Granite Tors Trail Overnight or Dayhike

 23 May
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 John Risser
When Sat, May 23, 10am – Sun, May 24, 4pm Description Meet at the Tors trail parking area. There is a $5 a day charge for parking if you don't have a permit, so carpooling is recommended, there are also nearby areas along the river where you can park for free. The Tors trail is a 15 mile loop that starts out in lowlands and winds through forest up to open tundra above the treeline. We'll be doing some bushwhacking to overnight at the North Tors and then travel across country to re-join the main trail the next day, so our trip will be more like 16 miles total. This backpacking trip will involve some bushwhacking uphill to get to our camping area, and more bushwhacking the next day to find the trail again, so I've rated it moderately strenuous. It's definitely do able for beginners but expect a workout :) Water is available on the trail. There's a spring about 6 miles, and tundra pools near where we'll camp. Day hikers are welcome to come along and have lunch with us at 2200 foot knob, this will be about an 8 mile day hike, or hike the whole loop in one day for a 15 mile workout. John Risser, 488-6500

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