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Trip NameAreaTrip ReportMilesNights*
Layover
Route TypeCampfireDogPriorityDifficultySeasonSolitudeTrailhead Long/LatSourceNotes
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1Cucamonga Peak via Icehouse CanyonCucamonga Wildrness
http://www.everytrail.com/guide/cucamonga-peak-via-icehouse-canyon
131out and backNO WATER
3
2Three T's TrailCucamonga Wildrness
http://www.everytrail.com/guide/three-tees-trail-via-icehouse-canyon
141loopNO WATER
4
3Piedra Blanca & Pine Mountain LodgeSespe Wilderness
http://calihike.blogspot.com/2012/01/day-418-piedra-blanca-pine-mountain.html
131out and backYesYesModerateSpring or FallModerately populated
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4Willet Hot SpringsSespe Wilderness
http://calihike.blogspot.com/2011/06/day-223-224-willet-hot-springs-secret.html
201out and backYesYesModerateSpring or FallModerately populated
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5
Mount San Jacinto Peak via Deer Springs
Mount San Jacinto State Park
http://www.modernhiker.com/2014/06/05/hike-mount-san-jacinto-from-idyllwild/
181out and backNo
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6Sisquoc and Rattlesnake FallsSan Rafael Wilderness
http://themountainair.com/chris-trail-junkie-sisquoc-rattlesnake-falls/
413out and back?ModerateSpring or FallModerate solitude
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7White Ledge LoopSan Rafael Wilderness
http://www.santabarbarahikes.com/hikes/sanrafael/whiteledge
252loop?
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8East Hurrican Deck LoopSan Rafael Wilderness
http://www.independent.com/news/2012/apr/10/east-hurricane-deck-loop-backpack/
252loop?
Moderately Strenous
Spring or FallModerate solitude
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9West Hurricane Deck loopSan Rafael Wilderness
http://yankeebarbareno.com/2012/02/27/potrero-canyon-hurricane-deck-manzana-creek-20-mile-day-hike/
181loop?ModerateSpring or FallModerate solitude
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10Manzana NarrowsSan Rafael Wilderness
http://www.santabarbarahikes.com/hikes/sanrafael/manzananarrows
141out and back?ModerateSpring or FallModerately populated
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11South Fork Loop
San Gorgonio Wilderness
211loopyesYesModerateModerately populated
http://hikinjim.blogspot.com/2013/10/six-backpacking-loops-in-san-gorgonio.html
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12Grinnel Loop
San Gorgonio Wilderness
201loopyesYes
Moderately Strenous
Moderate solitude
http://hikinjim.blogspot.com/2013/10/six-backpacking-loops-in-san-gorgonio.html
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13Momyer Falls Loop
San Gorgonio Wilderness
221loopyesYes
http://hikinjim.blogspot.com/2013/10/six-backpacking-loops-in-san-gorgonio.html
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14Momyer Vivan Loop
San Gorgonio Wilderness
221loopyesYes
http://hikinjim.blogspot.com/2013/10/six-backpacking-loops-in-san-gorgonio.html
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15Forsee Loop
San Gorgonio Wilderness
191loopyesYes
http://hikinjim.blogspot.com/2013/10/six-backpacking-loops-in-san-gorgonio.html
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16Grand Tour Loop
San Gorgonio Wilderness
282loopyesYes
http://hikinjim.blogspot.com/2013/10/six-backpacking-loops-in-san-gorgonio.html
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17
San Bernadino Peak (via Limber Pine Bench Camp)
San Gorgonio Wilderness
http://calitrails.com/2014/05/12/angelus-oaks-to-san-bernardino-peak/#more-2521
161out and backYesLate spring to early summerModerate solitudehttp://calitrails.com/Verify water
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18
Crystal Lake to Mount Hawkins and South Mount Hawkins
San Gabriel WIiderness
http://calitrails.com/2014/12/17/hiking-crystal-lake-to-mount-hawkins-and-south-mount-hawkins/#more-3033
131out and backYes
Moderately Strenous
Winterhttp://calitrails.com/
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19Indian CanyonDick Smith Wilderness
https://songsofthewilderness.wordpress.com/2010/11/26/indian-canyon-2/
162out and back
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20Lost Palm OasisJoshua Tree NP71out and backNoLow
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21Kennedy MeadowsSouth Sierra Wilderness
http://anendlessroad.com/blog/2012/06/backpacking-in-the-south-sierra-wilderness/
111out and backYes
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22Maggie Lakes
Golden Trout WIlderness, Seqoia NF
286out and backyesYesModerateMid to lateSolitude
36°11'03.8"N+118°35'22.5"W/@36.184374,-118.5917737
Sierra South - Trip 36
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23Little Five Lakes LoopSequoia NP40.54loopNoStrenous
Late summer through early fall
Moderately populatedBackpacking California - Trip 40
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24Crescent Meadow to Whitney PortalKings Canyon NP68.57point to pointNoStrenous
