I had intended to go backpacking 4 nights in Kings Canyon this weekend but my schedule changed and I have to be at work on Friday and Monday so this is last minute trip. Anyone interested in joining me?
1 night backpacking trip to Glen Aulin. I don't have a permit but lets me at the Rangers Station and pick up walk-in permits. (Tuolumne Meadows Wilderness Center)
We will hike out of Tuolume to Glen Aulin go past it and find a campsite (about 6 to 7 miles total that day), then for those who want to day hike another 3 miles to explore the falls: Californina , Le Conte and Wagonwheel falls before returning to camp, then head out early on Sunday for the long drive home.
Since we are trying for walk-in permits let's keep the group small, just 5 of us.
I did this trip a few weeks ago and we had such a great time I'd like to go back this time with a camera and with a battery that works.
Distance: 17 to 20 miles counting the day hike
Trailhead Elevation: 8,500 feet (2,550 meters)
Glen Aulin Elevation: 7,900 feet (2,400 meters)
Total Elevation Change: 600 feet (180 meters)
Bear Canisters are required and also it's important to keep a clean campsite in this area.
Expect to get your feet wet with many water crossings. The water should be high so use caution at all crossings.
If more than 5 sign up then I'll do a lottery on Wed.