On backpacks people can get credit for more than one peak, if each peak is summited (most likely on separate days) and there is a vertical hiking gain of at least 1500', for each peak. Only the backpackers within the group who complete this are eligible.
- The original intention of the Peak Series was to bag a "Peak" or something that resembles the top of a mountain. Ridges, passes, and high meadows, although have elevation gain, deviate from the original intention, and will not be allowed.
2016 Peaks the pre-qualify for Peak Series
Mt. Mara – East, South, West Approach
The Pimple – from Tranquille Creek
Jag Hill – Dew Drops
PEN Peak – Watching Creek
PEN Butte - Savona
Mt. Embleton – South approach from road
Tod Mt. – no chairlift
Note: Hike Leaders- any “peaks” or backpacks in addition to this list must be approved by the Peak Series Committee. Send inquiries to email@example.com
Previous Peak Series information can be found here.