july 19-24 TRT or bishop-piute pass loop
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Dylan Taylor
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Locale: California Coast
july 19-24 TRT or bishop-piute pass loop on 06/17/2008 14:25:58 MDT Print View

hey all,

my hiking buddy suffered an injury to his calf and so he is out for a week long trip we'd been planning. we had talked about an extended loop on the east side of the sierra's from bishop pass thru evolution valley and out puite pass. its about 60 miles but we were going to supplement with spur hikes.

since he has bailed, i was thinking about doing the Tahoe Rim trail instead. i've lived in tahoe but never done that whole trail. in the time i have it will be a definite push to do the whole 160 miles in the 5 or so days. but if someone is game to push that limit, you are welcome to join-- and i would love the company.

we can cache food at some point halfway and so be able to go light light light. i will prob use my ion and have the cache for like the 3rd day.

obviously we are talking big days so be ready and able to do like 25-35 mile days, depending.

let me know!

Dave T
(DaveT) - F
TRT 5 days. on 06/17/2008 14:42:16 MDT Print View

hey dylan.

that's funny. i was already planning on doing the TRT in 5 days this summer. i did it in 2003 at a pretty mellow pace in 10 days. i'm also going with a golite ion and super-minimal stuff. see thread at:
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/xdpy/forum_thread/12661/index.html?skip_to_post=99010#99010

i figured 165 miles / 5 days = 33 miles a day. a few less to start, up to 35+ when possible or necessary. i figure start at echo lake, go counter-clockwise, 1+ day to resupply at store near heavenly, 2+ days to resupply at market at tahoe city, 1+ day to echo lake and done. you walk right past both markets, so there's no point to do any caching. there are a couple of longer waterless stretches, so a bit of water needs to be carried sometimes.

i figured i'd be going solo, but it might be good to do it with someone else (plus an ipod!). but i can't do it july 19-24 - i have a family commitment already. the only july dates that could work for me would be over the weekend of 12-13. i had been planning on it for august, probably mid-august. september is a long hike in the sierra.

Edited by DaveT on 05/13/2010 10:46:22 MDT.

Dylan Taylor
(nevadas) - F

Locale: California Coast
dates are set in stone on 06/17/2008 18:32:24 MDT Print View

unfortunately, those dates are set in stone. i've had them requested as time off for months and i can't, won't is actually more accurate, pull out of them now. then the following week i am joining my fam in oregon for a week long family vacation.

too bad we wont be able to join up; it seems we would be a good team for the 5 day TRT. but lets get together for a trip.

i liked your idea about the shasta-trinity area. this fall? the sooner i can plan it, the more likely i can commit, with work and all...

Dave T
(DaveT) - F
TRT 5 days. on 06/18/2008 12:23:24 MDT Print View

bummer! my july is busy, and right now i think i'll do the TRT in later august, and a 8+ day high sierra trip in september after labor day. so i'm not sure when i will sneak a 4 day trinity alps trip in. let's keep in touch about options.

Edited by DaveT on 06/18/2008 12:24:21 MDT.