View Poll Results: Which weekend(s) would you prefer for this trip?

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  • July 13, 14, 15

    4 80.00%
  • July 20, 21, 22

    2 40.00%
  • Neither of those work for me

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    July 2012: Nor Cal Grouse Ridge Trailhead Trip

    Let's plan another Nor Cal hike n' hang.

    This time it will be in July, starting at the Grouse Ridge Trailhead in the Tahoe National Forest.
    The trailhead is off of Bowman Road (off of 20 off of 80 not far from Lake Spaulding (link to TNF site). There is a nice fire lookout there to climb also.

    This will be a Friday, Saturday, Sunday event. The poll is to decide between two different weekends in July.

    The road to the trailhead is not going to be in great shape. I have a high clearance vehicle available: I'll drive and can take some passengers.

    English Mountain is the topo map to look at for this trip.

    Our initial thought (mine and gRaFFIx's) was to start at Grouse Ridge and head to Glacier lake (about 4 miles), camp there Friday and Saturday, returning on Sunday.
    Those who want to explore further can then climb the Black Buttes (right next to Glacier Lake) or head to Five Lakes Basin or any of the other many many lakes in the area.
    But that is not cast in stone. More like soggy Plaster of Paris.

    Here's an extensive photo page (not mine) of a 2004 hike to Glacier Lake and the Black Buttes from Grouse Ridge.
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    There's a Sierra Club Logbook at the top of the Black Buttes to sign and read. The top has expansive views of the area and only takes about an hour to reach from the lake. I also recommend taking the loop back to Grouse Ridge via the Sand Ridge Trail, it also has great views.
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    Count me in! I'm a recent NC transplant, now living in Sac. But, I worked a couple of seasons in Yosemite, 10 years ago. So, not really new to the Sierra.

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    Well darn, guess I'll have to catch the next one; my band has a show on the 14th playing the Orange County Fair.

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    Thought I'd nudge this up seeing as how it's about a month out.

    Also, anyone interested in going to Lassen NP sometime between Aug. 11- Aug. 24? I'm trying to plan a 4 day good long hike n hang. PM if interested. Or, keep an eye out in this section for a post. I'll post up when I've got a better plan together and the date gets closer.

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    Thanks, Kapang! for the bump bump bumpity bump! I'm going to start a planning thread here.

    (I've asked the mods to close this thread so please post in the planning thread).
    -Liz -
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