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Pescadero Creek - April 25-27, 2014

What: Pescadero Creek Loop Shakedown
When: April 25-27, 2014
Who: Philmont Crew 618-T-01 & Guests
Cost: $40


Here is what the Wilderness Press writes:

"The Pescadero Creek watershed is prime redwood country, part of a pristine system or forested ridges, hillsides, and valleys that stretches all the way to the Pacific Ocean.  From the high rim of the creek's remote canyon, you wind down on steep lonesome trails through oak stands and ancient Douglas-fir forests, in a blissful mixture of sun and shade, until you reach the magnificent grove of giant redwoods by the edge of the creek.  The nearby campground is sheltered under old-growth redwoods high above the creek, peaceful and secluded.  The next day you [hike] along the long loop trail to remote Butano Ridge, a no-man's-land suffused with palpable solitude.  On the final day, you return along a network of beautifully wooded trails that will take you past a derelict mill, an awe-inspiring giant redwood, a curious creek where crude oil naturally oozes into the stream, and impressive groves of ancient trees.  So must beauty so close to one of the continent's largest metropolises is a miracle."

NOTE: Adult crew members will drive and leave cars overnight.


Friday - April 25th

  • 3:45pm - Meet at LAUMC
  • 4:30pm - Depart
  • 5:00pm - Arrive at Sam McDonald County Park
  • 5:15pm - Start hiking
  • 7:30pm - Arrive at Shaw Flat trail camp
  • 8:00pm - Dinner
Miles: 4.25
Gain/Loss: +1,098' / -1,242'

Saturday - April 26th

  • 7:30am - Wake up
  • 9:00am - Start hiking
  • 12:00pm - Lunch
  • 1:00pm - Resume hiking
  • 4:00pm - Arrive at Tarwater trail camp
  • 5:00pm - Dinner
Miles: 9.50
Gain/Loss: +2,695' / -2,739'

Sunday - April 27th

  • 7:00am - Wake up
  • 8:30am - Start hiking
  • 12:00pm - Arrive at Sam McDonald County Park
  • 12:30pm - Drive to LAUMC
  • 1:00pm - Arrive at LAUMC
Miles: 5.75
Gain/Loss: +1,711' / -1,431'


Miles: 19.50 (approximate)
Gain/Loss: +5,504' / -5,412'



Brent Browning,
Apr 29, 2014, 10:56 AM
Brent Browning,
Apr 3, 2014, 1:48 PM
Judy Bergwerk,
Oct 30, 2014, 9:39 AM