Camping: One Night / Must attend 2 previous events to attend an overnight trip.
Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous
Distance : 5.2 Miles (total)
Length : 4 hours (1.5 days)
Elevation Drop/Gain: 1715 approx
Weather: Low of 48degrees and high of 81 degrees (Sat/sun)
Carpool Location : Sunsplash Park n Ride
Driving Time to Location: About 2.5 hours
BBQ and Spatula :D
Charcoal & Lighter Fluid
Hamburger & Hotdog Buns
Ketchup & Mustard
Plates & Paper Towels
Case of water (we should get 3 cases of 35 about $4)
Cheese, Lettuce, Tomatoes
Chips & Dip/Salsa
Fire wood (3 people)
I'll bring stuff for S'mores also!!!! You guys bring your campfire stories.
Beer/Alcohol is BYOB. Bring what you'd like.
For Lunch (Saturday) and Breakfast (Sunday), I figured we could all be responsible for ourselves. We'll most likely be hiking on Saturday during the lunch time hour so just what you'd normally bring on a hike day. We'll probably leave Sunday morning after we've woken up, packed up and decided if we want anymore adventure or not :) I would plan to be home around 4 but don't hold us to that.
Personal Packing List:
Breakfast & Lunch
Lantern / Light Source if you'll want it.
Camping chair/chairs for campfire.
Toilet Paper (Vault Toilets available)
Again, if I forgot anything please let me know. I'm a rookie ;)
</a><a href="http://www.recreation.gov/recreationalAreaDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&facilityId=248776&agencyCode=70903">Packsaddle Campground, California
Packsaddle Campground is surrounded by pine and fir trees with a view of the Sierra Buttes and alpine lakes. Views of open meadows with wildflowers overlooking a ravine with mountains in the background. Views of granitic ridges and glacially serrated rock outcroppings. Campground has corrals and space for stock trailers.
Sierra Buttes is the dominant peak in the Lake Basin area of northern Sierra Nevada. There is nothing higher north until Lassen Peak and south until Mount Lola. It is a craggy peak of volcanic origin, with lots of spectacular pinnacles on top. Once you get through the switchbacks near the top, be sure to go towards the cliff to see a view of the valley and 4 lakes (Young America, Upper Sardine, Lower Sardine, and Sand Pond).
This Meetup was suggested by Kevin D : )
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