Foresthill Event: Granite Chief Picayune Valley Overnight Backpack Trip
Saturday Oct 10th 8AM to Sunday Oct 11th 5PM 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. Through the valley we will catch a glimpse of the fall colors as the Aspen and Willows begin to change color. The hike elevation starts out at 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. Age minimum: 12 years-old with backpacking experience. Well-behaved dog on leash OK. Cost: $40/members, $55/non-members (Drivers needed. Indicate desire when signing up.) [email protected] or 530-621-1224.
Date & Time
Weekly on Sunday and Saturday
Oct 10, 2020 through Oct 11, 2020