Sequoia NF / Kings Canyon - September 7-10, 2017

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Sequoia NF / Kings Canyon - September 7-10, 2017

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Post by DaveK » Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:00 pm

We will be doing a 4 day camping trip to the Kings Canyon & Sequoia National Forest area on September 7-10, 2017. This post is for the purpose of gauging interest. If we have enough, then we will begin planning about a month before the trip,

As you may recall, there was a huge forest fire about two years ago which, we believed, had a significant impact on our usual campsite as well as much of the surrounding area. Due to heavy snow this year, the roads in this area were just recently opened and my conversation with the Ranger's office, produced some very good news. I am informed that the fire damage to the area adjacent to the Buck Rock Jeep Trail (where we camp) , was minor and in many areas, it was impossible to even tell if there was a fire.

The campsite is located at about 8.500 feet and the weather should be a refreshing change from the summer heat. The primary focus of the trip will be relaxation with plenty of time at camp to play radio and enjoy some great cuisine (and wine too).

Time permitting, we will do some wheeling and visit the Buck Rock Look out Station, one of the many caverns in the area, and the Sherman Grove (http://www.nps.gov/seki/learn/nature/sherman.htm ).

We will limit the group to 6 vehicles with a three vehicle minimum. The trails will require high clearance 4 wheel drive. Camping is dispersed and you will need to bring everything that your campsite requires - there are no facilities of any kind. We will coordinate meals once the group is identified.

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1. DaveK
2. Jeff
3. Phil
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Re: Sequoia NF / Kings Canyon - September 7-10, 2017

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Post by KK6DYO » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:07 pm

Right between an eclipse trip to Idaho and an X10 hunting trip. Hope to make the Borrego Fest.

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Re: Sequoia NF / Kings Canyon - September 7-10, 2017

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Post by Voodoo Blue 57 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:09 pm

Dave,

I've penciled it on the calendar, so count me in.

Hopefully it pans out.

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Re: Sequoia NF / Kings Canyon - September 7-10, 2017

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Post by Jeff-OAUSA » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:54 pm

Dave,

I'm interested in the trip.

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Re: Sequoia NF / Kings Canyon - September 7-10, 2017

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Post by DaveK » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:54 pm

Welcome!!!

Jeff and Phil, we have you down on the list.

Paul, sorry we will miss you this year!
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Re: Sequoia NF / Kings Canyon - September 7-10, 2017

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Post by JackM-KK6WXQ » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:20 am

I will not be able to make this trip due to work conflicts. Argh!
Looks like a wonderful trip and I was looking forward to it

So bummed!

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Post by Voodoo Blue 57 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:56 am

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Re: Sequoia NF / Kings Canyon - September 7-10, 2017

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Post by Voodoo Blue 57 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:58 pm

Looking forward to getting out of the city and to higher elevations.

I'm hoping this camping trip is still on.

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Re: Sequoia NF / Kings Canyon - September 7-10, 2017

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Post by DaveK » Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:44 pm

TRIP CANCELLED

It must be the time of the year. Unfortunately, our participant numbers were so low that we will have to push this trip off until next spring.
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