Late summer through early fall
Moderately populatedBackpacking California - Trip 41
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25Lodgepole to Deadman CanyonKings Canyon NP525loopNoStrenous
Late summer through early fall
Moderate solitudeBackpacking California - Trip 42
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26Rae Lakes LoopKings Canyon NPhttp://maybewerecrazy.com/?p=199393loopNo
Moderately Strenous
Late summer through early fall
Moderately populatedBackpacking California - Trip 43
28
Road's End to East VidetteKings Canyon NP
http://www.highsierratrails.com/vidette/trailmaps.html#here
262out and backno
29
27Stone Ridge TrailVentana WildernessYes
http://www.ventanawild.org/planning-trip/trip-suggestions.html
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28Botcher's Gap to Double ConeVentana Wildernesshttp://crampedup.com/tag/bottchers-gap/342out and backYesYesModerateEarly36.29720°N / 121.714°W
http://www.ventanawild.org/planning-trip/trip-suggestions.html
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29
Salmon Creek to Dultra Flats to Three Peaks
Ventana Wilderness
http://www.ventanawild.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=208
loopYesYesModerateEarly
http://www.ventanawild.org/planning-trip/trip-suggestions.html
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30Surprise Canyon to Panamint CityDeath Valley NP
http://www.panamintcity.com/photographs/exclusives/panamintbackpackingphotos.html
202out and backYesNoStrenousFall through SpringModerate solitudeGhost town
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31Cottonwood Lakes to Upper Rock Creek
Sequoia NP, Golden Trout, John Muir Wilderness
273loopNoModerate
Late summer through early fall
Moderate solitudeBackpacking California - Trip 44
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32Horseshoe Meadow to Whitney Portal
Sequoia NP, Golden Trout, John Muir Wilderness
https://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail.aspx?trailid=BGS121-028
364point to pointNo
Moderately Strenous
Late summer through early fall
Moderately populatedBackpacking California - Trip 45
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33South Lake to North Lake
Sequoia NP, John Muir Wilderness
56.54point to pointNoStrenous
Late summer through early fall
Moderately populatedBackpacking California - Trip 46
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34North Lake to Humphreys Basin
Sequoia NP, John Muir Wilderness
273loopNoHighStrenous
Late summer through early fall
Moderately populatedBackpacking California - Trip 47
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35Ranger LakeSequoia NP
http://www.lancesimms.com/Hikes/RangerLakeGPS.html
202out and backNoModerateMid to lateSierra South - Trip 28
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36Pear LakeSequoia NP
http://www.redwoodhikes.com/SequoiaNP/PearLake.html
121out and backNoModerateMid to late
http://www.backpacker.com/trips/california/yosemite-national-park/west-coast-readers-choice-hikes-lakes-trail-to-pear-lake-sequoia-np/
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37Deadman and Cloud CanyonsSequoia NP11012lollipopNoMid to lateSierra South - Trip 29
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38Alta MeadowSequoia NP132out and backNoEasyMid to lateSierra South - Trip 30
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39High Sierra TrailSequoia NP679point to pointNoMid to lateSierra South - Trip 31
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40Pinto LakeSequoia NP172out and backNoMid to lateSierra South - Trip 32
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41Nine Lakes BasinSequoia NP446out and backNoMid to lateSierra South - Trip 33
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42Portal LakeSequoia NP
http://nicholasmeier.wordpress.com/2010/08/08/2010-wishon-lake-to-portal-lake/
434semi-loop?NoMedMedSummerCould be made shorter
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43Hockett LakesSequoia NP286out and backNoMid to lateSierra South - Trip 35
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44Triple Divide & Glacier Ridge LoopSequoia NP
http://sierrahiker.home.comcast.net/~sierrahiker/TripleDivideLoopI/index.html
https://pantilat.wordpress.com/2013/03/18/
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45Jennie LakesJennie Lakes Wilderness
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/jennie-and-weaver-lakes-loop-trail
202lollipopYesEasyEarly to midSierra South - Trip 27
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46East Kennedy LakeKings Canyon NP264out and backNoStrenousMid to lateSierra South - Trip 21
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47North Lake to South LakeKings Canyon NP
http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/576979-Trip-Report-North-Lake-South-Lake-Loop-Kings-Canyon-NP
576loop?NoHighMedSummerLooks amazing; includes dusy basin and evolution basin
