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August Bus Trip to Sequoia / Kings Canyon

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Dates: August 23-27, 2017

Summary: Our August bus trip this year visits the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park areas.

Called by John Muir a "rival to Yosemite," this area is famous for forests of fir, pine, and cedar, soaring mountains, deep canyons, distinctive rock formations and beautiful alpine lakes. With this year's rain, the wild flowers should be abundant.

Trip #1 Jennie Lake

Ldr: Mike Fry; Asst: tbd
Trip Rating: M6C
Group size: 10
# of backpack days: 3 (1 layover day at Jennie Lake)
# of backpack miles: 15
Longest optional dayhike miles: 5

Description: Backpack from Big Meadow to Jennie Lake (6 mi), 2 nights there with day hikes to Shell Mtn and Kettle Peak. Backpack south to meet bus at Lodgepole campground.  Camp one night along trail at Coon Gap.

 
Trip #2 Twin Lakes
Ldr: tbd; Asst: tbd
Trip Rating: TBD
Group size: 15
# of backpack days: TBD
# of backpack miles: TBD
Estimated longest backpack mileage: TBD

Description: From the Lodgepole Campground, the trail ascends steadily through deep conifer forest with occasional small meadows blooming with seasonal wildflowers before reaching its namesake glacial lakes. After two miles, we reach Cahoon Meadow nestled in a cove of granite. After skirting the meadow, we will climb in dense forest over Cahoon Gap and descend to Clover Creek. We will have amazing views of craggy Silliman Crest and the remote southern part of Kings Canyon National Park and the rugged Sierra Nevada. We will have the opportunity to visit Ranger Lake and the Jennie Lakes Wilderness. This trail is less used, and therefore less crowded than other areas.

 

Trip #3 Alta Peak

Ldr: Rachel Rench; Asst: tbd

Trip Rating: TBD

Group size: 12

# of backpack days: TBD

# of backpack miles: TBD

Estimated longest backpack mileage: TBD

Description: We will be doing some cross country traveling on this trip. Alta trailhead to Moose Lake, Tablelands, and out near Pear Lake. Great views from Alta Peak. On a clear day you can even see all the way to Mt. Whitney!

 

Trip #4 Belle Canyon

Ldr: John Plander; Asst: tbd

Trip Rating: TBD

Group size: 15

# of backpack days: TBD

# of backpack miles: TBD

Estimated longest backpack mileage: TBD

Description: We enter Jennie Lakes Wilderness, parallels Rowell Creek, and passes through Rowell Meadow. We will visit 9,127 foot Lost Lake with great views of the glacial-carved granite of Twin Peaks, and Ranger Lake before passing over Silliman Pass and down to Twin Lakes.

 

Cost: TBD

Registration opens:  June 24, 2017 6:00am

Pre-Trip Meeting: TBD

Bus Departure time: TBD

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