1977 PCT Hikers Reunion: Place and Time
Here are some of the options that have been discussed so far. Take a look and
then click here to let me know
what you think about these ideas...and feel free to suggest other options.
Gather at the Annual Day Zero PCT Kickoff (ADZPCTKO) gathering on April 27,
28 at Lake Morena campground.
- It is a reminder of the time of year that we started at a location
20 miles north of the border.
- Food, camping arrangements, logistics are already provided
- Easy access travel (fly into San Diego) and for family camping
- Easy hiking in the area.
- The area is part of the unique character of the overall PCT.
- Pennsylvania Jeff, who is hiking the CDT this year, could attend.
- It isn't very spectacular scenery.
- A lot of other people will be at the ADZ that have nothing to do
- There aren't good facilities for slide shows, if we want this.
- Weather is highly variable at this time here.
- Greg is coordinating the ADZPCTKO and won't have much time to help
coordinate this on top of it; Carl is similarly overwhelmed with
other commitments--so someone else will have to step up.
Meet at Red's Meadow, Ansel Adams Wilderness Area, (west of Mammoth Lakes)
sometime in late August or September.
- Spectacular scenery; great hiking area with lots of waterfalls,
lakes, wildlife, etc. The High Sierra.
- Simple logistics with "A" frame cabins at Red's
Meadow and a campground.
- Great day hikes or overnight possibilities on the PCT.
- Lots of time to try to locate 1977 PCT'ers.
- Near Mammoth Lakes supplies.
- No bugs, great weather at this time of year.
- Not an easy place to get to from significant airports, bus lines,
- Everyone goes somewhere in late August - September and so many may
not be able to attend due to prior arrangements.
- Pennsylvania Jeff probably lost somewhere in the San Juan Mtns of
Castle Crags State Park (probably in late July).
- Nice scenery, nice hiking.
- Easy driving access, especially for anyone from WA, OR, or CA. Any
of us driving up I-5 could pick up people who fly into Sacramento or
even the Bay Area.
- Direct access to nearby Dunsmuir via Amtrak and Greyhound.
- Close to the PCT, so we might intercept a number of northbound 2002
hikers if we go in July.
- There's a 64-space campground there, with motels and town nearby.
- Summer crowds
- Summer schedules: many people may already have other plans.
Other northern California possibilities: Burney Falls, Lassen, Hat
Creek...all interesting places, but not as accessible
Callahans Siskiyou Lodge, south of Ashland.
- What place better evokes memories of PCT get-togethers than
Callahans Restaurant? Under new ownership, they've recently added a 12-room
- Easy driving access from CA, OR, and WA.
- Easy hiking in the area.
- All the soup, salad, and spaghetti you can eat? Sure, I heard that
before, and they cut us off!
- Depending on how many people we get (and when we go), they might
not be able to accommodate our entire group.
Wind River, Wyoming in late August
- The San Diego Truckers, along with 1975 PCTers the Flying Funk
Brothers, are planning their yearly hike. They've arranged for
the week August 19-23 to hike The Wind River out of Lander, WY.
They probably will go in Sun am and come out Thurs pm or Fri am.
- You can't beat it for Sierra like mountains without the people.
- It would be a great reunion spot if people are willing to travel.
So what are your thoughts on these ideas? Click here
to let me know.