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== Group Backpacking Hiking Trip ==
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= Backpacking Trip =
Mary and Zhipu are organizing Murray's Group backpacking trip this year. They try to narrow down the details according to Richard's "Devil" schedule and other tradeoffs. Currently, there are three date options and two trail choices.
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Mary and Zhipu are organizing Murray's Group backpacking trip this year. They tried to narrow down the details according to Richard's "Devil" schedule and other tradeoffs. A tremendous response were received from group members and other friends. The tirp will happen on August 3 - August 6, 2006. The trail is Rainbow Mtn. - Sawtooth Pass (near Mineral King, in south part of Sequoia National Park). A permit for 15 people has been reserved. Please contract Zhipu (jzp@caltech.edu) or Mary (mjdunlop@caltech.edu) to confirm your participation.
  
== Options ==
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= Be Prepared =
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* Start working out and keep yourself fit
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* Wilderness tirp planning guide: [http://www.nps.gov/seki/bc_basic/bc_basics.htm Backcountry Basics]
  
They will pick a date and a trail based on feedbacks from group members. A short information session will be given after the group meeting on Apr. 18, 2006.
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= Details =
  
=== Date Optioins ===
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=== Dates ===
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* ''' August 3 (Thursday) - August 6 (Sunday), 2006'''
  
* (D1) July 27 - July 30, 2006
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=== Trail Description ===
* (D2) August 3 - August 6, 2006
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* '''Rainbow Mtn. - Sawtooth Pass'''
* (D3) September 7 - September 10, 2006
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All of them are from Thursday to Sunday.
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=== Trail Choices ===
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* '''(T1) Agnew Meadows - Ediza Lake - Thousand Island Lake - PCT'''
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    * Nearby City:  [http://www.visitmammoth.com/ Mammoth Lakes], CA
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    * Length:  about 22 total miles
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    * Trail Type:  Loop with two small side trips
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    * Skill Level:  Moderate
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    * Duration:  Arrive Mammoth Lakes on Thu. and spend 3 days on the trail.
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    * Driving Time to Destination: 7 hours
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    * What the Guidebook Says:<br>        "Scenic, enormous, granite-sprinkled Thousand Island Lake has become<br>        a Sierra icon, due largely to the memorable black and white photographs<br>        taken by Ansel Adams. The high peaks of the Ritter Range reflected in<br>        the island-dotted lake surface are indeed spectacular... Ediza Lake enjoys<br>        one of the loveliest settings of any lake in the Sierra Nevada... This is<br>        a truely enjoyable hike, suitable for almost anyone."
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* '''(T2) Rainbow Mtn. - Sawtooth Pass'''
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     * Nearby City:  [http://www.nps.gov/seki/mkvc.htm Mineral King], CA (South Part of Sequoia National Park)
 
     * Nearby City:  [http://www.nps.gov/seki/mkvc.htm Mineral King], CA (South Part of Sequoia National Park)
 
     * Length:  about 30 total miles
 
     * Length:  about 30 total miles
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     * What the Guidebook Says:<br>        "Two scenic passes over the Great Western Divide, forested canyons and<br>        beautiful lakes with excellent fishing make this Sequoia National<br>        Park's most popular loop from Mineral King."
 
     * What the Guidebook Says:<br>        "Two scenic passes over the Great Western Divide, forested canyons and<br>        beautiful lakes with excellent fishing make this Sequoia National<br>        Park's most popular loop from Mineral King."
  
== Participants ==
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=== Trip Itinerary ===
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* Day 0 (Aug. 2, Wed.): Driving down to Mineral King in the afternoon
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* Day 1 (Aug. 3, Thu.): Mineral King to Lower Franklin Lake. 6 miles, 2480 ft ascent
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* Day 2 (Aug. 4, Fri.): Lower Franklin Lake to Little Claire Lake. 7 miles, 1480 ascent, 1350 descent. Early in the day go over Franklin Pass (11,800 ft)
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* Day 3 (Aug. 5, Sat.): Little Claire Lake to Upper Lost Canyon. 9 miles, 1400 ft ascent, 1200 ft descent
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* Day 4 (Aug. 6, Sun.): Upper Lost Canyon to Mineral King. 8 miles, 1400 ft ascent, 3760 ft descent. Go over Sawtooth Pass (11,600 ft)
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= Participants =
  
The following people are planning to attend:
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The following people have send their responses:
* Mary Dunlop - Prefer D1, D2, T2
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* Mary Dunlop ('''Confirmed''') - Prefer D1, D2, T2
* Zhipu Jin - Prefer D1, D2
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* Zhipu Jin ('''Confirmed''') - Prefer D1, D2
* Richard Murray - I like the Mineral King option, if it is available (less driving, more hiking).  Any of the dates are good for me, but there's a chance that I will need to fly out on 6 Aug for the east coast ({{implies}} I would need to come out on Saturday, 5 Aug). Prefer T2  
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* Richard Murray ('''Confirmed''') - I like the Mineral King option, if it is available (less driving, more hiking). Prefer T2  
 
