March 21, 2014 · 5:00 PM
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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.
Attendees should plan to rendezvous at Eastwood Ranger Station, which is at the junction of Hwy 168 and Kaiser Pass Road.
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.
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
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.
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!