GLS will be camping in the Trinity Alps for the first time from July 2-5, 2015. We will be in a large group camp called Fawn group camp in a wooded area along Trinity Lake near Weaverville in the Shasta- Trinity National Forest. The site is equipped with bear-proof food lockers, several tables and group fire grills.The camp is on highway 3 near Weaverville, west of interstate 5 off 299. It's a 4.5 hour drive from SF. This area is known for it’s biodiversity, rugged peaks and varied terrain. Plan to come and explore with GLS this 4th of July weekend.
Cost is $45 for GLS members and $60 for lapsed or non members which includes one year membership.
GENERAL TRIP INFO Overview
Unless otherwise indicated, GLS and its trip leaders do not provide tents or sleeping gear, food, stoves, fuel or cooking, eating, or hiking equipment of any kind. All campers must arrange for all of their own equipment and food needs. Requests to borrow equipment, hot water, or food from leaders or participants should be done on a limited and reciprocal basis. If you need information on where to rent or buy camping equipment please let one of the trip leaders know. See checklist at the end of this letter as to what you should bring on the trip.
❖ Hikes: GLS hike leaders will lead an assortment of scheduled hikes on Friday and Saturday . We may have unofficial hikes and activities as well to fill up your calendar. Also, feel free to do nothing.
❖ Potluck: We will have our tasty Friday Potluck at 6pm. Please contribute a dish to share of an appetizer, salad, vegetable, rice, pasta, bean, meat, bread, or dessert. We will organize them as vegan, vegetarian or omnivore; so please know all of the ingredients of your dish. GLS will provide soft drinks, tablecloths, napkins, and trash/recycling bags for the evening.
❖ Follies: On Saturday night, as is Sierra Club tradition, we once again offer the Fabulous Follies! When John Muir and his Sierra Club friends took to the mountains to camp they performed elaborate skits in full costume by the campfire to entertain the other campers. How gay! GLS carries on this tradition each year – please join in the fun! Stories, poems, songs, jokes, full-length musicals (we’ve had ‘em!) are all welcome. The idea is to participate, and have fun, not necessarily to be talented (as you will soon discover)!
Campfires: There will be a large group campfire each night with a volunteer Campfire Host or Hostess tending the fire and extinguishing it completely at bedtime.
Volunteering: Everyone will be asked to complete a chore over the weekend, to create a sense of community and to spread out the work. We will be sending out an email sign up with a list of chores such as the following:
❖ Deliver supplies and firewood
❖ Campfire Hosts or Hostesses
❖ Hikes Coordinator
❖ Potluck Hosts or Hostesses
❖ Follies Coordinator
❖ Camp clean up before check out
Other things to do:
A boat ramp and marina are 1 mile away. Nearby Stoney Creek Swim Area is popular spot, offering a beach and picnic area.
Popular activities include lakeside camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating and other watersports.
The town of Weaverville is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is only a 20 minute drive from the campground. This former mining town offers restaurants, shopping and self-guided walking tours.
Weather Conditions: In summer highs are typically between 85-100 degrees at the lower elevations with lows between 60-70 degrees. http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/weaverville-ca/96093/weather-forecast/332002
Below are some links for information on the Trinity Alps area which is a 4.5 hour drive from SF in the Shasta Trinity Forest north of Redding to the west. http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/stnf/recreation/camping-cabins/recarea/?recid=6484&actid=33
This area is known for it’s biodiversity, rugged peaks and varied terrain. Plan to come and explore with GLS this 4th of July weekend. http://www.summitpost.org/trinity-alps/307625