• 21 Sep 2023
  • 2:00 PM
  • 25 Sep 2023
  • 12:00 PM
  • Rock Creek Lake Campground
  • 6


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Thursday, September 21 - Monday, September 25

Join the San Francisco Bay Rainbow Sierrans and Loma Prieta GLS for a 5-day, 4-night weekend camping trip to hike and explore beautiful Little Lakes Valley in the John Muir Wilderness in Autumn. Along with a string of alpine lakes set amidst mountain peaks, we’ll find stands of aspen, cottonwoods and willows that live along the water’s edge. We may see brilliant fall colors, from yellows and oranges to reds and maroons. We'll set up camp at Rock Creek Lake Group Campground (9,600') located south of Mammoth Lakes on the eastern side of the Sierra. Our campground is "walk-in" and located in a secluded area overlooking the lake.

This trip is in early autumn at high altitude. You must be prepared for cold weather and be comfortable camping and hiking at 9,600'. All trip members must plan to be self-sufficient campers, including meals, beverages, camping gear and supplies.

The campground offers potable water and flush toilets. This is a tent site only. Motor homes, trailers, campers or other recreational vehicles are not permitted. Fishing and boating are permitted. Dogs are not allowed.

Pay showers, a grill, and a camp store are available at the nearby Rock Creek Lake Resort. There are boat rentals on the lake near campground or you could bring your own kayak.

Leaders: Celeste McInerney, 

Paget Valentzas,

Important details to consider before registering

Cost: $80.00 per person for members.

Registration priority goes to Rainbow Sierrans and Loma Prieta GLS members.  All registrations will be completed through the Rainbow Sierrans website.  GLS members, please contact Celeste McInerney for detailed registration information.

To facilitate trip leadership and safety, registration and payment is required in order to participate in any aspect of a camping trip sponsored by the RS Governing Committee.

A medical form and participant agreement will be required to complete the registration process.

Children/Pets: This trip is designed for adults only. Sorry, no children or pets allowed. Note:  this restriction applies to emotional support and therapy pets.  Contact a leader if you have any questions.  DO NOT just show up with a pet.

Weather:  The weather will probably be lovely-- high 50’s- high 60’s by day, but may well drop down to the 30’s and 40’s at night, with the possibility of dipping below freezing.  On the other hand, probability for rain is very low.

Cancellation and refund policy:

  • All cancellations must be sent via email to the trip leaders
  • Cancellations received at least 14 days in advance of trip will be refunded the registration fee, less $10.
  • Cancellations received less than 14 days in advance of a trip will forfeit the full registration fee.
  • If a personal or family illness or other extenuating circumstance causes a last minute cancellation, that person may appeal in writing to GovCom for a waiver and partial refund.
  • In all cases, no refunds will be issued until after the scheduled camping trip or outing.
  • Should the Governing Committee cancel a camping trip for any reason, all registrants will receive a full refund.
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