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Granite Chief Picayune Valley Overnight Backpack Trip
June 18, 2022 - June 19, 2022$40 – $55
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 Indian petroglyphs, and pass through several alpine meadows with wildflowers in bloom. The hike is moderate with no step elevation gains. Elevation is 5600 ft. 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. This is an overnight trip, so bring your own backpack with supplies and food. Hike difficulty, easy – with 600ft. elevation gains, a total of 14 miles round trip. Ages 12+ with backpacking experience and well-behaved dog-on-leash welcome. Meeting location Foresthill area.
Cost: $40/members, $55/non-members (Drivers needed. Indicate desire when signing up.)
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