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Granite Chief Picayune Valley Overnight Backpack Trip

August 31 @ 8:00 am - September 1 @ 5:00 pm

Granite Chief Picayune Valley Overnight Backpack Trip 

 ARC volunteer Tom Dodson will lead this exploration of the Granite Chief Wilderness Area Picayune Valley starting at Talbot Creek. We will hike up along the middle fork of the American River passing through an old growth forest. After crossing the headwaters of the middle fork, we will emerge into the Picayune Valley. In the valley we will explore waterfalls and pass through several alpine meadows. We will camp at the upper end of the valley. After setting up camp we will hike up to the saddle and have views of the Granite Chief wilderness. Well-behaved dog-on-leash OK. This is an overnight trip, so bring your own backpack with supplies and food. Hike difficulty, moderate with no steep elevation gains. Elevation is 6,300 ft., a total of 16 miles round trip. Age minimum: 12 years-old with backpacking experience. Meeting location Georgetown area. FREEA detailed email will be sent once you register online.


August 31 @ 8:00 am
September 1 @ 5:00 pm
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