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48Volcanic LakesKings Canyon NP336point to pointNoStrenousMid to lateSierra South - Trip 22Part cross country
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49Granite LakeKings Canyon NP233out and backNoStrenousEarly or LateSierra South - Trip 23
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50South LakeKings Canyon NP517point to pointNoModerateMid to lateSierra South - Trip 24
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51Lake ReflectionKings Canyon NP313out and backNoModerateMid to lateSierra South - Trip 25
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52Bench LakeKings Canyon NP
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=65938
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53Copper Creek to Arrow PeakKings Canyon NPhttp://chayden.net/Sierra00/Sierra00.html7
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54Onion Valley to Whitney PortalSeqoia NF
http://www.meetup.com/Hiking-Coachella-Valley/events/103269162/
444point to pointNo
57
55Elizabeth Pass LoopSeqoia NF
http://sierrahiker.home.comcast.net/~sierrahiker/ElizabethPassLoop/index.html
333loop
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56Iva Bell Hot Springs
John Muir Wilderness, Inyo NF
http://www.meetup.com/de/West-LA-Hiking-and-Mountaineering/events/127246432/
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57McGee Lakes
John Muir Wilderness, Inyo NF
1611out and backNoYesEasySummer to early fallModerate Solitude37.32919, -118.48844leaves changing color in late sept
60
58Big Pine Lakes
John Muir Wilderness, Inyo NF
http://blog.kurtlawson.com/?p=600151lollipop?YesMedEasy
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59Crown Lake
John Muir Wilderness, Inyo NF
http://themountainair.com/chris-trail-junkie-wishon-reservoir-blackcap-basin-50-mile-semi-loop/
252lollipop?YesMedMedTrip report covers more ground
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60Desolation Lake
John Muir Wilderness, Inyo NF
http://tahoelight.com/blog/2013/07/high-sierra-backpacking-in-humphreys-basin-and-piute-pass/
?3loop?YesHard?Amazing pics in the trip report, lots of cross country
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61Dusy Basin
John Muir Wilderness, Inyo NF
http://calitrails.com/2012/06/22/south-lake-to-bishop-pass-disappointment-at-dusy-basin/
182out and back??Yes
High like a mofo
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62Finger Lake
John Muir Wilderness, Inyo NF
http://calitrails.com/2015/02/16/fall-at-finger-lake-backpacking-the-big-pine-south-fork-trail/#more-3146
121out and backYesFallhttp://calitrails.com/Leaves changing
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63Babboon Lake
John Muir Wilderness, Inyo NF
http://calitrails.com/2015/02/01/hiking-the-baboon-lakes-in-lake-sabrina-basin/#more-2961
131out and backYeshttp://calitrails.com/
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64North Fork Big Pine Creek
John Muir Wilderness, Inyo NF
https://calitrails.com/2015/02/16/fall-at-finger-lake-backpacking-the-big-pine-south-fork-trail/
162loopYesHigh
Moderately Strenous
Summer (good) or Fall (better)
Crowded in summerBackpacking California - Trip 48
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65Little Lakes Valley
John Muir Wilderness, Inyo NF
out and backYes
68
66Bear Basin Loop
John Muir Wilderness, Inyo NF
http://trekkingtheworld.com/bear_basin_loop.htm454loop
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67Ediza Lake
Ansel Adams Wilderness, Sierra NF
http://www.gardenbetty.com/2013/04/backpacking-to-ediza-lake/
141out and back?YesHighEasy
70
68Agney Meadows to Devil's Postpile
Ansel Adams Wilderness, Sierra NF
243point to pointYesStrenous
Late summer through early fall
CrowdedBackpacking California - Trip 49
71
69Lillian Lake
Ansel Adams Wilderness, Sierra NF
http://paulrene.com/travel/ansel_adams_wilderness.htm
12.61loop?YesHighEasyMidsummerModerately populatedBackpacking California - Trip 50
72
70Clover Meadow Post Peak Pass Loop
Ansel Adams Wilderness, Sierra NF
http://www.examiner.com/article/backpacking-the-sierra-nevada-post-peak-pass-loop-the-ansel-adams-wilderness
362loopYesMedSummerModerate solitude
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71Half DomeYoesmite NP
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=84074
262out and backYesYesMedSummerdone
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72Happy Isles to Half DomeYosemite NP15.71lollipopNoStrenousSummerCrowdedBackpacking California - Trip 51
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73Happy Isles to Merced LakeYosemite NP27.32lollipopNoModerateMidsummerModerately populatedBackpacking California - Trip 52
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74Red Peak Pass LoopYosemite NP
http://backpackersresource.weebly.com/yosemite---red-peak-pass-loop.html
594loopNoModerateLate spring to early Fall
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75Glen Aulin and Waterwheel FallsYosemite NP
http://www.yosemitehikes.com/tioga-road/glen-aulin/glen-aulin.htm
