Iva Bell is an awesome hot spring destination, but the easiest way in is still 13 miles!
We will be starting early from Red's Meadow (Fish Creek Trailhead, (also known as Rainbow Falls Trailhead), and hiking all the way to the springs the first day (Friday), so you must be in very good shape with at least one backpack trip under your belt already this year.
This trip is contingent on the road to Red's Meadow being open. Because of the early start, you must drive up the day before (camping at the trailhead should be ok). We'll be spending 2 nights there, hiking out and driving home on the last day (Sunday)
map of area and route:
**UPDATE** May 5th: Got the permit for Friday to Sunday, which means everyone needs to drive up on Thursday. 13 miles with a full pack is a lot, so please email me (or answer the rsvp question) indicating your backpacking experience and fitness level.
The group size will be limited to 9 people (that's the limit on the permit)