Xerox Mountaineering and Backpacking Club
Many of the trails travel through the Inyo National Forest and enter Kings Canyon National Park or Sierra National Forest. Since the fall floods of 1982 washed out the upper road to the trailhead, all hikers must start from the parking area.
Trailhead location: Upper sage Flat Campgound, 8 miles west of Big Pine on Glacier Lodge Road (Crocker St.) near the pack station.
Rating: a high Moderate - Elevation at the trailhead is 7,760 and at the highest elevation itís 11,200 feet.
Weather: Summer days may be quite warm but night temperatures often drop to freezing or below even in summer. Afternoon thunderstorms are common. Snowstorms may occur at anytime.
Equipment: Raingear, good boots, and warm clothes are essential. Sunglasses, a sunscreen (factor 10 or more), a hat and insect repellent are advisable. Campfires are not permitted east of the Sierra crest, or above the 10,000 foot level in adjacent Kings Canyon Natíl Pk; portable gas stoves are recommended. A California State Fishing License is required for fishing. Hunting and pets are prohibited in the National Parks.
If you would like to participate, PLEASE contact Leader (as soon as possible, as numbers are limited).
Leader: Jack Cook JCOOK:El Segundo Work:333-5214 Home:371-2706