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Blue Ridge to Jackson Flats via Fish Fork.

 
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Pat



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Location: Ontario

PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:48 am    Post subject: Blue Ridge to Jackson Flats via Fish Fork.  Reply with quote

6 Scouts, 3 adults. Made quite a few changes along the way from our planned itinerary, but we gave the scouts one to remember.

Day 1:  Blue Ridge CG to Guffy CG. Get the legs warmed up, sort out any equipment issues. No water at spring.
Day 2:  Guffy CG to Lupine CG. Filtered water from Prairie Fork @ road crossing. Lunch @ Lupine. Continued on to Little Fish Fork CG. Wash outs were a little intimidating for our 2 younger Scouts. Filtered @ spring past camp.
Day 3:  Little Fish Fork CG to Lupine for lunch. Filtered @ spring above Lupine. Ran into SlowestHiker on Pine Ridge. Lupine to Cabin Flats, filtered water. Attempted to reach Mine Gulch. Fought the brush/downed trees for ~2 miles before we found a nice bench above the stream and called it a day.
Day 4:  Continued the battle to Prairie Fork/Vincent Gap trail junction. Up Vincent Gap trail/PCT to Jackson Flats. Struck a deal with the concessionaire for a reduced rate in exchange for some work around the camp.
Day 5:  Jackson Flats to Grassy Hollow VC.







Coleman 400. 1982 Xmas gift from my parents. Still lugging it around.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's quite an adventure. Those boys are lucky to have you as a leader. Are the pics of the downed trees from the stretch between Cabin Flat and Vincent Gulch?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, trees are CF to VG.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool!....that was an earned achievement Smile  Its like 'What do you know about camping?'..."5 day 4 night route in the wilderness, including off-trail and non-trade sections". Very few get that done.
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Location: Sierra Madre

PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Blue Ridge to Jackson Flats via Fish Fork. Reply with quote

Pat wrote:
Continued on to Little Fish Fork CG. Wash outs were a little intimidating for our 2 younger Scouts.


They're allowed!  I had some choice words for that rockfall.  Hats off to everyone who got off that without summoning SAR.   q22
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

p.s. Nice to "meet" you!   q38   (That's a root beer float for the scouts)

If you saw our tent in Lupine, it's from the early/mid-90's, $30 from Target.  We haven't found anything that beats it for size/price/weight.
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