Saturday, October 6
This hike is on the PCT, and is 10 miles RT with about 1500’ gain. However, you CAN do as much as 18 all the way to North Fork, if you’d like. Steve will be taking you about 10 miles. You will be making an uphill climb from Indian Canyon towards the North Fork Trail head. It will be all downhill coming back to Indian Canyon.
Bring at least 2 liters of water, lunch, snacks, camera, and poles will be very helpful on this hike. You will also need an Adventure Pass (available at any sports store or Ranger Station. It is $5 for a day pass and $30 for an annual pass. This is part of the Station Fire Burn Area, so you will see lots of fire followers and enjoy seeing the forest recovery.
Meet at trail head at 8:00 for an 8:15 departure.
Directions : To get there, take the SR-14 to the Soledad Canyon Road off ramp (after Sand Canyon). Exit. Turn right on Soledad Canyon Road 7.4 miles until you reach Indian Canyon, on your right. Park here. (There is a Forest Service Sign, a PCT crossing, a parking lot which is slightly up the hill, and a bathroom. Look carefully for the sign and the dirt driveway.
Leader: Steve Iland