OCLB - McGee Pass Backpack

  • Sun, August 16, 2020
  • 8:00 AM
  • Sat, August 22, 2020
  • 11:00 AM
  • McGee Pass, Sierra Nevada Mountains
  • 6

Great Outdoors Orange County/Long Beach Chapter presents

McGee Pass Backpack

August 16 to August 22, 2020

"Great Friends, Great Times, Great Outdoors"

Contact: Frederick Brown. 562-754-1838. fredincal346@gmail.com

All actual (not virtual) events  have been canceled through December 31, 2020 per the corporate board of Great Outdoors.

Note: This trip replaces the Piute Pass Advanced Backpack because of not being able to obtain a permit reservation for Piute Pass. This trip does have a permit reservation for 6 people.

How would you like to spend a week in the Sierra Nevada in the John Muir Wilderness.

To go on this backpack, you must click on the "I'm interested" and the trip leader will contact you.

We will leave from the McGee Creek trail head at 8 AM on the morning of August 16 at 8,045 feet. At first, our ascent will be moderate. After passing locally known Round Lake at the 5 mile mark, we will climb more steeply, reading Big McGee Lake about about 7 ½ miles at altitude 10,472 feet. There are heavily used campsites at the lake where we will stay the night. We will be surrounded by the colorful walls or Red Mountain and White Mountain.

On day two, we will cover 5.5 miles, crossing over McGee Pass at 11,909 feet, and then descend steeply to Fish Creek, crossing the creek at about 10,600 feet to camp at beautiful Tully Lake.

The third day, we will hike down to Tully Hole, at 9,500 feet, before turning south to proceed to our camping spot at the Lake of the Lone Indian. Here we will have a rest day. On that fourth day, we can explore the lakes in the area going cross country, or just hang around the camp and relax in Sierra bliss.

The fifth, sixth and seventh days, we will retrace our steps to the trail head, and on the seventh day drive home.

You will need your ten essentials. Click here for the list.

For a list of recommended gear, contact the trip leader. Carpooling is recommended to help reduce gas cost and parking.

The trip is limited to a total of 6 people. Cancellation and refund allowed until July 16, 2020.

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