August Bus Trip to Hoover Wilderness
GREAT NEWS! Registration is now open for a “NEW”(previously unadvertised) backpacking trip to Barney
Lake/Robinson Lakes on August 17-21! See description at Hoover Wilderness Bus Trip.
Trip 1, Barney Lake/Robinson Lakes Base Camp Backpack Ldr: Dave Voss, bossvoss at gmail.com; Asst Ldr: TBA; Rating M7C
As we hike through the magnificent Hoover Wilderness we will learn how this special area was protected and about ongoing efforts by the Sierra Club to create additional wilderness areas in the state. From the Twin Lakes trailhead (7100′) we will backpack west along Robinson Creek for 4 miles. Along the way we will likely see the handiwork of beavers. We will spend our first night at the 14-acre Barney Lake (8290′). This lake has a sandy beach which should be a great place to swim or wade. The scenery includes a ring of steep granite peaks – the Buckeye and Sawtooth ridges.
On the second day, we will head south along the trail for 2.8 miles to set up a base camp at the gorgeous Robinson Lakes, which are two small lakes at 9200′. Options for day hikes on days 2 and 3 (depending on the group’s interest) include: exploring the picturesque Crown Lakes (less than a mile away at 9600′), Snow Lake (~2 miles), Peeler Lake (~3 miles, 9520′) and / or the “The Slide” in Slide Canyon as viewed from Mule Pass (~4 miles, 10500′). On the last day, our hike out will be about 7 miles, mostly downhill.
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To learn how to sign up for one of the bus trips, read the Trip Sign-up Process.