Cleman Mountain–Hardy Canyon Loop

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Backpack - Cleman Mountain–Hardy Canyon Loop

Two day backpack loop to Cleman Mountain.

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft

TBD

  • An overnight backpack on Cleman Mountain. On Saturday, we will hike up the Hardy Canyon Trail, and camp somewhere near the top of Cleman Mountain.  On Sunday, we will break camp and hike down the Big Burn Canyon Trail back to the trailhead.  Water is not abundant on this trail, so we will have to pack in the water we will need.

Although open to all club members over age 18, this trip is also part of the B3 Backpacking Building Blocks series and eligible for B3 course credit. In addition, this backpack will have a practical instructional/learning focus and offer experience in proper gear use and camp set-up techniques.  Lightweight backpacking is encouraged. Generally, your backpack (with food and water) should weigh 35 pounds or less.

The leader will have a short trip planning meeting scheduled for June 15, Monday. All trip participants are expected to attend the planning meeting. Details about gear requirements and assistance with food planning and packing will be discussed at that meeting.  We will also discuss carpool details at that meeting.

The trip may be cancelled or the destination changed if weather turns poor.

Route/Place

Cleman Mountain–Hardy Canyon Loop


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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