July 4th Weekend in Shasta-Trinity National Forest

  • July 5, 2013 · 10:30 AM
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Hi All!

A few of us are planning a trip to the Yolla Bolly Wilderness over the July 4th Weekend. This is a moderately strenuous hike with an elevation gain of about 8,000 feet (from sea level).

The plan is to meet at the trailhead on the morning of the 5th, day hike (or chill around camp) on the 6th and hike out and return to SF/Bay Area on the 7th.

We'll plan to set up camp at Black Rock Lake or North Yolla Bolly Lake!

More info about the region:

More info about the specific area we'll be in here.

We're working on securing the appropriate permits.  Some of us will be heading up the Redding area on July 4 and car-camping or staying at a modest hotel around there.  Let us know if you're interested hanging on 7/4 too!

Holler with questions!

Karen/Erika/Rachel/Simone

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  • Ying

    Hello, I think I'm Ok with arranging accommodation but I really need a ride to get there since I don't drive. Is there any chance if I can meet the third car somewhere near east bay?

    June 29, 2013

  • Ying

    Hello, I'm very interested in the trip but I don't drive. Is it possible if someone could pick me up July 4th from Bay area? Thanks!

    June 28, 2013

    • Karen F

      Hey Ying, it would probably be easier if you could meet us at the trailhead in Yolla Bolly. One of the cars is leaving from the east bay, and the other two are already pretty packed with gear/dog.

      June 29, 2013

    • Karen F

      We're also staying at a hotel in Red Bluff on 7/4, and heading to the trailhead the morning of 7/5. You would also need your own room at the hotel, as one room can only hold 2 people, and the other room will be holding 4 people + 1 dog. I can send you the details of the hotel if you want to do that. I'm sorry, wish we had known you wanted to join sooner so we could have accommodated better!

      June 29, 2013

  • Karen F

    Hi Everyone!

    FYI: Erika/Simone/Rachel and I are planning on driving up to the Redding area on 7/4. We're looking into accommodations OR car camping (whichever is easier (probably motel). It's be fun to see fireworks somewhere, so we'll see. If anyone wants to come up on 7/4 and hang with us, that would be great! Please let me know so I have a head count on hotels/camping. If not, still also let me know and we'll make plans to meet at the trail head on 7/5.

    More info: we don't need permits except for a fire permit, which we can pick up at the ranger station on 7/5.

    The trails aren't maintained, but ranger says it should be okay since hunters have been using them. I think bear canisters are a good idea!

    Were aiming for a total of 8 people. 5 people have RSVP'd, so need 3 more. Thanks!
    Karen

    June 18, 2013

    • Karen

      Hello everyone, I would love to carpool/ I can drive or pitch in for gas. I am flexible on schedule. Lets coordinate, sounds like a great trip!

      June 27, 2013

  • Karen

    Would love to do this trip, are folks going to the happy hour next week?

    June 21, 2013

    • Karen F

      Hi Karen! Are you plannning on bringing your dog? I believe Simone will be bringing her dog, so your dog would have a buddy!

      June 24, 2013

    • Karen

      No unfortunately my dog is injured

      June 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi All, Fellow Backcountry Buddies Sara and Manuel are organizing a happy hour next Wed at Azucar in SF (see the meetup posting in the Suggested meetups for this group). This would be a great opportunity to meet and chat pre-trip. Hope to see you all there!

    June 19, 2013

  • Mike

    How far do you plan to hike each day? I'm inferring 7 miles/day from your guide book.

    June 18, 2013

    • Mike

      I only see 800' up to Black Rock L., and 1050' up to N. Yolla Bolly L. I added a Caltopo link above.

      June 19, 2013

    • Karen F

      that's super-helpful, thanks! Looks like the two peaks will be there to keep us busy on day hikes with 4000 foot elevation changes.

      June 19, 2013

  • Sabrina S.

    Count me in for heading up on 7/4. :-)

    1 · June 18, 2013

  • David T.

    hey, this sounds really cool. new to meetup and trying to figure it all out, but i know i want to go backpacking for the long holiday weekend and all my usual partners are doing other stuff. are you all going to be backpacking or base camping? i would like to backpack into yolla bolly - it's a part of CA i haven't really seen yet. and are guys allowed?

    June 18, 2013

    • Karen F

      Yes, guys are allowed. We're backpacking from the Pettijohn Trailhead and set up base camp at either Black Rock Lake or North Yolla Bolly Lake. Still TBD!

      June 18, 2013

  • Sabrina S.

    Hi, this sounds like a fun trip! I'm an experienced backpacker and love adventures in different places and meeting new people. Looking forward to meeting you all. :-)

    June 17, 2013

    • Karen F

      Sabrina: Welcome! Thanks for the RSVP - look forward to meeting you. :D

      June 18, 2013

  • Karen F changed the date and time from Thursday, July 04, 2013 at 12:00 PM to Friday, July 05, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    June 16, 2013

  • Karen F changed the location for this Meetup

    June 16, 2013

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