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Suggestions for planning a trip in Kings Canyon/Sequoia

Postby JWERK » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:44 pm

I am trying to go backpacking in Kings Canyon/Sequoia in late July. I have never been to the park before, so I am looking for suggestions about good trail. I am open to suggestions for loops, in and out trips, and also one way trips, as I will probably have access to two cars. I plan on going for 3-5 days.



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Re: Suggestions for planning a trip in Kings Canyon/Sequoia

Postby stevet » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:15 pm

The are plenty of folk on this site willing to provide hike suggestions. Please help us help you by reading and answering the questions in this thread: SUGGESTIONS FOR REQUESTING TRIP ADVICE

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Re: Suggestions for planning a trip in Kings Canyon/Sequoia

Postby lambertiana » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:21 pm

Yeah, give us more background. What is your experience? How many miles per day do you like? Do you want high alpine scenery, big canyons, lakes? Do you plan to enter on the west or east side?
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Re: Suggestions for planning a trip in Kings Canyon/Sequoia

Postby rlown » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:39 pm

stevet wrote:The are plenty of folk on this site willing to provide hike suggestions. Please help us help you by reading and answering the questions in this thread: SUGGESTIONS FOR REQUESTING TRIP ADVICE

thanks!


found here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4205
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Re: Suggestions for planning a trip in Kings Canyon/Sequoia

Postby nsmeier » Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:36 pm

A great source for trip ideas is Sierra South by Winnett et al. It has detailed trip suggestions and descriptions. It lets you know how hard, places to camp, etc. I have often used it to plan trips with great success.
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Re: Suggestions for planning a trip in Kings Canyon/Sequoia

Postby EasternSierra » Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:53 pm

I don't know what your skill level is but for 3-5 days in Kings Canyon, you could do the Rae Lakes Loop. I'm starting that next Saturday. It's all on trails and if you do it from Roads End then there is only one pass. I've heard it's pretty nice.
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Re: Suggestions for planning a trip in Kings Canyon/Sequoia

Postby AlmostThere » Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:07 pm

EasternSierra wrote: I've heard it's pretty nice.


Rae Lakes is pretty nice - kind of an understatement. :rolleyes:

There's a reason they limit how many nights you can stay there.
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Re: Suggestions for planning a trip in Kings Canyon/Sequoia

Postby rlown » Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:55 pm

Here's an Idea.. let's let the OP get back to us with the suggested info before giving out the trip ideas.
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