Group Backpacking Hiking Trip

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Group Backpacking Hiking Trip

Mary and I were looking for options for this summer's Murray Group backpacking trip. We tried to narrow down the details according to Richard's "Devil" schedule and other tradeoffs. Currently, there are three date options and two trail choices.

Date Optioins

  • July 27 - July 30, 2006
  • August 3 - August 6, 2006
  • September 7 - September 10, 2006

All of them are from Thursday to sunday.

We will pick one soon.

Trail Preview

  • Activity Type: Backpacking Hiking
  • Nearby City: Mineral King, CA (South Part of Sequoia National Park)
  • Length: 31.8 total miles
  • Elev. Gain: 4950 feet
  • Trail Type: Loop
  • Skill Level: Moderate
  • Duration 4-5 days
  • Season: Best late summer through early fall

What the guidebook had to say:

"This adventure takes you to the land of the Hockett plateau, where wildflowers thrive in nature’s gardens, deer herds congregate in tall grass meadows, and lakes repose in glaciated bowls. The route then loops around to the rushing Little Kern River, whose headwater freshets plunge down flaming rock walls. The numerous side trips offered expand and extend your adventures." - Ruby Johnson Jenkins


The following people are planning to attend:

   * Mary Dunlop
   * Zhipu Jin
   * Richard Murray

If your name isn't on this list, please send e-mail to Zhipu or Mary.