Lightweight Backpacking After 60 in the Rogue Valley

2012 Backpack Trip Planning Matrix

Aug 9: updated 2 Trinity Alps trips

Date Trip Trail Sponsor Days/
Mi. RT Diffic./
Elev gain
Apr 24-26 Harris State Beach, Brookings; OR Oregon Coast Trail day hiking Tysen 3/2 4.5 easy 8/6
May 15-17 Lower Rogue R.; OR Mule Creek TH to Brushy Bar CG Steve 3/2 12 mostly flat 10/10
Jun 20-22 Trinity Alps: Long Gulch; CA
re-routed to N. Umpqua R.
Long Gulch delayed a month Mary E. 3/2 7.4 moderate 8/7
Jul 8-11 Red Buttes; OR,CA originally: east to west, w/ car shuttle/exchange;
now: in/out to Azalea Lake
Gail 4/3 20 moderate
Jul 14-21 Emigrant Basin; CA Pinecrest Mary E. 8/5 20 1600′ 10/4
Jul 17-19 Trinity Alps: Long/Trail Gulch Lakes; CA resched from mid-June Steve & Maria 3/2 7.4 moderate 8/7
Aug 1-6 Trinity Alps: Emerald and Sapphire Lakes; CA Stuart Fork TH Tysen 6/5 29 moderate-steep 8/8
Aug 14-16 Trinity Alps: Granite Lake; CA be loop including Bear Basin or in/out to Granite L Maria 3/2 11 moderate 10/5
Aug 24-26 Trinity Alps: Long Canyon; CA Deer L; Four Lks Loop Day Hike: 5 mi Maria 3/2 11 strenuous 10/7
Sep 12-15 Sisters: Short Trip; OR Sparks Lakes, Green Lakes Mary E. 5/3 10 1110′ 9/5
Sep 17-25 Sisters: Long Trip; OR Obsidian TH, Pole Creek TH Alan 9/7 33 moderate? 10/2
Oct Bandon, Port Orford; OR Sunny 3/2
Oct Upper Rogue R.; OR Mary K.

One response

  1. Rob Cheyne

    Really interested in what you folks are doing. I’m an avid lt backpacker, live in Prospect, OR and although only 51 I’m interested in keeping in touch and maybe share ideas for a similar webpage or group.

    June 25, 2012 at 11:26 am

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