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Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne River

I have a permit for 4 people for this 30-mile, 4-day trek. We will be starting Monday, July 29 but will head out to camp near the entrance of the park Sunday, July 28 to get an early start on Monday. There are more permits available leaving from the White Wolf trailhead; call[masked] for a permit if more than 4 people sign up.

Bear canisters are required, and can be rented at the permit office.

 

Day 1:  White Wolf to Pate Valley, around 10 miles. (descending into canyon)


Day 2: Pate Valley to Return Creek along the Tuolumne River, 10 miles.


Day 3:  Return Creek to Glen Aulin, 5 miles, then day hike up Cold Canyon Trail or peak bag Tuolumne Peak if we like.


Day 4:  Glen Aulin to Tuolumne Visitor Center, 6 miles (ascending out of canyon), catch hiker bus back to car at 2:15, drive home.

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  • Reza

    Very good. Lois did a great job of leading and planing.

    1 · August 14, 2013

  • JohnR

    Pleasant Hill sounds good; will there sufficient space for all the backpacks?

    July 25, 2013

    • Lois

      There are 4 of us going so far, so there should be plenty of room for packs. Can you contact me today about details?

      July 27, 2013

  • Joyce Y.

    sorry, can't make it. I tried. have fun, all.

    July 26, 2013

  • JohnR

    I'm the 5th backpacker joiing in, and will be leaving on Sunday from Walnut Creek. I have a charcoal grey Durango and wondering if anyone still needs car pool opportunity

    July 25, 2013

    • Lois

      Hi John-I talked to Reza who lives in Pleasant Hill and he said you can park your car in front of his house which is very safe. I can pick you up and we can carpool from there on Sunday, leaving around noon. I may have 2 other backpackers I will be picking up in San Francisco that morning. I have a Dodge Caravan that seats 6 comfortably.

      July 25, 2013

  • Lois

    We have 5 backpackers total attending this trip. There are still plenty of permits available if you want to join. My 4 permits are taken but you can call[masked] if you want to reserve your own.

    July 25, 2013

  • Paul D.

    I bought the Indian food meals and some pre-cooked brown rice at TJ's but would take any recommendations on other dishes...maybe bringing Tamari and Chili sauces, garlic etc.

    July 24, 2013

    • Lois

      Couscous is a nice light grain to pack; I usually add salmon to it. Trader Joe's has dehydrated tortellini or ravioli you can add cheese or pine nuts.

      July 25, 2013

  • Zach K.

    What time are you leaving the City on Sunday?

    July 25, 2013

    • Lois

      Not exactly sure until I confirm who is carpooling with me, but I'm guessing around noonish.

      July 25, 2013

  • Joyce Y.

    I still would like to try to make it!

    July 23, 2013

  • Paul D.

    Is anyone carpooling?

    July 19, 2013

    • Reza

      Nice talking to you. I will be one of your passenger...

      July 19, 2013

    • Paul D.

      I'm in - just send a meeting location in SF and I'll be there. Very exciting route. I looked down into this canyon from the Hoover Wilderness years ago and have wanted to do this trip ever since.

      July 23, 2013

  • Joyce Y.

    looking for a shared tent! I don't snore!

    July 17, 2013

    • Paul D.

      I have an extra tent if you need a solo.

      July 22, 2013

  • Vikram

    This sounds so awesome but I am coming back on the 28th from a camping trip from Horsebridge. Damm wish I could go.

    July 19, 2013

  • jack b.

    my niece will get married 7/28

    July 19, 2013

  • Natalya A.

    Sorry, just double checked my schedule - can't make this one.

    July 17, 2013

  • Reza

    Avid backpacker, member of SAR, and enjoy outdoor activites.

    July 17, 2013

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