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September 2018

Mineral King – Timber Gap to Blackrock Pass to Sawtooth Pass

September 7 @ 9:00 am - September 10 @ 5:00 pm
MINERAL KING LOOP, Three Rivers, CA 93271
Three Rivers, CA US
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This is an advanced 4 day, 3 night trip, there will be at least 6 miles a day with LOTS of Elevation gain/loss every day (9,100 total). We NOW know the exact date of September 7-10, 2018. This route covers diverse terrain, from granite cirques, verdant meadows, and alpine lakes to high alpine scrambling passes and granite peaks and scree. From the Timber Gap Trail we will follow the trail to the left to Timber Gap, which we'll follow for…

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March 2019

Weekend Backpacking

March 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

The original dates were denied...I will be re-posting the trip on a later date. I will make this an open forum. Trying to get an idea what trips people are looking for. Trips we have done in the past. TUOLUMNE MEADOWS TO YOSEMITE VALLEY Days: 2-3 DaysRating: (Moderate/Strenuous)Milage: 27 +Elevation Gain/lost:+6193’/-10864″Location: Tuolumne Meadows/ Cathedral Lake QUARTZ MOUNTAIN TO CHAIN LAKES: YOSEMITE Days: 2Rating: (Moderate)Milage: 12 +Elevation Gain/loss:+900 to 1500″Max Elevation :9,300′ +Min Elevation: 8,037′Location: Sierra National ForrestType: In & Out:…

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Yosemite Creek to El Capitan

Miles: 20 +/-miles Days: 3 days, 2 nights (does not include travel time) Elevation Gain/loss: 2899’/6119 Max Elevation: 7718′ Min Elevation: 3975 Type of Trip: Backpacking Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous Location:  Yosemite National Park Starting Point: Yosemite Creek Campground Ending: Yosemite Falls (Valley) Topo Map GPX: Download Google Maps:  >>Link<<  

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Taft Point to Yosemite Valley

Miles: 22 +/-miles Days: 3 days, 2 nights (1-day car camping) Elevation Gain/Loss: 6124/9838 Max Elevation: 8606 Min Elevation: 4042′ Type of Trip: Backpacking Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous Location:  Yosemite GPX: Download Google Maps:  >>Link<< Trails The Pohono Trail This east-west hike along Yosemite Valley’s south rim, going from Glacier Point to the Tunnel View (or, less frequently, vice …

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Bishop Pass to Dusy Basin

Miles: 12 +/-miles Days: 4 days, 3 nights (1 day car camping) Elevation Gain/Loss: 2779’/1213 Max Elevation: 11974′ Min Elevation: 9429′ Type of Trip: Backpacking Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous Location:  Inyo/Kings Canyo GPX: Download Google Maps:  >>Link<< About Bishop Pass & Dusy Basin The trail to Bishop Pass is one of the great hikes on the southeast side of …

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Sequoia-Kings Canyon – Redwood Canyon Loop

Days:  2 Days Rating: (Moderate) Milage: 10+ Elevation Gain/loss: +2475’ -2468 Max Elevation :6894′ Min Elevation: 5508′ Location: Sequoia-Kings Canyon Trail Head: Redwood Canyon Trailhead Type: Loop GPS: 36.707540, -118.921041 Google Map: GPX File This trail offer hikers the opportunity to visit one of the largest sequoia groves in Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park in …

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Snow Camping Yosemite

Winter transforms Yosemite’s familiar landscapes; exploring in winter is like finding a whole new park. But winter is less forgiving for the wilderness traveler, and some extra precautions are in order. Weather: Winter in Yosemite is snowy and cold, though sunny and chilly days are not uncommon. Yosemite Valley & …

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San Jacinto Snow Camping

Days:  2 Days Rating: (Moderate) Milage: 12+ Elevation Gain/lost: +2501’ Max Elevation :10750′ Min Elevation: 8367′ Location: San Jacinto Wilderness Trail Head: Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Type: Loop GPS: 33.837345, -116.614040 Google Map: GPX File Mount San Jacinto stands 10,834 feet above sea level and is the second highest mountain range in Southern California. …

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The Domelands – Wind Caves

Days:  2 Days Rating: (Easy/Moderate) Milage: 12+ Elevation Gain/lost: +1655’/-1670″  Max Elevation :1200′ Min Elevation: 540′ Location: Anza Borrego (Domeland – Wind Caves) Trail Head: 32.80498, -116.07434 Type: Loop GPS: (road) 32.77906, -116.09002 Google Map: GPX File Not only does this hike take in the Wind Caves, but it also offers outstanding views of …

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PCT Gear Review

Spencer, one of our fellow members has put together a video reviewing his current gear set up. He also has his own meetup group at https://www.meetup.com/Pacific-Crest-Trail-Section-Hikers-Backpackers/

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