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    Backpacking Sequoia, Kings Canyon

    Anyone interested in a week in the Sierras. I am looking fly out in Aug. and doing a loop into the high country. I'm flexible on dates, routes, and mileage.

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    Man, I sure wish I could join you! Kings Canyon is my favorite place on earth (so far). I would consider the Rae Lakes Loop for a fantastic, challenging-but-not-too-difficult "taste" of the park, the John Muir Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, 11,900+ Glen Pass and some amazing fishing.

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    I was definitely looking at Rae Lakes Loop. I've been out there three times in the last four years, my trip fell thru last year and this year. But I'll be out there this year even if it means going solo.

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    I'll be in Sequoia in August too. Isn't it great when your kids can take you on vacation )
    - Loki,

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    Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
    The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy,
    while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn."
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    you'll LOVE it!!

    We did the Rae Lakes Loop 3 summers ago and it is stunning!
    Glenn Pass I think was our high point. One of the members hiking with us
    celebrated his 50th year anniversary on the loop, meaning 50 years prior he had done the same hike...he was 82!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loki View Post
    I'll be in Sequoia in August too. Isn't it great when your kids can take you on vacation )
    I wish I could get my sons on trip. I think I wore them out when they were scouts.

    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
    We did the Rae Lakes Loop 3 summers ago and it is stunning!
    Glenn Pass I think was our high point. One of the members hiking with us
    celebrated his 50th year anniversary on the loop, meaning 50 years prior he had done the same hike...he was 82!
    I hope am till up to hiking that kind of trip at 82.

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    EagleJ, I've walked with you I have NO doubt.
    Plus the Rae Lakes Loop like a lot of the PCT is graded (mostly) for pack animals, so you have 10k feet of gain but its gentle

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    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
    EagleJ, I've walked with you I have NO doubt.
    Plus the Rae Lakes Loop like a lot of the PCT is graded (mostly) for pack animals, so you have 10k feet of gain but its gentle
    I find it a lot easier than the AT, I did a 92 mile section in April that some of the climbs seem straight up.
    If I can' t get any company I might stretch the loop over to LeConte and back which would put it in the 90 mile range.

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    That's a beautiful stretch eagle. Me and some of my hiking buddies have walked all over that area at one time or another. I had a trip to Utah scheduled for August 4th that I had to cancel due to travel expenses but might be able to go to Kings Canyon or Sequoia. My best hiking buddy might be able to go August 11th. Let me know if you'll be headed our way and we might be able to join you for a stretch. Oh and since I hike at a glacial speed if I get on your nerves you don't have to work too hard to ditch me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain_man_mike View Post
    That's a beautiful stretch eagle. Me and some of my hiking buddies have walked all over that area at one time or another. I had a trip to Utah scheduled for August 4th that I had to cancel due to travel expenses but might be able to go to Kings Canyon or Sequoia. My best hiking buddy might be able to go August 11th. Let me know if you'll be headed our way and we might be able to join you for a stretch. Oh and since I hike at a glacial speed if I get on your nerves you don't have to work too hard to ditch me.
    I'm pretty flexible with dates, so I'll check and see what I can arrange and get back to you. I'd enjoy hiking with you guys, always great meeting new friends. I'm certainly no speed demon myself.
    I'll be in touch it getting late on east coast.

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