***SEQUOIA & KINGS CANYON ADVENTURE*** Saturday, August 24, 2019 12:00 PM

Mt. San Jacinto Hiking Club

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION PRIOR TO SIGNING UP.

This is a 4-day and 3-night car-camping, day-hiking adventure to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park. GROUP CAMPSITE ***TENTS ONLY*** Day-hiking and returning to camp each evening. SUNSET CAMPGROUND (6500') in Grant Grove. This is a beautiful campground within walking distance to the Kings Canyon Visitor Center that has lots of amenities. Including a market, gift shop, restaurant, and hoping the showers are reopened for 2019. This campground is always FULL and was closed during the 2017 season due to tree hazards from the Rough Fire in 2015.

This is an amazing area of California full of Sequoia and Redwood trees that take your breath away! Temperatures this time of year normally run around 70-80F during the day and cool off at night to 50-60F. The group camp has a FIRE PIT and three PICNIC TABLES. Dead and downed wood may be used for campfires. The campground has flush toilets nearby. *Campfires will depend on current Fire Restrictions*.

ALL CARPOOLS MEET FOR BREAKFAST @ BLACK BEAR DINER in Arvin, CA at 6:30am.

Online maps do not direct you to the campground correctly! You must follow the signs in the park or from Kings Canyon Visitor Center.

(SATURDAY) MEET @ NOON at campsite in SUNSET CAMPGROUND in the Grant Grove area to setup camp. BEAR LOCKERS are available at the campsites. CAMPSITE INFO WILL BE GIVEN TO ATTENDEES ONLY.

2PM Sunset Trail to Grant Grove Trail & General Grant Tree leisurely hike from camp (3-4 miles r/t)

5PM Grant Grove Restaurant for dinner or in camp, your choice!

(SUNDAY) ALTA PEAK HIKE (11,200') 14MI R/T 3900' ELEV GAIN (7-9 Hrs). DEPART CAMP @ 6AM (one hour drive to the TH). Return to camp for dinner and relaxation.

(MONDAY) REDWOOD MOUNTAIN (6430') LOOP 10MI R/T 650' ELEV GAIN (5-6 Hrs). DEPART CAMP @ 8AM (20 min drive to the TH). Return to camp for dinner and relaxation.

(TUESDAY) Breakdown camp and head for home! Your carpool driver can decide what time they would like to depart camp. Checkout is noon.

***MAX 24 CAMPERS*** (PARKING FOR FIVE VEHICLES ONLY) Carpools will be mandatory. I will be driving and will require FOUR VOLUNTEERS to drive. Passengers are required to share fuel and park entrance costs. The park entrance fee is $35 per vehicle. ***CARPOOL DRIVERS GET PRIORITY***

THE EVENT COST IS $10 PER PERSON. Payable via PayPal to [masked]. PAYABLE WITHIN 24HRS ONCE YOU ARE ACCEPTED ON THE "GOING" list. NO EXCEPTIONS. NO REFUNDS. I reserve the right to accept individuals whose ability I am familiar with and confident in for the safety of the group.

***NO PLUS 1'S or GUESTS and NO DOGS***

***YOU WILL BE ASSIGNED A CARPOOL DRIVER AND REQUIRED TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS WITH THEM AS TO WHEN AND WHERE THEY REQUIRE YOU TO MEET THEM***

If you would like to join please answer the questions upon RSVP. You must have a completed profile with your photo and hiking history. If you don't see the questions, send me a private message. Chronic non-attenders, double-bookers and no-shows, don't sign-up.

THE TEN ESSENTIALS ARE ALWAYS REQUIRED! You must provide all of your own camping supplies and hiking gear!

*KNOW YOUR LIMITATIONS* By signing up for this event, you acknowledge and agree hiking can be dangerous and life threatening. You are responsible for your own safety, well-being and actions. Including participation in carpools. I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL HIKER OR GUIDE. This is simply an invitation to carpool, camp, hike, tour with me and fellow attendees. SEVERE WEATHER and/or UNSAFE CONDITIONS MAY CANCEL THIS EVENT.

"And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul." John Muir

Attending: 26

KINGS CANYON VISITOR CENTER 83918 CA-180 Californiaca  93628