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Unread 01-04-2017, 03:38 PM
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Len's Seven Backpack Trip Destinations For 2017

Western state alpine backpacking has morphed suddenly into a serious addiction for me.

Last year I had quite a year but 2017 will be even crazier. Of the seven trips, only one is a repeat from 2016. Last year I hiked the Teton Crest Trail three times. Once solo, once with my friend Robb Wiley and once with my son Andy.

This year over Christmas my daughter Barbara accepted my invitation to hike the TCT!
  1. Zion National Park in late March - - La Verkin Creek Trail overnight, Observation Point day hike
  2. Zion National Park in late April - - West Rim Trail, Angel's Landing and the East Rim Trail
  3. Yosemite: Tuolumne Meadow south to Cathedral Lakes, Clouds Rest, return to TM
  4. Glacier National Park in late July: Highline and Garden Wall down to Swiftcurrent pass Trailhead
  5. Wind River Range: Titcombe Basin from Elkhart Park
  6. Wyoming's Teton Crest Trail in late July - - (again) with my daughter Barbara this time
  7. Grand Canyon in early November: North Rim to South Rim

Almost all of these require advanced reservations for permits to camp in the backcountry. I am thrilled that yesterday and today I obtained permits online for TCT and my first Zion trip.
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    I welcome discussion of my trip selections. Would love to hear of your own experience or suggestions on any of these.
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    And for those who haven't heard, my dad is 72 years old and in the best shape of his life. On our trip together last year I had to repeatedly remind him to slow down... Seriously...
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    Re: Len's Seven Backpack Trip Destinations For 2017

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    I welcome discussion of my trip selections. Would love to hear of your own experience or suggestions on any of these.
    If you are a backcountry skier, You might enjoy the Teton Crest trail in the spring.

    Truly spectacular, and you won't have to share the trail with anyone else.

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    Hello, this is Len. I hate to do this but now that I see your post on my PC rather than my mobil device, I notice that the images are so large in pixels that the page is ginormously wide making viewing on a PC difficult. So I deleted the images.

    They are truly magnificent so I hope you might redo them in the proper size to fit.

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    Oh, my, gosh!

    That would be truly amazing.
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    Re: Len's Seven Backpack Trip Destinations For 2017

    If you happen to find yourself in the Shasta-Trinity forests of Far north California, we've got some pretty good trails and mountains to tootle around in.

    Here are a couple of videos I made of a place I frequent, if anyone is interested.


    Part I -

    Part II -

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    Beautiful area.
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