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Two day Backpacking in the Los Padres National Forest

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April 20-21, 2013

One night Backpacking trip in the Los Padres National Forest.

Our destination: the Sespe Creek near Fillmore. This is a wonderful setting, with sandy beaches, house size boulders, cascades, jumping fish, croaking frogs and everything else you could wish for in a streamside setting.

This great hike takes you deep into the remote Las Padres National Forest. The trail traverses canyons, creeks and the mountain vistas are quite spectacular.

This is a challenging, moderate to difficult 6 mile each day backpack trip with 1400 feet gain/loss. Elevation ranges from 2600 to 1200 feet. Not advisable for beginners.

This is a primitive camping experience. You must provide everything you will need for 2 days. There will be creek water available in camp.

We will meet at 7AM Saturday in Santa Clarita and be at the trail-head at about 8AM. We will have plenty of time to explore and/or relax after we get to Camp. There is about a 1 hour drive to the trail-head. Maps will be provided and we will help coordinate carpooling.

The following link is a Backpacking checklist provided By REI:
http://www.rei.com/pdf/expertadvice/Checklists/backpacking.pdf

This event is subject to change depending on the weather and road conditions. Updates will be posted here at least 2 days before the start.

Leader: Jerry And Maggie

Rated: Moderate to Strenuous