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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 tried to narrow down the details according to Richard's "Devil" schedule and other tradeoffs. A tremendous response from the group members and other friends. The tirp is on August 3 - August 6, 2006. The trail is
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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.
  
'''the current winner is (D2 T2)!''' A permit reservation request for 15 people has been made.
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= Be Prepared =
 
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== Be Prepared ==
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* Start working out and keep yourself fit
 
* Start working out and keep yourself fit
 
* Wilderness tirp planning guide: [http://www.nps.gov/seki/bc_basic/bc_basics.htm Backcountry Basics]
 
* Wilderness tirp planning guide: [http://www.nps.gov/seki/bc_basic/bc_basics.htm Backcountry Basics]
  
== Options ((D2,T2) has been chosen!) ==
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= Details =
  
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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=== Dates ===
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* ''' August 3 (Thursday) - August 6 (Sunday), 2006'''
  
=== Date Optioins ===
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=== Trail Description ===
 
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* '''Rainbow Mtn. - Sawtooth Pass'''
* (D1) July 27 - July 30, 2006
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*''' (D2) August 3 - August 6, 2006 (winner)'''
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* (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 (winner)'''
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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 have send their responses:
 
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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* Sawyer Fuller - Prefer T2
 
* Sawyer Fuller - Prefer T2
 
* Ben Shapiro - Prefer D2, then D3
 
* Ben Shapiro - Prefer D2, then D3
* Dave van Gogh - Prefer D2, T2
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* 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).
 
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).