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Waddell Creek to Big Basin - May 2-4, 2014

What: Waddell Creek to Big Basin
When: May 2 - 4, 2014
Who: Philmont Crew 717-N ...
Cost: $50
SIC: Jacob Frank
SMIC: Jun Kim
Activity Coordinator: Matt Raschke


This is a ~19 mile, ~1700 elevation gain, 3-day, 2-night shakedown, taking our crew from Waddell Beach on the Pacific to Big Basin HQ.  Along the way, we will be staying at Twin Redwoods Camp as well as Sunset Camp in Big Basin, checking out creeks, waterfalls and redwoods.  This trip travels the bottom section of the "Skyline to the Sea" trail (but we'll be hiking it backwards), and can be part of the requirements for earning the "Skyline to the Sea" patch.  Check out this link for info on the Skyline to the Sea trail.  Here's another link to some info on the Skyline to the Sea Patch:  LINK

NOTE: This is a point-to-point hike, we need drivers to drop-off at Waddell Beach on Friday and pick up at Big Basin on Sunday.


Friday - May 2nd

  • 3:45pm - Meet at LAUMC
  • 4:00pm - Depart for Waddell Beach / Rancho del Oso (~54 miles)
  • 5:15pm - Arrive Rancho del Oso Ranger station
  • 5:30pm - Hit the trail
  • 7:00pm - Arrive at Twin Redwoods camp

Saturday - May 3rd
  • 6:30am - Wake up
  • 8:00am - Start hiking
  • 12:00pm - Lunch
  • 1:00pm - Continue hiking
  • 4:00pm - Arrive at Sunset Camp, Big Basin
  • 5:00pm - Dinner

Sunday - May 4th

  • 1:30pm - Pickup Big Basin HQ parking lot
  • 2:00pm - Depart for LAUMC (~28 miles)
  • 3:00pm - Arrive LAUMC


Judy Bergwerk,
Oct 30, 2014, 9:41 AM
Jun Kim,
Apr 21, 2014, 11:13 AM
Jun Kim,
Apr 21, 2014, 11:13 AM
Matt Raschke,
May 1, 2014, 11:05 PM