Trinity Alps Septemberfest
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Jacob D
(JacobD) - F

Locale: North Bay
Septemberfest on 06/17/2012 19:27:20 MDT Print View

Hey all. I'm interested too. I'll probably have my wife along this time. We've been talking about a slightly longer trip including a visit to L lake. I'll follow this to see how the plan unfolds.

James McDaniel
(BigEarth) - F
Trinity Alps Septemberfest on 06/17/2012 21:05:51 MDT Print View

I've been waiting all year for the return trip;-> I'm in. Let me know once the date is a sure thing and I'll book my flight.

I wish I had a good suggestion for a route. I can see if my book has any suggestions but chances are you guys know it just as good.

Thanks for your efforts in advance Ken. I'm all for places to hang the hammock. If the route turns to be non-hammock friendly, let me know and I'll go to a tent setup.

Steven Paris
(saparisor) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Trinity Alps Septemberfest on 06/17/2012 21:22:37 MDT Print View

Here's to a better trip for you this year, James!

James McDaniel
(BigEarth) - F
Trinity Alps Septemberfest on 06/18/2012 10:53:46 MDT Print View

Thanks Steven. Sounds like you knew the drama I dealt with;-> I'll just appreciate more this time.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Trinity Alps Septemberfest on 06/18/2012 14:12:15 MDT Print View

I'll keep you all in the loop. Will be heading up there soon.

David Lutz
(davidlutz)

Locale: Bay Area
"Trinity Alps Septemberfest" on 06/19/2012 18:12:26 MDT Print View

If I was to vote I would go for someplace other than Morris Meadow. I think it's too dry and packed out in the fall compared to how it is early in the season (see Jay's photos in the other thread).

It's a cool place though, no doubt.

Do we have time for the Four Lake Loop? That's an awesome hike.....

John Abela
(JohnAbela) - MLife
Re: "Trinity Alps Septemberfest" on 06/28/2012 14:53:12 MDT Print View

Looks like I have family in town that weekend, so I have to back out of having my name on the list of attendees.

James McDaniel
(BigEarth) - F
Trinity Alps Septemberfest on 07/10/2012 13:05:49 MDT Print View

I need to seriously start looking at booking my flight in the next week or two.

Are we getting pretty confident that the weekend of Sept 28th is it?

Thanks.

James Winstead
(James_W)

Locale: CA
Re: Trinity Alps Septemberfest on 07/10/2012 18:59:05 MDT Print View

Nice! Please count me in. I'll prob be out of vacation days by then, so a Friday night- Sunday version is good to me.

Jim McD, hopefully you've been very good this year and aren't so severely punished by the travel gods again.

Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Trinity Alps Septemberfest on 07/10/2012 19:10:17 MDT Print View

It is a full Moon weekend. Moonlight and granite in the woods. The 28th it is. Friday through Sunday.

Destination and route/s will be posted as soon as I figure it out. Hope to have that done by the weekend, The map is out.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Septemberfest location revealed. on 07/14/2012 15:04:48 MDT Print View

First of all I would like to thank all those who came last year. It was fun!

This year Sept. 28-30th

This year, I have kept the hike in a little shorter. Those of you who drive 4+ hours to get here should not get a nine mile hike in bed the fist night right away as a reward.

I have chosen Bowerman Meadow as our base camp location. 3.5 miles from the trailhead. This will give us a chance for two different hikes from there. The Four Lakes Loop is accessible from Long Canyon Trail.

From the meadow there is a challenging cross country route to three remote lakes, Lake Anna, Billy Be Damn Lake, and Echo Lake.

This trip promises lakes, granite, mountains, views, good times.

How to get there...

Find yourself on Hwy 299 in Weaverville, CA. and the junction with Hwy 3. Go north on Hwy 3 for 22.5 miles. You should spot a sign that says Long Canyon Trail 3, Mule Creek 7 turn left here onto County Road 115. This junction is shortly beyond Guy Covington Drive on the right and immediately after a bridge over the East Fork of the Stuart Fork.

Travel along paved road passing numerous turnoffs to private houses until you reach a right hand turn onto Forest Rd. 35N10 at 2.6 miles, which should be signed for Long Canyon Trail. Follow this gravel road for 0.3 mile to another signed intersection, where you turn left into the ample parking area near the trailhead.

Like last year it is best if each carload gets their own backcountry permit. They are free. You can register in Weaverville at the Forestry office west of your intersection with Hwy 3.

Hope this sits well with all of you.

See you there!

Feel free to PM or ask me any questions or comments.

Edited by kthompson on 07/14/2012 15:07:23 MDT.

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Re: Trinity Alps Septemberfest on 07/14/2012 16:31:45 MDT Print View

I am interested too. I have a vehicle and could carpool from Santa Rosa.

Steven Paris
(saparisor) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Trinity Alps Septemberfest on 07/14/2012 17:37:09 MDT Print View

I was just looking at the driving route, here's the latitude/longitude for the turn-off from Hwy 3 to County Road 115. Streetview will show the sign that Ken referred to:


40.915912, -122.770629

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Septemberfest location revealed. on 07/15/2012 09:53:35 MDT Print View

Thanks Steven. That's the spot.

Edited by kthompson on 07/15/2012 09:54:21 MDT.

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Re: Re: Trinity Alps Septemberfest on 07/15/2012 12:34:22 MDT Print View

What kind of weather and overnight lows could we expect that time of year?

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Trinity Alps Septemberfest on 07/15/2012 13:29:09 MDT Print View

75h 35l on average. Afternoon clouds, but sunny. Should be real nice.

David Lutz
(davidlutz)

Locale: Bay Area
"Trinity Alps Septemberfest" on 07/15/2012 13:58:09 MDT Print View

NIce!

Day hike to summit SIligo Peak?

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: "Trinity Alps Septemberfest" on 07/16/2012 06:58:57 MDT Print View

Sure David, with 4 lakes thrown in for good measure.

I will get some maps up soon.

Eric Lundquist
(cobberman) - F - M

Locale: Northern Colorado
Re: "Trinity Alps Septemberfest" on 07/24/2012 17:45:13 MDT Print View

If there's a list, I'd like to be on it :D

Jacob D
(JacobD) - F

Locale: North Bay
Re: "Trinity Alps Septemberfest" on 07/29/2012 10:26:05 MDT Print View

Hey Ken. This is sounding good. Sandra and I would most likely drive up Friday evening and arrive late, so 3.5 miles sounds better than the 9ish of last year.

We may be leaving out of Dublin (at BART), so if anyone is interested in a carpool from there let me know and we can talk about it. Assume we'll be leaving Dublin between 5 and 6 PM and arriving at the trailhead around 10 PM.