Late April, Near Visalia, CA?????
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Stephen Barber
(grampa) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
Late April, Near Visalia, CA????? on 04/13/2013 08:21:36 MDT Print View

My daughter and son-in-law asked me to find them a 2-3 day hike they could do within reasonable driving distance (?couple of hours?) of Visalia, CA. Not being from Visalia, I don't have a clue. Plenty of great hikes higher up in the Sierras, but in April? Can anyone help them out?



(Yeah, this sounds alot like another recent thread....just that they are more specific as to location.)

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Late April, Near Visalia, CA????? on 04/13/2013 08:56:45 MDT Print View

Visalia lines you up for Mineral King.

Note that the road to Mineral King is pretty bad.

--B.G.--

Stephen Barber
(grampa) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
Re: Mineral King on 04/13/2013 12:31:54 MDT Print View

Heh, heh! That's one of my favorite roads! But wouldn't that be somewhat too high for April?

Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F - M

Locale: Armpit of California
Late April, Near Visalia, CA on 04/13/2013 16:40:22 MDT Print View

Stephen,


They're welcome to come on this trip,

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=73450

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Re: Re: Late April, Near Visalia, CA????? on 04/13/2013 23:57:27 MDT Print View

The Mineral King road is probably closed until late May.

James Castleberry
(Winterland76)
road info on 04/14/2013 07:47:28 MDT Print View

posted yesterday on FB by SEKI:
Junction View has been a popular photo spot for decades, and it is open again for the season. Highway 180 opened on Friday as far as the Yucca Point Gate, providing access to Junction View and the Yucca Point Trailhead in Sequoia National Forest. Highway 180 will open to the canyon floor and Roads End for day-use starting April 26. Overnight access in Cedar Grove begins May 22.