Sierra Conference 2013
Note for next year: include a suggested packing list.
Friday, 23 Aug - Monday, 26 Aug
Lodgepole Group Campground, site A1
Near Bear Valley, CA
38.4775, -120.0238 (From Angel Camp, drive 50 miles east on Highway 4.)
(Google maps: Overflow Campground, Bear Valley, CA 95223)
Easy/moderate uphill trail from Highland Lakes campground to a ridge next to the mountain, then a semi-difficult scramble up loose rock and scree to another ridge that takes you to the summit. This trip should take a few hours, plus about an hour to drive there from the campground. At the base are the Highland Lakes.
Nearby lake for swimming and water sports. Bring swimsuits if you're interested in spending time here, and water sport equipment if you have it. Only a quick 10 minute drive down the road from our campsite!
Calaveras Big Trees SP
Several trail options in the park, ranging from short and paved (North Grove Trail, 1.5 miles) to moderately difficult (River Canyon Trail, 4 miles each way with 1,000 ft. elevation gain and loss). The park is about 15 miles from our campground, and has an entrance fee of $8 per vehicle. More Information on the available trails.
Map from Berkeley Astro Dept: http://goo.gl/uJ3z6
Map from Davis: http://bit.ly/11QUb6G
Map from Stanford: http://bit.ly/1279PKY
Map from Santa Cruz: http://bit.ly/13aZ94s
Map from Santa Barbara: http://bit.ly/19zzODH
Map from LA: http://bit.ly/18jil0S