What we're about

This is an outdoor adventure group - from beginner backpacking overnights to more challenging off-trail trips. In addition some trips will have a focus on photography, night photography, plant identification or other accompanying interest that furthers our appreciation of the great outdoors.

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Overnight backpack to Garcia River hot spring

Trink's Cafe

7 miles each way, including a fair amount of wading through the creek (your shoes WILL get wet). You must be in moderate to good backpacking shape. I would classify this trip as "intermediate". This is a lesser known semi-secret destination, and the details of the location and route will not be published here..:-) River will be warm enough for swimming at this time of year. Very limited camping at this spot, so group size must also be limited. Gualala is about a 3 hour drive from San Francisco. https://goo.gl/maps/L6FzhJfuDCD2 Meet at Trink's cafe at 10am Saturday. COST: $10 http://www.paypal.me/StuGMeetup

Blaney Meadows/ Mono Hot Springs Backpack overnight

JACKASS MEADOW (recgovnpsdata)

This was great in Fall 2019. I pioneered a new route that shaves 1.5 miles off the old 9 mile route. This is still an intermediate backpack. You must be in good shape with a couple other trips under your belt in Summer or Fall of 2020. The new route has about 3 miles of off-trail cross-county travel on solid granite. Due to the distance from the Bay Area, you MUST drive down on Friday and car camp with me at the Jackass Meadow C.G. trail head. On Saturday, we will backpack 7.5 miles to Blaney Meadows, where there is a warm spring and a hot spring, and a whole lot of beautiful high mountain scenery. With the hike out on Sunday and the drive home, you should figure on getting home pretty late on Sunday! Night time temps could be in the 30s or 40s. Map of hike area and hiking route: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GiJpjf07ikcUNGkKIn2l7rVSliIDLzFU&usp=sharing Map of route from Bay Area to Jackass Meadows Camp Ground near the outlet of Florence Lake: (Yes, 5 hours!) https://goo.gl/maps/KpUSbgeMmECjW13H7 Spot weather for the area: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-118.89726161956787&lat=37.24443911857382 $10 : http://www.paypal.me/StuGMeetup

Point Reyes - 2 nights backpacking (Friday through Sunday)

Point Reyes Station

Starting from Bear Valley Visitor center: First night at Wildcat Camp, second night at Coast Camp. This is an intermediate level backpack, some experience and fitness required..:-) Please note again that this trip goes from Friday to Sunday. You will have to take Friday off from work..:-) First day will be 6 miles hiking. Second day will be 8 miles. 3rd day will be 6 miles. map showing hiking route: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pDkuZOkkXeEnpboRwZ5xTX8d5Krt29cV&usp=sharing Meet 11 am Saturday at the Point Reyes Visitor There is drinking water and bathrooms at both campgrounds. I have reserved the large groups camps, but they are only allowing 10 people max at this time. COST: $15 http://www.paypal.me/StuGMeetup (or you can pay me cash when you see me.)

Past events (71)

5 Lakes Basin overnight backpack

Grouse Ridge Campground

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