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Ryan S.
(badscooter)

Locale: New England
Los Angeles, CA Area on 03/01/2012 20:57:39 MST Print View

Hi all! I'm excited to finally post something on here having just recently joined. Anyway, I am headed out to the California area for the first time this June for 7-9 days. After hiking the New England area for years I'm excited to get out and explore some new territory.

Anyway, I'll be visiting some friends and we're hoping to get in 3-4 days of trips or a short backpacking circuit. Looking to do something in the Angeles National Forest/Sierras/Sequoia/KIngs Canyon area, with a possibility of making the trip to Yosemite. Anyone have any suggestions for some good destinations/backpacking loops?

Thanks everybody!

Andy Duncan
(bluewater) - M

Locale: SoCal
SEKI loops on 03/02/2012 21:49:53 MST Print View

Hi and welcome to BPL.

I am more familiar with the SEKI area than Angeles National Forest. If you are comfortable doing about 15 miles/day there are several amazing 4 day loops in SEKI. Rae Lakes Loop or the North Lake to South Lake loop are both popular and it's easy to get a permit online (right now) now that Inyo permits area available at www.Recreation.gov. If you want to start a little closer to home there is a good loop out of Cottonwood/Horseshoe Lakes over New Army Pass, into Miter Basin then back via the PCT. The possibilities are almost endless. If you're interested in more details send me a pm.

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(RogerDodger) - F

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... on 03/03/2012 00:40:59 MST Print View

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Edited by RogerDodger on 06/15/2015 16:37:17 MDT.

Anthony Weston
(anthonyweston) - MLife

Locale: Southern CA
Los Angeles on 03/03/2012 07:17:27 MST Print View

I live in Los Angeles but I'd recommend you drive north and spend your time in
Yosemite or Kings or Sequoia. I live here and that's where I go when I have a free weekend. Yosemite is 5 to 6 hours away and Sequoia/kings about 4 hours. Whitney is 3 1/2 hours up the road. If there is a lot of snow then I'd head to Golden Trout Wilderness, if there is not a lot of snow this June then just know the mosquito's will probably be out in force.

Ryan S.
(badscooter)

Locale: New England
More Details... on 03/11/2012 13:47:35 MDT Print View

Thanks for the input everybody! After talking with the guys I'll be out there with a little bit longer it looks like we're going to be looking to do a 3 day trip to the King's Canyon/Yosemite area in addition to maybe a opne day hike a little bit closer to Los Angeles. Definitely looking more for scenery and a peak or two rather than a crazy amount of mileage. A couple of nice peaks that don't require a permit would be fantastic.

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(RogerDodger) - F

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... on 03/11/2012 18:24:13 MDT Print View

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Edited by RogerDodger on 06/15/2015 16:36:43 MDT.