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Scott S
(scott1120)
Norcal July 3-7: what to do with the heatwave?? on 07/02/2013 23:13:02 MDT Print View

We're leaving San Francisco at 1p tomorrow for 4 nights of backpacking.

My wife and I are planning to head to Lassen Volcanic National Park for the long weekend - looping from summit lake around echo lake, etc. bagging Lassen Peak on our way out after a few days of acclimatizing.

But I'm not sure what to make of this heatwave (record highs in Redding not far away), fire warnings, and potential thunderstorms: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=40.43335959357837&lon=-121.52801513671875.

Anyone have a read on where else in Norcal could be a safe bet this weekend?

We're considering the Lost Coast - making a loop from shelter cove, up into the hills and back since we don't have two cars.

Recommendations appreciated!

Thanks!
Scott

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: west coast best coast
Re: Norcal July 3-7: what to do with the heatwave?? on 07/02/2013 23:36:34 MDT Print View

The only places that won't be extremely hot are high elevations.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Norcal July 3-7: what to do with the heatwave?? on 07/03/2013 06:22:31 MDT Print View

Lost Coast will be packed with tourists and campers. Still pretty cool temp. wise along the coast.

Paul Wagner
(balzaccom) - F

Locale: Wine Country
Go high on 07/03/2013 12:45:20 MDT Print View

We were at 10,000 feet above Sonora Pass on Monday, and it was 75 degrees.

Then we came back down.

Joseph Lynch
(rushfan) - M

Locale: Northern California
Sinkyone on 07/03/2013 21:02:47 MDT Print View

Sinkyone in the southern half of Lost Coast is a little further off the beaten path. That might work. We did an out and back a couple of years ago and had a great time. Very hilly, steep.