Oct 1, 2009 at 1:13 pm #1239818
Ken Thompson has picked an excellent spot to go visit him in his neck of the woods—-Way Up North on Oct. 9, 10, 11… I am heading out very EARLY Friday morning..
This is about a 10 mile hike from Canyon Creek TH. A long drive but well worth effort. Hope the weather holds…All welcome
Left on HWY 299W at Redding
299 turns into HWY 3
Turn North on Canyon Creek Rd(CR401)at
Junction City about 13 miles to TH
This could be the last Alpine hike of the season!!! Get er Done!!!!Oct 1, 2009 at 5:36 pm #1532270
A social marketing BUMP!Oct 1, 2009 at 7:56 pm #1532303
Hey Jay….I'm in…..Oct 1, 2009 at 8:48 pm #1532317
Jay, Are you thinking of hiking on Friday or debauchery at the campground Friday night?Oct 1, 2009 at 9:04 pm #1532320
Hey Ken, I guess it depends on what time we manage to get there..I would like to stretch my legs a bit if time permits(get a head start)and if there is a campsite— but I am always up for a little debauchery… I guess play it by ear. Sounds like fun no matter what!
-JayOct 1, 2009 at 9:18 pm #1532323
I'm with you Jay…..depends on what time we get up there…we're riding together, right?Oct 1, 2009 at 9:32 pm #1532327
Yes Dave for sure!! Maybe two others but they have not confirmed…
-JayOct 2, 2009 at 6:04 am #1532388
Possible room for one more?Oct 2, 2009 at 9:20 am #1532437
@redmonkLocale: Greater California Ecosystem
I'm in, unless something happens at work that makes me unable to leave the server room.Oct 2, 2009 at 9:22 am #1532438
Katharina–I'm sure you're welcome to join in…….Oct 2, 2009 at 11:08 am #1532481
possible to ride with anybody?Oct 4, 2009 at 6:26 pm #1532959
never mindOct 6, 2009 at 10:49 am #1533535
A social marketing BUMP–
We have a head count of 7
A 10 mile hike in the spectacular Trinity Alps!
Car camping Friday night.Oct 6, 2009 at 7:31 pm #1533723
I have room on the permit for 3 more. Anyone?Oct 7, 2009 at 10:58 am #1533880
Looking for feedback on this partial gear list. This will be my first cold trip and I want to be as warm as possible at night. Expected weather is clear and temps in the hi 20's – lo 30's at night.
Patagonia hooded synthetic jacket
Helly Hansen windbreaker
Patagonia mid-weight capilene half-zip top
Patagonia lightweight capilene half-zip top
Patogonia lightweight capilene bottoms
Heavy sleeping socks
Optional: Adidas fleece zip-up
MH Sprite tent w/footprint
REI fleece bag liner
GoLite Ultra 20 quilt
Ridgerest 3/4 pad
Optional: Ridgerest full length pad
Any thoughts or suggestions?Oct 7, 2009 at 12:00 pm #1533907
Dave do not forget: beanie, gloves or a baklava…A baklava is good to keep the cold air off your face if you are not used to sleeping in cold air. A Baklava can really help..Try Sunrise Mountain Sport for a lightweight one..Every thing else looks good. Don't forget some car camping clothes and change of clothes for the drive back.Oct 7, 2009 at 12:04 pm #1533909
That's twice you've had to remind me about gloves!
They're here on the dining room table ready to go.
I have 3.5 oz worth of beanie and neck warmer, too.
I'm stoked, see you Friday.Oct 7, 2009 at 12:13 pm #1533917
David, I also have Prolite 4 sleeping pad for you to use(much warmer then the 3/4) Bring the 3/4 for a sit pad and underneath pad for the inflatable sleep pad..The 3/4 pad is good for insulation…Oct 7, 2009 at 12:35 pm #1533937
I'll have cold beer and a warm campfire going when you all get there. Permit in hand, come on Friday!Oct 8, 2009 at 4:11 pm #1534408
"Last call for alcohal—Happy hour is now enforced by law"
Car camp Friday.
Backpack to L Lake on Saturday morning.
Come out Sunday morning.
Look for nearest In & Out Burger on Sunday afternoon.
Catch up on football scores Sunday night then pass out.
Monday go to Yoga then post trip report and PICTURES!!
I heard that newest member of BPL: "Backpacker Chic" is coming on are trip-Sweet!!— LOLOct 8, 2009 at 4:36 pm #1534413
@kennyhel77Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
wish I could join you guys. I just cannot get off of work for those days.
Jay, nice DKs referenceOct 8, 2009 at 4:51 pm #1534422
I wish you could make it Ken
Pt. Reyes January???Oct 9, 2009 at 2:38 pm #1534805
@kennyhel77Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Pt. Reyes in January is on the booksOct 12, 2009 at 2:16 pm #1535628
@billyboosterLocale: So Cal
how long (days / miles) is a point reyes trip? what dates were you thinking? Permits required? Weather? Might one join you if so inclined and invited?Oct 12, 2009 at 2:36 pm #1535635
@valsharLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
Having done a BPL trip to Point Reyes with Ken H. last year, my expectations is that the trip is most likely going to be an overniter.
Mileage should be no more than 10 miles in….probably half that.
Here is a link to a photo essay of that trip, if you want an idea of what the area looks like.
Permit required, but should be easy to get….we got ours at the building you see at the parking lot.
Weather at that time of the year Jan-Feb, would be wet-damp and maybe windy; worse case.
Best case, sunny….but still expect some wind and damp considitions due to the possibility of fog rolling in.
Might sound dreary, but I recommend the trip.
I will go if time permits….hopefully there will be a large turn out.
Meeting your fellow BPLers is the best reson to go and to see lots of UL gear.
Can you say GEAR PORN!!!!
Speaking from experience and knowing the BPLer trips….anyone is welcome to join in the fun.
P.S. Ken H. – What is the plan on the snow camping trip at Crocker or Dewey Point in Yosemite???
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