Proposed backpacking trip, 89 miles, 7 days...

Travel Day #1, June 29, 2013 - Jeff will drive 390 miles or so, and drop food and water off at Etna Summit.  He will meet DAve and Deniece at Grider Creek Campground, 6.5 miles from Seiad, drop off their car, and drive to the trailhead, or meet my brother who will drive the car back to Redding or somewhere.  The point is that Dave and Deniece will have a car at Seiad to head home.  Jeff will take public transportation to his car from Seiad

We'll hike June 30, July 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and be out July 6.  Dave and Deniece can drive back July 7 - Sunday.  

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Day 1   June 30 Start at Scott Mountain Summit .  1566 to 1577 - three and a half days of food for 40 miles (CAMP #1).  

Good water all day long - never more than three miles apart during first half and five miles apart second half of day.  Jeff will leave a couple gallons of water at Scott Mountain Summit.  Camp at meadow where there is a spring fed creeklet.  1576.9

 

11 miles, 2750' of climbing

 

5400    

6370         +970    2.8        2.8

6630         +260    1.1        3.9

6210        -420    2.0        5.9

6240        +30        .2        6.1

6460        +220     .5        6.6

7020        +560    1.5        8.1

7240        +220    1.3        9.4

7400        +160    .9        10.3

7260        - 140    .4        10.7  Spring fed creeklet lasts through mid-august (pg. 283)

        

 

1561 to 1572.3 05                    1572.3 to 1585.5 O6

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Day 2   July 1.  1576.9 1591.4 There are some seasonal springs at 1591.4 for water.  Or we can camp at Siphon Lake, .7 miles off trail, gently up.   (CAMP #2) 

 

14.5 miles, 

 

7160        -100        .9        .9

7300        +140        .6        1.5

7170        -130        1.6        3.1

6850                        1.5        4.6

6660                        1.8        6.4

5880                        2.2        8.6  Carter Meadows Summit 7.3 miles to sure water at Bingham Lake outlet

6910        1030'        2.8        11.4

7030        80            2.5        13.9 sEASONAL SPRINGS FOR WATER, OR HIKE 3/4 MILE TO SYPHON LAKE

 

1572.3 to 1585.5 O6                         1586.1 to 1593/2 07

 

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Day 3   July 2.  1591.4 1604.6 - , 50 miles, (1606.3) and 3 gallons of water.  Camp a mile from the summit.  (CAMP #3) 

Spend the night at Ruffey Lake, 1604.6 milepost, and a half mile off the trail.   

 

13.2  miles, 

 

6940                    1.8        1.8

6700                    2.8        4.6

6710        200        2.2        6.8

6460                       2.2        9.0

6970        510        2.2        11.2

6910                       2.0        13.2  Camp at Ruffey Lake, 1/4 mile off the trail.  

 

586.1 to 1597.3 O7                    1597.3 to 1608 08

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Day 4   July 3.  1604.6 1616  Pick up food at Etna Summit, for 3 and half  days.  Camp at Shelley Meadows  (CAMP #4)  

                                            

 

12.8 miles, 

 

5960                    1.7        1.7  Etna Summit - Pick up food for rest of trip.  

6690        730        3.7        5.4

6170                    3.0         8.4

6430        260        2.3        10.7

6150                    1.7            12.8    Shelley Creek Outlet - Camp for the night...  

 

1606/3 to 1616 P1                    1616 to 1627 P2

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Day 5 July 4.   1616 1627.1 Camp at Shadow Lake.  (CAMP #7) Really long day...

 

10.9  miles

 

6410        250        2.7        2.7

6560        150        2.2        4.9

7180        620        1.6        6.5

6310                      3.3        9.8

6480        170        .6         10.4  

6230           250      .5        10.9        Hike 1/2 mile to Shadow Lake, highly recommended

 

 

1616 to 1627 P2                    1627 to 1640P3

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Day 6   July 5.  1627.1 - 1641 Camp at Buckhorn Spring, or dry camp   

 

14.0 miles

 

6480        250        .5        .5    

5700                    3.0        3.5

6640        960      2.5        6.0

6130                    2.4        8.4

6800        770       2.3        10.7

6570                    3.3        14.0        Buckhorn Spring - camp- for the night

 

 

 

1640 to 1651P4                1651 1655 and end of trip

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Day 7 July 6.  1641 to 1655.  

 

14.2  miles

 

4800                    3.8        3.8

2870                    3.7        7.5

2280                    3.4        10.9

1700                    3.4         14.2    Grider Creek Campground and rental car