backpack to Granite basin of Kings canyon

Lewis Creek trailhead

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  • Peggy

    Great trip! Andy, thank you for the video memories.

    August 24, 2012

  • jack b.

    Strenuous hike over Kennedy pass, but awesome vistas from the top
    We saw no other hikers until the 4th day.

    August 24, 2012

  • Andy

    August 22, 2012

  • Andy

    Great trip Jack, thanks for a nice tour of the area. Here is some video footage I took

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESpo4lrIUmE

    August 22, 2012

  • joseph

    im planning on driving down from walnut creek tomorrow (tuesday) night 8pm ish. if anyone wants a ride, i can pick you up in walnut creek or further south. leme know. i ll be returning sunday, if anyone wants a ride back to the bay.

    August 13, 2012

  • Peter G.

    Hello, I live in the city and would love to find someone to carpool from here but could easily meet up via BART or Caltrain in the east bay/peninsula. I could help with gas or driving of course. Does anybody have any room? Thanks.

    August 12, 2012

    • joseph

      hi peter. i can pick you up at walnut creek bart around 8pm.

      August 13, 2012

  • joseph

    im interested in carpooling. im in walnut creek. i got minivan with not so good gas mileage. but if there are a few of us splitting gas, it could work. i could also be a passenger in another's car.

    August 12, 2012

    • jack b.

      Perhaps you've picked up Peter and Sarah ?

      August 13, 2012

    • jack b.

      Sarah needs a ride but she needs to return on Sunday.

      August 13, 2012

  • jack b.

    On 8/14, it would be good to travel down through Fresno to
    get to a campsite in the adjacent Nat. Forest.
    On 8/15, I expect participants to meet at Cedar Grove Ranger station at 10 AM.
    We will hike 3000' up to Fryingpan Meadow for our first camp.
    On day 2, we'll go another 3000' up over Kennedy pass. From there,
    we can look back across Tehipeti Valley. Then we'll go cross-country to Volcanic
    Lakes. Day 3 will take us to the Granite Basin. On day 4, we could move over by Goat mtn.
    to make it easy to get down Copper Creek and home on Sunday.
    Those of us who don't have to get to work that Monday could spend another day or two.

    JB

    August 9, 2012

    • Jeff W

      And I have to work... Hope you all enjoy your trip.

      August 9, 2012

  • Andy

    Hi folks ,now that the trip is getting closer , was wondering if anyone wants to carpool / share gas money. I am planning on leaving tuesday after work to have a nice casual drive down and not too tired for the 10am start. I am in San Jose , would like to drive my little truck as good on gas and lots of gear room. Let me know if interested .

    August 8, 2012

  • Kristi

    Anyone want to carpool from Richmond in East Bay??

    August 6, 2012

  • joseph

    cost?

    August 3, 2012

    • jack b.

      d J; there is no fee for this trip, but Park entrance, fuel ,etc.

      August 6, 2012

  • joseph

    hello all. anyone know how i can find more info on this trip? ie cost, where to meet...;) i

    August 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey, so is this trip still happening? And can I get a ride from someone? :)

    August 5, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      And is this going to be a 5 day trip?

      August 5, 2012

    • joseph

      i may be able to give you a ride. i ll keep you posted.

      August 6, 2012

  • didjmunkey

    so this would be from the 15-20?

    August 2, 2012

    • jack b.

      Yes, but you'll probably want to travel on 8/14 to make

      August 6, 2012

    • jack b.

      the 10 AM rendezvous

      August 6, 2012

  • Andy

    As far as I know trip is still on and Yes currently scheduled for 5 days. Jack sent out an email to the group last week , stating he is out in the bush I believe he will be back this week and should confirm , but I am pretty sure trip is still planned according to date above leaving Wednesday returning Sunday so 5 days.

    August 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Josh & Sarah, I would love to carpool with you. Keep me in touch :)

    August 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This would be my first hike in the Sierras...

    August 5, 2012

  • Jeff

    Hi everyone, I wanted to come on this trip but I'm in Alaska working through the summer and can't make it. I'm gonna spend a week in Denali the first week of Sept if anyone would like to join:-)

    August 2, 2012

  • Jeff W

    Hi Jamie, I'm in the Napa Valley, I'll carpool with you. Chances are your car gets better mileage then my truck!

    June 26, 2012

  • Peter G.

    Josh, would it be possible to add myself to your carpool please? I live on Alamo Square so could meet you in Richmond or wherever easily.

    June 26, 2012

  • Jeff W

    Hi all, I am in the Napa Valley. I'd be happy to pick up/meet someone most anywhere between here and there.

    June 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sarah, I am leaving from Richmond district and offered to carpool. One other person so far, anyone is welcome I have room for 2 more

    June 15, 2012

  • Jeff W

    Here is a distance/elevation graph for the first day. This is not for the faint of heart.
    http://www.mtbguru.com/trip/show_static/10911-kings-canyon-lewis-creek-trail-to-frypan-meadow

    1 · June 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Melissa, I could give you a ride and I'm on the Yes list. I am leaving from SF (Richmond). Let me know.

    June 13, 2012

  • rachel

    Melissa- If I get to go I would be coming from SF and could give you a ride (as long as you're willing to help with driving a bit:)

    June 13, 2012

  • Jeff W

    Hi Melissa, I would like to go and you can ride with me. At the moment I am pretty far down the wait list. I am thinking about trying to get a permit myself.

    June 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would still like to go, but I need a ride. Anyone coming from SF? If not, I can meet at a Bart station. Please let me know! Thanks.

    June 12, 2012

  • jack b.

    No dogs allowed in KIngs canyon N.P.

    June 11, 2012

  • Rebecca B

    Are dogs allowed? Thanks :)

    June 11, 2012

  • jack b.

    The rangers have granted me a permit for 14 to enter at Lewis creek
    and exit down Copper.

    June 9, 2012

  • jack bowers changed the date and time from Friday, June 15, 2012 at 7:00 PM to Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 7:00 AM

    June 3, 2012

  • jack b.

    at least 5 days

    2 · February 10, 2012

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