Trinity Alps Septemberfest 28-30th
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Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Trinity Alps September fest 28-30TH on 09/16/2012 11:16:00 MDT Print View

Four Lakes Loop sounds and looks great!

Justin Baker
(justin_baker)

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Re: Trinity Alps September fest 28-30TH on 09/17/2012 17:21:35 MDT Print View

Y'all know which "wilderness" this is in? Is it the Marble Mountains?

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Trinity Alps September fest 28-30TH on 09/17/2012 17:50:59 MDT Print View

Justin. Dude. Trinity Alps...

Shasta-Trinity, Klamath, & Six Rivers National Forests

The Marbles are further north from where we are going.

Eric Swenson
(dgswen) - F
Trinity Alps on 09/17/2012 19:15:31 MDT Print View

Just returned from a weekender from the Trinity Alps Wilderness at the end of August. Did the Big Bear TH. Uphill the whole way. It was great. Anywhere you go the Trinity Alps are beautiful. Heard some word about bears, but didn't see any. Didn't even hang the bear bag, likewise with the other camps near us.

Some pictures here if anyone interested. Not lightweight on this trip, but I'm working on it...

http://bushcraftusa.com/forum/showthread.php/73922-Weekend-Trek-Big-Bear-Lake-Trinity-Alps-Wilderness-%28Pic-Heavy%29

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Trinity Alps September fest 28-30TH on 09/17/2012 19:19:43 MDT Print View

So let's see if I've got this right. People are coming...

Edited by kthompson on 09/23/2012 15:20:49 MDT.

Marc Eldridge
(meld) - MLife

Locale: The here and now.
Re: "Trinity Alps Septemberfest 28-30th" on 09/17/2012 19:25:43 MDT Print View

me +1

Steven Paris
(saparisor) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Trinity Alps Septemberfest 28-30th on 09/17/2012 22:32:21 MDT Print View

What are we looking at for weather this year?

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Trinity Alps Septemberfest 28-30th on 09/17/2012 22:35:43 MDT Print View

Mid to low 40's and about 80 during the day. Looks like we are in a big high so should be clear and dry. Bring sunscreen.

Jacob D
(JacobD) - F

Locale: North Bay
Re: Re: Trinity Alps Septemberfest 28-30th on 09/19/2012 08:28:29 MDT Print View

Sounds good. I am +1 if it matters. Sandra decided to come meet the bad influences I've been hanging around with *cough* KEN *cough* ;)

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Trinity Alps Septemberfest 28-30th on 09/19/2012 21:57:14 MDT Print View

So you'll have to behave then Jacob.

Just over a week away. Any questions? I'll be taking off next Thursday(not tomorrow), so don't wait until then.

Steven Paris
(saparisor) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Trinity Alps Septemberfest 28-30th on 09/19/2012 22:09:24 MDT Print View

What's the general schedule? When are people expecting to get to the TH?

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Trinity Alps Septemberfest 28-30th on 09/19/2012 22:14:19 MDT Print View

Thurs. night there will be a number sleeping at the trailhead area.

This leaves Fri. for getting a spot for everyone in Bowerman Meadow and exploring that area while everyone else arrives.

Sat. do the Four Lakes Loop or the off trail routes to the other lakes.

Sun. back on down the hill homewards all too soon.

Justin Baker
(justin_baker)

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Re: Re: Trinity Alps Septemberfest 28-30th on 09/19/2012 23:40:12 MDT Print View

There are a few lakes above the Meadow, scrambling up to them on Friday (if physically possible) and casting a few lines would be fun. I should be there late Thursday night.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Trinity Alps Septemberfest 28-30th on 09/22/2012 08:31:54 MDT Print View

There is a ducked route from the meadow to those lakes Justin.

Looks like we are in for some warmth, sun this weekend. 0% of precipitation.

No new fires in the area so the air should be pretty clear.

Edited by kthompson on 09/22/2012 08:49:45 MDT.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Trinity Alps September fest 28-30TH on 09/22/2012 21:59:55 MDT Print View

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Edited by Creachen on 09/22/2012 22:07:09 MDT.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Trinity Alps September fest 28-30TH on 09/22/2012 22:09:21 MDT Print View

I started packing. When you getting there Jay?

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Trinity Alps September fest 28-30TH on 09/22/2012 22:17:26 MDT Print View

Not sure yet Ken. Late Thursday night or Friday afternoon. Playing it by ear because of sales.

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
Re: Trinity Alps September fest 28-30TH on 09/22/2012 23:23:38 MDT Print View

Hate to be a party-pooper, but isn't there a party size limit for the wilderness? It's 12 up in this neck of the woods. You might want to check on fire restrictions, too. Up here quite a few of the national forests (not all) are specifying only gasoline or pressurized fuel stoves, and all have forbidden campfires. Extreme fire danger right now.

Edited by hikinggranny on 09/22/2012 23:28:23 MDT.

Soul patch
(mtblack) - F
Re: Re: Trinity Alps September fest 28-30TH on 09/22/2012 23:30:29 MDT Print View

Fortunately the weather will be warm and I suspect we will get by without a campfire, if necessary.

Thank you for the warning about stoves. I will forego Esbit and lug a canister type up there with adequate gas for those who have none.

Edited by mtblack on 09/22/2012 23:32:36 MDT.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Trinity Alps September fest 28-30TH on 09/22/2012 23:36:38 MDT Print View

Campfires still allowed. current fire restrictions do not include the Trinity Alps Wilderness Area, only the surrounding forest lands. 8 persons per permit. We spread out, and have people coming in different days. Each carload gets their own permit. Past experience has also showed that all who say they will come may not. Has not been an issue with the rangers met in the backcountry.

Bring your stove of choice.

We will do our best to not burn anything unintended.

Edited by kthompson on 09/22/2012 23:38:08 MDT.