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Lowest-altitude trailhead that will pop us into the granite?

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Re: Lowest-altitude trailhead that will pop us into the granite?

Postby oleander » Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:57 pm

I should mention that they will have a 4WD, high-clearance jeep.

So that could broaden their options into the rougher trailhead access points.



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Re: Lowest-altitude trailhead that will pop us into the granite?

Postby The hermit » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:00 pm

Reminds me of my canoe trip days, looking for scenic lakes that you can drive to. My resource was the book "canoeing the California highlands". Many of the areas mentioned so far are in there. I didn't hike that far and managed to find solitude. pct south from blue lakes rd.near sunset lakes. The east side of lassen park (lava not granite).grouse ridge area. Even the ventana wilderness has granite peaks, not too many lakes though:)
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Re: Lowest-altitude trailhead that will pop us into the granite?

Postby TehipiteTom » Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:52 pm

I don't know what conditions are like after several bad fire seasons, but Cherry Lake trailhead used to get you into some quite low-elevation granite pretty quickly--either heading into Cherry Creek canyon, or to Kibbie Lake and over to Flora and the Bartlett Creek drainage.
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