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James Winstead

Locale: CA
Yosemite Area BPL Outings?? on 06/11/2011 16:22:14 MDT Print View

Hey everyone...

I'm just seeing if there is any interest in a meet-up outing or two this summer.

I had in mind something short over a weekend. Perhaps car camp Friday night so people can straggle in from work and whatnot. Then a yo-yo or short loop through Saturday night and get back home late Sunday.

Some ideas I've been interested in:

- Check out Matterhorn Peak/Hoover Wilderness ala Dharma Bums (cant fall off a mountain!). Friday night car camp at Mono Village then up somewhere Saturday night. Some cool x-country travel up Horse Creek to be had.

- Ten lakes area of Yosemite from White Wolf Lodge

- Emigrant Wilderness from Kennedy Meadows or from the west (looking at my Tom Harrison map the pine valley, or crabtree trailheads seem decent.)

I'm down for anything... Ansel Adams, Desolation, John Muir, King's Canyon, Tahoe.... the list goes on and on....and on.

To grab an arbitrary weekend how about August 19th(Fri) - 21st(Sun)?

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Yosemite Area BPL Outings?? on 06/11/2011 18:31:54 MDT Print View

James I am interested....I live near Santa Cruz and all the area you mentioned I like. I am more of a weekend warrior kind of guy due to work demands. I am a 10-12 mile a day hiker. Self sufficient and hike my own pace. Let me know if you have any ideas. Matterhorn sounds very cool. That date works for me too

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Re: Yosemite Area BPL Outings?? on 06/11/2011 18:36:59 MDT Print View

James, there is some nice weekend loops that you can do out of the Crabtree trailhead too. Pm me

Rick Horne
(Rick778) - M

Locale: NorCal - South Bay - Campbell
Re: Yosemite Area BPL Outings?? on 06/11/2011 19:26:55 MDT Print View

I am also interested.

Jennifer McFarlane
(JennyMcFarlane) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Yosemite area on 06/11/2011 20:17:58 MDT Print View

We are interested too

James Winstead

Locale: CA
Yosemite Area BPL Outings?? on 06/13/2011 21:27:44 MDT Print View


I'm hoping to do a few trips like this before winter. If anyone has other weekends that work feel free to chime in. This thread is hopefully as much about a specific trip as it is about starting a discussion.

In the mean time I'm still figuring out more on the routes I mentioned. I'm particularly excited about the Matterhorn Peak idea.

Thanks guys... I'll keep posting as I figure out details.

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: Yosemite Area BPL Outings?? on 06/13/2011 21:39:44 MDT Print View

I'll already be in Kings Canyon (Tully Hole) that weekend doing trail work. We're off the previous and following weekends, and if it's then, I'd like join you guys.

Edited by leaftye on 06/13/2011 21:48:59 MDT.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Re: Yosemite Area BPL Outings?? on 06/14/2011 18:35:01 MDT Print View

James if we were to get anwyhere from 5-10 people hiking, Yosemite might not work. With the quota system in place and permits scarce, a better choice would be Emmigrant Wilderness where there is no quota system as well as we do not have to use bear cannisters. There are some great loops doable on a weekend from the Crabtree trailhead........just my two cents

Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F

Locale: Armpit of California
Re: Yosemite Area BPL Outings on 06/14/2011 22:20:36 MDT Print View

I may be in for this trip, will have to see as it gets closer to the date

James Winstead

Locale: CA
Update on 08/08/2011 14:36:59 MDT Print View

Hey all,

Thanks for having expressed interest.

Unfortunately, my car has gone to the great parking lot in the sky, so I'm not going to be in on this one. Anyone who responded here, keep this thread going if you still want to coordinate together for this trip.

Sorry to be the party pooper.