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Castle Rock / Big Basin - June 8-10, 2012


What
: Philmont weekend shakedown (mandatory)
Where: Castle Rock / Big Basin
Cost: $40/person (covers food and gas)
How: Click here to sign up
Meet: Friday, June 8, 3:00 p.m. @ LAUMC
Depart: 3:30 p.m. to Saratoga Gap parking lot (intersection of Highway 35 and Highway 9)
Return: Sunday, June 10, 1:00 p.m. from Big Basin Headquarters; Arrive: 2:15-2:30 p.m. @ LAUMC

Hiking route

Friday - Saratoga Gap parking lot to Waterman Gap trail camp (6.4 miles)
Saturday - Waterman Gap trail camp to Lane trail camp (8.3 miles)
Sunday - Lane trail camp to Big Basin Headquarters via Basin Trail (8.7 miles). 

Mosquitoes are waiting for you at the Waterman Gap trail camp. Prepare accordingly! 

The hike over the three days is net downhill. We start at the Saratoga Gap parking lot (2620 feet elevation) on Friday and hike to Waterman Gap trail camp (1350 feet elevation); on Saturday we hike from Waterman Gap trail camp to Lane trail camp (2260 feet elevation); on Sunday we hike from Lane trail camp to Big Basin Headquarters (1010 feet elevation). Much of the trail is covered with leaves and twigs and is soft compared to the Ohlone Wilderness.

Total number of scouts and adults hiking: 22