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Re: Help, 30 mile loop, no snow, nor cal, not on the coast?

Postby maverick » Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:21 pm

The Ohlone Trail is 28 miles long, I believe there was 5 back country campsites,
and they are well dispersed along the trail.
Murietta Falls, Rose Peak to me are some of the best highlights of the trail.
Henry Coe to me is prettier, and less populated, but more rugged.
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Re: Help, 30 mile loop, no snow, nor cal, not on the coast?

Postby AlmostThere » Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:44 pm

lanceduffy wrote:From what I've read it seems like I can only camp in two spots in Ohlone. This won't work for me. This intro backpacking is teaching intensive with low daily mileage.



I count Boyd Camp, just a couple of miles from Del Valle parking area. Stewart camp, near Murietta Falls in Del Valle. Maggie's Half Acre on the back side of Rose Peak. Sunol backpack camp. Eagle Spring on the back of Mission Peak. That's five.
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Re: Help, 30 mile loop, no snow, nor cal, not on the coast?

Postby bheiser1 » Thu May 12, 2011 6:35 pm

How about the Yolla Bolly Wilderness area? Still too snowy maybe?
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Re: Help, 30 mile loop, no snow, nor cal, not on the coast?

Postby lanceduffy » Thu May 12, 2011 8:24 pm

Thanks to all for your help. I have settled on Point Reyes. Its 200 miles from Chico and fits the bill. I'm not too excited about the improved backcountry camping but life is about compromises right?

If anyone knows any special destinations or hidden gems in Point Reyes please let me know. I promise if you tell me your secret spots here only the entire internet will know :)
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Re: Help, 30 mile loop, no snow, nor cal, not on the coast?

Postby Wandering Daisy » Fri May 13, 2011 8:43 am

Just take the time to do all the small side trips to various beaches and lakes. If you are at Wildcat, walk the beach south to Alemere Falls. Go out onto Arch Rock. Wherever there is trail access to the beach, do it. The Coast Trail is the most scenic, even if it is a bit longer between points.
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Re: Help, 30 mile loop, no snow, nor cal, not on the coast?

Postby maverick » Fri May 13, 2011 11:47 am

Lanceduffy wrote "If anyone knows any special destinations or hidden gems in Point
Reyes please let me know."

I think the best trail in the PRNS is the Coast Trail.
It is best to do this from north to south starting from the Point Reyes Hostel.
It is a 15 mile, one way hike, and be prepared for any weather, calm, foggy, windy
and sunny from one day to the next.
Park a second car at the Palomarin Trailhead.
Your first night can be at Coast Camp, which is all but 2.8 miles in.
The next day you'll be hiking to Wildcat Camp (7 miles), and Sculptured Beach on the
way is the highlight on this section, and you should make sure you spend some time here.
The next day you'll be hiking about 5.5 miles back to the car, and get a chance to
visit the highlight in PRNS, Alamere Falls.
It is a beautiful waterfall that tumbles 40 feet onto the beach below, and if the water
levels are high it can be spectacular!
Please write up a TR for us in the "Beyond the Sierra Nevada" section when you
get back.
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Re: Help, 30 mile loop, no snow, nor cal, not on the coast?

Postby will_jrob » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:28 pm

Too late for the trip request but here are some photos from a dayhike to North Yolla Bolly Mt. on 06/25/2011. This day was mild, but days have since been very warm. There was snow on north-facing slopes starting about 6500 ft. This trail was above any major stream crossings, but feeder streams were running full.
https://picasaweb.google.com/willjrob/NorthYollaBollyJune252011?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCL72z_r0s4ffmAE&feat=directlink
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