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Evening hike up Cerro San Luis Obispo (Madonna). One of many ways to condition for upcoming backpacking trips. Afterwards we'll saunter over to Central Coast Brew for an adult beverage and celebrate our accomplishment and discuss upcoming and past trips.
This is a brisk 3 to 5 mile weekly hike on the beautiful Purisima Mission grounds. The mission has many trails and we regularly use about five or six of them. I keep it at the mission so everyone knows a regular location where "hikers" will be. Dress for cold in the winter and bring headlamps. The objective is cardio workout and to meet folks for planning other hikes and backpacking trips. Park outside the mission main gate to the South about 50 yards for free. Do not park inside the mission as gate closure will have you locked in by the time we return.
Easy Cheesy, lemon squeezy a wise man once told me its that easy of a hike. Its the easiest thing to camping in your backyard. If you're looking for your first backpacking trip, this is the one. We will hike the Manzana Trail, downstream to Horseshoe Bend Camp. The hike is in the San Rafael Wilderness area, which is located east of Santa Barbara. We will hit the trail at 8:30 Saturday morning for five miles. The trail is relatively level with a number of stream crossings, as we follow the Manzana Creek. Plan on getting your feet wet! Once there, we will set up camp and chill by the stream or day hike to the Manzana Schoolhouse. More information on carpooling and camp activities to follow. Please post all questions.
Experience both the Ansel Adams and John Muir Wilderness in its glory. Forest, meadows and lakes for exploring & fishing We will leave the central coast on morning of June 28th, drive to Fresno then onto Mono Hot Springs via hwy 168, Huntington Lake & the Kaiser Pass Road. I have campground reservations for Friday evening @ the historic Mono Hot Springs. Hot tubs & springs will be ours for relaxing Saturday we will drive 20 minutes to trailhead at Lake Thomas Edison to start hiking Graveyard Lakes are in the John Muir Wilderness. The lowest lake falls just below 10,000 feet. There are stops available in lower & upper Graveyard meadows. 8 miles from the trailhead, Graveyard Lakes are a wonderful weekend destination. Longer trips over the nearby passes might be your pleasure to consider? It’s been about 5 yrs since I’ve been there and I’m excited to see this country again $70 Mono Hot Springs campground cost (2sites) will be divided amongst attendees Addition Info for trip: Today, 04/19/19, I called the Ranger station at Prather. The maximum group size for permits is 15. I would be glad to have 15 happy campers & have requested that many permits. However the first night reserved campground at Mono Hot Springs is only for 12 people. For more space, there is a decent possibility the (2) first come first serve (non-reserve) sites will be available this early in the season. If this fails – camping is nearby at Edison Lake. I am adding $5 per person fee to cover wilderness permit cost & opening up the trip to 15. People’s plans always change. Please update your RSVP if you can’t attend; the next person on the waitlist will fall into the vacant spot.