* Clancy Rowley - Prefer D1(with his wife), D3
 
* Clancy Rowley - Prefer D1(with his wife), D3
* Domitilla Del Vecchio - Prefer D2
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* Domitilla Del Vecchio ('''Confirmed''') - Prefer D2
 
* Fei Wang - Prefer D1, D2, T1 (with Chunhui)
 
* Fei Wang - Prefer D1, D2, T1 (with Chunhui)
 
* Michael Epstein - Prefer D2, D3
 
* Michael Epstein - Prefer D2, D3
* Jean Charles Delvenne - Prefer D3
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* Jean Charles Delvenne ('''Confirmed''') - Prefer D3
 
* John Carson - Prefer D2, D3
 
* John Carson - Prefer D2, D3
 
* Henrik Sandberg - Prefer D3, D2
 
* Henrik Sandberg - Prefer D3, D2
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* Elisa Franco - Prefer D2, T2 (with Stefano)
 
* Elisa Franco - Prefer D2, T2 (with Stefano)
 
* Sean Humbert - Prefer D1, D2, T2
 
* Sean Humbert - Prefer D1, D2, T2
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* Lars Cremean - Prefer T2
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* Sawyer Fuller - Prefer T2
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* Ben Shapiro - Prefer D2, then D3
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* Dave van Gogh ('''Confirmed''')- Prefer D2, T2
  
  
If your name isn't on this list, please send an e-mail to Zhipu (jzp@caltech.edu) or Mary (mjdunlop@caltech.edu).
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If your name isn't on this list and you still want to join us, please send an e-mail to Zhipu (jzp@caltech.edu) or Mary (mjdunlop@caltech.edu).

Latest revision as of 18:14, 14 July 2006

Backpacking Trip

Mary and Zhipu are organizing Murray's Group backpacking trip this year. They tried to narrow down the details according to Richard's "Devil" schedule and other tradeoffs. A tremendous response were received from group members and other friends. The tirp will happen on August 3 - August 6, 2006. The trail is Rainbow Mtn. - Sawtooth Pass (near Mineral King, in south part of Sequoia National Park). A permit for 15 people has been reserved. Please contract Zhipu (jzp@caltech.edu) or Mary (mjdunlop@caltech.edu) to confirm your participation.

Be Prepared

  • Start working out and keep yourself fit
  • Wilderness tirp planning guide: Backcountry Basics

Details

Dates

  • August 3 (Thursday) - August 6 (Sunday), 2006

Trail Description

  • Rainbow Mtn. - Sawtooth Pass
   * Nearby City:   Mineral King, CA (South Part of Sequoia National Park)
   * Length:   about 30 total miles
   * Trail Type:   Loop
   * Skill Level:   Moderate/Hard
   * Duration:   Arrive Mineral King at Wed. night and use 4 days to finish the loop
   * Map of Sequoia NP: Media: pdf
   * Driving Time to Destination: 5.5 hours
   * What the Guidebook Says:
"Two scenic passes over the Great Western Divide, forested canyons and
beautiful lakes with excellent fishing make this Sequoia National
Park's most popular loop from Mineral King."

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 0 (Aug. 2, Wed.): Driving down to Mineral King in the afternoon
  • Day 1 (Aug. 3, Thu.): Mineral King to Lower Franklin Lake. 6 miles, 2480 ft ascent
  • Day 2 (Aug. 4, Fri.): Lower Franklin Lake to Little Claire Lake. 7 miles, 1480 ascent, 1350 descent. Early in the day go over Franklin Pass (11,800 ft)
  • Day 3 (Aug. 5, Sat.): Little Claire Lake to Upper Lost Canyon. 9 miles, 1400 ft ascent, 1200 ft descent
  • Day 4 (Aug. 6, Sun.): Upper Lost Canyon to Mineral King. 8 miles, 1400 ft ascent, 3760 ft descent. Go over Sawtooth Pass (11,600 ft)

Participants

The following people have send their responses:

  • Mary Dunlop (Confirmed) - Prefer D1, D2, T2
  • Zhipu Jin (Confirmed) - Prefer D1, D2
  • Richard Murray (Confirmed) - I like the Mineral King option, if it is available (less driving, more hiking). Prefer T2
  • Clancy Rowley - Prefer D1(with his wife), D3
  • Domitilla Del Vecchio (Confirmed) - Prefer D2
  • Fei Wang - Prefer D1, D2, T1 (with Chunhui)
  • Michael Epstein - Prefer D2, D3
  • Jean Charles Delvenne (Confirmed) - Prefer D3
  • John Carson - Prefer D2, D3
  • Henrik Sandberg - Prefer D3, D2
  • Ziad Fares - Prefer D1, D2
  • Elisa Franco - Prefer D2, T2 (with Stefano)
  • Sean Humbert - Prefer D1, D2, T2
  • Lars Cremean - Prefer T2
  • Sawyer Fuller - Prefer T2
  • Ben Shapiro - Prefer D2, then D3
  • Dave van Gogh (Confirmed)- Prefer D2, T2


If your name isn't on this list and you still want to join us, please send an e-mail to Zhipu (jzp@caltech.edu) or Mary (mjdunlop@caltech.edu).