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[pct-l] PCT-access -- one-way days hikes near bay area
- Subject: [pct-l] PCT-access -- one-way days hikes near bay area
- From: email@example.com (Carl Mears)
- Date: Sun, 19 May 2002 17:30:11 -0700
- In-Reply-To: <200205191724.g4JHOoY54017@mailman.hack.net>
Paul Ferreira said....
>I'm interested in hiking on the PCT for the first time. I'd like to =
>know where I can find information about places to access the trail for a =
>one-day hike. Either towns or trailheads where I can be dropped off and =
>then picked up without having to double-back on the trail. Are there =
>any 15-20 mile sections that are possible to do in one day in this =
>manner? I'm from the San Francisco Bay Area and so would be interested =
>in such a section within a few hours drive.
A couple of options come to my mind....
Carson Pass (CA 88) to Echo Summit (US 50)
Echo Summit to Emerald Bay (relativly short, very nice, lots of granite
in desolation wilderness, but only
partly on the PCT)
Echo Summit to McKinney-Rubicon Road (just past Richardson Lake) (longer)
Echo Summit to Barker Pass Road (if you're feeling really energetic)
These last two end on dirt roads of varying quality.
Squaw Valley to Soda Springs. (This would be nice too --
lots of ridge walking)