Trinity Alps. Aug 12-14 Full Moon
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Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Trinity Alps. Aug 12-14 Full Moon on 07/30/2011 17:59:47 MDT Print View

Looking to get some people together for this one. Let's pick a spot and go.

Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F - M

Locale: Armpit of California
RE Alps on 07/31/2011 20:35:39 MDT Print View

Man, I'd love to go, but I'd spend more time driving than hiking, next time. Jack

Edited by jumpbackjack on 07/31/2011 20:36:11 MDT.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Trinity Alps. Aug 12-14 Full Moon on 08/04/2011 16:20:02 MDT Print View

Bump. I don't bite











hard.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Trinity Alps. Aug 12-14 Full Moon on 08/07/2011 19:20:42 MDT Print View

So nobody wants to play with me.

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Trinities on 08/07/2011 20:48:22 MDT Print View

I am still trying to figure this out Ken. I'll let you know asap.

John Abela
(JohnAbela) - MLife
Re: Trinity Alps. Aug 12-14 Full Moon on 08/08/2011 19:38:07 MDT Print View

You would pick to do this on a full moon... when you know all I have right now is white cuben fiber tarps :-p



On a serious note... looking like I should be able to make it this weekend. Last weekend just got worse and worse the closer it got to Friday.

Just got my ZPacks Zero X-Small (1,000ci/16.4l) today!! It hit my scale at 73g (2.57 oz). I added the sternum straps (only added another ~0.3oz) which I am glad I did. I went with the black 1.26/sqyd cuben fiber rather than the standard 1.5 oz/sqyd. Think I am going to be very happy with this one! Got all of my gear into it w/o a problem. Now just to figure out how to get 5 days worth of food in/on it lol

Anyway, back to the trip... will your little VW make it to where you want to start at or should I prep my truck for the trip up there for us?

Is the plan to stop in Willow Creek for lunch on Friday, or is the plan to have lunch before we leave Eureka?

Should we plan for 6 meals for the weekend?

Not having been where you are planning to go, I have no idea of water sources up there. Should I plan to bring 3 liters of water, or can we get by with a 1 liter bottle?

James Winstead
(James_W)

Locale: CA
Re: Trinity Alps. Aug 12-14 Full Moon on 08/08/2011 22:24:44 MDT Print View

Ken,

I am in, but still conditional on hitching a ride from the bay area...anyone? anyone?

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Trinity Alps. Aug 12-14 Full Moon on 08/08/2011 22:54:32 MDT Print View

OK So how does Boulder Creek Lakes via Canyon Creek sound to everyone? I know a fantastic spot about 5 miles in on the creek with a swimming hole and all. Nice day hike Sat. up to the lakes. Can go for Forbidden Lakes if we are feeling energetic. It's a total of 15 miles to Boulder Creek Lakes and back. Plenty of exploring. Weather will be warm and clear. Near 90 for the high with nights around 50. Supposed to be clear skies.


@ John. If you drive I'll buy gas. Have A/C in that rig? I can leave after Bien Padre Fri. morning. So lunch in Willow Creek sounds good. Plenty of water along the way.

@ James Hope you can make it.

@ Kat You now have a carpool situation available if that will help sway you ;)

Of course I am open to suggestions.

Edited by kthompson on 08/08/2011 22:55:16 MDT.

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Trinities on 08/08/2011 23:00:55 MDT Print View

So the plan is to meet up on Friday night then and start hiking on Sat. morning? Anyone want to make it an extra day, since I had scheduled some vacation days?

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Trinities on 08/08/2011 23:04:45 MDT Print View

No. hike in some Fri. We'll be there early afternoon at the latest. Then up to the lakes on Sat. Back to camp Sat. night and home on Sunday.

Like we did the Morris Meadow trip. Sound OK?

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
ok on 08/08/2011 23:07:26 MDT Print View

Yeah. I have Friday off so that'll be fine. I am just trying to convince my reluctant teen to come :0.

Trees?

Edited by Kat_P on 08/08/2011 23:08:10 MDT.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Re: Trinities on 08/08/2011 23:12:10 MDT Print View

approved for hammocks!

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Trinity Alps. Aug 12-14 Full Moon on 08/08/2011 23:26:49 MDT Print View

Man.... I would totally jump on this, but I am going to be in Mineral King all this week! Be sure to take pics.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Trinity Alps. Aug 12-14 Full Moon on 08/09/2011 22:29:24 MDT Print View

One last bump. Any takers? Kat's looking to carpool on Fri. morning.

@James Ditch work on Fri.

Edited by kthompson on 08/09/2011 22:30:47 MDT.

James Winstead
(James_W)

Locale: CA
Re: Trinity Alps. Aug 12-14 Full Moon on 08/10/2011 09:20:16 MDT Print View

Don't tempt me Ken!

I'm saving my days for a trip in Sept, and besides I've got a stinkin deadline Fri. afternoon.

Looks like I might miss this one...bummer.

Matthew Black
(mtblack)
Re: Re: Trinity Alps. Aug 12-14 Full Moon on 08/10/2011 11:59:36 MDT Print View

You guys have made this area sound great. I would love to go but have work on Friday.

Edited by mtblack on 08/10/2011 16:00:23 MDT.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Trinity Alps. Aug 12-14 Full Moon on 08/10/2011 18:35:40 MDT Print View

Will be going to Stuart Fork again in October. I'll give a date ASAP.

John Abela
(JohnAbela) - MLife
Re: Re: Re: Trinity Alps. Aug 12-14 Full Moon on 08/10/2011 18:52:56 MDT Print View

@Matthew,

Bummer to hear you won't be making it. Very much enjoyed hiking and talking with you on the LCT back in April.


@Ken,

Are we going to need to stop somewhere and get any permits?


@All Sasquatches in NorCal,

Please do not take my truck for a joy ride while we are hiking :-)

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Trinity Alps. Aug 12-14 Full Moon on 08/10/2011 19:14:20 MDT Print View

@John. Yes we will pass right by a ranger station for a permit on 299. Very convenient.

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
carpooling from the Bay Area on 08/10/2011 19:35:25 MDT Print View

Anyone want to carpool up there from the Bay Area on Friday morning?