KWF - Early Season Base Camp & Dutch Oven Potluck

  • March 21, 2014 · 5:00 PM
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Greetings:
Seems like perfect weather for a couple of nights in the mountains. Let's base camp at Huntington Lake, and do a little hiking in the Kaiser Wilderness. And did I mention the Dutch Oven cook-off? Bring your favorite recipe, and enjoy a fabulous potluck dinner!
Who Can Come:
This event is open to all KWF members. There is a group size limit of 15 while traveling in Wilderness. I prefer to keep it under 8.
Where:
Attendees should plan to rendezvous at Eastwood Ranger Station, which is at the junction of Hwy 168 and Kaiser Pass Road.
When:
Meet at Eastwood around 5pm on Fri, drive to camp.

Wilderness hike will be on Sat. 

Dutch Oven Cookoff will be Sat evening. 

Rancheria Falls hike on Sun.
Itinerary:
Fri evening 3/21/14 - head up to Huntington, setup camp
Sat morning 3/22/14 - Wilderness hike
Sat evening 3/22/14 - Dutch Oven Potluck
Sun morning 3/23/14 - strike camp, walk to Rancheria Falls
Sun afternoon 3/23/14 - head home
What to Bring:
Car Camping Gear (tent, chairs, etc)
Day Hiking Gear ("10 Essentials")
Your favorite Dutch Oven supplies
Food and beverages for breakfasts, lunches, and snacks
A bag of charcoal
Several gallons of drinking water, or purification gear
Other Info:
We will be dispersed camping in a primitive setting. There are no bathrooms of other facilities at the camp. There are facilities within a couple of miles in and around Lakeshore. I expect to find running water in the creek, but it will need purification (filtered, boiled, or chemically treated) before consumption. We will have a chance to practice some Leave No Trace skills.
The main goal will be to do some trail recon. You will not need PPE. There will probably be isolated areas of snow on the lower mountain, with more coverage higher up. This is not a snow hike, so if we encounter significant amounts of snow, we will turn around.
Weather Forecast:
Keep and eye on the weather as the date gets closer. Based on recent history, expect daytime highs in the low 50s, nighttime lows in the high 20s.
Let me know if you have any questions, and hope to have your company!
DavidA

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  • Susan

    What a fun outing! Great people, great hike and luxury camping!!!

    March 24, 2014

  • David A.

    What a fun event! Thanks everyone for coming. We hiked up Potter Creek from Lakeshore Resort to the Pass. Lots of snow on the trail above Potter Pass Cutoff. Saw one other intrepid hiker on the pass. Weather was awesome, and way too much food! Cheers

    March 24, 2014

  • David O ..

    What a feast! This camp out was sooo cool ... it was cold ... and very warm near the fire. Nice trip!

    1 · March 23, 2014

  • Todd B

    Have fun!!

    1 · March 21, 2014

  • David A.

    Try (in order): Potter Pass Cutoff Trailhead, Kokanee, or Lakeshore Inn (in the bar). Cheers!

    March 20, 2014

  • Rich K.

    We will be late Friday eve. Where will we fjnd you all?

    March 19, 2014

  • David O ..

    I hope we can take the cut-off trail to Potter Pass. and explore from there.

    March 15, 2014

  • David O ..

    I have an oven your could borrow, Rich. Anything to keep the BOXES off the hill. ;>)

    March 15, 2014

  • Rich K.

    Suzee and I din't have a Dutch Oven so we are crashing the party. Will make up by bringing a BOX of wine!!!!! Hahahahaha!!!!! Think I'm kidding TOS?

    March 14, 2014

  • Rich K.

    Any ideas of where we will be hiking? On trail or iff?

    March 14, 2014

  • Rosemarie Coulthard Aka R.

    yup, Lasagna, apple pie ;-)

    March 14, 2014

  • David A.

    Hey Rosemarie - sorry you can't make it. I bet you have some great Dutch Oven recipes...

    March 13, 2014

  • Rosemarie Coulthard Aka R.

    Sorry to miss this but hubby of with Scout Troop & someone has to watch the ranch:) Have a great time & see all of you soon.

    March 12, 2014

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