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Gray's Peak - Info and Gear

The 7 Summits of Big Bear Youth Challenge is open to all youth ages 9 – 15.  The Youth Challenge is a series of 7 hikes led by local 13 year old mountaineer, Jordan Romero.

DIRECTIONS to next peak WILL be posted.

Come prepared for a good, fun, challenging hike.  Here are some ideas of what to wear and what to bring. FREE to all participants.


Trail Running Shoes (boots are not necessary, skate type shoes are not recommended)
Socks (non cotton socks, cotton socks encourage and create blisters)
Loose fitting shorts (jeans are NOT recommended – School PE shorts are okay)
Loose fitting shirt (non cotton shirt is best, but a t-shirt is acceptable)
Baseball Style Hat or Visor


  • We’ll provide some sports drink to fill your reusable water bottle.
  • We’ll provide a reusable water bottle for everyone to use and keep (thanks SOLE!)
  • Snacks – We’ll provide some energy bars for everyone.  Bring some non-sugary snacks (trail mix, nuts, dried fruit, peanut butter/jelly sandwich, jerky, fruit, etc.)
  • A small backpack to carry water and food.


Jordan will meet the group (along with some adult chaperones) You can pre-register online or register the day of the hike.  We encourage you to register in advance so we have a good idea of the number of hikers. You will need a parent or guardian with you to sign a waiver/permission form.  Registration and check-in begins at 9:00 a.m.  To register in advance send an email with your name and age to


  • Check the weather forecast and choose your clothing accordingly.
  • Don’t overpack food.  Think about what you can eat while walking.  We won’t be making a “lunch stop” but participants will be encouraged to eat and drink along the way.
  • Don’t overpack your backpack.  You’ll need water and food for 3-4 hours.  The more you bring the more you have to carry. Carrying a heavy backpack will make the hike much more difficult.  Keep your pack as light as possible.
  • Everyone who finishes the hike will be eligible for great raffle prizes immediately following.