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Mary R
(pietimer) - MLife
S. California - Where to go this weekend? on 10/22/2013 13:32:41 MDT Print View

Hey all,
I'm in LA for work right now and I have Thursday night - Sunday night available to do a backpacking trip before I head back to bland Wisconsin.
I was planning going to the Channel Islands, but the permits didn't work out. The other place I was thinking of was the trans Catalina trail, but I'm a bit off put by the having to adhere to the ferry schedule.

One thought I had was the Rae lakes loop, but I'm not sure if that would be recommended this time of the year. Anyone been around there recently?

Any other suggestions are welcome...

Thanks!

Art ...
(asandh) - F
Re: S. California - Where to go this weekend? on 10/22/2013 13:36:27 MDT Print View

yes, a bit late in the season for a deep in the back country Sierra trip. probably already some snow on the Rae Lakes loop.

this is a perfect time of year for the desert.
Joshua Tree ?

Ben Crocker
(alexdrewreed) - M

Locale: Kentucky
S. California - Where to go this weekend? on 10/22/2013 13:43:41 MDT Print View

I was in your quandry in July and someone directed me to the Palisade area. Its pretty easy access; Big Pine up Glacier Lodge Road. The scenery was spectacular and backcountry access was a breeze.
First Lake
Someone else could better tell you how the weather is now.

OOps Sideways.

Edited by alexdrewreed on 10/22/2013 14:06:13 MDT.

Jeff Sims
(jeffreytsims) - MLife

Locale: So. Cal
Kearsarge Pass/Lakes on 10/22/2013 14:29:35 MDT Print View

Kearsarge ot if Independence is not a bad choice, i was up there friday night last week and did not see a soul...
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Be ready to be cold but ti was amazing

Jeff

Hikin' Jim
(hikin_jim) - MLife

Locale: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Re: Kearsarge Pass/Lakes on 10/31/2013 11:05:57 MDT Print View

Super nice photos, Jeff.

HJ
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