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Re: What are you planning for 2014?

Postby FeetFirst » Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:17 pm

rlown wrote:
Please give me intel on the Wires when you get back. had a great trip there in the early 80's. I want to know how it changed over the decades.

Russ


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Re: What are you planning for 2014?

Postby KathyW » Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:36 pm

The lack of snow will make it an early year - this is the first year I've been above 12000' in the Sierra in the first half of March. By August this year, it might be pretty dry out there.
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Re: What are you planning for 2014?

Postby Pietro257 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:41 pm

I also have a 4-5 day trip planned for the Emigrant Wilderness in the last week of June or the first week of July. Maybe the water problems won't be as bad that early in the hiking season. I've never been to the area.

My plan is to enter at Pine Valley and go to Cherry Creek, Pinagree Lake, and Big Lake, with Big Lake being the base camp. I want to visit Camp Yellowhammer and climb some peaks in the area.
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Re: What are you planning for 2014?

Postby cahikr » Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:52 pm

Going to do a loop on the JMT northbound from Devil's Postpile to the PCT split at Thousand Island and back following the PCT on Memorial weekend.
This was the only section of the JMT that I missed in the summer of 2012 due to the big blowdown earlier that year.
And starting Aug. 2nd I will be attempting the Walkers Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt
(all on foot no short cutting).
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Re: What are you planning for 2014?

Postby old and slow » Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:28 pm

Since I am a huge soccer fan, I have to plan around the World Cup schedule (mid June to mid July)

First, is an overnighter with the wife to Santa Cruz Island (Channel Islands) in April.

Next up, a family trip to Point Reyes scheduled for early June. I will be taking my 8 year old grandson on his first ever backpacking trip, so this one should be nice, easy & fun for him; hopefully he will be hooked for more adventurous trips down the road.

Then, in no particular order, since I will have to coordinate dates with other folks, are trips to Emigrant and/or Desolation Wilderness; Yosemite (probably up Mono Pass/Parker Pass trailhead); and my first ever trip to the Eastern Sierra (thinking about exploring either the Thousand Island Lakes or Little Lakes Valley areas).

Can't wait!
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What are you planning for 2014?

Postby themappist » Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:29 pm

April 17 spending 5 days in the Canadian Rockies ski touring to Tonquin Valley in Jasper Nat. Park.

In mid Sept. a week long trip out of Roads End over Avalanche pass up Colby all the way to Triple Divide pk. Over Milestone into the upper Kern. Over the KK again this year down to Reflection and x-country to Sphinx taking in Mt. Brewer. Hopefully peak bagging and tenkara fishing along the way.

At some point this summer work will take me to Yellowstone and I'm hoping to spend 5 days perhaps on the west side of the Tetons or in the Wind River range as well. Hopefully in August.

Other than that lots of weekends car camping with my 3 year old daughter (turns 3 in June) and hopefully her first overnight backpacking trip.
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Re: What are you planning for 2014?

Postby maverick » Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:59 pm

Old and slow,

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Re: What are you planning for 2014?

Postby ndwoods » Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:31 pm

Ah the Winds...enjoy! And daisy I bet your kids are soooo grateful! :)

And old ranger...whew, that's a lot of cool planning!

I have 3 trips planned....2 in Yosemite and 1 in Inyo. Just got back from yosemite where we day hiked one day and skiied the next...was wonderful! And I hope to get to Iceland this summer to visit a granddaughter there!:) Land of Fire and Ice! Won't be backpacking, but hope to trek on horses for a few days!
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Re: What are you planning for 2014?

Postby Hobbes » Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:32 am

Well, I guess it's just gonna be Mav, Jim & myself out there at Wallace in July. LOL

The family is taking our annual 395 drive/camp trip in late June up to Tuolumne. My 15 yo son is really starting to crank, so I was thinking we could do a long(ish) day hike up Lyell Cyn, but then he suggested doing Whitney instead. I've never done MW before as a day hike, so I've been running like heck down here @ sea level trying to get in condition.

July is my Horseshoe to Shepherd blitz, with a stop over @ Wallace.

Aug we're doing the classic Oregon coast drive trip down to Mendocino, SF & home.

I might try to slip in a fast 3 say trip in May to Puppet from N Lake if the snow level stays really low.
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Re: What are you planning for 2014?

Postby justm » Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:22 am

Well, I'm itching to try out some new ultralite gear this season. I'll probably start out with a low elevation trip in the Emigrant, possibly as soon as May. ( It's going to be a long season with the drought and all) I hope to do some solo week long trips, getting great Ideas here on where to go !!
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Re: What are you planning for 2014?

Postby giantbrookie » Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:25 pm

Originally I had planned a big off trail shuttle originating at Edison and ending at Florence, but this may be nixed again (haven't been on a trip like that since 2008). I will certainly have some long west flank dayhikes that partly substitute for 2-3 day backpack trips. Although it looks like an early thaw is certain this year, I probably won't get up there until at least late June.
Since my fishing (etc.) website is still down, you can be distracted by geology stuff at: http://www.fresnostate.edu/csm/ees/facu ... ayshi.html
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Re: What are you planning for 2014?

Postby rlown » Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:58 pm

Hobbes wrote:Well, I guess it's just gonna be Mav, Jim & myself out there at Wallace in July. LOL



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