Proposed backpacking trip, 125.5 miles, 8 days...

Travel Day #1, July 2, 2009 - Jeff will drive 390 miles or so, and drop food and water off at Scott Mountain Summit and Etna Summit.  

Then we'll drop off the car in Mt. Shasta and Jeff's brother will take us to the trailhead.  

Travel DAy #9 - At the end of the trip we take public transportation back to Mt. Shasta and the car.   

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Day 1     July 3.  Gumboot Lake to Dry Camp, 1531.5 to 1546.  Take Deadfall Creek trail to water for

            camping, and then the dirt road back to PCT the next morning.  (CAMP #1)  

The last water of the day is at 1543.9.  We'll need to drink up, and carry enough to last the night and morning, and the first six miles on day 2. 

 

14.5 miles, 1200' of climbing

 

1531.5 to 1534.7 O2                    1534.7 to 1547 03

 

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Day 2      July 4.  1546 along Deadfall Creek to 1561.                      1547 to 1561 04

                                    Pick up water at 1559.9.  Dry camp (CAMP #2, at        

                                    1561)

At 1551 is water, and then another 9 miles before the next water at 1560.  We can camp at water or close to it.  

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Day 3   July 5.  1561 1576.9 camp at water.  1566 is food drop at Scott Mountain Summit .  Pick up three days of food for 40 miles (CAMP #3).  

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

 

15.9 miles, 1600' of climbing

 

1561 to 1572.3 05                    1572.3 to 1585.5 O6

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Day 4   July 6.  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 #4) 

 

14.5 miles, 2200' climbing

 

1572.3 to 1585.5 O6                         1586.1 to 1597.3 O7

 

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Day 5   July 7.  1591.4 1607 - Pick up food at Etna Summit, for three days, 50 miles, (1606.3) and 3 gallons of water.  Camp a mile from the summit.  (CAMP #5) 

There is no water for 10 miles after Etna Summit.  Jeff will drop off four or five gallons of water for that night and the first eight or nine miles the next morning.  Or we can spend the night at Ruffey Lake, 1604.6 milepost, and a half mile off the trail.  That adds four miles to the next days hike.  

 

15.6 miles, 700' climbing

 

1586.1 to 1597.3 O7                    1597.3 to 1608 08

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Day 6   July 8.  1607 1620.4  Camp at Marten Lake.   Or creeklet with campsites.  Or continue on to 1625 and hike down to Summit Lake.  (CAMP #6)  

                                            On day 6 and 7 we'll have to decide how we want to break it up.  It's 35 miles...  

 

12.6 miles, 400' climbing

 

1606/3 to 1616 P1                    1616 to 1627 P2

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Day 7 July 9.   1620.4 1641.3 Camp at Buckhorn Spring.  (CAMP #7) Really long day...

 

20.9  miles, 2200 climbing

1616 to 1627 P2                    1627 to 1640P3

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Day 8   July 10.  1641.3 1655.6.  Arrive at Seiad in early afternoon.   

 

14.3 miles, NO CLIMBING

 

1640 to 1651P4                1651 to end of trip

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July 2, travel day #1.  Hike July 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, & 10.   Travel day #2 is July 11 a Saturday.  Or any combination of days