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Backpack Photography Trip to Snow Mtn.Wilderness 6/17-18-19
- Organized by
- Patrick Kelly
- Location not specified.
- 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
- Feet of Elevation
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Hiking Route: Summit Spring Thd to Snow Mtn West East
Please note that Mileage and Cumulative Elevation Gain are approximate, and are shown FOR REFERENCE ONLY. The actual numbers will be 10-50% higher, depending how accurately hike organizer plotted the route. Unless you can walk - no, FLY! - a perfect straight line!
Hiking Route Description:
Follow the established trail and fire roads up the mountain. Campsite is about 4 miles from the trailhead. Summit is about an additional 2 miles past the campsite.
Hike Description:Weather-permitting we will see abundant wildflowers, star-filled night skies, full moon.\\r\\nHike from Summit Spring Trailhead in the Mendocino National Forest through the Snow Mountain Wilderness. 4 miles and about 2,000 feet elevation gain to the Summit Basin campsite. About 2 more miles and a few hundred more feet elevation to reach the East summit. Friday night - night sky photo opportunity. Saturday explore the mountain and photograph the wildflowers. Break camp about 9:00 a.m. on Sunday morning to be back in the Bay Area before dark.
Recommended Clothing:Lightweight hiking clothes, overnight backpacking gear(sleeping bag, tent, coat, gloves), 2 liters of water, water purification (chemical tablets or filter), food for 3 days.
Recommended Food:lightweight backpacker food - dehydrated backpacker pouches sold at REI, Walmart, etc; jerky; tuna in plastic pouches, noodles, trail mix, soup mixes
Cancellation Condition:Extreme storms. Light rain will not cancel.
Hike Start Location/Trailhead Details
Park:Mendocino National Forest
Trailhead Name:Summit Springs Thd, Mendocino National Forest
Description:Trailhead is our entry point to the Snow Mountain Wilderness.
Appx # of Parking Spots:5
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