Jun 29, 2017 08:00AM - Jul 02, 2017 09:00AM
Price: $201.25 non-members; $175 Sequoia Parks Conservancy members
Physical fitness rating: Beginner/Intermediate
Supplied: shared camping first night, wilderness permit, instruction, pre-trip phone consultation with instructor, trip journal
Instructor: Lynn Knudson
Group size: 4 people
Minimum age: 16
Have you dreamed of waking up to the sights and sounds of the backcountry, going to sleep under a sky lit by only the stars and moon and pushing yourself beyond your comfort zone?
Take the leap from day hiking / car camping to backpacking by joining this excursion of like-minded women to experience the joys of hiking in the Kings/Kaweah Divide back country. This easy to moderate backpack trip will start at Marvin Pass trailhead and take you through Rowell Meadow to Seville Lake where we will camp for two nights.
Hike through flower bedecked meadows filled with lupine, blue lips, columbine flowers, and lodgepole pine forests then camp at a lovely lake under the rugged granite cliffs of the Kings/Kaweah Divide, with Keetle Peak rising above the shoreline to tower at 10,000 feet. Day two we will leave our heavy packs behind to explore the area. There are multiple options for day hiking depending on the experience and physical shape of the group including exploring the other Sheep Lakes, scrambling to the top of Kettle Peak, hiking to Ranger Lake and for those with a lot of energy continuing to the top of Silliman Pass for views of Twin Peaks, Mt Sillman, the Great Western Divide, The Tableland and Sugarloaf Creek below. Day three we will return via a semi-loop through Comanche Meadow to the trailhead.
With support, excellent guidance and instruction from Lynn you will awaken your own inner power and resourcefulness, meet a new friends, and discover a whole new lifestyle! You can do this!