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Granite Chief Whiskey Creek/Five Lakes/Shanks Cove Trail Overnight Backpack Trip

July 16, 2022 @ 8:00 am - July 17, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

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ARC volunteer Tom Dodson will lead this exploration of the Granite Chief Wilderness Area Picayune Valley starting at Talbot Creek from July 16-17. 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. Through the valley we will pass through several alpine meadows with wildflowers in bloom. The hike is moderate with no steep elevation gains. Elevation is 5,600 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.

Meeting location Georgetown area. This is an overnight trip, so bring your own backpack with supplies and food.

Hike difficulty, easy – with 400ft. elevation gains, a total of 12 miles round trip.

Age minimum: 12 years-old with backpacking experience.

Cost: $40/members, $55/non-members (Drivers needed. Indicate desire when signing up.)

A detailed email will be sent once you register online.

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July 16, 2022 @ 8:00 am
July 17, 2022 @ 5:00 pm


American River Conservancy
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Georgetown, CA 95634 United States + Google Map