maverick wrote:Orbitor wrote:
Are the dates and location confirmed?
Yes, this is the location and the dates for our 2014 HST meet-up.
Mav, what days are you expecting people to be around the Wallace region? I'm planning on doing the same exact hike as Jim:
Mon 7/21 Day 0 - drive up from OC, shuttle car @ Shepherd, get dropped off @ Horseshoe around 4-5pm, hike to Cottonwood #3 (5.5 miles) [This should also miss the early morning marathon traffic]
Tues 7/22 Day 1 - go over Army, hike up Langley shoulder, drop into upper Soldier, hike past SBL and over Crabtree pass to lake #3 (11.4 miles)
Wed 7/23 Day 2 - follow trail down to PCT @ Crabtree mdw, head up PCT to Wallace jct & hike up to Wallace lake (10.6 miles)
Thurs 7/24 Day 3 - lollygag around Wallace (fish, etc) and then head off to WLB in the afternoon (4.0 miles via x-c shortcut)
Fri 7/25 Day 4 - go over Rockwell pass, catch trail to Shepherd and head to Symmes TH (13.2 miles). Get cleaned up @ the hostel, drink some beer, scarf some food and crash.
Sat 7/26 Day X - Get up early and head back to LA around 6am - home by 10am
Total miles: 44.7
If anyone like Jim, Bluewater, Doyle or others are interested in dropping off their cars at Shepherd, I can arrange a shuttle with a guy I know who would probably comp the rate. It doesn't really matter if any/every one wanted to head out someplace other than Horseshoe either; Onion, Portal, etc would all be fine as long as the initial drop was @ Shepherd. Just PM if interested.
Also, once your car is @ Shepherd, and if you do decide to head out via HM, there isn't any obligation of course to follow the same path, pace, etc. The key is having your car at your desired exit point and do your own hike exactly how you wish.
On that note, if someone with experience wanted to exit via Carillon and E-ledges down to Portal, I'd be open to following. Once @ Portal, I'd just have to figure out a way to retrieve my car @ Shepherd.