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Cache Creek Wilderness Area

Postby FeetFirst » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:52 pm

I was searching for low elevation backpacking destinations during winter and came across the Cache Creek Wilderness Area. It's located about an hour and half north of Sacramento just east of Clear Lake, bordered by CA-20 to the north and CA-16 to the east. I'm planning to do an overnight trip there this weekend entering from the Redbud TH, which is located right off Highway 20 where it crosses Cache Creek. The Redbud trail ends 7 miles downstream at Wilson Valley, where I anticipate camping for the evening. I've come across a couple of trip reports on the web, but was curious if anyone here has visited the area and what their impression was. Thanks.

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Re: Cache Creek Wilderness Area

Postby rlown » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:31 pm

I haven't been there but all around it. If you're hiking through it, I'd think tick checking is in order, given the elevation. Should be a nice weekend there now that the wind has blown all the fog out.
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Re: Cache Creek Wilderness Area

Postby FeetFirst » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:56 pm

Re ticks: I've generally dealt with them more so during spring and summer, but always a concern at low elevations. I think Point Reyes has the worst I've ever experienced. Or maybe that was the poison oak. Boy do I miss the Sierra. I need to start snow camping.
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Re: Cache Creek Wilderness Area

Postby rlown » Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:08 pm

So, I was knee deep in a duck pond for the most part of Saturday 34 miles NE of there. It was pleasantly windy (13-25mph) all day. How was your trip?
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Re: Cache Creek Wilderness Area

Postby FeetFirst » Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:02 pm

I actually had a change of plans and headed to the foothills for the day instead. I went to check out the Rubicon River about 11 miles downstream from Hell Hole Reservior (Hunters Trail), starting where Eleven Pines Road crosses the river. Absolutley beautiful in the canyon but very cold and gusty.

Cache Creek will hopefully happen soon though. The holiday rush is getting to me and I need some time away from it all.
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