Trinity Alps Backpack Trip

July 25 to 28, 2004


We have done this trip three times together and Vince did it an additional time with Keith.  The weather was glorious and flowers were out in abundance!  Jennifer did a couple of watercolors along the way.

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Jintent.JPG (379623 bytes)  We left the trailhead at 5 p.m. Sunday hiked 3 miles to our campsite at the confluence of Swift Creek and Bear Creek. We had time to set up camp, make dinner and clean up just before dark.  Jennifer is getting out of the tent the next morning.

  SwiftCreekBridge.JPG (672156 bytes)  Swift Creek Bridge was partially washed out.   

  SwiftCreeksite.JPG (785717 bytes) Note our food in the "bear bag" in tree.

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The second day we passed through several meadows and had lunch at the pass between Bear Basin and Black Basin.

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Day2Peaks4.JPG (592302 bytes) GoingUpDay2.JPG (654882 bytes) MtShasta.JPG (595878 bytes) View of Mt. Shasta.


We hiked past Deer Creek Camp to our regular second night spot.  This was our longest day - about 7.5 hours of hiking.

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The third day we hiked over Seven Up Pass to Granite Lake.  We took a long break at the top of the pass.

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Our last night was at Granite Lake.

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The fourth day was our hike out, back to the car.  Total trip was about 24 miles with about 16 hours on the trail.

Day3Bridge.JPG (915803 bytes)  Day3Waterfall.JPG (573621 bytes)

All pictures and watercolors copyright 2004 by Vincent and Jennifer Busam.