This is going to be about a 10 mile loop in the Grouse Ridge area. There will be a host of small lakes we will pass, and I'm looking to swim in at least one of them. A few of us tried part of this hike a few weeks ago, but rain and wind kind of shortened the event. So here we go again for a longer version. The trail head is at about 7,500 ft and the lowest point of the hike is around 6,300.
If you sign up, please send me an email confirming that you are going to go. No shows are not appreciated! Please keep your RSVPs up to date so others may go if you can't. If you can't go please un-RSVP by 12:00 the day before so those on the waiting list have time to respond.
SUGGESTED ITEMS TO BRING (Copied and pasted from from Allan Wiesman's meetups...): Cotton not recommended. 2 liters water, (I will have purification), light rain shell or fleece jacket for warmth in case of thunderstorms, sturdy shoes or boots, pain meds and/or first aid, sunhat, sunscreen and lip-balm, lunch, whistle, hiking poles, camera, cellphone, and mosquito repellent. There will be mosquitoes.
Directions to trailhead
Exit Hwy 20 westbound
Go about 5 or 6 miles on Hwy 20
Go north on Bowman Lake Road for about 6 miles
Just past the PG&E camp, turn south (right) on the Grouse Ridge Lookout road. The road becomes dirt & gravel. While 4WD isn't required during the summer, it's good to have a vehicle with relatively high clearance...lots of potholes, rocks, bumps. In spring/early summer or after an early snowfall, don't risk it in anything but 4WD. It will probably take at least 25 min. to drive the last 6 miles on the dirt road. Keep left, beyond the Grouse Ridge Campground, to the trailhead parking lot.
If anyone has any questions just give me a call! [masked]