Backpack - PCT -- Timberline Trail & PCT trail from Lodge to Lolo Pass

PCT -- Timberline Trail & PCT trail from Lodge to Lolo Pass

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  • Thu, Sep 27, 2012 — Tue, Oct 2, 2012
  • Foothills Hiking Committee
  • Day Hiking, Backpacking
  • Adults
8:00 AM at Jane Tilley Camp Trailhead
This hike or backpack is part of the PCT Series. Mountaineers Members that ARE part of the 2012 PCT Series have “Leader Permission” to sign up for an event after May 14th based on their lottery trip choices. Individuals not part of the PCT Series may sign up for two PCT Series hikes or one PCT Series back pack per year, and may sign up for this activity no sooner than 10 days prior to the activity date, if space is available and at leader discretion. Any questions regarding this policy may be directed to the PCT Series Program Co-Administrators, Steve LeBrun or Chris Caviezel. Backpack is 67 miles, including 18.5 unique PCT miles. Total elevation gain will be approx. 13,600 feet, or about 2,300 a day. Applicable map is Green Trails Map 462S -- Mount Hood Climbing & Timberline Trail 29 of the 41 miles of the Timberline Trail (Trail 800) will be included. Due to an impassable section of the Timberline Trail at miles 28 Elliot Drainage, the northern west-to-east portion of the trail will not be included. After car staging on Thursday morning, hike will begin at Jane Tilley Camp Trail head at north east corner of Timberline trail and end the next day at Timberline Lodge. Days three through six of the backpack will start at the Timberline lodge and then head clockwise Toward Lolo Pass on the PCT (Trail 2000), and include the section of the Timberline Trail 600 between Ramona Falls and Bald Mountain. The only portion of trail that will need to be hiked twice is a 2.2 miles section of trail between the junctions of trails 797 and 600. The backpack will include two side trips. One will be a 6 mile, 2,500 elevation gain round-trip hike up the Copper Spur trail 600B to the highest elevation of the trip, at 8,480 feet The other side trip will be a hike up the Yokum trail 771 to near the Reid Glacier, an 11.4 mile round trip with a 2,700 foot elevation gain to an elevation of 6,200 feet.
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