Advanced Backpacking Trip - San Gorgino
Pre-trip meetings on 5/11 and 6/27. Trip Dates 6/29-7/2. Additional meetings may be required. All dates must be attended to successfully complete the course. Explore the wonders of the wilds with the third step in our wilderness training. This program, designed for individuals, safely takes girls and adults on unforgettable adventures. Enjoy the majesty of nature along with the camaraderie of fellow backpacking enthusiasts, while building skills to a higher level. As an advanced backpacker, take an active role in the trip planning process, making decisions as a group and mapping out your adventure. Trip Rating: 3
Distance: 13 miles
Estimated cost: ≤ $75
Pre-requisites: 1st Aid & CPR, San Jacinto backpack (or equivalent altitude experience)
Climb the highest peak in Southern California, and get in great shape for a summer of high altitude backpacking. This trip will serve as a shakedown for Whitney participants as needed, (and with priority) but is open to other participants, as well.
This is a moderate to strenuous, high-altitude trip that takes you to the highest peak in Southern California – San Gorgonio Peak, 11,400 feet – for great views and a tremendous sense of accomplishment. Several trails will take you to designated camping spots and ultimately up to the peak, but the South Fork Trail provides easy grades, ample water, and a beautifully scenic and manageable approach to the peak.