18.62out and backNoModerateEarly to misummerModerately populatedBackpacking California - Trip 53
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76Grand Canyone of the Tuolumne Yosemite NP
Shorter trip: http://tedmuller.us/Outdoor/Hiking/2010/100818-GrandCanyonOfTheTuolumne.htm
475loopNoModerateMay until OctoberModerate solitude
https://pantilat.wordpress.com/2012/12/24/
Route here: http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/grand-canyon-of-the-tuolumne-backpacking
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77Many Island LakeYosemite NP
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=75813
221out and backyesNoHighLate SpringAdd a day and explore Many Island/ boundry lake
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78Young LakesYosemite NPhttp://www.noroadunturned.com/young-lakes-hike/121loop?NoHighEasy
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79Smith PeakYosemite NP
http://calipidder.com/wp/2005/06/smith-peak-overnight-in-yosemite-south-hetch-hetchy-region/
161out and back?NoLowMedSpringOverlooks hetch hetchy
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80High Sierra Camps Loop, NWYosemite NP17.62point to pointNoModerateEarly to misummerModerately populatedBackpacking California - Trip 54
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81High Sierra Camps Loop, SEYosemite NP32.53point to pointNo
Moderately Strenous
MidsummerModerately populatedBackpacking California - Trip 55
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82Tuolumne Meadows to Emeric LakeYosemite NP211out and backNoModerateMidsummerModerate solitudeBackpacking California - Trip 56
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83Illilouette Canyon to Ottaway LakesYosemite NP322out and backNo
http://www.backpackthesierra.com/home/destinations/our-favorite-hikes-of-all-time
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84Clark Range CircuitYosemite NPhttp://www.everytrail.com/guide/clark-range-circuit404loopAlso called Red Peak Pass Loop or Clark Range Loop
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85Kibbie LakeYosemite NPhttps://lizhiers.wordpress.com/tag/kibbie-lake/161semi loopNo
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86Lower Ottoway Lake LoopYosemite NP
https://www.theoutbound.com/yosemite/backpacking/backpack-to-lower-ottoway-lake
322
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87Quartz Mountain to Chain LakesYosemite NP
https://calitrails.com/2013/04/08/quartz-mountain-to-chain-lakes-yosemite-weekender/
142med
90
88Leavitt Meadows to Roosevelt Lake
Hoover Wilderness, Yosemite
http://thepathlessbeaten.com/tag/leavitt-meadows/
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89Virginia Lakes Basin to Green Creek
Hoover Wilderness, Yosemite
https://sites.google.com/site/zbjohnsonadventures/hikes/california-nevada/virginia-lakes-to-green-creek
11.91point to pointYesModerateMidsummerModerate solitudeBackpacking California - Trip 57
92
90Kerrick Canyon and Matterhorn Canyon
Hoover Wilderness, Yosemite
https://rockmaven56.wordpress.com/2014/11/21/the-benson-lakematterhorn-canyon-loop-backpacking-trip/
53.64lollipopYes
Moderately Strenous
Late summer through early fall
Moderately populatedBackpacking California - Trip 58
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91The Secret Passage
Hoover Wilderness, Yosemite Wilderness?
(secret passage tab) https://outdooradventureclub.com/membership-update/#!event/2017/8/19/backpacking-to-mt-conness-at-tuolumne-meadows-in-yosemite-national-park-3-days-8-19-21
242three loopsnoYesHighMedSummer
37.963022, -119.273251
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92Twenty Lakes Loop
Hoover Wilderness, Yosemite Wilderness?
http://www.everytrail.com/guide/twenty-lakes-loop81loopYesMedSummerModerately populated
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93Buck LakeEmigrant Wilderness
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=64654
302loop?YesMedMed
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94Wire LakesEmigrant Wildernesshttps://backpackinglight.com/forums/topic/64884/121out and back
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95
County Line Trail to Sword and Lost Lakes
Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, Stanislaus NF
61out and backYesYesEasySummerModerately populatedBackpacking California - Trip 59
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96Pacific Grade Summit to Bull Run Lake
Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, Stanislaus NF
7.61out and backYesYesEasyMidsummerModerately populatedBackpacking California - Trip 60
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97Dinkey LakesDinkey Lakes Wilderness
http://seatosummitultralight.blogspot.com/2011/05/first-solo-ultralight-hike-dinkey-lakes.html
202out and back?YesLowLow
100
98Glen Alpine to Half Moon LakeDesolation Wildernss101point to pointNoYesEasySummer through early fallModerately populatedBackpacking California - Trip 61
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